Aus Open 2014: Rafa’s Quarterfinal Prep Practice Pics

Pictures from Rafael Nadal’s practice session with Mikhail Youzhny on Day 9 of the 2014 Australian Open, prior to the Quarterfinals.

Rafa defeated Kei Nishikori in the fourth round and will play Grigor Dimitrov in the Quarterfinals at the end of the day session on Wednesday 22 January.

During the practice session on Tuesday 21 January, Rafa’s left hand appeared to be wrapped in more tape than usual following his fourth round match, but it didn’t seem to impair Rafa in any way during his practice.

Rafa warming up his left arm

Rafa warming up his left arm

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Taped up fingers and palm

Taped up fingers and palm

Rafa's still smiling

Rafa’s still smiling

Team Rafa watching on

Team Rafa watching on

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Mikhail Youzhny - showing he was there

Mikhail Youzhny – showing he was there

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Uncle Toni

Uncle Toni

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Hopefully there will be a 14 Aus Open symbol on next year’s trainers to go with 09

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Closely inspecting his left hand

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Everyone gets a look at Rafa’s left hand

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Until next time

Grand Slam Gal

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