Apart from his amazing win in 2013, Cincinnati has never been one of Rafa's strongest tournaments. This year was no different. Having beaten Jeremy Chardy, 6-3, 6-4 in his opening match he then lost to Feliciano Lopez, 7-5, 4-6, 6-7(3) in the round of 16. (Lopez, of course, went on to become number 11 in the list of players who beat Rafa this year only to lose in the next round.)
Here are some pictures to look at to keep yourself amused while repeating elise's mantra - "This is a transition year. This is a transition year."
It will be interesting to see what happens at the US Open in a week's time. Meanwhile, those of us of a shallow disposition are just looking forward to seeing more pictures from the Tommy Hilfiger underwear campaign.
Siempre contigo, Rafa