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Nadal def. Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2,6-4

With this victory, he has 9 RGs, and has tied Pete Sampras for 14 total GS. He's won 9 of the last 10 French Opens (5 consecutive) and has won at least one GS for the past 10 years.

This is also our 10 year anniversary.

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Lucky Number 13

2nd us open
Congrats Rafa!

Nadal def. Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

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Nadal def. Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

First in history to win the same GS tourney 8 times. This brings his tally to 12. VAMOS!!!

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Nadal def. Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

For those counting, that'd be a record-breaking 7th Roland Garros win which brings his GS total to 11.  Vamos!

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Australian Open 2012

5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5

Congrats Nole.  Job done.

But Rafael! Congrats to you! You dug deep and came back strong.  Luck wasn't on your side, but I wish commentators would see you and see that you are one of the greatest tennis players ever to grace this sport. Without doubt, you are my favorite ever (sorry Andre).

I try really hard not to hate Djokovic because really, it's not him. (Sure his smug face makes me want to punch something, but that's neither here nor there.) It's the commentators and the narratives they spin.  I don't understand their unwillingness to give Rafa props, to acknowledge the blessing he has given us.

The gushing over Novak stings because they refused to do the same for Rafa. And that's when he was beating--and continues to beat--Roger Federer, arguably the greatest of all time.  Of all time

I see this final as a good step forward.  Sure, Rafa lost (a match he made sporting by taking it to a very competitive and exciting fifth match). But he improved on his performance last year both by making it to the final and by taking it to five sets. 

I look forward to the season to come (but not to the narratives spun).


also, some day I'll finish my Rafa meta started after the 2011 US Open, but today's not that day.


Una nota de preocupación a Iker Casillas

Querido Iker,

Tienes que darte cuenta que tus palabras empeoran  la tensión entre los jugadores de La Roja.  No me importa si tus emociones estuvieron muy altas a causa del hecho que tu club no pudo derrotar tu rival otra vez. Tú eres el capitán del equipo nacional también. Y cuando tú dices cosas ridículas como tus palabras esta noche, tú deshonoras la capitanía. Si tú no puedes controlar tus emociones mejor, no deberías ser el líder de la selección.  Ojala que tu actitud mejore.



PD--De veras, salvo algunas faltas cínicas, tu equipo jugó muy bien. Es una lástima que tu club cuando está jugando en un nivel muy alto todavía no pudiera derrotar el Barcelona cuando ellos no jugaron muy bien. ;)

#troy davis

That Justice is a blind goddess
Is a thing to which we black are wise:
Her bandage hides two festering sores
That once perhaps were eyes.

--Langston Hughes


Nadal, R. def. Federer, R. 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1

6th French Open title (record tied with Borg); 10th grand slam

and at the ripe age of 25 and 2 days.

i love roland garros and the french. it's where i fell in love six years ago.