Nadal did NOT say what Sampras and co. played was not tennis

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  1. Crisstti

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    "Esto ya va a gusto particular. A mí, personalmente, ver jugar un Sampras-Ivanisevic aquí o este tipo de jugadores, pues... Yo, desde casa apreciaba lo que estaban haciendo, pero no disfrutaba, porque, al final, no ves juego".

    "This is a matter of personal taste. For me, personally, to watch a Sampras - Ivanisevic or that kind of players, well... I from home appreciated what they were doing, but didn't enjoy it, because, at the end, you see no play".

    http://www.marca.com/2011/06/22/tenis/wimbledon/1308776146.html

    Just setting the record straight, seeing in another thread how widespread a certain mistranslation of that quote is...
     
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  2. Mike Sams

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    Nadal was playing similar to this against Rosol. Big serving and first strike tennis. Not many long rallies.
     
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  3. The Bawss

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    Nadal should stop shooting his mouth off and just thank baby Jesus everyday that he wasn't around during the fast era of the 90s.
     
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    Obviously he didn't like how the past greats played well into their 30's, poor *******. :(
     
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  5. Crisstti

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    Yeah, blah, blah, blah. Just accept Rafa didn't say serve and volley wasn't real tennis, like many people like to claim he did. That's the only point I was making. I do not care to get into childish arguments with you guys :)
     
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    and even if he did, he's entitled to do so. I don't get the whining about Nadal saying this or that, when many folks here are perfectly happy to slam and disparage Nadal's style of play.
     
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    Lol, just what I was thinking. People will continue to criticize, with or without a quote to base it on.
     
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  8. Crisstti

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    Yeah, pure hypocrisy... and silly hatred.
     
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    you agreeing with fed_rulz?

    Dafuq is this world coming to?!
     
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    He is known as the most humble guy in the universe.
     
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  11. fed_rulz

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    exaclty! 10xlolz
     
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  12. RF20Lennon

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    He meant it was not tennis it was much much more!!! He is in fact appreciating their skill and how high it was that it was way above tennis!! Such a humbalito :D
     
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  13. 90's Clay

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    You see no play? What the hell is Nadal talking about?
     
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    Well humbalito has spoken.

    #humble
     
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    Sampras-Goran had tons of great rallies and precision, hard striking tennis. Not every match was just some 1 shot ace fest. ROFL
     
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    Back then when there was no such thing as filler shots.
     
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  17. VPhuc tennis fan

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    His opinion. That's fine with me. It's not the gospel truth. He didn't say everyone should play like that, did he?
    Although the part "you see no play" is a bit puzzling. By that, he prefers the 50-stroke rallies?
    I think a somewhat medium between the 2-shot and 50-shot rallies is good for everybody, in particular the viewers. unfortunately the trend nowadays veers more toward the latter.
     
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  18. adamX012

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    Me too too!
     
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  19. Readers

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    I don't see why *******s like to stick to the false translation when the correct ones are given, which is a simple statement about his preference.
     
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  20. Crisstti

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    He surely meant you hardly see much exchange between the players. I couldn't agree more with what he says there really. Watching Karlovic or Raonic play (their service games anyway) I find awfully boring. Pretty much fall asleep.
     
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  21. Crisstti

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    Because they're haters. not much more explanation needed.
     
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    Bumping for the sake of Omega :)
     
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    Nadal said this, Nadal said that..Nadal said "Vamos" to his Gerbil and Cat. :neutral:
     
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    Tennis at the highest level ever

    deal with it.

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    He knows that he would get his *** handed to him by Sampras and Goran, if he was playing in that era. He should thank whoever decided to slow all of the courts to meet his not so pleasent style of play, because in the pre homogenised era, he would be nothing but a mere clay courter and he knows it.
     
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  26. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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    He would have been a successful soccer player then, winning probably even more money.
     
