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  1. rafan

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    Still have not seen Rafa play yet thanks to this rotton BBC coverage of the AO. They give us Murray live when they should also concentrate on the great winners in this sport. Hope Rafa is fully recovered because this was some flu bug here in Europe. Rather see him lose and be healthy than beat himself up and suffer
     
  2. nadal_slam_king

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    He said in a Spanish radio interview that he'd take a month off after the Australian Open, so even if he isn't healthy at least he knows this will be his last event for a long time.
     
  3. Messarger

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    Rafa is fully recovered from that bug btw. he said it in one of the interviews after the Sweeting match.
     
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    I disagree and so would Rafa lol.
     
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    Is that really Rafa?! :shock:

    They've photoshopped it so much that I can barely recognize him! Still, it's better than the Ronaldo stuff.
     
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    His body doesn't seem different, but they definitely did something to his nose.
     
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    That's what I meant, the face. And you're are completely right, the nose is different. Amazing how one feature can change a face so much!
     
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    Eh.. IMO Nadal doesnt look right in such poses. I would have never thought he would pose like this.

    CMM, you are a big nadal fan. What do you think of these photos? hot?
     
  10. CMM

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    LOL, I already had a rant when the news came out.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=5248637&postcount=122

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=5248681&postcount=125

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=5249826&postcount=191

    I think I overreacted a bit :oops: , but I don't like this kind of stuff.
     
  11. namelessone

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    I'll chip in. I'm a Nadal fan and I think they look embarrassing. Too much photoshop and what's with the gay calendar pose. Seriously, Armani WTF? :)
     
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    Hey man, Ralph is doing this for the ladies, so of course we guys would find it gay. :)
     
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    oh okay, I thought you would differ on those sentiments.

    IMO, it rivals this photo. :)

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    At least they have clothes on.



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    CMM, have you ever seen this photo of Ralph? I loled and loled. Epic hat.

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    Which market did you think Armani had in mind in the first place?

    Which group of men is a loyal customer of Armani underwear? Househusbands? LOL
     
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    LOLz, even Gasquet would approve this!
     
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    I was hoping for something more ass-tastic.

    And who wrote on Megan? :)
     
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    Going for the pink dollar eh?
     
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    Nike has done it before this.

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    Before the tournament began I was the biggest critic of this 2011 AO outfit that Rafa is wearing, but I must admit, it's a great outfit.
     
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    Who is this!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    His name is Rafael Nadal. He's a tennis player. :)
    He's perfectly recognizable. Of course, they are model pictures. They make him look more perfect than he is, but I like them. It's not gross at all.

    The press conference after the second round. Sorry if someone posted it before:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omo8utxWxgE
    Another interview:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoNlLvjKgOE
     
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    I am quite aware of Rafeal Nadal, the greatest, talented tennis player in the world, the down to earth humble young man, admired and loved by many. These pictures look more like a waxwork - nothing like the real life tennis player i have seen on court!
     
  30. meg0529

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    Also his upper cheek a lil bit. looks more filled it, just a tad bit. Stupid on them. But still pics are 10000 times better than the ronaldo stuff that was just repulsive.
     
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    I'm on the same wavelenght on this. I said this in the original thread about Armani
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=359920&page=11
    Thanks for the pressers reservef. It was so nice to see him reflect on being a young player coming up and how the mentalities are different between then and now that he's at the level he is at. With that said I've seen time and time again what can happen when a player plays the match of his life against Rafa with nothing to lose so Tomic....calm the f8ck down!!
     
  32. nadal_slam_king

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    Most marketable athlete in history :D
     
  33. meg0529

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    Haha, I'm just happy they are not as weird as the Ronaldo ones!!! I hate that they photoshopped his face. How stupid. In any case, better than I expected!

