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a 12-yr old Nadal...

megadeth
09-11-2007, 11:31 PM
http://tennisplanet.wordpress.com/2007/08/25/12-year-old-nadal/

Andi-M
09-11-2007, 11:34 PM
Aww he was soo cute!

wot happened?? :tape: :p

megadeth
09-11-2007, 11:36 PM
can anyone translate what he was saying in his interview? i don't understand spanish :) thanks!

star
09-11-2007, 11:38 PM
Adorable! :) :)

It's funny to watch the interview part because babyNadal showed many of the same facial expressions while talking that he still has today as a man.

So funny to see him so skinny!

R.Federer
09-11-2007, 11:38 PM
I saw Toni coaching from the stands!

Burrow
09-11-2007, 11:38 PM
So he was always a moonballer?

Byrd
09-11-2007, 11:44 PM
Nice kid, shame he turned into a roid monkey.

megadeth
09-11-2007, 11:45 PM
i wonder where that opponent of his is now...? :p

Allure
09-11-2007, 11:56 PM
Nice kid, shame he turned into a roid monkey.

:haha:

RickDaStick
09-11-2007, 11:58 PM
So i see he has always been a tool.....

PamV
09-12-2007, 12:00 AM
If he was that skinny in 1998 how did he put on so much muscle in such a short time? Usually a player's natural body type is apparent from the start. Nadal's body type changed completely.

Allure
09-12-2007, 12:02 AM
If he was that skinny in 1998 how did he put on so much muscle in such a short time? Usually a player's natural body type is apparent from the start. Nadal's body type changed completely.

Magic Pills.

megadeth
09-12-2007, 12:06 AM
well, a lot can change from 12-21 you know... at 12, he didn't even reach puberty yet!

_pyromatic
09-12-2007, 12:12 AM
If he was that skinny in 1998 how did he put on so much muscle in such a short time? Usually a player's natural body type is apparent from the start. Nadal's body type changed completely.

I don't know abut you but I've never seen any particularly muscular twelve year olds. :shrug:

Metis
09-12-2007, 12:20 AM
Awww :awww:


can anyone translate what he was saying in his interview? i don't understand spanish :) thanks!

From what I can make, he says that his opponent played much better than him and that he couldn't do anything. He played like in the previous days as he had wanted but ...

Then he says that on Monday and Tuesday from 9am to noon he goes to school (not clear about this) and from 4 to 8pm he plays tennis.

He says that he also plays football but it is only for fun.

That was his first interview for the Spanish TV. Not bad for a 12 year old. :)

young Uncle Toni :hearts: :rolls:

Sunset of Age
09-12-2007, 12:44 AM
A giant BAH!!! :mad: at all of you posters bringing up this 'roids' issue.

A kid can well develop like he did from a 12-year old to a young man.

Raf was a lovely kid, and right now, he's just as much as an adorable young man. Truly lovely. That not withstanding, I genuinely question all those posters, some of which declare themselves a fan, still addressing him as a 'boy' or a 'kid' as of now... :rolleyes:

Ays25
09-12-2007, 12:47 AM
i cant open the page.

Burrow
09-12-2007, 12:48 AM
If he was that skinny in 1998 how did he put on so much muscle in such a short time? Usually a player's natural body type is apparent from the start. Nadal's body type changed completely.

Are you kidding me? When I was a kid to what I am now as a teenager is something completely different, you can lift weights and bulk up, havent you heard of weight training?

I am few years younger than him but I am built more strongly than him.

I don't understand why people think he is like Ronnie Coleman or Arnold Schwarzenegger :haha:

You can put on alot more muscle than he has now from being skinny in a few months, never mind a decade :haha: :rolls:

dmit424
09-12-2007, 12:56 AM
Some people just don't want to appreciate the hard work Nadal has put into his tennis and, specifically in this case, developing his physique.

"If he's muscular now, it means had to have been that way before puberty! There's no way I will give him credit for anything because I am full of hate!"

RagingLamb
09-12-2007, 01:40 AM
no ass picking back then. also I think because of the roids he's a lot twitchier these days.

megadeth
09-12-2007, 01:46 AM
well back then he didn't wear those tight capris and shorts yet :p

RagingLamb
09-12-2007, 01:47 AM
well back then he didn't wear those tight capris and shorts yet :p

true. i guess he'll always wear those because of how superstitious he is. so many more years of ass picking.

fmolinari2005
09-12-2007, 01:56 AM
Just an idiot would compare the body of a 12 yrs old with the body of a 21 yrs old.

