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nadalbestclass
04-15-2011, 08:51 AM
I usually don't like his columns, but I'm not entirely sure, why he's Bi***ing so much. He pretty much insults Novak, Melzer, Murray and Nadal.

This is getting kind of ridiculous. You don't even need to watch Rafael Nadal's tennis matches anymore. You can just turn up the volume with the TV in the other room and get the drift quickly with one ear tuned to the commentary: "Totally dominant; awesome performance; incredible; what does it take? Nobody in his league; the ball just burst into flames and singed the eyebrows off everyone sitting in the first row."
OK, I made that last one up. But seriously, when does it end with this guy? On the cusp of the clay-court season some 10 days ago, anyone who didn't want to see Nadal exert his customary stranglehold on the game during the Euro clay season had reason to feel somewhat hopeful.

Nadal has not won a tournament since Tokyo, last October. He's still No. 1, but that's on the strength of his ranking points from last summer. Nadal had a disappointing Australian Open, falling to his countryman David Ferrer in the quarterfinals. More recently, he was bruised and battered by No. 2 Novak Djokovic in bitter, back-to-back three-set Masters event battles. At the outset of the Monte Carlo Masters, he expressed serious reservations about his ability to win the tournament for a seventh consecutive year. You couldn't blame the "stop Nadal" crowd for feeling a bit buoyed.
It was all a cruel hoax. As nice as it must feel for Djokovic to own that Australian Open title from a few years ago and various early-season Masters shields, the harsh, scary truth is that Nadal's year begins now. This is when he morphs from a game, bullish, bolo-throwing contender into a doomsday stroking machine who's come closer to being unbeatable on clay than anyone since Bjorn Borg.
Going into his semifinal match, Nadal has lost all of 14 games, and it's like nobody can be bothered making note of it. It's called "concession." And the biggest concession this week was offered by Roger Federer, who was nicely positioned to ambush Rafa (please stop laughing and think about it).
Djokovic, who was even tougher on Federer (3-0 in 2011) than on Nadal, pulled out of Monte Carlo. Nadal is looking for his first tournament win in nearly a half year, and that means something, confidence-wise. Federer himself, knocked down to No. 3, has absolutely nothing to lose; and if you don't think this dude can still beat anyone on any surface on a given day, you've got clay for brains.
But Federer is gone -- dispatched in swirling winds by a guy struggling to hold his place in the top 10, Jurgen Melzer. If the greatest player of all time, and for a decade the second best player in the world on clay, can't even get into position to challenge Nadal, what hope do all those other pilgrims have?
The guy with the most reasonable shot is neither Andy Murray nor Frederico Gil, one of whom will be Nadal's opponent in the semis, but Ferrer -- should he get by Melzer and make it to the final.
Ferrer prevailed in four of his 15 meetings with Nadal, including the last one. But he's winless in previous matches in Monte Carlo, and won a total of just 11 games in those two meetings. In nine matches between those two on clay, Ferrer won just once -- the first time they played, back in 2004. Even so, he had to go to 7-5 in the third against Nadal, who was still wearing his baby fat.
If Nadal wins tomorrow and you tune in Sunday, feel free to do some dusting, or help your kid build that 54,000 piece Lego set. Leaving the volume on is optional.


To summarize:
1) It's annoying that Nadal is playing well on clay. He hasn't done much since Tokyo and was "bruised and battered" by Djokovic(were we watching the same match?)
2) Djokovic ain't winning ***** on clay.
3) Murray's not taking down Rafa.
4) Melzer is a tool.
5) Ferrer can only beat an injured or baby Rafa.
6) Don't bother watching the Final on Sunday.
7) Except Fed and Djoko the rest of the ATP are a bunch of pilgrims.
BUT my FAVORITE
8) Fed can still beat any player on any given day. Don't think so? Well you have clay for brains. :lol:

Cry me a river Bodo.

http://espn.go.com/espn/print?id=6360616&type=blogEntry

niff
04-15-2011, 08:56 AM
Bodo thanks you for 200 more page clicks.

