Nadal writing for atp

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  1. Buuurnz

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    Nadal is gonna do the blog for the atp page and his first one is tomorrow...!
    Hopefully it's gonna be good...let's see and check it out...!
     
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  2. wyutani

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    he can write english mate'??
     
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    Propably he's is going to write it in English and then someone will translate it for him.Damn!I hope the winning streak of bloggers(robredo,ancic)doesn't continue...:(
     
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  4. Max G.

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    Nadal writing the blog for the duration of the French Open?

    ...makes it a guaranteed win for him, the bloggers always seem to do well :)
     
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  5. malakas

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    If they have Nadal do the blog for the French,that means that Roger will do it for the Wimby:D :D
     
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  6. ATXtennisaddict

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    Would be interesting to read the blog.
     
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  7. superman1

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    Should be great to see what he's thinking. And hopefully we'll be able to understand it!
     
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    I hope he does it in spanish with someone translating. Kid is trying hard to learn English, but he is far from eloquence yet. Reading stuff like "Today was good, me happy to win, no?" would be disappointing, he is a bright kid and has plenty to say in Spanish.
     
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  9. superman1

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    It would be me trying to write a blog in Spanish. "Hola. El match fue muy dificil, uh...y yo estoy bien. Soderling es muy dificil, no? Estoy contento....no?" I could have done better back in high school.
     
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    I've read somewhere that also Robredo did his blog in Spanish but they translated it.Maybe Nadal's blog will start with him making history(with straight clay victories) and end with Roger makin history!:D :D :mrgreen:
     
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    Today, I play tennis, no? I get up, and get bags, very heavy bags and bring them to tennis court. I play very very well, get lot of points, no? So after while, I get tired, cause running...all day. So after practice I take shower, very smelly, no? I can't wait to play more tennis, I'm very improved, no? Very good game, beat no. 1, player, very good.
     
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    I'm a Nadal fan, but that is hella funny!!:) Seriously, if he was going to write his blog like this I would be laughing all day!!:mrgreen:
     
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    Lol

    Remember to say "unbelievable" four or five times, too.
     
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    The ATP will edit it, and I think you will be treated to the real Rafa, no?
     
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    Was huge pression on me, first round French Open, is unbelievable, no? I very happy to get through.
     
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    If the ATP will edit Rafa's blog. Then the fun is gone! :mrgreen:
     
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    that will be fun, no??
     
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    Rogelio read my blog, no? I no tell him what Toni uncle coaching me, no? Then he lose in 4 sets and call me names. But I just play better clay, no?
     
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    You gotta admit, he's a unique tennis personality. The pants and sleeveless shirt. Even casual tennis followers know who he is, some who don't even follow tennis do too. Even his way of speaking English is unique, I know he's just 19 and he's learning the ropes of the language. By the time he retires (around 30 I would think) he'll be speaking pretty good English, no? Great for the sport and it adds spice these days. The Fed fans are not too happy about it though. There's mutiny on these boards when he loses a match, tough fans. They should be from Philadelphia, they booed Santa Claus off the field. Fed loses 3 matches this year and they're crying "he needs to improve". God, telling Fed to improve is like telling Pavarotti to sing better.
     
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    i feel your pain, my friend.
     
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    His last entry: Today final..Lost...:mrgreen:
     
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    Hi, this Rafa logging on Raftas account, you make fun of me, no? You like me crush you beginner on tennis court, yes?
     
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  23. HookEmJeff

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    The ATP is doing a good job letting us peek behind the curtain with these player blogs. To get Nadal during a French Open run is something special, no doubt. Kudos to the ATP, and to the players for doing these. Here's hoping Rafa lasts a long time inthe tournament so we can see what he has to say.

    Jeff
     
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    His first entry is out.What do you think of it?
     
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    He says he likes Roger!?! Oh,come on!!
     
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  26. Matthew

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    I dunno guys, you think Rafael really wrote this blog? Its pretty much just a summary of what he did... nothing to do with how he feels about things. I wouldn't be surprised if there was someone handling this for him. Bring back Tursunov!
     
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    Hehe, he didn't say "no?" once in that entire blog :) he did a good job.
     