GlennMirnyi
09-12-2007, 01:58 AM
Nice kid, shame he turned into a roid monkey.

MTF doesn't get any better than this. :worship:

Doggy
09-12-2007, 01:59 AM
Ugh, and next, you're probably compare Nadal's bedroom skills as a 12 year old boy versus a 21 year old man.

Godprint
09-12-2007, 02:02 AM
hahaha... MTF my favourite tennis forum ever

CyBorg
09-12-2007, 02:10 AM
That other boy was... bigger.

PamV
09-12-2007, 02:15 AM
I don't know abut you but I've never seen any particularly muscular twelve year olds. :shrug:

Usually kids either have a stocky/mesomorph frame or a slender frame and it doesn't change completely unless they take a lot of sports weight gain supplements.

I guess this same change took place in Roddick. Federer stayed with the same slender body type he had since childhood.

gulzhan
09-12-2007, 02:18 AM
thanks for posting video, nice to see that a child is able to go much further from what he plays at 12 :lol: tennis parents are so impatient :tape:

Stensland
09-12-2007, 02:23 AM
hihi, funny stuff. seemed like a nice kid back then (not saying he's he's a dickhead now!), interesting to see that.

and i don't think his personality has changed at all. still one of the nicest fellas out there.

megadeth
09-12-2007, 02:33 AM
those facial expressions when he talks are priceless! ;)

nkhera1
09-12-2007, 02:35 AM
Usually kids either have a stocky/mesomorph frame or a slender frame and it doesn't change completely unless they take a lot of sports weight gain supplements.

I guess this same change took place in Roddick. Federer stayed with the same slender body type he had since childhood.

How the heck can you determine this on a 12 year old kid? Once the testosterone gets flowing, the body can make much bigger changes that I think you anticipate. Even now, I don't think Nadal is very large. Its just that for a tennis player he happens to be big, but there are big athletes in all other sports so I don't see any problems with it.

Clara Bow
09-12-2007, 02:36 AM
Are you kidding me? When I was a kid to what I am now as a teenager is something completely different, you can lift weights and bulk up, havent you heard of weight training?

I am few years younger than him but I am built more strongly than him.

I don't understand why people think he is like Ronnie Coleman or Arnold Schwarzenegger :haha:


No kidding- I knew of plenty of kids who were bigger than he was in high school- and shockingly enough- they did not have the same body at the age of 18 that they did when they were 12. And Rafa in this video had just been 12 for about a month. That funny thing called puberty.... And Nadal is actually not that big- at least when I have seen him in person- he looks a bit more narrow (and taller) than what you would think. I wonder if Becker would have gotten all of this crap if they had played with sleeveless shirts in the 1980s, because supposidly- he was pretty darned built even when he was rocking the bowl cut during his first Wimbles win.

Funny that he had the same facial expressions.

NinaNina19
09-12-2007, 02:56 AM
So cute.

~*BGT*~
09-12-2007, 03:43 AM
The little grunts are what got me. It was like a duckling's peep.

gomeny
09-12-2007, 04:00 AM
He seems a little under-whelming to me.

Or Levy
09-12-2007, 04:51 AM
LOL, you can tell it's him - the way he speaks hasn't changed at all, same gestures. Cute!

groundstroke
09-12-2007, 06:57 AM
Ahhh he looks so like Nadal now, same stroke set up as well.

Naide
09-12-2007, 07:55 AM
LOL, you can tell it's him - the way he speaks hasn't changed at all, same gestures. Cute!

Exactly.

Pea
09-12-2007, 10:10 AM
well back then he didn't wear those tight capris and shorts yet :p

And he didn't have a serena size ass back than either.

wifey99999999
09-12-2007, 10:33 AM
http://tennisplanet.wordpress.com/2007/08/25/12-year-old-nadal/


Can I have some 12-year-old Federer video too??

Burrow
09-12-2007, 03:11 PM
Usually kids either have a stocky/mesomorph frame or a slender frame and it doesn't change completely unless they take a lot of sports weight gain supplements.

I guess this same change took place in Roddick. Federer stayed with the same slender body type he had since childhood.

You have obviously never heard of weight training, that can kinda change your physique if you never that knew. As somebody else said, only an idiot would compare the body of a 12 year old to a 21 year old.

Kids dont have to take weight gain supplements to gain a muscular body over the course of 10 years. It only takes months. And in all honesty I wouldn't say he had a muscular body at all, but more an athletic body.

Burrow
09-12-2007, 03:14 PM
No kidding- I knew of plenty of kids who were bigger than he was in high school- and shockingly enough- they did not have the same body at the age of 18 that they did when they were 12. And Rafa in this video had just been 12 for about a month. That funny thing called puberty.... And Nadal is actually not that big- at least when I have seen him in person- he looks a bit more narrow (and taller) than what you would think. I wonder if Becker would have gotten all of this crap if they had played with sleeveless shirts in the 1980s, because supposidly- he was pretty darned built even when he was rocking the bowl cut during his first Wimbles win.

Funny that he had the same facial expressions.

Yes, when I walk into the gym everyday, I see guys younger than 18, alot bigger than Nadal, I just can't believe this "PamV" has not heard of weight training, or is choosing to ignore the fact it can transform your body.

Burrow
09-12-2007, 03:15 PM
And he didn't have a serena size ass back than either.

I thought you were a fan of his, I've seen you bash him several times.

Johnny Groove
09-13-2007, 06:57 PM
I thought you were a fan of his, I've seen you bash him several times.

saying he has a serena sized ass is bashing him? :confused:

star
09-13-2007, 11:34 PM
Usually kids either have a stocky/mesomorph frame or a slender frame and it doesn't change completely unless they take a lot of sports weight gain supplements.

I guess this same change took place in Roddick. Federer stayed with the same slender body type he had since childhood.

I knew a family with boys who were the tiniest things. They were much smaller than other kids their ages. Even when they turned 14 they were skinny and small, but between 14 and 16 each of them grew to be over 6 feet tall. The youngest, and the smallest, grew to be 6'5" One remained slender and narrow, but the other two developed broad shoulders and chests. None of them cared two bits about weight training either. Boys change amzaingly after puberty and they change very fast too.

megadeth
09-13-2007, 11:55 PM
Can I have some 12-year-old Federer video too??

well, i think his commercial with tiger woods show fed as less than 10-yr old there... :)

there's lots of other crazy tennis videos in that site! check 'em out ;)

Burrow
09-13-2007, 11:59 PM
saying he has a serena sized ass is bashing him? :confused:

Why is it, anything to do with Nadal, you need a say in?

Johnny Groove
09-14-2007, 12:08 AM
Why is it, anything to do with Nadal, you need a say in?

Why is it, any chance you have of being a complete asshole, regardless of subject matter, you need to do it?

Burrow
09-14-2007, 12:10 AM
Coming from you :haha:

Johnny Groove
09-14-2007, 12:10 AM
Uh, yeah, coming from me. Do you see a problem with that? Or are you fresh out of arguments?

slasherasher
09-14-2007, 12:12 AM
saying he has a serena sized ass is bashing him? :confused:

Well obviously, who in their right mind would want bumcheeks that large? Are you one of these people that longs for a massive arse? Return to your butt training and stop making moronic comments.

Burrow
09-14-2007, 12:12 AM
I wasn't aware this forum was to seed arguments.

If you want to argue, you can do so with me over MSN Messenger, skype, wherever it be ;)

slasherasher
09-14-2007, 12:14 AM
Uh, yeah, coming from me. Do you see a problem with that? Or are you fresh out of arguments?

Yes Im sure he does. Now get off the computer, take a trip downstairs to the kitchen, walk across the room to a cupboard, open the cupboard and get yourself a bowl of SHUT THE F*!K UP!

edit: oh and while your at it, take that lolly pop out your arse(it wont make it bigger) and shove it back in that fat gob of yours.

Johnny Groove
09-14-2007, 12:14 AM
Well obviously, who in their right mind would want bumcheeks that large? Are you one of these people that longs for a massive arse? Return to your butt training and stop making moronic comments.

Saying he has a Serena sized ass isnt a bash :rolleyes: Its like saying the sky is blue, or that Roddick has a big serve :shrug:

I wasn't aware this forum was to seed arguments.

If you want to argue, you can do so with me over MSN Messenger, skype, wherever it be ;)

You do realize that argument can also mean a meaninful and intelligent discussion w/o insults? :D

Johnny Groove
09-14-2007, 12:15 AM
Yes Im sure he does. Now get off the coputer, take a trip downstairs to the kitchen, walk across the room to a cupboard, open the cupboard and getyourself a bowl of SHUT THE F*!K UP!

Boring. Ive been insulted much worse than that. Come back when you are funny :zzz:

Burrow
09-14-2007, 12:16 AM
Saying he has a Serena sized ass isnt a bash :rolleyes: Its like saying the sky is blue, or that Roddick has a big serve :shrug:



You do realize that argument can also mean a meaninful and intelligent discussion w/o insults? :D

Ummm...I think calling me an "asshole" is an insult.

You can argue with me over Skype, on voice, lets say?

Burrow
09-14-2007, 12:17 AM
Yes Im sure he does. Now get off the computer, take a trip downstairs to the kitchen, walk across the room to a cupboard, open the cupboard and get yourself a bowl of SHUT THE F*!K UP!

edit: oh and while your at it, take that lolly pop out your arse(it wont make it bigger) and shove it back in that fat gob of yours.

:haha:

Owned.

jaybee
09-14-2007, 12:19 AM
Boring. Ive been insulted much worse than that. Come back when you are funny :zzz:

:worship:

megadeth
09-14-2007, 12:29 AM
can't believe that my post showing a 12-yr old nadal suddenly turned into an ass size-debate! :scratch:

Burrow
09-14-2007, 12:31 AM
Well what do you expect? Blaze will always take something too seriously, because he is very protective of his hero/idol/wannabe boyfriend.

Pea
09-14-2007, 01:03 AM
I thought you were a fan of his, I've seen you bash him several times.

:confused: WTF?

thesupreme
09-14-2007, 09:48 AM
Nice kid, shame he turned into a roid monkey.

lol!

natasha_nana
09-14-2007, 05:28 PM
hahaha awww bless....
yeah nice to see he has maintained those confused/earnest expessions lol.

I was surprised too I remember when I saw the new Rafa aged 19 or whatever...coz I remember seeing him play at 16/17and he was still really skinny.
Just a late bloomer I guess. *shrugs*

qw19
09-14-2007, 07:09 PM
16/17 he wasn`t skinny

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9286/31549rafa3122450lobn6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/8121/img1475246468892863ec1we9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

qw19
09-14-2007, 07:22 PM
adorable :worship:

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/1445/babyrafatp9me4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6236/sc001withmiguelangel1zugm6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/9397/copie20de2056084600mmr0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

l_mac
09-14-2007, 07:39 PM
Uncle Mmmmmmiguel Angel :hearts:

Burrow
09-14-2007, 09:10 PM
hahahahahaha at the baby picture, it really does look alot like he is now.

And when he was 16/17, his legs werent skinny but upper body yes.

jasmin
09-14-2007, 09:13 PM
How cute. He still has the same expressions. Sometimes I still see thet kid in him.

Burrow
09-14-2007, 09:21 PM
hahaha awww bless....
yeah nice to see he has maintained those confused/earnest expessions lol.

I was surprised too I remember when I saw the new Rafa aged 19 or whatever...coz I remember seeing him play at 16/17and he was still really skinny.
Just a late bloomer I guess. *shrugs*

or maybe he hit the weights a little bit on his left bicep?

l_mac
09-14-2007, 09:31 PM
or maybe he hit the weights a little bit on his left bicep?


I don't think he's any bigger than most tennis players. He doesn't look that huge, especially not off court. Sometimes he actually looks really slightly built - remember that picture of him eating the big tub of ice cream at RG? He looked a like a girl :tape:

From the waist down he's chunkier than most tennis players, more like a footballer. I'd love to see him, just once, in a Borg/McEnroe style of shorts.

jasmin
09-14-2007, 10:24 PM
Nadal looks a little smaller up top than he use to.

Burrow
09-14-2007, 10:26 PM
I don't think he's any bigger than most tennis players. He doesn't look that huge, especially not off court. Sometimes he actually looks really slightly built - remember that picture of him eating the big tub of ice cream at RG? He looked a like a girl :tape:

From the waist down he's chunkier than most tennis players, more like a footballer. I'd love to see him, just once, in a Borg/McEnroe style of shorts.

Yes. I don't think he is built, others do. Canas is the most well defined player I have seen.

FluffyYellowBall
09-14-2007, 10:35 PM
He had the same build in many of his pics at the age of 12, like the video. Skinny legs, big butt, but the arms are all due to weight training. I dont even thinking hes THAT muscley. Its just his sleevless shirts that bring out his huge arms. Ther are many other players who have big biceps but they wear regular t shirts. And hes chunky in a way.

