I’ve been waiting until today to write this post because I really wanted to write a celebratory Rafa wins again post and it worked out rather well because he did!

Today, Rafa beat his friend and Davis Cup teammate David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 7-5 in a rather close match to win the Barcelona tournament. It was a great match, a lot of great points from both Rafa and David. The first set was pretty nerve-wracking as Rafa saved a whopping five set points. Hard to believe how many chances David had to take the first set but he just couldn’t deliver and Rafa finally won in a pretty anticlimactic tiebreaker. The second set wasn’t nearly as dramatic and Rafa won 7-5 in a nearly 3 hour match that I was not expecting.

Here is a super cool shot and my personal favorite from today’s match:

They don’t call him the “king of clay” for nothing.

Next up is Madrid on May 5th and if I’m not mistaken all of the top 10 players should be there. Can’t wait to see how Rafa holds up with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, John Isner, and Mardy Fish in the mix. I’m hoping that Rafa can take his momentum from Monte Carlo and now Barcelona into Madrid and make it three in a row. Also, we’ll see the already infamous blue clay that most players have already said they don’t like.

And before I sign off, I can never hear/see anything about Barcelona without getting this stuck in my head:


Barcelonaaaa Barcelonaaaaa