RafaLint: February 12th
(Well, I started on the 12th, so I’m calling this the 12th)
First, check out BreakPointBR on twitter. They are doing a great job covering the tournament.
- Report Card: Rafael Nadal’s return at VTR Open offers room for improvement – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
- Rafael Nadal believes hard courts ‘too tough’ on players’ bodies, says ATP needs to do more for long-term health of players – AP via nydailynews.com (Pretty much the same article, but different picture)
- Nadal: “Mi objetivo real, a largo plazo, es Río de Janeiro 2016″ – via as.com (mangle)
- Nadal: “The 25-Second Rule Will Harm the Fans” – by Barbara Galiza (tennispanorama.com) Warning: autoplaying video – be prepared to hit the pause. Or just skip the article all together because the headline is making a mountain out of a mole hill.
- Nadal/Nalbandian Save 2 M.P. In Sao Paulo; Granollers/Lopez Win Rotterdam Opener – via atpworldtour.com
- Rafael Nadal tired but vows his best at Brazil Open – AFP via ndtv.com
- Rafael Nadal, el “rockstar” tenístico que pasó por Viña del Mar – via emol.com (mangle)
- Nadal levanta a torcida com vitória emocionante nas duplas e reencontra Zeballos – via tournament site (mangle)
- “CQC” faz piada com cueca e irrita assessor de Rafael Nadal – via terra.com.br (mangle) Seems like there was some tension in the interviews today.
- A bit of footage from the post-final presser in Chile (in English)
- Rafa at the airport – via globo.com (mangle)
- Rafa’s presser in Brazil. Bebe posted a translation here.
- Practice footage from Brazil
- More practice footage
- Fan video of the player introduction from tonight’s doubles.
- Arriving in Brazil.
- Team Nadal looking good at the Hotel Renaissance in Sao Paulo.
- From today’s practice session and the presser.
Rafa does social media:
- Rafa let us know that a lot people were staring at him.
Social media related to Rafa:
- Benito shared a photo of RafaMania in Brazil.
Why so blue, towel?
— Ella Ling (@ellaling23) February 12, 2013
— Ella Ling (@ellaling23) February 13, 2013
— Break Point (@BreakPointBR) February 12, 2013
Will include in Mailbag tomorrow but just got a dispatch from Chile and, man, did #Nadal comport himself like a pro off the court…
— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) February 12, 2013
Jornal Nacional TV Globo. 20:30 hrs São Paulo. twitter.com/b1pr/status/30…
— B1PR (@b1pr) February 12, 2013
— Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) February 12, 2013
This? Is not good:
— Tennis Panorama News (@TennisNewsTPN) February 12, 2013