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Rafa: Roger is the best

MRUK
12-22-2008, 01:09 AM
Rafa on Roger....nice guy

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-1096993/Being-world-No-1-does-make-better-Federer-insists-Nadal.html

finishingmove
12-22-2008, 01:27 AM
:lol:

Albop
12-22-2008, 01:28 AM
Oh dear...............

octatennis
12-22-2008, 01:32 AM
Oh dear...............


what an amazing quote bro...

LinkMage
12-22-2008, 02:51 AM
Mr. Humbalito (I don't remember who called him like that first but it was hilarious) strikes again. :worship:

habibko
12-22-2008, 03:28 AM
it's not like he is not telling the truth, results-wise it isn't even close, not to bring up records and everything else, he still has a long way to go if he wanted to catch up with Roger.

bet Djokovic wouldn't be saying that when (if?) he is finally #1, not his mother at least.

Sunset of Age
12-22-2008, 03:48 AM
Rafa's a very fine fellow, who fully knows how to acknowledge his major rival's achievements. Just the way that particular rival has done so all the same in return. Returning the Compliment, that's how it's called. Never hurts to do that, does it? :yeah: ;)

If only their mutual fanbases could be so generous and behave like their favs... sigh.

Branimir
12-22-2008, 07:12 AM
Rafa is ass licker with 0 brain.

BucketT
12-22-2008, 07:40 AM
Rafa is ass licker with 0 brain.

see your avie....Djokoquit fan....now I get it! :devil:

chammer44
12-22-2008, 07:45 AM
It's all a big fucking game to these people.

They know how to play to the tennis crowd which swoons at the most superficial shows of respect among the top players because it redounds to their own self-satisfied view of themselves. "The players are cordial. Ergo I must be a better person for following the sport."

Just once I'd like to know what these guys really thought of each other, instead of bearing witness to these assinine stage managed affairs.

Thanos
12-22-2008, 08:13 AM
this false modesty is starting to get really irritating

Aurora
12-22-2008, 08:30 AM
I don't think it's purely a game or just false modesty for the sake of image. Of course, it does make make him more marketable in these politically correct times.
But does anyone think it is tied to the mental side of the tennisfight? From a young age, Nadal has been thaught by his uncle to remain humble and to think of tennis as a game, not a matter of life and death that makes ones life worthy.
I think it is this (combined with a great competetiveness in games) that helps him to play point-by-point, hardly ever letting his head down during a match or getting negative.

Castafiore
12-22-2008, 08:38 AM
I'm beginning to wonder if he has some sort of ongoing bet with somebody which requires him to say this line in just about every interview he does.

opeth84
12-22-2008, 09:12 AM
While i don't believe he is lying about what he says, maybe he is a little too modest at times. But so what the world is watching and people are listening. Everyone knows how easy it is for the media to spin things. Im sure he would love to be a keyboard warrior like many of the posters here on mtf with zero repercussions for what is being said.

Arkulari
12-22-2008, 09:21 AM
Rafa's a very fine fellow, who fully knows how to acknowledge his major rival's achievements. Just the way that particular rival has done so all the same in return. Returning the Compliment, that's how it's called. Never hurts to do that, does it? :yeah: ;)

If only their mutual fanbases could be so generous and behave like their favs... sigh.

:clap: :clap: :clap:
totally agree with you Karin! ;)

bokehlicious
12-22-2008, 09:25 AM
it's not like he is not telling the truth, results-wise it isn't even close, not to bring up records and everything else, he still has a long way to go if he wanted to catch up with Roger.

bet Djokovic wouldn't be saying that when (if?) he is finally #1, not his mother at least.

Agreed and agreed.

Bernard Black
12-22-2008, 09:28 AM
I'd love Nadal to come out and say his head to head with Federer is a reflection of his vast superiority as a tennis professional, and on any given day he can give the Swiss the beating of his life even on his beloved grass.

...just to see you all get upset about it.

Nadal is speaking the truth here, no need to jump on him for it.

bokehlicious
12-22-2008, 09:30 AM
I'd love Nadal to come out and say his head to head with Federer is a reflection of his vast superiority as a tennis professional, and on any given day he can give the Swiss the beating of his life even on his beloved grass.


True, Nadal is no Djokovic, real fun will start once Faker reaches the very top... :angel: :D

dudili
12-22-2008, 09:46 AM
True, Nadal is no Djokovic, real fun will start once Faker reaches the very top... :angel: :D

OMG, :help:, call Shrink..... URGENT !!!!!!!!!!

Lleyton_
12-22-2008, 10:28 AM
No Rafa you are no1 at the moment. Grow a pair and take responsibility for a change :o

Mimi
12-22-2008, 10:35 AM
yup, even though I love nadal, but this too much humble attitude makes me angry :mad::mad:
No Rafa you are no1 at the moment. Grow a pair and take responsibility for a change :o

ToniTennis
12-22-2008, 10:36 AM
No Rafa you are no1 at the moment. Grow a pair and take responsibility for a change :o

I'm sure Rafa knows best that #1s come and go, but GS and other achievements stay...

ORGASMATRON
12-22-2008, 10:49 AM
Thats cool, its good to see how much respect Rafa has for Roger. As much as Rafa is Roger's enimy on court i gotta like the guy. Plus he is proving people wrong about his fitness. I love the part where he said he cried in the dressing room for half an hour after the '07 wimby final.

Byrd
12-22-2008, 11:14 AM
The guy's a dick, all it is, is an attempt to take the pressure off him as no.1 and put it all back on Roger. It could of been justified when Fed was no.1 but this is a joke, another reason why I hate this guy.

nobama
12-22-2008, 12:17 PM
Rafa's a very fine fellow, who fully knows how to acknowledge his major rival's achievements. Just the way that particular rival has done so all the same in return. Returning the Compliment, that's how it's called. Never hurts to do that, does it? :yeah: ;)

If only their mutual fanbases could be so generous and behave like their favs... sigh.This is Nadal, once again, taking all the pressure off himself. He'll go into AO claiming anyone but him is the favorite, the best, or whatever. This modesty - false or not - is getting a bit old.

GlennMirnyi
12-22-2008, 12:28 PM
Rafa is ass licker with 0 brain.

What, a Fakertard made one post that actually makes sense? :o

Albop
12-22-2008, 02:20 PM
Soon Nadull will say that Federer is the favourite for RG.

LinkMage
12-22-2008, 03:54 PM
this false modesty is starting to get really irritating


It got irritating a couple of years ago. :shrug:


The guy's a dick, all it is, is an attempt to take the pressure off him as no.1 and put it all back on Roger. It could of been justified when Fed was no.1 but this is a joke, another reason why I hate this guy.

This is Nadal, once again, taking all the pressure off himself. He'll go into AO claiming anyone but him is the favorite, the best, or whatever. This modesty - false or not - is getting a bit old.


So true.

manuel84
12-22-2008, 04:05 PM
Rafa certainly knows how to bully Fed out of his vast comfort playing zone. Still,I think the Sampras Summit shall crumble w/in the next 2 years.

TBRaven
12-22-2008, 04:08 PM
True, Nadal is no Djokovic, real fun will start once Faker reaches the very top... :angel: :D

He'll never reach more than n.3 in the rankings.
One slam wonder, that's what he is.

Venle
12-22-2008, 04:39 PM
Awww. :awww:

Corey Feldman
12-22-2008, 04:39 PM
he knows he was lucky to win Wimbledon

and the slow grass, bad light and Roger with mono was what made the difference

nobama
12-22-2008, 05:13 PM
he knows he was lucky to win Wimbledon

and the slow grass, bad light and Roger with mono was what made the difference:eek:

Crazy Girl
12-22-2008, 06:50 PM
rafa For President!!!!

BucketT
12-22-2008, 07:13 PM
he knows he was lucky to win Wimbledon

and the slow grass, bad light and Roger with mono was what made the difference

very funny indeed finding in a tennis/gossip/blahblah forum such unclever sentences :devil:

Igaarg
12-22-2008, 07:32 PM
Rafa is a good guy, but I really don´t believe when he says all those things about Federer, it is false modesty and he does it because is under pressure. Djoko at least is honest.
What if Roger says that Sampras is the best, that he doesn´t care to break his record because Sampras is better and the greatest of all times and blahblah...would you believe him?. Rafa is not where he is now and defeted Roger so many times because he thinks that Roger is the best and he is an humble tennis student...come on...:banghead:

Besides, he has being saying that 2 times a month for 4 years!, is too much!

alfonsojose
12-22-2008, 07:44 PM
Pocahontas scared of being no. 1 :awww:

