RafaLint: May 24th
The draw for Roland Garros will take place at 11:30am local time on Friday. (aka, 4:30am mine and just 5.5 hours away. Sleep? What’s that?) The tournament says you can follow the draw here.
Today’s recommended reading:
No surprise, it’s by Steve Tignor: Chasing History: Rafael Nadal and Bjorn Borg.
- Remember Paris – by Alison Kim (atpworldtour). Tennis greats look at Rafa’s six Roland Garros wins.
- Tebbutt: Une Belle Journée A Roland Garros – by Tom Tebbutt (lovemeansnothing.ca)
- The Most Dominant Grand Slam Performance of the Open Era – by Rob York (tennisconnected.com)
- Nadal’s bid for record 7th French Open vs. Djokovic’s try for 4th Grand Slam title in row – AP via washingtonpost.com. (I hate it when journalists assume Roland Garros is his favorite tournament and court just because he wins there, like, a lot.)
- Article titles like this make me nervious: It’s inconceivable that Nadal won’t win French – by Simon Reed (eurosport.com)
- Nadal: You must learn to lose – via tennishead.net
- Electronic tennis racket makes world debut – Reuters via chicagotribune.com
- If you live in Spain, you can enter a contest to win a Rafa customized KIA.
- Enter to win a trip to next year’s French Open – courtesy of The Tennis Channel.
- Rafa’s first practice at Roland Garros.
- Roland Garros 2012 – Eurosport Promo
- Roland Garros 2012 – Preview Show
- Smiley Rafa at today’s Babolat event.
- I adore this photo from the Babolat event. Laughing relaxed tennis players – and I like all of them!
- Hi Rafa abs.
- Fed himself got in on the day of Rafa sharing and posted a photo oh himself and Rafa at a NetJets event to Facebook.
- Once again @adel1609 is at a tournament and rocking some photos: Hello Rafa!, bye, Rafa. Check her twitter for more photos of other players.
- Taking a rest during his practice.
- Lovely photo from practice – more here. And, even more here.
Rafa does social media:
- Rafa shared a photo of himself and Toni checking out the new Babolat racquet.
Tweets about Rafa:
Is Andy planning his revenge?
Looking forward to asking rafa some questions tomorrow…. twitter.com/andy_murray/st…
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) May 24, 2012
- Want to watch this year’s Australian Open final again? The whole darn thing? Like…hours and hours of it? Open the vault.
Lastly, a few photos of Rafa on the grounds at Roland Garros today:
Photos by JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/GettyImages
Okay, night guys! See you bright and early for the draw!