Okay, so a few things that need to be passed along right away. Well, maybe a few minor things that could wait and one thing that needs to be passed on right away. I’ll let you sort out which is which…
k sends in a link to a story about the Ritums Ivanovs portrait of Rafa including a photo of him posing with it: Top tennis players Nadal, Gulbis, Federer, Tsonga & Davidenko sign and see Ivanovs paintings in Qatar Open.
Inés sends in a
The post AO rankings are up. Despite leaving the AO before Federer, Rafa increases his lead on him. Nole is getting pretty close to Fed, Ferrer and Berdych switch spots and welcome to the top Ten Melzer.
ESPN2 video: Rafa Slam Denied.
Rafa went to watch Mallorca lose this weekend. Hope he’s not jinxing a new team!
Photos by REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
Toni was interviewed by the New Zealand Herald: Uncle still main man for Rafael. Some excerpts:
Toni Nadal is recognised from Shanghai to Soweto, Bangladesh to Budapest. Standing with him outside the player cafe at Melbourne Park, the excitement was palpable among a group of juniors, “It’s Toni – Uncle Toni,” they whispered.
The 49-year-old is realistic about the fame. “I know I am famous because I am the coach of Rafael Nadal,” he told the Herald on Sunday. “If I was with the
Thanks to sara_xmn for tweeting this article from Marca in which Rafa confirms he has a 2 centimeter tear. (Google mangling) Sounds like he plans on stopping two weeks and then playing it by ear from there based on how he feels. (Hopefully I got that right from the mangle.)
Stan Wawrinka tweeted a photo of himself, Rafa, and Homer.
People seem to like this article: There’s a lesson for all in Nadal’s agony – Paul McNamee.
Did he take a shower on the plane? His hair is wet. He mentions Davis Cup in the airport interview…wonder if it’s a “we’ll have to see” answer. Google mangling indicates it’s a wait and see.
We have a last entry in the Herald Sun Q&A series.
DESPITE his loss in the Open quarter-finals, Rafael Nadal found time to answers more questions from his fans.
Are you ever a bit nervous about wearing such an expensive watch and have you ever broken it in any way? – Eleanor Borgelt, Victoria
RAFA: No, I am not more nervous for sure. It is built so that it doesn’t break. Something amazing, believe me. I broke a few when we were developing it last
First up, an update on Rafa’s status via the Herald Sun. Rafa flew back to Spain on Thursday (Australian time). According to the article, Rafa had some scans done on-site:
The scans showed Nadal had suffered minor damage, the result of injuring the leg in the first game of the match.
Nadal will be examined by doctors in Spain before committing to a tournament return.
Then again, this article says no tests in Australia. It also has Rafa saying that