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pedro94

Rookie
I think skipping Shanghai is the best option for Rafa for two reasons:
1) Laver Cup, Paris-Bercy and WTF are all indoor tournaments so he can get in the groove of playing indoors without switching to different conditions.
2) He wouldn't have to travel out of Europe at all. Travelling can take a lot of energy out of you (especially Asia which is a +6 time-zone from Spain), and After USO all Rafa needs is a lot of rest.

Play Laver Cup at a leisurely pace (it's an exhibition after all) to get a taste of indoor conditions. Laver Cup finishes 22nd September, meaning he'll have over a month of rest until Paris-Bercy starts on 28th October. Enjoy the wedding, sober-up, recuperate, hit an indoor practice court, win that elusive Paris-Bercy title for some top-notch indoor match practice before WTF, then finally get that elusive WTF title! VAMOS RAFA!!! :cool:
 

Rabin

Semi-Pro
I just hope he doesn't think he has to get the WTF. Selfish probably, but I don't give a fig about that title, even if it is a gap in his career. I just want him to win the AO and I'm worried he'll hurt his chances by going all out on the indoor courts.

Is anyone else a little weirded out that Moya is revealing so much about Rafa's physical state? Yeah, everyone could see he was exhausted, but do they have to telegraph to his opponents that a five setter after a relatively short tournament (walkover and mostly three set matches) took him to the brink? I still despise Toni for constantly blabbing to the press about sh** no one has any business knowing, this just feels too familiar. You never hear the Fed or Djokovic camp go out there and talk about this stuff.
 

Azure

Legend
I just hope he doesn't think he has to get the WTF. Selfish probably, but I don't give a fig about that title, even if it is a gap in his career. I just want him to win the AO and I'm worried he'll hurt his chances by going all out on the indoor courts.

Is anyone else a little weirded out that Moya is revealing so much about Rafa's physical state? Yeah, everyone could see he was exhausted, but do they have to telegraph to his opponents that a five setter after a relatively short tournament (walkover and mostly three set matches) took him to the brink? I still despise Toni for constantly blabbing to the press about sh** no one has any business knowing, this just feels too familiar. You never hear the Fed or Djokovic camp go out there and talk about this stuff.
A WTF will certainly add to his resume. I don't despise that tournament just because Rafa hasn't won it. Yes it is perhaps overrated but to have that also is a nice accomplishment. That said, I want him to go all out at the AO. No question about that.

As for the camp, well who knows, may be they just are blabbermouths lol.
 

Raphael Nadal

Professional
I don't think its a bad idea for Moya to say Rafa was exhausted and cramping.
Actually Rafa had visible cramping during one of his other matches, so Rafa's cramps weren't as bad in the Final.....
Anyway I don't think Medvedev will want to go 5 sets with Rafa again anytime soon.
Rafa did no harm to his reputation, as he WON the almost 5hr match, beating a guy 10 years younger......and it was on hardcourt of all places!
Imagine trying to beat Rafa next year at Roland Garros, when you can't even beat him at the US Open :)
 

haqq777

Legend
Hi guys,

Maybe someone can help me out here.

I am trying to find the exact time in Rafa's final at USO 19 when these two things happened:

1) Camera showed Mery asking the crowd to cheer for Rafa when it was clear Rafa needed the crowd's energy. Was sometime in 5th set I am sure.

2) Rafa, after winning the point, sat down for a few seconds on his toes all quite, seemingly trying to gather enough energy to get back in it all, and getting himself mentally together (it was in the 4th set maybe towards the end?). Surreal moment for me.

I would gladly watch the whole match again but don't have access to full match anymore unfortunately.

I know some of you would know exactly the moments I am talking about.

Thanks guys!
 

haqq777

Legend
Hi guys,

Maybe someone can help me out here.

I am trying to find the exact time in Rafa's final at USO 19 when these two things happened:

1) Camera showed Mery asking the crowd to cheer for Rafa when it was clear Rafa needed the crowd's energy. Was sometime in 5th set I am sure.

2) Rafa, after winning the point, sat down for a few seconds on his toes all quite, seemingly trying to gather enough energy to get back in it all, and getting himself mentally together (it was in the 4th set maybe towards the end?). Surreal moment for me.

I would gladly watch the whole match again but don't have access to full match anymore unfortunately.

I know some of you would know exactly the moments I am talking about.

Thanks guys!
Well, I got the first one. Still looking for the second.

