RafaLint: April 29th
- Key Points Analysis: Rafael Nadal and Nicolás Almagro in the Barcelona Final – by Juan José (changeovertennis.com)
- Report Card: French champs Sharapova, Nadal, Schiavone conquer clay again – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
- Photo of the Day: Nadal with his Barcelona “crown” – by Jonathan Scott (tennis.com)
- The Persistents, Parts 4 and 3 – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
- Heroes and Zeros: Claypova, Rosol’s Ride, Rafa Roars Again – by Chris Oddo (tennisnow.com)
- Toni Nadal: “Sería bueno ver a Novak Djokovic en el Godó” – via as.com (mangle)
- Nadal reste inquiet – via lequipe.fr (mangle)
- Barcelona tournament journal for April 28th (pdf file)
- The Search for Meaning – by Jesse Pentecost (thenextpoint.com)
- Interview with Rafa for Cadena SER. There’s a picture (old one, I think) and transcript here (mangle)
- #ImparablesJuntos – “Being Spanish is not an excuse, it is a responsibility”, Rafa and other athletes introduce the new Nike T-shirt for the Spanish National Teams.
- iB3 report on the Barcelona final.
- Video from the Champions Drink Responsibly event in Monte-Carlo.
- Nadal: Hero status in Spain is not pressure – for those who can see this…I cannot. Here it is on YouTube with Russian voiceover.
- Pool jump and a bit of the presser.
- Barcelona finals photos from the tournament site.
- More photos from the final. This time from Mikel Trigueros – UrbanandSport Photo Press.
Rafa does social media:
- Rafa shared a photo of a more reasonably sized version of the Barcelona trophy.
Via Twitter, Rafa offered support for his buddy Pau Gasol:
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) April 29, 2013
Social media related to Rafa:
In Open era, 2 men have won same tournament 8 times:Guillermo Vilas (Buenos Aires) ; #Nadal (Monte Carlo & Barcelona). Roland Garros next?
— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) April 29, 2013
April 29, 2002: Rafael Nadal, at age 15, makes pro debut at Mallorcan Open, beats Paraguay’s Ramon Delgado 64 64 TennisHistoryBook.com
— Randy Walker (@TennisPublisher) April 29, 2013
— Eurosport (@Eurosport) April 29, 2013
- Martina Navratilova: Jason Collins a ‘game-changer’ – by Martina Navratilova (si.com)
- Like the book for which this article was intended, this is a good read: Martina’s Moment – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)