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Chosen One
06-06-2006, 08:38 AM
I heard that he was hiding behind the court and Nadal found him there and ran with his face covered to prevent embarassement(:confused: ) Or he got hit with the ball somewhere

Janne
06-06-2006, 08:44 AM
Didnt either Nadal or Hewitt hit one of the ballkids with a ball on accident?

dmastous
06-06-2006, 08:54 AM
No, I'm not sure if the initial post was correct or not. But I remember the incident. In between posts Nadal went back for his towel. Then seemed to do a quick double take, and called the umpire over. He was pointing to the ball kid and at first the umpire must not have understood, but then the umpire went over and escorted the kid off the court, looking like he was either covering his face, or holding a bloody nose or something like that.
Enberg, of course, immediatly praised Nadal for his compassion and play resumed.

Rataplan
06-06-2006, 09:04 AM
Hewitt was serving, one of his balls bounced against one of those side panels and landed hard in the face of the ball kid.
Nobody noticed it but Rafa apparently (it's in the corner where he kept his towel) and the kid was too shy (by the looks of it) to draw attention to himself. Nadal did a double check to see the kid was alright. He noticed that the kid was standing there, covering up his nose but the blood was running out of his nose quite heavily.
So, Rafa held his hand up to Hewitt who was ready to serve and pointed to the kid. He then looked at the umpire, pointed to the kid. The umpire came down. Rafa had a talk with him and the umpire ordered the kid to go off court to get treatement.

crazylevity
06-06-2006, 09:10 AM
Nadal mentioned in his blog that the ballkid was hurt after being hit by a ball, but the ballkid was still on the court. So Nadal notified the umpire.

zhuk
06-06-2006, 11:59 AM
Hewitt was serving, one of his balls bounced against one of those side panels and landed hard in the face of the ball kid.
Nobody noticed it but Rafa apparently (it's in the corner where he kept his towel) and the kid was too shy (by the looks of it) to draw attention to himself. Nadal did a double check to see the kid was alright. He noticed that the kid was standing there, covering up his nose but the blood was running out of his nose quite heavily.
So, Rafa held his hand up to Hewitt who was ready to serve and pointed to the kid. He then looked at the umpire, pointed to the kid. The umpire came down. Rafa had a talk with him and the umpire ordered the kid to go off court to get treatement.
Yeah, and for that Fed's rabid psycho-"fans" have accused Nadal of "gamesmanship"! :confused:

MR. 81
06-06-2006, 12:14 PM
Yeah, and for that Fed's rabid psycho-"fans" have accused Nadal of "gamesmanship"! :confused:

You're right I can't believe they haven't bashed him for that, claiming he was obviously doing it to disturb Hewitt. Or have they? :eek:

zhuk
06-06-2006, 12:25 PM
You're right I can't believe they haven't bashed him for that, claiming he was obviously doing it to disturb Hewitt. Or have they? :eek:

Yes they have, I'm not making this up.

http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/fanzone/forum/topicview.cfm?uNC=55081467&uPage=50&uTopicID=14168

:mrgreen:

Rataplan
06-06-2006, 12:35 PM
Yes they have, I'm not making this up.

http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/fanzone/forum/topicview.cfm?uNC=55081467&uPage=50&uTopicID=14168

:mrgreen:
You have to be a member of that site to see that. I'm curious about what sort of theories they've come up with at one side because how would Rafa make it so that the kid had a bloody nose at just the right time? Pretty nifty trick if you ask me. On the other side...I prefer to be ignorant and not know these theories.

Ken B.
06-06-2006, 12:37 PM
I didn't see the match because of work, but I'm just trying to imagine the ball bouncing off the wall and smacking the kid in the nose with enough force to make him bleed.

And I'm sure here Hewitt understood the delay. Hopefully he signed the ball he hit the kid with ;)

dmastous
06-06-2006, 12:41 PM
You have to be a member of that site to see that. I'm curious about what sort of theories they've come up with at one side because how would Rafa make it so that the kid had a bloody nose at just the right time? Pretty nifty trick if you ask me. On the other side...I prefer to be ignorant and not know these theories.
Fan(atics) can convince themselves of anything if they try hard enough.

Viper
06-06-2006, 12:41 PM
That got me points for Rafa.

zhuk
06-06-2006, 12:54 PM
You have to be a member of that site to see that. I'm curious about what sort of theories they've come up with at one side because how would Rafa make it so that the kid had a bloody nose at just the right time? Pretty nifty trick if you ask me. On the other side...I prefer to be ignorant and not know these theories.

Here it is:



Brenda

05.06.2006 | 19:21

Well, I've seen it all now

4th set, Lleyton serving at 2/4, 0/15.

Nadal, this totally focused individual, is crouching to receive serve, points to his right and gestures towards the umpire. Pascal Maria calls out something, probably, what is it? and gets down from the chair, and runs to Nadal. They confer and Nadal points out that one of the ball kids has a nose bleed Pascal goes over and the kid leaves, clutching his nose. Lleyton, meanwhile is standing like a lemon at the other end of the court.