 

zep

Hall of Fame
I just hope he doesn't think he has to get the WTF. Selfish probably, but I don't give a fig about that title, even if it is a gap in his career. I just want him to win the AO and I'm worried he'll hurt his chances by going all out on the indoor courts.

Is anyone else a little weirded out that Moya is revealing so much about Rafa's physical state? Yeah, everyone could see he was exhausted, but do they have to telegraph to his opponents that a five setter after a relatively short tournament (walkover and mostly three set matches) took him to the brink? I still despise Toni for constantly blabbing to the press about sh** no one has any business knowing, this just feels too familiar. You never hear the Fed or Djokovic camp go out there and talk about this stuff.
Completely agree. Nadal's team, especially Moya talks too much to the press. Maybe because Moya is an ex top player and he likes the attention, IDK but he is constantly talking about his tactics, improvements, physical state and whatnot. I hate it!
 

clayqueen

G.O.A.T.
Completely agree. Nadal's team, especially Moya talks too much to the press. Maybe because Moya is an ex top player and he likes the attention, IDK but he is constantly talking about his tactics, improvements, physical state and whatnot. I hate it!
I think he is trying to show that Rafa's current success is due to him and not what Toni did.
 

haqq777

Legend
Hi guys,

Maybe someone can help me out here.

I am trying to find the exact time in Rafa's final at USO 19 when these two things happened:

1) Camera showed Mery asking the crowd to cheer for Rafa when it was clear Rafa needed the crowd's energy. Was sometime in 5th set I am sure.

2) Rafa, after winning the point, sat down for a few seconds on his toes all quite, seemingly trying to gather enough energy to get back in it all, and getting himself mentally together (it was in the 4th set maybe towards the end?). Surreal moment for me.

I would gladly watch the whole match again but don't have access to full match anymore unfortunately.

I know some of you would know exactly the moments I am talking about.

Thanks guys!
Well, I got the first one. Still looking for the second.

Got the second one as well. Was the fifth set (not 4th, I don't know why I thought it was 4th).


These two moments in the match stood out to me a lot.

For first one, his team knew he was suffering and running on fumes and so they were doing whatever they could to help him. Xisca, who I have never seen interacting with the crowd, knew Rafa needed help so she went out of her comfort zone it seemed and asked crowd for help as well. His whole box was definitely suffering, you could tell.

And two was when Rafa won that long exchange and was exhausted beyond belief but willed himself to go on. He lost that game but was a break up and ultimately won because of that grit and never die attitude.

Love it!
 

K-H

Hall of Fame
Got the second one as well. Was the fifth set (not 4th, I don't know why I thought it was 4th).


These two moments in the match stood out to me a lot.

For first one, his team knew he was suffering and running on fumes and so they were doing whatever they could to help him. Xisca, who I have never seen interacting with the crowd, knew Rafa needed help so she went out of her comfort zone it seemed and asked crowd for help as well. His whole box was definitely suffering, you could tell.

And two was when Rafa won that long exchange and was exhausted beyond belief but willed himself to go on. He lost that game but was a break up and ultimately won because of that grit and never die attitude.

Love it!
That second one when he was crouched down was deep
Never seen him like that
Don't know how he finished the match from that point...
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
I think he is trying to show that Rafa's current success is due to him and not what Toni did.
I don't think Moya is trying to "show" something. He has really been a great addition to the team. Rafa himself said that Moya brought positive energy to the team.
Reuters, Sept. 2017: ¤¤ World number one Rafa Nadal says the addition of compatriot Carlos Moya to his coaching team has added freshness and positive energy to the Spaniard’s training routine.
Moya, a former world number one, joined Nadal's team to work with his uncle Toni Nadal last December and has helped revitalise the 31-year-old's career.
"Carlos has been a great support. He came with excitement and also the belief that with a few things, I could improve my results. And it has helped," Nadal told Spanish newspaper El Espanol.
"It has been a breath of fresh air, positive energy. We have changed the way we practice and for Toni it has been also good." ¤¤

(y) to Carlos Moya!
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Completely agree. Nadal's team, especially Moya talks too much to the press. Maybe because Moya is an ex top player and he likes the attention, IDK but he is constantly talking about his tactics, improvements, physical state and whatnot. I hate it!
I like it, because I got information from him. I hate imaginary/false stories uninformed writers are creating.
 

K-H

Hall of Fame
USO 2013 Final


Them two are worlds away from being similar.

