PDA

View Full Version : Gaudio on Nadal breaking racquets, Federer's football fanatism (translation)


aldeayeah
12-19-2011, 04:37 AM
Against the beliefs of many, Spanish player Rafael Nadal breaks racquets too, said Gaston Gaudio in an interview published in the sports section of the website of the La Nacion newspaper. The Argentinian ex-player also recounted old stories involving Roger Federer, the ex-footballer Gabriel Batistuta and the football coach Marcelo Bielsa.

According to Gaudio's story, it happened in the quarterfinals of the 2005 Buenos Aires tournament, in which Gaudio beat Nadal 0-6 6-0 6-1. The Spaniard was 18 at the time and would win Roland Garros four months after that. After his defeat, Rafa was furious and in the locker room he wasted all of his racquets. "What's the deal with this guy, is he crazy or what?", thought Gaudio, who now admits that, even back then, he was aware that he had just beaten an "off-the-charts talent, one in a century".

"He broke all his racquets, the seven of them. I thought he was crazy. I mean, it wasn't like he had lost to a nobody. I was a pretty good clay-courter, the reigning Roland Garros champion at the time, but for Rafa it was such a failure, he couldn't stand it", reminisced Gaudio, who defined Nadal as "one of the chosen few".

That wasn't the only annecdote unearthed by Gaudio. "There was this time, in Doha 2005, and Bati [Batistuta] happened to be playing in Qatar at the time. I told Federer -who's a harcore football fan- that he was there, and he told me that he'd love to meet him", he said. "We arranged for dinner and, with no warning, I brought Bati to the restaurant. You had to see Roger's face: he looked like a little boy, all emotional like he had just met the Messiah, I mean... he gave him his racquet, begged him for a photo and everything. We became friends after that. We talked about everything but tennis."

Gaudio also had a story involving Bielsa. "We were playing a challenger in Chile with [Mariano] Zabaleta, and we wanted to meet Bielsa. Toto [Berizzo, his assistant back then] and I were friends, so we phoned him to see if we could watch them train the national squad", he reminisced. "So, well, we saw him, we greeted him... and then he starts talking and it's like you fall in love with him [Bielsa]. We started talking about life as a sportsman and the pressure and, who knows how, in the end he was trying to teach us the five ways of happiness", he said.

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/2011/12/16/tenis/1324075959.html

joeri888
12-19-2011, 04:57 AM
Federer cried, what's new.

Also, Rafa quite arrogant, not humble, and a sore loser?

TopFH
12-19-2011, 04:57 AM
It's great to hear this kind of stories from pros. Gives you an idea of what is going on with pros.

vive le beau jeu !
12-19-2011, 05:13 AM
According to Gaudio's story, it happened in the quarterfinals of the 2005 Buenos Aires tournament, in which Gaudio beat Nadal 0-6 6-0 6-1. The Spaniard was 18 at the time and would win Roland Garros four months after that. After his defeat, Rafa was furious and in the locker room he wasted all of his racquets.
how deliciously adorable from the off-court classy cute humble nadal...

TennisLovaLova
12-19-2011, 05:33 AM
Breaking 7 racquets is indeed totally insane.
That Federer anecdote is actually funny.
So Gaudio has a negative anecdote aboute Nadal, and a positive one about Federer...

DjokovicForTheWin
12-19-2011, 05:55 AM
I knew it all along, but none of the trads believed it. Nadal's demeanour portrayed to the media is completely fake.

TopFH
12-19-2011, 06:01 AM
I knew it all along, but none of the ***** believed it. Nadal's demeanour portrayed to the media is completely fake.

Fixed it for you.:)

Crisstti
12-19-2011, 08:07 AM
"He broke all his racquets, the seven of them. I thought he was crazy. I mean, it wasn't like he had lost to a nobody. I was a pretty good clay-courter, the reigning Roland Garros champion at the time, but for Rafa it was such a failure, he couldn't stand it", reminisced Gaudio, who defined Nadal as "one of the chosen few".


His way of telling this shows a sense of inferiority on his part. He seems to have thought he was the favourite and that therefore Rafa should have expected to lose.

like his story about Bielsa though :)

Xizel
12-19-2011, 08:10 AM
Well, the score DOES give the impression that Nadal was dominating the match at first.

DjokovicForTheWin
12-19-2011, 08:12 AM
His way of telling this shows a sense of inferiority on his part. He seems to have thought he was the favourite and that therefore Rafa should have expected to lose.

like his story about Bielsa though :)

Conversely a sense of arrogance on Rafa's part thinking that he was expected to win?

Fate Archer
12-19-2011, 08:12 AM
Great stories.

Both are kind expected in a way, we know how much of a competitor Nadal is so it was about time a story about him not taking well a defeat came up.
It also gives us some insight on the "never break racquets" Nadal and Toni phylosophy, some extreme event probably had happened and he started to control himself as he matured, much like Fed in his young years.

