Rafa defeats RRBC to win 5th RG title

I’m too emotional to write in a coherent manner, so I’ll let Rudyard Kipling do the talking, with a line from my favourite poem;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man my son

Mallorcan Rafael Nadal Parera defeated Robin Bo Carl Soderling, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4, to win his 7th Slam title today.

Sod played well, but not up to his awesome standard during the rest of the tournament. Rafa played a wonderful match, hitting plenty of astounding winners, and looking more like his 2008 self.

Robin deserves so much fucking credit for his incredible run. He, for the second consecutive year, defeated the World #1 and defending champion, this time Roger Federer. He played brilliant tennis to come through a tough 5 set semi against Berdych.

As I’ve recently admitted, mainly thanks to our Queen Vitch Jills, I am becoming a Sod fan. He plays some amazing tennis, and is genuinely hilarious and awesome off court. Robin will now reach his career high ranking of World #6. Congrats on an amazing fortnight, dude. And good luck for Wimbledon. Hugs to Robin fans.

But today was about one man……

Rafa was more emotional than we’ve ever seen him after a match. He genuinely cried his heart out after winning his 5th Roland Garros title. He spoke of how difficult the last year was for him, what with the injury to the holy knees, the tear in his abdominal muscles, and seperation of his parents, and he thanked the crowd and his ever-present team for their support. He seems to be in a much better place now than he was last year, and I for one couldn’t be more proud to call myself a Rafa fan. He teared up again as the Spanish National Anthem, La Marcha Real, was played. Beautiful moment.

Rafa will now regain his World #1 ranking from Roger Federer, and heads into Wimbledon on a 22 match winning streak, after going undefeated in the clay season. Vamos!

Felicitaciones, campeon!!!

Massive hugs and love to all our fellow Rafa fans.


7 Responses

  1. Brilliant Emma. Could not have done a better job. I am filled with love and admiration for Rafa.
    But I have added respect for Robin today. That’s a start.
    But boy are we RafaKADs bursting today. Le sigh.

  2. Great post. Major props to Soderling. VaMoS Rafa!!! XD <33333

  3. First like I promised Jills. Robin is out of the shitlist. The guy was gracious in defeat and totes adorbs.

    About Rafa what can I say. I’m pretty emotional at the moment. I cried like a baby. This meant so much to Rafa I cried with him. I’m so proud to be his fan and I will follow him to the end. Now on to the rant.

    I will post it here and not on Twitter. I want to say a big FUCK YOU to all the haters and ppl that said that Rafa career was over. Also a big FUCK YOU to the fake fans those that abandoned the ship when Rafa stopped winning titles. A true fan is the one that is there in the hard times and the good times. I will always have faith in Rafa. He always leaves everything on court and didn’t deserve the treatment that he got. This victory is the best of all, so freaking sweet. Is right there with the Wimbledon win. /end rant

  4. Hiya! Great Blogging love what you had to say about the match & Rafa.. I kinda dont hate SOD anymore..

    vamos Rafa!

  5. Sod was awesome. He really was classy today. I hope he takes this further and we can see more competitive matches between all the top guys.
    As for Rafa, I’m very emotional. To see how he reacted, it meant soo much to him. After a year and a half of heart-break seeing him get back to where he was….I cried. So did most Rafafans and he himself. So proud of our boy. He really is the epitome of grace.

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