Two more news about Nadal:
-> In Viña del Mar, he will play doubles with one of his greatests friends, Juan 'Pico' Monaco:
(this picture was taken last year when 'Pico' travelled to Mallorca to visit Rafa and stay with him some days... they trained and swam together)
Nadal will play his doubles match on Tuesday 5th of February, so he will play in doubles before than in singles
. It can help Nadal to get his best level sooner, to practice more on clay and to warm-up for the defence of the Indian Wells doubles title, which was won by Rafael Nadal and Marc López.
-> The organization has scheduled Nadal debut: 6th of February at 22:00 CET (18:00 in Chile)
. If he wins, the next match is scheduled by the organization on Friday 8th of February, time to be confirmed. And if he wins this match too he'll play semifinals on Saturday and maybe the final on Sunday. So, he'll start in R16.
Greatest tennis shot I have ever seen
“What do people do when they go out? They get drunk. To go out and not drink, I don’t understand it. If you go to a nightclub, what is to enjoy there? Nothing. The music is too loud, everybody’s sweating, everybody’s dancing, it’s dark, everybody’s pushing, everybody’s drunk. And if you’re the only guy sober in the nightclub, you don’t enjoy it at all. If you’re into the groove, you know, you have a couple drinks, you’re on the same level as the club, you can sometimes get something positive out of it. But it’s not what I like. I prefer to stay in my friends’ company, invite girls over.” Ernests Gulbis