Kitty de Sade
12-22-2008, 07:48 PM
He can't win either way, people would hang him for whatever he said. :shrug:

timafi
12-22-2008, 08:04 PM
Nadal didn't have a gun pointed at him when he said what he said so I don't know some people are bashing him for his opinion:shrug:

he's played the best players of his generations and he's seen the past legends who struggled on certain surfaces like Connors,McEnroe and Sampras on clay

Borg never won the USO or the Aussie

Federer has made ALL 4 major Finals losing only to Nadal in 1 place only and it's at Roland Garros.Nadal knows in his heart of heart that if Federer were to have faced anyone in the finals in Paris from 2006-2008 he would have whooped ass and my guess is;knowing that Roger has lost against him every single time and being the 2nd best clay court player for thr past 3 years and Federer winning 3 majors every year(except 2008) he believes that Federer is better player overall.

Nadal knows he still struggles on hard court;not like before but he knows that he's gonna have to improve even more if he wants to make all 4 slam finals in a year or years to come and go for all of them which he has not been able to do;so far so why can't we tennis fans enjoy the possible GOAT in waiting(Federer) and the GCCPOAT(greatest clay court player of all time).Nadal is gonna try to improve and Federer imho will try to improve certain aspects of his game as well.there is nobody out there and I mean nobody who can duplicate what Federer has done;nofreakingbody;not even Sampras at his very best did that so:shrug:

may these 2 players stay fit and healthy and hungry for improvement :yeah:

ORGASMATRON
12-22-2008, 08:35 PM
Lol i love how DRASTICALLY people can disagree about things and how no one is scared to make their opinion heard here. One more thing can anyone tell me who is faker? Cheers.

Johnny Groove
12-22-2008, 08:48 PM
Maybe Nadal actually means what he says and there are no ulterior motives :eek:

tangerine_dream
12-22-2008, 09:00 PM
I know he means it when he says it and I love his down to earthy ways but Rafa's constant deference to Roger has to stop, especially now that he's world number one. Like Novak hugging everybody in sight, after a while, it starts to ring hollow.

ORGASMATRON
12-22-2008, 09:17 PM
Well there seems to be people who thinks Rafa is using this as a psyche job and others who think he has an inferiority complex. Well i have news for you, we will never really know! So the best thing is to believe whatever is the best thing to believe, which that he was being truthful. This is probably the truth anyway. Its pretty obvious that Rafa has a lot of respect for Roger and vice versa. Why is it so hard to believe that? Wouldnt you respect someone if you have that kind of rivalry? The answer is yes. Stop being a pessimist and start being a believer.

Il Primo Uomo
12-22-2008, 10:13 PM
Hey Rafa, when these neverending asslicking sessions are supposed to finish, I'm sick of them :yawn:

Stefwhit
12-22-2008, 10:47 PM
...and this quote is exactly why Rafa gives me a ragging hardon!
'I could have got scared playing against the best grass court player of all time or when he levelled the match at two sets all but I had to tell myself: I want to win this match so much that I can't let him beat me.

BEBE91
12-22-2008, 11:05 PM
No matter what he says. He is the best player of the world!

ORGASMATRON
12-22-2008, 11:17 PM
No matter what he says. He is the best player of the world!

Aiijt for real man i is feelin you on that one :cool:

FedFan_2007
12-23-2008, 12:46 AM
It's all a big fucking game to these people.

They know how to play to the tennis crowd which swoons at the most superficial shows of respect among the top players because it redounds to their own self-satisfied view of themselves. "The players are cordial. Ergo I must be a better person for following the sport."

Just once I'd like to know what these guys really thought of each other, instead of bearing witness to these assinine stage managed affairs.

You can bet that Federer hates Nadal with a passion for beating him(12-6) with that stupid ass clay game on all surfaces(except indoor and fast hard courts).

FedFan_2007
12-23-2008, 12:48 AM
No matter what he says. He is the best player of the world!

Agreed. Nadal is the best player in the world. Federer is the 2nd best player in the world. That's what the rankings tell me.

