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Saturday, January 22, 2011

RAFAEL NADAL ~ AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2011 ~ VAMOS RAFA

Thanks everybody for stopping by. I have watched my numbers soar for viewers of this post, although no one leaves a comment. I know you come here because you admire Rafa. Admire on. I have a separate post ~ Taking a lesson from Rafa Nadal ~ for Rafa's exit from the Australian Open 2011. We will never know what might have been had Rafa not had the hamstring injury. But those of us Rafa-watchers, know his heart and know he will be back if at all possible. I expect him to return to the court and give us more pleasure. Get better Rafa and continue to reach for your hopes and dreams. It does our hearts good to watch you do so.

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By NadalFan

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A collection of pictures that I made of Rafa
in his signature on-court look of days gone by.

Australian Open 2011
Videos of Rafa at espn

Quarter Final
David Ferrer defeated Rafa Nadal
6-4, 6-2, 6-3
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
There is a very brief video australianopen

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Uploaded by yerangell
at 00:46 I am curious what Rafa means about what David told him at the net
14:49


AO '11 Finals
Novak Djokovic versus Andy Murray
Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:30 a.m. USA EST
Time converter

AO '11 Semi Finals
Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer
7-6(3), 7-5, 6-4
Andy Murray defeated David Ferrer
4-6, 7-6(2), 6-1, 7-6(2)

Time and date

Schedule

Time and date conversion
See sidebar for clock with Melbourne, Australian time


Read post about Rafa Open-Spaniard-Rafael-Nadal-feels-the-heat

Round of 16 - Round 4
Rafa Nadal defeated Marin Cilic
6-2, 6-4, 6-3
Monday, January 24, 2011


Round 3
Rafa Nadal defeated Bernard Tomic
6-2, 7-5, 6-3
Press video after the match

Round 2

Rafa Nadal defeated Ryan Sweeting
6-2, 6-1, 6-1

Rafa Nadal defeated Marcos Daniel
6-0, 5-0, then Marcos Daniel retired after 46 minutes
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia

Note: I will do my best to keep this post updated, but "real life" may prevent this sometimes. But you can always find information at the two fan sites with links below.

USA TV
Channel in USA ESPN2
Check the guide at sports.espn
Click ESPN2 to find tennis

The Tennis Channel
The Tennis Channel schedule
Sometimes live and also delayed airing

Watch online at
ESPN3
This is great because you can see the match you want with no break aways to other matches, as well as no commercials, includes the after-match interview and autograph signing.
ESPN3 streaming link can also be accessed by clicking the post title.


I will be updating this post after the Quarter Final


Other free online watching

www.atdhe.net

www.fromsport.com


These two fan sites are a great source of up-to-date information ~

Vamos Brigade

Rafa's Babolat-sponsored forum

It is free to register at these sites and then you can read at your heart's content.

Join Us at Facebook

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Rafa on facebook


Online viewing at this website is not available in the USA, but there is information ~

atp world tour

Press conference videos at the link ~ australianopentv

Round 4 Pictures...

Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Marin Cilic of Croatia during day eight of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Mark Dadswell of Getty Images AsiaPac

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning a point in his fourth round match against Marin Cilic of Croatia during day eight of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images AsiaPac

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates beating Marin Cilic of Croatia during their round four men's singles match on the eighth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2011. Nadal won 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. Photo credit: Getty Images

More Pictures Round 4 zimbio and daylife

Round 3 Pictures...

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning a point in his third round match against Bernard Tomic of Australia during day six of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.Photo by Clive Brunskill of Getty Images AsiaPac

Rafael Nadal of Spain selects a ball to serve against Bernard Tomic of Australia during their round three men's singles match on the sixth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 22, 2011. Nadal won the match 6-2, 7-5, 6-3. Photo credit: Getty Images

More Pictures Round 3 daylife and zimbio

Round 2 Pictures...

Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a stroke during his second round men's singles match against Ryan Sweeting of the US on the fourth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2011. Nadal is two sets to nil up as play continues.

More Pictures
Round 2
daylife
and
zimbio

Round 1 Pictures...

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18, 2011 ~ Rafael Nadal of Spain looks on in his first round match against Marcos Daniel of Brazil during day two of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo credit: Getty Images

More Pictures
Round 1
daylife
and
zimbio

UPDATED TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011 at 11:00 p.m. USA EST
Rafa AO '11 Promo Video

Rally for Relief
video (for the recent floods in Australia) australianopentv
Click Video tab when at the Australian Open website.

Another place to view the Rally for Relief match with Rafa in them ~

Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland enjoy the day during the "Rally For Relief" charity exhibition match ahead of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. January 15, 2011 - Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images AsiaPac.

Rally for Relief ~ More photos at zimbio

Links to more pictures of Rafa before the first match are included below each picture ~


Rafael Nadal of Spain rests on the net during a practice session ahead of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 12, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. January 11, 2011. Photo by Mark Dadswell of Getty Images AsiaPac. More zimbio pictures.

Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a forehand during a practice session ahead of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 13, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. January 12, 2011. Photo by Mark Dadswell of Getty Images AsiaPac. More zimbio pictures.

Rafael Nadal of Spain stretches during a practice session ahead of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Mark Dadswell of Getty Images AsiaPac. More zimbio pictures.

Rafael Nadal press conference at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. January 16, 2011 - Photo by Photo Agency. More zimbio pictures.

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