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The cheering Rafa to Oz Open glory thread - At least he lost to the new champ :sad:

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This moment will stay in my heart forever
What a beautiful memories

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Adam, may your opening of this thread bring much success to Rafa at AO.

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who opened the thread last year??
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who opened the thread last year??
Adam did.

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Semi-Final

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Adam did.
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thanks mate for the thread.. i hope u get back before the the end of the tournament


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I'll wait for the draw

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A part from the article published today in Sunday Herald Sun:

Nadal has worked tirelessly on improving his serve and being more aggressive.
Toni Nadal has ordered his nephew to study videos as the coach attempts to have the pupil inside or on the baseline rather than metres behind it.
Education is the key, even for a man who has climbed the sport's highest mountain.
"You have to learn with the victories and the losses," he said.
"Better with the victories than to lose.
"The goal is try to play hard and arrive generally in perfect conditions.
"Sure, I'm still working a little bit more with the serve. I have little bit more control of all the shots.
"(I want to) have the feeling that when you are playing a point you're not going to have a mistake. That's the first thing, you know.
"That's, I think, gonna be very difficult.
"But the other thing is play more aggressive.
"For example, I have to be more aggressive on the first shot.
"You know, after the serve, when I touch the first forehand, I have to attack more than what I did in this last months.
"Sure, when you are with less confidence, is more difficult to do it.
"But the confidence gonna come back. And when the confidence come back, I have to be ready.
"That's it. After the serve, play more aggressive with the forehand and recover my forehand winner and my intensity and my rhythm on the forehand.
"For the rest, when I am playing well with the forehand, the backhand gonna improve a lot."
The rest of the pack has thus been warned.
Nadal's early season form, on evidence over the past eight days in the Middle East, indicates the deposed king is poised to return in triumph.
"I think the sport is not mathematics," he said.
"Sometimes (everything) change with one victory.
"I just want to be ready."
Nadal will arrive in Melbourne in the next day or so.
The battery has been recharged. The mind is back on the job and, so far, the 23-year-old's body is holding up.
All of that equates to one thing for his competitors: danger.


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Final.

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Why did still Rafa didn't practice in Melbourne? He should be practicing there for 2 days and there are no infos about it


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Why did still Rafa didn't practice in Melbourne? He should be practicing there for 2 days and there are no infos about it
I don't know if he is there now. Last year I remember he flew back to Mallorca from Doha then stayed a couple of days and arrived in Melbourne midweek. Which is stupid. He should have gone there straight from Doha.

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Re: The cheering Rafa to Oz Open glory thread - Part Deux (Never Forget)

It was too hot in Melbourne yesterday anyway, and he can take a break for a day or 2.

Adam, thanks for opening the thread.
Let's hope for the repeat of this (yes that cannot be posted enough):



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