Rafael Nadal has hinted that Kei Nishikori might deliberately have taken more time than he needed in the washroom to obstruct the rhythm he had attained in the match at that juncture.
Nadal said when he was in the Brazilian capital to play a tournament the previous year and in one of the matches, he wanted to go in and put on another pair of shorts, he was not given the permission of that. Then, how could Nishikori have such a long break in the middle of a match? ...continue reading NADAL HINTS AT GAMESMANSHIP
For the fans of Nadal, who have been worrying about his health and how he has had to withdraw from the French Open for his wrist injury need not worry about the way he is spending his time.
Recent news shows Rafael having been on a yacht cruise in Ibiza. This was an apt way to celebrate his 30th birthday. Hence, it is safe to assume that the break that came from the French Open for his wrist injury has definitely given him a chance to unwind. ...continue reading Nadal Relaxes On His Birthday
There have been several rumors doing the rounds, especially since Rafael Nadal suddenly pulled out of the French Open. Many fans wanted to see Nadal come up against his arch opponent Novak, but that did not happen. The latest injury that ails this star is a wrist injury.
Fans have been hoping that the injury would not prevent him from playing the forthcoming Wimbledon championship. However, most people realize that Nadal would have to take time off from the Queen’s Club games as well this season. ...continue reading Is Nadal Ready to Return
Nadal is a man of steel and he proves himself time and again. You might have been disappointed when you found that he decided to drop out of the French Open but had you known that he had to take nine injections for his wrist pain you would have clearly thought otherwise.
His career has been a long one, having started to play from the age of 15. As he turned 30 this month, it is important for his fans to remember where he started from. He has been playing professional level tennis from the age of 15. In that, there were about nine tournaments that he missed out due to injuries. ...continue reading Nadal Withdraws With Injury
Rafael Nadal is not the kind of person that you would too often see complaining, but, recently, he was pretty upset about the fact that he has not had the chance to play the Tour Finals on clay ever.
According to Nadal, it seems unfair to a player like him to always have to finish the season playing on a surface which is totally unfavourable to his style of play.
In an interview, Nadal was quoted as saying, “Somebody like me, I have never found the surface to my liking in the finals and I have been qualifying right since 2006. At times, you do feel it’s unfair.”
“I have no complaints with organizing it at 02 Arena. It’s great. Whenever I go to that venue, I get fascinated by the atmosphere. I enjoy myself every time, but, the only thing that I want is that we should look to prepare a clay surface there as well at times. It’s very much possible to do that.” ...continue reading Rafael Nadal doesn’t complain
Rafael Nadal has made it clear that he indeed had asked the French Open organizing committee to ensure that Carlos Bernardes was not named to officiate in any of his matches in the tournament.
Bernardes has been one of the experienced chair umpires going around and there have not been too many players who have put question marks on his decisions, but, Nadal has had a few issues with him off late and that’s why, he did not want to play with him in charge. ...continue reading Nadal asked the French Open about Bernardes