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What did Nadal mean when he said to Roger.....

Graffite
02-01-2009, 08:55 PM
"You gonna get the record for sure" in the post match presentation?

Nadal will probably win the FO and Wimbledon and has a good shot at the US open. If not him, there are a couple of other guys who could take slams. So why is Roger going to equal Pete's record "for sure" ?

If I didn't know better I'd say either Rafa is doubting his abilities to win all four or there is some secret arrangement:confused:

I know Rafa felt bad and everything but this seemed a bit of weird thing to say.

Thoughts?

PiggyGotRoasted
02-01-2009, 09:03 PM
its a fix

Federer let him win AO final so if they both get to the FO final nadal will let federer win.

Allez-Ollie
02-01-2009, 09:14 PM
He wasn't talking about this year necessarily. Also, did you notice how he said "you are ONE of the best players in the history of the game." He always used to declare that Federer was the best player of all-time bar none. Interesting how his view of Federer has changed.

Svetlana.
02-01-2009, 09:20 PM
"You gonna get the record for sure" in the post match presentation?

Thoughts?

winning one more slam to match Pete's record?

MIMIC
02-01-2009, 09:25 PM
It's called pity. Roger's out there crying and Nadal tried to console him with some false hope.

Roddickominator
02-01-2009, 09:31 PM
Rafa didn't want Roger to kill himself after beating him like that....all Roger has to look forward to are Grand Slams and fat Mirka flattening him every night. You'd be crying too.

ret
02-01-2009, 09:32 PM
He wasn't talking about this year necessarily. Also, did you notice how he said "you are ONE of the best players in the history of the game." He always used to declare that Federer was the best player of all-time bar none. Interesting how his view of Federer has changed.

he was standing between Rod Laver and Roger. He is polite.

lukela85
02-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Another idiotic thread :rolleyes:

Allez-Ollie
02-01-2009, 09:36 PM
Even so, I don't think he believes it anymore

Allez-Ollie
02-01-2009, 09:38 PM
:rolleyes:

Igaarg
02-01-2009, 09:41 PM
He was just being nice. Come on! you are making too much analysis of this situation.

CescAndyKimi
02-01-2009, 09:44 PM
lol fat Mirka. Can't argue with that one.

partygirl
02-01-2009, 09:45 PM
I really hate the idea of somebody being expected to win anything.

weather it be: Murray @ the Australian, Nadal @ wimbledon or Roger equaling Pete....

apparently tennis liking people just cannot stop themselves from predicting that crap no matter how often proven wrong.
it makes people look really stupid & it is just a dumb thing to say.

It's a game anyone can win or lose on any given day.

fred perry
02-01-2009, 09:45 PM
<<"You gonna get the record for sure"<<

what he really meant was "you gonna get the record for sure NO??"...

Warrior
02-01-2009, 10:33 PM
He knows that he never won a slam without beating Fed along the way, so he doesn't want him to quit.

Seriously, he just wanted to reconsile the situation.

Chris Seahorse
02-01-2009, 10:42 PM
It's called pity. Roger's out there crying and Nadal tried to console him with some false hope.

Yup. It's called pity. Not much else to add.

Clydey
02-01-2009, 11:06 PM
"You gonna get the record for sure" in the post match presentation?

Nadal will probably win the FO and Wimbledon and has a good shot at the US open. If not him, there are a couple of other guys who could take slams. So why is Roger going to equal Pete's record "for sure" ?

If I didn't know better I'd say either Rafa is doubting his abilities to win all four or there is some secret arrangement:confused:

I know Rafa felt bad and everything but this seemed a bit of weird thing to say.

Thoughts?

He was being polite. It was intended to comfort Federer. You're reading way too much into it.

connectolove
02-01-2009, 11:43 PM
Rafa was being polite. I can not believe that I am writing on this thread ...

Graffite
02-02-2009, 12:08 AM
Rafa was being polite. I can not believe that I am writing on this thread ...

I'm not sure why there are two lots of this thread but anyway,

If Rafa was being polite then he was TOO polite (which I think he does too often). I'm not saying it's a big deal, especially when you remember that english isn't Rafa's first language and the emotion at that moment but I would have said something like "You'll probably get the record." or not even talk about the record at all cuz that's obviously the reason why Roger was crying in the first place :)

Chair Umpire
02-02-2009, 12:24 AM
I'm not saying it's a big deal, especially when you remember that english isn't Rafa's first language

Well, i guess you already answer to your own question.

buddyholly
02-02-2009, 02:03 AM
It's what you tell a baby to stop it crying.

out_here_grindin
02-02-2009, 02:18 AM
"O no, that slip of the tongue by Rafa could cost us our plan of fixing the finals, quick Roger back up plan, cry to make it look authentic."

dekomusic
02-02-2009, 09:37 AM
Finally, a comment that makes sense from apparently someone who has deep knowledge of what Tennis is. Hope everyone could see it from your point of view so that we didn't have to read all this crap.

It's a GAME. ANYONE CAN WIN OR LOSE ON ANY GIVEN DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU partygirl.