And Fed as always shows how much of a sports lover he is, not only to tennis but football as well, as we already knew. Tennis trully couldn't have a more sympathetic ambassador and figure head. :)

His way of telling this shows a sense of inferiority on his part. He seems to have thought he was the favourite and that therefore Rafa should have expected to lose.

like his story about Bielsa though :)

Don't think so, I think it actually portrays how much of a crazy vision that must have been!! :shock: :shock:

At the time Gaudio was one of the best clay courters around and a huge favorite to win that match, so that kind of reaction, even coming from a promissing young player surely must have looked like a freak fest!! Good thing that he stopped with that as he matured.

6-2/6-4/6-0
12-19-2011, 08:19 AM
Can't imagine why the reigning FO champion would be considered a favorite on clay against an 18-year old upstart? Can anyone help me with that?

Crisstti
12-19-2011, 08:28 AM
Can't imagine why the reigning FO champion would be considered a favorite on clay against an 18-year old upstart? Can anyone help me with that?

Which is what he thought, hence why he was upset about Rafa's reaction.

Andres
12-19-2011, 08:28 AM
I'm guessing Nadal's reaction wasn't just because of losing the match, is losing it THE WAY he lost it (0-6, 1-6) after winning the first set 6-0

I was there in person that match. It was a weird match indeed.

aphex
12-19-2011, 08:29 AM
It appears Lynn Barber was right when she wrote of the nadal's carefully manufactured PR persona.
Will the heterosexuality and dope-free myths be the next to be shattered?

tennis_pro
12-19-2011, 08:30 AM
His way of telling this shows a sense of inferiority on his part. He seems to have thought he was the favourite and that therefore Rafa should have expected to lose.

like his story about Bielsa though :)

What? So Nadal was the favorite in this match?

aphex
12-19-2011, 08:38 AM
The Tio PR machine in high gear:

Toni Nadal said for Rafael Nadal: "He has never broken a racket in anger. It would be showing a lack of respect to people who actually have to buy the equipment to play the sport."

He must think *******s are really dumb to buy this crap.

And he's right:)

Cup8489
12-19-2011, 08:42 AM
His way of telling this shows a sense of inferiority on his part. He seems to have thought he was the favourite and that therefore Rafa should have expected to lose.

like his story about Bielsa though :)

He was the favorite. higher ranked, better credentials..

jaggy
12-19-2011, 08:47 AM
Thanks for sharing this

Mike Sams
12-19-2011, 08:50 AM
Nadal never had a feeling he was inferior to any player. Even if he was only 18 and his opponent was a 65 time Grand Slam champion. :lol: Nadal feels he should win because he feels he's better. A great attitude to have if you want to be the best. Second simply sucks! There is no second best. It's unacceptable.
It's why Nadal has conquered grass when everybody on this forum said he had no hope in hell. It's why he won the U.S Open and Australian Open when everybody on this forum said he didn't have the game.
Gotta give him respect for that.
Notice that it was Nadal who felt Federer was nothing special back when Federer was routinely destroying everybody? He was trying to kick Federer's ***** even on hardcourts and grass where everybody else feared Federer.

helloworld
12-19-2011, 08:56 AM
Nadal never had a feeling he was inferior to any player. Even if he was only 18 and his opponent was a 65 time Grand Slam champion. :lol: Nadal feels he should win because he feels he's better. A great attitude to have if you want to be the best. Second simply sucks! There is no second best. It's unacceptable.
It's why Nadal has conquered grass when everybody on this forum said he had no hope in hell. It's why he won the U.S Open and Australian Open when everybody on this forum said he didn't have the game.
Gotta give him respect for that.
Notice that it was Nadal who felt Federer was nothing special back when Federer was routinely destroying everybody? He was trying to kick Federer's ***** even on hardcourts and grass where everybody else feared Federer.

This is the exact reason why Nadal has no respect for the game. He's arrogant. The comment he made about past greats being just the serve is absolutely abysmal. If Nadal breaks any record, nobody will come to congratulate him like Laver, Borg, Sampras all did with Federer. He'll be all alone, and the past greats society will just ignore him.

aldeayeah
12-19-2011, 09:32 AM
I think this was partially lost in translation (my fault), but Gaudio sounded like he admired Nadal's competitive spirit.

Some extra info to put this in perspective:

- This was the third straight defeat of Nadal against Gaudio.
- After this match, Nadal would go on to win 81 consecutive matches on clay, including 6 MS and 2 RG.

So it may look like a childish tantrum, but it was a turning point in his career.

Andres
12-19-2011, 09:37 AM
I think this was partially lost in translation (my fault), but Gaudio sounded like he admired Nadal's competitive spirit.

Some extra info to put this in perspective:

- This was the third straight defeat of Nadal against Gaudio.
- After this match, Nadal would go on to win 81 consecutive matches on clay, including 6 MS and 2 RG.

So it may look like a childish tantrum, but it was a turning point in his career.
Actually no. After this match, we went undefeated in the South American claycourt swing until Valencia, where he lost to Andreev. Then, he went into berserker mode and won 81 clay matches in a row ;)

But I agree. I also believe this match was the turning point of his career.

aldeayeah
12-19-2011, 09:38 AM
Actually no. After this match, we went undefeated in the South American claycourt swing until Valencia, where he lost to Andreev. Then, he went into berserker mode and won 81 clay matches in a row ;)

But I agree. I also believe this match was the turning point of his career.

