RafaLint: June 15th

Reuters / Paul Childs

Photo by Reuters / Paul Childs

Rafa’s on the order of play twice tomorrow. First, he’s scheduled to play singles on center after Querrey/Dimitrov play the final set of their match. (It was called today due to darkness.) That wrap up is scheduled as not before 1pm. Then he’s scheduled for doubles for the 4th match on Court 1 – play starts at 12:30pm.

  • Nadal Surprises London Students – via atpworldtour.com

    “It was nice to see the smiles on their faces. I have my own foundation, which offers educational programs to the deprived, with a common denominator: sport. It’s a great way to be introduced to sport in schools and I hope I can inspire more to play tennis.”

  • Rafael Nadal hopes for another quickfire return with his grass game – via theguardian.com

    “I think I always played well on grass,” he said, “but a few times that I couldn’t play I had problems with my knees. Everybody knows that grass is a surface that I really like a lot. Last year I was better with my knees. I think I played a positive Wimbledon after two tough years.”

  • Can Rafa Nadal save his 2015 season on British grass? – by Reuters

    “The first 3-1/2 months of the season have been terrible for me, very bad, playing very bad almost every week,” Nadal told reporters at Queen’s Club, where he will continue his preparations for Wimbledon, on Monday. “I was not enjoying (being) on court. But now the most important thing is that I am enjoying (being) on court again. Grass is a surface that I really like a lot.”

  • Rafa Nadal must win title at Queen’s to offset HUGE £300k tax bill – by Tony Banks (express.co.uk)

    “How close do I feel to winning a Grand Slam? I don’t know and I don’t care. My main goal is to finish the season healthy.”

  • ATP World Tour Finals to stay in London until 2018 – by Simon Briggs (telegraph.co.uk)

    “I think changed a little bit,” said Nadal of the tax situation on Monday. “Still not the ideal situation for us, but is better than a few years ago. I have to say thanks to Halle for what they give me during that years. But is obvious that in Halle I didn’t play well, no? Here, the courts are good.”

    Rafa throwing shade at the Halle courts.

  • Aces and Faults: Nadal back in the winner’s circle, Bouchard still slumping – Courtney Nguyen (si.com)

    With his ranking at its lowest in over a decade, in large part due to an injury-marred 2014 season, Nadal has just 370 points to defend for the rest of the year. He’ll be back up to where he belongs before we know it.

  • Rafael Nadal sounds a Wimbledon warning with grass victory over Victor Troicki in Stuttgart – via independent.co.uk



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