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I have faith in my Rafito, he'll win IW for sure
Sounds just as believable as when JM posts stuff like that.
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Vamos to Linda's new avi and sig.
yes, let us remember the good days

I would be happy with a SF, yet, of course, trading
this title for Miami oh so close, yet far...

I am spending he whole day there on Sat., hopefully I will get a glimpse of him, his practice sessions are always jam-packed
ooooh, please give us an update.
This is one of the tournaments that I would most love to attend. The atmosphere, the beauty of the CA desert, close to my time zone, lots of local bloggers, and of course the good feelings left over from last year.

I'm so jealous.
Have fun, just don't forget to be prepared for the heat.
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Sounds just as believable as when JM posts stuff like that.
That's just because you're a pessimist and you don't have as much faith in Rafa as I do
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Rafa can win it

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Ania, fear not I've got a new recruit for you, she's a Djokotards but she's got the perfect mindset to become a Rafatards :
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How did I do, Ania.
Hmmm... here's how I see it:
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The Nadal Fan Collective when the draw is known:

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Hope for the best and expect the worst.

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Hmm.. A tough draw imo. Roger & Djokovic have easier draws unless upsets happen again. It will be interesting if Rafa faces Tsonga...


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Rafa can win it


Exactly! I'm expecting a win. Rafa is capable of beating anybody. I only hope he finds his self-confidence and motivation. But I'm optimistic.

Go, Rafa!

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Vamos!!!!!!!
If he stands closer to the baseline and is agressive he can win it.

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If he plays exactly the way he played last year, on the baseline,
controlling points, DEEP shots, he will win it.

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Exactly! I'm expecting a win. Rafa is capable of beating anybody. I only hope he finds his self-confidence and motivation. But I'm optimistic.

Go, Rafa!
i would kill ot be optimistic but i know that damn truth. he has lost fitness and it is costing him.

one or 2 really long matches and it is going to get difficult for him. hard courts are more punishing for him anyway. they just take too much out of him.

he spent 4 hours against moya in chennai and couldnt walk the next morning.

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Hmm.. A tough draw imo. Roger & Djokovic have easier draws unless upsets happen again. It will be interesting if Rafa faces Tsonga...
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I saw Rafa today practicing with FeLo. Crowd was two and three deep all around the practice court and beyond. All the Spaniards had been missing and people (women) were wondering where they were. They all arrived on the same day -- probably sometime yesterday.

I wish Rafa luck. He has a tough draw. The best thing is that every morning when I walk into the tennis site, there is a huge, I mean HUGE poster of Rafa on the stadium outside wall as last year's tournament. One of Daniela is beside him. I guess they wanted to keep Roger happy because there is one of him on the other side of the stadium. Well, one of Sharapova too. Rafa's picture is on my tickets. Very faded out and in blue, but it is there.
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I wish Rafa luck. He has a tough draw. The best thing is that every morning when I walk into the tennis site, there is a huge, I mean HUGE poster of Rafa on the stadium outside wall as last year's tournament. One of Daniela is beside him. I guess they wanted to keep Roger happy because there is one of him on the other side of the stadium. Well, one of Sharapova too. Rafa's picture is on my tickets. Very faded out and in blue, but it is there.
Awesome report -- please keep us updated.
Make sure to stay hydrated, I've heard about the heat in the CA desert. Do you have tickets? If so, for what days?

Have fun.
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