Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins? - Page 5 - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #61 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 03:33 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,459
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmurray View Post
Perhaps your definition of hatred and mine are different...but taking pleasure in the very idea that a player will lose certainly doesn't qualify as goodwill in my book.
That's oh so very true.

But, I guess most fans aren't that ill-tempered towards tennis players themselves, but more to their fans. I mean, Federer fans surely enjoy Rafa's lack of success lately; but just remember how Nadal fans acted last year, after Nadal started to whip Fed regularly, all the way till Wimby. 'Nadal ownz Fed-clown haha 6-1 HTH' and such crap.

Like I said, it just goes on in circles all the time. If Nadal starts to dominate clay season as he did last year & beats Fed a couple times more, then you will hear the same stuff all over again, only with different people gloating.
Apemant is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 03:34 PM
Registered User
 
kindablue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,988
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Nice to see so many new Marco's fans
kindablue is offline  
post #63 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 03:36 PM
Anathemaniac
 
Sunset of Age's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Wall.
Posts: 41,908
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmurray View Post
On this point, I'll have to respectfully disagree with you (will wonders never cease?)

I don't mind a straight-foward assessment of Rafa's chances (though I don't think Marcos is going to overly trouble him). Rafa has trouble with Berdych - we all know it and mentioning that fact isn't Rafa-hatred, it's the truth. What I don't understand is the glee with which folks on here anticipate his downfall. Am I accustomed to it? Yep. Happens every tournament Rafa plays in. But I still think its crappy and unnecessary.

Perhaps your definition of hatred and mine are different...but taking pleasure in the very idea that a player will lose certainly doesn't qualify as goodwill in my book.
No problem Cheryl... as I already mentioned in that post, I added "Perhaps I'm getting used to it?" when I posted that sentence of not seeing too much hatred around - as a rethorical question which might put my thoughts in a different perspective.

And I very much agree with your point about the glee - you're right about that, and I don't understand nor like that either. But an assesment of why he perhaps won't make it - I don't have any problem with that at all.
(Not to forget that that same nasty glee appears from the 'other side' when Roger doesn't do very well, BTW.)

Oh, and btw, perhaps you missed that part - I'm quite convinced that Baggy won't be of any trouble to Rafa.

"It's getting colder, I'm getting colder, older, it's getting colder...

Am I still here? As one, with The Fear?
Am I still alive? I'm still f*cking ... Here...!"


"The Storm Before The Calm"

Anathema

Into music of the PROG-Dorky-kind? visit my blog or MTF's Prog Rock Thread.
Sunset of Age is offline  
 
post #64 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 03:36 PM
Registered User
 
kindablue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,988
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kindablue View Post
Nice to see so many new Marco's fans
That said, i have a very nice Cypriot pork recipe for you
kindablue is offline  
post #65 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 03:39 PM
Anathemaniac
 
Sunset of Age's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Wall.
Posts: 41,908
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apemant View Post
But, I guess most fans aren't that ill-tempered towards tennis players themselves, but more to their fans. I mean, Federer fans surely enjoy Rafa's lack of success lately; but just remember how Nadal fans acted last year, after Nadal started to whip Fed regularly, all the way till Wimby. 'Nadal ownz Fed-clown haha 6-1 HTH' and such crap.

Like I said, it just goes on in circles all the time. If Nadal starts to dominate clay season as he did last year & beats Fed a couple times more, then you will hear the same stuff all over again, only with different people gloating.
Very well said, Apemant.
Couldn't agree with you more, and I wish I were able to express myself a little better in matters like these.

"It's getting colder, I'm getting colder, older, it's getting colder...

Am I still here? As one, with The Fear?
Am I still alive? I'm still f*cking ... Here...!"


"The Storm Before The Calm"

Anathema

Into music of the PROG-Dorky-kind? visit my blog or MTF's Prog Rock Thread.
Sunset of Age is offline  
post #66 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 03:39 PM
Registered User
 
Xristos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Age: 30
Posts: 12,886
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

I love both...

This is soo very hard on me.

Pick-A-Winner (PAW) #33 2014 Gerry Weber Open WINNER
Xristos is offline  
post #67 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 03:40 PM
Registered User
 
Metis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 30,480
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

This is very annoying . I wanted both of them to go deep into the tournament.
Metis is offline  
post #68 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 03:41 PM
Anathemaniac
 
Sunset of Age's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Wall.
Posts: 41,908
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xristos View Post
I love both...

This is soo very hard on me.
I have nothing to add, here, as you know!

"It's getting colder, I'm getting colder, older, it's getting colder...

