Re: Nadal "only the best champions play bad and win"
It may be true, but it does *sound* arrogant. He won the match in three straight sets and then said he was playing badly. Indirectly, he's saying he's so much better than the opponent that he can beat him comfortably while playing badly.
If he were to come out and say directly after a victory, that he's so much better than the opponent that he's just beaten that he didn't have to play very well, it would be almost the dictionary definition of arrogant. So saying the same thing indirectly makes you sound arrogant.