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~EMiLiTA~
02-07-2005, 11:30 AM
Hey guys,
I know we have a general chat/cheering thread, but I thought we'd just have a separate one for the time Rafa spends in South America...firstly in Buenos Aires, then Costa do Sauipe, then Acapulco!!!

so first up is Bs As and he plays Calleri in the first round. In doubles he's playing with Beto Martín against Corretja/Guzman...hope he can do well at this tourny!!

VAMOS RAFA!!!

Lenka
02-07-2005, 11:36 AM
Great idea, Emilita! ;)
Rafa doesn´t play on Monday.
Vamos Rafa! :banana: :banana: :banana:

cute_chichi
02-07-2005, 12:05 PM
thanks for keeping all of us posted. i hope rafa will have a nice result in buenos aires, i'm so nervous and excited for him!!!! :woohoo:

~EMiLiTA~
02-07-2005, 12:20 PM
Moyà y Nadal entrenan ante 500 personas: ¿El anticipo de la final?


El ATP de Buenos Aires, que comenzó el sábado en su fase clasificatoria, revela una vez mas el apasionamiento que tienen los aficionados en Argentina por el tenis.

Tras realizar el sorteo en la tarde, los españoles Carlos Moyà y Rafael Nadal se cansaron de firmar autógrafos en las inmediaciones del estadio central. Pasadas las cinco de la tarde los ibéricos comenzaron a entrenar intensamente en el court central.

En el comienzo, mientras ambos ajustaban sus golpes, asistían a la práctica un puñado de niños. Pero cuando corrió la noticia que las estrellas rutilantes del torneo se hallaban a toma y daca en el histórico estadio, muchos dejaron de asistir a los partidos de la previa y se acercaron extasiados a contemplar a los tenistas ganadores de la Copa Davis de 2004.

Moyá mostró su fantástica derecha y hubo jugadas de alto vuelo. Nadal respondió con entrega y buenos reveses. La intensidad del peloteo fue mojando las camisas de ambos, mientras el público seguía ingresando a las plateas.

Moyà y Nadal se gastaron bromas, descansaron unos minutos a la vera de la cancha y retomaron con brío el entreno.

Las gentes aplaudían la finalización de cada jugada como si se tratara de un match oficial y tras la finalización de la práctica se retiraron más que agradecidas.

La jornada del sábado con entrada libre fue magnífica y de postre vimos a Moyà y Nadal juntos. Dúo que difícilmente se repita por estos lares.

Algo que quizás no volveremos apreciar, aunque por como se dio el cuadro, ambos podrían llegar a la final. Y tenis no les falta para ello...

>> Rafa and Carlos trained in front of 500 people...they were joking around, signing autographs etc...

Eruwen
02-07-2005, 05:59 PM
Vamos Rafa! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gif

I would've loved to have seen that practice session! :lol:

loeliepoelie
02-07-2005, 08:41 PM
Vamos Rafa! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gif

I would've loved to have seen that practice session! :lol:

You and me both girl! :D

Blanco y Negro
02-08-2005, 12:35 AM
Vamos Rafa Y Carlos.

Buena Suerte

Iza
02-08-2005, 05:17 AM
it's gr8 that he plays in Sth Am! VAMOS! :woohoo:

Tenchî
02-08-2005, 07:01 AM
Moyà y Nadal entrenan ante 500 personas: ¿El anticipo de la final?


El ATP de Buenos Aires, que comenzó el sábado en su fase clasificatoria, revela una vez mas el apasionamiento que tienen los aficionados en Argentina por el tenis.

Tras realizar el sorteo en la tarde, los españoles Carlos Moyà y Rafael Nadal se cansaron de firmar autógrafos en las inmediaciones del estadio central. Pasadas las cinco de la tarde los ibéricos comenzaron a entrenar intensamente en el court central.

En el comienzo, mientras ambos ajustaban sus golpes, asistían a la práctica un puñado de niños. Pero cuando corrió la noticia que las estrellas rutilantes del torneo se hallaban a toma y daca en el histórico estadio, muchos dejaron de asistir a los partidos de la previa y se acercaron extasiados a contemplar a los tenistas ganadores de la Copa Davis de 2004.

Moyá mostró su fantástica derecha y hubo jugadas de alto vuelo. Nadal respondió con entrega y buenos reveses. La intensidad del peloteo fue mojando las camisas de ambos, mientras el público seguía ingresando a las plateas.

Moyà y Nadal se gastaron bromas, descansaron unos minutos a la vera de la cancha y retomaron con brío el entreno.

Las gentes aplaudían la finalización de cada jugada como si se tratara de un match oficial y tras la finalización de la práctica se retiraron más que agradecidas.

La jornada del sábado con entrada libre fue magnífica y de postre vimos a Moyà y Nadal juntos. Dúo que difícilmente se repita por estos lares.

Algo que quizás no volveremos apreciar, aunque por como se dio el cuadro, ambos podrían llegar a la final. Y tenis no les falta para ello...

>> Rafa and Carlos trained in front of 500 people...they were joking around, signing autographs etc...

:angel: Ojalá! :D

ataptc
02-08-2005, 07:07 AM
vamos rafa! :banana: :)

adeegee
02-08-2005, 10:20 PM
rafa just started his match against calleri, 2-2 in the 1st set some people have live coverage and are giving out live scores in the buenos aires forum on the site

mandoura
02-08-2005, 11:13 PM
rafa just started his match against calleri, 2-2 in the 1st set some people have live coverage and are giving out live scores in the buenos aires forum on the site

He took the first set 7:6 (7/2) and is up 1:0 in the second.

Vamos Rafa.

mandoura
02-08-2005, 11:47 PM
Rafa did it. He defeated Calleri 7(7)-6(2)/ 6-3.

Way to go Rafa. :bigclap: :bigclap:

adelaide
02-08-2005, 11:50 PM
well done Rafa!!!!!!!!!!

i need to calm down.

mandoura
02-08-2005, 11:59 PM
His next match is against Potito Starace. A good player but I think Nadal will win. He brings so much to the court, not only talent but spirit and heart too.

Vamos Rafa.

knight_ley
02-09-2005, 01:34 AM
Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

chocc0
02-09-2005, 05:56 AM
VAMOS RAAAAFFFFFAAAAAA

Eruwen
02-09-2005, 06:14 AM
Well done Rafa!! :yeah:

Carlita
02-09-2005, 08:03 AM
:woohoo: :bounce: :yippee:

ataptc
02-09-2005, 08:40 AM
:banana: good job rafa!

now get Potito.. vamos!!

Björki
02-09-2005, 09:02 AM
Vamos Rafa. :bounce:
beat Starace now.

cute_chichi
02-09-2005, 10:41 AM
rafa won!!!! :yippee: way to go rafa :clap2: yipee!!!!!

~EMiLiTA~
02-09-2005, 11:58 AM
muy bien Rafa!!! :banana:

yeah, Potito is good on clay...I remember how he pushed Marat to 5 sets at Roland Garros last year...but I think Rafa will be able to win, at least I hope so! VAMOS RAFA! SIGUE ASI!!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/party/dance.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/party/dance01.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/party/dance.gif

ayena
02-09-2005, 02:19 PM
So he had won!!! :eek: I was thinking all day that he lost. I was checking in the morning only Polish site ,'cause I was hurrying to school, and they said there that he lost. But I see now that they mixed it up, like always :mad:
Anyway they have made it up, already. A little bit late :fiery:
Vamos Rafael you can beat Potito :bounce:

Carito_90
02-09-2005, 02:38 PM
Rafa played a pretty good match. His BH wasn't on, it was quite stiff but still he managed to win. Calleri played really well too, he made some UE mistakes that gave Nadal de MB in the TB and the break in the second set. But all in all he played really well and I was SO happy to see him.

