The thing I found most remarkable is the Wimbledon locker room, which the players share. I played middle school basketball, and we wouldn’t prepare in the same room as the opposition. These guys were in the fifth set of a Grand Slam final, with the rule of the sport hanging in the
An article in the LA Times by Chuck Culpepper about the “Rafa factor.”
Talk of the dilapidation of American tennis has droned on for so long that it’s stale; talk of the dilapidation of Australian tennis has revved up long enough that it’s audible; and talk of the dilapidation of British tennis has blared roughly since dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Meanwhile, just look at the wake of the defending champion Rafael Nadal, even after he
Patzin sent in this Times Online article where Nole talks a bit about Rafa.
Rafael Nadal is in touch by text, asking how everyone is without him. He will probably spend today kicking at the sand on a Majorcan beach while the man who did more than anyone to send him there is picking at a bowl of strawberries on the Wimbledon players’ lawn talking about how fresh he feels. Somehow it does not seem right.
It goes on to basically say that it’s bittersweet for Nole that he lost to Rafa in that epic Madrid match, lost earlier than
Anyone watching ESPN’s coverage of Wimbledon today knows that commentator Darren Cahill spent a good amount of time talking about Rafa’s knee injury. Turns out, Cahill suffered from the same problem when he was playing. He made it clear he was speaking about his experience, but went on to talk about why his experience had him concerned for Rafa. Freakyfrites has posted a helpful summary of the comments.
How ESPN’s coverage kicked off today (well, after the overwrought intro video).
Rafa isn’t ready for do the ‘spressions…
…about Rafa and his withdrawal from Wimbledon.
Shortly after the press conference, Andy Roddick tweeted:
feel for rafa… could not have been an easy decision especially as the champ, and also considering what a great competitor he is
That match, now in the history books as one of the best played in major championship history, won’t repeat itself. This opens vast possibilities for Nadal’s rivals.
Serena Williams was convinced they were happy.
“I’m a huge Nadal fan,” she said at a news conference. “I’m sure there’s a lot of guys on the men’s tour who were probably celebrating and partying.”
“I would have
Wooffie alerted me to the fact that Rafa’s return home was on the local news.
Awww, did he want to sit in the back and there wasn’t room?
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Most Recent ResultRome SF: Defeated Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4
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