Originally Posted by Roddickominator
This is no surprise. Rafa really has very limited knowledge on most subjects....he only knows what Uncle Toni wants him to know. He has probably never watched an Edberg match in his life, Uncle Toni thinks it would scar him and make him want to serve and volley a little bit.
He doesn't have limited knowledge - he's just not an obsessed fan of old school tennis.
He likes the brand of tennis he grew up playing and watching - no surprise he likes Keurten, Moya, Federer etc. more than the Beckers & Edbergs - that's alien to him. And really, how many 25 year olds have watched Edberg matches? Not many I imagine. The guy was at his best when Rafa was less than 10 years old - not usual to be compulsively watching tennis matches at that age - you play the sport you enjoy and see where it goes. He's more a football fanatic anyway...
And in this video he probably was trying to just remember visually who it was. He forgot who gave it to him in 2010 too even though this interview was at 2011 RG - to me it also highlights how out of it these players are at these events - at that point he was probably so happy/relieved that he wouldn't have blinked if it was Fed handing over the trophy.