Rafael Nadal Gossip
Rafael Nadal gossip, latest news, photos, and video.
TIFF normally starts slowing down after Monday. The schedule is typically front-loaded and journalists don't stay through to the end. This year, the closing night film is Life Of Crime, based on The Switch by the recently deceased Elmore Leonard, starring Jennifer Aniston. Because of this, I know several reporters who are actually leaving mid-week only to return for the weekend. So that’s the advantage of triangle-avoidance scheduling?
I had to watch it back on PVR last night when I came home, even though it was after 1am. Do you ever have greatness extinction anxiety? Like every time two greats meet, you worry it won’t ever happen again?
Two greats did not meet last night at the TIFF premiere of August: Osage County. Meryl called in sick so it was on Julia to carry the responsibility. Read Full Intro
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8 times Rafa... The only man to win the same major 8 times... RAFA! But it was a foregone conclusion after Friday’s match against Novak Djokovic, right? I was watching -- and screaming -- at work. As soon as he hit that shot between the legs, everyone had to know it was over. Rafa was destined. Full Story
It’s been a rough several months for Rafael Nadal. There was that knee injury. And then a stomach virus that kept him from the Australian Open where, SPOILER ALERT, Maria Sharapova dominated Venus Williams today and when I first read the headline I thought it said Serena and I almost tripped. Full Story
Rafael Nadal was named Man of the Year by Spanish Vanity Fair. There was an event the other night in Madrid to celebrate him. He wore a tux and looked very handsome and as relaxed as he could be on such a formal occasion. Yesterday Rafa was not relaxed. Yesterday Rafa watched the Champions League first round between Real Madrid and Manchester City and, well, he was euphoric at the end, certainly, but during the game Rafa was as intense as he gets for his own matches. Full Story
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On clay. This is for my cousin Cat who loves Rafa so much, with a lot of stress, and probably didn’t sleep well last night thinking about this morning. It turns out the rain delay helped him. He came out hard today, finishing off Novak Djokovic in the fourth set, despite being down a break when they suspended the match yesterday. Full Story
This is for my cousin Cat who has also been training for the Boston Marathon after qualifying last year in under 3 and a half hours HOLY SH-T. Just 3 more weeks, right? And then you promised - take it easy!Anyway, Cat loves Rafa. Which means she’ll be watching him this weekend at the Sony Ericsson Open. Full Story
I have been up for way too long. Why is Australia so far away? Was watching the Murray-Djokovic semi-final at the Australian open, a sick 5 setter that resulted, ultimately, in a Novak win just about an hour ago. And he will meet Rafael Nadal who defeated Roger Federer yesterday. Well that’s not a bad first Slam final of the year, non? You know me - I am for Rafa, always. Full Story
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For my cousin Cat and all of you, and thank you for your emails, who love the Rafa posts and photos...Check out Rafael Nadal with his longtime gf “Xisca” at the Juntos Por La Integracion charity gala organised by his foundation in Barcelona last night. I love her. She is SO cute. Sometimes I worry though that they’re too young to have been together for so long. Full Story
For all you Rafa lovers out there, including my cousin Cat - he looks F-CKING HOT. I thought about throwing this up on LifeStyle only without posting it to the homepage but then I took a closer look at how great he looks in these pants with the white shirt and, well, that needs some time on a front cover, you know? Full Story
The US Open starts on Sunday. And my cousin Cat’s birthday is on Monday. AND she loves Rafael Nadal. So this is a Rafa tennis post. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Rafa is in New York being all cute with the children and promoting his Armani underwear thing. I may be the lone voice in all of this but... I don’t get jizzy over men underwear ads. Full Story
The US Open starts on Sunday. Night tennis! I have a strong sense of attachment to the US Open. It’s back to school anxiety and excitement. It’s end of summer bbq and always a big blowout of a party before getting ready for a new year. Here’s Rafael Nadal yesterday at Letterman in advance of the tournament. Full Story
Woke my ass up at 6am on Sunday for the French Open final. Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer – there really aren’t too many of these opportunities left. It was beauty for three sets, non? And what’s even better is that they can bring that out in each other without hating each other. There is a lot of genuine and mutual respect and admiration shared between Rafa and Roger. Full Story
This is for my cousin Cat. I miss her. Especially at Christmas as she’s in Toronto and Jacek and I alternate our holidays – one year here in Vancouver, one year back home. Cat loves Rafael Nadal. And here he is with Roger Federer today posing at a press conference in support of their respective charities. Full Story
This is for Anieka and so many others who’ve been requesting photos of Rafael Nadal. He is currently on holiday in Ibiza with girlfriend Xisca and some friends, hanging out on the beach the other day, obviously totally relaxed. And SO F-CKING CUTE. It has been a great summer for Rafa so far. He won Wimbledon and then Spain won the World Cup. Full Story