Rafael Nadal Takes A Tumble In Miami, Is He OK?
by Staff | March 23rd, 2015, 7:36 pm
  • 17 Comments

Seeking his first career title in Miami, Rafael Nadal’s preparations took a tumble this afternoon when the former No. 1 fell during practice.

Not much else is known about the fall, only speculative pictures from social media.

An update from the Miami Herald:

He appeared to roll his left ankle, took off his shoe and sock, and walked off the court gingerly. But within an hour, there was no noticeable limp as he headed to his car in the parking lot. His press agent, Benito Perez Barbadillo, said Nadal was OK and expected to play later this week.

Nadal has been in Miami since losing last Friday to Milos Raonic in the Indian Wells quarterfinals.

“Rafael is close to what you need to do a good tournament, but when you come from a defeat always have doubts, but as a starting point Indian Wells has been very good and I ended up happy,” Toni Nadal said to IB3 via translation.


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17 Comments for Rafael Nadal Takes A Tumble In Miami, Is He OK?

Kimberly Says:

I didn’t see it but heard it around the grounds. He was supposed to be practicing with dimitrov on the stadium when he fell and sprained his ankle. Apparently he iced it but that is all I ears


Kimberly Says:

Heard


skeezer Says:

thanks K, you attending the Tourney again this year?


Kimberly Says:

Spent all day there with Colin and a friend from the tennis camp watching practice and quailes. Del potro was practicing with berankis, penetta with kerber, Simon and Monfils, Murray with Kyle Edmond, almagro and fognini, verdasxo and Ferrer, ivanovoc and mugueruza, azarenka Safarova and with Sasha her hitting partner, wickmeyer and radwanska, cuevas and robredo, Lopez and bolleli. Stosur with some girl we didn’t know. Makarova with some girl we didn’t know. We got photos with almost all of them. We got word of the nadal incident in the clothing store so apparently it is very real. We are fing back wed.


Kimberly Says:

Forgot youzney and troucki. Also saw tomic on the grounds so he must be intending to play


skeezer Says:

Wow Kimberly you all are dialed in there. Hope you and Colin can report more. Have fun in the Sun👍


Okiegal Says:

@Kimberly……you lucky little she devil! On my bucket list. New York would be out, possibly Cincy. Hubby has relatives that live really close to Mason. Maybe some day…….:)


jane Says:

cool to hear kimberly! have fun. :)


metan Says:

Hope Rafa is Ok.


Margot Says:

GR8 to hear from you Kimberly. Have a wonderful time and hugs to Colin. xx


danica Says:

Kimberly, thanks for that snapshot of the grounds. Have fun and report daily ;).

Ugh, hate to see players injured. So unfair :(. I hope Rafa has enough time to mend his ankle. And I hope DelPo is now here to stay :).


Hippy Chick Says:

Hope everything is OK with Rafa?….


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Patson Says:

Hope he’s alright.


Giles Says:

Rafa is fine. :))))


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Okiegal Says:

@Giles 3:10

How do you know??

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