20 Responses

  1. ang says:

    I love how he stands there with his hands on his hips and then blows out the candles.

    • tiemyshoe says:

      Which weren’t even lit! Cute. :)

      • ang says:

        I didn’t even realize that but it cute anyway!

      • teejustice says:

        It looked like he was kind of mockingly blowing out the candles because everyone was singing happy birthday and the candle blowing would have been the next part…cute

  2. Kate says:

    I wonder by the time he gets to his 30th they will forget the sparklers!!

    • Nana says:

      The sparkler thing from a few years ago startles me every time I watch it. Looks truly dangerous.

  3. TWA says:

    Rafa’s Facebook page includes a lengthy new thank-you video in Spanish.

    Can anyone translate that video into English?

    Thank you!

    • teejustice says:

      He says more or less – hello everyone, what’s up. It’s a beautiful birthday. Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes from around the world and from the players. I ate with my family here with the great views of the Eifel Tower. I am waiting for my semi-final tomorrow and will try to continue to play well to be in the final. I will do all I can, my best to there on Sunday. So thanks again for your greetings and support.

  4. sia says:

    Don’t eat too much cake Rafa …

    • Denizen says:

      In his Times blog tonight, he said he didn’t have dessert with his birthday dinner. So don’t fret about some sort of sugar crash tomorrow.

      Also, tonight Nike threw him a party at the abandoned pool where he did the promo a couple of weeks ago. One of the DJ’s tweeted a picture. http://twitpic.com/1tmf2l

  5. Mindy says:

    am I the only one that thinks that girl looks similar to Xisca and she has a crush on Rafa? Rafa could find her attractive too, no?

    • ang says:

      Omg… I thought the same thing especially from behind and I was like aww she went to Paris for his birthday but then it wasn’t Xisca. Could you blame her for crushing on Rafa I can’t…lol

  6. annabelle says:

    Happy Birthday, dear Rafa!

  7. Rafangel says:

    Love the way he has chocolate in his teeth in the last moments of that vid. Happy birthday, beautiful :)

  8. Atch2 says:

    The Armada are so sweet. Nico gave a wink as well.

    The amount of press covering Rafa’s Birthday is great. More than some people get at the actual matches.

    And is that Pau Gasol, the really tall guy in the Nike t-shirt wheeling in the champagne for Rafa? Looks so young.

    • miri says:

      That is Gasol – I think that clip is from 2005.

    • Silhouette says:

      “The amount of press covering Rafa’s Birthday is great. More than some people get at the actual matches”

      I think that’s great too!!

  9. JanP says:

    Adorable! and loved the player wishes. Rafa seems almost embarrassed by all the attention.

    (Wow, Almagro really looks cute when he smiles–don’t often see that. ha!)

    Happy Birthday, Rafa!!

  10. djb says:

    Here’s my wishes on a happy 24th birthday for Rafa. Hopefully he’ll earn the ultimate birthday gift on Sunday with a 7th grand slam title. That would be extremely sweet! Gotta say he doesn’t look a bit like he’s 24. He still looks like he’s 18, and still very handsome.