Per Benito, Rafa is in Paris and will be live on M6 news at 8pm on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal still injured and now out of ATP Tour Finals in London – via the heraldsun.com.au
Nadal, ATP World Tour Pay Tribute To Ferrero At Retirement Ceremony – via the ATP
“Rafael Nadal is my inspiration” – a badminton player looks up to Rafa.
Hi all. I won’t be playing this upcoming week the tournament in Paris Bercy. It’s been a difficult decision to take but I understand that it is what I need to do right now to prepare well for the end of this season and also for 2012. I hope I can be back in 2012 to that great event in the most beautiful
Welcome to November!
The Paris draw will take place Friday at 6:30pm local time. According to the tournament site, we’ll be able to follow the draw live online.
Voting for the ATP Fan favorite singles player and doubles team is now open. You have to be on Facebook to vote, however.
Very interesting video about the coaching session from the guy who’s suing Rafa to get recognition for his contribution to the 2010 USO serve:
(Posted by xstf.)
I know I’m only seeing one side of the situation here (and thus, my conclusion is
Coverage of Rafa’s presser today:
“For sure, for me disappointing not to be here. is the last Masters 1000 of the year, and for sure one of my favourites of the world. So was not easy decision.
“This (the injury) is not a big problem, but I have to be careful, because if I had an injury now be difficult to play London and to play well in the beginning of the season next year. I’m not worried about London.”
“I going to be with special motivation, with special allusion,
Rafa posted a new facebook photo from Paris and updated his status:
Saludos desde Paris. Mañana estaré en el torneo a las 12 del mediodía para dar una rueda de prensa y estar con los fans. Lastima no poder jugar.
Greetings from Paris. I will be tomorrow at the tournament at 12 noon to do a press conference and be with the fans. Too bad I can’t play
Based on the picture, I think we now know the true reason he pulled out of the tournament: severe hair strain.
Inés tweeted this video to me – check out around 40 seconds in. Rafa
Don’t think we get any new info, but we do get old footage of Maymo working some body parts, so…
Citing tendinitis in his left shoulder, Rafa has withdrawn from the 2010 Paris Masters. He needs to rest for a few days and says the injury is nothing to be worried about. He will spend time doing physiotherapy to prepare for the World Tour Final.
Thanks CC and Inés.
Fan video of Rafa and Pico playing doubles. Here’s one part – look in shelly9141‘s stream for the rest:
I love how Rafa’s all, “I want to hit! I want to hit!” when they are picking on Pico. And the slow measured retreat back from the net followed by the “oh shit!” run back to it cracks me up.
Most Recent ResultRome SF: Defeated Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4
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