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Hail the new king of tennis, the ultimate warrior of tennis, the one and only, Rafael Nadal.

We, ardent admirers of the phenomenon, 'Rafael Nadal', are privileged to no ends, as we welcome multitude of tennis lovers, who have been enthralled by his accomplishments and feats, to post about rafael in this thread and have fun.........

yellowball:

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wonderful picture!!!!!!!!!!!!  ://
Serena and Rafa!  :) one of my biggest dreams in tennis is to watch Serena and Rafa playing together in a grand slam.  :)


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Good picture. Roger's pants are getting shorter and tighter... Rafa's, longer and looser. Rafa's got sleeves, next thing you know Roger will be sleeveless.

I really like the colors on Rafa, but I hope that's not his Open outfit.

conchita:
Nadal beats Federer in Monte Carlo final

Rafael Nadal holds the Monte Carlo Masters Trophy after beating Roger Federer.

Rafael Nadal has become the first player in the Open era to win four consecutive Monte Carlo Masters titles, downing world number one Roger Federer 7-5, 7-5 in the final for the third year in a row.

The second-seeded Spaniard has won his last 22 matches in the principality and has already shown he is the hot favourite to win next month's French Open for the fourth year in succession.

Before him, only New Zealand's Anthony Wilding had won four straight titles in Monte Carlo, back in 1914.

Nadal became the first player since American Jim Courier in 1991 in Indian Wells to win the singles and doubles titles at a Masters Series event when, with compatriot Tommy Robredo, he beat Mark Knowles and Mahesh Bhupathi 6-3, 6-3 in the doubles final.

The 21-year-old Nadal improved his personal record against Federer to 9-6 (7-1 on clay) and is undefeated on the Monte Carlo clay since a third-round loss to Argentine Guillermo Coria in 2003.

"It's unthinkable, winning here for the fourth year in a row," Nadal said.

Federer, who lost his Australian Open crown in January and had to wait until last weekend to claim his first title of the year in Estoril, said: "He's a tough player on clay. Maybe my attacking game did not work so well.

"I'm still close (to beating him). It's not getting much easier but I am right there and it's a good thing."

Federer, who was on the brink of defeat against Spanish qualifier Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo in the first round, said he felt relieved to be back.

"I am coming back strong and am happy the way things are now," said the Swiss, who had mononucleosis earlier this year.

"A few weeks ago I was still in a bit of doubt."

[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=gJvikkmiu4g[/youtube]

conchita:
Rafa training!!! :cool:

conchita:
Draw for Hamburg!! Rafa is in the bottom half:

James Blake USA (7)
Janko Tipsarevic SRB vs Andreas Beck GER (wc)
Albert Montaņes ESP vs Mardy Fish USA
Jose Acasuso ARG vs Tomas Berdych CZE (9)
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Tommy Robredo ESP (13) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber GER
Mischa Zverev GER (wc) vs Ivo Karlovic CRO
Juan Ignacio Chela ARG vs Qualifier
Novak Djokovic SRB (3)
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Andy Roddick USA (6)
Marin Cilic CRO vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs Radek Stepanek CZE
Qualifier vs Carlos Moya ESP (11)
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Andy Murray GBR (15) vs Dmitry Tursunov RUS
Xavier Malisse BEL vs Gilles Simon FRA
Qualifier vs Potito Starace ITA
Rafael Nadal ESP (2)

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