Category: 2011

Anyone for tension?

Anyone for tension?

A bizarre and tension-filled interview in The Times (subscription only) sent in by Emma (thanks). I think when it starts with the interviewer upset that she can see Rafa’s undies (guess she doesn’t cover...

RafaLint: May 16th

Monte-Carlo: Viva shared a link to a post Monte-Carlo final interview Rafa did with Le Figaro:here (mangle). Rome: Djokovic run won’t last forever, says Nadal If you look closely, you might recognize someone in...

RafaLint: May 15th

Match stuff: Raquet Reaction Djokovic beats Nadal in Rome in French Open warm-up New Boss, Old Boss Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in Rome Masters final Djokovic Dethrones Defending Champion Nadal ATP match highlights...

Rome: Post final presser

Thanks to @agimanocska for sending me a link to Rafa’s presser transcript: here. I’m not sure if it’s a translation or what, because there’s some oddities. Q: Rafa — did you expect him —...

Rome: Final photos

Photos from today’s match against Djokovic. Photos by REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico, ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images, ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Image, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images, and REUTERS/Max Rossi

RafaLint: May 14th

Semifinal stuff: IB3 report Nadal playing better every day as final approaches Rafael Nadal beats Richard Gasquet to make Rome final Nadal overpowers Gasquet to reach final Nadal Cruises Into Final in Rome Some...

Rome: Semifinal videos

Highlights: Hotshots: On-court post-match interview (Spanish): All the above posted by NadalCuriosities. In-studio post-match interview (English): Posted by ATPWorldTour. The Spanish version is available on TennisTV.com. Video from the presser. (You can always tell...

Rome: Semifinal photos

Photos from today’s match against Gasquet. (Sorry I’m so late, had errands to run and then had to watch the second semi!) Photos by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images, REUTERS/Max Rossi, AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Clive Brunskill/Getty...

Rome: Swinging free

In the first men’s semifinal of the day, Rafa took on #16 Richard Gasquet whose been having quite the run lately. Gasquet took out both Federer and Berdych to make it to the semifinal...