[Rafa Roundup] Nadal on the state of his knee: ‘I’m still having pain a lot of days’


On the state of his knee … “I’m still having pain a lot of days. The only thing I wish is that the pain is only minding me when I’m competing. Because I really like to enjoy the rest of the time of my life.” On confidence … “I doubt about myself,” Nadal says. “I think the doubts are good in life. The people who don’t have doubts I think only two things: arrogance or not intelligence.”

Rafael Nadal must know every square inch of Philippe Chatrier court, having won eight titles on it in the past nine years, but even he was desperate to “get back on home soil” for the first time in 2014. And at 5 pm on Thursday, he did just that, feeling the Parisian clay under his feet and getting a feel for his favourite court. Wearing a t-shirt which said “Vamos Rafa” on the back, the world No.1 hat a hit-out with South Africa’s Kevin Anderson…

Cuando eres niño lo que tienes son ilusiones. Igual que las sigo teniendo yo ahora. No creo que cambien tanto las cosas. Es cierto que cuando eres profesional las cosas son un poco más complicadas. Tienes un entorno más amplio. Tienes que estar pendiente de cosas que cuando eres un niño no lo estás. Cuando eres niño te dedicas a jugar a tenis, vuelves y se ha terminado. Ahora hay otra gente que confía en ti, que se interesa por ti y que depende de ti.

Toni Nadal, Jofre Porta (entrenador de Rafael Nadal en sus inicios), Magnus Norman (exjugador y actual entrenador de Stanislas Wawrinka) e Ivan Ljubicic (exjugador y entrenador de Milos Raonic) son algunos de los expertos que analizan al número uno mundial en un interesante documental emitido por el canal francés L’Equipe 21.

Unless you find yourself in the finals of an upcoming Grand Slam, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with “The King of Clay.”

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal’s first practice at Roland Garros 2014



  1. Pain in Rafa’s knee is his rivalry. He is definitely unbeatable if he has healthy knee. Vamos Rafa…. God bless.

    • Great article!! Where can I buy the Roland Garros magazine?? I would love a copy of that one, I’m from Canada. I’m not sure if you can buy it online, does anyone know??

  2. “I’m still having pain in my knee a lot of days” – all the more reason for Rafa to play more OFFENSIVELY than he has been since last year’s US Open. It would force his opponents to do the running and retrieving, instead of himself, and shorten the points as well. VAMOS!!!

  3. No es bueno los afectados de el vuelo de Spanair no hayan recibido las correctas indemnizaciones, pero menos que intenten canalizar por tu imagen el modo de requerir de La Cía. de Seguros lo que supuestamente esta les adeuda. Mucho éxito en París y que desaparezca de lleno la dolencia, conforme juegas. Desde Canarias todo de bien y bueno. C. Javier – P.D. Y a triunfar por algo eres Campeón de Campeones.

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