Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Nadal Untroubled

We're into the SEMIS! Despite facing on of his best mates on tour, Rafa's successfully reached the French Open semifinals once more not only to extend his unbelievable record to 50-1 in Roland Garros, but also to  become the 6th player to reach 50, or more, wins in Roland Garros- along with Vilas (56), Federer (54), Lendl (53), Agassi (51) and Pietrangeli (50) as Greg Sharko has just stated on his Twitter account. Incredible, isn't he?
In today's match it took Rafa only 2 hours and 46 minutes to edge Nicolas Almagro's amazing run in Roland Garros as he smoothly overcame him in straight sets, 7-6 6-2 6-3. Nadal's next opponent is either Andy Murray of Great Britain or his fellow Spaniard (yes more Spaniards!) David Ferrer who're still playing their quarterfinal match. So far they're tied at one set all and 3 all in the 3rd . Nevertheless, it's pretty hard to predict who's closer to be playing Rafa on Friday. We'll just have to wait and see how it goes!
Vamos Rafa!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Bagels on the go

Yes, yes, ruthless Rafa has switched on his "crushing mode" once more! Despite considering Juan Monaco, or Pico as many prefer, as one of his best friends on tour, it's absolutely different on court, where only one guy leaves the field victorious. Rafa's determination to make his 1st win as a 26 year-old a remarkable one, and his thirst for a 7th French Open title and a new world record, was pretty obvious as he grounded Monaco into pieces in less than 2 hours, 106 minutes precisely. Not only did it go smoothly in straights, but Rafa also finished by a DOUBLE BAGEL, making that a total win of 6-2 6-0 6-0. Even though the score illustrates quite well the fact that it was a one-sided match, it's undeniably true that Monaco had had an incredible run at the tournament and entertained us all by his sterling performance.

In the quarterfinal, Rafa is facing his long-life friend and his countryman Nicolas Almagro, who's currently the world number 13th. In their previous meetings, Rafa showed absolute dominance, holding a perfect record of 7 unreplied  wins against Almagro. In spite of the fact that the predictions are most likely to be on Rafa's favour, Almagro will be no breeze! Nevertheless, Rafa's got all the requirements and is ready to rock! Vamos Rafa!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Nadal Bl Masry is BACK to business!

Hola Rafans! At the very first beginning, please accept my sincerest apologies for being away such a long time. Although I shouldn't really be searching for unacceptable excuses, I can only say school life is an endless nightmare! Nevertheless, since it's finally over, partially over to be honest, I decided to start my first post-return post with a brief of Rafa's latest achievements and, of course, I'd be honoured to wish him a very blessed 26th BIRTHDAY!
Let me just remind you that Rafa had finally reversed the "huanted-by-Nole" curse after beating him TWICE IN A ROW in his beloved Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and in Rome, just a few weeks ago. Despite suffering a 7-streak loss against the Serb, Rafa had finally overcome the mental-challenge and could tear Novak into pecies. Not only did the "King of Clay" claimed Monte-Carlo's and Rome's Trophies, but he also fascinated the whole world as it was his 8th straight Monte-Carlo title! However, Rafa had also showed pure talent and excelled in mastering Barcelona over his fellow Spaniard -David Ferrer- in the final, extending the Spanish-dominance on Barcelona. After excluding Madrid form the "Clay Glory", as obviously the blue clay has been far-less-than-expected pleasure to Rafa, we could say that Rafa set off to Paris with much self-confidence and absolute determination to chase history once more.
Here are a few pics with the Trophies! :)

Rafa with Monte-Carlo's Trophy

Rafa with Barcelona's Trophy
Rafa biting Rome's trophy after finishing Nole

The Clay Emperor then switched to Paris, France not only to defend his to-be-owned title at Roland Garros, but also to set a new record by winning a 7th French Open! (Hopefully he won't let us down!)
In his 1st round Match, Rafa faced Simone Bolelli of Italy, whom he successfully beat 6-2 6-2 6-1. Later on in the 2nd round, Nadal played the Uzbekistania Denis Istomin and after leading 6-2 6-2 Rafa ended Istomin's hopes by a bagel! The 3rd round haven't been mush different either as Rafa has smoothly edged the world number 192, Eduardo Schwank,  6-1 6-3 6-4 to book his spot in the 4th round, where he's facing Juan Monaco of Argentina, without dropping a single set in the tournament.
Celebrating Rafa's 26th Birthday, I'd love to mention that I'm extremely pleased and proud of all the Rafa fans on Twitter for trending #Happy26thBDayRafa worldwide as well as sending him wonderful wishes which will hopefully quench Rafa's thirst of motivation.  Feast your eyes on what Benito Barbadillo- Rafa's agent- uploaded on Twitter! (@benitopb)

Rafa celebrating his 26th Birthday! 
Vamos Rafa!