An interview conducted during the Olazábal & Nadal Invitational charity golf tournament aired on Golfing World yesterday. Thankfully, they’ve uploaded the video.
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Thanks to Genny, we have a translation of an interview with Toni that appeared on ultimahora.es.
The season fades and Toni Nadal (Manacor, 21/02/1961) sheds light on the keys of the brilliant season of Rafael Nadal. The coach of the world number one confesses that he is “very happy” for a year that has allowed his pupil to continue gaining ground to the tennis legends.
What has been
Videos from some of Rafa’s WTF pressers.
The transcript of Rafa’s post-final presser is up on the WTF site:
Q. Could you give us your thoughts on tonight’s final.
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, I think the level of tennis was similar, my opinion. The level of serve was not similar. That’s first thing when I think about the match, first image that I see. If I can say about one thing that makes the difference in today’s match was the serve, that I didn’t serve well, he served
Videos from the World Tour Finals final.
Photo by Julian Finney/Getty ImagesThe transcript of Rafa’s post-semifinal presser is up:
Q. Is it more satisfying to be in the final of a Masters or to beat Federer for the first time on an indoor surface? Do you think today Federer played well, not well, you played very well?
RAFAEL NADAL: Always is the same, no? Most satisfying thing always is the tournament more than the personal victories. So for me is more important be in the final in the last tournament of the
Videos related to Rafa victory over Federer.
Today, Rafael Nadal was presented with two awards: The ATP Comeback Player of the Year Award and the ATP World Tour #1. While I’ve watched most of the on-court minutes that earned him these two awards, I still can’t completely fathom how he managed this given where things stood 12 months ago. I know that’s not only due to the astounding nature of the achievement, but also because I wasn’t (we weren’t) privy to all that needed to be done off-court to attain the
The presser Rafa gave after his final round robin win is up:
Q. I know you’ve been in this situation before. Is it slightly odd when you’re playing and you know that other people’s fate is in your hands, so to speak?
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, at the end that doesn’t matter, no? At the end I play for myself, 200 points. I am playing against a great player like Tomas. For me have victory against big player like him, in any surface,
Videos related to Rafa’s final round robin match (I haven’t found a full-match one yet).
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