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  1. TMF

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    Quantity doesn't mean quality. One out of two isn't bad, but I preferred both in order to deserve bragging rights.
     
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    I've done that, no problema.
     
  7. TheWeeknd

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    I saw that video yesterday, what shoes is he wearing in it? His new USO ones?
     
  8. CMM

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    I think the AO 2012 shoes

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    Mary Carillo does.
     
  11. RAFA2005RG

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    Does anyone know if Nadal will wear the black and lime 2010 USO outfit again or will he go with something new? I hope he sticks with last year's. Just pretend it's 2010 and he will win.
     
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    shirt will also be in white. Black, white and grey shorts
     
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  13. RAFA2005RG

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    Wow that's boring. I saw the picture of him using the exercise bike and he wore the black and lime, but that was obviously just for home.
     
  14. So THAT is what he will wear when Novak hands him breadsticks just like in the Wimby final?! Cool! Important to look good even when you are losing baaahaaadly! :twisted:
     
  15. RAFA2005RG

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    Breadsticks are no big deal, Nadal breadsticked Djokovic in the Wimbledon final too. Means nothing. And Nadal doesn't look good, Nike did a terrible job with this years US Open outfit. Last year's USO is about the only outfit they did well apart from the 2009 AO.
     
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    Novak himself was also on the receiving end of a breadstick as you might recall. And how about this score to refresh your memory: 6-1 -6-3 -6-0. I guess Federer also looked cool losing that badly as well,huh?
     
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    Nah, that 1-3-0, one of the worst in the history of the game, in a major final always conveniently gets swept under the rug when "beatdowns" are discussed.
     
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    I actually like it, especially the blue and yellow one. Vamos.
     
  19. RAFA2005RG

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    I know there is a lot of money in it but if I was a high-ranking pro, I would definitely not sign with a sports clothing brand.
     
  20. Good point. So tell us, what do you do well?
     
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    I posted the pic of djokovic with Tipsa holding the gun a few pages back. I didn't think it would catch on to the press but it did to some. Maybe it wouldn't have if Tipsa hadn't mentioned Rafa :lol:

     
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    I knew it would be more fun being number 2 :D
     
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    That's funny!
     
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    I know you're upto date with Rafa's schedule, is he not playing a 500 ATP event at least, here in the States ?
     
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    I heard someone in his team say he will go on Letterman or Leno. Hopefully Letterman. Leno is known as a bit of a racist.
     
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    Letterman is too rancid of an interviewer for my taste. Leno is better in my opinion. I'm not sure how you got the conclusion that he's a racist. Eitherway, Rafa is not going to go to these shows, unless he wins the US Open. And even if he did, I pretty much doubt he'll do it.
     
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    Well, Leno likes to imitate foreigners, to their faces. I know comedians do impressions, but he does it about the person he's interviewing, including Arnold Schwarzenegger.
     
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    You're already conceding that he'll get to the finals ? Nice:):mrgreen::cool:
     
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    And you just had to spoil the fun for the Rafa fans don't you. You seem to visit this thread more often than Fed news thread...... I know Rafa fans are cooler, you don't have to rub it in.
     
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    Not exactly news :), but I watched an interview with him on YouTube, from when he was 15, and he says he prefers to play in grass and hardcourts rather than clay. Interesting, isn't it? :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib2DQLtCfCo&NR=1
     
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    Interesting since he is a natural born clay courter. Always has been and always will be.
     
  35. RAFA2005RG

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    But his best grand slam performance was definitely 2010 US Open.
     
  36. Clarky21

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    No way. I think RG 2008,maybe even Wimbledon that year as well was his best. Maybe the USO last year was his best HC performance,but not overall.
     
  37. Mustard

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    2008 French Open was Nadal's best major.
     
  38. Clarky21

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    Agreed. He was positively beastly there. Nobody was beating him there that year. He was so good it was scary.
     
  39. Crisstti

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    Stuck in around 2006?

    It is indeed interesting 'cause he's gotten most of his best results on clay.
     
  40. Clarky21

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    Nope not at all. Clay is his best surface and where nearly every single title he has ever won has come from. I also know that he has defended clay titles multiple times but has never,not even once defended one off of clay. To me, Nadal has to practically be goating to win anything on other surfaces while he can usually sleepwalk his way to a win on clay(at least until Djokovic). Do you really think most people would say he is an all surface player,or a clay courter? Would you call Federer a clay courter,even though most of his titles have come on hard courts? No,you wouldn't,so why is it so bad to call Nadal what he is? A dirt baller.
     
  41. Crisstti

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    What is his not defending a non clay title is supossed to prove?. Fact is: he's won them. Including both HC Grand Slams. Not much else to say about it really.

