Lots of them here!
Rafa’s post-match interview:
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Last game and trophy ceremony:
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Photos by REUTERS/Karl Jeffs and AP Photo/Nousha Salimi
Rafa met world #8 Robin Soderling in the Abu Dhabi final today. Yeah, it was just an exhibition, but who the heck cares – Rafa won and has another trophy to bite. Playing well, he won it two tight sets. There were no breaks of serve in the first set as it went to a tie-breaker that Rafa dominated. Things went back and forth a bit in the second set, but Rafa broke in the final game to take it: 7-6(3), 7-5.
Report from ib3:
Photos by KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images and REUTERS/Karl Jeffs
Rafa greeted the 2010 season by playing David Ferrer in the second round of a high dollar exhibition match in Abu Dhabi today. While his tennis wasn’t the best we’ve seen from him, it was a huge improvement over the WTF. He was hitting the ball harder, deeper and more consistently. Ferrer played a good first set, but couldn’t pull it out despite having 5 break points. The second set was more one-sided as Rafa broke early and rolled on through. He wins 7-6(3), 6-3.
A few photos from a presser and Rafa/Rog promotional hit session (I’m sure more of these will pop up later).
Photos by KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images, REUTERS/Karl Jeffs, and AP Photo/Capitala World Tennis Championship
Most Recent ResultRome SF: Defeated Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4
Next OpponentRoger Federer
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