Rafael Nadal praises Nick Kyrgios after Australian Open 2020 fourth-round encounter

Rafael Nadal’s press conference following his R4 victory over Nick Kyrgios at Australian Open 2020.

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  1. OLA……OLA……..OLA……..AND VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) VERY NICE INTERVIEW!!!!!!!:) YOUR ANSWERS ARE ALWAYS ROOTED AND THOUGHTFUL AND HAVE GREAT WISDOM!!!!!!!:) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!:) YOU LOOK SO HANDSOME IN THAT INTERVIEW GRAYISH SHORT SLEEVE JERSEY!!!!!!!!:) WI……..WI……..WI……….SO SETTLE SO ATTRACTIVE……
    ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL DAY FILLED WITH FUN AND GREAT TIME PLAYING!!!!!!!!!!!:) IT WILL BE A FUN GREAT MATCH FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!:) KEEP STRIDING ENJOYING YOUR NEXT PRECIOUS POINT!!!!!!!!!!!:) YOU BRING SINCERE JOY AND SMILES EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!:) GO RAFA GO AND KEEP SMILING SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!:) YOU HAVE THE SOLID PRECIOUS TOOLS AND YOUR POWERFUL INNER KNOWING IS A FORCE!!!!!!!!!!!:) YOU ARE SO PRECIOUS AND READY !!!!!!!!!!!!!:) THE REAL DEAL!!!!!!!!!!:) YOUR POWERFUL COURT PRESENCE ALONG WITH YOUR ENORMOUS ABILITY ARE FULL OF SHEER DRIVE ….. STRONG…….SOLID……MIGHTY EFFECTIVE…… BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!:) NO ONE HAS YOUR PRECIOUS BRIGHT AND STRONG BEAUTIFUL TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!:) NO ONE!!!!!!!!:) YOU ARE A NATURAL FORCE SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!:) HUNKY AND TANNED AND SO MAGNIFICENTLY PASSIONATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!:) WE LOVE YOU AND SENDING LOTS OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS AND VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) IT IS BEAUTIFUL TO SEE YOUR BELOVED FAMILY AND DEDICATED GROUP SO LOVING….SO CARING……SO THERE FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!:) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) YOU ARE SO IMPRESSIVE AND SO SPECIAL……VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!:) WE LOVE YOU AND WILL BE ENJOYING EACH POINT YOU PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) ENJOY EVERYTHING YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  2. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) YOUR ANSWERS ARE ALWAYS ROOTED AND THOUGHTFUL AND HAVE GREAT WISDOM!!!!!!!:) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!:) YOU LOOK SO HANDSOME IN THAT INTERVIEW GRAYISH SHORT SLEEVE JERSEY!!!!!!!!:) WI……..WI……..WI……….SO SETTLE SO ATTRACTIVE……
    ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL DAY FILLED WITH FUN AND GREAT TIME PLAYING!!!!!!!!!!!:) IT WILL BE A FUN GREAT MATCH FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!:) KEEP STRIDING ENJOYING YOUR NEXT PRECIOUS POINT!!!!!!!!!!!:) YOU BRING SINCERE JOY AND SMILES EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!:) GO RAFA GO AND KEEP SMILING SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!:) YOU HAVE THE PRECIOUS TOOLS AND YOUR POWERFUL INNER KNOWING IS A FORCE!!!!!!!!!!!:) YOU ARE SO PRECIOUS AND READY !!!!!!!!!!!!!:) THE REAL DEAL!!!!!!!!!!:) YOUR POWERFUL COURT PRESENCE ALONG WITH YOUR ENORMOUS ABILITY ARE FULL OF SHEER DRIVE ….. STRONG…….MIGHTY EFFECTIVE…… BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!:) NO ONE HAS YOUR PRECIOUS BRIGHT AND STRONG BEAUTIFUL TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!:) NO ONE!!!!!!!!:) YOU ARE A NATURAL FORCE SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!:) HUNKY AND TANNED AND SO MAGNIFICENTLY PASSIONATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!:) WE LOVE YOU AND SENDING LOTS OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS AND VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) IT IS BEAUTIFUL TO SEE YOUR BELOVED FAMILY AND DEDICATED GROUP SO LOVING….SO CARING……SO THERE FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!:) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) YOU ARE SO IMPRESSIVE AND SO SPECIAL……VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!:) WE LOVE YOU AND WILL BE ENJOYING EACH POINT YOU PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) ENJOY EVERYTHING YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  3. According to Roger in his on court interview, he said he had a pain in his groin, but it felt much better after the treatment. Is his knee an additional problem?

    • I don’t know. First Eurosport said it was his back, then they said it was his groin, then they said it was his knee! I assume it’s only one injury, but it seemed to keep moving about 🙂 .

  4. Roger’s got a knee injury: it was amazing that he managed to win today. He’s also had 3 long matches and is probably knackered. I’m frustrated that Tsitsipas lost to Raonic, because I think he’d have made more of a match of it today, but there’s not much to be done about it. One match a time, though – Thiem will be a tough opponent.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS DEAR RAFA, ON YOUR WIN. YOU KEPT ME ON THE EDGE OF NY SOFA.

