Category: 2009

Roland Garros practice videos

Roland Garros practice videos

RC pointed out this series of RG practice photos to me. The HD quality is nice. ;) RC says, “Listen to the end of the second vid closely, pretty funny.” All videos posted by...

Knees, knees and grading on a knee curve

Knees, knees and grading on a knee curve

Mish-mash of a few articles. First up, one sent in by Patzin: Federer should thank Nadal’s knees for French Open win What’s lost in the noise of the crowds of hopping back on the...

Toni on French radio RMC

Toni on French radio RMC

Thanks so much to Vic for posting this as a comment. I’m posting it here as well to help make sure people see it. Here’s the link and Vic’s translation: Info RMC – After...

Nadal’s only human: Albert Costa

Nadal’s only human: Albert Costa

Sarah sent in this article from the Roland Garros site. 2002 French Open champion Albert Costa spoke to us exclusively about Rafael Nadal’s shock defeat, evoked memories of his sweet victory on the famous...

Rafael Nadal finds deep meaning in defeat

Rafael Nadal finds deep meaning in defeat

The Times Online has posted a wonderful article about Sunday’s “rare accident.” Some will take Nadal’s defeat as eloquent testimony to sport’s infinite capacity to spring surprises, to keep us guessing, to ravish us...

Elmundo.es Q&A – 4rd & 5th editions

Elmundo.es Q&A – 4rd & 5th editions

Oops! I missed one of these – sorry. First, the one from May 31st (Google translation). Rafa.acabo I read your comments about your friend Richard Gasquet and more than doubtful antidoping control system all...

Rafa blog and Q&A – June 1

Rafa blog and Q&A – June 1

Rafa’s final blog and Q&A are up on the Times Online site. I used the “sad” photo because after looking at it, I thought, “Yeah, that could be a ‘I’m sad for losing’ photo,...

RG flickr set

RG flickr set

Here’s a great set of Roland Garros photos by cinewatt – including some from a Rafa practice session.

Toni takes on the French

Toni takes on the French

Ana pointed out this article where Toni expresses his grumpiness towards the audience at Roland Garros. (Google Translation.) Toni Nadal was very annoyed with the attitude that has taken the audience to Roland Garros...