Ah, my bad.

BeHappy
12-19-2011, 09:49 AM
I'm guessing Nadal's reaction wasn't just because of losing the match, is losing it THE WAY he lost it (0-6, 1-6) after winning the first set 6-0

I was there in person that match. It was a weird match indeed.

Are you Andres Guzzalli?

Has any player lost 6-0 and then went on to win more than Gaudio has? Fruitcake.

aphex
12-19-2011, 09:54 AM
Are you Andres Guzzalli?

Has any player lost 6-0 and then went on to win more than Gaudio has? Fruitcake.

Yep. I loved the way he was toying with Federer the first 2 sets and then went on to destroy him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwreJJgeYIg

BeHappy
12-19-2011, 09:59 AM
Yep. I loved the way he was toying with Federer the first 2 sets and then went on to destroy him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwreJJgeYIg

Gaudio was a true clay court specialist who got all his points and wins on clay, he went 42-8 on the clay in 2005. He literally could not play tennis on any other surface. Players like that don't seem to exist anymore, the closest would be Almagro I suppose but even he is much better on hard courts than Gaudio was.

Andres
12-19-2011, 10:03 AM
Are you Andres Guzzalli?

Has any player lost 6-0 and then went on to win more than Gaudio has? Fruitcake.
Yup, G. It's me ;)

BeHappy
12-19-2011, 10:07 AM
Yup, G. It's me ;)

Great to see you're still around ;)

Still running the Freddie Mercury site?

Andres
12-19-2011, 10:18 AM
Great to see you're still around ;)

Still running the Freddie Mercury site?
It's been down for a year and a half. I've been working on a big update and adding a Jeff Buckley and Michael Jackson website as well, but haven't found the time to work on the design.

I'm guessing I'll eventually put it back online. It was a fun site :)

CMM
12-19-2011, 10:22 AM
"What's the deal with this guy, is he crazy or what?", thought Gaudio, who now admits that, even back then, he was aware that he had just beaten an "off-the-charts talent, one in a century".

....reminisced Gaudio, who defined Nadal as "one of the chosen few".

Nice. ............

niff
12-19-2011, 10:25 AM
An opportunity to post this, yay.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw62hi7cYK1qfqx8w.gif

Fate Archer
12-19-2011, 11:42 AM
An opportunity to post this, yay.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw62hi7cYK1qfqx8w.gif

LOL :)

Roggi love

dudeski
12-19-2011, 11:44 AM
Nadal never had a feeling he was inferior to any player. Even if he was only 18 and his opponent was a 65 time Grand Slam champion. :lol: Nadal feels he should win because he feels he's better. A great attitude to have if you want to be the best. Second simply sucks! There is no second best. It's unacceptable.
It's why Nadal has conquered grass when everybody on this forum said he had no hope in hell. It's why he won the U.S Open and Australian Open when everybody on this forum said he didn't have the game.
Gotta give him respect for that.
Notice that it was Nadal who felt Federer was nothing special back when Federer was routinely destroying everybody? He was trying to kick Federer's ***** even on hardcourts and grass where everybody else feared Federer.

And that's why it felt soooo good to see Nadal lose in 6 important finals to Djokovic. It must have been really painful for him. Good times.

Carsomyr
12-19-2011, 12:04 PM
His way of telling this shows a sense of inferiority on his part. He seems to have thought he was the favourite and that therefore Rafa should have expected to lose.

like his story about Bielsa though :)

He was the reigning French Open champion. He WAS the favorite. He was baffled by Nadal's reaction towards losing to someone as established as he was.

TTMR
12-19-2011, 12:15 PM
And that's why it felt soooo good to see Nadal lose in 6 important finals to Djokovic. It must have been really painful for him. Good times.

Yes, this is definitely a healthy attitude to hold.

Yet as we are constantly told here on TW, Nadal fans are uniquely, especially sadistic and juvenile.

SLD76
12-19-2011, 01:14 PM
Yes, this is definitely a healthy attitude to hold.

Yet as we are constantly told here on TW, Nadal fans are uniquely, especially sadistic and juvenile.

cool story, bro.

Sid_Vicious
12-19-2011, 01:18 PM
Lol Rafa acting like a rockstar after losing to Gaudio. I like that story.

Crisstti
12-19-2011, 03:18 PM
I'm guessing Nadal's reaction wasn't just because of losing the match, is losing it THE WAY he lost it (0-6, 1-6) after winning the first set 6-0

I was there in person that match. It was a weird match indeed.

Yeah, that must have had to do with it. Very weird score.

What? So Nadal was the favorite in this match?

He was the favorite. higher ranked, better credentials..

He was the reigning French Open champion. He WAS the favorite. He was baffled by Nadal's reaction towards losing to someone as established as he was.

What I meant seems to have been lost on some... :|

I guess he was the favourite (though I don't know what ranking they both had at the time,nor their recent form). I said Gaudio was upset Rafa didn't seem to think so or to act as if he was.

This is the exact reason why Nadal has no respect for the game. He's arrogant. The comment he made about past greats being just the serve is absolutely abysmal. If Nadal breaks any record, nobody will come to congratulate him like Laver, Borg, Sampras all did with Federer. He'll be all alone, and the past greats society will just ignore him.

Wishful thinking... to say the least.

It's been down for a year and a half. I've been working on a big update and adding a Jeff Buckley and Michael Jackson website as well, but haven't found the time to work on the design.

I'm guessing I'll eventually put it back online. It was a fun site :)

Let us now when you do :). Love Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson

Crisstti
12-19-2011, 03:26 PM
An opportunity to post this, yay.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw62hi7cYK1qfqx8w.gif

:D

They are playing Bayern in the CL though, so not much of a chance for them there :twisted:

Lol Rafa acting like a rockstar after losing to Gaudio. I like that story.

Lol.

I seem to remember no negative comments when people talk about Safin doing something of the sort... yet Rafa did it when he was 18 and that just confirms his evil nature, on some people's minds... :rolleyes:

Clarky21
12-19-2011, 03:56 PM
I'm not so sure I believe this story about Nadal. It could be true,but it would have to come from someone who doesn't seem to have an axe to grind like Gaudio seems to. Isn't he also the one who accused Nadal of calling him a racial slur some years back?

Sid_Vicious
12-19-2011, 04:20 PM
:D



Lol.

I seem to remember no negative comments when people talk about Safin doing something of the sort... yet Rafa did it when he was 18 and that just confirms his evil nature, on some people's minds... :rolleyes:

Yup. I know what you mean. This kind thing happens with a lot of pros. Frustration causes them to act irrationally.I don't remember what event this was, but Federer recalled a similar incident from his younger years. He had just experienced a tough loss and he went in the lockerroom and smashed everyone of his rackets.

Andre Agassi was so fed up of tennis at one point that after he lost a match, he walked into a park and gave a bunch of homeless men all of his tennis racquets. :lol:

Tony48
12-19-2011, 04:31 PM
I wasn't watching tennis back in 2005, but holy crap! 0-6, 6-0, 6-1??? The hell kinda scoreline is that? lol

ASantana
12-19-2011, 05:20 PM
That Federer story shows just how normal professional athletes actually are. It actually made me lol.

Crisstti
12-19-2011, 05:25 PM
I'm not so sure I believe this story about Nadal. It could be true,but it would have to come from someone who doesn't seem to have an axe to grind like Gaudio seems to. Isn't he also the one who accused Nadal of calling him a racial slur some years back?

Yeah, I've got my doubts too, but this far I haven't seen anyone denying it. If Rafa says it isn't true however, I'm gonna believe him ;) (though I really don't think it's a big deal).

I don't think Gaudio accused Rafa of using a racial slur. At least not that I know. It was in a match with him that the slur was allegedly said, but according to whom, I've got no idea. According to some yellow press journalist, I suspect.

Yup. I know what you mean. This kind thing happens with a lot of pros. Frustration causes them to act irrationally.I don't remember what event this was, but Federer recalled a similar incident from his younger years. He had just experienced a tough loss and he went in the lockerroom and smashed everyone of his rackets.

Andre Agassi was so fed up of tennis at one point that after he lost a match, he walked into a park and gave a bunch of homeless men all of his tennis racquets. :lol:

Lol, good anecdotes :)

(I'm waiting for people to say, like about Safin, how this story shows Rafa has personality and that players now don't have personalities, we need more of that, etc., etc.)

Crisstti
12-19-2011, 05:27 PM
I wasn't watching tennis back in 2005, but holy crap! 0-6, 6-0, 6-1??? The hell kinda scoreline is that? lol

Really weird. Made me curious about watching the match.

BeHappy
12-19-2011, 05:50 PM
I wasn't watching tennis back in 2005, but holy crap! 0-6, 6-0, 6-1??? The hell kinda scoreline is that? lol

It's a Gaston Gaudio scoreline ;)

GOAT BAAH!!!
12-19-2011, 06:02 PM
Like Nadal, we should all be judged for our emotional responses from when we were 18.

bullfan
12-19-2011, 06:18 PM
Like Nadal, we should all be judged for our emotional responses from when we were 18.

Nadal is heinous because he had a fit at 18! Everyone knows that he's just a pitiful liar about how he's acted on the court! Just like his meltdown after 2007W in the lockerroom, after he teared up after the match. Damn Nadal for having a human moment! What a fraud!

tusharlovesrafa
12-19-2011, 06:21 PM
Like Nadal, we should all be judged for our emotional responses from when we were 18.

I rememeber when i was 18(3 yrs ago) I ran from my home and pretended I was kidnapped..I was just such a big foool at that time.:)

Dark Victory
12-19-2011, 07:32 PM
It's a Gaston Gaudio scoreline ;)
Egzactly. Gaudio is no stranger to 6-0, 6-0 results.

