Rafa’s back home

Wooffie alerted me to the fact that Rafa’s return home was on the local news.

Awww, did he want to sit in the back and there wasn’t room?

Posted by vamosrafelnadal.

45 Responses

  1. johanne says:

    Mmmmm scruffy Rafa.

    Btw, is that newscaster mourning Wimbledon’s loss of Rafa? He’s wearing a damn green & purple tie! HA!

  2. loverafa4ever says:

    Thanks! He is already back home. I was wondering how I was going 2 do without ne news abt Rafa.

  3. faecoleman says:

    Yes thanx Miri, I was wondering how Rafa was doing, and as usual you came up with the goods. How am I going to watch wimbledon, I don’t know, missing Rafa (sighs”)…

  4. Alison says:

    Haha Xisca will be happy and therefore speed Rafa’s recovery….all is right with the world!

    • Debbie says:

      If she is happy, she is not the girl for him, no? And, no, not all is right with the world. Rafael has quite a road ahead of him and most of that does not include time with her. Sorry to be a party pooper but your post just seemed really inappropriate to me, considering what he is going through. Sorry.

      • Josh says:

        Uhm, she was simply making a joke remark of the situation to try and lighten the mood on the comments, as we are all pretty depressed about the trouble Rafa is now in. However, if you want it your way; shall we all simply just keep down in the dumps until he remerges again, cause I don’t want to be like that, I want to be happy.

        In fact I think its quite inappropriate of you to try and make another person feel bad about what they have written simply becuse you are pissed off at the moment, and I understand that but to take it out on someone else is a little harsh.

        I am sure Rafa would rather have a bubbly Xisca, than a Moaning Lisa.

  5. skyejaden says:

    he’s carrying my jacket! :) how kind of him… ;)

  6. Atch2 says:

    Thx for this clip. Now I can relax as well, knowing he is home.
    Rafa is looking fine and yummy as always.

  7. nic says:

    hahaha toni was pretty funny sitting in the back, and probably like, sorry rafa, no room for you here.

    sigh, our rafa was looking oh so dreamy don’t you think?

    his hair was just so lightly falling over his gorgeous sun-kissed face. and is it me or did he look more relaxed than ever? and golly, he looked so fine in them shorts, very snug fit :))))))

    man, rafa gets me all giddy. still pissed i won’t get to see more of him the next few weeks! he’s too hot to lock up back home!!

    think it’s back to youtube for me over the next few weeks to see if i can find any videos of rafa that i actually haven’t seen yet :)

  8. AnaR says:

    Newspaper La Vanguardia, today..

    http://www.lavanguardia.es/deportes/noticias/20090621/53727885092/la-realidad-de-nadal.html

    In this newspaper Catalan, it makes a bit different assessment of Rafa’s situation. I am sorry.. I can’t translate it. It is very important that you read it carefully.

  9. faecoleman says:

    Thank you Anar but I cannot understand it if someone on here could get it translated I am sure that alot of us would be grateful!!!

  10. AnaR says:

    faecoleman, I sent the link, but says something ..about personal life of Rafa that I would not like having to translate. Anyway if there is nobody to translate it, I will.

    • Esmmée says:

      This article says pretty much everything we have read before, since this madness has started, his concentration have been the key all this years for him to comeback from impossible games, and his calm has left also because of this personal problem. his parents have split up.
      What our Rafael knows all his life is the security circle within his family.When stability is lost it is not easy to concentrate, because we keep going back to the problem. i hope his parents will reconsider this decision.On top of all he won´t play the Davis Cup in Marbella either.

    • Ch F says:

      If I understand correctly, it also states that he does have a knee problem but the reason for his decision was a number of other factors that had been accumulating-among which his parents’ separation. This affected him mentally and psychologically and he needed to reset and deal with all that. Reading between the lines, the article seems to imply that although his injury is a real problem, it’s all the extra factors combined that make it mentally and psychologically impossible for him to show the will and determination needed in order to win a tournament.

  11. Courtney says:

    la separación de sus padres.

    Ah, that again? I was wondering if it could have anything to do with his decision, but I wasn’t completely convinced it was true and I know that Rafa made a professional decision (although if it is true I’m glad that he’ll be home and not in a different country).