Tyrus
04-15-2011, 09:01 AM
And you're beginning to peel the layers of the onion that is sports journalism.

It's entertainment, his job is not to jerk you off.

viduka0101
04-15-2011, 09:03 AM
http://tennisworld.typepad.com/images/logos/blogs_bodo.jpghttp://th795.photobucket.com/albums/yy232/Omezak/Troll-Faces/th_CoolFaceRight.jpg

notice the similarity?

nadalbestclass
04-15-2011, 09:15 AM
And you're beginning to peel the layers of the onion that is sports journalism.

It's entertainment, his job is not to jerk you off.

:confused::confused:

Sports journalism is writing for ESPN like a butt hurt moron? Not saying he has to be fair, but how about acting like a grown-up?

tenis1
04-15-2011, 09:19 AM
Nothing new. Bodo is a tool with no tennis knowledge. This is known fact for some time now.

Tyrus
04-15-2011, 09:20 AM
:confused::confused:

Sports journalism is writing for ESPN like a butt hurt moron? Not saying he has to be fair, but how about acting like a grown-up?

If he didn't write anything that irked you, then he would be just another bland writer. The man's had a fairly long career.

I'm not justifying him or even saying I like him, just saying that he writes that way because it draws ire and at the end if the day entertains you.

its like a half assed version of a Fox news pundit if you think about it. You're not supposed to like them but thats why they're so popular.

Kunohara
04-15-2011, 09:23 AM
Bodo is the Fedace of journalism.

beast of mallorca
04-15-2011, 09:27 AM
Bodo is a sensationalist writer. He writes something up to stir fans, whether Rafa, Rog, Djoko etc. He is the Simon Reed of America.

Tyrus
04-15-2011, 09:36 AM
Bodo is a sensationalist writer. He writes something up to stir fans, whether Rafa, Rog, Djoko etc. He is the Simon Reed of America.

THAT'S what i was trying to say!

Macro80
04-15-2011, 10:21 AM
Bodo or Chodo?

MichaelNadal
04-15-2011, 10:26 AM
http://tennisworld.typepad.com/images/logos/blogs_bodo.jpghttp://th795.photobucket.com/albums/yy232/Omezak/Troll-Faces/th_CoolFaceRight.jpg

notice the similarity?

Lol. Epic win man.

Lefty5
04-15-2011, 10:44 AM
Feeling a little sensitive are we? He sounds like Fox news compared to the mainstream pro-Obama media. A little counter opinion is always welcome. Nothing worse than Gilbert and Mcenroe and every other commentator swinging on Fedal's nuts everytime they step on court.

MotherMarjorie
04-15-2011, 10:48 AM
Peter Bodo and most of his tennis collegues at ESPN sports are probably the worst tennis journalists Mother Marjorie has witnessed over the past 25 years.

Aside from their robotic, knee-jerk, reactionary premonitions, they have typically attempted to usurp tennis history with their bloated egos and fictitious story lines.

One example would be the Jon Wertheim story about Serena Williams being the greatest female tennis player ever. It was one of the worst written, worst researched articles Mother Marjorie has ever read. The article totally excluded weaknesses in Serena's historical comparisons with the true greats of the sports because it didn't support Wertheim's flawed judgment.

Mother Marjorie Ann
Empress of Talk Tennis Warehouse

cucio
04-15-2011, 10:51 AM
Independently of whatever journo says, and much as I admire his forehand and wheels, Nadal's dominance is not good for the sport, it devaluates a bit the excitement the clay season could potentially bring.

I wish guys with the tools to face him, like Andreev or Davydenko, would have been able to step it up a notch, or some new clay whiz-kid came blazing through the junior ranks to challenge the top dog. Maybe if Dolgopolov's team can carry him a bit further...

