Menacing is good when you are playing a sport where the head is part of it. Not that it probably matters though. I think Nadal prefers to play in sleeveless and nike pushed him to wear sleeves because they can sell more regular shirts than sleeveless.I believe Rafa looks more menacing with sleeves. Sleeveless was fun for a couple years, but it's time to put them back in the cupboard.
Don't love it to be honest, but the whole "Cheater!!!" narrative is tiring. On the one hand, Rafa absolutely does do this to control the rhythm of the match, but he's not exactly wrong about waiting for people to sit/for the crowd noise to die down either. He did it way before the fifth set, too, but of course that's the only one everyone is complaining about. Maybe we should commend him for giving the haters something to cling toFellow Rafa fans, what do you guys think of the situation of Rafa asking Medvedev to wait for him to be prepared for the return? Do you feel Rafa is in the wrong?
I don't know manHe will do it and he will match with 5 Year - End No1 Connors, Federer and Djokovic.
Novak can only gain points from Tokyo. He was runner-up in Paris and WTF. Unless he wins both Paris and WTF, I think Nadal is most likely to be the Year-End No1 for 2019.I don't know man
He probably wants to rest a lot these next few months. He's got a wedding as well
He's playing the laver cup as well which will only tire him and he'll gain no points
Meanwhile I think djokovic is playing tokyo
Nadal has a very good chance if he remains healthy but if he only plays 2 more events (Paris and WTF) then it will be very close. Djokovic is 2000 points behind Nadal now. That's a significant gap but his schedule is Tokyo, Shanghai, Paris, WTF. That's 4000 points in total and he is very good at these tournaments. It's unlikely that he will win everything but it's quite possible that he racks up ~3000 points. In that case, Nadal will need to win 1000+ points.Novak can only gain points from Tokyo. He was runner-up in Paris and WTF. Unless he wins both Paris and WTF, I think Nadal is most likely to be the Year-End No1 for 2019.
29-1 in his last 30 matches.Since Madrid Masters Nadal only lost once to Fed this summer.
In Madrid he lost to Tsitsipas which marked his first season since 2004 without winning a single tournament in a year until then. Since this loss his results have been:
Rome - W (def. Djokovic)
RG - W (def. Thiem)
Wimbledon - SFs (only loss this Summer to Federer)
Toronto - W (def. Medvedev)
USO - W (def. Medvedev)
"With my age and with my goals, I cannot lose energy or time to follow the number one. I need to think about my career in a different way. For me, my main goal is play as long as possible and being competitive.Did Rafa mention anything about chasing for the Year-End No1? I hope he becomes the Year-End No1 after all the difficult times in late 2018 and early 2019.