The road to Rafa, part 1: Madrid
Thanks to JC for sharing his pics and anecdotes about his 2009 European tour.
On this self-guided five-city tennis journey, I flew to Spain, France and Great Britain to retrace the footsteps of the tennis legend and my personal hero – Rafael Nadal. Along the way I discover many wonderful cultures and met individuals from all walks of life, all of whom celebrating tennis.
From the Bull-fighting in Madrid, to the Picasso Museum nestled in the Gothic quarters of Barcelona; I wanted to explore Nadal’s homeland of Spain both as a traveler and as a tennis fan.
First leg of the tour: the Madrid Open
Some pics of Palacio Real, Parco del Retiro and Plaza de Toros:
La Caja Magica – the Magic Box – home of the Madrid Open:
Men’s final: Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 (it was the day after the thriller semifinal opposing Nadal and Djokovic)
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