RafaLint: May 14th
- Nadal Looks to Regain No. 2 Spot – from the Rome tournament site.
- Ranking Drop Doesn’t Bother Nadal Ahead Of Roland Garros – James Buddell (ATP). Love the totally different impression this title gives from the first one…for the same interview.
- Report Card: Grading the Madrid Open – Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
- The Play in Madrid, and Not Just the Clay, Merits Attention – by Christopher Clarey (nytimes.com)
- Tournament preview (with Rafa practice footage and a short interview) and day one wrap up.
- Video clip from the pre-tournament presser.
- Check out RAFAddicted’s YouTube channel for practice videos.
- Monique Filippella tweeted some wonderful presser pictures:
- Practice photos from In Rafa We Trust.
- From RAFAddicted: Rafa and Simon; Rafa & Pico.
- Barbara Grassi has also tweeted some photos: getting ready to pound a backhand; a forehand this time.
- Nice photo from the tournament site (don’t forget the “full screen” option they have).
- Some Madrid practice photos in this flickr set.
Tweets about Rafa:
Reem360 was on a conference call/interview with Andre Agassi today. She tweeted this:
Agassi still believes beating Nadal on clay best of 5 is the toughest task out there. Calls him the Mount Everest on clay
— Reem360 (@ReemAbulleil) May 14, 2012
Okay, time to get ready for bed. Now the big question, will I get up in less than 5 hours to watch Daveeeeed?