My Hit With Roger and Rafa

10sbune

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Kid Carlos: Are you famous ;) Rob Steckley? I like the black socks and shoes. Is that a Canadian thing?
 

Kid Carlos

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Kid Carlos: Are you famous ;) Rob Steckley? I like the black socks and shoes. Is that a Canadian thing?
No my friend, Rob is a good friend and Correspondent for the site. I kick is butt anyways so I don't waste my time with him, lol. Hope you enjoy the article and the site my friend.
 
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steckley? he was in a tournament that i was in recently.. he won it obviously lol
 

AR15

Professional
Other than the fact he got to boast about hitting with two great players, I don't see anything particularly good about the article. sorry.
 

nn

Hall of Fame
yeah but to get the far we need something..otherwise we are posting on this site as usual and attacking others who has at least earn respect to be hitting partner..
 

bolo

G.O.A.T.
surprised he didn't mention anything about how tired nadal looked. I guess they didn't really run around a lot.
 

Love Game

Talk Tennis Guru
Great article on an experience of a life time at http://theatpblog.com/home/?p=174.
Very entertaining article, but there's something about the timeline I don't quite understand: The article is dated today, 8/20/8, but when he mentions Rafa, steckley writes:

"Anyways, I got the call around 11pm from Tennis Canada asking me if I could warm Rafa up for the finals. I was thrilled to get a chance to hit with him as I had never had this chance before."

QUESTION: The finals of what? :confused:
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
I agree that would be the most likely.

I just dont get why today's date is the only one on it.

today is aug 20.
the OP was posted last night.


hmmmmmm .....
Perhas the author just wrote the article recently????

Still, he is one lucky guy. To be able to hit with two of the greatest must be one heck of an experience. I got to hit with Puerta (lost in FO Finals to nadal), and I was flying high for days. Can't even fathom what it would be like to be on a court with one of those guys, much less both.
 

Love Game

Talk Tennis Guru
* He begins the article with the words, "My day started with"

* aug 20 is the only date mentioned.

* The blog must have been posted today, aug 20, because all four comments to the story are dated aug 20.

* The OP was posted 08/19 in the evening 10 pm Kali time or 08/20 1am NY time.

So, Kid Carlos, the article doesn't say which tourny steckley was "warming up" Rafa for "the finals" of ............ Do you know whether it was Rogers in Toronto a month ago or so?


Rafa
Rafa!
 

Love Game

Talk Tennis Guru
Perhas the author just wrote the article recently????

Still, he is one lucky guy. To be able to hit with two of the greatest must be one heck of an experience. I got to hit with Puerta (lost in FO Finals to nadal), and I was flying high for days. Can't even fathom what it would be like to be on a court with one of those guys, much less both.
Maybe I've been reading too much Michael Connelley, but did we actually see him hitting with Rafa or Roger?

I'm for sure Rafa wasn't one of the guys on the youtube video.
Fed maybe.
For sure it showed him sitting and talking to Fed.

I DID see "those socks" talking to rafa, but that's all.


Inquiring minds want to know!
 

Love Game

Talk Tennis Guru
It could have been that rob was playing a finals (just a thought)...
Is that the impression you got when you read the article? Linked as it was last night?

Especially the part about .......
"I was at my Girlfriends getting ready to go to bed . . . Anyways, I got the call around 11pm from Tennis Canada asking me if I could warm Rafa up for the finals. I was thrilled to get a chance to hit with him ..."

"warm Rafa up for the finals"
"for the finals" = prepositional phrase modifying the phrase "warm Rafa up,"
not warm rob up.

interesting possibility, djokster, but
I'm sure Kid Carlos knows .....
 

djokster

Professional
Is that the impression you got when you read the article? Linked as it was last night?

Especially the part about .......
"I was at my Girlfriends getting ready to go to bed . . . Anyways, I got the call around 11pm from Tennis Canada asking me if I could warm Rafa up for the finals. I was thrilled to get a chance to hit with him ..."

"warm Rafa up for the finals"
"for the finals" = prepositional phrase modifying the phrase "warm Rafa up,"
not warm rob up.

interesting possibility, djokster, but
I'm sure Kid Carlos knows .....

Jeez, I'm sorry. I read the article in a bit of a hurry.
 

Love Game

Talk Tennis Guru
Jeez, I'm sorry. I read the article in a bit of a hurry.
No apology necessary!

Sorry if it sounded ~~ well ~~ however it sounded.

I'm pretty sure the subject of the OP must have occurred around Rogers Cup, but it's a mystery why that info was omitted from both the OP and the blog ~~ especially since the very nature of a blog is to be up-to-date or at least written about something that occured near the date posted.
 
