RafaLint: May 24th
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- Nadal back for number eight – by Kate Battersby (rolandgarros.com). Includes some quotes from Rafa’s media interview.
- Rafael Nadal says he’d rather win tour events than one Grand Slam – AFP via dailytelegraph.com.au
- Rafa and Nole together – via rolandgarros.com
- 2013 French Open Profiles: Rafael Nadal – via tennis.com
- Tennis 15-30 French Open preview – digizine by tennis.com
- Rafael Nadal’s secret garden – by Greg Garber (espn.com)
- Nadal: “Roland Garros siempre tendrá un lugar especial en mi corazón” – via rtve.es (mangle)
- Photos: Sharapova, Nadal, Serena Williams, Federer play night tennis – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
- French Open draw: good news for Serena, Federer; bad for Djokovic – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
- No. 4 in the World, Nadal Is Still One to Beat at French – by Christopher Clarey (nytimes.com)
- French Open preview roundtable – via si.com
- Parisian Thoroughfares – by Steve Tignor (wish I knew who to credit with the perfect selection/placement of photos)
- Serena: Rafa is chasing my comeback – by Matt Cronin (tennis.com)
- French Open men’s seed report – by Jon Wertheim (si.com)
- Nadal : «L’ambition est la même» – by Carole Bouchard (lequipe.fr) And here’s the mangle.
- Why Rafael Nadal Will Win the French Open (In Case It Wasn’t Otherwise Obvious) – by Eric Dodds (time.com)
- rtve report on the draw – includes some comments from Rafa.
- Practice footage from raquettemania: getting ready; 16 minutes of footage; smacking it (not sure if this is included in previous vid or not) and one more.
- More footage from the Nike event.
- Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Serena Williams discuss their chances
- Short video from the draw.
- Pictures from the draw on the Roland Garros site.
- Also from the tournament site, media day photos.
- Nice photos from Barcelona.
- Media Day and more via the Roland Garros Facebook page. They posted some draw photos too.
Rafa does social media:
- Was that spectacular or scary, Rafa?
- Rafa did his best impression of an eager tot asking you to play.
- A chilly looking Rafa playing poker with chilly looking French people.
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