Nadal to appear in Shakira's video!!

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
The majority of Rafa's fanbase are cougars - many of whom are least interested in his tennis.
One can be an outstanding tennis player and a hot man at the same time and can be appreciated for both at the same time as well. There is no incompatibility between the 2. Of course if you're a Fed fan you probably came to believe that those characteristics are mutually exclusive but I assure you they're not. (Same way a great writer can be a great lover or a great cook, human beings are fascinating for that, you know, they can be a lot of things all together, they're not doomed to one-dimensionality- although as I said before, it is true that some are ;))
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
One can be an outstanding tennis player and a hot man at the same time and can be appreciated for both at the same time as well. There is no incompatibility between the 2. Of course if you're a Fed fan you probably came to believe that those characteristics are mutually exclusive but I assure you they're not.
My point wasn't about Rafa's perceived hotness (or the lack of it).

You know, if you try harder, you will miss my point even better.

(For the record, I am a Nadal fan foremost, but know enough about Tennis to appreciate what a great talent Federer is too. )
 
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namelessone

Legend
I knew that once this got out,the only possible follow up would be a "Nadal and Shakira are dating" story. This is bullcrap IMO. Nadal is 23,Shakira is pushing into her mid 30's. Both have had long time engagements with their halves.

It's pretty clear that they have some chemistry but I don't think that they are more than friends. Sure,if they were closer in age I think Rafa could dump Xisca for Shakira but knowing Rafa and his character(and his values) I don't think that is the case. Plus,Nadal seems like a laid back kinda guy and I don't think that he could have that lifestyle with a popstar as his girl.
 
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decades

Guest
I knew that once this got out,the only possible follow up would be a "Nadal and Shakira are dating" story. This is bullcrap IMO. Nadal is 23,Shakira is pushing into her mid 30's. Both have had long time engagements with their halves.

It's pretty clear that they have some chemistry but I don't think that they are more than friends. Sure,if they were closer in age I think Rafa could dump Xisca for Shakira but knowing Rafa and his character(and his values) I don't think that is the case. Plus,Nadal seems like a laid back kinda guy and I don't think that he could have that lifestyle with a popstar as his girl.
the only thing rafa and shakira have in common is a fascination for booties...
 

TheTruth

G.O.A.T.
One can be an outstanding tennis player and a hot man at the same time and can be appreciated for both at the same time as well. There is no incompatibility between the 2. Of course if you're a Fed fan you probably came to believe that those characteristics are mutually exclusive but I assure you they're not. (Same way a great writer can be a great lover or a great cook, human beings are fascinating for that, you know, they can be a lot of things all together, they're not doomed to one-dimensionality- although as I said before, it is true that some are ;))
Absolutely! It's the same thing as ogling the Ana, Anna, and Ovas. What's the diff?
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Keeping things in perspective, Nadal is trying to cash into his celebrity status while he's still a force in tennis. Given that his career has been going downhill for the past year (by his standards), I would say it's a wise move. I don't think he's sacrificing his practice time for this video.

That said, it's still a distraction from a single minded focus to tennis, and that is what Nadal should be doing if he really plans to stay among the top players and regain his former position. Let's hope it's not something like Ivanovic's stunts when here career went down the toilet.

Finally I am sure Nadal is well compensated for that video. And besides Shakira is one hot woman. Who can blame him?
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
Keeping things in perspective, Nadal is trying to cash into his celebrity status while he's still a force in tennis. Given that his career has been going downhill for the past year (by his standards), I would say it's a wise move. I don't think he's sacrificing his practice time for this video.

That said, it's still a distraction from a single minded focus to tennis, and that is what Nadal should be doing if he really plans to stay among the top players and regain his former position. Let's hope it's not something like Ivanovic's stunts when here career went down the toilet.

Finally I am sure Nadal is well compensated for that video. And besides Shakira is one hot woman. Who can blame him?
At least he has a celebrity status to cash in on! Unlike some others...
 

babbette

Legend
I knew that once this got out,the only possible follow up would be a "Nadal and Shakira are dating" story. This is bullcrap IMO. Nadal is 23,Shakira is pushing into her mid 30's. Both have had long time engagements with their halves.

It's pretty clear that they have some chemistry but I don't think that they are more than friends. Sure,if they were closer in age I think Rafa could dump Xisca for Shakira but knowing Rafa and his character(and his values) I don't think that is the case. Plus,Nadal seems like a laid back kinda guy and I don't think that he could have that lifestyle with a popstar as his girl.
as fans all I can say is we always think we know it all based on the few articles they allow us to read about them, a few photos and clips, until there's a scandal or something that makes us realize that actually, we don't really know them at all.
All I can say is that i've learned my lesson in the past. I'm never going to be as confident and arrogant enough to think that I know any celebrity well. So I guess what I am trying to say I never rule anything out just because some articles tells me a person is that way, and they could never do this and that. It's just not healthy to think that you know a celebrity through and through. :mrgreen:
 

rafan

Hall of Fame
Keeping things in perspective, Nadal is trying to cash into his celebrity status while he's still a force in tennis. Given that his career has been going downhill for the past year (by his standards), I would say it's a wise move. I don't think he's sacrificing his practice time for this video.

That said, it's still a distraction from a single minded focus to tennis, and that is what Nadal should be doing if he really plans to stay among the top players and regain his former position. Let's hope it's not something like Ivanovic's stunts when here career went down the toilet.

