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.

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RG QFs; shit just got real

Dude. What a fucking day at RG.

HSM uber fave, and all round King of Awesome Nole lost to Jurgen Melzer in a tough and epic 5 setter. Nole had lead by two sets to love and a break. This was such a tough loss. But credit where it’s due, Melzer played the match of his fucking life. Well done to him. Hugs to our fellow Nole fans. Especially our resident Serbian BAMF Aleksa.

Melzer’s reward? A match with….

King of Clay Rafa, who took out his douchebag compatriot Nicolas Assmagro in straights. It was actually a tough match, Rafa made shitloads of unforced errors, but he came through in the end and that’s all that matters. Vamos!

In the ladies draw,

these two chicks will face off in the Semis. I love JJ so much, but TBH, a round of applause is required for the fucking amazing Slammin’ Sammy Stosur. She took out Haley Joel Henin and World #1 ReRe in consecutive matches. That is truly badass. My girl JJ beat Yaroslava Shvedova in straights. Ajde!

We will have a virgin slam winner lift the trophy. The WTA semis are tomorrow;

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/index.html

I’m gonna be about as fair and balanced as Faux News here and say I’d like to see JJ win this motherfucker. AJDE GLITTER TRAIN!

(I mean, I’d be happy for any of the others, who are all great, but I’m a JJ KAD)

The Return Of The King

I will start saying: Fucking Finally!!! Rafa won a 6 straight Monte Carlo tittle making history (he’s the first man to win the same tourney 6 straights times in the Open era).  Rafa also ended the torturous 11 month tittle drought. If you guys follow me on twitter well you know that I always thought that Rafa would win his first tittle of the year in the clay season. It was  hard to wait this long, just like every RafaKAD must have felt. I always had the hope that he would win before the clay season but it didn’t happen.  I just hope that Rafa can finally gain the confidence he was lacking, his game has always been there. Okay with those thoughts out of the way I will talk about the match. Not much to say Rafa just destroyed Nando 6-0,6-1. I will just quote Nando “I can’t find my game. I don’t know what to do”. There where a couple of awesome points and rallies. I think everyones fave was when Nando won a really long point and fell on his knees and thank the heavens.  Rafa was in destruction mode the whole week and he didn’t give a fuck if some of the players are his friends. The Rafa Nadal bakery was opened for business and was giving bagels and bread sticks left and right.  He was sending a message that he’s still the King of Clay and that he’s healthy (Please Tennis gods keep him healthy).  About Nando well he got trashed by Rafa but lets look at the positives he finally broke the Quarterfinal wall after making like 300 Quarterfinals at the Masters 1000 and never making the semis. This week he beat Berdy, Nando was becoming his bitch boy lets be real. He also beat the #2 player in the World Nole and made his first Masters 1000 final. So is not all bad. Now, how about a pic Spam?

Monte Carlo Final Pic Spam Alert!!!

You guys can see how much this meant to Rafa. He cried,ffs.

So Bromantic <3<3<3

Nando you look adorable. Le sigh.

I didn’t know witch one to choose so I will post both because I can.

That winning smile, sigh.

Someone was being careful with his teeth. So cute.

Lick it up, baby. Just lick it up.

Next stop in “The Reclaim of the Clay Kingdom”:  Rome

Nando downs Nole, Rafa blasts past Ferru

So, that was some performance by Fernando Verdasco Carmona!

This awesome HSM fave made his first ever Masters Series final by defeating

this awesome HSM fave. Poor Nole had a bad match, he just never really hit his stride. But that does not take away from the fact that Nando played some beautiful tennis, and really hit some amazing shots. So, Fernando Verdasco def. Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-2. He’ll now face…

Rafa, who breezed passed fellow Armada hottie Ferru, 6-2, 6-3. Rafa was impressive, but not quite at the awesome level he reached in the QFs. Still, it’s so nice to see him back on the clay and kicking ass.

This was overall a good week for Ferru. He played some solid tennis, but just couldn’t deal with Rafa’s maaaad clay court skillz.

So. Rafa vs Nando tomorrow ladies and gentlemen. Buckle up, it’s gonna be some fucking ride.

Vamos chicos!

Mmmonte Carlo brings the epic matches

So, clay court tennis is made of shiny win. And today, one badass Frenchie and one badass Spaniard proved that point for us and our viewing pleasure

This dude*

 defeated this dude

in what was by far the match of the day. The tennis was incredible, with both men hitting their best level of tennis. So? JCF’s reward for winning this epic tennis battle? A match with….

Rafa. Nice reward, huh? /sarcasm Anyways, The King of Clay kicked some serious ass yet again today, coming through 0 and 1 again in under an hour. Va-fucking-mos!

Meanwhile…..

HSM fave Nando defeated fellow HSM fave Tomas Berdych to end a run of two straight losses against the Czech. Nando really needed the win, and will now face Montanes for a place in the semis. Vamos, Fer!  

Other notable stories; Nole sailing past Stanley the Manly, Nalby showing us that he’s back and he means business, Ferru taking out Old Man Ljubicic and the fact that 5 of the 8 quarter finalists are Spanish. Lovin’ your work, Armada!