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  27. Wim

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    Probably yes:)
     
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    He is said to be a great soccer player, even wanted to play for Real Madrid one full season :eek:
     
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    Winning more money than in tennis, most probably yes. Like Ronaldo, Kaka, and Messi? No-no. Playing for Real or Barca; Inter or AC; Porto or Galatasaray or any team that would want his service but he definitely won't in the same stature as he is now, playing tennis!
     
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    You are right, he would certainly not be as successful as he is now in tennis, but that was just to retort to the guy who said "he should thank god" bla bla bla :D
     
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    Guys like Courier made Wimbledon finals and won hardcourt slams. Nadal is better in virtually every way. He'd do just fine in the 90s.
     
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  32. Egoista

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    look maybe he just meant you did not see enough rallies...

    i remember during the 90s that was my main complaint as well

    now however, it has gone too much the other way....

    mindless ball bashing ...the dumbing down of tennis......

    there should have been a happy medium
     
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    Happy medium was Bercy 2010, Awesome!! Baseliners like Monfils could be successful, volleyers like Llodra could be successful, powerful tennis players like Soderling could be successful...
    I seriously don't understand the point, why every tournament now is slow as f*** ? :lol:
    remember the last Paris Bercy ? A rally between Novak and Ferrer lasted 1 minute :lol:
     
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    Ok then maybe Nadal should sue the news outlets that have not translated his statement properly.

    Well my point from the other thread still stands...which is...It's strange that Sampras fans like Nadal even though Nadal himself doesn't enjoy Sampras' game and their styles are poles apart.
     
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  35. Wim

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    I don't see the dilemma.
    Federer fans like Novak even though Federer doesn't like Novak and so on.

    It is normal for tennis enthusiasts to like different kind of play.
     
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    come on, we all know why :lol:
     
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    Just Nadal disrespecting the greats of the game. Nothing new here.
     
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    So basically he should lie and says he enjoys watching this kind of tennis ? [​IMG]
     
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    That's not all. Rafa also called Sampras a cheap son of a bltch and a lousy tipper.
     
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    Only on clay and slower HCs. He would struggle elsewhere. That is not to say that he will never win a tournament on fast HCs and grass.... He just won't be consistent enough and would definitely struggle against fast court specialists like Sampras, Goran, Rafter, Becker.
     
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  41. Crisstti

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    ^^ Lol, I'm sure he didn't.

    Well, he probably wouldn't, but we cannot really know that for sure, can we?.

    He would be a successful football player had he chosen that career path, though we can't know how good he would have been.
     
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  42. Graf=GOAT

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    Nadal and Sampras are actually similar in a way. Both are completely one dimensional. Sampras was all serve who tried to play his lame S&V first strike tennis on clay. Nadal is a baseline grinding clay court specialist who never had to change his game much to win his titles.

    Only Roger Federer, the most complete player of all time, adapted his game throughout different eras and completely destroyed the competition. Everyone is jealous of his achievements. That's why mediocre pushers like Wilander call this era weak. That's why McEnroe tries to tout Nadal as GOAT. They all hate Roger and the fact that he made every great player look mediocre in his prime.
     
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  44. Crisstti

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    I see we agree again :)

    Well, Nadal could sue lots of people if he wanted lol.

    I'm glad you admit though that it was a mistranslation. I do hope you won't keep posting them.
     
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    1 dollar tips [​IMG]
     
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  46. TMF

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    There's no need to bump this old thread unless you are insecure.
     
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  47. Crisstti

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    There's a "need" when posters keep posting mistranslations... you do it too of course, despite having been corrected several times.
     
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  48. TMF

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    Like what?

    I take quotes directly from the article, and not translating.

    Now it's you who's mistranslating me.
     
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  49. Crisstti

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    Like what?, lol
    Toni hoping/trusting Fed and Novak to get injured of course. We both know I've pointed the "mistake" in the translations you've posted. Hell, I even posted the link to the actual conference where he said it, and pointed to the exact moment at that.
     
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  50. TMF

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    Now I just remember, tennissportsrog had a thread that has an ATP article that stated Nadal said Sampras/Goran is not really tennis.


     
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