- Rafa Nadal By John Carlin (via FT Magazine)
… “If there is one thing I have learnt,” Nadal told me once, “it is to distinguish clearly between Rafa and Rafael. Rafa is the famous tennis player; Rafael, the name they call me at home, is the real one, the one who could have ended up doing something else altogether with his life and it would have made no difference.”
- Nadal Faces Early Aussie Test In Melbourne (via ATP)
- Australian Open 2014: Championship Odds & Predictions for Top Contenders (via bleacherreport.com)
… What we will predict is that Nadal will do his part to make a second Australian Open final in three years, and will put forth his best effort to claim a second championship once there.
- Rafael Nadal Has Tough Path in Australian Open (via NY Times)
… The hearts of the officials overseeing the draw ceremony for the Australian Open seemed to sink by the time they had read just the first two lines of the men’s singles draw.
- Australian Open draw winners and losers (via SI.com)
… If Nadal wins his second Australian Open title, he would become the first man in the Open Era to complete the career Slam twice. To do so he’ll have to navigate a dangerous “Group of Death” that is littered with dangerous players.
- Australian Open 2014: Power Ranking Men’s Title Contenders (via bleacherreport.com)
- Eight burning questions ahead of the Australian Open (via SI.com)
… Can Rafael Nadal stop the Novak Djokovic four-peat? The top two seeds will be placed in opposite halves of the draw, so there’s no chance the two of them would meet until the final — of course, if they both make it that far, setting up a rematch of their legendary 2012 final that lasted nearly six hours.
- Rafa Nadal Leverages Unique Style to Blaze New Trails in Tennis History (via Yahoo)
- Nadal, Cristiano, Gasol y Messi ayudan en tratamiento de un niño de Paterna (via lavanguardia.com)
- Australian Open 2014 Preview – History beckons Rafa (via Sportskeeda)
- AO Blitz makes dream a reality for Aussie tennis fan (via AustralianOpen.com)
…”You have no idea how much this means to me,” Hudson said as she walked out onto Rod Laver Arena to meet World No. 1 Rafael Nadal.
- Roger Federer – “MOET & CHANDON Champagne & Rafael Nadal” Funny Australian Tv Interview
- Welcome Back Rafa Nadal – Australian Open 2014
- Center Court: Men’s Aussie Open Preview (via ESPN)
- Kia Greatest Fan
- It’s warming up at the 2014 Australian Open!
- Nadal races electric cars with kids
- Spot Copa Claro 2014
- Rafael Nadal Participates in the Kia Fleet Handover
- Australian Open 2014: Rafael Nadal practice session