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Soda: "Who would you rather play in the final Robin?"

Blondie1985
06-04-2010, 02:56 PM
..."Rafa".




OUCH :devil::devil:

GO ROBIN

Roamed
06-04-2010, 03:02 PM
Ha :p His interview was so sweet though, "It's better than the best dream ever." Aww.

The Magician
06-04-2010, 03:04 PM
Not a surprise. Melzer is streaky enough that if he's hot no one can keep up with his power. In the Rafa-Soda match it's the opposite, where Soda can hit Nadal off the court. Of course Soda wouldn't say "Nadal is an easy match for me" like a wrestler but that's what he's thinking.

GasquetFan
06-04-2010, 03:04 PM
Is that what he was asked? God that man has a terrible accent phew can hardly catch a word

Persimmon
06-04-2010, 03:07 PM
What I find funny about Robin is that he is a bad boy but his voice is so pansy:o. The voice does not fit him at all:o

DJ Soup
06-04-2010, 03:08 PM
yeah he said "Rafa" and then he was like "nah, kidding"

but as the phrase goes, there's a little of truth in every joke.

And I bet Soderling:
1) Really wants to take all the glory by defeating Rafa again
2) Really believes he can do it again
3) He explained how Berdych was hitting so flat making it so difficult. Soderling is basically pleading for more top spin, so Rafa's top spin will be more comfortable for him.

The Magician
06-04-2010, 03:09 PM
Is that what he as asked? God that man has a terrible accent phew can hardly catch a word

You mean Cedric Pioline? That's kind of the drawback of having players do the interviews, they weren't hired for speaking ability :o

prima donna
06-04-2010, 03:09 PM
Pulverize him, Robin!

Priam
06-04-2010, 03:17 PM
He said something like "Yes, Nadal", then "No."

Rematch is on.

Polikarpov
06-04-2010, 03:22 PM
You mean Cedric Pioline? That's kind of the drawback of having players do the interviews, they weren't hired for speaking ability :o

Pioline is awful. Yesterday he asked Sam Stosur whether she's ready for Saturday's final about four times. I was cringing throughout.

Filo V.
06-04-2010, 03:27 PM
Great! He's pumped up for the rematch, as well as Rafa will be obviously. Makes for an exciting final for everyone to see.

GasquetFan
06-04-2010, 03:30 PM
Pioline is awful. Yesterday he asked Sam Stosur whether she's ready for Saturday's final about four times. I was cringing throughout.

When he interviewed Rafa the other day he goes "So Rafa - you won the match!"
and then there's this awkward silence as Nadal waits for him to actually ask him something :o

Chloe le Bopper
06-04-2010, 03:52 PM
Is that what he was asked? God that man has a terrible accent phew can hardly catch a word
His accent is fine. I find him easy to understand. Must be your accent that is the problem ;)

Sapeod
06-04-2010, 03:57 PM
Nadal doesn't stand a chance.

yesyesok
06-04-2010, 04:00 PM
Nadal doesn't stand a chance.

This is bs.
Both playsers have a chance but Nadal is blatently favourite.

The Pro
06-04-2010, 05:44 PM
He wants the animosity and spite of a match against Rafa.

What a hateful twat. :lol:

Everko
06-04-2010, 05:48 PM
Bad for Soderling Nadal's knees aren't almost gone this year.

He will see. It's 2.5 harder to play times Nadal than anyone else. He will wear the Swedish clown down and all around the court.

Sillyrabbit
06-04-2010, 05:48 PM
The fact is there wasn't ever any right answer to this question. He says Nadal and people say he wants revenge, bla bla bla. He says Melzer and people say he's scared of Nadal, bla bla bla.

Priam
06-04-2010, 05:50 PM
They should replace Pioline next year. Some of his interviews are really awkward.

