Lights, camera…Rafa!

Photo by Fernando Gomez

Photo by Fernando Gomez

Here’s a story about the filming of a new Banesto advert featuring a certain tennis player. (Google translation)

A helper, wearing a black jacket circus tamer, wet hair and Nadal face between takes to achieve the effect-sweat.

Rafa needed help achieving sweat? That’s a first! ;)

Nadal did not leave anything to chance. A net mounted in the middle of the flag and dozens of tennis balls served to him to heat up before shooting the sequences. The rally also sought to tone the muscles of the Spaniard, highlighting the tremendous power of their biceps and size of the veins that supply your upper body.

Huh? What? I kind of went away there for a minute.

Nadal is merengue to the core.

*ahem* Oh, that’s an “e” not an “i”.

9 Responses

  1. Atch2 says:

    If Rafa is meringue to the core, then he’s yummier that I thought.

    And Rafa doing a Neo? Cool.

  2. dutchgirl says:

    Can’t wait for a video of this commercial!

  3. Atch2 says:

    Seems like Banesto didn’t like the checkered shorts coz Rafa’s wearing plain black ones for the tvc.

    • Carol says:

      “The rally also sought to tone the muscles of the Spaniard, highlighting the tremendous power of their biceps and size of the veins that supply your upper body.”

      Ohhh….*thud*

      • Carol says:

        I’m still not keen on the check dusters made into shorts myself, but, hey what do I know? If Rafa’s OK with them…*shrugs*

  4. jmc says:

    “Merengue” also means Real Madrid fan…but the idea of Rafa as dessert is quite nice :)

    • aRafaelite says:

      Merengue is also a playful, sexy, Latin dance for couples… like Salsa but more fun and with simpler footwork. You can all form a queue behind me to teach Rafa how to do it…! Don’t worry, you’ll get your turn, I’ll probably last about 30 seconds before passing out!

  5. faeaki 7 says:

    Merengue! sweety Rafa! somes him up nicely! This video sounds awsome, cannot wait to see this one!

  6. natch says:

    I’ll help him achieve that effect-sweat. No charge. ;)