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i want this to be be rafas tournament

roddicks out- federers not playin- i want rafa to win this.

Nieminen- The lucky lefty of tennis.
Sampras- The hairy champion of tennis.
Ferrero- The mosquito of tennis.
Srichaphan- The Thai- ger of tennis.
Safin - The of tennis.
Bagdatis- The quotesman of tennis "my coach will watch, i will sleep with my girlfriend"
Kiefer- The naive guy, "yeh, me and seb are good friends"
Santoro- The double handed wizard of tennis.
Lopez- IS my hair right? IS my lipstick right?
Moya- The tatoo and muscles of tennis (although nadal kicks his ass in that department).
Tipsarevic- The tatoo of tennis, competing with moya.
Djokovic- Stole Jiri's surname

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Re: i want this to be be rafas tournament

I'd like to see Grosjean take out Nadal. Grosjean has a better serve and a nicer style overall.

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Re: i want this to be be rafas tournament

You want just about anybody to take out Nadal, regardless of style or serve, PamV.

I really don't understand what's not to love about Nadal's way of playing tennis. It's not smooth and elegant perhaps, but variety in the sport is great. Nadal's game is fierce, passionate, quick with a mixture of power and subtleness (those well hidden dropshots for example),... He's a smart player with an amazing mixture of shots coming from impossible angles and sometimes in full speed and not forgetting that beautiful topspin. What's not to love?
Ah well, you can not argue about taste, I guess.


Anyway, I'd love this to happen too, Rex but Rafa still has a long road ahead of him with lots of players who can make life difficult for him.
Suppose - just suppose - he does get it: how quickly do you think will you see threads like "having one title on hardcourt does not count - he had no competition at all really - ..."? But, let's not get ahead of the game.
Like I said, I'd love it if he could take this title but I'm not counting on it either and that's OK too. He's still so young and his year has already been so amazing. Everything we will get now, will be like the icing on a cake.

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Re: i want this to be be rafas tournament

if nadal doesnt win this tourny, it would be bad form, he has one piss of a draw, all top players out, roddick,nabs, gasuet removed from his path. if he doesnt win then he def is just a claycourter.
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Re: i want this to be be rafas tournament

nadal here, nadal there

then you wonder when tennis gets boring

to say that, go agassi
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Re: i want this to be be rafas tournament

I want Rafa to do well at Montreal but I'd rather he win Cincy (my hometown tourney)

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Re: i want this to be be rafas tournament

ME TOO. I want Rafa to win this one.

GO RAFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You want just about anybody to take out Nadal, regardless of style or serve, PamV.

I really don't understand what's not to love about Nadal's way of playing tennis.
I find Nadal obnoxious. His tennis is ugly. He's getting a cake walk tournament with no top guys to contend with. As for what's not to like about his tennis style....how about the way he always hits leaning backward off of his back foot? How about the way he does a side shuffle fist pump over practically nothing. What's the difference bewteen Nadal's antics and Hewitt's lawnmower man moves?

Grosjean is a nice guy...subtle and understated. Go Grosjean!

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Are we forgetting the gamesmanship from Grosjean at RG and other occasions?

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Re: i want this to be be rafas tournament

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he's getting a cake walk tournament with no top guys to contend with.
....that's not exactly his fault lol

that said, I think Agassi also has a good chance of winning thist title. I do want Rafael to win though.



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Re: i want this to be be rafas tournament

I'd love to see Rafa win this tournament...especially to shut up his critics who say he can only play on clay, which is bullshit. He reached the Miami final and very nearly beat Roger there...that was just lack of experience...if he were in the same position again now I think he'd have beaten him. Also having watched him live against Hewitt at the AO where he also played extremely well, I can definitely say he is capable of winning tournaments on hard and hopefully other surfaces as well in the future. This is definitely his tournament to lose...it's being handed to him on a silver platter the way the other seeds are falling. Vamos Rafa!!
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Re: i want this to be be rafas tournament

I would like gaudio or puerta could win the tournaments but since that is impossible i want rafa to win
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Re: i want this to be be rafas tournament

I see nadal taking this oen. And then, I'm hoping its all Roger at Cincy. He might be rusty but it should fall away before he has to play Nadal. I want him to beat Nadal in Cincy and again at the USO, if its necessary. I want him to beat Safin, too when he returns. I want the year back on course. Of course, I am a Roger fan.
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Re: i want this to be be rafas tournament

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Are we forgetting the gamesmanship from Grosjean at RG and other occasions?
wot r u talking about? grosjean didnt do any gamesmanship, it was the crowd, grosjean actualy helped cool it down. get ur facts right.
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No Grosjean kept backing away and would not fucking serve and start the match. He was a rat there so Latenista is right.
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