Double dose today! First up, his blog entry.
Let me tell you first that I am very happy to be doing this again. I was going to do this from Wimbledon but you all know what happened. I have talked about this a lot lately but once more you should know how sad I was for not being able to compete this year at the Championships. No one more than me suffered for not being there.
But now I am back, I am in NY ready to go tomorrow against my friend Gasquet and feeling good physically and mentally. Maybe it is not the best first round I could have, actually it is the worst or one of the worst since Richard is a great player and one of the best out of the seeded players. I have been in NYC since Sunday after Cincinnati, that’s more than a week and as I always say always looking forward to the start of the competition.
Many thanks to all of you for the support and for following me. Let’s hope tomorrow I am back with more.
We are definitely hoping!
And now, the Q&A.
I read that you will cut some tournaments out of your schedule next year, is this true? If so I hopefully Queens will not be one of them. The British fans really missed you there this year. – Cedrine
RN: No, not really. I am still working in the calendar plan with my agent Carlos Costa and my uncle. The mandatory events are there and not much we can change. I didn’t really play many other events this year either apart from the time I was injured.
I’m just not going to comment. ;)
Do you and Uncle Toni ever fight? – Mary Robinson
RN: Let’s say we disagree on things sometimes.
Heh. Ever the diplomat.
I saw the shots you did for Vogue, and I was wondering if you had a favourite designer, and do you have a favourite outfit? – Siobhan
RN: No, not really. I use a lot of different designers.
Just don’t ever let them talk you into gold lame bags that look like they should be holding some rich starlet’s toy poodle.
Your mother once said that she doesn’t recognise you on court – do you feel like a different person when you’re on court than when you’re off it? – Emma
RN: I think I am different. I have been told I look very agressive on court but I am very quiet outside the court.
You’ve been told that? You had to be told?
Has Maymo ever accidentally let go of the elastic bands (during your warm-up routine)? – Karen
RN: Maymo no, but I have done it once by mistake… :-)
Have you played Andy Murray at tennis football? Are you better than him? – Louise
RN: Yes, I have played with him in Paris Bercy. He is good, I have to say.
No answer answer!
You are a fan of singer David Bisbal right? He was also in New York. Did you meet him? – Guis
RN: No, I didn’t meet him, didn’t know he was here. I like his music.
Given his recent musical confessions, I’m afraid to Google this guy and take a listen…