Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by babbette, May 11, 2009.
You want a thorough translation, or just a resume of what they say?
Uncle tony is telling how he made Rafa belive that he was a magician (when rafa was young). Once, the were watching a match on tv. Uncle tony knew it wasn´t live wo he knew one of the players was gonna retire dou to injury. Uncle tony said to rafa that that player annoyed him, so he was gonna make gim get injured. As Rafa thought that match was live, he got shocked as he discovered a few minutes later that the player got injured. He was quicky to tell his grandma that his uncle was a trully magician.
Later he tells how he made Rafa believe that Rafa was invisible when his uncle wished. All his family would trick rafa so that rafa would believe he was really invisible. Rafa of course was a child so he would start doing dumb things and so on... very funny stuff.
so he knew *
aww, haha. Thanks for the translation Leonidas.
You´re welcome! i was falling asleep as i translated it so sorry for the misspeling. i hope it can be understood anyway lol
I read in some Spanish newspaper that when Rafa was around 7 years old he was going to play a tennis match against an older child. Since Uncle Tony was a “magician”, he looked the cloudy sky and told Rafa that if he was loosing the game he was going to make rain in order to stop the game and avoid defeat. If my memory is correct, Rafa was losing the set but he started to come back, but rain came to the courts. Then Rafa quickly reached his uncle and ask him to please stop the rain since he believed he could defeat his opponent.
In another occasion, Rafa was told that Uncle Tony was a professional football (soccer) player and not his other uncle, the true professional soccer player. Obviously Rafa always picked Uncle Tony for his “team” and leave as an opponent the real soccer player.
Those kinds of stories make me think that Rafa has a traditional, beautiful and very united family. The relationship between Rafa and Uncle Tony is so special and solidly cemented that I bet Nadal believes almost everything his uncle says as his coach. And that translates to Nadal's positive thinking, attitude and will on a tennis court. No need for a sport psychologist like other tennis players.
a video of him demonstrating his techniques.
and if anyone didn't catch this a video of him warming up at home
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