RafaLint: June 29th
Rafa, in defeat, was classy as always – his Facebook update:
No pudo ser… así es el deporte, hay q saber celebrar las victorias y encajar las derrotas! enhorabuena a Lukas por su gran partido!
It couldn’t be…This is sport! You must know how to celebrate wins and assume defeats ! Congratulations to Lukas for his great match!
- “Today Happened” – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
- A Shell-Shocked Wimbledon – by Tom Tebbutt
- Racquet Reaction: Rosol d. Nadal – by Hannah Wilks (tennis.com)
- Why Rafael Nadal lost so early at Wimbledon – by Howard Fendrich (csmonitor.com)
- Wimbledon Update Digizine from tennis.com
- “Estoy decepcionado” – via ole.com.ar (includes a video). Here’s the mangle.
- Millions of women left devastated as Spanish hunk Rafa Nadal crashes out of Wimbledon (who will we lust after now?) – by Deborah Arthurs (dailymail.co.uk). In case a little eye-candy will help.
- Don’t worry ladies, Nadal is philosophical – by Sarah Edworthy (wimbledon.com). I’m sensing a trend here.
- Wimbledon stunner: Rafael Nadal ousted in Round 2 – by Douglas Robson (usatoday.com)
- Rafael Nadal stunned in 2nd round – via espn.com
- Nadal Stunned in Second-Round Knockout – by Christopher Clarey (nytimes.com)
- Five thoughts on Lukas Rosol’s five-set victory over Rafael Nadal – by Mark Hodgkinson (thetennisspace.com)
- Lukas Rosol conquers Rafael Nadal, upsets ATP hierarchy – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
- Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal in ‘best form’ despite Rosol defeat – from the BBC
- Full match
- iB3 report
- Grumpy Rafa – no idea what Rosol was doing to set Rafa off.
- Massive Vamos!
- Rafa fall down go boom
- Match photos from Zimbio (I’ll try to do a photo post tomorrow, but they take hours and I haven’t had the time yet.)
- rafandready has uploaded some Wimbly photos.
- Some cute Roland Garros photos in this set from Bee.girl.
- Match photos on flickr by Ross Dickson.
Tweets about Rafa:
— Miguel Seabra (@MiguelSeabra) June 28, 2012
— Ella Ling (@ellaling23) June 28, 2012
Rafa loses match; hugely disappointed; walks over to fans to sign autographs,makes no excuses for loss- GREAT Champion
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) June 29, 2012
- Rafa’s up for an ESPY award for best tennis player – you can vote here.