Lleyton then serves a double fault, followed by another one, to go down 0/40, and his next shot hit the top of the net and just missed the line. Broken, so Nadal is 5/2 up and will serve for the match.

As I said, I've seen it all now. Some will say, what a caring individual to notice the plight of this kid, but I know what I think

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dmastous
06-06-2006, 01:00 PM
Here it is:



Brenda

05.06.2006 | 19:21

Well, I've seen it all now

4th set, Lleyton serving at 2/4, 0/15.

Nadal, this totally focused individual, is crouching to receive serve, points to his right and gestures towards the umpire. Pascal Maria calls out something, probably, what is it? and gets down from the chair, and runs to Nadal. They confer and Nadal points out that one of the ball kids has a nose bleed Pascal goes over and the kid leaves, clutching his nose. Lleyton, meanwhile is standing like a lemon at the other end of the court.
SNIP SNIP

Like I said they can convince themselves that they saw something they didn't see. I didn't see Nadal crouch then suddenly notice a ball kid behind him had a nose bleed. I saw him turn to get his towel (probably from that bleeding kid) and did a sort of double-take, then call the umpire over. But then I don't see things through I-Love-Fed glasses. :cool:

vkartikv
06-06-2006, 01:08 PM
Nadal was so nice, he even offered the kid some fruit to get his energy back :)

zhuk
06-06-2006, 01:09 PM
Nadal did a good thing. Period.
The bleeding kid would have to wait otherwise for the point to end to get medical attention.
The morons' hatred for Rafa has no boundaries; he regularly tops their "The player I hate most" lists.
I doubt Federer himself professes such fanaticism.

tennis_nerd22
06-06-2006, 01:16 PM
Nadal was so nice, he even offered the kid some fruit to get his energy back :)

better not have been a banana... :D

lol nadal did a nice thing, but the fed fans cant stand it :rolleyes:

jaykay
06-06-2006, 02:19 PM
better not have been a banana... :D

lol nadal did a nice thing, but the fed fans cant stand it :rolleyes:

Hey tennis_nerd22: I see from your signature that you ditched your customized Flexpoint4 and have embraced the RDS001. How has this been working out for you?

I'm interested in your feedback.

[Sorry guys - wrong forum, I know...!]

Count Grishnackh
06-06-2006, 04:36 PM
better not have been a banana... :D

lol nadal did a nice thing, but the fed fans cant stand it :rolleyes:

I was thinking the same thing. When he pointed out the kid to the umpire and everyone realized that he was bloody from getting hit, they applauded him for his compassionate behavior. Then to top it off Dick Enberg gave praise to Nadal for it. I was just saying to myself "oh boy, this is gonna drive the Fed fans insane." The last thing they wanna see is Nadal being a cool nice guy, they hate him so much they need to look for bad behavior to justify their hatred. I can't believe I'm saying "hate" but they really do hate him. It's just unbelievable no?

dh003i
06-06-2006, 04:59 PM
well, I don't know about any other Fed fans, but I think what Nadal did was great.

I've said I've noticed some things by him that seem like gamesmanship, but its hard to tell. Not obvious, like that jackass someone pointed out who threw his racquet accross net. However, he's also great when it comes to disputing points erringly ruled in his favor, so it cancels out.

This thing was a great thing to do. I'm sure Hewitt understood.

Regarding the fans on RogerFederer.com, not all of them are like that. However, some of them are the type of Federer fans that Nadalgirl is a Nadal-fan: probably teenaged groupees.

dmastous
06-06-2006, 05:13 PM
I was thinking the same thing. When he pointed out the kid to the umpire and everyone realized that he was bloody from getting hit, they applauded him for his compassionate behavior. Then to top it off Dick Enberg gave praise to Nadal for it. I was just saying to myself "oh boy, this is gonna drive the Fed fans insane." The last thing they wanna see is Nadal being a cool nice guy, they hate him so much they need to look for bad behavior to justify their hatred. I can't believe I'm saying "hate" but they really do hate him. It's just unbelievable no?
Just as there are Nadal fans who hate Federer.
No really!
It's true!
And there were Agassi fans who hated Pete Sampras and vice versa.
There were Becker fans who hated Brad Gilbert ('cause he kept giving Becker so much trouble)
There were Conners fans who hated McEnroe.
And Mac fans who hated Conners,
and lendl,
and Becker,
I'll bet there were Rod Laver fans who hated Ken Rosewall.
Have I made my point?
No?
How about all the Bill Tilden fans who hated Don Budge? (just guessing here ;) )
And Arthur Ashe fans who hated Conners?
The Navratalova fans who hated Chris Evert?
The Seles fans who hated Graf?
and vice versa.
and on and on and on ad nauseam.
It's what rabid fans do and it's a bit contagious, so I'd be careful and protect yourself if I were you.

tennis_nerd22
06-06-2006, 05:25 PM
Hey tennis_nerd22: I see from your signature that you ditched your customized Flexpoint4 and have embraced the RDS001. How has this been working out for you?