    • killian says:

      Where have I BEEN?? His parents have separated? OMG. That has got to be so hard on him. . .home has always been so important. Poor Rafa. And if he has any guilt about it being his fault (children often do, you know), than it is no WONDER the colm has left him. Prayers and hugs, dear man. Here’s to recovery on ALL fronts.

  12. Atch2 says:

    I wished the newspapers hadn’t announced this news to the world bec it is a very personal and sensitive issue. It’s hard enough that Rafa and his family live life in a fish bowl. I would have thought the Spanish press would have given Rafa some space and privacy.
    I hope all turns well for you and your family Rafa.

    • nic says:

      Oh that IS really horrible that it has come out onto the press about his parents. Poor Rafa. That definitely is something so private. And poor thing, can’t imagine him having to go through that. When he goes home, he wants to be in a familiar warm loving environment with his family, how sad that what he has known for years now has changed. Poor dear. I hope he’ll be ok. No matter what, they all love him to bits, and will be by his side whenever he needs them. So our dear Rafa will get through it all, one step at a time. Hope Uncle Toni is his rock as well. Dear sweet Rafa. Hope he’s resting up and being cheered up by his friends. Can’t imagine what he will feel on Monday when Wimby starts. For sure he ain’t watching that first centre court match. Sigh. My heart still aches for him :(

  13. CC says:

    *faints*

    He looks fantastic coming through those doors at beginning of clip.

    Then looks really like “WTF is that?!”, when looking into the back seat. Or maybe “WTF are YOU doing here?!”

    Oh, how I love this boy… :)

  14. alik says:

    i feel so sorry for Rafa! he has to deal with a lot.but guess what…this is life!… things can not be peaches and cream all the time.
    Rafa will come back on court as a man.He will make the right decisions and continue making history.
    He his the Best damn tennis player in the world and he knows this.he will get it together.

  15. miri says:

    The press might not have the sense to leave a private matter private, but we do. Until Rafa and/or his team decides that this is something to talk about in public, it’s private and not to be talked about here. Got it?

    • dutchgirl says:

      Agreed, miri. I was reading this stuff and all I could think about was: why doesn’t everybody leave this to be a private matter? Therefore I didn’t feel the urge to comment.
      So glad you brought this up.

    • Ch F says:

      It’s not going to be discussed here, I agree, and I’d like to make it clear it certainly wasn’t my intention. I was only helping translate something that appeared in the press and therefore is public knowledge, responding to the comments of some asking for translation. The intention wasn’t to gossip or anything of the kind. It was simply to state facts as reported in the press, and I hope you noted that I refrained from commenting on it.

  16. CC says:

    Sorry, this is off topic, but I just read in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.se that they will give Rafa a wildcard in Swedish Open, Bastad 11-19th July.
    The article is saying that he is always welcome to play in Bastad, in case he wants to get back into things by that time. Me thinks that will be too early. But it’s a small tourney on clay, so who knows?

    • miri says:

      While I’ve heard it’s a lovely tournament, it doesn’t make sense either timing or surfrace-wise. It seems a bit early and doesn’t seem like good prep for the bigger hard-court tournaments that follow it.

      • loverafa4ever says:

        datz true. Its probably a little early and I don’t think Rafa will play it as its not going to help him with the hard court tourneys like u said. I think the next tournament he will try and play will be rogers cup.

        • CC says:

          I doobt he will play too, makes no sense at all. I think the organisers are just dreaming, which is fair enough.
          Who wouldn’t want Rafa in their tourney.
          However, he might turn up in Bastad to shoot another gay calendar! (:

  17. sia says:

    I’m sure Bastad is a lovely tournie but perhaps Rafa might not be quite ready to go to the Sod’s home land.
    Oh … what do I know … he probably takes a much higher road.

  18. YYY says:

    I can’t view any video on the this site what sould I do?

  19. AnaR says:

    Rafa in the video says, I will not compete until I am completely well. I have not changed being number 2 or number 1 and I will not changed if I am number 3 of the world.

    • nic says:

      Thanks for the translation Ana. I love to hear Rafa say that. He’s so strong. And level headed. Gotta love the boy.

  20. Atch2 says:

    And we will still luv u whatever you r ranked.

