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Why Do Prime?

Vincent_B
01-26-2009, 09:01 PM
Who do prime call Rafael "Rafa" all the time? Is it a nickname, or what?

Minn
01-27-2009, 12:48 AM
Yes, Vincent, it is a nickname. I believe he's been called Rafa by many people, including his friends, for many years. If your name is Vincent, do you ever get called Vince? Same thing. :D

Vincent_B
01-27-2009, 02:35 AM
No, no one does, but point taken :)

It just seems odd that the TV channel call everyone else like their full name, and mostly their last name, then Nadal they call him a nickname.

Snoo Foo
01-27-2009, 02:40 AM
maybe because they like him so much.

rafa_maniac
01-27-2009, 09:21 AM
It's his unofficial title now.