Full results from Thursday, 15 April 2010

Singles – Third Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d [13] S Wawrinka (SUI) 64 64
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d M Berrer (GER) 60 61
A Montanes (ESP) d [4] M Cilic (CRO) 64 64
[11] D Ferrer (ESP) d [8] I Ljubicic (CRO) 60 76(4)
[9] J Ferrero (ESP) d [5] J Tsonga (FRA) 61 36 75
[6] F Verdasco (ESP) d [10] T Berdych (CZE) 57 63 62
D Nalbandian (ARG) d [12] T Robredo (ESP) 63 64
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d P Petzschner (GER) 63 64

Doubles – Second Round
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d J Melzer (AUT) / M Youzhny (RUS) 63 76(1)
[2] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d [WC] R Hutchins (GBR) / A Murray (GBR) 67(4) 62 10-2 
[6] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) d N Almagro (ESP) / I Ljubicic (CRO) 64 67(4) 10-4
[7] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d E Butorac (USA) / M Kohlmann (GER) 57 62 10-6
[8] M Knowles (BAH) / B Soares (BRA) d [WC] R Gasquet (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) W/O (Tsonga – right groin)

OOP for FRIDAY, 16 APRIL 2010

COURT CENTRAL start 10:30 am
[11] D Ferrer (ESP) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER)
[9] J Ferrero (ESP) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP)
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs D Nalbandian (ARG)
A Montanes (ESP) vs [6] F Verdasco (ESP)
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [8] M Knowles (BAH) / B Soares (BRA)

COURT DES PRINCES start 1:00 pm
[4] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) vs [6] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT)
[5] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs [2] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA)
[7] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) vs D Ferrer (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP

 *I’d like to apologise for using that awful photo of the delicious BAMF that is JCF, but it’s the only one I could find!

 

Mmmmonte Carlo results and OOP

So, again, we’ve been a bit slack with posting. But we have lives outside of tennisKADism, and sometimes real life gets in the way. Again, you have our apologies.  M(mmm)onte Carlo is filled with hotties. Check out tomorrow’s OOP below, centre court is made of delicious win!

So, MAndy got his ass kicked today by PEHK. Dude got seriously owned. Poor old Muzz, he’s having a bad run of results, but the British media need to cut the bloke some slack. Bandwagoners.

Meanwhile, one Rafael Nadal Parera absolutely hammered De Bakker, one and love. Yummy. A breadstick and a bagel from Deli Nadal. Just what we like to see. Rafa only lost 12 points on De Bakker’s serve all match. VAMOS! Nalby also had a big win over Misha, and HSM fave Nole also sailed through to the 3rd Round.

Complete results for Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Singles – Second Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d F Serra (FRA) 62 63
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [Q] T de Bakker (NED) 61 60
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [3] [WC] A Murray (GBR) 62 61 
D Nalbandian (ARG) d [7] M Youzhny (RUS) 46 63 76(5)
[8] I Ljubicic (CRO) d M Llodra (FRA) 63 76(3)
[9] J Ferrero (ESP) d B Becker (GER) 63 64
[11] D Ferrer (ESP) d [Q] A Golubev (KAZ) 63 62
[12] T Robredo (ESP) d V Troicki (SRB) 64 63
[13] S Wawrinka (SUI) d E Gulbis (LAT) 61 64
M Berrer (GER) d [14] J Monaco (ARG) 64 64
P Petzschner (GER) d [15] J Melzer (AUT) 76(4) 62
A Montanes (ESP) d A Seppi (ITA) 76(1) 36 60

Doubles – Second Round
D Ferrer (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d [3] L Dlouhy (CZE) / L Paes (IND) 63 62
[4] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) d N Djokovic (SRB) / V Troicki (SRB) 26 64 10-8

Doubles – First Round
[WC] R Gasquet (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) d M Granollers (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) 26 64 10-7
E Butorac (USA) / M Kohlmann (GER) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / S Wawrinka (SUI) 63 60  

OOP for THURSDAY, 15 APRIL 2010

COURT CENTRAL start 10:30 am
[10] T Berdych (CZE) vs [6] F Verdasco (ESP)
M Berrer (GER) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP)
[5] J Tsonga (FRA) vs [9] J Ferrero (ESP)
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [13] S Wawrinka (SUI)
[WC] R Gasquet (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) vs [8] M Knowles (BAH) / B Soares (BRA)

COURT DES PRINCES start 10:30 am
[4] M Cilic (CRO) vs A Montanes (ESP)
[8] I Ljubicic (CRO) vs [11] D Ferrer (ESP)
[12] T Robredo (ESP) vs D Nalbandian (ARG)
P Petzschner (GER) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER)
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs J Melzer (AUT) / M Youzhny (RUS) – After Suitable Rest

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
[7] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) vs E Butorac (USA) / M Kohlmann (GER)
[WC] R Hutchins (GBR) / A Murray (GBR) vs [2] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA)
N Almagro (ESP) / I Ljubicic (CRO) vs [6] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) – After Suitable Rest

 

Marathon Practice

Thanks to my lovely tweeps, I knew that Rafa was practicing at 5:30 today. I didn’t know which court, but I figured it was a 50/50 shot between the two most popular practice courts. I kinda got lucky with guessing right. He and Sam practiced for over 2 hours. Of course I watched the whole entire thing without so much as moving from my spot in the front (it’s just what KADs do). Of course Rafa got swamped afterwards, and of course I went into the court after everyone followed Rafa out and I took another towel. LOL, I just had to.

Here are some pics. He started with an orange shirt, and later changed it to white. For a second I thought he was going to practice shirtless. What a tease. He was looking really good out there today. Rafa ftw in Miami, anyone? I think it’s time for another Masters shield. Vamos!

All of the pictures are Jills property. Do not take them without her consent.  Thanks. Even if she took Rafa’s towel without his consent. Again. XD