Seeing these photos of Rafael Nadal practicing in Monte-Carlo today is a bit like feeling the first snow flakes hit your cheeks in December or diving into the public pool on Memorial Day – it’s proof that a new season has begun!
Rafa practically has the red stuff streaked across his cheeks like war paint.
“I like everything! I love everything!” says Rafa of Monte Carlo. No wonder he’s won it five times straight:
Rafa look pretty thrilled in his press conference today:
Then someone asked him about his puffy hair:
Nadal is seeded No. 2 in the draw this week, behind Novak Djokovic. He could play Juan Monaco in the third round, Ferrero, Tsonga or Almagro in the quarterfinals and Andy Murray, David Ferrer or Ivan Ljubicic in the semis. Click here for the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters website.