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Дмитрий Турсунов

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2007-05-20 13:50:28
Blueberry написал(а):

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Hi again.

I'm writing this blog a little earlier than usual because I had the chance to get back to the hotel at a reasonable time today. As you all know it was a day off for me, or I should say it was a day without a match as there is always a lot to do such as practice and recuperating from the long match with Mathieu.

My day actually started last night - as you know we got back from my birthday dinner pretty late, probably around 1 am. Then I got a massage in the room and I fell to sleep on the table. Juanan didn't want to wake me up so he just left me there. I woke up in the middle of the night and realized what had happened. Luckily for me I didn't fall off the table and I just put myself into bed.

I woke up pretty late today and had to get a very light breakfast in my room as the time for breakfast in the restaurant had closed. I had a pick-up today at 1 pm and on my way downstairs there was a journalist from Mallorca who I know very well and I did a short interview for his radio show.
My uncle Toni has his family with him this weekend in Paris so while I was sleeping he walked around the city with his wife Joana Maria and my young cousin. Toni told me to call him when I was ready to go to the site and I asked the transportation driver to pick him up on the way. I called them around 1.20 pm and we picked them up near the Louvre. To see the Louvre even from the outside was exciting for me because I recently watched The Da Vinci Code as you all know from my first post.

The whole drive through the city was amazing. I got to see the Orsay (another big museum) and so many beautiful buildings. I picked up Toni and his family from Pont Neuf - a famous bridge in Paris. So transportation was very nice to take me to pick up Toni.
StretchingWorking out with Juanan

The first thing I did on site was some recuperation work. I played a little bit of football with Juanan because he told me he wanted to get my joints moving again after such a long match. It also was some coordination work as we kicked the football against the wall. It is not a normal football but a smaller one that we carry around. It is a red one with SPAIN written on it that Nike gave me the week of Rome.
We do a lot of exercises with it since as you all know I love football and we take the opportunity to do some of these playing football. During the stretching I watched some of the other matches - including Roger's - you have some pictures of it.

After that I had a quick and light lunch upstairs. You may wonder what I ate today. Because I had a practice at 4 pm I just had a light lunch of a dish of pasta and some chicken. I didn't try anything special at practice and because I was still pretty tired from the day before I took it pretty easy. One nice thing was that I could practice on Court 18 instead of having to go off-site, that's good. Now that we're into the second week the courts are more empty, just like the locker room so that makes our lives easier.

So it was a pretty easy day. I am tired but recuperating slowly and I hope to be fine for my match tomorrow against Hewitt. We play second match after 12. I did some stretching and had a massage at the hotel and now I'm doing the blog.

Oh, one thing I forgot to say is that I had a little scare today, nothing serious and not as bad as when I had the wrong strings a few days ago. When we picked up Toni I was in the first row of seats in the minivan. And in moving to the back row of the minivan I hit my shin on the van door. It hurt a bit and there is a bit of a bump, but it's nothing serious.
My photo of the Eiffel Tower The shirt given to me by the Spanish journalists
Today I want you to see the picutre I took last night of the Eiffel Tower lit up. And also the t-shirt that the Spanish journalists gave to me.
Stayed tuned for more pictures and stories at my web site www.rafaelnadal.com and also on ATPtennis.com.


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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.

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