One amazing thing about Nadal

ADuck

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#51
That's Nadal's technique to ensure that he doesn't have to deal with the pressure of being the favorite in a big match (a win-win situation since he can lose and be tagged a warrior or win and psyche players out even more).
Lol, disagree.

Because humility means wearing 700k Richard Mille watches and appearing in topless Armani commercials.

One has got to be completely naive to believe that a player at the top level is humble. That is a media manufactured image and the players do a good job of keeping up with it.
Explain to me how the above is in contradiction with the definition I provided. Being rich doesn't by definition preclude a person from being humble. And neither is making good business deals. Does this mean that by definition that everyone who is rich, well-off or has a highly successful business cannot be humble by nature?
 

Rago

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#53
You can disagree all you want (makes sense since you are a fan of his and nothing wrong with that; everyone including myself is biased toward their favorites) but that's what some of us believe.

Explain to me how the above is in contradiction with the definition I provided. Being rich doesn't by definition preclude a person from being humble. And neither is making good business deals. Does this mean that by definition that everyone who is rich, well-off or has a highly successful business cannot be humble by nature?
No but like I said earlier, a guy endorsing luxury brands and partaking in vain commercials is hardly a good example of someone who is humble.
 

ADuck

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#55
You can disagree all you want (makes sense since you are a fan of his and nothing wrong with that; everyone including myself is biased toward their favorites) but that's what some of us believe.
Sure, but you don't sound terribly impartial either. I'm don't care if you have your own opinion either.

No but like I said earlier, a guy endorsing luxury brands and partaking in vain commercials is hardly a good example of someone who is humble.
Why? Making good business decisions doesn't change who a person is and what they intrinsically believe.
 

Rago

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#56
Sure, but you don't sound terribly impartial either. I'm don't care if you have your own opinion either.

Why? Making good business decisions doesn't change who a person is and what they intrinsically believe.
It appears that we've reached an impass; I'm done with this discussion.
 
#58
Main reason why I'm a fan of his. He is kind, humble, honest, and does not act like he is above other people just because he's a tennis player.
Lol. What he did to Bernandes was terrible and doesn't match you described Nadal's characteristics.

Nadal is primadon. :mad:
 
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ADuck

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#59
Lol. What he did to Bernandes was terrible and doesn't match you described Nadal's characteristics.

Nadal is primadon. :mad:
I can't even say nice things about the guy without being hounded by insecure fanboys. If you're referring to how Bernades forced Rafa to change his pants in front of thousands of spectators. The ban was deserved. Full stop. Bernades totally crossed a line when he disrespected him by laughing at him too. So enough with the witch-hunts. I could spend far less time digging up way more things on Fed/Novak if I cared to, but cropping out their worst moments don't give an accurate representation of who they are.
 
#60
I can't even say nice things about the guy without being hounded by insecure fanboys. If you're referring to how Bernades forced Rafa to change his pants in front of thousands of spectators. The ban was deserved. Full stop. Bernades totally crossed a line when he disrespected him by laughing at him too. So enough with the witch-hunts. I could spend far less time digging up way more things on Fed/Novak if I cared to, but cropping out their worst moments don't give an accurate representation of who they are.
Lol, nice try on the crossing the line bit. :D

You're going the disrespect route? An umpire standing up to a guy who's made a career of disrespecting the game that he officiates? Trying harder is recommended here. :giggle:

Good to see you active on the boards, btw. :)
 

ADuck

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#61
Lol, nice try on the crossing the line bit. :D

You're going the disrespect route? An umpire standing up to a guy who's made a career of disrespecting the game that he officiates? Trying harder is recommended here. :giggle:

Good to see you active on the boards, btw. :)
Enter insecure fanboy no.3
 
#63
I can't even say nice things about the guy without being hounded by insecure fanboys. If you're referring to how Bernades forced Rafa to change his pants in front of thousands of spectators. The ban was deserved. Full stop. Bernades totally crossed a line when he disrespected him by laughing at him too. So enough with the witch-hunts. I could spend far less time digging up way more things on Fed/Novak if I cared to, but cropping out their worst moments don't give an accurate representation of who they are.
Lol don't expect people to defend epicness on here while they are busy panicking knowing Federer is done and is going to get passed by probably TWO players when they were so sure he would end up with the slam record. #NewSampras :p
 
#64
Lol don't expect people to defend epicness on here while they are busy panicking knowing Federer is done and is going to get passed by probably TWO players when they were so sure he would end up with the slam record. #NewSampras :p
Classically trained. :giggle:

Late last year, another poster and I worked out a bit of a wager with the terms being hiatus from the boards.