    LOVE YOU MY CHAMP. 💙💙💙💙💙💜💜💜💖💖

    • Well I don’t know about the suicide part… I woke up to 6-4 in the fourth set tie break and thought, oh well I might as well watch Fed lose…

      Little did I know what I was in for!

      Great match, and wonderful resolve from Federer. Looking forward to his match against Djokovic… Coz Raonic ain’t cutting it right now:)

      • T sandgren had 8 match points and couldn’t convert any. While Federer was hurting and could barely play. Fed said later that he was waiting for tennis to finish him off, anyways it will djoker against roger. Looking forward to tomorrow’s match. Go rafa

      • So the usual three suspects are through to the semis. Raonic was disappointing against Djockovic and he probably needed fifty or more aces to get through that wall. He couldn’t even take advantage of Dockovic’s so called lens problem. Right now Djockovic must feel that he’s invincible, and with all the confidence he has, and I can see why. Who’s gonna knock him off his perch? I really don’t know. Kyrgios would have been the ideal person – shame he wasn’t on the same side of the draw.

        Good luck Rafa in your QF match against Thiem. You will do it!

  6. A great match played in good spirit. Both players gave everything they had and that’s normal for Rafa, but it was good to see Nick’s full focus and commitment throughout the match.

    On court, Rafa let his racquet do the talking and off it, he demonstrated that he can put aside all the abuse he’s received from Nick and praise his ability, but also give constructive criticism. Nick could learn a lot from Rafa’s masterclass in conduct, integrity and humility.

    • Right! I have never admired Rafa more for his sheer class than during this tournament. He refused to get drawn into a “feud” with Nick despite the media goading him. He maintained a balanced and factual attitude throughout. Nick behaved quite well during this tournament too, acknowledging Rafa’s abilities and accomplishments. It’ll be interesting to see where he goes from here. NK did make an effort during and after Acapulco but crashed and burned. Honestly I feel Rafa challenged him there to live up to his talents instead of giving in to his impulses. He bitterly resented Rafa for that. We’ll see what happens next. Top level tennis requires hard work and sacrifice, no matter how “talented” you are.

  7. I still think kyrios should get fined for his racquet during match. He could have hurt someone. It is childish. Maybe he will become a man someday instead of remaining a spoiled brat jackass.

      • RR, true that he is on a 6-month probationary suspension but it doesn’t apply at the AO. It’s like a kind of immunity because he is playing at a Slam.

        Slams have their own governing bodies.

        More information can be found in an article “Kyrgios has open immunity from hefty ATP penalty”.
        [Source: TheAge]

  8. Rafa gave his honest assessment of what NK is capable of IF HE PLAYS the way he has been throughout this AO. Unlike most, Rafa is able to be honest about someone even if he may dislike or disagree with that someone. It’s called being objective. Bravo Rafa.

    Rafa’s post-match on-court interview with McEnroe was just as objective. It was one of his best.

    Looking at McEnroe I am worried that he is not well. He seemed to be using his right arm to keep himself balanced. I hope he is ok.

    Good luck to Rafa vs Thiem.

    RAFA ROCKS DOWN UNDER

    • Margo,

      I think we should be more concerned about with Rafa’s future in this tournament rather than focus on good, old Jonny Mac.

      It’s not looking too good for Rafa any which way.

      The semifinal will be between Novak and Federer, and Federer is not playing too good right now. Had Tennys Sandgreen being smart or experienced enough, he ought to have taken Roger out. As it is, Novak will defeat Roger even with his eyes closed.

      Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was the most likely person to show Djokovic the door, was annihilated by Milos who is now being annihilated by Novak.

      PROPOSED PERMUTATION FOR RAFA
      If Rafa beats Thiem, he sails into the semis and still retains No 1 ranking even if he reaches the final and loses. So, why should Rafa suffer another humiliating defeat in the hands of Novak at the final.

      If Rafa wins the semis, he is most likely to face Alexander ”sacha” Zverev who is right now on fire. Ordinarily, Rafa should defeat Zverev, however, he needs to protect his head to head with Djokovic and the gap is widening by the day. Hmmn…..what is the smart thing to do next?

      Ofcourse, Rafa is very smart and he already has it figured out. He has done it beforer and he will do it again in the semis – whether it’s with Zverev or Stanimal.

      Don’t be surprised when you hear that Rafa lost in the semis! Rafa’s only being smart and it is the right thing to do…….

      I hope you agree with me, Margo. I hope you do, but perchance you don’t, well don’t be surprised at the outcome of the semis involving Rafa.

      But as always, we go match by match, game per game and day by day……cheers

  9. Rafael Nadal deserves an award for patience during these pressers. He must be bored out of his mind.🤯congrats for demanding a professional response from NK. You were aggressive both physically and mentally. So smart to finish in four. Greater challenges ahead-all the best in the next round.👏🤛👍💪❤️

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