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Rampaging Rafael in Corrida de Toros in Barcelona

The draw for Rafa's next tournament, Barcelona, is out.

(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP v BYE
SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA v VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR v JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE
GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v (13) SODERLING, Robin SWE

(11) SAFIN, Marat RUS v BOLELLI, Simone ITA
STARACE, Potito ITA v QUERREY, Sam USA
GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS v SPADEA, Vincent USA
BYE v (8) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG

(4) NALBANDIAN, David ARG v BYE
MARTIN, Alberto ESP v FALLA, Alejandro COL
QUALIFIER v (WC) MANTILLA, Felix ESP
(WC) GRANOLLERS-PUJOL, Marcel ESP v (16) MOYA, Carlos ESP

(10) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v PAVEL, Andrei ROU
QUALIFIER v BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG
(WC) VICENTE, Fernando ESP v GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA
BYE v (5) FERRER, David ESP

(6) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v BYE
SEPPI, Andreas ITA v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
BECKER, Benjamin GER v KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP v (9) TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS

(15) CALLERI, Agustin ARG v (WC) LOPEZ, Marc ESP
GALVANI, Stefano ITA v QUALIFIER
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
BYE v (3) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

(7) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v BYE
QUALIFIER v (WC) SALVA-VIDAL, Bartolome ESP
VANEK, Jiri CZE v QUALIFIER
MIRNYI, Max BLR v (12) CANAS, Guillermo ESP

(14) ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP v QUALIFIER
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v KOROLEV, Evgeny RUS
QUALIFIER v ESCHAUER, Werner AUT
BYE v (2) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

Hopefully he'll get to lift the enormous trophy for the third time in a row.



Buena suerte, Rafa!

PS. Sorry for the silly title, I couldn't come up with anything more imaginative. "Rampaging Rafael" is what the ATP site called him in MC. If someone has a better idea, please share!

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Go Rafaaaa! I hope to see a nalby-nadal match.. who donts!?

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PS. Sorry for the silly title, I couldn't come up with anything more imaginative. "Rampaging Rafael" is what the ATP site called him in MC. If someone has a better idea, please share!
I think it's pretty good, actually.
Hope he'll be doing well there. And don't drop that tropy, Raf!

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Thanks Karin. Well, since there are no other suggestions atm, I guess we'll keep it for now.

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Posted on 21 April 2007 - 14:40



Rafael Nadal will bid to extend a winning home tradition as he aims for a third successive title at the Barcelona Open beginning on Monday.

The world number two, who excels on clay, is among five Spaniards who have lifted trophies over the past six editions at the Real Club.

The odd man out is Argentine Gaston Gaudio, who won in 2002, two years before lifting the Roland Garros title.

Nadal began his 2007 clay-court campaign at the Monte Carlo Masters. But his job this spring is filled with challenges almost every week.

The 20-year-old is defending winner's points from a swag of events, including Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and Paris.

Though Roger Federer is not competing this week, training privately instead with coach Tony Roche, Nadal can do little to make up immediate ground with his rival, whom he beat in three of four spring finals a year ago.

After the March hardcourt season in the United States, Nadal has eased comfortably onto his preferred surface.

"I'm happy with my level, I'm playing good forehands and backhands," said the two-times Roland Garros winner. "I'm very happy with the game, the full game.

"I"m feeling better movement on clay."

Nadal heads a field of dedicated clay-court seeds, with Russian Nikolay Davydenko standing second and fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo on third.
Argentine David Nalbandian will try to kick-start his campaign on the surface after an early Monte Carlo defeat.

Fifth-seed David Ferrer has confidence from a quarterfinal at Monte Carlo, though his run ended as he ran into Federer.

Finn Jarkko Nieminin takes the sixth seeding ahead of 2001 Barcelona winner Juan Carlos Ferrero and eighth-seed Juan Chela of Argentina.

Briton Andy Murray would have been a crowd attraction with his top-ten status and Barcelona training background. But the teenager was forced out by a back injury in Monte Carlo and is now due to resume at Estoril in a week's time.

The first eight seeds have byes, with Nadal due to face the winner from Belgian Kristof Vliegen and Italian veteran Davide Sanguinetti.

Russian Marat Safin, who won the title seven years ago, is also in the mix on an 11th seeding with an opening match against Italian Simone Bolelli.

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Nadal could possibly face Safin 4th round and Nalbandian QF's. No doubt they'll both screw it up

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congrats champ and i am sure there is no one who is going to stop Rafa this entire clay court season!!
Now its time to Rock in home and retain the title tht he won for the last two years !!
go get it champ and keep proving tht on clay ,Rafa is unstoappable !

Vamos Rafa!!
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go Rafa!

