Rafael Nadal talks about why he loves playing in front of his Spanish fans at the Mutua Madrid Open.
Rafael Nadal has asked to begin his participation in the Madrid Open a day later than planned due to an ear infection, meaning he will face Italian Fabio Fognini on Wednesday.
Rafa’s preparation for the tournament in the Spanish capital has been interrupted by the infection.
On Friday I woke up at three in the morning with pain, a discomfort I had never felt before.
I went to the doctor and he told me I had an ear infection. It’s nothing important but it is bothering me, it has caused me headaches and I’ve been feeling dizzy.
Today I felt better and was able to train well for two hours. My aim and the tournament’s was to start on Tuesday but after this it’s better to wait a day and start on Wednesday.