"I was feeling bad," remembers Monaco. "I had lost a lot of time due to injuries. Then I lost first round at Roland Garros, first round in Cincinnati, qualies of New Haven, first round in the US Open and then I lost my match in the Davis Cup quarter-finals to France. I was struggling. Rafa called and invited me to go to Thailand with him. We trained so hard every day and then enjoyed the beach and Playstation in the afternoons. It turned out to be great for me. Rafa is one of my best friends from tennis."
Hot on the heels from the genuine statements made by Andy Murray, Juan "Pico" Monaco has been speaking to Deuce magazine about his friend, Rafa. Here's a link to the full article.
Who will forget those Thailand boys holiday pictures, the matching pinks shirts, the tree planting ceremony ... it was fab.
And I'll tell you what though, readers. Its really nice to read proper, genuine statements from those who are Rafa's real friends, and who genuinely do care about him. Those are the kind of platitudes I want to read.