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At the end of the match Rafa against Clement embraced a wowan ? it's his mother or his aunt ?
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I think she's his mother, but I don't know very sure...
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I didn't see it but I'm guessing it would be his mother
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does anyone have a photo of that?
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Re: Davis Cupa

Davis cup this week!
Rafa's playing ! VAMOS ESPANA!

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can someone pls change the name of this thread...Cupa pisses me off lol...or else let's make a new thread
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how can u change the name of a thread?

I suck at TT so there's no reason to brag with my 1st round exits :retard:
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Sergio Ramos joined in the fun, proving he can do anything; he shines as a centre back, as a right back and as a striker.
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I think that's something only soso can do because that person started the thread

"And how to say this one? The Russian one, doesn't have a bad one also. What is his name, the young one, the tall one? This guy, you know (laughter)? The one not playing too bad. He beat once Sampras in the finals of US Open. Do you know him (laughter)? Safin, maybe Safin? I mean, I don't know, I consider myself I don't have a bad backhand. Not super, but I'm working on it."

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yeah I think so too...
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btw the team left for Bratislava yesterday from Barcelona. Rafa wasn't with them cos he's going straight from Acapulco. But even though people are saying the Spaniards can win quite easily, Rafa said in a press conference that he's is quite worried about the tie and that they'll need to be at 100% to win.
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Vamos Rafa! Confianza!

Nadal worried about Davis Cup tie in Slovakia
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:43 PM GMT

MADRID, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal is concerned about Spain's prospects in their opening Davis Cup tie in Slovakia despite enjoying early-season form himself.

"Personally I've started the year much better than I expected," said the 18-year-old after notching up back-to-back ATP titles in Brazil and Acapulco.

"I had gone off hoping to win one tournament and I've come back having won two and reached the quarter-finals in Buenos Aires against Gaston Gaudio."

But Nadal, who played a key role in Spain's victory over the United States in last year's Davis Cup final, said that the team would have to be on top form if they were to avoid a first round defeat against Slovakia this weekend.

"I'm worried because it's going to be a very difficult tie and we will have to be at 100 percent over the three days if we want to get through," he said.

"Slovakia are the favourites because they are playing at home on their own courts and the record books show that winning away from home is pretty difficult."

With Carlos Moya opting out of the Davis Cup this year to concentrate on individual tournaments and Juan Carlos Ferrero and Tommy Robredo recovering from injury, Nadal is the only survivor from last December's triumph against the United States.

The Mallorca-born player will be joined by the experienced Albert Costa - a veteran of Spain's triumph in the 2000 final against Australia - and youngsters Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez.

Former French Open champion Costa was marginally more upbeat than Nadal about Spain's chances of getting past the first round this time.

"The Slovaks are a tough team and will be more so on their own courts and in front of their home crowd but I don't doubt that we will win."

The last time Spain defended their crown in the Davis Cup they fell victim to the Netherlands in the first round.

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the courts are faster than expected...it's not a hard court like they expected, it's a type of carpet. Rafa's going to have to adapt very quickly to it since he's been playing on clay the last 3 weeks. They say it's much faster than what Brno was last year.
For those of you that can read Spanish, here's the article...but for those that can't, that's pretty much what it's about.

Adaptación contrarreloj

La pista del Eslovaquia-España, de moqueta, es más rápida de lo esperado

Lluís Carles Pérez


01/03/05 03:00 h.¿Cuánto tiempo necesita un tenista para adaptarse bien de la tierra a la moqueta, pista rapidísima como pocas? “Depende mucho de cada jugador. Un tenista con un buen 'timing' puede adaptarse en dos días, otros necesitan siete o diez y hay gente que no lo consigue nunca, pero en general se requieren cuatro o cinco días”, contesta Juan Avendaño, capitán del equipo español con Jordi Arrese.

La pregunta viene al caso por la inminente eliminatoria de Copa Davis. Rafa Nadal, la sensación del cuarteto español, deberá realizar en tres días una adaptación contrarreloj para medirse a partir del viernes a Eslovaquia en 1ª ronda. El manacorí, de 18 años, ha jugado sobre tierra las tres últimas semanas con un balance arrollador: dos títulos (Costa do Sauípe y Acapulco) y cuartos de final en Buenos Aires. Gaudio ha sido el único en parar al 'torbellino Nadal' durante su gira suramericana, saldada con 12 victorias –las diez últimas consecutivas– y la mencionada derrota. Resultado: Rafa tiene desde ayer su mejor ránking mundial de siempre (31º), un peldaño más en su escalada hacia cotas mucho más altas.

Procedente de México, Rafa tenía previsto llegar anoche a la fría Bratislava, donde 'Feli' López, Fernando Verdasco y Albert Costa ya comprobaron ayer en los primeros entrenamientos que la pista no es dura como se dijo en principio, sino que es una moqueta –con una capa de 'plexipave'– “que se puede levantar con la mano”.

Principal problema

“Sobre todo el primer día, Rafa debe adaptarse a la velocidad de la bola, pero no sólo él porque esto no tiene nada que ver tampoco con la pista dura de Dubai. El principal problema para adaptarse es el bote de la bola y su velocidad, que son las que marcan las diferencias. Rafa se adaptó muy bien el año pasado en Brno, pero esto es más rápido y hay que ver cómo salta a la pista. Su juego se puede adaptar a cualquier pista, pero todos tendrán problemas, incluso los eslovacos”, explica Avendaño, que coloca a Nadal en el grupo de tenistas capaces de aclimatarse en pocos días. “Es un jugador rápido y no puede llegar con mejor moral porque viene con una confianza increíble por sus dos títulos”. El capitán eslovaco, Miloslav Mecir, dijo ayer estar “impresionado” por el juego de Nadal.

Avendaño dice que hay “muchos factores” que influyen en una buena adaptación. “La calidad tiene mucho que ver, pero también el rival. Si te lo pone muy difícil, lo pagarás aunque te hayas adaptado”. Sea como sea, se impone una adaptación tan rápida como la pista de Bratislava
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Re: Davis Cupa

Are they going to show any of Spain's Davis Cup matches on the Tennis Channel?

If anyone knows when and what time that would be great.

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indoor carpet? feli should be alright on that surface.. I hope rafa can adjust to the surface quickly.. VAMOS SPAIN!
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VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!

I suck at TT so there's no reason to brag with my 1st round exits :retard:
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