Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by marc45, May 3, 2011.
which great tennis player said this the other day?....it's pretty easy, no?
Fernando Verdasco before facing Nadal in the final of Monte-Carlo Masters 2010?
Maybe Safin. He died on court many times.
Give us th e link please or no one will believe he really said that
"When You Compete You Go To Die"
Nadal allways says this when he plays the goat Federer......very humble of him!
sorry pc, i forgot where i saw it...i'll try and trace it...this was a press conference before madrid and his tough draw
it's www.tennis.com the ticker
i think the message got lost in translation.
"when you compete you go to die" doesn't make sense but
"when you compete you go to kill" does
really, i didn't know it was in spanish but certainly makes sense in madrid...., i thought it made sense.....you have to be willing to give all you have even to death (metaphorically i hope) i'm still having trouble getting the exact link but the one above will get you to the site i saw it at....the ticker at tennis.com...if you print the quote into google a number of sites come up, including this thread
you know some of the guys i play with would say "show no mercy" or "take no prisoners" before a match so their mentality is more from the perspective of the hunters than that of the hunted.
nadal is definitely a hunter. he would run up to the net to meet his opponent, jump up and down, and then run down to the baseline start the practice session. that's not the behavior of a meek person.
Q: We are going to get off topic here a bit but do you think on Tuesday Real Madrid will win ? Do you think there will be some miracles here, in tennis you have made some miracles. Are you going
to follow the match?
A: Of course I'm going to follow the match, I'm a supporter of futbol above everything and a match like that possibilities well I I' not going to loose it. And possibilities, I don't think it has to be a miracle for Madrid to pass but the situation is quite complicated. As a sportsman when you go out there and compete in a competition as important as the Champions' league, you go out to die and to try your best. Even though the result is quite bad for Madrid and better for Barça I think both think that any action can change the score of the match. If everything is OK and if its a good match anything can happen, but its complicated.
tipic prey behaviour to confuse it's hunter...nadal is a prey who tires it's hunter and then gives him the final blow...on the other hand federer is THE hunter, cool behaviour, no need for exces movement, hitting with high precision.
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