The first one he just won the set and was so pumped. The emotion he put in that first pumping, man I felt pumped after that

That second picture he was gone, showed nothing. Just dropped with no emotion. I thought the legs were going to give in around that point...
 

pedro94

Rookie
https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1176549/Rafael-Nadal-US-Open-Shanghai-Masters-Laver-Cup

“Anyway, to decide the calendar I have to wait to see how my body evolves. “The immediate thing is to play the Laver Cup (September 20-22), which is planned. The next thing I do not know.
“Priority objectives from here at the end of the year and also with a view to the next one. It will be one or the other depending on those objectives.
The Masters in Asia is still yet to be decided. The Masters in Paris-Bercy is what I have fixed.”
 

kevaninho

Hall of Fame
I want a push from Rafa for the WTF. I think he has a good chance as any if Djokovic especially, is out of sorts.

The AO will almost be a lock for Djokovic IMO again, or possibly Medvedev could go a step further.
Theres plenty of time between the WTF and Australia anyway, so theres nothing to worry about there.
 

vernonbc

Legend
1) Camera showed Mery asking the crowd to cheer for Rafa when it was clear Rafa needed the crowd's energy. Was sometime in 5th set I am sure.
I'm not positive because my brain is still fried from enduring that match but I don't think Mery was asking the crowd to cheer Rafa on to give him energy, I think it was when the umpire had given Rafa a time violation and the crowd was booing and Mery was asking for more jeers. :p A VBer was at the match sitting right next to Rafa's box and he said they were incensed when Rafa got the penalty. His mom got Meribel to sit down and stop yelling but Mery was a little further away and she kept on with the booing for a wee bit longer. :D I love how she gets so intense at his matches. :)
 

vernonbc

Legend

Moya: 'It's Rafa's Biggest Victory Since I Joined His Team'

Coaches Francis Roig, Carlos Moya gauge Nadal's US Open triumph

[snip]
“These are matches that can change history,” coach Francis Roig told ATPTour.com following the epic win. “We have already been through these types of matches and [on Sunday] we had to win. I think history owed us this one, and we accomplished this feat.”
[snip]
“You don't know how many opportunities like those he’ll have. Rafa is always seeking them out, though, and he tries to make the most of them at this point in his career. But it’s clear that losing a Grand Slam final hurts,” said fellow coach Carlos Moya, who was on hand to witness his pupil fight off multiple break points and a hard-charging Medvedev in dramatic fashion down the stretch. “It's amazing what Rafa has achieved. He’s won majors in three sets. He’s lost them in five. But he’s always right there battling until the end, and he has this uncanny ability to pull through in difficult circumstances. He’s proven that once again.”

On paper, the final looked intriguing but lacked the allure of an enticing showdown between Nadal and the likes of Djokovic or Federer. On court at Arthur Ashe stadium, however, the encounter produced similar fireworks and resulted in one of the most emotionally charged, enthralling matches of Nadal’s career.

“In terms of excitement and emotion, it’s Rafa’s biggest victory since I joined his team,” Moya confessed. “The last four Grand Slam finals that I’ve been a part of, some were difficult to endure and others, not as much so. But this is definitely the most significant, especially when you take into consideration factors like the speed of the surface.”

As fierce and intense as his matches against familiar foes Djokovic and Federer have been, the pressure is even greater and stakes are higher, according to Roig, when it’s a different opponent standing across the court and in the way of another Grand Slam championship.

“Our level of euphoria is determined by the amount of theatrics involved during and surrounding a match,” said Roig, who has been in Nadal’s corner since nearly the start of his career. “Whenever Federer and Djokovic are out of the equation and Rafa is labeled the outright favourite, the pressure rises even higher and that only complicates matters.

“This was a match we couldn’t afford to lose. Medvedev had the kind of summer that made it hard to imagine him losing. They battled on equal terms and even as Rafa lifted his game, you could see the effects that was having on his body. The tension was at an all-time high and we saw no areas of weakness for Rafa to exploit. But that’s what makes Rafa such a great competitor: he always seems to find a way. It was an epic match.”

And if both coaches can agree on something, it’s that their charge saved his best for the final match of the two-week tournament.

“It was such an exciting match with so many possible outcomes. I wasn’t sitting comfortably at any time throughout the five sets,” Moya said. “We saw so many aspects of Rafa’s game, and he played his best match of the tournament. We knew going into the match it wouldn’t be easy and we were aware of what his opponent was capable of doing so we weren’t surprised by how things played out.”