WinNCash
04-15-2011, 11:12 AM
The only thing that surprises me about this article is that Bodo didn't find a way to get ANOTHER jab in at Kim Clijsters in the process.

NadalAgassi
04-15-2011, 11:17 AM
Bodo is a fool with no tennis knowledge at all. His articles are nothing but pure comedy. I still remember when he predicted Hingis to sweep in and dominate at #1 again when she first came back in late 05/early 06 since in his words the Williams were out of it, Davenport was a nothing choker, Mauresmo, Clijsters, and Pierce were flakes, and he didnt even bother to mention Henin or Sharapova who would end 2006 #1 and #2 as it turned out. Of course Hingis briefly made the bottom of the top 10, was dominated by all the big names, make a few slam quarters but no further, and took many early exists to unknowns in slams, then retired again having been unable to stay even in the bottom of the top 10 for long.

tlm
04-15-2011, 11:18 AM
I know this guy is really disliked here, but to be honest there is a lot of truth to what he is saying. Please point out the inaccuracies that he is stating in this article.

Omega_7000
04-15-2011, 11:20 AM
Independently of whatever journo says, and much as I admire his forehand and wheels, Nadal's dominance is not good for the sport, it devaluates a bit the excitement the clay season could potentially bring.

I wish guys with the tools to face him, like Andreev or Davydenko, would have been able to step it up a notch, or some new clay whiz-kid came blazing through the junior ranks to challenge the top dog. Maybe if Dolgopolov's team can carry him a bit further...

Even though Bodo is a band-wagoner, he has a point about nobody being able to take down Nadal...Besides Djokovic & Federer who can come even remotely close to taking a set off him let alone beating him on clay?

There is always a chance that some bright young star might do it...but as of now, there is no one!

What happened to DelPotro & Soderling? Injured?

kishnabe
04-15-2011, 11:55 AM
I usually don't like his columns, but I'm not entirely sure, why he's Bi***ing so much. He pretty much insults Novak, Melzer, Murray and Nadal.



To summarize:
1) It's annoying that Nadal is playing well on clay. He hasn't done much since Tokyo and was "bruised and battered" by Djokovic(were we watching the same match?)
2) Djokovic ain't winning ***** on clay.
3) Murray's not taking down Rafa.
4) Melzer is a tool.
5) Ferrer can only beat an injured or baby Rafa.
6) Don't bother watching the Final on Sunday.
7) Except Fed and Djoko the rest of the ATP are a bunch of pilgrims.
BUT my FAVORITE
8) Fed can still beat any player on any given day. Don't think so? Well you have clay for brains. :lol:

Cry me a river Bodo.

http://espn.go.com/espn/print?id=6360616&type=blogEntry

LOL...thanks for the synopsis...couldn't read the garbage when he first started talking about Nadal.

LOL...Is melzer a tool now...I bet he changed his stupid tune right now!

namelessone
04-15-2011, 12:19 PM
Even though Bodo is a band-wagoner, he has a point about nobody being able to take down Nadal...Besides Djokovic & Federer who can come even remotely close to taking a set off him let alone beating him on clay?

There is always a chance that some bright young star might do it...but as of now, there is no one!

What happened to DelPotro & Soderling? Injured?

Soderling has some knee issues as far as I know.

Don't know about Delpo, he probably wanted to chill a bit.

onyxrose81
04-15-2011, 12:54 PM
Soderling has some knee issues as far as I know.

Don't know about Delpo, he probably wanted to chill a bit.

Delpo was playing for weeks in a row. He needed a breather.

bluescreen
04-15-2011, 02:47 PM
Ha ha, Bodo gives me quite a laugh. I never really know what his agenda is (maybe just to **** people off?). I used to think he was anti-Federer, but now I think he's really just anti-dominance. He just doesn't want the sport to be too predictable.