Great, now I am obssesed with Rafa :lol: I've seen him too many times these past days. First in saturday I saw him practise with Carlos and got to take a pic with him. Hehe he look so cute in it. Anyway I also saw him on sunday but he was in the players lounge, so I could barely see him but well lol. And yesterday I saw him when he was going back to the players lounge from having lunch... we were on the VIP part so we stopped him and asked him for a pic... again. We even asked him if he could tell someone to take the pic because there was no one :lol: He asked some dude over there, a friend or something and he took the pic. He was nice but he had been nicer the other day I think. But I was still glad :lol: In the match me and my friend cheered for him really loud, people over there gave us some really odd looks but we didn't really mind :lol: Anyway, we had a great time :) I saw him a few times after the match, going to give the press conference and when he came back... also in the players lounge (don't get me wrong, we were outside :lol: )

So yeah it was a great day :)

ayena
02-09-2005, 03:41 PM
Glad you have great day with Rafa :devil: and thanks for report :hug:

Carlita
02-09-2005, 04:40 PM
thanks for the report!! Im happy for you you met Rafa!!!!! Lucky you! ;)

Have fun!!!! :D

Carito_90
02-09-2005, 04:50 PM
Yeah I just wished It had been a great NIGHT with Rafa you know... :angel: :lol:

But yeah I had a great time and he better get to the QF and play at night so I can see him play again :p

I want to post my pic with Rafa but for some reason it wont let me attach any files... :ras:

Carito_90
02-09-2005, 04:52 PM
Oh yay there it is :)

I'm the one in the middle btw :p

adeegee
02-09-2005, 04:57 PM
Oh yay there it is :)

I'm the one in the middle btw :p

Nice pic...whats going on Rafa's wearing a hat and not a bandana!

Carito_90
02-09-2005, 05:05 PM
He was practising... He always wears the hat for practise etc but the bandana when he plays a match... odd :lol:

Blanco y Negro
02-09-2005, 05:09 PM
Way to go Rafa in the first round. Keep it up.

VAMOS!

adeegee
02-09-2005, 05:19 PM
He was practising... He always wears the hat for practise etc but the bandana when he plays a match... odd :lol:

yeah sorry i thought that was after his match i've just seen a pic from his match he was back to the usual bandana! i thought he might be ill or something! :rolleyes:

adeegee
02-09-2005, 06:01 PM
carito i sent you a PM asking you a big favour!

~EMiLiTA~
02-10-2005, 04:29 AM
buena foto Carito!!

I think it's great how Rafa's always smiling and looks so friendly in his photos with fans! what a champ! :yeah:

ataptc
02-10-2005, 02:59 PM
sounds like you had lots of fun! thanks for the report :) And that's a great pic :yeah:

Izebel
02-10-2005, 08:48 PM
Fin. R. Nadal 6 6

P. Starace 1 3
:woohoo: :bigclap:
Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!

adelaide
02-10-2005, 09:10 PM
YAYYYYYYYYYY -happy dance-

knight_ley
02-10-2005, 09:25 PM
Oh yay there it is :)

I'm the one in the middle btw :p

:eek: That picture is great!!!!! :worship:

I'm jealous! :angel:

adeegee
02-10-2005, 10:21 PM
well played Rafa....i haven't seen any of his matches this week but it sounds like he's playing great. tough quarter final he's likely to play gaudio (as long as he beat saretta), and rafa has lost twice to gaudio on clay, both times pretty convincingly in straight sets, but he's improved since he last played him so he's got a chance

Blanco y Negro
02-11-2005, 12:41 AM
Muy bien RAFA!!

VAMOS

Carito_90
02-11-2005, 01:35 AM
Today's match against Potito was great. He played really really well, specially in the first set. He was absolutely dominating the game, and his rival. Potito of course couldn't find his FH and wasn't playing that well but still Rafa was clearly better. In the second set Rafa started pretty well, and eventually Potito started finding his FH and rhythm again. Rafa missed a few balls and a double fault in his service game that have Potito the break but then immediately broke back, held and broke again to take the match :) He finished playing the same high quality of tennis he had been playing in the first set so I was pretty happy as you can see :lol:.

I'm just hoping he plays at night tomorrow cos I have night session tickets only!

