Photos from Rafa’s victory over Youzhny today.
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Photos from Rafa’s second round victory over Paire.
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Photos from today’s victory and trophy bite.
Photos by David Ramos/Getty Images and AP Photo/Manu Fernandez
Photos from Rafa’s win over Raonic.
Photos by AP Photo/Manu Fernandez and David Ramos/Getty Images Europe
Sadly, it looks like I’ll be missing Rafa’s match tomorrow because I’ll be doing a fundraising walk for Arthritis research and awareness. I’ll check scores while walking, but please say a few Vamoses for me.
ATP World Tour – Nadal, Raonic Pull Double Duty; Almagro To Face Kohlschreiber – via atpworldtour.com
Rafael Nadal advances to semis – AP via espn.com
Rafael Nadal wins two matches in a day to reach Barcelona semis – via bbc.co.uk
Nadal breezes through in
Photos from both matches Rafa played today.
Photos by David Ramos/Getty Images
(This was going to be more organized and less of a time-shifting mish-mash, but I’m tired and lost momentum. This also means this post is missing so, so much.)
Today’s recommended reading:
Back to the Present – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
Rafa was all smiles on the trophy stand afterward. It seemed to me that losing provided a moment of relief, and it may even have confirmed something in Nadal’s worldview.
I too sensed a bit of relief in the loss. No more wondering when
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
Photos from the final, and the trophy ceremony and photoshoot.
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