Madrid: Practice vid

Here’s a video from the practice session:

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10 Responses

  1. Karen says:

    Great, Rafa in red & grey again. Wonder who he’s hitting with?

  2. Holly says:

    Have I said today how much I love him? hee!

    Interesting that he and Pico didn’t even look at each other when they changes sides….a bit intense!.

    Thanks!

  3. Fay says:

    “Rafa has so many things going on with him and so much attitude, personality and swagger that he’s exciting to watch even in a short 1 minute clip!”

    I so agree!!! this clip is devine, he has such natural charisma!!! I love how the boys’ (Rafa and Pico), pass each other changing ends like in a real match, so focused… yes yes yes bring it on! I love to watch Rafa play in Spain, it makes him so inspired, and I hope the courts are playing better than last year..! so good to see him out there again on the courts practising, hope its a good tourney for him!

  4. Libby says:

    Almost looks like a “no fooling around! we’re keeping score!” practice match, what with the intense faces and no looking/speaking when they pass at the net.

    I’m a little alarmed by how badly I want Rafa to win Madrid.

    • djb says:

      Believe me, you’re not the only one aching for Rafa to capture Madrid. What better place than home, for Rafa to capture a record-breaking 18th Masters title.

  5. jba says:

    i love how so much is going on while the reporter’s talking. to think it lasted for about just 10 seconds. he’s on the baseline, then he slides, then he pauses for a second and then probably goes “crap, the ball is close to net have to run after it” then sort of tucks his head in a little and chases after the ball. haha

    • Fay says:

      I love the way Rafa does that in matches, when running for a drop shot he first dips his head before steaming in the retrieve it, I think he is the only one I have seen that does it so obviously!

  6. Atch2 says:

    Luv these bright coloured boys playing together, and even Pico’s wrist/arm bandage is colourful.

    And that Rafastrut is very flirty Rafa.

  7. arwen says:

    I want to see him biting the madrid trophy. actually I’d die for it. vamos big champ..