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  1. Crisstti

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    From Diario de Mallorca, what's a little different:

    "He didn't face the match well. I ascribe it to that, after a hiatus of seven months, returning with much hesitation, making a great effort and everything going very well, I think at the end Rafael dropped his intensity a little. What failed him was his attitude, that's why we lost".

    Rafael Nadal has been these last few days in Barcelona, where he's visited doctor Ángel Ruiz Cotorro, and is intending to restart training next Monday, after resting this week. "The intention is to face the schedule in the second half of the season, which details still haven't been decided".

    "Rafa's knee was the same here than in Paris".

    "Grass courts, like Wimbledon, as of today is worse for us than others. Mobility isn't very good, everything is a little tougher for us. Still, you have to put in more attitude, go more to the limit. It's not easy, but I think in general terms that was my nephew's problem on Monday".

    "He saw himself with less chances of winning in Wimbledon than in Roland Garros, which might have affected his focus and preparation in the previous days".

    "You don't see a clear possibility of victory with what you have. In other places you can hold on, fight, and maybe in the end you can win. Here you see yourself less of a winner and that makes things more difficult".

    About Rafa's state of mind "he can't be too bad".
    "At the end, defeat is a part of the game, unfortunately. Very happy he must not be either, it's not the first time we lose".

    http://www.diariodemallorca.es/deportes/2013/06/27/toni-nadal-le-fallo-rafel/855988.html
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFsB6G0XOIY

    Interview when arriving to Manacor.

    Seems to be Rafa's answer to what Toni said about his attitude, though we don't see the question:

    "I think my attitude has been fantastic up until now. I think maybe the other day, well, due to several circumstances, I couldn't face the match with the same intensity with which I had faced some others in the previous months, but it's part of the like of a sportsman, and we keep on going and we'll try to get well prepared for what's ahead.
     
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    Wow, this is a gigantic thread. 837 pages !!

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    Crisstti and CMM will eventually surpass meg0529 for the all time busiest poster.
     
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    http://cdn03.cdn.socialitelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/30/rafael-nadal-****less-06302013-13-900x675.jpg
     
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    More holiday pics.
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    Glad Rafito is enjoying his time off. Hope he comes back strong to the hardcourt season.

    Good pics, CMM.
     
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    Looks like he is having a great time. Good for him. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date, CMM.
     
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    2013 must be the best year of Nadal's career. Imagine beginning a year just wanting to be uninjured.....and then winning 7 titles by June :eek:
     
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    How many fishes did rafa catch ??
     
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    http://vimeo.com/67064127
     
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    Thanks CMM. That was a good watch. Rafa has helped this kid in his own little way. Sweet...........:)
     
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    One masters at least is the word on August. A good Montreal can keep him in contention in the race, and the fifth slam will have to get the short end of the stick once again.
     
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    Nadal currently has a 780 point lead over Djokovic in the ATP Race.
    http://www.atpworldtour.com/rankings/ytd-singles.aspx

    Nadal would dearly love to win the US Open again to wrap up Play Of The Year. And despite hardcourt not being the priority, it would also give him 2 of the 3 biggest hardcourt titles of the year (Indian Wells, US Open).
     
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    Doesn't matter. That lead will quickly evaporate as soon as the summer hardcourt series starts. Cvac and Murray both will greatly outperform him for the rest of the year. Nadal is not reaching #1 again for the remainder of his career.
     
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    Nenad Zimonjić is practicing with Rafa in Manacor.

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    I agree. I hate all these goofy sponsorships like Bacardi and PokerStars. Too bad the players council didn't decide to pay him millions or else maybe he would have stuck with it instead of saying it was too distracting and time consuming for him. He's barely practiced at all since Wimby; I doubt he makes it out of his first match at Roger's Cup.
     
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    I also hate the PokerStars sponsorship but this one doesn't bother me. The message isn't bad and he replaced another great sportsman (Michael Schumacher).

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    Ah, yeah like Nadal doesn't focus on tennis enough :lol:

    If anything, Nadal should focus less on tennis. The less he thinks about such a consuming and stressful sport, the better.
     
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    That one is pretty good :)
     
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    hahhah, "if he's healthy, he's the best forever" :D


    Maybe he is 61 63 60 (N-S-K)?
     
  28. Crisstti

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    Lol, maybe, people never know if he's a fan or a hater :)
     
  29. CMM

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    The tennis center that he will build in Mallorca.

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    "Unbelievable and fantastical dream come true, no?"
     
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    That is awesome!
     
  32. NADALbULLS

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    I hope the Mallorca Open becomes a slam. It will certainly be great enough architecturally.
     
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    I see this flopping badly. Is there really enough interest in tennis in Mallorca to warrant building this thing? I bet it goes bankrupt in the next 10 years.
     
  34. CMM

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    It says "International".
     
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    Clarky21 definitely hates Nadal for life. Its like Clarky21 was only born to hate on Nadal. What a disgraceful existence.
     
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    Not with all Rafa's millions. I think its a great idea and he's trying to leave something behind. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed and if I was rich I'd be building things too.
     
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    You mean you WISH it goes bankrupt............!!!!
     
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    Rafa is such a credit to Spain. How lucky they are to have such a legend like him who is doing so much to put something back into his country.

    What kind of courts are they. I'm sure they are not h/c as Rafa is against them.
     
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    I really like Nadal's shirt in that picture, he looks smart and dedicated. The architectural design of that tennis centre looks amazing also.
     
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    In this picture, that girl's face turns into Shakira's face.
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  42. Omega_7000

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    Yes Agree. He should be dedicated to DJ'ing and building tennis centers until next years clay court season.

    There are all post tennis career options as I'm sure this isn't part of uncle Toni's training regiment. Is he planning on retiring soon?
     
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    After Nadal wins the 2013 US Open he'll have plenty of time. Nadal said he was looking to regain form by 2014, so looks like his career is on the rise. The opposite of Federer.
     
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    Wrong. I just don't think this gigantic thing needs to be built is all. And I also doubt Nadal will be buoying this thing with his own money if it starts to struggle. Rich folks unload bad investments all the time and he would be no different.
     
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    Lol, he's building a bunch of tennis courts not solving Spain's immense financial and rampant unemployment conundrum. Some perspective is in order don't you think?
     
  46. CMM

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    A few more.
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    Do I hear wedding bells?
     
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    Short shorts!!!!!

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