Finally I am sure Nadal is well compensated for that video. And besides Shakira is one hot woman. Who can blame him?
One hot woman! Nadal's mother looks younger than her. He should concentrate on getting his serve right and getting back to being Rafael Nadal. As a fan I don't need to see him messing about with some questionable "singer " I want to see that incredible guy who plays tennis again
 

babbette

Legend
One hot woman! Nadal's mother looks younger than her. He should concentrate on getting his serve right and getting back to being Rafael Nadal. As a fan I don't need to see him messing about with some questionable "singer " I want to see that incredible guy who plays tennis again
it only took him one day to shoot, if that, as I understand, not a whole flipping month! Relax.:shock:
 

babbette

Legend
No but Xisca has CLASS
again assuming we know a celebrity based on a few photos and what articles want us to read tsk tsk not healthy. :(
we don't know xisca. When she not strolling hand in hand with Rafa, or parading around the beach in 2 piece bikini she could be doing sort of things that you and I and Shakira would never even dream of in our wildest dreams:shock:

What I want to know is her secret for keeping a man for as long as she's kept his.
Not seeing him all the time is definitely a plus obviously. It keeps things fresh. what else...
 

namelessone

Legend
I can't wait for this clip to come out,then we can all see that Rafa is a bad/mediocre actor,that he isn't dating Shakira etc. Then maybe we can get on with the tennis.
 

rafan

Hall of Fame
again assuming we know a celebrity based on a few photos and what articles want us to read tsk tsk not healthy. :(
we don't know xisca. When she not strolling hand in hand with Rafa, or parading around the beach in 2 piece bikini she could be doing sort of things that you and I and Shakira would never even dream of in our wildest dreams:shock:

What I want to know is her secret for keeping a man for as long as she's kept his.
Not seeing him all the time is definitely a plus obviously. It keeps things fresh. what else...
Well I guess being Spanish she will know how to treat his shortcomings and not take seriously what would shock someone from a different culture. Maybe she has him on a long leash!!
 

babbette

Legend
I can't wait for this clip to come out,then we can all see that Rafa is a bad/mediocre actor,that he isn't dating Shakira etc. Then maybe we can get on with the tennis.
see. from the 30 second clip he doesn't look too bad of an actor there. Told you we should never assume we know it all. 8)

not saying there's i believe there's things going on between them but Rafa's acting skills here are so convincing.:shock:
 

rafan

Hall of Fame
see. from the 30 second clip he doesn't look too bad of an actor there. Told you we should never assume we know it all. 8)

not saying there's i believe there's things going on between them but Rafa's acting skills here are so convincing.:shock:
Babette in the first scene he looked like a corpse. It must have taken the whole day to warm him up!!
 

swissmiss

Professional
Not going to lie, he was pretty darn adorable in that 30 second clip. VERY cute smile.I like him so much better when he is smiling and shy and bashful than when he is fist-pumping and screaming on the court.
 

babbette

Legend
rafan in that scene shakira looks like a corpse too, no? but i don't blame you for not noticing. I've watched over again and I still haven't fully noticed that shakira is in the video aswell. Shakira is being upstaged for the first time.

If you look at some of Shakira's other videos she has a habit of making her leading man meat. you have my blessing shakira. :p I think she should have done the scene from 1:44 with Rafa 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfBveuDPFKs&feature=related
 

rafan

Hall of Fame
rafan in that scene shakira looks like a corpse too, no? but i don't blame you for not noticing. I've watched over again and I still haven't fully noticed that shakira is in the video aswell. Shakira is being upstaged for the first time.

If you look at some of Shakira's other videos she has a habit of making her leading man meat. you have my blessing shakira. :p I think she should have done the scene from 1:44 with Rafa 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfBveuDPFKs&feature=related
Well Rafa could upstage anyone to be honest - bad choice for her
 

reversef

Hall of Fame
Babette in the first scene he looked like a corpse. It must have taken the whole day to warm him up!!
Indeed, he looks like a corpse in the beginning. Shakira too though.
I still have doubts about Rafa's acting skills. He doesn't seem very gifted in his commercials. But who knows? Maybe Shakira can train him. :)
 

reversef

Hall of Fame
The majority of Rafa's fanbase are cougars - many of whom are least interested in his tennis.
Please, wait a moment. Most Nadal's fans are genuine tennis fans as well. Nadal has a very young image, so of course, you will find many young people who are just starting to discover the game amongst his fans. It doesn't mean that his fanbase is not interested in tennis. I've been watching tennis since mid-80's for God's sake. And I've never been interested in Safin, Haas or Agassi if you see what I mean.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
Good to see a current grand slam champion incite a little (non-tennis) excitement. We needed this!

I can't view the clips right now. I wonder will it hit the States as well. Could be big for Rafa, who is in very few commercials here in America.
 

OJ ROD

Semi-Pro
Please, wait a moment. Most Nadal's fans are genuine tennis fans as well. Nadal has a very young image, so of course, you will find many young people who are just starting to discover the game amongst his fans. It doesn't mean that his fanbase is not interested in tennis. I've been watching tennis since mid-80's for God's sake. And I've never been interested in Safin, Haas or Agassi if you see what I mean.
Yeah, their mostly cougars. Safin, Haas, and Agassi are very different from Nadal.

What do you call the male version of a cougar?
 

OJ ROD

Semi-Pro
Dingo too as it seems. Wild dogs, eat babies, related to wolves from asia, hunter and scavengers, don't bark.

I don't really like it either way. Cougars or dingoes or stags, cradle robbers, grave robbers, ect.

A joke name given to a person who ****s people over. Although some 'victims' want it.
 
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