The US Open Championships has come and gone but you didn’t see me posting excitedly about Tmy boy Rafael Nadal the way I used to in the past. That’s not because I ran out of confidence in him – no, never! Despite Rafael Nadal’s string of heartbreaking losses to Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slams this year, Rafael Nadal is still my champion. I spent sleepless nights or woke up very early in the morning just to watch Rafa play, especially in the finals. The USO finals last Monday was a sensational one. I was glued to my seat that I forgot about the Paper Culture holiday cards I was checking out online. My husband thinks I’m crazy – doing two things at the same time. I tend to walk away from the TV or turn my attention to online stuff when things get too much for me. I had to. To ease the tension and nervousness while watching the match! LOL.
Seriously though, after the USO finals, Rafa flew to Cordoba, Spain for the Davis Cup semi-finals tie matches of Spain against France. Today he plays the opener against Richard Gasquet at Plaza de Toros de los Califas, in Cordoba, Spain.. Head-to-head, Rafa has a 9-0 lead against Gasquet. However, Gasquet is not to be taken lightly. He has a wonderful run this year, most notably on clay when he beat 16-slam title holder Roger Federer in Rome. Gasquet is ranked #15 in the world and holds six ATP singles titles.
Mucha suerte, Rafa! Vamos, Spanish Team!