Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by bolo, Mar 9, 2010.
Yep, it takes all sorts to keep the world turning. Neither side is full of saints.
I know. But if Fed fans should be specific then Rafa fans should do the same and not generalize.
I agree. Missed "some". Edited and added to the original post.
It would be good if dandelion_smiley can edit his original post too.
regarding what? nobody liking nadalslamking?
well find me 1 user who does like him and I take my words back
but maybe it's because I don't have enough time to read all threads people post in
forgot to add "find me people who actually do like him and say that NOT to **** me off"
That was late 2007, the toni injury stuff. Strange that. IIRC in the spring 2008 season, after the destruction by tsonga and nadal not having won a tournament for a long time, toni offered to step down and nadal said no.
In Sayriouz news, Rafa's studio interview and presser
Rafa on the cover of Top Spin 4 w/ some meth head and some chick w/ anger issues.
Once again, Bruce 38 shows everyone what a contradicting pube cack he is.
If you're not following some of their comments and dont have a clue about what they say, then dont act like you do. It's really not that difficult.
Awesome Cover, can't wait to get that game on march 18th
May I ask how you know what Rafa's type is? Based on what? His current girlfriend and that is all or is there something else you are basing it on? Curious.
All true, all true.
It must be a tough life when you have to focus so hard to understand the other language, I mean if you are surrounded by people talking English instead of Spanish, as Rafa is in his career with a lot of the media and celebrities talking in Enlglihs. That factor alone is good enough reason to like staying at home whenever possible.
Rafa's facebook update:
sounds like fun!
Sure does! Better than the snow that is all over North America right now!
Nadal practice session:
Feliciano Lopez practice session:
Lol this looks about right
Fel probably had his eyebrows trimmed as well
Will there be Playstation version for Murray?
Yep it's on Playstation 3, Wii, Xbox360.
They created a whole separate game for his fans.
Caps are the best! He should try a cap in the matches. He tried the sleeves and wrist-watch, so he knows its ok to change traditions
Rafa looking good! I love that shirt. I dunno why nike hasn't given him a night outfit. Annoying!
This is someone's personal photo, so I won't post here. But look he's sweating like a maniac!
Nadal did some in studio interviews during the last us open, would you know if those are available anywhere?
I am thinking of the won where he supposedly used the phrase, "serving like wimbledon" or something like that.
lol. 10 char.
Can someone please explain to me what Rafa is doing with Crisxo?? She's pedestrian looking at best with extremely unnattractive, close-set eyes and terribly dark skin.
He could be with the most beautiful women on the planet and yet he remains loyal to his peasant looking gf. He should be sowing his royal oats with women of awe-inspiring beauty, not homely peasants!! As for Mirka?....I won't even go there!
As I said before, he's probably not recovered 100%. It won't matter in the first week, coz he plays lower ranked players. But those extra crazy matches at Doha (where Nadal achieved nothing) will come to haunt him in a tough match - ex SF against Murray. In any case, I'm not sure whether he could play 2 potential 5 set matches back to back..
He did for both matches in 2009 AO semi & final. And won !
Let me remind you that Nadal has NEVER won a tournament where hes come up against Ryan Sweeting. It doesnt look good
Completely Agree with you. This is thier first meeting so Nadal never won a tournament where he has played Ryan Sweeting
Rafa should have no issues being tired, this man will be playing dull opponents till the quarters, which I believe he will play on Monday. If anything is lingering, it will be long gone. You are being such a skeptic about this. lol.
Stop being such negative nancys guys. Rafa can do this!
Lol, sorry your post go buried between all these posts.
thanks! I haven't seen that one.
No problem,try to look around in the suggested videos it might show up. Looking through this thread would be a herculean task. lol.
Nadal Blog #4
Q & A
That was 2009 when Nadal was 22 and close to being in the best shape of his life. It's pretty clear that Nadal isn't the physical animal he once was.
He got tired against Fed in the WTF final, even though he was coming after a 5 week break and Fed was playing consecutive tournaments. Now that's not an excuse for Nadal, but it's a fact that his footwork was much slower as that match progressed. I was watching with my friends and we all agreed that Nadal looked slower/fatigued in WTF than he even did in Madrid 2009 Final, where he had come off a MUCH longer/tougher match against Djokovic the night before. Again, Nadal seemed tired in Doha '11, although admittedly he was sick.
The thing is - the injuries in 2009 and that he is getting older have taken their toll. People forget that Nadal has already spend almost 8 years on the tour coupled with a fact that he has a very physical game: he's grinding point in point out and match-in match-out.
To his credit, to counter this Nadal now is better is some aspects than 09 for being much more aggressive with his groundies, serve and also the court positioning. And that is just as well, given his endurance and physical capabilities are not what they once were. I even think some parts of his game were better in 2008
That said, Nadal's results are amazing nevertheless, but I still think that if if Fed will be his rival on the final, I don't see Rafa beating him after an long SF match. It's hard to see, Nadal winning the title with back to back epic matches anymore. It's pretty clear that those days are well over, and Nadal obviously will be trying not to get into that situation in the first place..
Agreed. Nadal is almost done. Just one more 5 setter and his knee might give in. Murray is about to make a leap over Nadal. Can't wait to see that happen. Murray is the greatest.
Murray is definitely going to win something. Keep your chin up my fellow talk tennis poster.
LOL! Anyone who claims Nadal is done, does so at their own peril
Murray has to win a slam first to be put in the same sentence as Fed/Nadal.
As long as there's a day off between the matches, of course he can. He's still very young you know! (At 30, it might be another matter) but hopefully this is an irrelevant discussion because he won't have to (fingers crossed)
I'm sure you're wrong. Nadal is better than Simon. If the match gets long (and given the history of their head to head, I bet it will), chances for Fed to outlast Rafa are very, very, very slim.
Actually, you should worry more about Fed getting in another long 5 setter. That would pretty much be the end of him if he had to face an opponent like Rafa (with exceptional fitness and stamina) in the final (provided he- Fed- even got there in the first place).
As for the pompous (and gratuitous): "those days are well over": completely preposterous statement after the kind of run Rafa had at W last year.
It's Fed whose days are over of winning a title after several 5 setters, I would suspect, but at his age it's normal.
I would give Nadal a clear edge against Federer in a 5 set match obviously, in isolation, (all other things being equal). The h2h says as much.
I was speaking of the 1-2 punch scenario - i.e if Nadal's SF opponent (Murray?) takes him to a long battle and the Nadal has to face Fed in the final - which is how Fed has won some of his 8 matches against Nadal. As upthread, I would doubt if Nadal can do a AO 2009 like 10 hr marathon performance again (which was the subject of the post I quoted). You took my post totally out of context. I was just talked about Nadal; not comparing him to Federer, or simon or anyone else..
He won't need to play 2 five-setters, lol. But in 2009 he beat Verdasco in 5 horus and Federer in 4 hours back2back with just one day break, while Federer had 2 days break. If he could do it in 2009 he'll easy do it in 2011, considering he had awful tendonitis problems in late 2008 which he said weren't treated effectively in 2009 and only got worse. He won the AO with tendonitis issues.
I repeat: I think you're wrong. The only times when Fed has beaten Rafa because of tiredness were: Hamburg, Madrid and WTF (and W 2007 after Rafa had to play 5 days in a row due to rain). In all those events, there was no day off between matches, so no possibility to recover from a very long (or several long) ones. No risk of that at the AO, which is why in 2009, Rafa was able to win the title after 2 very tough 5 setters and why he won W 2010 also despite 2 harrowing 5 setters back to back. As long as there is a 24 h + recovery, Rafa is FINE. It's been proven repeatedly throughout his tennis history.
Anyway, I'm really not worried about Fed right now. I'm worried about Cilic and Murray. That's more than enough to worry about for the time being!!
Sure. If Nadal bends over
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