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McEnroe: "I am a little mad, but be sure, sooner or later Nadal will lose..."

Pfloyd
05-13-2007, 11:10 PM
McEnroe's comment fluctuations continue. This time, he is "a little mad" for having lost the record for consecutive wins on a single surface. Unlike Nadal however, McEnroe has this record on carpet.

"I am not saying that I want him to lose. However I would like to see how it is possible to beat him (on clay)"

He further states: "Until yesterday I though Nadal was truly unbeatable on clay, but against the russian he has shown to be a little more human. He could have lost that match"

The link, again, is in spanish. However, I promise good accuracy in the transaltion. Spanish speaking posters, please verify. :)

Link: http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news/story?id=557833&s=ten&type=story

CyBorg
05-13-2007, 11:12 PM
Stop quoting Krusty the Clown.

alelysafina
05-13-2007, 11:14 PM
It's accurate :D

Kitty de Sade
05-13-2007, 11:14 PM
Stop quoting Krusty the Clown.

:haha: :yeah:

guga2120
05-13-2007, 11:19 PM
he has shown to be a little more human. yeah, no kidding he can be beaten. Many players have had chances but when its gets close he always seems to pull it out.


If he does play Hamburg i do think he will lose though, i mean how could anybody win that many matches?

jayjay
05-13-2007, 11:33 PM
McEnroe: "but be sure, sooner or later Nadal will lose..."

John McEnroe in stating the obvious shock!

Snowwy
05-13-2007, 11:36 PM
Krusty the Clown.

Is that a new nickname that you made up or has it always been?

Black Adam
05-13-2007, 11:36 PM
Thanks Captain Obvious for such interesting insight.

Horatio Caine
05-13-2007, 11:37 PM
Stop quoting Krusty the Clown.

:haha:

shotgun
05-13-2007, 11:38 PM
How come everything McEnroe says turns into a GM thread now? Next thing you know he will fart and people will start a thread here.

CyBorg
05-13-2007, 11:38 PM
Is that a new nickname that you made up or has it always been?

I take the credit.

jayjay
05-13-2007, 11:40 PM
How come everything McEnroe says turns into a GM thread now? Next thing you know he will fart and people will start a thread here.

How dare you! John McEnroe does not fart. And if he does, it smells sweet lemon scented. :o

Pfloyd
05-13-2007, 11:45 PM
How come everything McEnroe says turns into a GM thread now? Next thing you know he will fart and people will start a thread here.

Because McEnroe is offering comic relief.

What a genius the man is.

By the way, Mac' it will be later rather than sooner.

The guy is actually being literal about Nadal being "unbeatable" on clay.

Please, NO ONE is unbeatable.

It's just that it's a little hard to beat him on clay, that's all.

Still, lack of class on behalf of McEnroe's part.

Johnny Groove
05-14-2007, 12:16 AM
First Vilas was a punk about Nadal beating his record, now Mcenroe. I wonder if Evert will be a bitch about it should it happen

RickDaStick
05-14-2007, 12:36 AM
MTF'ers have a sick obsession with JMAC. Everything that comes out of the guys mouth is posted on here.

Merton
05-14-2007, 12:51 AM
First Vilas was a punk about Nadal beating his record, now Mcenroe. I wonder if Evert will be a bitch about it should it happen

A WTA record belongs to a different sport, it is like comparing Sampras's reign as #1 in the rankings with Kasparov's reign as #1 in the rankings in chess. ;)

trixtah
05-14-2007, 01:03 AM
I take the credit.

Shame on you. Krusty from the Simpsons is ten times the man that McEnroe will ever be!

CyBorg
05-14-2007, 03:43 AM
Shame on you. Krusty from the Simpsons is ten times the man that McEnroe will ever be!

It's true and he's not even real!

Forehander
05-14-2007, 05:39 AM
mcenroe talks ridiculous stuff lol.

Kolya
05-14-2007, 06:32 AM
McEnroe has no idea, did he say this after the Kolya match?

Castafiore
05-14-2007, 08:23 AM
I read an interview about this in L'Equipe.

"Nadal est le Borg actuel"
L'Equipe - 11 May 2007 - p. 13

Translation of part of the interview (he talks about other things as well, Federer, Sampras,...):
"Nadal is today's Borg"

L'Equipe: What's your impression of Rafael Nadal?
JMac: When Nadal is playing well, it's very hard to imagine him getting beaten by anybody (on clay). I watched him against Djokovic, whom I thought was "the threat" but he still looked unbeatable. Against Davydenko at least, he looked human, he missed several shots, he looked more agitated...possibly, he was a bit tired after the doubles on Friday evening. I have no idea if he's even capable of getting tired. I get tired just by warming up.
On this surface, he's unbelievable. Nadal is today's Borg. Borg had an incredible physical shape and he was fast. No point was easy against him. He had a mental advantage. With those wooden racquets, it was impossible to hit through him. Nadal doesn't have the same style but the result is the same. I can't see how he can lose. In Paris, he sure will be tough to beat. I would still like to see him get beaten, though...if only to see how it's possible.


L'Equipe: He seems to have improved his volleys by playing doubles.
JMac: Ironically, in doubles, when he serves, he stays at the baseline. You'd think that he's training for his singles matches instead of working on other parts of his game. But he has already improved his serve and his volleys. He's got good hands.
Having said that, there's a danger of overplaying and I think that this is what happened on Friday after his singles match against Djokovic. But, according to Moya, he really wanted to play that doubles match. It's incredible.


What Mac said was not that shocking really. It's not like he wants to see Nadal get beaten as such, he's just interested in finding out how to do it.

A bit about Federer after being asked about a coach for Federer:
JMac: Federer doesn't need a lot of coaching. He just needs somebody he respects enough so that this person can make him change his tactic on clay against certain specialists. Perhaps a tough guy, somebody bigger than him who is able to pin him down against a wall so that he can tell him that he needs to move forward to the net instead of staying at the back or doing this shot (he mimicks a high backhand) but he's just making life complicated for himself. It's up to him to make life tough on others, to play surprising shots.


JMac still sees Djokovic as the biggest threat for Nadal and for Federer...
...because he has the game for it. Against Nadal, he needs to put him under more pressure. When he (Nadal) is at 0-30 or is facing several break points, he has the tendency to play it safe with his serve. It's then that you need to be aggressive"

RonE
05-14-2007, 08:29 AM
What Mac said was not that shocking really. It's not like he wants to see Nadal get beaten as such, he's just interested in finding out how to do it.

Him and the rest of the ATP tour.

Merton
05-14-2007, 08:30 AM
Thanks for that, there isn't anything really controversial there.