RafaLint: December 30th

Photo by Beth Wilson

Photo by Beth Wilson

Hello everybodyguys. Looks like we have some time to kill, no? To help keep us occupied and remind us of happier times, @SW828 has put together a photo album on flickr. Check out her excellent photos – she’s great at capturing Rafa moments.

What about you? Do you have some Rafa pictures to share? If you have them online, send me a link. If you have them on flickr and have Rafa tagged, you can easily put them into one large set. But if you do so and then realize just how many photos you’ve taken, you might have to admit that you are a bit creepy and have a problem.

Chat with Benito:
Like many of us, Rafa’s PR manager Benito is fed up with doping accusations. Per this announcement (mangle), he’ll be taking part in an online chat on the topic at 6pm Central European Time on December 31st. It looks like you can participate on this page (mangle).



  • Radio interview with Rafa’s doctor. Sadly, I have no idea what he’s saying. Anyone?

Sorry that Petkovic is injured, but love this tweet:

6 Responses

  1. Pearl Jackson says:

    I would like to wish everyone at Nadal News a very Happy New Year and I look forward to following you in 2013 .Thanks for all of your hard work to keep us happy.x

  2. leslie says:

    Happy, Healthy New Year to Rafa and to all the millions of people around the world holding our collective breath… until the most exciting player on the planet returns to Centre Courts to astound and delight us all once again!
    A big Thank you to Miri for bringing Rafa closer to us all the time!
    All the best to each of you coming to Nadal News for wishes fulfilled and dreams come true in 2013! Vamos Rafa always!

  3. Fan M says:

    Happy New Year to Rafa, families, friends and all Rafa’s Fans and families! Rafa, hope New Year will bring you better Health and Luck!

  4. Jummy says:

    Hello everybodyguys!
    Coming here this year have been so right and i’ve been on a jolly ride since, though i have always been Rafa crazy discovering this site was a plus plus.

    Thank you Miri for making this a home for many Rafafans, i hope it is worth all the hardwork. An icing on the cake for me is the many friends that i’ve made here…(by the way Les, it’s nice to hear from you :))

    I think it’s been a rewarding year for Rafa and us…he nailed Roland Garros, i can’t begin to imagine things if OUR rival had won it ;)
    And not forgetting the AO(Rafa taught an unforgettable lesson; always fight for what u want..u will get rewarded someday) also the clay court records attained.

    I believe in Rafa and I pray he makes the right decisions that will help his career and also make him happy. Hey! when he is happy he will keep winning. Anyways, no matter what you do, pple will express their opinions but the bottom line is to be fulfilled in the choices YOU make.

    Still it’s good to be thankful for God’s mercies all through the year 2012. Without a doubt, i believe 2013 will be amazing.
    ‘Looking forward to sharing it with you, Rafafans.
    Happy New Year 2013!!

    • Melissa says:

      Hi, Jummy! Love your optimism. I hope we can watch the best of 2013 and Rafa together in the midst of NN fans and followers!

  5. JayDee50 says:

    I love Andrea Petkovic’s tweet!