RafaLint: April 17th
Okay, massive lint to post…massive. Ready? This should keep you occupied until Rafa’s first Monte-Carlo match.
- Nadal: “Each ticket we sell for the match at the Bernabeu will give children a stronger chance” – via Real Madrid’s site
- Nadal: “It’s Always A Pleasure To Be Back” – by ATP Staff
- Watch List: Monte Carlo showdown looms, key Fed Cup ties – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com
- Why Rafael Nadal is bidding for a record eighth straight title in Monte Carlo – by Simon Cambers (wimbledon.com)
- Recalling Nadal’s last defeat in Monaco – by Mark Hodgkinson (The Tennis Space)
- Why Rafa is at his best on the Riviera – by Simon Cambers (The Tennis Space)
- As Clay Season Stars, Pressure on Nadal – by Tim Joyce (realclearsports.com)
- 2012 Tennis Now Magazine Clay Court Season Edition
- Djokovic aims to end Nadal’s reign in Monte Carlo – by Jerome Pugmire (AP)
- Djokovic: “Nadal Is The Ultimate Challenge On Clay” – from the ATP
- Nadal worries about knee entering clay season – AP
- Clay-court specialists not so special anymore – by Van Sias (USA TODAY)
- Rafael Nadal’s feet of clay leave Spaniard at risk as Novak Djokovic threatens – by Simon Briggs (The Telegraph)
- Rafael Nadal ‘scared’ about future as knee injury takes its toll – by Paul Newman (The Independent)
- Rafael Nadal eager to put knee woes behind him at Monte Carlo Masters – AP via The Guardian
- Nadal by the numbers in Monte Carlo – by Nima Naderi (tennisconnected.com)
- Will Djokovic inflict a psychological blow on Nadal? – by Simon Cambers (The Tennis Space)
- Rafa practicing in Manacor
- Toni sings (kinda)
- Toni is bilingual (kinda)
- Be sure to follow raficionada/creamola_foam’s YouTube channel for Monte-Carlo videos.
- Nadal: “La rodilla está bien, pero necesito partidos”
- Homenatge a Rafel Nadal – from the iB3
- MC preview from France 3
- Practice vids: one; two; three; four; five
- Rafa and his cousins playing footie
- Rafa practicing indoors in Grasse on a rainy day.
- Pictures from Rafa’s appearance on ‘El Larguero’
- Nida has posted more Miami photos
Rafa does social media:
- Rafa reminded all of us how wonderful the view is from the MC Court Central.
- He thanked Nole for playing in the upcoming exho with him: English; Spanish.
- Rafa shared a practice photo.
- He finally got around to sharing the video for the sale of his car.
- Rafa let us know he enjoys reading on the hotel balcony.
Lastly, before I pass out from exhaustion, some practice and presser pictures:
Photos by AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau and Julian Finney/Getty Images