Connect with us

Table Tennis

Rafael Nadal will seek revenge at the next Australian Open: “I’ll be back”

Published

on

After Rafael Nadal was stopped in the quarterfinals of Australian Open by Dominic Thiem, who will play the AO final against Novak Djokovic, the Spaniard said farewell to Australia and to all the fans that supported him for the incredible moments they had offered him for yet another year in his illustrious career.

“So long Australia. It’s been again an unforgettable time. Thanks to all the tennis fans here and around the world. I’ll definitely be back here next year and try my best!” Nadal said on Instagram. Nadal left Melbourne after world number 5 Dominic Thiem edged him in 4 sets, of which 3 have ended with a tie-break (7/6 7/6 4/6 7/6).

Rafael Nadal

Before being stopped by the ‘Dominator’, Nadal kicked out Hugo Dellien, Federico Delbonis, Pablo Carreno-Busta and Nick Kyrgios. As a parting-gift, Nadal posted a picture of his team and family on his Instagram account.

The next location Rafael Nadal will play at should be Cape Town, South Africa, even if Rafa said in his farewell message: “On my way now to… ??? TBA (To be announced)”. In South Africa, Nadal will play an exhibition match with Roger Federer.

The Spaniard looks forward to it, even if there were some controversies that raised worries about whether the match will take place or not. Something I am very excited about. It will be my first time in the region with Roger as a tour guide – that will be fun”, Rafael Nadal declared.

The food Rafael Nadal dislikes is a must on Simona Halep’s breakfast menu

Rafael Nadal and Simon Halep

If you didn’t know, Rafael Nadal often uses cooking as a relaxing habit even during Grand Slams, but he has his own peculiarities when it comes to choosing the ingredients for his culinary creations. What’s curious is that the food which stands at the top of the Spaniard’s ‘blacklist’ makes Simona Halep’s favorite breakfast combination.

After Simona Halep beat Anett Kontaveit in the Australian Open quarterfinals in a flawless fashion, she was greeted at the post-match conference by an eager journalist, who asked her what she ate for breakfast. “Why? I played really well, no? I have two weeks eating the same thing, ham and cheese”.

Dominic Thiem vs Rafael Nadal

Simona answered with a satisfied smile. Per Halep’s declaration, ham and cheese are clearly among her favorite ingredients to start the day with. After all, she’s been devouring them since the start of the Australian Open.

Ham and cheese are two of the most used ingredients in the world, so very few people can say they don’t like them. However, ‘chef’ Rafael Nadal is one of the exceptions. In his book, called “Rafa”, his mother — Ana Maria Parera — told John Carlin, the co-author of the book, that Nadal does not like ham, tomatoes and cheese.

“It is a bit peculiar”, Nadal’s mother told Carlin. Getting past the unusual kitchen habits, Rafael explained why he likes to cook. “I enjoy it, and my family thinks it’s good for me. Something else to help settle my mind. That night I grilled some fish and served some pasta with shrimps”. Rafael Nadal noted.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

Recent Posts

Venus Williams play tennis Venus Williams play tennis
Celebrity8 hours ago

Venus Williams | 12 provoking outfits that got fans talking

  Venus Williams isn’t just an ace on the court, she’s also a regular red carpet stunner! The tennis pro...

Richard Williams King Richard pics, Serena Williams and Venus Williams father Richard Williams King Richard pics, Serena Williams and Venus Williams father
Celebrity8 hours ago

Venus and Serena Williams’ father ‘barely able to walk’

  Richard Williams, the 80-year-old father of tennis stars Serena Williams and Venus Williams, shared multiple short videos on his...

Serena Williams happy with her husband Alexis Ohanian Serena Williams happy with her husband Alexis Ohanian
Celebrity12 hours ago

For The Sake Of Sex: Serena Williams Drops Pants, Pretenses …

  Let’s talk about sex: More specifically, sex, and sports, and video games, the perfect trifecta of ways to grab...

Serena Williams Has Two Secret Tattoos On Sensitive Parts Of Her Body Serena Williams Has Two Secret Tattoos On Sensitive Parts Of Her Body
Celebrity18 hours ago

Serena Williams Has 4 Private Tattoos On Sensitive Parts Of Her Body

  Serena Williams shined at Vanity Fair’s Oscars after-party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in...

Serena Williams body is tantalizing Serena Williams body is tantalizing
Celebrity18 hours ago

Dazzling Serena Williams names one thing she will never stop enjoying

  Serena Williams makes her choice of beachwear colorful and edgy. The four-time Olympic gold medalist was spotted while arriving...

Serena Williams had quite the eventful start to the weekend Serena Williams had quite the eventful start to the weekend
Celebrity1 day ago

Serena Williams names one thing she will never stop enjoying

  Serena Williams has accomplished her goal of finishing as an all-time great and now she is focused on achieving...

Venus Williams beautiful Red Carpet Outfits Venus Williams beautiful Red Carpet Outfits
Celebrity1 day ago

Look at Venus Williams’ 10 most outrageous outfits

  When some people finish a long day of work, they go relax in their backyards; when Venus Williams finishes...

Venus Williams' n Father in 'King Richard Venus Williams' n Father in 'King Richard
News2 days ago

Venus Williams Buys Her Dad A House

  Former world number one tennis player Venus Williams is giving away a generous gift to mother Oracene Price –...

Serena Williams outrageous outfits Serena Williams outrageous outfits
Celebrity2 days ago

Serena Williams Accidentally flashes her Pants and got fans talking

  She’s been taking risks in the style department of late. And Serena Williams served up yet another winning look...

Venus Williams' most outrageous outfit ever Venus Williams' most outrageous outfit ever
Celebrity2 days ago

Venus Williams’ 12 Sexiest Looks on IG: Photos

  Venus Williams isn’t just an ace on the court, she’s also a regular red carpet stunner! The tennis pro...

Advertisement

Copyright © 2017