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A court named after him. Now a tournament.
Couldn't have they waited until he retired? :rolleyes:

I like Rafa more than any other sports team or player but I feel like people should wait until they retire to name tournaments or stadiums after a player.
Humblerer would never.
 

sinnet8020

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If having a current big, marketable name helps the tournament give back to the sport, then it makes complete sense. It’s even better to have player names associated with things while they are still playing and actively involved in the sport (not saying they can’t/won’t be involved after retiring, as that’s obviously not the case with many other big names)
 

Firstservingman

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A court named after him. Now a tournament.
Couldn't have they waited until he retired? :rolleyes:

I like Rafa more than any other sports team or player but I feel like people should wait until they retire to name tournaments or stadiums after a player.
Yeah it feels kind of odd having Nadal play on court Rafa Nadal. Probably the first time that's ever happened in tennis.
 
A court named after him. Now a tournament.
Couldn't have they waited until he retired? :rolleyes:

I like Rafa more than any other sports team or player but I feel like people should wait until they retire to name tournaments or stadiums after a player.
It is worth nothing mentioning that it is his business operating it, so he basically named it after himself.

:cool:
 
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