A longtime Rafael Nadal fan, LaWanda Watts, is a tennis superfan who has become famous for her selfies with the players in Indian Wells. She is also a prominent ambassador for tennis on Twitter and is always sharing her positive vibes with other fans and pleasure.
Good things come to those who wait so we were very happy to see that the L.A. native finally got a selfie with one and only Rafa on Saturday.
Congratulations to Taylor!👏🏆
And thank you, Rafa, for showing us the heart of a warrior once again.🙏
Take rest and recover well, nothing is more important than your well being.❤️
Finally our ordeal is over!
Rafa has chosen his body over another set of pain. Well done champ, great decision.
Well done to Fritz. I did not enjoy this match. Sorry.
Nice spending time with you Rafans as always! See you all at the clay!
Great things ahead for our champ!
Thank you Rafa for playing through the pain….Lost but it’s nothing….Just come out blazing for clay…we can live with 20-1
A shame for Rafa and for us. But go and get some rest which no doubt is much needed. See you on the clay
Rafa is still hanging tough that’s the character of a man…. maybe we don’t need miracle Rafa please save your body
All hail to the king who is playing with the pain but it should not happen to preserve his body
Oh my goodness. My heart is beating so fast. I’m too old for this drama.
Depending on Rafa’s physical condition, I’m not sure that I want to see a third set…
It’ll be sad if Rafa goes out in the final of a Masters 1000 like this, but that’s how it goes sometimes. He needs to preserve the his body for the bigger picture.
But hey champ… Don’t get broken, and a break of Fritz serve would be nice!
I agree Mac. Such a shame he is injured for the final but hey I’m sure we can all live with 20-1 should Rafa lose. Just as longbye is ok for the clay!!
Rafa is playing back and forth with ok serve but under pressure again…he is competing with himself
So painful watching Rafa suffer…but as always, he will give his all win or lose.
Fritz smells blood in the water and he’s going for this one with everything he has.
Rafa is still limited it seems, just managing his body.
Champ needs to hold now.
Rafa is playing good after trainer thing and breaks….come on we need miracle again
Oh Rafa is much more animated now. Excellent – hope he’s feeling a tad better
I cant stand seeing Rafa playing in this much pain. He should just stop.
It’s got to be Pectoralis muscle injury as a doctor in my opinion it will effect his fh and serve
One set down. Rafa definitely not himself. He would normally eat Fritz for breakfast!
Fritz himself doing very well putting his foot on Rafa’s neck since he also had ankle troubles and was a doubt for the match.
Yet here we are and our champ is fighting his own body again.
Its looking bad out there….hope it’s not too dangerous
Rafa seems lifeless out there…
So he’s called for the Dr and physio… Hopefully it’s nothing too serious to carry forward.
All commentators on prime including greg rusedski who is court side say there is something wrong with Rafa thats been kept under wraps. I really hope not
Who’s here for the final?
Let’s go Rafa! Lost serve already… What’s new?
All the way champ!
Pressure early on….no worries
Come on Rafa
I’m here Mac. Rafa is a double break down in 1st set so slightly worried. Let us see how it pans out.
Great guys we are here
4-0 down but not out
Rafa on the board with a love haul
Come on Rafa
Happy for LaWanda👏
Good luck for #37, Rafa🍀💪❤️
All the best today, Rafa👍🤛👏💪🍀🎾❤️Lucky LaWanda-beautiful shot by Brunskill🥰
All the best for the final today.