RafaLint: June 23rd
The ALMA NADAL exhibition will be broadcast in the US on ESPN2: Nadal – Djokovic Exhibition for Charity Live on ESPN2 on July 14.
- Rafa reins in expectations – by Caroline Cheese (wimbledon.com). This article includes quotes from Rafa’s pre-tournament presser.
- Nadal: “Lucky To Be Part Of These Rivalries” – via the ATP and with more presser quotes.
- Uncle Toni helps lift Rafael Nadal’s tennis to new heights – by Simon Briggs (telegraph.co.uk)
- The rivalry of all rivalries – by Greg Garber (espn.com)
- Nadal refuses to dream of a third title – by Paul Newman (independent.co.uk)
- Wimbledon men’s seed report – by Jon Wertheim (si.com)
- Who Can Stop Nadal or Djokovic? – by Carl Bialik (wsj.com)
- Tennis Expert Picks – All England Lawn Tennis Championships – via ESPN
- Editors’ Picks: 2012 Wimbledon Championships – from tennis.com
- Wimbledon 2012: Breaking down the draws – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
- Nadal will maintain his mo’ at Wimbledon – by Steve Tignor (msnbc.com)
- 2012 Wimbledon Preview: Rafael Nadal – via tennis.com
- Un niño dócil, un competidor voraz – by Paulo Alonso Lois (Mangle: A docile child, a voracious competitor)
- ATP Decides Against Blue Clay in 2013 – via the ATP
- Luck of the Draw: Wimbledon 2012 – by Jesse Pentecost:
What the original research confirmed is that when we tennis fans are first presented with a draw to a major tennis tournament, they move through multiple stages of elation, anxiety and despondency, often too tediously for the naked eye to follow.
Rafa does social media:
- Rafa shared a photo of himself and today’s practice partner: Stanislas Wawrinka.
- And then one of him enthusiasticly cheering on the Spanish football team. I love that he’s as dorky about football as we are about tennis.
Tweets about Rafa:
“The penguins didn’t came?” A Rafa joke as he walks into a freezing press conference room #Wimbledon
— Caroline Cheese (@CarolineCheese) June 23, 2012
nice line from Nadal for any junior to take on board on the switch to grass “first thing is to play with the surface and not against it “
— Nick Lester (@nicklester) June 23, 2012
— kimmieg (@mrsgnation) June 23, 2012
- Practice photo from Brad Gilbert.
- Practice photo from @BrainGameTennis. And another one too.
- Brad Gilbert also tweeted the photo of him, Rafa and Marc! watching footie.