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You know...The Awful Truth is...

Tourmalante
03-04-2006, 05:51 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that had Rafael entered the Australian Open in any semblance of form he would have beaten Roger comfortably. This is the first time that I have thought a Grand Slam wasn't won by the true "best player" for it due to injuries. With everyonelse Roger can play at 50% 98% of the time and 98% 2% of the time and win with some heart-thumping moments of suspense or two. With Nadal he can play at 98% for 98% of the time and 50% 2% of the time and lose in 3 if he is lucky. I don't think a turn in this rivalry is as simple as prolonged exposure in more tournament finals. If Roger keeps losing to Rafa, whether or not he learns a few things along the way, Rafa will start looking at matches against him like he is playing Julien Benneteau. And with Rafa his mind and body are totally in sync. If he believes it, he does it. I must admit that I am totally in awe of Nadal even though I will always fundamentally have some gripes about his approach to tennis, and will always be Roger's fan above his. Nadal is a RAGING BULL- the kid is an absolute animal. Even more than Roger, I always expect him to win matches. His mental fortitude dwarfs Roger's and Hewitt's put together. He just cannot be denied. And if Roger doesn't understand that he must go in wanting to kill Rafa(like he did in the 1st set) and erase those lapses of concentration that so painfully defeated him, he better move to a new york sidewalk and start practicing how to pick up pieces of rotten hot dog bun.

tangerine_dream
03-04-2006, 08:12 PM
Didn't you hang up your ninja gear a while back? :rolleyes:

Tourmalante
03-04-2006, 10:02 PM
No, I only sent it in for dry cleaning

Fedex
03-04-2006, 11:14 PM
His mental fortitude dwarfs Roger's and Hewitt's put together. He just cannot be denied.
This is laughable. So I guess it takes no mental fortitude to win 7 slams, eh? :confused: So he's lost to Nadal a few times, big deal. Detroit(an NBA team) lost to Utah twice this year, but does that mean that Utah is a better team?

lunahielo
03-04-2006, 11:43 PM
Isn't it interesting how one loss can bring certain people crawling out of the woodwork?
Originally posted by Tourmalante
he better move to a new york sidewalk and start practicing how to pick up pieces of rotten hot dog bun.

Gimme a break! Laughable..................... :lol:

Ginger
03-05-2006, 12:15 AM
move to a new york sidewalk and start practicing how to pick up pieces of rotten hot dog bun.
Your own goals in life don't need to be Federer's ones...

Horatio Caine
03-05-2006, 12:22 AM
...Federer got his ass handed to him today?

Skyward
03-05-2006, 12:31 AM
Your own goals in life don't need to be Federer's ones...

:haha:

Flibbertigibbet
03-05-2006, 04:56 AM
...Federer got his ass handed to him today?

2-6, 6-4, 6-4 is an ass handing? Well, of course, some Federer fans expect him to win all his matches 6-2, 6-3 (or better), so I suppose that's not surprising. :p

Anyway, no, seven Slams doesn't require any mental fortitude. What do you know, Federer has no competitive spirit whatsoever, which is why he loses so many matches, and doesn't squeak out victories ever. :wavey:

SUKTUEN
03-05-2006, 09:05 AM
I Am So Sad Fo Roger, I think he must be upset to lost to Nadal again~