BrooklynNY
12-19-2011, 08:14 PM
That Federer story shows just how normal professional athletes actually are. It actually made me lol.

Federer admits to doing the same towards Sampras. He was quoted last year after their hit session saying he is still "in awe of Pete's game"

Federer was a kid once and looked up to star athletes the way anyone else did, it's just cool finding out who they are.

Sentinel
12-19-2011, 09:02 PM
Nadal was only 18 at that time.

He had not yet found his mental strength ... and humour.

aphex
12-19-2011, 09:34 PM
I rememeber when i was 18(3 yrs ago) I ran from my home and pretended I was kidnapped..I was just such a big foool at that time.:)

Your parents must've been crushed when they found out it wasnt for real.

tusharlovesrafa
12-19-2011, 11:08 PM
Your parents must've been crushed when they found out it wasnt for real.

LOL,,,I know what you mean..I had an xam next day and for some odd reason I was just too scared and I took that extreme step....Fortunately till date they don't know the truth(deep in their heart they must be knowing as those circumstances which I explained to them and police were a bit filmy)..I had to cook the whole "BOGUS" story..I WAS AN IDIOT THEN..My mum cried and I really felt very bad...

Sentinel
12-20-2011, 12:56 AM
Aphex, referring to your quote of Tio Toni, I must confess I never knew he was such a saint. I have changed my opinion of him now 360 degrees.

Your parents must've been crushed when they found out it wasnt for real.
I love how this thread on Gaudio has turned into An Autobiography of Tushylovesmuffins.

Telepatic
12-20-2011, 02:15 AM
edit: delete post.

tusharlovesrafa
12-20-2011, 05:28 AM
Aphex, referring to your quote of Tio Toni, I must confess I never knew he was such a saint. I have changed my opinion of him now 360 degrees.


I love how this thread on Gaudio has turned into An Autobiography of Tushylovesmuffins.

As I have grown up I realized that my time has come to show to the WORLD who truly I am.I have followed my idol and decided to write my Own Autobiography.I realized there is no better then TT to get initial responses on my content.It's still in it's initial stage,writing so much is never an easy task.
Fortunately I have recieved two CRITICS responses but other critics such as GORECKI AND VIVA LE BEU Jeu(sorry 4 spelling mistake) are still missing.
I hope they can contribue their valuable responses.Any poster with open mind can contribute his responses.

Mustard
12-20-2011, 06:11 AM
What I meant seems to have been lost on some... :|

I guess he was the favourite (though I don't know what ranking they both had at the time,nor their recent form). I said Gaudio was upset Rafa didn't seem to think so or to act as if he was.

Nadal was the underdog against Gaudio in their 2005 Buenos Aires match. Gaudio was ranked number 8 in the world and reigning French Open champion, while Nadal was ranked at 48 in the world and only had 1 career singles title at that stage. Within months, Nadal shot up the rankings with blistering speed.

BeHappy
12-20-2011, 06:24 AM
Egzactly. Gaudio is no stranger to 6-0, 6-0 results.

Except on clay it usually went more like
0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6 (French Open final)

Or the Nadal match but there were countless others. Gaudio tanked a lot of sets if he wasn't feeling good.

Borrelli
12-20-2011, 06:24 AM
Nadal never had a feeling he was inferior to any player. Even if he was only 18 and his opponent was a 65 time Grand Slam champion. :lol: Nadal feels he should win because he feels he's better. A great attitude to have if you want to be the best. Second simply sucks! There is no second best. It's unacceptable.
It's why Nadal has conquered grass when everybody on this forum said he had no hope in hell. It's why he won the U.S Open and Australian Open when everybody on this forum said he didn't have the game.
Gotta give him respect for that.
Notice that it was Nadal who felt Federer was nothing special back when Federer was routinely destroying everybody? He was trying to kick Federer's ***** even on hardcourts and grass where everybody else feared Federer.

Uh No. It's because the ATP managed to considerably slow the surface of these tournaments which in turn gave Nadal a much better chance.

Clarky21
12-20-2011, 06:28 AM
Uh No. It's because the ATP managed to considerably slow the surface of these tournaments which in turn gave Nadal a much better chance.


Federer won Wimbledon on the same grass Nadal did. Did it give him a better chance as well? And the USO wasn't slowed down last year when Nadal won it. They admitted to slowing it down this year for whatever reason(I don't like it myself because they pretty much turned it into a second AO). And how about them slowing down the Paris Masters this year? Federer has never even made the final there until they slowed it down,yet he won it this year on the slower surface. Coincidence?

vive le beau jeu !
12-20-2011, 06:32 AM
As I have grown up I realized that my time has come to show to the WORLD who truly I am.I have followed my idol and decided to write my Own Autobiography.I realized there is no better then TT to get initial responses on my content.It's still in it's initial stage,writing so much is never an easy task.
Fortunately I have recieved two CRITICS responses but other critics such as GORECKI AND VIVA LE BEU Jeu(sorry 4 spelling mistake) are still missing.
I hope they can contribue their valuable responses.Any poster with open mind can contribute his responses.
i still didn't get the manuscript, tushy. :)

by the way, when you ran away from you home... by whom did you pretend to have been kidnapned ?
(i know it must be part of some chapter, but as i still couldn't read the draft...)

