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tennis_pro
03-18-2012, 07:38 AM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2012/03/11/Indian-Wells-Saturday-Nadal-Reaction.aspx

All in all nothing unexpected but I lolled at this:

"I came back winning a few comfortable matches in straight sets against not an easy opponent, like Marcel Granollers."

phnx90
03-18-2012, 07:41 AM
At least he admits he got outplayed

(there's always something, isn't there)

nadalwon2012
03-18-2012, 07:41 AM
And the important parts-

"The excuse, the real excuse was he played better than me," said the Mallorcan. "That's the best excuse that I can find, and that's it. The game is simple. I tried but it wasn't enough, and that's all."

"I don't consider myself that good to consider 2011 a bad year," said the left-hander, who won a sixth Roland Garros crown, but was beaten in six finals by Djokovic last year. "I am doing a good year playing finals in Australia and semi-finals here. For me, it is a very good start of the year.

"I am playing with energy," he continued. "I am very happy to be here to compete against the best players of the world and to try my best every day in every practice. I’m going to consider a good year if I keep playing the way that I am playing. Even if I don't win something really important, I am happy. For sure the titles are important, but what is more important is the feeling.

"I feel happy today to be here, and I am enjoying the tour. That's the way to have success this year. Play aggressive like I did the last few games and like I did the beginning of the match (against Federer), that's the way. I have to follow this way. I did in Australia. I did here for the most of the time. I will try to keep doing in Miami a little bit better if it's possible and wait to have a good success."

tennis_pro
03-18-2012, 08:03 AM
At least he admits he got outplayed

(there's always something, isn't there)

Usually I'm not a nit-picker but come on...from all the players he faced how was Granollers the toughest?

The Bawss
03-18-2012, 08:12 AM
Usually I'm not a nit-picker but come on...from all the players he faced how was Granollers the toughest?

Nalbandian was and is infinitely tougher on both paper and in practice. Nadal just being Nadal I guess.

Cup8489
03-18-2012, 08:19 AM
And the important parts-

What will you do when Nadal drops to number 3?

monfed
03-18-2012, 08:32 AM
Matchup wise, Nalbandian was the hardest for Ralph. So, I don't know what he's talking about mentioning Granollers.

joeri888
03-18-2012, 08:42 AM
He said he won some matches COMFORTABLY, like Granollers. Probably was happy about the way he beat him and not about how he beat Nalbandian

rofl_copter3
03-18-2012, 08:58 AM
So is nadal just flat saying he wasn't good enough to take fed on this day? It appeared to me that nadal was in a horrible frame of mind the whole match... I'm not sure if Federer was playing so well that it threw nadal off or what, but he appeared to just be going through the motions at times

monfed
03-18-2012, 09:19 AM
He said he won some matches COMFORTABLY, like Granollers. Probably was happy about the way he beat him and not about how he beat Nalbandian

Point is why would he even bring up a win against a journeyman? Sounds like he's trying to mask his mental ownage.

Cup8489
03-18-2012, 09:28 AM
So is nadal just flat saying he wasn't good enough to take fed on this day? It appeared to me that nadal was in a horrible frame of mind the whole match... I'm not sure if Federer was playing so well that it threw nadal off or what, but he appeared to just be going through the motions at times

Yeah, not typical for Nadal. It could have been the wind affecting him, getting to his head. Who knows.

Mick
03-18-2012, 10:18 AM
IMO what happened was Federer was supposed break down but he didn't and therefore Nadal lost the match.

tennis_pro
03-18-2012, 10:21 AM
The weirdest part is that Nadal looked in great form based on his first 3 matches in IW and then suddenly his level dropped in the last 2 (against Nalbandian and Federer).

Fed at the same time looked like he was struggling, lost sets against Bellucci and Raonic.

Tennis can be pleasently unpredictable these days.

nadalwon2012
03-18-2012, 10:33 AM
What will you do when Nadal drops to number 3?

The same as what every federer fan is doing now?

kishnabe
03-18-2012, 10:37 AM
Nadal was very sad in the press conference.....why can't he accept the loss. He should know he would win 3 of every 4 Fedal match.

For all the times he made Federer suffer in GS finals....why can't he just say....oh well one tournament. I am going to win Miami or MC.

Gorecki
03-18-2012, 10:37 AM
The same crap i'm doing now?

corrected it for you

monfed
03-18-2012, 10:55 AM
Nadal was very sad in the press conference.....why can't he accept the loss. He should know he would win 3 of every 4 Fedal match.

For all the times he made Federer suffer in GS finals....why can't he just say....oh well one tournament. I am going to win Miami or MC.

I think he's just sad that he blew a golden opportunity to win a HC tourny since Djokovic exited. :lol:

ZeroSkid
03-18-2012, 12:42 PM
This forum is too funny, one federer win because of the wind and everyone thinks everything has changed lol

TheTruth
03-18-2012, 02:51 PM
What will you do when Nadal drops to number 3?

I can't believe you complain about Nadal fans. At all.

TheTruth
03-18-2012, 02:52 PM
He said he won some matches COMFORTABLY, like Granollers. Probably was happy about the way he beat him and not about how he beat Nalbandian

That makes more sense than simply trashing someone. I don't understand people who are so...

Cup8489
03-18-2012, 03:10 PM
I can't believe you complain about Nadal fans. At all.

I find it ironic that your username is 'TheTruth' LOL.


And for the record, when you've got gems like this post coming up everyday,how else is one supposed to react?:
This forum is too funny, one federer win because of the wind and everyone thinks everything has changed lol

Cup8489
03-18-2012, 03:12 PM
The same as what every federer fan is doing now?

What, being rational and supportive of their guy, but NOT starting threads every 5 minutes about how he's pretty much Jesus and how he figured out Nadal at the AO even though he lost the match?

Because I kinda doubt your ego can handle that. You're even more ridiculous than Nadal, and at least HE has the game to back his ego up LOL.

Towser83
03-18-2012, 03:21 PM
This forum is too funny, one federer win because of the wind and everyone thinks everything has changed lol

This forum is funny, one nadal loss and people blame wind.

Towser83
03-18-2012, 03:22 PM
To be fair Nadal said this

"The excuse, the real excuse was he played better than me," said the Mallorcan. "That's the best excuse that I can find, and that's it. The game is simple. I tried but it wasn't enough, and that's all."

Though the fact he said that probably indicates he knows he has an excuse a lot of times ;)

TheTruth
03-18-2012, 03:25 PM
I find it ironic that your username is 'TheTruth' LOL.


And for the record, when you've got gems like this post coming up everyday,how else is one supposed to react?:

You need to read your own posts, or better yet let an unbiased person away from the board read them without revealing your identity, and see what they say about you.

I suppose you do see my username as being The Truth ironic since I've yet to see you offer anything truthful. LOL. Now, it makes sense.

Cup8489
03-18-2012, 03:32 PM
You need to read your own posts, or better yet let an unbiased person away from the board read them without revealing your identity, and see what they say about you.

I suppose you do see my username as being The Truth ironic since I've yet to see you offer anything truthful. LOL. Now, it makes sense.

Do you know what Irony means? And what have I said that is false?

Yeah, I thought so.

TheTruth
03-18-2012, 03:39 PM
Do you know what Irony means? And what have I said that is false?

Yeah, I thought so.

I do.

You didn't respond to the question posed.

I said let someone read your posts without revealing your identity and I wonder what they would say about you. I say this because you're always accusing Nadal fans of acting a certain way and your posts reflect that you act the same as those you complain about, and in many cases, worse.


Anyway, this is my last post on the subject. Just sad that a wonderful win by Federer over his nemesis has turned into such an ugly thing.

Clarky21
03-18-2012, 03:43 PM
If Nadal is happy with his progress he is in big trouble. Is he in denial about how sh*tty he's playing? Even in doubles he is a liabilty,and cost his team the break they had a bit ago. He's gotten so pathetic that maybe he should head back to Mallorca and stay there.

Eternity
03-18-2012, 03:46 PM
If Nadal is happy with his progress he is in big trouble. Is he in denial about how sh*tty he's playing? Even in doubles he is a liabilty,and cost his team the break they had a bit ago. He's gotten so pathetic that maybe he should head back to Mallorca and stay there.

Geez, you sound disillusioned Clarky.

Cup8489
03-18-2012, 03:49 PM
I do.

You didn't respond to the question posed.

I said let someone read your posts without revealing your identity and I wonder what they would say about you. I say this because you're always accusing Nadal fans of acting a certain way and your posts reflect that you act the same as those you complain about, and in many cases, worse.


Anyway, this is my last post on the subject. Just sad that a wonderful win by Federer over his nemesis has turned into such an ugly thing.

It turned into such an ugly thing because certain posters (not you, I will add) make excuses every time Nadal loses instead of accepting it. And you didn't actually ask a question, but asked me to do something.

I'll say that I have done it before, and have been told I can be harsh. But, tell me how I act like the *******s, except rubbing their own super-egos in their faces when theyre proven wrong? If they act respectfully, I wouldn't have any reason to do it.

Clarky21
03-18-2012, 03:50 PM
Geez, you sound disillusioned Clarky.


Maybe so,but it's the truth. He's a walking disaster everytime he takes the court,and if he's happy about that then he needs to take a hike back to Mallorca and stay there. There's no point in continuing to play if he's truly happy about his level right now as it is some of the worst tennis he has ever played.

dudeski
03-18-2012, 03:56 PM
This forum is funny, one nadal loss and people blame wind.

Love your new avatar.

dudeski
03-18-2012, 04:02 PM
If Nadal is happy with his progress he is in big trouble. Is he in denial about how sh*tty he's playing? Even in doubles he is a liabilty,and cost his team the break they had a bit ago. He's gotten so pathetic that maybe he should head back to Mallorca and stay there.

Says dumb troll just as Nadal is winning a doubles final of masters tournament in straight sets.

Towser83
03-18-2012, 04:28 PM
Love your new avatar.

thanks dudeski :)

kragster
03-18-2012, 07:54 PM
TheTruth, FWIW i have found Cup to in general be one of the better Fed fans on this forum. But as it happens so often on this forum, it only takes a couple of trouble makers like volley king or nadalwon2012 to polarize people. Then what ends up happening in the heat of the discussion is that you're lumped into categories - you're either for-fed or anti-fed. People on this forum have a strange lack of ability to ignire a troll post even from someone who THEY KNOW is a troll. They must have the last word. " Oh I showed that troll" - really? Because from where I see it, you just wasted 3 hours of your life talking to an idiot.

The very fact that some fed fans think the fed fan base is more rational is a joke. Pure logic would dictate that the same proportion of any fan base is irrational.anyone who can't see that is biased.

kragster
03-18-2012, 07:55 PM
This forum is funny, one nadal loss and people blame wind.

This forum is funny 2 people make generalizations about the entire forum.

:)

Towser83
03-18-2012, 08:08 PM
TheTruth, FWIW i have found Cup to in general be one of the better Fed fans on this forum. But as it happens so often on this forum, it only takes a couple of trouble makers like volley king or nadalwon2012 to polarize people. Then what ends up happening in the heat of the discussion is that you're lumped into categories - you're either for-fed or anti-fed. People on this forum have a strange lack of ability to ignire a troll post even from someone who THEY KNOW is a troll. They must have the last word. " Oh I showed that troll" - really? Because from where I see it, you just wasted 3 hours of your life talking to an idiot.

The very fact that some fed fans think the fed fan base is more rational is a joke. Pure logic would dictate that the same proportion of any fan base is irrational.anyone who can't see that is biased.

hhaha true, very true. Though I think human nature makes it hard to resist. Sometimes you just want to see what crap someone comes up with next. I think Devila or whatever their name is gets mostly ignored, which is pretty funny.

This forum is funny 2 people make generalizations about the entire forum.

:)

Make that 3 ;)

kragster
03-18-2012, 08:18 PM
hhaha true, very true. Though I think human nature makes it hard to resist. Sometimes you just want to see what crap someone comes up with next. I think Devila or whatever their name is gets mostly ignored, which is pretty funny.



Make that 3 ;)

Lol it always amuses me how devila does so much to troll and no one responds. I'm pretty sure that must drive him/her mad. I just wish people would learn to do the same with other trolls. You're bang on that it's human nature but I feel like it could affect people's lives. For example imagine going into work/school ****ed that some troll said something to you and you're just waiting to come up with the best way to get back at them lol. That has got to be a serious waste of mental energy.

MichaelNadal
03-18-2012, 08:24 PM
If Nadal is happy with his progress he is in big trouble. Is he in denial about how sh*tty he's playing? Even in doubles he is a liabilty,and cost his team the break they had a bit ago. He's gotten so pathetic that maybe he should head back to Mallorca and stay there.

He definitely shouldn't be happy with how he played at all.

Clarky21
03-18-2012, 08:55 PM
He definitely shouldn't be happy with how he played at all.


No kidding. Have you noticed how error prone he has become off the forehand side? He was even making a mess of his forehand in the doubles final today. He has also been hitting a lot of forehands into the net,or falling off of it badly causing it to barely even reach the net at all. Something is wrong that's for sure.

Anyway,Marc Lopez single-handedly won their doubles match for them today. If not for him they would have lost considering how awful Nadal played. He should just give his cut of the winners check to Marc because he definitely earned t.

Towser83
03-18-2012, 09:35 PM
Lol it always amuses me how devila does so much to troll and no one responds. I'm pretty sure that must drive him/her mad. I just wish people would learn to do the same with other trolls. You're bang on that it's human nature but I feel like it could affect people's lives. For example imagine going into work/school ****ed that some troll said something to you and you're just waiting to come up with the best way to get back at them lol. That has got to be a serious waste of mental energy.

haha yeah better things to use the brain for. I think also if no-one responds to someone it catches on. I used to respond to devila at first and then noticed no-one else did. So I stopped :lol:

sbengte
03-18-2012, 10:11 PM
"I came back winning a few comfortable matches in straight sets against not an easy opponent, like Marcel Granollers."

http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/p/sp/getty/f4/fullj.d7e98af162dc214fcff59f152a6393c4/d7e98af162dc214fcff59f152a6393c4-getty-509742147.jpg

MichaelNadal
03-18-2012, 10:12 PM
Did he seriously say that? Wtf Rafa.

Nathaniel_Near
03-18-2012, 10:19 PM
People should respect Nadal's comedic qualities more, rather than complaining about his incredibly dry comments!

CMM
03-19-2012, 12:57 AM
Q. Do you go to Miami happy of the way youíre playing at the moment? Do you feel like you can you play better?

RAFAEL NADAL: Always I believe that I can play better.

But I am happy. I stayed one month and a half almost outside of competition. I came back winning a few comfortable matches in straight sets against not an easy opponent like Marcel Granollers. I donít know against who I played first round.

Q. Leonardo Mayer.

RAFAEL NADAL: Leonardo Mayer, so then I played against - very distracted this tournament, no? I always remember everything, and this time is, I donít know.

Q. Dolgopolov.

RAFAEL NADAL: Si, Dolgopolov is another one. So thatís the real thing. I won a few matches very comfortable, three sets, and not suffering very much. I played a bad match yesterday, thatís all. For the rest, I am practicing well and happy the way that I am playing.

I think I am doing things better than last year. Thatís the important thing, a positive thing. Today I lost, and thatís it. One have to win, one have to lose. I lost today.

That's just very weird. :neutral:

SLD76
03-19-2012, 01:25 AM
That's just very weird. :neutral:

early onset dementia?

Seriously though, probably still in shock he lost to Fed and blew an opportunity to gain some ground on Djoker.

CMM
03-19-2012, 01:30 AM
I wonder if there any night clubs in Indian Wells. That Roig coach is a party animal and since Toni wasn't there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=teI8csbXbD8#t=21s

El_Djoker
03-19-2012, 04:08 AM
IMO what happened was Federer was supposed break down but he didn't and therefore Nadal lost the match.

Exactly, also I guess Nadal would have been thinking of Djokovic losing => "I have won the tournament" ...

Like Ivanisevic back in wimby '96 ....

celoft
03-19-2012, 05:42 AM
I came back winning a few comfortable matches in straight sets against not an easy opponent like Marcel Granollers. I don’t know against who I played first round.


Dementia and Alzheimer at 25. LOL.

Murrayfan31
03-19-2012, 06:06 AM
As mentioned before, the weather conditions changed dramatically in the Nalbandian and Federer matches compared to early in the tournament. The courts played much lower bouncing because of that. Especially the Federer match where it was sprinkling a little to keep the courts slick. Nightmare conditions for Nadal. Without Nadal being able to get high to Fed's backhand, Nadal is helpless. The more talented player wins based on ball striking ability on low and medium shots.

Sentinel
03-19-2012, 06:21 AM
Maybe so,but it's the truth. He's a walking disaster everytime he takes the court,and if he's happy about that then he needs to take a hike back to Mallorca and stay there. There's no point in continuing to play if he's truly happy about his level right now as it is some of the worst tennis he has ever played.
After reading the first two posts in this thread, I instantly thought of you Clarky. Your posts are affecting Rafa. Messing, actually.

