Nadal: "I'm happy with my progress"

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  1. Sentinel

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    After reading the first two posts in this thread, I instantly thought of you Clarky. Your posts are affecting Rafa. Messing, actually.
     
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    Awww,nice to know I'm in your thoughts,Senti. :lol:
     
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  4. monfed

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    So Ralph lost due to partying,now? :lol:
     
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    "Party animal" would be consistent with "topspin monkey" as far as I'm concerned
     
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    Why are you bringing logic to another flame thread? Do you have the permission?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  10. Cesc Fabregas

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    Hopefully he's on fruit juices with no vodka.
     
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    He didn't mention Nalbandian because he did NOT beat him in straight sets, did he?.

    Wise words by Rafa there :)

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

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