Rafa started is Barcelona campaign with a solid 6-4, 6-2 2nd round win over Carlos Berlocq. I’m back to the boring real job and didn’t get to see the match – did anyone get to see it? Comments on the level of play?
Today’s lint includes wrap-ups of Rafa’s first round match in Acapulco, practice and interview videos and lots of social media.
Photos from Rafa’s first round match and presser.
Photos by REUTERS/Henry Romero, Hector Rivera and Yasuyoshi Chiba
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)
Rafa started his Acapulco tournament by taking the star night session turn against #157 Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (ARG). Rafa stormed through the first set in under a half hour. The second was looking pretty much same until a hiccup on the 6th game when Rafa was broken. It was just a hiccup, though, as Rafa broke right back to earn the opportunity to serve for the match. And he did just that. Winning 6-2, 6-2 in just over an hour.
Q. Was it your best match since the start of the tournament?
RAFAEL NADAL: It was my best match?
Q. Don’t you think it was your best match since the start of the tournament?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, I think I did well. I played a solid match, but say it’s my best or not, was similar to the second
Birthday videos – do you need anything else? Oh yeah, some more articles about Roland Garros.
A few 3rd round match write-ups, photos and a presser clip – today’s lint.
Photos from Rafa’s win over Schwank.
Photos by JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/GettyImages, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, REUTERS/Regis Duvignau, AP Photo/Christophe Ena, PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/GettyImages, and REUTERS/Regis Duvignau