Today’s bits and pieces…
Nadal, el regreso más esperado (Nadal, the most anticipated return per mangle)
Nadal a rejoint Charleroi (Nadal joined Charleroi per Google mangle)
Nadal Prepares To Spearhead Spain Davis Cup Campaign
More arrival photos
Rafa roaming around his hotel’s lobby:
CC and Maria sent this in…and, seriously? So wrong. So very wrong. I know the poor hotel clerk was probably confused, but wouldn’t Rafa’s mom have his cell phone number? And radio people – no. Just don’t.
Basically, they called up pretending to be Rafa’s mom and asked to be put through to his room. Bee and Inés send in a transcription of the part with Rafa. It would have been a much shorter two word transcription if they’d woken me up!
Glad to know that the RFET and locals know we need lots of RafaUpdates! :)
And, from the locals: photo album and squeeky video:
Posted by gdigravio. (Thanks, Inés)
Melbourne Park opens its doors at 10am, so my plan was to get there just before. Waking up was painful that morning after the activities of the previous day, and that very late bed time. I spent more than an hour going through my things before sleeping, checking the weather, OOP, planning matches to see, catching up with tweets, packing my bag and all the stuff I’d already accumulated by then. You can’t believe the list of things to do just to be ready for the day ahead. Especially fitting everything you need into your bag is a feat in
Hi guys! It’s been a long time coming, but here’s my AO blog, finally done for miri’s awesome site. I know we’ve had a lot of down time to kill while Rafa’s been resting, recuperating, receiving awards, signing documents, making appearances, dancing on table-tops, etc., and I’m sorry I haven’t gotten this over to you earlier. But I guess better late than never!
I’m Nic, and I go by @nic_knack on Twitter. Nadal News has been my no. 1 source of all things Rafa since the very first day miri started this site – 2 years now (not coincidentally the same
Contador tweeted the photo to the right of David Brisbal, himself and Rafa at a footie match…where Rafa jinxed his own footie team. Inés posted a wee bit of video of Rafa at the match.
About the preview showing of the Toni documentary:
And now that he’s
Rafa, his many heavy bags, and purple undies are on their way to Belgium for round one of the Davis Cup. I can’t get the video on the iB3 site to load, but we have some help for that…
Posted by Bee.
Posted by Inés.
Some random bits and pieces…
An English article about the forthcoming tennis center in Manacor.
Rafel Nadal: «fa temps que s’ha trencat el monopoli» – interview snippets from the
The iB3 have posted a six minute excerpt from the Mestre Toni documentary. Check it out – looks like it’s a very nice documentary.
Update – and here’s another excerpt where we see that Rafa’s just as grumpy, bossy and competitive at golf as he is at everything else (at least, that’s what it sounds like…I have no idea what Rafa’s going on about).
Most Recent ResultRome SF: Defeated Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4
Next OpponentRoger Federer
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