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Happy 20th Birthday, Rafael Nadal!



Its still mind-blowing how young he is. Hes barely 20, but he plays like an expierenced veteran 20-something. Hes humble, down-to-earth, intelligent, and mindful of the game's history. No matter what you think of his style of play on the court, you can't not like him as a human being. A great person for the game for many years to come.

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Re: Happy 20th Birthday, Rafael Nadal!

normally 20 is when a tennis player plays his best or is at his peak physically
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Re: Happy 20th Birthday, Rafael Nadal!

examples: agassi, borg, sampras hewitt, federer was a late bloomer
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Re: Happy 20th Birthday, Rafael Nadal!

sounds like you're giving him a toast!

Happy Birthday Nadal!!
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Re: Happy 20th Birthday, Rafael Nadal!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAFA!

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Re: Happy 20th Birthday, Rafael Nadal!

Happy Birthday Rafa .

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he won´t be able to surpass Borg´s record of 16 titles as a teen....................too bad for him

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Happy Birthday Rafa!!

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he won´t be able to surpass Borg´s record of 16 titles as a teen....................too bad for him

Actually, ATP rules say that a player's age is the age he was on the first day of the tournament.

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Re: Happy 20th Birthday, Rafael Nadal!

Happy birthday!!! He's had a great career as a teenager, and now he's 20! Woo hoo! And yes, he is still counted as a teenager in RG, because he was 19 when it started

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Happy birthday, Rafa! And if you weren't standing in the way of the Roger slam, I would totally want you to get your seventeenth title and your second grand slam and all that. Even as it is, if you win it, you thoroughly deserve it, and I won't begrudge it to you.

But I'm afraid I'm still cheering for Roger.

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Happy Birthday Rafa


Now why don't you lose in the third round and go celebrate your birthdate with your family?

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Re: Happy 20th Birthday, Rafael Nadal!

Happy Birthday to Rafa!

Good luck to: Marat Safin, Andy Roddick, Guillermo Coria, Nicolas Kiefer, Tommy Haas, Joachim Johansson, Marcos Baghdatis, Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet, Paradorn Srichaphan, Xavier Malisse, Olivier Rochus , Guga Kuerten, Mario Ancic, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov, Younes El Aynaoui, James Blake, and more!

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