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Thursday, January 17, 2013

RAFA NADAL STEPPING INTO THE CLAY SEASON 2013 in Viña del Mar, Chile

UPDATED February 10, 2013
8:51 p.m., USA EST

Next tournament I will begin a new post ~


February 11 - 17, 2013
Rafa is to playing 
in the indoor clay ATP World Tour 250 tournament
in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Indoor clay
It is not in English ~ it is in Spanish and Portuguese 
Prize money: $ 519,775

Sao Paulo, Brazil is 3 hours ahead of USA EST

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VAMOS RAFA!!

NOTE: This blog is nearly at its end as the 5 GB free space is 88% full. Which at the time I run out of space on this blog, I will most likely begin a blog somewhere else.  At that time, I will put a link here to the new blog.


We are getting a blizzard the next couple of days and if I am not posting, 
it is because we lost electricity. 
We did and now we have electricity (and heat) back after 24+ hours.  Yay!!


Viña del Mar, Chile 
Singles Final 
Horacio Zeballos defeated Rafa Nadal
6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Sunday, February 10, 2013
6:00 p.m. local time
which was 4:00 p.m. USA/EST
The trophy ceremony was over around 7:30 p.m. USA/EST
2 hours and 46 minutes
This was Horacio's first ATP title.

The Doubles Final started it seemed right after the Singles Final


Doubles Final

Paolo Lorenzi/Potito Starace defeated Rafa Nadal/Juan Monaco 
6-2, 6-4

Sunday, February 10, 2013
after the Singles Final which is at 4:00 p.m. USA/EST
Done at 8:47 p.m. USA /EST
 in 1 hour 6 minutes 39 seconds




@RafaelNadal – Rafa tweeted:

Enhorabuena a Horacio por su gran victoria. Ha sido una semana muy especial para mi. Gracias por vuestro apoyo...

Google translation:

Congratulations to Horacio for his great victory. It has been a very special week for me. Thanks for your support ...




I find not all tweets are correct, however I share this one:


Tomorrow Rafa travels to São Paulo, as tweeted by @b1pr

Live Streaming

 they show the on-court *interviews with the winner
so check it out, even after you watch the Final Singles on TV's The Tennis Channel
*(hopefully with Rafa!)


tennis channel schedule

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Viña del Mar, Chile
Clay
Tournament name: VTR Open
ATP World Tour 250 Tournament
Prize Money: $ 410, 200




Note: I have posted some extra and nice things about Rafa, including this tournament at
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Viña del Mar, Chile

Singles
Round 1
Rafa has a bye

Round 2 ~ Round of 16
Rafa Nadal defeated Federico Delbonis
6-3, 6-2
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Singles Quarter Final
Rafa Nadal defeated Daniel Gimeno-Traver
6-1, 6-4
Friday, February 8, 2013 


Singles Semi Final
Rafa Nadal defeated Chardy
6-2, 6-2
Saturday, February 9, 2013

Singles Final 
Horacio Zeballos defeated Rafa Nadal
6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Sunday, February 10, 2013
6:00 p.m. local time
which was 4:00 p.m. USA/EST
The trophy ceremony was over around 7:30 p.m. USA/EST

Live Streaming

TV
The Tennis Channel 

Live Streaming


Live Streaming (not for USA)
bet365 but not available in USA
due to illegal online gambling in USA'



Viña del Mar, Chile 
Doubles
Round 1
Rafa Nadal/Juan Monaco defeat Frantisek Cermak/Lukas Dlouhy
Tuesday, 2013
 6-3, 6-2
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Rafa in Round 1 of Doubles
February 5, 2013
Viña del Mar, Chile
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Doubles continued


Doubles Round 2
Rafa and Juan Monaco defeated Guillaume Rufin/ Filippo Volandri 
6-2, 7-6(4)
Thursday, February 7, 2013


Doubles Semi Final
Rafa Nadal/Juan Monaco v. Carlos Berlocq/Leonardo Mayer
6-3, 6-4
Friday, February 8, 2013


Doubles Final

Paolo Lorenzi/Potito Starace defeated Rafa Nadal/Juan Monaco
6-2, 6-4

Sunday, February 10, 2013
after the Singles Final which is at 4:00 p.m. USA/EST
Done at 8;447 USA /EST
 in 1 hour 6 minutes 39 seconds

Live Streaming

ATP Website for Tournament

Pictures
Rafael Nadal meets Chilean President
More pictures

Doubles
google

Singles
Singles ~ Round 2
terra

Quarter Final
yahoo

Semi Final
daylife

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Articles: 
bbc.co.uk/sport this one explains Rafa's knee and more


Upcoming Three Tournaments
February 4 – 10, 2013
Rafa is playing as a wild card 
at the ATP World Tour 250 Tournament
in Viña del Mar, Chile
Clay
Tournament name: VTR Open
ATP World Tour 250 Tournament
Prize Money: $ 410, 200
 

2 hours ahead of USA EST

The official tournament website is in Spanish: VTR Open



The VTR Open returned to Viña del Mar in 2012, after a brief stint in Santiago. It is the first clay-court tournament of the ATP World Tour season and also the opening leg of the four-tournament swing through Latin America, aptly coined the "Golden Swing" in honour of top Chileans and Olympic Gold medalists Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu. Gonzalez is a four-time champion.

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Click image to enlarge.

February 11 - 17, 2013
Rafa is to playing 
in the indoor clay ATP World Tour 250 tournament
in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Indoor clay
It is not in English ~ it is in Spanish and Portuguese 
Prize money: $ 519,775

Sao Paulo, Brazil is 3 hours ahead of USA EST

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February 25, 2013 to March 2, 2013
Rafa is playing in
Tournament Abierto Mexicano Telcel
ATP World Tour 500
Acapulco, Mexico
Clay
Prize Money: $ 1,212,750

The Crowning Jewel Of The Golden Swing
The Abierto Mexicano Telcel, one of 11 ATP World Tour 500 events, concludes the four-tournament "Golden Swing" through Latin America. The event, held at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess, is a favourite destination amongst players - particularly clay court specialists. In 2007, Acapulco won the ATP World Tour award for best tournament of the year in its category. 


is in Spanish

Acapulco is an hour behind USA EST


David Ferrer won in 2012, 2011, 2010
Nicolas Almagro won in 2009, 2008
Rafa Nadal won in 2005


ATP website for English Info ~ Vina del MarATP World Tour ~
scheduleMore Pictures of Rafa with President of Chilegoogle

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1 Comments:

At February 1, 2013 at 11:02:00 AM EST , Blogger rafagirl2 said...

Im so excited to see Rafa again.. hope it's on TV!!!!! Vamos Rafa!!!

 

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