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octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Practice in Mallorca

January 7, 2021

Roberto Bautista Agut has arrived in Mallorca to practice with Rafa. They are going to practice for 3 days.





 
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octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The RN Academy is part of the RN Sports Centre

It's well known that Rafa and a lot of his relatives are football fans. The president of La Liga, Javier Tebas, went to visit Rafa's sports centre/academy this week. La Liga is men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system and is contested by 20 teams, including Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.


Javier Tebas with Rafa's sister, who works at the marketing department of the sports centre/academy and is a Real Madrid fan:

Via RNA IG


:)
 
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octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Exhibition Event in Adelaide

Planned for January 29, 2021

The top 3 ATP and WTA players & their teams & practice partners (50 people in total) will arrive directly in Adelaide from overseas and will be quarantined in Adelaide. On January 29, after the 14-day quarantine period, they will play an exhibition event before heading to Melbourne to play pre-AO tournaments at Melbourne Park.

Tennis Channel tweeted today: “Every single day you wake up there’s a different set of issues.”

Let's see, what the future brings. :)
 
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irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
Anyone know exactly who will be in Rafa's team flying out to Adelaide? I presume Moya? Anyone else? Can Moya leave the room and go to practice with him?

Is Rafa's wife going over? I presume she can't leave room? Or does anyone know?

Thanks
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Madrid is paralysed by first heavy SNOW in fifty years: Army is called in to save drivers in Spanish capital that usually only has a sprinkling of snowflakes every year
  • At least 1,000 motorists in Madrid had been rescued by soldiers this morning after unprecedented snowfall
  • Both the M-30 and M-40 motorways near the Spanish capital have been brought to a standstill by the snow
  • Ten regions were put on red alert and people were advised to stay in their homes because of Storm Filomena
  • Madrid's Barajas Airport was forced to close last night and all bus services in Madrid have been suspended

 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Madrid is paralysed by first heavy SNOW in fifty years: Army is called in to save drivers in Spanish capital that usually only has a sprinkling of snowflakes every year
  • At least 1,000 motorists in Madrid had been rescued by soldiers this morning after unprecedented snowfall
  • Both the M-30 and M-40 motorways near the Spanish capital have been brought to a standstill by the snow
  • Ten regions were put on red alert and people were advised to stay in their homes because of Storm Filomena
  • Madrid's Barajas Airport was forced to close last night and all bus services in Madrid have been suspended

I hope Spain's airports will be open when Rafa wants to travel to Australia. :)
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Do you know when he's planning to go to Australia?
According to MARCA (for Dec.29), Rafa was planning to travel to Melbourne on January 12. Yesterday, the AO organisers changed the destination of his flight to Adelaide and now I don't know when he starts his journey.
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The RN Academy is part of the RN Sports Centre

Translated via Google:
RNA: "The 2021 tennis season begins in Spain! Tomorrow [Jan.3], the Rafa Nadal Academy kicks off the first of the five ITF tournaments by LG [sponsored by LG, a distributor of electronic products] that will be held at our facilities in Manacor [from Jan.3 to Feb.7]! VAMOS!!"

(y) to Rafa's academy!
The first of five ITF tournaments (men's & women's) taking place at Rafa's sports centre/academy between January 3 and February 7 ended today. Rafa is pictured with the champion:


:)
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The RN Academy is part of the RN Sports Centre

It's pretty cold in Mallorca. Rafa and Maria Francisca were dressed warmly to watch the afternoon session of the ITF tournament taking place at the sports centre/academy:

Translated via Google:
RNA: "Are you also a fan of the afternoon sessions? We are really enjoying the ITF tournament at the Rafa Nadal Academy!"
Rafa


:)
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
ATP Cup in Australia

According to MARCA, a Spanish national daily sport newspaper, the Spanish ATP Cup team will be captained by Pepe Vendrell, the coach of Roberto Bautista. Last year, it was captained by Rafa's coach Francisco Roig.


