RafaLint: April 24th

Photo by VALERY HACHE/ AFP/ Getty Images

Rafa’s first Barcelona match will take place Wednesday. He’s the second match after 1:30pm local time.

Today’s recommended reading:
Brain Game: Nadal’s Improved Serve – by Craig O’Shannessy (ATP, sent in by john f and dk).

Today’s recommended drooling source:
adel1609’s photos from Monte-Carlo via YFrog and twitter.




  • Banco Sabadell has added some photos from the promo event Rafa did with Kei to their set – starting here. They’ve also added some post-practice pictures starting here.
  • Banco Sabadell Instagrams too.

Tweets about Rafa:


Continuing my streak of bad luck lately, I fell down half a flight of stairs today and mucked up my ankle/knee/hip/shoulder on the bad hip side. So, 10 puncture wounds on bruises from vein closure on left leg; twisted ankle, rug burns, sore knee, hip, ankle and hip on right side. I’m a freaking mess! (I’ll be okay, but man, this crap needs to stop.)

33 Responses

  1. SA says:

    Feel better.

  2. rafanatica says:

    Get well, Miri!

  3. Himja says:

    Aw I’m queen of clumsiness myself. Feel better!!

  4. Sheena says:

    Take care, Miri …
    Feel better …

  5. max says:

    Oh dear. Heal quickly, Miri. And thanks for doing this for us even though you’re hurting.

  6. emerald says:

    Please take care…. wish you speedy recovery. We need you.

  7. Debbie says:

    Feel better soon Miri!

  8. Kris K says:

    I’m soooo sorry that happened to you, Miri. You must really hurt. Time off of work to watch tennis? I hope that you make a quick recovery

  9. Silhouette says:

    Oh dear. Please be more careful! Hope you heal fast! Vamos Miri!

  10. Annie says:

    Oh Miri, you poor thing! It sounds like quite a tumble. Please rest up and get better! Are you off from work for awhile I hope?

    So I’ve never seen this pinterest thing. Just what we (you) need. Another social media outlet to keep up with! I can’t even keep up with Facebook, much less tumblr and all the rest. But I’ve got to say your pinterest page looks good! And Rafa looks good in all those pics – never seen him look more handsome.

    Any ideas on how to watch his match tomorrow if one doesn’t have espn3 or TC? Old-fashioned streams I guess.

  11. Aini says:

    Get well soon Miri!

  12. wendya says:

    Oh Miti :( Feel better soon…you’re doing too much as usual!

  13. alibobbles says:

    I really hope your bad luck streak ends now; sounds horrid.
    The Facebook and Pinterest pages look good.

  14. L says:

    Miri, take it easy and take care of yourself:)

    Interesting piece from the ATP about the serving patterns, I did notice it in the match. The only problem is that if he’s that predictable he has to hit those serves very well which he did in the final. Lets hope he continues to serve well.

  15. Nora says:

    Hi Miri,

    Hope u get better soon!! Thanks for all of the wonderful Rafa pics & vids as usual:)

  16. nolanola says:

    Oh miri! I’m so sorry about your fall. You must be miserable and feeling so vunerable. We will be sending good thoughts your way for getting better soon, and fingers crossed for no more issues.

  17. dk says:

    I am very sorry to hear of your injury – I hope you recover quickly.

  18. Holly says:

    Ouch! So sorry to hear about this fall! I hope you feel better soon, it sucks to be in pain and not mobile. Take Care.

  19. Kathy says:

    So sorry this has happened to you. I hope you will have a couple of days off work to recover. It sounds like a really nasty fall and you will probably be sore for a while. Please take care of yourself and I hope you feel better soon.

  20. sunset says:

    That fall sounds awful. I hope you rest well and get better soon!

  21. tennisfun says:

    Please take care Miri.

    I hope you get well soon.

  22. timov says:

    I wish you to get well soon, Miri !

  23. muribwanji says:

    Ouchieee!!! I’ve been stuck in a similar rut of misfortunes myself. I’m told that this year of the black dragon is expected to cause challenges to a lot of people belonging to certain animal signs, especially dogs & oxen. However, the turbulence will pass.

    I wish you a speedy recovery and an end to the streak of bad luck.

  24. Ch F says:

    OMG miri! So sorry to hear that! Take care and get well soon!

  25. miri says:

    Didn’t mean to cause concern, people – just wanted to vent. I’m okay. A bit more stiff than usual today, but fine. (And wearing tighter shoes that won’t fall off when going down stairs!)