Hey I found this on rafas forum, posted by Moondancer
I just thought its nice to read. It put a smile on my face when i read it
She found this paragraph in a blog written by the Mark Hodgkinson who writes for The Telegraph:
It was the second day in a row that Beckham, clearly a huge tennis fan, had come to the Madrid Masters. I chatted with Beckham for a few minutes in the players’ lounge on Wednesday night, and he was obviously very knowledgeable about the sport and spoke of his admiration for Murray, Henman, Nadal and Roger Federer.
Beckham was also very polite. His manners could not be faulted. Beckham was not the only Real Madrid player to show a real interest in tennis this week.
Raul, the team’s striker, provided an interesting take on the rivalry between Federer and Nadal. Raul presented Nadal with a signed shirt, writing on the back: “To my dear friend Rafa, the number one on Earth.”
Nadal, although pleased with the gift, took Raul up on this. “But,” Nadal said, “I’m not the number one, I’m the number two.” But Raul had a response to that: “You are the number one on Earth. Federer is from a different planet - he’s a Martian.”