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Nadal promotes Federer to win the "Principe de Asturias" of Sports

Damn
02-03-2009, 10:33 PM
That's what he's said to the media when he's arrived to Manacor this afternoon at 7 PM in Spain.

SOURCE (http://www.as.com/tenis/articulo/nadal-llega-palma-propone-federer/dasten/20090203dasdasten_3/Tes)

scarecrows
02-03-2009, 10:47 PM
Nadal is a bigger Fedtard than most MTFers :lol:

Cloudygirl
02-03-2009, 10:48 PM
He is the biggest Fedtard ever

Deivid23
02-03-2009, 11:14 PM
Maybe he just wants Fed to stop crying :lol:

MalwareDie
02-03-2009, 11:19 PM
If he didn't win it when he was dominant, he's not going to win it now. Mugdull is just trying to make himself look good.

MacTheKnife
02-03-2009, 11:31 PM
At least he has enough sense to know that if he thinks the guy he's beating sucks, where does that put him. Just above sucks ?? Would you want to think you're beating a great player or some mug, no wait, that's how it is on MTF.

Tankman
02-04-2009, 01:31 AM
Bravo for Rafa's good intentions :cool:

However, for all these good intentions, Nadal's not going to escape the fact that if a tennis player wins again, it's going to be him :p

the graduate
02-04-2009, 02:49 AM
he is trying to cheer up the poor guy but at the same insulting him,at this time Roger needs to be left alone to wallow in his misery
Rafa back off!

Corey Feldman
02-04-2009, 02:52 AM
Comedian as well as classy sweetheart, he has it all this Nadal

Mimi
02-04-2009, 03:11 AM
rafa, enough, leave roger alone, you have comforted him enough, not all people will appreciate your good intention

star
02-04-2009, 04:43 AM
rafa, enough, leave roger alone, you have comforted him enough, not all people will appreciate your good intention

Eh. Who cares? Nadal is saying what he thinks is respectful, and what he thinks is right. If others don't like it, it doesn't matter.

Mimi
02-04-2009, 04:56 AM
you are right, but star, i am not that kind, i woulnd't treat my "enemy" on tour so nice, i think i always want to beat them down to knee, guess i have a violent nature :lol::aplot:

star
02-04-2009, 05:01 AM
you are right, but star, i am not that kind, i woulnd't treat my "enemy" on tour so nice, i think i always want to beat them down to knee, guess i have a violent nature :lol::aplot:

That's one of the many things that makes Nadal such a treasure. :hug:

alfonsojose
02-04-2009, 05:12 AM
he's toying with CryingFed's mind :lol:

Svetlana.
02-04-2009, 05:23 AM
Rafa, think about your game please!!!

...but don’t forget to send Fed a bill for spending your precious time for taking care of him and being his part time kind of physiologist :lol:

Mimi
02-04-2009, 06:05 AM
yup, concentrate on winning, no need to worry about roger, he has lots of $$$$$$ :lol:

cheque for babysitting him too :baby:

Rafa, think about your game please!!!

...but don’t forget to send Fed a check for spending your precious time for taking care of him and being his part time kind of physiologist :lol:

MalwareDie
02-04-2009, 06:12 AM
This thread shall be closed within one day.

Or Levy
02-04-2009, 07:31 AM
Ugh. I agree, enough is enough. You were classy at the ceremony Rafa, this is boardering on humiliation.

Talk about suffocating a guy with love. I'd love to believe this is sincere, rather than some huge and effective mind game.

FairWeatherFan
02-04-2009, 08:12 AM
More arrogant false modesty from Nadal...as if helping to drive the dagger into tennis' heart was not enough.

Bargearse
02-04-2009, 08:23 AM
Comedian as well as classy sweetheart, he has it all this Nadal

Sounds like Nadal doesn't know whether to beat Federer or burp him.

tennis2tennis
02-04-2009, 11:29 AM
I think Rafa's a geniune Roger fan (I don't think its mind games at all) but I find it really patronising at this time....

