Why does Nadal ...

why does nadal always have to pick his butt?

does anyone else notice this?

note: Nadal is actually my favorite player, but Im having trouble understanding why he is the only player on the tour I see picking his butt.
 

BiGGieStuFF

Hall of Fame
It's like a pitcher illegally using vasoline to get extra stuff on the ball. he's got some "material" down there that he puts on the ball for extra spin :D
 

lorenza

Semi-Pro
you know, i doubt he really knew that he was doing it after every single point until everybody noticed it and started talking about it. now he just does it out of habit...
 

zhan

Banned
TennisProPaul said:
why does nadal always have to pick his butt?

does anyone else notice this?
and you my good sir are a true nadal hater...
stop knit picking ...
i bet federer have stupid habits too
 

Caswell

Semi-Pro
The butt-picking just helps him stall even more than usual between points. Pick the strings, towel off a few times, jump around a bit, pick his rear end, think about serving, towel off again, pick his rear end some more.

I can take a nap between points on his service games.
 

zhan

Banned
Caswell said:
The butt-picking just helps him stall even more than usual between points. Pick the strings, towel off a few times, jump around a bit, pick his rear end, think about serving, towel off again, pick his rear end some more.

I can take a nap between points on his service games.
if you can seriously fall asleep(shut down brain activity completely) naturally in 30 seconds to 45 seconds i'll paypal you $20
 

The Grand Slam

Hall of Fame
What I don't understand is why they're not implementing the point rule. I mean, it's supposed to exist, why isn't anything happening? If Nadal does it more than once in a match they should start docking points.
 

zhan

Banned
The Grand Slam said:
What I don't understand is why they're not implementing the point rule. I mean, it's supposed to exist, why isn't anything happening? If Nadal does it more than once in a match they should start docking points.
because you cant disrupt a player's service sequence...
some are faster (americans) some are slower (nadal)
because if you are the player with the slower service sequence and someone yells at you to hurry the f*ck up ... you'd proly rush over the net and deck the mofo for disrupting you before you serve...

cuz if u do that to me... your face will be the shape of my racquet

the time before a player serves is when everything is calm and in the zone...
if you disrupt that ... you disrupt the entire game
 

Caswell

Semi-Pro
zhan said:
if you can seriously fall asleep(shut down brain activity completely) naturally in 30 seconds to 45 seconds i'll paypal you $20
I'll PM you my PayPal info if you're serious. You've never been around military folk, have you? Falling asleep in 30 to 45 seconds is nothing.

Picking your rear for 30 to 45 seconds, now that's something.
 

verdasco67

Professional
zhan said:
because you cant disrupt a player's service sequence...
some are faster (americans) some are slower (nadal)
because if you are the player with the slower service sequence and someone yells at you to hurry the f*ck up ... you'd proly rush over the net and deck the mofo for disrupting you before you serve...

cuz if u do that to me... your face will be the shape of my racquet

the time before a player serves is when everything is calm and in the zone...
if you disrupt that ... you disrupt the entire game
yeah thats very true...every player is different..u disrupt that momentum, timing...basically screws up everything.
 

zhan

Banned
Caswell said:
E-thug alert!
no...
its just how it goes on the court
disrupting someone's game on purpose = will result in deadly retaliations
im not saying that just to him
im sayin that because it is the truth
 

zhan

Banned
Caswell said:
Tennis is so gangsta.
yeah, son!
tennis is for tough dawgs in tha hood..
jk...
but even if tennis is a civilized sport then u really shouldnt be disrupting people's concentration when they serve
 

Hardball

Rookie
zhan said:
yeah, son!
tennis is for tough dawgs in tha hood..
jk...
but even if tennis is a civilized sport then u really shouldnt be disrupting people's concentration when they serve
As Everyone know, Tennis is a game of physical as well as mental. Disrupting your opponent should be part of your game. By picking his butt and stalling between points, Nadal is doing just that, disrupting his opponent's rhythm
 

brandonht

New User
i was watching him from far away at the rexall centre durnig the rogers cup and wasn't sure if it was him - but as soon as he picked his butt it confirmed it
 