For Roig, Nadal’s true colors ultimately showed in the fourth and fifth sets when he was forced to dig deep in order to pull through.

“Rafa really shines in the face of adversity,” the coach said. “He unleashes everything in his arsenal when it matters most. In those final sets, he hit even harder and more precisely. His groundstrokes were on target, and he found another gear in order to win.”

Roig’s final point is a familiar storyline in Nadal’s distinguished career.
 

vernonbc

Legend
Thanks for the translation GennySS. :)

[B]Genny SS[/B] @[B]genny_ss[/B]
See this thread for an extended summary of this radio interview to one of Rafa's best friends: Tomeu Salva. [I've enjoyed it quite a lot, as he provides us with a few gems about their longtime friendship, and thus thought you all may enjoy it, too]


Tomeu 1st met Rafa at 8. Tomeu found himself having to play Rafa, who was already champion of Mallorca, in R2 of his 1st ever tournament at Tennis Manacor, where Toni was in charge of the school. Rafa won 6-0, 6-0. Tomeu realized Rafa played tennis so well & as he also wanted to,
he asked Rafa's mom if Rafa could stay to sleep in his house that night. They started to meet every week & was the beginning of a great friendship. They went to different schools, but were close. They were so-so students. At 14 Tomeu & Rafa were offered a grant to move to BCN.
Rafa declined it because he wanted to stay in Manacor w/his family, while Tomeu went to BCN. They separated paths then, but were in permanent touch, so that the friendship continued. He played tennis till he was almost 22, as his tennis was a bit stuck, his ranking was low and
he couldn't cope too well mentally w/it all. He went back to Manacor & didn't play tennis for about a year. After that he started to train & travel to some tournaments with Rafa, who was already Top-10, and played doubles together at several tournaments.
After some time, he was offered to work for the Balearic Federation. He then stopped playing professionally and devoted his time to teaching tennis, which he loves. He's still doing that, but now at the RNA.
Tomeu says Rafa keeps on being the same as always, acting and behaving as naturally as he always did. He says he knows Rafa very well. A simple look or gesture is enough to know what he thinks or how he feels. He says Rafa phoned him as soon as he arrived in Mallorca yesterday.
They met at the RNA, where Rafa usually spends a lot of hours, and told him he was dead tired. He hadn't slept and had the understandable low moment after such intense, stressful and emotional 3 weeks in NY.
Tomeu is asked what they do in a typical day when they want to relax. Both have the same hobbies: golf & fishing. He says Rafa loves playing golf and is very good at it (current handicap 1.5). Then, as soon as the sea allows him to do it, Rafa loves to go fishing w/his boat,
which according to Tomeu is Rafa's true home and where he invites those who are in a close relationship with him. That's where Rafa feels really calm and relaxed & where he evades from everything. He's also asked if they can go to the cinema w/o being bothered.
Tomeu says they indeed can in Manacor, as they've always lived there, everybody knows Rafa since he was a child & he's treated as anyone in the village. He says Rafa goes to the grocery shop next to his house or to have dinner in a restaurant and nobody bothers him.
It's not the case if they go to Palma, though. But in Manacor, Porto-Cristo and surroundings, Rafa can move really freely, that's why he loves Mallorca so much, as he's able to be with friends & family and lead an utterly normal life.
Whenever Real Madrid plays, Rafa plans his day/schedule to be able to watch the match, be it when he's on tour or in Mallorca. If he's in Mallorca, he always meets his family (dad & uncles) & friends [Tomeu's fan of Barça, tho] to watch the match. It's a very familiar moment.
Finally, Tomeu says that today Rafa will be resting (no boat as weather/sea isn't good these days), but tomorrow they'll meet to celebrate the USO win, as he considers it's important to celebrate it to give it the proper value.
 

Rafa24

Hall of Fame
Got the second one as well. Was the fifth set (not 4th, I don't know why I thought it was 4th).


These two moments in the match stood out to me a lot.

For first one, his team knew he was suffering and running on fumes and so they were doing whatever they could to help him. Xisca, who I have never seen interacting with the crowd, knew Rafa needed help so she went out of her comfort zone it seemed and asked crowd for help as well. His whole box was definitely suffering, you could tell.

And two was when Rafa won that long exchange and was exhausted beyond belief but willed himself to go on. He lost that game but was a break up and ultimately won because of that grit and never die attitude.

