Cake, anyone?

Photos of the birthday boy

Photos by AP Photo/Michel Spingler, REUTERS/Regis Duvignau, JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images, and REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

33 Responses

  1. rafaManiac says:

    Ha ha, the picture on the top is great. Liked especially the placement of the cake :D

    And the watch has become a part of him it seems

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAFA! LOVE YOU!

    (It seems the Spanish for “LOVE YOU” is “LOVE YOU” itself. GOOGLE! >_<)

  2. Sam says:

    When did he learn how to smile naturally like that? No hawkward grin at all? BB’s all grown up *tear*

  3. ang says:

    Aww such a cute birthday boy!

  4. Nana says:

    They really like their fireworks joke on him, don’t they?

    The tennis balls look nice, wonder what they’re made of.

    But I would’ve made Rafa a chocolate cake!

  5. Atch2 says:

    Happy Birthday buddy.

    How cool is it that your outfit matched the cake! in colours and horizontal stripes.

    • midsun says:

      Ha – That’s the first thing I thought of, too! Wonder if it was planned?

      Happy Birthday, Sweetie.

  6. Poonam says:

    Happy birthday Rafa!! I’m happy to see you this happy!! :) I hope your birthday gift will be a big shining trophy on Sunday and the World No. 1 place on Monday.. :)

  7. chelez says:

    Happy Birthday Rafa! :)

  8. Stf says:

    Awesome cake for the birthday boy. Love the outfit too. ;)

  9. kefuoe says:

    What? No shots of Uncle Toni smashing the cake into his face? I guess that cake is kind of big…

  10. Ch F says:

    Yes, please! Happy birthday indeed, Rafa!

  11. ava says:

    What is the brand of the shirt he is wearing??

    HAPPY B’DAY!!!

  12. Atch2 says:

    **whispers in Rafa’s ear**

    “You know what would make us really happy on your birthday Rafa? For you to do karaoke. Sing Happy Birthday to us if you want”

  13. loverafa4ever says:

    Wow… dats a huge cake.. Cake and his polo are matching matching. Cutie cutie pie looks even more cutie standing in front of a humongous b’day cake. :D

  14. Laura says:

    He’s just uploaded the cutest message in French on his FB page! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4171882&id=24410993700#!/Nadal

      • Laura says:

        thanks Miri. he’s obviously on FB right now, he’s just posted a thank you note and a Spanish video. I’m sure the English is about to arrive too! :-)

      • Atch2 says:

        in French and Spanish, hope there’s an Eng version too

      • Nana says:

        What a cutie! He had lunch at Trocadero again? So slow and careful with his pronunciation that even I could understand. C’est pas mal, mon garcon!

        There’s a certain style in Rafa’s videos and photos: dorky, dark in the face again bright background, sometimes with a curious subject matter (e.g. breaking in shoes). Love them all!

      • Ch F says:

        Not bad at all, Rafa’s French! ;-)

  15. Silhouette says:

    Ain’t it lovely to see Rafa all smiles??? Hope that cake is nice and that he enjoyed it. Rafa looks so good in colours and whites. So handsome he is :)

  16. snowyc says:

    What a cake! What a smile! Many happy returns & many more trophy bites, Rafa!! :)

  17. An says:

    Our birthday boy is verry cute with his cake!!

    The fb vids are lovely, but Rafa, realy you need to learn something on taking pictures or making vids and back-light now… We wanna see youre lovely face!

  18. EJL says:

    happy birthday to you Rafa!..wish all the best throughout your life <3 all my close people who are well aware of i do favour Rafa congratulated me on this day (even some of those who neglected mine) and to be candid that was a nice feeling. loved the cake especially lemony balls having tempting looks. stay healthy Rafa.. always grateful for this site :))

  19. Kim_Rafa says:

    ¡Feliz cumpleaños Rafa! Hope you enjoyed the cake and had a great day, all the best for the semi final! ¡Vamos por más! :D

  20. Angela Grisales says:

    Feliz Cumpleaños Rafael, que tu regalo sea el campeonato del domingo…Mucha suerte. Un saludo de admiración..

  21. PrettyPaula says:

    Great Pics!! Does anyone know if the ref for tomorrow’s match is the same one who has been giving him time violations?

  22. kyukee says:

    can he have his cake and eat it too?

    how come he doesn’t have pictures of him eating the cake :)

    anyways, always a cutie and his his shirt matches the cake how cute is that!

    Happy bday Rafa!