A glimpse into Rafa's lifestyle

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  1. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/06/01/sports/EU-SPT-TEN-French-Open-Notebook.php

    HABIT FORMING: Rafael Nadal is following a strict routine in his bid for a third straight French Open title.

    A light breakfast, the same dinner, and a fiercely competitive game on the computer before going to bed.

    The second-seeded Spaniard begins each day by eating "bread with chocolate" and drinking "a few juices."

    For dinner, he heads to the Champs-Elysees for his favorite meal, joined by his uncle Toni Nadal and Albert Costa — the 2002 French Open champion.

    Nadal likes to eat "my typical gambas (prawns), which I love; olives, which I also like a lot, and a plate of pasta," Nadal said on his daily blog on the ATP's Web site.

    After topping off his Thursday-night meal with ice cream, Nadal rushed back to the hotel for an eagerly anticipated match on Playstation.

    "We ate pretty fast and went back quickly at 11 p.m. because we had another meeting," Nadal said. "You'll already know what I'm talking about ... A Playstation match. The legendary Ferru (David Ferrer) and myself against our tough opponents Moyini (Carlos Moya) and David Nalbandian."
     
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  2. @wright

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    Fat Dave likes to play video games...No big surprise there. I'm sure they had to stop and get some Doritos and Slim Jims for Dave though.
     
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  3. forzainter

    forzainter Semi-Pro

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    i wonder what game they're playing
     
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  4. forzainter

    forzainter Semi-Pro

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    i just read it all on the atp site, he plays fifa it seems, him and ferrer vs nalbandian and moya.
     
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  5. nikdom

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    I wish I could eat bread and chocolate and ice-cream so I can be as toned as him :D
     
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  6. Richie Rich

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    bet he only has 2 racquets when he travels - the rest of the space in his bag is for what you mention above
     
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  7. mJeez4293

    mJeez4293 Rookie

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    i woulda thought nadal and moya vs
     
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  8. ShooterMcMarco

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    That dude can eat anything and it will go straight to his left bicep.
     
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  9. Nadal_Freak

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    And I thought Nadal was a healthy eater. I guess you can have low body fat despite your eating habits.
     
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  10. lawrence

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    depends on metabolism
    i find it pretty funny they play fifa together. wouldve been funnier if they were playing virtua tennis 3 against eachother, using eachothers characters haha
     
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  11. 35ft6

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    If he's exercising that much, has that much muscle mass, and only eats two meals, no matter how rich, it's not that surprising he's still ripped to shreds.
     
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  12. A.Davidson

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    What!? No Madden!? I guess the Americans can't really influence Rafa enough to get him to play, since everybody decided winning is dumb.
     
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  13. forzainter

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    you cant be suprised, football is the biggest sport in the world and especially in argentina and spain
     
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  14. herosol

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    thatd be hilarious.

    nadal: "LOL nalbandian you suckkkkkk" *misses a groundstroke*
    nalbandian: :[

    dude. they dont sleep very early? wth?
    and i wouldnt be so surprised at how ritualistic he is.
    i mean the guy has to drink his water in some way
    if i remember correctly

    sits
    puts towel on his lap
    drinks plastic bottled water
    drinks glass bottled water

    wtf?
     
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  15. tintin

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    Madden!:shock:
    you have got to be kidding,right:roll:
    american"football" doesn't come close to the real football in terms of popularity in the rest of the world,Tennis comes in second;Rugby and bball are all huge after football and tennis.I bet Nadal doesn't know wtf Madden is and doesn't give a rat's arse either:lol: :lol:
     
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  16. callitout

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    Pasta with shrimp and olives for dinner; so what if he puts Nutella on toast at breakfast. Im not sure a high fiber breakfast is essential for a 20 year old who burns tons of cals/day.
     
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  17. Forehand Forever

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    I wonder if after Nadal scores in whatever he's playing, if he gets up and pumps his fist and yells "VAMMOOOOOS"
     
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  18. herosol

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    knowing him. yea.
     
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  19. topangasun

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    more importantly, why is he not playing pro evo (or winning eleven as some of you may call it)?! it's much better than fifa
     
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