Nadal the only non-American named in America's 10 Most-Liked Sports Figures

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  1. 8pNADAL

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  2. RCizzle65

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    TBH, I don't even see how he made it, Tennis isn't exactly big around here anymore, which is sad.
     
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    That list is ridiculous. How could a rodeo rider have enough exposure to be on America's radar, and who the heck is Robin Roberts. Hint: the poll asked a mere 1100 people not enough of a vote to count for anything. Clearly just made up stuff.
     
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    This is also true. More Am,ericans know about Agassi more than any other tennis player I would guess.
     
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    agassi mcenroe roddick and sampras. thats about it for the general populous.
     
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    Ty Murray was on Dancing with the Stars...a show which is a juggernaut in America...its really not that surprising to me that he would make the list considering I believe he lasted quite a while on the show.
     
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  7. IvanAndreevich

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    I guess Americans think Fed's American.
     
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    It's the manner of that the polling was conducted that matters. If the procedure was a la Gallup poll with 1000 randomly selected, then it is a reasonable representative sample. If it was an online poll then :) haha

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    its on Forbes..case end and point.
     
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    I am 100% sure that 68% of americans have never heard of Rafa Nadal. Although Nadal won a few fans by staying cool when the idiot ran on to the court.
     
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    ^nadal does get the biggest crowds in the us open
     
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    No.It was everywhere last year that Federer was drawing the biggest crowds at the USO and was getting maximum crowd-support.Not sure about this year though because the crowds there usually support the underdog.
     
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    youll have to produce the stats to prove that, because i know for a fact nadal sessions had far greater attendance during the 08 us open (by a margin of thousands, despite playing one less match), it was mentioned during coverage that year
     
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    could i see your stats? :razz:
     
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    youd have to have watched the tennis that year, i didnt take a photo of the tv
     
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    Why dont you produce some statistics first kid?
    And I dont give a **** about your coverage nonsense because last year everytime I heard they were saying how great a support Roger was receiving in New York..
    On the opening day,when all Champions are invited,Roger inspite of being non-American was the only man to receive a standing ovation while he was being introduced.
    Dont believe me?Go read his interviews even the press was asking him about the ridiculous amount of support he received inspite of being a non-American.

    Go see the video of the opening night on youtube.
    edit-I saw quite a few empty seats for Nadal's matches if thats what you're going to use as a statistic :lol:
     
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    i dont need to produce stats i already saw them, plus nadal wasnt in the champions day
     
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    Where did you see them o' enchanted soul? :lol:
     
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  19. 8pNADAL

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    my television screen inside the box
     
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  20. Cesc Fabregas

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    I think the general public see Nadal as a really down to earth guy, lets not forget he still lives in the same place that he was brought up in.
     
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    wow great stats....:shock:
    Unfortunately though I saw quite a few empty seats at Nadal's matches :oops: :twisted:
    I mean if thats what your stats are :lol:
     
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    nah i mean 'numbers'
     
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    Don't know which match Mandy01 saw, cos the stadium was almost full when Nadal played Ljubicic.
     
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    Which numbers O'Enchanted soul?
     
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  25. 8pNADAL

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    total sessions attendance numbers for each player
     
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    funny...so produce them.You can lie out of your teeth for all I'd believe.
     
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    this isnt about convincing you, just stating a fact
     
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    There is no fact dude..its just you lying out of your teeth :lol:
     
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    So much false in one sentence.
     
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  30. slice bh compliment

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    I see it at clubs, parks and in general. Nadal might be non-American, but he's being adopted pretty quickly over here.

    You know how gay folks co-opt, and even 'out' certain celebrities? Well the Chicanos, Latinos and the Native Americans love Rafa over here....maybe they identify with him. I've noticed Asians and Indian kids love him too. So do middle aged white dudes who normally like Roddick types. High Q rating....ethnic crossover Benetton look with a hardworking, humble persona.

    What's not to like? He's a nice kid, he's quick, strong, agile....he's pretty down to earth/almost blue collar...he'd win an All-Madden award if he were playing football.