chiru

Professional
Hardball said:
As Everyone know, Tennis is a game of physical as well as mental. Disrupting your opponent should be part of your game. By picking his butt and stalling between points, Nadal is doing just that, disrupting his opponent's rhythm
but technically, its the server that sets the pace and rhythm of time inbetween points. technically the receiver is supposed to be basically ready to go when the server is ready to go (obvious exception is that say the server hits an ace and just has to move like 2 feet, he should give the receiver enough time to at least walk across ot the other side)
 

zhan

Banned
chiru said:
but technically, its the server that sets the pace and rhythm of time inbetween points. technically the receiver is supposed to be basically ready to go when the server is ready to go (obvious exception is that say the server hits an ace and just has to move like 2 feet, he should give the receiver enough time to at least walk across ot the other side)
i agree its the SERVER that sets the pace NOT the receiver..
because when opponents of Nadal are serving... Nadal HAS to be ready doesnt matter if they serve fast or slow
 
zhan said:
and you my good sir are a true nadal hater...
stop knit picking ...
i bet federer have stupid habits too
nadal is actually my fav player as i try to play like him, aside from the butt picking
 
Caswell said:
Tennis is so gangsta.

i wish it was more. a few months ago i play playing a ladder match, and some guy had pissed me off calling me a dik because i jumped in the air when he had a sitter smash. i was trying to make him miss legally, he won the point then he called me a dik for doing it.

i was so fired up he called me a name.

then after i won the first set 6-2

then broke him the next game, as we changed sides and toweled off i told him my goal for the second set was to bagel him. he then quit calling me a terrible sport and cussed me while he left.

in basketball you can talk smack, but in tennis it seems there is no room for smack talk
 

SiccSense

New User
TennisProPaul said:
i wish it was more. a few months ago i play playing a ladder match, and some guy had pissed me off calling me a dik because i jumped in the air when he had a sitter smash. i was trying to make him miss legally, he won the point then he called me a dik for doing it.

i was so fired up he called me a name.

then after i won the first set 6-2

then broke him the next game, as we changed sides and toweled off i told him my goal for the second set was to bagel him. he then quit calling me a terrible sport and cussed me while he left.

in basketball you can talk smack, but in tennis it seems there is no room for smack talk
Depends, tennis players have their own methods of gamesmanship, Nadal with the time spent between points, Stepanek with the sprint back to his chair between games and Kiefers stare down to name a few.
 
Doesn't he pick his butt with his right hand? So after the match when you're shaking his hand, you're basically picking Rafa's butt. LOL
 
Richard Pur said:
Doesn't he pick his butt with his right hand? So after the match when you're shaking his hand, you're basically picking Rafa's butt. LOL
not so because he is picking outside of his shorts. im sure if he put his hand down his pants and picked he would get a warning
 

zhan

Banned
Richard Pur said:
Doesn't he pick his butt with his right hand? So after the match when you're shaking his hand, you're basically picking Rafa's butt. LOL
because gays shake hands with the left...
:|
 

gofederer

Rookie
You've got maximum 20 seconds between points according to the tennis rule book. Most pros spend around 15 seconds between points but Nadal usually gets ready to serve around 30 seconds after a point, which I hate to see.
 

zhan

Banned
gofederer said:
You've got maximum 20 seconds between points according to the tennis rule book. Most pros spend around 15 seconds between points but Nadal usually gets ready to serve around 30 seconds after a point, which I hate to see.
why does the game revolve around you...
the game revolve around the actual players who play in it
 

zhan

Banned
lorenza said:
ok...wat? :confused:
this makes no sense whatsoever...
the rule and social norm of shaking hands
is you shake hands with your RIGHT hand
......
left hand shakes are for f4gs..
 

lorenza

Semi-Pro
zhan said:
the rule and social norm of shaking hands
is you shake hands with your RIGHT hand
......
left hand shakes are for f4gs..
ok, yes i KNOW. but what does this have to do with...ugh, nevermind. i give up. its useless to argue with you anyway...;)
 

zhan

Banned
my mom picked it up like 2 seconds into ever seeing nadal on tv...
well she is a habit spotting/fighting/destroying maniac!
 
dragonxking said:
if i had a wedgie i'd pick it too

yeah i agree but if you and me kept getting a wedgy after every point we would figgure out a reason for the problem and try some better underwear or wear a fing jock strap

all he has to do is wear a jockstrap
 
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