Mustard
12-20-2011, 06:37 AM
Uh No. It's because the ATP managed to considerably slow the surface of these tournaments which in turn gave Nadal a much better chance.

Complete nonsense.

_maxi
12-20-2011, 06:37 AM
Federer won Wimbledon on the same grass Nadal did. Did it give him a better chance as well?
We don't know. Probably not. Since baby fed was able to beat the 4 year's defending champion on old grass with classic style, and has also shown to be excellent on fast conditions. So why would I think that fed would not be able to win the same he won on fast grass?

vive le beau jeu !
12-20-2011, 06:41 AM
I seem to remember no negative comments when people talk about Safin doing something of the sort... yet Rafa did it when he was 18 and that just confirms his evil nature, on some people's minds... :rolleyes:
it's simple: it's because the nadal did it selfishly, without sharing it with the crowd as safin used to generously do it. :)

oh and also because of that:
The Tio PR machine in high gear:

Toni Nadal said for Rafael Nadal: "He has never broken a racket in anger. It would be showing a lack of respect to people who actually have to buy the equipment to play the sport."

He must think *******s are really dumb to buy this crap.

And he's right:)
but well... being fake is also his authentic nature, in a sense.

BeHappy
12-20-2011, 06:43 AM
Complete nonsense.

No it isn't.

You never responded to that post I made listing all the great clay court players whose careers were ended in 2005 robbing Nadal of competition.

Gaudio and Coria had mental breakdowns. Gaudio bagelled Nadal and was competitive with him right till he stopped playing. Coria had that INCREDIBLE Rome final.

Keurten played a lot like Soderling (with a 1 hander and way better movement) and was only 26 in 2005 till his career was ended by his hip (and still managed to take Federer at his best out of the French Open that year).

Ferrero got chickenpox in 2005 and somehow lost his forehand. Moya got old. Canas was banned.


Look who's left: Tommy Robredo, David Ferrer and Almagro. These so called claycourt specialists aren't even as good as Sampras on clay.

Every SINGLE claycourt specialist but Nadal had their career ended in 2005. Would Nadal really have won 6 French Opens if it wasn't for that? Can we really say they wouldn't have had their wins against Nadal when you see what Djokovic is doing to him?

Dilettante
12-20-2011, 06:45 AM
it's simple: it's because the nadal did it selfishly, without sharing it with the crowd as safin used to generously do it. :)

oh and also because of that:

but well... being fake is also his authentic nature, in a sense.

Do you anything other than bashing Nadal?

You kinda have an issue. Yes, I expect a sarcastic answer from you, but I'm being serious.

tusharlovesrafa
12-20-2011, 07:57 AM
i still didn't get the manuscript, tushy. :)

by the way, when you ran away from you home... by whom did you pretend to have been kidnapned ?
(i know it must be part of some chapter, but as i still couldn't read the draft...)
My autobiography is still in it's initial stage,manuscript will be ready in few weeks time.You'll be one of lucky ones to get it..
I ran with a bycycle and i cycled around 40 kilometre on highway with trucks on one side,It was scary.I cooked the story and told few ppl picked me up and my cycle and put in thier VAN(cargo type car)when i was feeding dogs...lol..And this incident took place in the evening,I didn't take any money with me,just to make it look more real.When I realized I wont be able to continue anymore,so I stopped at PCO and told them about my bogus story.
Fotunately POLICE didn't register FIR(in India its sort of an authorization that u give to police to investigate)..If FIR is lodged u'll in trouble if u are found guilty.If had they found that I was lying about the whole episode,it would have been curtains for me...lol

_maxi
12-20-2011, 08:05 AM
My autobiography is still in it's initial stage,manuscript will be ready in few weeks time.You'll be one of lucky ones to get it..
I ran with a by-cycle and i cycled around 40 kilometre on highway with trucks on one side,Its was scary.I cooked the story and told few ppl picked me up and my cycle and put in thier VAN(cargo type car)when i was feeding dogs...lol..And this incident took place in the evening,I didn't took any money with me,just to look it more real.When I realized I wont be able to continue more so I stopped at PCO and told them about my bogus story.
Fotunately POLICE didn't register FIR(in India its sort of an authorization that u give to police to investigate)..If FIR is lodged u'll in trouble even if u found guilty..If they would have registered FIR and then found out that I was making stories,I would have been in deep trouble...
Now in english please.

DjokovicForTheWin
12-20-2011, 08:05 AM
My autobiography is still in it's initial stage,manuscript will be ready in few weeks time.You'll be one of lucky ones to get it..
I ran with a by-cycle and i cycled around 40 kilometre on highway with trucks on one side,Its was scary.I cooked the story and told few ppl picked me up and my cycle and put in thier VAN(cargo type car)when i was feeding dogs...lol..And this incident took place in the evening,I didn't took any money with me,just to look it more real.When I realized I wont be able to continue more so I stopped at PCO and told them about my bogus story.
Fotunately POLICE didn't register FIR(in India its sort of an authorization that u give to police to investigate)..If FIR is lodged u'll in trouble even if u found guilty..If they would have registered FIR and then found out that I was making stories,I would have been in deep trouble...

