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Nadal: 'I've lost a bit of passion for the game'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/ten...akes-toll.html

rafito is a broken man. djokovic first took the titles away from him and tben took his soul.

he'll be losing to donald young in challengers in a couple of years.

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I knew it, i knew it.... Games over folks
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Re: Nadal: 'I've lost a bit of passion for the game'

Rafa should get married, make some twins and realize how difficult family life is. He will automatically rediscover his passion for tennis ala Fed.

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Rafa, do you care you failed once again to win that chicken shit tournament in london?

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Re: Nadal: 'I've lost a bit of passion for the game'

Rafa, possibly trying his hardest to fly under the radar again

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No, he's not trying to fly under the radar. It's been quite obvious that the Nadal we're used to seeing, with fire, passion and energy, has not been there for a while. Once you lose that, it's hard to get it back, so more and more it looks difficult to see Nadal being able to dominate as previous.
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Kicking someone when their down is low brow, seriously. You don't have to like the man, but some basic human respect would suffice.
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Re: Nadal: 'I've lost a bit of passion for the game'

It's been obvious for quite a while, so credit to him that he admitted it.
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Nah it's the Björn Borg syndrome. Just like him Rafito has his breakthrough at a very young age. Since then it's just been tennis, tennis and tennis and lots of success. Eventually every win isn't as fun anymore. Already rich and already peaked. More temptations of court. Hard to find motivation.

I could see him retiring early too. Not saying that he will but I could definitely see him doing a Borg
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I've lost a little respect for Nadal with this quote, thinking about it. These guys, like Djokovic and Murray, have shown they aren't scared of him anymore, and his response is basically to hold his head down and whine and effectively let them take the fun away from the game for him. Shows a lot of immaturity, and it shows me he doesn't really have the will or determination seen from other players.
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Getting your Spanish juevos handed to you and watching Gluten get in your face like that in Madrid must have really broken you Rafa.Get in line and go gluten-free as well

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I've lost a little respect for Nadal with this quote, thinking about it. These guys, like Djokovic and Murray, have shown they aren't scared of him anymore, and his response is basically to hold his head down and whine and effectively let them take the fun away from the game for him. Shows a lot of immaturity, and it shows me he doesn't really have the will or determination seen from other players.
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"My desire is there. My motivation I hope is the same. I will do it. If it's not enough, it's not going to be enough. But I will be satisfied with myself."

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I've lost a little respect for Nadal with this quote, thinking about it. These guys, like Djokovic and Murray, have shown they aren't scared of him anymore, and his response is basically to hold his head down and whine and effectively let them take the fun away from the game for him. Shows a lot of immaturity, and it shows me he doesn't really have the will or determination seen from other players.
murray not afraid for nadal anymore? Because of that MM win in Tokyo? Murray still shits his pants when he sees Rafa in a slam.

Ofcourse other players are a lot more hungry than Rafa at the moment, they still have things to prove. You can only compare him with Federer, and I think Fed deserves credit for still being motivated, instead of taking anything away from Nadal. Nadal was the most determined player I've ever seen when he was younger, willing to adapt his game to also be successful off clay and winning everything. Talk about determination!

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