RogiFan88
02-11-2005, 01:38 AM
carito, que mona eres con Rafaelito!!

Vamos, Rafa, should be a good QF -- hope Gaston wins his match tonight to meet you!!!

Vamos, Armada mallorquina!

damaged
02-11-2005, 02:28 AM
good pic, Carito!

tennis is what's keeping me sane right now.

Eruwen
02-11-2005, 07:52 AM
Oh yay there it is :)

I'm the one in the middle btw :p Great pic!!! :yeah:

Choupi
02-11-2005, 09:29 AM
Just wanted to say good luck to Rafa tonight against Gaston. The match is scheduled 2nd tonight, so approximately around 9pm Argentine time.

~EMiLiTA~
02-11-2005, 12:08 PM
yeah! well done to Rafa for reaching the quarters! Gaston will be tough...but fingers crossed he can do it!!! AUPA RAFA!!!

Carito_90
02-11-2005, 03:18 PM
I'm gonna be at the match tonight. I'm already nervous!!
Come on Rafa you can do it! :D

ataptc
02-11-2005, 03:21 PM
keep the level up against gaston, rafa! :)

jazz_girl
02-11-2005, 03:24 PM
Hi guys! I saw Rafa yesterday and he played a great match! His shots at the beginning looked like misils!!! LOL
He was also the only player that stayed in the court exit siging autographs for at lest 8 minutes :yeah:
I already posted these pics in the Bs As and the Spanish forum, but I thought you'd like to see them :)

ataptc
02-11-2005, 03:29 PM
He was also the only player that stayed in the court exit siging autographs for at lest 8 minutes :yeah:
that's our boy! :) thanks for the pics! are they yours?

Carito_90
02-11-2005, 03:39 PM
Hi guys! I saw Rafa yesterday and he played a great match! His shots at the beginning looked like misils!!! LOL
He was also the only player that stayed in the court exit siging autographs for at lest 8 minutes
I already posted these pics in the Bs As and the Spanish forum, but I thought you'd like to see them :)

Lucky you! I wanted to go but it was too much already :lol: I watched the match on tv, he was so awesome!

and Awww he's always so sweet to his fans :)

jazz_girl
02-11-2005, 03:49 PM
that's our boy! :) thanks for the pics! are they yours?
Yeah, I took them myself! He even grab my hand even though I didn't ask for it :)

jazz_girl
02-11-2005, 03:54 PM
Lucky you! I wanted to go but it was too much already :lol: I watched the match on tv, he was so awesome!

and Awww he's always so sweet to his fans :)
He was kind of annoy by the weather (all of us were) so we expected him to leave soon, but he didn't do that.
Have a lot of fun today!!!
Are you going to the DC?

ayena
02-11-2005, 04:17 PM
Have fun on today's match Carito_90 :hug: And cheer for Rafa that he can win with Gato.
Vamos Rafa!!! :bounce:

adelaide
02-11-2005, 05:10 PM
Yeah, I took them myself! He even grab my hand even though I didn't ask for it :)

glad you had lots of fun, dear :wavey:
awww he's so sweet. hehe. :D

Carito_90
02-11-2005, 05:33 PM
He was kind of annoy by the weather (all of us were) so we expected him to leave soon, but he didn't do that.
Have a lot of fun today!!!
Are you going to the DC?

Aww that's nice :)
Thanks! I'm sure I will... tho I'll be a bit too nervous :lol:

OF COURSE! I'm going the three days :)

Iza
02-11-2005, 08:01 PM
Vamos Rafa against Gaston! Dunno who to cheer for tho! I like Gaston too. May the best win the tournament!!!

RogiFan88
02-11-2005, 08:12 PM
VAmos, Rafa!

Lenka
02-11-2005, 08:25 PM
Thanks for the reports and pics!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:
I like his smile :D you are lucky there ;)

P.S. i´m going to DC in Slovak Republic

Vamos RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carito_90
02-12-2005, 05:52 AM
:sad: I'm still in shock and don't know what happened in that match... :sad:

Carlita
02-12-2005, 09:04 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

What kind of a score is that???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG!!!
:sad: :sad: :sad:

adeegee
02-12-2005, 09:20 AM
Carito what happened with Rafa and the ball boy was he being really rude to him? and did the crowd get to him? i heard he played unbelievable in the first set and then just kind of fell apart and got frustrated with everything...i've never really seen him go like that before though

~EMiLiTA~
02-12-2005, 09:58 AM
yeah...that's one weird scoreline! he's not injured or anything is he?

and what's that about a ball boy and being rude? can someone please explain?!

adelaide
02-12-2005, 02:25 PM
i don't even know what to say. i just hope he's not mad at himself (or at least that he doesnt stay that way too long)
it just worries me that he was actually angry.. cuz that doesnt happen often.. lol.

hopefully it'll never happen again and hopefully he'll feel good enough to do super well next week. vamos!

ataptc
02-12-2005, 02:39 PM
what happened? how can you bagel your opponent and then get bagelled straight away? :sad:

adelaide
02-12-2005, 05:59 PM
Brasil Open 2005 Draw is ready. Rafa is playing Jose Acasuso in the first round...... he beat him in Sopot Final, didn't he? AND he's in Gaston's half of the draw. eeek.

full draw here:
http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/brasilopen/chave_ms.htm

Carito_90
02-12-2005, 09:48 PM
He wasn't THAT rude to the ballgirl. He just asked for the towel and the girl was taking too long or something and he kinda got frustrated but its not that he threw the towel at her or anything like that. People just like to overreact.

No, he's not injured at all.

I don't think the crowd got to him... maybe a little but I'm not sure. The crowd was indeed pretty rude at him, I didn't like it at all. He left really fast, you could tell he just wanted to get the hell outta there but he waved and was nice when he left, I think he was mostly pissed at himself for playing so well in the first set and then completely fall apart in the others.

Really really sad :sad:

Carlita
02-12-2005, 10:15 PM
Thanks for the report Carito!! :wavey: Now we know what happened a bit! Looking at that score...I would be irritated and a bit angry too I think!

VAMOS RAFA! you'll bounce back hon! :hug:

knight_ley
02-12-2005, 11:26 PM
He wasn't THAT rude to the ballgirl. He just asked for the towel and the girl was taking too long or something and he kinda got frustrated but its not that he threw the towel at her or anything like that. People just like to overreact.

No, he's not injured at all.

I don't think the crowd got to him... maybe a little but I'm not sure. The crowd was indeed pretty rude at him, I didn't like it at all. He left really fast, you could tell he just wanted to get the hell outta there but he waved and was nice when he left, I think he was mostly pissed at himself for playing so well in the first set and then completely fall apart in the others.

Really really sad :sad:


:sad:

knight_ley
02-12-2005, 11:27 PM
Brasil Open 2005 Draw is ready. Rafa is playing Jose Acasuso in the first round...... he beat him in Sopot Final, didn't he? AND he's in Gaston's half of the draw. eeek.

full draw here:
http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/brasilopen/chave_ms.htm


Vamos Rafa!!!!!! :bounce: He will bounce back :) :hug:

ayena
02-13-2005, 10:12 AM
Brasil Open 2005 Draw is ready. Rafa is playing Jose Acasuso in the first round...... he beat him in Sopot Final, didn't he? AND he's in Gaston's half of the draw. eeek.

full draw here:
http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/brasilopen/chave_ms.htm


Yes, Rafa won with Acasuso in Sopot and he was playing there really well. I saw that match. I guess he can win. And Gato again, now time to get revenge.
Vamos RAFA!!! :bounce: You must bounce back sweety:hug:

~EMiLiTA~
02-13-2005, 11:32 AM
thanks for the info Carito.

Yeah, he plays Acasuso first round...pretty tough first round, but hopefully we can have a Sopot repeat. VAMOS RAFA! ANIMO!

adeegee
02-13-2005, 04:24 PM
tough first round match, but if he gets past acasuso the draw opens up quite nicely until he probably has to face gaston again

mandoura
02-13-2005, 11:50 PM
tough first round match, but if he gets past acasuso the draw opens up quite nicely until he probably has to face gaston again

Thankfully, he will not have to face Gaudio who just withdrew for injury.

