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[~] Rafa at the Godˇ! [~]

~EMiLiTA~
04-16-2005, 12:11 PM
The Barcelona draw has come out. Rafa's seeded 8 which means he gets a bye in the first round! He plays either Marc Lˇpez or Gilles Muller in the second round. I think Rafa's actually got quite a good draw, apart from Coria...here's his quarter:

(4) Coria, G. (ARG)
bye

Salunier, C. (FRA)
Wessels, P. (NED)

Calleri, A. (ARG)
Q

Q
(14) Chela, J. I. (ARG)

(10) Hrbaty (SVK)
Haehnel, J. (FRA)

Starace, P. (ITA)
Q

(WC) Lˇpez, M. (ESP)
Muller, G. (LUX)

bye
(8) Nadal, R. (ESP)

~~VINGA RAFA!!!~~

Carlita
04-16-2005, 12:44 PM
:bounce: VAMOS :bounce:


Hope I get to see a Rafa match!!!! :bounce:

ataptc
04-16-2005, 05:06 PM
VAMOS RAFA! :rocker2:

Not guille again!! :(

knight_ley
04-16-2005, 05:54 PM
Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice draw ---------- till he see Coria. :rolleyes:

loeliepoelie
04-16-2005, 06:36 PM
Again Sjoukje, hope you have a blast! And I'm looking forward to your pics and reports!!! :)

Daniela_CABJ
04-18-2005, 05:01 AM
Rafa is going to play doubles too, with Feli Lopez... How does he do? does he ever get tired? I can't even run to catch a bus!!!
their first match is against Allegro/Kohlmann

Blanco y Negro
04-18-2005, 06:03 AM
Way to go Rafa en Monte Carlo...Good luck in the next tournament.

Iza
04-18-2005, 08:31 AM
vamos Rafa! Wow, Sjoukje, you're there :yeah: !

~EMiLiTA~
04-18-2005, 02:40 PM
i really wish rafa wasn't playing doubles...i think it's a stupid idea

Daniela_CABJ
04-19-2005, 02:30 AM
i really wish rafa wasn't playing doubles...i think it's a stupid idea
I agree, he's playing tomorrow, only 2 days after the final!

ataptc
04-19-2005, 08:18 AM
I dont want him suffering from a burnout! :(

Bj÷rki
04-19-2005, 10:47 AM
vamos Rafa :bounce:

~EMiLiTA~
04-19-2005, 12:29 PM
they're playing today :(

if this affects his singles i'm going to be very pissed off

NicoFan
04-19-2005, 02:00 PM
I have to add too that I can't believe Rafa's playing doubles. He is going to burn out before the French! He said after the match with Guille, that if it went to a 5th set, he was exhausted, and wouldn't have made it.

What's Uncle Toni thinking?

I haven't looked yet, but hope he's not playing next week.

~EMiLiTA~
04-19-2005, 02:29 PM
the doubles is into a third set...it's already been going 1.5 hours...i somehow think Rafa won't be able to last the whole week in Barcelona

maratgirl
04-19-2005, 02:53 PM
http://www.openseatgodo.com/photos/nadal_pre.jpg

~EMiLiTA~
04-19-2005, 02:56 PM
sweet pic! thanks!

~EMiLiTA~
04-19-2005, 03:00 PM
they won 7-5 in the third after 1hr 52 min :rolleyes:

RogiFan88
04-19-2005, 03:04 PM
the 2nd time rafa has beaten a swiss... in dbles

~EMiLiTA~
04-19-2005, 03:06 PM
haha yeah...i just wish he was concentrating more on his singles and not wearing himself out even more playing pointless doubles matches...*sigh*

loeliepoelie
04-19-2005, 03:07 PM
I hadn't even noticed he was also playing doubles... I really don't get it. I can understand if he does it occasionally and treats it as a practice session or whatever... But he plays doubles in every tournament! He might peak too soon...

Daniela_CABJ
04-20-2005, 03:41 AM
Tomorrow he's playing doubles & singles! he should stop a little...anyways... the best for him tomorrow!
Vamos Rafa!

ayena
04-20-2005, 12:29 PM
How about this??? :rolleyes:
And check those cute pics here: http://vamosrafael.smugmug.com/gallery/490232

~EMiLiTA~
04-20-2005, 01:16 PM
nice pics!!

about the doubles...yeah i was actually hoping they'd lost yesterday lol...cos now he has to play every day in singles as well as doubles :rolleyes:

ataptc
04-20-2005, 02:21 PM
Awesome pics! :)

about the doubles...yeah i was actually hoping they'd lost yesterday lol...cos now he has to play every day in singles as well as doubles :rolleyes:
Exactly.. sigh.. I really hope he loses in doubles tomorrow, not to be mean.. It's really bad scheduling on his part.. He's working himself too hard and I dont wanna see a early career burnout. I would cry :(

Nacho
04-20-2005, 02:31 PM
Rafa has just won 6-0 6-2 :D

It's a pleasure to watch Rafa winning such easy matches ;)

knight_ley
04-20-2005, 02:41 PM
great pictures ayena :yeah:

Vamos Rafa!!!!! I'm glad today's win was a quick one for him :)

NicoFan
04-20-2005, 02:49 PM
Great win today - nice and easy. Too bad he's playing doubles... :-(

Bj÷rki
04-20-2005, 02:51 PM
well done Rafa :clap2:

~EMiLiTA~
04-20-2005, 03:12 PM
nice one Rafa!!! :yeah:

CocoT_Do
04-20-2005, 06:12 PM
Well done Rafa!! :yeah:
Now that Tommy is out win the Godo !!! :bowdown: :bowdown:

ayena
04-20-2005, 06:40 PM
Great job Rafa!!!! :yeah:

adelaide
04-20-2005, 06:44 PM
Rafael & Feliciano just won their doubles 6(4)-7 7-6(5) 6-2.
A lot of energy spent, compared to his singles..... :rolleyes: hopefully he'll have a better sched tmrw.

victoria_maraude
04-20-2005, 07:37 PM
I'm really happy he won, but it was a boring match. Muller couldn't do anything against Rafa, and it was so fast! I wanted to see more tennis...
Vamos Rafa!!!! Good lick against Hrbaty!!!

Daniela_CABJ
04-21-2005, 04:19 AM
I'm really happy he won, but it was a boring match. Muller couldn't do anything against Rafa, and it was so fast! I wanted to see more tennis...
Vamos Rafa!!!! Good lick against Hrbaty!!!
Today's match was awful! but i'm happy because he won...

ataptc
04-21-2005, 05:55 AM
Glad that at least his singles match was fast :yeah: Hope he's not awfully tired and he'll play only a match tomorrow!

~EMiLiTA~
04-21-2005, 11:30 AM
nooo...not another long doubles match *cries*

Bj÷rki
04-21-2005, 11:35 AM
I wished he lost the doubles. Focus on singles Rafa

casillas_girl
04-21-2005, 01:12 PM
Coco,

From where do you have that pic on your avater of Kaka?

adelaide
04-21-2005, 01:34 PM
His draw opened up more because now Coria lost to Calleri........ but I'm a little worried about Hrbaty, so we shall see. :D Vamos Rafa!

~EMiLiTA~
04-21-2005, 02:57 PM
yeah! his draw has definitely opened up!!! and he's creaming dominik too! 6-1 5-2!!!

~EMiLiTA~
04-21-2005, 03:01 PM
he just won 6-1 6-2!

adelaide
04-21-2005, 03:06 PM
:woohoo: well done Rafael!! another short strong match :banana:
i dont like the fact that he's spending so much energy for doubles, but he doesn't seem so tired anyway. ;)

good luck against Calleri :)

victoria_maraude
04-21-2005, 03:08 PM
Vamos Rafa!!! Now against Calleri. You can do it!!!!

~EMiLiTA~
04-21-2005, 03:13 PM
a por calleri ma˝ana!!! tu pots fer-ho!

Bj÷rki
04-21-2005, 03:15 PM
Vamos Rafa :clap2:

ayena
04-21-2005, 04:21 PM
Good luck tomorrow Rafa!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
04-21-2005, 04:37 PM
Rafa is just killing everyone out there.

WHOOO HOOO!

martirogi
04-21-2005, 05:49 PM
we should vote who has the best rafa avatar. its bjorki most def. :yeah:

Jennay
04-21-2005, 11:51 PM
Well done, Rafa! :yeah:

we should vote who has the best rafa avatar. its bjorki most def. :yeah:
:haha:

I got pictures of him in Miami just like that. :p :angel:

martirogi
04-22-2005, 12:38 AM
I got pictures of him in Miami just like that. :p :angel:


so uve been hiding them :aplot: lets see the good stuff

knight_ley
04-22-2005, 01:12 AM
Vamos Rafa!!!!! :bigclap:

ataptc
04-22-2005, 09:40 AM
:banana: anyone realises he has been thrashing his opponents in singles but play awfully long doubles matches? anyhow, Vamos Rafa!! :)

Iza
04-22-2005, 09:54 AM
Vamos against Calleri :woohoo: !

eddie_hyden
04-22-2005, 03:12 PM
nadal vs celeri now.

urghh i can only see the live scores. the overpayed local cable which i subscribed in doesn't show any of the barcelona matches.

instead of seeing live, i have to click on statistics just to find out how nadal is playing, how many break pts he attempts, converts, how many aces etc etc...

he just won the 1st set 6-2, converted 2 of 3 breakpoints and never faced any from celeri.

well i guess he's doing ok at the moment.

vamos rafa!


...ed

~EMiLiTA~
04-22-2005, 03:22 PM
3-0 in the second!!! serving to make it 4-0!!! rafa is a machine!!!! VAMOS!!!

NicoFan
04-22-2005, 03:37 PM
Calleri retired? Wonder why...

~EMiLiTA~
04-22-2005, 03:38 PM
ok calleri retired...anyone know what happened?

knight_ley
04-22-2005, 03:39 PM
he had treatment on his back between the first and second sets, so i'm guessing it was his back.

VAMOS RAFA!

maratgirl
04-22-2005, 03:52 PM
Vamos rafa :bounce:

knight_ley
04-22-2005, 06:11 PM
Rafa and Feli just won the first set 6-4 and just broke in the second set :yeah:

Lenka
04-22-2005, 06:36 PM
Rafa and feli just won 6-4 6-4!!! :yeah:

Eruwen
04-22-2005, 06:53 PM
:woohoo: Well done guys! :yeah:

Carlita
04-22-2005, 11:45 PM
:banana: anyone realises he has been thrashing his opponents in singles but play awfully long doubles matches? anyhow, Vamos Rafa!! :):rolleyes: Blame his "other half" for that!! I saw the match against Ehrlich/Ram.... brilliant!!! Great fun to watch! Pff, that kid has got so much energy it's scary! :lol: He makes me smile! ;)

knight_ley
04-23-2005, 12:11 AM
:rolleyes: Blame his "other half" for that!! I saw the match against Ehrlich/Ram.... brilliant!!! Great fun to watch! Pff, that kid has got so much energy it's scary! :lol: He makes me smile! ;)

YOU'RE BACK!!!! :woohoo: I cannot wait to hear your stories! :kiss:

~EMiLiTA~
04-23-2005, 04:20 AM
anyone know how long that doubles match took? 6-4 6-4 shouldn't have been THAT long hopefully, should it?!

Blanco y Negro
04-23-2005, 06:48 AM
Em,

How about Rafa and JC in the finals? That would be nice...Althought, its tough to see either win.

~EMiLiTA~
04-23-2005, 07:53 AM
yeah...would be just perfect!!! 2 Spaniards, in Spain!!! 1 new star and 1 older star coming back to his best...i wouldn't mind whoever won, though i think i'd want Rafa to win more since he's never won it before

CocoT_Do
04-23-2005, 11:09 AM
Em,

How about Rafa and JC in the finals? That would be nice...Althought, its tough to see either win.

I think it would this the final but I prefer Rafa to win ;)

eddie_hyden
04-23-2005, 02:42 PM
rafa vs stepanek now, leading 7-5 2-2.

hmm looks like close match. their previous meet-up was also close with rafa won 7-6 7-6 6-3.

frankly never heard of stepanek before, but he must be pretty good.

cheers all!

ataptc
04-23-2005, 03:01 PM
Rafa won 7-5 6-2! :woohoo: Now the final against Ferrero.. :(

eddie_hyden
04-23-2005, 03:02 PM
nadal won 7-5 6-2!

yet another final for rafa, and i really hope another title!

congrats rafa for breaking into the top10 world ranking!!

ataptc
04-23-2005, 03:10 PM
YOU'RE BACK!!!! :woohoo: I cannot wait to hear your stories! :kiss:
Me too! Didnt stay for the finals? ;)

Eruwen
04-23-2005, 03:11 PM
:woohoo: Spanish final! :banana:

~EMiLiTA~
04-23-2005, 04:00 PM
frankly never heard of stepanek before, but he must be pretty good.


Stepanek is a good player...he's improved a lot in the last year...though he's not the best looking of players haha. I never expected him to beat Rafa tho.

Sooooooo good to come home and see Rafa's into the final. Also good to see JC's there...but I want Rafa to win!!! A POR LA FINAL RAFA!!!! :bounce:

ayena
04-23-2005, 04:01 PM
:bounce: :bounce:
That's great!!!
But Rafa has to play one more match today :sad: It should start soon.
And if they win Rafa will have to play two finals tomorrow. I'm wondering isn't it too much?? :confused:

maratgirl
04-23-2005, 04:20 PM
woowww another final that's great :bounce: too bad that he has to play doubles matches also :sad: They are so though more thougher than his singles.....

ayena
04-23-2005, 04:29 PM
4:3 for Rafa and Feli

ayena
04-23-2005, 04:48 PM
Oh.... They lost first set. Honestly i'm not sure if I should be sad or happy??? :confused:

ayena
04-23-2005, 05:18 PM
But they won 2nd one...6:2..........

maratgirl
04-23-2005, 06:11 PM
owke Rafa has to play finals tomorrow :bounce: win them both :worship:

CocoT_Do
04-23-2005, 06:53 PM
Vamos Rafa win the two draws !!!! :yeah:

Carlita
04-23-2005, 10:07 PM
YOU'RE BACK!!!! :woohoo: I cannot wait to hear your stories! :kiss:I decided to put them in my blog. Day one is there now, so just check them from time to time. The rest will follow shortly. :D

adelaide
04-24-2005, 12:38 AM
Oh my, I'm glad he's taking next week off.
it's ridiculous how many points he has to defend next year...... not that im complaining. ;)

welcome back carlita!! i still dont know how to spell your real name.

Daniela_CABJ
04-24-2005, 04:45 AM
He's going to be so tired after the singles match... I hope he can play well in doubles! wouldn't it be nice if he could win both? It would be really nice for Feli Lopez too :)

Carlita
04-24-2005, 08:05 AM
http://www.bethanimacoes.com/JGRJA-EM653-87RR8-KW56MQ-JA56BD/kaos/images/kao_35.gifíVAMOS LITTLE MAN! http://www.bethanimacoes.com/JGRJA-EM653-87RR8-KW56MQ-JA56BD/kaos/images/kao_35.gif

:banana: :banana: :banana:

I have to go to a birthday this afternoon, but I 'll try to check the scores anyway! I'm sure my cousin won't mind!! :)

oooh I hope he can keep this up!! So much tennis for that young body to deal with!!!!! :hug:

~EMiLiTA~
04-24-2005, 10:58 AM
another week another final!! this time 2 finals!!! if he can just get through today (and hopefully at least win 1...hopefully the singles) then he can finally REST! man, i feel tired for him!!! vamos Rafa!!! WIN THE GODOOOOOOOOO!!!!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/jump_jump.gif

eddie_hyden
04-24-2005, 01:24 PM
be it he wins or loses the finals, single and double, i just hope one thing..

that he won't injure himself.

*may the force be with him*

vamos!

cheers all!!

ataptc
04-24-2005, 02:03 PM
Yes I do hope he wont burn out or injure himself :hug: Rafa.. VAMOS!

~EMiLiTA~
04-24-2005, 02:26 PM
he's 4-1 at the moment!!! :banana:

ayena
04-24-2005, 02:29 PM
Honestly I promise myself that if JC gets to final I'll be cheering for him :rolleyes: But I just can't do it 'cause somehow he's not my fave anymore, now it's Rafa, and I even don't know when it happened. :confused:
So, Vamos Rafa :bounce: Win both finals today :bounce:

eddie_hyden
04-24-2005, 02:41 PM
Honestly I promise myself that if JC gets to final I'll be cheering for him :rolleyes: But I just can't do it 'cause somehow he's not my fave anymore, now it's Rafa, and I even don't know when it happened. :confused:


haha that's what happened to me too, i used to like ferrero. when i knew it i'm already shifted to rafa. he's so much fun to watch.

cheers all!

~EMiLiTA~
04-24-2005, 02:51 PM
yeah...rafa's inspiring...he just makes u want to be his fan!

~EMiLiTA~
04-24-2005, 04:47 PM
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/456.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/456.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/456.gif
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/10.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/10.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/10.gif

HE WON!!!!!!!!!!

