A transcript of Rafa’s post 2nd round presser is up on the Wimbledon site. What happened out there? Was he just too good?
Q. What happened out there? Was he just too good?
RAFAEL NADAL: Oh, c’mon. That’s too simple. In the fifth, yes. Not before, no? In the fifth set he played more than unbelievable. That’s fine.
Before, first three sets, I didn’t play well.
Q. You were complaining a little bit about something he was doing at one point. What was it that he was doing that was bothering you?
RAFAEL NADAL: You know, the bad thing of this is anything that I will say now will sound against me. So is not the right moment for me to say what happened out there because gonna sound an excuse, and I never want to put an excuse after a match like today.
But the umpire say a few things weren’t right.
Q. What were your thoughts about the decision to delay the fifth set and close the roof?
RAFAEL NADAL: For sure wasn’t the best one for me. But that’s what it is and accept. Accept that he came back and played unbelievable the fifth.
I was playing well in the fourth. I think I played a great fourth set. Sure the stop this time didn’t help me. That’s the sport. That’s it.
Only thing that I can do is come back home, rest I need and I deserve. So that’s what I can do, nothing else.
Q. Is it frustrating for you to see a guy who is hitting forehand winners 100 miles an hours, putting in first serves anytime he needs it?
RAFAEL NADAL: That’s happens, no? Playing in this surface these kind of matches can happen. Today happened, and I didn’t have the right inspiration in the first three sets in a few points. To win these kind of matches I must have this inspiration in that moments; I didn’t.
Later was impossible, no? That’s happens when you play against a player who is able to hit the ball very hard, hit the ball without thinking and feeling the pressure.
At the end, when the opponent wants to play like he wanted to play in the fifth, you are in his hands, no? Everything was going right for him in the fifth.
Q. When was the last time somebody served that well against you, especially in a fifth set?
RAFAEL NADAL: Is not the right moment to think for me. Is very, very difficult for me to imagine or think when was the last time. I played a lot of matches. Sorry.
Q. Do you think by not playing well in the first three sets maybe you gave him some confidence that he could actually win?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, I played bad and my return wasn’t work very well. I think my served worked well, but I played with little bit less energy than other times. He had two very good games on the return. I think very good returns, long, and hitting the ball very hard.
I had two breaks in that two sets, and I really didn’t had that chance to have the break back.
Q. You’ve said many, many times how much you love Wimbledon. Can you talk about your feeling now inside after the result?
RAFAEL NADAL: My feeling is what you are watching. I am like this. I am very, very disappointed. Sure, I not very happy. In the end is a second round match. Is not the semifinals or final, so that bothers more, because then you feel that you had the chance to win the title.
I not gonna say in the point of my career today the only thing that going to work for me is the victory, but more or less. So I was very far to win the tournament. I just was in the second round. That’s painful, because always is tough to lose.
But, well, that’s sport. You win, you lose. Last four months were great for me. Was probably one of the best four months of my career, playing unbelievable in the clay court season.
You arrive here, and a little bit of everything. You play against an inspired opponent and I am out. That’s all. Is not a tragedy. Is only a tennis match.
At the end, that’s life. There is much more important things. Sure, I wanted to win, but I lost. That’s it.
Q. When you were told that the roof was going to be closed, you appeared to be surprised. Did you not expect that?
RAFAEL NADAL: I was surprised because takes 30 to 45 minutes. I was very surprised for that. My feeling was is completely new stadium with new roof, so the normal thing is cover the roof in 5, 10 minutes. That was my thought.
So was big surprise for me when they told me they need 30 to 45 minutes. That’s the only thing.
Q. Had you been told beforehand that the roof might be closed because of the light?
RAFAEL NADAL: No.
Q. This loss makes you feel more like powerful inside to fight for the gold medal?
RAFAEL NADAL: No. If you think that, you don’t understand the sport.
Q. You play always wanting to win, and then this loss is a disappointed as well. Does this loss give you more energy inside to fight for the gold medal?
RAFAEL NADAL: I gonna repeat. I understand your question from the beginning. I think the answer is what I said.
When you win you have more confidence for the next tournaments. Is not when you lose you have more hunger to win the next. That’s not the true. When you are winning you feel more confident, you feel, you know, playing better. When you lose, the confidence is less for the next tournaments. That’s for everybody.
But seriously, doesn’t affect my motivation for the next tournament win or lose. That’s all.
Q. You said you were going to take the rest you need and deserve. Are you in some ways exhausted by the last four months?
RAFAEL NADAL: Exhausted? I don’t really understand exactly what the word is, ‘exhausted.’ But I feel very well mentally. But physically, you know, you need to rest. I played for the last six months playing almost every match possible in the tournaments that I played.
And, sure, physically I need to stop a little bit.
Q. After what you saw of your opponent, particularly in the last set, do you think he can go on to be a threat in this tournament? Can he achieve more wins? Can he go a long way in the tournament?
RAFAEL NADAL: I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. How old is him?
Q. He’s 26.
RAFAEL NADAL: He didn’t in the past, but you never know what’s going on in the future. The thing is today he played great. He played special.
Sure, if he played the way he played the fifth set, you can win against everybody. But I think everybody who follows tennis knows that that’s very difficult to do every day.
But if he’s able to do it this time, he will have his chance. I wish him all the best.
Q. What surprised you most today about your own performance?
RAFAEL NADAL: Not much, seriously. Nothing special, no? I know before the match how I feel, and I know probably if the opponent plays the way he plays I will have problems. I had more than problems.
I forgot to check the Tennis Channel site before posting. Here’s an additional clip:
Hoping for a full transcript eventually. From the tweets that went out and this video, Rafa was his usual level-headed self about the loss.
A self-indulgent message:
I keep having people ask me if I’m devastated. True, this was not the outcome any of us wanted, but as Rafa says in the Wimbledon clip, “it’s not a tragedy, it’s only a tennis match. In the end, that’s life, there’s much more important things.” Since I just spent the evening delivering and helping set up physical therapy equipment for my mom’s partner, I got a rather intense reminder of that. He’s a piano player with no full-time employer and, in the US, that also means no or limited health insurance. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and as a consequence has limited or no use of a good chunk of the left side of his body…including his left hand. He needs to relearn so much and has quite possibly lost the ability to earn a living by doing something he loves with his whole being. They have been working to try and cobble together inexpensive help for physical and occupational therapy. There’s no tragedy in tennis. There’s drama, there’s joy, there’s sadness, but tragedy? Not so much. Go live your life and try to not let this cloud your day too much. It’s tennis. There’s always another tournament.
For his second round match at Wimbledon, Rafa took on the hard-hitting, hard-serving and fearless #100 Lukas Rosol. I missed the first set and a chunk of the second, but news was: it wasn’t good for Rafa. He was playing poorly, falling, and barely squeaked out a first set win. His play improved in the second, but Rosol was still hitting out and everything was landing in. If felt like he was getting the serve returns back before Rafa even finished his service motion. Rosol took sets 2 and 3. The 4th proceeded on serve with neither guy struggling much until Rafa put together an excellent game to break. The one break was all it took and we were going to a 5th. Well, after a 43 minute delay to close the roof due to fading light; I’m thinking Rafa would have rather rode out the momentum from that 4th set. Rosol came out hitting one amazing shot after another and broke in the very first game. They held until it was all over. Rafa is out of Wimbledon: 7-6(11), 4-6, 4-6, 6-2, 4-6.
I don’t know what zone Rosol was in. It was so high, I think he should have required an oxygen tank. It would have been awesome to see if he hadn’t been playing Rafa.
Andy Murray updates us on the “prank” Rafa pulled on him (sounds inadvertent) and says he wouldn’t mind spending time with him on a desert island. (Thanks to @4AllSurfaces on twitter for pointing this out to me.)
Q. What happened in the first few games of that match?
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, happened that I had the breakpoint in the first game, so I think I played a good first game. But he had a few chances at the first, and then two great serves in the advantage in the middle to the tee.
Then I played bad game with my serve. Even I think I have game point for me, or few chances, but I had a few mistakes with my forehand.
