Some quick lint while I: pack for my trip to NYC, tweet and watch the match. (Sadly that means I’m doing none of these things very well.) I’m going to NYC for the exhibition match on Monday – but I won’t have credentials, have nosebleed seats and MSG says no long lenses allowed. *sigh* Also, this means I may or may not be able to make a match post tomorrow…should one be needed (no jinxing!).
Video of the presser that followed Rafa’s quarterfinal win over Mayer.
Genny translated tweets from journalist JuaniCeballos who was at the presser:
Nadal: “No creo que sea favorito mañana, después de 7 meses sin competir. Voy a intentarlo. No tengo nada que perder”— Juan Ceballos (@JuaniCeballos) March 1, 2013
Rafa in presser: “I don’t think I’m favorite tomorrow, after 7 months w/o competing. I’ll try. I have nothing to lose”
Nadal: “Pase lo que pase mañana, me voy feliz”— Juan Ceballos (@JuaniCeballos) March 1, 2013
Rafa: “Irrespective of what happens tomorrow, I’ll go very
Today’s lint includes: post R16 write-ups and interviews, r16 match highlights, and breakfast sausages.
Video of Rafa’s presser after his second round victory over Alund.
Video of Rafa’s presser after his victory over Schwartzman.
Some lint before I crash* for the evening. I’m tired and the tournament is in my time zone! Best of luck surviving the week to those who are dealing with horrid time zone differences.
Nadal’s camp denies report he’s already decided to skip Indian Wells, Miami – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
Djokovic plays down Murray rivalry – via tennishead.net. Nole votes for Rafa/Roger as best rivalry.
Rafa Nadal y Bacardí promueven consumo responsable de alcohol – via eleconomista.com.mx (mangle)
Looks like TennisOnlineHD is still uploading the match as only the first two sets are up. I’ll post the videos when I have time. Warning, though: I have a super busy weekend coming up and won’t have much time to post.
Rafael Nadal advances in Brazil – AP via espn.com
Nadal Rallies Past Berlocq In Sao Paulo QFs; Nalbandian Edges Almagro – via atpworldtour.com
Rafa Nadal lucha contra el consumo irresponsable de alcohol (mangle) and another promo/article for the Barcardi event in English.
Today’s issue of the tournament magazine.
Nadal, Almagro Win Sao Paulo Openers; Monaco Upset – via atpworldtour.com
Catching the Tape: Two Kings of Clay – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
Why Rafael Nadal Needs An Even Lighter $690,000 Watch For Tennis – by Ariel Adams (forbes.com)
Reading the Readers: Feb.14 – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
Com torcida dividida, Nadal elimina Feijão e pega argentino nas quartas
Nadal: “Estoy muy contento con mi vuelta, no puedo pedir más” – sounds encouraging! (mangle)
Rafael Nadal x 2 – via tenisextra.com (mangle)
Nadal Seeks Vina Del Mar Double; Zeballos Beats Berlocq – includes presser quotes (atpworldtour.com)
LiveAnalysis: Rafael Nadal vs. Jeremy Chardy in the Viña del Mar Semifinals – Juan José (changeovertennis.com)
Reaction to the Monte-Carlo semifinal match against Simon, some flicker photos and…want to buy a car?
Most Recent ResultRome SF: Defeated Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4
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