Rafael Nadal, Miami 2014

World number one Rafael Nadal is looking for a first Miami Masters title this week. Enjoy some pics of Rafa at practice:

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Rafael Nadal

Photo credit: Bev

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Thanks to Love @ll for sharing these pictures of Rafael Nadal practising at Indian Wells.

Smiling eyes.

"Oooooh, pelota."

"Buuuuuuuutttttt..."

"Yay, futbol!"

"Hello security man. How are you? Good, no?"

Entering the Bull ring.

Entourage?

Rafa preparing to face his fans.

Concerned Bull.

"So what happened to my chocolate muffins?"

RaFans.

No eye contact, no eye contact, no eye contact!

Foo fotobomb.

Da Bull.

Lord of the dancing?

Thankyou, thankyouverymuch.

Rafa off to his 12 hour practice.

With his win over Robin Haase in the first round of the Miami Sony Open, Lleyton Hewitt has become the 21st male player to record 600 match wins. Only Roger Federer (942) and Rafael Nadal (675) have won more matches among active players.

Said Hewitt:

Today was just like another match and an opportunity to go out there and play well.
Obviously afterwards, it’s a great milestone. Not many people get to achieve that. Not many people get the opportunity to get close to that, so it means I’ve been around for an awfully long time as well. I’m getting old.
A few years ago, when I had the last couple lot of surgeries, I probably would have doubted I’d get to this stage anyway. I’m still grateful I’m out there and able to compete with the best guys.

Photos source: Tennis Australia Facebook page

Rafael Nadal will battle to retain his Indian Wells title wearing a new colorway of his Spring Premier Rafa Crew, Spring Gladiator 7″ Shorts and his new atomic orange Nike Lunar Ballistec.

Nadal Indian Wells 2014 outift

Nadal Indian Wells 2014 outift

Nadal Indian Wells 2014 outift

Source: Tennis Express

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Let’s have a look at Rafa‘s signature shoe three new colorways: light blue for Roland Garros, white/volt and bronze:

Nike Lunar Ballistec

Nike Lunar Ballistec

What’s your favorite?

Via Rafavault

Stanislas Wawrinka beat an injured Rafael Nadal to win his maiden Grand Slam title. Federer, Ferrer, Mauresmo, here are a few players’ reactions on Twitter:

But first Wawrinka’s coach, Magnus Norman:

Amélie Mauresmo who knows a thing or two about players injured in a Grand Slam final:

Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer congratulate Wawrinka and wish a good recovery to their pal Nadal:

and saving the best for last, Kim Clijsters, a few days ago: