Long practice video

Posted by tpbluebird.

15 Responses

  1. Milla says:

    is that nicolas lapentti?

  2. loverafa4ever says:

    wow… 8 minutes of chilled out Rafa. Thanks!

  3. CC says:

    Rafa’s awfully cute, especially when he shoves his hand down his shorts. So I can’t say I don’t enjoy watching these clips. I still, however, find it a bit freaky with everyone just standing there going “smiiile” and “come over heeere Rafaaa”.
    I know he’s used to it, but…he MUST get fed up sometimes.

    • miri says:

      I was in the crowd two days and was ready to smack people, I don’t know how he does it. The second day, the young lady standing next to me kept making the most disturbing noises…some sort of combination of a squeal, purr, moan and then chanting his name. I had to get the hell away from her!

      • CC says:

        Scary. Makes me cringe.

        • Delta says:

          I can see people standing watching him hit his massive forehands, serves etc. but to stand there for 8-10 min w/him doing nothing? No. Not to take away how “eye-catching” he is, rather see him at his work, that’s when he’ll show all what he’s got!

      • dutchgirl says:

        I simply can’t understand why people lower themselves to that kind of behaviour!

      • Suzanne says:

        What restraint you showed…I think I would have at least turned to her and asked if she was on drugs!

  4. loverafa4ever says:

    who is sitting next to benito? and who is the guy Maymo and Roig was talking to? Does nebody knw?

  5. AnaR says:

    Yes, Milla Rafa often training when he is in the U.S. and in other tournaments with him ..they are friends.

  6. AnaR says:

    I mean with Nicolas..

  7. mary says:

    Hey miri, I suspect Rafa has selective hearing. Otherwise yeah there are some scary people around. Thankfully Rafa doesn’t seem to be bothered by most ogglers (me included). I guess he appreciates the respect and admiration most people show towards him.
    As always he looks edible in pink

  8. Suzanne says:

    This reminds me of a feature they did on the Tennis Channel when Rafi was in Miami and had his first big win against Federer. He was sitting on the steps in front of his hotel for about 45 minutes waiting for his ride to the practice courts. He said, it’s not always so “charming” like it seems on the tv. Sometimes you have to do a lot of waiting. I thought that was so adorable. Even though this clip showed a lot of waiting, he appears to make the best of it, as always, with a great aktitude. I bet he’d just love to have a practice session that was a little more private. Oh well, it’s still fun to see him in kick back mode,however I hope that he’s wearing his intense hat tonight…Listening to Brad Gilbert and Darren Cahill today, they both seem to think he’ll be in battle mode tonight and will beat Matthieu in straight sets…from their lips to God’s ears!

    • mary says:

      Thats a cute little story Suzanne. Like me they are gonna be waiting a long time at work today before I show up. I ain’t missing my match not even for work. I guess they better sack me. Nah!, they need me too much. No other sucker would do it as well as me. He, he

  9. Atch2 says:

    Benito’s been hanging with the posse more than usual, and playing the ballboy again. And Rafa is pretty in pale pink.

    Good to hear they’re still using child labour on all fours again.