Ooops! I thought I posted lint yesterday, but I forgot to press publish. So, here’s that lint plus some more.
First up, the draw for the Davis Cup World Group play-offs was done today. Spain will play the Ukraine for the right to compete in the 2014 World Group. More information.
Behind the scenes with Rafa Nadal – by Rick Dacey (pokerstarsblog.com)
Toni Nadal on Being Tough on Rafa; Believes Jerzy Janowicz Can Be Future No. 1 – by Romana Cvitkovic
Bauzá y Nadal se reúnen mañana para definir la “pronta” ejecución e inversión del proyecto del Centro Internacional de Tenis de Manacor – via manacornoticias.com (mangle)
Nadal: “Espero poder ayudar a España en la Copa Davis” – via antena3.com. Story about Rafa meeting with the president of the Balearic Islands. (mangle)
Rafa Nadal dice que le gustaría “poder ayudar” en la próxima Copa Davis si el capitán cree que es el “adecuado” – via europapress.es (mangle) Same article
If you care to believe anything Marca writes (their track record isn’t that great), Rafa payed a “surprise visit” to his knee doctor this week. Here’s what I want to know: what is their definition of surprise? Is it that the doctor/Rafa didn’t expect this visit to be needed? Did Rafa show up on the doctor’s doorstep and yell “Surprise”? Was it a surprise birthday party for the doctor? Or that Rafa didn’t feel the need to inform the press that
For those who believe in such silly superstitions, these are the colors you need to do your nails for the clay Masters 1000 series: shirt and shorts. (Again, neither of these are on the US Nike site.)
Las células madre que le han devuelto la rodilla a Nadal – interview with the clinic where
Tennis Magazine poster
Tennis Magazine has made a poster out of their recent Superhero Rafa cover. You can buy a copy of this limited edition item here.
(Thanks to creamola_foam for pointing out that the poster was already for sale and available in limited qualities – I would have kicked myself if I’d waited to buy it in Monte-Carlo and it was no longer available.)
Rafa gave an interview for ESPN Deportes. Here’s part of it:
“Tenía la ilusión de volver” aceptó – includes a video excerpt from the interview. (mangle)
Nadal: “Beating Murray, Federer or Djokovic is currently inconceivable” – via marca.com
Nadal: “La rodilla no está perfecta” – via marca.com (mangle)
Invierte Nadal en All inclusive en Cozumel – coverage of the presser Rafa attended today. Photos are zoomable. (mangle)
Rafa does social media:
16-Year-Old Rafael Nadal on Trans World Sport – so young, so Rafa.
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Here’s a press release about a contest to win a wonderful vacation and a chance to meet Rafa. Enter the contest here. From the rules: Entry is open to any living persons, located in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.
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