Register here for our forum to get all the up-to-date information as it happens.
Our gallery contains all the pictures and screen captures that our members have taken.
Check out all Rafa's results -
Results by Year
Singles Results by Tournament
Head to Head
© mars06 for VB
A number of Vamos Brigade members attended the tournament in Monte Carlo. mars06 arrived early and opened a blog. MadAliceCudlip and jen also blogged. They all shared their experiences, photos and videos with us.
May 1 - Mutua Madrid Open
May 8 - Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy
Screencap by elise
Rafa's last tournament was the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. If you missed any of the action then take a look at the Info, Pics and Videos on our message board.
Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Rafa won his ninth title in Barcelona by defeating Kei Nishikori in two hard-fought sets, 6-4, 7-5. It was his 101st final, his 49th clay title (tying him with Guillermo Vilas), and his 69th title overall.
Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2016
It is just fantastic for Rafa to have back to back tournament wins for the first time since 2013. Winning 10 matches in a row is his longest streak since the beginning of 2014.
It was his 101st final and his 69th title overall. It was also his 49th clay court title which equals the record set by Guillermo Vilas more than 30 years ago.
I'm not going to write much. Instead I'll let the stunning pictures suffice.
His route to the title involved beating the following players...
Marcel Granollers, 6-3, 6-2
Albert Montanes, 6-2, 6-2
Fabio Fognini, 6-2, 7-6(1)
Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-3, 6-3
and finally, Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5