Rafael Nadal is a 20-time Grand Slam champion because he has the utmost discipline and self control. However, off the court his will appears to waver when it comes to chocolate. 

Nadal recently was a guest on Spain's El Hormiguero TV show, and he admitted his biggest battle outside the lines is with his love for chocolate. He's currently trying to curve his bad habit of eating chocolate at night, and it's an issue his wife Maria helps him with. 

"I used to eat at night too," Nadal said to El Hormiguero. "After brushing my teeth, I was back at the fridge. I'm trying to change that, make it less at night. I like chocolate with milk, I think it tastes better. The more ingredients the better. My wife hides it too. Sometimes, I find the Nutella behind the cupboard."

Nadal's chocolate cravings are very relatable. 

"The issue is I have great self-control inside the court," Nadal said. "I don't get mad. I don't throw away the racket. But when it comes to chocolate it's harder, the level of self-control is different."


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Despite his on-going chocolate dilemma, the world No. 2 said that he has done a much better job overall at becoming more aware of what he's putting into his body.  

The 34-year-old also officially kicked off his pre-season training at his academy in Mallorca, Spain.


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He will be looking to capture his record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, which has reportedly been pushed back to February 8. 

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