Rome: New tournament, new airport footage

Thanks to robert for pointing out this iB3 report of Rafa leaving Barcelona for Rome:

(Also on YouTube in case the above doesn’t work for anyone.)

And, as a few people have pointed out, the Bryan Brothers tweeted this earlier today:

What do you get when you mix 60 Italian teens, Rafa, & Vueling Airlines? One crazy ass flight! Finally in Rome. Hallelujah

13 Responses

  1. ang says:

    Rafa in pink :)

  2. CC says:

    So Rafa, you’ve raided your dad’s wardrobe and borrowed a jacket again. Fine. I give up with you, in that department.

    60 Italian teenagers AND the Bryan brothers… Poor Rafa! ;)

    • Atch2 says:

      Rafa’s pretty in pink.

      CC I can’t believe you’re giving up on Rafa. It’s not like you. This dept isn’t a total lost cause, now is it? Maybe he was going for the army jacket/military look?

      • robert says:

        Yes, it’s a military-look jacket, the same he wore few days ago when travelling from Barcelona to Mallorca with his mum and Maymo:

      • Karen says:

        Rafa in pink & that jacket, he looks wicked but in a good way. Hope he kicks some serious ass in Rome!

      • CC says:

        OK. I haven’t given up just yet. I like that style of jacket, but the fabric and some of the details look “old man”. And it’s all in the detail, no? God, I’m so fussy! :D

        Rafa in pink is always a winner, though!

        • Rafafan says:

          CC – Er……….. Rafa in pink and the jacket in grey.

          Remember French Open last year. Rafa in pink (same type of pink) and Rafa in grey (jacket) same type of grey.

          Is he trying to make a statement – ie. not superstitious, or the FO is the one that I WANT TO WIN or er…. CC he not a winner in pink and grey! (help! – i am superstitious).

          Good news is that Nando won against the Sod – yipee so the Barc trophy stays with spain and so looks good for Rafa – after his slaughtering to Nando 6 1 6 0 – what does that say about our boy and then Nando winning against the Sod – I am so pleased for Nando (coz I did feel sorry for him last week). Sorry if this is off topic!

          • Fay says:

            Yes Nando won Barca for Spain, Rafa will be pleased I am sure that it wasn’t the Sod, we don’t want any confidence building trophies for him…

            More on topic, I love Rafa in pink but prehaps not on the court lol… after 09 French open I prefer him not to wear pink on the court, pleease Rafa! psst I am superstitious:)… I am looking forward to Rome, I hope Rafa is… can anyone translate the interview, Ines where are you.? xxx thanks..

  3. Ch F says:

    Please no pink during the clay season. Brings back too many bad memories. I hope he chooses another colour ;-)

    • Rafafan says:

      CH F – we have gotta get over the pink (and grey short) no?

      Rafa not superstitious (he said so himself) , he just have lots of ritiuals instead – is that the same?

      Miri, CC, Jimmy An – what you think. Ironic how he is displaying the colours or do you think this is Nike up to their tricks yet again!!!

      • Ch F says:

        I know, I was just joking. It’s just that I don’t like pink in general. ;-)

        • Rafafan says:

          CH F I know you were. But I have to say I bet Nike are just loving all the publicity – it was probably the best thing that ever happened to them – that their main man lost – in England every single paper (including The Times and all the upper curst ones had Nadal on the front page on the floor of the clay with the obvious comments! it was huge news – and of course a year later everyone remembers the one in pink who lost so astonishingly!)

    • robert says:

      Well, Rafa continues with his pink tee even in his first Roman presser today: