practice pics before the match
Thanks to indybeck71 on rogerfederer.com
So Jose's with Roger before the match
And these two pics're interesting.
Notice Rafa and Lopez were practicing on the adjacent court?
Here's the report from indybeck71 and zalik22 on rogerfederer.com
We find out that Nadal is practicing at an adjacent court at 11-1 (you can see Rafa aka HGH in the background in some of the pictures), while Roger is practicing from 11:30. Roger shows up on time with Bolelli and they go through the routine. Groundstrokes for 10 minutes, volleys for 10 minutes, some overheads, and more groundstokes. A little more serving and volleying
and he sits down, looks at the crowd while drinking his water. He talks to Bolelli and then packs up his stuff and looks to the crowd. He gives a smile and a big wave and takes off. Not a single autograph...
I have seen him practice about 8 times and I thought this was his sharpest practice. He seemed kind of irked that Nadal was practicing next to him.
There were more fans watching Nadal than Federer which may have bothered him. To Roger's defense, there were bleachers near Nadal's court so it's more comfortable. Also, it was Nadal's first practice where Roger has practiced a few times...