Today’s blog and Q&A are up. First, the blog.
I suppose that the question today to me that isn’t shown here is why did I lose? Well, it is simple. I didn’t play the way I had to play, the way I know how to play and that it is taking me to have it back.
I felt without that confidence in the right moments, I felt a bit lack on that concentration in those points and that was it.
I came back to the locker room and there was Toni and the rest of the team waiting for me. Those are sad moments, believe me. We are down, not much talking in the locker room, serious faces… Then Toni starts analyzing points and the game and well… it is not the end of the World!. He is right. But it hurts to lose!
And I am also sad for all those fans who want me to win…
Awww…honest and yet, in the end, positive.
One more thing!
Forgot to say that at least I got a prize today!!!. Raul Zurutuza, the Tournament Director of the Acapulco event gave me the trophy I’d lost back in 2005 when going to the airport!.
Thanks to that lovely tournament for this. I got this trophy twice having only won it once! :-)
And now the Q&A:
I loved the story of when you were a little boy and your Uncle pretended he’d made you invisible and all your family pretended they couldn’t see you! If you could have a coat that made you invisible where would you go and what would you do? – Juliette Westbrook-Finch
RN: Yes, it is now a funny story. He used to play these kind of games with me. The thing is that he had the complicity of a few others from the family.
Heh. It’s now a funny story. Oh, and was there a second part to that question? Didn’t notice.
Was there any doubt in your mind about playing Soderling again after the miserable Roland Garros match? I hope not! – Jen
RN: No, no doubt because of Soderling. Just another match. I lost again but that has nothing to do with it.
Yep. Just another match.
Will you alter your style at all so you don’t get so many injuries in the future or will you look at this as an unlucky year and hope for better luck next year? – Peter
RN: I don’t think my style can change much to be honest. Let’s hope I stay healthy.
What kind of training are you planning for the short “off season” this year – do you think anything in particular will help as you go into the New Year with the chance to defend your Australian Open title? – Sam
RN: There is no off season this year. Straight into practice and training but clearly working on Physical condition as well.
What? I heard you get two whole days off.
Do you think you could beat Serena Williams in a five-setter match? – Pavi
RN: I know it is not polite for me to answer with another question… but my answer is… what do you think?
Well, that’s certainly more polite than what you could have said. ;)
Who makes you laugh more – Roger Federer or Andy Murray? – Julie, Chicago
RN: Good question! They both can be funny… if only I could speak better English to understand it…
Who is your favourite player from the current Real Madrid team? – JoAnn Chu
Are the fans from India are going to see you in Chennai again? – Shilpa
RN: No, I am not. Playing Abu Dhabi this year.
*takes notes for the calendar*