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  1. VamosRafa

    Who wants us to wake you up when Rafa wins the US Open?

    Sorry, folks, but my longtime history as a Rafa fan compels me to start yet another thread. Please indulge me. When I first started following Rafa's career in 2003, I promoted his prospects on this board. I was shot down over and over again. First, it was because Rafa would, at best, be...
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    Workout gear: pants vs shorts?

    I had good luck with my other thread so I thought I'd try again. After years of a walking fitness regimen, I'm back at the gym. I was a gym regular a few years ago and at that time, almost all the women wore shorts while working out. I was quite surprised to see very few women wearing...
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    Ipod vs mp3 - which is better for workout?

    I have been working out at the gym and want to get a device where I can listen to music and also use the FM radio to tune into the stations for the TV sets around the gym. I would like something small and easy to use. The last one I owned was a AM/FM/Cassette Walkman, but technology has changed...
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    Olympic Finals schedule and TV coverage?

    I am on vacation armed with only a Blackberry and am having difficulty locating Sunday's schedule and tennis TV coverage, if any. Can anyone help me out? Sorry if it appears in another thread. I did look but didn't see it. Thanks.
  5. VamosRafa

    Another Nadal Thread -- Is he about to breakthrough on hardcourts"?

    Yes, there's been a bunch of discussion on this. But as the original Nadal fan -- I can say this because I started a website for him (vamosrafael.com) long before he won his first Roland Garros -- I've heard a lot about how he'll never be more than a claycourter. Well, now I'm hearing that...
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    Indian Wells tennis blog . . .

    I'm once again doing a blog from Indian Wells. Here's the link, if you are interested. Hopefully there will be some good tennis. http://tennisnews-susan.blogspot.com/
  7. VamosRafa

    Here's your chance to get an autograph from Pete, Anna, Johnny Mac . . . .

    Collecting Free World Team Tennis Autographs By Mail By Aurel Radulescu Each year, twelve teams compete in the World Team Tennis (WTT) Pro League and are comprised of some of the sport’s top athletes. The season runs for three weeks during summer and attracts over 150,000 fans annually...
  8. VamosRafa

    Rios to return to ATP

    After tearing up the seniors circuit, Rios has decided to play Vina del Mar. Is this a comeback??? RIOS TO COMPETE AT VINA DEL MAR Marcelo Rios will return to ATP action in the Vina del Mar Open in January to complete a "historic" trio of homegrown stars taking part in the tournament...
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    Wayne Ferreira says he would have won more if he played less

    One of the things I love about updating tennisnews.com is that I get to read more than I write. ;-) And I just love this latest item about Wayne Ferreira: http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=6&click_id=30&art_id=qw1160815681219S163 But this just highlights how hard it is to...
  10. VamosRafa

    If I were going to do another player website . . .

    it would be for Argentine Juan Martin del Potro. I have the same sixth sense about him that I had for Roddick and Nadal before him. I did fan sites for both of them at the start of their careers, and they both did okay. ;-) I'm now out of the player website business, thank goodness...
  11. VamosRafa

    Tennis News

    Just thought I'd mention that my days of doing player websites are over, and I'm now devoting myself to collecting and writing tennis news. And I'm really enjoying it. We collect news regarding the pros, college tennis and also the juniors. And I try to post as much as I can about the...
  12. VamosRafa

    Roddick will win the Open

    I didn't want to post this until Rafa was out of the Open, for obvious reasons, but I had already picked Andy to win the Open. I watched the play in Cincy, and I figured if Andy kept that up, no one can beat him. Certainly, Fed can, but I don't think Youzhny can. And I still am backing my...
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    Pete, Arantxa named to Hall of Fame; Agassi to be on Larry King

    Pete, Arantxa nominated to Hall of Fame; Agassi to be on Larry King Thought you guys may be interested: http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=13254 Andre will be on Larry King Live on Thursday http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=13253
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    Davydenko with Baghdatis's former girlfriend?

    I first heard this rumor when I was in Cincinnati -- and was a bit surprised. The word was that after losing, Davy went to Cyprus to visit his girlfriend Camille Neviere. Remember her from Australia? http://msn.foxsports.com/id/5281284_7_2.jpg Now, I was a bit skeptical. We are talking...
  15. VamosRafa

    Rafa likely to pull out of Toronto along with Stuttgart . . .

    http://www.ultimahora.es/segunda.dba?-1+9+366749
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    Rafa likely will pull out of Stuttgart . . .

