VIDEO: Rafael Nadal Supports Fia 3500 Lives Campaign

Rafael Nadal, Pharrell Williams, Antoine Griezmann, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa and many other celebrities are urging people to take more precautions when they drive, from not texting and driving to always remembering to wear a seat-belt.

Rafa’s advice: Be focussed!

My only recommendation is that when entering your car, be focused: focused on what you are doing, focused on the road and not having other distractions. I think it’s vital for the security of yourself and others.

Through its signature “Sign up, stay safe, save lives”, the campaign #3500LIVES campaign underlines the role that each and everyone can play to make road safer for all users.

Translated in 30 languages, this campaign is as of today live in 30 cities worldwide and will be rolled out in more than 70 countries by the end of 2017. It is estimated that on the launch the campaign will be seen 1 billion times.

Source: FIA


  1. A great campaign, especially if it saves some lives. It is heartening to see that Rafa lends his celebrity to so many worthy causes.


  2. Hi beverley – it was nice to see tomic play well and it was clear he didn’t want to let rafa down. He actually played well and it was good to see him buckle down and get the job done. Nice to know that he has respect for rafa.

  3. Susie, Andy is due to play Sunday morning 3am if interested, Rafa is the evening session or early Monday depending on how long other matches take. Can’t wait for the clay court season to start so we can get our body clock back to normal 😲

  4. Well done Rafa and Tomic you played a good game. Tomic looked to be enjoying himself when they were winning, now he just needs to take that feeling to spur him on in his own game. Now to the main event, Good luck tomorrow Rafa , that’s the game that counts.

  5. So pleased they broke back and won 2nd set. So pleased tomic behaved – he can do it. So pleased they won. Great start and rafa was smiling a lot which was great

  6. VAMOS RAFA & TOMIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Great match!!!!!: 0 Lots of beautiful returns and so much fun to watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) Enjoy everything & have lots of fun celebrating with THE TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Very happy for you dear Rafa…..great Tennis with amazing on the line shots and VOLLEYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Loved your ACE too : ) : ) : ) : ) Have a beautiful evening & a great day tomorrow!!!!!!!!! : ) keep eating these lovely dates!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Very good for you! : ) : ) : ) 🙂 Good night & sweet dreams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  7. Stan and Grigor lost. Andy /Dan took the first set 6-3 lost the 2nd 1-6 and in tiebreak took it 10-6.

  8. The constant hand tapping is something I’ve just got used to Maria. It didn’t happen so often in the old days. I think it’s so they can gee themselves up whether they win or lose the point. Looks like rafa and tomic may ĺose the 2nd set. Eeek

  9. Oh i hate that kiss cam. What if you’re there with friends and you feel obliged or pressurised to kiss them? How embarrassing. I saw stan and grigor had lost the 1st set but after that I fell asleep so don’t know the final score. I saw a bit of Andy and Dan’s match – do you know the final score there? I’m impressed you’ve had breakfast though. I’m still in bed watching. Lol

  10. You managed to get up in time then Susie, yes my son is sensible just worried about him being on the road with all the other drivers. Did Stan/ Grigor win. Rafa and Tomic are playing well , just missing the affection he has with Marc. Andy and Dan played very well.Do you know why they tap hands after every point?( bit annoying) .Is it like in ten bin bowling ” to pass on the point” or just a form of encouragement.Yuk not the kiss cam , I want to keep my breakfast down Lol.

  11. OLA & VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) You & Tommi look great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS on winning the 1st set so beautifully!!!!!! Love your volleys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Great court coverage & Green outfits singling GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Enjoy lots of fun!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Lots of love & happiness!!!!!! : )

  12. Looks like tomic is on his best behaviour and he’s playing well so far. Rafa’s influence is amazing.

    • Yes, Susie. Tomic behaved and played well. I think he didn’t want to let Rafa down as he seemed very respectful of Rafa.
      Neither of them looked particularly at ease with one another in the beginning – not like Rafa and Marc who are so relaxed in each other’s company – but in the 2nd set Rafa was smiling a lot and Tomic started to unwind a bit He ( Tomic ) played some really impressive shots.
      I hope playing with Rafa will teach Tomic something about sportsmanship , perseverance and dedication. He has so often “thrown in the towel ” when things weren’t going his way but I don’t think he would have dared do this when partnering Rafa.

  13. Ahh Maria I’m sure he is a sensible chap and you taught him well! Stan and grigor lost the 1st set – I don’t think I’ve seen them play together before. Hope I can get up in time to watch rafa and Bernard. Now that will be interesting…….

  14. My two favourite people Rafa and Nico giving their support to a worthy campaign. Hopefully it will make people especially teenagers think twice before texting, speeding or drink driving behind a wheel. From a mother who son has just passed his test it is my biggest worry. Good luck in your match tomorrow (UK time) make sure Tomic does his fair share of the running around.

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