Players comments about Nadal keeping number 1 place

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  1. nadal

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    Isn't that something.....
     
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    I'm sure Nadal fans will find some dirt in what Roger said, even if he gave more credit to Nadal that all the previous three combined.
     
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    "An ongoing rivalry?! Hah! It's not a rivalry if your opponent has won their last 5 meetings! MORE LIKE A BEATING! HAH! LOL!!!!! "
     
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    First off, Roger says Nadal easily beats "normal-type" players. Can you be any more disrespectful? One, that diminishes Nadal's victories and two, how would he (Roger) like to be called "normal"? And of course Federer can't go one interview without talking about himself, so he brings up his "rivalry" with Nadal.
     
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    Right. It's not really a rivalry as Nadal always wins.
     
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    I think Murray and Djoko were pretty respectful too, but Roddick didn't give much credit to Nadal IMO. Funny, considering he's the weaker of the 4 ATM.
     
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    Roddick gave him credit? He just said if he stays healthy he'll be on top of the game for a long time.

    Novak was the only one who acknowledged that Rafa's been at the top of the game for a few years now, and was second only to Federgod. now he's the best.
     
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  10. Emelia21

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    Interesting

    Roger: "He's winning comfrotably against the normal type players" D:confused:
    "Excellent on grass and hard courts"


    Roddick : "Improving all the time"

    Djokovic : "High level for 5 years, hard court improved, he deserves N01

    Nice comments :)
     
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  11. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Roddick did give him credit. "He can play ball...."
     
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    Shouldnt these guys be itching to dethrone Nadal and make a legacy for themselves? They shouldnt care about Nadal. They should be worrying about THEMSELVES and taking the number 1 spot from Nadal. Bunch of damn sissies. It shows in their performances at the slams too.

    I guess this explains why the last 20 of the 20 some odd slams final have featured Fed or Nadal or BOTH
     
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    Fed more or less already has. Roddick doesn't have enough tennis left in him to make a legacy, esp after being in the shadow of Americans like Sampras, Courier, and Agassi.

    I'm pretty sure both Novak and Murray are waiting to establish themselves; this was an interview on Nadal, what do you want them to say? Nadal is great, I will take his #1 spot away from him? I'm sure it's on their mind; just not something you say during an interview.

    Don't forget Novak, he took AO last year....
     
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    Yea well.. that was over a year ago and he hasnt duplicated such since. In fact he may never even do so if he continues down the road he is going. Murray on the otherhand.. Is prolly the next guy out of the field to grab a slam but again.. Many were picking Murray to win the AO and then he loses to the inferior Verdasco and was humiliated and thumped by Roger from the opening set at the USO. Not to mention, Murray hasnt done anything on grass or clay either. See Murray seems more like a small tournament, 3 set player. The slams are a completely different animal
     
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    can't you see that they were reading the script above the camera...

    lol, these vid's are made for marketing purposes... it would be stupid to say something bad against biggest star in tennis right now.
     
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  16. Nadalfan89

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    I guess the "normal" players that Federer is referring to is the same bunch of players that have beaten Federer before, some of them on numerous occasions. Does he honestly believe that he's some sort of God?
     
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  17. Richie Rich

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    don't know how you guys can determine that anyone was disrespectful to anyone else. you weren't in the room when the comments were made or when the video was shot. stop reading too much into things.
     
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    Wrong.

    "one of two or more striving to reach or obtain something that only one can possess."
     
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    i like how the *******s take federer's comment about beating normal players easily as an insult.

    did he mention anything else? nope, and like it or not, theirs is called a rivalry. they're in contention for the slams, not so much djokovic and murray compared to these two.

    you guys really have no idea what your talking about.
     
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    Oh my gosh... this is gonna be hijacked by *******s and *******s again...

    Cool vid.
     
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    Who are the normal type players? Are there any abnormal type players? :shock:
     
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    i think its lost in translation..he is not native to english probably trying to say the average guys the top 100 basically.
     
