- Nadal emerges unscathed from Branding – via rolandgarros.com
- Stunned at First, Nadal Rights Himself in His Paris Opening – via nytimes.com
Nadal is now 53-1 at this tournament that he has won seven times, but Brands did get the satisfaction of seeing genuine relief in Nadal’s face as they shook hands at the net after Nadal’s 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-3 victory.
- Rafa Reacts To Brands’ Power Play – via ATP
Nadal refused to compare Brands performance to his loss to Lukas Rosolin June last year at Wimbledon. “I think it was a different situation. Rosol played the fifth set unbelievably I think. I would never have won that fifth set the way he played.”
- Rafael Nadal scare a wake-up call? – via espn.go.com
- The Rally: Rafa’s Brain, Part II – via tennis.com
- Rafael Nadal: ‘I’d throw fits of rage if I lost. I still do’ – via sport-magazine.co.uk
- Nadal se agarra a su tiranía – via marca.com
Suma 53 victorias en el torneo a cinco del récord de Guillermo Vilas y Nicola Pietrangeli. Sólo Federer, con 55, tiene más entre los tenistas en activo. Está a seis partidos de ser el único tenista capaz de ganar ocho veces un mismo ‘Grand Slam’
Nadal 1R press conference: “It was a tough match – I didn’t have a lot of options.”
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