Nadal criticizes the Sao Paolo tournament

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  1. Towser83

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    That is pretty bad. I mean sometimes courts get problems like the US Open a few years back? MC last year... but if that's the general standard, that's just poor.
     
  2. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Someone is going to catch their foot on the line and tear a ligament. That is scary.
     
  3. Colin

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    I have some he can use. It's kind of a dream to become an excuse writer for Rafa, knowing it's steady work in a bad economy and all. Fingers crossed NSK texts him one and he uses it.

    1. Blood-thirsty drug cartels wanted him to buy PEDs from them. He vociferously objected and gave them Nole's IM info but now fears for his life.

    2. Burned his hand on a hot fajita grill. (Then hurt his other hand swinging a bat at a piñata.)

    3. Mexican Spanish is not exactly the same as Spanish Spanish. Is confusing, no?

    4. Choked on a taco. He realized he was eating goat. "I'm not cannibal, no?" Then, when he notices media are nearby: "Of course, Roger is the greatest in the history." Speaking of which ...

    5. Roger isn't playing, so Nadal is denied the opportunity to play his best tennis. Playing lower-quality players brings down the quality of his game.

    6. The clay is too clay-ey here.

    7. After complaining to a group of onlookers in town about the proliferation of hard courts on tour, they invited him to try out the local grass. He went to conjure some of his Wimbledon magic, but they presented him with marijuana instead to treat his depression, so he accidentally got high from the secondhand smoke when he kissed one of the women (*wink*) and missed the start of the match. Even then he would have preferred to chill and munch quesadillas instead of running around in the hot sun.

    8. "This would never happen in Monte Carlo."

    9. The lounge chairs by the five-star-resort pool are dangerous even by the very perilous standards of chairs in general, resulting in an MTO.

    10. His four margaritas were lined up on the bench as requested, but they did not have salt on the rim. Shame on Mexico!
     
  4. mariecon

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  5. dunlop_fort_knox

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    the courts are fine. rafa is just doing his weekly whine fest.
     
  6. Clarky21

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    Offensive comment, but coming from you I am not surprised.

    Need glasses? The courts are just fine and dandy even though the lines won't stay down, and the players are falling all over the place. Yep, no problems at all.
     
  7. rommil

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    "I no likes the line like jheez becos I plan to serve and ballet, no?"
     
  8. BARTPE

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    Where is the source of this information? I searched the internet and couldn't find anything.
    Typical of this forum to bash certain players without even checking the source first.
     
  9. Relinquis

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    nadal has a point...
     
  10. Brett UK

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    Maybe Rafa does have a point in this particular case, but when i first read this I thought it was a parody because of all the other complaints.
     
  11. Moz

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    Far worse than Nadal's complaining is the complaining about his complaining.
     
  12. Hood_Man

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    That's pretty bad.
     
  13. rufus_smith

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    How do you know some angry player didn't deliberately pull up the tape to discredit the tourney? I'm not saying who.
     
  14. mariecon

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  15. Gonzo_style

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    What's wrong with you?
     
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    That court is one of the practice ones. I've never saw that happen in the main court.
     
  17. Gonzalito17

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    Reading these quotes it seems Nadal is not happy to be in Brazil, almost get the outside sense he was sent there to play...
     
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  18. Gonzalito17

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    Wow. TO see that line coming up. I have been a member of a clay club for a decade and never did a line come up like that. On any court.
     
  19. Virginia

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    Ah, now we have the truth at last. This is why Nadal is using a different court for practice.

    The match courts are OK, so stop with this nonsense about the courts being unplayable.
     
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    Conditions of court does not imply Clay as a whole is bad.

    Most roads are asphalt if you drove on a crappy road would you then decided all asphalt roads are bad?
     
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    Cars and tires can be fixed and replaced in any phase.....but not the human body all the time.
     
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    I was pointing out Rafa was complaining about conditions..not the surface type
     
  24. Towser83

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    When Nadal was complaining about hc or the Madrid blue clay people were saying "oh he never complains about red clay like Mc" now he does and people have a go at him more? Also as you saw, others complained too. the courts are terrible and Nadal is right to complain. this is not complaining about a whole surface but one set of courts that have holes and lines coming off.
     
