Following much thought I decided to write to Rafa in the end. I thought it would be right to share My letter to him with you all.
Dear Mr. Rafael,
How are you? I am fine.
A lot has changed since I last saw you on the tennis courts. I had My birthday which was nice, I went on two holidays, I achieved Olympic finalist status, I had My hair cut (just a little trimmings), I discovered the BBC employ John McEnroe as an expert not only for tennis, but also swimming, running, diving, javelin, shot-put, high jump, long jump, triple jump, cycling, volleyball, handball, table tennis (a very small version of big tennis), weightlifting, fencing, disco dancing, singing… and more.
I understand you are having problems with the knees. I am sorry to hear this. During Wimbledon I had the little back problems but this went away. Do your doctors know why this is happening? Thank you for pulling out of so many tournaments. As they say, “It is better to be safe than make the apologies”. If you want My advice I am suggesting you relax a bit more. You work so hard. It’s OK. The Little Guys don’t listen to Me much but maybe you have the influences? I mean, make the little word with Murray and Djokovic and ask them to take some time off too? There is more to life than
always beating Me tennis. Enjoy yourselves. This way when you come back in 2019 you will feel much more fresh.
No other news. Mirky says ‘Hola’ and wanted to send you a care package but I told her I am already sending something from Me. She shouted something in Spanish and made the slammings with the door.
I am enclosing several suitcases of Lindt chocolate. I promise this will not affect your recoveries. Please eat as much as you can. Don’t worry about the U.S. Open, nor the Australian and actually give Roland Garros a miss too.