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

Rafael Nadal has had his dominance at Roland Garros in the last decade. There has hardly been a player who has posed any sort of challenge to him on that surface. He has almost owned the Red Soil over there.

But, is the scenario going to be the same this season too? Well, nobody is quite sure about that, not even Nadal himself.

If Nadal walks away with another French Open title, it would be a world record. No one, in the history of the men’s game, has ever done that, that is, to claim ten Slam trophies at the same venue.

Also, the glory in France would take Nadal to no. 15 in terms of total Slam titles and thus, he would remain only two away from arguably the best of all time, Roger Federer.

But, the form that Nadal has shown from the start of 2015 till now, it does not guarantee another French Open success.

Yes, it’s the hard court season at the moment and clay would be different kettle of fish, but, still, watching Nadal play recently, anyone, who has followed him throughout his career, would say that it’s not quite the same player.

The main issue with Nadal is the lack of confidence. In some of the tournaments this season, it has looked as if that belief’s gone. He is not rating himself. He does not think he can win tournaments all over the world. In short, he has been slightly soft. ...continue reading Rafael Nadal has had his dominance at Roland Garros