Photos from Rafa’s win over Federer.
Photos by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images and Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
15 Mar 2013 | by miri | 11 Comments
Aw, I do so love to see them together…
Me too! Too great tennis players who are also gentlemen!
Me too…the mutual respect is evident and nice to see.
@Fiona and Julie – I agree; class acts, they are. The haters in both camps could – and should – learn a lot from Rafa and Roger. I find it sad that we’ll see fewer matches between them from now on.
I agree and not to over exaggerate but I find it devastating that we will see less of these two playing each other especially in Grandslams.
I will just have to cherish the good old days and re-watch some of their greatest match ups, including my precious Wimbledon 2008 DVD.
They are exceptional players.
The mutual respect for each other is obvious, from #1 especially, which was before the match started. I always enjoy their matches no matter the result, sadly they are going to be a much rarer treat for fans. Great photos Miri, thanks.
I’m sure I missed it – where is Uncle Toni?
Toni rarely comes to the US hard court 1000s
Toni went back home after Sao Paolo and Francis Roig joined Rafa for coaching duty, as usual during IW. I’m sure Toni will be present for the vital Euro clay court season.
Love the photos. Thanks so much for posting them. One thing I was noticing in these pics were Rafa’s arm muscles. They seem larger & more defined than ever. Could that be part of the reason for Rafa’s “improved again” backhand?
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