Fan video of the simultaneous Rafa/Almagro medical timeouts.
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I’m finally uploading the last of my USO photos. With any luck, the upload will finish while I’m asleep! Here are links to the sets:
Monday – the day of no luck on the practice courts and weirdly boring matches
Tuesday – more wasted time near the practice courts, a wonderful Gonzo/Tsonga match and the exciting Rafa/Monfils match
Wednesday – Rafa practice and Nando/Nole match
Thursday – Rafa practice, a bit of Cilic/Del Potro and then the Rafa/Gonzo match (if this set doesn’t end with Ramos on the phone, my flickr upload died mid-way through)
Various oldies can be seen throughout
Some stuff that’s popping up or that popped up while I was out of town.
Tignor’s USO Report Card for Rafa:
Making his second straight Open semi was an accomplishment. Enduring another, very different injury immediately after the knee problem was troubling. Getting run out of town by del Potro was embarrassing, and a possibly a reputation-diminisher in the locker room. But he’s been here before—remember Tsonga in Melbourne?—and returned stronger than
elmundo.es posted an interview with Rafa and lurkingna kindly sent in a translation.
“Too much is being talked about my physical problems”
By Javier Martínez.
New York.- The interview is taking place in a luxurious and large room at the St. Regis Hotel, in the Fifth Avenue, in the heart of Manhattan, just four hours after Rafael Nadal has solved, with much ease, his quarter final match with Fernando Gonzalez. “What a cool room!”,
Rafa’s final blog is up and he talks about what he can take away from his semi-final match.
It has been great being able to be with you all these past two weeks. In the end I left NY on the final Sunday but unfortunately it was not after playing the final. The semi-final match was not the best I’ve played and that loss will help me think about some things and hopefully keep improving. I wasn’t really
From photos from today’s match.
(Photos by Nick Laham/Getty Images, TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images, EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images, STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images, REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque, REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz, REUTERS/David Gray, AP Photo/Darron Cummings, REUTERS/Shaun Best, and Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Rafa’s presser is up on the US Open site.
Update: They have now posted the presser on YouTube.
And there’s an excerpt from another angle on YouTube:
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