Nadal: Indoor tennis is not real tennis

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  1. DropShotArtist

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  2. rommil

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    There were 2 sets of real tennis in that Rosol match:)
     
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    He also had this to say about hard courts:

    Somebody should tell him that he himself is negative for the body.

    That and especially the Rosol comment are some of the most nonsensical things I've heard anyone say about tennis.
     
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    Strange comment indeed. It doesn't make sense to me.

    Did Nadal explicitly talk about indoor conditions? How do the journalist know he was talking about the conditions?

    And in the case Nadal wasn't talking about that, what did he mean exactly?
     
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    Desperation ..lol!!

    First said that sampras tennis was bore ..H/c is bad for body ..

    blah blah blah ..!!

    Only he knows what the real tennis is ..!
     
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    He probably doesn't know about sports like handball, lol.

    The basketball example is mind-boggling. Does Rafa want to play on wood?
     
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    Not surprised he'd have to say something like that, it's always been what favors me is real tennis, what doesn't is not
     
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    Tennis should only be played on clay and grass.
     
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    Nadal stretched that a bit too far.
     
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    You need to be more precise: watered outdoor red clay and outdoor grass.
     
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    Hardcourts were created so it can support weights for people like you.
     
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    eheh... i'm sure he does !!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Nadal is goofy. Let's see he wants tennis to be played only on clay and grass. Ok, let's keep the clay court season the same length and move all the rest of the season to grass and see how he likes it.

    Nadal has benefited more from the general slowing of the courts over the past 10 years than any of the other top players.

    Nadal could learn to serve and attack more to shorten points. He could also work on playing with a smoother style to save his body instead of bashing every ball. Federer and Murray both play a smoother style and Federer serves, attacks at the baseline and attacks at the net to keep it short and simple.

    For me, clay court tennis is OK but not the most appealing tennis for the ATP as the points are too long and too defensive. Aggressive style is not rewarded on clay and it can get kind of boring sometimes.

    Also, BLUE CLAY is great for the fans and all clay court tennis should be changed to blue courts. The kinks can easily be worked out and it is 1000% better to watch on TV. But, Rafa hates it so we have to stick with red clay where you can not see the ball on TV. It is better for the sport to move to BLUE CLAY.
     
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    Can't believe I'm the first one to ask this but, source?

    Also, just like someone else pointed out, how did the interviewer know he was referring to the indoor conditions instead of his own bad play (perhaps caused by knee problems)?
     
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    Source please ? Can't believe he actually said this :roll:
     
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    He got pulverized in the 5th set. It's only natural for him to be bitter about it.

    He hasn't played a real match since Rosol, so I bet he's been stewing over it for months now.

    I personally can't recall a time when Nadal was bludgeoned that badly ever.

    Even Federer bagelling Nadal in last year's WTF didn't feel so punishing.
     
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    4 sets if remember correctly.
     
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    He clearly means his injury problems not indoor thing.The guy who made interview is just stupid.I am also one of the last person to defend Rafa nowadays but ı dont think he means indoors.
     
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    Karma will bite him back, may be the translation is wrong but if it is correct that was annoying comment.
     
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    İf it is correct.He indeed becomes more and more stupid every passing day.
     
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    While I very much respect Nadal and his career accomplishments, I can't believe how many stupid - apparently well thought out - excuses he constantly spews.

    Just take the loss like a man, Rafa, and move on. For God's sakes...
     
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    Wouldn't make sense either. You don't change sport just because you're injured.

    Now that I think about it, it might refer to the fact that the points were short and not long rallies (not sure, I didn't watch the match). Would make sense considering his previous comments about Sampras and co. Kind of like Verdasco saying Milos is not playing *real* tennis.
     
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    Yes, Blue clay and slightly wet very slippery grass.
     
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    Epic burn.
     
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    Tennis is a simple game. You hit the ball over the net. Court conditions apply to all parties. No advantage for anybody.:)
     
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    Nadal never said indoor tennis isn't real tennis. The indoor tennis part in brackets was added by the paper, not Nadal.

