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Rafael ‘Rafa’ Nadal was at David Letterman’s Show last Thursday, August 25, 2011, to promote his latest book “Rafa” and the upcoming  2011 U.S. Open Grand Slam.

Ask about Roger Federer, Rafa uttered “.. Somethimes it’s better if he’s not there!” – That cracked me up!!  LOL! 😀

The tournament starts on August 29 to September  11. Rafael Nadal is the defending U.S. Open champion, capturing last year’s men’s singles title over Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in four sets, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. At age 24, the top-seeded Nadal became the youngest player to complete the career Grand Slam in the Open Era.

I’m excited to watch the 2011 U.S. Open games and I’m looking forward to seeing my number one Tennis athlete play his matches, this coming week!

Muy buena suerte, Rafa!! 🙂


Rafa Nadal does his trademark "bite" at the prize.

Rafa Nadal does his trademark "bite" at the prize.

Rafa Nadal defeated Germany’s Nicolas Kiefer 6-3 6-2 in today’s Rogers Cup Finals at the Rexall Center in Toronto Canada. It is his fifth consecutive title and 29 consecutive matches.

Rafa reacts after slamming the ball to finish the match against Nicolas.

Rafa reacts after slamming the ball to finish the match against Nicolas.

Nadal is on his way to becoming the No. 1 seed in the men’s ranking.

Congratulations, Rafa!




Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer  6-4 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (8-10) 9-7

Four hours and forty-eight minutes of gruelling match, suspended twice because of heavy rain – it is arguably the best match ever in Wimbledon Finals history!!

I am the happiest fan of Rafa Nadal, right now. I knew he will win! I was very confident that it’s Nadal’s time to see his name etched in the annals of sports’ history!!


From Rolland Garros 2008,


Rafa Wins Rolland Garros 2008 Championships

Rafa Wins Rolland Garros 2008 Championships


to The Artois championships 2008,


Nadal Captures The 2008 Artois Chamionships

Nadal Captures The 2008 Artois Championships


and finally The Wimbledon 2008!!!


New Wimbledon Champion, Rafael Nadal of Spain.

New Wimbledon Champion, Rafael Nadal of Spain.

Rafael\'s first ever bite of the Wimbledon Trophy



The Philippines’ pride, Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao, added the WBC Lightweight crown title to his belt by defeating former Olympian David Diaz via a technical knock-out in the remaining 39 seconds of their ninth-round-bout held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on June 28th, 2008 (June 29th, in the Philippines).

This makes Manny the first Filipino and only Asian to win four World Titles in four different divisions. He is now fondly called the “Mexicutioner” by Filipino fans after successfully beating the Mexican triumvirates, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez and Marco Antonio Berrera. Pacquiao’s previous seven matches all had been victories over Mexican fighters.

“I was thinking, this guy doesn’t hit so hard, and then all of a sudden I’m on the floor going, “What the f**k?!”

Congratulations, Manny Pacquiao! Mabuhay ka!

Artois Championships

Final result:


7-6 (8-6) 7-5

Rafa Nadal wins the Artois Championships beating No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic in two sets, 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 making him the first ever reigning French Open Champion to win at the Queen’s Club since Nastase in 1973 and the First Spaniard to win since Andres Gimeno in 1960.

Next target,  the Wimbledon Championships!

Rafael Nadal or “Rafa” is simply amazing! I’ve watched him improve his game, tournament after tournament. I am impressed by his tenacity and dedication. This young bloke simple has what it takes to be the next no. 1 seed.

He’s Roger Federer’s Achilles heels in clay.

The just concluded French Open 2008 ended spoiling Federer’s hopes of claiming his latest bid of completing a career of grand slam. 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 for Rafa Nadal!

Rafa’s 28 wins to 0 loss in the Roland Garros made him the second man to win four consecutive French Open titles, next to Bjorn Borg.

Last Night at the Artois Championships semis, Nadal stormed into his first final at The Queen’s Club after an impressive 7-5, 6-4 victory over four-time winner and defending champion Andy Roddick.

Nadal will face Novak Djokovic, my other favorite player, in the finals tonight.

Hell, yeah, I’m a big fan!

Vamos, Rafa!