"When You Compete You Go To Die"

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  1. marc45

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    which great tennis player said this the other day?....it's pretty easy, no?
     
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    nadal?

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    John Isner
     
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  4. Omega_7000

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    Fernando Verdasco before facing Nadal in the final of Monte-Carlo Masters 2010?
     
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    Andy Muurya?
     
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    Maybe Safin. He died on court many times.
     
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    Give us th e link please or no one will believe he really said that
     
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    Djokovic!...
     
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    "When You Compete You Go To Die"

    Nadal allways says this when he plays the goat Federer......very humble of him!
     
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  10. marc45

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    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
     
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  12. Mick

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    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 :)
     
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  13. marc45

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    http://www.rafaelnadal.com/content/rafas-press-conference

    Excerpt :

    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.
     
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    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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