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Rafael's adorable little girlfriend??...

Did you guys notice, that when Mariano and Rafa had to accept their trophies, they were accompanied by little ball girls. And when it was Rafa's turn, he grabbed her hand and walked hand in hand with her to the steps, and then patted her head, and then she ran off to her little friends and they were smiling and giggling with her. But Mariano just walked in front of his ball girl and didnt acknowledge her.

Anyway, I just thought that was really cute! A great sports hero can know how to instantly make someone's day. I mean, that girl will remember that for the rest of her life. And if she grows up to be a famous tennis player too, she can always talk about that in interviews .

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I did Marat Five times.

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Did you guys notice, that when Mariano and Rafa had to accept their trophies, they were accompanied by little ball girls. And when it was Rafa's turn, he grabbed her hand and walked hand in hand with her to the steps, and then patted her head, and then she ran off to her little friends and they were smiling and giggling with her. But Mariano just walked in front of his ball girl and didnt acknowledge her.

Anyway, I just thought that was really cute! A great sports hero can know how to instantly make someone's day. I mean, that girl will remember that for the rest of her life. And if she grows up to be a famous tennis player too, she can always talk about that in interviews .
Thanks for pointing that out. It takes a person with heart to make that sort of gesture in a time where he might rightly be distracted by his own joy and triumph.

The new myth on this board apparently is that Nadal is a jerk. Thanks for once again showing that the guy has passion and heart both on and off the court.
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It was extremely cute. A nice moment.
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Did you guys notice, that when Mariano and Rafa had to accept their trophies, they were accompanied by little ball girls. And when it was Rafa's turn, he grabbed her hand and walked hand in hand with her to the steps, and then patted her head, and then she ran off to her little friends and they were smiling and giggling with her. But Mariano just walked in front of his ball girl and didnt acknowledge her.

Anyway, I just thought that was really cute! A great sports hero can know how to instantly make someone's day. I mean, that girl will remember that for the rest of her life. And if she grows up to be a famous tennis player too, she can always talk about that in interviews .
Yes and I commented about it to my kids. It was touching.

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This only show us (once again) how nice is Rafa to everyone

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Pierce and Henin did the same yesterday.

"A la base, nous les Français, sommes les champions du monde des râleurs. J'ai l'impression qu'être français, c'est un peu un handicap pour être le meilleur dans ton sport.
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It WAS cute. Lucky girl.

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I liked the fact Nadal didn't thank any sponsor in his speech ! It's more sincere at least...contrary to the women yesterday...
What an great honour to receive the trophee of Zidane's hands

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yeah, how cool was it that zidane gave him the trophy?!

it was really sweet of Nadal

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Yeah that was just really cute
But Mary and Justine did the same yesterday
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I can see why Mary thanked her sponsors. She must be very grateful to those who continued to support her.
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Yeah, a nice gesture by Nadal. Actually, all the finalists had a kid walk them to the podium. In fact, when Mariano went up there, I noticed he wasn't holding that girl's hand and was wondering why.
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Yeah. Lucky Girlie

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I thought it was really sweet too. What a lovely lad.

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