- Golden Memories Motivate Nadal In Beijing (via ATP World Tour)
“Every day is an opportunity to improve,” said Nadal, currently No. 7 in the Emirates ATP Race To London and chasing a spot in next month’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. “I take this tournament like another opportunity to play close to the way that I want to play. I have the motivation to play here at a tournament that I love. I have one of the best memories of my career in this center.”
- Uncle Toni Open to Rafa Hiring Additional Coach (via Tennis Now)
Speaking to the AFP ahead of Rafa’s opening-round match in Beijing, Uncle Toni said he would be open to coaching or technical changes if the 14-time Grand Slam champion does not have a bounce-back season in 2016.
“It’s true that this year he’s going a little down but I am sure the comeback of Rafael is coming soon,” Toni Nadal told AFP. “Maybe if next year Rafael is playing not too good, then I think he can think about some changes in his game or in his team.”
- Nadal promotes his planned tennis academy during appearance in China (via Fox News Latino)
The academy, which will be in Nadal’s hometown of Manacor in the Balearic Islands, “is a project we’ve been working on for years and it’s in the final construction phase, opening in May 2016,” the tennis star told the crowd, adding that he hoped a big Chinese star would come out of his school.
“We expect to have many Chinese and Asian players, and we’ll try to coach the players who stand out on the tour in the following generations,” Nadal, currently the world No. 7, said.
- Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, but not together: 9 great rivalries that never were (via Oregon Live)
Rafael Nadal and Guillermo Coria – These two clay-court demons played an epic match in the 2005 Rome Masters final, won by the 18-year-old Nadal 7-6 in the fifth set. Coria, the 2004 French Open finalist, had come into the season as the top dirtballer in the world. But Nadal ruthlessly yanked that title away from the 23-year-old Argentine. Coria had the game but emotionally could not respond to the Spaniard’s challenge. He developed the service yips and soon tumbled out of the sport. Coria and Nadal played each other only five times, the last four won by Nadal.
- Rafael Nadal attends China Open player party in Beijing
- Rafael Nadal Inspires Future Tennis Superstars In Beijing
- Rafael Nadal’s first pratice in Beijing
- Back to Thailand: Nadal vs Djokovic
- China Open 2015: An interview with Rafael Nadal
- Nadal not thinking yet about getting married like Djokovic and Murray
- Rafael Nadal’s pre-tournament press conference at China Open (via LetTV)
- ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite Awards (via ATP)
- Full Match: Back to Thailand – Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic (via Nadal Tribute)
- Highlights: Nadal vs Djokovic Thailand Exhibition (via Nadal Power)
- Back to Thailand: Nadal vs Djokovic Trophy Ceremony (via stroppa777)
- Nadal and Djokovic pay respects at Bangkok bombing site (via Ruptly TV)
- Nadal and Djokovic look ahead to Bangkok exhibition match (via SNTV)
- Rafa Nadal believes Andy Murray is one of the most talented players he has seen (via Sky Sports)