Rafa has a bit more to say on the idea that his winning ways aren’t normal and we shouldn’t get down if he loses from time to time on Marca.com. (Entertaining google translation – he’s one lucky couple!)
To help prove how not-normal Rafa is, tennis.com has updated their stats for Rafa’s record on clay.
According to his official site, Rafa will head to Madrid on Thursday and will then experience the following exciting and non-normal events:
- Thursday: Nike promotional event
- Friday: Launch of a new BANESTO’s campaign
- Saturday: First official Madrid Masters Series press conference for the world media.
That sounds like…so much un-fun.
There’s also a new Q&A on the official site:
Hi Rafa: I am a great fan of yours. I emailed you earlier as well but got no response :). I am writing to make a suggestion for you to plan this year. If you are aiming the grand slam this year..then it’s better you skip Madrid as you’ll need a lot of time to be ready for Queens and Wimby. After that you have a few hardcourt tournaments and it’s prudent you have enough gas for US open. Look at what you can achieve this year as it may be your only opportunity. Hope you get the grand slam. Take care. AK
Hi, I think my schedule is right. We prepare the season carefully and knowing what’s best. Then it could change. But Madrid is an important event since it is played in Spain. We agree that it is not the best to prepare for Roland Garros since the conditions are different, but I like to play in front of my people. Thanks anyway!
So, essentially, someone bothered to write in to say, “I know how you should handle things better than you do” and he replied, “It’s my life and I know what I’m doing. Thanks anyway.” Heh.