PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal practices ahead of quarterfinal with Baby Federer in Melbourne

Rafael Nadal was out on the court earlier today, practicing ahead of his match tomorrow with Grigor Dimitrov. His hitting partner du jour was Mikhail Youzhny. He later was out and about Melbourne with his team.

All photos are courtesy of Mel – the Grand Slam Gal. Head over to her blog to get more Rafa photos from today’s and previous practices and his matches. Follow Mel on Twitter at @GrandSlamGal. Additional photos provided by Nesch Cas – Thank you!


  1. Good Luck – Buena Suerte – in your match against Dimitrov. Stay enthusiastic and positive on court. I hope your confidence is sky high. Do well Rafa, I’ll be hoping and praying for you. Love, Marylynn.

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