Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by bolo, Mar 9, 2010.
LOL! Of course not! ::nervous laugh::
Before I go to bed. Rafa now has close to 4.3 million fans on FB to Fed's 4.8. rafito is catching up =)
Really? How amazing! Vamos for the 5 million then
he he, good one
Stress and having to spend some time away from people you love is just something that comes naturally to everyone that wants to make/or has made something of their lives. I'm not talking about that. My definition of perfect it's not totally perfection in itself but what I and you mentioned; money, very loyal entourage, lives in a beautiful place, etc...with those it's hard to picture him have problems that everyday people have.
Sorry Dryad. Yeah you're right, of course we don't know every aspect and only see what we're allowed to see, i've said this before too. Regarding divorces, so many kids have had to deal with that. I dealt with that. But my parents can't stand to be around each other. If a letter of mine goes to my mums, I go there to pick it up and she knows I will go visit my dad she takes my letter, rips out the address because she doesn't want him to know where she lives as she suspects he might look through my stuff. If i go stay at his for a while, she thinks we've been *****ing about her and she gives me the cold shoulder, if i spend days at hers, my dad suspects she's been *****ing and bad mouthing her to me and how I act towards him it's her fault. it's never ending, so stressful and painful, but like I said at least Rafa's parents seem to stand to be in the same room together. From footages it seems they also still spend time with all their same friends.
Exactly. Do you know my father uses him as an example to motivate me because he knows I love him so much? It's good, he's great but Dad our lives are completely different. He's the kind of support system that I haven't had since he was young. It's hard for me to emulate his drive and determination. I want to pluck up the courage to tell my father that one day. when I do i'll do on the phone so I don;t have to endure a long speech. :mrgreen:
Stop echoing my thoughts you what's wrong with you! :mrgreen:
God, I love bumming.
I just had to reply to this babbette, this sounds very sad . You shouldn't have to tip toe around to see your parents, that sucks. I hope things get better for you!
Yes..I too have been tracking the numbers
I think it's hilarious Fed put this as his profile pic...haha poor Novak
I thinks its awesome! I will honestly remember that shot for the rest of my life (as Im sure Novak will as well LOL) - not for the greatness of the shot, but just the WTF factor!
Thanks. I hope it gets better too. Though I stopped holding my breath a long time ago. :-?
I found this article cute. It was after Juan Monaca (pico) beat Melzer
Come to India, there's lots to love here ... food, sunshine, greenery, did i say food ? north-indian food, south-indian food ...
I've had all foods from Asia. Sri Lankan is a lot better for you than Indian, and Sri Lankan food is tastier.
Not true. Rafa's family was very middle class with his father owning a business that provided them with a very comfortable life style, but they made some very good investments that paid off for them. Yes, they're all very well off now, but they weren't always.
Sheesh, the way Roger flaunts that you'd think he had invented the shot or something. Players have been trying tweeners long before Roger ever came along.
Because he's not as good as Rafa at ACTUAL tennis, so he's trying to stay relevant in the materialistic ways
the best part is that he could have easily cropped Djokovic out but chose to leave him in :lol:
And his grandfather was (is) a very successfull business man. He is also the conductor of the Manicore Symphony Orchestra. The Nadal's are more than just about sports and glass and restaurants.
Sri Lanka has at least 4 distinct cuisines. Which are you speaking of. I am quite close to there, so i know.
Sri Lanka uses coconut milk in all their curries. India use milk, and milk is not as healthy as coconut milk.
I lived in India long enough to realize the lack of greenery, bear the hell of traffic, and enjoy the polluted sunshine. Quite happy here I'd say =) The food no argument, 60% of the reason I go to India when I do, is for the food. My mum's an awesome cook tho so it's not all bad! I've never tried Sri Lankan food, but I'm sure it's good!
In South India, coconut milk is used.
Your humble subject.
oh my oh my
I love India toooo much, I'd happily bear the noise and pollution and everything else, to just be on this beloved piece of earth.
To each his/her own
You should know, I don't hate India. I didn't exactly come here by choice but I like it just fine. Each country is different, lots to hate/love about them all. Glad you are so happy there tho. That's what matters. Love your quote. One of those easy to say hard to follow ones. lol.
I'm very sorry babbette. Sadly, this is true for so many divorces, especially when the kids are older. I know the circumstances surrounding my divorce affected my children in so many ways. They're worried about you while they should be enjoying their young life. There are some couples who have "amicable" divorces, maybe this is the case with the Nadals. It made me sad though because I remember reading how they use to all live together and have split up because of the divorce into separate houses.
Whatever differences they have personally, they have done a wonderful job with their children raising them. That much can be said for sure. You can tell he was loved and adored very much, and raised with discipline and a sense that he is not the most important thing in the world (even though to some of us he is, haha) and to treat everyone with respect. I admire that about his parents, parenting is the most difficult job in the world.