Love it!
in that moment in the picture i thought he was going to celebrate and i think he was so tired he just sat there and gathered himself for a second.

i also loved when xisca was chanting rafa rafa rafa when the crowd did. Was awesome to see.:)
 

zep

Hall of Fame
in that moment in the picture i thought he was going to celebrate and i think he was so tired he just sat there and gathered himself for a second.

i also loved when xisca was chanting rafa rafa rafa when the crowd did. Was awesome to see.:)
I thought he was cramping. There was something definitely wrong with him after that point. He needed some time to gather himself.
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
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malbaker86

Hall of Fame
Huge difference between those 2 moments though. The first one is similar to what he does quite regularly, which is being really pumped up and doing the 'lawnmower'.
The moment this past Sunday was completely different, he just sat there in crouched position with no movement for a second, no lawnmower or anything, just exhausted.
Right. I wanna say the first one was after he won the set or when he came back from 0-40 to save (basically the set and match) and won the game. The second one, as you said, was pure exhaustion and the game wasn't even over with yet.
 

Sephiroth

Professional
A tough 5 set win is definitely more satisfying and memorable than a 3 set blowout. If Rafa had won it in 3, which he should have, it would not have felt so epic. But I never wish for a 5 set thriller before the match. These matches take a toll on his body. Rafa was hobbling after the trophy presentation. A match like this on hard court can take him out for months.
I meant I wished for a 5 set thriller when medvedev won the 3rd set, at that point the the dude looked like he wanted to fight and play some ball lol so I thought you know what let's have a good show otherwise it was looking like a dud.
 

haqq777

Legend
I'm not positive because my brain is still fried from enduring that match but I don't think Mery was asking the crowd to cheer Rafa on to give him energy, I think it was when the umpire had given Rafa a time violation and the crowd was booing and Mery was asking for more jeers. :p A VBer was at the match sitting right next to Rafa's box and he said they were incensed when Rafa got the penalty. His mom got Meribel to sit down and stop yelling but Mery was a little further away and she kept on with the booing for a wee bit longer. :D I love how she gets so intense at his matches. :)
I know exactly what you are talking about but it was a different point though. Rafa got a time violation at 40-AD in his first service game of 5th set. Because of that he lost his first serve. He somehow managed to bring score back to deuce. That is when Mery was trying to get the crowd to boo who were booing Ali Nilli, as well as cheering for Rafa after that magnificent point.

I took a quick photo with my phone with score showing.



I know exactly what you mean by brain being fried. I'm still on a high after 3 days lol.
 

Raphael Nadal

Professional
I want a push from Rafa for the WTF. I think he has a good chance as any if Djokovic especially, is out of sorts.

The AO will almost be a lock for Djokovic IMO again, or possibly Medvedev could go a step further.
Theres plenty of time between the WTF and Australia anyway, so theres nothing to worry about there.
Djokovic couldn't even finish the US Open and now the AO is a lock? :)
Also, Rafa will be twice as good at next year's AO, because he hardly trained for this year's AO, couldn't practice his defense after ankle surgery-
"......because of the things that happened to me in terms of surgery, then what happened in Abu Dhabi, I was not able to work that much the defensive game."
 
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irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
He should only play Bercy and win the WTF in London.
Joker is done this season.
Nadal will end the season as number 1 for the fifth time, equalling Connors, Federer and Djokovic.

Rest and prepare to win his second Australian Open.
Djokovic, even if he is somehow play there, he will not be 100% recuperated and Federer is too old now to endure the rigor of a Grand Slam tournament.
Nole said today he is hoping to be fit for Asia.....Anyway I don’t want to see Rafa before Paris - plenty of rest before AO - needs to mind the body more than ever now....
 

vernonbc

Legend
Finally, some info about the wedding from what is apparently a credible source instead of the Spanish tabloids. Woot! The dress sounds amazing. :D


Ultima Hora reports today that THE wedding dress is being made by the internationally famous Barcelona firm Rosa Clará where their best seamstresses have been working for months on the dress, which is well on its way to completion.

