The 2010 US Open final DVD is available for pre-order from Amazon.com.
More golf photos from the tournament’s Facebook page.
Rafa’s on the cover of the current issue of Tennis magazine. Here’s some scans:
Give Me More. Enough! – by Pete Bodo
5. Images of Rafael Nadal throwing his celebratory uppercut, knee up
Facebook photo of Rafa, Roig and Benito traveling in coach from Tokyo to Shanghai. Ah…that’s why he was tired and grumpy in Shanghai – leg cramps from lack of leg room. Based on who got stuck in the middle, I guess we know the pecking order in that group.
Let’s just get this out of the way – for those of you who have them and who are moved by “men holding baby pictures”, grab on to your ovaries before clicking on…this picture of Rafa holding Moya’s teeeeny baby girl.
Doing What Comes Naturally – by Steve Tignor
Rafa agreed that Melzer played well and played aggressively, but that he had a hand
Photos from the loss against Melzer.
Photos by REUTERS/Aly Song, PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images, Matthew Stockman/Getty Images, FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images, AP Photo/Andy Wong, and Victor Fraile/Getty Images
Today’s wacky Shanghai schedule saw a sluggish Rafa taking on a peppy Jurgen Melzer(#12). Rafa was completely outplayed in the first set – he was sluggish and making too many errors while Melzer was on fire. Melzer was taking the ball early, hitting flat, and hitting hard. Rafa eased into the match during the second set and Melzer lost a bit of his timing, but things went south again in the third. Rafa’s out: 1-6, 6-3, 3-6.
Thinking East by Steve Tignor
Stan Wawrinka will beat Rafa someday, but it will never be a good matchup for him. His one-handed backhand, normally a strength, is a liability against Nadal, which means that his forehand must be that much better than it usually is. When he goes big with it, he has to connect, but that in turn puts extra pressure on that stroke.
Nadal’s serve was strong again, even if he had just two aces. That he can bring the heat
For those who wanted to see the Rafa/Rog handshake, stick around to the end. Posted by NadalPower.
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Photos from today’s match against Wawrinka.
Photos by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images, REUTERS/Aly Song, Matthew Stockman/Getty Images, and Victor Fraile/Getty Images
Rafa’s very short presser.
Q. Was this a difficult match today? He was hitting a lot of big shots, winners and aces. What was it like out there for you today. Was this a hard match?
RAFAEL NADAL: Every match is difficult, no? Playing against Wawrinka is impossible have an easy match.
You see the results, 6-4, 6-4, is a very good result. I can’t say was one of the toughest match because Wawrinka is a very good player and is very difficult to have a victory today in straight sets, 6-4,