Rafa interview and practice footage from today:
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Rafatigue? Nadal’s dominance on clay never gets old; more mail – by Jon Wertheim (si.com)
The Rally: 2013 French Open – tennis.com pundits Tignor and Bodo be pundity.
Rafael Nadal ¡¡¡sorprendente!!!. Palma del Río, el mejor ITF Future de España. – Rafa praise and concern for the future of Spanish tennis from Toni Colom (mangle).
French Open build-up: Who’s hot and who’s not? – via thetennisspace.com
Toni Nadal: “No me explico que Rafa sea 1 en la Race” – an interview with Toni via puntodebreak.com (mangle)
Return of Serve Analysis: Nadal Trounces Federer in Rome, But Return Numbers Tell Different Story – by Juan José (changeovertennis.com)
Federer-Nadal rivalry running on its last legs – by Bruce Jenkins (si.com)
ESPN / French Open Conference Call w/Evert & Drysdale – Rafa doesn’t like to be defensive? And Fed has a good slice backhand against Rafa? #shitChrissieSays.
Auction for Rafa’s Foundation:
You can bid on a chance to watch Rafa practice in Mallorca…and then get a 30 minute hitting session with him! Proceeds from the auction to be split by the Forever Dream Foundation and Rafael Nadal Foundation. Details here.
And it sounds like The Australian Open knows what moms (and non moms) like. Why you say? I received this email from Elaine:
Hi – Just wanted to share this email with you that I got into my Inbox today, a
Ooops! I thought I posted lint yesterday, but I forgot to press publish. So, here’s that lint plus some more.
First up, the draw for the Davis Cup World Group play-offs was done today. Spain will play the Ukraine for the right to compete in the 2014 World Group. More information.
Behind the scenes with Rafa Nadal – by Rick Dacey (pokerstarsblog.com)
Toni Nadal on Being Tough on Rafa; Believes Jerzy Janowicz Can Be Future No. 1 – by Romana Cvitkovic
Bauzá y Nadal se reúnen mañana para definir la “pronta” ejecución e inversión del proyecto del Centro Internacional de Tenis de Manacor – via manacornoticias.com (mangle)
Nadal: “Espero poder ayudar a España en la Copa Davis” – via antena3.com. Story about Rafa meeting with the president of the Balearic Islands. (mangle)
Rafa Nadal dice que le gustaría “poder ayudar” en la próxima Copa Davis si el capitán cree que es el “adecuado” – via europapress.es (mangle) Same article
Inés has been digging around her archives and sent me this magazine that came out before the 2010 Roland Garros tournament. I knew I’d seen it before, so went to check to see if I’d already linked to it. This led to me revisiting: Tae Kwondo Rafa and stuck in the locker room on rainy day Rafa. I sent both of these back to Inés. The video had her digging around in her archive. She seemed to remember this day on TV – that they had time to fill so they showed some archival footage from
If you care to believe anything Marca writes (their track record isn’t that great), Rafa payed a “surprise visit” to his knee doctor this week. Here’s what I want to know: what is their definition of surprise? Is it that the doctor/Rafa didn’t expect this visit to be needed? Did Rafa show up on the doctor’s doorstep and yell “Surprise”? Was it a surprise birthday party for the doctor? Or that Rafa didn’t feel the need to inform the press that
For those who believe in such silly superstitions, these are the colors you need to do your nails for the clay Masters 1000 series: shirt and shorts. (Again, neither of these are on the US Nike site.)
Las células madre que le han devuelto la rodilla a Nadal – interview with the clinic where
A short interview with Rafa for Extra – Tennis Star Rafael Nadal on Getting Healthy:
The interview was conducted during Rafa’s week off in Mexico.
Rafa gave an interview for ESPN Deportes. Here’s part of it:
“Tenía la ilusión de volver” aceptó – includes a video excerpt from the interview. (mangle)
Nadal: “Beating Murray, Federer or Djokovic is currently inconceivable” – via marca.com
Nadal: “La rodilla no está perfecta” – via marca.com (mangle)
Invierte Nadal en All inclusive en Cozumel – coverage of the presser Rafa attended today. Photos are zoomable. (mangle)