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Nadal to be honoured with a statue at Roland Garros

French Open Gives Green Light To Build Statue Of Rafael Nadal - UBITENNIS

To honour his incredible achievement at RG.
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On Monday the president of the French Tennis Federation, Bernard Giudicelli, confirmed that plans have been approved. The details were outlined on Facebook during a 30-minute video of Giudicelli outlining the current plans of his federation.

“We have, with Rafael Nadal, chosen a statute and the image that will represent it. We will now launch a contest to find the artist who will create the statue of Rafa, which will be opposite the entrance of the future Philippe Chatrier,”*the head of French tennis confirmed.

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One could only imagine what RAFAism would do to that statue if her and it were all alone.

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Let's hope for him it works out better than Ronaldo's.
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Re: Nadal to be honoured with a statue at Roland Garros

Put 10 euro in the slot and it will start grunting.
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Put 10 euro in the slot and it will start grunting.
Jesus Christ

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I guess again it's just belief, achieve such heights. I wasn't sure if I was going to be here again after last year. I've had some tough finals. I always believed I could come back here again. I kept believing and dreaming and here I am today.
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Re: Nadal to be honoured with a statue at Roland Garros

Good. Nadal's so-called "La Decima" is arguably the third most impressive achievement in tennis after Rod's and Novak's Grand Slams, so he deserves a statue.
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one could only imagine what rafaism would do to that statue if her and it were all alone.
lol.
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Good. Nadal's so-called "La Decima" is arguably the third most impressive achievement in tennis after Rod's and Novak's Grand Slams, so he deserves a statue.
And you have to throw in Novak's name for god's sake.
Nadal's achievement is great on its own.

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Good. Nadal's so-called "La Decima" is arguably the third most impressive achievement in tennis after Rod's and Novak's Grand Slams, so he deserves a statue.
Novak Slam is not even top three. Great achievement and all but in a very weak era. Laver's two calendar year GS and Federer slam count are a whole another story, and I'd put La Décima on par with the Novak slam, considering the degree of consistency and domination required to dominate a slam for a decade.
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And you have to throw in Novak's name for god's sake.
Nadal's achievement is great on its own.
I agree. It's not even "La Decima", but 9 titles in 10 years, which is mind-blowing.
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Novak Slam is not even top three. Great achievement and all but in a very weak era. Laver's two calendar year GS and Federer slam count are a whole another story, and I'd put La Décima on par with the Novak slam, considering the degree of consistency and domination required to dominate a slam for a decade.
Well, the "in a very weak era" is where I stop reading.

Anyway, better to leave this thread, too much off topic.
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I was hoping they would name the central court after him, but this is good too, good to see them honouring their biggest champion.

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Seeing this gif is the greatest moment of my life.
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Good. Nadal's so-called "La Decima" is arguably the third most impressive achievement in tennis after Rod's and Novak's Grand Slams, so he deserves a statue.
Too bad Novak never achieved the Grand Slam.
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Put 10 euro in the slot and it will start grunting.
Is it a tribute or a scarecrow?



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Good.
This is the only place where he deserves to be honoured
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