Burrow
09-14-2007, 10:55 PM
He doesnt have big biceps for a normal guy who trains at the gym. His left bicep would be average/small for a guy who trains weights at a gym 4 days a week.

ilovemarat
09-15-2007, 08:23 AM
Awwww... :kiss: If he stayed like this until now, I would even consider to support him... :haha:

qw19
09-15-2007, 02:46 PM
http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/6028/1984500038270190010cvs9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/2711/fotorafanadaljh6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

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Burrow
09-15-2007, 03:29 PM
Isn't the second last once Toni Nadal or something? I've seen people mention that was him. He is also gripping the backhand like a right hander would. :shrug:

l_mac
09-15-2007, 04:54 PM
Isn't the second last once Toni Nadal or something? I've seen people mention that was him. He is also gripping the backhand like a right hander would. :shrug:

edited because I have no idea :lol:

Corey Feldman
09-26-2007, 06:38 PM
lol
remember Star Trek III: The Search for Spock when they went back and found baby spock and it showed him ageing quickly.

did they use Rafa for Spock's teenage phase?

:haha:

yana
09-26-2007, 07:31 PM
Cute kid....handsome man

Saumon
09-26-2007, 07:57 PM
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/2711/fotorafanadaljh6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

awww his very first MM tournament :inlove:

star
09-26-2007, 09:53 PM
hahaha awww bless....
yeah nice to see he has maintained those confused/earnest expessions lol.

I was surprised too I remember when I saw the new Rafa aged 19 or whatever...coz I remember seeing him play at 16/17and he was still really skinny.
Just a late bloomer I guess. *shrugs*

I saw him play when he was 17 and he was definitely not skinny.

Sunset of Age
09-26-2007, 11:02 PM
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/2711/fotorafanadaljh6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


awww his very first MM tournament :inlove: :lol:

A genuine Cutie Pie as a kid... and the same as the lovely young man he is nowadays. :hearts: :yeah:

Byrd
09-26-2007, 11:09 PM
ugly kid, looks like the doctor slapped his face instead of his ass when he was born, then his mother for good measure.

Sunset of Age
09-26-2007, 11:21 PM
ugly kid, looks like the doctor slapped his face instead of his ass when he was born, then his mother for good measure.

:ras: :ras: :ras: jealous, are you? :p

Byrd
09-26-2007, 11:31 PM
:ras: :ras: :ras: jealous, are you? :p

Yea I'm jealous from a guy who thinks hes famous for his ass, and answers every question with a rheotorical no at the end. Man I so wish I had tendonitis.......

Too much time devoted to rafa bashing, need to go get wasted, sorry for the agro cb ...:sad:

star
09-26-2007, 11:36 PM
Yea I'm jealous from a guy who thinks hes famous for his ass, and answers every question with a rheotorical no at the end. Man I so wish I had tendonitis.......

That cute "no?" at the end of a sentence combined with a spanish accent will get you "lucky" more times than not. :) :) :)

Byrd
09-26-2007, 11:38 PM
That cute "no?" at the end of a sentence combined with a spanish accent will get you "lucky" more times than not. :) :) :)

What if you look like donald trump, im pretty sure that goes out of the window...:p

Sunset of Age
09-26-2007, 11:39 PM
Too much time devoted to rafa bashing, need to go get wasted, sorry for the agro cb ...:sad:

No problem, heh... have a good time at getting wasted! :D

star
09-26-2007, 11:39 PM
What if you look like donald trump, im pretty sure that goes out of the window...:p

If you look like Donald Trump and add the accent and the cute "no?", you'll still improve your odds over what they were before. :kiss:

Byrd
09-26-2007, 11:42 PM
If you look like Donald Trump and add the accent and the cute "no?", you'll still improve your odds over what they were before. :kiss:

Yea I can imagine him saying it and his toupee falling off, very charming and attractive for the ladies, bet it gets the juices flowing :lol:

Corey Feldman
09-26-2007, 11:58 PM
That cute "no?" at the end of a sentence combined with a spanish accent will get you "lucky" more times than not.Would it get lucky with you Eh old timer?

:haha:

megadeth
09-26-2007, 11:58 PM
i wonder if he got wedgies back then as a kid! :p