Bravo, Rafa!


Set of Four "Stop Motion" Tennis Rocks Glasses Demonstrating "The Forehand" (LEO Design)


Congratulations to Spanish tennis paragon, Rafael Nadal, who won his thirteenth French Open championship yesterday afternoon in Paris.  "Rafa," who was ranked Number Two in the world, beat the Number One ranked player, Novak Djokavic of Serbia.  Although the two players were well matched for a competitive encounter, Nadal beat Djokavic quickly in three out of three sets (making for an early evening).  I was expecting a four or five hour game!  It seemed that Djokavic wasn't sufficiently pumped-up for the match.  Just weeks earlier, he had been disqualified from the US Open (in New York) after he carelessly swatted a ball into the neck of a crouching line judge.  It's been a tough year for the Number One player—though I'm sure he will be back at the top soon.

The rocks glasses, shown here, capture a handsome tennis pro demonstrating "The Forehand"—in stop-action illustration.  Click on the photo above to learn more about them.


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