ТОП 10 в теннисе
- Roger Federer (11,350)
- Novak Djokovic (8,310)
- Rafael Nadal (7,440)
- Andy Murray (7,255)
- Juan Martin Del Potro (6,275)
- Nikolay Davydenko (5,290)
- Robin Soderling (3,905)
- Andy Roddick (3,720)
- Marin Cilic (2,970)
- Fernando Gonzalez (2,925)
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Thursday, June 1, 2006
This is my fifth post! I have been reading some of your comments and you have been telling me this is a post, not a blog. Thanks for that.
I want to start again with breakfast. I said yesterday that breakfast was expensive. Paris is an expensive city. But I found out that the hotel is only charging us half price so I have to apologize and thank them for that. I think it's because we have a group deal. I've been saying that I've been having breakfast but I haven't told you what I eat. Today I had a big bowl of cereal with milk and some bread and butter. To drink I had an orange juice and another orange juice.
When I went to the site today it was a pretty sunny day and we were expecting a better day than we've had in the past, but it turned out to be one of the worst days. As many of you know my match, which was scheduled third or fourth from 11 on Suzanne Lenglen court, was canceled. So you may ask what I do all day? I had a warm-up hit with another player and then you wait and wait and wait till it's your turn to play. Unfortunately my turn did not come today.
Vince Spadea's father sings opera in the ATP officeI went to the ATP office a few times. It was funny because the father of Vince Spadea was there and so was the coach of Youzhny - Boris. Spadea's father used to be an opera singer. So the guy started singing opera in the ATP office. It was great; it was funny. To prove it they took a picture so you can see for yourself. Spadea's father is on the left with his hands. I hope next time I have a video recorder. That was the fun part of the day.
But today was one of the worst days I've ever had. Not because of the weather but because as my match was getting closer to going on court (this was before I knew it would be canceled) I suddenly realized that the strings I normally use were not in my racquet. For those of you who know tennis you realize that if you put different string in your racquet it is a disaster. In practice I didn't know what was happening. The balls were going one meter from where I wanted.
With my manager Carlos CostaI'm not sure what went wrong but I think they may have sent the wrong strings - which were much thinner - from the factory. When I realized I was very nervous and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to play. Carlos Costa my manager managed to find me the string I normally use and I managed to get three racquets strung. I normally would go on court with five or six racquets, but three would have allowed me to play. So I'm still looking for more of my real string. Believe me guys I was very scared. It's the first time that this has happened to me... and it happens at Roland Garros!
I've been reading some of your comments about my blog on one of the web pages. Believe me, it is me doing it. I'm not physically writing it, I don't have the skills to write so fast. But I talk to someone from the ATP and he types it in English. My team and I have been talking about doing a blog since January or February. We thought the best time to do it was during Roland Garros. It is me doing it and I enjoy it.
Transportation back to the hotelSome of you have asked me to do a flog - a photo blog. So here you go... I got someone to take a few pictures of me today. Here they are: me in the ATP office, me at transportation, me at the hotel.
Also, people have asked me about my diet. I don't have a special diet but obviously I have to take care with what I eat. I eat pasta, meat and pizza. One thing I don't like is tomato. Even with pasta I prefer to have it without tomato. Also, I don't like cheese. Some people tell me I will like it when I get older but for the moment I don't like it.
Anyway, tomorrow morning I will go to the site very early. I have a 9 am pickup downstairs. I am playing second after 11. So I will get to the site early, do my warm-up practice then get ready for the match. Then do my normal warm-up: get my racquets ready, check the strings and the grips, get dressed for the match and get the last advice from my coach and uncle, Toni.
We will see how it goes and thank you very much again to everybody.
Remember to visit by home page www.rafaelnadal.com
- Подпись автора
Осень опять надевается с рукавов,
Электризует волосы - ворот узок.
Мальчик мой, я надеюсь, что ты здоров
И бережёшься слишком больших нагрузок.
Мир кладёт тебе в книги душистых слов,
А в динамики - новых музык.
Город после лета стоит худым,
Зябким, как в семь утра после вечеринки.
Ничего не движется, даже дым.
Только птицы под небом плавают, как чаинки,
И прохожий смеется паром, уже седым.
В ролевой-Дмитрий Т.,Андрей Ч.,Анна Ч.,Новак Дж.,Настя М.,мама АнИ,Алена Б.,Доминика Ц.,Вика А.,Ксю,Крис А.,Флавия П.,Андрей П.