VIDEO: Rafael Nadal Interview for #Vamos / Melbourne, 3 Feb 2021
Rafa: "I'm not in a terrible shape, but I'm not well enough to play. At the end of one of the practice sessions I felt it was getting stiff. I'm having daily treatment and trust things will improve in the next few days. I think I'm a bit better now, but I'm not yet ready to play a match at the highest intensity 'cause I'm not at my 100% and we need to see how things evolve day by day. Today I've rested. Yesterday, I warmed up to see if I was able to play [against AUS], but I didn't feel ready and Pablo entered in the team. He did it wonderfully and Rober, too. They're among the best players in the world and they go on court with the same motivation as me, trying to play as best as possible and, of course, win. There is no drama [in the team] if I don't play."