Little wonder why Laver, Rosewall and Roche all favour Federer to take the “coin toss” encounter and match Pete Sampras’s all-time
Rafa has a new entry up on his official site blog – It will be difficult.
It’s incredible that after today we would have played together in all the (Grand Slam) finals but one. It will be unreal for me as well because we all know he’s the best tennis player of all time.
This final will be particularly special because it is my first in Melbourne and it will be really hard. I am really excited but somewhat tired from the Friday match against Nando Verdasco. Let’s see how it all turns out.
How did you hear about Rafa Maymó How physio again and if you were friends before … ¡¡ Gracias!!
I met him in Manacor. I talked to him and I was looking for a physio to travel with me. It was a great success because it is very good and it is a very good person too.
Guess Rafa had a lot of time to answer questions during massages today. Here’s another set from the Times Online.
What do you do to prepare yourself mentally for big matches, like finals? Basem Salfiti, London
RN: I know that the matches are different and I try to do the same things. It is difficult but I do the normal things. For example today I did more or less the same
I guess people are sending in the same questions to both the Times and Herald Sun… anyway, here’s Saturday’s Q&A.
What did you say to Fernando at the end of your match, and does it rank as one of your toughest wins? Jim, Suffolk
RN: We just spoke about the match and about how great a tournament he had, how difficult the match was and how we both deserved to win. This
Rafa on the difficulties of recovering from a 5 hour long semi-final.
Looks like Rafa took the time to answer a few Herald Sun questions today.
If you win the Australian Open this year how will you celebrate? Congratulations on a great tournament so far, you have been amazing!
Alexa, I don’t know. I hope, I wish, but I don’t know.
What do you think of the scheduling of your semi final today? Should you get through and I hope you do for another confrontation with Roger Federer, Roger has an