Rafael Nadal and Enrique Iglesias celebrate opening of Tatel Miami [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

Rafael Nadal and hit-maker Enrique Iglesias attended a blowout party to celebrate the opening of their restaurant, Tatel Miami, a sister to the Madrid eatery.

The upscale eatery is located at the Ritz Carlton South Beach, in the space formerly known as David Bouley Evolution.

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72 thoughts on “Rafael Nadal and Enrique Iglesias celebrate opening of Tatel Miami [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

  1. Margo

    TATEL Miami, brought to the US by owners Abel Mutates Pratts and Manuel Campos Muallar, their second location, promises to be a gastronomic heaven. With Rafa, Pau Gasol and Julio Inglesias as operating managers TATEL Miami may become a must visit for whomever loves Spanish cuisine. I love paella and where else to eat it but at a Spanish restaurant.

    Good luck Rafa, et al., because after reading all about TATEL Miami I will surely visit next time I’m in Florida.

    RAFA ROCKS

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    1. Rafantastic

      Vy – I’m glad to have recommented the video to you, since you had not yet watched it πŸ€— It’s a beautiful tribute to Rafa and a video for all Rafans to watch πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

      RAFA ROCKS!! β€οΈπŸ†

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      1. Vy

        Thanks again, Rafantastic (IIRC your “ex-name” was “Fedal”, right?). πŸ™‚

        Right at the beginning of the video was Rafa’s first round loss at Wimbledon 2012 after all the finals since 2006, which was heart-wrenching. He looked so lost and baffled, but somehow still so pure and dignified. We all love the wins but sometimes we love our champ even more when he lost. And of course all the wins afterwards can only be more meaningful and sweeter. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    2. Vy

      Thank you, Rafantastic, for the nice words :). I feel it warmer here than on the tennis forum (despite the annoying “anonymous” dislikes).

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      1. Rafantastic

        You’re very welcome and thank you too, Vy πŸ€—πŸŒ· I know exactly what you mean about the video. – It’s definitely one of my favorites ❀️
        By the way my “name” has always been “Rafantastic” in here πŸ˜‰

        Rafa go nail it to night πŸ˜πŸ€ (According to “Scoreboard” the match is on at 22:00 danish time/10:00 PM local time – am I right?) VAMOOOS CHAMP!! 🎾πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ’–

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      2. Margo

        Rafantastic, oops…thought you were referring to Miami time as you had already posted 2200 for Denmark. Yes, 10pm Denmark time. 4pm Miami time.

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  2. Mac

    Good win by Rafa. He still needs to clear up on those silly unforced errors on the return. Maybe the wind had something to do with it?

    Keep going champ.

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    1. Vy

      Yeah, it was really gusty yesterday. The players commented about it. I watched some highlights from various matches and they all looked at the sky at some point.

      Rafa also said to the effect he didn’t have the right feeling but still tried to just win the match. Glad he did, because he surely wants to have other chances to show that he can play much better than that.

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  3. Maria (England)

    Good first set Rafa. Nr1fan i think you are right . Apparently matches is Miami have been likened to watching tennis in slow motion. The courts have been criticized for their slow pace and are refered to by some as the purple clay courts .

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  4. Vy

    What a shame I can’t watch the match because of the delay. Really want to see Rafa’s current form.

    Being a bit nostalgic today I rewatched the highlight of Rafa vs Fed Miami 2004 match; then got carried away to even earlier matches like Rafa vs Albert Costa (then crowning RG champion) MC 2003, Rafa vs Hewitt AO 2004+05 and even the match against Gasquet at Les Petit 1999 in which Rafa lost :p; all of which I have watched quite many times already. It reminded me how truly special Rafa was, and still are. πŸ™‚

    Rafa gets an early break in the first set already. He might get another break soon but I have to go now unfortunately. Enjoy the match, Rafa fans :). Good luck and Vamos, Rafa! πŸ€πŸ€πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸŽΎπŸŽΎπŸ†πŸ†

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    1. Rafantastic

      Vy, speaking of rewatching highligts of Rafa, have you seen the video “RAFAEL NADAL – Becoming A Legend 2013”?
      It’s amazing – love it πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸŽΎπŸ† Surly recommendable πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ»

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      1. Vy

        Hi Rafantastic (I like your “name” :p). There’re many attribution videos to Rafa’s fantastic comeback in 2013 but for some reason I’ve only watched it now. Oh wait, it’s because you mentioned it :). Thank you. It surely brought tears to my eyes…

        Murray before his match against Rafa at Wimby 2010 said “I just love the guy. Rafa was the best thing that’s ever happened to tennis. He’s the only player I love watching”.

        Wonder how Murray felt about Rafa in 2013. It tops both 2008 and 2010 for me.

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  5. Nr.1 fan

    Is it just me or does the ball travel through the air really slow in Miami? It might be the camera?

    Rafa has to improve his returns, to many unforced errors on the return. It will get better with time hopefully.

    VAMOS!

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  6. Elaine

    Unusual that the time of Rafa’s match isn’t on this fan page as normal! Thanks fellow fans for giving the time for UK. Vamos Rafa! Can’t wait!

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    1. Margo

      That explains your niceness. I’ve met quite a few people from there.

      You are 5 hours ahead of Miami. As of now, Rafa is to play at 17:15 Miami time, 22:15 Denmark time. Does this help?

      If you are using Scoreboard, they will show your time. You may have missed that comment posted when I first mentioned Scoreboard. Beverley also posted another site here or on a different post.

      RAFA ROCKS

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      1. Margo

        You’re very welcome. It is always a pleasure to communicate with people who exhibit social graces.

        I only know of Denmark’s role in WWII because I am a history buff. Even in college-level history courses only so much can be taught.

        RAFA ROCKS

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      1. Rafantastic

        LOL πŸ˜‚ – And we liked having him here ❀️ I saw him at the Davis Cup in Odense… An amazing experience seeing him in real life 😍 Unfortunately I didn’t got his autograph… I’ve would have loved that as well 😘 Hope I can have the delight seeing him again one day πŸ’•πŸ€

        VAMOS RAFA!! 🎾πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ˜…

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    2. Margo

      Rafantastic, I believe one of the sites suggested by Beverley is Flashscore. They also have the correct time. Last I checked Miami hadn’t updated the match time.

      A brave country is Denmark. I marveled at learning of its brave and heroic actions during WWII.

      RAFA ROCKS

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      1. Margo, I have just followed Rafa’s match on a site I have never heard of before and saw it listed for Rafa’s match to-day. It gives commentaries as well as scores. I don’t know whether it gives tennis matches regularly or just sometimes.
        Anyway details are – http://www.bytheminute.co/events-tennis.
        Hopefully coverage will be given for all of Miami as it is so nice to know exactly how the players scored their points instead of just scores alone.
        Rafa had a win as expected but Sela seemed to put up a good fight and evidently from the commentary played some good shots.

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      2. Margo

        Ah Beverley, thank you, again. Will check it out after dinner. If I had a company, you would have to be the head honcho (at a head honcho salary, of course).

        RAFA ROCKS

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      3. Margo, Regarding the site I gave you ( below ) when I fed the whole site details into google a few minutes ago to re-check on it, the page would not come up. So I shortened it just to tennis bytheminute and up it came.
        Don’t always understand the why’s and wherefore’s of these things . All I hope is that it shows up to-morrow for the matches then.

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