RafaLint: February 29th
[caption id=”attachment_31763” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Photo by Beth Wilson”][/caption] It’s the leap day addition of RafaLint! Sadly, there’s not a lot of lint out there… Articles: Team Cuteness will ride again in Indian Wells. Transcription of part of the TVE interview (you can self mangle via the Google...
RafaLint: February 27th
Articles: A nice sum-up of the TVE interview (you can self-mangle via the Google toolbar at the top of the page) Djokovic ‘the best but beatable’ says Nadal - ESPN coverage of the interview. Rafael Nadal Tennis Lessons Net $380,000 for Elton John AIDS Foundation Someone likes Rafa’s deltoid (Thanks, Atch2) La Federación Vasca de Tenis invita a Toni Nadal para impartir una...
TVE has kindly placed the full interview up on their site: here. (mangle of text). Original Article
RafaLint: February 25th
Rafa’s Revenge on RoboServe? On Monday, Rafa will appear on a TVE morning show (starts at 9am Spanish time). I’m hoping for a live stream here. Articles: Olympic Book - there will be a book for the tennis event at the Olympics. Be sure to click on the link to view the 2008 book. La construcciÃ³n de la academia de tenis Rafa Nadal estÃ¡ al caer - by Sebastià Sansó...
L’especial Golèmica de Rafel Nadal videos
Some videos from the iB3 special. Els missatges i les sopreses de la nit: (“Rafa is ‘surprised’ by Casillas, Gassol, Contador, Lorenzo, FernÃ¡ndez & Llul” - genny_ss/SpanishRNfan) Rafel Nadal: âSom un bon perdedorâ: (“Rafa,talking about the AO final & other finals he lost to Novak in 2011, thinks he’s a good loser & accepts defeat...
RafaLint: February 23rd
[caption id=”attachment_29590” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Photo by Beth Wilson”][/caption] Articles: Nadal, Casillas e Iniesta, entre los españoles más tiernos - via intereconomia.com. Yep, he’s a sweetie. (mangle) Rafa Nadal: «Djokovic llegó al circuito de forma equivocada» - coverage of the iB3 special from balearesport.es...
RafaLint: February 22nd
[caption id=”attachment_29548” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Photo by Beth Wilson”][/caption] Articles: Cristiano Ronaldo y Rafa Nadal, de rodaje en Mallorca - from nobadis.net. (mangle) Gasquet est sûr à «100%» que Rafael Nadal ne se dope pas - via 20minutes.fr (mangle) Video: Promo for an upcoming iB3 special about Rafa. (mangle) ...
Backpack Giveaway - and the winners are...
[caption id=”attachment_31684” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Crappy photo of backpacks”][/caption] …*drum roll* L and nolanola! L’s entry was picked first and she chose the Babolat backpack; nolanola will be receiving the US pack and hat. Congrats! Here are the answers for the quiz: When was Babolat founded? 1875 (source) ...
RafaLint: February 20th
[caption id=”attachment_29613” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Photo by Beth Wilson.”][/caption] Site News: In theory, I’ll be updating the software used to run this site tonight (after my tennis class). Keep your fingers crossed! I had a few problems when I did it on my development site… Articles: Hacienda investiga a Rafael...
RafaLint: February 18th
[caption id=”attachment_31700” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Photo by Beth Wilson”][/caption] Articles: ´¿Dopaje? Nadal gana por su enorme sacrificio y trabajo´ - by J. E. Munera. Albert Alcaraz defends Rafa. (mangle) Contests: MidwestSports is giving away signed Rafa and Roger rackets. Go here to enter. It must be signed racket...
RafaLint: February 17th
[caption id=”attachment_31695” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Photo by Beth Wilson”][/caption] Articles: Another blog entry from Pedro Felner - complete with a picture of Rafa’s new Ferrari. (mangle) Palma acoge el II Congreso de JÃ³venes LQDVI apadrinado por Rafa Nadal (mangle) Sounds like a nice program. Another article about the...
[caption id=”attachment_31684” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Crappy photo of backpacks”][/caption] Those of you who follow my blatherings on twitter know that the kind folks at Babolat sent me a package of goodies last week. In that package? This backpack (in yellow). The next day, my “bonus” for renewing my USTA membership...
RafaLint: February 16th
[caption id=”attachment_31677” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Photo by Beth Wilson”][/caption] Articles: âTemÃa hacer el ridÃculo en la Villaâ - by Juan José Mateo. A short but nice interview with Rafa about the Olympics. (mangle) Thanks, Inés. Frederico Silva’s coach is blogging about their practices with Rafa. (mangle)...