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Nadal could possibly face Safin 4th round and Nalbandian QF's. No doubt they'll both screw it up
No doubt here, sorry Jonathan.
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Rafael Nadal met the media at the Open Seat 2007 Monday to reflect on his third consecutive title at Masters Series Monte Carlo Sunday and to look ahead to his quest to claim a hat-trick of titles in Barcelona this week. Sweden’s Mats Wilander is the only player to have won three consecutive titles in Barcelona during the Open Era.

On his chances in Barcelona, where he comes in with a 67-match winning streak on clay, Nadal said: “I will play the best I can. I’m happy I reached clay in good shape. I’ve got good feelings to play Barcelona. It means I play home, in one of the most prestigious and historical tournaments of the world."

On his Monte-Carlo triumph and his 6-4, 6-4 victory in the final over Roger Federer, Nadal said: “I tried to play closer to the net, I improved my crosscourt backhand. My serve was my worst part... Getting a win against the No. 1 always makes you feel confident. [Winning] Indian Wells also gave me confidence, I feel good."

On his friendly relationship with Roger Federer: “It’s hard to get really friends as I don´t speak good English and he doesn´t speak good Spanish, but among those on the circuit who don´t speak Spanish he is one of those I get along with better.”

Dedicating his biography to Open Seat 2007 Tournament Director Sixte Cambra: “I want to dedicate this book to Sixte Cambra to thank him for the new center court and for helping the tournament reach its level of the greatness.”
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i hope he plays Canas, i want to see what Canas has on clay against him.
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The wild card duo of Rafael Nadal and Bartolome Salva-Vidal defeated fellow Spaniards David Ferrer and Fernando Vicente 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in Barcelona to advance to the second round at Open Seat 2007.

Nadal, who finished as the 2005 doubles runner-up (w/ Feliciano Lopez), and 19-year-old Salva-Vidal are teaming up for the fourth time. They reached the Chennai final in the opening week of the 2007 season.

They next face seventh seeds Julian Knowle and Michael Kohlmann, who are reuniting for the first time in nearly two years. The German-Austrian duo has a 31-26 team record, and won two titles together (2002 Copenhagen, 2003 Chennai).
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ORDER OF PLAY - Wednesday, April 25, 2007
PISTA CENTRAL 10:00 am
[Q] Y Schukin (RUS) vs [2] N Davydenko (RUS)
Not Before 12:45 PM
[WC] F Mantilla (ESP) vs [16] C Moya (ESP) (TV)
Not Before 3:15 PM
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs K Vliegen (BEL) (TV)
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I don't see anyone in his draw troubling him much - another trophy for Rafa on the way I think!!
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^^ One match at a time.
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25/04/07

A ruthless Rafael Nadal extended his winning streak on clay to 68 matches on Wednesday as he opened his bid for a third successive Barcelona Open title with a 6-1 6-2 demolition of Belgian Kristof Vliegen.

The top seed needed exactly one hour to advance to the third round, giving up just one more game than he did when beating Vliegen in Monte Carlo last week.

Vliegen held serve in the opening game but that was as good as it got as a rampant Nadal reeled off six straight games.

Nadal broke serve again early in the second set and though the Belgian did manage to win two games the result was never in doubt.

The Spaniard will meet the winner of the all-Swedish clash between 13th seed Robin Soderling and former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson.

Nadal is bidding to become only the second man, after Swede Mats Wilander, to win the Barcelona Open in three successive years.

Second seed Nikolay Davydenko overcame a troublesome right shoulder and a difficult opponent in fellow Russian Yuri Schukin to reach the third round.

Davydenko, beaten in his first match in Monte Carlo last week, struggled for form again before scrambling his way to a 6-4 3-6 6-2 victory.

The world number four looked on course for an easy win when he led by a set and 2-0, but world number 218 Schukin, who was appearing in his first ATP Tour event of the year, hit back to level.

Davydenko was then broken in the first game of the final set but after having treatment at 1-2 reeled off the next five games to set up a clash with Italian Filippo Volandri, who ousted Spanish 14th seed Nicolas Almagro 6-7 6-4 6-1.

Eighth seed Juan Ignacio Chela also advanced with a 6-3 6-3 victory over American Vince Spadea.

He will play Potito Starace, who beat Marat Safin's conqueror and fellow Italian Simone Bolelli 6-4 6-3.

Twelfth seed Guillermo Canas hammered Czech Jiri Vanek 6-1 6-1, while former Barcelona champion Carlos Moya ended the comeback of Felix Mantilla with a 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over his fellow Spaniard.

Mantilla, in his first tournament for 18 months after overcoming skin cancer, pushed Moya for more than two hours before the former French Open champion sealed victory on his second match point.
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Rafa is playing second tomorrow.

ORDER OF PLAY - Thursday, April 26, 2007

PISTA CENTRAL
start 10:30 am
[Q] B Pashanski (SRB) vs [5] D Ferrer (ESP)

Not Before 12:45 PM
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs T Johansson (SWE) (TV)



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