13 Responses

  1. faeaki 7 says:

    Everyone looooves Rafa!

  2. johanne says:

    Love the shot of Rafa talking to Tommy, Feli & Nando. YUM.


  3. CC says:

    Rafa’s lookig mighty fiiine…

    Sky sports here in the UK seem to finally have realised that what we want is not to watch pasty Brits playing tennis indoors, but Spanish hotties running around on clay. Thus, I managed to tape Ferrer’s game and catch a little of JCF’s game too.

    Ferrer played really well, it was a joy to behold.
    Also, watching Rafa in the stands is always lovely. We got Rafa with hat on, Rafa taking hat off, Rafa with hat back to front… Oh, and a really cute shot of Rafa yawning. Why does that make me excited?

    • Atch2 says:

      U can rearrange ur accessories as much as u want Rafa, just don’t jump too much or lift any friends during celebrations. Please take care or ur abs.

  4. Atch2 says:

    Rafa looks so cool in the white polo, blk shorts and cap combo. And so so happy to be with his Armada.

    Great to see Isarel playing in a full stadium with Spain, not like against Sweden.

    Way to go Spain!

  5. mary says:

    I don’t mean to sound anti Spain or any country for that matter, but gees louise it’s a no brainer that Spain is gonna kick arse. You almost feel sorry for Israel. But the next country they face isn’t going to be a walk in the park. Hope Rafa is 100% by then, cause Spain’s gonna need him.

    • miri says:

      This is the tennis, home of the crazy bounce where anything can happen. Everyone thought it was a no-brainer Rafa was going to win his 5th French, no? Everyone thought it was a no-brainer that Israel was going to lose last round, no?

      • mary says:

        Actually your analogy is based on assumptions. I based it on facts. Fact Most the Russian players are inconsistant (their records stand testament). Fact, some of Israel players are on the rise in their game. Check the rankings if you don’t believe me. So yeah the bounce of the ball can be crazy, but I also took into account recent information. Lastly, Spains representatives are all in the top 35 for singles. Only Dudi Sela is ranked 29. The closest next is Harel Levy ranked 140. Some of Israels players don’t have a ranking.
        And as for Rafa, anyone who watched any of his matches prior to his loss at RG, would have know something was very wrong. That was my observation anyway. Dont’ care what the experts had to say.

        • miri says:

          No, I’m basing it on the fact that anything can and will happen. If things always went by the records, there’d be no reason to play the darn matches.

  6. faeaki 7 says:

    I quite agree Miri, tennis is always unpredictable, last year when Rafa pulled out of the finals against Argentinia at home everyone had the Argentines as favourites Ferrer lost his first rubber to Nalby, everyone thought Argentinia had it in the bag, how wrong they were!
    An inspired Verdasco thats what! Alot of the commentators here in the Uk were saying that the doubles team had the better experience and should take the win and to begin with it looked that way, but Lopez and Tommy fought well and kept up the pressure, altogether it was a good win..

  7. sia says:

    Miri, I love Davis Cup … I wish it were televised here in Canada … although when they broadcast the final on Davis Cup Radio I get all excited. It is really amazing that Spain can play, and win 3-0, with their top 2 players out with injuries.
    I love watching Feli in these matches … he seems to be the cheerleader of the Spanish Armada.
    I like this site that you’ve directed us to … but I wish I could speak/understand Spanish.