- Racquet Reaction: Verdasco d. Nadal – by Hannah Wilks (tennis.com)
- Blue clay, tennis head games – by Howard Bryant (espn.com)
- Fever Pitch – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
- Verdasco Stuns Nadal In Third Round; ‘The Dog’ Trips Up Tsonga – from the ATP
- Nadal Loses on Madrid’s Blue Clay After Complaining About It – by Raphael Minder (nytimes.com)
- Blue Clay Blues – Part Five – includes presser quotes (tennispanorama.com). Here’s another article on the same site with more quotes.
- What happened to Rafael Nadal in Madrid? – by Ravi Ubha (espn.com)
- Toni Nadal: “Rafael es un tío normal que juega bien al tenis” – a nice interview with Toni by Eugenio G Delgado (mangle).
- Madrid’s blues more than just clay – by Kamakshi Tandon (espn.com). Interesting read. Thanks, Melissa.
- Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic threaten Madrid Open snub – from the BBC (Thanks, Nancy)
- Madrid day 4 photos from tennismagazine.fr – including some Rafa presser ones.
Rafa does social media:
- Rafa is already back home.