PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal’s first Practice in Melbourne

Fresh from a victory in Qatar, Rafael Nadal arrived in Melbourne and held his first practice. His hitting partner was Fernando Verdasco.

Photos: @AustralianOpen, Ben Solomon/Tennis Australia, Fernando Verdasco’s Facebook


  1. Rafa, I wish for so many good things for you, most of all be healthy. Also be confident, mentally fresh, believe in yourself, and have a calmness and intensity on court most of the time. I feel these are winning combinations for you. I know that you love tennis as much as anyone could so given your good attitude and these great attributes, I too believe that you can and should be the VICTOR and bite the trophy at the 2014 Aussie Open. Love you, Marylynn

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