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Monday, February 11, 2013

RAFA NADAL ~ São Paulo, Brazil Indoor Clay Tournament 2013


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.

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Updated Sunday, February 17, 2013, 1:57 p.m. USA/EST

I update on this blog throughout the tournament.  
I also post information at 
~ Headline of This Post Today ~ 


UPDATE NEWS at São Paulo, Brasil

Singles Final ~ São Paulo
Rafa Nadal (ESP) defeated David Nalbandian (ARG)
6-2, 6-3
Sunday, February 17, 2013
in the second set Rafa was behind 0-3, then won next 6 consecutive games
Match length: 1 hour 18 minutes


Points won by Rafa in most recent clay tournaments:
Viña del Mar, Chile  150
 São Paulo, Brasil 250

Live Stream announcer, Adam Bates 
(was very good, I thought)
He provided this Rafa information at the end of the final in São Paulo
São Paulo = 51st title
37th on clay
251 days between Rafa's match victories
On clay: 261 victories, 20 defeats
At the end of the São Paulo final: " We've got our Rafa back.
Rafa's São Paulo winning match point Adam Bates was heard using these words: Nadal's majesty
Adam Bates stated during the match that Rafa has a long way to go to win the French Open 2013, no doubt that is true, but it is nice to see Rafa out there on court gracing the clay even at this time of his physical vulnerability.

Semi Final #2 ~ São Paulo
Rafa Nadal (ESP) defeated Martin Alund (ARG)
6-3, 6-7(2-7), 6-1
Saturday, February 16, 2013


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São Paulo, Brasil
The Tennis Channel - TV - Delayed airings:
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Semi Final (#2) at 2:00 p.m. USA/EST
(Rafa's SF) and....
Final at 4:00 p.m. USA/EST
Delayed Final airing

Encore of Final airing on The Tennis Channel
Sunday, February 17, 2013
(officially Monday, February 18) at
12:30 a.m. USA/EST


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~ Next tournament ~


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


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The Tennis Channel - TV - Delayed airings:
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Semi Final (#2) at 2:00 p.m. USA/EST
(Rafa's SF) and....
Final at 4:00 p.m. USA/EST
Delayed Final airing

By the way David Nalbandian's Semi Final (#1) will air 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. USA/EST (delayed airing)


Encore of Final airing on The Tennis Channel
Sunday, February 17, 2013
(officially Monday, February 18) at
12:30 a.m. USA/EST
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TV ~ The Tennis Channel
will air both semi finals matches 
and the finals match, but NOT LIVE

The Tennis Channel website lists the following schedule ~

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Semi Final #1 at 8:00 p.m. USA/EST(Nalbandian's)

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Semi Final #2 at 2:00 p.m. USA/EST (Rafa Nadal's)
Final at 4:00 p.m. USA/EST

Encore of Final airing on The Tennis Channel
Sunday, February 17, 2013
(officially Monday, February 18) at
12:30 a.m. USA/EST



Google translation of below from the brasil open site

Singles Semifinals ~ Saturday, February 16, 2013

First semi final 
4:00 p.m. local time
1:00 p.m. USA/EST



Second semi final

follows first semifinal



February 17 - Sunday


Singles Final
1:00 p.m local time
10:00 a.m. USA/EST

doubles final follows single final (time to be confirmed)

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Retrieved from the brasil open site ~



2 jogos:

Semifinais
16h – 1a. semifinal
A seguir – 2a. semifinal

17 de Fevereiro – domingo

2 jogos:

13h – final de simples

final de duplas (data e horário a confirmar)




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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 2 hours ahead of USA EST

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São Paulo, Brasil

Singles

Round 1
Rafa has a bye


Round 2
Rafa Nadal defeated Joao Souza
6-3, 6-4
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Round 3 ~ Quarter Final
Rafa Nadal (ESP) (1) defeated Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Friday, February 15, 2013

Semi Final #2
Rafa Nadal (ESP) defeated Martin Alund (ARG)
6-3, 6-7(2-7), 6-1
Saturday, February 16, 2013

Final ~ São Paulo
Rafa Nadal (ESP) defeated David Nalbandian (ARG)
6-2, 6-3
Sunday, February 17, 2013
in the second set Rafa was behind 0-3, then won next 6 consecutive games
Match length: 1 hour 18 minutes

Points won by Rafa in most recent clay tournaments:
Viña del Mar, Chile  150
 São Paulo, Brasil 250

Live Stream announcer, Adam Bates 
(was very good, I thought)
He provided this Rafa information at the end of the final in São Paulo
São Paulo = 51st title
37th on clay
251 days between Rafa's match victories
On clay: 261 victories, 20 defeats
At the end of the São Paulo final: " We've got our Rafa back.
Rafa's São Paulo winning match point Adam Bates was heard using these words: Nadal's majesty
Adam Bates stated during the match that Rafa has a long way to go to win the French Open 2013, no doubt that is true, but it is nice to see Rafa out there on court gracing the clay even at this time of his physical vulnerability.

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~ PIctures ~


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Doubles

Round 1

 Rafa Nadall (ESP)/David Nalbandian (ARG)
defeated
Pablo Anduja/(ESP)/Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 
6-3, 3-6, 11-9
The doubles match was not streamed or aired on TV.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 

Round 2   ~ Withdrew
 Rafa Nadall (ESP)/David Nalbandian (ARG) 
vs. 
Oliver Marach(AUT = Austria)/Horacio Zeballos(ARG)
Wednesday, February 13, 2013






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At the link is an article about Rafa in 2010, 
however at the link 
are present day videos of Rafa this month, February 2013 (look at the upper right hand corner for the ATP logo):



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