VIDEO: Rafael Nadal hopes to recover from stomach problem before Matteo Berrettini clash

Both men’s semifinals will be played on Friday this year so luckily Rafael Nadal will have plenty of time to rest and recover from yet another thriller in Melbourne.

I was just trying to survive in some way – just win my serves and hope for a miracle on the return. It was a very emotional match, very tough physically and mentally because I thought I was playing well, but then I had my chances at the start of the third, but then I started to feel a little tired and my stomach was closing, so I couldn’t breathe properly. However, even though I wasn’t feeling well, I was there mentally the entire time fighting.

Perhaps a day off tomorrow and then a good practice the next day. I’m just going to enjoy the fact that I didn’t know if I’d be able to return to the tour a month and a half ago, and now I’m in the semifinals of the first grand slam season. It’s just amazing for me to be where I am. I only have two days

Rafa Nadal

Source: Eurosport


  1. Vamos Rafa! Return of boom boom serving Berretini will be key to your victory in semis.You can beat Tsisipas in the final

  2. The way the “experts” in the cube are talking, it seems that they think that Berrettini has an edge over Rafa in the semis.

    Rafa hope you feel fit and ready to take on Matheo and prove those guys wrong. Wish you the very very best. God bless and may you win.


  3. Rafa se te ha notado tus problemas d estómago parece ser, (no se leer inglés) y no se m traduce, pero por los comentaristas, te deseo una pronta recuperación para estar a tu 100%, xq lo necesitarás, te espera aún una dura batalla, pero tú estás preparado,. Siempre contigo!!!

    • Yeah. Also if he wants to be fresh as much as possible for the final (most probably against Medvedev) he needs to finish job quickly on Friday.

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