I asked genny_ss if she could translate the recent Toni interview and instead of telling me to go stuff myself because it was super long, she said yes and stayed up very late working on it. How nice is that?
Toni Nadal: “Since I know that Rafa Nadal is totally clean, I do not believe it possible that someone can be doped” – by Rafael Plaza translated by genny_ss
Rafa’s in two new commercials/promos for his sponsors. First up, a Quely commercial:
Second, a quick teaser for Babolat:
Both the Nadal News and the official Rafa calendars are now available. If you only have money for one, buy the official calendar as it supports Rafa’s foundation. The NNews one will help me pay for server costs. (I’ve always said that if I sell enough to cover server costs, any excess would go to Rafa’s foundation, but that has never happened. So that’s why I suggest getting the official calendar in order to support the foundation.)
The Official 2013 Calendar
Rafa’s official calendar comes in wall
Oooo! Lots of fun linty stuff fluffing around the internet – mainly thanks to Rafa heading off to The Netherlands to support Richard Krajicek’s foundation. But first…a bit of yum:
Making of del Proyecto Benéfico “Diez Personas 10″ 2013 de Chocrón Joyeros:
(Rafa starts around minute 9.)
If she has time, Genny is going to work on a translation of this article, because I’m not sure I trust the mangle in some tricky parts: Toni Nadal: “Como sé que Rafa Nadal está totalmente limpio, no creo posible que alguien se pueda dopar”/ (But goodness,
There’s actually been stuff going on in Rafa-land, but I’ve been very busy. Sorry about that. I don’t know how I’m going to manage balancing my new outdoor activities with the tennis schedule once it heats back up again…
Rafa was named one of the most loved Spanish sportsmen of the last 25 years by XL Semanal (mangle). Here’s a short interview brought about by the declaration(mangle). (Be sure to click through to both of the above
Rafa was in Stiges, Spain on Monday for a Bacardi Champions Drink Responsibly campaign event. Here’s some photos!
Photos by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images Europe via Zimbio.com.
And now, the poll that goes with this post.
Tenis – Vídeo: La mejor noticia: Nadal vuelve a la pista (mangle)
“Pensé que ganaríamos, Rafa lo veía difícil por la presión” (mangle) – Toni talks Davis Cup and Rafa’s return
Nadal Prepares for a Return – by Ben Rothenberg (nytimes.com)
Five thoughts after Rafa Nadal returned to the practice court – by Mark Hodgkinson (thetennisspace.com)
The end of Rafael Nadal as we know him – by Douglas Perry (The Oregonian)
Mubadala draw sets up potential Murray-Nadal rematch in Abu
Once again, Rafa plans to start his season at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. He has a bye in the first round and is scheduled to play on December 28th. He’ll take on the winner of a match between Murray and Tipsarevic. More information can be found here.