Arkulari
06-04-2010, 05:54 PM
what a difference between Pioline to Courier/Mac, those guys really know how to talk, Cedric sucks :o

straitup
06-04-2010, 07:00 PM
When he interviewed Rafa the other day he goes "So Rafa - you won the match!"
and then there's this awkward silence as Nadal waits for him to actually ask him something :o

:haha:

M4RC
06-04-2010, 07:28 PM
Pulverize him, Robin!

:haha: Here we have our classy and cultivated master.

This is one of the MANY comments I will quote on Sunday. Such a great day, next Sunday.

Sunday: "Purger of all clowns".

Persimmon
06-04-2010, 08:08 PM
Pioline is a clown.

coonster14
06-04-2010, 10:48 PM
take the microphone away from pioline, guy is a mug and one awkward interviewer on top of that.

brent-o
06-04-2010, 11:31 PM
Talk about mind games. I don't think he really wants a healthy Rafa in the final. Sure, he's confident enough to like his chances against him. But if he thinks it's going to be an easy match, he's delusional.

brent-o
06-04-2010, 11:32 PM
The fact is there wasn't ever any right answer to this question. He says Nadal and people say he wants revenge, bla bla bla. He says Melzer and people say he's scared of Nadal, bla bla bla.

Journalists sure know how to pick those questions.

Mjau!
06-05-2010, 12:35 AM
Why was Robin interviewing himself? :confused:

opeth84
06-05-2010, 04:24 AM
He also mentioned after the Rafa joke that he would prefer to play the better player implying that he's not shying away from a challenge.

I think people here are reading too much into what was said though. Yes i do remember there Wimbledon match a couple of years ago but in pressers Robin has nothing but good things to say about Nadal and has matured alot over the last year and has respect for him as a player.

It's like he has built up this bad boy rep on this forum which i think Rafa fans and haters have both contributed to but he seems like a nice dude to me.

green25814
06-05-2010, 04:53 AM
:haha: Here we have our classy and cultivated master.

This is one of the MANY comments I will quote on Sunday. Such a great day, next Sunday.

Sunday: "Purger of all clowns".

I'll be quoting you. :p

good_gambler
06-05-2010, 05:05 AM
I find it funny Soda is being given such a chance. I am not a Rafa fan but the title is his. No doubt.

Snowwy
06-05-2010, 05:18 AM
Not a surprise. Melzer is streaky enough that if he's hot no one can keep up with his power. In the Rafa-Soda match it's the opposite, where Soda can hit Nadal off the court. Of course Soda wouldn't say "Nadal is an easy match for me" like a wrestler but that's what he's thinking.

You are joking, right?

NADALbULLS
06-05-2010, 06:20 AM
Not a surprise. Melzer is streaky enough that if he's hot no one can keep up with his power. In the Rafa-Soda match it's the opposite, where Soda can hit Nadal off the court. Of course Soda wouldn't say "Nadal is an easy match for me" like a wrestler but that's what he's thinking.

Yep, Soderling sure found it easy last year, it's not like he was down a break in the 4th set before winning a tie-breaker or anything, and not like he would have lost the 5th set since as we know Nadal is awful at 5-setters....and its not like Nadal is playing any better this year....lol

careergrandslam
06-05-2010, 09:52 AM
:lol:
soderling and nadal just have this deep dislike of eachother even if they dont say it out loud.
i think it pumps soderling up.
nadal gets rattled in these type of battles.

Erica86
06-05-2010, 10:23 AM
I can understand that a player cannot speak English well, but having a TV reporter like Pioline interviewing in English like that is a joke.

paseo
06-05-2010, 10:30 AM
Maybe Soderling just like being the underdog/challenger instead of being the favorite.

andylovesaustin
06-05-2010, 11:34 AM
..."Rafa".




OUCH :devil::devil:

GO ROBIN

:rolls:

He's going after him!

I don't think it has anything to do with the Rafa being a better match-up for him. I think he want to beat Rafa for the title, knocking off the king of clay on his own turf!