Rafa started his Wimbledon campaign today by playing #80 Thomaz Bellucci. Well, Bellucci started right away, it took Rafa a while to get going as he soon found himself down 0-4 in the first set. He fought back to force a tie-break that he won 7-0. It was all downhill for Bellucci after that. Rafa’s through: 7-6(0), 6-2, 6-3.
Almost time for Rafa’s first match and he joins Pico to celebrate his first grass court win (or first Wimbly match win – I’m not sure and I’m tired).
Rafa’s pre-tournament presser video, some tournament previews, Rafa loves food and F1, and Wimbledon history in photos – today’s lint.
Photos from Rafa’s practice session today.
Photos by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages and Julian Finney/Getty Images
Lots of people have opinions on who will win Wimbledon, a look at Toni and Rafa’s a wonderful dork – today’s lint.
Here’s a transcript of Rafa’s pre-tournament presser.
Q. You had a very successful but tough Roland Garros, and then you went to Halle. How tough was it to recharge the batteries after that?
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, it’s something that is nothing new in my career. Since today is the same like another season, no? But what’s going to make little bit more difficult is later, no, when normally after here, if you have
Photos from today’s practice with Wawrinka.
Photos by Clive Rose/Getty Images
The draw for Wimbledon was completed this morning. You can find an html version here and a pdf one here. Can you guess where the top four ended up? Yep: Federer in Djokovic’s half and Murray’s in Rafa’s. What the heck are the odds of that happening again? If the top seeds all make it through to the quarters, we’d have Djokovic/Berdych, Federer/Tipsaravic, Ferrer/Murray and Nadal/Tsonga
Rafa for PokerStars, cooking and racket grips – today’s lint.