Here's a link
to photos and (some rather shaky) video of Rafa's first practice in Montreal.
I know he just got off a plane. But that's true of most of the other guys as well. He sure didn't look good. He looked a little better Friday in a brief hit with Gilles Simon.
There are plenty of photos of the players practicing on Thursday. You can find them right here
Sorry, you can't post 'em up on this site. They're exclusively copyrighted for use with my newspaper. But feel free to have a look.
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thanks for sharing. he is not hitting worth a shit. just too long a layoff and he also didnt get on the court until about a week ago.
dont know why he didnt just practice a little on clay. you can hit the ball just standing around and you can do it wothout putting much pressure on the knees.
he would have been further along had he done so.
Muster couldnt move at all and yet he was able to hit balls from a custom made bench and even a wheel chair.
i am not very happy with the Clay Monster right now. given the condition he is in, dont think he will last a match here.
so basically i have no expectations. the sooner he gets out of here the better as far as i am concerned. there will be time enough to win matches and titles. right now its best to protect the knees until he is good and ready.
i really dont see the point of being here.