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Nike’s uploaded a new promotional video for their Nike+ Training line:

Is it wrong that I want that bit of him hoping back and forth playing on an endless loop?

Per a post from Nike on Facebook:

Train for greatness with Rafa Nadal and his Final Set drill pack. Available on the Nike+ Training App.
Game on, World.

Visit the Nike+ training site for more information.

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Support Rafa in his quest for a 7th Roland Garros - Shoot him a message via Nike!

Are you ready for the full-length Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII football boots promotional video? Watch Rafa take on Christiano Ronaldo in a bit of tennis vs. footie action on grass. Who do you think will win?

I think that’s the most relaxed and natural I’ve seen Rafa in a commercial. Well done, guys!

Here’s a nice “behind the scenes” video with Rafa interviewing Ronaldo.

And lastly, pictures from the shoot:

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(They are very large photos and may take a moment to display after you click on them. Photos courtesy of Nike Football.)


Game. Set. Match. Two of the world’s best athletes, Cristiano Ronaldo, and tennis star Rafa Nadal, come together in a new film from Nike to showcase the explosive speed and traction of the new Mercurial Vapor VIII launched on Saturday, March 24th.

The Mercurial Vapor VIII is designed to provide the world’s best players with a seamless fit, touch and traction that delivers explosive speed. A striking new design features a bright mango colorway with a new visual signature on the heel to help the boot stand out on pitch. Completely re-engineered to create a snug upper that locks down the foot and prevents unnecessary movement within the boots, Nike’s new Anatomic Last takes the fit of the boot to a new level of support and stability. This is enhanced by a more minimalist and softer heel area, maximizing both comfort and fit. The result is a boot that gives the world’s best players the performance they need.

The action unfolds in the film with Rafa Nadal intently practicing his serve at an upscale tennis club, when the tranquil surroundings are interrupted by the roar of a sports car engine. Cristiano Ronaldo, complete with tennis gear, enters the club and strides on court to greet his friend who questions Ronaldo’s choice of footwear for a game of tennis - a new pair of Mercurial Vapor VIII boots.

We then see the tennis and football legends trade serves and kicks across the net with a tennis ball, at first for fun, then things get a little more competitive. Nadal thunders a serve cross court which is half volleyed straight back by Ronaldo and the game is on. A rapid succession of volleys (from racket and boot) ensue as the players conduct a rapid rally of headers, volleys, forehands and seamless traction and stability for Ronaldo thanks to his new Mercurial Vapor VIII’s.

As each player dives and jumps to return the tennis ball, a football suddenly appears, Rafa takes a turn to don the boots, and the fun and skills from both players is displayed across the net. As Ronaldo and Rafa shake hands at the net after a memorable game of foot tennis, Rafa playfully decides to hold on to the Mercurial Vapor VIII’s he’s worn for the football session, much to the frustration of Ronaldo.

Remember all that coverage of Rafa and Ronaldo filming a commercial in Mallorca? Well, the teaser video has been released. The full version will be out Friday.

Rafa’s toughest match yet. A new opponent has just arrived on court. What’s next?

The kind folks in charge of the promotion have also sent me a teaser picture. Enjoy and don’t forget to click on it to see the full version!

Video and photo courtesy of Nike Football.

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Rafa does social media:

  • Rafa posted a photo of himself and Dudu Aouate talking futbol during a practice break.
  • Today, Rafa posted a picture of himself looking like a reluctant 10 year old at dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo. The post was automatically sent to twitter, but he deleted that and then tweeted directly in English and Spanish.

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