Photos from today’s presser:
Photos by AP Photo/Lynne Sladky and Reuters
He’s really improved his self-filming skills. I have great illusion that soon these will seem like full-fledged professional productions!
Is it wrong that I’m thinking he added that quiet little “guys” just for us? Yes. I am. *steps away from the KoolAid*
Oh, and Rafa? You don’t need to thank us…in fact…thank you!
Rafa’s words about why he had to withdraw from the Miami semifinal from a few different sources. First, he shared the news via Facebook.
Second, a studio interview:
Third, video and summary of the presser from Tennis Panorama News.
Lastly, a transcript of the presser (as much as I hate copying stuff from elsewhere without adding something to it, I can’t snark on a withdrawal presser):
Q. Perhaps you could just take us through the situation you’re faced with. We assume it’s your knee. Could you tell us the story of the last couple of
News from Miami is that Rafa has withdrawn from the tournament due to left knee pain.
Are you ready for the full-length Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII football boots promotional video? Watch Rafa take on Christiano Ronaldo in a bit of tennis vs. footie action on grass. Who do you think will win?
I think that’s the most relaxed and natural I’ve seen Rafa in a commercial. Well done, guys!
Here’s a nice “behind the scenes” video with Rafa interviewing Ronaldo.
And lastly, pictures from the shoot:
(They are very large photos and may take a moment to display after you click on them. Photos courtesy of Nike Football.)
Yeah, I’m running very late today. It’s been a very non-fun two days in a row for me. Okay, now Rafa stuff!
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Raquet Reaction: Nadal d. Tsonga – by Hannah Wilks (tennis.com)
Nadal Tops Tsonga To Set Murray Clash – by Matt Fitzgerald (sonyericssonopen.com)
Quarterfinals Rollercoaster – by Kimber Bennett (10sworld.com)
Rafael Nadal needs nearly three hours to get past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Key Biscayne – by Richard Evans (foxsports.com)
Photos from last night’s match against Tsonga.
Photos by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images, REUTERS/Robert Sullivan, and AP Photo/J Pat Carter
Rafa’s quarterfinal presser transcript:
How would you rank your level on that match?
RAFAEL NADAL: My level? It wasn’t one of my best matches. That’s the real thing.
I didn’t play very well tonight. I think I started match playing really well, but later when I had the break at the second, after the break of the second, I don’t know which game I had the break of the second, but after that I started to play more defensive, no? To
On-court interview via the ATP:
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