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MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Let's see if the 3-year pattern (since 2005) is applied again in this edition of Miami and the Spaniard reaches the final.
;)
If Miami was before IW he'd have won it by now lol. Still mad at him for losing the 08 final to Davydenko (but I had a great day that day and went to a fair) and remember it like yesterday.
 

vernonbc

Legend
Mallorca

February 10, 2020
Relaxing time

Click the forward icon to see pictures:
http://instagr.am/p/B8a7v1IoJ02/ Translated from Spanish via Google:
rafaelnadal: "Finally at home. February in Mallorca."

:)
Looks wonderful! :) Wonder if that's his new boat. The photographer was pretty careful not to show much of the boat but it looks pretty open from what can be seen. He must have been so anxious to get home and have good enough weather to take out his new toy. :D
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Invitation to Dinner at the White House

The US president wants Rafa to accompany the Spanish royal couple at the state dinner the Trumps will offer at the White House on April 21:


The US president will host Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia for first state visit by the royals on April 21. The Spanish royal couple visited the White House in June 2018 but it was not a state visit. The royal couple stopped by during an extended visit to America in 2018, which was to mark the 300th anniversaries of the founding of New Orleans and San Antonio - two American cities with historical ties to Spain.

The state dinner will take place during the Barcelona Open. Will Rafa tavel to Washington? :unsure:
 

Crisstti

Legend
Invitation to Dinner at the White House

The US president wants Rafa to accompany the Spanish royal couple at the state dinner the Trumps will offer at the White House on April 21:


The US president will host Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia for first state visit by the royals on April 21. The Spanish royal couple visited the White House in June 2018 but it was not a state visit. The royal couple stopped by during an extended visit to America in 2018, which was to mark the 300th anniversaries of the founding of New Orleans and San Antonio - two American cities with historical ties to Spain.

The state dinner will take place during the Barcelona Open. Will Rafa tavel to Washington? :unsure:
He probably won't, since he'll be playing Barcelona.
 
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Third Serve

Hall of Fame
Invitation to Dinner at the White House

The US president wants Rafa to accompany the Spanish royal couple at the state dinner the Trumps will offer at the White House on April 21:


The US president will host Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia for first state visit by the royals on April 21. The Spanish royal couple visited the White House in June 2018 but it was not a state visit. The royal couple stopped by during an extended visit to America in 2018, which was to mark the 300th anniversaries of the founding of New Orleans and San Antonio - two American cities with historical ties to Spain.

The state dinner will take place during the Barcelona Open. Will Rafa tavel to Washington? :unsure:
lol this is too funny.
 

Hitman

Hall of Fame
Very interesting observations about that main court at Rafa's academy, it seems to be a quite a fast lower bouncing hard court, and it just occurred to me that the design is similar to the Pietrangeli court in Rome.
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
The Eisenhower Cup, an exhibition tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Scheduled for March 10, 2020


The IW Masters website (excerpts): ¤¤ World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will headline “Rafa & Friends” in the second annual Eisenhower Cup presented by Masimo – a one-night Tie Break Tens event scheduled for Tuesday, March 10 during the 2020 BNP Paribas Open.

The Eisenhower Cup will be a $150,000 winner-take-all event held in Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The fast-paced, innovative Tie Break Tens format consists of first to ten-point tie break matches. The event will be an eight-player single elimination draw, with a total of seven matches being held during the course of the evening.

All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit local charities.¤¤
Read more:

Vamos Rafa!
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The RN Academy is part of the RN Sports Centre

Rafa Nadal Golf Challenge
Takes place from February 13 - 15, 2020

Rafa's sports centre hosts participants of the 3rd annual Rafa Nadal Golf Challenge, an international golf tournament, this week.
The tournament is organized by Sotheby's International Realty, a luxury real estate company, to bring together its international colleagues and partners from all over the world to network and play golf. The participants are accommodated at Rafa's sports centre and they compete at the Vall D’Or Golf club.
Two years ago, the team captained by Rafa and consisting of his friends & extended family members, won the inaugural edition of the tournament. Last year, Rafa didn't play, he was busy with other activities, but he hosted a dinner for the participants in the trophy room of his museum.
Today (Friday) was Rafa's first day of playing in this year's tournament. He played a round with Sotheby's International Realty president & CEO, Philip A. White.


Via sothebyrealty


(y) to Rafa and his sports centre!
 

clayqueen

G.O.A.T.
If Miami was before IW he'd have won it by now lol. Still mad at him for losing the 08 final to Davydenko (but I had a great day that day and went to a fair) and remember it like yesterday.
That final is engraved in my memory. We were on holiday and everyone went out for the day but I stayed back to watch it. Was totally devastated when Rafa lost. That match flashes in front of my eyes whenever Miami is mentioned.
 

weakera

Legend
Invitation to Dinner at the White House

The US president wants Rafa to accompany the Spanish royal couple at the state dinner the Trumps will offer at the White House on April 21:


The US president will host Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia for first state visit by the royals on April 21. The Spanish royal couple visited the White House in June 2018 but it was not a state visit. The royal couple stopped by during an extended visit to America in 2018, which was to mark the 300th anniversaries of the founding of New Orleans and San Antonio - two American cities with historical ties to Spain.

The state dinner will take place during the Barcelona Open. Will Rafa tavel to Washington? :unsure:

Trump has called Nadal his favorite sportsman in the past, this isn't a surprise.
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The RN Academy is part of the RN Sports Centre

Rafa Nadal Golf Challenge
Takes place from February 13 - 15, 2020

Rafa's sports centre hosts participants of the 3rd annual Rafa Nadal Golf Challenge, an international golf tournament, this week.
The tournament is organized by Sotheby's International Realty, a luxury real estate company, to bring together its international colleagues and partners from all over the world to network and play golf. The participants are accommodated at Rafa's sports centre and they compete at the Vall D’Or Golf club.
Two years ago, the team captained by Rafa and consisting of his friends & extended family members, won the inaugural edition of the tournament. Last year, Rafa didn't play, he was busy with other activities, but he hosted a dinner for the participants in the trophy room of his museum.
Today (Friday) was Rafa's first day of playing in this year's tournament. He played a round with Sotheby's International Realty president & CEO, Philip A. White.


Via sothebyrealty


(y) to Rafa and his sports centre!
Some more pictures taken on Friday (Click the forward icon to see all the pictures):

http://instagr.am/p/B8ooJtxAQ6F/ :)
 

weakera

Legend
But Rafa doesn't like him because of his attitude to Mexicans. Rafa will be playing in Barcelona so he has a good excuse.
I was under the impression that Nadal was typically right leaning politically but doesn't like Trump because of his demeanor which makes sense given Rafa's respectful and humble nature.
 

octobrina10

G.O.A.T.
Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre in the Mexican Caribbean

The Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre in Mexico celebrates its first anniversary today.

The tennis centre is located in the Grand Palladium resort complex in Costa Mujeres, on the Mexican Caribbean coast (near the city of Cancun and about 1430 kilometers / 890 miles from Acapulco).


Rafa inauguated the centre a year ago:




(y) to Rafa and his tennis centre!
 
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