Toni Nadal: “No me explico que Rafa sea 1 en la Race” – an interview with Toni via puntodebreak.com (mangle)
Return of Serve Analysis: Nadal Trounces Federer in Rome, But Return Numbers Tell Different Story – by Juan José (changeovertennis.com)
Federer-Nadal rivalry running on its last legs – by Bruce Jenkins (si.com)
ESPN / French Open Conference Call w/Evert & Drysdale – Rafa doesn’t like to be defensive? And Fed has a good slice backhand against Rafa? #shitChrissieSays.
I’m so totally addicted to this site – it’s got so much of what I’d had envisioned doing with the database here, but have never gotten around too.
Heroes and Zeros: Rafa, Serena Replay, Paire Powers, Jerzy Rips – by Chris Oddo (tennisnow.com)
10 Things We Learned in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome – by Chris Oddo (tennisnow.com)
Brain Game: Roger’s New Rafa Tactics – by by Craig O’Shannessy (atpworldtour.com)
Is Rafael Nadal back to his best? Sure thing he is – by
Rafa talks with Mats Wilander about his memories and experiences at Roland Garros on Eurosport. For thoe who aren’t region blocked, check out the video on Eurosport. If you are blocked, there’s a YouTube version:
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Nadal: “Best Still Yet To Come” – via atpworldtour.com
QUARTERED! ATP Mutua Madrid Open Men’s Prediction – by Jack Han (tennisconnected.com)
Drewett Honoured In Madrid Minute Silence – via atpworldtour.com
Tennis pays its respects to Brad Drewett – via madrid-open.com
Tournament favourites speak about Madrid – via madrid-open.com
Nadal happy with return to red clay – by Kieran Canning (AFP)
Tennis stars Federer and Nadal honor ‘a very loved man’ – via cnn.com
I’m so happy to have seen David Ferrer raise his first Masters 1000 trophy today! Lil’ Man is having a season as fierce as he is. And this week, Marc! will be playing doubles at the WTF. How awesome is that? Vamos!
Nana/NatalieHoHo shared her video of Rafa’s post Roland Garros victory celebration:
Let’s hope we get to see Rafa this happy again in 2013.
I think I always knew it was going to be a Nadal-Djokovic final. Maybe it’s my 6th sense or the belief that things always have to be done the hard way. I had been so incredibly lucky the whole trip that I was wondering if a happy ending was too much to hope for. However in my heart I had faith in Rafa and knew he had it in him to get this win against his toughest opponent yet. After
My RG debut
In the grandest scheme of things, tennis is just a game and Rafa winning 7 Roland Garros titles was never going to be like finding a cure to cancer or ending famines. However, I live in a relatively peaceful world with mundane, minor concerns, being able to witness in person my hero making tennis his7ory is enough to fill me with such joy and hope that I feel the world is now a better place.
More Roland Garros after-glow and Halle begins – today’s lint.
The Roland Garros after-glow lint post.
Ooodles. Just oodles of Roland Garros final coverage. What more could you ask for?