  21. AnaR says:

    News of yesterday of El Pais.

    http://www.elpais.com/articulo/deportes/peor/situacion/elpepidep/20090621elpepidep_6/Tes

    “It’s the worst situation”
    Federer Nadal regrets downward, continuing his busy schedule

    The night falls on the Wimbledon club while two of tennis players are discussing in the penumbra about to where must Walk their sport. Rafael Nadal has announced two hours ago that he won’t plays Wimbledon, which has been unable to resolve the insertion tendinitis and bone edema affecting his knees, but that has not altered its agenda. It’s cold and he speaks about his fuss with champion Novak Djokovic. For an hour both were preparing for what happened yesterday: the Players including Roger Federer, they have meeting at 3 p.m.; needed more than three hours of debate to elect the representative of the players on the board of The ATP, governing body of men’s tennis, and again emphasized how a champion like Nadal is subject to a multitude of requirements. On Friday, after speaking with Djokovic, telephoned the attorney for the ATP and Rafael has delegated their vote to him, then dined at his house a seafood paella, courtesy of restaurant “Cambio de Tercio”, and yesterday, after leaving at 8.30 Wimbledon, spent the afternoon glued to the phone, like authoritative voice in the Council meeting.

    Before of renounce, however, the house of tennis was on alert. The wednesday 17 and on the grass was a cross over for “ten seconds”, two men who should be enemies: Federer and Nadal. The Spaniard congratulated the Swiss by win Roland Garros and he asked (Roger to Rafa) how is his knee. “OK” is the answer. “And there, more or less I knew that he was not well because Rafa was always honest with me”, yesterday told the man that possibly will take away the Spanish number one if he wins Wimbledon. “I’m disappointed for him, sad,” said Federer, “I would have liked to play against him because he is my main rival. At Roland Garros, he tried it but did not work. Here I was in a delicate situation, There isn’t worst thing: power play, but not at one hundred percent. If I am with a broken leg, no doubt: I can not play. As …”. Rafa
    Federer has understood better than anyone the debate that took place at the head of the spaniard player. On the wide walkways of brick of Club Wimbledon, however, also walks an ex-tennis player of past with enough wrinkles to understand what could have happened: John Newcombe, who could not defend his title at Wimbledon. “I’m very sad,” says Newk, “for Rafa, the legs are very very important to Nadal, the physical is all to him. I hope that he can control this difficult situation. Perhaps I should check your calendar: playing for the rest from four and six weeks.” Is your case similar when Lleyton Hewitt was dominator of tennis and limited after by pain? “Yes,” replied, “are both very much similar. the two runs a lot on the track. Each point is a battle.”

    To Nadal rest the Open USA, which starts on August 31. Will be the same?, is the question. The answer comes in the form of warning, in London, after 19.15 on Friday, with his renounces of Wimbledon still on breath. At the end of 2008, was also touched by your knees (not played the Masters Tournament and the Davis Cup final): “I had time to recuperate, to make a good training in December. That gave me what I needed to get well Australia and of course well prepared to win the first big great tournament of year. “

    • dutchgirl says:

      Thank you for this AnaR. And reading the last lines, we can expect great things when Rafa returns fully rested and recuperated!

    • nic says:

      Hey Ana, not sure I got the translation right, what were the players council talking about? And what/ who were they voting for? And did Nole join Rafa for dinner at his usual rented house in London? Wow, what I would give to be at that dinner if so! That’s really nice though. Looks like the two of them get along so well.

  22. ava says:

    I don’t want to speculate on anything’s that going on in his personal life because that is not the right of a fan. But if something’s wrong I sincerely hope Rafa finds the strength to come through it all.
    I feel bad for him. I mean, which fan doesn’t care about Rafa but there’s nothing we can do but hope and give our unwavering support to the man from Mallorca.
    RAFA WE LOVE YOU.

    • Ch F says:

      Yeah, it’s a bad situation…What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, goes a saying. I hope it doesn’t kill him-he once said in an interview he’s not brave about anything in life except tennis. Let’s hope he finds the courage he needs.

  23. AnaR says:

    To nic,

    The report has no more details. They, Roger, Rafael and Novak have their responsibilities. I think that basically are very well understood and there has been some confusion when Nole has imitated Rafa but this has been overcome long ago. I sincerely hope that all of them that are bright, intelligent, and leaders who are going to get the better for tennis in general and on specific issues. I think that right now the issues being addressed are: the distribution of points or scoring system and also the famous issue of control of the drug that Rafael has spoken recently and that makes them prisoners of their “vampires” throughout the year.