Rafael Nadal was spotted on the practice courts of Melbourne Park again today.
The world's top baller is hoping to get his game in gear after injury shortened his 2008 season and he fell early in Doha:
I was out of competition for 2-1/2 months but have trained hard and hope to find my best level as fast as possible. I feel if I find my best tennis I always have a chance to win important tournaments and hopefully that will start in Australia.As they always say, practice and match play are two completely different animals. Maybe Rafa should've opted for a match or two in Kooyong.
But more importantly: why is Rafa putting on more clothing than less when it's about 1000 degrees in Melbourne right now?
Even though others were spotted shiny + shirtless, the Spaniard was spotted yesterday working his trademark sleeveless look and now the sleeves are back. I mean, don't get me wrong. I'm loving the crimson color of that tee but I'm thinking I'd love the bronze color of his skin more.
What gives Rafa?! *scratches head*
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