Rafael Nadal through to the SEO Miami semis

Sorry to say, folks, but this is another tennis post.

It was a painful match to watch Rafael Nadal play against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Nadal may have won but just. His game was way, way, way off while Tsonga has a lot of problems on his own, committing error one after another.

Vamos! This is one of the best Rafa photos I've seen ever.

Don’t get me wrong, Rafa played great in the first set. He was aggressive and wore a RafaSnarl on his face like he meant business. However, very early in the set he had called for the trainer for some adjustments on his foot/shoes. It was a scary moment considering his knees were problematic in his previous QF match against Kei Nishikori. I wonder if there is some sort of a medi compression stockings for athletes? It just scares me to think about how his knees would hold up when it is already problematic now and the clay season starts in two week’s time? He is scheduled to play in five tournaments in clay, including the Roland Garros. See what I mean?

Anyways, I did switch channels because I could not believe there was a deciding third set when Rafa could’ve easily finished the match off in the second set. He just couldn’t find his mojo to close it. I switched back right when it’s almost halfway of the third set.

You gotta love this boy for his grit, guts and willpower that got him the win. So Rafa’s off to the semis against Andy Murray on Friday. I just hope he is well-rested, his knees okay, and his mojo’s back by then.

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