And then he hit a fantastic returns in the 3-0, so he played a great game. I was lucky to be back, that’s the thing. I feel lucky after 4-0 to be able to win the set.
It helped that as you gained some rhythm, he lost his.
Q. Thomaz said you don’t have any weakness in your game. Is that what you think?
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, I think I have, but thank you for the words of Thomaz, no?
I think today I didn’t play my best match. I think especially at the first set I played little bit too nervous, little bit not knowing exactly what to do. My movements were a little bit in defensive way, not in aggressive way.
But I was able to keep winning the first set. That’s the important thing and the good news. Then I started to play better. The second and third set I played better, even if I had a big mistake in the third with 2-0, 30-Love to probably close the set with 3-0.
I felt in that moment I started to hit better the forehand. That’s the most important thing for me. And in the beginning I didn’t really had the best feeling with my forehand.
But then I started to feel a little bit better and I was able to hit a few forehands in a row with positive feeling, knowing that I don’t want to miss the ball. That’s a very important thing, no?
I think the serve worked great almost all the match. Just the beginning I start with not the best percentage, but I finished well, so I’m happy.
Some of the shots in the match were wonderful…so I’m pretty happy too!
Q. We know the Olympics are going to be played here as well. Tell us a little bit about your thoughts about having the Olympics on grass here.
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, it’s great that we gonna play the Olympics here in Wimbledon. At the same time, it’s not great that you play in a very important competition on grass the best-of-three. That’s makes the tournament a little bit more crazy. You know, everybody can win everybody even more than in hard or clay, because playing best-of-three the match can be decided in just a few points.
So that’s probably the negative thing. In every match, you are at the limit.
*not going there yet, not going there yet…*
Q. Is it crazy for you or a crazy idea in general?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, I don’t say ‘crazy idea’. Maybe I don’t have the right word in English. But is a little bit more difficult to predict what gonna happen. That’s what I wanted to say.
I think it’s great to have the Olympics here in Wimbledon, but playing best-of-three on grass in a very important competition makes the tournament, no, more difficult for everybody because there is no favorites then.
Crazy = unpredictable in RafaLand. Well, in the rest of the world too.
Q. Last time you went behind so far in a first set was against Soderling a couple years ago. You came back and went on to win the Championships. Do you find that sort of start helps you to focus your mind?
RAFAEL NADAL: Is a completely different feeling, no? I think against Soderling was in quarterfinals a few years ago. Here is the first round. I just played two matches on grass this year before here. I need time. I need to play. That’s an important victory for me.
We’ll see what’s going on in the next match. I need to keep improving. That’s what I gonna try. Going to be a difficult tournament, but I am here to try my best - as I did every year - and hopefully I can play a little bit better in the next round.
The important thing and the best feeling for me is that I improved my game during the match, and that’s important for the practice of tomorrow and the next match.
Gonna be difficult…gonna try…practice…improve…illusion… Oh wait, I might have added a few there.
Q. Do you find it difficult to change from clay court to grass, and how do you adjust?
RAFAEL NADAL: I am sure that is difficult, no, especially when you arrive to the grass playing almost every match possible in the last couple of months. The transition is aggressive one, and sometimes playing as much as I did the last couple of months, you start to have, you know, physical, not problems, but troubles, so you cannot practice as much as you would like to prepare the tournament, no?
But that’s not new for me. Just accept the situation and try my best in every moment. In the past, worked well; hopefully this year will be working well another time.
Would a physical problem be pain but trouble just be an ache?
Q. I am not going to ask you would you want to win tomorrow in EuroCup semifinals, but could you talk a little bit about the Portuguese team and Cristiano Ronaldo? I know you met him before.
RAFAEL NADAL: Cristiano is fighting for being the best Player of the Year. I had the chance to met him a few times. He’s great. He’s a winner. We will be in trouble if he has his best day. Portugal have a complete team.
Well, but, being a supporter of Spain, you cannot expect to win the semifinals of Euros against an easy opponent. Is the same that when I am in the semifinals of Roland Garros. You have a tough opponent in front.
