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MichaelNadal

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Doesnt matter. If Rafa is fit he will smoke Djokovic at all 4 Majors. Took Djokovic 4 hours to beat Nadal on one foot last time they met. Before that foot went it was 5-0. Surface does not make that much of a difference.
If Rafa is fit he will dominate next season.
Stop the trolling lol
I know it's your thing but no one even needs him to do all that. He's got 20 slams, without ridiculous propaganda. He could never win another match and he's firmly in the GOAT convo.
 

goldengate14

Professional
Stop the trolling lol
I know it's your thing but no one even needs him to do all that. He's got 20 slams, without ridiculous propaganda. He could never win another match and he's firmly in the GOAT convo.
Where did i say he needs to do anything? Im happy if he retires today. He has achieved all i want him to. I am in no doubt history will view him as Goat due to the golden slam and 13 FOs.
my point is given how abysmal he tour is now if he gets fit i see no reason why he could not win at least 2 majors next season. However im not fussed if he does or doesnt as the moment he won Roland Garros 2020 he sealed the deal.
 

vernonbc

Legend
Nadal: "Entrenar sin el objetivo de ser mejor no tiene sentido"
https://www.sport.es/es/noticias/tenis/ ... o-12306364


Nadal: "It doesn't make sense to practise without the goal of being better"

The Mallorcan tennis player was taking part in the inauguration of a conference on innovation, technology and education



Rafa Nadal was in conversation with the president of Telefónica | EFE

This Tuesday in Madrid, Rafael Nadal said he thought it "vital" to have objectives because not fixing goals to keep on improving made things "much more difficult".

In a conversation with the president of Telefónica, José María Álvarez-Pallete, during the inauguration of the international conference on innovation and technology in education "enlightED 2021 Hybrid Edition" presided over by King Felipe VI, the Spanish tennis star reflected on how he motivates himself to keep aiming for new challenges

35-year-old Nadal emphasised that he faces "each day eager and enthusiastic to learn" and that it was essential for him to practise "with the aim of improving something". He said the motivation to improve was what kept you an elite athlete: "It really helps you a lot mentally, to be alert and active. I don't understand life any other way. Practising for practising's sake, without the aim of improving, even though you don't succeed, makes no sense, it's boring."

Nadal focused his intervention on the values he holds important in life and in sport, and the role of education in present day society: "You always achieve something with effort, dedication and humility: you improve, make progress."

He highlighted the relevance that always having the same team around him has had in his career as an athlete: "A relationship of trust is established that allows them to say things with total freedom. Having people around me who are willing to tell me things as they see them, without thinking how or when they should say them to me is one of the best decisions I have been able to take in my career."

Although (in reply to a question from King Felipe) Nadal admitted that modern technology had gained importance in training methods, he warned that "without passion, effort and people around you that help you", it's difficut to achieve your goals".

He also stressed the need to be self-critical and "admit when you make mistakes without looking for excuses". Nadal, who has always been an example of humility and effort, said he never wanted to be anybody's model, but just to follow his own path.


THE RAFA NADAL FOUNDATION'S ALTRUISTIC WORK

He also spoke about his Foundation, which celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, and of the "satisfaction" it gives him to be able to help 900 needy families.

The very solidary Nadal said he was grateful for the life he had lived and wanted to return what society had given him: "I have been very lucky to be born where I was born and that life has smiled on me in every respect. It's only fair to have to give back something to society. The people that life smiles on have the obligation to be examples to society," he maintained.

 

octobrina10

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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 sports cente/academy hosts an ITF Seniors S200 tournament this week.
Carlos Moya plays singles and doubles. He and his doubles partner won their R1 match.


Vamos Carlo Moya!
Carlos Moya won the seniors 30-plus doubles title in the ITF Seniors S200 tournament held at Rafa's sports cente/academy this week!

