Rafa and the Triangles
Remind me to name my band that when I start my band. #soon
Rafa returned to the practice court yesterday, focusing mostly on his tennis-ball-triangle making skills. I think it’s safe to say he has the best tennis-ball-triangle making skills on the tour! #vamostennisballtriangles
Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) September 19, 2013
This was actually a day earlier than initially planned, which seems like a good sign. Sometimes when players do the whole, “I didn’t touch a racquet for two weeks!” thing, it sounds a bit ominous, i.e. they’re on the verge of burnout. Rafa only took 4 days off (3 really, if we count amiguito practice #totallycounts) before he was itching to get back
to triangle making on the court.
.(Note the rogue amiguito at 1:25…#iwasright)
The Wimbledon ’10 clip at :51 is almost jarring after Rafa’s hard luck there the last few years. It’s easy to forget that Wimbledon has in fact been the site of some of Rafa’s most joyous moments. Obviously ’08 is the one that gets the most attention, but ’10 was pretty cool, too. I particularly enjoyed the sunshine, and how Rafa appeared to be bathing in it. Also that Rafa hit a winner on MP. So often it seems like Rafa’s opponents make errors on MPs (not that that truly diminishes the value of the win in any way, but, it’s just a little neater when Rafa hits a winner). Of course, this year Rafa did hit a winner on MP at the French Open, and also in Cincinnati, if I recall correctly. Perhaps some other places as well.