and pictures from the Players Party…
…and the Pre-Tournament Press Conference
…where he talked a bit about Rafa:
“He’s not won a title since Rome and that’s not normal. It’s strange to people. He’s supposed to win every event, or almost every event, but now things are getting more equal among top players. Anyone can beat anyone, it’s not like a year ago when Nadal and Federer dominated. But Rafa remains number one on the clay and he’s still the player to beat at every event on this surface.”
Article also mentions that Fernando’s been recovering from his sciatic nerve problem thanks to rehab and exercise.
Fernando plays Julien Benneteau second up on center court tomorrow :)