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Nadal chokes on a banana against PHM

NYCtennisfan
06-03-2006, 05:31 PM
Serving for the 3rd set and up 15-0, Nadal calls timeout and says that he has a piece of banana stuck in his throat.

I am sure there is a joke here somewhere. :)

oneandonlyhsn
06-03-2006, 05:34 PM
yes there is :lol: choking on a banana

NYCtennisfan
06-03-2006, 05:36 PM
Scott mentioned something about Moya being too rough with him in the scoring thread. :)

Scotso
06-03-2006, 05:36 PM
And while they were playing, too. He's freaky. ;)

NYCtennisfan
06-03-2006, 05:39 PM
And while they were playing, too. He's freaky.

Lol! Where was Moya hiding?

Meeek
06-03-2006, 05:39 PM
Damn those Chiquita banana's.

hitchhiker
06-03-2006, 05:40 PM
http://tian.greens.org/TransDimensionalZone/BurningMan2003/PigInBananaPeel.jpg

Scotso
06-03-2006, 05:41 PM
Lol! Where was Moya hiding?

In Rafa's pants! And you thought he just had a big ass. ;)

AgassiDomination
06-03-2006, 05:47 PM
Anyone got reminded of Bush choking on a pretzel?

NYCtennisfan
06-03-2006, 05:47 PM
Hitchhiker: WTF??!!! LMAO.

momo
06-03-2006, 05:49 PM
http://tian.greens.org/TransDimensionalZone/BurningMan2003/PigInBananaPeel.jpg

Oh, so it was the banana that choked on a nadal... :D

pinky
06-03-2006, 05:52 PM
Hitchhiker: WTF??!!! LMAO.

google images for pig and banana... ;)

googling images for nadal and banana is not as good! :p

oneandonlyhsn
06-03-2006, 05:54 PM
http://tian.greens.org/TransDimensionalZone/BurningMan2003/PigInBananaPeel.jpg

http://yelims4.free.fr/MDR/MDR98.gif

RonE
06-03-2006, 06:31 PM
http://tian.greens.org/TransDimensionalZone/BurningMan2003/PigInBananaPeel.jpg

:rolls: :haha:

I like your style :yeah:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-03-2006, 06:38 PM
I just found this guy has too many excuses to take time-out,and he did it many times during games,such as in Madrid against Vincy,in Montreal against Moya and now this. :rolleyes: I'd rather support Federer to win FO now! :)

hablovah19
06-03-2006, 06:46 PM
that was just bizarre :spit:

Carito_90
06-03-2006, 06:57 PM
That was really funny. :lol: You could tell he was embarassed yet smiling while he was telling what was going on to the trainer. :lol:

mallorn
06-03-2006, 07:06 PM
I just found this guy has too many excuses to take time-out,and he did it many times during games,such as in Madrid against Vincy,in Montreal against Moya and now this. :rolleyes: I'd rather support Federer to win FO now! :)
You really stick with your players, don't you? :lol:

This was posted in Rafa's forum:
Nadal was interviewed by Alex Corretja at the end of the match and asked him about what happened when he was talking to the doctor.
Nadal said he choked on a banana he ate :p and he couldn't breath... and he said: " I was choking on the banana :banana: and they whistled at me, the bastards... hahaha."

That was funny.
:haha: :yeah:

ChloeLove
06-03-2006, 07:16 PM
:lol: That is funny Mallorn.

I can't believe I missed it, I get up for a minute, I find out i've missed Nadal choking on a banana. Sucks.

LLeytonRules
06-03-2006, 07:18 PM
I cant wait too see Nadal's next little act :o

RonE
06-03-2006, 07:19 PM
So, one thing we can conclude from this little incident:

:banana:=Rafa_Killa

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2006, 07:20 PM
I just found this guy has too many excuses to take time-out,and he did it many times during games,such as in Madrid against Vincy,in Montreal against Moya and now this. :rolleyes: I'd rather support Federer to win FO now! :)
omg, I like, totally agree. Next time that bastard should just fall over and die. If he doesn't I'm totally going to root for his opponent! Rah! OMG!

Jade Fox
06-03-2006, 07:20 PM
Oh Rafa. What are we're going to do with you? :p

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2006, 07:21 PM
I cant wait too see Nadal's next little act :o
Nor can I. Next time he's probably going to do something shameful, like take a piss.

mallorn
06-03-2006, 07:22 PM
:lol: That is funny Mallorn.

