Марат Сафин

Мария Шарапова

Дмитрий Турсунов

Женский теннис

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  • 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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2007-05-20 13:41:14
Blueberry написал(а):

Friday, June 2, 2006

Hi again everybody,

First of all I'd like to thank all of you who are reading my blog and want to let you know that you can now post your comments on my web site, www.rafaelnadal.com

I had my usual breakfast of cereal with milk and bread and butter this morning but no cola cao, which for those of you who don't know is a chocolate drink that everyone in Spain has for breakfast. A lot of you have been asking why I haven't been drinking cola cao and the reason is because I can't get it here in Paris. I had to be ready for a 9 o'clock pick up at the hotel so I had to be up a little earlier than usual.

I went to the site and practiced with an Argentine player Juan Martin del Potro, I have a picture of me hitting a backhand that my trainer Juanan took. Uncle Toni is in the background giving me the last advice before the match. After the warm-up I rushed to the locker room. Today I was playing on court Suzanne Lenglen and the main locker room is in Philippe Chatrier stadium, so even though matches hadn't started there were still a lot of people on the grounds and it was a bit difficult to move between the court and the locker room.
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Today I defeated American Kevin Kim and I can say that I felt comfortable playing and I think I played good, which gives me some more confidence. I still don't think I am at the best of my game and there are some things I can still improve which will help with my rhythm and confidence.

You may not know but there is a rule that says we must do our press conference no more than 30 minutes after the match, but I find it difficult to be ready. First you have to make it back through the people to the locker room and taking the tape off your feet and ankles can take more time than you think. I ask the ATP trainer to put tape around both my ankles to protect against rolling them.

The press conference On top of that I also had to do a promotion for the ATP Magazine DEUCE, where I took a photo with Kim Clijsters. I really like Kim a lot, she is very nice and she makes fun of me with my English - in a nice way. So when they asked me to take a picture with a WTA player I suggested Kim because she is really, really nice.
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After taking the picture I rushed into the press conference where the normal procedure is to first answer questions from the written media and then also do radio interviews, which take a long time. And then depending on the day and which round you also do television interviews. Today I did Spanish television and a couple of foreign televisions after the radio interviews. At the press conference I was asked whether I had my strings today and I said 'Yes, thank God!' It shows that the media is reading my blog, which is good.

Oh, I almost forgot, I did a promotion for ESPN television - they are doing a profile on me. I know the cameraman because he travels to a lot of the Masters Series events, so that always makes it easier. Hi Matt! I also watched a little bit of Moya's match, he lost, which doesn't make very happy. I didn't have a chance to see him after his match because I had left already but we exchanged message on the phone.

I finished my match at about 2pm but it was around 4.30 pm before I had done everything and could finally leave for the hotel, where I did my normal stretching and got a massage. I just stayed in my room before dinner.

People think my life is very glamorous, particularly here in Paris, but it's not always so. Tonight there is a big IMG party where there will be lots of glamorous models but with a 10am pickup in the morning to go to the site I won't be able to go to the party, I need the sleep. My manager Carlos Costa who works for IMG will be going, but he has told his wife, so that's okay!

Tomorrow will be a special post because it will be my 20th birthday. I hope to have some pictures to show you.

Rafa

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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.

2007-05-20 13:45:37
Blueberry написал(а):

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Hi everyone,

Here I am again on a very special day. As you know today it was my 20th birthday. That means I am no longer a teenager!!! Not sure if that's good or bad.
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Well, it was a special day: My birthday and a very difficult match. I knew it was going to be difficult and therefore I was a bit nervous before the match. To play a French player at home is never easy and on top of that Paul-Henri plays great tennis as everyone has seen. Sometimes people think it is easy for us, but believe me it is very difficult.

Today as I mentioned to you yesterday, I got a 10 am pick up at the hotel and we headed again for the site. Being Saturday morning, the traffic to get to the site was much better and that means that in 15 minutes we were there.
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People are very nice with me and a lot of them knew it was my birthday so from the driver who took us to the site, the people at the security at the tournament and everyone that works there gave us the good morning with a big smile and a happy birthday. So the first thing I want to say is thanks to all of you who have been sending me messages in any way.

Coming to my day, as you can imagine, 5 hours of today were taken by a match. I am playing too many of these, right? In Rome over 5 hours and today nearly 5 hours... With days like this the day goes fast.

In the locker room right after the match. I was very tired.I warmed up again with Martin del Potro. For those of you who don't know him, he is a very tall Argentinean player that plays really good. I think he is over 1m 90. You will hear that name in the future. He left today to Buenos Aires so I am changing tomorrow to another partner to hit with.

I took things easy today and stayed most of the time in the locker room. You want to stay calm and quiet before such an important match and therefore I only went upstairs to get some food.

I am not going to talk about the match since some of you have seen it on TV (or in the stadium) and also the media is giving reports of it. Right after the match I was very tired and I have a picture there to prove it. It was getting late and they told me that I had to go somewhere before going to press. It happened to be a surprise and they gave me a cake (it was pretty good although I don't know what was it) and some champagne. The tournament people, ATP and ITF had prepared all the photographers and TVs there to take pictures of it.

My uncle Toni and his wife and daughter were there as well. Toni came close to me and put the cake on my face. Thank God it was a hard one and it did not stay. The funny thing was that the candles where like rockets and I got pretty scared since the fire was pretty big. We all drank some of the champagne and ate the cake with the media and organizers. This is very nice of them and I want to thank them. Last year my birthday was also in this tournament and I remember that Pau Gasol brought in the cake into the press conference room. I still remember it.

Spanish journalists gave me a present today. Thanks Guys!So we got pretty late to the press conference. I think it was around 9.30 pm. I have also sent a picture they took of me at the press conference and another one with the t-shirt that the Spanish journalists gave me as a present.

Guys, thank you very much for the t-shirt and for all the time you follow me. We have to take a picture of all of you and post it here also so that people see your faces.

After the press conference, I think it was 10 pm or so, we went to the transport office to get a car to take us back to the hotel. It was already dark and when we passed the Eiffel Tower, I took a picture of it. It is really nice at night with all the lights illuminating it.
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I went for dinner with (From left to right); Benito from the ATP, me, Giorgio also from the ATP, Vittorio same, Juanan my trainer, Alex Corretja, and this with the big face, Albert Molina who works with Carlos Costa my manager and the one who took the picture.Apparently my team had booked a table at a very nice restaurant in Paris to celebrate the birthday but since it was so late they had to cancel it (I was also very tired) and we decided to go to the pizzeria we have been going to these days. I ate some fried gambas with rice and some grilled fish (loup in French).

Carlos Costa took a picture of the group. You will recognise there also is Alex Corretja who came with us since he is also staying at the same hotel. We talked about the match, about funny stories on tour such as old matches, surprise results in the past, the World Cup and other things.

Anyway, I am going to leave you guys since I am writing this after dinner, it is late and I still have to get a short massage. Tomorrow I am going late to the tournament to get a light practice around 2 pm.

See you all tomorrow.

Rafa

Oh, I have one more photo for you. The one taken yesterday of me with Kim Clijsters to promote the new issue of the ATP Magazine DEUCE. I hope you are enjoying all the photos.
http://s.foto.radikal.ru/0705/59/ff5d63ca8b4e.jpg

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.

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