RG: Rafa blog and Q&A – day 9

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Well, it looks like we just get a Q&A today. Hey, that’s better than nothing, right?

Which did you find most difficult last year, watching someone else win the French Open or not being able to defend your Wimbledon title? Ellie Lambert

RN: Not being able to defend my title, that’s for sure. I care about me and about what I can and can’t do. I played RG and I lost last year.

Not being able to play is worse than playing and losing, I can totally get that. Especially since he always gives it his best when he plays.

Do you know if you will be playing at Queens in London next week? I have tickets and am hoping to see you! Rosie in Chichester

RN: Yes I am playing for sure.

That’s a good new.

Are you comfortable with making so many unforced errors so long as you win? Laura Greaves

RN: Yes and no. I am happy to win but clearly not happy by giving points away free.

“And I make a grumpy face.” Oh wait, he didn’t type that. I just added it in my head.

How important is winning the US Open and completing a career grand slam to you? Shama

RN: Winning the US Open is important but clearly not the end of the world if I don’t. I like to win every tournament I enter but I know the difficulties.

As long as you get to play and try your best, right?

What are your ideal conditions to play in? Xiomara

RN: Sun, heat, clay, good crowds, … Many things

These are a few of his favorite things…

If you could recapture your Wimbledon title this year or win the US Open for the first time, which would it be? Jazz

RN: Both for sure but Wimbledon has been clearly special


How fast can you run 100m? Nina

RN: I am not that fast in 100m.

Are you faster if you dip your head at the start of the run?

Who is a better singer, you or your uncle Toni? Alala

RN: Good question but I ma not sure I have an answer….

Okay, now I can’t get the picture of Toni in the Roland Garros karaoke booth standing there, refusing to sing, and looking pissed that he somehow ended up stuck there.

2 Responses

  1. Silhouette says:

    I thought we’ll get a happy blog today given how happy he was to get through to the quarters. Maybe he’s trying to stay focused…..oh wells, if its just Q&A, i’ll just take Q&A, better than nothing :D

  2. Mindy says:

    Maybe he was too tired for the blog. If his mum is there maybe many other family members came too.