(If the embed doesn’t work, you can check out the video at the iB3 site.)
Thanks to Inés for sending in this video and translation:
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Before flying to Mallorca, the six-time champion of Monte Carlo has talked openly in front of the cameras of TVE. First, to know why the resignation to play the Godo
Rafa: The experience has told me that three weeks in a row on clay, after the experience I lived last year, to get bad to RG and Wimbledon and then having to spend three months at home quite bad, then it told me that, I
Once again, Rafa’s all about saying hi to us. Hi back, Rafa!
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The official site for the Barcelona Open has a report on the presser up. Due to the wonky way their site is set up, it’s difficult to link directly to it – this is the best direct link I can come up with.
He indicates that next year, the calendar will make it easier for him to play Monte-Carlo and Barcelona and then goes on with:
“The last year was difficult, with a lot of problems. I started this year playing well, and apart from the small problem in Australia, I felt I was playing well enough to have chances to
It’s official and Rafa has withdrawn from the tournament. (Thanks to verdasconews for the head’s up on the official announcement.)
Rafael Nadal has announced his decision to withdraw from the Barcelona Open BancSabadell – 58th Conde de Godó Trophy, organizers have confirmed. The Mallorcan player will hold a press conference at the tournament, which commenced earlier today, at noon on Tuesday in order to fully explain the reasons behind his decision.
In a message relayed by his communications manager, Rafael Nadal declared, “I
The draw for the Barcelona tournament is out. Rafa’s the top seed and other seeded players in his quarter are Bellucci, Robredo and Ferrer. Seeds in his half are Gonzalez, Montanes, Melzer and Verdasco (who took a last minute wild card). Players in the other half are Ferrero, Monaco, Almagro, Tsonga, Berdych, Hewitt and Soderling.
…because we don’t want no stinkin’ jinxin’, but Rafa has two chances – one this week and one next – to set a record.