Rafa’s vacation has already been a busy one. First, we got some Facebook updates:
De vuelta ayer a España despues de Londres. Ayer y hoy en San Sebastian, descansando un poco. Y esta tarde para Madrid.
Back to Spain from London yesterday. Yesterday and today in San Sebastian and flying to Madrid later today!
MUSCHISIMAS GRACIAS A TODOS POR EL APOYO!!!
THANKS A LOT TO ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Complete with photos – pom pom alert!
Some articles and photos about Rafa’s San Sabastian visit were posted
Video of Rafa meeting Maradona during the WTF. Hey, that hand’s already pissed off enough people, Maradona. Don’t go feeling up that famoos ass!
Posted by NadalCuriosities.
Love Charly making Rafa do push-ups on the grounds of the US Open. No way Rafa could walk around like that now. Oh wait…that thought just made me a little sad. (Thanks for the link, Bee!)
Should have done a post yesterday and now I’m sure I’m missing some good items…
Beyond Words – a wonderful write-up on the Murray match by Hannah Wilks
Final Thoughts – Hannah comes through again for the final
Rushing to the Finish Line – Tignor’s article on the final
Nadal owns 2010 despite London loss – nice article by Jonathan Overend (thanks, kefuoe)
Nadal Praises Federer, Reflects On “Emotional Season”
Nadal earns high marks for historic 2010
Rafa and Toni to be on
The transcript is up. No snark from me on this one – just amazement at what a level-headed and positive person he is.
Q. Could you give us your thoughts on today’s final.
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, he played unbelievable. I think in the beginning was unplayable I think this first set. I still having chances in the second, and the beginning of the third, so-so.
But, anyway, my thought is he played better than me, he beat me. I just can congratulate him for his
Rafa’s trophy ceremony speech from Sky Sports.
Post match interview:
Posted by ATPWorldTour.
Last game of set one and set highlights:
Last game of set two and set highlights:
Last few games:
All posted by vamosrafelnadal.
Highlights from the ATP:
Posted by ATPWorldTour.
Photos from the final today against Federer.
Photos by REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett, IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images, Julian Finney/Getty Images, Matthew Lewis/Getty Images, REUTERS/Russell Cheyne, AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Clive Rose/Getty Images, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, and GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
The last match of the year, the last title of the year…could it be more fitting that it comes down to the #1 vs. #2? That’s what we were presented with in the O2 this afternoon. To make it even more perfect, we got Mo in the chair. Both players held easily until the 7th game where Rafa wasn’t able to take advantage of a slight opening on Fed’s serve. In the 8th game, Rafa’s shots dropped short and Federer