    Not sure where to post this, so I thought I'd join everyone else and start a new Nadal thread. ;-) But this one does have some news behind it, as the Spanish press is reporting that Rafa will not defend his clay title in Stuttgart next week. He already withdrew from Bastad, which he also...
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    Imagine the ATP without Nadal . . .

    Imagine there’s no Rafa It’s easy if you try No one below Fed Above him, only sky... Regardless of who wins tomorrow, it's nice to have something to talk about. Because without Rafa, well, just put Fed's name on the trophy of every event he plays and be done with it. Because I don't...
  18. VamosRafa

    Okay, Greekness and all you other Baggy fans....

    What did you think of today's match. My headline is Rafa Bags Baghdatis.
  19. VamosRafa

    Gasquet vs. Federer *SPOILER*

    Do you guys me to give you details of the match. I only have to blog the Nadal/Grosjean match. But I can post details here if you would like. I don't know how many of you are getting TV coverage.
  20. VamosRafa

    NAdal vs. Federer -- on Streaming Video NOW!!!

    If you want to watch it -- it's 9:57 p.m. PT (West Coast, USA), and the match is just starting. http://planet.nana.co.il/livetv/GDTV.html Commentary is in Chinese, but that's okay. Enjoy!!!
  21. VamosRafa

    McEnroes vs. The Bryans *spoiler*

    When Hanescu bowed out today (and he did seem to be hurting, especially after serving), we thought it was going to be a short day at Davis Cup. But while we waited for Bud Collins to interview Mike and Bob, the announcer said they were looking at putting together an exhibition match. At...
  22. VamosRafa

    Federer: "I know I'll never win Roland Garros as long as Nadal is playing"

    FROM AN INTERVIEW IN SIE7E MAGAZINE Federer: "I know I'll never win Roland Garros as long as Nadal is playing" EFE | MADRID Roger Federer, the world's number one player, has praised the talent of the Spanish player Rafael Nadal, saying that he is "unbeatable" on clay and "has a really...
  23. VamosRafa

    Who else thought Rafa would finish the year No. 2???

    Sorry, duplicate post.
  24. VamosRafa

    Who else thought Rafa would finish the year No. 2???

    I'm joking here, because I didn't think he would. I figured if he stayed healthy, he'd finish Top 20, maybe close in on Top 10. Little did I realize how well he would do -- and in another year, with no Fed, he would have been the undisputed No. 1. He said it's been a bit depressing to look at...
  25. VamosRafa

    Nadal in Doubt for Aus Open

    The news out of Spain is not good. Rafa gave an interview today in which he suggests he won't be playing the Aus Open. He may need 3 months off to recover. We'll know more when he gets the results of some more tests. But the injury is more serious than originally thought.
  26. VamosRafa

    Nadal Is Pulling Out with an Injury

    I don't have details yet, but the Spanish press is reporting that Rafa is injured and will not play. Will find out more soon. This news is not official yet, but I'm sure Puerta is warming up. Stay tuned . . . It's a left ankle injury. He's going to speak with the fans, and then give a...
  27. VamosRafa

    Matthew, is this enough flash for you? . . .

    Matthew, is this enough flash on Nadal's site? . . . Seriously, they are uploading rafaelnadal.com now. It's pretty amazing. It certainly outdos my attempts at website design.
  28. VamosRafa

    Shanghai Surface Debate

    May as well get this going -- you can tell I'm updating articles today. Toni Nadal is fuming over the surface choice. I'm surprised at how vocal he is being about it, and personally, I think Rafa is going to have to suck it up and try his best. I think he said he's only won 3 matches in his...
  29. VamosRafa

    So 28 ATP pros earned $90 this year

    Where did you get that info, Norcal??? I could have joined in your thread there, but I figured the obvious question would get lost. And folks are all ready to ride you out of Dodge. So I'm curious as to where you got your info. How do you know that 28 pros got paid that amount per...
  30. VamosRafa

    Hawkeye May Debut at Indian Wells

    I know this isn't about Federer, but it does affect Federer (and would have affected him a lot in the Miami final this year), so hopefully it will be welcome here. ;-) http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,5205-1829189,00.html An electronic line judge? You cannot be serious! By...
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