A really big fish, Toni talks, and even more yammering about blue clay – today’s lint.
A few comments from Rafa before he starts the Madrid tournament:
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Articles about the Monte-Carlo quarterfinal match, the curse of winning and a hairy situation.
Miami news wrap-up; full quarterfinal match video; someone plays tennis in their undies – sadly, it’s not Rafa. Enjoy the RafaLint!
Photos from today’s presser:
Photos by AP Photo/Lynne Sladky and Reuters
He’s really improved his self-filming skills. I have great illusion that soon these will seem like full-fledged professional productions!
Is it wrong that I’m thinking he added that quiet little “guys” just for us? Yes. I am. *steps away from the KoolAid*
Oh, and Rafa? You don’t need to thank us…in fact…thank you!
Rafa’s words about why he had to withdraw from the Miami semifinal from a few different sources. First, he shared the news via Facebook.
Second, a studio interview:
Third, video and summary of the presser from Tennis Panorama News.
Lastly, a transcript of the presser (as much as I hate copying stuff from elsewhere without adding something to it, I can’t snark on a withdrawal presser):
Q. Perhaps you could just take us through the situation you’re faced with. We assume it’s your knee. Could you tell us the story of the last couple of
News from Miami is that Rafa has withdrawn from the tournament due to left knee pain.
Yeah, I’m running very late today. It’s been a very non-fun two days in a row for me. Okay, now Rafa stuff!
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Raquet Reaction: Nadal d. Tsonga – by Hannah Wilks (tennis.com)
Nadal Tops Tsonga To Set Murray Clash – by Matt Fitzgerald (sonyericssonopen.com)
Quarterfinals Rollercoaster – by Kimber Bennett (10sworld.com)
Rafael Nadal needs nearly three hours to get past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Key Biscayne – by Richard Evans (foxsports.com)
Photos from last night’s match against Tsonga.
Photos by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images, REUTERS/Robert Sullivan, and AP Photo/J Pat Carter