Rafael Nadal Had A Practice Session Today With Andy Murray [Video]
by Tom Gainey | July 27th, 2016, 10:43 am
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A day after Rafael Nadal was rumored to have skipped practice leading to speculation the Spaniard would not be ready for the Rio singles competition, Nadal was on the practice court today in Manacor hitting with Andy Murray.

Nadal hasn’t played a match since a second round win over Facundo Bagnis at the French Open. He announced the injury to his left wrist two months ago.

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44 Comments for Rafael Nadal Had A Practice Session Today With Andy Murray [Video]

AndyMira Says:

@JK..looks like here’s our answer!


J-Kath Says:

AM: Certainly a surprise. Does it mean Rafa WILL play singles….mystery stretches.


AndyMira Says:

JK..ha ha ha..yeah mystery indeed!One thing for sure..the early news was wrong..rafa still practiced with andy it seems..


Willow Says:

Not sure if hes doing the right thing or not, only he would know that, anyway a ll i hope is the best for Rafa, when he does return to competitive tennis ….


Jenny shekersavva Says:

I hope Rafael is on the mend with his wrist problem we have certainly missed him good luck for the future


AndyMira Says:

@Margot,RZ,JK..not sure you guys already read this or not..http://www.supersport.com/tennis/more/news/160728/Murray_ready_for_more_Rio_glory


Okiegal Says:

Ahhh……Rafa practicing in sleeveless attire! Bring it back Nike! No sleeves would give Rafa 4 or 5 more precious seconds when serving….just saying. He looks so good in red, btw!


AndyMira Says:

@Okie..you’re right..i missed him with sleeveless T..why Nike didn’t produce sleeveless T for rafa anymore?Nick wear it early this year..


Okiegal Says:

Mira, I remember 2 or 3 years ago there was talk about him going sleeveless again, but it didn’t happen. Seems like he had to stop playing for a few months because of injury and it didn’t materialize. Not sure what year it was when this was being talked. I like sleeveless!


Rakesh Says:

THat is not Murray


AndyMira Says:

It’s 2014 okie,remember that year when he had to pulled out from USO?Yeah,it didn’t materialize but rafa did wear it in practice after that but i think rafa personally don’t want to wear a sleeveless on court anymore..i once read that he said he’s not ‘THAT’ kid anymore who’s wearing sleeveless and ‘piratas’ pants..btw..this is a revolution of rafa’s attirehttp://www.si.com/tennis/photos/2014/09/30/evolution-tennis-fashion-rafael-nadal


Okiegal Says:

Thanks Mira^^^^^ Very encouraging! Yippy Skippy!! This news made my day! Keep digging out the good stuff AM…..loved it!


Okiegal Says:

I still think sleeveless would gain him a few secs……


AndyMira Says:

Okie,i’ve got to ask you again..how’s the ankle today?Better?


MADMAX Says:

Am very pleased for Oki and Willow especially to see Rafa seemingly fit and healthy.

I have been reading a lot about his rehab over the years and the sheer will power that he must have found to keep going. This has helped to understand the tough times that Roger will have faced in coming to his decision about ending his season.

I read too, that 4 months off tour, will do his body the world of good. Rafa’s longest was 7, I believe (tell me if I have got this wrong Oki), and he came back with a vengeance. I hope the same for Roger after Luthi’s statement in a Swiss Newspaper.


Willow Says:

Thanks Madmax, but due to the length of time Rafas been away from tour, im certainly not expecting him to come back with a bang, just having him back is enough for me right now ….


Okiegal Says:

@JK 2:02…….Yep, gotta soft and this is so sweet for the pride of Scotland!!


Okiegal Says:

^^^^^should say gotta soft 💜…….

@MADMAX…..Thanks @ comment 7:52…..it is great to see him back practicing again….loving it!! 7 months off for sure…..possibly 8…my memory is sketchy…lol

@AM…..Ankle getting better each day, thanks for asking!!


J-Kath Says:

Okie @ 11.48am

….. “I still think sleeveless would gain him a few secs……”

but think what it might do to your heart rate…!!!!


Margot Says:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3715088/Game-set-sail-Tennis-champ-Andy-Murray-soaks-sun-Mallorca-wife-Kim-Sears-board-Rafael-Nadal-s-yacht.html
I know it’s the Mail, yukkety yuk! But nice to see Andy, Kim and Jamie relaxing on Rafa’s yach!
Prepare for more yukkety yuk descriptions of Kim, tho. :( At least they didn’t say she was too fat/too thin/too pale/too blonde etc which makes a nice change.


BBB Says:

JK – adorable. And Andy works with WWF. Seems fitting.


Willow Says:

Aww so cute J-Kath ….


AndyMira Says:

Hey okie..i’m glad your ankle is getting better each day..but..how about today?Much better?Still feel any pain?

Btw..i gave you the link about Rog and Rafa on your timeline..it’s an old article[2014] and it’s a blog of Rog fan but something Severin Luthi said touched me very deeply..did you already read it?


Okiegal Says:

@J-Kath 3:46…….At my age the old ticker could use a little jump start! Lol

@Mira…..It is much better while walking, but still very sore and swollen a little, but it’s getting there. I have not read the links yet but I will.