Bartelby
04-15-2011, 02:59 PM
Bodo is a very intelligent writer who has a flair for literary allusion, Bruce Levine however has to learn to stop tugging himself to camera and drop a few tonne.

BigForehand
04-15-2011, 05:00 PM
:confused::confused:

Sports journalism is writing for ESPN like a butt hurt moron? Not saying he has to be fair, but how about acting like a grown-up?

oh he dissed nadal and now u mad?

look at your screen name then go cry somewhere else

Dilettante
04-15-2011, 05:02 PM
Bodo is awful but I don't think this is one of his worst works. This article is just a bug whine, but Bodo is capable of much more nonsense than this.

TheTruth
04-15-2011, 07:42 PM
I know this guy is really disliked here, but to be honest there is a lot of truth to what he is saying. Please point out the inaccuracies that he is stating in this article.

I agree. Sometimes he goes pro or con on an issue, but that's to keep us still reading and talking.

Bodo is no fool. He's smart enough to mix it up instead of staying with one player religiously.

I've seen a lot more truth in his articles than many of the others who are simply advancing their guy, and their agenda.

Sentinel
04-15-2011, 08:02 PM
the harsh, scary truth is that Nadal's year begins now.

I is scared.
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nadalbestclass
04-15-2011, 08:12 PM
oh he dissed nadal and now u mad?

look at your screen name then go cry somewhere else

Was that some sort of an attempt at an insult? Try again.

Re the screen name, I love looking at it, it allows me to think about federerbestclass a few times a day and lol.

nadalbestclass
04-15-2011, 08:16 PM
I suppose I agree with a lot of the posts here. He is trying to bring some sort of shock value and entertainment. However, working for ESPN one would think he's be more witty about it, write pieces that are better put together and well researched.

If it's dominance he's against why not root for someone like Murray or Melzer or Ferrer. Instead he calls the rest of the tour pilgrims. Oh wells nothing new for him anyway.

Devilito
04-15-2011, 09:02 PM
Bodo ruined Petros' book. It was so boring a dry. At least Andre was smart and got a Pulitzer prize winning author to write his not some total hack

Pozarevacka
04-15-2011, 09:12 PM
I suppose I agree with a lot of the posts here. He is trying to bring some sort of shock value and entertainment. However, working for ESPN one would think he's be more witty about it, write pieces that are better put together and well researched.

If it's dominance he's against why not root for someone like Murray or Melzer or Ferrer. Instead he calls the rest of the tour pilgrims. Oh wells nothing new for him anyway.


I read that, didn't bat an eye.

Every sport has bloggers who write about all sorts of things. Why is it in tennis that everyone freaks out about it? Bodo is some grumpy oompa loompa writing this in his bed after watching Sex & the City on TBS. Who cares what he thinks?

jerriy
04-15-2011, 11:02 PM
I usually don't like his columns, but I'm not entirely sure, why he's Bi***ing so much. He pretty much insults Novak, Melzer, Murray and Nadal.



To summarize:
1) It's annoying that Nadal is playing well on clay. He hasn't done much since Tokyo and was "bruised and battered" by Djokovic(were we watching the same match?)
2) Djokovic ain't winning ***** on clay.
3) Murray's not taking down Rafa.
4) Melzer is a tool.
5) Ferrer can only beat an injured or baby Rafa.
6) Don't bother watching the Final on Sunday.
7) Except Fed and Djoko the rest of the ATP are a bunch of pilgrims.
BUT my FAVORITE
8) Fed can still beat any player on any given day. Don't think so? Well you have clay for brains. :lol:

Cry me a river BodoLOL!

A Nadal **** complains about Bodo cuz (for a change) Pet's complaing about Nadal and not Federer. LMAO!

Please please Pete, don't go with the times, Pete. *********s want you to keep pretending that Nadal is still the underdog who needs that extra sympathy underdogs get :lol:
.

lemon
04-16-2011, 08:25 AM
He pretty much insults Novak, Melzer, Murray and Nadal
Me sees nothing wrong with that.

nadalbestclass
04-16-2011, 09:59 AM
LOL!

