N is for Nadal

This week’s letter for Frizztext’s A-Z archive photo challenge is N.  Several years ago I was in New York City to see some tennis matches at the US Open.  At the time I was not a huge fan of Rafael Nadal.  So when I saw this cab with his picture on it I thought it was funny, since the cab is broken down.  However, after watching him play I was able to really appreciate his game and now I consider myself a fan.

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About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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54 Responses to N is for Nadal

  1. msbuzzz says:

    Nice catch 🙂 Rafael is one of my favorite too 😉

    • TBM says:

      I really hope he can get back into top form. He is fun to watch and I’m hoping to be in NYC this fall for the US Open and I would like to see him.

  2. robin says:

    Well, that IS a perfect photo for the “N” of an A-Z challenge!

  3. zelmare says:

    I’m more of a Federer fan. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      You and my better half. It would be wonderful to see Roger win another major. I hope he does. He’s a great player and from what I hear, a very nice man off the court.

  4. Excellent choice! GO Rafa!

  5. Fergiemoto says:

    Great entry! He is a good tennis player!

  6. 2e0mca says:

    Now that wasn’t quite what I was expecting when I clicked on the link! He’s one of those players with an annoying habit – why does he have to play with his underwear before each point??? I wonder if the broken down cab is in some way symbolic of his knee injury? Great idea for the challenge 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Thanks. That habit is annoying. He is a creature of habit. Have you seen his water bottle routine? Athletes and their rituals fascinate me. I wonder if picking his underwear is another ritual. I’m hoping the knee injury isn’t too bad…he’s had so many injuries as of late I wonder if his career will be shortened. That would be a shame. He has such heart.

  7. Carl V. says:

    His floating head and hair look quite creepy.

  8. lynnsbooks says:

    Ha, I love that – he looks like he’s screaming – because the car’s broken down.
    I think Nadal is great!
    Lynn 😀

  9. niasunset says:

    For me too… Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia

  10. dadirri7 says:

    love it that you have New York too … like me and frizz … and how many others?? but you have nadal, well done!

  11. frizztext says:

    good to read that the tennis champion was better than the Taxi mechanics!

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  13. thirdhandart says:

    Great capture! Perfect for N… New York City and Nadal.

  14. That photo of Nadal looks pretty intense! Scary indeed.

  15. Madhu says:

    Perfect! Love Rafa too!

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