It’s the leap day addition of RafaLint! Sadly, there’s not a lot of lint out there…
Team Cuteness will ride again in Indian Wells.
Transcription of part of the TVE interview (you can self mangle via the Google toolbar at the top of the page).
Feli tweeted a link to this op-ed. Awwww, bromance. (mangle)
Rafa in the Zone – via palmspringslife.com. (Nothing new and with some standard dis-information.)
Top 10 Most Beautiful Athletes Revealed – via sportsnet.ca
Toni giving a
A nice sum-up of the TVE interview (you can self-mangle via the Google toolbar at the top of the page)
Djokovic ‘the best but beatable’ says Nadal – ESPN coverage of the interview.
Rafael Nadal Tennis Lessons Net $380,000 for Elton John AIDS Foundation
Someone likes Rafa’s deltoid (Thanks, Atch2)
La Federación Vasca de Tenis invita a Toni Nadal para impartir una conferencia a sus técnicos el 8 de Marzo – Toni to appear at a conference. (mangle)
Rafa’s Revenge on RoboServe?
On Monday, Rafa will appear on a TVE morning show (starts at 9am Spanish time). I’m hoping for a live stream here.
Olympic Book – there will be a book for the tennis event at the Olympics. Be sure to click on the link to view the 2008 book.
La construcción de la academia de tenis Rafa Nadal está al caer – by Sebastià Sansó (diariodemallorca.es). Per the mangle, it sounds like Rafa’s tennis center will be under construction soon. At least, I think so. That’s one heck
Some videos from the iB3 special.
(“Rafa is ‘surprised’ by Casillas, Gassol, Contador, Lorenzo, Fernández & Llul” – genny_ss/SpanishRNfan)
(“Rafa,talking about the AO final & other finals he lost to Novak in 2011, thinks he’s a good loser & accepts defeat well” – genny_ss/SpanishRNfan)
Nadal, Casillas e Iniesta, entre los españoles más tiernos – via intereconomia.com. Yep, he’s a sweetie. (mangle)
Rafa Nadal: «Djokovic llegó al circuito de forma equivocada» – coverage of the iB3 special from balearesport.es (mangle).
Flashback: Rafa watching Roger in 2004 (Indian Wells). This was Fed’s quarterfinal match; Rafa had lost in the 3rd round of singles, but made it to the quarterfinals in doubles – betting Fed along the way.
Tweets about Rafa:
David J Nadal tweeted: a photo
Cristiano Ronaldo y Rafa Nadal, de rodaje en Mallorca – from nobadis.net. (mangle)
Gasquet est sûr à «100%» que Rafael Nadal ne se dope pas – via 20minutes.fr (mangle)
Promo for an upcoming iB3 special about Rafa. (mangle)
Footage from iB3 of Ronaldo’s double doing stand-in work and someone (Ronaldo?) arriving in a Lambourghini (car make IDd by Nida) – thrilling stuff. (mangle)
Very stalkery footage of the Rafa/Ronaldo commercial shoot from the iB3. (Same footage on YouTube.)
…*drum roll* L and nolanola! L’s entry was picked first and she chose the Babolat backpack; nolanola will be receiving the US pack and hat. Congrats!
Here are the answers for the quiz:
When was Babolat founded?
Who (male) has played in the most US Open singles finals?
The answer I was going for was Bill Tilden with 10 finals, 1918-25, ’27, ’29 (source). But Mary pointed out that when
In theory, I’ll be updating the software used to run this site tonight (after my tennis class). Keep your fingers crossed! I had a few problems when I did it on my development site…
Hacienda investiga a Rafael Nadal y le obliga a cambiar de domicilio fiscal – by José María Irujo (elpais.com). Rafa’s tax bill is paid in full. (mangle or a shorter English version) Thanks, genny_ss
Una auditoría desvela que Nadal cobra un millón de TVE – from
´¿Dopaje? Nadal gana por su enorme sacrificio y trabajo´ – by J. E. Munera. Albert Alcaraz defends Rafa. (mangle)
Rafa does social media:
Rafa and pals show off their Carnavales costumes.
Tweets about Rafa:
Rafa enjoyed some golf today (don’t forget to click on the image link):
Gran jornada de golf hoy en Mallorca con