Clarky21
03-19-2012, 06:39 AM
I wonder if there any night clubs in Indian Wells. That Roig coach is a party animal and since Toni wasn't there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=teI8csbXbD8#t=21s



Lol. Maybe Nadal stayed drunk during the whole tournament or something. That would explain his crappy tennis and fuzzy memory. He's totally losing it,imo.

Clarky21
03-19-2012, 06:40 AM
After reading the first two posts in this thread, I instantly thought of you Clarky. Your posts are affecting Rafa. Messing, actually.



Awww,nice to know I'm in your thoughts,Senti. :lol:

monfed
03-19-2012, 06:44 AM
Lol. Maybe Nadal stayed drunk during the whole tournament or something. That would explain his crappy tennis and fuzzy memory. He's totally losing it,imo.

So Ralph lost due to partying,now? :lol:

phnx90
03-19-2012, 06:47 AM
So Ralph lost due to partying,now? :lol:

"Party animal" would be consistent with "topspin monkey" as far as I'm concerned

spiderman123
03-19-2012, 06:47 AM
He said he won some matches COMFORTABLY, like Granollers. Probably was happy about the way he beat him and not about how he beat Nalbandian

Why are you bringing logic to another flame thread? Do you have the permission?

cknobman
03-19-2012, 06:50 AM
Honestly I think Rafa is in panic mode and trying no to show it.

This goes beyond losing to Fed Sunday and more into his entire mental state right now.

I'd say it could be similar to what began to happen to Roger in mid 08 - 09. Their games are not necessarily different or declining but its more that the rest of the field is adapting faster than they can change.

Rafa's game is still just as potent as it was in 2010 but I think now the other top guys are figuring out way to deal with it before Rafa can change/improve. It making Rafa panic a little just like we say Fed melted down a few times back in 08/09.

spiderman123
03-19-2012, 06:50 AM
early onset dementia?

Seriously though, probably still in shock he lost to Fed and blew an opportunity to gain some ground on Djoker.

That is not weird. Everyone has these moments. It happens when brain is tired/distracted. He probably was still thinking about the match or his mind was tired because of the overdrive that it was subjected to during the match, figuring out a way to readjust to beat Federer as what has worked all these years was not working.

CMM
03-22-2012, 05:08 AM
Lol. Maybe Nadal stayed drunk during the whole tournament or something. That would explain his crappy tennis and fuzzy memory. He's totally losing it,imo.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/545661_10150656230616026_64822581025_9443476_13917 2814_n.jpg

Cesc Fabregas
03-22-2012, 06:03 AM
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/545661_10150656230616026_64822581025_9443476_13917 2814_n.jpg

Hopefully he's on fruit juices with no vodka.

Crisstti
03-22-2012, 07:44 PM
He didn't mention Nalbandian because he did NOT beat him in straight sets, did he?.

And the important parts-

Wise words by Rafa there :)

I wonder if there any night clubs in Indian Wells. That Roig coach is a party animal and since Toni wasn't there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=teI8csbXbD8#t=21s

Rafa in that video... is there a drooling smiley here?

TheTruth
03-26-2012, 11:13 AM
TheTruth, FWIW i have found Cup to in general be one of the better Fed fans on this forum. But as it happens so often on this forum, it only takes a couple of trouble makers like volley king or nadalwon2012 to polarize people. Then what ends up happening in the heat of the discussion is that you're lumped into categories - you're either for-fed or anti-fed. People on this forum have a strange lack of ability to ignire a troll post even from someone who THEY KNOW is a troll. They must have the last word. " Oh I showed that troll" - really? Because from where I see it, you just wasted 3 hours of your life talking to an idiot.

The very fact that some fed fans think the fed fan base is more rational is a joke. Pure logic would dictate that the same proportion of any fan base is irrational.anyone who can't see that is biased.

You're right.

And I agree about Cup as well. Sometimes he gets caught up in the moment, (as do I), but generally I think Cup is pretty decent too.

Your last sentence sums it up nicely. I'll have to remember that.

Homeboy Hotel
03-26-2012, 12:07 PM
This may be the front page of The Times on the Election day of 2010 in the UK, but in response to Nadal saying he's 'happy with [his] progress' kind of reminds me of that cover involving a cartoon with Gordon Brown and a mirror...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4583163781_52e3c4b268_o.jpg