I can't believe I missed it, I get up for a minute, I find out i've missed Nadal choking on a banana. Sucks.
I envy you you didn't see it. It was so nerve-racking, he just stopped play at 15 all and called for the trainer and no one had any idea what was going on, he was pointing to his throat and a banana skin and sort of gasping. Needless to say, I almost had a heart attack.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-03-2006, 07:32 PM
I didn't see he has a choking problem. :rolleyes: I watched that on stream and he was ok.Also as people said he was even smiling and talking to the trainer,he just sat down and interrupted the rhythm.I'm talking about the gamesmanship,what's more he did it during games not only once! :spit:

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2006, 07:40 PM
I didn't see he has a choking problem. :rolleyes: I watched that on stream and he was ok.Also as people said he was even smiling and talking to the trainer,he just sat down and interrupted the rhythm.I'm talking about the gamesmanship,what's more he did it during games not only once! :spit:
I totally agree. Because he so totally needed to call a time out when he was serving and three points from the set, since clearly his opponent was on the verge of something great and needed to be distracted. That wily bastard needs to be banned. For serious.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-03-2006, 07:48 PM
I totally agree. Because he so totally needed to call a time out when he was serving and three points from the set, since clearly his opponent was on the verge of something great and needed to be distracted. That wily bastard needs to be banned. For serious.

If I'm not wrong,you liked him before,right?

I do remember he called this time-out at 15-15 (after Paulo took a point! :sad: ) My point is...one match acts like that is ok,but he did have a very bad record before,I liked him when he played against Federer,but even I don't like Federer winning too much,I can't accept this kind of gamesmanship much more! :mad: You're right,he should be banned! :yawn:

liisa
06-03-2006, 07:51 PM
there's something I don't understand... He said he choked on a banana hmmm...ok, but when you choke while eating you don't go on the court and you don't play two points with a banana in your throat :rolleyes:

BelgianWaffle
06-03-2006, 07:52 PM
It was a little bit weird, but maybe he needed to sit down and drink something, and be reassured by the doctor.
PHM didn't make a problem out of it and you can't say any player's rythm was broken by it.
So no problem.

Corey Feldman
06-03-2006, 07:52 PM
Nadal was interviewed by Alex Corretja at the end of the match and asked him about what happened when he was talking to the doctor.
Nadal said he choked on a banana he ate :p and he couldn't breath... and he said: " I was choking on the banana :banana: and they whistled at me, the bastards... hahaha."

That was funny.:lol:
so that is where corretja is thesedays.

pfft saying "bastard" on spanish tv, young pig :rolleyes:
:p

mallorn
06-03-2006, 08:34 PM
From the official site:
The match included a bizarre interruption with Nadal serving for the third set at 5-4, 15-all. He ran to his seat and sat down, waved a banana peel at the chair umpire and pointed to his throat and seemed to be on the verge choking.

"I don't know what happened, but it suddenly stayed stuck halfway through," Nadal said.

"I didn't really notice it at the beginning. At 15 love, I started being a little bit frightened. But I didn't want to stop in the middle of the game. I didn't think it would look very good. I lost the next point. I was paying more attention to my throat than to tennis. It was an important game, so I started being nervous. It's not that I couldn't breathe, but I did feel a very strange sensation. I thought, I've got to stop because I don't want anything serious to happen. Never mind if I don't look good."

But after he took a few slugs of water and conferred with a trainer and a doctor, he resumed play and eventually wore Mathieu down.

NicoFan
06-03-2006, 08:38 PM
Its amazing that so much attention is being paid to someone having a piece of food stuck in their throat.

Happens all the time. Not on court, but who really give a sh*t about a few moments of not playing.

:confused:

Obviously not gamesmanship because he had the momentum serving for the set.

Deboogle!.
06-03-2006, 10:56 PM
I can honestly say that's one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen on a tennis court. I just don't understand how it could have happened! :haha:

chicky841
06-03-2006, 11:03 PM
I can honestly say that's one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen on a tennis court. I just don't understand how it could have happened! :haha:

I agree...I gotta say tho that I was pretty scared, It was weird cuz you had no idea wat was goin on...

