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RAFA2005RG 11-13-2012 02:46 AM

Kooyong director: "Nadal's a possibility and that'd be something special for us"
 
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/kooyong...2832--ten.html

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Injured world number four Rafa Nadal is on a hit list to fill out the field for the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament, organizers said on Tuesday, as the exhibition event seeks to fight off lucrative Middle East competitors.

"We're in touch with the top four," tournament director Colin Stubs told reporters in Melbourne of negotiations to attract Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray or Nadal for the January 9-12 event.

"Nadal's a possibility and that'd be something special for us because he's never played here."

Stubs left open the final spot in the invitational eight-man field, as he announced on Tuesday that Janko Tipsarevic, Juan Monaco and Milos Raonic will join 2009 U.S. Open winner Juan Martin del Potro, former world number one Lleyton Hewitt, Kei Nishikori and Marcos Baghdatis for the tournament.

The event has traditionally attracted a high quality field as it guarantees players three competitive matches on the same surface used at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park the following week.

World number two Federer was a regular visitor to the club in the leafy suburb close to the central city, but in recent years had preferred to build up for the Australian Open at events in the Middle East.

Nadal, an 11-time grand slam winner, has been out of action since June with a knee injury, but is hopeful of being back for the Australian Open and could be desperate for matches ahead of the season-opening grand slam.

Djokovic, who clinched the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London on Monday, is schedule to play the mixed-team Hopman Cup event in Perth from December 29-Jan 5, while Murray has been confirmed for the Brisbane tournament from December 30-Jan 6.

The Australian Open runs from January 14-27.

(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury in Wellington; Editing by John O'Brien)




Sabratha 11-13-2012 02:59 AM

Not gonna happen.

Clarky21 11-13-2012 06:48 AM

He will never be sensible and play there. He will go where the money is like he always does.

sureshs 11-13-2012 08:07 AM

People are realizing that tennis without Nadal has become a joke and they are desperate to have him back.

Murrayfan31 11-13-2012 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by sureshs (Post 7014137)
People are realizing that tennis without Nadal has become a joke and they are desperate to have him back.

That's not what people are realizing.

sureshs 11-13-2012 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Murrayfan31 (Post 7014140)
That's not what people are realizing.

A 31 year old father reaches the finals of the WTF and is barely beaten by the "#1" in the world. Before that, a guy explains (before a match) why he can never beat the 31 year old father, and then dutifully loses.

Time for Nadal to come back and raise the bar.

Totai 11-13-2012 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by sureshs (Post 7014149)
A 31 year old father reaches the finals of the WTF and is barely beaten by the "#1" in the world. Before that, a guy explains (before a match) why he can never beat the 31 year old father, and then dutifully loses.

Time for Nadal to come back and raise the bar.

What was the score when Nadal played Fed at the WTF last year? I seem to have forgotten

sureshs 11-13-2012 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Totai (Post 7014183)
What was the score when Nadal played Fed at the WTF last year? I seem to have forgotten

He wins Slams, not round-robin Christmas tournaments

Rock Strongo 11-13-2012 08:49 AM

These opening posts, they remind me of another Rafa fan who got banned a while back.

Tennis_Hands 11-13-2012 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Totai (Post 7014183)
What was the score when Nadal played Fed at the WTF last year? I seem to have forgotten

Sureshs has clearly declined.

:twisted:

RF20Lennon 11-13-2012 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Totai (Post 7014183)
What was the score when Nadal played Fed at the WTF last year? I seem to have forgotten

Rumor is nadal got manhandled 6-3 6-0 but ssssh!!!!

Clarky21 11-13-2012 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by RF20Lennon (Post 7014269)
Rumor is nadal got manhandled 6-3 6-0 but ssssh!!!!



6-1 6-3 -6-0 in a slam final is much worse than losing a three setter at the WTF,where Fed only won one more game in a 5 set match. But ssssshhh,don't say anything. :lol:

Mustard 11-13-2012 09:54 AM

Nadal beating Federer 8 times in majors at 3 different venues is the biggest "ssssshhh" :twisted:

cknobman 11-13-2012 10:07 AM

Nadal losing 7 times in a row to Djokovic (6 being finals, 3 of those finals being grand slams) is an even bigger "sssssssshhhhhhhh":twisted:

beast of mallorca 11-13-2012 11:03 AM

Federer, the supposed GOAT, crying over like a baby girl in a trophy presentation is an even bigger sssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......:twisted:

6-1 6-3 6-0 11-13-2012 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by RF20Lennon (Post 7014269)
Rumor is nadal got manhandled 6-3 6-0 but ssssh!!!!

Since when is losing 6-3 6-0 even remotely comparable to Federer getting absolutely pounded 1-6 3-6 0-6 by Rafael Nadal? I'm glad Nadal gave him that well-deserved beating, particularly because he really sent out a message that Federer is his puppet and that Federer doesn't stand a chance against him in 5 sets. The mental gap was now insurmountable, and Federer winning only 4 games in a grand slam final showed the world that he will never, EVER beat Nadal in a slam again, much less Roland Garros. It's Nadal's payback for the Federer-fan vitriol, and the hearts and souls of Federer fans will ache as it no longer becomes a joke as to whether or not Nadal will pass Federer's slam count. It's all fun and games until Nadal hits 16. And then 17. Reality hits. 18. 19. Suddenly Federer just becomes another talent, like Nastase.

Did their World Tour Finals meeting send out that message? Nope. This was on one of the biggest stages in mens' tennis. A SLAM.

It's not a rivalry. It WASN'T a rivalry. It was, and IS, utter domination.




namelessone 11-13-2012 11:27 AM

Wow, this thread turned out great. :(

beast of mallorca 11-13-2012 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by namelessone (Post 7014484)
Wow, this thread turned out great.

:twisted::twisted::twisted::confused:

Rock Strongo 11-13-2012 11:31 AM

Again, interesting posting pattern between Nadal fans. I have seen this before. Was it an Attenborough documentary?

RF20Lennon 11-13-2012 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0 (Post 7014483)
Since when is losing 6-3 6-0 even remotely comparable to Federer getting absolutely pounded 1-6 3-6 0-6 by Rafael Nadal? I'm glad Nadal gave him that well-deserved beating, particularly because he really sent out a message that Federer is his puppet and that Federer doesn't stand a chance against him in 5 sets. The mental gap was now insurmountable, and Federer winning only 4 games in a grand slam final showed the world that he will never, EVER beat Nadal in a slam again, much less Roland Garros. It's Nadal's payback for the Federer-fan vitriol, and the hearts and souls of Federer fans will ache as it no longer becomes a joke as to whether or not Nadal will pass Federer's slam count. It's all fun and games until Nadal hits 16. And then 17. Reality hits. 18. 19. Suddenly Federer just becomes another talent, like Nastase.

Did their World Tour Finals meeting send out that message? Nope. This was on one of the biggest stages in mens' tennis. A SLAM.

It's not a rivalry. It WASN'T a rivalry. It was, and IS, utter domination.




Knew you'd show up precisely why I did it :lol: but hey at least federer won RG looks like Rafa can't even win what you call a "Mickey mouse" tournament


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