RafaLint: February 15th
[caption id=”attachment_31670” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Photo by Beth Wilson”][/caption] Articles: Fan Club: Rafa II - by Steve Tignor and Katrina (tennis.com) Nadal-Djokovic: A look at the rivalry - by Steve Tignor (espn.com). I think this is similar/same as one on tennis.com earlier, but just in case… Hola coverage of the...
RafaLint: February 14th
Today’s recommended reading: Fan Club: Rafael Nadal - by Steve Tignor and Katrina. Katrina’s reasons for liking Rafa are very similar to mine…including her first reaction to him. :) I remember one press conference in particular, after he lost early at Key Biscayne in 2006. Rafa said at some point that he was “going to use all six of his senses” to get better. He was...
Rafa and Bar screen grabs
Um. I got a little carried away. Happy Valentine’s Day people. [gallery link=”file”] Original Article
Rafa and Bar for SI
Photos of Bar and Rafa shot in Montreal for Sports Illustrated. [gallery link=”file”] Videos from the shoot - click the links to see them larger. Posing in Montreal: Outtakes: Thanks to Atch2 for tweeting! Original Article
RafaLint: February 13th
Articles: Rafael Nadal Collects Keys to Home in Dominican Republic (travpr.com) Rafa the inspiration for title winning Putintseva - by Brianna McShane (thanks for tweeting, Atch2) Nadal busca desactivar la ´crisis de los guiñoles´ - by Sebastian Fest. Sounds like Rafa had a busy day! (mangle) Video: YouTube version of the Antena 3 interview. Rafa does social media: Rafa thanked his practice...
Interview on Antena 3
Rafa was on the Antena 3 network today for an interview: Nadal, sobre los guiÃ±oles: “En EspaÃ±a les hemos dado mÃ¡s propaganda de la debida” - click through for the article, videos and a photo gallery (mangle). Original Article
DC: Spain sweeps Kazakhstan 5-0
Who says you need 3 days to play a Davis Cup tie? The Armada don’t need no three days. Nope. Take away Rafa, Daveeed, Feli, and Nando and they still don’t need 3 days. How awesome is that? True, they were playing a young team who are fairly new to the World Group, but it’s still a very, very good new. They are through to the next round where they will play Austria tie in Spain on...
RafaLint: February 9th
I wanted to ignore all the puppet videos going on…I honestly don’t think they are worthy of my attention. But now Rafa has spoken about them a bit, so there will be links to that here. I do ask one thing of you guys: casting aspersions on all people from a certain place is wrong. Please, lets try to not respond to one wrong by committing another. Articles: Albert Costa has confirmed...
I’m busy ignoring certain things in the media (giving them their due attention) and there’s not a lot of news about, so…let’s pass the time by playing with a photo caption! Nida supplied the picture, you guys supply some captions! [caption id=”attachment_31515” align=”alignnone” width=”450” caption=”Photo by...
RafaLint: February 6th
[caption id=”attachment_31511” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Photo by Beth Wilson”][/caption] Articles: Mónaco, el campeón de V. del Mar y su eterna amistad con Nadal by Felipe Lagos (emol.com). Rafa/Pico bromance! Here’s the mangle. (Thanks for tweeting genny_ss. Toni Nadal: «Rafael tiene otra actitud después de Australia» - by...
RafaLint: February 4th
[caption id=”attachment_31506” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Photo by Beth Wilson”][/caption] Thanks to some prodding, I finally got around to making a DC version of the calendar. Just note, the DC pictures will be grainier than the rest because it was indoors. You can buy it on QOOP. Articles: Length of Aussie final didn’t add up...
Happy birthday to Bacardi
With his hair full of windy, Rafa wishes Bacardi a happy birthday: Original Article
Rafa and taxes
[caption id=”attachment_30334” align=”alignright” width=”150” caption=”Photo by Beth Wilson”][/caption] There are some stories making the rounds about Rafa’s taxes. Most of the articles are in Spanish and mangle horribly, so I’m not sure I fully understand the situation. If the claims are true, it appears that Rafa and his father have...
RafaLint: February 1st
Rafa sent us some videos taken at the eyeport (heh). In English: And in Spanish: Here’s what he had to say about these videos on Facebook: I owed you a message and here it is, I recorded it at Melbourne’s airport :) Thanks to all for your support! Sé que os debía un mensaje y aquí lo tenéis, lo grabé en el aeropuerto de Melbourne :) Gracias a todos por vuestro apoyo! Rafa, you...