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  1. DRII

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    Some of the Serbian pride marches and antics have been ridiculous since Nole's ascention!

    They should know better, try learning from history!
     
  2. TheTruth

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    This is the best post on the subject in this thread.

    First of all, it is silly to assume that anyone, not just Nadal, will never have a blip on their career just because they've won a lot. People get their expectations up so high, it's ridiculous. Everyone knows what Nadal should do. Yeah, right. He just needs to play each point like he did in the past without looking ahead.

    Right now Rafa is in a slump regarding Djoker, for whatever reason, for all we know it may not even be tennis related.

    He didn't play the last matches against Djokovic at a very high level, and this is what happens. But it'll pass.

    And if you're watching, Djokovic isn't playing at the high level he started out the year with either. Some people are being blinded by the wins. If Novak all out dominates I will eat my hat. I simply don't see it in the cards.
     
  3. TheTruth

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    And this is the bottom line.

    Pride and arrogance will do you in every time.

    Sometimes people have to be built up in order for people to know them when you they get knocked down.

    The Universe doesn't lie.
     
  4. TheTruth

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    You would think.

    But that will be their downfall.
     
  5. LeoMOMO

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    At last I'm with you about your realistic opinion.:wink:

    I really hope that he finds solutions of this Novak Complex as soon as possible !
     
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    http://www.facebook.com/Nadal

     
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    What tipsy posted is classless and rude. His response proves once again that he is classless, rude and maybe drunk. And a moron.
     
  10. CMM

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    Such a classy post.
     
  11. DjokovicForTheWin

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    Yeah, but at least he's not redundant.
     
  12. rafan

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    Well there we are. After tennis we may well see more of Rafa because the guy who won the latest golf tournamant here- Darren Clarke- was 44. Rafa you could take the world on in golf after you have finished with tennis. If he gives the same dedication to professional golf as he has to tennis then wow !!
     
  13. TheTruth

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    That's very nice. One of the few polls I voted on. Glad it worked. It should be a nice reminder for him, so he can get back to his winning ways!
     
  14. Mustard

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    Darren Clarke was born on the 14th August 1968, so he's 42.
     
  15. Defcon

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    Its amazing that anyone could think Nadal's issues against Djoker are mental. Its so obvious that it is just a terrible matchup, Rafa just doesn't have a game that can beat Djoker 2.0. It won't matter how many fist pumps or vamoses he does.

    Nadal himself has said that, I don't know why his fans can't accept this. He will have to work hard and retool his game, go against his natural defensive tendencies and standing 15ft back. Unfortunately those changes are also going to hurt his chances at the Fo going forward, if he decides to make them.

    Like it or not, Rafa is a clay court specialist who will always be in trouble on a fast court against the top players.
     
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    BS. It's clear as day that a lot of Nadal's problems right now with Djokovic are mental. How else to you explain the constant choking away of service games that he needs to hold onto to either stay in a set or a match? Rafa had him on the ropes in the first set and a half in IW this year,and had he not choked he would have won that title. It is clear that since Nadal has declined so much he is not the same beast he used to be mentally. Burnout has sent players to early retirement(Borg),or has just left them vulnerable to players they used to have at least a chance at beating. Burnout is a big problem for Rafa right now,and it shows big time.
     
  17. Murrayfan31

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    Bingo. You hit that right on the spot.
     
  18. vernonbc

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    I feel sad for you that you're so blind that you're missing the wonderful tennis that is played by Rafa. Doesn't say much for all the other tennis players he regularly beats since he wins with his apparently crappy game.
     
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    1. Learn your vocabulary until you know what "redundant" means

    2. Do you really have to pollute this thread with your hideous presence and your ugly avatar? It was created by Rafa fans for Rafa fans. You can always open a thread for Rafa haters and enjoy your misshapen life there unless your only delight is spilling dirt.
     
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    Of course. He won only 4 slams on the fast surfaces. Incidentally it is one slam more than Djokovic's total number of them.

    Clay-court Rafa also had a misfortune of winning 5 Masters on hard surfaces. Hard-court expert Djokovic won exactly the same number of them.

    Rafa will definitely be in trouble against Federer (H2H 18-8), Djokovic (H2H 16-12), Murray (H2H 12-4), Del Potro (H2H 6-3), Soderling (H2H 6-2), Berdych (H2H 10-3). Have I missed somebody?
     
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    What's amazing is that some people (like you) are so in denial about the quality of Rafa's game.

    Of course his issues with Nocak are in big part mental (and he himself has said this), and as other said, that's clear from his choking in important points in the last few games between them. That's not to say that it's only mental, BTW. But he clearly has the game to beat Djokovic.

    Rafa can't reasonably be called a clay court specialist since at the very least 2008. You just don't want to admit it...
     
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  26. vernonbc

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    So, it appears Rafa's ankle/heel isn't exactly 100%. He has it taped up for a game of beach soccer. Hope it's not going to be a problem for him in the upcoming hard court swing. :(

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  27. CMM

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    He's fine. That's just for precaution and he took it down afterwards.
    I don't understand why you feel the need to post this here, knowing that he always gets bashed for his injuries.
     
  28. CMM

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    But he lost the golf match.
     
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    I thought it was funny.
     
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    Interview about food

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  31. MariaRafael

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    He bandaged his left foot. Probably it's precaution only because his "hitting" soccer leg is left.
     
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    "He vuelto al entrenamiento con una sesión de trabajo físico con mi preparador físico Joan Forcades. El próximo torneo Montreal:) I’m back to training having a physical training session with Joan Forcades . My physical trainer. The next tournament Montreal :)"
     
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    :) Nadal is the best!
     
  34. RAFA2005RG

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    Nadal is like me, he wears the 2010 US Open colors still..
     
  35. Crisstti

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    I don't think we should restrain from posting certain news because of some haters...

    I agree, actually :). I was reading too much into it.
     
  36. TheTruth

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    That's cute.
     
  38. vernonbc

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    I posted them here because I thought they were good pictures. *shrug* So far as the bashing, the trolls are going to find something to bash Rafa about no matter what so best to just ignore them and let the Rafa fans enjoy getting any information they can. And I stand by my comment that seeing his bandaged ankle worries me. Good thing he has as many weeks off as he does.
     
  39. Murrayfan31

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    All this training only to end up in second place at best. lol
     
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    Second place is still better than fourth place. :)
     
  41. Murrayfan31

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    Anything less than the championship is a disappointment. If anything, it is more painful to lose in the finals than the semis.
     
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    wow, this thread has reached 500 pages! Congrats to all fans of Nadal. :)


    Rafa's that answer is so cute. lol. love him so much. :-D
     
  44. RAFA2005RG

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    LOL@the literal death row answer :lol: classic :lol:, Nadal could star in his own sitcom, just as Jerry Seinfeld did.
     
  45. Crisstti

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    Maybe, but sportswise and points wise it's obviously better.
     
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    LOL at that answer by Nadal :lol:
     
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    How can you not like the guy? I don't understand it. He's hilarious.
     
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    My death row meal would consist of nothing more than vast quantities of "Formula" from the 1992 Pierce Brosnan classic Live Wire, so I can go out with a bang,

    Note what happens to the clown XD

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    Wowee... nearly 10k posts now in this thread :)
     
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    I just hope the ten thousandth post isn't something useless...
     
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