RafaLint: June 7th
Everyone ready for the semis? Rafa’s first up at 1pm local time…just 7 hours away.
- Racquet Reaction: Nadal d. Almagro – by Hannah Wilks (tennis.com)
- Nadal Records 50th Match Win On Parisian Clay; Beats Almagro To Reach SFs – via the ATP
- Rafael Nadal rolls into French semis – AP via ESPN
- Nadal playing among friends – by Kamakshi Tandon (ESPN.com)
- Nadal eases past Almagro to seal spot in the semis – by Kate Battersby (rolandgarros.com)
- By His Design – by Jesse Pentecost (thenextpoint.com)
- Some Top Shot Returners Answer Speed With Savvy – by Christopher Clarey (nytimes.com)
- Beholding Nadal’s Empire of Clay – by Christopher Clarey (nytimes.com)
- Why Nadal needs to break his habits – by Greg Garber (espn.com)
- Nadal’s Latest Weapon: A Backhand Down the Line – by Geoff MacDonald (nytimes.com)
- How dominant has Rafael Nadal been at the 2012 French Open? – by Chris Chase (yahoo.com)
- Djokovic, Nadal could give us a show – by Howard Bryant (espn.com)
- Nadal/Ferrer SF Preview: Tale Of The Tape – by Leo Levin (atpworldtour.com)
- Men’s Semifinal Previews and Picks – via tennis.com
- French Open men’s semifinal preview – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
- Match of the Day: David Ferrer (ESP) (6) v Rafael Nadal (ESP) (2) – by Kate Battersby (rolandgarros.com)
- Nadal, the Underrated Tactician, Stalks Djokovic – by Tom Perrotta (wsj.com)
- As a someone who is occasionally a geeky numbers person and is very interested in the display of data, I find this chart to be very interesting. I also like who’s listed as the most dominant.
- Nadal, Ferrer Commit To Beijing – via the ATP
I give up. I’m marking everything read in my RSS Reader.
- Rafael Nadal thanks Babolat fans for their supports
- BREAKING NEWS: Rafa likes chocolate
- Rafa and Moya visit Babolat
- iB3 match report
- More lockerroom footage
- Check out this Behind the Scenes with Babolat Facebook album for pictures of Moya and Rafa.
- Rafa and Moya
- Lovely B&W photos from the Roland Garros Facebook account.
Rafa does social media:
- Rafa shared a photo from his pre-quarterfinal dinner.
- Today, he posted a photo of himself with the amazing Esther Verger.
Mi mas sincero pesame a la familia de Manolo Preciado. Un crack.
— Rafael Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 7, 2012
Tweets about Rafa:
— Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) June 6, 2012
— Ella Ling (@ellaling23) June 6, 2012
— Greg Sharko (@SharkoTennis) June 6, 2012