Nadal News 2.0

Like you said, it's all open to interpretation. I didn't even mean for my post to be triggering in any way lol, just calling a spade a spade.
LOL I give you an explanation and that is what you come back with. Calling it triggering is weak trolling, you were asking me question and I thought we were having a normal open discussion, I have no issues going in depth. But I guess, calling a spade a spade is your way to end it. Nice one...
 
For me Rafas tennis on the final is as bad as 2015 AO QF against Berdeych and RG QF against Djokovic.It was so bad difficult to judge how well Djokovic really played. Djokovic is a very tough match for him but this final was so ugly.
 
LOL I give you explanation and that is what you come back with. Calling it trigger is weak trolling, you were asking me question and I thought we were having a normal open discussion, I have no issues going in depth. But I guess, calling a spade a spade is you way to end it. Nice one...
I'm employing 0 trolling tactics in this discussion and you're taking this way too personally. I have no trouble letting any posts speak for themselves because I know what was written and when about the match and about Rafa's condition. Don't let me interrupt your victory parade for your horoscope prediction.
 
I'm employing 0 trolling tactics in this discussion and you're taking this way too personally. I have no trouble letting any posts speak for themselves because I know what was written and when about the match and about Rafa's condition. Don't let me interrupt your victory parade for your horoscope prediction.
You are trolling my friend. I am talking normally, and you start using the words triggered and spade. That is trolling. As for the bit in bold...explains who is triggered. Enjoy your day. ;)
 
Nadal was injured heading into the final. It was clearly obvious to me that he was protecting his injury and thus playing shorter points. He wasn't ready to fully grind, you need to give him more time to be fully fit. Not saying a fully fit Nadal would have won, but he certainly would have made more of a match of it for sure. Djokovic exploited his injury and as a result his compromised movement enough to take advantage of it.
I've already said in the QF match thread that Nadal did not look alright in my eye :(. After the set 1 of that match Nadal stopped chasing many balls that he would easily reach if he was fully fit.
 
Oh yeah...they certainly do, and I like how you disguised it the way Nadal was disguising his injury. Clever... ;)(y)
The easiest solution to all this is to just quote where you made the claim he is injured before the match. You make a claim that you predicted the outcome because of x,y,z factors. Weakera questions this claim, so it's really just your word against his. Nobody reading this really has any idea who is correct here. With proof, there is no doubt you are correct. Without proof, or if you are unwilling to provide proof, i'm leaning towards @weakera 's side here.
 
The easiest solution to all this is to just quote where you made the claim he is injured before the match. You make a claim that you predicted the outcome because of x,y,z factors. Weakera questions this claim, so it's really just your word against his. Nobody reading this really has any idea who is correct here. With proof, there is no doubt you are correct. Without proof, or if you are unwilling to provide proof, i'm leaning towards @weakera 's side here.
Sure, lean whatever way you want.
 
For someone who was going around saying AO 2019 Nadal would straight set AO 2017 Fed, only to see reality in the final. And the same guy who was using every excuse in the book to excuse Nadal's RG 09 loss, the most laughable being that Nadal was not the fav and in form player heading into Paris, when I showed you that he had the exact same run into RG that he had in 08, struggling to win some tough matches, to which you had no answer...it is very clear where you stand, so it doesn't matter to me which way you lean.

I am not going to continue to go back and forth in this particular thread, so please continue to lean which ever way you want.
 
For someone who was going around saying AO 2019 Nadal would straight set AO 2017 Fed, only to see reality in the final. And the same guy who was using every excuse in the book to excuse Nadal's RG 09 loss, the most laughable being that Nadal was not the fav and in form player heading into Paris, when I showed you that he had the exact same run into RG that he had in 08, struggling to win some tough matches, to which you had no answer...it is very clear where you stand, so it doesn't matter to me which way you lean.

I am not going to continue to go back and forth in this particular thread, so please continue to lean which ever way you want.
Struck a nerve?
 
Obviously with you I have. ;)

You want to keep poking me? :)
I'm not sure why you're so hostile? It's like if anyone questions you, you become a completely different person. Regardless of what I've said in the past, I stand by it, because what I've said for any particular moment in time is just my honest opinion there and then. You needing to bring up some of my opinions I've shared in the past in order to devalue me and my argument is an ad hominem. If you are just trying to express to me that you do not care about my opinion, thankyou for proving that by continuously replying to me :). In any case, me questioning your claim was only for the sake of my own curiousity, and if others read it, theirs too. Cheers!
 
I'm not sure why you're so hostile? It's like if anyone questions you, you become a completely different person. Regardless of what I've said in the past, I stand by it, because what I've said for any particular moment in time is just my honest opinion there and then. You needing to bring up some of my opinions I've shared in the past in order to devalue me and my argument is an ad hominem. If you are just trying to express to me that you do not care about my opinion, thankyou for proving that by continuously replying to me :). In any case, me questioning your claim was only for the sake of my own curiousity, and if others read it, theirs too. Cheers!
I bring up what you say because I know your mind set. It is not the first time. After I said you are welcome to side with whoever you want, you come up with edgy baiting comments, coaxing me to respond, because if I am silent it means I'm wrong. So I know I am wasting my time. You are more than welcome to read all my posts if you are so so curious, but forgive me if I don't wish to go through the effort of going through everything just for you and you know reasons why. But please, help yourself if you care so much. Cheers! ;)
 
I bring up what you say because I know your mind set. It is not the first time.
Vague? I've said many things on the forum, probably some right and some wrong. It's clear as day you used ones you interpreted as outlandish to try and prove that anything I say now should be disregarded. Aka ad hominem.

After I said you are welcome to side with whoever you want, you come up with edgy baiting comments, coaxing me to respond, because if I am silent it means I'm wrong. So I know I am wasting my time. You are more than welcome to read all my posts if you are so so curious, but forgive me if I don't wish to go through the effort of going through everything just for you and you know reasons why. But please, help yourself if you care so much. Cheers! ;)
If one is satisfied enough to leave such a dismissive comment in response to a question of proof, they should at least be able to take what they percieve as an "edgy baiting" comment and let it go. If you are silent, it means nothing besides that you do not care about what I or others believe in regards to your original claim in this thread. I only said that personally I would side with weakera because if a person cannot back up their claims with proof when questioned for them, I would not trust them. I have no idea what others reading this believe, but I assumed that if one person (me) is skeptical enough, others could be too. Hence why I gave you an oppurtunity to clear out any doubt. So I believe you are wrong to assume that "all that effort" required would be for me alone. And since I have no idea what thread or any of the phrases included in this post contains, nor do I know if I'm going on a wild goose chase or if the thread containing said post was deleted, it would be foolish of me to even try looking for it. You on the other hand, were just talking about in this very thread. You made the post yourself, you know what you wrote, at what time you wrote it and on which thread. Surely using the search function would be a lot easier for the person who made this post than the person who has little clue about it? The choice is yours.
 
Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The RN Academy is part of the RN Sports Centre

January 28, 2019

Rafa's academy received Mundo Deportivo's annual Athletic Training award (Trofeo a la Formación Deportiva Danone). The award was presented to Toni Nadal, the Head of the academy, at the 71th Mundo Deportivo Gala in Barcelona on Monday.

Wikipedia: "Mundo Deportivo is a Spanish nationwide daily sports newspaper published in Barcelona. It was first published on 1 February 1906."

Vamos Rafa's academy!
:)
 
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Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The RN Academy is part of the RN Sports Centre

Rafa's academy has started to use PlaySight's SmartCourt system to help coaches analyze players' performance and improve their tennis skills:


The PlaySight website: ¤¤ With our SmartTracker technology, there is no need for an operator or camera man to capture your sports action. Using the latest in machine learning and advanced algorithms, our cameras capture and automatically follow all action, whether on a court, field or rink.¤¤
https://www.playsight.com/

Wikipedia: ¤¤ A PlaySight "SmartCourt" is a system of fully automated HD cameras that record, stream and analyze all on-court action. For tennis, the technology uses image processing and analytical algorithms to track strokes, ball trajectory, player movement and shot speed and spin. PlaySight's SmartCourt system provides players and coaches instant multi-angle video and detailed statistics through the court side kiosk and on tablets and mobile devices.¤¤
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlaySight_Interactive

Vamos Rafa's academy!
(y)
 
Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The RN Academy is part of the RN Sports Centre

Rafa's academy has started to use PlaySight's SmartCourt system to help coaches analyze players' performance and improve their tennis skills:


The PlaySight website: ¤¤ With our SmartTracker technology, there is no need for an operator or camera man to capture your sports action. Using the latest in machine learning and advanced algorithms, our cameras capture and automatically follow all action, whether on a court, field or rink.¤¤
https://www.playsight.com/

Wikipedia: ¤¤ A PlaySight "SmartCourt" is a system of fully automated HD cameras that record, stream and analyze all on-court action. For tennis, the technology uses image processing and analytical algorithms to track strokes, ball trajectory, player movement and shot speed and spin. PlaySight's SmartCourt system provides players and coaches instant multi-angle video and detailed statistics through the court side kiosk and on tablets and mobile devices.¤¤
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlaySight_Interactive

Vamos Rafa's academy!
(y)

On my bucket list of places to visit. I have been to Mallorca already, but want to play at the academy.
 
