OMG! What a brilliant idea! The guys over at PokerStars thought it was important for Rafael Nadal to learn the importance of bluffing, so they had him work at the front desk at a golf course in his hometown of Mallorca and pretend that he was an employee named Tony. He does a pretty good job trying to convince the unsuspecting patrons that he is NOT Rafa, but....no one believes him. So funny. Enjoy!
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by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – Rafael Nadal’s announcement that he will not compete at the U.S. Open was a big surprise – and disappointment – to players at the Western & Southern Open.
Novak Djokovic, who defeated Nadal for the U.S. Open title last year, said he wished a quick recovery for his rival.
“I really don’t know what the injury is and how serious it is. Obviously, it’s that serious that it takes him, you know, out from the tour for last couple of months,” Djokovic said.
“He’s a great competitor,” he added. “He’s somebody I know really well on and off the court. I’m sure that if he was able to perform in U.S. Open he would come.”
Andy Murray noted he likes Nadal a lot as a friend.
Oh noes! 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Rafael Nadal announced this morning that he was pulling out of the 2012 London Olympics! He posted this on his Facebook Page:
I am not in condition to compete in the London Olympics and therefore will not travel as planned with the Spanish delegation to take part in the games. I have to think about my companions, I can't be selfish and I have to think of what's best for Spanish sport, especially tennis and Spanish players and give fellow sportsmen with better preparation the chance to compete. I tried to hurry my preparations and training to the very last minute, but it was not to be.
Is one of the saddest days of my career as one of my biggest ambitions, that of being Spain's flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the games in London, cannot be. You can imagine how difficult it was to take this decision.
His compatriot Feliciano Lopez will likely take his spot. Rafa's withdrawal makes a nice opening for the new (old) number #1 player in the world, Roger Federer, to complete the "Golden Grand Slam'.
Get well soon Rafa!
by Kait O'Callahan
The green fields of Wimbledon separate the pretenders from the elite, and not just when it comes to hitting a ball. Fashion at Wimbledon is a tricky affair; restricted by the all-white colour code, designers can’t rely on unique colour combinations or brights to help their charges stand out. Instead, designers must concentrate on detail and fit to avoid their outfits getting lost in a field of sheep.
Apparently 11 Grand Slam titles is not enough for Rafael Nadal, because now he is determined to top a new game - Poker!
Rafa sent this tweet to his fans this morning:
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Li Na, and Novak Djokovic all made this year's 'Forbes Top 100 Richest Sports Personalities' list. So how did they rank you ask? Let me tell you....
Is that Rafael Nadal playing on a tiny outdoor court in London? Why isn't he being mobbed by fans, and why is there a wrap around his knee? WHAT IS GOING ON?
Well, I'll tell you...
Rafa had a wax figure unveiled in London today which will be on display in Regents Park in Central London and then will be moved to it's final destination - the famous Madame Tussauds Museum.
I think it is an amazing likeness, no? It's much better than this wax figure of Nadal! (That one gives me nightmares!)
Enjoy the photos!