Rafael's Game Riddled With Quirks, Obsessive compulsive Traits

by VR Sreeraman on  July 9, 2008 at 1:37 PM Celebrity Health News   - G J E 4
Rafael's Game Riddled With Quirks, Obsessive compulsive Traits
Wimbledon chamapion Rafael Nadal's game, like many other top-level sportsmen, is riddled with quirks and obsessive-compulsive traits.

According to The Sun, the most obvious trait is that he constantly arranges his water bottles.

He is determined that they must sit in an exact position between his feet in the break from play at each change of ends.

If the bottles are facing the wrong way - or not in line with each other - he fiddles until they are just right.

He then takes a few sips from each.

Female viewers will also have noticed that the star also adjusts his underwear each time he serves.

And watch him closely as he walks off court.

You will see that he makes sure never to step on the white lines - and even adjusts his stride to avoid them.

Also, he always ensures his sweatbands are in the correct position on his wrists before he serves or receives a serve.

Source: ANI

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Nadal is a great player, but he exhibits classic obsessive compulsive rituals to calm himsel and to feel right. He evens things his brain can feel balanced. . He pulls on his underwear, wipes his arms, then his face, touches his shoulders, then his eyebrows, cheekbones, then his ears. ... . This is clearly O.C.D. and it probably calms him. He also must use 2 towels and place them on his deck chair with racquet on top. . Perhaps a serotonin uptake inhibitor would help him by re-balancing his brain chemicals. Also some adjunct talk therapy to get soem feedback from a professional would help his anxiety, and feelings of incompleteness.
pnipni Monday, September 2, 2013

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