Sunday, April 27, 2008


He won it. No one retired. There was no cupcake draw. The defending champion went out and won Monte Carlo for the fourth consecutive year, a first in the open era. It was also his first championship of the year. He did it without dropping a set. He did it going down 4-0 in the second set. No tantrums. No racquet throwing. A deep breath and he did what he had to do.

Congratulations Rafa.

So Nice He Did It Twice

Making himself only the second man in Masters Series History since Jim Courier back in 1991 did it Rafa teamed with Tommy Robredo and won the doubles final in Monte Carlo. The pair took out the team some say has been the best so far in 2008 Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles 6-3, 6-3. A four-peat and a double up. Way to go Rafito.


Helen W said...

Simply Awesome!

I was biting my nails in the first set when he dropped his first service game in the match (and thinking of both you, Savannah, and Oddman). I was biting them again, bit time, when he was done 4-0 in the second set. Oh me of little faith!

What a wonderful contrast to Djokovic in the semis. As always, Rafa & Roger conducted themselves with complete class.

Vamos Rafa!

oddman said...

WHOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOO! Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music!
I felt good about this one this morning. Wasn't nervous, had a feeling he'd pull it out. I haven't watched the final yet, so I won't be nailbiting over dropped service games. Whew. Guess if I saw 4-0 for Fed, I'd think that set was ovah, man, on to a third, but my Rafito said 'No way, not today, nobody takes a set off Rafito on clay!'
Yay, still dancing! thanks for thinking of me, helen w. What a great result, two trophies in one day for the Mallorcan.

fuzzy said...

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I started one of my own. Check it out if you get a chance!

oddman said...

Well, I finally checked out the match, and it's a keeper for sure. Ahhhhhh. Beautiful. What a day. The only thing better would have been to be able to watch Rafa and Tommy win the doubles as well.

I'm one happy oddman! :D