Practice video

Everyone settled in and watching a great day of tennis? Here’s some video from yesterday’s practice session:

Posted by tpbluebird and sent in by Atch2.

17 Responses

  1. johanne says:

    This is why I voted for “watching him sweat.” THIS IS WHY, PEOPLE!!! ;)

  2. miri says:

    SMS from Kalli that his tummy is taped again today. Notice around 1:40 how he taps his tummy? Wonder what’s going on.

  3. dutchgirl says:

    OMG, do we need to panic because he’s signalling different kinds of precaution measures (at least, I hope they are just precautious)?

    • miri says:

      Not panic since he’s still out there practicing. I bet it’s just sore muscles or something like that from not being used to match play.

      • dutchgirl says:

        That must be it, probably stretched a muscle in serving or something like that. Thanks for the update.

  4. Wooffie says:

    That man is seriously sexy …


  5. An says:

    He taps or feels it around 0.45 too…
    but is guess/ hope/ pray this indeed is musclepain caused by lack of practice… and should be cosidered one of the pains he is used to play with.

    I know we would want him to play pain free, but thats an “illusion” if you ask me.. I’m nowhere near as good a tennisplayer as Rafa but pains are always there if i play too!

  6. faecoleman says:

    Yes I would imagine An that the amount of effort Rafa puts into each shot that he would get a little strain especially since he hasn’t played in a while, he has probably got alot of conditioning to catch up on..

  7. faecoleman says:

    Oh by the way Rafa looks *sexy * as ever! Its rare we see him shirtless nowadays… thanks to all for the update.

  8. Suzanne says:

    Rafi is on court warming up for his match against Seppi right now! If it’s not on tv for you, you can catch it live online here:

    Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • miri says:

      And please don’t chat about the match during it in the threads – go to the chat room if you want to talk about it while it’s going on.

    • Delta says:

      Thanks Suzanne, thankfully TC is coming through. BTW, if you moved to S. Calif. get “Direct TV”
      satelite, or COX “sports variety tier”. Otherwise “flove” the info for online, just in case? Go Nadal!!

  9. CC says:

    Tummy tape, wrist tape… Sounds to me like Xisca is wearing him out. Go home, girl! ;)

  10. Atch2 says:

    We can thank the Cincy heat for the Rafa shirtlessness. He looks like he just got out of the shower and looks totally HOT.

    This practice looks more intense that the previous ones we’ve seen, like he upped it another notch. Strong grunts and match-like strokes.