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3/01/2011Rafaholics ™


Latest Headlines including Two Translated articles from the Davis Cup presser today. Also another article on a Belgian Good Morning show that played a "joke" on Rafa while he was sleeping passing off as he was his mother Ana Maria... not very nice Belgians.. not nice at all! 

Rafael Nadal: "Belgium has sensational players"
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The world tennis number one Rafael Nadal, said today that the Belgian team of Davis Cup, Spain's next opponents in this competition, "has impressive players" to make "difficult" to pass the next round.

In a press conference that was offered today by the Spanish team in the Belgian city of Charleroi, where the tie will be played between Friday and next Sunday, Nadal said he's was completely recovered from muscle injury.

"If I'm here is because I am physically 100%," said the Majorcan tennis player, who's also said it was "very motivated to play a game against a great opponent in Belgium as an important competition."

Asked about the possibility of having to play two matches in just three days after his injury, Nadal said he is "training hard" since his arrival in Belgium on Sunday, adding that if the captain of the team decides to play the first match individual Friday, will "best possible".

The Spanish team captain, Albert Costa, who did not want to move every meeting held since it decided to take into account your performance in training before the weekend.

Costa also said he was "very proud" to be working with Nadal, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco, and thanked his effort to travel to Belgium "to the schedule so tight that they have."

For his part, Ferrer, who has just recovered from injury, said he is "very confident" that they feel "better in every training session," and noted that "never" had begun a year playing a round of Davis.

About Belgian team, Nadal said he has "great players", noted the difficulty of playing at home and said that if the Spaniards are not one hundred percent, "will be almost impossible to beat them."

The world number one said that two Belgian players most likely to play singles matches - Olivier Rochus (ATP 114) and Xavier Malisse (ATP 45) - "have an awesome talent, a lot easier to play tennis and be difficult" .

The two players' are worst in the ranking of your game accounts, "said Nadal, who said that the veteran Malisse" has suffered many injuries and bad luck, but has capacity to produce large bumps and play all surfaces .

Rochus, meanwhile, is "more of those for the circuit, and having had a more appropriate physical," his career would have been very different because one is talking tennísticament Players, "said Nadal.

The Mallorcan tennis recalled a meeting held with youth Rochus "long", where the Belgian won over him "very easily" with a double 6-1.

Nadal added that for him "not a number one priority was" the world circuit, but "to get the best every tournament and become more competitive."

On the track Spiroudome pavilion, where the match will be played, said the conditions "are very fast," although he added that the balls are a bit slower "than normal.

"I'll tell you (the track) like or not like Sunday or Monday," quipped Nadal, who said that "we will do our best to have the best adaptation to the terrain.

In line with the Belgian team, the Spanish tennis player Marc Lopez, who help in training their colleagues, said he expected a court "very quickly".

In Spain, "the benefits to be much slower," Lopez said in a press conference. 


A Belgian radio announcer annoys Rafael Nadal while sleeping

Right now the cream of the cream of Spanish tennis is in Charleroi, Belgium warming up before the start of the first round of Davis Cup. And who is the cream of the cream of Spanish tennis? Do not you know? There could be none other than David Ferrer, Fernando Verdasco, Feliciano Lopez and Rafael Nadal. They are handsome and international ... But it is certainly more international Rafa Nadal.

And that is why the alarm program 'Good Morning' from 'Radio Contact' wanted to talk to him by all means, but in a way, say, peculiar. One of the presenters of the program tried to contact the Spanish player, and did so by calling the hotel I was staying at seven in the morning, talking in perfect Spanish, and pretending to be her mother!

And got to talk to him, but not caught him at a good time. "We are on the radio in Belgium," said the announcer. "I'm sleeping," replied the player. Worse announcer ignored the words of Rafa, and continued talking with him. "We are delighted to have you in our program!" He said super excited. "I was also very happy sleeping, if you do not feel bad," he said good Rafa.

He does not sit well that call that had been masquerading as her mother. The announcer tried to downplay the issue, invited him to come in person to the program. But he politely declined the offer saying: "I'm here to play and train with a schedule that will not let me go anywhere."

And despite Nadal failed to appear in person on your radio, the announcer was more excited than a girl with a lollipop, [I like this!] because when Rafa Nadal hung up the phone could not think of anything to say: "I can not believe, I have spoken with Rafa Nadal! " 


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