RafaLint: July 29th
Suggested viewing: Video from the Ace Rafa winners event - Rafa, Carlos and a lot of happy fans. And here are some photos. Speaking of contest winners, Babolat announced the winner of their “The Ultimate Photo Experience” contest. Suggested reading - even in mangle form: âNadal es un cero en egoÃsmoâ - by Juan José Mateo. An interview with Marcel Granollers. (mangle) ...
Rafael Nadal Interviewed By HuffPost UK Blogger...
Interview with Rafa about the Olympics, sporting heroes, poker, luck and Roland Garros. Original Article
Nadal reveals Olympics heartache
Short interview from CNN. (If the CNN version doesn’t work for you for some reason, here it is on YouTube.) Original Article
RafaLint: July 21st
[caption id=”attachment_35180” align=”alignright” width=”150”] Photo by Beth Wilson[/caption] The winners of the Ace Rafa game from Bacardi were in Manacor today enjoying some time with Rafa and Carlos Moya. I hope they had a grand time! They’ve posted some photos from the event on the Champions Drink Responsibly Facebook page. Articles: A Day In The...
Interview about the Olympics withdrawal
Video from Rafa’s first on-camera interview after his withdrawal from the Olympics. (Posted by Inés.) For those who are Spanish challenged, I’m told this article includes a lot of what Rafa was saying in the interview. “I will compete when my knee says I am ready to compete,” he added. “I don’t want to go on court with bad feeling because then it is...
RafaLint: July 19th
[caption id=”attachment_35161” align=”alignright” width=”150”] Photo by Beth Wilson[/caption] The honor of playing for his country means so much to Rafa; I cannot imagine how difficult of a decision this was for him. The fact he didn’t do the “easy” thing - stay on the team, enjoy the honor of carrying the flag, and then go out early in the...
Support the RafaNadal Foundation with El Unico...
Posted by Babolat. It’s important to give back. We partnered with @rafaelnadal &fundacionrafanadal.org for this bag. #TennisRunsInOurBlood twitter.com/babolat/status… — Babolat Official (@babolat) July 19, 2012 I don’t see it for sale on the foundation site, but it is available via the Tennis Warehouse site. Original Article
Olympics: Interviews with Toni
[caption id=”attachment_35154” align=”alignright” width=”150”] Photo by Beth Wilson[/caption] Inés has sent in some translations of quotes given by Toni in interviews today. What Toni has said in the different interventions on the radio: “A very sad day for him because in addition to the illusion of participating in the Olympics, which are only 1 every...
Olympics: Flag ceremony translated
[caption id=”attachment_35141” align=”alignright” width=”150”] Photo by REUTERS/Juan Medina[/caption] Melissa sent this in the other day, but I didn’t have time to get it posted. Sadly, we know this isn’t going to happen and I almost didn’t post it. But then I thought it would be good to remind everyone (self included) of what this meant to...
Rafa has withdrawn from the 2012 Olympics
[caption id=”attachment_35141” align=”alignright” width=”150”] Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images[/caption] Reports are coming in from the Spanish press and the AP that Rafa has withdrawn from Wimbledon. More on this as the information becomes available. Rafa Nadal renuncia a participar en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012 - from the rtve.es....
Sporting Greats: Rafael Nadal
Thanks to raficionada/@creamola_foam for uploading this Sky Sports special: Original Article
RafaLint: July 17th
[caption id=”attachment_33837” align=”alignright” width=”150”] Photo by Beth Wilson[/caption] Sorry I haven’t been posting much lint - been super busy and then I lost the lint post I’d been working on in a computer malfunction. Oops! Plus, it’s been a bit quiet in RafaLand. Articles: A fan’s eye view of the flag presentation ceremony. ...
Seductive knee stroking on the couch Rafa
goodfacerafa: hesaidiloveyouandhekissedme: keepcolm: lol im dying The left knee needs caressing.
