RG: Telegraph Blog Q&A 7


Hello everyone,

The most important thing for me now is to know I am in the second week of Roland Garros. It is always important since the second week is the decisive week and to be here means you are in the final rounds. It is funny how much a tournament changes.

Now there are very few players and the juniors start their competition. So that Players area is very different, completely different. I like this feeling but it is true that you feel the pressure, same as always, nothing new, that you are on the final week.

Speak to you guys tomorrow,



Rafa Nadal Q&A, May 30
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Q. Will you visit India (Mumbai) ever? Your fans are really waiting ... I know your schedule is very tough, but please try to come, will you??? Vaammooos Rafa, we love you allot champ! Tanvee (India)

RN: I would love to go and play again in India, for sure one day. For the moment it is difficult since the schedule is very tight in tennis.

Q. Do your fans ask more interesting and fun questions than the reporters in your press conferences? Atchariya

RN. hahahahaha. Sometimes or maybe I should say most of the times? Just kidding.....

Q. Hola Rafa! Como estas? I'm a massive fan and I'm extremely happy you got through the last match without any major faults. My question is ... how long did it take you to learn English? I've been learning Spanish for 4 years now and I'm nowhere near as good as you! And was learning English hard? Good Luck and I'll be cheering you on! (Georgina J, London)

RN. Muy been gracias. I have been learning English on the road since I started when I was 15 so it is a slow process but making some progress. Now I think I am much more comfortable with my English, However it is difficult, still, when I speak about something that is not tennis.

Q. Hi I was wondering Rafa, since the US open, your fast serve you had has not been used so much. Is this due to a shoulder or wrist problem? As I feel it helped you win the US open and would help with all the Slams, I cant understand why you have stopped serving so fast. It would certainly help with Novak. Good luck for the French Open, I'm a big fan. Husain, Cape Town South Africa

RN. NO, I didn't have any shoulder or wrist problems. I am also looking for that serve ... but in any case here on clay is not as important although the balls here are pretty fast.

Q. Hi Rafa,

My family and I love you very much and wish you all the best for the French Open! We have confidence you'll win your 6th trophy in Paris. My question is: there are three Rafaels in your family your grandfather, uncle and yourself. What do your family call you at home? Do your parents call you Rafa or Rafael?

With lots of love always.


RN. Yes, my grand father and my uncle are also named Rafael Nadal! My parents call me Rafael but with the Mallorcan accent it could also be Rafel.

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