- The tennis world is in a tizzy after Rafael Nadal lost today on the terr(ier) bateau
and offered up a rare clay-court chew toy for any number of ballers still left in the draw.
The Mallorcan matador lost only his second match in 105 matches to compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero
in Rome today, suffering a shocking 7-5, 6-1 defeat. But I guess it wasn't so shocking since he was suffering from a blister on his right foot:
Today when I woke up, I said it was impossible to play. I spoke to the doctor today and yesterday, and they put special protection on it and cream, but it was still tough.
In any case, Rafa's
loss blows the draw wide open for Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic,
and even David Ferrer
to make a run to the title and gain confidence for Roland Garros
Hey doggie, who wants it more?
(image via Getty)