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Hope I expressed myself accurately in that title.

Finally pushed myself into doing this, thanks to icedevil0289

Okay folks, here's the place to dump all your friendly stories & pictures about Roger's Biggest Rival aka. The Clay Bull, The Spartan, and assorted other names under which this rather friendly and appreciative FAN of Roger goes along. So at least we won't be spoiling the regular Fed Forum threads with our posts showing his kindness, meh.

In fact, the guy is FedTard #1, as can be seen from all his messages, all his gestures, and all of the lovely pictures spread around the net.
The guy deserves a much more friendly rap than he often gets among Roger fans. HECK, he's one of US!!!

I'll start off with this, be happy to join me - or not.









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I think this is a nice idea, stop the hating. They like each other, so it seems logical.

I love how Rafa is always giggling with Rogi,







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^^ Heee!!! You got the point there Mia!

Yep. The fellows at least respect each other, and why not? I'd like to go out on a limb and claim that in some ten years of time, they'll actually acknowledge being friends.

Martina Navratilova & Chris Evert, anyone?

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Hope I expressed myself accurately in that title.

Finally pushed myself into doing this, thanks to icedevil0289

Okay folks, here's the place to dump all your friendly stories & pictures about Roger's Biggest Rival aka. The Clay Bull, The Spartan, and assorted other names under which this rather friendly and appreciative FAN of Roger goes along. So at least we won't be spoiling the regular Fed Forum threads with our posts showing his kindness, meh.

In fact, the guy is FedTard #1, as can be seen from all his messages, all his gestures, and all of the lovely pictures spread around the net.
The guy deserves a much more friendly rap than he often gets among Roger fans. HECK, he's one of US!!!

I'll start off with this, be happy to join me - or not.









Etc. etc....
nice thread karin and you're welcome for the push. Lovely pics as well.
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I think this is a nice idea, stop the hating. They like each other, so it seems logical.

I love how Rafa is always giggling with Rogi,







me 2! I often wonder what they discuss when they meet each other in the locker room or in general waiting for the ceremony to begin. For someone who does not speak english rather well, he always seems to speak quite a bit with fed.
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this is my all time favorite fedal pic! I absolutely love it.
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^^ Heee!!! You got the point there Mia!

Yep. The fellows at least respect each other, and why not? I'd like to go out on a limb and claim that in some ten years of time, they'll actually acknowledge being friends.

Martina Navratilova & Chris Evert, anyone?
I saw an video once about their rivalry, and Moya said they were friends. He said something like (and I am paraphrasing) it's nice that they have this rivalry but it doesn't harm their friendship. They are good friends.

So maybe in 10 years they will be more like proper friends - socialise and all, but I think now they are like work friends- just see each other at the office kinda thing. At least I am hoping. I like happy endings.
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Thank you Icedevil & Javier, dear folks!

Another one that has always enchanted me:



Lovely gesture.

EDit: and Mia, of course! what you say is so true indeed...

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^^^ Matching t-shirts. All the sweeter.
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this is my all time favorite fedal pic! I absolutely love it.
THAT was such a lovely gesture - Roger initiating it, and Rafa, despite his disappointment at his perfomance, gladly accepting it!

to both gentlemen, but well, in the end... that is what this thread is for!

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^^^ Matching t-shirts. All the sweeter.
In contrary to what the Media Hyping tells us, these guys have a lot in common. Both of them brought up in sensible, middle-class families, who have obviously tought their sons to be respectul and gracious towards opponents. Also, as far as I can conclude from what I've read so far, NEITHER of the two was being 'pushed' into playing tennis.

I guess that's one of the main reasons why both of they guy's parents are such a wonderful people, applauding for their son's opponent's good shots.

In other words: Roger & Lynette & Sebastian & Ana Maria!!!

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THAT was such a lovely gesture - Roger initiating it, and Rafa, despite his disappointment at his perfomance, gladly accepting it!

to both gentlemen, but well, in the end... that is what this thread is for!
yup, agree. Although I want to clarify that I'm pretty sure the picture was from wimbledon 2006 and not wimbledon 2007. He definitely looks a lot happier than in the pics I have seen of wimbledon 2007 and I am sure he was dissapointed with his wimbledon 2006 performance, but that was his first final. If I was him, I would be proud for getting to the final and taking a set off of roger. Pretty good for someone who was labeled only a clay courter.
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yup, agree. Although I want to clarify that I'm pretty sure the picture was from wimbledon 2006 and not wimbledon 2007. He definitely looks a lot happier than in the pics I have seen of wimbledon 2007 and I am sure he was dissapointed with his wimbledon 2006 performance, but that was his first final. If I was him, I would be proud for getting to the final and taking a set off of roger. Pretty good for someone who was labeled only a clay courter.
You are entirely right on that.
There was an obvious difference on how Rafa went through his 2006 Wimbly loss compared to the 2007 one. In 2006, noone (except for this particular fool, perhaps ) expected him to reach the final at all. In 2007, the odds were rather different, and it was obvious how much that loss actually hit him. A very close battle which could've easily gone the other way. (Just as was the case in the 2008 final, but that's besides the point here... )

In 2006, Rafa was happy to just have reached the final at all. In 2007, things were rather different - he smelled the victory out there, and it wouldn't have been very strange if he indeed took it. It must have been a major disappointment for him there.
In 2008 - let's not even go there. Let alone, this year's version.

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You are entirely right on that.
There was an obvious difference on how Rafa went through his 2006 Wimbly loss compared to the 2007 one. In 2006, noone (except for this particular fool, perhaps ) expected him to reach the final at all. In 2007, the odds were rather different, and it was obvious how much that loss actually hit him. A very close battle which could've easily gone the other way. (Just as was the case in the 2008 final, but that's besides the point here... )

In 2006, Rafa was happy to just have reached the final at all. In 2007, things were rather different - he smelled the victory out there, and it wouldn't have been very strange if he indeed took it. It must have been a major disappointment for him there.
In 2008 - let's not even go there. Let alone, this year's version.
karin, you're going to have to pardon me for my ignorance, but how was the wimbledon final 2007 close like the wimbledon 2008 final? I did not see wimbledon 2007, but the scoreline, atleast for the 5th set was 6-2 and compared to 9-7, doesn't seem that close. However, perhaps he was close to finishing it in four sets or something of that sort and wasn't able to.
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