Just an FYI, we most probably won’t be seeing full match videos posted to “easy to share” sites like YouTube. The FFT and Roland Garros are pretty good and making sure their copyrights aren’t violated.
Racquet Reaction: Nadal d. Brands – by Richard Pagliaro (tennis.com)
Leaving a Mark – Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
Nadal Relieved After Winning Roland Garros Opener; Tsonga, Nishikori Advance – via atpworldtour.com
Rafael Nadal scare a wake-up call? – by Greg Garber (espn.com)
Nadal suffers Brands scare at French Open
The in studio interview in English:
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Genny translated parts of the Spanish interview for us:
Rafa in the Spanish TV: He’s said that he’s started the match really strong, w/a lot of energy. He thinks that 1st set has been 1 of best…— Genny SS (@genny_ss) May 18, 2013
Rafa in Spanish TV: sets he’s played this year. In the 2nd set he’s started to feel a bit
Rafa Edges Novak In Year-End No. 1 Battle – via atpworldtour.com
Return Of Serve Analysis: Rafael Nadal Barely Survives Ernests Gulbis – by Juan José (changeovertennis.com)
French Open 2013 – Rafael Nadal looking sharp ahead of Roland Garros – via crunchsports.com
Check out kulitat’s flickr stream for some photos.
Some practice photos
Racquet Reaction: Nadal d. Gulbis – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
Nadal Keeps His Nerve To Beat Gulbis; Paire Upsets Del Potro – via atpworldtour.com
Rafael Nadal overcomes shaky start – AP via espn.com
Nadal claims he deserved to win thriller – via internazionalibnlditalia.com
Should Rafael Nadal be bumped up the Roland Garros seedings? – via thetennisspace.com
Rafael Nadal survives stern test from Ernests Gulbis at Italian Open – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
ATP Thursday – As it Happens –
Why Rafael Nadal is the man to beat — and not just at the French Open – by Douglas Perry (oregonlive.com) As someone who just watched the last set of the 2008 Wimbledon final, I can attest to the fact Rafa’s game is ever evolving. It’s so odd to me that people mention him tinkering all the time, but then always write about him as if he’s never progressed beyond the human backboard phase.
Nadal’s winning streak
Nadal Outclasses Andujar In Madrid; Continues Quest For 55th Title – via atpworldtour.com (includes a highlights video)
Nadal crushes Andujar to reach Madrid final – Reuters via yahoo.com
Nadal to bid for his third crown – via madrid-open.com
Nadal brushes Andujar aside to reach Madrid Open final – via espn.co.uk
Rafa’s amazing return says more about him than it does men’s tennis – by Patrick Mouratoglou (uk.eurosport.yahoo.com)
Rafael Nadal reaches 7th straight final at Madrid Open; Williams to face
Racquet Reaction: Nadal d. Ferrer – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
Nadal Weathers Storm To Beat Ferrer In Madrid – via atpworldtour.com
Video: David Ferrer blows chance at 2 match points against Rafael Nadal – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
Watch: Nadal Miffed by Yet Another Time Violation – by Chris Oddo (tennisnow.com)
Nadal: ‘It’s Tough At The Top’ – via atpworldtour.com
Above a Million Solitudes – by Jesse Pentecost (thenextpoint.com)
“Big Four” become one in Madrid;
Rafa’s post-semifinal presser transcript is up on ASAP Sports.
Q. During the Australian Open when you were sidelined, if someone said to you that in the warmup clay tournaments you played you would do extremely well and then come here on hard court and beat Roger in straight sets and Berdych and then reach the finals, what would you say to them?
RAFAEL NADAL: You never know what’s going in on in the future, no, but sure is something that the things seem
Rafa’s very smiley post-match interview for the ATP:
Indian Wells Men’s Semifinal Previews – by Richard Pagliaro (tennis.com)
LiveAnalysis: Rafael Nadal vs Tomas Berdych in the Indian Wells Semifinals – by Juan José (changeovertennis.com)
Nadal needed to re-learn point construction – by Matt Cronin (tennis.com)
Nadal beats Berdych to reach fourth Indian Wells’ final – AP via tennis.com
Racquet Reaction: Nadal d. Berdych – by Richard Pagliaro (tennis.com)
Rafael Nadal cruises, Juan Martin del Potro upsets Novak Djokovic to make BNP Paribas Open final – by Courtney Nguyen (tennis.com>
Nadal: “I Did Much More
Rafael Nadal thrashes Roger Federer 6-4, 6-2 to reach semi-finals of Indian Wells Masters – by Alix Ramsay (telegraph.co.uk)
Roger Federer rolls over to Rafael Nadal in the fight that never happened – by Kevin Mitchell (guardian.co.uk)
Thoughts on Rafael Nadal beating Roger Federer at Indian Wells – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
Rafael Nadal’s win over Roger Federer leaves a strange taste – by Bill Dwyre (latimes.com)
Brutal Nadal destroys below-par Federer – by Reda Maher (eurosport.yahoo.com)
Rafa-Fed rivalry renewed, but