Rafa Roundup: November 8, 2013


Photo via 40-love-art-doodles' tumblr
Photo via 40-love-art-doodles’ tumblr

… “It became important after the US Open, because winning five Masters 1000 events and two grand slams, I felt that I had everything to be there,” he said, jokingly adding that he did not play at the Australian Open and lost in the first round at Wimbledon.

… “It’s nothing personal against Rafa or against Toni,” Wawrinka said. “We all know, players and umpires, that Toni is always trying to help Rafa. That’s normal. That’s part of the game. But when it’s too much, it’s too much.

…  The doping control officer’s “negligence” and “unprofessionalism” has cost the 27-year-old Troicki a year of his career, according to Djokovic. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, however, both stand by the rules.

… this court is significantly slower than in previous years. What this means is that Berdych will not only need to dictate, but he will need to inject more power and decrease his margins further than he usually would. For the Czech, engaging in protracted baseline rallies is essentially a death sentence in this match.

… With Rafael Nadal cementing the year-end No.1 ranking this week in London for the third time, we thought it appropriate this Friday to reflect on the biggest moments in the Spaniard’s increasingly glittering career.

Photo via Roland Garros' Facebook
Photo via Roland Garros’ Facebook

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal practices in London



  1. Rafa Nadal very deserving to be the Top dog # 1 in the World, what a fantastic come back after having to be out of Tennis for around 8 months due to a knee problem that has been aggravating him for a long time. way to go Rafa.!

  2. What is to defend this idiot Djokovic??? defending doping!!!! The rules are to be followed by all…

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