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Abierto Mexicano Telcel, in Acapulco, ATP-500

February 23, 2019

Palacio Mundo Imperial welcomes Rafa:

Translated from Spanish by Microsoft:
"Rafael Nadal, welcome to Palacio Mundo Imperial!"

About the hotel: ¤¤ Palacio Mundo Imperial is a luxurious hotel located within a Acapulco Diamante resort complex that offers a convention and exhibition center as well as an entertainment center. This Acapulco property features 814 guestrooms, business facilities, spa services and great family facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts and various restaurants.¤¤

:)
 
Abierto Mexicano Telcel, in Acapulco, ATP-500

February 23, 2019

Palacio Mundo Imperial welcomes Rafa:

Translated from Spanish by Microsoft:
"Rafael Nadal, welcome to Palacio Mundo Imperial!"

About the hotel: ¤¤ Palacio Mundo Imperial is a luxurious hotel located within a Acapulco Diamante resort complex that offers a convention and exhibition center as well as an entertainment center. This Acapulco property features 814 guestrooms, business facilities, spa services and great family facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts and various restaurants.¤¤

:)
For a second there I thought that was Lajovic standing next to Nadal in black 'Disciplina' shirt. Uncanny resemblance.

Edit:
Okay that probably IS Dusan Lajovic. Just saw the draw and he is playing Acapulco :) - probably was invited to the party or something.
 
Rafa & Sponsor - Banco Sabadell

Banco Sabadell released a commercial in which Rafa talks with James Rhodes, a British concert pianist and writer, about big cities and what it means living in them. After spending so much time traveling, Rafa prefers to live in a small city.
At the very end, Rhodes asks Rafa what's his job and Rafa answers in all seriousness: "I'm a tennis player." James then tells him that he was joking. Rafa smiles and winks at him. :) [Translated by GSS]

 
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Abierto Mexicano Telcel, in Acapulco, ATP-500

February 24, 2019
Players Party

The tournament organizers hosted a White Party for the players on Sunday night.

Rafa was accompanied by his team members: Carlos Moya, Tomeu Salva (Rafa's coach since the beginning of this season & his friend since childhood), Benito Pérez-Barbadillo (Rafa's PR Manager) and Rafael Maymo (physio).




Rafa with tournament director Raul Zurutuza:

Via Abierto Mexicano FB

The grey-headed man next to Rafa is Alejandro "Güero" Burillo Azcárraga, who serves as the Chairman and President of Grupo Pegaso, the parent company of Mextenis that owns the Acapulco tournament (AMT):
http://instagr.am/p/BuS7CbCAVF6/
Rafa with Ernesto R. Escalona, the secretary of tourism of the Mexican state of Guerrero:

Via Sectur Guerrero

Rafa with Ernesto R. Escalona (the secretary of tourism of the Mexican state of Guerrero), Adela Román Ocampo (the mayor of Acapulco) and Alejandro Burillo Azcárraga (the Chairman and President of Grupo Pegaso):

Via her Twitter

:)
 
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Nadal must win the title there. Greetings from a Djokovic Fan.
Vamos.
It would be nice if he won, but there is no must about it. He doesn't have to do anything. He has nothing to prove. You shouldn't judge Nadal by the standards and goals that Djokovic sets for himself, to him it's only about winning. He has to be seen to beat the rest. IMO Rafa doesn't think like that, he has never measured his success against that of his competitors. His goal has always been to improve as a player.
 
It would be nice if he won, but there is no must about it. He doesn't have to do anything. He has nothing to prove. You shouldn't judge Nadal by the standards and goals that Djokovic sets for himself, to him it's only about winning. He has to be seen to beat the rest. IMO Rafa doesn't think like that, he has never measured his success against that of his competitors. His goal has always been to improve as a player.
plus Djokovic is always playing catch-up whereas Rafael already has 17 slams and probably 18 very soon :)
and Rafael cruised to another AO final without even playing defense!
 
