Photos from today’s short romp in Miami.
Photos by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images, Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images, and REUTERS/Hans Deryk
Well, as I type this, the last of my photos are finally uploading. I’m not happy with most of them because, well, I’m me. Right now, I’m so relieved there are no night matches in Monte-Carlo…
Okay, I’m going to bed now. Rafa’s 2nd up after 2pm tomorrow in Miami – right in the middle of my work day. Please be patient if I don’t get a match report up right away.
Love @ll keeps adding IW photos to her stream – good stuff.
Indian Wells leftovers:
Notebook: Press-Room Therapy Edition – interesting perspective on pressers, including Rafa’s last one
Nice photos from IW and more here and here. And look! Even more here and here.
Rafael Nadal seeks to solidify serve
Approach Shots: Nadal, Federer on SF collision course in Miami
Highlights from the charity footie match (Thanks, Muri Bwanji)
Everybody Please Calm Your Shit. – the perils of attending a Rafa practice (with pictures)
ATP World Tour Allstars Rally For Japan
Rafa’s post final presser has finally been posted:
Q. What happened after the sixth game of the second set when you lost six games in a row?
RAFAEL NADAL: Nothing. I think I was playing my best match here. The first set I think I played really good, having the control of most of the points, and I felt well.
After that, at the end of the first set, I started to serve really bad; and second set still in the beginning, even if I
Photos from the Indian Wells final. Rafa’s looking awfully smiley in the post-match presser.
Tignor’s take on Rafa’s loss.
iB3 preview of Miami.
Rafa and a lot of other players will participate in a footie fundraiser in Miami to raise money for disaster relief in Japan. I’m so jealous of anyone who can/does attend!
Video of today’s presser in Colombia.
Archive video of the exhibition. (I
Photos from today’s final in Indian Wells.
Photos by REUTERS/Mike Blake, AP Photo/Darron Cummings, REUTERS/Danny Moloshok, GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images, and Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
Rafa’s semifinal presser transcript is finally up:
Q. What happened at 4-1 in the first set did? You consciously make any adjustments, or it just kind of fell in?
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, I think that the match started a little bit strange for me because I — well, strange and not strange, no, because I had few mistakes with the forehand. I think the first game of the return I played well.
But when I served for the first time in the match, I think
Last bit of the match and trophy ceremony:
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Set 1 highlights:
All three posted by NadalCuriosities.
Rafa and Nole – Rafaole – a rivalry that has produced some excellent nail-biting matches over the years. They’ve met more frequently than Rafa/Federer even though that rivalry is hyped a lot more. Today, they met in the finals of Indian Wells. Going into the match, Nole had an 19 match winning streak on the line and Rafa had a 5 match winning streak vs Nole in finals. Which streak would hold?
Rafa showed up wide awake and brought his serve with him.