Nadal comments on injury (Spanish to English translation needed)

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Jim Courier said today, "Rafa says he has issues with his lower back, which isn't good. It would be a shame if he came all the way to Australia, quarantined, and won't be able to play the AO." Courier is broadcasting from his house, so it's not like he's in Australia with inside info.
 

BeatlesFan

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ATP CUP TENNIS 2021 - RAFAEL NADAL CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE WITH BACK INJURY AS AUSTRALIAN OPEN LOOMS

There are real concerns over Rafael Nadal's participation at the 2021 Australian Open as he looks set to pull out of a second ATP Cup tie due to a problematic back. The Grand Slam is scheduled to start next week and Nadal has had minimum practice time ahead of trying to win in Melbourne for the first time since 2009.


Rafael Nadal continues to be plagued by a back injury as doubts grow about his participation at the Australian Open. The Spaniard was set to pull out of another match at the ATP Cup before organisers wiped Thursday’s schedule as a precaution after a positive coronavirus test at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The world number two missed Spain’s 3-0 victory over Australia on Tuesday and Eurosport Spain reported he would also miss the tie with Greece, originally slated for Thursday.
Nadal is quoted as saying “I don’t feel bad, bad, but I think I’m not well enough to play.”

The latest news will raise real questions over his participation at the Australian Open, which is scheduled to begin next week. Nadal, who hasn’t won the Grand Slam since 2009, is seen as some way off the levels of current world number Novak Djokovic with Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem also ahead of the Spaniard according to bookmakers.

https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/at...as-back-issues-persist_sto8097274/story.shtml
 
He's super chill in the interview. Some really good quotes, like when he says he's not obsessed about the Slams. Interviewer was a bit of a fanatic, asking him if he's going to win 21 in 2 weeks...

Not surprisingly, Nadal in Spanish is a lot nicer to listen to. He's very down to earth and confident, while remaining modest and just a normal guy.
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
Via Twitter,

Rafa: "I'm not in a terrible shape, but I'm not well enough to play. At the end of one of the practice sessions I felt it was getting stiff. I'm having daily treatment and trust things will improve in the next few days.

I think I'm a bit better now, but I'm not yet ready to play a match at the highest intensity 'cause I'm not at my 100% and we need to see how things evolve day by day. Today I've rested. Yesterday, I warmed up to see if I was able to play [against AUS], but I didn't feel ready

and Pablo entered in the team. He did it wonderfully and Rober, too. They're among the best players in the world and they go on court with the same motivation as me, trying to play as best as possible and, of course, win. There is no drama [in the team] if I don't play."
 

Amritia

Hall of Fame
Via Twitter,

Rafa: "I'm not in a terrible shape, but I'm not well enough to play. At the end of one of the practice sessions I felt it was getting stiff. I'm having daily treatment and trust things will improve in the next few days.

I think I'm a bit better now, but I'm not yet ready to play a match at the highest intensity 'cause I'm not at my 100% and we need to see how things evolve day by day. Today I've rested. Yesterday, I warmed up to see if I was able to play [against AUS], but I didn't feel ready

and Pablo entered in the team. He did it wonderfully and Rober, too. They're among the best players in the world and they go on court with the same motivation as me, trying to play as best as possible and, of course, win. There is no drama [in the team] if I don't play."
Thank you
 

USO

Banned
Great interview from Nadal with zero complaints about the Australian government, quarantine rules, food quality, etc. A classy person.

If Djokovic wins the AO and Nadal is still injured there will be an asterisk next to Djokovic's victory.
 

Milanez82

Hall of Fame
Maybe he is being cautious but in 5 days he is due to play a best of 5 match, hasn't had an actual match in months so it doesn't look good
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
ATP CUP TENNIS 2021 - RAFAEL NADAL CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE WITH BACK INJURY AS AUSTRALIAN OPEN LOOMS

There are real concerns over Rafael Nadal's participation at the 2021 Australian Open as he looks set to pull out of a second ATP Cup tie due to a problematic back. The Grand Slam is scheduled to start next week and Nadal has had minimum practice time ahead of trying to win in Melbourne for the first time since 2009.


Rafael Nadal continues to be plagued by a back injury as doubts grow about his participation at the Australian Open. The Spaniard was set to pull out of another match at the ATP Cup before organisers wiped Thursday’s schedule as a precaution after a positive coronavirus test at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The world number two missed Spain’s 3-0 victory over Australia on Tuesday and Eurosport Spain reported he would also miss the tie with Greece, originally slated for Thursday.
Nadal is quoted as saying “I don’t feel bad, bad, but I think I’m not well enough to play.”

The latest news will raise real questions over his participation at the Australian Open, which is scheduled to begin next week. Nadal, who hasn’t won the Grand Slam since 2009, is seen as some way off the levels of current world number Novak Djokovic with Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem also ahead of the Spaniard according to bookmakers.

https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/at...as-back-issues-persist_sto8097274/story.shtml
The author of the artcle is panicking.
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
Jim Courier said today, "Rafa says he has issues with his lower back, which isn't good. It would be a shame if he came all the way to Australia, quarantined, and won't be able to play the AO." Courier is broadcasting from his house, so it's not like he's in Australia with inside info.
Jim Courier got this info from Twitter. The Spanish sports TV channel #Vamos posted a clip from the interview with Rafa on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon (Spain's time). The channel showed the full interview on TV in the evening.
 
