Maymo speaks!

I can’t understand a word he says, but he speaks – I think the topic is Rafa’s diet. And Rafa apparently needs a knife to eat soup.

Posted by ib3.

22 Responses

  1. Beau says:

    LOL I like how right at the end its another clip of “Rafa in the wild”, sort of nervously looking at the camera while he’s at the water hole ;)

  2. Manahil says:

    i got so excited when i read da title thinkin dat maymos also spoken in rafa’s defense like benito but now dat ive regained my senses i realise dat was quite stupid!! lol..nyway gr8 to see a maymo interview-dnt think i hav b4..nd luvin da scruffy look on him!!

  3. Atch2 says:

    It’s been a good day for Rafanatics here. First Benito comments and now Maymo speaks! I thought he would sound like a Spanish Matthew Broderick. Apparently not.

    Is that Rafa at the beginning playing a statue, or is it a really good but shiny wax statue?

    Someone pls pls translate. Besides Pasta and Gambas, Cookies and Cream ice cream and Choc Chip Cookies, I need to know what Rafa likes to eat so I can go take cooking lessons to make it.

    Also can anyone explain to me why Rafa has 2 bottles of water, one cold and the other room temperature during matches?

    • Debbie says:

      Yes! I was just thinking about how I have never, ever heard Maymo. Now, if I could just understand what the heck he is saying…can anyone translate? Please? Thanks!

    • Debbie says:

      Oh. My.Gosh. I totally get the Matthew Broderick thing. Heehee.

    • sia says:

      Has to be a statue (thought I heard something about resin), can you imagine Rafa staying that still for any length of time ? :)

    • Lou Lou says:

      LOL!… Matthew Broderick, okay, I can see it, lil bit but come on! Maymo is way hotter!

  4. Nana says:

    Thanks for the post! I’m new to your site. Great work!
    Just wonder what Benito comments you guys were talking about?

    • Debbie says:

      Benito responded in the thread for the French Academy Award Rafa is receiving. You can find his comments there. Welcome, btw!

      • Nana says:

        Thanks! It’s great to see Benito joining the discussion. BTW you guys are doing a good job with the site!

  5. sia says:

    Although when I looked for the second time I thought I saw his eyes move. Spooky.

    • Debbie says:

      I think it is real…his eyes do move. Hard to believe he can hold still that long! :)

    • Courtney says:

      His eyes do move… I figured it’s just an oiled up Rafa. Why do people think it’s a statue?

      • Atch2 says:

        Cos Rafa usually can’t stay stil 4 more than 2 secs & he’s so shiny. Wonder who the lucky person who got 2 oil Rafa was.

  6. Yaritza says:

    Ok, I don’t speak Mallorquín, I speak Spanish and understood a little bit. Basically they say at the end that Rafa eats 60-65% carbohydrates, 20-30% protein and 10-15% fat. He restricts fried foods, drinks a lot of water and something (tonic? sports?) drinks during competition. Balanced diet as I can see.

  7. faeaki 7 says:

    Thanks for the translation! Yep most atheletes eat alot if carbs especially pasta! they can afford to. I myself am a bit of a health freak so \I think he drinks the warm and cold water to get the balance just write, I myself always drink a mixture of the two its better for the hydration.
    Thats definately a well oiled Rafa, no fake its def real! its not like he doesn’t have to keep still for photos is it? he’s Nadal he can do anything!

  8. rafandready says:

    Great video clip, lovely shots of Rafa and so funny when he’s eating the soup and has a knife in his hand, looking unsure what to do with it (understandably) LOL.

  9. robert says:

    It’s not soup he’s eating, but looks like Fabada Asturiana (Spanish bean stew): white beans cooked with bacon and sausages.

  10. nic says:

    Hahahaha the knife and the soup. Haha, too funny.
    Heee, didn’t imagine that’s what Maymo sounded like.
    Love it when they speak in Mallorquin. It’s lovely.

  11. Nada H. T says:



    WEIGHT :)

  12. CC says:

    Rafael Maymo, I am liking what I see and hear a lot. Can we please see and hear a bit more of you in future?

    Gosh, he’s got such lovely eyes that young man. Maymo, that is.

    Rafa eating soup with a knife? Didn’t he say he likes to suffer? ;)

  13. Kim_Rafa says:

    Oh, I just love Maymo! <3 Wish we heard and saw more of him too!