    BTW:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_the_goalposts
    http://www.don-lindsay-archive.org/skeptic/arguments.html#goalposts

    Yes, I think most people would call him an all surface player. His having a better surface doesn't mean he isn't.

    An no, I don't think anyone would call Federer a clay courter, but then, I am NOT claiming anyone would call Nadal a hard courter (if that's how it's said).
     
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    What defending a non-clay title proves is that Nadal is a threat all the time on other surfaces instead of being a straight up dirtballer who can sometimes eek out a win on something besides clay. He has to be playing insane tennis to win on hc/grass,otherwise he will lose each and every time. The fact that he cannot seem to manage to defend not even one title that ain't on dirt also shows that he does not belong in the talks about being a potential goat candidate. I mean,even Federer has managed to defend a clay title once in his career. Why can't Nadal manage to do the same off the dirt?
     
  43. Crisstti

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    Federer defending one clay title and Rafa not (though we could argue about Wimbledon) is just not a big enough difference to be relevant. Federer has just done it once in clay, after all.

    Also, tehre are many other factors that come into play to determine how good a player is in a given surface. There's the W/L ratio, the tourments he's won. Defending a title seems very much less important than those others.

    There's also the issue of injuries with Nadal, esp. in 2009.
     
  44. Crisstti

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    Another thing. You seem to be saying Nadal playing well on non clay surfaces is some kind of anomaly or exception. And yet he has reached the final of Wimbledon since 2006, everytime he's played the tournment. Add to taht he's winning both AO and USO, and several other (don't know how many TBH) HC titles.
     
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    For the last half dozen years, Rafa has been one of the best players in the world on both hard and grass (clay is a given). What is this nonsense about he has to be 'goating' to win on those surfaces?

    Of the top five ranked players, besides Federer, Rafa's record on hard is as good as anyone's. His winning % is .766; Dokovic's is .789; Murray's is .764; Soderling's is .649. (The rest of the Top 10 is even worse - Ferrer .593; Monfils .625; Berdych .545; Fish .600; Amalgro .448; Simon .608 )

    On grass, he has the second best winning record after Federer with a % of .828. Murray is just over the 800 threshold at .803 and no one else is even close. Bottom line, Rafa deserves his #1/2 ranking and he's earned it on every surface.
     
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    Clarky is a Nadal hater. I am just waiting for the US Open to come around so I can see make posts about how Ryan Harrison and Andy Roddick have a better chance of winning than Nadal.
     
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    Lol. I am not a "Nadal hater". And Harrison and Roddick won't come anywhere near winning the USO. I'm a realist,not delusional.
     
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    That's easy to say about Nadal at age 25. He has only just entered his hardcourt prime. Judge him at age 30. It's kind of cheating if you only judge a player at age 25. His best hardcourt performance ever was 2010 US Open yet you are criticizing him for not defending that US Open despite the 2011 US Open not even being played? :lol: You sure are funny :lol: if nothing else.
     
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    Yep, because Nadal will be lucky to do better than QF at this year's US Open....right? :lol:
     
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    Here are Nadal's 46 career titles thus far, red being clay-court titles, green being grass-court titles and blue being hardcourt titles.

    1. 2004 Sopot
    2. 2005 Costa Do Sauipe
    3. 2005 Acapulco
    4. 2005 Monte Carlo Masters
    5. 2005 Barcelona
    6. 2005 Rome Masters
    7. 2005 French Open
    8. 2005 Bastad
    9. 2005 Stuttgart
    10. 2005 Montreal Masters
    11. 2005 Beijing
    12. 2005 Madrid Masters
    13. 2006 Dubai
    14. 2006 Monte Carlo Masters
    15. 2006 Barcelona
    16. 2006 Rome Masters
    17. 2006 French Open
    18. 2007 Indian Wells Masters
    19. 2007 Monte Carlo Masters
    20. 2007 Barcelona
    21. 2007 Rome Masters
    22. 2007 French Open
    23. 2007 Stuttgart
    24. 2008 Monte Carlo Masters
    25. 2008 Barcelona
    26. 2008 Hamburg Masters
    27. 2008 French Open
    28. 2008 Queen's Club
    29. 2008 Wimbledon
    30. 2008 Toronto Masters
    31. 2008 Beijing Olympics
    32. 2009 Australian Open
    33. 2009 Indian Wells Masters
    34. 2009 Monte Carlo Masters
    35. 2009 Barcelona
    36. 2009 Rome Masters
    37. 2010 Monte Carlo Masters
    38. 2010 Rome Masters
    39. 2010 Madrid Open
    40. 2010 French Open
    41. 2010 Wimbledon
    42. 2010 US Open
    43. 2010 Tokyo
    44. 2011 Monte Carlo Masters
    45. 2011 Barcelona
    46. 2011 French Open


    So that's:
    32 clay-court titles
    3 grass-court titles
    11 hardcourt titles
     
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