Rafa Roundup: Should Nadal play for Spain at Davis Cup if he is not 100% fit?

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  • Rafael Nadal could play for Spain at the Davis Cup even if he is not fully fit, says David Ferrer | Eurosport

Nadal told reporters at the time he will rest for an unspecified period of time before potentially returning at the end of the year for the Davis Cup.

Spain’s Group C campaign gets underway on September 12 as they battle Serbia, Czech Republic and South Korea for a place in the final eight who face off in November.

Ferrer suggests Nadal could make it into his squad this year.

“Possibly yes, for all that he can transmit,” he told Eurosport.

“Nadal even without being 100% is a very special player, who transmits a lot and who is so good on court.

“You can trust him for his ability to suffer and in his tennis.”

  • Rafael Nadal’s 14 Roland Garros titles are harder than Novak Djokovic’s 23 Grand Slams: Ilie Nastase | sportskeeda.com

“I don’t think it’s a fight, I don’t think it’s a personal fight between him and Nadal. I don’t see this thing. That’s what happened, right?,” Nastase told Gazeta Sportuilor.

“It could have been the other way around, it could have been Nadal with 23. They’re both there, close to each other. Does it matter now that he took an extra one?” he added.

“It matters to Djokovic, but I don’t think Nadal is jealous of that. Someone else should be jealous of him, that he won Roland Garros 14 times. Those 14 are harder than Djokovic’s 23,” Nastase claimed.

“Just so you know, to win on clay 14 times at Roland Garros?! I don’t think another player is born who can do this job,” the 76-year-old Romanian added.

  • Swiatek Delivers Keynote Speech At Rafa Nadal Academy Graduation | ATP Tour

“For the last few weeks, I’ve been looking at one quote at Roland Garros in Paris,” Swiatek said. “On Court Philippe-Chatrier it’s written, ‘The victory belongs to the most tenacious’.”

Nadal also spoke and had kind remarks for Swiatek, “Honestly, for us it’s a huge privilege to have you here today. I know that everybody here at the Academy, the students especially, appreciate your efforts, that after winning Roland Garros you are here inspiring all the kids.”

Swiatek stated that Nadal’s example has impacted her version of “tenacity,” sharing that the Spaniard has been a constant reminder of how persevering and never giving up can make a difference in life.

“I often have the feeling that sometimes when I’m playing or when I’m doing things off court, that I should do them better or I should seek perfection,” Swiatek said. “But this shouldn’t be the sense. We should all focus on the process and giving 100 percent, no matter what you can give, because every day is different.”

  • Rafael Nadal and Cristiano Ronald open a new restaurant | Hola

The Mabel Hospitality Group, owned by Rafael Nadal and Cristiano Ronaldo, has exciting news for food and sports enthusiasts alike. They will soon open a new Tatel location in Valencia, joining the existing restaurants in Ibiza, Beverly Hills, Doha, and Madrid.

The group aims to offer exceptional culinary and service experiences with live music at unique locations, consolidating Tatel as a benchmark and pioneer in haute cuisine and leisure internationally.

The team of professionals at the new restaurant is being carefully curated to ensure that the brand’s know-how is expertly transmitted. With 600 square meters of space, the restaurant is designed by the interior design studio Mabel Design, inspired by the clandestine places of the American 20s during prohibition law.

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  1. Lovely to see Rafa smiling and soaking up the atmosphere as a fan at the Mallorca Open, along with his wife and team. Relaxation is the key.

  2. Urgh. Please don’t come up as a double post.

    No, he’s not playing. He withdrew at the start of june. The draw will be on the official Wimbledon site on the 30th June after all the qualifying is done.

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