Rafael Nadal Feels Better, But Reveals He Doesn’t Like To Sleep Or Sit On The Sofa Watching TV
by Tom Gainey | January 23rd, 2015, 8:15 am

After a harrowing Wednesday night in Melbourne where he very nearly lost to Tim Smyczek as his body was failing him, Rafael Nadal looked more himself in a routine win over Dudi Sela. After Nadal said he was feeling much better.

“Yesterday was okay,” Nadal said. “Seriously I feel that I was in terms of legs I wake up in the morning better than what I thought. In terms of, you know, I was still a little bit dizzy yesterday. I think I lost lot of fluids the other night. But in general I was not very, very bad.

“Happy the way I was physically on court tonight,” he said. “Obviously happy the way I played the first two sets. Then the third play with more mistakes, but all is part of the process that I am doing. It’s normal to play every day with a little bit more ups and downs when you are out for a while.”

Nadal was asked on court by Jim Courier about his sleeping routine, two which he replied he didn’t sleep that much because he felt he loses time. He affirmed that comment later in the press adding he’s not a couch potato.

“I never like to sleep a lot, no,” Rafa said. “It is obvious when I am on competition and when I am practicing a lot I always sleep that eight hours that I need. But, no, I am not big fan of being relaxed on the sofa, watching TV, sleeping a lot of hours. I like activity. I like the sport. I like to do things. During all my career, during all my life, I was that way. Is true that the last couple of years I take the life little bit more easy without doing that many things that when I was 18, 19, 20, 21. But even like this, I am a person who likes to do things.”

Nadal, who has won five straight sets, plays the big-serving Kevin Anderson on Sunday.

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8 Comments for Rafael Nadal Feels Better, But Reveals He Doesn’t Like To Sleep Or Sit On The Sofa Watching TV

Ben Pronin Says:

If I could play a professional sport at the level that Nadal does I probably wouldn’t care much about the sofa and TV, either.

queen Says:

He should tested for ADHD 😆

Okiegal Says:


You need to be tested for HAMD…..

skeezer Says:

“But, no, I am not big fan of being relaxed on the sofa, watching TV..”

Now now Rafa, tell the truth…..



Michael Says:

Rafa has his task cut out against Anderson tomorrow. I think they just met once at the Canadian Masters in 2010 with Rafa winning in straight sets. But, Anderson is a much improved player today than he was then and his big lethal serve can cause huge problems to any player on the other side of the net. But, Rafa has the experience and the ability to beat such power packed players like Anderson who plays pretty similar to Berdych and he should sail through comfortably. My inkling is that it would be four sets with two tough ones.

Tennis Fan Says:

Andersen can hit the hard flat balls that seem to be Nadal’s nemesis … but he’s no Soderling , Kyrgios, etc. … he has a frail psyche when it comes to closing out matches. So I give him little to no hope … pretty sure Kyrgios would take Nadal out again pretty easy however but he landed in Feds quarter this year along with some of the better lower ranked up and comers.

Wimbledon Says:

Rafa would find it very hard to break Anderson’s serve. But on the other hand there won’t be any long rallies like Rafa’s previous matches which would sap out his energy.

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