Vamos Spain!
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Exhibition Event in Adelaide
Australian Open 2021


According to MARCA, Marc Lopez will be Rafa's practice partner during the 14-day quarantine in Adelaide. They'll fly to Adelaide from Dubai in the middle of this week:


Last month, Rafa and Jannik Sinner agreed to practice together in Melbourne in the first week of the quarantine. I have no info on whether or not Sinner will travel to Adelaide.

 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
I have no info on whether or not Sinner will travel to Adelaide.
Update:

"Sinner will not travel to Adelaide with Rafa, who will travel with his great friend Marc Lopez. Rafa and Marc will share the practice court like many times before, knowing each other for years and playing the doubles tournaments since Doha 2009... Nadal should have trained with Jannik Sinner in the Melbourne quarantine's opening week before the organizers decided to change plans and send the world's leading players to Adelaide instead."

https://tennisuptodate.com/atp/rafael-nadal-replaces-jannik-sinner-with-marc-lopez
 

irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
Exhibition Event in Adelaide

The Rafa Team is on their way to Australia. Rafa'a PR manager Benito Pérez-Barbadillo posted a photo taken at Doha airport on Wednesday evening, saying: "Getting closer to the destination and goal...Vamos!!!"



http://instagr.am/p/CJ_xDKTgGF6/

Vamos the Rafa Team!
Exciting! This sounds sad but I just want him to arrive safe and sound without Covid...As sad as this sounds I need AO to happen and see Rafa play - life is kinda crap right now with everything going on!
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Exhibition Event in Adelaide

The Rafa Team is on their way to Australia. Rafa'a PR manager Benito Pérez-Barbadillo posted a photo taken at Doha airport on Wednesday evening, saying: "Getting closer to the destination and goal...Vamos!!!"



http://instagr.am/p/CJ_xDKTgGF6/

Vamos the Rafa Team!
It's crazy how far ahead of the main draw starting, they have to be there. He's going to be in Australian for over a month
 

irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
It's crazy how far ahead of the main draw starting, they have to be there. He's going to be in Australian for over a month
Going to be interesting to see what affect quarantine/length of time in Australia has on players - maybe it makes zero difference and Nole wins AO as usual - not sure....In a way though it might be good for players energy/mood to be able to be in place and live normally/freely and with crowds (post quarantine I mean)....I certainly wouldn’t mind getting out of Europe for a few weeks!
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The RN Academy is part of the RN Sports Centre

Rafa's sports centre/academy will host a new international junior tennis tournament, titled the 12 & Under Festival, from 15th – 20th November 2021.

Tennis Europe, January 14, 2021 (excerpts): ¤¤ Tennis Europe and Rafa Nadal Academy to stage new 12 & Under event.

Designed to celebrate and reward the best-performing players of the Tennis Europe Junior Tour’s youngest age category, the 12 & Under Festival will be an invitational event for national squads of European boys and girls.
Tennis Europe President Ivo Kaderka said, "This event is incredibly special for us, and is sure to be a highlight of the season for some of our most promising 12 & Under players. I would like to thank the Spanish Tennis Federation and the Rafa Nadal Academy for their cooperation, and we look forward to working together to provide these young talents with a unique tournament experience at an inspirational venue."¤¤




(y)to Rafa's sports centre/academy!
 
Yesterday, Rafa, ND & Thiem traveled together to Adelaide in a direct flight chartered by TA from BCN. Rafa's traveling w/ Roig, Maymo, Costa & Benito. They've already undergone 1st PCR & are confined in their rooms waiting for results to start training
The article also mentions that Rafa will practice with Sinner & Marc, while Thiem will do it with Dennis Novak and Djokovic with Krajinovic
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Exhibition Event in Adelaide

MARCA, a Spanish national daily sport newspaper, posted a few photos of the Majestic M Suites hotel, where Rafa is staying. All suites have a fully equipped kitchen. So, Rafa has the opportunity to cook - that's one of his favourite things to do. :)

The main entrance of the hotel:


A suite with a kitchen:




A laundry:


The sleeping place & bathroom:




:)
 
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