Jorge
04-24-2005, 04:49 PM
way to fumigate that mosquito, Rafa :devil:

well done kid, you are starting to behave like Roger! another week, another final, abnother title! :bounce:

Visca Rafel! :banana:

Cris
04-24-2005, 04:56 PM
Bravo Rafael!!! :banana:

maratgirl
04-24-2005, 05:00 PM
:kiss: rafa :kiss:

ayena
04-24-2005, 05:22 PM
:bounce: Once more great job sunshine :bounce:
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

maratgirl
04-24-2005, 05:30 PM
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050424/i/r2791530701.jpg

heavy trophy rafa :lol: I know someone who broke that trophy ones ;)

maratgirl
04-24-2005, 05:32 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050424/capt.xba80104241723.spain_tennis_xba801.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050424/capt.xba80204241725.spain_tennis_xba802.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050424/i/r4075500051.jpg

CocoT_Do
04-24-2005, 05:33 PM
:woohoo: :banana: :crazy:
Well done and muchas gracias Rafa, you're the best on clay !!!! :worship:

Eruwen
04-24-2005, 06:12 PM
:woohoo: Well done Rafa!!! :banana: :worship:

Omg, his arm is really scaring me in the one pic :eek:

And now... let's kick some ass in the doubles too!! :bounce:

Carlita
04-24-2005, 06:23 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
:bounce::bounce::bounce:

P R O U D!!! ME!!!;)

BRAVO RAFAAAAAAAAA:hug:

alexito
04-24-2005, 06:47 PM
yessssssssssss rafaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, great top ten. I hope win RG.

Bj÷rki
04-24-2005, 07:26 PM
:woohoo: well done Rafa :clap2:

Rafa/Feli lost the doubles final 3-6, 3-6

jmp
04-24-2005, 10:54 PM
Congratulations Rafa and Rafa Fans!! :bounce: Two titles in two weeks! The score line was very impressive and very decisive. :D :D

KEEP IT GOING, RAFA!! :yippee:

knight_ley
04-25-2005, 01:15 AM
I just got home from a medical mishap today and can finally post again!

:woohoo:

:bigclap:

VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!

Now enjoy your well deserved week off!!!!! :yeah:

victoria_maraude
04-25-2005, 02:03 AM
WOWWW... What a player!!! I'm so happy he won! It was funny watching him trying to lift the cup, it was so heavy! You're the best, babe!

chocc0
04-25-2005, 02:55 AM
VAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMOOO OOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
woohoo rafa!

Daniela_CABJ
04-25-2005, 05:02 AM
that trophy was really heavy!!! his head must me tough!!!
I'm so happy he won!!! :)

Mimi
04-25-2005, 06:12 AM
:yippee: :woohoo: :dance: :bowdown: my little nadal

Mimi
04-25-2005, 06:13 AM
oh god, how heavy is that trophy, i hope they will give him a real one and not a duplicate :wavey:

i remember many years ago, muster also got one, which is even more heavy than nada's :eek:

Carlita
04-25-2005, 09:14 AM
Godˇ newspaper 19 April 2005

Carlita
04-25-2005, 09:28 AM
Godˇ newspaper 20 April 2005

soso
04-25-2005, 09:37 AM
Rafa symply the Best !

Iza
04-25-2005, 10:44 AM
:worship: Rafa :worship: http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/liebe/147.gifhttp://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/liebe/234.gif

Iza
04-25-2005, 10:46 AM
OMG Rafa's arms :eek: :drool:

ataptc
04-25-2005, 11:10 AM
:woohoo: Boy is the trophy huge! And the face expression he had when he tried to lift it up by himself :lol:

Thanks for the newspaper scans Sjoukje! :kiss:

Lenka
04-25-2005, 09:29 PM
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ž :woohoo: That's so funny Rafa trying to lift the heavy trophy :lol:
:bigclap: :worship: :worship: :worship: :bounce: :yeah:

~EMiLiTA~
04-26-2005, 12:47 PM
hahaha yeah...his expression is classic. I was watching the Spanish news today and they showed Ferrero helping Rafa to lift the trophy...it was so sweet and sporting!!! :worship:

NicoFan
04-26-2005, 01:07 PM
I had to laugh at the picture - he's such a strong kid, looks like he could lift anything, and there he is making all those faces...lol!

I have to say, I'm getting so excited about the French...I think he's a contender...but don't want to pressure him, so I'm saying as long as he gets to the SFs, that will be good! Its his first time there, and with no experience, it will be difficult for him to win the entire thing...but have my fingers crossed for him!!! :-)

~EMiLiTA~
04-26-2005, 02:16 PM
yeah definitely...at the moment he's my favourite of them all to win it...i think if he's playing well, he really can beat anyone on clay!!! won't count my chickens before they've hatched though lol

martirogi
04-26-2005, 03:10 PM
french :banana: