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DropShotArtist 09-25-2012 04:29 AM

Nadal: Indoor tennis is not real tennis
 
About Rosol, he says : "Rosol ? Ce n'était pas un match. Ce jour-là, je n'ai pas joué un match de tennis (référence aux conditions indoor)"

--> " Rosol? That wasnt even a tennis match. That day, I didnt play a tennis match (cause indoor conditions)"

Source: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/Actuali...esister/315353

rommil 09-25-2012 04:38 AM

There were 2 sets of real tennis in that Rosol match:)

Sartorius 09-25-2012 04:45 AM

He also had this to say about hard courts:

Quote:

‘I can’t pretend not to play on hard courts when two of the Slams are on hard courts, but there is a mistake with our game. You don’t watch footballers playing on a hard surface, or basketball players, those sports with rapid movements.
‘It’s not going to change for me and my generation. Hard courts are very negative for the body. I know the sport is a business and creating these courts is easier than clay or grass, but I am 100 per cent sure it is wrong. I may have to play more on clay than before but there aren’t that many options.’
Somebody should tell him that he himself is negative for the body.

That and especially the Rosol comment are some of the most nonsensical things I've heard anyone say about tennis.

sdont 09-25-2012 04:45 AM

Strange comment indeed. It doesn't make sense to me.

Did Nadal explicitly talk about indoor conditions? How do the journalist know he was talking about the conditions?

And in the case Nadal wasn't talking about that, what did he mean exactly?

MG1 09-25-2012 04:48 AM

Desperation ..lol!!

First said that sampras tennis was bore ..H/c is bad for body ..

blah blah blah ..!!

Only he knows what the real tennis is ..!

sdont 09-25-2012 04:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sartorius (Post 6917718)
He also had this to say about hard courts:



Somebody should tell him that he himself is negative for the body.

That and especially the Rosol comment are some of the most nonsensical things I've heard anyone say about tennis.

He probably doesn't know about sports like handball, lol.

The basketball example is mind-boggling. Does Rafa want to play on wood?

forzamilan90 09-25-2012 04:56 AM

Not surprised he'd have to say something like that, it's always been what favors me is real tennis, what doesn't is not

sureshs 09-25-2012 05:21 AM

Tennis should only be played on clay and grass.

Sabratha 09-25-2012 05:23 AM

Nadal stretched that a bit too far.

sdont 09-25-2012 05:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sureshs (Post 6917764)
Tennis should only be played on clay and grass.

You need to be more precise: watered outdoor red clay and outdoor grass.

rommil 09-25-2012 05:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sureshs (Post 6917764)
Tennis should only be played on clay and grass.

Hardcourts were created so it can support weights for people like you.

vive le beau jeu ! 09-25-2012 05:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdont (Post 6917733)
He probably doesn't know about sports like handball, lol.

The basketball example is mind-boggling. Does Rafa want to play on wood?

eheh... i'm sure he does !!! :rolleyes:

TennisCJC 09-25-2012 05:36 AM

Nadal is goofy. Let's see he wants tennis to be played only on clay and grass. Ok, let's keep the clay court season the same length and move all the rest of the season to grass and see how he likes it.

Nadal has benefited more from the general slowing of the courts over the past 10 years than any of the other top players.

Nadal could learn to serve and attack more to shorten points. He could also work on playing with a smoother style to save his body instead of bashing every ball. Federer and Murray both play a smoother style and Federer serves, attacks at the baseline and attacks at the net to keep it short and simple.

For me, clay court tennis is OK but not the most appealing tennis for the ATP as the points are too long and too defensive. Aggressive style is not rewarded on clay and it can get kind of boring sometimes.

Also, BLUE CLAY is great for the fans and all clay court tennis should be changed to blue courts. The kinks can easily be worked out and it is 1000% better to watch on TV. But, Rafa hates it so we have to stick with red clay where you can not see the ball on TV. It is better for the sport to move to BLUE CLAY.

merwy 09-25-2012 05:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DropShotArtist (Post 6917701)
About Rosol, he says : "Rosol ? Ce n'était pas un match. Ce jour-là, je n'ai pas joué un match de tennis (référence aux conditions indoor)"

--> " Rosol? That wasnt even a tennis match. That day, I didnt play a tennis match (cause indoor conditions)"

Can't believe I'm the first one to ask this but, source?

Also, just like someone else pointed out, how did the interviewer know he was referring to the indoor conditions instead of his own bad play (perhaps caused by knee problems)?

OverratedIvanovic 09-25-2012 05:43 AM

Source please ? Can't believe he actually said this :roll:

Magnetite 09-25-2012 05:45 AM

He got pulverized in the 5th set. It's only natural for him to be bitter about it.

He hasn't played a real match since Rosol, so I bet he's been stewing over it for months now.

I personally can't recall a time when Nadal was bludgeoned that badly ever.

Even Federer bagelling Nadal in last year's WTF didn't feel so punishing.

dudeski 09-25-2012 05:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rommil (Post 6917711)
There were 2 sets of real tennis in that Rosol match:)

4 sets if remember correctly.

DropShotArtist 09-25-2012 05:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by merwy (Post 6917796)
Can't believe I'm the first one to ask this but, source?

Also, just like someone else pointed out, how did the interviewer know he was referring to the indoor conditions instead of his own bad play (perhaps caused by knee problems)?

Source: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/Actuali...esister/315353

mistik 09-25-2012 05:49 AM

He clearly means his injury problems not indoor thing.The guy who made interview is just stupid.I am also one of the last person to defend Rafa nowadays but ı dont think he means indoors.

kalyan4fedever 09-25-2012 05:51 AM

Karma will bite him back, may be the translation is wrong but if it is correct that was annoying comment.


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