MariaV
02-04-2009, 11:34 AM
This is actually some smart tactics to humilate Roger even more. :devil: :angel: And the best answer to all the hatas and Roger asslickers. :D
Hehe, a great plan if Rafa's PR people came up with this. :yeah:

ToniTennis
02-04-2009, 11:48 AM
:DDrop it, Rafa.

You could enter a building in fire and save seven orphans and a dozen kittens and still some MTFers would wonder whether you had matches in your pocket.

MariaV
02-04-2009, 11:51 AM
:DDrop it, Rafa.

You could enter a building in fire and save seven orphans and a dozen kittens and still some MTFers would wonder whether you had matches in your pocket.

He would stil be a faker hiding his true self. :shrug:

ToniTennis
02-04-2009, 12:14 PM
He would stil be a faker hiding his true self. :shrug:

So true, a classic lose-lose situation.

JolánGagó
02-04-2009, 12:41 PM
he's toying with CryingFed's mind :lol:

Absolutely, and Im loving it! :haha:

cmurray
02-04-2009, 12:44 PM
Ugh. I agree, enough is enough. You were classy at the ceremony Rafa, this is boardering on humiliation.

Talk about suffocating a guy with love. I'd love to believe this is sincere, rather than some huge and effective mind game.

You can't have watched that ceremony and doubt Nadal's sincerity. :shrug:

finishingmove
02-04-2009, 12:49 PM
how will federer have the heart to ever beat nadal again? :awww:

Corey Feldman
02-04-2009, 01:02 PM
how will federer have the heart to ever beat nadal again? :awww:he'll honestly be lucky to ever make a GS final again

he was cooked after sunday night

Igaarg
02-04-2009, 02:49 PM
Ugh. I agree, enough is enough. You were classy at the ceremony Rafa, this is boardering on humiliation.
Talk about suffocating a guy with love. I'd love to believe this is sincere, rather than some huge and effective mind game.

:worship:. So true.

Igaarg
02-04-2009, 02:50 PM
he'll honestly be lucky to ever make a GS final again
he was cooked after sunday night

I think we have to wait to say something like that.

Jaz
02-04-2009, 03:51 PM
I think we have to wait to say something like that.

People were saying he would never win a GS after the Beijjing debacle and horrid Hard-Surfact tour in North America.

I for one think Federer might come up mentally stronger.

tennizen
02-04-2009, 04:01 PM
I don't know what exactly Nadal says because its in Spanish but from what I understand I think Federer would find it insulting rather than comforting. It's good to be supportive of Fed but this is taking things a little too far:lol:

Igaarg
02-04-2009, 04:14 PM
I don't know what exactly Nadal says because its in Spanish but from what I understand I think Federer would find it insulting rather than comforting. It's good to be supportive of Fed but this is taking things a little too far:lol:

"Lo he tenido yo y por supuesto que me gustaría que un compañero de trabajo, además de un buen amigo, pues lo tuviera, porque lo merece"

"I had it and of course I would like a colleague and also a good friend, have it too, because he deserve it"

I don´t know if my translation is that right. But it also said that Alonso and Schumacher joined the "give Federer a consolation price" cross.

Metis
02-04-2009, 04:17 PM
The question is: When did Nadal nominate Federer for the award? It seems a bit strange if he did that right after beating him in the AO final. :lol: I remember that he mentioned (around the time of the Asturias award ceremony) that he thought Federer should win it too.

The video clips show him at the airport and it's the reporters that ask him about it. According to the article he said: "He is a great candidate and he deserves it" although "there are other candidates that also deserve it." "Federer is exceptional as a tennis player and as a person." "I have it and of course I would like a colleague and good friend to get it because he deserves it."

Igaarg
02-04-2009, 04:22 PM
The question is: When did Nadal nominate Federer for the award? It seems a bit strange if he did that right after beating him in the AO final. :lol: I remember that he mentioned (around the time of the Asturias award ceremony) that he thought Federer should win it too.

The video clips show him at the airport and it's the reporters that ask him about it. According to the article he said: "He is a great candidate and he deserves it" although "there are other candidates that also deserve it." "Federer is exceptional as a tennis player and as a person." "I have it and of course I would like a colleague and good friend to get it because he deserves it."