    C'mon now, use your heads people.
     
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    I was about to say the same thing. I read the entire interview and he did NOT say that indoor tennis isn't real tennis. Some of you people will pounce on anything when it comes to Nadal,no matter if it's true or not.


    And even if he had said that indoor tennis isn't real tennis,it's no different from a lot of the *******s and Djokotards here who say clay tennis isn't real tennis,and that it's for peasants. What's the difference?
     
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    LOL nadal.... Should've chosen football as a kid. Hardcourts isn't real tennis please man!! And to think this guy is a tennis icon.. Wow no one asked him slide and run around like a rabbit and hurt himself he has only himself to blame
     
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    This I agree with,but the rest is just :lol:
     
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    Yep, common sense flies out the window in this place, some people will look for ridiculous reasons to hate on the guy.
     
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    If you put the US open court surface under a roof then what is the difference between that and a squash court.
     
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    Squash court is made of polished wood plus In a squash court you hit the sides there are walls. Hence they are two completely different sports. Are you telling me decoturf is the same as polished wood???
     
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    Rafa is clearly suffering during his double-secret probation / drug suspension.
     
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    A squash court has a wooden surface, the US Open is hard court. The US Open court is a lot larger and has a net in the middle of the court. There also lines on the tennis court, the squash court doesn't have any lines on the floor. The tennis court is open on the sides. The squash court is surrounded by walls and a glass wall on one side. If you think about it, there are very few similarities between the US Open court and a squash court.
     
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    Did nadal actually say indoor tennis isn't real tennis? Not sure about that. When he said (referring to Rosol) they didnt play real tennis maybe he was talking about the power in which rosol was playing with, it was just out of this world (in the fifth set). Well that's what i'm getting from that statement not what the title of this thread suggests
     
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    So the consensus is that Nadal has been banned for doping and both Nadal and the ATP are keeping it quiet.
     
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    It's a conspiracy I say
     
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    The consensus? You mean THE TRUTH!
     
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    Any evidence to suggest that this is the truth????
     
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    Nadal's playing up his injury. When Federer won Wimbledon and got to 17, Nadal probably lost more confidence thinking "This guy is 31 and still winning Masters and Slams and yet I'm 5 years younger and losing to a guy ranked 100!"
     
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    LOL^^^^ true that!!!
     
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    No,he did not.


    And I think what he meant with the Rosol comment was it was a serve fest,and that there really was no actual tennis involved. Fed has said something very similar about Karlovic after he lost to him. Funny there was no faux outrage about that.
     
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    Nope he never said that, that was added by the paper.
     
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    Not even close,and Mike Shams comment was ridiculous.
     
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    Yeah that was probably his thoughts...or maybe he has respect for federer's achievements just as federer has respect for nadal's achievements. Why can't federer and nadal fans just get along, I don't understand this.

    I am a fan of both players, they really strengthened my interest in tennis, I've been looking at these forums for a while and the hate fans of either players throw at each other is shocking. Federer is the best tennis player no doubt about that but some federer fans are so quick to belittle nadal's achievements or rejoice when he is down and out. Yep nadal lost to Lukas Rosol who was ranked world no.100 at the time but lets not act as if he got straight setted it took rosol five sets to take nadal out, the fifth set was just something else I have never seen such power from one player in this day and age not sure if we will see that again for sometime, rosol deserved that win, he played great. Yet some fans are quick to bring up the loss even if it isn't related to anything at all.
     
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    Lol Clarky we are so in sync

    And yes agreed with everything you said.
     
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    That makes no sense at all. It was not a serve fest. Rosol served and hit Nadal off the court at Wimbledon. Just like Federer did last year against Tsonga.

    Nadal had no answers in that last set. If it was a serve fest, Nadal would not have gotten broken in the brutal fashion he did.
     
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    It's called a joke
     
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