Talk Tennis Guru
Excellent diversion tactics as he plans for #21
Possibly doped. That's what. Am I saying "definitively"? No. But I do highly suspect he does and not only him, btw. I highly suspect Djokovic does. I don't believe Federer did because I believe how he wins, well won for now I guess, is explainable, although I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out otherwise. I think a great example to illustrate just how abnormal Nadal/Nole endurance is would be to compare their matches when they played against Murray. Murray, I don't believe, dopes. When you watch his matches, you can see he gets tired. It's a stark contrast when he played Nole or Rafa that those two were run side to side as much as they made Murray run and you can see the toll it took on Murray yet not on them. One of the key strategies in tennis is wearing down your opponent. There are many players like Murray who devote a lot to their fitness yet still display normal human cycles of energy/tiring, as shown by Murray, Courier, Agassi and so on.
So, if you don't personally believe Rafa dopes, hey fine. However, don't act as if those who do aren't being reasonable in their suspicion.
Nope. I'm saying I suspect he does based on reasonable observation and being around pro level juniors as well as college athletics/athletes. I am not saying he definitely does. An accusation is statement of the definitive.So you are saying you dont think he did dope? Correct?
You should read this:And that completely washes Nadal away of any sin...look, Djokovic is doing it too! Maybe he got the idea from watching Rafa do it to him four years earlier.
What is your "reasonable" observation? What makes you think he has doped? Since there is no evidence.Nope. I'm saying I suspect he does based on reasonable observation and being around pro level juniors as well as college athletics/athletes. I am not saying he definitely does. An accusation is statement of the definitive.
I have read this before, thanks. So its all fair game as they all cheat, just who makes the most of it in key moments.You should read this:
Women’s tennis allows in-match coaching once a set in its regular tour events, and it is banned at all events on the men’s tour. But coaches find a way.www.nytimes.com
The whole tour being doped is not something that may apply to tennis only because tennis is so individual. That said, if acadamies are involved on a large scale, then I would find that sentiment far more likely. I think that is key, a large organization to fund the process as otherwise I don't think it's financially possible for individual players to manage all that is necessary to have a successful doping regiment.So I am less doubtful on Nadal taking any special medicines that Federer/Novak are not taking, either the whole tour is on drugs or Nadal is 100% clean.
Ummm, did you read the previous couple of posts? There was no evidence that cycling had a large doping issue, that Lance was doping, either. However, those who were around cycling knew it was going on, how prevalent it was, and that Armstrong was doping.What is your "reasonable" observation? What makes you think he has doped? Since there is no evidence.
Aw, how corny, uh, cute."In the future, I do not want to be remembered as a tennis player with numerous titles but the one who has left a good example for boys and girls; it's my only objective."
Hmmm, then why has there been no fallout then? Cycling was changed forever. Guess it is not as wide spread in tennis?Ummm, did you read the previous couple of posts? There was no evidence that cycling had a large doping issue, that Lance was doping, either. However, those who were around cycling knew it was going on, how prevalent it was, and that Armstrong was doping.
To be fair to Roger he never looks at his box he says he didn't even do it as a child when his parents tried to coach him from the stands because he thought he knew it all. I did hear Mirka shout out "move your feet" once.But Mirka is always typing on her phone. Maybe Federer has a special earpiece that translates the text into sound.
oh man, where do i start?...
Really the worst I can say about him is that he’s hyper competitive (no one could have the success he’s had without it) and doesn’t try to hide it. That’s what all the time stuff is, at the end of the day.Say what you will about Nadal, but the guy is really well natured. Never a bad gesture towards the crowd, even very belligerent people, like the Australian middle finger broad. Also, respectful towards ball kids, as far as I remember. Endless rituals and excessive time between points, yes. Nobody is perfect.
No one gives credit where credit is due. For temper tantrums on court, Joker is the worst of the top guys. Some of his behavior is really ugly. Respect of equipment: Nadal is by far the best. Anyone should admire that about him.Its comes from being humble not from being the destructive force on clay winning 13 RG titles....according to the humble one himself.
Surprised you would say that - don't you think that the fact that he respects the tools of his trade is an example worthy of emulating? Also his perseverance to get better on surfaces outside of clay? He has never demeaned an opponent - not that I know of.He's not a good sporting example and the irony is that his statement is the exact opposite
Yes, hyper competitive. Fed has better manners than Nadal in some ways and worse in others, but both are head and shoulders over AmericanPsychovic.Really the worst I can say about him is that he’s hyper competitive (no one could have the success he’s had without it) and doesn’t try to hide it. That’s what all the time stuff is, at the end of the day.
he has been a bit condescending and makes strange comments about the tour and other players occasionally, I think @aldeayeah was spot on in that he likes expressing disapproval lol. Especially in his Spanish interviews. I don’t get the impression he is an especially open or honest person, and I think most of his public comments (like this) read like a corporate keynote speech. But those are hardly real criticisms, especially compared to other successful athletes in this day and age.
i agree with all this but i have a problem with the highlighted part.......it feels so fake because he does that every single time he loses, it means even when he loses it is always about him.......why do you want to hug and waste time of your opponent who can't wait to drop his racket at his chair and celebrate with the crowd? there is no need for me to embrace your hug.......No one gives credit where credit is due. For temper tantrums on court, Joker is the worst of the top guys. Some of his behavior is really ugly. Respect of equipment: Nadal is by far the best. Anyone should admire that about him.
But Joker I truly believe is the most magnanimous in defeat. For instance, he gave Meddy a big hug at the net, and I just don't think that's fake. When I lose, I get dejected and give off negative vibes, more like Fed.
There are a number of things to admire about Fed, so it's not hard to give credit to these guys for the things they do well. If you don't expect any of them to be saints, they really are pretty good people.