Okayy... here's for all of you gossip lovers
... he has a girlfriend. His uncle admited it. I just read in in VamosRafael.com
Toni Nadal: "Rafa's Attached"
Rafa is in Shanghai preparing for the Masters Cup, which begins on Sunday. The news of the draw, and of his new haircut, are now overshadowed by even bigger news on our Messageboard: Rafa has a girlfriend.
Speaking to the Chinese press, Rafa's coach, Uncle Toni, explained, "He always said he’s single, to the media, also kept me in the dark. However, there’s nothing I wouldn’t know about this kid. He always thought this is a well-kept secret, actually his girlfriend’s waiting for him back in Mallorca.”
Toni stressed Rafa has not changed since winning Roland Garros. "He's still dating the same girl. His girlfriend’s a fellow Mallorcan, I guess they met long ago," said Toni, and added, "But I guess a lot of girls will be terribly upset after knowing the truth.”
In Shanghai news, Rafa is in the Gold Group, which also includes Agassi, Nikolay Davydenko and Gaston Gaudio. The Red Group includes Roger Federer, Guillermo Coria, Ivan Ljubicic and David Nalbandian. Rafa is scheduled to play Gaudio on Monday evening. They are 2-3, with Rafa winning their last two matches on clay this year.
He has started practicing with his good friend Tomeu Salva. Uncle Toni and his agent, Carlos Costa, also are in Shanghai, and more friends and family will be joining them this weekend. We, too, will be on the scene reporting live. Look for Susan's Shanghai Travel blog, starting Friday. More. . .