RafaLint: October 15th
I took a few days off from updates, so this is even more hodge-podgey than usual.
Got money to spare?
Get ready to bid on the “Ultimate Tennis Experience with Rafael Nadal“. Other Rafa-related items up for bid too.
Live in Spain? You can enter for a chance to win a trip to the Australian Open courtesy of KIA. I think you have to get a quote on buying a car though…or something like that.
I came across this on flickr and thought…”my car might need that.” So, I Googled the maker’s name and ended up on their website and then ebay store where I only saw this Rafa sticker. Not the one I wanted. I contacted the company and they said:
To order, all you need to do is bid for ebay the item as normal, then add a note during the checkout confirming your request for ‘VAMOS DESIGN’, so I know to produce the item differently for your order.
So, I’m considering if it’s worth the £1.99 shipping cost from the UK. What do you guys think?
- Key Points Analysis: Del Potro’s Brilliant Execution against Rafael Nadal in Shanghai – by Juan José (changeovertennis.com)
- Nadal se relaja jugando al golf en Shanghai – via marca.com. Someone went golfing in Shanghai on Sunday. (mangle)
- Report Card: Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro shine in Shanghai – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
Rafael Nadal: B. The most fitting image from his semifinal loss came during a changeover in the second set, when Nadal was shown laughing at his player box. That was all he could do on a night when del Potro had everything firing and was hitting the ball bigger than we’ve seen in quite some time.
- What we learned on the Asian swing – by Sandra Harwitt (espn.com)
- Rafael Nadal & Oracle Team USA: A Tale of Two Comebacks – via laureus.com (Thanks, NataNata)
- Nadal: un ascenso en catorce etapas – a look back at Rafa’s climb to the top by Álvaro Rama of puntodebreak.com. (mangle)
- El entorno de Nadal – it takes a village. (mangle)
- ‘Temporada é uma das melhores da minha vida’, diz Rafael Nadal – a short interview with Rafa by Amanda Romanelli for estado.com.br about Rafa’s plans to play Rio next year. (mangle)
- he European Indoor Preview – Tennis 15-30 digizine from the USTA
- Shanghai 2013 Hot Shot Countdown
- Basel preview (I guess it’s a preview…not much to it.)
- Sportfolio PR Show Reel 2013 – some lovely Rafa smiles in here
- 013/10/13 rafa at the Shanghai Pudong Airport – Seriously? Just let him take care of his travel details.
- Secret to beating tennis’ big four – Tennis legends Jim Courier and John McEnroe show us why Djokovic, Murray, Nadal and Federer are so tough. (via cnn.com)
- Lots of Rafa in this 2012 Indian Wells set by Linda Salo.
- Rafa presser faces from China Open 2013. – by Nana (NatalieHoHo)
Social media related to Rafa:
- A Totally Scientific Ranking Of 24 Male Athletes Turned Underwear Models – by Matt Bellassai (buzzfeed.com)
- Azarenka posted a collage to her Facebook of her standing next to posters of male players in the hallway at the Australian Open while she imitates their poses.