Are you a criminal?

Sentinel
12-20-2011, 08:35 AM
Now in English please.
Fixed that for you.
:D
TL;DR version below.

Are you a criminal?
In a sense, yes, since TootyFruityLoveRafa stole a bicycle in order to fake an escape from captors.

I think it was a case of delusions of persecution. :D

tusharlovesrafa
12-20-2011, 08:38 AM
Now in english please.

that's the best you'll get from me.Just try writing from a 3.2 INCH screen...Not an easy task.

tusharlovesrafa
12-20-2011, 08:47 AM
Now in english please.

I AM MAN ENOUGH TO ACCEPT MY DEEDS...Not a ***** LIKE YOU ABSUING POSTERS DOWN HERE.

Nostradamus
12-20-2011, 08:56 AM
According to Gaudio's story, it happened in the quarterfinals of the 2005 Buenos Aires tournament, in which Gaudio beat Nadal 0-6 6-0 6-1. The Spaniard was 18 at the time and would win Roland Garros four months after that. After his defeat, Rafa was furious and in the locker room he wasted all of his racquets. "What's the deal with this guy, is he crazy or what?", thought Gaudio, who now admits that, even back then, he was aware that he had just beaten an "off-the-charts talent, one in a century".

"He broke all his racquets, the seven of them. I thought he was crazy. I mean, it wasn't like he had lost to a nobody. I was a pretty good clay-courter, the reigning Roland Garros champion at the time, but for Rafa it was such a failure, he couldn't stand it", reminisced Gaudio, who defined Nadal as "one of the chosen few".

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/2011/12/16/tenis/1324075959.html

Nadal breaking all his rackets ? What is he doing to whatever he owns, everytime he loses to Novak. Push his Ferrari into the Ocean ? LOL

BeHappy
12-20-2011, 08:57 AM
Nadal breaking all his rackets ? What is he doing to whatever he owns, everytime he loses to Novak. Push his Ferrari into the Ocean ? LOL

That's hilarious :)

tusharlovesrafa
12-20-2011, 09:11 AM
Are you a criminal?

I am a nice and clean guy,everyone just loves me.Barring few cases of kidnappings,rapes and molestation.

DjokovicForTheWin
12-20-2011, 09:15 AM
I am a nice and clean guy,everyone just loves me.Barring few cases of kidnappings,rapes and molestation.

You are grotesque.

EnigmaticPragmatic
12-20-2011, 12:31 PM
I am a nice and clean guy,everyone just loves me.Barring few cases of kidnappings,rapes and molestation.

I think Tushar is a pretty cool guy. eh steals bicycles and doesnt afraid of anything

Fate Archer
12-20-2011, 02:22 PM
Nadal breaking all his rackets ? What is he doing to whatever he owns, everytime he loses to Novak. Push his Ferrari into the Ocean ? LOL

It's an Ashton Martini actually. But yeah, at this point it might be somewhere in the dephts of the Mediterranean Sea. :twisted:

vive le beau jeu !
12-20-2011, 02:29 PM
Nadal breaking all his rackets ? What is he doing to whatever he owns, everytime he loses to Novak. Push his Ferrari into the Ocean ? LOL
It's an Ashton Martini actually. But yeah, at this point it might be somewhere in the dephts of the Mediterranean Sea. :twisted:
come on, he's too humble for that... he'll just crush his watch. ;)

Bjorn99
12-20-2011, 06:24 PM
I was playing doubles with Ged dy Le e of Ru sh, and he had a particularly poor day on the court, and he trashed all of his racquets after he came off. Guy is a pretty good tennis player though.

Crisstti
12-21-2011, 07:11 AM
Nadal was the underdog against Gaudio in their 2005 Buenos Aires match. Gaudio was ranked number 8 in the world and reigning French Open champion, while Nadal was ranked at 48 in the world and only had 1 career singles title at that stage. Within months, Nadal shot up the rankings with blistering speed.

Always reliable information from you :). Thank you very much.

it's simple: it's because the nadal did it selfishly, without sharing it with the crowd as safin used to generously do it. :)

No, no, there was a story here recently about Safin doing the exact same thing, breaking all his rackets in the locker room after a match.

oh and also because of that:

but well... being fake is also his authentic nature, in a sense.

It wasn't Rafa who said that.

No it isn't.

You never responded to that post I made listing all the great clay court players whose careers were ended in 2005 robbing Nadal of competition.

Gaudio and Coria had mental breakdowns. Gaudio bagelled Nadal and was competitive with him right till he stopped playing. Coria had that INCREDIBLE Rome final.

Keurten played a lot like Soderling (with a 1 hander and way better movement) and was only 26 in 2005 till his career was ended by his hip (and still managed to take Federer at his best out of the French Open that year).