A Nadal **** complains about Bodo cuz (for a change) Pet's complaing about Nadal and not Federer. LMAO!

Please please Pete, don't go with the times, Pete. *********s want you to keep pretending that Nadal is still the underdog who needs that extra sympathy underdogs get :lol:
.

NOte only one of my points insults Rafa, the other 8 are related to other players. I'm not upset about what he's saying, as much as how he's putting it. I already stated before, he write like a fanboy writing on a forum, rather than a journo. Anyway, *******s on here are harsh, Bodo's a clown.

MixieP
04-16-2011, 10:15 AM
To summarize:
1) It's annoying that Nadal is playing well on clay. He hasn't done much since Tokyo and was "bruised and battered" by Djokovic(were we watching the same match?)
2) Djokovic ain't winning ***** on clay.
3) Murray's not taking down Rafa.
4) Melzer is a tool.
5) Ferrer can only beat an injured or baby Rafa.
6) Don't bother watching the Final on Sunday.
7) Except Fed and Djoko the rest of the ATP are a bunch of pilgrims.
BUT my FAVORITE
8) Fed can still beat any player on any given day. Don't think so? Well you have clay for brains. :lol:

Cry me a river Bodo.

http://espn.go.com/espn/print?id=6360616&type=blogEntry

Thanks for the summary. I think there is some truth in point #1, though. Of course, Nadal's scars may have healed already. It remains to be seen, when he next faces Novak. But don't you agree that in the second set today against Andy, there were some flashbacks of what Rafa went through against Novak in IW and Miami? It seemed uncharacteristic to me, the way he let the set slip away from him. As if there are some components of the Nadal machinery that are not working properly.

MotherMarjorie
04-16-2011, 10:15 AM
Bodo ruined Petros' book. It was so boring a dry. At least Andre was smart and got a Pulitzer prize winning author to write his not some total hack
Pete Sampras never struck Mother Marjorie as being a very intelligent human being. He was socially ******** and walked around the tennis court with the stature of a dumb jock.

He's one of those retired pros you just wish would stay in seclusion so the tennis world doesn't have to be bored any further. Oh, and his man carpet is disgusting. Just disgusting. People that hairy shouldn't be allowed to play sports.

Hope his children get Bridget's brains (and that's hoping for a huge miracle).

Mother Marjorie Ann
Empress of Talk Tennis Warehouse

Dilettante
04-16-2011, 07:07 PM
As if there are some components of the Nadal machinery that are not working properly.

Yes, we're seeing an uncharacteristic Nadal a little bit too often. And today it happened on clay.

Sentinel
04-16-2011, 07:42 PM
Oh, and his man carpet is disgusting. Just disgusting. People that hairy shouldn't be allowed to play sports.


Mother Marjorie Ann
Empress of Talk Tennis Warehouse
Didn't know Mother Marge liked girly men :shock:

PONG
04-16-2011, 07:52 PM
I know this guy is really disliked here, but to be honest there is a lot of truth to what he is saying. Please point out the inaccuracies that he is stating in this article.

I agree here. The article was quite factual if anything.

Pozarevacka
04-16-2011, 07:53 PM
Pete Sampras never struck Mother Marjorie as being a very intelligent human being. He was socially ******** and walked around the tennis court with the stature of a dumb jock.

He's one of those retired pros you just wish would stay in seclusion so the tennis world doesn't have to be bored any further. Oh, and his man carpet is disgusting. Just disgusting. People that hairy shouldn't be allowed to play sports.

Hope his children get Bridget's brains (and that's hoping for a huge miracle).

Mother Marjorie Ann
Empress of Talk Tennis Warehouse

I don't know how the discussion got to this, but, you are acting like Petros was walking around like this:


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