@Margot…..Sun and fun on Rafa’s yacht! Wow…..the beautiful people hang together! Oh to be one of the beautiful people…eh Margot???? Lol


J-Kath Says:

Taa: Willow, BBB re. Andy the lion-(hearted) and the cute cub and tennis ball.

Margot: Yes Taa for Daily Mail pics. Presume Kim is not going to Rio….?

Ah Okie – Tomorrow is Sunday so I’m going through the ten commandments while looking into a full length darkened mirror simultaneously trying hard to count my blessings.


AndyMira Says:

Hey Okie..i’m soooo glad is better and better each day..and i’m pretty sure the full recovery is not too far ahead..you’ll be extra careful with everything you do okay..we don’t want any setback happpen when things look so great..


AndyMira Says:

I was meant to say “ANKLE IS BETTER”"..


Okiegal Says:

Thanks Mira! The thing I need to do is stay off of it. If I happen to roll it again, I would be in big trouble. I have found at the age of 70, my balance ain’t so good!! 😵😵😵<<<<< This is me in my new black framed glasses! Lol

@JK…..I look forward to Sunday and attending church services….get to see my good friends.
I have been in the doldrums lately…..WANT TO GET OUT OF TOWN!! DRIVER WANTED…..ONE WHO COULD CHANGE A TIRE ON A PICK-UP TRUCK……male or female…..preferably someone from SPain who wears a muscle shirt….age does matter….anyone between 60 and 70…….no cougar here, so cubs need not apply!! 😁😁😁 tee hee……


Okiegal Says:

Buffalo New York is where I want to go……dying to see Niagra Falls!


Okiegal Says:

Love the tennis channel! Thanks to my cable services for adding this channel. They show dubs which I love. JK and Margot, watching Jamie now….just broke their opponents and lead 5-4….good match!!


AndyMira Says:

OKie!You said you need to stay off of it and yet you wanna go away with Rafa!Why you didn’t join him to Rio yesterday?I believe he and David Ferrer already on board if not arrived in Rio..


Okiegal Says:

Mira, Didn’t you read my comment?? I said no cubs…..Rafa is a cub! Lol


BBB Says:

Okie, of course you should never take advice from anyone over the interwebs, but: my friends who are over 70 take lipoflavinoids for their inner ears. Don’t know if that would help with your balance, but maybe worth looking into :)


AndyMira Says:

@Okie..Ha ha ha..my mistake!Sorry ma’am!


Okiegal Says:

@BBB….Thanks for the advice regarding my balance. I don’t think it’s inner ear. I am just getting older and more unsteady on my feet…..age is the culprit……but I can still dance up a storm…..just need a partner!! Lol


J-Kath Says:

Okiegal @ 3.29am

What you need to include in your self-analysis is the existing trauma of losing a long-term partner. The mind plays a major part. For me it is about building up my self-confidence to where it was 6 months ago. And recovering from bone-weary tiredness and stop thinking “What does it Matter”
Only now am I beginning to:
.. eat properly again.
..climb ladders
..drive the car proficiently
..not close down conversations with an apology
..walk tall/walk bravely
..attend to skin care
..stop hiding by myself
..etc. etc.
It’s really about Return to Yourself.
Do Things You have never done Before.


Humble Rafa Says:

If we can just slow down tennis by 50%, most of my injuries will disappear.

#bigdreams


Okiegal Says:

@J-Kath 8/2/16 4:15 on the Rafa Practiced With Andy thread…
I just now saw this. I always try to respond to comments directed to me and I am sorry for missing this when it was posted. JK this is good sound advice. I am playing close attention to the last one……doing things you’ve never done before……GETTING ON AN AIRPLANE and flying off in the wild blue yonder……..destination……WIMBLEDON AND RAFA! All of my friends and family that know me very well would say, she’s lost her mind…….lol! Seriously, you and I have been through a tough year and sounds like you have things figured out. I am still reeling a bit. My son got laid off of his job and has been home for the entire summer. He has been a life saver. We have gotten very close and he has been very attentive to me….I have been so surprised by his actions. The Lord moves in mysterious ways……losing his job was a plus for me. I know that sounds selfish but I needed him close by so bad……bottom line, Mom won’t let him starve!! Oh, I finally got Byron’s tombstone ordered, that was so hard for me to do. I woke up one morning and said this is the day to do it……the final thing. Thanks, J-Kath for the worlds of wisdom…..appreciate it. (off topic, but too bad so sad) Get my drift?? Lol (the other thread) 🍻🍻 Cheers, Okie!!


Humble Rafa Says:

We should let Mr. Lady Forehand carry the flag daily. That way we get see a man who gets a haircut every month just like every other man and not look like an animal.


Okiegal Says:

@Humble^^^^^ You’re grasping now….at what I don’t know??? Not for laughs, surely…..


J-Kath Says:

Okie – As they say “it’s an ill wind…that blows some good”. It will be good for both of you. Time together. I haven’t yet done “the final thing” – collected the Urn (U know what I mean)…preparing myself/getting ready.

PS: I will keep this short but I’m not bothered about Thread Moaners – let them complain.

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