On his way…

Rafa, Toni and Maymo at the airport leaving for London.

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40 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    I like that sweater!

    • sunset says:

      Yes the sweater. The way that soft collar wraps around his neck, so protective and pampering. How lovely.
      Rafa looks quite poised and prepared. I like his serious, no-nonsense, let’s-get-down-to-business face towards the end, like an alert soldier ready to pounce.

      • Emma says:

        I like the puffed up jacket as well, it makes you want to grab it and give him a good squeeze. Glad to see he is prepared for the weather here, it’s bloody freezing and I don’t remember the last day it didn’t rain. Nice to think he will be all insulated against th cold. Aww.

        Thought Toni was gonna get that rather erratic “M” microphone shoved up his nose sooner or later.

        • Atch2 says:

          Puff jackets always reminds me of the Michelin man. Rafa looks gorgeous in that sweater and totally huggable in the jacket.

          Like the way Maymo is supervising Rafa doing the unloading of the luggage this time. And r you moving to London with all that luggage Rafa bec I’m sure a lot of Rafanatics will be pleased.

        • CC says:

          Cracks me up that he’s wearing that sweater and the downy jacket! Rafa, it’s not Lapland you’re going to… It’s pretty mild over here. ;)

  2. Courtney says:

    Oh my god…. that sweater. LOOOOOVE.

    Also, does Toni’s voice remind anyone else of the mafia?

  3. dutchgirl says:

    Love his scruffy look as well…

  4. Sam says:

    So, is anyone else gonna head to Heathrow and camp out this evening? Oh god, what if its Gatwick?!?!?

    • Ch F says:

      My sister thought of going (she’s in London, I’m not :-( ) but she had too much studying to do so she didn’t.

      • Sam says:

        What on earth could be more important and worth studying than the perfection of the male form..and with a tennis racquet!!???

        Which has reminded me of a thought I had last week. I feel that the constellation of ‘Orion’ should be redefined as ‘Rafa’…his shield could be Rafa’s racquet and his belt could be his sexy Rafatum…..who do I need to ask to get this sorted!!??

  5. Sam says:

    I am also wondering; does Rafa have a weight allowance, or do they make exceptions for beautiful Spanish men in soft cashmere sweaters and sexy facial hair (oh, the facial hair…yum!!)??


    • Karen says:

      All you fans make me laugh with your funny comments about Rafa,I think if I manage to get autograph in London I’ll faint anyway.

    • Sapphireswell says:

      I was wondering about the luggage weight issue as well. It looked quite heft when he lifted it up to measure, and he stared at the scale looking worried. Maybe they can just average his stuff with Maymo’s ;)

      • Sapphireswell says:

        *hefty. I need to proof read more.

        • Atch2 says:

          You’d think that Rafa would get free excess baggage given he pays full taxes in Spain. & i think Maymo would use up his baggage allowance as he’s probably takg the massage bed.

      • CC says:

        I think he said in his blog, or somewhere else earlier this year that he has to pay a lot extra for all the luggage he takes. I doubt that the airlines would give him anything for free.
        I always think it’s hilarious to see Rafa and his luggage at the airport, because it looks like he hasn’t got a clue what to do with it. You would have thought after travelling so many times… :D

        • dutchgirl says:

          * I always think it’s hilarious to see Rafa and his luggage at the airport, because it looks like he hasn’t got a clue what to do with it. You would have thought after travelling so many times… *

          Haha, you’re so right!

        • dutchgirl says:

          * I always think it’s hilarious to see Rafa and his luggage at the airport, because it looks like he hasn’t got a clue what to do with it. You would have thought after travelling so many times… *

          Haha, you’re so right!

  6. mary says:

    Maybe I don’t understand Spanish but both Rafa & unc Toni both seem to be discussing Fed heads group,?Que?
    I laughed when I saw him rotating his luggage roughly. Like “fuck this, which way does it go?”(it must be new luggage). :)
    the sweater(looks wool actually), the stubble, that “oh well here I come” look. Priceless!!! All the fuss & makeup they put on our man for the Nike add & here we have ah la natural & sooooooooo much more hunkable. Dreaming now of cuddling up to that warm & inviting sweater & the hotness thats hidden beneath. *passes out*

  7. Ali says:

    By the time I’m typing this comment he’ll already be in my city. Which, considering I’m very unlikely to stumble across him in the street, is making me silly happy – lol!

    I’m going to the WTF on Sunday evening. I’d love it to be Rafa playing then *wishes* but with my luck, I’m more likely to see Soderling play Davydenko!

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  9. cookie says:

    I love that this video ends with a confident smile from Uncle Toni that seems to chase pre-tournament anxiety away. Also amused that there’s room for a wallet in that form-fitting rear pocket! ;D

  10. Rafafan says:

    Loved it he is so wrapped up for London with his sweaty look. And the way he gets confused about his case – this is so rafa adorable! Don’t u just love him

  11. emir says:

    hahahahah UNCLE TONY IS THERE thats wHY MAYMO isnt CARRYING THE STUFF we all know tony hates those kind of things…..i like the way maymo giving some advice to rafa how to do it…. FROM HIS PAST EXPERIENCE OFCOURSE…..

  12. CC says:

    Oh, go on Rafa, grow a beard. You know you want to… :)

  13. Natalia says:

    aaah, Rafa is so handsome!

  14. Elene says:

    it’s difficult to find a color that doesn’t fit him, practically he has tried all of them and he is impressive in each. a nice combination of grey and pink. I am wondering how Rafa’s girlfriend can’t help from seeing him off at the airport :))

  15. glors27 says:

    hi! I’m getting late on this, but man, he does look HOT!
    They’re speaking catalan – basically he says that Djoko, Davydenko and Soderling are very good on this surface…but he doesn’t look too worried – he’s more worried about his luggage!
    The pants…woww….

  16. NCRafa says:

    Oh my gosh – soft, clingy sweater, snug pants, stubble, and tousled hair – kill me dead! This might be the best he’s ever looked – of course I also think that whenever I see him in the nearly see-through white practice shorts, or jeans and a tight t-shirt, or a tailored suit …

  17. Carol says:

    Yes, yes, yes – I agree with all of you about the lovely snuggly jumper – OK, CC, it is quite mild here at the mo, but our guy’s used to the sunshine… Not too much of that here.

    What really surprised me was how quiet the airport was – did he take the last flight out or something? Unshaven Rafa here – soo desirable (and hmm, how the body hair overall has come along recently – just enough… *yum*)

    …and how he made that little girl’s day…Aah!

    OK, I’d better sign off, I can see the signs…