Here’s Rafael Nadal’s 9-Minute Press Conference After His Shock Loss Today At The Australian Open [VIDEO]

Rafael Nadal praised countryman, Fernando Verdasco for his level of play but was understandably upset losing in the first round of the Australian Open.

Video: Australian Open


  1. Rafa I have seen the improvements you have made this year. So proud of you. Great match. I know it was disappointing but let them start underestimating your genius and you will come back all the way. I have watched you since you were 18. My dream is to see you play in person somewhere in 2016. I live in the states but Florida California and Cincinnati are best for me. I am turning 60 on Jan 26th and its my Birthday present to myself. I would even come to Spain. Could someone please let me know where you will be for sure.
    By the way your opponent said he beat you by watching your win in 2009 can’t remember witch tournament right now.
    I do believe you need some new techniques because everyone is watching and studying your tapes. That should be flattering though also.
    Congratulation on your tennis school. What an honorable thing to do.
    I hope you don’t mind I said anything but I Love to watch you more than anyone in the world. I know it’s hard to try a few new things and play tournaments at the same time. Thank you for giving me something to look forward to. You are always
    Kind and generous to your fans. I love how respectful you are to others. Looking forward someday to giving you a big hug.

  2. Funny how so many different players just happen to get “hot” when they play Rafa. Gee, do you think it might have something to do with the fact that his short, high-bouncing, powder puff shots are EYE CANDY for them?!?!? Or the fact that he stands 5, 10, 15 feet behind the baseline during so many rallies?!?!? Or the fact that he’s so predictable with his shot selection?!?!? Or the fact that he lets his opponents strike first on nearly every point, driving him from corner to corner retrieving their shots while they stand in the center of the court like a tennis instructor?!?!? Or the fact that his serve and return-of-serve are among the weakest on the ATP tour?!?!? Nah, it couldn’t be any of those things, could it?!?!? Rafa is just so unlucky that nearly every tournament some no-name journeyman player gets “hot” against him and kicks his stubborn, childish, arrogant, unprofessional butt out of the draw. What an unlucky guy he is. The unluckiest guy in the whole wide world. NOT!!!

    • I am a Nadal die-hard fanatic and I agree with your assessment! However, your criticism of him as a person is unwarranted, immaterial, and unjustified!

  3. OLA & VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Sending you lots of love & nice time at home!!!! : ) Hoping you will always continue to be inspired from your own motivation and keep trusting our genius TENNIS!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) YOU HAVE IT ALL SWEETHEART & PLEASE KEEP YOUR HEART & THOUGHTS CLEAR & GRATEFUL…. YOU HAVE A MOMENTUM OF PLAYING STRONGLY, & clearly results of only one match are not IMPORTANT!!!!!! Please TAKE TIME TO RECHARGE & DO AS YOU PLEASED MOVING AHEAD. YOUR JOY & HAPPINESS DEAR RAFA, & GOOD HEALTH IS ALL IN TACT !!!!!! !!!!!!! : ) : ) : )

    YOU HAVE THE BEST MOST LOYAL TEAM & TOGETHER YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : )
    Uncle TONI is a determined, passionate coach and a genius in observing other players’ game……& he is continuing to bring your level up to current TOP FORM!!!!!! YOUR SERVE HAS TRIPLED in strength & effectiveness!!!! YOU SERVE beautifully !!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
    Roig is a strong great compassionate coach who is also clearly knowledgeable in Tennis & helps you make the right moves. : )
    Rafael is THE BEST BEST PHYSIO anyone can have because he is such a gentle, kind soul with a cute face that has all the patience in the world to always be there for you . His work is helping your beautiful muscles breath!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