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    I think he means against the average players. Thus giving a hint that he thinks it's a different story with Nadal against the top players like him.
     
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  24. slice bh compliment

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    Nice mutual admiration society. Nonexistent in the Lendl/Connors/Mac era, LOL! Such bromance was unheard of back then!

    Rafa and Murray will have some battles. Tennis is in great shape thanks to those two. And of course, Roger, et al.
     
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    everyone knows the federer is the greatest.
     
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    Perhaps by normal he means people outside of the top 3/4. The rest actually give him a match (AO 09, Rotterdam, etc)
     
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    all i know is FEDERER IS THE GREATEST.
     
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    Oh you mean like Fed at RG 2008 or Murray at Wimbledon 2008 or IW 2009? That kind of really tough matches?
    I love how Federer insults people while pretending to praise them. It seems he means Rafa is really good as long as his opponents are only average. And that's a compliment? Wow, who would want to be on the receiving end of a compliment like that? Anyway it's interesting that such a statement is coming from someone who lost his last 5 finals to him and who has lost all his matches against the other top 3 recently. I feel it's funny that this sentence "he's comfortable against normal players" applies much better to current Federer than to Nadal.
     
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  30. TennisLover17

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    Nice vid. Good to see the other players giving recognition to his achievements as a player.
     
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  31. DjordjeRosic

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    God dammit, you people aren't fans, you guys are obsessed. I mean come on I love watching all the top 4 play (and any pro for that matter), but do you feel somewhat privileged to "follow" your idols or something and when some one suggests that they might be human you go off on the source? All the *******s and *******s **** me off greatly, sure they are human, they get angry, they cry, they don't speak perfect English, so on and so forth but come on. If the man had said "other players", you would go off on him by reading to much into that too, and what you would hear is, "other players apart from me the almighty Federer, the man who created tennis and a god....". I'm glad that at least they compliment one another and acknowledge that the other top players in there league are good and all, if I was competing at their level I would have that competitive mind set and really wouldn't be all lovey dovey, which seems like some people expect nowadays. I mean what do you want any one of them to say "I would bow down and kiss so and so's shoes and the ground he walks on", that would just be ridiculous, of course you cant please everyone, and arguments will always start because people always need to be right, let it go and take it as a compliment.

    P.S: I am not going to engage in any damn internet flaming and trolling, so please please please don't go off, its my 2 cents. I've been a member on these boards for what......a month or so and I've seen at least 3+ of these pointless debates about "oh, he said this, but what he was really trying to say was....." appear every damn day.

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  32. TennezSport

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    Nicely stated...........

    Nicely stated DR, but remember that the word "Fan" is derived from the word "FANATIC", which in this case kinda fit's no???

    As you state, these players are people with their own feelings and issues who sometimes say things in the heat of the moments and are contantly mis-quoted by the press to create controversy. "Fanatics" only hear what they want to hear and objectivity is cast to the wind. It's a "My guy is god and yours sucks" attitude so no matter what logic is presented, it's a moot case.

    While I have my likes and dislikes for all of these players I am more a fan of the sport of Tennis and I totally respect their efforts to be the best at one of the toughest sports there is (though not advertized as such) :cry:

    Just my .25; Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
     
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    I like TennezSport now lol, seems like a good person :)!
    And yes I agree with what you said, "Fan" does derive from that but I mean it crosses the line sometimes IMO. Well anyway its good to see someone else who shares the same view of the game, and only expects great matches from these hard working individuals in this hard sport (I played high school basketball, and when I resumed my tennis which i was playing along side basketball, I noticed that my body just started to hurt so much more with tennis than it ever did with the other sport. And some people think tennis is a wimpy sport, PFFT what ever lol).

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    I've been to Nadal's site & I've been to Fed's site, and trust me, what I've read on this forum is pretty mild.....
     
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  35. markmurray

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    It's pretty funny to see you guys tear these things apart.

