Category: 2010

Jan 10th mini press round-up

The ATP write up of the Doha final has some great quotes from Rafa: “Sure, it’s better to win, especially when you have the chance,” said Nadal. “But, that’s tennis and probably this match...

Doha final photos

Doha final photos

Photos by REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad, Ian Walton/Getty Images and KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images

Doha trophy ceremony

Doha trophy ceremony

Making up for a lack of trophy to *nom* on by munching on cookies. Posted by meriko100.

So. Darn. Close. But…

Rafa and #6 Davydenko played in the final of the ExxonMobil Qatar Open today. Davydenko had won the last two matches these guys played on hard court and has been in excellent form of late, so everyone was expecting a battle. The first set, however, was a blowout. Rafa was doing whatever he wanted with the ball and he took it 6-0. Things tightened up in set two – way tight. Davy took it in a tiebreak 10-8. They exchanged breaks in the third until Davy got the set winning break in the tenth game to take it 6-4.

Just another person

Thanks to patzin for sending in this article from The National. It’s basically little Rafa-primer on how to live a good life. Realise that you are just another person. This is one of the...

Doha SF videos

Doha SF videos

Highlights: Posted by Tennis24grTV. More: Highlights pt 1 Highlights pt 2 More highlights Watching Fed/Davydenko

Doha SF photos

Photos by REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad, Ian Walton/Getty Images and KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images