More sweetness from rafa
RAFA: "I WANT TO HELP KIDS HAVE A BETTER LIFE"
BACK TO NEWS ARCHIVE
OCTOBER 18.2010, INDIA
Rafa Nadal arrived in India late on Saturday night and inaugurated the Rafa Nadal Tennis School at the Anantapur Sports Village in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. The tennis star quietly slipped in to the country unnoticed. The world No.1 was supposed to be in India for three days but had to cut short his trip after missing a flight and spent only a day at his newly-inaugurated academy set up in collaboration with Fundacion Vincente Ferrer.
The center court was inaugurated at 9.30am after which he interacted with a few children from the school and played tennis with them.
"I'm speechless, I have no words to describe just how happy I am," said one of the girls when asked what it meant to her to have Rafa Nadal in their community caring for them.
RAFA UNVEILS A NEW SCHOOL IN INDIA Video
"I'm very conscious of the fact that I can use my image to help make a difference in a large scale," he said after the inauguration. "It gives me a great deal of happiness knowing I'm helping them have a better childhood and I really hope they make the best out of this opportunity".
"I would love to come back in a few years and see how those who have studied here have a new life," concluded Rafa before speaking about his wishes to take it easy in the next two weeks. "I need to rest, mentally and physically."
Rafa's mother, and president of the Rafa Nadal foundation, Ana Maria Parera, watched with pride as her son concluded his visit in India. "We don't pretend to make tennis players [at this school]. We just want to trace the mentality and the ideals of Rafa", she continued. "At the end of the day, they are giving to us a lot more than what we are giving to them".
Moncho Ferrer, son of Vicente Ferrer and Director of the foundation named after his father explained that "everyone wants to be like Rafa. He motivates people and inspires them to be better. We are here to give these kids a chance to follow their dreams."
could he be anymore perfect?
As a last point,
If anyone can translate what he says in the video for me I promise I will mail you your fav cookie. Thanks =D
He's better than perfect: he's generous, humane and touching.
Hi mum is such a cutie too! in the video you can see her bend over and kiss the little girl with like so much love. I was like wow!
Its so obvious that you people are young girls in this thread.
Looks like we have a new "bruce" type on the forum, although this "bruce" looks like he/she is less into making terribly wrong predictions and disappearing. Still, I wonder how long this "bruce" will last.
That is so nice.
"We don't pretend to make tennis players [at this school]. We just want to trace the mentality and the ideals of Rafa"
"everyone wants to be like Rafa. He motivates people and inspires them to be better. We are here to give these kids a chance to follow their dreams."
^^^ this illustrates how Rafa's style of tennis or approach to tennis actually inspires people more than a lot of the other top tennis players in the world, because Rafa's image is more about hard work and determination than it is posh cardigans, effortlessness and trick-shots. Rafa plays like a blue-collar-worker/underdog even though he's world number one. Which other sport has a world number one with an image like that? It's ideal for being a role-model.
Haha I love the part about the post cardigans. Rafa would walk around in swim trunks 24/7 if he could.
Why so sad babs? I liked that hoodie, but it only fit while in Asia! It's interesting too, cuz it's not really his style. I'd like it more w/o the artwork on the hood part. It's overkill.
Still like it, although imo it would be even better without the light pink roses.
I didn't want to say anything for fear of being accused of being a drooling fangirl. I just like his arse and back in that pic. I'm not interested in discussion the jacket..as nice as it may be.
two steps ahead of you. It's the first thing I saw too. But it doesn't look as um "full" as it normally does.
This is the album from nike's fb page. kinda kool goes into the details of each aspect of the hoodie
you spoiled this otherwise nice thread with your snide references
Yeah I forgot not to include that.
I can only go by what I read, as we all do. In November 2002 Rafa was visited by Luca Appino at the Nadal family winter residence. He wrote the book 'The World of Rafael Nadal'. Below is a small excerpt from that book.
"I'm quickly accepted as one of the "family", a family which despite it's wealth and patrimony, has always been possessed of an exemplary simplicity (and I can assure you that I've come across my fair share of very rich people in the world of tennis). I come away from this short stay in the heart of the Nadal family with the confirmation that even if you come from a wealthy background, the up-bringing you receive and the values instilled during childhood go on to forge your mental force and define your ambitions".
Rafa is back in Mallorca and posted up some pics on fb from his trip to India
seems like the whole trip really touched him <3 What a sweetie!
I thought you might like this.
It's a spanish interview that Rafa did in shanghai.
Thanks Too bad it's in Spanish. But from the bit below it seems like it would be a really nice interview
I'm not really sure what he says in the video but on mtf somebody translated the part in the article about federer.
Rafito is such a *******!
btw, he's off to Valencia. Playing a golf tourney there me thinks.
There is a little video on the atp's website. "World tour uncovered rafael nadal" very cute. you can tell that winning the wtf means more to him right now than anything else. Vamos!
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