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It's his polite way of saying he doesn't like it.
Lol,we have a saying for this:"Rond de pot draaien"

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Nadal wins my respect in every way

"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same"

Believe in yourself, Novak.
That's all I ask of you.

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Here we go again...

Ten Parting Thoughts On Roland Garros 2010
by Rahil Devgan

Who will win Wimbledon 2010?

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Roger Federer
28.1%
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Rafael Nadal
63.3%
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Andy Roddick
3.6%
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Robin Soderling
0.7%
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Novak Djokovic
1.4%
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Andy Murray
2.9%
* Total votes: 139


It's been a strangely fortuitous fortnight, but now that the dust has settled on the red clay of Roland Garros, we're reminded of how strangely fulfilling this years French Open has been. Here's what I'll remember of the past couple of weeks:

1) Rafael Nadal is not just good on clay. He's scary good. No disrespect to Bjorn the legend but there's only one thing that beats this bull from Majorca on clay - his knees. Soderling didn't play particularly badly. He could have made a few more of those huge inside out forehands but those are high-risk shots and not making them regularly enough in no way implies that you're playing badly. As it stands, Nadal is still 24, his knees look good enough and he's only a single French Open away from equalling Borg's six. Plus, he's got the Number One ranking and barely any points to defend over the rest of the season. If you're an ATP pro, Rafael Nadal is the man you want to be right now.

2) What does it say about the WTA when Italian journey-woman Francesca Schiavone, who turns 30 later this month makes her way through the draw and then plays the match of her life against a powerful opponent who had taken down Henin, Serena and Jankovic? It tells you a couple of things. Women's tennis is still more unpredictable than the men and we're not likely to see these kinds of upsets in the next two slams. It also serves as a shining example on how to seize an opportunity. Ms. Schiavone ground her way through the fortnight playing quality opponents and found herself against an unexpected opponent in the final. She knows that at 30, she's never getting a chance like this again so she goes out on Chatrier and plays the match of her life. Now, she'll always be a Grand Slam champion. Heartwarming.

3) Future Champions? Diminutive Argentine Agustin Velotti (all of 1.64m tall) won the Boy's Singles beating American Andrea Collarini 6-4, 7-5 while Elene Svitolina became the first Ukrainian winner ever beating Tunisian Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-5 in the Girl's Final. That being said, Junior Grand Slam success is anything but a guarantee to equivalent success on the Senior tour.

4) Spare a thought for Novak Djokovic after his latest 'Melzdown'. Ever since beating Roger Federer on his way to the 2008 title in Melbourne, Nole has failed to make it to a Grand Slam final. The poor bloke might have been inadvertently cursed by his mother when she prematurely declared "the king is dead" in reference to Federer. Djokovic is superbly consistent year-round and his game is as compact and solid as anyones, but unless he starts playing for Grand Slam titles, he won't have a legacy.

5) Ah! How can Grand Slam thoughts be complete without Roger Federer? Finally the streak ends but he lost to a better player on the day and one hopes that he'll be more than ready and hungry for another Wimbledon title after losing his Number One ranking. He finished in the top four (or better) in 23 consecutive major tournaments! The most number of times Tiger Woods did this was five times and for Top 10 finishes, he did it eight times! No comparisons but I'm just providing some context.

6) When's the next time an American gets to win the Men's title? Your guess is as good as mine. When the last American standing in the draw is Robby Ginepri you figure there might be something wrong with an American on clay. Roddick doesn't stand a chance and the Isner/Querrey duo both have games better suited to quicker surfaces. With no promising juniors in sight (not that we need another Donald Young), this wait could be a long one.

7) The brilliance of the Williams! Venus goes out tamely to Nadia Petrova and Serena gets upset by Stosur. No problem. They go on to win their fourth consecutive major title! It's a Serenus/Verena slam! Now that's a streak worth building on.

8) For all the talk about seizing opportunity and grabbing chances, here's one for Jelena Jankovic. She's playing good tennis, due to face Serena in the semis. Williams gets upset in a shocker, Jankovic runs through Shvedova and all she has to do is go past Stosur to give herself another shot at that elusive grand Slam title. Then she wins a total of three games! I used to be a fan of her error-free tennis but I'm starting to think the clock may have run out.

9) Raise your hand if you missed Messrs. Nikolay Davydenko and Juan Marteeeeenn at this years French Open. They're established players capable of exploding on any given day. Would have been nice to see them try and stop the runaway Rafa train. Hopefully they'll be back sooner than anticipated.

10) And finally, we can cross the English Channel and get the strawberries out in bunches! Expect inch-perfect grass and inclement weather - it's Wimbledon time! Follow the warm-ups as Rafa heads to Queens and Roger heads to Halle for the Gerry Weber Open. It'll be impossible to match the Men's Singles Finals of the past two years but hey, never say never!



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Anyone in the UK can hear Novak's interview on Radio 5Live Unfortunately I don't think it's available elsewhere.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sph4j#p0087npr

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Thanks Farrow, excellent interview, I enjoyed it very much!
That's why Novak is so loved and admired around the world by many people, he's just a star, no matter his results on the court.
His English is perfect too. So gracious and articulate.



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Well Nole fan they are right. Wouldn't fault a single thing they said there.

