What he said:
“It’s not just noodles,I’ve had teppanyaki, I’ve been to the fish market. Whatever country in the world we play in we always look for Japanese food.”
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal denies that he’s solely a Japanese noodle sampler. The Spaniard was spotted slurping instant noodles prior and post his matches at the Japan Open. The Mallorcan also slipped freebies into his bag.
“Maybe 30 percent of nights when we go for dinner around the world we eat Japanese food.”
What he really meant:
“I’m no noodle brain. I can grill, as well.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“A celebratory dinner of teriyaki and teppanyaki followed by saki should I defend my title here.”