Regenbogen
06-03-2006, 11:07 PM
that was pretty strange, i was worried when he suddenly walked over to the side but it acutally turned out to be kind of funny

mallorn
06-03-2006, 11:09 PM
I can honestly say that's one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen on a tennis court. I just don't understand how it could have happened! :haha:
Rafa seems to be a magnet for bizarre accidents. Do you remember the wasp that stung him in Marseille?

Deboogle!.
06-03-2006, 11:11 PM
Rafa seems to be a magnet for bizarre accidents. Do you remember the wasp that stung him in Marseille?Yes, that's true. getting stung by a bee indoors in the Winter takes serious talent :rolls:

Clara Bow
06-03-2006, 11:22 PM
Okay- personal experience.

I am hypoglycemic . Until that was diagnosed when I was 20 and working for the 1996 Olympics I used to faint all the time at work (feel free to make fun.) Anyhoos when I was a wee bit older I was at a presentation for my graduate paper in the SW. I ate a bit of bagel right before I presented my paper so I wouldn't faint. I can't eat fast- it locks my throat- but I did anyway. After about the first paragraph of my intro (where I could talk btw) I asked for a time out so I could clear the block of food in the back of my throat, it was bugging and I was getting beads of sweat and worries even though I can talk.

I ended up winning first prize for the compettion, but my friends told me that folks thought I used the "time out" to get sympathy. Maybe you all do too. Feel free to call me a pig or say I used gamesmanship, but that was not the case. This was just an illustration of food being caught but not preventing you to talk, I expect others to make fun of me or say I was lying, but it did happen.

Yappa
06-03-2006, 11:27 PM
Evil banana at work! :banana:

After losing the first set:

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/7994/bananaboy17sv.jpg

Mhhhh, banaaaana.

2:1 in 2nd set, same dangerous banana:

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/7353/bananaboy26us.jpg

Deboogle!.
06-03-2006, 11:29 PM
aw Clara:hug:

well I don't really think Rafa was faking, but I am not the type to accuse a player of faking anyway :p

but I still can't help but laugh at the fact that he got banana caught.... bagels, I can understand because they're chewy and dry. Any kind of bread product I can understand. but a banana makes me laugh. I don't mean to laugh at Rafa, but i just cannot help it in this case lol..... for me it's the fact that it was a banana that blows my mind

NicoFan
06-03-2006, 11:32 PM
Clare Bow :hug:

That must have been frightening.

I don't have any medical conditions, but a couple of times I have had something caught in my throat, and its quite scary.

Metis
06-04-2006, 12:08 AM
I saw the incident on NBC. They showed a replay of the moment when he
was getting up after the changeover and it looked like he was eating a piece
of that banana in a big hurry. Maybe it didn't go all the way down and he had
some kind of reflux :shrug:

In any case, I can't imagine that he could come up with such a bizarre
excuse to take a break while serving for the set !!!

Johnny Groove
06-04-2006, 12:27 AM
Even when Nadal chokes, he still wins. PHM should take lessons

Fumus
06-04-2006, 12:46 AM
Even when Nadal chokes, he still wins. PHM should take lessons

:haha:

milica
06-04-2006, 12:49 AM
Next time PHM should bring some sosages

AHA !!!

helen phillips
06-04-2006, 01:08 AM
Probably force of habit. He deep throated the banana instead of chewing it. Shows some wicked skills though. Props to Nadal.

LoveFifteen
06-04-2006, 04:16 AM
I cant wait too see Nadal's next little act :o

I can't wait to see you learn to spell "to". :devil:

Eclectic Goddess
06-04-2006, 05:20 AM
I saw it, definitely more funny than frightening, though it looked pretty uncomfortable while Rafael was trying to force some water down.

Chew, princess, chew. We'll wait.

16681
06-04-2006, 05:27 AM
:lol: When did Rafa eat the banana? On a change over? I don't think I have ever seen a tennis player eat a banana while on court :eek:

atheneglaukopis
06-04-2006, 05:29 AM
:lol: When did Rafa eat the banana? On a change over? I don't think I have ever seen a tennis player eat a banana while on court :eek:
It's actually very common, especially in long matches. Bananas contain potassium, which helps against cramping.

LoveFifteen
06-04-2006, 05:31 AM
:lol: When did Rafa eat the banana? On a change over? I don't think I have ever seen a tennis player eat a banana while on court :eek:

Um, I don't think I've seen an ATP match where the men aren't stuffing down bananas throughout the match.

