VIDEO: Rafael Nadal stops exhibition match to help a mother find lost little girl

Loving this comment someone posted on YouTube:

He’s won 14 Grand Slams and now he’s helped reunite a family. Is there anything Rafa can’t do? 

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15 thoughts on “VIDEO: Rafael Nadal stops exhibition match to help a mother find lost little girl

  1. I once lost my son at a store and it was the most frightening exprience that I have never forgotten. When I saw the look on the mothers face I knew exactly how she felt. Although the little girl was not far she was scared and the mother and the litte girl both started to cry.Rafa stopped playing right away and that is why I love him so much…he could see how distraught the lady was and made sure everything was okay before he resumed playing…Thank God it was a happy ending! Johnny Mac was over come with emotions too! Our Rafa has it all… Talent , Amazing good looks (inside an out) plus a heart of gold! I’m so proud to be such a fan of his… I just love him to death! Vamos Rafa!

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  2. OLA & VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) That BLUE Billiard ball had a mind of its own today : ) : ) : ) it was great the way you eventually aimed it IN !!!!! : ) VAMOS & enjoy your China tour sweetheart & have lots & lots of fun!!!!! : ) : ) : )

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  3. Elaine Crowder

    Rafa, your heart is truly in the right place,and I am quite sure the parents of this dear little girl would be very appreciative.

    Great to see you having a game with Macca, and Carlos,

    Love and prayers for Beijing,

    Alaine

    SydneyXXAustraliaXX

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  4. Nina Susan Michaels

    I love Rafa..he is so talented. I wish he would get a few outside coaches to consult with and keep Uncle Tony for sure. He trusts him. But the players are changing and Rafa must at least
    get a plan to play all the different top players..not do the same thing, because the game is changing. He can do so much, I know he can beat all of them,,,just needs the right tools.
    Susan Michaels

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    1. I think Rafa has the right tools and his game has evolved over the years.
      I feel he doesn;t need a new coach but a new body. He has been on the professional circuit for half of his life. I’m sure he has all the skills to win but his body is letting him down.
      Much as we want him to keep on winning he can only do what his body will allow.
      I am sure he will still win some tournaments but not as many as when he was younger.
      I will always be a loyal fan. I admire him as a person and a player regardless of how many or how little victories he has in the future.
      With all his many years of experience I am sure he is aware of how the game is changing and he knows what he must do but injuries keep preventing him from prevailing.
      The fact that Murray and Djokowicz have brought in new coaches does not necessarily mean that is the solution for Rafa. He joined the professional circuit at a younger age, hence more years of strain on his body.
      Of course this is just my opinion and I could be wrong but as fans I know we all want what is best for Rafa but he is a grown man and must decide for himself.
      In the meantime let’s keep our fingers crossed for Beijing !!

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      1. My apologies that my comments above were not really on the topic but just in answer to a previous post. However in relation to the little lost girl Rafa did not go searching for the child as Margo pointed out and because it happened in his adademy he would naturally want to know what the problem was and stopped play..
        However knowing the caring nature of Rafa, especially where children are concerned, when he saw what was wrong he would have wanted the child to be found before play continued.
        Did anyone notice McEnroe wiping his eyes when the child was found?
        He’s evidently got a soft spot too.

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      2. Teresa Gil

        What you say makes perfect sense Beverley. There is research (somewhere) that shows the younger a tennis player starts his/her career the more likely they will suffer detrimental effects on the body (not to do with length of time played). I think I also read somewhere that clay court specialists have shorter careers generally. I love to watch old pressers of Rafa and in one dating back to about 2012 he talks about his injuries, and says ‘you forget how long I’ve been playing.’ He’s been playing with pain killing injections throughout his career – you can only fool the mind for so long before trauma is registered and we know the mental problems he suffered. In the US Open 2013, the commentators talk about the major adjustments he had to make to his shots to take pressure of his knees. Maybe there are no more adjustments he can make. Rafa is great strategist, if a solution can be found he will find it. I doubt the changing game has affected him as some believe – he’s too intelligent a player. All we know is Rafa has been defying injuries (some probably permanent) throughout his career and he will continue to do so as long as possible.

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    2. Margo

      I believe in January Tony said he had a plan, or Rafa had a plan. I’m still waiting to see the results.
      I just hope he makes it to Barclay’s.

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  5. Positive thinker (India)

    RAFA YOU ARE GOD’S GIFT TO US (UR FANS).LOVE YOU ALWAYS. GOD BLESS YOU N YOUR FAMILY N ALSO YOUR TEAM, WHO ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB, WITH GOOD HEALTH N HAPPINESS.

    ALWAYS KEEP SMILING 😃😃😃 YOU HAVE A MILLION DOLLAR SMILE.

    YOU ARE LOVED FOR THE WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING THAT YOU ARE.

    💓💜💛💚💙💕💗💞💖💟😘💟😙😙😙

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  6. CanaDiana

    Rafael’s kindness and consideration do not go unnoticed; kudos to his family for qualities they have instilled in him. Continued good health; of course, we want to
    see you in fighting form, physically and psychologically.💪👍💃🏻🌟👑🏆❤️

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  7. Margo

    By all news accounts, Rafa did not help search for the little girl, who was spotted right away. He simply held up serving.
    This makes it sound as if he was playing, then stopped playing, and went in search of the child. He never left the court.
    Of course he would hold up the game, it’s his academy and had to find out why someone was yelling Clara. Only logical.

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