Rafa Roundup: Rafael Nadal as Prime Minister of Spain?

Photo: Barcelona Open
Photo: Barcelona Open

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The Spaniard broke Almagro in the seventh game to seal the first set, at which point there was a pause in proceedings while a visiting British fan was filmed live courtside and on Spanish television proposing to his girlfriend – who said ‘yes’. Perhaps it distracted Nadal momentarily as he dropped serve to 15 at the start of the second set. But the Mallorcan swiftly regrouped and reeled off the next five games to put himself on the verge of victory. … After the match, the Spaniard met Brazilian football star Neymar, who scored two goals in FC Barcelona’s win over Paris Saint-Germain Tuesday night in the Champions League quarter-final.

““I was winning 63 51 so I wouldn’t say I was nervous at the end of the match, I mean if you are nervous when you are winning by this much you definitely have a problem. My tennis is great when I hit the ball with a drive, and it’s even better when my backhand is on point. My drive could have been better today but since it was my first match I’m satisfied with my performance.”

Barcelona debe confirmar el momento de Nadal. Y la verdad es que en su primer partido, el cuarto jugador mundial comenzó a disipar las dudas y se mostró muy sólido de cabeza. Su problema actualmente está más en la cabeza que en el juego. Todavía no está al nivel necesario para derrotar a Djokovic.

In the “ideal world”, Pablo Iglesias, Gran Wyoming, Adolfo Suarez, Peter Pan and Rafa Nadal are the preferred candidates for the Spanish presidency although quite what policies they would adopt are not discussed, and Adolfo Suarez is likely to be unavailable as he has already passed away!

Djokovic — the World No. 1, the Australian Open champion and the winner of the first three Masters tournaments of the year — will be the favorite at the 2015 French Open. But Nadal will have built up through Barcelona this week and then in Madrid and Rome. His coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, has made clear that Rafa does not approach his eleventh Roland Garros with a been-there-done-that attitude. Rafa is a winner, he says, because he always wants to win.

Manuel Queimadelos/Barcelona Open
Manuel Queimadelos/Barcelona Open

Creo que el 80 por ciento del cambio de raqueta es para que la pelota corra más con menos esfuerzo. Si cambias de raqueta para que la pelota no corra más, mejor quédate con la tuya. Al principio siempre cuesta un poquito, y si fallas es buena señal porque la pelota corre más.

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3 comments

  1. Creo que debe de tomar las cosas con calma y cuidar su punto cuando esta en apuros. No jugarle fuerte a su adversario para que el otro cometa sus errores
    Todos sabemos que es el mejor y no debe de exponerse en esos momentos.

  2. he’s a champion and defiantly he will back on his world know form before French open. Vamos Rafa

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