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Old 02-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by Amelie Mauresmo View Post
The only journalist who told the truth about Nadal doesn't even like tennis is Lynn Barber. The tennis industry and the tennis fans attacked Lynn Barber but her essay exposed a lot about the machinery and the PR BS about Nadal. Barber's essay was so objective because she dared to ask the tough questions that most tennis journalists would NEVER ask or even dare write about a tennis champion like Nadal.
Lynn Barber's article was anything but objective. It is obvious from her opening lines that she was determined to write a negative piece.

I mean come one, she got offended because his fly was undone, how dare his fly be undone while he is getting a massage.

What people see about Nadal is not who he really is but his obsessive fans will never agree with this point. These people think Nadal is perfect, and he never lies, and he never spins stories to suit his own interests.
Of course he's not perfect and he lies. He's human, not a robot.

These fans don't realize Nadal has a brand to sell and a product he isn't just a tennis star he's a huge international celebrity who has an image he is desperately trying to keep private and maintain.
All the top tennis players are selling a brand. Don't make it sound like he is the only one though. Djokovic and Federer are selling a brand too you know...
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