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Hewitt &Nadal, doubles at Madrid

yana
10-06-2007, 11:25 AM
Rafa will play doubles with Hewitt again at Madrid Masters.

as.com wrote:
Pareja Nadal-Hewitt en Madrid.
Rafa Nadal, como el año pasado, quiere disputar también los dobles en el Masters de Madrid (15-21 octubre). Entonces su pareja fue Feliciano después de que Federer rechazara jugar con él. Ahora, pretende hacerlo con Hewitt.

lazyman
10-06-2007, 11:30 AM
cool hope they do well

yana
10-06-2007, 12:11 PM
yes, they made a cool couple indeed.

Jaffas85
10-06-2007, 12:20 PM
I'd like to see Federer and Gasquet play doubles together.

spriwi
10-06-2007, 04:12 PM
should be interesting again ;)

amc
10-06-2007, 04:23 PM
I don't know if I will be able to stand the c'mons and vamos, and the fists...

yana
10-06-2007, 04:39 PM
I don't know if I will be able to stand the c'mons and vamos, and the fists...

IMO, this will be an interesting thing. And I'm glad that two of my favourite players are getting along well.

Allure
10-06-2007, 04:40 PM
I'd like to see Federer and Gasquet play doubles together.

That's what I always dreamed of. :hearts:

yana
10-06-2007, 06:29 PM
I'd like to see Federer and Gasquet play doubles together.

Or Fed and Nadal :p

guga2120
10-06-2007, 06:33 PM
Or Fed and Nadal :p

Rafa tried to do that last year at Madrid, but Roger said he only plays with Yves.

scoobs
10-06-2007, 06:34 PM
I can understand Nadal playing doubles at Madrid but given his injury concerns I hope that this is it for doubles for the rest of the season.

cmurray
10-06-2007, 06:35 PM
:bounce:

WOOOHOOO! I cannot wait.

adee-gee
10-06-2007, 06:39 PM
I can understand Nadal playing doubles at Madrid but given his injury concerns I hope that this is it for doubles for the rest of the season.
He doesn't take it too seriously, I doubt it can do too much harm. Just use it for a bit of match practice, and it means he can cut his number of practice sessions to 142 a day instead of the usual 143 :D

scoobs
10-06-2007, 06:46 PM
He doesn't take it too seriously, I doubt it can do too much harm. Just use it for a bit of match practice, and it means he can cut his number of practice sessions to 142 a day instead of the usual 143 :D
Perhaps - I just think he has very limited time he can be on a match court on hard surfaces and be competitive without picking up or exacerbating injuries. Common sense would suggest he stick to singles when not on clay therefore.

I don't think Nadal steps on a match court to have fun regardless of the type of contest he's in ;)

But hopefully he'll emerge unscathed.

jazar
10-06-2007, 06:50 PM
i'd love to see this

Allure
10-06-2007, 07:29 PM
Or Fed and Nadal :p

Beauty and the beast :tape:

cmurray
10-06-2007, 09:01 PM
Beauty and the beast :tape:

Oh, come now. I know Federer is hairy, but calling him a beast is a little harsh, don't you think? :(

Sunset of Age
10-06-2007, 09:54 PM
Perhaps - I just think he has very limited time he can be on a match court on hard surfaces and be competitive without picking up or exacerbating injuries. Common sense would suggest he stick to singles when not on clay therefore.

Indeed. Don't know why he exposes himself to HC surfaces on occasions which really don't count anyways so much, like this unnecessary doubles play. But I guess he knows what he's doing... :)

Corey Feldman
10-06-2007, 11:26 PM
Hewitt will WD from Madrid like he always does...
he hates the spanish fans after the 00 Davic Cup final as well.

StevoTG
10-07-2007, 03:34 AM
And I'm glad that two of my favourite players are getting along well.

Same here:). They're always pretty complimentary about each other in interviews and stuff. They seem to enjoy being on court together whether it's in training, against each other or teaming together. iVamos Lleyton y Rafa!

yana
10-07-2007, 10:54 AM
Oh, come now. I know Federer is hairy, but calling him a beast is a little harsh, don't you think? :(

:devil

scarecrows
10-07-2007, 10:56 AM
just when you though there couldnt be a more annoying doubles team the Bryans

yana
10-07-2007, 11:04 AM
http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200501/r39148_98659.jpg

there is a certain chemistry between these two

qw19
10-07-2007, 02:59 PM
Rafa is hot

rwn
10-07-2007, 03:00 PM
I hope he (or his team) won't start complaining about injuries again. He makes his own decisions. Accept the consequenses.

CmonAussie
10-07-2007, 03:03 PM
http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200501/r39148_98659.jpg

there is a certain chemistry between these two

cool photo:cool:
...thanks for the memories [2005 AO Rd.4~ Hewitt won in 5-sets:D ].

Dougie
10-07-2007, 03:04 PM
:haha: Good old Lleyton will do anything to win a title these days...

yana
10-07-2007, 05:44 PM
Rafa is hot


Rafa and Lleyton are hot. And they're wearing matching shirts.

Allure
10-07-2007, 05:46 PM
:haha: Good old Lleyton will do anything to win a title these days...

:haha:

exposbabe
10-07-2007, 07:27 PM
i'd love to see this


I saw them play together in Montreal (one match, before they withdrew because of some injury or other - no surprise). Nadal was supposed to play with Gasquet the following week in Cincinnati, but that was also a W/D before they even started.

It was OK. Nadal was serve-and-volleying at first, but that didn't last long.
They were yukking away during changeovers at first, then Hewitt had to keep waiting for Nadal to place all his water bottles. Neither was doing much "Vamos"ing or "C'Mon"ing.

They tried to sort of match up clothes, so Nadal was not wearing his long pants, but what looked like shorter black practice shorts. Never seen so much of his quads exposed. Pretty massive.

hra87
10-07-2007, 07:43 PM
I saw them play together in Montreal (one match, before they withdrew because of some injury or other - no surprise). Nadal was supposed to play with Gasquet the following week in Cincinnati, but that was also a W/D before they even started.

It was OK. Nadal was serve-and-volleying at first, but that didn't last long.
They were yukking away during changeovers at first, then Hewitt had to keep waiting for Nadal to place all his water bottles. Neither was doing much "Vamos"ing or "C'Mon"ing.

They tried to sort of match up clothes, so Nadal was not wearing his long pants, but what looked like shorter black practice shorts. Never seen so much of his quads exposed. Pretty massive.

That's intersting...so Nadal delays a bunch in doubles as well? Perhaps that says something about his motivations?

Naide
10-07-2007, 08:25 PM
Interesting team, i'm afraid Hewitt will withdraw though.

R.Federer
10-07-2007, 09:17 PM
Camos!!!! :rocker:

Vome oooooooon! :rocker:

Fist pump fest :D

theMEESH
10-08-2007, 07:32 AM
:lol:

AnitaOlea
10-08-2007, 07:56 AM
awesome! nadal & hewitt together =)! the other day I dreamt that nadal and federer were playind doubles but they kept fighting ... too much rivalry :lol:

Oh and they were playing against djokovic-gonzalez it was such a great match ! it was so sad when I woke up :lol:

mineralwater
10-08-2007, 12:41 PM
This could be funny, both are so intense. I remember Rafa and Moya playing Federer and Stan in a clay tourney earlier this year (Monte Carlo or Rome.. can't remember), Rafa was sooo intense. The other 3 were just chilling out.
Vamos! C'mon! Vamos! C'mon! etc

HNCS
10-08-2007, 12:50 PM
again??!! will they withdraw for singles this time as well..

yana
10-08-2007, 09:42 PM
they look like they are about to kiss in this pic

http://www.espacioblog.com/myfiles/marfire/nadal-hewitt.jpg

exposbabe
10-09-2007, 03:01 PM
That's intersting...so Nadal delays a bunch in doubles as well? Perhaps that says something about his motivations?


No, he's just obsessive-compulsive, and this is something that bears watching because people who have this just get worse and worse, add more elements to their rituals.

Here's what I was told about his routine before he can even take the court.

-Most players get the call in the locker room, 2 minutes before the match. For Nadal, it is 10 minutes.
-That's when he hops in the shower.
-Then, he dries his hair.
-Then, he wets his hair again so he can put on his bandanna.
-Then, adjust the bottles and make sure the racquets are all facing the same way.
-Then, out of the locker room.
-At the door to the locker room, drop the bag, adjust the socks (as he does before the first point of EVERY GAME on the court).
-Walk up to the stop of the stairs. Stop, drop the bag, adjust the socks again.
-Get halfway to the court. Stop, drop the bag, adjust the socks AGAIN.
-Finally get to the court.

The rest, we know.

If you know anything about baseball, it's like that elaborate routine a player like Nomar Garciaparra goes through after EVERY pitch, with the batting glove adjustments etc. The whole long ordeal doesn't just happen one day. It gets built element by element.

In a few years, it's going to get to the point where he can't even get himself onto the court if he doesn't attend to it.

You can already see he's starting to add another thing: adjusting the sweat bands to they are exactly aligned.

I don't think he does it to delay, or to throw off his opponent. As I said, it's obsessive-compulsive behaviour (like people who feel compelled to wash their hands 100 times a day).

I actually find it quite worrisome, to be honest. It's not something he can just stop doing.

cmurray
10-09-2007, 03:16 PM
No, he's just obsessive-compulsive, and this is something that bears watching because people who have this just get worse and worse, add more elements to their rituals.

Here's what I was told about his routine before he can even take the court.

-Most players get the call in the locker room, 2 minutes before the match. For Nadal, it is 10 minutes.
-That's when he hops in the shower.
-Then, he dries his hair.
-Then, he wets his hair again so he can put on his bandanna.
-Then, adjust the bottles and make sure the racquets are all facing the same way.
-Then, out of the locker room.
-At the door to the locker room, drop the bag, adjust the socks (as he does before the first point of EVERY GAME on the court).
-Walk up to the stop of the stairs. Stop, drop the bag, adjust the socks again.
-Get halfway to the court. Stop, drop the bag, adjust the socks AGAIN.
-Finally get to the court.

The rest, we know.

If you know anything about baseball, it's like that elaborate routine a player like Nomar Garciaparra goes through after EVERY pitch, with the batting glove adjustments etc. The whole long ordeal doesn't just happen one day. It gets built element by element.

In a few years, it's going to get to the point where he can't even get himself onto the court if he doesn't attend to it.

You can already see he's starting to add another thing: adjusting the sweat bands to they are exactly aligned.

I don't think he does it to delay, or to throw off his opponent. As I said, it's obsessive-compulsive behaviour (like people who feel compelled to wash their hands 100 times a day).

I actually find it quite worrisome, to be honest. It's not something he can just stop doing.

I'd not heard about the locker room ritual, but I am unsurprised. Andre Agassi was obsessive like this too (it manifested differently, of course). There are certainly people who NEED to feel in control. In a game like tennis, where the outcome is so uncertain and often times outside the control of the player, the "rituals" of the game - water bottles, position of ball kids, serve bounces etc... bear the brunt of these control issues. And yes, they will continue to get worse unless somebody steps in and does something.

R.Federer
10-10-2007, 10:37 PM
How much of pulling the shorts out of their bottoms will be on their side of the court?! :) :lol:

Nevertheless, I am certainly going to watch. It will be fun and entertaining

Corey Feldman
10-10-2007, 10:43 PM
they look like they are about to kiss in this pic

http://www.espacioblog.com/myfiles/marfire/nadal-hewitt.jpgNah, it looks the way guys get when they try to start a fight :lol:
Rafa is pushing him away, well no one would want to fight Rocky :boxing:

Corey Feldman
10-10-2007, 10:46 PM
Rafa must have been the only one who didnt wanna start a fight with Lleyton during that 05 Aussie Open ....

bad gambler
10-10-2007, 11:09 PM
How would they be a doubles team given Hewitt won't even play in Madrid? :confused:

yana
10-11-2007, 07:47 PM
To bad Hewitt WD. They would made a lovely doubles team. Anyway, Rafa returned to his old love, Feli, and he's playing with him.


http://www.openseatbarcelona.com/3/common/photos/nadal_lopez.jpg