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octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
He's super chill in the interview. Some really good quotes, like when he says he's not obsessed about the Slams. Interviewer was a bit of a fanatic, asking him if he's going to win 21 in 2 weeks...

Not surprisingly, Nadal in Spanish is a lot nicer to listen to. He's very down to earth and confident, while remaining modest and just a normal guy.
Rafa always gives good interviews.
 

Cupcake

Semi-Pro
Before the FO this past fall so many were predicting that Rafa would not repeat because of the heavy conditions, lower bounce of the ball, lower temperatures, high humidity, etc. But he still won.

No reason to be overly fearful about this either.

I hope.... :oops:
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
Before the FO this past fall so many were predicting that Rafa would not repeat because of the heavy conditions, lower bounce of the ball, lower temperatures, high humidity, etc. But he still won.

No reason to be overly fearful about this either.

I hope.... :oops:
I highly doubt this impacts his RG run in any way.
 

Beckerserve

Legend
Rafa looks very chilled. No doubt hitting 20 majors has really taken pressure off him. It does mean he will pull out of events he may in the past gone through pain barrier to play.
The reality is he is mid 30s now. He looked laboured in London last year in the semi v Medvedev. I am not sure lower bouncing hard courts are good for Rafa health wise. I said yesterday i would be not disappointed if he pulls out of AO. His days of winning the AO are long gone. FO and USO are realistic goals.
 

zipplock

Hall of Fame
Thr Nadal playing possum. Something about his psychology requires him to feel like he is somehow the underdog ...
 
The Spanish team is deep and has been for years and years. Nadal even mentions they will be fine without him. Just read what he says and it tells the story. He may come out for a key match as long it's not Djokovic. Nadal isn't giving up the momentum and mental advantage from that RG demolition very easily. He's comfortable right now and will keep it that way as long as possible.
 

JustMy2Cents

Professional


From 2:16-3:20 they discuss his injury I believe.
For Spanish to English translations of Rafa interviews, the twitter accounts of these 2 ladies always come through. They are Public accounts and we don't need an account to access the info:
twitter@genny_ss and twitter@coachdal
The former gives the translation in multiple tweets, the latter subtitles the video.
Here's the subtitled video, to supplement the translation already provided earlier in the thread. Helps to improve my rudimentary Spanish!:)
Hope this helps!
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
Rafa looks very chilled. No doubt hitting 20 majors has really taken pressure off him. It does mean he will pull out of events he may in the past gone through pain barrier to play.
The reality is he is mid 30s now. He looked laboured in London last year in the semi v Medvedev. I am not sure lower bouncing hard courts are good for Rafa health wise. I said yesterday i would be not disappointed if he pulls out of AO. His days of winning the AO are long gone. FO and USO are realistic goals.
When has he not looked chilled?
 

Toronto11

New User
Rafa looks very chilled. No doubt hitting 20 majors has really taken pressure off him. It does mean he will pull out of events he may in the past gone through pain barrier to play.
The reality is he is mid 30s now. He looked laboured in London last year in the semi v Medvedev. I am not sure lower bouncing hard courts are good for Rafa health wise. I said yesterday i would be not disappointed if he pulls out of AO. His days of winning the AO are long gone. FO and USO are realistic goals.
How can he get written off so quickly for AO but not USO? Just how different are the surfaces?
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
His meaning of being in shape to play is somehow different than the one applying to the rest of the tour.

What he actually meant is right now, he's unable to spill his guts, liver, spleen and kidneys all over the court for 8 hours straight without break.
 

Rafa4LifeEver

Hall of Fame


From 2:16-3:20 they discuss his injury I believe.
I really wish for the greatest warrior of tennis world, my most favourite player of all time, to be healthy and recover as soon as possible. Please try your best at AO, if you don't feel you can give it your 100%, please abandon it Rafa, prioritise your health and fitness for the clay season..
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Jim Courier said today, "Rafa says he has issues with his lower back, which isn't good. It would be a shame if he came all the way to Australia, quarantined, and won't be able to play the AO." Courier is broadcasting from his house, so it's not like he's in Australia with inside info.
Courier knows no more than the rest of us.
 
Jim Courier said today, "Rafa says he has issues with his lower back, which isn't good. It would be a shame if he came all the way to Australia, quarantined, and won't be able to play the AO." Courier is broadcasting from his house, so it's not like he's in Australia with inside info.
Courier is in Melbourne, actually.
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Rafa looks very chilled. No doubt hitting 20 majors has really taken pressure off him. It does mean he will pull out of events he may in the past gone through pain barrier to play.
The reality is he is mid 30s now. He looked laboured in London last year in the semi v Medvedev. I am not sure lower bouncing hard courts are good for Rafa health wise. I said yesterday i would be not disappointed if he pulls out of AO. His days of winning the AO are long gone. FO and USO are realistic goals.
This is the same Rafa who was written off ever winning the USO and he's won it more times is the last decade than anyone else.
 

Amritia

Hall of Fame
For Spanish to English translations of Rafa interviews, the twitter accounts of these 2 ladies always come through. They are Public accounts and we don't need an account to access the info:
twitter@genny_ss and twitter@coachdal
The former gives the translation in multiple tweets, the latter subtitles the video.
Here's the subtitled video, to supplement the translation already provided earlier in the thread. Helps to improve my rudimentary Spanish!:)
Hope this helps!
Thank you!
 

kevaninho

Hall of Fame
Just means if he reaches the final, and loses to Djokovic, he can say he didn't get to practise on the defensive side of the game again.

Got to have those excuses ready
;)
 
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