Yeah, I know. But if Rafa is genuine with his feelings and admiration for Roger, he is not helping him at all. If he is not genuine, he is doing a good "I´m good as Ghandi" campaing for himself.
Whatever. It´s my opinion, I can´t judge someone I don´t know, I think he is a good guy, but too much love for me. I don´t know.

JolánGagó
02-04-2009, 04:35 PM
I don't know what exactly Nadal says because its in Spanish but from what I understand I think Federer would find it insulting rather than comforting. It's good to be supportive of Fed but this is taking things a little too far:lol:

He's doing what he gotta do. Classiest possible reaction to Fed's annoying disrespectful whining.

Take Mirka to a pizzeria and leave us alone please, Fed.

q.j.
02-04-2009, 04:38 PM
true chimpion, this Nadal :hug:

tennizen
02-04-2009, 04:54 PM
He's doing what he gotta do. Classiest possible reaction to Fed's annoying disrespectful whining.


Huge difference between being classy and being patronizing. Not saying Nadal is but still:shrug:. What he did during the trophy ceremony was certainly classy. This borders on the unnecessary.

star
02-04-2009, 05:24 PM
[QUOTE=tennizen;8116089]Huge difference between being classy and being patronizing. Not saying Nadal is but still:shrug:. What he did during the trophy ceremony was certainly classy. This borders on the unnecessary.

I certainly agree that it's unnecessary, just not in the way you mean. :lol:

But to be fair here everyone should take a look at the whole quote Metis posted. He said there were others who deserved it too, but he would like Federer to have it.

Frankly everything nice Nadal says about Federer is going to sound a bit patronizing now because Federer made himself an object of pity at the award ceremony. It's a difficult line to walk now for Nadal. He's so used to showing respect for Federer I don't think he can really stop. He's just been brought up to be a very respectful young man -- respectful of his elders and his betters. Now that he's growing older and becoming better than most others, he still hasn't lost that mindset. But :worship: to him. I'd rather have him this way. He's a breath of fresh air amongst the egos that crowd the top echelons of tennis.

MariaV
02-04-2009, 07:10 PM
I don't know what exactly Nadal says because its in Spanish but from what I understand I think Federer would find it insulting rather than comforting. It's good to be supportive of Fed but this is taking things a little too far:lol:

Jeez, Rafa did not 'nominate' Fed all of a sudden at the airport after a flight from Melbourne. :rolleyes:

morningglory
02-04-2009, 08:53 PM
he's toying with CryingFed's mind :lol:

Yes he is :lol: He's putting Fed up higher so it will hurt more when he falls... (at RG)
Also, it helps that he keeps saying Fed's the best since Fed himself believes it... and gets his head messed up.

Dunno if this is Nadal's true personality to be humble and what not... or it's just due to language barrier OR this is all a plot by Toni to destroy Fed's focus.

FedFan
02-04-2009, 09:04 PM
Mind games as usual. As if a man, who unlike Nadal has won four times the Laureus award would care about this prize. :rolleyes:

What a humble classy man he is. :hearts:. :hug:

Always speeks his mind. Federer still the best, no? :rolleyes:

tangerine_dream
02-04-2009, 09:28 PM
Rafa gives new meaning to the expression "Killing them with kindness."

luie
02-04-2009, 11:33 PM
Rafa might look ,speak & play like a brute caveman,but rafa & his team are geniuses.
Roger should be able to see true nadal'a falseness.b/c nadal is insecure that federer might improve his game & focus so he keeps on patronizing him to "keep him down". Poor fed he has believed in his own hype so much that he can't see genuine praise from nadal's venom.

JolánGagó
02-04-2009, 11:46 PM
Huge difference between being classy and being patronizing. Not saying Nadal is but still:shrug:.

Well if not saying he is what's the English micro-lesson for? :scratch: please stop patronizing me :lol:

star
02-05-2009, 12:26 AM
Rafa might look ,speak & play like a brute caveman,but rafa & his team are geniuses.
Roger should be able to see true nadal'a falseness.b/c nadal is insecure that federer might improve his game & focus so he keeps on patronizing him to "keep him down". Poor fed he has believed in his own hype so much that he can't see genuine praise from nadal's venom.

