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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

RAFA NADAL - BARCELONA 2012


Updated Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 11:41 p.m. pm USA/EST


Final ~ Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating David Ferrer on their Final match of the ATP 500 World Tour Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell 2012 tennis tournament at the Real Club de Tenis on April 29, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Rafael Nadal won 7-6, 7-5. April 29, 2012.  Above photo credits all go to: David Ramos/Getty Images Europe.  Click images to enlarge.

Final
[1] Rafa Nadal (ESP) defeated [3] David Ferrer (ESP)

7-6(1), 7-5

Sunday, April 29, 2012
Rafa now is the only player to win two different ATP championships seven or more times.
Barcelona 2012 is Rafa's 48th ATP Championship.

Vamos Rafa!!
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On court after final match interview - in Catalan
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an English interview 

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Entrega de Trofeos Barcelona by gandaines 

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Lifting the trophy in Barcelona 2012
by gandaines

Barcelona Open 2012

Round 1
Rafa Nadal - Bye

Round 2
Rafa Nadal defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 
6-1, 6-2
April 25, Wednesday, 2012
in 81 minutes
 
Round 3
Rafa Nadal defeated Robert Farah
6-2, 6-3
April 26, Thursday, 2012

 Quarterfinal
Rafa Nadal (ESP) defeated Janko Tipsarevic
6-2, 6-2
April 27, Friday, 2012

Semifinal
[1] Rafa Nadal (ESP) defeated [9] Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
6-0, 6-4
Saturday, April 28, 2012

Final
[1] Rafa Nadal (ESP) defeated [3] David Ferrer (ESP)

7-6(1), 7-5
Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rafa now is the only player to win two different ATP championships seven or more times.
Barcelona 2012 is Rafa's 48th ATP Championship.
Vamos Rafa!!


Order of play

TV
The Tennis Channel
begins airing on Thursday, April 26, 2012

Online Live 
and will be available online after the matches ~
ESPN3

Online possibly ~
sportlemon

Pictures

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal (L) and Kei Nishikori of Japan pose in front of the Basilica Sagrada Familia in Barcelona April 24, 2012.  Photo credit: Reuters.  Click image to enlarge.

Round 2 Pictures


Rafael Nadal plays in a match against fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during the Barcelona Open on April 25, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Nadal easily won the match, 6-1, 6-2 in 81 minutes... April 25, 2012 - Photo credit: FameFlynet Pictures. Click image to enlarge.

Round 2 ~ Rafael Nadal plays in a match against fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during the Barcelona Open on April 25, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Nadal easily won the match, 6-1, 6-2 in 81 minutes. April 25, 2012 - Photo credit: FameFlynet Pictures. Click image to enlarge.

 Round 3 Pictures
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 Round 3 - Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning a point against Roberto Farah of Colombia during their match on day 4 of the ATP 500 World Tour Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell 2012 tennis tournament at the Real Club de Tenis on April 26, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Rafael Nadal won 6-2, 6-3. April 26, 2012. Photo credit: David Ramos/Getty Images Europe. Click image to enlarge.
 
Quarterfinal Pictures
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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a ball to Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia during their match on day 5 of the ATP 500 World Tour Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell 2012 tennis tournament at the Real Club de Tenis on April 27, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Rafael Nadal won 6-2, 6-2. April 27, 2012. Photo credit: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Europe.  Click image to enlarge.

Semifinal Pictures
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Rafael Nadal of Spain serves against Fernando Verdasco of Spain during their Semi-final match of the ATP 500 World Tour Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell 2012 tennis tournament at the Real Club de Tenison April 28, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Rafael Nadal won 6-0, 6-4. April 28, 2012. Photo credit:  David Ramos/Getty Images Europe. Click image to enlarge.



Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Fernando Verdasco of Spain during their Semi-final match of the ATP 500 World Tour Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell 2012 tennis tournament at the Real Club de Tenison April 28, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Rafael Nadal won 6-0, 6-4. April 28, 2012 Photo credit: David Ramos/Getty Images Europe. Click image to enlarge.

Final Pictures


 Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with the trophy after defeating David Ferrer on their Final match of the ATP 500 World Tour Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell 2012 tennis tournament at the Real Club de Tenis on April 29, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Rafael Nadal won 7-6, 7-5.  April 29, 2012 - Source: David Ramos/Getty Images Europe.  Click image to enlarge.

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