I'm interested in your feedback.

[Sorry guys - wrong forum, I know...!]

its great! lol i actually only bought it cuz i was adding 24g of lead to the inside of the handle of the fxp 4, but it went into the frame, so i had to get a new racket. i decided to try a head light players racket, and im happy i did. to say the least, its unleashed a "whole new beast" in me ;) only thing is i find it really unstable on off centre hits, but thats ok, ill just have to practice to hit the sweetspot of the racket more (plus, i dont think my dad will let me ever put lead on my racket until im at least on atp, LOL). overall, i love it.

btw, we did end up fixing my old racket (we took it to pro shops before buying a new racket and they said we couldnt do anything about it...), but im not going to use it.

i should mention that i bought it from these boards from robkat and it came strung with 2 syn guts i havent used before, but i dont really like them. im going to order my usual strings (SPPP and gosen og sheep) and it should make it even better

very good no? sorry ive been dying to say that phrase today... lmao :)

dmastous
06-06-2006, 05:28 PM
its great! lol i actually only bought it cuz i was adding 24g of lead to the inside of the handle of the fxp 4, but it went into the frame, so i had to get a new racket. i decided to try a head light players racket, and im happy i did. to say the least, its unleashed a "whole new beast" in me ;) only thing is i find it really unstable on off centre hits, but thats ok, ill just have to practice to hit the sweetspot of the racket more (plus, i dont think my dad will let me ever put lead on my racket until im at least on atp, LOL). overall, i love it.

btw, we did end up fixing my old racket (we took it to pro shops before buying a new racket and they said we couldnt do anything about it...), but im not going to use it.

i should mention that i bought it from these boards from robkat and it came strung with 2 syn guts i havent used before, but i dont really like them. im going to order my usual strings (SPPP and gosen og sheep) and it should make it even better

very good no? sorry ive been dying to say that phrase today... lmao :)
You could also think about add a little weight at 3 and 9 oclock to give your self some stability.

superman1
06-06-2006, 09:55 PM
I think Nadal's fans spend a little too much time worrying about "Fed fans." So because no one here had anything negative to say about Nadal's act of kindness, you had to go to a different message board to find some nut who did say something negative, so that you could bash the Fed fans on this board?

jamauss
06-06-2006, 10:03 PM
I think Nadal's fans spend a little too much time worrying about "Fed fans." So because no one here had anything negative to say about Nadal's act of kindness, you had to go to a different message board to find some nut who did say something negative, so that you could bash the Fed fans on this board?
I was thinking the same thing. They pulled something off a completely different message board and quoted it here? That's grasping at straws to get your point across. I think what Nadal did was very kind of him and it shows what a nice guy he is.

OH NO BUT WAIT, I'M A FED FAN THERE'S NO WAY I COULD MEAN THAT.....

I swear I'm about to start quoting Rodney King in these threads

HyperHorse
06-07-2006, 12:14 AM
i think anyone in that situation would have done the same thing as Nadal....
poor kid.... does anyone remember a netcord judge gettin struck in the head... it was the early 90s...
not sure if it was the Hopman Cup or the Rio International...
that was an exhibition for the top players b4 the Aus Open before it was moved to Kooyong...
but i know it was Boom Boom Becker and Henri Leconte playing..
does anyone remember THAT???
both of them were cracking it and one went for a down the line backhand or something and kind mishit it and it hit the line cord judge...

dmastous
06-07-2006, 06:52 AM
i think anyone in that situation would have done the same thing as Nadal....
poor kid.... does anyone remember a netcord judge gettin struck in the head... it was the early 90s...
not sure if it was the Hopman Cup or the Rio International...
that was an exhibition for the top players b4 the Aus Open before it was moved to Kooyong...
but i know it was Boom Boom Becker and Henri Leconte playing..
does anyone remember THAT???
both of them were cracking it and one went for a down the line backhand or something and kind mishit it and it hit the line cord judge...
I'd say the net court judge would be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world the way they hit the ball now. There's no way I'd insure one if I were an insurance company.
They didn't hit as big, as consistanly then as they do now. So it's a good thing they've got a vibration detector doing that job now. But, they put the Fortesque (sp???) family out of business.

pswami
06-07-2006, 07:41 AM
I saw it and I thought it was nice of Nadal. And not gamesmanlike.

But I'm a Fed fan nonetheless.

I think that it's not "I love Federer" glasses that some of these people see through, but more of a "I worship Federer" thing. Because if you do worship someone, you'd have a nasty antagonism to anyone who threatens your sanctum. Just look at religions around the world today.

dmastous
06-07-2006, 09:10 PM
I just saw the video again on YouTube and there was something I didn't notice before when I saw it originally. As the umpire was escorting the kid off the court he passed by Hewitt, whose serve, we assume, did the damage turned his back and walked away. Maybe he wasn't aware of what happened, or maybe he expressed some concern just before he was shown to turn away. But, to me, it doesn't look like he gave a hoot about the kid.