I thought this deserved a new thread, congratulations to Rafa on his 2nd career title, defeating Alberto Martin 6-0 6-7 6-1. Great tournament from Rafa, hope he can keep it up the rest of the year!
Rafa won the first 10 games of the match to lead 6-0 4-0...then somehow Martin fought back and won the 2nd set on a tie break. Rafa incredibly gathered himself and won the final set 6-1. Unbelievable fighting qualities shown by Rafa the whole week.
02-20-2005, 01:05 AM
Felicitaciones, Rafa! su 2o titulo!!
02-20-2005, 01:09 AM
vamos rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:
02-20-2005, 01:24 AM
02-20-2005, 02:27 AM
Well done Nadal !!! I wish all the best for you !!!!!
Vamos Rafa!!! :bounce:
And here's what our hero said after that win:
"I was leading easily doing simple things and playing well. I even thought it was too easy, and in a final, things can turn around really quickly. I got a little tense and he managed to come back."
"I am very happy about this second ATP title. It gives me a lot of confidence and tells me that I am doing the right things. I wanted to get a certain number of points during this clay swing and I have achieved this goal. It is a good start that puts me in a good position for what I have planned for the year."
"Now it is time for Acapulco but I really had a great time here in Latin America."
"Acapulco is the biggest of the four events of the Latin American swing, with the highest amount of points, so hopefully I can win a lot of them."
02-20-2005, 02:51 PM
:woohoo: awesome job, even if he got a little tense in the 2nd set. I love his fighting spirit that he has shown all week! :) now for Acapulco.. :D
thanks for the pics cindy!
02-20-2005, 04:18 PM
Congrats RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap: :D :yeah:
he deserves the second title and now to Acapulco!!! Vamos Rafa!!! ;)
02-20-2005, 05:31 PM
i'm surprised he's playing in acapulco i thought he'd want a rest...but good luck there Rafa, make it successive titles!
Blanco y Negro
02-20-2005, 06:06 PM
Muy bien RAFA!!!
02-22-2005, 11:19 AM
02-22-2005, 01:07 PM
Congrats Rafa! :woohoo: :bigclap: :banana:
02-26-2005, 12:56 PM
sorry a bit late but...FELICIDADES RAFA!!! so great to see him with another trophy! let's hope he can repeat it in Acapulco tomorrow!!! :bounce: