Google Down the Line!: VIDEO VAULT: Rafa + Marc win Doha doubles, defeat Nenad + Daniel for title

Saturday, January 10, 2009

VIDEO VAULT: Rafa + Marc win Doha doubles, defeat Nenad + Daniel for title

So Rafael Nadal got shocked by Gael Monfils in Doha this week - boo. But he didn't leave empty-handed.

The Mallorcan Matador and compatriot Marc Lopez captured the doubles crown defeating the world's top team of Nenad Zimonjic + Daniel Nestor 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.

How refreshing it is to see the world's top-ranked baller playing doubles at an ATP World Tour event AND winning it. It doesn't happen often.

Anyway, here's the trophy ceremony (thanks Meri!) involving all the usual Rafaness (gracious attitude, complimentary words, wedgie pull) and a funny Marc whipping out notecards - because even he knows he may never be in this position again.



  1. wow, what a smile by rafa!
    and marc looks pretty nervous at the start; good for him to win a title w/ the world #1

  2. squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Happy/Smiley Rafa is the best!! Too cute :)

    Congrats to the Spanish duo - nice win!

  3. Marc whipping out the note cards is one of the most darling things ever.

  4. I was grinning the whole time, it was great. And also when a cat ran to the court and Rafa was all WTF
    Thank you for the daily dose of Rafa!!

    random: does anyone recognise the song playing in the ceremony?? I keep trying to place it but no luck

  5. The cat incident was great!
    Does anybody know who Lopez' official clothing sponsor is? At the ceremony he's wearing Babolat but he wore Rafa's kit & Nike shoes when playing?
    I thought it was funny seeing them in matching clothes :)

  6. maybe he doesn't have a proper sponsor? he's not really high up in the rankings :(

  7. oh yeah. let the good time roll.


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