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Old 07-22-2005, 06:55 AM   #1381
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Pixs From Rafa's match against Fernando Verdsaco. Rafa's 31st winning streak on clay... Unbeaten since April...









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Old 07-22-2005, 06:56 AM   #1382
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:02 AM   #1383
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thanks veyonce

they seems very friendly with each other, its not easy for me
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:38 AM   #1384
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oooh Verdasco looks hot with his hair cut!

so does rafa!
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:08 AM   #1385
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thanks veyonce

they seems very friendly with each other, its not easy for me
The last pic of both of them facing each other so close.... Was wondering how does Rafa chooses his doubles partner... Seems that he have played a number of players for his doubles matches...
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In America, it's quite common for first-born sons to be named after their fathers---in which case, the names are legally differentiated by "Jr." and "Sr." However, I think it's less common in Europe. Rafa's father, Sebastian, is the first-born, and I think his uncle Rafael may be the second-born.

The significance of the name "Rafael" to the Nadals could be historic. Rafa's grandfather is also Rafael. But while Rafa is "Rafael Nadal Parera" (his mother's family name is Parera), his grandfather is "Rafael Nadal Nadal."

The Nadals have lived on the island of Mallorca for seven centuries, which may explain why they are such a large and powerful family there.


really? their powerful in mallorca? like how? if you don't mind my asking...
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really? their powerful in mallorca? like how? if you don't mind my asking...
Usually "powerful" means the family has been in the area a long time and if you've seen the pictures from the inside of their house, it looks like his family is pretty well off. So powerful- probably means they have a lot of good connections and have an important family last name.
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Old 07-22-2005, 04:29 PM   #1388
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Usually "powerful" means the family has been in the area a long time and if you've seen the pictures from the inside of their house, it looks like his family is pretty well off. So powerful- probably means they have a lot of good connections and have an important family last name.

oh cool!! thanks! so their kind of an important clan in Mallorca...
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hey people, Rafa has 2 uncles: toni and Maguel right, how come i read someelse that he has 3 uncles , coz i always just hear him mention toni and Mague, who is the other one
mimi if you look at the pic i posted you can see his father (sebastian) and 2 of his uncles (miguel angel and rafael)
toni was inside with his wife when the pic was taken i think
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:36 PM   #1390
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The Nadals are known to be a down-to-earth, high-achieving family with very strong values. They are also financially well-off. Their wealth is based in substantial real-estate holdings in Mallorca, as well as several jointly-owned business, from restaurants to the largest window company on the island. While two of the brothers, Toni and Miquel Angel, are professional sportsmen, Rafa's father Sebastian runs the family businesses and his Uncle Rafael, a lawyer, handles their legal affairs. Uncle Rafael is also active in politics and is an advisor to the mayor as well as a member of the town council of Manacor.

The Nadals are not an ostentatious family and don't flaunt their money at all. But they are certainly well-off. One small sign is that their summer estate is a series of connected properties for each of the brothers along the ocean front.

For Rafa personally, the most significant indication of the Nadals financial stability is that the family was able to refuse the Spanish Tennis Association's offer to educate him from an early age at the special high-performance tennis academy in Barcelona. This is where all the other members of the "Spanish Armada" were trained.

But Rafa's family wanted him to stay home during his formative years so that they could oversee his education and his values. And we can see what a fine job they did. The fact is, they had the financial ability to provide him with the equivalent of the Association's school right there on Mallorca. But although the Association helped, the training wasn't easy, as Uncle Toni has often said. The biggest problem was finding partners on the island to play him at his level, as opposed to the constant competition from his peers that he would have had in Barcelona.

I hope this explains a bit of what I meant in my previous post.
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in the picture, almost a kiss
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Old 07-23-2005, 03:33 AM   #1392
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thanks Saumon

i thought that he only has 2 uncles coz he seldom mentioned Rafael
QUOTE=Saumon]mimi if you look at the pic i posted you can see his father (sebastian) and 2 of his uncles (miguel angel and rafael)
toni was inside with his wife when the pic was taken i think [/quote]
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Old 07-23-2005, 03:37 AM   #1393
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its funny for me, with the same names, how can they distingusih which Rafael
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"Little Rafael", perhaps, or "Roland Garros" Rafael, better
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