They do love their Rafa in Spain! :)


https://www.lne.es/sociedad/2019/01/30/ ... 18687.html

Spain is going to a wedding: Rafa Nadal is getting married

Be sure to take a note of the date: this autumn. That's when the whole of Spain is going to a wedding. The boyfriend or husband everyone wants to have, the son all mothers would love to have, the son-in-law all the fathers-in-law would like, the ideal cousin or brother one can boast about at all times is getting married. Yes, Rafa Nadal is getting married. At long last…


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Poor Rafa and Mery - they'll have no privacy now. ;)


THE wedding of the year 2019 was also one of the main subjects of discussion on Mallorca's IB3TV afternoon chat show... with street interviews in Manacor and Palma asking folk's views of the good news. Everyone is ecstatic, of course.
 
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Uh oh. Rafa's not happy. :(
Google translation of an article that came out today.

Rafa Nadal: "It bothers me a lot that the wedding has come out in the press"

Absolute discretion among the 'manacorins': "I will not tell you anything because we respect his privacy a lot, thanks to that he is a neighbor whom we can greet when we see one another"

nair cuéllar manacor 31.01.2019 | 02:45


Rafa Nadal and his girlfriend, at a gala of their Foundation in Paris, in 2015

The magazine Hello! published yesterday on the cover that Rafa Nadal and his partner for 14 years , Xisca Perelló (or Mery) , will marry this next autumn on the island , something that the tennis player did not like. "I'm not going to tell anything, it has bothered me a lot that I left today [for yesterday] in the press ..." , said the tennis player yesterday at Diario de Mallorca.

A somewhat uncomfortable Nadal lent himself to pointing out that he had no intention of giving information about his link with Perelló. "I never report any of this, I'm not going to do it now," he said hurriedly. The Spaniard was about to enter his house in Porto Cristo , dressed in sports clothes and a bag of training, when he offered these statements to this newspaper and preached, in addition, joke - not without some discomfort - about the media commotion that yesterday produced after unveiling the news in Hello !: "You want to ask me about the wedding, right?" He smiled "I understand that you do your job, but I will not say anything" .

Before his statements, the tennis player had a serious conversation with an acquaintance inside a brand-new Mercedes AMG red color that he himself was driving and from which he went down without any of the neighbors who passed there stopping to pester him.

Discretion among the 'manacorins'
The same thing occurred yesterday in his hometown of Manacor. There is absolute discretion from the locals, yesterday nobody wanted to give any information about when or where the long awaited wedding will take place. "I won't tell you anything because we really respect his privacy, thanks to that he's just another neighbour to be able to greet when we see one another," explained a shop assistant.

What they did not hesitate to say was that the link will not be held in Manacor : "Taking into account the privacy they are always looking for, I do not think they will get married in the village parish," said a neighbor .
 
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Rafa's physiotherapist - Rafael Maymò

The ATP website has published Rafael Plaza's article (in Spanish) about Rafael Maymo, who has been Rafa's physiotherapist since 2006:

https://www.atptour.com/es/news/maymo-nadal-guardian-viernes-2019

I don't want to post Google's translation of the article. I hope, the ATP Staff will translate it into English.
Rafael Plaza is a Spanish journalist, who has a good relationship with the Rafa team and has regularly written about them.

Rafael Maymò is pictured (center) in Rafa's box:
:)
 
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It is interesting everyone is chiming in that Djo is the issue Nadal will have at RG this year, but really I think Nadal was going to have a tougher time than ever to maintain his Clay record this year anyway. So many other factors and players out there, but people try to pin this on Novak. Just weird.
 
It is interesting everyone is chiming in that Djo is the issue Nadal will have at RG this year, but really I think Nadal was going to have a tougher time than ever to maintain his Clay record this year anyway. So many other factors and players out there, but people try to pin this on Novak. Just weird.
Rafa is a legend no matter what, every FO after 2014 was a bonus.
 
As for being 'hampered', Rafa's sentence "But at the same time is true that probably physically I was not able" is taken out of context. He explained that he didn't feel physically able to play because he hadn't competed for a long time before the AO. Read the transcipt of his press-conference I posted above. :)
In other words, 'hampered'. Not injured, but wasn't able to play at his best.
 
Rafa's physiotherapist - Rafael Maymò

The ATP website has published Rafael Plaza's article (in Spanish) about Rafael Maymo, who has been Rafa's physiotherapist since 2006:

https://www.atptour.com/es/news/maymo-nadal-guardian-viernes-2019

I don't want to post Google's translation of the article. I hope, the ATP Staff will translate it into English.
Rafael Plaza is a Spanish journalist, who has a good relationship with the Rafa team and has regularly written about them.

