A special message from Rafa:
Per a translation helpfully posted on Facebook by…either Inés or genny_ss:
Yesterday night, Rafa was also supposed to receive the Man of the Year “Madrid Award”, but he couldn’t attend the event because he had previously committed to attend the Vanity Fair Awards. So he recorded this message that was shown during
In it, Rafa apologizes because he isn’t attending the Gala and says that he is very thankful for the award and that he loves Madrid because every time he’s come to the city he’s felt like at home. He finally wishes all have a great time at the event and hope to meet ithem n another opportunity.
- Rafa Nadal fue testigo directo de la remontada madridista – his hair is getting long! (mangle)
- La sonrisa de Nadal y otras curiosidades (mangle)
- Nadal sobre retirada: “Qué animalada es esa” – includes a video. Here’s a summary for the Spanish impaired.
- Success taking a toll on top stars – by Richard Evans (foxsports.com)
- Rafa interviewed at the Bernabeu – per @genny_ss: “He’s been asked about the match and then the same old question: when is he going to be back on court? I really admire Rafa’s patience :D…. of course, his answer is the same as yesterday’s!”
- Rafa Nadal: ‘Un premio en momentos difíciles tiene mucho más valor’.
- Por qué nos gusta Rafa.
- TVE coverage of VF event (thanks, Inés!)
- The original source of the VF sum-up video.
- Rafa at the footie from @BigPhotographer: one, two, three.
- Vanity Fair galleries from the gala and the red carpet.
- Rafa looking adorable – which appears to be shocking to Benito. You’d think he’d know better by now.
- Speaking of Benito, he shared some photos from the VF event on Facebook.
Rafa does social media:
- Rafa let us know he was watching some footie.
Tweets about Rafa:
— AlexCitante (@AlexCitanteRMCF) September 18, 2012
—Clément T_V (@clemtv) September 18, 2012