RafaLint: September 16th
Today, Rafa made sure we knew about an upcoming exhibition he’ll play against David Nalbandian:
Os espero en Buenos Aires el 23 de noviembre! I'm waiting for you in Buenos Aires at November 23! pic.twitter.com/aMjL1JXVDg
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) September 16, 2013
Want to buy tickets? Go here.
This isn’t the only exhibition he’ll be playing in Buenos Aires. You can also buy tickets for a match against Djokovic to take place on November 24th.
Before the two Buenos Aires matches, Rafa will play David Ferrer in Lima Peru (November 17th). Tickets for this match can be purchased here.
2014 Davis Cup:
In the “tennis never sleeps” category, the 2014 Davis Cup Draw will be held on Wednesday at 11am (London time). You can watch it on the Davis Cup site.
- Nadal’s Spirit, Focus Lift Him to New Heights in New York – by Chris Oddo (tennisnow.com)
While Djokovic wavered, starting slow then ramping up his energy to dizzying heights (Nadal’s words: “When Novak plays that level, I am not sure if nobody can stop him.”), Nadal didn’t vacillate emotionally, didn’t tire mentally, nor did he ever seem to be in danger of losing the belief that he took into the match. “The normal thing is I will have my chance,” he later said, matter of factly. “Then you can convert or not”
He did have his chance, but it wasn’t handed to him. He worked like a mule to quell Djokovic’s momentum, and like a knife-wielding ninja in the dark of the night, Nadal carved open a tiny little window to wiggle through.
I finally have all my Cincy and USO photos up. So, here goes:
- Cincy Wednesday
- Cincy Thursday
- Cincy Quarterfinal Friday
- Cincy Semi Saturday
- Cincy Final Sunday
- US Open Semis
- US Open Final
For the US Open pictures, please keep in mind I was shooting from way up in Ashe stadium without a monopod while trying to hold a 5 pound lens I’d managed to weasel through security (and Rafa was out when the light was awful).
- Some Rafa photos in this set from fabergtennistour
- And in this set from AshMarshall
- Rafa’s one of Time’s pictures of the week.
- Part two of the totally screwed up world that is the Tomic camp.
- Are There More Five-Setters in Davis Cup? – via heavytopspin.com