    Part of being a professional tennis player is giving these interviews. They're being led by the media people into providing soundbites on the hot topics in the tennis world. They quite probably don't have strong opinions but are asked a question and have to say something. You'll notice than in interviews, Andy Murray is very diplomatic and uncontroversial while still making it clear that he wants to win. This makes him appear mature and motivated. He didn't always do this but he has learned how these things work. That Roger Federer can't do it as ably is down to his weaker grasp of the English language.
     
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    when someone with a avatar as "Nadal" starts a thread about how great other players like federer think Nadal is you expect what... harmony... sorry... not possible with the Nadal fans (and Fed fans as well) around this neigbourhood...
     
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    as for the abnormal players, Fed said something like this : please include Frederico gil who actually took him more games in a 2 set match than myself in OZ final...
     
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    Message boards aren't for you if you can't handle the way things are with people. Either that or stay out of the players discussion. Thank you very much.
     
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    Umm that was of a compliment than an insult. Nadal's biggest struggle prior to last year was on hard courts he would lose to the normal players and even on grass outside of wimbledon. It was not an insult you really need to turn of the Fedhate vision and you would have understood what he meant. He never even said that Rafa only beats average players..do you have to twist everything that is said. He said he is comfortably winning against the normal players. It makes sense as if you recall prior to him being number 1 just like the same thing Murray and Djokovic are facing right now is they occasionally lose to the average players the top 20-30 guys at situations when they should win.
     
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  40. tudwell

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    You're just a fanboy. Clearly everything Federer says is malicious and mean-spirited.
     
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    Great Spanish guitar 'soundtrack' goin on there in the vid.. Uncle Tone laying down some rifs..??
     
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    Your right I am stupid for trying to put logic and thought into Federer's statements he clearly is trying to be condescending towards everyone on the tour. =[
     
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    People in this forum only read what they want, it's called 'selective reading' anything else is blacked out and considered crap, garbage, or insult.
     
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    I've just noticed that other guys emphasize specific strengths of Nadal: fighting spirit, etc while Fed says "Nadal does well against normal guys", what you want us to believe is that this sentence by Fed is meaningless and we shouldn't care about interpreting it. In that case Fed shouldn't have said it either but he did say it and my take on it is that 1- it's false, Nadal is doing well against everyone including the very best and Fed himself, not just "average" players and 2- it is perfectly contemptuous to comment that someone is doing great vs non threatening opponents. Anybody in the top 10 can do that, heck probably everyone in the top 20 does that. So why doesn't Fed make a comment about what makes Nadal a better player than anyone else at the moment rather than a nondescript remark that could apply to any player with the vaguest hint of success? No reason in particular? IMO one doesn't say things for no reason and Fed's command of English is excellent , so blaming it on his language skills sounds like a terribly lame excuse too.
     
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  45. RFtennis

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    nice vid thanks for link
    5 stars..
     
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    Maybe Roger includes himself in those "normal" player category, knowing how much beating he has been receiving from Nadal lately. Roger is actually quite down to earth if he categorizes himself as "normal".
     
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    I sincerely doubt that's what he means. Federer refers to himself as some kind of monster or as someone extremely talented, not as a normal joe. I don't see Federer as down to earth at all: he's the guy in an ivory tower and from there he looks down on everybody else.
     
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    So the fact that he said he is a phenomenal player and excellent on his worst surface means nothing at all..right..Fed is just trash talking Nadal.
     
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    ^^ IMO Fed is a very matter of fact kind of guy when it comes to commenting on his own abilities and achievements, which I respect. Lets face it, the guy can say he is a tennis god and you wouldn't argue with that - he's already achieved enough and is talented enough to say that.

    However, when it comes to praising other players, I have noticed over the years that he has a knack for giving well-disguised backhanded compliments, which isn't the most endearing of traits I have to say.
     
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    LOL, dude it's an exercise in futility. Walk away.
     
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