Nole and Rafa took to an open-roofed Laver to giggle their way through a light hit. Rafa had been practicing for quite some time before, I believe. I got lost trying to get back to the media center and I thought I saw him practicing on an indoor court an hour before this. Either it was him or there's some other player who likes to wear his bull hats.
Both were in a jolly mood. You could hear Novak and his team guffawing from outside the Arena. He was catching lobs in his pocket, hitting no-look backhands, and otherwise getting chatty with Rafa. Rafa meanwhile was taking volleys off the head and chest. Intentionally, I should probably add.
I can't wait to see what these two bring on Sunday. The Rally For Relief has already sold out. That crowd is in for a treat.
(Pics: Forty Deuce)