Sunset of Age
12-23-2008, 01:17 AM
Maybe Nadal actually means what he says and there are no ulterior motives :eek:

:yeah: - a concept hard to believe to many apparently. :rolleyes:
He's been saying these kind of things for over four years now. Why not just believe him to say what he actually thinks? :shrug:

FedFan_2007
12-23-2008, 01:20 AM
:yeah: - a concept hard to believe to many apparently. :rolleyes:
He's been saying these kind of things for over four years now. Why not just believe him to say what he actually thinks? :shrug:

It's easy to praise your opponent when you're 12-6 against him and #1 in the world. We'll see how gracious Rafa is when he hits some real adversity.

Sunset of Age
12-23-2008, 01:23 AM
It's easy to praise your opponent when you're 12-6 against him and #1 in the world. We'll see how gracious Rafa is when he hits some real adversity.

Come on, Rafa has been equally gracious when defeated (his loss to Murray at the USO comes to mind as an exceptional showing of how gracious he indeed is in defeat), when having to have to deal with being the #2 for three long years when he had enough points to be the #1 in any other era without Roger. Why not just admit he might be a nice guy indeed?

FedFan_2007
12-23-2008, 01:32 AM
Come on, Rafa has been equally gracious when defeated (his loss to Murray at the USO comes to mind as an exceptional showing of how gracious he indeed is in defeat), when having to have to deal with being the #2 for three long years when he had enough points to be the #1 in any other era without Roger. Why not just admit he might be a nice guy indeed?

Because it was easy being #2 in the shadow of Roger(TMF), not a burden at all. Because his career has been one long nice gliding path of success without a single bad year. We'll see what happens when he finally hits that bad year, and how gracious he is.

Sunset of Age
12-23-2008, 01:38 AM
Because it was easy being #2 in the shadow of Roger(TMF), not a burden at all. Because his career has been one long nice gliding path of success without a single bad year.

You really think it's EASY to accept you're at #2 for three years in the full knowledge that you'd been the undisputed #1 with your points count in any other era? Ooookkaaaayyy... :rolleyes:

We'll see what happens when he finally hits that bad year, and how gracious he is.

I have this feeling that you might well be disappointed. :angel:

FedFan_2007
12-23-2008, 01:42 AM
You really think it's EASY to accept you're at #2 for three years in the full knowledge that you'd been the undisputed #1 with your points count in any other era? Ooookkaaaayyy... :rolleyes:



I have this feeling that you might well be disappointed. :angel:

I'm just saying I'm tired of this false modesty bullshit. Give me raging arrogance over this. I bet he really is arrogant but Uncle Toni is reigning him in.

Sunset of Age
12-23-2008, 01:56 AM
I'm just saying I'm tired of this false modesty bullshit. Give me raging arrogance over this. I bet he really is arrogant but Uncle Toni is reigning him in.

:haha: just like Roger is always called 'arrogant' by his haters. Pot meet Kettle! :D

FedFan_2007
12-23-2008, 01:57 AM
:haha: just like Roger is always called 'arrogant' by his haters. Pot meet Kettle! :D

Nobody calls Roger arrogant anymore now that he's #2 and not winning lots of titles and slams. He's just another "clown".

rosamunda
12-23-2008, 02:52 AM
I'm not a fan of Nadal, but I don't dislike him either. I really don't know whether he's saying these things for "psychological" reasons - "take the pressure off myself, put it all back on Roger type of thing", or whether he just thinks it's true.

He knows he's officially the best at the moment, but he also knows, despite the Wimby win (which, let's face it, was little better than a lottery in the final set and could have gone either way), that he's been there or thereabouts largely because of his prowess on clay. He's not an all-court all-surface player like Roger is, at least not yet, and is therefore a less complete player, and certainly hasn't got the natural inborn talent and versatility that Roger has. He hasn't got double-digit slams tucked under his belt yet, and hasn't dominated the tennis world for over 4 straight years. He also knows that Roger had a bad year for reasons that were not due solely to "natural" decline and loss of form, and that he got the top position partly because of Roger's poor results elsewhere rather than anything HE did to him (i.e. he wouldn't have achieved the No 1 purely by beating him at RG and Wimby). So the clay stuff kept him up there at No 2, but Roger's crap year tipped it over the edge for him and gave him the No 1.

If Rafa's looking at it in those terms, I can happily accept what he's saying. If he's trying to keep the pressure off himself and keep expectations low, then it sucks a little bit........ but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now.

BucketT
12-23-2008, 07:11 AM
Because it was easy being #2 in the shadow of Roger(TMF), not a burden at all. Because his career has been one long nice gliding path of success without a single bad year. We'll see what happens when he finally hits that bad year, and how gracious he is.


pretty rude indeed! That's the reason why I dislike certain Fedtards, they don't accept Roger as #2.
He's human not a robot always ready to win

FedFan_2007
12-23-2008, 07:26 AM
pretty rude indeed! That's the reason why I dislike certain Fedtards, they don't accept Roger as #2.
He's human not a robot always ready to win

Like Roger said, if you're not #1, #2-#10 makes no difference. Only being #1 matters.

ToniTennis
12-23-2008, 09:47 AM
Like Roger said, if you're not #1, #2-#10 makes no difference. Only being #1 matters.

Roger said that? :eek:. That's a pityful way of thinking

FedFan_2007
12-23-2008, 09:55 AM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/11/09/2414397.htm

"It just sounds wrong. Either I'm number one or I'm a grand slam champion, but I'm not number two."

habibko
12-23-2008, 09:56 AM
Roger said that? :eek:. That's a pityful way of thinking

he didn't say it like that but something similar, he meant that being #1 is what really counts, not settling down with being a 2nd or 3rd.

FedFan_2007
12-23-2008, 09:59 AM
he didn't say it like that but something similar, he meant that being #1 is what really counts, not settling down with being a 2nd or 3rd.

It's part of the psychology of being #1, staying there and getting back. He wants that Sampras record of 286 weeks.

manuel84
12-23-2008, 10:53 AM
he didn't say it like that but something similar, he meant that being #1 is what really counts, not settling down with being a 2nd or 3rd.

He also once made a remark about distinguishing himself from the one-slam or two-slam wonders.

habibko
12-23-2008, 10:59 AM
It's part of the psychology of being #1, staying there and getting back. He wants that Sampras record of 286 weeks.

it sure is, he sure does.

He also once made a remark about distinguishing himself from the one-slam or two-slam wonders.

can't remember this one, link?

manuel84
12-23-2008, 11:41 AM
I'll try to look for the link but that was years ago. Sometime in the first half of his dominance, I think. A fan mailed Jon Wertheim who thought it was a "rare loose remark". Fed named names but the only one I still remember is Ferrero who, ironically, has the one title still missing from his own resume.:p

jeremda01
12-23-2008, 11:18 PM
i guess he had to say it one day.

BigJohn
12-24-2008, 04:34 AM
I like Nadal because of the humility he's been showing ever since he became a major force on tour. The fact that he did not change because he got to #1, that was to be expected.

I think what these two are doing on and saying off the courts is great for the sport. Two great champions with a lot of respect for each other. What is wrong with that?

Rafa = Fed Killa
12-24-2008, 05:15 AM
I like Nadal because of the humility he's been showing ever since he became a major force on tour. The fact that he did not change because he got to #1, that was to be expected.

I think what these two are doing on and saying off the courts is great for the sport. Two great champions with a lot of respect for each other. What is wrong with that?

Lets all hold hands and dance in fairy land with flowers and candy :rolleyes:

Grow up and get in the real world, where men compete in sports and business. Any pansy can kiss ass.

Rafa better be playing an intellectual mind game or this is a pathetic statement.

BigJohn
12-24-2008, 05:38 AM
Lets all hold hands and dance in fairy land with flowers and candy :rolleyes:

Grow up and get in the real world, where men compete in sports and business. Any pansy can kiss ass.

Rafa better be playing an intellectual mind game or this is a pathetic statement.

Yeah... RFK telling me to grow up. :rolleyes: And to get in the real world... That is rich!

I'm glad these two are gentlemen. Do you prefere this?

"I was gonna rip his heart out. I'm the best ever. I'm the most brutal and vicious, the most ruthless champion there has ever been. No one can stop me. Lennox is a conqueror? No! He's no Alexander! I'm Alexander! I'm the best ever. I'm Sonny Liston. I'm Jack Dempsey. There's never been anyone like me. I'm from their cloth. There is no one who can match me. My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want his heart! I want to eat his children! Praise be to Allah!"

More your style I believe. It's from Mike Tyson.

MrChopin
12-24-2008, 06:19 AM
Lol i love how DRASTICALLY people can disagree about things and how no one is scared to make their opinion heard here. One more thing can anyone tell me who is faker? Cheers.

Welcome to MTF. faker = Djokovic... see the following for an accurate summary: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=117621&highlight=where+nole+loses

***

I think Roger should call Rafa's bluff by announcing retirement. Then who would be the best?

Arkulari
12-24-2008, 07:07 AM
Yeah... RFK telling me to grow up. :rolleyes: And to get in the real world... That is rich!

I'm glad these two are gentlemen. Do you prefere this?



More your style I believe. It's from Mike Tyson.

:worship: :worship: :worship:

tennis is a GENTLEMEN's sport, this ain't the kingdom of ear-biting, spitting and being rude all the time, that's why things like WWF were created :rolleyes:

you can be one hell of a fighter and a very kind hearted person, those aren't mutually exclusive and combined, they give the best champs ever :cool:

you are too weak if you cannot be grown-up enough to realize that you can still do better and maybe there are better people than you, overconfidence is usually only a mask to hide inadequacies, fears and weaknesses :o

FedFan_2007
12-25-2008, 12:37 AM
I eat newbies for breakfast.

FedFan_2007
12-25-2008, 12:38 AM
Nadal is a text book example of a true gentleman and nice guy.
http://newballspleaseblog.blogspot.com/

Or simply engaging in his usual mind-games bullshit.

benny1234
12-25-2008, 06:44 AM
FedFan_2007: I eat newbies for breakfast.
Or simply engaging in his usual mind-games bullshit.

Look buddy, I don't care who you eat for breakfast and quite frankly I couldn't care less either.

Lets stick to the tennis though. He may well be playing mind games with these sorts of quotes and I would partly agree with you that he is. There is certainly an argument to be made that the repercussions of these sorts of quotes benefit rafa more than they do roger.

However, there are plenty of other ways to play mind games. And when I said he was a nice guy, I merely used this as an example of the humility this man has been showing on and off the field for a very long time.
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FedFan_2007
12-25-2008, 06:46 AM
Or simply engaging in his usual mind-games bullshit.

Look buddy, I don't care who you eat for breakfast and quite frankly I couldn't care less either.

Lets stick to the tennis though. He may well be playing mind games with these sorts of quotes and I would partly agree with you that he is. There is certainly an argument to be made that the repercussions of these sorts of quotes benefit rafa more than they do roger.

However, there are plenty of other ways to play mind games. And when I said he was a nice guy, I merely used this as an example of the humility this man has been showing on and off the field for a very long time.
_______________________________
Quality Aussie tennis blog:
http://newballspleaseblog.blogspot.com/

Ah a noob. I eat noobs for breakfast on MTF.

benny1234
12-25-2008, 06:52 AM
I don't know. Posting 5310 times and still having nothing to say sounds kind of sad to me. Though I do respect that you are staunch federer fan.

FedFan_2007
12-25-2008, 06:54 AM
I don't know. Posting 5310 times and still having nothing to say sounds kind of sad to me. Though I do respect that you are staunch federer fan.

Well you obviously don't know that I almost won 2008 ACC and am a top contender for 2009 ACC. People speak about me in hushed tones around here.

benny1234
12-25-2008, 07:19 AM
Hahaha people speak about u in hushed tones... U do make me laugh, mr acc contender :). But lets stick to the tennis.

FedFan_2007
12-25-2008, 07:22 AM
Who cares about tennis when there's an ACC to win! Glenn is a strong favorite, and no doubt is in much better arseclown form, but I still value the title!

vucina
12-25-2008, 11:24 AM
Lets all hold hands and dance in fairy land with flowers and candy :rolleyes:

Grow up and get in the real world, where men compete in sports and business. Any pansy can kiss ass.

Rafa better be playing an intellectual mind game or this is a pathetic statement.

Rafa's just rubbing salt into the wound, my friend. When he rips him another one the court, and says Fed is better, it's obvious he's pulling his leg. You can notice the characteristic smirk on his face when he says that.

FedFan_2007
12-25-2008, 11:26 AM
Rafa's just rubbing salt into the wound, my friend. When he rips him another one the court, and says Fed is better, it's obvious he's pulling his leg. You can notice the characteristic smirk on his face when he says that.

Actually it's his prerogative to use every weapon to win. Just let's not call him "classy" or anything like that. At least admit he's utterly ruthless and does anything to win. At least Roger is honest - in 2005 about his semi vs Hewitt - "Sure, he can run more brutally into the knife". THAT is what I would prefer from Rafa, but instead we get this "Roger is best" bullshit.