Olympics: Rafa receives the Spanish flag
In a ceremony at the headquarters of the Spanish Olympics committee today, Rafa was presented with the Spanish flag he will carry into the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony today. The Spanish station rtve has posted a video of the complete ceremony. Here’s a bit of an interview/presser - El tÃtulo olÃmpico es el mÃ¡s difÃcil: And a short report on the ceremony from rtve. Rafa posted a...
PokerStars: Rafa's first poker lesson
Video from Rafa’s first poker lesson. Posted by PokerStarsdotTV. Original Article
RafaLint: July 12th
[caption id=”attachment_30195” align=”alignright” width=”150”] Photo by Beth Wilson.[/caption] Not a lot going on here that I’m willing to post about (check other sites for paparazzi photos), but here’s a little lint for you. Articles: Rafa Nadal, el preferido indiscutible para los españoles - via lainformacion.com. (Mangle: Rafa Nadal, the...
RafaLint: July 9th
Rafa, Federer and Djokovic have qualified for the WTFs. Articles: El próximo sábado se presenta a Nadal como abanderado de los JJOO - from Marca.com (mangle - I’m not even making a comment about this: “eleven ‘large’ under his belt” - I’ll leave that to CC.) Nadal y Gasol, los españoles más famosos y mejor valorados - via diariodemallorca (mangle). People...
Rankings: July 9th
The post Wimbledon rankings are up. Pos Name Points Pos Moved Tourns Played 1 Federer, Roger 11,075 +2 20 2 Djokovic, Novak 11,000 -1 19 3 Nadal, Rafael 8,905 -1 20 4 Murray, Andy 7,460 0 20 5 Ferrer, David 5,430 0 23 6 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried 5,230 0 24 7 Berdych, Tomas 4,515 0 23 8 Tipsarevic, Janko 3,215 0 28 9 Del Potro, Juan Martin 3,180 0 22 10 Almagro, Nicolas 2,605 +1 28 Rafa only has 190...
More information on the state of the knees
[caption id=”attachment_32456” align=”alignright” width=”150”] Photo by Beth Wilson[/caption] I missed an article posted a few days ago on El Pais about Rafa’s knees. Thanks to Genny SS/SpanishRNFAN, we have a translation. Nadal frena para llegar a los Juegos - by Juan Jose Mateo Translation: Nadal stops to get ready for the Games Less than a month...
dutchgirl gets lucky at Wimbledon
[caption id=”attachment_35087” align=”alignright” width=”150”] Photo by Myra Hijzen[/caption] I’ll never know why I didn’t do it before, but when the ballot was announced for this year’s Wimbledon, I thought to myself: ‘Why not give it a try?’ And so I did, and as a reward I was offered two Court 2 tickets, for Thursday 28th June 2012. Fellow Rafa fan Liz...
Rafa Nadal: ‘I knew Andy’s chance would come...
[caption id=”attachment_35081” align=”alignright” width=”150”] Photo by REUTERS/Toby Melville [/caption] A rather unexpected blog entry from Rafa at The Times. Rafa Nadal: ‘I knew Andy’s chance would come again’ by Rafa Nadal Published at 12:00AM, July 7 2012; The Times It is the late evening in Sardinia where I am having a small holiday and I have had...
RafaLint: July 6th
[caption id=”attachment_35072” align=”alignright” width=”150”] Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images[/caption] I really was going to go to bed early tonight. Well, I guess 1am is early…just a different kind of early. Owe you guys some lint… Articles: Rafael Nadal will bounce back after surprise defeat - by Greg Rusedski (guardian.co.uk) Top Shelf...
ALMA NADAL Canceled
Per posts on Facebook by the event and Rafa, it appears that the ALMA NADAL exhibition has been canceled. Post from Rafa: Quiero pedir disculpas a todos, debido a una lesión en el tendón no podré jugar contra Novak en Alma Nadal. Aquí dejo mis disculpas, en particular a todos aquellos que habían comprado entradas para esta buena causa. http://bit.ly/NwT6Iv I want to apologize to all, I suffer...