Rafael Maymò is pictured (center) in Rafa's box:
:)
A Rafa fan's translation:

¤¤ Nadal’s guardian

by Rafael Plaza

His name is Rafael Maymò, he is 40 years old and he has been Rafael Nadal's physiotherapist since the 2006 season, for more than a decade. That description, however, does not do justice to the one of the most important person in the team of the world number two. Maymò might be the physiotherapist of the 17-time Grand Slam champion, but his role goes beyond taking care of the body of the Spanish tennis player.

"Rafael Maymò has been one of the most important person in my team for many years," explains Rafa Nadal to ATPTour.com. "We have lived through all the moments together, both good and bad. He has always been the one who has been there during the injuries, when I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. He has been the one next to me, the one who has accompanied me on a stretcher [?], in the pool ... we have spent thousands of hours together," continues the Spaniard. "We have shared a lot of time. And somehow we still have this good relationship because we are both easygoing and we understand each other well," he continues. "It's a professional support, but also a personal one. He is a friend above everything else. In the end, I spend more time with him than with anyone else in the team. And when I have a personal issue... he is the one I talk to because he is there with me. "

Tennis is a solitary sport. Players usually surround themselves with a small group of people, who, they think, fit well in their team. In the case of Nadal, who does not always travel with the same members of his team, there is one person who is always with him, be it in Mallorca, in Melbourne, in Paris, in Cincinnati or in Shangha - it's his physiotherapist Rafael Maymò.

"He [RM] is Rafa’s shadow for 24 hours a day, both professionally and personally," says Carlos Costa, the player’s agent. "He is his guardian, the one who makes sure Rafa is ready [to play], prepared, eating what he is supposed to. And he is the one who knows [Rafa] Nadal the best as he spends many hours with him," he continues. "During the hours of treatment Rafa is relaxed and they have many conversations about how he feels, and not only as a tennis player, but also as a person. For that reason, he is not just a physiotherapist for Nadal ", he remarks. "Besides, he's a funny guy who likes the banter, and he takes them it the limit because he's an extremist in a lot of things," he laughs. "But he is a vital figure within the team who contributes to a lot of things," Carlos Costa concludes.

"He [RM] is his confidant," confesses Carlos Moyà, one of Nadal's coaches. "They have been together for a long time and he is one of the people who tells Rafa things as they are. And that works very well ", adds the Mallorcan. "He [RM] is a fundamental part of the team, someone who is very positive," emphasizes the former world number one. "In addition to doing his job perfectly, he is essential part of the Rafa team".

Maymò is the one who helps Nadal to be physically prepared, it's the main function of his work, but he's also the one who sits down to play parchís after lunch, the one who listens to the problems of the tennis player or the one who is on vacation with him in November when the tennis season is over.

"Rafa had always wanted to have a person from Manacor, and what's better than having found Maymò," reveals Francis Roig, another Rafa's coach. "He [RM] is the person who coexists most with Rafa - 365 days a year. And RM always knows what to do and he does not panic, " he continues. "He's not the typical guy who, because he's dealing with Rafael Nadal, says 'yes' to everything, on the contrary: he squeezes him. It is difficult to find a person like RM, to have so many moments of coexistence on top of it and not end up burned," he says. "On the sidelines, he's seen a lot of tennis and when you're with him you realize he understands it. Yes, he [RM] is very stubborn. That's why we call him 'the rock'."

"Maymò started working at the beginning of the 2006 season," recalls Benito Pérez-Barbadillo, Nadal's PR manager "From the beginning we had a very good relationship. On a personal level I value very much that someone like him is with Nadal because I know he is a good person and a good professional. He is a fundamental part [of the team]", he adds. "Although we joke sometimes, saying that he is the nanny, he is the one in the team who deals with Rafa the most. Whether in Mallorca, when they are at home, or traveling. Maymò is always there for any need," he continues. "There are many physiotherapists around the world, but physiotherapists with such an intimate relationship with the tennis player... That’s hard to find."

The Rock, The Nanny, The Guardian or Titín. That's Rafael Maymò, a physiotherapist for Nadal and a rear person. ¤¤
[Translated from Spanish by Chris Boardman]

Translated from Spanish by Microsoft:
Antonio Arenas: "He may be unknown to the general public, but (in my opinion) he is one of the most important people in Spanish tennis."

Antonio Arenas works as a commentator for Eurosport's Spanish-language channel and is also the director of communications at Rafa's academy.

Vamos Rafael Maymò !
 
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