Nadal On Track In Madrid, Faces Ferrer In QFs – via atpworldtour.com
Nadal steams through – via madrid-open.com
Impressive Nadal cruises past Youzhny – via ESPN
Paseo militar de Nadal – via marca.com (mangle)
World No.5 Rafael Nadal criticises 25-second rule after being warned for second day in a row – via news.com.au
Will Rafa Retain His Throne? – by Tracey DeFrancesco (tennisviewmag.com)
Rafael Nadal’s Words Speak Volumes About La Quinta Resort & Spa – uh, okay. The one time I was
(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
If you care to believe anything Marca writes (their track record isn’t that great), Rafa payed a “surprise visit” to his knee doctor this week. Here’s what I want to know: what is their definition of surprise? Is it that the doctor/Rafa didn’t expect this visit to be needed? Did Rafa show up on the doctor’s doorstep and yell “Surprise”? Was it a surprise birthday party for the doctor? Or that Rafa didn’t feel the need to inform the press that
Sorry I haven’t been posting much lint – been super busy and then I lost the lint post I’d been working on in a computer malfunction. Oops! Plus, it’s been a bit quiet in RafaLand.
A fan’s eye view of the flag presentation ceremony.
Rested Rafa prepares for gold medal defence – via itftennis.com
Flag-bearer Nadal hopeful ahead of ‘hardest title’ challenge – via dailymail.co.uk
London 2012: Rafael Nadal hopeful he will be fit for Olympics – via guardian.uk.com
Quarterfinal match write ups, semifinal previews and, well, just a lot of lint.
Rome previews and practice photos, Roland Garros promo, and Rafa’s nipples – today’s lint.
Articles about the Monte-Carlo quarterfinal match, the curse of winning and a hairy situation.
Okay, massive lint to post…massive. Ready? This should keep you occupied until Rafa’s first Monte-Carlo match.
Nadal: “Each ticket we sell for the match at the Bernabeu will give children a stronger chance” – via Real Madrid’s site
Nadal: “It’s Always A Pleasure To Be Back” – by ATP Staff
Watch List: Monte Carlo showdown looms, key Fed Cup ties – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com
Why Rafael Nadal is bidding for a record eighth straight title in Monte Carlo – by Simon Cambers (wimbledon.com)
Recalling Nadal’s last defeat in Monaco – by Mark Hodgkinson (The Tennis Space)
The ATP picks the most memorable matches of 2012 – so far. What? Is our attention span so short we have to do lists like this just 3 months and 4 days into the year?
Babolat has an online “Get Well” card for Rafa you can sign via Facebook.
@creamola_foam wants share something.
Tweets about Rafa:
The Roland Garros twitter let us know what’s at stake for the top 4 in clay season:
Clay court season kicks off this week !
Nadal se concede una tregua – by Tolo Jaume (mangle)
Bacardi released their 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report which includes a cover image that might interest you.
Report Card: Grading the Pros on March – by Tom Perrotta (tennis.com)
Key storylines to watch as top players embark on clay swing – by Bruce Jenkins (si.com)
Pressure building for Djokovic, Nadal – by Steve Tignor (espn.com)