Rome round of 16 – match point

…and nekkid torso.

Posted by marmiaumiau.

6 Responses

  1. johanne says:

    LOVE Rafa’s face when he’s acknowledging the crowd after the handshakes. It’s almost like he’s giggling (about the beatdown, I presume). He wanted to bagel Soderling sooooooooo bad, you could just tell. I was laughing because Rafa was playing that last game like it was a 3rd set tiebreak. Not that he normally doesn’t give his all on every single point, but this just felt different. HA HA. Rafa is hilarious.

  2. johanne says:

    P.S. thanks for actually keeping the camera on Rafa when his chest got nekkid! WE CAN HANDLE IT, BROADCASTERS!! REALLY! WE CAN! ;)

    • CC says:

      I know… When he started to pull his shirt off (even typing it makes me swoon) I was thinking “If you cover the screen with the match sum up now I am going to cry for the rest of the evening.” Thank GOD they didn’t, coz what a treat that was…

      • Maria says:

        That is the good thing about Rafa. He does the shirt-change *before* he signs the camera. Very considerate of him.

        • nic says:

          Haha I was so thinking the same thinking lately whenever the camera is waiting to be signed by Rafa and he’s like going about his own business first. Extremely considerate of him this time – lots of time to show his fine torso while he’s looking for his jacket :) Boy does he look fine fine fine.

          And I absolutely adore the smile he had when he signed the camera. I swear there was true jubilation in this win, rarely see him grin so much after defeating an opponent, cos he always feels a little bad for the other guy and doesn’t want to gloat.

  3. dutchgirl says:

    I noticed that grin too. Looked like in his head he sort of made a long nose against Soderling, totally loved it.