Rafa & Shakira

Two videos about Rafa saying hi to Shakira. First, one in Spanish posted by vamosrafelnadal.

And a second one from the ATP site.

38 Responses

  1. nic says:

    Anyone else thinks Shakira has a giant crush on Rafa? You can’t blame her though can you :p And I thought it was funny how he gave her a signed tee shirt haha. Isn’t that for groupies? And I like how he slapped her casually on the shoulder after that. It’s like oh no, nothing going on here, just all pally. Aaww Rafa could you get any cuter!?

  2. Desirai says:

    Actually, it looks like he is as into her as she is into him. I mean if she is throwing herself at him, he certainly seems to have his catcher’s mitt! He just doesn’t seem to know how to go about closing the deal which isn’t surprising him being so young and all, but I’m sure she will mark the roadway for him. LOL! Shakira get it, girl!

  3. JoJo says:

    Look at it, Nadal pats her on the shoulder and then rubs his hand down her arm. There is nothing pal-like about that. And did you see the way he made a beeline for her after his match? He did that BEFORE he did the on court interviews. It was too funny and later in Miami he said he was more excited to meet her than she to meet him.

  4. Gina says:

    Shakira is engaged since 2001. She wears her engagement ring on her middle finger as it is too big for her. In march 2009 in an interview she spoke of how she wants to have lots of kids with her fiance.
    Rafa also has a girlfriend back in Majorca.

    Also in regards to Nadal touching her and sliding his had down her shoulder, I would not read anything into it. Before his match, at the coin toss he leant over the net to touch one of the three kids that was present during the coin toss, where as his opponent who was on the side that the children were on did not do such a thing.
    That is just rafa. Rafa is a fan of hers and you will find that he would have reacted teh same way even if he met a favourite football star of his.

    What I would be playing close attention to is the actual distance between them, body positioning and the fact that Rafa gave her his signed T-SHirt, which all indicates there is nothing going on there.
    A sportsman would not give a signed t-shirt to someone he wants to date, in fear that he will come across like a sap. Sure he is probably attracted to her as most men but that is it. Rafa himself has said that more than winning it is the challenge he likes in all areas of life not just in tennis and like all men if she is throwing herself at him he will lose interest. But this is not the case, as stated before she is engaged.

    She was in miami recording and in Abu Dhabi performing hence why she was at his two matches.

    • miri says:

      Yeah, I think Rafa is just a touchy-feely kind of guy. He hugs and sits on just about anyone’s laps – men or women. I’m sure they both find each other to be attractive and might enjoy each other’s company – doesn’t mean there is anything going on.

    • Debbie says:

      Gina…you have certainly analyzed this, but, well, no one really knows do they? I think there is definitely some chemistry there and they are both young….and not married so-my guess is something may indeed be brewing here.

      • miri says:

        People seem to say that about every woman Rafa is photographed with. Last week, it was Ana who something was brewing with. This week, Shakira. I have to admit, I don’t get it. Rafa’s a flirt. You can see it in press conferences and in interviews. He’s always more smiley when it’s a woman asking the questions.

        • Gina says:

          Yes he probably is more smiley when woman are asking questions because these woman are probably flirting with him, its a natural response. Also he seems quite shy around woman so it c ould be a nervous reaction

      • Gina says:

        Yes true no one really knows, but there is nothing to indicate anything is happening. Body language suggests otherwise.
        Nothing indicates that anything is brewing. She has been in two cities at the same time as a tennis tournament has been on due to work commitments and has gone to two matches to see the number 1 player in the world who she supports like many others. And because she is so famous she can go back stage and meet them.
        That is it.

        She is 32 and is engaged to a guy she has been with for 8 years and who she lives with like a married couple and wants to have kids with. She is not about to leave him for Rafa.

  5. JoJo says:

    He is a 22 year old MAN. I would say probably MORE than a flirt. I would say probably trying to hook up with as many nice, good looking women as possible. I mean how do you know who is the right fit, if you don’t trying on several or MORE. Body positioning means nothing especially if you have a girlfriend at home that you are trying to keep until something better comes along (people do it all the time, shoot even I have)- look at the facial expressions. That match she was at, he played very poorly- could he have been DISTRACTED? Does he look embarrassed when he gives her the shirt, because he is not SURE she is only interested in his tennis? As far as, Shakira being committed to her boyfriend that is trying to be passed off as a fiance, people who are in love and INTEND to marry do not take more than two years to walk down the aisle (save that info for the future girls if you are trying to snag a hubby). They take that long , because they are LOOKING for something better. I would put this possible relationship in the pending box. I mean he is clearly a Shakira fan and the only reason people like her is for her sex appeal and butt shaking. Do you really think he likes her MUSIC?

    • Debbie says:

      Well said Jo Jo.

    • miri says:

      I completely disagree about your comments on being engaged for a long period of time. I personally think long periods of engagement are smart.

      As to the rest – I DON’T CARE! Rafa could have many little chickies in every stop on the tour (and all the places inbetween) or he could be as chaste as a monk. Whichever path he’s chosen it’s his choice and none of my darn business. I have never understood the fascination with his (or any celebrities’) sex life nor do I understand the need to turn his every photo-op with a female into “oooo-la-la there’s something brewing” talk. I’m admittedly in the minority on this, but I just don’t get it.

