11 Responses

  1. Necitas says:

    Meaning, he’s the most powerful in ATP? Outdoing Fed? Yeaheey! I knew it…Even though he will not be playing consistently yet, Rafa will still SHINE through…Way to go Rafa!!! Another VAMOS for you!:)

  2. JK says:

    Yes I saw this earlier in the morning. He was rated above Kobe Bryant and some other top american athletes. Good stuff!

  3. patzin says:

    Power, intensity, passion, grit, and attractive. How could he miss.

  4. faeaki7 says:

    Of course, has there been a more passionate, explosive and powerful tennis player as Rafael? its nice too that it gets noticed! and he has loads of sex appeal too!

  5. Rafafan says:

    Yeah the passion he plays and the intensity is just awesome, and now he has added the lawnmower pumping celebration to it. At one point in the murray match when he did this, they played it back on the screen and everyone was in awe of it. So funny and arousing.

  6. tiemyshoe says:

    $31.5 million in earnings at age 23. This puts a damper on my wanting to feel sorry for poor wittle Rafa. ;)

    • Rafangel says:

      Heh. Yeah. Not sure how accurate it is tho cos I’m sure they said something similar for Fed-ex, and I’m sure he recently got publicity for passing the $50m winnings mark (let alone the corporate stuff, which is supposed to be two or three times the winnings income).

    • sia says:

      I wonder what that kind of cash might get you in the way of a bionic knee implant?

  7. Rafafan says:

    Don’t forget though he gets taxed 60% on earnings. And hate the talk about a career being short but usually the career span of tennis players is….?

  8. emir says:

    ı am not suprısed he passed fed,fed probably the greatest player off all tıme but he doesnt have star charısma……

  9. nic says:

    Very very interesting to see that they rate Rafa up there at 11 in the US. Still can’t imagine his appeal/ power is that widespread in that region. But it’s pretty awesome if it’s a well-calculated and researched reflection of athletes overall.