So Spain have one of the toughest opponents possible in front, and hopefully Spain can keep playing the way that we did the last couple of years - almost six years - and be able to be in that final another time.
I think in Rafa’s world: neither he nor anyone he supports can expect to win.
Q. Everyone has a greatest rival. Who would that be for you? Is this someone you really prefer not to play in the tournament? If you could sometimes tell us your dream, what should be.
RAFAEL NADAL: I didn’t understand nothing. Can you repeat?
Q. The first question is, everybody has their greatest competitor, rival. Who would that be for you? Maybe you’re special and you don’t care.
RAFAEL NADAL: There is few kind of rivals, no? You can talk about rivals that you are competing to be in the top positions of the ranking, and the real thing is the rival that I care is Rosol or Dodig that I gonna play day after tomorrow.
RAFAEL NADAL: Rosol won already? So now I care about Rosol.
If you talk about the competitor for the ranking, the rival, I cannot say one because I really don’t feel that I have one. Disappointing, I have much more than one.
Fickle bastard. ;)
Q. You haven’t lost in the first week of a major for seven years now. When you found yourself down in the first set, does something like that give you some confidence that you can come through those early-round matches even when it’s tough?
RAFAEL NADAL: I really don’t think about these kind of things when I am on court. I try to find a solution about the problem that I had in that moment, try to find a way to start playing better.
Is great that I didn’t lost, as you say, in the first week, but that’s going to happen. I don’t know if here or in the next one, but everybody lose, no?
So just try to keep playing well, focus. Just, as I tell, I try to think always moment by moment.
Try…focus…illusion… Oh wait. I did it again.
Q. Do you think Germany has a chance against Spain? Are you scared at all by any German player? What do you think about the team?
RAFAEL NADAL: Seriously, you know, I think is not the right question. I will answer, but is not the right question because you cannot expect to not have chances Germany against Spain.
It’s one of the best teams of the world against another one of the best teams of the world. Everybody have chances against everybody. What can I answer you? Yes, sure they have chances. Hopefully not, but first thing, tomorrow Germany have to play against Italy and Spain has to play against Portugal.
I don’t know if we’re going to meet in the final. Maybe it will be for third and fourth. Hopefully we can play that match and win another time.
Man, these press people - can’t ask the right questions.
Q. Whether you consider them rivals or not, you, Novak, and Roger have certainly dominated the Grand Slams for the last seven years. What do you think the biggest reason for that is?
RAFAEL NADAL: Is difficult to answer this one for me. Somebody ask me this question a few weeks ago in Roland Garros, and my answer was, I cannot say anything in particular because can sound arrogant what I gonna say. That’s the real thing.
So I prefer to say that that’s what happened the last couple of years probably because we were very focused, we were playing great, we were very regular players. So that’s why. Then the rest of the things, to find arguments why really that happened, I am really not the right one to say it.
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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.
With the games at 17 all, Pancho Gonzales of America takes a breather and rests on his racket during his Centre Court battle with compatriot Charles Pasarell at Wimbledon on June 24, 1969. Pancho, a long-time Wimbledon favourite, lost the first two sets 22-24: 1-6, but the match is not finished.
Those scores! Holy schnitkies.
And now, it’s time for me to get a few hours sleep before Wimbledon starts!
What the original research confirmed is that when we tennis fans are first presented with a draw to a major tennis tournament, they move through multiple stages of elation, anxiety and despondency, often too tediously for the naked eye to follow.
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 a very good tournament here, you have four weeks, four weeks and a half of rest.
Is not the case of this year because you have the Olympics. But since the day of today is something very similar to the rest of the years. I had the chance to be in Mallorca, to enjoy a little bit with the friends, with the family, and that’s what I did.
I am here another time.
And, I’m thinking, your day of today and days of tomorrow are/will be much better thanks to that rest on those days of yesterday.
Q. You mentioned the Olympics. What do they mean to you?
RAFAEL NADAL: The Olympics is the most important competition of the world of sport. So that’s the first thing. For everybody, all the sports, all the people who are involved of sport, competing in Olympics is something probably the most special thing that can happen, no?