  25. jrs

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    Yes, clay courts have to be maintained. When they are not maintained - they can be dangerous. Surprised tour event courts are not properly maintained.
     
  26. vive le beau jeu !

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    it was already indoor last year...
     
  27. jwbarrientos

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    Last year was also played in Ibirapuera, but this year the central court looks sandy.
     
  28. Clarky21

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    It does look sandy, and that would explain the poor footing a lot of the players are complaining about.
     
  29. Bobby Jr

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    It is a fallacy that clay is necessarily better on your body than hard court imo.

    The amount of extra effort required to move on clay over a given period compared to most hard courts is significant. If overuse is the prime cause cause of issues on hard court then the same must be the case long-term on clay as well. The supposed softness of it if off-sided by the lower level of grip.

    Playing longer rallys and matches on-average is what causes overuse unjuries - no matter the surface. If people were truly serious about this and could really make an issue of it they should be pushing for artificial grass tournaments - where the surface is definitely softer than hard or clay but where the traction is better than clay (assuming it's not over-sanded).
     
  30. Lovely_Bone

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    It's got to be true. I've always played on hard courts, and every time after I get done playing hard and competitively I can feel it in my knees for sure. It does't hurt necessarily, but they feel kind of numb, like inside the middle of the joints. It's hard to explain, and it is uncomfortable for sure.

    Anyway, I spent a few weeks playing on clay while I was on a summer vacation, and I never once felt that sensation in my knees after playing on clay.
     
  31. cork_screw

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    Rafa should realize that it's Brazil. They spend all their money on their football fields. That's what he gets for participating in a 250 tournament.
     
  32. Mustard

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    Tell that to Thomas Muster. He couldn't play on hardcourt much after 1989.
     
  33. kishnabe

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    Just like Sampras couldn't play on clay much after 1996 :razz:.
     
  34. cork_screw

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    He's making excuses just in case he loses, he has something to fall back on.

    I do that at work. When I come in, in the morning, I tell my boss that I just saved someone's life and it took a lot out of me, so if you catch me sleeping, you know why.
     
  35. Rocky89

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    Nadal could say the sky is blue and people would still find reason to have a go at him :)
     
  36. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Well, we're at Talk Tennis, the most paranoid internet forum in history, full of Nadal-hating trolls. :mad: There are only a few good posters left. :p
     
  37. Polvorin

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    To be fair, with a name like 6-1 6-3 6-0 you might as well have named yourself King of the Trolls.
     
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    Why? :mad: What's wrong with my username? :p
     
  39. Nostradamus

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    Well, it is easy to have bad clay courts. Just look at the experience of Swiss vs USA davis cup tie from 2012. It was so bad, 90 % of the shots were bouncing in wrong directions.
     
  40. beast of mallorca

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    This forum is full of Nadal haters (mostly Fed kads), what do u expect.
     
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    They had the repair men fixing a hole in the court last night in mid Nadal match.
     
  42. Bobby Jr

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    He couldn't play much on a hard court at any point in his career to be fair. :p
     
  43. citybert

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    Its been confirmed Nadal received a $2MM appearance fee for this tournament
     
  44. Mustard

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    In 1989, Muster was a semi finalist of the Australian Open and had just reached the final of Miami, before his knee ligaments were severed. It wasn't until 1997 that he got results that good on hardcourt again.
     
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  46. mariecon

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    He put that hole in the court with his foot when he nearly keeled over on his ankle. The court looked just fine.
     
  47. ruerooo

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    Isn't that the same amount that Roger got for his Brazilian exho?
     
  48. Clarky21

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    It only looks "just fine" to trolls like you who have probably never played tennis, and don't know squat about the sport.

    And it's been fun laughing at you and realizing you're clueless and immature, but all good things must come to an end. Onto my ignore list you go before I tell you what I really think about you and get myself banned. Bye, bye, Marietroll. :)
     
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  49. Mainad

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    Don't forget, he made back to back finals at 2 HC Masters events in 1997, winning Miami and losing at Cincinnati to Sampras (certainly no shame in that)!
     
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    Maybe he could give it back if he really wanted the courts to be taken care of better. Such greed by Nadal.
     

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