RafaLint: October 9th
- Rafa likes noodles
- Murray stuns Nadal then wins doubles in Tokyo via yahoo sports
- In-form Murray Triumphs Over Nadal via the ATP
- Andy Murray defeats Rafael Nadal in Japan Open final via BBC
- Shanghai Masters: Draw Preview and Analysis by Nima Nadri (tennisconnected.com)
- Can Rafa rebound from Japan loss? – a Shanghai preview by Ravi Ubha (espn.com)
- Photos from the Tokyo final in globalite’s flickr stream and in alex12ga’s
- Rafa’s in Shanghai (thanks diannada and mydumbodumbo)
Rafa and footie:
Rafa has signed on to play footie with his pals in Manacor. This is an amateur type league and I think it’s going to be some great stress relief for Rafa. Well, as much as any kind of competition can be a stress relief for someone who hates to lose. Yeah, I know there’s a fear or injury, but apparently he’s willing to take that risk. To me, the idea that he is willing to take on that risk means he really just needs to have some darn fun right now.
- iB3 report – tot Rafa in a locker room after a football match! A bit of the page mangled: “The player will wear number 9 Manacor, and will play football with his friends, after a decade without being able to do so.” Awww!
- Rafa Nadal, fichaje estrella del Inter Manacor (mangle)
Rafa does social media:
- Looks like Rafa and Marc! played some PlayStation while in Tokyo. Rafa told is about it in English and Spanish – and included a different picture with each post. How kind.