then didn't need to say he don't want to take anything away from nadal's win, could say i'm clearly the better player and i lost only bc my grandfather died earlier this week.....
i think RIboy is right here. it is what it is.
you cant say that "i dont want to take anything away from his win but "i was not here emotionally" or something to that effect.
and also why was he there against dolgo and berdych and not against a player he completely owns?
he even had to come from behind to beat both dolgo and berdych which suggests superior focus and concentration.
the fact of the matter is the no-djok was tired in the final.
this was not the right thing to say in my estimation. what happens if this type of a remark furnishes the clay warrior with some added incentive or motivation?
and what will he say if he gets smashed again at rome? we are just speculating here. probably the next match will be more competitive but what if it is not.
i dont know why the fraternal order of the eDJOKulons society is getting so bent out of shape over this. all athletes say things at times they are better off not saying. fed and nadal are no exception.
i believe nadal and no-djok are good friends and it certainly appears that way to me. that is another reason why they both have to be careful and give each other full credit at every opportunity.