Vamosss Carlos Moya!
 

octobrina10

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Rafa's Health

In spring, Rafa visited a military medical centre in Palma that vaccinated athletes, coaches and others who were expected to attend the Tokyo Olympics. I assume, he got vaccinated then. He has confirmed he is vaccinated. This photo was taken in spring, but it was posted on Instagram on Friday:


Via IG

Carlos Moya got his first dose of a 2-dose vaccine at the same military medical centre in May:
Post #28,653:
https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/nadal-news-2-0.496732/page-574#post-15315561

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octobrina10

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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

Tennis Channel and Alize Lim, a French tennis player and the host of Tennis Channel's series titled 'Academy Life', visited Rafa's academy last week (ending 24th October). The series introduces viewers to tennis academies across Europe. It premiered on Tennis Channel in the middle of October. They filmed a new episode of the series at Rafa's academy.
http://instagr.am/p/CVbSGkrjFbR/
 

octobrina10

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octobrina10

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Rafa Nadal Foundation

Rafa's mother Ana Maria Parera and wife Maria Francisca received the "Premio Directiva" award from Spain's WOMAN magazine and SPORT newspaper for their outstanding work as the president and director of Rafa's foundation, respectively. The "Women and Sport Awards" ceremony was held in Barcelona on Monday.




 

octobrina10

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Rafa Nadal Foundation

Rafa's mother Ana Maria Parera and wife Maria Francisca received the "Premio Directiva" award from Spain's WOMAN magazine and SPORT newspaper for their outstanding work as the president and director of Rafa's foundation, respectively. The "Women and Sport Awards" ceremony was held in Barcelona on Monday.



http://instagr.am/p/CV0PtloN6x7/
More pictures:

Rafa's mother was accompanied by his sister Maribel, his wife didn't attend the awards ceremony:



http://instagr.am/p/CV0PtloN6x7/
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octobrina10

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Rafa & Sponsor - KIA

Rafa praises his new electric car: "Movement that inspires":



Screenshot

Rafa became Kia's brand ambassador for Spain in 2004 and its global brand ambassador in 2006. Last year, Kia extended its partnership deal with Rafa for five more years and increased its donation to his foundation. Kia is also the official car provider of his sports centre/academy.
:)
 
Just found the pictures of Tatel where I had dinner in 2018 when I went to the Madrid Open.






I was there this June, great restaurant, food, service and decoration was top notch, I actually did not plan to visit it, we stumbled upon it by pure accident while walking around the Salamanca neighborhood before realizing "wait a minute, this is one of Rafa's restaurants!!". lol
 

octobrina10

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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

The oldest active ITF player fulfilled his dream. :love:

Rafa's academy tweeted: "Leonid Stanislavskyi is 97 years old and holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest ITF player in the world. His dream was to visit the Rafa Nadal Academy and meet Rafael Nadal.
Dream fulfilled!" :love: (Translated from Spanish via Google)

They played a "match".


 
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MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The RN Academy is part of the RN Sports Centre

The oldest active ITF player fulfilled his dream. :love:

Rafa's academy tweeted: "Leonid Stanislavskyi is 97 years old and holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest ITF player in the world. His dream was to visit the Rafa Nadal Academy and meet Rafael Nadal.
Dream fulfilled!" :love: (Translated from Spanish via Google)

They played a "match".


Love Rafa's kit.
 

octobrina10

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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 sports centre/academy will host a children's tournament - the International Masters of Kinder Joy of moving Tennis Trophy - from 1st to 9th November 2021.
"Kinder Joy of moving" is an international Ferrero Group project that aims to bring joy of movement into the life of children. Ferrero Group is an Italian manufacturer of chocolate and confectionery products.
The project website: ¤¤ The Kinder Joy of moving Tennis Trophy 2021: the international tournament that makes kids grow is… more than a trophy!
The Kinder Joy of moving Tennis Trophy is now in its fifth edition.
Dedicated to kids born between 2009 and 2012 will see, also for this edition, the participation of 13 countries. Young tennis players will meet in over 150 local tournaments, to have fun together in the name of friendship, sharing and fair play, towards the International Master that will be held in November at the Rafa Nadal Sports Center.¤¤
http://instagr.am/p/CVpFvezDQ-F/ (y)
 
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octobrina10

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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

The oldest active ITF player fulfilled his dream. :love:

Rafa's academy tweeted: "Leonid Stanislavskyi is 97 years old and holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest ITF player in the world. His dream was to visit the Rafa Nadal Academy and meet Rafael Nadal.
Dream fulfilled!" :love: (Translated from Spanish via Google)

They played a "match".