"Nadal's venom." :haha: :haha:

Good one. :yeah:

luie
02-05-2009, 12:40 AM
"Nadal's venom." :haha: :haha:

Good one. :yeah:
It's true I for one would like nadal to "man-up" and state he owns federer. Maybe that will jolt the arrogant swiss into action.However it's just a dream,federer will do nothing.:sad:

star
02-05-2009, 01:24 AM
It's true I for one would like nadal to "man-up" and state he owns federer. Maybe that will jolt the arrogant swiss into action.However it's just a dream,federer will do nothing.:sad:

Well, he might go back to accusing Nadal of cheating and being one-dimensional. ;)

Corey Feldman
02-05-2009, 02:50 AM
good for Nadal and his mind games

he'll soon find none of these things work on Murray - then it wont be pretty what the Scottish kid will do to him regularly .. he got a little sample last year

MalwareDie
02-05-2009, 05:23 AM
good for Nadal and his mind games

he'll soon find none of these things work on Murray - then it wont be pretty what the Scottish kid will do to him regularly .. he got a little sample last year

:yeah: It's going to be fun watch Andy stomp on Mugdull.

MariaV
02-05-2009, 07:58 AM
good for Nadal and his mind games

he'll soon find none of these things work on Murray - then it wont be pretty what the Scottish kid will do to him regularly .. he got a little sample last year

Ehh Mikey, that will be fun. :D :hug: :hug:

ToniTennis
02-05-2009, 08:06 AM
Mind games as usual. As if a man, who unlike Nadal has won four times the Laureus award would care about this prize. :rolleyes:

What a humble classy man he is. :hearts:. :hug:

Always speeks his mind. Federer still the best, no? :rolleyes:

Ermm, did just just take a little time to check the relevance of those awards? I guess you didn't. Be damn sure that Roger, the four times Laureus recipient, wouldn't mind the least bit to get that prize.

Anyway, as I said before, Rafa shouldn't care...

RafaTennis
02-05-2009, 08:55 AM
This award is the most important in the sport's world :shrug: of course Federer would gladly trade some of his slam crowns to get it once :cool:

andylovesaustin
02-05-2009, 12:25 PM
Hi everybody,

I have been reading this forum for a while now, and I think it’s really entertaining. No tennis player is safe here! :worship:

Regarding Nadal, I think he was embarrassed for Fed’s crying so now he continues to try to save face for him. In fact, it looked to me like Laver and everybody on the platform was embarrassed for Federer, so it wasn’t just Nadal. To me, everybody looked uncomfortable, even the guy in the studio who interviewed Nadal after the match.

After Nadal lost Wimbledon, he said he fought hard to hold back tears during the awards ceremony because he didn’t want to stand up there and “cry like a child.” Later, he broke down sobbing in the dressing-room. Other players tried to console him, and Nadal thanked them, but also asked to be left alone.

I think Nadal’s intentions are good because from his perspective, if Nadal thought he would embarrass himself by not be able to hold it together during an awards ceremony, then it would stand to reason, he was embarrassed for Federer. Maybe Nadal thinks others might think less of the GOAT, so he keeps reminding everybody about what a wonderful guy Fed really is? (Maybe he is trying to convince himself considering Federer’s after-match press conference?)

And who knows what other players are saying? I really wonder if Federer might be a joke now regardless of whether or not he wins another grand slam? I think everybody would have understood him shedding a few tears on-court, but Roger went a little overboard, consider everything he has won.

All of that said, Nadal needs to take some of his own advice, and just leave Federer alone. I respect Nadal, but it’s not his job to be Federer’s PR person. Apparently, Federer didn't apologize for his behavior, so Nadal just needs to let it drop.

tennizen
02-05-2009, 04:28 PM
Well if not saying he is what's the English micro-lesson for? :scratch: please stop patronizing me :lol:

It wasn't a lesson:lol: I was just saying that it tends towards patronizing based on appearances even if it may not have been his intention. I guess I wasn't clear enough:lol:

thrust
02-05-2009, 06:43 PM
:yeah: It's going to be fun watch Andy stomp on Mugdull.

