Rafa’s training again! First, he posted this lovely photo on Facebook yesterday. (Oh, those legs, that black ninja outfit, the floofy hair, the lovely lighting from the window…) Today, we get this iB3 video:
20 Jul 2011 | by miri | 36 Comments
my day is complete!
Squeeeeeee Missed tennis playing Rafa so much.
Rafa speaks :) Rafa Armani looking haircut, Cuuttie
Do you like it CC? ;)
Maymo speaks :) Maymo haircut, NOOooooooooo
And Babolat still hasn’t updated Rafa’s bag with his RG 2011 Star.
Oh, and Rafa on a bike pretending to pedal is gorgeous!
I think he is pedaling — feet blurry and thigh muscle flexed –not that I stuspent a lot of time studying it or anything.
The word is spent not stuspent, sorry. Still can’t figure out how to edit my posts.
The word “Edit” doesn’t appear next to the time stamp on your reply? I thought it did when people were logged in. Hmmm.
Hmm. It doesn’t appear nor does it appear that there’s a way to allow people to edit their own comments. I could have sworn it didn’t used to be that way. I shall search more on this.
I never found out where i could edit comments for as long as i’m “at home” here now…..
Always thought it was’nt possible.
I like the hair. A bit shorter at the back and…yes, I might love it! Maymo, however, is a real man, growing a beard and going for a crop.
Something tells me An won’t be happy ’bout the trail being waxed off again.
Ah NO!! An is not happy at all!!!!!
Damn Armani, never ever going to buy something from this brand, ever!
I can live with the haircut but the lose off the trail…again…
Rafa, i realy need comforting now and i mean realy!;)
You know, I… No, I can’t. Really. OK. I was going to say that I’m kinda intrigued by the thought of stroking Rafa’s hairless chest and tummy, but…that would just be wrong…wouldn’t it? Help!!! ;)
(BTW, all sorts’a weird things are happening when I log into my account. This thime the screen asked me if I was “cheating again”. Huh?! )
Clearly the system was anticipating your desire to cheat on Rafa’s hairy chest. (Honestly? No idea. I’ll try and remember to look into this tonight. Sounds very weird.)
Something WordPress…? Looked like a help page. Doesn’t bother me.
CC, well i can’t say that it would feel wrong to stroke the hairless chest and tummy… Just prefer to run my nose trough the trail!;)
Yes I noticed that, but I guess because its the French he they have to re-do it from scratch, would have loved to have seen Rafa with 3 Wimbledons, alas but with this year it was not to be.. hope he is training hard, he has a tough road ahead of him on h/c’s!
Loving his hair too btw!
Thanks miri! He seems to say interesting things… I would like to speak Catalan! It’s so different than normal spanish :(
Oh, that photo… Move over Mr Forcades, Rafa and I really must go outside to study that green foliage that appears to be growing so nicely against the wall. *coughs*
Lovely FB photo; he’s dreamy in black with legs and logo.
I love Rafa’s new haircut. :-)
I’m in the UK and can’t get the video to play. I get a message saying server not found!!!!!!!
Did you try the iB3 site directly?
Yes I did and the same thing happened but I just tried it again and it worked this time. I think I like the the new hair. It’s very different but I’ll get used to it.
Rafa is delectable in every possible form. *_*
Well Rafa, hope you are training as much on your mind as well as physically with your body! You need a week to study / train those Djok loss matches: As you say your game doesn’t bother him, so what you gonna do… wait…. no don’t think so. Yes improve your serve but make sure your not caught and waiting for his dip. I looked back at the Wimby final with calm and not under the influence of a few wines! and couldn’t believe that Rafa actually through the match away with it being 3 4 and Rafa serving and lost every single point by his mistake. How could he. Maybe the mind, (the serve was OK at Wimby) and less mistakes and not to be predictable – a game strategy plan, not relying on outwitting, outgutting / outslogging. Train and train the mind. Vamossssssssssssssss
Yes he does need to re-train his mind, playing tough when it matters most a la 20o8/2010 please!!! I don’t think I can stand anymore Rafa losses, especially mental ones!
I am with you totally. It is more painful to see Rafa beaten by the same player one after another.
I wonder Rafa is hiring a sport psychologist?? (I am sure an elite athlete like him is, but just because I haven’t heard about that…) Does anybody know about it? I heard Nole working with one for a while to strengthen his mental state. I really hope Rafa can overcome this mental issue with Nole as Nole himself had been long suffering from his mental weakness and has eventually figured it out to be where he is today.
Im finding all the talk about Nole/Rafa’s mental state a little tiresome now. It is what it is and that is Nole has played fantastic tennis against a Rafa who has had a year of viruses/injuries and has not been at his best, therefore Rafa lacks confidence when playing Nole at the moment. Rafa is a genius and will find the solutions, of that im sure. I just cannot see Nole keeping this level up forever.
I agree Sharon. I can’t believe that mid-career, Nole has turned the table on Rafa forever. I’m never sure about the word “genius”, but he is very, very, clever (as is his team) and a gifted athlete.
I’m thinking things will be looking very different (in a positive way) this time next year.
hi everyone i totally agree with you maya he may not be a genius but hes the most gifted and talented exciting player tennis has ever seen and with this break hes had with his family and time to re,focus his game i just sence he will once again dominate he will retain the usa open title and finally send the djoker packing with his annoying team sorry if thats a bit harsh not.vammmmmos rafa.
Amen. It’s been a while. Hope he’s healthy and ready to start fighting again.
Oh if only Mike Leone!
I have faith that the vacation with his family has done wonders on him. I see that he looks better (he looks good, in fact!)…he looked peaked during the Wimbledon. He’ll be back, I believe that.
The fact is a fit and healthy Rafa is unbeatable imo.
Oh my love how I have missed you!!! Looking oh so lovely. Them freckles are in fine form. And that IB3 sure knows how to start off a Rafa segment, with them abs mmmhhmm. There’s so many Djokovic mentions in that vid, if only I knew what he was saying. Love love love seeing his racquet bag maxed out with GS stars, and it’s still missing this year’s RG one. Everytime I see that, it just reminds me how much he has achieved already in his amazing career. I hope that is a very inspiring and motivating sight to him too when he needs it. Not an ego boosting one, but a reminder of all that he can achieve. Ah I love him.
Freckles? No, love. Sun damage.
yes ive noticed the marks on his face recently and i agree it’s sun damage, but he’s still bloody gorgeous. Cant wait to see him back in action as i am missing tennis especially Rafa.
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