Rafa Nadal: “Espero hacer un buen torneo” – via mundodeportivo.com (mangle)
Ask the Physio – discussing Rafa Nadal’s knee injury – by Alasdair Jones (thetennisspace.com)
Nadal, portada en Chile por responder un tuit – via sportyou.es (mangle)
Nadal keeping expectations low before comeback in Chile – Writing by Iain Rogers in Madrid, editing by Clare Fallon, total lack of formatting and paragraph breaks by someone at guardian.co.uk
Rafa Nadal reconoce que aún nota molestias en la rodilla – as.com (mangle)
Nadal relishing return – you can tell it’s been awhile since he’s been doing English
It seems that a lot of the stuff included in this lint post caused rampaging speculation, paranoia, fear and loathing to be unleashed on twitter today. (Okay, I’m exaggerating, but hey, that’s what a lot of people seem to be doing today.) I was lucky enough to miss most of it because I had a very busy day at work. But I’d just like to encourage people to calm down. Rafa’s not played at a competitive level for a long time. His
The local TV Schedule for the VTR Open. I’m hoping that since it will be on TV somewhere, there will be streams. The tournament also has a special page devoted to Rafa’s schedule (mangle). Which, I’m sure, makes all the other players there feel so special.
Be patient: Agassi on Nadal – by Adam Cooper (smh.com.au)
La nutrida agenda que cumplirá Rafael Nadal en su visita a Chile – via latercera.com (mangle)
Misión Nadal, ¡misión cumplida! – via
The post Australian Open rankings are up. For the first time since May 2005, Rafa is ranked #5.
(Thanks for sending me the link, Inés.)
Inés pointed me to this blog post by some dedicated swimmers…and their new buddy: Our new friend, Rafa!
Ace in the hole – by Howard Bryant (ESPN.com)
The Player entry list is out for Indian Wells.
Rafa Nadal wins first poker tournament – by Brad Willis (pokerstarsblog.com)
Toni Nadal: “Rafael llegará con un poco de miedo a Viña” – via lanacion.cl (mangle)
Por “efecto Nadal” ya hay cuatro días agotados para ATP Viña – via terra.cl. Rafa’s selling those tickets.
Photo by Beth WilsonRafa and Pico will team up for doubles in Viña del Mar. Excuse me, I need a moment to myself. There better be streams, damn it!
Andy picks Rafa for his footie team.
Mats Wilander: Rafa Nadal could put fear in their eyes again – by Alexandra Willis (thetennisspace.com). It cracks me up that they picked a photo of Rafa looking like a little tot anticipating a lollipop to accompany that title.
Looks like Rafa’s getting a new watch: Richard Mille
Rafa’s first match back will be on February 6th at 18:00 Chilean time. Not sure when that is in your area? Try this time zone converter.
Regreso al pasado – by T. Jaume. From the mangle it sounds like Rafa will play doubles and singles in his upcoming tournaments.
Rafael Nadal no tendrá trato especial y será un jugador más en el ATP de Viña – from emol.com (mangle)
El otro Nadal, conozca el lado desconocido del mejor