I think Nadal may have won his final major. Thoughts on that? :D
 
#69
I can't even say nice things about the guy without being hounded by insecure fanboys. If you're referring to how Bernades forced Rafa to change his pants in front of thousands of spectators. The ban was deserved. Full stop. Bernades totally crossed a line when he disrespected him by laughing at him too. So enough with the witch-hunts. I could spend far less time digging up way more things on Fed/Novak if I cared to, but cropping out their worst moments don't give an accurate representation of who they are.
It was not the first time Nadal had had a conflict with Bernardes:

Bernardes, unlike other umpires, are not afraid of Nadal walking on his heels. And that's a feature, which Nadal hates. In that match in Rio, Nadal was angry because twice overtaken time limit and Bernardes took Nadal point. Bernardes only followed the rules strictly, and Nadal took him out of his matches. So, fairy tales about Nadal's amazing character make me laugh. He has committed bad thing.
 

ADuck

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#70
It was not the first time Nadal had had a conflict with Bernardes:

Bernardes, unlike other umpires, are not afraid of Nadal walking on his heels. And that's a feature, which Nadal hates. In that match in Rio, Nadal was angry because twice overtaken time limit and Bernardes took Nadal point. Bernardes only followed the rules strictly, and Nadal took him out of his matches. So, fairy tales about Nadal's amazing character make me laugh. He has committed bad thing.
Yes, it's also not the first time a tennis player has been in an argument with an umpire. As is normal with any person, sometimes they stick up and defend themself when they believe they have been wronged. So have Federer, Djokovic and Murray. Sometimes they have been right and other times they have made an error in judgement, it doesn't mean they have a bad character either. It also doesn't mean Nadal is not the things I described him as. You have your own interpretations of why Nadal temporarily banned Bernades from his matches and I have mine which are backed up by Rafa's words himself. IIRC the ban was only a year and since then Bernades has officiated many of Nadal's matches and I don't remember any problems since.
 
#71
It was not the first time Nadal had had a conflict with Bernardes:

Bernardes, unlike other umpires, are not afraid of Nadal walking on his heels. And that's a feature, which Nadal hates. In that match in Rio, Nadal was angry because twice overtaken time limit and Bernardes took Nadal point. Bernardes only followed the rules strictly, and Nadal took him out of his matches. So, fairy tales about Nadal's amazing character make me laugh. He has committed bad thing.

There is peace between Carlos Bernardes and Rafa. Last summer, Bernardes preferred to umpire at the Challenger tournament held at Rafa’s academy in Mallorca, instead of umpiring at the USO:


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:)
 
#72
Bernardes, unlike other umpires, are not afraid of Nadal walking on his heels. And that's a feature, which Nadal hates. In that match in Rio, Nadal was angry because twice overtaken time limit and Bernardes took Nadal point. Bernardes only followed the rules strictly, and Nadal took him out of his matches. So, fairy tales about Nadal's amazing character make me laugh. He has committed bad thing.
The incident you refer to had nothing to do with time violations. It had everything to do with the totally unprofessional and disrespectful behaviour displayed by Bernardes. He was a disgrace. This by the way is the same umpire that said nothing when Nishikori took an eleven minute break between sets, in his match against Nadal at the Rio Olympics, double standards maybe.

Wawrinka has said that he has asked for certain umpires not to call his matches.

The Atp's opinion is as follows,

ATP spokesman Simon Higson revealed the world tour would not comment on any specific decisions related to how it picked chair umpires for matches.

Speaking generally about a player asking for a certain umpire to be kept away from his matches, Higson wrote in an email: "Requests such as this are not uncommon, either from the player or the umpire."
 
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