Photo of the Day: Nadal with his Barcelona "crown"

by: Jonathan Scott | April 28, 2013

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Rafael Nadal pasted Nicolas Almagro to the red clay on Sunday, seizing his eighth career Barcelona title in the nine years he's played in the event. This arrives on the heels of Novak Djokovic snapping Nadal's streak in Monte Carlo, impeding him from winning his ninth straight title there.

Now this particular match also marked Nadal's 39th consecutive victory at Barcelona's ATP stop, a fitfully amazing feat. All that said, and after the laudatory pieces are written about Rafa's return to tennis early this year, it remains that he performs wonderfully amusing and silly things during trophy ceremonies.

What would be your caption be for this Nadal image? Drop a line to me via Twitter and/or post it in the comment thread below.

Also, it seems Djokovic is practically Nadal's sole challenger for the Roland-Garros title next month. What say you, who takes it?

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