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octobrina10

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Relaxing Time

After playing tennis in the early morning, Rafa travelled to Alcanada Golf Club situated in the north of Mallorca, where he is participating in the individual Balearic Golf Championship for professionals taking place from July 20 to 22. Rafa is an amateur golfer, but his handicap allows him to compete with professionals.

Rafa has previously participated in the tournament. In 2020, he finished tied for 6th place overall and tied for 2nd place among amateurs. In 2021, he was in 6th place after 2 days played, but he didn’t play on the 3rd day (the last) of the tournament.



Vamos Rafa!
Rafa is tied for 14th place overall (pros & amateurs) among 39 golfers after the 2nd day of the championship. The tournament will end on Friday.






Photos via Fed. Balear de Golf FB

Vamos Rafa!
 

octobrina10

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octobrina10

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Relaxing Time

Rafa was spotted at Sebastián Yatra’s concert at Antiguo Aquapark of Calvia (located in the southwestern part of Mallorca) on Thursday night.

Pictured with journalist Esteban Mercer:

Source: http://instagr.am/p/CgSXiB-MMtF/

Rafa with the same journalist at the "Los40 Music Awards" gala in Mallorca in Nov. 2021 (post #29,872):
https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/nadal-news-2-0.496732/page-598#post-15870912


:)
Rafa was accompanied by his wife and sister:




Sebastián Yatra News tweeted: "Rafael Nadal is enjoying the Dharma Tour [S.Yatra's concert tour] in Mallorca." (Translated from Spanish via Google.)


Rafa with Sebastián Yatra (next to Rafa), Rafa's wife, sister, cousins and friends:

Via Sebastian Yatra IG

:)
 
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clayqueen

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octobrina10

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Practice in Mallorca

July 22, 2022

It’s very hot in Mallorca. That’s obviously the reason Rafa decided to practice in the evening.

I edited my initial comment. I deleted the 1st tweet I posted earlier (because the latter was already posted by another poster) and added this:


Today was the final day of the Balearic Golf Championship. Rafa didn’t play.

 
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clayqueen

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Don’t know why Rafa seems so much at ease on HC these days even more than clay
Rafa was always at ease on hardcourts, just circumstances prevented his success. He's had a lot of bad luck with injury at the AO. When he swept the clay season and went deep at Wimbledon, his knee was usually spent by the time the USO came along. He beat Federer in Miami in 2004 as a 17 year old, the first time he played against him. Rafa has more Canadian Open titles than Roger, Murray and Djokovic and more USO titles than Murray and Djokovic and only one less than Roger. Non of the Big 4 has ever dominated Rafa on hardcourt in the same way that Rafa has dominated them on clay.
 
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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

Tiger Woods, who is vacationing with his family in Mallorca, is visiting Rafa’s academy.


Saturday, T.Woods and his son were seen playing golf at the Son Quint club located on the outskirts of Palma, the capital of Mallorca.

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Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
Rafa was always at ease on hardcourts, just circumstances prevented his success. He's had a lot of bad luck with injury at the AO. When he swept the clay season and went deep at Wimbledon, his knee was usually spent by the time the USO came along. He beat Federer in Miami in 2004 as a 17 year old, the first time he played against him. Rafa has more Canadian Open titles than Roger, Murray and Djokovic and more USO titles than Murray and Djokovic and only one less than Roger. Non of the Big 4 has ever dominated Rafa on hardcourt in the same way that Rafa has dominated them on clay.
His knee hasn't been a problem for him since 2009. Most of his USO losses were attributed to fatigue as a result of a difficult and grueling season or broken confidence. And also often times being dealt very tough draws which take a lot out of him physically. 2018 USO being one example where he played against in-form competitors including Thiem, Khachanov, and Del Potro.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
His knee hasn't been a problem for him since 2009. Most of his USO losses were attributed to fatigue as a result of a difficult and grueling season or broken confidence. And also often times being dealt very tough draws which take a lot out of him physically. 2018 USO being one example where he played against in-form competitors including Thiem, Khachanov, and Del Potro.
It's so weird how they quit bothering him LOL
 

clayqueen

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His knee hasn't been a problem for him since 2009. Most of his USO losses were attributed to fatigue as a result of a difficult and grueling season or broken confidence. And also often times being dealt very tough draws which take a lot out of him physically. 2018 USO being one example where he played against in-form competitors including Thiem, Khachanov, and Del Potro.
A tendinitis problem in 2009 kept him out of the Wimbledon Championships. He missed the 2012 US Open and 2013 Australian Open due to Hoffa's syndrome in his left knee.
22 Aug 2021


US Open Tennis 2018

Rafael Nadal forced to retire from US Open semi-final with knee injury
Juan Martín del Potro through after taking first two sets 7-6, 6-2
Spaniard began to struggle with knee problem in second set

"The break we had because of the quarantine was good for my knees, but not for my foot," said Nadal.
 
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octobrina10

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It's so weird how they quit bothering him LOL
There is nothing weird about it. In 2010, Rafa underwent PRP treatment on his left knee twice (April & July) and his right knee once (July). He also underwent PRP treatment on his left knee during his 7-month injury layoff in 2012-2013. At the end of 2013, he underwent stem cell therapy on his left knee.
 
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octobrina10

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Rafa's knee-doctor has even treated Spain's King Juan Carlos (currently the ex-king).
By the way, Dr. Eduardo Anitua mentioned (& pictured with Spain's King Felipe VI) in the same article is Rafa's dentist. Rafa is in good hands. :)

@MichaelNadal
 

octobrina10

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JustMy2Cents

Hall of Fame
Rafa's pic in an exhibition of Men's fashion in Victoria and Albert museum, London [in the section: Undressed, a study of the male form]:laughing:
Presented over three rooms – Undressed, a study of the male form; Overdressed, a celebration of peacocking and decadence; and Redressed, a tracing of the suit’s origins and various reimaginings – Fashioning Masculinities boasts treasures at every turn
 

ElChivoEspañol

Professional
Do we hypothesize that perhaps this is the reason he got that abdominal tear?

Back in 2010 when he was serving bombs it was the shoulder, no?

Curious to see his second serve numbers in Canada, this is something I'm sure has been discussed with his team.
 

intrepidish

Hall of Fame
Do we hypothesize that perhaps this is the reason he got that abdominal tear?

Back in 2010 when he was serving bombs it was the shoulder, no?

Curious to see his second serve numbers in Canada, this is something I'm sure has been discussed with his team.
I wouldn't say the abdominal tear has much to do with faster second serves. Things like this happen when someone is coming back from an injury or layoff and going at it hard in general, like in 2009 too. Just one of those things.
 
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