Rafael Nadal

A forum to discuss all things Rafael Nadal, not relating to specific matches.

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Current tournament: Montreal

Next tournament: Cincinnati

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Video: Nadal cramps during Hamburg trophy ceremony

Recent quote: “Now the hard-court season is starting. It’s a different story. But at the same time, I’ll keep going with the same mentality and this (Hamburg) title helps to be a little bit more calm and add some points to my ranking to try to finish the year in the top 8 again.”

74 Comments on Rafael Nadal

    • augusta…Do u know why Rafa choose Bratty Tomic[rolling eyes!urgh!] to be his partner?Especially Tomic once again lost in the 1st round at Delray?

      • Mira Andi (AT 11:49 PM),
        I don’t know. Rafa usually plays doubles to get some extra match practice and he asks the tournament organizers to schedule his first doubles match before his first singles match. Maybe he thinks that playing one doubles match will be enough. 🙂

  1. augusta…Yeah,we know that Rafa wants a match under his belt but TOMIC?who’s potentially will tank his match just like he did in Delray?Maybe u’re right augusta…rafa maybe just needs one or two doubles win..that is all..

  2. More recently, in January, Rafa said about Bernie, “For sure, he has a chance to be in the top 10. He’s a big talent and he improved a lot in terms of mentality. He has won important matches and is improving. He’s a charismatic player for the tour. He’s a great guy.”

    • Rafa is usually complimentary about other players. He shows respect to them and will always point out their particular strengths.

      Kygrios is incredibly gifted. He also seems to have an attitude problem.

      Maybe hanging around Rafa will have a good effect on Kyrgios!

  3. The Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín (pictured with Rafa), thanked Rafa for visiting Cozumel:
    “Welcome to Quintana Roo, Rafael Nadal, and thank you for your interest in our State and preparing in Cozumel for your upcoming tournaments.” [Google translation]


    Wikipedia: ¤¤ The islands of Cozumel belongs to the State of Quintana Roo, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo, which is one of the 31 states of Mexico.¤¤


  4. Toni Nadal attended the Real Madrid Graduate School event in Madrid on Thursday. He talked about his job as a coach.


    Internet: ¤¤ The Real Madrid Graduate School is a partnership between the world-famous Real Madrid football (soccer) team and the internationally renowned Universidad Europea de Madrid [European University of Madrid]. Focusing on management, health, communications and leisure/recreation, the school is the first international educational institution that specializes in sports. The Real Madrid Graduate School is a member of Universidad Europea.
    The school trains professional leaders in all disciplines related to sports. The graduate programs are designed for university graduates and working professionals involved in professional or amateur sports.¤¤

  5. COCTEL Acapulco, February 27, 2017 : ¤¤ Rafael Nadal steals the White Party.

    There were more than 600 guests last night at the traditional White Party which officially welcomes the Mexican Open Tennis in Acapulco and despite personalities of the sport, national and international politics present, the Spanish tennis player, Rafael Nadal, practically stole the party, because as soon as his presence was noticed at the dinner many of the attendees tried to take a picture with him or simply to get an autograph, which is why Rafael Nadal practically stole the White party .


    http://coctelacapulco.com/portal/rafel- … de-blanco/

  6. RT: “#Nadal will be 5th seeded in #IndianWells after #Raonic withdraws. The canadian was defending 2016 final, Nadal is closer to be ranked No.5.”

    Rafa will have to make SF in IW to pass Milos but will pass him regardless if Milos misses Miami.

  7. Rafa’s Mom and his girlfriend Maria Francisca (aka Xisca) are currently in India. They are visiting the Rafa Nadal Educational & Sports School in Anantapur. Rafa inaugurated the school in October 2010 and it’s funded by his foundation.
    Rafa’s Mom is the President and Xisca is the Director of the Social Integration of Rafa’s foundation.


    ? to Rafa!

  8. Rafa hosted the opening of his new restaurant TATEL in Miami on Monday.
    It is located at the hotel Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Rafa co-owns the TATEL restaurants with E. Iglesias (a singer), Pau Gasol (a pro basketball player) and a couple of Spanish businessmen. P.Gasol was unable to attend the opening ceremony in Miami.

  9. Rafa was voted ‘the best boss Spaniards would like to have’ for the third time in a row. According to Spanish website “20 minutos”, he is a much loved and admired public figure in Spain. The survey was conducted by Adecco, a provider of recruitment and staffing services. Rafa was followed by B.Obama and the businessman, who is Zara’s owner.


      • Yeah, it is a weird concept if you think about it. But On the other hand I guess it’s technically a neutral thing since any potential negative effect would be be equal for both players… It’s especially strange before a really big match, like when Stan and Fed hit around earlier in the day before the 2014 Monte Carlo final. Although that’s not even a great example because there was absolutely nothing those two guys don’t know about each other’s respective game…

  10. The Rafa Nadal Sports Centre and the Centre for Higher Education Alberta Giménez (CESAG) signed an agreement so that CESAG’s students can practice in the communication and marketing departments of the RN Sports Centre. The contract was signed by the CEO of the Sports Centre (Víctor Barreira) and CESAG’s director in Manacor today.
    CESAG is the first centre for higher education that offers a bachelor’s degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences in the Balearic Islands. (The Balearic Islands, of which the island of Mallorca forms part, are an archipelago and one of the autonomous communities of Spain. Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic Islands chain.)


    He is the CEO of Rafa’s sports centre:

    ? to Rafa!

  11. Richard Mille has produced 6 different watches for Rafa, he has broken 5 of them. :scream:

    New York Times, March 23, 2017: ¤¤ His [Richard Mille] distinctive watches are worn by world-class athletes like the tennis champion Rafael Nadal… Over the years, Mr. Mille has produced six different timepieces for Mr. Nadal, continuously tweaking the design and experimenting with materials and techniques.
    “Rafa has broken five or six watches, actually exploded them while playing,” Mr. Mille said. “But that is how we test our products. It is normal product development.” ¤¤

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