Videos and then some more videos

Spanish interview with English subtitles:

Posted by meriko – same as this one from Or this one from iB3? (Yes, the internet connection at my hotel sucks and is very slow – it’s showing me YouTube vids as a series of still images.)

Eurosport interview:

Posted by rafeldilealsol

He’s surrounded! Someone save him!

Posted by Patxy270180

Federer or Nadal?

Posted by luneworld.

33 Responses

  1. Suzanne says:

    No contest…cold as ice or hot as lava…the iceman or the hottie…

  2. Diane says:

    It’s just so marvelous to see Rafa back in action. Miri, I’m jealous. But thanks for the efforts on our behalf.

  3. johanne says:

    “Federer or Nadal?”

    Nadal. Final answer. ;)

    Thanks for the vids (and for posting while on vay-k!). Hope you’re enjoying your time up north!

  4. Atch2 says:

    Luved that bouncy carefree strut Rafa has going in the 3rd video. Also thought he was wearing a necklace of microphones, with so many and so close around his head.

    • mary says:

      Yep he is looking chirpy indeed with that carefree strut!!!! Those mic’s were any closer they’ed be choking him. Some of those journo’s must have almost been on top of him. :) :D Awe! *faints*

  5. loverafa4ever says:

    Gr8… I think he was training better wn he was wearing dat orange t-shirt. So gud 2 c soo much of Rafa again..

  6. CC says:

    AHHH!!! I’m so happy to see Rafa back at a tournament, training, doing press, looking with positive actitude. If I get to see him win a match as well, then…

  7. Delta says:

    OMG! He walks with that “confident stride” and looks like he’s ready to attack! Member back in 2006 when he was out I think 3 mos. and came back to win Dubai no? If I’m correcto? He will come back with “special motivation” ( which he always has regardless!) The Matador in him won’t settle for less! Oh s**# did he ever have that strut in vid 3, looking like a million bucks & back to his self-assured state of mind.

  8. Manahil says:

    Here`s another 1 of him:

    He`s smiling like crazy in it..!! Wonder why?! Its gr8 though after seeing him so frustrated during his practice sessions..!

    • mary says:

      Thanks Manahil. He sure seems pleased about something. Maybe cracking up over the same type of interview. It’s like a stuck record with those journo’s gotta ask the same bloody questions. Great to see his acktitude so positive & Yum, yummy, yummier! Couldn’t get much sweeter. I’m feeling tingly all over! *faints*

      • Delta says:

        S**t Mary your so funny with your scription of Nadal, love reading your post! Have to have some O2 like am now. What you say, is what I’m feeling. Yessss, his positive acktitude is “delicious beyond measure” and once he gets that 1st “V” under his belt, he’ll be on HIS way to defending HIS title there in Fabulous Montreal! Remember, “it is RAFA and with him” or (anyone for that matter) ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

      • Clare says:

        Be with calm Mary, be with calm ;) !!!

    • Delta says:

      Thx Manahil, smiling cuz he knows he’s going to “unload” on his opponent! no? As well he has his Papa there & GF and is glad to be back! Think of how most, if not all of us “Nadalnews fanantics” have been having “Rafa w/d, can’t began to imagine what was going through his frontal cortex, limbic, hypothalamus, ect. eg;) Brain. A brilliant one at that!!!

    • Atch2 says:

      Don’t be fooled by that sweet apple pie smile. He’s a killer on the court.

      • Delta says:

        Oh hell, I 2nd that, on “both fronts” that he has, “the sweetest smile” (of which I have only seen
        infrequently, while in play) but “the killer stare” that intimidates his peers, esp. Fed;) sends him off into oblivion to point where Fed has lost his “A-game”! RAFA has killer looks on court & off! Yuuumm…………………..

  9. Carol says:

    Isn’t it one of his Rafa-isms that he practices with his socks pulled up and plays matches with them turned down?

    He was practicing in these vids with his socks turned down… Rafa in kick ass match killer mind??

