Australian Open 2016: Rafael Nadal practices with pain in Melbourne

Rafael Nadal hit the practice courts in Melbourne earlier today. Our champ was seen again with a painful looking face – let’s hope it’s nothing serious and that he will be 100% fit an fresh for next week’s Grand Slam.


  1. Rafa just be yourself don’t put pressure on yourself ! as much as I will really love to see you win this one if you are just on court playing I’ll appreciate every moment you are in a tournament win or lose I’ll always enjoy your game. I’ll pray for you to be healthy and strong !

  2. Dear Rafa, I want to wish you the very best during this Aussie Open Grand Slam Tournament. I hope and pray your body holds out and you are very healthy and feeling your best. I hope your confidence level is sky high no matter who is on the other side of the court. This may sound biased, but Rafa I feel that you Deserve to win it this year. I really MEAN that too. Not just saying that cause you are my favorite person. Please play on the baseline, go to net, and serve well JUST be loaded with confidence during every match. Please feel rested and alert too. I love you Rafa and hope you win the big prize. God bless you Rafa. Love ya, Marylynn.

  3. I don’t think it’s something to be worried, maybe he needs to change the tennis shoes. With that awful heat everything can happen

  4. Yeah that would be another sad scenario. First get your ass kicked 9 out of 10 times by Novak and then, when it is really FRIGGING TIME to turn things around, bail out injured again.

    • J Beer you are definitely nor a Nadal supporter so why not go elsewhere. Tell us what you have achieved apart from a nasty turn of phrase.

  5. Pls take care Rafa, don’t go too harsh on yourself.
    Take it a bit easy. I’m so worried ever since I saw the pics. Please don’t injure yourself. Praying for you. I’m willing to share your pain.

    Your are my HERO..

    VAMOS RAFA.💖. 💖💗💘💝💞💟💙💚💛💜💓💔💕🌸🌹🌷🍀🍁🌺🌻🌼🌾🌽🌷All the best for Monday. 🎾🎾

  6. Please take care of urself rafa
    We want to see a healthy rafa playing ever doesnt matter if u loose matches

    And u and stan is the player for me who can beat novak at this level

    Diagnose the problem and please dont make mistake to play grandslam with injury to aggravate it more

    If it is serious dont play ao u have so many chances

    Wishing u a healthy ao 16

    Vamos rafa

  7. Oh dear Rafa does look in pain. Hopefully nothing too serious and will be 100% fit.. Vamos our Champ!

  8. OLA & VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) BEAUTIFUL practice PHOTOS!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Love the Yellow RAFA brand top w thin white squares!!!!!!!!! DELIGHTFUL! : ) Your interview was as bright and sensible as ever!!!! : ) Congratulations again on your up coming AMAZING ACADEMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) I can easily visualize it being well known international attraction filled with fantastic popular sport tournaments and drawing folks from all over the world!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Everything about it is a blessing & very exciting to see all the progress in photos & hear your evolving ideas and plans. We are very happy how you are charting your way to a filling purpose !!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) KUDOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : )
    Enjoy lots & lots of fun playing on Tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) It will be a great 1st match for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Last night I watched your fast 4 Sydney matches on you tube……that was fun! : ) You & Gael played together fantastically!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Both so genuinely natural & an unbelievable athletes !!!!!!!!!! VAMOS SWEETHEART & ENJOY EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Lots of love & happiness & have a great weekend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : )

  9. Stay healthy, stay strong physically and mentally. Everyone can be beaten. Who
    has the bigger heart and the stronger passion?

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