Category: 2013

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RafaLint: September 16th

Exhibitions: 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!...

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USO: 13th in 13

Novak and Rafa in a final. Remember when that was a new thing? Now, it kind of feels like old times. Especially a final at the US Open. They’d played two before with the...

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USO: Into the finals again

In the second men’s semifinal at today’s US Open, Rafa took on #9 Richard Gasquet. While the match wasn’t as exciting as the semi between Djokovic and Wawrinka, it was more efficient and tidy....

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RafaLint: May 29th

Rafa’s plays in the third match on Lenglen tomorrow. Play starts at 11am Paris time. Vamos! Articles: Alert But Not Alarmed – by Jesse Pentecost ( Federer: Nadal From Boy To Man – via...


RG: The draw

The Roland Garros draw was performed today. You can see the results here (html) or here (pdf). Rafa is in Djokovic’s half while Ferrer is in Federer’s. He will start his tournament by playing Daniel Brands – it will be their first ever meeting.

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IW: Quarterfinal presser transcript

The transcript of Rafa’s post quarterfinal presser is up on ASAP Sports: Q. That was some occasion, but perhaps not quite the match we were anticipating. How did you read it? RAFAEL NADAL: I...

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IW: A nail-biter with a happy ending

After his surprise 3rd round walkover, Rafa had a challenge on his hand in the 4th as he played an in form and recently re-dedicated to tennis Ernests Gulbis. Both men held serve with...

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RafaLint: March 1st

Some quick lint while I: pack for my trip to NYC, tweet and watch the match. (Sadly that means I’m doing none of these things very well.) I’m going to NYC for the exhibition...

RafaLint: December 27th

RafaLint: December 27th

Oops! Thought I posted lint the other day. Sorry about that. Sadly, a lot of the links I had are no longer relevant…but then, do we really need article after article about the Abu...


An infection ‘knocks Nadal down’

Rafael Nadal, who has been six months without competing for a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee and hoffitis, has announced that he will not participate in the exhibition in Abu Dhabi next Friday, where he was scheduled to return, due to a stomach infection.