Tennis - Russian Dmitry Tursunov is known for his wit and humour as well as his candid talks on subjects. And in his latest interview with TennisNow, the Russian, who reached the third round of the ongoing US Open, jokingly says world no.
2 Rafael Nadal's butt implants is the topic of conversation in the locker room. When asked about Nadal's comeback after seven months away due to injury, Tursunov comments - "It’s a tough topic because a lot of people insinuate that he’s not just taking Flintstones to play so well.
We all have to do something a little extra because we have to maintain the level we need to compete. I’m not talking about something illegal or something hard-core. I don’t know, maybe he does have butt implants. That seems to be the topic of the locker room (laughs).
I think he’s definitely exceptional in a lot of ways. Mentally, he’s able to focus in a way that not a lot of people are able to. I think he loves just the grind of it. He loves the challenge of it. I’m not the person who likes to go out and compete for the hell of it.
I’d rather go lay on a couch somewhere. Rafa is able to focus, not to win the tournament and say, like, “Holy crap, I did such a good job! Let’s go party somewhere in Mallorca and Ibiza!” He wins the French Open and the next day he’s practicing for two hours in Queens.
I’m sure he takes certain steps to give himself the best chance to get there, whether it’s taking Flintstones or eating correctly. It’s a little bit unfair from our side to say, “For sure, this guy is juicing,” because in our minds, we’d rather believe he’s doing a quick fix instead of believing he works for seven hours like a horse to get there."