Wishful thinking! Will you people never learn? Just as he improved enough to beat Roger, Andy will be less of a challenge.

thrust
02-05-2009, 06:46 PM
Hi everybody,

I have been reading this forum for a while now, and I think it’s really entertaining. No tennis player is safe here! :worship:

Regarding Nadal, I think he was embarrassed for Fed’s crying so now he continues to try to save face for him. In fact, it looked to me like Laver and everybody on the platform was embarrassed for Federer, so it wasn’t just Nadal. To me, everybody looked uncomfortable, even the guy in the studio who interviewed Nadal after the match.

After Nadal lost Wimbledon, he said he fought hard to hold back tears during the awards ceremony because he didn’t want to stand up there and “cry like a child.” Later, he broke down sobbing in the dressing-room. Other players tried to console him, and Nadal thanked them, but also asked to be left alone.

I think Nadal’s intentions are good because from his perspective, if Nadal thought he would embarrass himself by not be able to hold it together during an awards ceremony, then it would stand to reason, he was embarrassed for Federer. Maybe Nadal thinks others might think less of the GOAT, so he keeps reminding everybody about what a wonderful guy Fed really is? (Maybe he is trying to convince himself considering Federer’s after-match press conference?)

And who knows what other players are saying? I really wonder if Federer might be a joke now regardless of whether or not he wins another grand slam? I think everybody would have understood him shedding a few tears on-court, but Roger went a little overboard, consider everything he has won.

All of that said, Nadal needs to take some of his own advice, and just leave Federer alone. I respect Nadal, but it’s not his job to be Federer’s PR person. Apparently, Federer didn't apologize for his behavior, so Nadal just needs to let it drop.

GREAT POST!!

thrust
02-05-2009, 06:50 PM
Mind games as usual. As if a man, who unlike Nadal has won four times the Laureus award would care about this prize. :rolleyes:

What a humble classy man he is. :hearts:. :hug:

Always speeks his mind. Federer still the best, no? :rolleyes:

NO!!

MalwareDie
02-05-2009, 07:08 PM
Wishful thinking! Will you people never learn? Just as he improved enough to beat Roger, Andy will be less of a challenge.

Go look at their matches. You'll see that Federer has been struggling against Mugdull since their first match. There's nothing special about Mugdull beating Federer. Mugdull is mediocre and only won the AO because of an easy draw, luck, and because Federer was his opponent.

Mimi
02-06-2009, 02:21 AM
:D, sore loser, just like his idol, Roger got lots of luck to avoid the rains in 07 wimby, you forgot already :D?

Go look at their matches. You'll see that Federer has been struggling against Mugdull since their first match. There's nothing special about Mugdull beating Federer. Mugdull is mediocre and only won the AO because of an easy draw, luck, and because Federer was his opponent.

Winners take all
02-06-2009, 02:29 AM
Rafa should also nominate Fed for the best actress in a supporting role award at the Oscars 2010. His sobbing and performance in the AO 2009 final truly deserves an Oscar statuette.

littleash
02-06-2009, 02:34 AM
some spanish players got banned at beijing olympics because they doped :o

Corey Feldman
02-06-2009, 03:33 AM
This award is the most important in the sport's world :shrug: of course Federer would gladly trade some of his slam crowns to get it once :cool:

c'mon, too obvious son :haha:

morningglory
02-06-2009, 06:57 AM
Rafa should also nominate Fed for the best actress in a supporting role award at the Oscars 2010. His sobbing and performance in the AO 2009 final truly deserves an Oscar statuette.

:lol: I dont think Fed was actually acting... I think it was crying for real...

peterparker
02-06-2009, 07:36 AM
nadal's too predictable, too much respect for his greatest rival. But it keeps him motivated so kudos to rafa!

Serenidad
02-06-2009, 08:54 AM
Rafa gives new meaning to the expression "Killing them with kindness."

Fred is beyond dead then. :rolls:

Nadal to pay Fred's psych bill with his AO earnings.

ToniTennis
02-06-2009, 10:19 AM
some spanish players got banned at beijing olympics because they doped :o

Yeah, so?

Wrong thread, go to "some Spanish players dope, Nadal is Spanish, so Nadal dopes"