      • Delta says:

        Agrre with you 100%, feel long relationship “speaks for itself”, granted he is young & gorgeous, but if you have found “the one” that’s it! No matter who passes your way. To be honest, its’s not our concern! Just wish the best for him for many years to come, with many more”V”!!!!!!

    • Gina says:

      First of all body language is unconscious, this is why it is an effective indicator.
      Believe it or not being the number 1 player in the world does not leave time for finding women and going through the whole process. They need consistency and focus. Why do you think he has a girlfriend at home who is at his bec and call when he wants her? Who he met through his family and went to school with.
      So that he can focus soley on his tennis, but knows that his love life is ok too with someone waiting for him at home.
      He has described his girlfriend as perfect for him now, as she is easy going and very very relaxed.
      To interpret this for you…easy. He doesnt need to worry about her, pursue her or anything or give her mcuh time and she is not going to complain, on top of the fact that she is waiting for him in MAllorca, a massive mistake in my opinion. Perect for a tennis player who needs everything consistent in his life if he wants to be number 1.

      As for Shakira, she can get anyone in the world too and if she was that way inclined she would have found someone in the 7 years she has been with her man who she lives with and wants to have kids with. Shakira herself has said that she is already living with her man like husband and wife.

      Will Rafa end up marring Xisca his gf….no! But he will be with her until the end of his career.
      Will he end up with Shakira an even a bigger no!

  6. tiemyshoe says:

    I love how much speculation there is whenever Rafa’s seen with a Lady for more than three seconds, hahaha. *gets popcorn out*

    BTW, how can I get a press pass at one of his conferences? I’m a Lady, too, and boy do I have questions for Rafa. For example, did he have any idols growing up?

    • Kalliopeia says:

      I love how everyone has his every motivation and intention figured out from a few photographs on the internet.

      Hey if you get one of those press passes, be sure and ask him about Roger Federer.

      • tiemyshoe says:

        Yeah – and if you go by photos, didn’t he look like 100 times more intimate with Verdasco in those post-match hug photos at AO than with any girl, like, ever? Seriously, if you look at some shots, it’s like they’re about to make out.

        Let the rumors begin!

    • Delta says:

      No, from a presser @ IW in 2006 he was asked that question & said he had none. He has himself & that’s enough! Belief in yourself, there’s the answer!!!!!

      • Delta says:

        Not in order, meant to answer question from somone asking if Rafa had an idol, like he stated…
        No! Wasn’t privy to this site before I found it, so fun to look back on these post!

  7. JoJo says:

    I was seen with him for more than three seconds and he looked BORED.

  8. A says:

    Rafa has anwserd the question about him having an idol as he grew up a 100 times before ( as he himself would say it )…. So i know the anwser! And it is… NO

    And further… don’t think anything is going on. Rafa could get a lot off women all over the world if he wanted to but he always goes back to Xsica on Mallorca! Lucky girl.

  9. Atch2 says:

    Fans, celebs or not like him (e.g., Shakira, Kate Walsh, Michael Phelps) and he appreciates everybody that cheers for him. I wouldn’t read anything deep into his body language with Shakira or any other woman. For me Rafa is just a naturally friendly and flirty guy but still acts like a gentleman, that a big part of his charm.

    U see him hug and touch and kiss people but he respects people’s space and knows what is appropriate, and he has never crossed the border with women as far as I have seen. He seems to have a sincere respect for women (elderly, children etc), maybe bec of his Mama and sister. Women seem to be more forward with him than the reverse (e.g., getting him to sign their bra, slap his butt, kiss his cheek).

    • Atch2 says:

      Sorry this is a late comment. Just opened the post.

      • Suzanne says:

        I just opened it too, Atch2. Everyone was speaking very glibly about the “chemistry” between Rafa and Shakira. If you want to see “chemistry”, just look at him with Xicsa…Now there is an attachment that appears complete!!! (And steamy…)

  10. mary says:

    I’ll only add one thing to whats been said. He’s friendly, flirtatious, but the blankness in his eyes says he is not interested!!!
    “nor do I understand the need to turn his every photo-op with a female into “oooo-la-la there’s something brewing”
    Then why did you post these vds? I’m confused as most of us femmes are definitely going chat about Rafa and any female he may come in contact with.

    • miri says:

      Then why did you post these vds? I’m confused as most of us femmes are definitely going chat about Rafa and any female he may come in contact with.

      Given that I’ve already essentially said that I find such commentary stupid, I can’t think of a polite way to respond to this.

      • mary says:

        Easy get rid of these vds, cause they are irrelevant and stupid. Believe it or not I agree with you. I don’t read Mills and Boon nor do I buy any gossip mags. Fortunately I don’t fit the norm and don’t care to.

        • mary says:

          BTW I was being sarcastic re-

          “most of us femmes are definitely going chat about Rafa and any female he may come in contact with”

          THIS DOESN’T INCLUDE ME!

        • miri says:

          There isn’t anything gossipy in the vids. It’s just two celebs in a “staged for a film crew” meeting. People were reading gossipy stuff into it and that’s what I find to be silly.

  11. Delta says:

    Not only a “the true,” he seems so “uneffected” by his STATUS, that’s what’s so refreshing about him!;)