- The Impact of Rafael Nadal’s Absence on US Hard Courts (via Tennis View Magazine)
Not again. Those are two words that are probably going through the minds of Rafael Nadal, his camp, and his fans throughout the world. The situation may not be as dire as what he faced in 2 012, but a right wrist injury sustained this past Tuesday once more finds the Spaniard having to sit out the Masters events in Canada and Cincinnati. It is also an injury that changes the entire outlook for the upcoming weeks of the summer hard-court season. … But the good news is that, at least for the time being, the wrist injury does not sound too serious. He seems relatively confident of being in New York, and even if not at his best, the sport will be better for it if he is.
- Nadal, objetivo Nueva York (via El Pais)
La próxima semana volverá a volar a Barcelona, donde los doctores Ángel Ruiz Cotorro, Jaume Vilaró y Ramón Balius estudiarán una nueva ecografía musculo-tendinosa y valorarán si mantienen el tratamiento conservador que han adoptado —la férula que limita los movimientos— o lo cambian e introducen la mesoterapia —microinyecciones para calmar el dolor que sufre el tenista por “una pequeña desinserción de la vaina del cubital posterior de la muñeca derecha”
Entre ellos, todos los grandes empresarios del sector turístico, representantes de los medios de comunicación, deportistas —como Rafael Nadal— y estudiantes, como los tres alumnos que han obtenido mejor nota en selectividad.
- How Rafael Nadal’s Injuries May Cause a Late-Career Scheduling Shift (via bleacherreport.com)
The good news for Nadal is that he knows how to rehabilitate and come back from injuries. Perhaps no athlete in sports history has made so many successful championship comebacks. He has the mentality and the will to overcome physical limitations, as he has shown many times. But the frequencies and intensities of these injuries are increasing with each of his passing 28 years. He’s reached a point in his career where it may be impossible to play a complete tennis season. What this means is that he may have to readjust his playing schedule by adding more rest and peaking only for his very best opportunities.
- The Friday Media Mash: Rafa’s Wrist, Roger’s Sticks, JJ’s NFL Workout (via Tennis Now)
- Infographic: A look back at Rafael Nadal’s many injuries
- When dreams come true: Serbian fan Mila meets Rafa in Manacor (August 1, 2014)
- Rafael Nadal hits practice courts in Manacor
- Rafael Nadal US Open 2014 Nike Outfit
- Happy birthday Marc Lopez!
- Beatenberg Releases Tennis Anthem ‘Rafael’ (via 1musicnetworks.tv)
“It was a bit of a toss-up between spelling the title with a ‘ph’ for Raphael the renaissance artist or an ‘f’ for Rafael Nadal the tennis player because both are invoked equally in the pun on ‘stroke of genius’. Although we finally decided on Rafael, who seemed to be the more central character to the song, it’s cool to see that fans are spelling the title as both Rafael and Raphael on Twitter – an elegant outsourced solution to the name dilemma! Look out for the official video coming very soon. And no, I’m sorry, Rafa himself is not in it, but you can see the band try their hand (feet) at some mad dance moves.