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Love Game

Talk Tennis Guru
I'd kill to be in his shoes
But not in his socks! :lol:

The pics and links to his article are on the
home page of Kid Carlos' signature link.

Anyway ~~ Mystery solved ~~

The sign on the fence identifies the location as
the "Jesse Cynamon Court," which is one of the
Rogers Cup practice courts in Toronto, Canada.
(Rogers Cup ~~ July 19-27, 2008

Wow! Rafa's been working hard the last month! - - -
 
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Kid Carlos

Semi-Pro
Very entertaining article, but there's something about the timeline I don't quite understand: The article is dated today, 8/20/8, but when he mentions Rafa, steckley writes:

"Anyways, I got the call around 11pm from Tennis Canada asking me if I could warm Rafa up for the finals. I was thrilled to get a chance to hit with him as I had never had this chance before."

QUESTION: The finals of what? :confused:
Rob is referring to the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada. He was away at some tournaments so he just put the article together. That is why the date is a few days ago.
 

Kid Carlos

Semi-Pro
Maybe I've been reading too much Michael Connelley, but did we actually see him hitting with Rafa or Roger?

I'm for sure Rafa wasn't one of the guys on the youtube video.
Fed maybe.
For sure it showed him sitting and talking to Fed.

I DID see "those socks" talking to rafa, but that's all.


Inquiring minds want to know!
I can assure you that was Rafa in the youtube video, I was there earlier the day of the finals and I at a location that only media can go to and that is why we have that video from that view.
 

Kid Carlos

Semi-Pro
* He begins the article with the words, "My day started with"

* aug 20 is the only date mentioned.

* The blog must have been posted today, aug 20, because all four comments to the story are dated aug 20.

* The OP was posted 08/19 in the evening 10 pm Kali time or 08/20 1am NY time.

So, Kid Carlos, the article doesn't say which tourny steckley was "warming up" Rafa for "the finals" of ............ Do you know whether it was Rogers in Toronto a month ago or so?


Rafa
Rafa!
To clairify my friend I am changing the name of the article to my hit with roger and rafa at the rogers cup. So there is no more confusion. Thank you.
 

Love Game

Talk Tennis Guru
Anyway ~~ Mystery solved ~~
Thanks, now we all can take a break from the suspense. :-?
sarcastic much, jmverdugo?
why would that be, I wonder.

I read the article linked in the OP.
I asked the questions that came to my mind.
My mind. No one else's, dude.
sorry if I have an inquiring mind.

Informative articles all contain 4 basic elements:
who, what, when, where.
The linked article was missing the when and the where.
If the info had been in the article I would not have asked the question.

The question was prompted by the date of the article (aug 20)
being followed by the introductory phrase "My day started with"
and a few lines later, "warm Rafa up for the finals."

Hence my question, "The finals of what?" at 7:46 p.m. Kali time yesterday.
drak guessed it was Rogers Cup Toronto
and I thought he was probably correct.
So I went looking for myself.

And I found the answer.
Then I posted the answer at 2:04 a.m. Kali time.
For some reason, that rubbed you the wrong way
when you came along later at 4:19 a.m. Kali time.

I don't get it.
We live in a CSI world, jmverdugo!
 

Love Game

Talk Tennis Guru
To clairify my friend I am changing the name of the article to my hit with roger and rafa at the rogers cup. So there is no more confusion. Thank you.
Thank you for your equanimity, Kid Carlos.
It was a most enjoyable article.
As were the pics/vids that were included.
Some of them weren't the clearest possible,
but I saw others that made it crystal that
you were there and rob steckley is a fun guy.
Looking forward to more when you have it.
Any chance you'll be here for the USO?
 

Kid Carlos

Semi-Pro
Thank you for your equanimity, Kid Carlos.
It was a most enjoyable article.
As were the pics/vids that were included.
Some of them weren't the clearest possible,
but I saw others that made it crystal that
you were there and rob steckley is a fun guy.
Looking forward to more when you have it.
Any chance you'll be here for the USO?
Yes we will be live at the U.S. Open here is the preview that we just put up:http://theatpblog.com/home/?p=176
 

Fedace

Banned
It only took a few minutes until I realized that our God of tennis we call Roger Federer had lost his edge and confidence and was actually human. He was definitely not at the top of his game mentally and was struggling to find his timing and accuracy and I could see it was an effort to stay calm.

I can't believe he just said that. How would he know that after just practicing with him for few minutes.?? Roger is little off right now but i didn't think it was that noticible.
 
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