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    Yeap.Not one single no...:shock: Come to think of it that is a bit suspicious....Hmmmm...:mrgreen:
     
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  30. Max G.

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    Well, it could be that the lack of "no"s is just because he's writing and not speaking. Or because it's translated.

    ...it does seem like kind of a bland account, maybe he's having a publicity guy do it for him, I wouldn't be surprised.
     
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    It is translated, theres no way he wrote that.
     
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    :lol: X2

    No way at all. I've read alot of his interviews and not one sounded like that blog. Totally translated. It's a good and bad thing I guess.
     
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  33. Count Grishnackh

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    Yeah, I agree that it's a bit bland because it's translated into proper English. I suppose that they should print out the blog in his Spanish (so you can see his true personality and not edited either) and also have it in English for the non-Spanish speaking public out of convience. From reading the blog it looks like his whole world seems to be flying by so fast around him. It seems like he hasn't realized yet what he's accomplished, it's just part of a job and he goes home and that's it. The bliss of youth, also I believe his family keeps him grounded. He doesn't seem to believe the hype, also I don't think he realizes that Fed is just being polite to him just for perhaps PR purposes. Fed looks like he's tired of losing to him and he's created animosity as a result of it. Nadal doesn't see it, he still thinks Fed is cool with him, only on the surface it seems, deep down it might not be so friendly. It's natural to feel that, they're not close friends from childhood or something.
     
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    That was priceless :D
     
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    Maybe uncle Tony coached him. It is allowed while writing an official ATP blog, no?
     
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    When I read the first sentence, "I'm looking forward to writing the blog to be simultaneously posted at ATPtennis.com and on my home page," I knew we were getting the overly articulate Nadal, translated by the guy that played the Architect in Matrix Reloaded. "Ergo, the blog will be simultaneously posted at the following locations."

    But it turned out okay. He seems well grounded and doesn't fully realize that he is also one of those famous athletes that he was remarking about.
     
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  37. ShooterMcMarco

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    architect...superman lol.

    If Nadal were to sit down and do it himself, I'm pretty sure this thread would be 10 pages long with people ripping him. Its a good thing hes got the translator hehe.
     
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  38. artworks

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    I'm sure Federer excitedly follows the blog of Nadal. :mrgreen:
     
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  39. superman1

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    I'm sure they'll get him for Wimbledon.
     
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    Do these guys get paid by the ATP for the blog?
     
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    "Here's your $1.1 million check for winning the tournament. And here's $9.95 for your blog services at our website."
     
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  42. sureshs

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    Hey blogs are big business these days
     
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    I if I was a pro player and I was asked to write a blog, I would write it in Spanish to be translated later.

    My spoken English is not much better than Nadal's (you guys would think that I'm completely dumb...no?), and even in written English I can't express everything that I want to, so I would write in Spanish for sure.

    Although I think a Nadal's blog written directly in English would be very funny, even for me as a Spaniard.
     
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  44. Dilettante

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    Dude, wait a moment:

    So... he's not that dumb.
     
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    He didn't write it in English or Spanish....
     
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    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahaha
     
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    Nadal's blog is sooooo boring no doubt...!I would have enjoyed it much more if he wrote it by himelf....No doubt his English aint the best, but in my eyes this would make it much more interesting and enjoyable, and not because I would laugh about his English cuz I think he is trying pretty hard to learn it!
     
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    So now Nadal should be hating Roger? And why exactly? Maybe cause Roger has a winning streak on him? :rolleyes:

    Do you know them both personally? Have u ever been #2 on ATP list and had #1 in front of you by 2456 points so you know how that feels and how much you dislike him? Are you Nadal?

    Why on Earth couldn't it be possible that he likes Fed off court (or at least liked him..before the "Toni was coaching" whining 2 weeks ago) ?
     
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  50. croatian sensation

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    All blogs would be more interesting if the players wrote them by themselves. Cause very few can lead a decent conversation in English,let alone spell.

    But I agree..it's kinda boring. (Still, it's an action movie compared to Mario Ancic's blog...that was more boring than a Fed Cup match :mrgreen: )
    Tursunov scr*wed it for all of them who'll be writing it after him :)
     
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