Muffin Man

According to The Age, Rafa had a bit of a relaxed practice today – including a muffin break.

Men’s No. 1 Rafael Nadal, who will face Belgium’s Christophe Rochus in the first round, had a relaxed session, focusing on his serve as workmen put the finishing touches on the stadium around him, banging and drilling advertising hoardings into place.

The tournament top seed, but on the third line of betting with most bookmakers behind perennial favourite Roger Federer and rising star Andy Murray, barely raised a sweat during the session which lasted short of an hour.

But Nadal also acted as gofer, briefly, fetching errant balls for Ana Ivanovic, who followed him on centre court.

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