Remember when the camera kept going to a seemingly nakid Kate Walsh watching Rafa during the Indian Wells tournament? Well, she went on Ellen today and got all giggle when asked about Rafeeeal Nadal. (I love Ellen, but how difficult is it to say Rafael?) Giggling starts about 2:17.
Neil Harman has just about always written positive articles about Rafa, this one is not an exception to the rule. He went golfing with Rafa recently and despite Rafa’s choice of hats, still had nice things to say about him.
“So, Rafael, how have you changed?” one wondered.
“Nothing. I am still the same,” he replied. “Do you think I’ve changed?”
Well, actually, not a bit. “Thank you. I am just a usual Spanish boy who has been
More presser videos from Rapocali – these are after the Del Potro match.
The presser transcript is up.
Q. How difficult was it? Maybe it wasn’t difficult at all. I don’t know.
RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah, well, always it’s tough, no? The conditions today was really difficult. But, you know, I think I have good strategy and I played a really good match with those conditions, no?
Probably Andy didn’t play his best because of the conditions, but I think I played a really complete match, moving very well. I never
Forty Deuce has posted some photos of Rafa and Fed hanging together on the practice courts. They include a bonus Marc! as well.
‘Cause if he doesn’t, I’d like to start one. His respect for Rafa – the man and his game – makes for some great reads for Rafa-fans. Read his latest column – IW: Rafa Sightings – for the proof.
After the final, he’s asked why he thinks he handled the wind better than Murray. Nadal says that he thinks he “accepted” the conditions better than Murray, who fought them.
These two answers, about finding ways to win and accepting the conditions around him, point to what I think is, beyond his speed and spin and power, a major reason for Nadal’s
An in studio interview with Rafa after winning his 13th Masters title at Indian Wells.