Have a look at pics taken of Rafael Nadal during his Round 1 match versus Bernard Tomic at the 2014 Australian Open.
This was Rafa’s first match in Rod Laver Arena since the 2012 final against Novak Djokovic. During the interview at the end of the match he said
the feelings that the last night I played here, that final, even though I lost it was one of the best matches of my career.
It was a hot hot night. Uncomfortable for the spectators so can’t begin to imagine what it was like on the court for the players. The match only lasted for one set until Bernie retired due to a leg injury. Although it would have been nice to see more tennis, I was happy to see a set of Rafa.
Here are the best pics from the match.
Also have a look at some pics of Rafa practicing on Day 1.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal