Write ups of the semi match, predictions for the final (the word “historic” gets bandied about a lot), flickr photos, and some locker room footage – today’s lint.
Video excerpt from Rafa’s pre-final presser.
And more can be found here – it’s not region blocked for me, hope it’s the same for everyone:
And now, the transcript:
Q. There are a lot of talk about the weather tomorrow, that maybe it is going to rain all day, and the final could be moved to Monday. Have you been said anything about it? What do you think?
RAFAEL NADAL: What I can think? What can I think? If rains, rains, then we play Monday. That’s all.
Rafa and Daveed before the match.
Highlights reel via the Roland Garros site.
The “I hate region blocking” section:
In the “It’s a free world” section:
And, here’s a transcript:
Q. Of your many memorable matches on this particular court, how highly would that rate amongst your victories, do you think?
RAFAEL NADAL: Today?
Q. Yes, today.
RAFAEL NADAL: Sure was one of my best matches in this court, yeah. I think I played really solid match with not easy conditions out there, a lot of wind.
In my opinion I did
Photos from Rafa’s semifinal win over David Ferrer.
Photos by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/GettyImages, REUTERS/Benoit Tessier, JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/GettyImages, PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages, AP Photo/Michel Spingler, REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes, REUTERS/Regis Duvignau, and PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/GettyImages
In today’s first semifinal, Rafa played the second most dominant player in the tournament so far – #6 David Ferrer. and dominated him. Given that these were the two guys winning their matches with the greatest ease in the tournament, you might expect a close match. Rafa, however, had different plans. After a tentative start, he got on a roll that even a rain delay couldn’t hamper. Rafa’s into the final: 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.
Quarterfinal match write ups, semifinal previews and, well, just a lot of lint.
Photos from Rafa’s quarterfinal victory over Almagro.
Photos by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/GettyImages, THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages, Mike Hewitt/Getty Images, PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages, REUTERS/Benoit Tessier, REUTERS/Regis Duvignau, and REUTERS/Francois Lenoir