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Smile °° Rafa in Hamburg °°

I know it's still early since he's still in Roma (and hopefully going to win the whole Rome tournament ) but I thought I'd make this thread now, since I've just heard that he and Feli are supposedly going to play doubles there ...this boy seems to be obsessed with doubles...just as well he has a week off the following week!!!
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Vamos Rafa. I am going to Hamburg. And I would be very happy to see Rafa playing doubles there

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oh well in that case I'm happy for u!! have a great time in Hamburg!
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Re: °° Rafa in Hamburg °°

It's nice that he wants to be an all-around player (as in singles and doubles), i guess. And these days not alot of people take doubles seriously, and that does make me feel sad. So I appreciate what he's doing. I just wish he wouldnt play both draws after, something like, 2 tiring back-to-back long-run tourneys. (and he has lots of those these days not that I'm complaining )

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yeah i agree with u adelaide...i'm just so paranoid about how he'll hold up physically since he's so prone to injuries etc that i'd rather he just concentrated on his singles! but if he feels he can cope with it, then that's ok i guess
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he no must play so much, he have care for RG, no tire himself
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The draw is out!

(1) Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Andre Pavel (ROM) vs. Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)
(WC) Alexander Waske (GER) vs. (14) Tommy Robredo (ESP)

(10) Guillermo Coria (ARG) vs. Vincent Spadea (USA)
Karol Beck (SVK) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Mario Ancic (CRO) vs. Florian Mayer (GER)
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) vs. (7) Carlos Moya (ESP)

(3) Marat Safin (RUS) vs. Alberto Martin (ESP)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs. Qualifier
Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs. Qualifier
Michael Llodra (FRA) vs. (15) Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

(11) Joachim Johansson (SWE) vs. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
(WC) Phillip Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Nicolas Kiefer (GER)
Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs. Qualifier
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. (8) Andre Agassi

(5) Tim Henman (GBR) vs. (WC) Lars Burgsmuller (GER)
Greg Rusedski (GBR) vs. Phillip Petzschner (GER)
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs. Thomas Johansson (SWE)
Robin Soderling (SWE) vs. (9) David Nalbandian (ARG)

(13) Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) vs. Luis Horna (PER)
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs. Albert Costa (ESP)
(4) Gaston Gaudio (ARG) vs. Qualifier

(6) Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Igor Andreev (RUS)
Jiri Novak (CZE) vs. Paradorn Srichaphan (THA)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) vs. Qualifier
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs. (12) Guillermo Canas (ARG)

(16) Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs. Cyril Saulnier (FRA)
Tommy Haas (GER) vs. Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)
Ivo Karlovic vs. Qualifier
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs. (2) Andy Roddick (USA)

Not too bad, methinks. Eager to see what we can make out of Nadal-Andreev match up this time
And good news he's not in the doubles draw.



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i hope he loses early so he can have a nice long rest for paris.

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I want Rafa vs. Rainer!!!!!!!!!!!! But that would mean Rainer would have to win 2 consecutive matches...

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NO DOUBLES!!! YAY! they must've decided against it...very sensible decision!

his singles draw is not too bad...hope he's not too tired from Rome. A best of 5 match today and then he'll have to play on Tuesday...not a lot of time to rest...but at least the week after he's not playing.

VAMOS RAFA!!!!! DO YOUR BEST!
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Re: °° Rafa in Hamburg °°

He must feel so full of energy, but he may burn himself this way. Well, he will do as he feels.

He really is something...
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Oh, he is not in the doubles draw!
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Re: °° Rafa in Hamburg °°

our rafa already showed signs of mental tiredness lately, if not physical. so as much as i want him to win in hamburg, losing early could give him rest and appear fresher mentally and physically at rolland garros.

who cares if he could not overtake federer in atp points race in hamburg, i'd rather he overtake him in grand slam, that'd be awesome!

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Re: °° Rafa in Hamburg °°

am so happy he's not playing doubles I agree with adelaide about the playing doubles part

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our rafa already showed signs of mental tiredness lately, if not physical. so as much as i want him to win in hamburg, losing early could give him rest and appear fresher mentally and physically at rolland garros.
Yeah he seems tired in Rome.. Hope he doesnt tire himself too much that he loses early at RG!
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Re: °° Rafa in Hamburg °°

I definitely agree that he looks tired.

This sounds terrible, but I mean it in a good way. If he lost in the 1st or 2nd rounds in Hamburg - wouldn't be in the least upset at all.

Would give him a good 1 1/2 weeks to physically and mentally recoup.

Relax and have light workouts for a few days, then pick it up, then go to the French early like that Friday to get used to the clay there.

But that's my humble opinion :-)
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