It would be nice if he won, but there is no must about it. He doesn't have to do anything. He has nothing to prove. You shouldn't judge Nadal by the standards and goals that Djokovic sets for himself, to him it's only about winning. He has to be seen to beat the rest. IMO Rafa doesn't think like that, he has never measured his success against that of his competitors. His goal has always been to improve as a player.
Please do not get this wrong. He does not have to because it is his claim. I do not mean that. But I also want him to stay successful. He is one of my current top 3. Behind Djokovic and Delpo. And if the two do not compete, I'm always for Nadal. Because of Federer. He just has to win. I just want that.
 
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Oh geez, in a Spanish interview he said he tweaked his wrist in Cozumel and that's why he hasn't practiced until today. :oops: Says he will try his best anyway.
Yeah, they were talking about it in todays match after he won his first set. Thankfully no signs of any wrist issue all throughout. He did have taping on both wrists but he has mentioned in past that he does that because of sweating and in humid conditions. Good win tonight. I'm a little anxious about next match with Kyrgios. Always tricky with that guy and his mood swings.
 
Yeah, they were talking about it in todays match after he won his first set. Thankfully no signs of any wrist issue all throughout. He did have taping on both wrists but he has mentioned in past that he does that because of sweating and in humid conditions. Good win tonight. I'm a little anxious about next match with Kyrgios. Always tricky with that guy and his mood swings.
Can't wait to see an epic Nadal-Kyrgios. I love their competitive matches.
 
On VamosBrigade, piliii watched the post game presser and she summarized and translated it. Thanks piliii. :)

"Just watched Rafa's presser from this link. He was asked about the wrist and he said it was OK today, that he did not feel pain. Yesterday he wanted to wait before giving his press conference to tell journalists the right information, he had postponed it cause he didn't know what to say until he was able to practice and realized the issue with the wrist was not serious. So he went on to the press conference knowing he was going to play the tournament. He had treatment done in the wrist, he said the first days it was quite painful but in the end it was nothing serious."
 
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Rafa whomped him 6-2 6-1 in their last tour meeting in Beijing. He'll do just fine. ;)
Kyrgios served very well in the 1st set yesterday against Seppi not so much in the 2nd set. Seppi is not really a good yardstick to judge how good anyone is playing because he’s got an OK flat game which doesn’t really task the opponent too much. Rafa will have to do well with his ROS but I don’t think he should have too much problems with the rest of Kyrgios’s game. If Rafa plays well in the 1st set, Kyrgios will go into his antics mode. So the first set is key.
 
Rafa Nadal Foundation

Rafa's girlfriend Maria Francisca (aka Xisca), who is the Director of Strategy and Institutional Relations of the Rafa Nadal Foundation, is currently in Anantapur, India. She attended the inauguration of two hard surface tennis courts at the Nadal Educational & Tennis School (NETS).




Via ASA





The Nadal Educational & Tennis School (NETS) is part of the Anantapur Sports Academy that was founded by RTD in 2002.

The Anantapur Sports Academy (ASA) website: ¤¤ The Rural Development Trust (RDT)* established the Tennis program in partnership with Rafa Nadal Foundation in 2010, with a focus on the education and holistic development of young children.

The centre, named as Nadal Educational & Tennis School (NETS), is housed at the Anantapur Sports Village (ASV). The program was initiated for both Boys & Girls in 2010 with 90 children. Currently, the total number of participants at NETS is 226 (78 Girls and 148 Boys).
NETS cater to both boys and girls in the U-6 to U-16 age categories. Sessions are run twice, daily in the morning and evening from Monday to Saturday. The children are divided into groups depending upon their age category as well as level of play. They are provided with Tennis equipment and clothing including rackets, balls, drill equipment and stringing machine, as well as state of the art Tennis infrastructure including five floodlit clay courts and a practice wall. The programs are planned and continually monitored by the NETS coordinator with help of coaches. Moreover, the coaching staff is internally trained by RDT. ¤¤

