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"Goodbye to 2008 the best year of my entire career"
Rafael Nadal Parera, a number of world tennis, hike on Christmas Eve with a glass of champagne wishes for health and happiness to the readers of AS. Nadal envisages 2008 as the best year of his career. No rest: Eve go on the plane, bound for the exhibition of Abu Dhabi.
A. Delmas | 24/12/2008
In the short distance away from the aerial perspective that give celestial scenes as Wimbledon and Roland Garros, the world number one tennis is, above all, a credible person. In everything it does, Rafael Nadal incorporates veracity. Perhaps that is why the hero is even more hero.
After presenting an image with the Government of the Illes Balears, aimed primarily at the German tourism and Anglo-Saxon, Rafa Nadal lifted his glass of Christmas Eve for the readers of AS. Does not use tie, even in the offices encopetados more. He said that there had one of Giorgio Armani, and no, no, "But if I am a young boy of 22 years, what do I do with a tie. But it give me the glass of champagne, and let's drink to everyone, This year 2008 will, which has been memorable, the best of my career ...". "What are your wishes for 2009?" Questions to number one, a bronze figure which, in the foreground, under the glossy black leather, it is nonetheless credible bathe in the light of normalcy. And Nadal replied: "The wishes are health and happiness. Those are my wishes for all in 2009. I want to continue enjoying my work as much as I did in 2008. And for that, for the continued enjoyment, health is something basic ".
Have disappeared discomfort in his leg that left at Nadal in the competition (Shanghai, Davis Cup) in the final leg of the 2008 season. "It's all good, we are well trained ... The day 31 and I get on a plane to go to the exhibition of Abu Dhabi, where it premiered on New Year's Day. Then, in Doha, Qatar, for the first tournament of the season. There is no specific goal, but it is clear that the first part of the season will be key to maintaining the number one. Among the tournaments that exist between Doha and Miami, until March, I would add 2,000 points to, at the end of those months, leaving Miami as number one. "
A major drawback of heroes so credible is that his wonderful feats turned into something normal. Not every day is taken Breda, or every day painted Las Meninas, not every day you can discover the theology of painting. But Velazquez did all that. And so campante: the same way that, during 2008, Rafael Nadal has gone up and called to the gates of heaven at Roland Garros, Wimbledon, the Olympics in Beijing, and in Las Ventas, in the crucial Davis Cup semifinal this that then won in Argentina. For Rafael Nadal, in 2008, the glory has been a habit. The number reflects a ...
"It has been four years at a very high level, and that makes from the outside, things can be seen in a way that is not. It could even think that if I win Roland Garros again, it would be a normal thing. And it would be the fifth time that I did, so .... I think that we have to be aware of the difficulty of things. For later, when they reach these difficult times we always end up coming face them with calm, confidence and enthusiasm " .
The question falls on its own, while Nadal is placed under the command of Jesus Rubio to search lights and frames, glass of champagne in hand: Is it possible in 2009 to recover these beautiful memories of 2008: that of the Philippe Chatrier, in the Forest Bologna Paris, the twilight of that gold in the All England, Wimbledon, around the world ...? Nadal takes the analysis: "It was unforgettable, that I got very clear. And it was not easy. There was also struggled to overcome a very difficult time. The idea is not to change what has gone well and prepare all the best as possible, to get finish the season well and without injury. "
It is the balance of Nadal. "People are beginning with the win," proclaims Ernesto Guevara in the film by Steven Soderbergh, dedicated precisely to that guerrilla: Che, 'The Argentine'. With ideas as clear as Nadal at Roland Garros ... These days when Uncle Dennis Rafa looks to when it passes the rake for the track, at the end of training. The finest emotional balance of Nadal is anchored by an environment that has allowed him to develop as what it is: number one. The 2008 version of the Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is Rafael Nadal, the man who dethroned Federer.
When you step on Roland Garros and the All England, Nadal also knows discern exactly what is stomping ground: "We have to be towed by all, leaving aside the difficulties ahead, is already". That was his farewell after our appointment at noon in the Middle gray Sunday of Wimbledon, between the cool mist of the All England and the ironclad protocol to the great British club. That philosophy applies when Rafa is living in his house, a few tens of meters uphill from the All England, is what inspires you when you go to play golf with Feliciano Lopez to the clear day, in the Californian desert of Palm Springs , Indian Wells. And it makes it that as a convicted compete for the best white shrimp Sóller or family in the struggle for the good of rock fish.
Rubio is ending. Rafael Nadal is heading now to another part of his agenda: the recording of promotional spot for the tourism campaign. Next issue for the 22-year-old boy who, last July 6, collapses on the sacred and rala grass of the Center Court of Wimbledon after which Sports Illustrated described as "The best game in the history of tennis." We had to see how the flag of Spain was shining at the shrine of England, in the darkness of twilight and the deadly pallor of Federer. And hero shrine. Order and adventure.
In Abu Dhabi, and Rafa will be next to Federer, Murray, Davydenko, Roddick, Blake ... The first show in the New Year 2009. And, if you take that plane, Palma-London-Abu Dhabi, Rafa take over again "our hearts hung on their hands." That does not forget: not sure.
Last but not least, Happy New Year to Rafael Nadal