Vamos Rafa :yippee:

knight_ley
02-14-2005, 12:52 AM
Thankfully, he will not have to face Gaudio who just withdrew for injury.

Vamos Rafa :yippee:


Really????

Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

li'l red
02-14-2005, 01:02 AM
rafa!! :worship:
i hope he's forgotten what happened against gaston...
time to win another title! ;)

mandoura
02-14-2005, 01:08 AM
Really????

Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

Yes. It is on the tournament's website.

ayena
02-14-2005, 08:08 AM
If Gaudio is not playing that's good for Rafa :bounce: So who will be playing instead of Gato??

~EMiLiTA~
02-14-2005, 12:49 PM
Mello got in as the number 9 seed to replace Gaudio

Lenka
02-14-2005, 02:06 PM
that´s good for Rafa...Vamos RAfa!!!!!!!!!

adeegee
02-14-2005, 05:14 PM
i think christophe rochus took the spare place left by gaudio...rafa's got a great chance now if he can get past acasuso

virex
02-14-2005, 07:16 PM
rafa playing golf:
http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/brasilopen/capa/nadal_golfe.jpg

Lenka
02-14-2005, 09:05 PM
Thanks for the pic! it is lovely :hug:

~EMiLiTA~
02-15-2005, 09:44 AM
Rafa plays Acasuso today...not before 21.30 on Centre Court!!! VAMOS RAFA!!! Beat him cos then the draw is easier!!!

Lenka
02-15-2005, 02:46 PM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

ataptc
02-15-2005, 02:53 PM
vamos rafa!!! :bounce:

~EMiLiTA~
02-16-2005, 10:28 AM
he won!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: and now he plays Calatrava today...VAMOOOOOSSSS :bounce:

ayena
02-16-2005, 11:02 AM
Vamos Rafa!!! :bounce:

ataptc
02-16-2005, 11:02 AM
yay :) vamos rafa!

Björki
02-16-2005, 11:08 AM
vamos Rafa :bounce:

adeegee
02-16-2005, 05:25 PM
should beat calatrava....beaten him twice before on clay both in straight sets. match starting in about an hour or so

adelaide
02-16-2005, 09:53 PM
it's raining in Brasil and it says it'll continue til tomorrow night. this sucks.

vamos!

adeegee
02-16-2005, 10:12 PM
haha yeah when i said it'd be starting in an hour i didnt imagine it would rain all night...might have to play 2 matches in a day now

Carlita
02-16-2005, 11:57 PM
:banana: VAMOS RAFA :banana:

~EMiLiTA~
02-17-2005, 06:04 AM
yeah http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/wetter/rain01.gif annoying...may have to play 2 matches in one day or maybe not...though I'm not sure if the tournament finishes on Saturday or Sunday cos I read somewhere it only went 'til the 19th which I thought was a bit weird. Anyway, hopefully he can beat Calatrava without too many probs!! VAMOS RAFA!!! :bounce:

Action Jackson
02-17-2005, 06:19 AM
Zabaleta has to play his quarter final today, so maybe they are finishing on Saturday.

He is fit and strong enough to play 2 matches in a day, at least he won't be sunning himself on the beach.

Blanco y Negro
02-17-2005, 07:13 PM
Lets go Rafa!! You can do it!

Blanco y Negro
02-17-2005, 07:21 PM
Calatrava 3 2


Nadal 6 4 VAMOS.

adeegee
02-17-2005, 10:17 PM
Rafa won 6-3 6-3...He has to play again later against Calleri who beat Chela.

adelaide
02-17-2005, 11:45 PM
Vamos!!!!!!!

RogiFan88
02-18-2005, 02:57 AM
Yay, Rafa d Calleri 62 63!!!

Dumb sb... but Rafa did win eventually 62 67 64!!!

Pls beat Mello... won't be easy... hope Rafa got enough sleep last night!

VAMOS, RAFA!

chocc0
02-18-2005, 03:05 AM
VAMOS RAFA!!

knight_ley
02-18-2005, 03:05 AM
vamos rafa!!!!!!

:woohoo:

adelaide
02-18-2005, 01:17 PM
The score tricked us. He won 6-2 6-7(5) 6-4.
BUT WHAT MATTERS IS THAT HE WON!!! :woohoo:

he's back to the capris :D

RogiFan88
02-18-2005, 02:53 PM
yes! Rafa! Rafa in capris! yes! any pix?

knight_ley
02-18-2005, 03:20 PM
viva carpris!!!!!!!!!

ataptc
02-18-2005, 03:47 PM
:woohoo: well done rafa! long live the capris :worship:

ataptc
02-18-2005, 04:24 PM
he only wore the capris in the day match against Calatrava.. cos he was back to black shorts in the night..

http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/brasilopen/2005/galeria/Nadal.jpg

not a flattering pic :o
http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/brasilopen/2005/galeria/nad.jpg

adeegee
02-18-2005, 05:39 PM
Rafa's match finished at 2am he's gonna be tired! Good luck to Rafa against Mello....I like his shoes in the pic above

knight_ley
02-18-2005, 06:12 PM
he only wore the capris in the day match against Calatrava.. cos he was back to black shorts in the night..

http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/brasilopen/2005/galeria/Nadal.jpg

I like that picture. :devil:

-ernie-
02-19-2005, 12:28 AM
I like that picture. :devil:
Gah the guys ripped, i dont look at that certain part :tape:

-ernie-
02-19-2005, 01:45 AM
RAFA WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beat Mello 2-6 6-2 6-4 Great Fighting!

adelaide
02-19-2005, 03:27 AM
Gah the guys ripped, i dont look at that certain part :tape:

oh you. ;)

VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i think he has a good chance against Martin, and to win the title! :banana:

VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-ernie-
02-19-2005, 04:48 AM
:woohoo: And here is his CELEBRATION when he DEFEATED MELLO!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/-ernie-/AvAtArS/RaFaEl%20NaDaL/nadal_comemora.jpg

adeegee
02-19-2005, 09:58 AM
what an effort by rafa, he had the trainer out at 3-2 in the 1st set and it looked like he might not be able to finish....then he fought back and won the 2nd set. then he was 4-2 down in the 3rd set and looked out of it, but somehow fought back and won the last 4 games. good luck in the final rafa, and wear the capris, they're so much cooler than those dodgy shorts

Björki
02-19-2005, 11:43 AM
good luck for the final.
Vamos :bounce:

ataptc
02-19-2005, 04:33 PM
:banana: get your second title!

why did he call the trainer out for? it seems like it was for his neck..

ayena
02-19-2005, 04:41 PM
Good job Rafa!! :bounce: Now win your second title. Kepping fingers crossed!!!:bounce:

Lenka
02-19-2005, 05:10 PM
Vamos RAFA!!! win the second title!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :yeah:

-ernie-
02-19-2005, 10:33 PM
I cant wait Rafa is playing LIVE on the Tennis Channel and i get to watch the whole math :) :woohoo: ILl keep u guys posted ;)

-ernie-
02-20-2005, 12:54 AM
Rafa beat Martin 6-0 6-7 6-1!!! :D:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

-ernie-
02-20-2005, 12:56 AM
aaaaand CATCHES IS 2nd TITLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

adelaide
02-20-2005, 03:56 AM
*sings and dances*

Carito_90
02-20-2005, 03:59 AM
RAFA!! :D:D I'm sooooo happy for him!! He deserved this win ;)

Well done Rafi :hug:

Lenka
02-20-2005, 04:20 PM
Great job, RAFA!!! :worship: :D

adelaide
02-21-2005, 12:30 AM
He's playing Alex Calatrava of Spain in the first round of Mexico.....

again.
VAMOS RAFA!!! :banana:

ataptc
02-21-2005, 04:28 AM
poor Alex.. but anyway get him rafa :)

Lenka
02-21-2005, 06:15 PM
Vamos Rafa!!!