Ready for the clay and cracking jokes

(Photo via Abaca)

(Photo via Abaca)

Nadal intends to tackle another demanding clay-season schedule

Rafael Nadal seems determined to play the most punishing clay schedule possible, with the top seed at the Monte Carlo Masters insisting he still intends to compete for four of the five weeks heading into the French Open.

‘You never know, no? You never know,’ said the four-time champion on Monday. ‘(It) always depends of the results. But, my normal schedule is these four. But you never know what’s going on.’

Depends on the results? Hmmm.

Nadal said that while he sent his personal congratulations to rival Roger Federer a few weeks ago in Miami when the Swiss number 2 announced that he will become a father in the summer, his rival’s marriage over the weekend also took Nadal somewhat by surprise.

The 22-year-old Spaniard added with a straight face: ‘I am thinking about that, be married and be father right now for the next years,’ he said before breaking into a smile at his own joke.

1 Response

  1. faecoleman says:

    Just love Rafael and his light hearted approach to everything, bless him and lets hope he has a super clay court season.