Rafa’s got “it”

(Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

We all know that, but so does Anne Keothavong:

I’m a big Rafa fan and this evening I was just in awe of him. I was sitting in the players’ dining area with my coach Claire and another coach and as soon as Rafa walked in after his match he had people constantly asking for his autograph and a photo. I couldn’t believe how patient he was with everyone but then it got silly and he left as we did.

As we were walking out of the club, there were so many people waiting with their cameras for him. Claire and I just watched as women literally threw themselves on to him! Once he made it to the transportation area where we were waiting for a car to take us back to the hotel I was tempted to give him a hug too but managed to restrain myself! Whatever the ‘X Factor’ is, he’s got it.

4 Responses

  1. CC says:

    Sweet from Anne, she seems like a nice kid.

    I was gonna say “poor Rafa, have women throwing themselves at him left, right and centre…” But then, he might *flove* it!

    No, it MUST be tiring. I hope he gets some time away from the spot light in Mallorca next week.

  2. faecoleman says:

    Nicely said by Anne,Yeah, it must be tiring altough routine for Rafa now, he’s so polite he would never offend any one bless im, I don’t think he loves it all the time CC, he likes a quite life really doesn’t he? He definately deserves a break next week, time to chill Rafa’ Depends on results I suppose. Is he going to play Madrid? I heard he committed and there’s a photo on the Madrid site with Rafa at the end and Andy Murray as the defending champion centred. I know they have a week off but doesn’t he have to train to get used to the high altitude there? I really hope he don’t go with RG coming up still who are we to judge eh?

  3. Kalliopeia says:

    You’d think in the player’s dining area he’d be able to get a break. Do they let just anyone wander in there?