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Davis Cup Thread - Rafa sends Spain to DC Final

I couldn't find a Davis Cup thread (actually I didn't look for one) but there are already some pics and vids with Rafa and the DC team.

I don't like Davis Cup much, but I do like The Armada being all boys together
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I couldn't find a Davis Cup thread (actually I didn't look for one) but there are already some pics and vids with Rafa and the DC team.

I don't like Davis Cup much, but I do like The Armada being all boys together
have you officially started a DC thread now? is this where we make MIT predictions? does MIT include DC or will that only be next year?

inquiring minds wanna know

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have you officially started a DC thread now? is this where we make MIT predictions? does MIT include DC or will that only be next year?
I don't think DC should be included in MIT, but I suppose Metis will have the final say.

I suppose we could guess how many games Rafa will lose

Hope I haven't jinxed him

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I don't think DC should be included in MIT, but I suppose Metis will have the final say.

I suppose we could guess how many games Rafa will lose

Hope I haven't jinxed him

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we could just bet on him winning or losing. but metis should have final say, agreed

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Rafa in Feli's arms or on his lap is nothing new. Davis Cup seems to bring out Rafa's, "shall we say," more demonstrative side.

Maybe it is the quality of the video but the non-yellow side of the capes looks almost the same pinkish/fuchsia color of the clay court shirts. Reminds I have not watched Priscilla Queen of the Desert recently.

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Davis Cup, Nadal's motivation

Spain | Tennis | 15-09 | 13:59 ET

World no. 1 Rafael Nadal said after the practice in an outside court at Las Ventas court that playing for Spain in Davis Cup semifinals will be special.

Rafael Nadal is living an unforgettable season. He won the French Open, Wimbledon and the gold medal at the Olympic Games; to cap it all, he dethronede Roger Federer from ATP world ranking apex. Now, he goes for the Davis Cup.

"Even though it's true it was a tough season, playing Davis Cup at home against United States is an extra motivation for me," Nadal commented. "I don't know anything about the conditions of the court because I've been practicing outside, but it looks great," he added.

"It's fine for me, maybe it's a little bit soft, but it will improve by Friday," David Ferrer said; he did practice on the court with Feliciano Lopez.

As for United States, the players attended their first practice in an outside court at Plaza de Ventas.

Andy Roddick, Sam Querrey, Mardy Fish and Mike Bryan practiced doubles matchs during one hour and a half; they will practice on the central court on Tuesday.


Djokovic after his Madrid 2009 Semi with Rafa: “Next time I’ll probably take two rackets on the match point and try to hit with both of them. It’s frustrating that when you play so well you can’t win.”
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I don't like Davis Cup much, but I do like The Armada being all boys together
Thanks for starting a DC thread. DC is a blast to attend, I highly recommend it. It's even more fun to watch when you've got handsome teams as close-knit as Spain, and Rafa insists on sitting on FLo's lap.

Here's Andy Roddick's comments on Rafa, being the typical jerkass bully that he is.

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ANDY RODDICK: I don't think it does. You know, it will be amazing how 22,000 of his closest friends will probably eliminate any sort of fatigue that he may have. I think he knows that he's got a little bit of time off after this event. So I don't put much stock into it at all. He's too much of a competitor.

Q. Talk about the full package he brings to the game.
ANDY RODDICK: He's been great for tennis. Everything from kind of how hard he plays to kind of his charisma and his style on the court. But then off the court he's a perfect gentleman, he's very humble off the court. I think he's very well-respected around the tour. He's great for the game.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Anyone know who the woman is in the pictures?
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Thanks for starting a DC thread. DC is a blast to attend, I highly recommend it. It's even more fun to watch when you've got handsome teams as close-knit as Spain, and Rafa insists on sitting on FLo's lap.

Here's Andy Roddick's comments on Rafa, being the typical jerkass bully that he is.
Roddick is such an asshole. I'm amazed he's allowed to speak to the press.

There are more pics today from the presser I will go and fetch them.

amierin, I saw mentioned at vb who that woman was, but I have forgotten. I will go and find out. Ah, she is Esperanza Aguirre, the President of the People's Party I know nothing of Spanish regional politics. Or Spanish national politics.

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