    Aahhh… that 3rd video, how can I concentrate on anything now? What a Man…

    • Delta says:

      Me too Carol, its 1.27a Mon. U.S. Pacific time; ( California) and can’t sleep! Too excited as this drought of not seeing Rafa has made for a “miserable summer.” Have had to re-watch the AO “V” over & over to get “my Rafael fix,” then all is right for the moment.
      Correcto on the sock assessment, and that should translate into the fact he’s ready to attack, just like wev’e seen time & time again! OMG! Am consumed with anticipation seeing him walk onto court,
      once again “the defending champion” finally having a chance to defend HIS title!!! It’s not “wishful thinking”, but I always believe this doll can do the impossible!!!

      • Carol says:

        “consumed” I like it!! (add all other suitable verbs, adverbs, adjectives etc…)

        VAMOS Man! VAMOS Roig!

        • Delta says:

          And……. they did it! Were Victorious, just a portent for what’s to come!!! Soooooo excited
          it’s driving me mad!!! Wednesday can’t come soon enough. Just had to watch vid 3 again, he’s too cute for words…….

  10. AnaR says:

    In one of these great videos, we can see a Nadal full of energy with that peculiar way of walking, saluting with his hand, shaking his head by his hair wet .. fantastic. That is the image we want to see. Rafael Nadal eager, energetic, and please, without pain. What envy of Miri… Many many thanks Miri for your effort and your very good work.

  11. mary says:

    Btw thanks miri. Sorry the internet is slow for you. Upside you get to see Rafi clip by clip. Hope you get to see the real fleshy one. Oh I gotta distract myself, more Rafi pics thats it. ;) ;)

  12. An says:

    Federer or Nadal? Do you guys realy think its necassary that i awnser that questio???? LOL

    And oooo… Yes Miri, you go and save him!!!

  13. nic says:

    Aaawwww Rafa is looking so happy!!!! :DDDD
    So chirpy and cute and smiley.
    I think he must be thinking how funny it is to be back answering the same questions over and over and over again, but how much he’s actually enjoying getting back into the whole circus of it again. Hehe.
    How adorable is he!! He can’t help but smile at every interview he’s doing, especially the official Roger’s Cup on the ATP Youtube site. It’s like he’s trying so hard to stop bursting into a big grin.
    I’m so glad to see Rafa so happy. It’s been too long.
    He’s looking relaxed and ready to give it his best. Think he’s mentally fresh too. Don’t think he’s got any pressure on himself to perform, just to play is good enough. Aaww Rafa, I’m just so happy to see you happy! Lovely lovely day. Ah, what a gorgeous man he is.
    Sorry for the rambling, just made my day seeing so many videos of him in high spirits. Vamos my pretty! :)

  14. Atch2 says:

    Pls someone tell me how to react if Rafa is approaching me shirtless like video 1/2? What a sight to behold in the flesh! Will I look like a dork/dag if I just stand there staring?

    • CC says:

      I think you should ask him to go back, take his shorts off and then walk towards you again… ;)

      • Atch2 says:

        CC. U R Back! Missed ur cheekiness.

        Rafa’s a modest guy and I couldn’t ask that of him, and he wouldn’t do it anyway bec Xisca’s in town. And u should leave something for the imagination.

  15. mary says:

    Atch2, What? You’ll be standing? Me I’d be sprawled out lying passed out cold. I’d have the paramadics standing over me trying to revive me with not much luck. I’d almost say that I’d be probably comatosed at the sight of so much of his fleshy goodness. ;) :D LOL

  16. mary says:

    I think I’m sleeping with the light on tonight. Nah!!!!!! I won’t be sleeping at all. Any chance of seeing him live at Montreal is enough for me to invest in some matches or sticky stuff to keep my eyes open.

    • nic says:

      Hahaha Mary. You mean you’re gonna stay up to see the live coverage at 1am? I really wonder too if they will show Rafa’s doubles match! But won’t be able to stay up for it. Thank goodness I’ve now got my DVR to help record it all in case :)

      • mary says:

        Our DVR went foobah and I’ve gotta get another. The trouble is when I record anything I rarely get around to seeing it. I have to be there in the moment even if it’s just this once or maybe twice or tres. Just make myself strong coffee or extra choci instead. That will get me through the day at work.

  17. mary says:

    CC you trying to kill me. I’m already comatosed with the shirtless!
    :) :) ;) ;)

  18. Suzanne says:

    Interesting little tidbit. I was just on the USTA website and they had a poll question asking if people thought Fed would win the US Open and 60% said no! I’ll be there were a heck of a lot of confident Rafans out there voting…he’s so loved here!