Roger Federer says Rafael Nadal deserves higher seed at French Open – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
Rafa drops in on PokerStars Madrid – by Brad Willis (pokerstarsblog.com)
Rafa Nadal: “La vida tampoco se acaba en el tenis” – interview with Rafa by Euginio G Delgado of 20 minutos. (mangle)
Rafa’s pre-tournament interview:
Official Roland Garros 2013 magazines – download to your tablet today!
Madrid 2013 Monday Feature Big Four – poor Daveed
Big Four Pays Tribute To Brad Drewett In Madrid
Los talentos de KIA y una cuestión de pelotas – what the heck is Rafa doing just after the start of the 3rd minute?
Rafa does social media:
Rafa posted a photo of a practice chat session.
How about we start with some pictures from Madrid?
Photos by Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe.
Nadal will not get higher seeding, says French Open chief – via Reuters
Roland Garros no modificará el orden de cabezas de serie – EFE via marca.com (mangle)
Shark Bites: Big Four Comparison – by by Greg Sharko (atpworldtour.com)
Red Redux – Tignor’s Madrid preview (tennis.com)
Federer and Nadal on Semifinal Course in Madrid – by Chris Oddo (tennisnow.com)
Madrid preview: Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova eye key rankings points – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
Get Ready for a Duel to the Death on
Thanks to poker, Rafa was a busy bee on social media today! A few of these were posted bilingually on Facebook and then tweeted separately, once in English and once in Spanish. Since English it the language most commonly spoken on this site, I’ll embed the English version of the tweets, but will also link to the Facebook posts with both languages.
Rafa started by setting the scene – the players were gathering and getting fortified for battle.
In my free afternoon, @el_ragehas just arrived. While we’ve lunch , we are planning a póker night. Who Is in?
You are creating very nice Rafa campaigns. We appreciate that he wasn’t made to awkwardly read lines. Oh, and the shirt optional approach doesn’t hurt. (Although, we suspect you might be the reason for his recent lack of tummy and chest hair, which makes some of us sad.) Please, however, our boy is prone to freak accidents. We are hoping that was a dummy tablet in the tub and that there was no real danger of electrocution.
We look forward to
B-Roll footage from the Acapulco Champions Drink Responsibly Event:
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Rafael Nadal in Acapulco still testing troublesome knee – AFP via timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nadal asegura que Abierto Mexicano será una buena prueba – article and video from terra.com.mx (mangle)
Nadal en el séptimo cielo – from the tournament site (mangle)
Rafa Storms PokerStars’ Sunday – by Brad Willis (pokerstarsblog.com)
Footage from a practice session on Sunday.
Arriba Rafael Nadal a Acapulco para Abierto Mexicano de Tenis
Very nice set of
Rafa does social media:
Today’s issue of the tournament magazine.
Nadal, Almagro Win Sao Paulo Openers; Monaco Upset – via atpworldtour.com
Catching the Tape: Two Kings of Clay – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
Why Rafael Nadal Needs An Even Lighter $690,000 Watch For Tennis – by Ariel Adams (forbes.com)
Reading the Readers: Feb.14 – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
Com torcida dividida, Nadal elimina Feijão e pega argentino nas quartas
After watching Rafa attempt to act, be sure to enter the contest to join him at the party!
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First up! Rafa’s name is on an OOP! He kicks off his comeback by playing doubles tomorrow “Not Before 6:00 PM”. It will be broadcast locally, so check the usual streaming sources for a stream.
Good news for those of us in the US who get The Tennis Channel, they’ve added Rafa’s first match to their broadcast schedule!
Rafa doing his promo thing for KIA.