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  1. bolo

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    oh I thought he was injured again.
     
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  4. Li Ching Yuen

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    Haha.

    And what a flattering pic in that article for Rafa.

    Defending the title is rather unrealistic at this point tho.
     
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    "Oops, it's going to be hard to defend those 1000 points"
     
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    Back to 100% fitness it looks like/maybe(hopefully). But it will probably take him a few tournaments to get back to 100% tennis form.
     
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    lol, he has the best expressions. :)
     
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    Rafa gave the interview in Spanish and that's not what he said.
     
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  10. Li Ching Yuen

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    He was referring to the speed of the courts in IW and Miami. ;)
     
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    This is what he said
     
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    I was trying to diss the slow surfaces. ;)
     
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    great pics CMM, thanks!
     
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    Ahahah, I thought that was the French crowd that made Rafa cry last year in RG. ;)
     
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    LOL. Me too. :)


    Hmmm. Interesting.

    Is he back to 100% or not? He had stated he was 100% earlier this year, then after losing, said he wasn't. He also stated he wouldn't play a tournament (wimbledon) if he wasn't 100%, yet played several lower level tournaments right after, even though he had stated he wasn't 100%.



    and what would "100% tennis form" look like in Nadal's case? When he is winning? or whenever convenient?
     
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    You believe Nadal is a doper. Any doper is not worth having their picture in here. So stop!
     
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  20. :cry::cry::cry:
     
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    :cry::cry::cry:
     
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    So, Nadal plays DC again? Good news for the Federer camp!

    Nadal decides to go for 'most DC wins of all time', rather than win some more Slams.
     
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    Thanks for the pics CMM.

    I would say he is right around 97% from those images. :)
     
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    He should be the favourite for the French.I see him getting that.
     
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    Nadal is pretty good with the football. His uncle was a Barcelona and national team footballer for many years so Nadal possibly played a lot of football as a teenager.
     
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    You're right. He says that it was hard for him to choose between tennis and football. He scores a goal in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhB3MZNAxaI
     
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    Idk about that...with all his injuries he shouldn't be a heavy favorite going in. If Djokovic can come close to the form he had last year he can be a huge favorite. In Federer's case with all the pressure off him he will be extremely dangerous, and IMO probably the most dangerous player heading into Roland Garros
     
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    This sounded better in your head right? :rolleyes:
     
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    What do you mean?:confused: I think him playing Davis Cup, coming back in Indian Wells, scheduling to play Barcelona and Madrid, playing Queens, playing DC again, are all ridiculous decisions. Apparently he takes DC very very seriously, because clearly the season's schedule is too crowded, but he can still play Davis Cup, one of the biggest non-events in tennis today.
     
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    You think Nadal is the only player that can beat Fed at a slam? Wrong. Del Potro showed it can be done.
     
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    Thanks for the great pictures, CMM. You're awesome!
     
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    Your trolling rivals TMOP's... only less structured and less creative
     
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    Those pictures are gorgeous. Now we just have to hope he'll play as great as he looks. Vamos!
     
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    I really wanted to like Nadal, I just can never quite bring myself to.
     
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  38. Li Ching Yuen

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    His match-ups against Murray are goddamn awesome.

    However, the ones with Novak are just unbearably boring, except the Queens match and the Madrid semi.

    His clay A game was interesting to watch, when he was on.
     
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    I actually like pushers. I like his game a lot, he just annoys me.
     
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    You don't have to. There are plenty of us doing the liking for you, so feel free to just be your jealous self (I know you're jealous, don't deny it :twisted:)
     
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  41. Li Ching Yuen

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    Nadal, pusher?

    How the...?:|
     
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    I'd like his girlfriend (and body), yes. :evil:But same for Soderling, Djokovic, Lopez, and Verdasco, who I like, though I think Dasco may well be juicing.
     
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    I was referring more to Murray, but yeah, Nadal is a bit of one too. But my favorite player in style alone are the Ferrer(o)s.
     
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    His clay game is and will always be interesting to watch.
     
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    Let's just hope we'll get to see him play on clay one of these years. :???:
     
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    He and his game is interesting to watch. There is no one like him!
     
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  47. Li Ching Yuen

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    He's not really.

    His game never has any dead moments like Murray's or Simon's.
    He just grinds a lot, and has that ability to turn defensive into offensive. Oh, and add a lot of topspin to that, too. There's not really a lot of middle ground when it comes to Nadal, so I wouldn't classify him as a pusher.
     
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    Grinder= nice word for pusher
     
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  49. Li Ching Yuen

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    Nope.

    Grinder = reaching and putting into play balls that are being left and are unreachable for most other guys. Ex: Nadal, Ferrer.

    Pusher = hitting dead balls from the middle of the baseline.
    Ex: Murray, Simon.
     
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    Or hitting half-lobs on every point like Nadal and Ferrer. But I like that, so anyway, it's irrelevant.
     
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