RafaLint: June 12th
Rafa and Granollers will play Mertinak/Troicki last on the main court in Halle on Wednesday. They are the 5th match on the schedule with play starting at 11:30am local time.
- Nadal’s dominance may be unmatched – by Greg Couch (foxsports.com)
- More Than a Seventh French Open Title – by Greg Bishop (nytimes.com)
- Rafael Nadal shook off anxiety to take record 7th French Open title – by Danielle Rossingh (washingtonpost.com)
- Will anyone match Rod Laver’s feat? – by Greg Garber (espn.com)
- Mito Nadal – by Carlos Moyà (mangle)
- Nadal would have been destroyed mentally – by Greg Rusedski (thetennisspace.com)
- Brain Game: Rafa’s Shield Just As Mighty As His Sword by Craig O’Shannessy (atpworldtour.com)
- Grading the French Open – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
- 50 thoughts on rainy French Open – by Jon Wertheim (si.com)
- Overcoming Djokovic – by Reeves Wiedeman (newyorker.com)
- Nadal takes another substantial historical step – Steve Flink (tennischannel.com)
- Rafael Nadal’s $370,000 watch stolen, report says – how does it disappear from the room while he’s sleeping it? I think he lost it. ;)
- Time to start making your plans: Olympics schedule.
- Be a VIP Cincinnati Masters
- If I’m understanding this properly, you can help KIA pick what their special Rafa edition cee’d will look like and enter a contest to see Spain in the European Championship. (Residents of Spain only.)
- Residents of the US can enter a Babolat contest for shoes and a trip to the US Open.
You can bid to play tennis with Rafa – proceeds will be split between the Forever Dream Foundation and Rafael Nadal Foundation.
- The iB3 was at Rafa’s post RG celebration. And more footage.
- Corazón – 12/06/12 – Rafa stuff starts just before minute 14.
- Radio interview in Spanish from cadenaser.com
- Another one via cope.es.
- Spanish presser
- I think I forgot to link to this lovely gallery on the RG site yesterday.
- Images: Seven years of Nadal ruling the French Open
- RG Final photos from Babolat.
- Nana/NatalieHOHO was the trophy shoot session! Check out her photo stream for pictures from that and the rest of the tournament.
- Rafa arrives at Halle.
- A flickr set from andrect1.
- RG final photos from francetvsport.
Rafa does social media:
- Rafa shared a photo of himself with yet another cake.
Tweets about Rafa:
- KIA’s lovely tribute to Rafa’s historic win.
- The painting that was made by the messages you shot Rafa during the final.
- Nana shared a picture of the list of all of Rafa’s RG matches that appears in L’Equipe today.
- @nycsandygirl links to Spanish newspapers with Rafa on the cover
(I will again be out of pocket most of the day tomorrow, so probably won’t get a doubles match post up on time. It’s going to be a complicated day – mom to the Dr to get her stitches out and hopefully get her test results back, then to hospital to visit her very, very sick friend, and then to meeting with the VP of my department at work. And, at some point, I actually have work to do. Ugh. Thanks for your patience.)