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A summary of the live interview would be appreciated

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A summary of the live interview would be appreciated
He doesn't say anything really new. Says that the loss to Melzer was disappointing but he just has to pick himself up. Was so disappointed because he played a great two sets. Transition from clay to grass not easy. Hopes to get far in the second week of Wimbledon (it's his favourite tournament which he's dreamed of winning) but acknowledges that Federer, Nadal, Murray and Roddick are probably all better grass court players than he is. Says Shakira wasn't very impressed with his performance Speaks about his allergy problems, but nothing very enlightening. Pollen and dust. Doesn't know why it was so strong this year.

That's it from memory, I'll relisten later to see if I missed anything

ETA: He talks about his brothers, says Djordje is the most talented of the three.

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Fernando Verdasco Richard Gasquet
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He doesn't say anything really new. Says that the loss to Melzer was disappointing but he just has to pick himself up. Transition from clay to grass not easy. Hopes to get far in the second week of Wimbledon (it's his favourite tournament which he's dreamed of winning) but acknowledges that Federer, Nadal, Murray and Roddick are probably all better grass court players than he is. Says Shakira wasn't very impressed with his performance

That's it from memory, I'll relisten later to see if I missed anything

ETA: He talks about his brothers, says Djordje is the most talented of the three.
He didn't quite say that.She asked him to pick his final four and he said that he always hopes that he can get far(possibly there,obviously that's what he hopes for)so then he picked 4 other players,said Fed,Nadal,Roddick,Murray are always expected to do well there,are the four biggest favourites but he didn't say they're all better grass court players than me,he may as well quit the tournament if he's gonna say something like that.I personally think if he plays the level he did in 07, 08 Queens,Murray and Roddick are not neccessarily better than him but obviously right now on current form you would favor them against him.
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He didn't quite say that.She asked him to pick his final four and he said that he always hopes that he can get far(possibly there,obviously that's what he hopes for)so then he picked 4 other players,said Fed,Nadal,Roddick,Murray are always expected to do well there,are the four biggest favourites but he didn't say they're all better grass court players than me,he may as well quit the tournament if he's gonna say something like that.I personally think if he plays the level he did in 07, 08 Queens,Murray and Roddick are not neccessarily better than him but obviously right now on current form you would favor them against him.
Sorry, you're right, bad memory and reporting from me

I always think he's underrated on grass. I'd put him at least on the same level as Murray. The only thing Murray has done better than Novak is winning a grass title, but Novak's been to the final of Queens, and lost to an exceptional Rafa but still played amazing tennis, and imo he should have won Halle last year too. Murray faced Blake in the final of Queens. Hardly the biggest challenge.

Agree that from what we've seen he's not in the form of his 07 Wimbledon semis and 08 Queens, but I do think his achievements on the surface aren't appreciated enough in general.

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He almost forgot to mention Murray.

Agree with you Farrow. I think the happening with Adidas/Nike shoes in 2008 followed by the early exit give that impression. Anyway it's a fact that he doesn't feel comfortable as much as he does on the other surfaces.
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I think his early loss in 2008 could have had something to do with those Albanian terrorists who apparantly threatened to kill him over that whole Kosovo speech he gave.It has been written that British Intelligence found out about it and held a meeting with him at the time of Wimbledon.You'll also notice that a while later in Toronto in a presser he said that he had had a lot of off-court worries over the last few weeks,at the time there were those stupid rumours about his parents divorcing(not true) which some of us might have thought was the reason but I think it could have been this.Serbian media often refer to it I notice,and have said that since then he has the highest quality,military protection(obviously in plain clothes)anytime he is in Serbia.His site was hacked by some Albanians in 2008 and you could see the message they had left about Kosovo for a while before it was repaired.I also remember he was asked about it in a press conferance at the Masters Cup that year and he wasn't willing to talk about it at all.I think the reason we don't hear anything much about it is because it is dangerous to talk about it and aggravate people further but I do certainly think it happened
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I think his early loss in 2008 could have had something to do with those Albanian terrorists who apparantly threatened to kill him over that whole Kosovo speech he gave.It has been written that British Intelligence found out about it and held a meeting with him at the time of Wimbledon.You'll also notice that a while later in Toronto in a presser he said that he had had a lot of off-court worries over the last few weeks,at the time there were those stupid rumours about his parents divorcing(not true) which some of us might have thought was the reason but I think it could have been this.Serbian media often refer to it I notice,and have said that since then he has the highest quality,military protection(obviously in plain clothes)anytime he is in Serbia.His site was hacked by some Albanians in 2008 and you could see the message they had left about Kosovo for a while before it was repaired.I also remember he was asked about it in a press conferance at the Masters Cup that year and he wasn't willing to talk about it at all.I think the reason we don't hear anything much about it is because it is dangerous to talk about it and aggravate people further but I do certainly think it happened
Dude's life has more Drama than a soap No wonder his form is like a yo-yo That is why sports people should stay away from public political speeches.

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Dude's life has more Drama than a soap No wonder his form is like a yo-yo That is why sports people should stay away from public political speeches.

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Exactly. +1



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Anyone in the UK can hear Novak's interview on Radio 5Live Unfortunately I don't think it's available elsewhere.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sph4j#p0087npr
Thank youIt is available to meeeeeeeeeeHis voice sounds different lol

Have to say,Nole doesn't have the face for a radio

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