Quotable Quotes: Mystery solved?
Rafa fans wouldn’t be the only ones slightly concerned about his act of self-violence against Roddick in Miami, where Rafa was seen pounding his knee during the change of ends in frustration. It was a disconcerting sight, to see Nadal so down on himself in the middle of a match.
Perhaps there is an explanation for the angry display: word in the Spanish media is that there was a little niggle with the left knee knee.
According to Uncle Toni:
“I think he [Rafa] played at a high level. It was a pity losing to Ljubicic, where I think we needed more calmness to win the match, and then in Miami he had a problem with his left knee that prevented him from playing at its highest level. ”
“Our intention is rest on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday we’ll go to Monte Carlo. This stretch of the season has less wear on the body as clay is less taxing on the joints, but it’s also most important.”
Source: Mallorca Esports
Excuse my shoddy google-assisted translation. If anyone has more information or wants to jump in and fix up the misinterpretations, feel free.