Rafa’s return

Spanish TV piece with helpful English subtitles:

Posted by MLArgentina.

23 Responses

  1. neilintoronto says:

    Thanks for posting this!!! I was not expecting to tear up quite so early in the day LOL. I keep watching highlights, because i can’t quite believe he’s won again, and in such devastating fashion. Glad he’s being smarter with his body/schedule as well. Tennis needs him to be at full health for as long as possible.

  2. tiemyshoe says:

    I love how the camera stays on Rafa the entire time during matchpoint, and you can see the exact moment his heart explodes from happiness and relief.

  3. Nic says:

    Watched this on my phone and didn’t see any subtitles :( Without understanding a word though, I still enjoyed all 8+ mins of it. Watching Rafa’s journey accompanied by the very suitable score that reflected the drama, the highs and lows, I’m always impressed by these mini Rafa documentaries by Spanish tv. To me, great storytelling and editing. They take these really seriously and I admire that. Of course cos Rafa is the subject that’s why I like it all.

    • Nic says:

      Watchin Rafa fall to the ‘earth’ in victory is still the best part of being a Rafa fan. It’s always so poetic and beautiful. He is really salt of the earth.

  4. cookie says:

    Absolutely beautiful depiction of the history behind the Monte Carlo comeback. Thanks SO much for posting this! <3

  5. patzin says:

    So much love was put into the making of this video. Rafa is well loved.

  6. Nana says:

    Beautiful video. I almost didn’t need to understand the words to appreciate it.

    People are saying “Nadal has returned”, or “he eeeees back”… even though the guy says he has never been gone! The tennis world’s wait for their favourite son to re-emerge from his dark journey was almost zen-like. At least it was character-building for me!

  7. CC says:

    This is fat and pompous and overdramatic and…I f-ing love it!

  8. Fay says:

    Omg this is so lovely, I was almost tearful. I loved the grunting bit up close, boy you can really see the passion in his eyes on every point, it is beautiful, he is beautiful, thanks Miri for this, I watched it once with the subtitles and again just to experience it without having to read the words…. amazing! absolutely loved it!

  9. Susanna728 says:

    Fantastic. Definitely one of my favorite videos. Have to say that I completely adore the way he looks in that bright yellow warm up jacket with the collar turned up – that he wore during the USO (I think). Hot and sophisticated at the same time.

  10. Silhouette says:

    Thanks for showing us such a lovely video! I watched it first on my Iphone and didn’t see the subtitles. Now I just watched it a second time, this time with the subtitles. What a fantastic video!! I think a lot of us, esp his critics, forget that Rafa is still very young! To be so young and to gain so much attention on and off the court and to maintain his humility, is something that is very very difficult to do. Fame and fortune spoils everyone, except Rafa it seems. And for that alone, I respect Rafa! And he is trying to improve every aspect of his game and he did show a great improvement in many aspects of his game. His critics usually does not give him credits for all these. Rafa is a legend already! And I am so glad that he is adjusting himself and his schedule so that he will have a long career. I hope he keeps winning and keep setting new records and then show the world a great champion can still be a normal ordinary human being. Vamos Rafa!

  11. Maria says:

    Hmmm! Rafa’s odyssey returning to his MC home to rescue his beloved Penelope – trophy from suitors? It’s blown out of proportions & is scripted on the job description for heroes and I didn’t think it could work for me. But, volume muted, only images left, it worked perfectly!

    • Rafangel says:

      Rafa’s so much more than a hero. For a start, if he was trying to get home to his wife, he wouldn’t park himself on an island for 10 years shagging a goddess and then sit around crying about it.

      More overblown, soppy Rafa-god films, please, world :)

  12. Atch2 says:

    Great compilation of clips except I still don’t like watching the bits of Rafa’s pained expressions and falls during RG 09.

    Rafa has the cheekiest smile when he bites the trophies, and a twinkle in his eyes.

    Why don’t they hand out those ATP Masters Serious trophies anymore, or put the symbols indicating the number of titles on the Name banners in front of the player’s seats anymore?

    When Rafa walks out at IW 09, he looks like he’s thinking ‘shit I hate these shorts. Hope no one else notices them’

  13. Nada H T says:

    wow .. amazing