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Peter Bodo: I think Rafa is backsliding from those great strides he took in 2010

If it's old news, pls. move it to the appropriate place...

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Here's the conclusion of Bodo:
Getting back to Rafa, in some ways I think he's backsliding from those great strides he took in 2010 toward becoming a true man of the tennis world. At one time, his youth and what I can only describe as his provincial aura were so appealing that you had to fight the urge to see him as some kind of earnest kid brother. But as he's gotten older he's lost a little of that innocence, along with some of his hair and that comic-bookish image promoted by the piratas and sleeveless shirts.


I do not agree with Bodo, I'd rather incline to be on the same side with Serena. They (Rafa and the other blue-clay-haters) are just little whiners...nevertheless, some of the Bodo's points sound quite reasonable.

Pls. discuss...

Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


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Re: Peter Bodo: I think Rafa is backsliding from those great strides he took in 2010

I can't believe Bozo is still being paid for his 'insights'. They might as well train a parrot to use a keyboard, pethaps we'd at least read something intelligent once in a while.
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Re: Peter Bodo: I think Rafa is backsliding from those great strides he took in 2010

Let me say that I invite you to discuss all the ideas in the article, not only the Rafa-related ones.

I loved the way he put things into perspectives (the clay season's recent history with regard to the entire open Era history) and also the way he presents Tony's and Tiriac's achievements tennis wise...

Why would Tony Nadal's opinion should have to weigh more than the one of a guy who lived his entire life in the tennis world?


I am not saying that the blue clay should remain slippery (and this, indeed, was a big mistake on the part of Tiriac and he should be criticized heavily for it), but I think it should remain blue, definitely...

Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


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Re: Peter Bodo: I think Rafa is backsliding from those great strides he took in 2010

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I can't believe Bozo is still being paid for his 'insights'. They might as well train a parrot to use a keyboard, pethaps we'd at least read something intelligent once in a while.
Any insights on the actual text, not on the author, you troll-tardy-bot?

What you've just done it's called ad hominem argumentum and it's one of the first signs of a failed post of a not so clever poster...

Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


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Re: Peter Bodo: I think Rafa is backsliding from those great strides he took in 2010

Boring Bodo's at it again...talking out of his backside.
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