Herald Sun Q&A – Jan 23

Cooling down (Photo by GREG WOOD/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Cooling down (Photo by GREG WOOD/ AFP/ Getty Images)

The Jan 23 edition is up. I think they just keep overwriting the same page – how annoying!

Hi Rafa,
I have read that you enjoy watching musicals. I was wondering if you have seen or want to see a particular singer or band perform live in concert?
Jill Serrano :)

I love musicals and in NY I always go to see them. Last year I went to the Lion King thanks to the USTA who organised everything for me to be there. Not easy to find tickets and Michelle, their marketing person, did everything. I don’t have much time to go to concerts but, yes I like them. I want to see La Oreja de Van Gogh perform live soon. We are looking at dates and see if we are in the same place at some point.

Hola Rafa,
Fantastic first round I’m so proud of you. Good luck. My question is – do you have any lucky charms/items that you take on court?

Many thanks. I don’t carry anything like that. I used to but not anymore.

I think you are the most exciting player to watch in the Australian Open and an amazing sportsman. I was wondering what do you do in the hour before the game? Do you like to be alone or do you have team around you?

Hi, thanks for your comments. I normally stay very focused in the locker room. I get ready with my physiotherapist doing all the taping and also talk to my uncle Toni before the match. I like to listen to music and simply wait to be ready. Depending on what time it is, I also eat something light.

Hi Rafa!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the blog and answer questions from your fans. You’ve mentioned in the past that you would like to team up with Roger Federer to play doubles. Is this something that you can see happening in the near future? All the best for your upcoming matches. Vamos!
Ronja (Finland)

I would love to play doubles with him one day. I think it would be a lot of fun. I’ll ask him.

Hi Rafa,
I’d like to know if you get time to read books despite having such tight schedules.If yes, then which is your favourite book, and what do you like reading in general?
Love, Mohona

Thanks. I read The Boy with the Striped Pajamas (I don’t know the English name of it).

What is the strangest thing that has happened during one of your matches?
Beth, Kentucky, USA

That I could not really see well. I mean not that I was blind, but I was like lost. It was in Brazil back in 2005.