Focused grunting

(Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

The new TimesOnline blog is up. Here’s a bit:

As I said today that doesn’t mean that in the next match I will play as well. I could play great or if I have a bad day maybe things don’t go as well. You never know. It is true that I am feeling very comfortable and feeling I am playing at my best level here in Australia.

I leave the questions to you in case you want to know more of what I do during the day. I didn’t really do much these 2 days and didn’t get anywhere out of the hotel or the tournament site. If you think about it, after all these days and as the tournament advances it could sound boring.

Our focus is to be ready and to play in the best condition and if I go out and do tourism or things I would normally not do, things could go the other way. I rather stay focussed and be ready.

New Q&A is up too.

What do you eat for breakfast and do you drink any hot drinks? besos y abrazos, Julie
RN: A muffin and some hot chocolate.

What is your opinion of players grunting loudly during matches? Anna, Brisbane, Australia
RN: I do it so I better like it… :-)

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Do you ever get distracted by the comments from the fans at matches, or by your team and friends at matches.
RN: Sometimes, but I try to stay focussed to be very honest with you. Certainly with my team is different since the comments are made at the right time.

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I think it’s really unfair that occasionally players finish matches after midnight. Do you think more attention should be brought to this issue? Dina, Egypt, VB
RN: I agree. I think that late matches are no good for anybody.

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Can you name three things that you can’t live without when you are on the road? Hiromi,Canada
RN: My iPod, my laptop and probably my Playstation, well not really, I suppose the company of someone from my team instead of the PS… But if I can have those 4 even better… :-)