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  1. babbette

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    Well obviously if I didn't understand it in the first place I wouldn't know whether it was Chinese or Japanese, idiot! :p And when I say Spanish with subs i'm referring to the bits when Rafa speask Spanish and there are subs..obviously!

    Welcome to the thread! :D
     
  2. Sentinel

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    hey meg ... you are not a guy then ?? :D

    (just asking!)
     
  3. meg0529

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    I really hope that's a joke. We totally had this convo before. No I'm not a guy lol.
     
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    Ah babs you can be so diplomatic =)
     
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    Thank you! He looks gorgeous.

    Btw have you noticed for the past year or so he says "no no no?" sometimes, like @ 0:50, lol, love it. :D
     
  7. meg0529

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    Here's a longer one:

    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjE0NzQ4NjEy.html

    He does looks so disappointed, I wanna give him a hug. He seems like he plans on spending his "free time" prepping like a beast, rather than relaxing a bit.
     
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    Hey you want me to give him a hug, and say its from you. I can also feed him idli's and sambar and fatten him up for the YEC, if you wish :D
     
  9. meg0529

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    LOL. Um, I dunno if you try to hug him they might drag you off court like they did with that guy at the USO! But if you want an excuse to hug him, then sure go ahead =D
     
  10. meg0529

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    During the presser one of teh guys asked Rafa why he decided to play 3 tourneys in a row, I typed out his answer. I think it was very complete and makes sense, and now that his English is better this man has gotten so much chattier haha.

    From Rafa's presser, when asked why he played 3 tournaments back to back, when he normally doesn't do it, and a lot of people thought he needed more time to rest after the USO. (I improvised in some places)

    He also said that the new serve speed is getting his arm tired from time to time. Hence the inconsistency.
     
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    Great! Rafa is confirming WTF is his priority and that's the way it should be. I still don't understand the Bangkok justification. It was not a good idea the other years either. Even if he had not won the USO, the problem is 3 straight events rather than recovery time after USO.
    I will never understand Bangkok but it's probably because his motive to go doesn't have much to do with tennis!!
    I totally agree about the new serve. I think it's too tiring to use it all the time but you can bet you'll see a lot of it at WTF!
     
  12. meg0529

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    Indeed, and it deems bolding! I'll never forget how after winning RG, he looked straight at JMac and told him see you at the USO <3

    I think with bangkok, he was sure he would win, in all honesty almost everyone thought he would win, I guess luck wasn't in his favor, and I still dunno what hap in GL match. Anyway, at least he won 1 tournament in this leg. =) excited fro YEC
     
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    Wow! Both pictures are nice. Love 'em.
     
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    So adorable. I tried to send the link to some people, but it's having trouble showing up now -- do you think we might have crashed the site?
    :lol:
     
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    Lucky baby :)
     
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    I think Rafa was planning to play in Bangkok the last 2 years but couldn't because of the US Open tendonitis in 2008 and the US Open torn stomach 2009. So it was very important to play Bangkok this time.
     
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    Rafa should just lounge until Paris and then atleast go for a semi's showing there to properly be ready for London..
     
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    That's the hope! I feel like if he's going to win any year it's this year! Vamos Rafa!!!
     
  20. meg0529

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    Rafa in India! - From his Website

    OCTOBER 16.2010, INDIA

    After losing in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters 1,000 to Austrian Jurgen Melzer, Rafa Nadal headed to India on Friday to participate in several projects for the Foundation that bears his name: The Rafa Nadal Foundation.

    This is what he wrote on his Facebook page, “Hi All. Well, things are like this. Sometimes you win and most of the times in tennis you lose. It was like this yesterday. Now I am going to India to work with my foundation. You'll have news soon. Thanks all for your support!”

    It is not the first time that Rafa travels to India, where he has an academy in the south of the country, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. His foundation has also worked in the Anantapur Educational Center project, in collaboration with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.

    The aim of this trip is to assist in the transformation of one of the poorest and most needy areas of India, Anantapur, and some of the poorest and most excluded communities in the world, the "dalits" or untouchables, tribal groups, as well as the so-called disadvantaged castes.

    Vamos Rafa!

    http://rafaelnadal.com/content/rafa-and-his-foundation-india
     
  21. meg0529

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    I hope he puts up pix from his trip!
     
  22. babbette

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    Thanks Megs.

    Vamos Rafa.
     
  23. meg0529

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    Welcome :) I miss watching rafa play already :( no more rafa for like a month! I hope the last two tourneys turn out well for him. Not that he hasn't already had a wonderful year, it will just be the perfect ending!
     
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    Good to see that Nadal is a decent human being and cares about the betterment of the world..
     
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    THAT'S AN OARSUM IDEA. HE'S GOING STRAIGHT TO THE OUTCASTS. NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL DOWN2EARTH.
     
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    Ya rafa is amazing<3 Actually it was his mum's idea. But still :)
     
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    LOL THAT'S ALSO DOWN2EARTH
     
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    How arrogant of Rafa to take away Rogers position as King of India. And he's not even speaking Telugu (like Roger would have done).

    :D

    Could not understand a word of it ;)
     
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    LOL. AS IF. Ya, well it was an interview for Spanish TV, so obviously it will be in Spanish. But what a sweetie <3 I love the part in the end when he's handing out the raquets, interesting that they are Wilsons and not Babolat. Shame on you Babolat!
     
  34. babbette

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    This quote from Uncle toni cracked me up

    lmao!!

    But how can he afford a mansion overlooking the sea? Is the glass business he shares with Rafa's father that good?:confused: I supposed he must have some other investments on the side.

    I'm sick of Rafa's perfect life. I loathe him. Today wasn't the day to read about how perfect his life is yet again. :mrgreen:
     
  35. meg0529

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    I'm sure Rafa gives him generous donations. Perhaps a certain percentage of his prize money =)

    You dunno how perfect Rafa's life really is Babs! Although, I suspect, it is quite perfect. lol.
     
  36. babbette

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    From what we hear it's perfection after perfection. He's childhood friends are from 6 years, they live close by, his family is close by including grand parents uncles autnies nephews, friends of the family, friends of friends, he has a childhood relationship which I kind of wished i'd experienced too, beach is 15 minutes away, although parents are divorced/seperated they can stand to be in the same room together, not to mention great career, yadi yadi yadi aaaaaah stop damn you!! I get it, your life is perfect!! :mrgreen:

    btw, I wonder if it's a firm confirmation he's been with Xisca since he wa 14. There have been many stories about how they met so I wonder if he truly told the narrator that or not. I hope someone asks him in his blog one day I really want to know.
     
  37. feetofclay

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    I suppose the answer is yes. Rafa comes from quite a wealthy family. His father was a millionare way before Rafa started earning.
     
  38. meg0529

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    I'm pretty sure they've only been together for like 4 or so years.
     
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    Babbette: as far as I know Rafa has been with Xisca since 2006 (that's about 4 years).
    I don't know if Rafa's life is so perfect, he has a lot of obligations, a lot of pressure and stress in his profession, he spends a lot of time away from his loved ones, doesn't have that much free time to expand his horizons beyond tennis and has to work quite hard to remain competitive in tennis (that treatment on the knees sure looked painful).
    Of course he has some great advantages too: money, fame, recognition, plenty of attention and a very loyal entourage, it's not the worst life ever!!! But perfect? Probably not either. I'm sure it has its "lousy" moments...
     
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    Concerning the "perfect" life that Rafa has...remember, we only see what we are "allowed" to see or know. There are (and should be) private parts of his life that we will never know. I say this "Couples don't divorce, families divorce." We don't know the reason behind their divorce, at least I have not read or heard about it anywhere. Who knows what was going on, what he has lived with? That is not perfect.

    My husband had an affair with a woman and after being married for 25 years and we have two children 23 and 21, he left us and filed for divorce. My kids are the same age as Rafa, and people have no idea how divorce affects older children, maybe more than younger children. It's a devastating blow to their secure, happy, and intact life. It's broken. Forever. He has had to find a way to deal with that while competing and accept it as a part of his life now and move on. This is not easy in any way, extremely difficult.
     
  42. meg0529

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    Well said V it's all about perspective too isn't it? I am certain there are lots of people who wouldtrade their life with mine in a second. I think rafa knows that he has more than what most people have, he's said it more than once and it's sweet cuz even though he had a cushy upbringing he isn't oblivious to the sufferring that others face.
     
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    Dryad, a divorce is traumatic for the entire family at any point in time, you're right. I don't think being rich or famous makes any difference. Sorry you had to go through this awful mess. (Hug).
     
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    I don't know if he's the best but he's the athlete I admire the most, that's for sure, and not just for his results: his attitude, his discipline, his determination, his courage, his work ethics and his perspective on failure/success and life in general are 1 of a kind.
    He is really someone to look up to for more than just a bunch of stats.
     
  46. meg0529

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    This is very true, at the same time he makes me feel pretty crappy about myself. lol. We are the same age, literally 4 days apart, and he has the kind of work ethic and discipline I could never bring myself to have. Damn you rafa!
     
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    I'm the Rafa Nadal of the academic world, I use his attitude, you can use it too like if you are in to musicals or business or cooking or serial killing or lawn bowls or anything you can apply his laws of humble single-mindedness, routine and one-point-at-a-timeness, it works incredibly well and gets the best out of you (also reading Uncle Toni's recipes for success is useful).
     
  48. meg0529

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    I'm working on it. lol. It's hard to apply if you start late. I am an UBER lazy person, and for all you know, Rafa would laze around all day if he had the choice. But he's been trained since he was a lil kid to live with discipline, to take things one at a time and to be dedicated. it also helps that he loves tennis. I am yet to find something I absolutely love. Aside from bumming.
     
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    That's a good point, if you are bored with something its a lot harder to do it right than if it's your favorite thing in the world. I envy people who get to play a sport for their living, even though its professional its still a game in the end.
     
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    I just hope her choice is not serial killing :shock::)
     
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