Does Nadal have ANY Faults??

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  1. Jimmyk459

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    I have been thinking recently, everyone of the top players has some form of fault.

    -Roger can be really cocky and sometimes a bit of a sore loser
    -Andy Roddick can have a really bad temper and blow up at the line judges/umpire
    -Djokovic can be an *******
    -Davydenko had that scandal (i am not saying that it was true)
    -Tsonga and gasquet party hard...


    but Nadal doesn't do any of this. He is extremely humble, hard working, and never seems to party or do anything bad.

    Is it just that he never gets caught?
     
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  2. Nadal_Freak

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    He is just a perfect person. No faults at this point.
     
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  3. Barricade V

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    a lot of people don't have faults. Nadal's faults are debatable. What are federer's faults?
     
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  4. seffina

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    Yes, but they are all thrusts faults resulting in some graben.*










    *Sorry, lame geology joke. Technically, thrusts don't result in grabens anyways..
     
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  5. VivalaVida

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    Of course he does. No one is perfect. We have no idea about kinda of person he is off the court.
     
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  6. Nadal_Freak

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    All the evidence shows he has a heart. He felt bad for Federer after the Australian Open. All his family really enjoy being with him. Toni raised him to be humble but hungry. He has so many things going right for him to end up being a bad person out of nowhere.
     
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  7. vive le beau jeu !

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    indeed. ;)

    anyway in his case, it would rather be about pick-slip faults or something like this...
     
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  8. VivalaVida

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    I, for one, definitely dont think he is a bad person. i Just said that he might have a few faults
     
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  9. egn

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    No offense Nadal does way too much ass kissing. I am sick of hearing Nadal praise Federer..nobody is asking you to praise him..Federer doesn't need it. It's almost like Nadal is getting really annoying. Honestly I heard him say I want to give that award from Spain to Federer I wanted to puke. Nadal is way to humble, nobody is not going to like you if you don't kiss Roger Federer's butt. I honestly would like him more if he stopped doing it so much. I get it you respect the guy, but dammit the guy is your opponenet. Lendl never was like I feel for Johnny Mac he instead hit him with a tennis ball. McEnroe never was ready to give Borg awards that were going to him, McEnroe and Borg got along quite well and both respect each other greatly but while McEnroe was playing he did not spend every chance he got kissing Bjorn Borg's ass he went out trying to beat him consistently and make his own reputation. Nadal helps build Federer's reputation by kissing up to him. He is on top of him, yet he still says Federer is better, Federer is greater, Federer this, Federer that..the guy has some serious issues. You are finally number 1 yet you still act like you are number 2.

    On a second note Fed cried after AO 09...Nadal cried after Wimby 07 out of frustration. Toni Nadal even said it in interviews and it was simply because Nadal was frustrated as he really wanted to win a Wimbledon and felt like he never would.

    I must admit right now Nadal seems to be clean but note Nadal is also whiny also. How many times do we hear "There are too many hardcourt events", "The season is too long", "There should be more clay events" etc. etc. Nadal complains quite often every two or three months Nadal is criticizing the hard court dominance on the tour. Every player has here or there mouthed off once or twice about the length of the tour but Nadal has done it far more than any other players.

    I like the guy alot but he does have faults just like the others. Don't get me started on the rest of the top lol. Actually faultless top player...right now Simon but that is just because Simon is so damn boring he can't have a fault but nothing is attracting to him.
     
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  10. eeytennis

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    NO ONE is perfect. Nadal is a great player for sure though. He has such a great attitude. But I guess the real test comes when he loses a big tournament final...I used to like Roger until he cried like a little baby at the Aussie Open...
     
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    I'm sure he's like any one of us..but has a disciplined common sense.
     
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    His mother says his room is messy :)
     
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  13. moonbat

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    Does Nadal Have ANY Faults?

    Only the one he picks at before he serves... ;)
     
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  15. babbette

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    damn these legs are gorgeous aren't they?! A sight to behold.

    it's really disturbing that i'm trying hard to come up with one of his known faults but I can't..really disturbing. :mrgreen: THINK PEOPLE THINK!!!
     
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  16. babbette

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    actually Rafa does party. If you've ever seen pics from his local pub.

    One time in Shangai he was on a bartop pinching his nipple. But that's hardly a fault.
     
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  17. ucrctennis

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    His relatively defensive game and on-court demeanor bother a lot of people.

    Personally, I don't find Rafa's tennis to be that fun to watch. I prefer players who are more proactive and court and are always on the offensive. I have tremendous respect for his ability as a defensive player, but I just don't enjoy watching it.

    The part I strongly dislike about him is his on-court demeanor at times. His celebrations can be way over the top. I remember watching him play Berdych at Madrid '06 and Berdych missed an easy overhead; after the miss Nadal jumped around screaming. I found that to be incredibly disrespectful and I find that his celebrations are often disproportionate to how well he played a point; often celebrating opponents' mistakes.
     
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  18. lawrence

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    /thread lol
     
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    I can point out a few.

    ~He puts too much effort into each point, which is going to do nothing but damage his chances of having a long career.
    ~He takes too long in between points.
    ~His girlfriend makes Mirka look like Sharapova.
    ~He got bagel'D by Federer on clay.
    ~His game is really defensive.

    I'm a big fan of the ATP tour in general, and a fan of all it's players. I'm not a fanboy and pick favorites, and when Fed and Nads play, I root for good tennis, and nothing more. I don't hate Nadal. In fact, I like him a lot, I've seen him play multiple times live. He seems like a nice kid and is good for tennis as he's got a great attitude. I'm just pointing out what I've seen.
     
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  20. Nadal_Freak

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    You can't be serious. You think Mirka is more attractive then Xisca? Most of the others are just opinions on what style you prefer. Everyone gets bageled. He gave Fed a bagel and a breadstick last year at the French Open. :D
     
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  21. Blinkism

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    No way Mirka is more attractive than Nadal's gf. Have you seen, Mirka? Seriously, Mirka? No way!

    And, ofcourse, Nadal has faults but on the court he has few unforced errors and a solid first and second serve percentage and for that you can not fault him. If you're talking personal preference about style than you can pick at anything you want, but IMO Nadal wins when it comes to substance over style.

    You've got to be a truly amazing tennis player when the worst criticism you receive is that your rallies are too long and you win too much by beating your opponents weaknesses!
     
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  23. TheTruth

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    Mirka looks better than Xisca? Ha ha ha. That's funny!
     
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    Those are virtues in my book :):):)
     
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    butt picking not counted, the time delaying between points. i am very surprised that u can't think of this.
     
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    haha, for reals?
     
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    Her face looks wierd. Eyes too close together. Nadal looks way prettier.

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    Mirka is hot if she loses some weight, and she has a prettier face than Xisca.
     
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    I say Mirka has lasted with Roger so long not because she is hot. She has brains also, very supportive and effective positively in his career. She is way more than just a bed and beach partner.
     
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    Doesn't feel right seeing Nadal not in his sleeveless and capri shorts with the bandanna on.
     
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    I second that!
     
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    This has nothing to do with Nadal's faults when it comes to tennis, but it's ridiculous to say that Xisca makes Mirka look like Sharapova. Perhaps you meant the opposite?
     
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    Nadal himself says that he is a messy person, meaning he can convert a tidy room to a pig pen in no time at all. His mom is scolding him all the time.
     
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    Too superstitious? With the water bottles. It's hard to think of one...=/
     
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    What ??? you don't like him anymore because he cried? Poor Roger... wonder how he's gonna handle losing a "true" fan like you.
     
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  36. Mkie7

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    How about... butt pickin, time wasting between serves and limited comunication skills ( other thean in Spanish). Playing style too hard on his body/knees..... There is no such thing as being perfect.

    However... if this is a Nadal worship thread... I apologize and will let you people blow smoke up each other's ....... :) Just kidding of course.
     
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    switch mirka's face with xisca's body and you'll have one hot momma lolz

    back on topic, i don't think nadal wil not have any faults. every player had have one, or a few, or many, unless i saw a hundred % 1st serve percentage. and i don't even know if i'm funny or not. :)
     
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  39. Jimmyk459

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    im talking about character faults... not things that he can improve in his game
     
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    well in that case, it's quite obvous:

    his triple fake, triple arrogant, triple miseducated, triple fist pumps are is best work on impersonating Hewitt!
     
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    And you concluded all that based on his press conferences?? :D

    Sorry but you have to be a close relative, friend or his girlfriend to make such a detailed assessment on his character...people aren't what they pretend to be in public and pressers...
     
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    Please tell me you are a girl!!!

    Err how about picking his butt before serve and serving in slow motion especially on important points where he slows down even more!

    I don't care care how "humble" he is off court and btw nobody can judge how humble he is based on his off court interviews...Its these time wasting tactics (basically cheating) that annoys me...plus his game is unbelievably boring to watch...
     
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    - Finishing every sentence with the word "no"
    - Taking too long to serve when he is in trouble
    - Constantly moaning about the new drug testing program
    - So intense that noone wants to practise with him
     
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    Yes, as a geologist I can say that was pretty lame. :) By the way, there are lots of Horsts and Grabens that were affected by a thrust in the Nevada Basin and Range. :) (See Roberts Mountain allochthon).
     
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  47. tahiti

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    sure Rafa has faults. But firstly, Xisca is lovely looking!

    Time taking - if one understands Italian or Spanish time, you'd get this issue.

    Rafa doesn't always shave for events ceremonies
    He has certain OCD habits ;)
    I saw a picture of his car once, it was a mess!
     
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    Despite the fact that his uncle played for Barcelona during the “Cruijff years”, Nadal is a fan of Real Madrid. Traitor.
     
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  49. moonbat

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    I think he meant Sharapov.
     
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    He camps too far behind the baseline, weak first serve, predictable backhand passes on the run (someone let Fed know). Reverts to his clay game under pressure too easily.

    Personal faults: says 'no?' too much.
     
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