Rafa Roundup: Fedal fever in India

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is presented as the new Ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger at the Cibeles Palace on December 1, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Nov. 30, 2015 - Source: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe)
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On his tennis and the years ahead, Nadal added, “I’m more than happy to keep on going. And I’m very excited about it. I have the motivation to keep going. For me it doesn’t matter if it takes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 years. I really don’t think about it. I go day by day. I’m happy to be here today. I’m happy with the way I’ve competed in the last 3 months of the season. I’ve achieved in the world of tennis, much more than I’ve ever dreamed. So, I’m going to play until I enjoy this sport and until I’m happy playing. I have the motivation to keep going, to start another year in one month and to keep playing good tennis every day!”

“The only thing I can say about Philippines today is the people [are] fantastic,” said Nadal, an Olympic gold medalist in 2008, who’s off to New Delhi for the next leg of the IPTL.

“So friendly, so nice with me since the moment I arrived here, and I [am] really looking forward to come back soon.

“The support of the crowd has been unforgettable,” said Nadal, “and the love from the people since I arrived here, it’s just something very, very special, and I just [want to] say thank you very much to the Filipinos.”

Rafa: Para el sentimiento nacionalista que puedan tener en algunas regiones, máximo respeto. Si me pide mi opinión como mallorquín que me siento totalmente cercano a Catalunya y más aún a España, en mi cabeza se me hace difícil una Catalunya fuera de España. No me gustaría. Ahora bien, al final hay unas leyes que hay que cumplir y también unas ideas que se tienen que respetar. El mundo tiene que ser libre de poder opinar con respeto a todo el mundo y desde las buenas maneras. Veremos cómo se desarrolla. Desde mi perspectiva, ojalá que sigamos unidos, es lo que a mí me gustaría.

The much-awaited men’s singles clash between Nadal and Federer, the two great rivals on tennis courts, is scheduled for December 12 when Indian Aces will take on UAE Royals in the last match of the Delhi leg.

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15 thoughts on “Rafa Roundup: Fedal fever in India

  1. RAFA JUST ENJOY ALL THE FANS AND YOUR TENNIS. I THINK YOU ARE THE BEST PLAYER SINCE B.BORGE.HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING HIM IN LONDON , GREAT GUY, WELL DARLING ENJOY CHRISTMAS WITH YOUR LOVED ONE,S AND A V.HAPPY NEW YEAR XXXXXXXXXXXX

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  2. OLA & VAMOS DEAR RAFA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) &….. : ) It is beautiful to see the excitement and joy of the young ones during your Tennis Academy in Manila. I recall also the great photos from your foundation in India…… God bless you dear Rafa & your beloved MOM for bringing so much fun and great times for all of them…. YOUR reach & worldly efforts are significant and your kind hearts are a blessing & so special !!!!!! : ) : ) KUDOS sweetheart & enjoy everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : )
    Have a great time in India & enjoy lots & lots of fun playing with your awesome Indian Aces lovely group!!!!!!! All exceptionally talented & of course your enthusiasm and fun comes across with each point!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on doing well & lots of love & happiness to all of you !!!!!!!!!!! VAMOS………..VAMOS……….VAMOS………. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : )

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  3. Sally

    Europe, Asia, Australia
    What do continents mean?
    If tennis is played there
    If Rafa plays there
    They become centers of interest
    With a new meaning
    A meaning we all love.
    Sally

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  4. Move In Rafa Or Move On

    I’m sure that Uncle Toni is very happy about Rafa’s decision not to make any changes to his coaching team. But you know who’s even happier about it – Djokovic, Federer and their fans.

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      1. midgie

        Gosh, that’s for sure, Debby. Rafa is clearly enjoying the heck out of himself in Manila with such love from the fans — It would make any true Rafa fan just happy to see him to happy, but not this guy, same old crap every minute. “Fan” is a derivative of “fanatic,” and this guy embodies the very worst connotations of the term fanatic — embarrassingly obsessed and becoming kind of a nutcase about it.

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  5. Myan Govender

    Hi Rafa I’m really proud of you. It’s doesn’t matter win or looze I will support you till the end. You are the greatest player in my eyes.

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  6. niketa lobo (India)

    Waiting for your coming to Delhi (India).
    You are the best.🌷 🌸 🌹 🍀 🌸 🌼 🌷 Rafa.

    We are so proud to have you, here in our midst.

    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee Rafa.💖

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