    Ya seriously. Tomic will play there, like he has nothing to lose. I think this time Rafa is ready. He needs some tough matches already. Looks like Cilic will be next :shock:
     
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    I agree he does need the tough matches now. Too many easy matches isn't enough preparation.
    Btw, I wish they'd waited till after AO to publish Armani. I hope no negative press affects his mood. :roll:
    He says he doesn't read much about himself but he must do! He likes sports, in the sports sections he's there a lot of the times. Plus a guy that has posters of himself in his gym likes himself a bit no? :twisted:
     
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    Don't worry, Rafa wasn't stretched in the USO (didn't drop a set until the Final) and look what happened there :lol: while Djokovic got 2 five-setters and it didn't help him in the Final.

    I think Rafa will easily straight set demolish Cilic (or Isner). They haven't got the footwork to stay with Rafa. Since he started playing the bully it's brought another dimension to his game whereby players require powers of golden retrieval to have a chance. I also think he'll slaughter Soderling in the SF, and he also will be keen to knockout Tsonga after what happened in 2008. But of course Murray is the likely opponent.

    Murray will again be the challenge, but Rafa is at his absolute peak mentally right now, and that is the key vs Murray. We know they both will bring their a-game physically, but it's the clutchness which will propel Rafa to a straight sets win over Murray this time, tight sets but all Rafa. The clutchness was missing from Rafa's game early in 2010, but a year later we see the toughest player in history on the verge of the greatest achievement in history.
     
  36. meg0529

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    I hope there is no negative press. People are stupid if they say something seriously bad about these photos! Don't worry, for today rafa will practice then go on to wander around at the aquarium.:lol: I wonder if he should be announcing his activities like that. If I were in Melbourne I'd totally go stalk him down at the Aquarium. I'm sure he's reading about himself a little. But I think he avoids all the gossipy stuff. Non match analysis articles are garbage anyway. I also don't think that he has too much time for those. I'm sure he like himself a good amount. But the gym, do you think it's used only by him? Like not open to other athletes or private sessions? Not that I blame him for putting his pics up there, but could also have been done by whoever owns the place.
     
  37. babbette

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    I was talking about his gym at home.But it could have been put up by his mum yes.
    But soetimes I do wonder if he does read gossip because at times he makes quips when he answers questions. Like when someone asked him which women he would like to play doubles with I think he replied I don't know,but I know what you want to hear.
     
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    I really hope you're right NSK
     
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    BIG TIME
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    lol. 10 char. :)
     
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    The "highest athletic power in history". :p
     
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    I like the Armani pictures. They've made him look very model-esque with some good old photoshop but they do that with everyone. It sounds strange to say considering his state of (deliberate) undress, but these photos are not as in your face as the Ronaldo ones. These have a hint of restraint to them that I think was lacking beforehand. I think this will be a very successful ad campaign for Armani.

    NSK, I wasn't too keen on his outfit when I first saw the pics either but I've grown to really like it. He almost shimmers on court. Nice.:)
     
  43. meg0529

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    That's probably Benito filling him in. :lol:

    I haven't seen his gym at home, only the one they show him working out in with his trainer and stuff.
     
  44. nadal_slam_king

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    Yeah I know, it looks like he's wearing running paint, it's a good idea from Nike, that material and color is brilliant when its not dry. It suits Australian weather well, because you are rarely dry there.
     
  45. babbette

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    How are so sure?
     
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    hahahahhahahahaha
     
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    The Armani photo is amazing...he looks/is gorgeous.
     
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    He's taking the world by storm. Nothing can stop him on or off the court.
     
  49. meg0529

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    I dunno, I can't imagine him sitting around and reading gossip columns. :? Always seems to busy for that.
     
  50. meg0529

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    I'm pretty sure Babbette posted this one before, but it's a slightly longer version of that kia in-car interview.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SP0WskI3UWY

    Rafa's Times Blog/Q&A

    I guess he wrote this before he went to eat by the ocean? I suppose the aquarium counts as going out of the area.
    Looks like the whole ocean thing did contribute to him getting sick. Thanks Xisca. :roll:
     
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