Someone had their first practice/prep session for 2014 today. Vamos!
- Amazing year makes Rafa slam-dunk POY – by Kamakshi Tandon (espn.com)
- Best of 2013 – via espn.co.uk. I love the layout and functionality of this page.
- Golf de muchos quilates – via ultimahora.es. Story about Rafa’s golfing weekend. (mangle)
- Speaking of golf, can someone explain the scores to me? What’s the difference between scratch and handicap scores? And why is Rafa’s scratch placement so much higher? (That just sounds wrong. *scratch scratch scratch*)
- Number Stumpers – by Peter Bodo (tennis.com)
Nadal’s success rate in return games in unmatched: He broke serve 34 percent of the time. Two men are tied for second, Djokovic and Ferrer (33 percent). And another pair come in at 31 percent—Murray and. . . .Fognini. So, really, Fognini’s percentage is third best.
- Brooklyn Based Painter Brendan Murphy Teams Up With Rafa Nadal, Richard Branson, to Raise $35,000 for Charity – via brendanmurphyart.com
- Never Give Up! – by Pat Cash
- The RFET rewards Rafa Nadal Foundation – via fundacionrafanadal.org
- Revista Remix #197 – Rafael Nadal – I have no idea what this is about…but, Rafa.
- Video by the ad agency that helped create the “buy Rafa’s KIA” campaign.
- Interview with Jose Maria Olazabal – with lots of Rafa in the background (thanks, robert)
Rafa does social media:
Social media related to Rafa:
- The AO really missed Rafa…at least, judging by how much they are posting stuff featuring him.
- The Laureus association loves Rafa too.
- Golf cover boy