Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by bolo, Mar 9, 2010.
Executes a mean "roly poly into double fist-pump" as well!
Agreed. Nadal should only play Cincy. Otherwise, his knee will fall off.
Not really news about Rafa but wanted to post this pretty cool pic about Rafa's achievements so far(it is from a MTF user):
A natural beauty!
OMG she cried!? she is so special! stop the flipping press!!:shock: :roll:
she's thought about all the money she's getting. :lol:
Andrew Castle has a real bad crush on Rafael's girlfriend, he kept going on about her.
everyone talks about her because we don't see her all the time. If Rafa talked about her a bit more or acknowledged some people wouldn't act as if she's a Princess when she shows up.
What Castle said was he was surprised to see her here because she hardly goes to the tournaments. Plus I read she just graduated so she might be around a lot more. She might become Mirka. we'll see.
Extra Green Star baby!
I always wonder, if Nadal wins the USO, what colour will the star be? Same colour as the AO star? or a darker shade of blue? Or perhaps a mixture of blue/green?
Oh the curiosity!
Rare insight into Nadal's training and conditioning regime:
Some specifics on the treatment Nadal will receive on his right knee later this month:
..she's pretty and natural and doesn't look like a bimbo.
I made him a shirt with the stars and more on it, and gave it to him. I got a thank you. 8) That was during WTF so it was still 36 back then and 6 GS's.
I still hate him :mrgreen:
More than pretty, she's very classy and has a natural presence.
Thank you for the links, interesting stuff.
Why do I get the feeling this is meant to be a dig at someone?
The older women think Xisca is some kind of goddess where as younger girls we have friends that look like her, we see girls like her everyday so she's "meh" to us but each to their own I guess. :lol: To me she has some boyish features, she could be Rafa's sibling.
If you go to Spain there are literally thousands of Xisca's.
But yes the fact that Rafa hasn't gone for Brooklyn Decker says a lot about his character. Still i'm glad he can enjoy the Shakira's too.
That's true, but outside of the Mediterranean region, she is rather exotic looking. She's def pretty.
Haha there is totally a video of her flashing the press. I was like lets throw classy out the window. lemme see if I can find it
She sometimes looks Asian. I saw an Asian girl with curls that could pass for Spanish. There are plenty of them here. Infact I remember before we knew Xisca I used to think his girlfriend was another girl with hair like xisca. I find a pic I'll post it later.
Meg I think this is the vid you're talking about?
Maybe they didn't know they were being filmed but they looked like they spotted something in our direction?
what annoys me the most is the end the way she acts while throwing away the bottle. Stuck up! Sure none of us like to touch a bin but the fact that her friend just got on with it made her look even more stuck up
at like 18 secs LOL. Dunno if it was intentional but they all seem to be laughing
Hahah, ya sorry didn't see your post that's the one!
I think they did, because her frnd was all "posing" for the camera. She doesn't seem like the nicest girl, but w/e certainly looks like she's the girl Rafa will end up with.
If she is I hope they take at least one month out of their relationship to do whatever they like, get it overwith then get back together. I don't anyone that ended up with a high school sweetheart that didn't at least cheat or do whatever else along the way.:-? all the best to them :mrgreen:
Who says he doesn't already? >.< he looks like a nice guy, but come one he's rafa nadal! Plus Xisca is rarely around. It would be nice to believe that he is an honest committed guy, but when you can pretty much have any girl you want, it's hard to resist.
Here is an extract from something I read for all you xisca lovers (for some reason or another)
except, I didn't hear him thank her during his speech, just his family and team as usual. So weird. :lol: If I was her I sure would like my bf to say" thank you to my girlfriend" too if he'd just won a huge tournament in his career especially if we'd been supposedly going out for more than 4 years
In another article he said they decide together whether she goes to a tournament or not but he prefers having his friends there....
Lol sumwhere between 16-18 secs, look at her in the back, she drops one half of her dress, it stand out because I guess, she's at the beach a lot so that area is a lot paler than the rest of her. lol
Ya I wondered the same thing, well she either goes in the "friends" category or the "family" one. This is why I couldn't date a famous guy, stuff like this would drive me nuts. Not to mention that Shakira video! Sum guy asked him, like what his gf felt about him filming with Shakira, and he's like she understands it's for work... I'm like ummm you're a tennis player, since when is making music videos "work". :roll:
Her friend in white looks like she is having fun at 7-8 seconds :shock:
Yikes I actually did not know they cheered at his loss, even for the French crowd that is low. Poor guy. Well, I guess he showed them! Not to mention aside from Tsonga, who I feel is hardly consistent, they don't have any solid player. Such haters. The Wimbledon crowd was really good.