The article says:

'The bride of the year will wear a made-to-measure haute couture gown that is romantic in style, classic, very well constructed and finished, which has been specially designed for her very much in accordance with her discreet, elegant style. It is not an easy task to dress a bride when every little detail will be minutely observed by the whole world, and so the internationally famous Spanish firm have put their best professionals to work on what will without any doubt be one of their great designs. You do not see the luxury in haute couture, it is just there. That is to say that far from there being huge bows, excessive embroidery and exaggerated voluminosity, the beauty lies in a perfect cut, a fabric of exceptional quality and seams handsewn stitch by stitch at personal fittings on the bride.'

It adds that some of the family will also be dressed in gowns by Rosa Clará.

It also says the wedding ceremony will take place at 12 midday on 19 Oct.

'The religious ceremony, which will be celebrated in the Fortalesa d’Albercuix (Pollença), is to be followed by a lunch then a party and a more informal supper that will enable the dancing to go on well into the wee small hours. Because of that the family have decided to occupy all of the various houses on the property. The preparations are being carried out by a company specializing in the organisation of elite events which goes out of its way to preserve confidentiality.'
 

Cupcake

Rookie
I thought he was cramping. There was something definitely wrong with him after that point. He needed some time to gather himself.
Totally agree. If you watch that clip, just before he drops down, he appears to not have full control of his legs - there is a 'catch' of some sort. I also thought cramps.
 

vernonbc

Legend
That was so epic! I love Xisca and his sister Maria.:love:

And all of the rest of his family! They have always been there for Rafa!
'Xisca' is a name the gossip rags made up. Nobody actually calls her that. Her name is Maria Francisca and Rafa calls her Mery. His sister is also Maria but everybody calls her Maribel. There are too many Marias in Spain. :laughing:

His family is amazing but one thing I have noticed is that after the initial celebration when he wins, while the rest of the gang are still high-fiving and whooping it up, Mery is watching Rafa closely. She's looking at him down on the court as if to make sure that he's ok and her attention is all on him. It's so sweet. :love:
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Finally, some info about the wedding from what is apparently a credible source instead of the Spanish tabloids. Woot! The dress sounds amazing. :D


Ultima Hora reports today that THE wedding dress is being made by the internationally famous Barcelona firm Rosa Clará where their best seamstresses have been working for months on the dress, which is well on its way to completion.

The article says:

'The bride of the year will wear a made-to-measure haute couture gown that is romantic in style, classic, very well constructed and finished, which has been specially designed for her very much in accordance with her discreet, elegant style. It is not an easy task to dress a bride when every little detail will be minutely observed by the whole world, and so the internationally famous Spanish firm have put their best professionals to work on what will without any doubt be one of their great designs. You do not see the luxury in haute couture, it is just there. That is to say that far from there being huge bows, excessive embroidery and exaggerated voluminosity, the beauty lies in a perfect cut, a fabric of exceptional quality and seams handsewn stitch by stitch at personal fittings on the bride.'

It adds that some of the family will also be dressed in gowns by Rosa Clará.

It also says the wedding ceremony will take place at 12 midday on 19 Oct.

'The religious ceremony, which will be celebrated in the Fortalesa d’Albercuix (Pollença), is to be followed by a lunch then a party and a more informal supper that will enable the dancing to go on well into the wee small hours. Because of that the family have decided to occupy all of the various houses on the property. The preparations are being carried out by a company specializing in the organisation of elite events which goes out of its way to preserve confidentiality.'
This came also from Ultima Hora:
:)
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Rafa & Charity

News1, Sept.13, 2019:

¤¤ Rafa Nadal and Tiger Woods come together to ask for help for Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Rafael Nadal He touched the sky last Sunday. The balearic won the US Open after an epic final before Daniil Medvedev and it's already just one Grand Slam of the 20 of Roger Federer.
But that happiness does not prevent him from worrying about what happens around him. The Manacor [Rafa] has decided to join an initiative of his good friend Tiger Woods and of the singer Justin Timberlake to create the ‘ONE Bahamas Fund’, Raising money to finance the reconstruction of the island after the hurricane Dorian.

Nadal posted a message on his Instagram account on Thursday thanking all the people who are collaborating with the ‘One Bahamas’ initiative: “Bahamas needs you! Thanks for your help!"

The founding partners of the fund they will put six million dollars and donations received by the public will be matched dollar for dollar with the objective of raising a minimum of 12 million For any kind of help.

We remember that the hurricane Dorian, category 5, crossed the Bahamas a few days ago causing huge damage, in what has been the “most intense” meteorological phenomenon that has taken place in the Caribbean. ¤¤


http://instagr.am/p/B2UJhNTBEwc/
(y) to Rafa
 
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