MC: Semi-final photos

Photos from today’s match against Ferrer.

Photos by VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images, Julian Finney/Getty Images, REUTERS/Regis Duvignau, and REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

More photos can be found here.

12 Responses

  1. Atch2 says:

    Like Cedric said the other day when he was umpiring for Rafa, blue and white must be the colours in trend now, with Berrer, Ferreo and Ferrer.

    And I don’t know why the chair come to talk to Rafa about the playing in the weather conditions bec they never listen to him anyway. But then again he is very vocal about things like this.

    You can feel Rafa’s happiness in the leap at the end of the match.

    Who is Steve Holt?

    • MJ says:

      There is a character on the show Arrested Development…not sure if that is who you mean???

    • miri says:

      He was a character on a US TV show that I loved. He was a jock and very, uh, dim. (Not smart). He was constantly putting his arms above his head and saying, “Steve Holt!”. I always think of him when I see someone standing like that.

  2. Kathy says:

    Great match for Rafa. On to a record setting 6th consecutive title at Monte Carlo! This will be Fernando’s first Masters 1000 final. Rafaelito FTW!

  3. Atch2 says:

    Also I think Nike didn’t make Rafa’s left sleeve wide enough for his bicep. It looks like it’s going to burst at the seams.

  4. teejustice says:

    Great thigh porn in #9. Also love in that pic how you see the shoe print tracks leading to Rafa’s slide.

  5. tiemyshoe says:

    I love the last one – victory orgasm face!

    Yes, Rafa, it was good for us, too.

  6. Nic says:

    Beautiful pictures that speak a thousand words. So much emotion, intensity and passion across all of them. And what a beautiful subject matter is that bluebird (as aRafaelite has so aptly described in another post!). Can’t wait for tomorrow!

  7. Necitas says:

    Pics #12,#13,#14 & #15, make my heart skips a beat or two. Make me wanna exhale too!

  8. CC says:

    I want to wrap myself in a towel with Rafa in #5, I want to feel that *bulge* in #7, I want to tickle his thigh in #9 and I want to rub that scruff in #14.
    Oh, and I wouldn’t mind making him look like in #15, but off court… ;)