The experience is great for me. I played two Olympics already. I have one record in Athens that I am the sportsman who spent less time in one Olympic Games, because the week before I played in Sopot. I won my first tournament. I arrived that Saturday night, I lost on Sunday, and I went home. I don’t remember a lot.
But in Beijing I was able to spend one week before, then all tournament there, all the competition. Enjoyed the experience in the Village with the rest of the friends, of the colleagues of the sports family. Was great, no? Was probably one of the greatest experiences I ever had in this world.
In my opinion is something that everybody from the popular sports, that we are very lucky to have a circuit like tennis or basketball football. I think is great if we are able to go to the real sport, because there there is a lot of sports that they don’t have the lucky that we have. You really experience what means really the sport, playing just for - I don’t know how to say - just play for the passion of the sport, for nothing else more.
In my opinion, that’s the real spirit of the sport. Is great for us that we have almost everything, go there, and enjoy that experience.
And that’s why, as much as I’m thrilled for the sport of tennis (and especially for Rafa) that so many of its players are being chosen as flag-bearers for their country, I wish such an honor would go to the more unsung heroes of sport.
Q. Coming off winning your seventh French Open title, how confident of winning your third Wimbledon and how confident are you of beating Djokovic on grass?
RAFAEL NADAL: I’m very happy the way things went the last couple of months - since the beginning of the season this year, in my opinion. Thinking about winning another title here in Wimbledon is arrogant and crazy. That’s something I cannot think about, no?
I can just think about the practice of tomorrow, to keep preparing my game, to arrive to Tuesday with the right conditions, being competitive to try to win the first match, no?
That’s the goal. I try my best in every practice. But sure, every hour on grass help me.
Forget one match at a time, we are down to one hour of practice at a time.
Q. You’ve been a part of two great rivalries with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Many matches against both. Many Grand Slam finals against them. Could you maybe compare them at all, whether fans enjoy watching you against Novak or Roger?
RAFAEL NADAL: That you have to ask the fans. I cannot answer this about the fans.
For me is little bit different situation, because when I arrived here on tour, especially when I started to play well, Roger always was there. With Novak, it’s little bit other way. I was there and then he came.
So is difficult for me to analyze which rivalry is more important, less important, more attractive, less attractive for everybody.
The only thing I can say, all the classic matches are because you played a lot of matches in very important circumstances between each other, no? That happens a lot of times with Roger, a lot of Grand Slam finals, a lot of Masters 1000s, competing for very important tournaments in our careers.
But with Novak we start to have all of this, too. Is great. For me I feel very lucky to be part of these two rivalries. I think is something that brings special motivation to the game, to the motivation to keep improving my tennis. Because if you are not able to improve your level of tennis you are dead, no, in this very competitive world of tennis.
That’s what I tried all my life. I think I really enjoy being part of these rivalries, no? I don’t gonna answer your question which one means more to me, because will see when at the end of our careers.
Here’s a fan’s opinion: while the Rafa/Nole rivalry is an exciting one, the contrast of playing styles in the Rafa/Roger one makes it more interesting.
Q. What do you think of the specificities of the game on grass nowadays, and what do you think are your strengths and maybe weaknesses on this surface?
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, the important thing is play - play with the surface, not play against the surface. That’s the first thing, no?
At the same time you cannot change something crazy your game, because you are good doing what you usually do. In the past, I don’t know the years, but in the past my best points on grass was that I played very regular with my serve. Probably not serving bombs, because I am not this kind of player. But playing very solid with high percentage, with enough speed, and then my movements and my decision to play on this surface was good the last couple years.
I enjoy playing here. Brings something different to me. Seriously, since the first time I came here, probably was in 2002 — no, 2003 I played professional. 2002 or 2001 I played the juniors. I always loved this place. I always loved this surface.
My opinion is the game here is great to watch, especially if you don’t play against a big server (smiling).
