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eleclya: (Tennis: Rafabrow)
Sunday, January 29th, 2012 02:56 pm

This man.

I could not be more proud. To fight back after looking so completely destroyed at the end of that 3rd set took every ounce of passion and determination he had in him, and in the end it was so very very close, an odd miss here and there (that stupid missed passing shot at 4-2 30-15), one or two points that could've completely changed the outcome. But he gave it everything he had when it would've been so easy to just say "well done this is yours take your trophy", especially after the past 6 matches these two have played. He looked like he had no answers but he dug deep and found something new and he made a goddam epic match of it when it could so easily have been a complete walkover. So proud.

Next time love. This match was so much closer than any last year, you so very nearly had him. Next time those odd points might just swing your way. Next time you KNOW you've got the game to take it to him. Next time you will win.

Go rest up. Have a break, get away from everything, forget about it all. Come back all guns blazing.
eleclya: (Tennis: Ridiculous Nole 2)
Sunday, January 16th, 2011 02:37 pm
lots of Rally for Relief vids right here :D )

Ohgod so much awesome from everyone. I love this sport sfm. I kinda hate work/uni at this moment coz I'm gonna miss pretty much the entire Open apart from one or two matches on weekend ;_____;

Between WROOOM last week (oh god I don't even know where to begin) and R4R (lol appropriate acronym is appropriate XD) today my sports are being good to me on the dorky silly wonderful front. Just need my football boys to join in now. Tbh tho most of their training is dorky silly wonderful tho so I shouldn't have to wait too long XD
eleclya: (Tennis: Ferru!squee)
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 03:57 pm
Gifs. Lots of gifs.
There's DC final celebrations and model!Feli for [ profile] lone_star_aggie
There's Ferru winning stuff and being adorable and OTP with Juanqui for [ profile] meretricula
There's lots and lots of Guti for [ profile] pretty_panther
And of course there's Valencia boys being awesome for... well, me XD

Too many for one post really, so here's the tennis ones

DC final celebrations )

Model!Feli )

Ferru and Juanqui at DC and Acapulco )
eleclya: (Default)
Thursday, January 14th, 2010 03:59 pm
Coz I've made loads since I last did one of these.

Feel free to steal any, credit is appreciated.

Tennis, football, Beatles, and Black Books )
eleclya: (Tennis: Rafnando)
Sunday, December 6th, 2009 08:11 pm
Since some people weren't able to see the magical trophy ceremony of win today, I thought I'd be helpful like a helpful person and stop tagging my 258913074 DC pics and go searching for vids instead (also because I want to watch it for like the whole of the off-season it will be my happy place)

Cut for bouncing Spaniards )

ok... that was rambly... and flaily... and basically exactly what I was like the first time I watched it XD Honestly, I was bouncing off the walls, and it was just as much fun watching it through again. I love those boys more every day.
eleclya: (Tennis: Rafa grin)
Monday, July 20th, 2009 03:42 pm
Pure GLEE under the cut )

God... I was literally close to tears when I saw those. It's been a long time coming, and I hope it's not too soon, but at the same time.... god, it's just so fucking fantastic to see.
eleclya: (Tennis: Marat laugh)
Thursday, July 9th, 2009 10:12 am
"with all due respect, we all saw how they got to the second round - they played Sweden, and Sweden had nobody"

.....delicately put there hun >.<

Ok, so it's true, but y'know, not the point. The best thing about that bit tho was Misha sat next to him looking over to the rest of the team like ", did he really just say that?"

And since no Marat post is complete without pictures DC practice/presser pics )
eleclya: (Tennis: Fedal5)
Saturday, May 16th, 2009 09:28 pm

Roger (just about with the narrowest of margins) manages to stop the Masters final drought before it reaches 12 months. Just about.

Didn't bother watching Roger's match, it's was always gonna be a let down after Rafa-Nole.

Oh god, I'm gonna be a wreck tomorrow. I'm already a wreck. God, much as Madrid has been full of fail, I kinda love it.

Cutest Rafa pics EVER )

And some dorable Raul with Raul-bbs )
eleclya: (Tennis: Olympic Rafa)
Thursday, March 26th, 2009 01:04 pm
I'm bored and feeling kinda meh, so I think a picspam is in order. But I can't decide what to do, so it's poll time :D

[Poll #1372343]
eleclya: (Tennis: Rafa nom)
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 07:34 pm
Anyone surprised? :P

Practicing/warming up )

And now something to go with this from last Friday's presser:

Q. I'm surprised to see you eating cookies. Are they chocolate chip cookies?

Q. I was wondering if you have things like that quite a bit? I always think athletes have a very regimented diet and don't indulge.
RAFAEL NADAL: Not me. (Laughter.)
My opinion, you can eat everything. Well, before the match maybe don't have five cookies or one stick, but my opinion, you can eat everything in the right time and with well, if I eat right now, twenty cookies, maybe I gonna have indigestion tonight.
If I eat two, three cookies, maybe it's okay. Maybe not for the stomach, no, but for the head it's better. (Laughter.) In the end, the important thing is be mentally okay.

Q. Better mental preparation?


...have I mentioned recently I love this guy?
eleclya: (Tennis: Fedal4)
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 05:41 pm
It was the most fun match I've ever watched as a Rafa fan, there was never any doubt that he was gonna win. So here is a picspam of glee (as usual, many many many pics):

How so pretty Rafa? )

Bonus Fedal with added giggliness )

Honestly, these pictures have just MADE my day
eleclya: (Tennis: Rafa smile)
Monday, March 16th, 2009 08:49 am
(Almost) All is well in Indian Wells.

Rafa completely owned the world yesterday, even tho his first serve was completely absent. But y'know, you can have a 48% first serve if you're gonna win 88% of your second serves XD

Andy's through \o/ Marat's through \o/ Stan's through \o/ Ferru's through \o/

(In the only WTA match of interest yesterday) DINA'S THROUGH \o/ C'mon Dina, make the final, get the #1 spot, you SO deserve it.

RICHARD AND STAN BEAT NESTOR AND ZIMONJIC! *does happy happy dance* Honestly, that is the bestest news from yesterday and makes me veryveryveryvery glee!face ^_^

Rogi and Yves got owned by the Bryan brothers tho /o\ ah well, entirely expected. So now they've had complete revenge for the Olympics, just spread out over a week ^_^

More pics )
eleclya: (Tennis: Rafa grin)
Saturday, March 14th, 2009 01:40 pm
Nothing much happened in the singles yet other than Feli failing in the first round.

Doubles, ALL IS GOOD. Rafa and Marc got through with their team of dorableness. Andy and Mardy got through with the team of BFF. Mandy and Ross got through with their team of Britishness.

Heh, it's kinda hilarious how much more interested I am in the doubles at the moment. I am praying and hoping for Rogi to get through his first doubles, but... I'm not gonna hold my breath >.<

Pics from practices, pressers and first round doubles )
eleclya: (Tennis: happy Marat)
Thursday, March 5th, 2009 11:04 pm
Heeeeeeeeeeeeee I love the Davis Cup, it is a magical wonderful thing. And so I bring, DC09 thus far:

USA vs. Switzerland )

Russia vs. Romania )

France vs. Czech Republic )

and saving the best (or at the very least the one with the biggest collection of pics) til last...
Spain vs. Serbia )

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Davis Cup. So much silliness.