I'm not sure what Rafa is doing at the 12 second mark, but it looks a bit naughty. Even Fernando's eyes get fairly large (at the 24 second mark) after Rafa's........ummm "gestures." In truth I think he is only dancing to the music, but it's really quite funny to watch.
Thanks Nadal News for posting the video!
Saying that David Nalbandian loves his country is an understatement. While playing his first round rubber against Romania's Adrian Ungur, he aggravated an inguinal hernia and then tore his left hamstring, yet played through the pain to win 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 . After the match he wept and then stated,
I can’t walk a single step. I thought I would be in better shape, but I have felt really bad since the first set. I could finish the match because this is Davis Cup. If it were a tournament from the tour, I would have retired in the second set. But here, I play for my country, with my people supporting me and that is a great motivation...It was one of the worst things that happened to me in my life.
Unfortunately, he will be out for 4-6 weeks missing both Indian Wells and the Sony Ericsson Open. Get well soon.
Ivo Karlovic's serve doesn't seem that impressive when you watch it....... until you realize that you are witnessing the fastest serve in history, rocketing over the net at 156 mph. The previous record was 155 mph set by Andy Roddick in 2004. I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of either.
Here are the teams advancing to the Davis Cup quarter-finals to be held the weekend of July 8th:
USA, France, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Serbia and Sweden.
Photos via AP and Getty Images
Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco celebrating their win over Belgium during Davis Cup. No words are needed, just bask in their glow.
Photos via Fernando Verdasco's Facebook Page, and AP
Roger Federer and Pete Sampras are new BFFs on and off the court, and recently they hooked up and went to a LA Lakers game where they met some of the players including Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. Just a quick stat - If you combine Pete and Fed's Major titles with Kobe's rings, it equals 35 titles. Talk about being in the presence of greatness....
Photos via the ATP World Tour Facebook Page