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Re: Uncle Toni:"it's ATP's fault if Rafa never won WTF"

You see I find out a good piece of info on this guy that hes an athiest and then this comes out.

Toni is the most discpicable hatable person there is on this planet right now
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Re: Uncle Toni:"it's ATP's fault if Rafa never won WTF"

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If he's not going to play on hard, he might as well retire.
It's not sink or swim. The quote was "The schedule of 2013 won’t change for Nadal who will play the same number of tournaments on hard court of the past years".

I merely think he should play less tournaments on hard than the past years. I'm not saying to not play on hard completely.

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he is right they are always making him play the best 8 players in that season......fixed draws
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It's not sink or swim. The quote was "The schedule of 2013 won’t change for Nadal who will play the same number of tournaments on hard court of the past years".

I merely think he should play less tournaments on hard than the past years. I'm not saying to not play on hard completely.
Well, he mostly played hardcourt masters + Dubai I think, not to mention that he usually had early exits as well, not sure what he could drastically reduce there.

“There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”
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Well, he mostly played hardcourt masters + Dubai I think, not to mention that he usually had early exits as well, not sure what he could drastically reduce there.
He played Tokyo in 2010 and 2011. Played Bangkok in 2010. He can also skip at least a masters 1000 on hard.

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He played Tokyo in 2010 and 2011. Played Bangkok in 2010. He can also skip at least a masters 1000 on hard.
I don't think skipping Tokyo is going change anything for him. Skipping one masters, ok, but most likely he would've had one early loss in a year anyway.

“There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”
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Re: Uncle Toni: "it's ATP's fault if Rafa never won WTF"

The real reason why Nadull never won a WTF is because it involves playing the top 8 players in the world.

Usually when he wins something, any top player goes out in the round before
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One more from uncle Toni.

IMO Nadal needs to play less tournaments on hard, but this interview showed that it's not what will happen. Poor Nadal...
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Re: Uncle Toni:"it's ATP's fault if Rafa never won WTF"

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It's not sink or swim. The quote was "The schedule of 2013 won’t change for Nadal who will play the same number of tournaments on hard court of the past years".

I merely think he should play less tournaments on hard than the past years. I'm not saying to not play on hard completely.
Same amount of HC tournaments as past years. Interesting. So he signed up for Acapulco to increase his overall schedule? That's surprising, but we'll see how it turns out.
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Yeah, there definitely should be more grass tournaments. Maybe they could move all Grand Slams to be played on grass, so Federer could servebot his way to CYGS in his fifties.
You seem a little obsessed by Federer... the game is more than just Nadal or Federer or a couple of top players, you really should try and be a little more objective.
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Add the questions asked by the interviewers in the OP or risk having Don Toni's answers misinterpreted.

Amateur mistake / professional journalism

So someone recently informed me that my sig was empty. Said I needed a life affirming motivational quote by a positive role model like Einstein or Oscar Wilde...

Here's a tip. Don't regret nothin'. You ain't got the time. Before you know it, you'll be 60 something years old giving free advice to some cheapskate runt... Then going home and regretting it.

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- he says ...... today it's very difficult if not impossible to dope given the strictness of doping control.
I wonder if he managed to keep a straight face while saying that.

Tennis "doping control" is so weak it's almost invisible. It's completely and utterly useless, and has no chance of catching anyone but accidentals (ie like Gasquet or Kendrick).
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absolutely disgusting stuff, hoping GOATro or rosol will retire this clown from the game next year
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Uncle Toni.



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The evil ITF scuppered Sampras's chances at Roland Garros by insisting on holding it on clay instead of rotating the surface.
This. Also the malefic ITF ruined Borg's chances at the USO by moving it from har-tru clay to hard courts where Connors and McEnroe excelled.
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Re: Uncle Toni: "it's ATP's fault if Rafa never won WTF"

Kuerten won TMC beating Sampras and Agassi... unless Kuerten is now a HC specialist or more versatile than Rafa....?

Federer / Haas / Safin / Gaudio / Kuerten / Youzhny / Nadal / Gonzalez / Ljubicic / Hewitt / Soderling / Wawrinka / Coria / Nalbandian / Kohlschreiber
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