*The Rural Development Trust (RDT), also known as Fundación Vicente Ferrer (FVF) in Spain, has worked in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for nearly half a century. The elderly woman in the pictures above is Anna Ferrer, the widow of Spanish missionary Vicente Ferrer. She is currently President of Vicente Ferrer Foundation Spain and Executive Director of Vicente Ferrer Foundation India. She is responsible for setting the organization’s strategy and coordinating the management team that oversees the organization’s numerous projects. [Source: VFF FB]


Rafa inaugurated the Educational & Sports School, now called the Nadal Educational & Tennis School (NETS), in October 2010 and it has been funded by his foundation:


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DSH

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so, is gonna be the hard worker against the tanker.
But motivated kyrgios is a competitive animal.
What side of the coin are we going to see from the aussie?.
 
saw the match last night at third set 3:3...
we all know what a person kyrgios is but this time i have to say that rafa did it not his best way in way of fairness when he stops the service from kyrgios at 6:5 final tiebreak.
i saw this way of interrupting his opponent many times when rafa got breakpoints, setball, matchballs...

i dont like it very much but i understand that before those points the crowds makes more noise.

without this interrupting rafa had won the game...thats my opinion. the interuption cost him all concentration and the match.

now he can rest, so the loss ist not so bad in way of his health
 
Rafa Nadal Foundation

Rafa's girlfriend Maria Francisca (aka Xisca), who is the Director of Strategy and Institutional Relations of the Rafa Nadal Foundation, is currently in Anantapur, India. She attended the inauguration of two hard surface tennis courts at the Nadal Educational & Tennis School (NETS).







The Nadal Educational & Tennis School (NETS) is part of the Anantapur Sports Academy that was founded by RTD in 2002.

The Anantapur Sports Academy (ASA) website: ¤¤ The Rural Development Trust (RDT)* established the Tennis program in partnership with Rafa Nadal Foundation in 2010, with a focus on the education and holistic development of young children.

The centre, named as Nadal Educational & Tennis School (NETS), is housed at the Anantapur Sports Village (ASV). The program was initiated for both Boys & Girls in 2010 with 90 children. Currently, the total number of participants at NETS is 226 (78 Girls and 148 Boys).
NETS cater to both boys and girls in the U-6 to U-16 age categories. Sessions are run twice, daily in the morning and evening from Monday to Saturday. The children are divided into groups depending upon their age category as well as level of play. They are provided with Tennis equipment and clothing including rackets, balls, drill equipment and stringing machine, as well as state of the art Tennis infrastructure including five floodlit clay courts and a practice wall. The programs are planned and continually monitored by the NETS coordinator with help of coaches. Moreover, the coaching staff is internally trained by RDT. ¤¤

*The Rural Development Trust (RDT), also known as Fundación Vicente Ferrer (FVF) in Spain, has worked in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for nearly half a century. The elderly woman in the pictures above is Anna Ferrer, the widow of Spanish missionary Vicente Ferrer. She is currently President of Vicente Ferrer Foundation Spain and Executive Director of Vicente Ferrer Foundation India. She is responsible for setting the organization’s strategy and coordinating the management team that oversees the organization’s numerous projects. [Source: VFF FB]


Rafa inaugurated the Educational & Sports School, now called the Nadal Educational & Tennis School (NETS), in October 2010 and it has been funded by his foundation:


(y)
Maria Francisca handed the trophy to the winner of the girls U14 singles and U16 doubles title of the All India Tennis Association (ATA) National Series tournament held at the Nadal Educational & Tennis School (NETS) in Anantapur, India:

http://instagr.am/p/BudbGhcH42X/
Xisca is pictured speaking at a tournament-related event:

Via RN Foundation

Xisca and Rafa are a perfect match!
:)
 
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