Am I still here? As one, with The Fear?
Am I still alive? I'm still f*cking ... Here...!"


"The Storm Before The Calm"

Anathema

Into music of the PROG-Dorky-kind? visit my blog or MTF's Prog Rock Thread.
Sunset of Age is offline  
post #69 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 03:45 PM
Registered User
 
Xristos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Age: 30
Posts: 12,886
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Thanks for the hug..

Pick-A-Winner (PAW) #33 2014 Gerry Weber Open WINNER
Xristos is offline  
post #70 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 03:55 PM
Registered User
 
cmurray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 14,747
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apemant View Post
That's oh so very true.

But, I guess most fans aren't that ill-tempered towards tennis players themselves, but more to their fans. I mean, Federer fans surely enjoy Rafa's lack of success lately; but just remember how Nadal fans acted last year, after Nadal started to whip Fed regularly, all the way till Wimby. 'Nadal ownz Fed-clown haha 6-1 HTH' and such crap.

Like I said, it just goes on in circles all the time. If Nadal starts to dominate clay season as he did last year & beats Fed a couple times more, then you will hear the same stuff all over again, only with different people gloating.
Perhaps this is the trouble I'm having. I never saw the lousy behavior Federer fans were treated to last year because since I've joined this board, Roger hasn't lost a match (crazy but true).

It didn't occur to me that Federer fans would have suffered the same annoyances then that we do now. This certainly gives me something to ponder...........
cmurray is offline  
post #71 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 04:00 PM
Anathemaniac
 
Sunset of Age's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Wall.
Posts: 41,908
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmurray View Post
It didn't occur to me that Federer fans would have suffered the same annoyances then that we do now. This certainly gives me something to ponder...........
Believe me, it happened. I was a lurker at MTF at that time, and actually didn't want to join in because I didn't like what was going on.
I joined around the time Feds won Wimbly, hoping that would balance the score for a bit. Can't help but conclude that the score has by now become just as unbalanced, sadly enough...

I can only wish for a real rivalry to blossom, with both of them sharing the trophees a little more equally. Then perhaps the fans would be able to become a little more friendlier to each other as well!

"It's getting colder, I'm getting colder, older, it's getting colder...

Am I still here? As one, with The Fear?
Am I still alive? I'm still f*cking ... Here...!"


"The Storm Before The Calm"

Anathema

Into music of the PROG-Dorky-kind? visit my blog or MTF's Prog Rock Thread.
Sunset of Age is offline  
post #72 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 04:03 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
victory1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 780
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmurray View Post
Perhaps this is the trouble I'm having. I never saw the lousy behavior Federer fans were treated to last year because since I've joined this board, Roger hasn't lost a match (crazy but true).

It didn't occur to me that Federer fans would have suffered the same annoyances then that we do now. This certainly gives me something to ponder...........
It was way worse. Nadal fans are very obnoxious, especially when he was beating Federer. They would post pictures of a giant Nadal patting a little Fed on the head, pictures of Nadal kicking Fed on the ass. Calling him Fed-clown and how he's not really #1, and Nadal was the real #1. Now they acting like the victims since Nadal has not seen a Final in almost 8 months!

Stan Wawrinka & Roger Federer


Gael Monfils & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
victory1 is offline  
post #73 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 04:03 PM
Banned!
 
GlennMirnyi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: I'm in Porto Alegre, bitch!
Posts: 42,099
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonE View Post
Baghdatis has very little with which to hurt Nadal as was in evidence in their two encounters last year.

However from that point on things get a little bit more difficult for him
Agreed.
GlennMirnyi is offline  
post #74 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 04:05 PM
Registered User
 
guga2120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,151
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

i guess Nadal, but close in 3 sets.

Thats a hell of a draw he got.
guga2120 is offline  
post #75 of 216 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 04:08 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,459
                     
Re: Nadal v Baghdatis - Dubai rd1. Who wins?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmurray View Post
Perhaps this is the trouble I'm having. I never saw the lousy behavior Federer fans were treated to last year because since I've joined this board, Roger hasn't lost a match (crazy but true).
really... didn't lose it since Murray in Cincy...

But you know, things were looking awfully bad for Fed right after RG. True, he didn't lose a match except to Nadal, but all those finals... it was terrible for a Fed fan. Just the year before he compiled 24 straight final wins, and then, WTF is that, losing 4 finals in a row to Nadal. Rafa fans were orgasmic though, gloating their asses off.

Since there is no real reason to believe Nadal will suddenly start to suck on clay as well, I'm getting mentally prepared for the round 2 of Rafatard gloat-fest.
Apemant is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome