- Rafael Nadal ready to raise Spanish sporting spirits (via Wimbledon)
“In the end, everybody remembers the winner. Everybody remembers the victories, and nobody remembers the losses. Obviously winning Roland Garros is a lot of confidence for me and give me the possibility to play here with less pressure. [It] is true that I didn’t play as much as I would like to play on grass for the last couple of years. I am not going to start from zero because I already played a lot in this surface in my career, but [it] is like a restart.”
- Nadal: “Hay que arriesgar” (via El Pais)
“Estoy haciendo las cosas mejor que en los dos últimos años [en 2012 cedió en segunda ronda]. Me estoy moviendo con más libertad. La rodilla [izquierda] no me asusta. La espalda de momento no me está limitando… Miedo a lo que pueda pasar siempre hay, pero en lo que pienso es en cómo jugar bien en Wimbledon y eso pasa por sacar y arriesgar un poco, y si pasa [algo], habrá pasado”.
Rafael Nadal hasn’t made it past the second round the last two years. Will his struggles on grass continue? … Wertheim: “It’s strange because we’re talking about a guy who has reached FIVE Wimbledon finals, and won two titles. Were it not for his play the last two years, we’d be talking about him as a remarkably skilled grass-court player. Nadal, of course, needs to win only his first two matches to eclipse his last two dismal performances at the All England Club. It’s hard to imagine he won’t accomplish at least that much.”
- Rafa Nadal ‘slightly vulnerable’ says Federer at Wimbledon (via thenational.ae)
“The early rounds are key for most of the top guys. We’re talking about the first two rounds in particular. “I didn’t expect him to lose last year first round, let’s be honest. So these losses, they happen. “I didn’t check his draw, but if he gets through that, I would think we’ll see more of what we’ve seen in the past, is my opinion.”
- Men’s betting preview : It’s Murray’s to win (via The Tennis Space)
Rafael Nadal may have won his customary French Open title and Novak Djokovic may be the top seed but Andy Murray looks a great price at 4-1 to win his second consecutive Wimbledon title.
- Can Federer win? Will Serena break her slump? The 9 biggest questions for Wimbledon 2014 (via USA Today)
- Miguel Ángel Nadal, nuevo director deportivo del RCD Mallorca (via El Mundo)
El ex futbolista internacional Miguel Ángel Nadal (28 de julio de 1966, Manacor, Mallorca), tío del tenista Rafa Nadal, actual número uno de la clasificación de la ATP, desempeñará el cargo de director deportivo del Mallorca, según ha acordado el consejo de administración del club balear.
PHOTOS: Rafa Practices At Wimbledon
- Interview with Rafa – Wimbledon 2014
- Rafa talks about Wimbledon and its foundation (via Wimbledon Instagram)
- Tommy Robredo and Rafa’s Post-Match Speeches At Hurlingham (via Raficionada YouTube)
- Wimbledon 2014 Preview Film (via Wimbledon)
- How to watch Wimbledon in 2014 (via Wimbledon)