Ready for Rafa tomorrow? His match is scheduled for not before 2pm London time. Hope everyone can watch!
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And this reminder of what Rafa’s up against came in today’s ATP Weekly email newsletter – WTF win/loss record for the guys in the singles:
Juan Martin del Potro
Rafa, his snuggly jacket, eyebrow and milkshake gave their pre-tournament presser today. Here are some photos.
Rafa’s in London and already had his first practice session. Here’s some photos.
Photos by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images and BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Rafa takes on Granollers Wednesday in Bercy. They are 4th on the main court with play starting at 10:30am.
What is Rafa afraid of?
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(The adorableness is out of freaking control.)
Rafa does social media:
Rafa posted a photo on his LINE account today. Sadly, one can’t link to LINE photos. I haven’t been uploading them separately (feels rude to steal someone’s photo and upload it), but
A transcript of Rafa’s pre-tournament presser is up:
Q. Rafa, welcome back, first.
RAFAEL NADAL: Thank you.
Q. You decided to take a break after Shanghai. Can you just tell why, and how did you prepare for this tournament?
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, I prepare this tournament being at home with the family, the friends, playing some golf, and I practiced a little bit of tennis, too.
First week I didn’t play tennis. After the week in Shanghai, I felt a little bit tired and very
Rafa talks about Babolat Play:
Did I mention he looks cute as heck in the process too? (Posted by BABOLATWorld.)
Nadal: “My goal is to end the year healthy” – short interview/presser article by James Mulholland (fft.fr)
Nadal : «Toujours la même motivation» – by Carole Bouchard via lequipe.fr (mangle)
Nadal Looking To Put The Gloss On 2013 Finish – via atpworldtour.com
“What makes me happy is going on court ever day with a feeling that I am healthy, with the feeling that I am playing well, and the feeling that I
Rafa’s looking squeaky clean and fresh in his pre-tournament interview:
Plus, bonus hair-flooffing action! (Posted by ATPWorldTour.)
Here is the Spanish version.
And how about some photos?
Photos by AP Photo/Francois Mori, AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, and MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Ooops, forgot to post lint yesterday. So here’s two days worth.
Video of players (including Rafa) practicing at Bercy.
Paris Prognosis – by Steve Tignor (tennis.com)
Watch List: Roger Federer in fight for final spots at ATP World Tour Finals – Bercy preview by Courtney Nguyen (si.com)
Olazabal-Nadal Invitacional (mangle) You are required to look through the newspaper clippings at the bottom – you have to see Rafa in a beanie playing golf. :)
The Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy Now Supports iOS 7! – via vstrator.com
Practice photo from Bercy’s Facebook.
There are more photos
Rafa traveled to Paris today and, as usual, the iB3 was there to document the intense bed-head that was going on.
Here’s some raw footage of the airport visit:
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Nadal Determined to “Arrive in Good Shape” for Paris and London Events – via laht.com
Rafael Nadal: “Ha sido un año inolvidable para mí” – pretty much the same article as above, but in Spanish. (mangle)
Paris Draw Does No Favours For French Final
Most Recent ResultNadal vs. Djokovic : Defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5
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