    It is a fact that all TOP players have a very high regard and respect for your game, & from what I have read & seen in pre AO interviews, there was a buzz about YOUR STRONG TENNIS and YOUR UNBELIEVABLE CURRENT LEVEL … so please know NOTHING CHANGED WITH THAT !!!!! A SET BACK IS ONLY A SET BACK……no more no less… happens….no big deal….that is an integral part of your genius success over the year!!!!! : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) YOU ARE AS STRONG AND DETERMINED AS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST KEEP DOING EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING & YOU WILL HAVE THE CONTINUATION OF YOUR MOMENTUM!!!!!! YOU HAVE A STRONG BRIGHT MIND & KEEP FOCUSING ON YOUR OWN PURPOSE & YOUR OWN GIFTED POSITIVE INNER STRENGTH!!!!!
    BY the way, seeing the ATP BIAS DRAW proves once again that YOU ARE A HUGE THREAT TO BE RECON WITH!!!!! It proves that point perfectly! The ATP have a history of unbalanced, unfair draws…..& here once again, ATP tried to maneuver & manipulate & yield to the less strong players…..placing you w Verdasco they tried to get rid of either one of you so that some other weaker “top” players , and they know who they are, did not have to be challenged by your FEISTY GAME & BRILLIANT ENDURANCE. MUCH like the rest of the sport world, ATP was well AWARE OF YOUR STRONG MOMENTUM DEAR RAFA !!!!!! SHAME ON THEM for playing unfair field & clearly attempting to stop your groove forward early on the tour. Even if you won the match, you would have been tired for the next one etc…..hard to fathom the rational behind their poor hard draws! TENNIS FANS GLOBALLY ARE CRAZY ABOUT YOU & YOU ARE THE ONE DRAWING CROWDS & PASSION FOR LIVE MATCHES. YOU ARE THE TOP TOP PLAYER SELLING TICKETS!!!!!!!!! AS a matter of fact, MANY OF US ARE NO LONGER TUNING IN TO THE AO….. it is rather doll with out you in the tour DEAR RAFA !!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Please be sure to keep us posted with your Manacore photos in the meantime ! : ) The good news is we are trusting you are prevailing no matter what circumstances are brought infront of you DEAR RAFA. Over the years, we have seen such obvious ATP obstacles & poor agenda actually ended up meaning nothing other than aggravating true TENNIS FANS & TENNIS PROS, and actually fueled you with FURTHER DRIVE only made you that much stronger & more popular amongst Tennis fans. !!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : )
    As all course of nature , EVENTUALLY, ALL behind the scene relative truths will all come to light……MUCH LIKE OIL ON WATER…………obvious to all to see. For now, all educated tennis fans all know that since you came aboard you over took the player at the time, and the younger players emerging…. You had two full lengthy rivalry back to back….. you left r fed way behind & & won over novak till your injuries. Somehow, the atp is all too invested in keeping far far past reputation alive despite player’s decline. YOU ARE THE BEST TENNIS PLAYER EVER DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) SO for now, reluctantly, ALL TENNIS FANS may have to continue to put up with bias politics, and let the artificial crowning of the weaker player continue, the imbalanced draws, AND all these ways of protecting certain players whilst making it most difficult for others well deserving champions……etc….etc….. NOTHING CHANGED…. Much like history tells us…..ATP did the same w Martina N & C Everett…. Martina was CLEARLY the stronger , superior player for a very very long time , for YEARS……..and yet, the ATP kept protecting Everett ‘s image, and artificially crowning her over Martina till FINALLY, it was so obvious that Everette was out of breath and they could no longer keep up the undeserving adoration . Martina is by far the best player EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Much like you dear Rafa, she had to over come so many bias obstacles….. and yet, truth be known all TENNIS FANS at the time were well aware of the discrimination and unnecessary pile of rocks placed on her way…..It was a bias then, and it continues to be an obvious bias nowadays with such poor, unworthy politics…..AFTER ALL, SPORT IS EASY ENOUGH TO DETECT……..simple & straightforward….where one earns a solid reputation by genuine competition…. not by favoritism & private privileged connections , or butt licking…. Similarly, all the efforts to pull one undeserving player over a well deserving player is as clear as a bell !!!!! It is as clear, that at some point all of it will come to light. In the meantime, I am certain those who are benefiting from easy draws over & over again, KNOW their victories are meaningless & irrelevant. True champions earn their trophies with sweat & passion & skill & drive…..THE HONORABLE FACT IS that YOU DEAR RAFA & Martina N. HAVE DONE EXACTLY THAT ….. subsequently, YOU ARE THE MOST BELOVED POPULAR PLAYER EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) YOU ARE THE GOAT in TENNIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE GENUINELY EARNED YOUR 14 GRAND SLAMS one difficult match after another. !!!!!! So when you are at home now dear Rafa, please fill your mind with the enormous success you have earned thus far, with respect and admiration you have built for yourself, and the extraordinary love and affection you have from your millions of fans world wide.
    PLEASE KEEP IN MIND you only lost one match that lasted nearly 5 hours!!!!!!!!!! Who else on the tour currently besides you & verdasco can withstand that sheer fitness, hard work & effort & enormous endurance ????? NOT NOVAK not ANDY , not fed, NOT NOBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) More than anybody, you have the top TENNIS MUSCLES & ENDURANCE SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!! You might benefit from acknowledging that, and give yourself the well earned credit you deserve!!!!!! YOU ARE A STRONG BEAUTIFUL PLAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) 🙂 ci….ci…….ci….& ci……and a long nearly 5 hours match is a win in itself!!!!!!!!!!! A true current Tennis SUCCESS.
    Be sure to pay zero attention to meaningless articles, bs empty suggestions, old outdated former players who have not accomplished 1/10 of what you have , keep all of that away from your blessed front focus!!!! Like all your fans & tennis admirers, our family is so very proud of you DEAR RAFA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) This afternoon, I was watching your interview with Charlie Ross right after you won the 2013 US OPEN, and I was impressed with your analysis of your abilities, plans & your solid realistic knowledge of your game & TENNIS in general. PLEASE if you have a moment, take a look at YOU TUBE interview of you w with Charlie Ross in 2013. You have been very fortunate with your blessed drive to compete, with your brilliant Tennis ability and beautiful deep passion….. There is so much richness in your game and I must say I am 100% confident you have what it take to continue to take all top players. Please take time to enjoy all of your beautiful accomplishments & keep the heroic mind set that is so naturally in built in you!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) VAMOS DEAR RAFA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Enjoy EVERYTHING & God bless you sweetheart ! Lots of love & happiness to you & uncle Toni & THE TEAM & HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE THUS FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS…………………..VAMOS……………………VAMOS………………….

  4. Please please please nadal get someone to help your serve is not good your game did not change, you need to step up your game. You will always be my number one. Thank you.

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