Nadal likely seeded fifth at Wimbledon with possible blockbuster quarterfinal – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
Nadal To Return To China Open In Beijing – via atpworldtour.com
Rafael Nadal: French Open winner a ‘sporting great’ – by Jonathan Overend (bbc.co.uk) Thanks, JK.
Rafa and the ball kids – he’s smiling so much. I wonder how his face didn’t break? (Thanks, Dianne)
Photos of Rafa from the 2013 Roland Garros final. (It’s too many photos, but can you blame me?)
Photos by Julian Finney/Getty Images, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, REUTERS/Christophe Saidil, Matthew Stockman/Getty Images, REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes, REUTERS/Vincent Kessler, Alexis Reau, Patrick Kovarik, Kenzo Tribouillard, AP Photo/Michel Euler, REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer, Thomas Coex, Miguel Medina, AP Photo/Petr David Josek, AP Photo/Christophe Ena, and REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Before I head into work (where I should have been, oh, 4 hours ago), here are some photos from Rafa’s win over Djokovic.
Photos by REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer, REUTERS/Stephane Mahe, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, Julian Finney/Getty Images, Matthew Stockman/Getty Image, AP Photo/Michel Euler, AP Photo/Michel Spingler, and AP Photo/Christophe Ena
Photos from today’s solid win over Wawrinka.
Photos by REUTERS/Vincent Kessler, REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes, Julian Finney/Getty Images, AP Photo/Petr David Josek, AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Miguel Medina, and Patrick Kovarik
Photos from Rafa’s win over Nishikori and with a massive birthday cake.
Photos by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images, Julian Finney/Getty Images, REUTERS/Vincent Kessler, and REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Photos from today’s win over Fognini.
REUTERS/Stephane Mahe, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, Matthew Stockman/Getty Images, and REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
Photos from Rafa’s win over Klizan.
Photos by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, AP Photo/Michel Spingler, Susan Mullane/USA TODAY Sports, and REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Just a few pictures from today’s practice with Verdasco.
Photos by AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Kenzo Tribouillard, AFP/Getty Images, and REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Rafa had a shortened practice session today. Shortened for two reasons: he was late; it started raining. Here’s a few pictures:
Photos by AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA and EFE/CORINNE DUBREUIL.
Later in the day, he joined a few other career slam holders for a Nike event.
Photos by AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
All taken at crotch level…I guess to fit in with the XXX/69 theme.
Photos by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images