Deboogle!.
06-04-2006, 05:31 AM
It's actually very common, especially in long matches. Bananas contain potassium, which helps against cramping.no no. it wasn't a changeover. It was when he ripped one of those forehand winners from 10ft back. He just snuck a bite right before the swing. Rafa's SPECIAL!

atheneglaukopis
06-04-2006, 05:33 AM
no no. it wasn't a changeover. It was when he ripped one of those forehand winners from 10ft back. He just snuck a bite right before the swing. Rafa's SPECIAL!
Oh, I see. Thank you for clarifying that. He eats with his right hand and plays with his left, so he can pull this off. He'd better be carefully about slipping on banana peels, though.

acoffeygirl
06-04-2006, 05:33 AM
no no. it wasn't a changeover. It was when he ripped one of those forehand winners from 10ft back. He just snuck a bite right before the swing. Rafa's SPECIAL!
He is pretty quick...I have no doubt he could do it. He is special...he is on the "juice"! Oh wait, sorry wrong thread!

Deboogle!.
06-04-2006, 05:34 AM
Oh, I see. Thank you for clarifying that. He eats with his right hand and plays with his left, so he can pull this off. He'd better be carefully about slipping on banana peels, though.Exactly. Now you get it ;) :lol:

AMBER! :haha: :rolls: :spit:!!!!!

tangerine_dream
06-06-2006, 02:42 PM
Heh. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2nI9CCg8q8

Johnny Groove
06-06-2006, 03:02 PM
Heh. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2nI9CCg8q8

the NBC commentators are so stupid. Nadal points to his throat and pull out a banana peel to show Uncle Toni. he gets it. Pmac and Mary Carillo: "i dunno, uh, maybe he pulled some shit outta his pants and it stuck in his mouth. uh, maybe blisters, maybe he cant breathe, uh, i dunno, wheres hingis' match? or roger, lemme kiss his ass."

tangerine_dream
06-06-2006, 03:37 PM
the NBC commentators are so stupid. Nadal points to his throat and pull out a banana peel to show Uncle Toni. he gets it. Pmac and Mary Carillo: "i dunno, uh, maybe he pulled some shit outta his pants and it stuck in his mouth. uh, maybe blisters, maybe he cant breathe, uh, i dunno, wheres hingis' match? or roger, lemme kiss his ass."
You must be referring to JohnnyMac's comments about Nadal having a sore throat. :lol: JMac thinks *everybody* is an actor. As soon as a player starts to look a little piqued JohnnyMac gets on him, "Give him an Oscar!" Nothing personal. Nobody's safe from PMac.

But I agree that MaryC needs to find another diet other than Roger's ass.

MisterQ
06-06-2006, 04:22 PM
Bananas have that rindy stuff from the inside of the peel that can get caught in your throat. It's like having something in your eye... it might be tiny, but you will be unable to concentrate or do anything else until you fix it.

This incident may give the purée industry a boost! ;)

marifline
06-06-2006, 05:36 PM
Heh. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2nI9CCg8q8

Watching it, at 40-15 someone shouted " Apelle le kiné" ( " Call the kinesitherapeuth ( ?) not sure for the word ) big laugh from the crowd an another funny thing ..I didn't know english speaking commentators said " Mathiew" instead of the proper french prononciation..but no problem, I know the trouble english speaking person have to pronounce the nasal thing like " eu" :angel:

Aniway, I hope next year, some people will bring a giant banana to jinx Nadal :devil:

another thing from tje commentators ( reffering to the flashy yellow Paulo's shirt) : " Everytime he sees Mathiew he flashes back to the banana" :haha:

smucav
07-06-2006, 08:09 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2006-07-06/200607061152202350546.html Q. Did something get stuck in your throat in the second set, you needed a drink?
JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: Yeah, because I always eat energetic bar.

Q. Wasn't a banana?
JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: No, wasn't a banana.

Q. You just needed a drink to swallow?
JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: Yeah, yeah.

Q. No problem?
JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: No, no.

Metis
07-06-2006, 08:33 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2006-07-06/200607061152202350546.html

Hmmm... Maybe this is a sign that she will win this championship :D :silly:

The Pro
07-06-2006, 09:00 PM
I've just realised the tense of the thread title could lead one to think that Nadal had choked TO DEATH on a banana.

It's surprising this mistake was made by an english speaker, but not so much so by an American.