Don’t play against the surface…I think it’s that mindset that forces him to be more aggressive on grass than any other surface. Sometimes, I wish someone could convince him that hard courts are grass. :) His love-affair with grass never fails to give me warm fuzzies. I mean, he grew up in a place with no grass courts…
Q. Outside you and Andy and Novak and Roger, who would you say are the most dangerous players? Berdych, Raonic, would they be the ones who are maybe most dangerous?
RAFAEL NADAL: For me is difficult to say. Depends. David Ferrer is playing a final today I think in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
I want to know if Rafa actual said the name of that town…
Q. He won.
RAFAEL NADAL: So he won already. His level of tennis is higher and higher every year.
Berdych knows what is to play a final here.
Tsonga played semifinals last year.
But you have Raonic with this serve, without touch a ball from the baseline, you will be in trouble.
So there is always very competitive players. The real thing of this surface, you see the draw, and you never see an easy opponent.
I don’t say that in other surfaces you see easy opponents because you are playing against the best players of the world. You have the feeling, for example, you play on clay and your match is your in your hands. If you are playing your game you will have good chances to be through.
Here everything is a little bit more crazy, because sometimes you played two bad points in not the right moment and you lose a set. You don’t have real time to come back if you have a few mistakes in a row.
You aren’t helping me with my “Olympics are best of 3 on grass” nerves, Rafa. Wait? One thing at a time? Okay. I’ll try.
Q. You talked about the fascination of the Olympics. Are the Olympics more special for you this year because they are played in this historic tennis place?
RAFAEL NADAL: The Olympics are important for themself. Playing wherever are very important, no?
That’s true, that play in Wimbledon is gonna be little bit bigger because what means this place in the world of tennis is just the top. We gonna enjoy playing another time here.
But my opinion we can say can be more special to play in Wimbledon, but not more important.
Look at him! Carefully parsing words and their connotations in English. Plus, I agree completely.
Q. (Question regarding adding another week between Roland Garros and Wimbledon.)
RAFAEL NADAL: I always say is great to play more and more on clay and grass because those surfaces are historic in the world of tennis. In the past, most of the tournaments were on clay and grass. In my opinion for the body the worst surface to play or the most aggressive surface to play is the hard court.
In my opinion, I will never have nothing against to play more weeks on grass or clay, because I think is easier for the physical performance, for the injuries of the players.
I really wish there was a Masters on grass…but how to fit one in?
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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 will start his 2012 Wimbledon quest by playing Thomaz Bellucci. Seeds in his quarter include Kohlschreiber, Dolgopolov, F Lopez, Fish, Tomic, Wawrinka and Tsonga. Seeds in the top quarter of his half are: Murray, Anderson, Raonic, Cilic, Del Potro, Nishikori, Roddick, and Ferrer. Seeds in the top half are: Djokovic, Stepanek, Granollers, Monaco, Almagro, Gasquet, F Mayer, Berdych, Federer, Benneteau, Verdasco, Simon, Isner, Seppi, Youzhny, and Tipsarevic.
The Wimbledon draw is at 10 AM BST (British Summer Time) - or less than 4 hours from now. I need a nap! (In fact, I doubt I’m going to be able to wake up for it.) Those of you are are awake can follow the draw via Wimbledon radio here.
"It’s no secret that I love to compete and try my very best in everything, whether that’s tennis, golf or video games," Nadal said. "When I discovered the game of poker, I chose to join PokerStars because they understand what it takes to be the best and associate themselves with the qualities of champions. I’m very happy to be working with them."
Since he’s new to this whole thing, he needs your help to learn how to play and improve his game. To help insure people are willing to offer up some help, there’s a contest:
Rafa is also asking for your help, and wants you to send a video giving him your top poker tip. The best will be shown here every week, and Rafa will award exclusive prizes to the videos he thinks give him the most useful advice. The player whose video impresses Rafa the most at the end of the contest will win a European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona prize package, including buy-in for the €5,300 Main Event (August 19-25), eight nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel and €1,500 for expenses. The winner will also receive a chipset signed by Rafa, as will five runners-up! Everyone who submits a suitable video will also receive a $22 MicroMillions Main Event tourney ticket.
Rafa’s video request for help and the contest information can be found here.