:love:
 

octobrina10

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Rafa & Sponsor - Babolat

Rafa attended the opening of the Tennis-Point store, selling Babolat racquets, in Paris today:


http://instagr.am/p/CVv0jqYAd-z/
When asked about his health, Rafa said: "I practice for an hour and a half a day. There are positive days and negative days, but more positive days.
My plan is to play in Abu Dhabi, a tournament before the Australian Openi in January, then the Australian Open. I'm working really hard to reach my goal. I'm positive. I don't know when I'll be back, but I'm trying to make it possible." (Source: TennisActu.Translated from French via Google)
The exhibition in Abu Dhabi will take place from December 16 to 18.
Vamos Rafa!
 
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octobrina10

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octobrina10

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RTVE Deportes (a Spanish radio) and Mundo Deportivo (a Spanish nationwide daily sports newspaper) say that Rafa is going to play two tournaments - the exhibition in Abu Dhabi and one more - before the Australian Open:



Vamos Rafa!
FRANCE 24 also says that Rafa is going to play 2 tournaments before the Australian Open:

¤¤ Nadal targets Australian Open warm-up return in December

Paris (AFP): ¤¤ Rafael Nadal, who has been out with a foot injury since losing in the semi-finals of the French Open, said on Monday (1st November, at the Babolat event in Paris) that he wants to return in December in Abu Dhabi, as he targets the Australian Open in January.

"My plan is to play Abu Dhabi in December and then in a tournament before Australia and then the Australian Open. That's my goal," the Spaniard said at a sponsor event in Paris. "We're working hard to make it happen."

Nadal won the Australian Open in 2009 and has lost in the final four times since then.
The 35-year-old Spaniard could face a weakened field as uncertainty swirls around the Covid-19 rules for players coming into Melbourne for the first Grand Slam of next year which runs from January 17-30 in Melbourne.
World number one Novak Djokovic said on Sunday he would make his mind up about whether he defends his title when an official decision is made regarding players and vaccinations.

Nadal hopes to be there.

"I don't know exactly when I'll be back," he said on Monday.
"But I can say that my goal is to try to come back to Abu Dhabi in December, and then, of course, for the start of the new season in January."
"The injury in my foot still needs to get a little better, but I'm already training almost an hour and a half a day so that's positive. Some days are better than others, but I'm starting to have a lot more positive days than negative ones. So I'm on the right track," he said.
"I'm training, I'm feeling better. I'm back on the court," he said.

In early September, Nadal announced that he had undergone treatment on his left foot that would keep him "away from the courts for several weeks".
He suffers from Muller-Weiss syndrome, a degenerative disease that causes a deformity of one of the bones in the central part of the foot. ¤¤
 
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octobrina10

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FRANCE 24 also says that Rafa is going to play 2 tournaments before the Australian Open:

¤¤ Nadal targets Australian Open warm-up return in December

Paris (AFP): ¤¤ Rafael Nadal, who has been out with a foot injury since losing in the semi-finals of the French Open, said on Monday (1st November, at the Babolat event in Paris) that he wants to return in December in Abu Dhabi, as he targets the Australian Open in January.

"My plan is to play Abu Dhabi in December and then in a tournament before Australia and then the Australian Open. That's my goal," the Spaniard said at a sponsor event in Paris. "We're working hard to make it happen."

Nadal won the Australian Open in 2009 and has lost in the final four times since then.
The 35-year-old Spaniard could face a weakened field as uncertainty swirls around the Covid-19 rules for players coming into Melbourne for the first Grand Slam of next year which runs from January 17-30 in Melbourne.
World number one Novak Djokovic said on Sunday he would make his mind up about whether he defends his title when an official decision is made regarding players and vaccinations.

Nadal hopes to be there.

"I don't know exactly when I'll be back," he said on Monday.
"But I can say that my goal is to try to come back to Abu Dhabi in December, and then, of course, for the start of the new season in January."
"The injury in my foot still needs to get a little better, but I'm already training almost an hour and a half a day so that's positive. Some days are better than others, but I'm starting to have a lot more positive days than negative ones. So I'm on the right track," he said.
"I'm training, I'm feeling better. I'm back on the court," he said.

In early September, Nadal announced that he had undergone treatment on his left foot that would keep him "away from the courts for several weeks".
He suffers from Muller-Weiss syndrome, a degenerative disease that causes a deformity of one of the bones in the central part of the foot. ¤¤
Yes, Rafa says he wants to play a tournament between the Abu Dhabi exhibition and the Australian Open, but he doesn't know yet, which one:


Vamos Rafa!
 

octobrina10

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octobrina10

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Practice in Mallorca

November 2, 2021

Rafa has mainly practiced indoors after undergoing treatment of foot pain related to a congenital anomaly of a tarsal bone in the left foot. He took a break from tennis after undergoing the treatment on September 13 and returned to the practice courts around October 9. He has been seen practice outdoors only a few times since then. He said in Paris yesterday that he has practiced for an hour and a half a day.

This morning's practice session:
http://instagr.am/p/CVxkMl5FUgy/
http://instagr.am/p/CVyAlaRg8Bo/
 
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octobrina10

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Award

COPE Baleares (a radio station in the Balearic Islands; Mallorca is the largest of the B.Islands) has decided to award Rafa the "Premio Popular de Honor" award for transcending his sport, being an example for the young people, helping his community and thus being a great 'ambassador' of Mallorca in the world. The 42th edition of the COPE Baleares Awards ceremony will take place on November 29.



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octobrina10

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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/sports centre was included in Mallorca's delegation participating in the World Travel Market London 2021 with an aim to promote the island as a perfect destination to practice sports and train all year round, at both professional and amateur levels.

On Tuesday evening, the Council of Mallorca hosted an event for 120 guests, mostly journalists, at the Sky Garden in London. Joan Suasi (in the centre in the first Instagram picture and on the far left in the second picture), who is responsible for the tournaments held at the sports centre, took part in the roundtable discussion and talked about the work the academy/sports centre does to attract sport tourists throughout the year.
http://instagr.am/p/CV0tj2Qjr80/ (y) to Rafa's sports centre/academy!
 

octobrina10

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Rafa & Sponsor - KIA

Rafa received a new electric car from Kia two weeks ago. Kia organized the car handover event on the indoor tennis court of Rafa's academy. Today, Kia released one more video from the event:


Post #29,796
https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/nadal-news-2-0.496732/page-596#post-15826450

Rafa became Kia's brand ambassador for Spain in 2004 and its global brand ambassador in 2006. Last year, Kia extended its partnership deal with Rafa for five more years and increased its donation to his foundation. Kia is also the official car provider of his sports centre/academy.
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octobrina10

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Rafa & Sponsor - Banco Santander

Rafa attended a Banco Santander event on Thursday evening:


Victor Matarranz (pictured with Rafa) is the Senior Executive Vice President of Banco Santander.

http://instagr.am/p/CV5_6JlDcfH/ http://instagr.am/p/CV34D74grPQ/
Banco Santander (Santander Bank) is a Spanish multinational bank. It's Spain's largest and Europe's 4th largest bank. At the end of 2019, Rafa signed an agreement with Banco Santander's to become its 'long-term' ambassador. Besides being Rafa's sponsor, Banco Santander also supports Rafa's academy and his foundation.
:)
 

octobrina10

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Relaxing Time

Rafa went to El Gamonal restaurant in Marbella, a coastal city in southern Spain, on Saturday night. It's a family restaurant. The owners wrote on Instagram that they were very happy to have Rafa as their guest at their restaurant.

Pictured with owners of the restaurant (Click the forward icon to see both pictures):
http://instagr.am/p/CV-wYzlNd6R/ Rafa is a restaurant entrepreneur, that's probably the reason he visited the restaurant kitchen. :)

With a DJ who was hired for an event held at the restaurant:
http://instagr.am/p/CV-CTrQMDxI/
There is no info available about why he travelled to Marbella. Maybe it's a business trip? This summer, the investment company owned by two Spanish businessmen and Rafa (33%), bought 50,000 square meters of land in Marbella to build luxury single-family villas on. The land is situated next to the estate of the Abu Dhabi royal family. Post #29,697:
https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/nadal-news-2-0.496732/page-594#post-15796363
:)
 
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