What to expect in London: Twice Nadal has made the final of this tournament, but he has never won it, making it the most significant prize to elude him. Perhaps this won’t be the year that he wins, but his recent performances suggest he should play some decent tennis on the Greenwich Peninsula.
- Five talking points ahead of ATP World Tour Finals (via Sky Sports)
Did Rafael Nadal’s resurgence lose momentum in Paris? … He’s never won Paris before, so it’s not like it was a disaster losing in the quarter-finals. So losing to Wawrinka – who’s won a Grand Slam – is not too worrying.
- Rafael Nadal: Put clay on the O2 courts and give my knees a break! Spaniard returns to England with rediscovered joy for the sport (via Daily Mail)
‘I believe that it’s not fair that a player like me really never played on a surface that was a little bit more favourable. I always played on the worst surface possible for me.
‘If it’s indoor at the 02, then great, but you can build a different type of surface there. It is a fantastic place to organise a World Tour Finals. The atmosphere is just amazing and I am very happy it is there. I enjoy it every time I have had the chance to be there, but we can play on clay there too.’
- Toni Nadal: Rafa must choose his coach (via Fox Sports Asia)
“The season wasn’t as positive as we were wishing, there have been ups and downs. We finished the year much better than how we began it, it hasn’t been a disaster” Toni told Radio 4G.
As for Nadal’s coaching set-up, Toni still believes that he is the best man for the job, but that Rafa must make a decision on the matter. “Rafa has to take this decision. I’ve my opinion, but the last word is up to him,” he said.
- Nadal To Spearhead Fast4 Tennis Teams Event In Sydney (via Tennis Australia)
“I enjoyed playing the format in Melbourne this year and think it’s very exciting for both players and fans. It’s easy for the crowd to get involved in every point which makes for a great atmosphere.
I haven’t played in Sydney for a long time but I know it’s an amazing city and Australian tennis fans are some of the best in the world so I’m excited to come back.”
- Statisfaction: Looking at Nadal’s Difficult 2015 (via Tennis Now)
It has been a trying year for Rafael Nadal—that’s no secret. He’s gone 4-10 vs. the Top-10 and won only one of eight vs. the Top-5. But the burning question still remains: why has Nadal’s once legendary game been diluted so much?
- Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers: Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Leaders (via ATP World Tour)
- 21 tennis nicknames you need to know (via Tennis Canada)
- Barclays ATP World Tour Final 2015 Launch (via ATP World Tour)
- New Telefónica commercial with Rafa Nadal (via Vive Telefónica)
- Documentary: Fundacion Rafa Nadal ‘Tour 2015’ (via rtve.es)
- 2015 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Official Draw Ceremony (via TennisTV)
- Rafael Nadal 2015 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Profile (via ATP World Tour)