I know it’s not about Rafa, but the people at Moët passed on this press release and it relates to a very worthwhile cause…so…
Moët & Chandon Serve Up Signed Golden Methuselah To Raise Funds For Great Ormond Street Hospital
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals players sign one-off auction lot
Stars of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer have etched their signatures on a golden Moët & Chandon methuselah that is expected to fetch up to
Per Benito, Rafa is in Paris and will be live on M6 news at 8pm on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal still injured and now out of ATP Tour Finals in London – via the heraldsun.com.au
Nadal, ATP World Tour Pay Tribute To Ferrero At Retirement Ceremony – via the ATP
“Rafael Nadal is my inspiration” – a badminton player looks up to Rafa.
Guess who’s qualified for the WTF? The same guy showing off a fish and suggesting that you love him two times, that’s who.
Video of part of the presser via the ATP:
Full presser transcript:
Q. Can you give us your thoughts on that match and how well Jo played, how difficult it was against him tonight.
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, first thing I have to talk about myself. I think I didn’t play well tonight. The first two sets I didn’t play bad, but I didn’t play well, and to win these kind of matches you have to play well. I played without nothing special tonight, no?
Jo knows where I hit every ball during the point. I didn’t had
Thursday’s highlights from the ATP:
The end of the first set:
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The end of the 2nd set:
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End of the match:
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Photos from today’s match against Tsonga:
Photos by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images, REUTERS/Dylan Martinez, Michael Regan/Getty Images for Barclays ATP Finals, Julian Finney/Getty Images, and DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images
Today’s round robin match was essentially the equivalent of a quarterfinal: winner moves on, loser doesn’t. Nice and simple, no scenarios or math to perform. With so much on the line, the match felt pretty lack-luster from both of the guys, but more so from Rafa. He showed signs of life in the second set, but went back to missing routine looking shots in the third. Basically, Tsonga was playing well; Rafa looked like a tired guy playing on his least favorite surface. Tsonga wins: 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3.
Rafa receives the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award:
That’s it – not a lot. I’ve had a weird day. For those who celebrate it, Happy Thanksgiving!
Photos from today’s Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award presentation. Dang, must be chilly in the O2.
Photos by LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images and Julian Finney/Getty Images
Rafa/Roger in a Round Robin match when neither of them is ranked #1. That’s a first and the match was looked forward to with much anticipation. Sadly, it did not live up to expectations as Federer blew Rafa off the court. His play was perfect; Rafa’s was loopy, short and defensive. Federer wins 6-3, 6-0.