Rafa gave her and Maribel (his sister) a £50 voucher to share?!?!? My god Rafa!:shock:
LOL. I don't know if I believe that. Right after rafa wins these two go shopping?? Even if it's true, what would he do with the voucher anyway? Might as well give it to the girls.
He's really going to spoil them during these 6 weeks. Lucky girls.
Btw, don't we look like a cult with avatars from the same set of pictures? :lol:
Lucky in more ways than 1!
Haha I didn't notice about the avatars! I love those pics!
Since this Rafa news,
That's his interview after Wimby this year (OP CMM)
Recent article where Rafa's team spill the beans on his fitness routine
Xisca is yummy....
And the Babbette's, if at all possible?
Why are you mad at him? What has he done?
Just a few more nice pics.
John McEnroe gives his predictions for Rafa, Murray and Fed
Interesting, some new stuff here.
Can nadal tie 16? Toni says no. lol.
It would be pretty funny though if nadal managed to tie federer's GS haul.
It would be hilarious. The magic "16" have become the last bastion of superiority Fed's fans are desperately hanging onto. They would not recover from Rafa matching it! P agony couldn't even recover from Rafa winning his second Wimbledon, lol.
It's interesting to compare their slam achievements at same age. For instance, Fed had already won W 3 times in his 24th year, Rafa only twice but has already 4 finals there (one more than Fed). They both won their first W in their 22nd year. They also both won their first AO in their 23rd year (2004 vs 2009) and both had only one AO title in their 24th year.
Fed won his second USO title in his 24th year. Will Rafa win his first one this year?
Their numbers are pretty close so far except for RG of course where Rafa has already 5 titles vs not even a final for Fed at same age.
Ya I've heard Toni talk this way before, maybe it's an anti jinx thing. But he's always so skeptical. I guess, that's why Rafa's victories haven't gotten to his head. He goes home and Toni says, well Fed is still better. Poor rafa It's okay though, lots of his fans believe he'll be able to get there
All that being said, I would be so great if Rafa won US!! It would shut a lot of people up. Also, i don't think it's unattainable, he's been to semis twice, so if he stays healthy this might be his year! Vamos!
I can totally see that happening! I do think both Toni and Rafa genuinely think Federer is better and like you said, that's okay. I would be ecstatic if Rafa does get to 16 GS but I don't think he will and I really don't think he needs to either. All I want for him is a career grand slam, that elusive US Open and anything after that is a just a bonus really.
Totally agree. The amount of slams you have doesn't define how good of a player u are. Well, I mean if rafa ends up with 12 and fed with 17 or 18. You'd have to be really dumb to say rafa doesn't belong among the greats. But I hope he wins US this year, after that like u said it's all a bonus
Sorry to disappoint you, but it won't. I lived through the periods of
"Nadal will never win anything outside clay"
"Nadal will never get to the 2nd week of Wimbledon"
"Nadal will never win Wimbledon"
"Nadal will never be World No.1"
"Nadal will never be World No.1 for more than a month"
"Nadal will never win a major on hard"
"Nadal will never come back"
"Nadal will never be the same"
"Nadal will never win WImbledon" - iteration 2
"Nadal will never get back his No.1"
These people never stop. I can tell you what they will come up with in future:
"Nadal will never win US Open"
(when he does)
"Nadal will never win 16 majors"
(if he does)
"Nadal will never be No.1 for ......... weeks
(given it happens)
"Nadal will never have one-handed backhand", "Nadal will never be a blue-eyed blond", etc.
Been fun watching Nadal own all the doubters
what about the masters shield record. rafa will own atleast possibly 50% or even more shields than fed when he is retired especially he owns all the clay ones(3 shields a yr).
a masters series is 1000 ATP points . a grand slam is 2000 points. ppl dont rate masters, but points wise is only 1/2 that of a slam.
old but oh mama
and here is the full pic with the frowning queen.
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