AO 2nd round photos

Before I fall asleep, here’s some photos from today’s match.

Photos by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images, Ryan Pierse/Getty Images, TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/ AFP/ Getty Images, Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images, AP Photo/Mark Baker, and REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

15 Responses

  1. Atch2 says:

    Should it be ‘Buns of Steel’?

  2. aRafaelite says:

    Backhand (pic 3)… now that’s the look of a champion! Love it!

  3. nic says:

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  4. Atch2 says:

    The colours really intensify with the sunlight, and they look great on Rafa.

  5. CC says:

    OMFG, can I have #4 blown up as a poster for my birthday, please!? And how adorable is #6!?

    • An says:

      All in favour for pic #4 in large ( i’d say redicoulsly large ) size
      raises hands….

      * jumping up and down, both hands raised as high as possible* ;)

      And # 5 and #6 you can’t help it, No? You just gotta love him!!

  6. ejl says:

    both rafa and the match today were great! not cause of quality tennis but for other stuff as well. such as unforgettable moment of the lady shouting:’hey Nadal.. will u marry me!’ and Rafa’s awesome smile (HE tried to avoid but couldn’t help) given out to the lady who was lucky enough to have made with IT not only the day but the whole life

  7. ejl says:

    Would love the pic ot this particular smile:)) half amused and half shy plus cutiee

  8. Missy says:

    I absolutely love all of these pics.

    My favorites are #3, #7, #8, #12, #13, #14. I flove pictures of him in motion.

    Of course, any picture of him smiling is a favorite. That goes without saying. :D

  9. sia says:

    Number six has a bit of ‘Gonzo’ sauciness.

    • Missy says:

      Is that pic from when Lacko challanged the last ball and Rafa was smiling at him and reassuring him that it was out?

  10. nic says:

    I love no. 6 but no. 3 is just perfection. The way the colours are just blazing and Rafa’s intense focus, yummo. And his physique, mmmmm.

  11. faeaki7 says:

    I love 3, 6 is perfect, love these kind of pics from Rafa, 9 and the last one (happy for the win), all in all a superb set of photos, nice to wake up too. thankyou!

  12. mary says:

    Loooooooooooooking good. The colours, his intensity, all of it.
    I agree the buns need to be life size. I could have a pillow case embossed those. I’d get a great nights sleep everynight. ;-)

  13. faeaki7 says:

    Yes the best buns in the business Mary, I could sleep on them too. *sighs*