Let me start today this post by saying that I only got the questions last night when I was already asleep. That is the reason why there was no blog last night. Sorry for that. I know that I was supposed to do it this morning but I didn’t have time today since after I woke up and had my breakfast had to go to practice.
I normally try to sleep more than usual if I am playing in the afternoon or late afternoon. That way the day is not that long and I don’t get tired before the match. A question of routine. And because of that routine I missed meeting the Queen Elizabeth today. I would have loved to and they’ve told me she would be at my match, so I was really looking forward to meeting her at the end of the match. Unfortunately, Her Majesty left and I missed the opportunity. Hopefully another time I will have the honor and chance to do so.
Coming back to my match, I’d said before how difficult is to play here at Wimbledon against great servers. Well, it was a very tough match today and I was really pushed to the limits. Thankfully it went well.
Tomorrow a day off, some practice and then concentration to see Spain play in the Word Cup…
Did you see the Isner/Mahut match? Do you think they might play all week? Sia Morris
RN: I saw a lot of it. Clearly not all of it. WHAT AN AMAZING MATCH!!!! I really congratulate both players for what they’ve done!!!
I am watching the Isner/Mahut match right now, and I am amazed that they are now at 52 games all in the fifth set. Do you think there should be a fifth set tie-break like at the US Open or should the players play it out like we are seeing? Traci
RN: No, no. I prefer it like this. We would have never seen something like this!!! What an effort!!!
Federer said before the tournament that his draw looks more easy than yours. Would you agree? Susanne
RN: I normally agree with Roger…
What do you enjoy the most when playing Davis Cup for your country? Arlene McLean
RN: The fact that I am representing my country and also the fact that we are playing as a team.
Rafa, you clean?? What do you do – like dust, scrub the floors, clean the toilet…? Does your team help out? I guess big muscles help… Yours in astonishment, Emma.
RN: Hahhahaaha. This week a bit of everything… but not much, believe me…
Do you find it hard to get out of the habit of “cleaning the line” with your foot when you change from clay to grass? Sam
RN: That’s a very good and funny question. Can’t do it here so no habit like that here.
During your match yesterday John McEnroe said you had size 11.5 feet but wear size 10 trainers. Is this true? Why? Doesn’t it hurt? Sam Bastiman
RN: Not really. I have a special shoe size, that’s why Nike does them custom fit for me. I am a 10.5 in any case…
What are your thoughts about the controversy with the French World Cup team? JoAnn Chu
RN: Not much, they have to fix it among themselves. It was strange though to see the players not practicing one day. Very strange.
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