Photos from Rafa’s 2nd round match against Rosol.
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Post 2nd round write-ups…if you care to read them.
A transcript of Rafa’s post 2nd round presser is up on the Wimbledon site. What happened out there? Was he just too good?
Q. What happened out there? Was he just too good?
RAFAEL NADAL: Oh, c’mon. That’s too simple. In the fifth, yes. Not before, no? In the fifth set he played more than unbelievable. That’s fine.
Before, first three sets, I didn’t play well.
Q. You were complaining a little bit about something he was doing at one point. What was
A clip from ESPN:
A lot of repeat footage here, but also a bit more at on the Wimbledon site.
I forgot to check the Tennis Channel site before posting. Here’s an additional clip:
Hoping for a full transcript eventually. From the tweets that went out and this video, Rafa was his usual level-headed self about the loss.
A self-indulgent message:
I keep having people ask me if I’m devastated. True, this was not the outcome any of us wanted, but as Rafa says in the Wimbledon clip, “it’s not a tragedy, it’s only a
For his second round match at Wimbledon, Rafa took on the hard-hitting, hard-serving and fearless #100 Lukas Rosol. I missed the first set and a chunk of the second, but news was: it wasn’t good for Rafa. He was playing poorly, falling, and barely squeaked out a first set win. His play improved in the second, but Rosol was still hitting out and everything was landing in. If felt like he was getting the serve returns back before Rafa
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First round match write-ups, player field for the Olympics is announced, and a hypothetical bar fight – today’s lint.
Here’s a transcript from Rafa’s post 1st round presser:
Q. What happened in the first few games of that match?
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, happened that I had the breakpoint in the first game, so I think I played a good first game. But he had a few chances at the first, and then two great serves in the advantage in the middle to the tee.
Then I played bad game with my serve. Even I think I have game point for me, or few
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