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Rafa Critical Discussion Thread For Fans

This is NOT a troll thread or a haters thread. This thread is meant for serious discussions about Rafa, his game, and his opponents. This is for FANS who wants to talk about him and I decided to make a new thread, in order to not upset his fans who only wants to talk about all the positives about Rafa. I respect that. But I hope this thread will live, and not be taken down, so fans who are critical can discuss things too.

Again, this is NOT a haters thread, but meant as a critical discussion thread about Rafa. This is a thread where fans who are critical about his game (but still love him!) can come together and talk. But please, keep the discussion serious! And NO HATERS ALLOWED.

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I have nothing to criticize about Rafa, he's perfect
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Sokk, you are the only one who does it.

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Sokk, you are the only one who does it.
Maybe because others feel they can't speak without getting shot down about it?

And besides.. this wasn't meant for guys who have nothing to say about his game. If you don't, then fine. I respect that. But please respect that others may have other opinions than you too.

I have been a fan of Rafa since he was 17, so for about 8 years now. I think we're allowed to criticize his game. I'm not talking criticizing Rafa himself, but HIS GAME.

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I have nothing to criticize about Rafa, he's perfect
Maybe Rafa is perfect, but his game certainly isn't, or else he wouldn't have lost to Nole 5 times in a row.

And back to what this thread was meant to be about, a serious discussion about what's wrong.. I would like to keep this thread on topic. If you don't like this thread or don't want to discuss it, then fine. But please realize that others may not share your opinion. Please respect those who want to discuss his issues.

I think it boils down to two things:

1. his serve. I am not impressed with his serve. Even in Wimbledon, it was never really a force, and he double faulted a lot. He should really try to improve his serve. I don't get why he couldn't try and play with his USO serve under Wimbly too, but whatever..

2. I think he has a mental block against Nole. He has gotten under his skin, and the last bastion was Nole winning a slam final over Rafa. It seems like Rafa doesn't have the confidence to beat him.

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Sokk is not a hater people. She's just frustrated. I am too. I think as fans we ought to be. Nole is not suddenly too good for Rafa, a lot of it's to do with Rafa as well, and his inability to adjust or raise his game accordingly. I think they should be splitting their matches at least, not turning it into a Roddick-Federer type matchup.

My 2c is Rafa needs to play more aggressively - out of his comfort zone a bit. He's not going to grind Nole off the court. Lord knows he's tried that the last 5 finals and it's worked about 0% of the time.

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Sokk is not a hater people. She's just frustrated. I am too. I think as fans we ought to be. Nole is not suddenly too good for Rafa, a lot of it's to do with Rafa as well, and his inability to adjust or raise his game accordingly. I think they should be splitting their matches at least, not turning it into a Roddick-Federer type matchup.

My 2c is Rafa needs to play more aggressively - out of his comfort zone a bit. He's not going to grind Nole off the court. Lord knows he's tried that the last 5 finals and it's worked about 0% of the time.

You think we ought to be frustrated with a player who has won 10 grand slams and a career grand slam?

Seriously?

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She's just frustrated. I am too. I think as fans we ought to be.
you still love rafa regardless, but it'd be better if he won wimbledon, huh?

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Maybe because others feel they can't speak without getting shot down about it?

And besides.. this wasn't meant for guys who have nothing to say about his game. If you don't, then fine. I respect that. But please respect that others may have other opinions than you too.

I have been a fan of Rafa since he was 17, so for about 8 years now. I think we're allowed to criticize his game. I'm not talking criticizing Rafa himself, but HIS GAME.



Maybe Rafa is perfect, but his game certainly isn't, or else he wouldn't have lost to Nole 5 times in a row.

And back to what this thread was meant to be about, a serious discussion about what's wrong.. I would like to keep this thread on topic. If you don't like this thread or don't want to discuss it, then fine. But please realize that others may not share your opinion. Please respect those who want to discuss his issues.

I think it boils down to two things:

1. his serve. I am not impressed with his serve. Even in Wimbledon, it was never really a force, and he double faulted a lot. He should really try to improve his serve. I don't get why he couldn't try and play with his USO serve under Wimbly too, but whatever..

2. I think he has a mental block against Nole. He has gotten under his skin, and the last bastion was Nole winning a slam final over Rafa. It seems like Rafa doesn't have the confidence to beat him.

sokk, you're hellishly annoying and noisy.
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You think we ought to be frustrated with a player who has won 10 grand slams and a career grand slam?

Seriously?

I'm not a fan of Rafa to the extent these losses hurt bad (or even much at all), but all I'm saying is that there's nothing wrong with being frustrated with 5 straight final losses to a guy he should be at least aplitting the meetings with.

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I'm not a fan of Rafa to the extent these losses hurt bad (or even much at all), but all I'm saying is that there's nothing wrong with being frustrated with 5 straight final losses to a guy he should be at least aplitting the meetings with.
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She's just frustrated. I am too. I think as fans we ought to be.
so, you're a fan of Rafa to the extent these losses hurt bad


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Losing 5 finals to djokovic cough cough losing 4 rgs to Nadal whats wrong with Federerrrr?? Frutration, sadness and hate. I hate Nadal.

Dont worry sokk, Metternich is sending Murray to defeat Djokovic and bring balance to the force.

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