    A nice change from the skinny, lilywhite clubby tennis player stereotype of yesteryear.
     
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    You are a clown. If you're going to state facts, you have to produce evidence to support those facts, otherwise it's just an opinion. Looking at your screen does not produce real stats.

    And I agree with Mandy, I've seen many empty seats in Nadal's matches, where Roger's matches have a lot less. And giving USO 08 as an example is bad, because Roger was getting the biggest support in this tourney, some would argue even more than the americans. It was clear the tennis fans wanted him to win the last slam of the year after losing the last one in a very tight contest. Plus, if I recall correctly I think the crowd was acutally against Nadal in the semi against Murray.
     
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    Its pretty sad that you look for empty seats in Nadal's matchs to give you self satifaction that Federer is more popular. :oops:
     
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    these people are obsessed beyond stalker level
     
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    LOL. If you ever say Nadal (or any other random bloke) draws a bigger crowd than federer, you're either lying or don't know jack.
     
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    er......no :lol:
     
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    This is a good, and hey, he didn't say anything about Federer or Nadal drawing the bigger crowd! I don't get what 8pNadal is trying to start here. :-|

    I wouldn't say he's blue collar though, his family was quite well off; perhaps it's his attitude and workman style of play that contributes to this idea of being not of the "elite."

    I think Fed probably has the bigger crowd at the US Open because of his long history of success there, but I don't think relative fan numbers matter as much as the fact that American fans really want a Nadal-Fed final like the other grand slams have had the fortunate of entertaining, and they'll cheer both of them on to get there.
     
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    Says the person who urged others to check out youtube for prove that Fed attracts bigger crowds. You can't produce decent stats either so why go on about it?
    quote: "Go see the video of the opening night on youtube."

    I think it's safe to assume that both attract a good crowd. The rest of his discussion is yet another episode in the ongoing *******s vs *******s p*ss**g contest.
     
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    Why should you bother responding then? :lol: It was never meant to be a serious discussion in the first place :lol:
    btw-Didnt I say go check out Roger's interviews also? The journos brought it up time and again and there was a video on it on youtube.Thats all I said :lol:
    I didnt make any statement for the number of seats Roger was selling :lol:
     
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  39. JennyS

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    My mom thought he was:D
     
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    Hardly. I don't give a crap about who's more popular. I just know Federer is.
     
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    Because I love reading your nonsense replies to nonsense comments. You're quite the competitor in p*ss*ng contests. Doesn't have to make sense, as long as you keep replying to defend your sweet Rogie, right?

    I read an interview with a US Open official saying that Rafa draws the biggest crowds on and off court. Keeping in mind that they're both popular with the crowds, it just depends where you look for info to manipulate the discussion your way if you care enough to do so.
    However, I think it's safe to assume that they both attract big numbers.
     
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    I was at us open and the stadium for fed and nadal was pretty much the same
     
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    i know the facts, i saw the numbers on the screen, whereas federer fans just know what they want to be true
     
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    For the first part-Ahh..thanks man...I'm glad you like them. :D

    btw-Who was that US Open official?
     
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    I know..I'm only playing along :lol:
    I do think the crowds really got behind Roger last year..probably because he was the underdog in many ways.I do however think they're both pretty popular in NY .
     
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    Someone here's on shandy, and it might be Mandy.
     
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    I don't know about that, but they did think Federer is staid.
     
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    I remember that, plus all you had to do was look in the stands.
     
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    Great post and so true. It's not a slight against Federer. They do both draw big crowds, but it's hard to believe some of these posters haven't heard them constantly referring to Rafa's rock star appeal. There's no argument here, folks. He made the list. Deal with it! Good gugamooga!
     
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    Yeah, that's really what I meant. His game is very workmanlike. He walks like a blue collar guy. He sweats like a blue collar guy. The Pat Rafter fan in me likes Rafa, even though I prefer an attacking player with a one-handed backhand.

    Well, here's to Rafa making a comeback. This has been a tough five months.
     
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