First round match write-ups, player field for the Olympics is announced, and a hypothetical bar fight – today’s lint.
Here’s a transcript from Rafa’s post 1st round presser:
Q. What happened in the first few games of that match?
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, happened that I had the breakpoint in the first game, so I think I played a good first game. But he had a few chances at the first, and then two great serves in the advantage in the middle to the tee.
Then I played bad game with my serve. Even I think I have game point for me, or few
Videos related to Rafa’s first round match, Wimbledon 2012.
Photos from Rafa’s victory against Bellucci.
Photos by GLYN KIRK/AFP/GettyImages, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, and REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Rafa auditions for Top Chef – in Spanish:
I love that he does the “lift the lid and stir” action in both videos.
May all your pastas be correct.
Rafa started his Wimbledon campaign today by playing #80 Thomaz Bellucci. Well, Bellucci started right away, it took Rafa a while to get going as he soon found himself down 0-4 in the first set. He fought back to force a tie-break that he won 7-0. It was all downhill for Bellucci after that. Rafa’s through: 7-6(0), 6-2, 6-3.
Almost time for Rafa’s first match and he joins Pico to celebrate his first grass court win (or first Wimbly match win – I’m not sure and I’m tired).
Rafa’s pre-tournament presser video, some tournament previews, Rafa loves food and F1, and Wimbledon history in photos – today’s lint.
Photos from Rafa’s practice session today.
Photos by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages and Julian Finney/Getty Images
Lots of people have opinions on who will win Wimbledon, a look at Toni and Rafa’s a wonderful dork – today’s lint.