RG: Promos

Babolat has posted some “behind the scenes” photos of Rafa shooting a bag check on their Facebook account. Can’t wait to see that. Think he’ll pull out a ton of chocolate? If he does, it’s a real bag check and not a “show up here with nothing embarrassing in your bag” one. ;)

And here’s some photos from an exho Rafa did today with some tots:

Spain’s Rafael Nadal hits a return to young players during an exhibition on May 21, 2010 at the Molitor swimming pool in Paris, two days ahead of the start of the French tennis Open at Roland Garros. The Moliltor swimming pool is an abandoned swimming pool complex located near Roland Garros stadium.

Photos by JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images

25 Responses

  1. Sapphireswell says:

    I like the mural behind Rafa :) Seeing that it has a huge Nike check, maybe they should make that into a shirt… *hint, hint.*

    Also like the colors on the new shoes. Pumped for next week!

  2. miri says:

    @loltennis just tweeted that more pics were available on the RG site. Here they are.

  3. tiemyshoe says:

    These photos make me happy. Rafa + graffiti + kids = bestest promo. Maybe it’s all the color and smiles.

  4. sia says:

    Yep, great photos … suit Rafa. Look at the size of the little guy with his cute shorn head … got some good moves though. lol.

  5. jobu says:

    Um, is that Rafa hitting a one-handed backhand???

    • miri says:

      Yeah…looks like he was trying to imitate the artist’s rendition of his backhand.

      Oodles more photos here.

      • sia says:

        Nice miri … they are in Nice, right? Good marketing for Rafa. Soooo … I’m not seeing a photo of him holding a spray can … but that is his signature, no?

        • sia says:

          Don’t know why I thought Nice … stop drinking wine Sia.

        • miri says:

          No, as it says in the post, they are from Paris.

        • robert says:

          It’s a new tennis club in a disused swimming pool near Roland Garros in Paris, opened by Nike, called THE CLUB, very hip & cool, with coaches & gear, and with music and drinks available on the galleries. Here are some info:

          THE CLUB at Molitor
          May 19 – June 6
          WEEKDAYS from 2pm – 7pm / WEEEKENDS from 11am – 8pm

          Nike’s THE CLUB is taking tennis in Paris to the next level, with the coolest space, events, music and more! Reserve a tennis court for you and your friends, take a free workshop with one of our coaches, customize some Nike gear or just come for the drinks and music.

          WEEKLY SCHEDULE (subject to change)
          Open Play: 2-4pm
          Coached Workshops: 4-5pm
          Court Reservations: 5-7pm

          WEEKEND SCHEDULE (subject to change)
          Open Play: 11am – 2pm
          Coached Workshops: 2-3pm
          Music & More: 3-8pm

          COURT RESERVATIONS:
          Please call 01 40 71 04 22
          *Reservation line opens on May 19

          DIRECTIONS
          2 Avenue de la Porte Molitor
          75016, Paris, France
          Metro: Michael Ange – Auteuil

  6. cookie says:

    Rafa seems so happy around children- perhaps it’s their innate innocence to which he relates? But hope he didn’t play too long on (and adjust to) the hard surfrace. ;) VAMOS!

  7. Fay says:

    Great vids, I love the green shirt too!

  8. Atch2 says:

    Looks like a really cool club to play tennis in.
    Rafa and kids look adorable as always.
    How gorgeous is Rafa in the photos leaning on the wall?
    The bright colours and active graphics are so Rafa. The depiction of Rafa at the back is awesome too but he is in rather tight short shorts, no?

  9. miri says:

    This was up how many hours before someone told me the bag check photos link wasn’t working? Fired. Once again, you are all fired.

    • Nana says:

      Oops, Miri… we have a lot to read and watch and drool over, you know ;P

    • teejustice says:

      Oh no’s… sorry Miri

      So the bag in the photos is red…not Rafa’s regular bag. Guessing we won’t see any chocolate or quely’s.

    • an says:

      But…but… It was night over here in Europe…. We was sleeping… I showed you i was sharp last sunday, No?……. Does that count, will you let me stay?? :D

  10. Nana says:

    I’m tired trying to do catch up on Rafa/RG news… Rafa must be exhausted doing all these promos and he has to practice???

    But I bet he’s not, seeing how smiley and happy he was in the swimming pool thing =)

  11. CC says:

    Ah, love all of this in general. The turquoise and the bulge in the shorts in particular.

    • An says:

      My favourites are the ones agains the blue graphiti wall…
      What a beauty, not only talking about the bulge in the shorts, but the man in general!! He looks so fresh here…mmmmmmmmmmmmm;)

  12. miri says:

    Even more photos from the Nike promo.

    • Atch2 says:

      Awesome photos of big kid Rafa. Luv the sneakers.

      In the group photo, that the kid on the end left is dorky cute, while the kid on the end right looks like he has Fed’s hair.

  13. miri says:

    More photos here and here. And no, his shoe laces weren’t tied. *sigh*