Hi guys! What a crazy few weeks it has been for me and how I have missed tennis and you guys. I quickly made a post last Sunday just to sum up what happened at the Australian Open but things were still so hectic for me that I didn’t even watch the highlights I posted. It was only during this week where things settled down for me somewhat that I was able to watch those highlights. Then today I was missing tennis again and this time I watched the highlights of Roger’s match against Tsonga and I also watched the final highlights a second time. There have been quite a bit of controversy and debate on my blog about what happened in that final, and it finally hit me what was going on while I watched it for a second time. It was so obvious that I’m surprised the truth have evaded me for so long. I have just been so distracted that I didn’t have the time to pay attention.
It has become clear to me that Nadal’s injury was a ‘mental/physical’ injury. Let me explain what I mean by that. Stan was literally abusing Nadal in the first set and the first bit of the second set. It is no coincidence that Nadal’s physical problems started after going a set and a break down. I mean Stan was humiliating him out there. It was emotional abuse, which then turned into its physical counterpart. Don’t understand me wrong. I am not saying Nadal was faking anything. It was obvious that he was in great discomfort. But mental things turn into their physical counterparts. It is a universal law. Emotions more so than thoughts even. You may have heard of the law of attraction. It states that thoughts become things because thought is a form of energy. But thoughts turn into their physical counterpart even faster when they are fueled by emotion.
This is because emotion is a stronger energy than thought. I believe that Nadal was feeling so humiliated out there that his feelings manifested as a back spasm. That is the scoop here folks. Many of my readers have claimed that Nadal faked his injury because he always seems to get injured when he gets beaten on. They can sense something is going on but they can’t make that connection between mind and body, until someone like me comes along and makes them aware. The bodymind connection is a fact. There is nothing mysterious about it. The idea has made its way into western society only recently, but has existed in the east for ages. Even now it is not accepted by many in the west, but it is a fact nonetheless. I don’t want to go too deeply into the power of thought and emotion here but I needed to touch on it to explain what happened in the final.
Nadal is much more sensitive and fragile than people think. Outwardly he appears to be this Spartan warrior who never crumbles under pressure. It is true that he is a clutch player, but he becomes very vulnerable when he gets abused out there. I think this comes from the way his uncle used to abuse him when he was growing up. I saw an excerpt from Nadal’s book just recently where Nadal reveals how brutal uncle Toni was. He once forgot his water bottle on a hot day for a match and asked Toni to get him some water, but as punishment Toni refused and let him play the whole match without water. I mean that is not only harsh but dangerous. So Nadal is very vulnerable for abuse. This is also why he disappears off the tour for long periods after humiliating losses.
Two prime examples are the losses to Soderling at the ’09 French Open and to Rosol at Wimbledon ’12. He cites physical injuries for these lengthy absences but they are more like mental/physical injuries. The emotional pain of those losses turn into their physical counterpart. So they are both mental and physical. I hope people have a better understanding about Nadal’s injuries after this post. There are many Fedfans who claim Nadal fakes injury. This is false, and now you know why. Let me also say this is not something that I just dreamed up. I have both vast knowledge and experience about the subject of metaphysics. I have read about it extensively and have had many experiences of these things in my own life. To me it is all very straight forward, but some of you may still have difficulty understanding and accepting it.
Let me also just say a final word about Stan. I think he did incredibly well to steady the ship after the third set and remain calm amidst all the drama surrounding him. Nadal may have been mentally/physically injured but a wounded predator is at its most dangerous. Stan had to be extremely focused not to let the match slip away from him after the third set. The momentum of the match was changing and at the beginning of the fourth set he missed a couple of break points. He was also broken back after he broke Nadal. It was a volatile situation which could have slipped away from him in no time. If Nadal won the fourth set he would have been the favorite to win the match. So huge props to Stan for putting Nadal away when he had him in trouble. I can think of someone who failed to do that in another Australian Open final…