Ferrero got chickenpox in 2005 and somehow lost his forehand. Moya got old. Canas was banned.


Look who's left: Tommy Robredo, David Ferrer and Almagro. These so called claycourt specialists aren't even as good as Sampras on clay.

Every SINGLE claycourt specialist but Nadal had their career ended in 2005. Would Nadal really have won 6 French Opens if it wasn't for that? Can we really say they wouldn't have had their wins against Nadal when you see what Djokovic is doing to him?

None of those players other than Kuerten and Moya are really worthy of being considered as any serious competition. And Rafa was already beating Moya when he was 16 years old.

ericsson
12-22-2011, 01:47 AM
Nadal never had a feeling he was inferior to any player. Even if he was only 18 and his opponent was a 65 time Grand Slam champion. :lol: Nadal feels he should win because he feels he's better. A great attitude to have if you want to be the best. Second simply sucks! There is no second best. It's unacceptable.
It's why Nadal has conquered grass when everybody on this forum said he had no hope in hell. It's why he won the U.S Open and Australian Open when everybody on this forum said he didn't have the game.
Gotta give him respect for that.
Notice that it was Nadal who felt Federer was nothing special back when Federer was routinely destroying everybody? He was trying to kick Federer's ***** even on hardcourts and grass where everybody else feared Federer.

Well said Mike!

nadalwon2012
12-22-2011, 01:55 AM
Conversely a sense of arrogance on Rafa's part thinking that he was expected to win?

I'm guessing Nadal's reaction wasn't just because of losing the match, is losing it THE WAY he lost it (0-6, 1-6) after winning the first set 6-0

I was there in person that match. It was a weird match indeed.

You learn something new everyday, DjokovicForTheWin.

MariaRafael
12-22-2011, 02:14 AM
Haters fest :? Who's Gaudio? Another one-slam wonder who won his slam only becayse Coria choked (or was injured). Coria was times more talented than the journeyman Gaudio. Both of them taken together areb't worth the dust under Nadal's feet.

thanu
12-22-2011, 02:21 AM
I don't think Gaudio is bashing nadal like you guys seem to think. Did you guys not read the entire thing? He praises nadal but he's also just saying he's got a temper and some cockiness as well. Not bashing him by any means..

MariaRafael
12-22-2011, 02:26 AM
it's simple: it's because the nadal did it selfishly, without sharing it with the crowd as safin used to generously do it. :)

oh and also because of that:

but well... being fake is also his authentic nature, in a sense.

You should change your nick to vive le merde because you are so full of this substance that there's an blowout hazard every time you appear on the forums.

Also try to learn some English before using it.

TheMusicLover
12-22-2011, 02:45 AM
I don't think Gaudio is bashing nadal like you guys seem to think. Did you guys not read the entire thing? He praises nadal but he's also just saying he's got a temper and some cockiness as well. Not bashing him by any means..

Of course he isn't. It's just that once again certain overzealous fans appear to get their knickers in a twist just because he tells an anekdote which only shows Rafa's human treats. Nothing to get upset about. But apparently reading isn't everyone's forte over here.

aphex
12-22-2011, 02:53 AM
You should change your nick to vive le merde because you are so full of this substance that there's an blowout hazard every time you appear on the forums.

Also try to learn some English before using it.

Hahahaha, I'm sure he'll be eager to take your advice dumbo:)

nadalwon2012
12-22-2011, 03:00 AM
Breaking racquets in private is neither good nor bad. It is just an expression of anger. And I've never seen a tennis player more angry than Nadal is after a loss. Breaking racquets is fine, but breaking racquets during a match is not fine, it is a poor example for children and it is visual assault toward nearby linespeople and ball children. And that is why Nadal doesn't do it.

bezs
12-22-2011, 07:19 AM
An opportunity to post this, yay.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw62hi7cYK1qfqx8w.gif

So full of win. :lol:

_maxi
12-22-2011, 03:26 PM
Eh... don't compare that. Different things.. I don't think we need more tabues... picking the *** if something is bodering you there it's ok. Also pick the nose. Someday people will be able to fart in public maybe without being embarresed. Things got to evolve, I hope they do.

Crisstti
01-30-2012, 03:55 PM
So, Rafa does deny it:

Question from Pablo: Hi, Rafa, Iím a big fan from Argentina. A few weeks ago Gaston Gaudio said after he beat you in Buenos Aires you broke all your racquets in the dressing room, have you ever done something like this since you became a star? Good luck for the rest of the tournament!
Pablo, Argentina

Rafa says: Yes, I heard the story. Knowing Gaston I am sure he was kidding and probably joking with the journo who took it serious. I never broke any racquet, believe me.

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/ask-rafa-send-a-question-to-rafael-nadal-20120117-1q3qc.html

Mustard
01-30-2012, 04:45 PM
LOL. It doesn't bother me either way :)

Clarky21
01-30-2012, 06:38 PM
LOL. It doesn't bother me either way :)


Me neither,but I still don't believe he did it.