(Photos tomorrow – I’m so tired!)
More match highlights from PartidoaPartido here.
Match report via usopen.org.
Match report via CBS (try this if that first one doesn’t work)
Mary, Dick and JMac wrap-up the match:
Rafa’s trophy ceremony speech:
12 Sep 2011 | by miri | 15 Comments
‘Pure Class’ such a wonderful champion, even Toni looked proud! he is so handsome.. improve that serve! Rafa and believe in the victory!
Novak said that he believed in the victory more thats why he won, I beg to differ, Rafas fatigue because his serve wasn;t clicking was the key to his loss this time, he fought and played like a champion but has had the tougher week with the weather and understandably was the least fresh, not to make excuses however, Djoko played efficient and clinical at times and is riding on a wave of confidence, Rafa though can be proud that he made Djoko run and fall over at times, something to remember that when you play Rafael Nadal(inform) it ain’t gonna be a picnic!
Completely agree faeaki!!
Seeing how proud Uncle Toni was for RAfa was one the most special moments for me. There was no pity or sadness just love.
Yeah Rafa made him do a spilt in one of the rallys.
I really felt like jumping into the tv to give Rafa a big hug and kiss on the forehead to tell him well done. You are a great champion love!
Right on Faeaki. Pure frickin class. VAMOSSSSSS
Rafa fought real hard to get to the finals. He reached it even when he wasn’t at his best and everyone was writing him off. He fought a good fight against Djokovic and most importantly, he showed all of us what a great champion and a class act he is.
Chin up, Rafa. No shame in losing to a guy who just had an amazing year. You’ll have your very own “amazing year” again and I, for one, am very much looking forward to that. Vamos!
What a gracious speech. I can see why his family is so proud of him; not just because of his achievements on court but because of the person he is.
Rafa is pure class..
So true about Uncle Toni.. His expression during Rafa ‘s speech at the ceremony almost made me cry..”There was no pity or sadness, just love”.
He’s a superb tennis player and human being, he’ll be back. Well done Rafa x
Second, Uncle Toni’s face was telling the story – “Well done, Rafael”!! And Rafa said time and time again that he’s not into giving praise easily, but he gave it with the expression on his face during Rafa’s speech. The whole family is such a joy to watch – in Rafa’s big moments and in his low moments – always there and always classy.
“something to remember that when you play Rafael Nadal(inform) it ain’t gonna be a picnic!” – did’nt Rafa said (a while ago) he is so glad he don’t have to play against Rafa Nadal :) So funny, but so true! Chin up Rafa, we all love you, more so because of who you are than the tennis you playing.
Does anyone have a videoclip of Uncle Toni’s expression of pride during Great Rafa’s soeech? Thx!
… during the speech, that is …
Beautiful ceremony speech. Champion at heart.
Hot shots video is really HOT ! Kudos to both players. I watched the video with same passion and cheered again :) Really unbelievable rallies, breathtaking !
I missed the later part of the match – imagine we lost power – but just looked at the video of the ceremony speech…
Bravo!! A great athlete, an incredible human being. I know it is a cliché but he is the perfect example that winning is not the only goal but getting there is… I am soooooooooooo impressed. I teach and I use him as an example for perseverance, stamina and so focused, he can be aggressive without being violent. He is a first class act… Vamos!!
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