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Love Game 01-15-2013 07:32 AM

It's Not the Same Without Rafael!
 
The power and the passion went missing after Rosol snaked hissing ...

We want our Rafa back again! Always Rafa! Only Rafa!
Tennis just isn't as fun without our bold, flashing, slashing, golden bull!











stringertom 01-15-2013 07:37 AM

Same...no; better...yeah, buddy!

forzamilan90 01-15-2013 07:41 AM

His expression on the last pic is funny

volleyandfun 01-15-2013 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Love Game (Post 7122050)
The power and the passion went missing after Rosol snaked hissing ...

We want our Rafa back again! Always Rafa! Only Rafa!
Tennis just isn't as fun without our bold, flashing, slashing, golden bull!




forgive me a dumb question, why exactly is he not playing? :confused:
is it an injury? or something else ..?

jaggy 01-15-2013 07:46 AM

More Spaniards may try to win the tourney now, thats different

Duncan Bell 01-15-2013 07:51 AM

He isn't playing because he's got crocked knees/stomach virus/silent ban/giving others a chance/plundering ships off the coast of Somalia

And yes, it's a massive shame. Good job he's going to be back for Acapulco...

Netspirit 01-15-2013 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by volleyandfun (Post 7122089)
forgive me a dumb question, why exactly is he not playing? :confused:

is it an injury? or something else ..?

It was a stomach virus he acquired a month ago. That virus is still raging.

Duncan Bell 01-15-2013 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Netspirit (Post 7122119)
It was a stomach virus he acquired a month ago. That virus is still raging.

I think the official line from The Vamos Camp is that he didn't want to return to tennis after 6 months by entering something as intense as a Grand Slam. Which is understandable, if true. Which it isn't.

stringertom 01-15-2013 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duncan Bell (Post 7122112)
He isn't playing because he's got crocked knees/stomach virus/silent ban/giving others a chance/plundering ships off the coast of Somalia

And yes, it's a massive shame. Good job he's going to be back for Acapulco...

I knew his old pirate outfits would come in handy someday!

As to Acapulco...I'll believe it when I see it...and when el medico Cotorro's private blood screen is clear.

kishnabe 01-15-2013 08:32 AM

Tennis will never miss him. All champions fade away from the spotlight at some point.

Pretty soon all we will ever talk about are the new guys.

Breaker 01-15-2013 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by forzamilan90 (Post 7122074)
His expression on the last pic is funny

It is the same reaction everyone who reads this thread will have.

Mainad 01-15-2013 09:35 AM



"When am I coming back? You mean play tennis, no? Why should I wanna do that? I have permanent virus in my knees, no? I prefer play that game with the long stick and the little balls that go down the little hole or the one where you sit at a table with picture cards and stare at the guy on the other side who is doing the same and you lose loadsa money, no! I try tell Tio Toni this but he no wanna listen either! "

:wink:

vive le beau jeu ! 01-15-2013 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Love Game (Post 7122050)
The power and the passion went missing after Rosol snaked hissing ...

We want our Rafa back again! Always Rafa! Only Rafa!
Tennis just isn't as fun without our bold, flashing, slashing, golden bull!


nice impersonation of RAFA2012WB's threads, that was funny ! :)

stringertom 01-15-2013 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by forzamilan90 (Post 7122074)
His expression on the last pic is funny

As the photo is from a presser at Key Biscayne, he was probably reacting to the following question:

Journo: Why is it so important to start your Euroclay preparation a day earlier by avoiding the Muzzaman of Miami?

Speranza 01-15-2013 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stringertom (Post 7122062)
Same...no; better...yeah, buddy!

Watson: At the risk of losing even more friends, we'd have to agree.

Holmes: Watson, we can't lose that which we haven't.

stringertom 01-15-2013 10:16 AM

^^^Off topic, Speranza, but have you caught the CBS version of Holmes/Watson in "Elementary"? Lucy Liu is a bold pick for the Watson role but she pulls it off well IMO!

batz 01-15-2013 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stringertom (Post 7122492)
^^^Off topic, Speranza, but have you caught the CBS version of Holmes/Watson in "Elementary"? Lucy Liu is a bold pick for the Watson role but she pulls it off well IMO!

Is this the one with Johnny Lee Miller as Holmes? I've heard good things about it.

rommil 01-15-2013 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by volleyandfun (Post 7122089)
forgive me a dumb question, why exactly is he not playing? :confused:
is it an injury? or something else ..?

U2 and friends explains source of Rafa's injuries:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTKmhj2edQ0

wilkinru 01-15-2013 10:27 AM

I'm missing Roddick too...

ruerooo 01-15-2013 10:53 AM

It's killing, LG, isn't it? I've tried to tell my GFs who have other tenistas as their Main Men :) that I will try my best not to mope and whine. I'm doing okay as long as Ferru is in the tournament, and I'm hoping Nico goes far (first time ever for that, LOL -- still blaming him for what happened in the last rubber of last year's DC final) so I can catch a glimpse or two of JCF but

it is not the same !!!


Quote:

Originally Posted by jaggy (Post 7122095)
More Spaniards may try to win the tourney now, thats different

Ferru is in good position, but will have to get past Novak in his semi. I'm praying for a windy day, the same as we had here when he was ahead in the USO semi before they sent us all home (unfair, unfair).


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