Eye on the ball: Rafa Nadal works up a sweat ahead of Davis Cup tie

Updated On Sep 14, 2016 03:45 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal serves during a practice session ahead of the Davis Cup World Group Playoff Tie against India at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association’s RK Khanna Stadium in New Delhi, on September 13, 2016. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 14, 2016 03:45 PM IST

Rafael Nadal serves during a practice session ahead of the Davis Cup World Group Playoff Tie against India at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association’s RK Khanna Stadium in New Delhi, on September 13, 2016. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Nadal working on his serves during the session. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Nadal working on his serves during the session. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Eyes on the ball: Nadal looks to fine-tune his ball toss during the training session. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Eyes on the ball: Nadal looks to fine-tune his ball toss during the training session. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Nadal gestures towards his teammates during the session. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Nadal gestures towards his teammates during the session. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Nadal has a friendly word with India’s Leander Paes. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Nadal has a friendly word with India’s Leander Paes. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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India’s Saketh Myneni and Leander Paes work on their serves. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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India’s Saketh Myneni and Leander Paes work on their serves. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Nadal wipes sweat off his face as he walks towards the baseline. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Nadal wipes sweat off his face as he walks towards the baseline. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Rafa grabs a drink of water during a break. Despite the evening start chosen to attract more spectators to the stadium, Delhi’s humid conditions will prove a challenge to both teams. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rafa grabs a drink of water during a break. Despite the evening start chosen to attract more spectators to the stadium, Delhi’s humid conditions will prove a challenge to both teams. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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After his serves, the 14-time Grand Slam champ works on his backhand return. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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After his serves, the 14-time Grand Slam champ works on his backhand return. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Rafa talks to Conchita Martinez, Spain’s Davis Cup team captain. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rafa talks to Conchita Martinez, Spain’s Davis Cup team captain. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Rafa gets a niggle looked at by the team physio. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rafa gets a niggle looked at by the team physio. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Sumit Nagal hits an overhead during practice. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sumit Nagal hits an overhead during practice. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Spain’s David Ferrer during the team press conference. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Spain’s David Ferrer during the team press conference. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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From left to right: Team Spain members Feliciano Lopez, David Ferrer, captain Conchita Martinez, Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez pose for a photo. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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From left to right: Team Spain members Feliciano Lopez, David Ferrer, captain Conchita Martinez, Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez pose for a photo. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Rafa during a team press conference at RK Khanna Stadium. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rafa during a team press conference at RK Khanna Stadium. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Nadal chews his fingers as he listens to his teammates’ answers during the presser. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Nadal chews his fingers as he listens to his teammates’ answers during the presser. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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