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Davis Cup 2009: Rafa beats Nole and sends Spain to QF! Spain 3 - Serbia 1.

l_mac
03-03-2009, 04:21 PM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/rafatummy.jpg

:inlove:

Vamos Rafa and Spain :rocker2:

l_mac
03-03-2009, 04:35 PM
A selection of pics from training.

Bibberz
03-03-2009, 04:37 PM
This worked for the AO, so I'll try it here:

http://images.paraorkut.com/img/pics/images/r/rafael_nadal-6850.jpg

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1285/1robertconneryblackandwnx2.jpg



Damn it feels good to be a gangsta! :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

l_mac
03-03-2009, 04:37 PM
Rafa looks like a sulky teenager arguing with his dad :lol:

l_mac
03-03-2009, 04:39 PM
A few yts of news reports/practise

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l_mac
03-03-2009, 04:43 PM
Article to get everyone in a suitable frame of mind :D

"I know Rafa weaknesses"
Serbia Davis Cup captain Bogdan Obradovic said he knows Rafael Nadal weaknesses on the court.

Serbia will clash against Spain at the Davis Cup in a tie starting on Friday, March 6 at Benidorm.

For Serbian captain Bogdan Obradovic, Nadal has some weaknesses, and his team will try to profit from it.

"First, he's not physically fit because he didn't attend ATP Dubai, and he hasn't played on clay in the last month. Besides, he wasn't with the team at the finals, and that will put some pressure on him," Obradovic commented.

Obradovic and his assistant Nikola Pilic, Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic have already arrived in Benidorm. Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjic are expected to join them on Monday morning.

Serbian captain said he has some doubts in relation to who's going to play the second singles match apart from Djokovic. "Troicki and Tipsarevic have 50% chances each, and I don't know who will play doubles match. Maybe it could be Zimonjic and Djokovic."

http://www.sportsya.com/english/news.php/Serbia_captain_Bogdan_Obradovic_refers_to_Spains_N adal_ahead_of_Davis_Cup_tie.html?id=201414&id_estruc=283


:rolleyes:

wildegirl05
03-03-2009, 04:49 PM
linda :speakles: what have you done? :eek: :sobbing: :hug:

l_mac
03-03-2009, 04:51 PM
:tears:

It's for the best. And really I don't care that much about DC. I know Rafa says he does, but if I have to curse a tournament this year, I choose this one :D

wildegirl05
03-03-2009, 04:56 PM
:tears:

It's for the best. And really I don't care that much about DC. I know Rafa says he does, but if I have to curse a tournament this year, I choose this one :D

i can understand not caring about dc but this particular tie is not to be lost :armed:

armada, i will be VERY upset if you lose on clay at home :bigcry:

tennizen
03-03-2009, 05:00 PM
I am hopelessly out of touch. When does this tie start:o

acionescu
03-03-2009, 05:02 PM
Article to get everyone in a suitable frame of mind :D

I red it yesterday. I'm still laughing :rolls: :rolls:

:tears:

It's for the best. And really I don't care that much about DC. I know Rafa says he does, but if I have to curse a tournament this year, I choose this one :D

Don't worry, I'm sure he'll do great :hug: :hug:

acionescu
03-03-2009, 05:05 PM
armada, i will be VERY upset if you lose on clay at home :bigcry:

......and against Nole :(

I am shamefully out of touch. When does this tie start:o

corrected :p

It starts Friday, Hema :hug:

tennizen
03-03-2009, 05:07 PM
corrected :p

It starts Friday, Hema :hug:

:sobbing: Thanks Andreea:hug:. It was so much better when I was in the lab all day and had 24 hr free internet.

wildegirl05
03-03-2009, 05:13 PM
......and against Nole :(


i was gonna say serbia 'cos i cannot stand tipsy either but i decided that might set off godwin's law :sad:

Minn
03-03-2009, 06:37 PM
WG :lol:

Linda, you're a brave woman.

Metis
03-03-2009, 07:46 PM
Tsk, tsk, tsk... Rafito showing off his nipples again. :rolleyes:

Linda thanks for all the photos and videos! :inlove:


Article to get everyone in a suitable frame of mind :D
:rolleyes:

:spit: Obradovic :silly:


:tears:

It's for the best. And really I don't care that much about DC. I know Rafa says he does, but if I have to curse a tournament this year, I choose this one :D

:yeah: not to mention that he won't have to play other ties for the rest of the year (except for the relegation one against Switzerland :rolls: ) and so he will concentrate more on the calendar slam goal :worship: :lol:

Metis
03-03-2009, 08:29 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100012241


Spain has never met Serbia in Davis Cup, although it did play against the former Yugoslavia on eight occasions, winning six.

Spain won its third Davis Cup title last year, defeating Argentina in the final.

After both of its previous victories, Spain lost in the opening round of the following year's competition. :scared: :unsure:

Serbia played in the World Group for the first time last year, losing to Russia but then defeating Slovak Republic in the play-offs to retain its status.


:lol:

-Evita-
03-03-2009, 09:17 PM
Thanks for all the pictures, Linda :)

l_mac
03-03-2009, 10:34 PM
Presser pix

l_mac
03-03-2009, 10:35 PM
Presser

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acionescu
03-04-2009, 10:08 AM
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/2009/03/03/tenis/1236105848.html

After was remembered that Serbian DC captain Bogdan Obradovic said that he knew which are his weaknesses, the Majorcan player was ironic as well while responding: "If he knows them let's see him using them then". "We'll go out to play and, fortunately, in the last years I did well on clay :haha: :haha: and we'll see if I could continue".


Obradovic :ras:

rafa_maniac
03-05-2009, 07:34 AM
I'm nervous about this tie, I won't be devestated if Spain loses, and if Rafa has to end his best of 5 clay streak I'd rather it was here than at RG, but I'd really prefer if it wasn't to Nole, but he has the home crowd and who knows what kind of condition Rafa is in :sad:

DANIELE
03-05-2009, 03:06 PM
this is the central court that was built in benidorm for davis cup spain-serbia 2009http://www.as.com/recorte/20090303dasdasten_2/LCO/Ies/Copa_Davis_2009.jpg

pica_pica
03-05-2009, 03:25 PM
Being a Rafa&Nole fan I just want a good show between the two countries. Spain being the favorite, of course.
Btw, I have no liking in Obradovic too. Nobody, not even players like Federer or Djokovic, ever claims they can find the weaknesses in clay-Rafa. Djokovic's people around him are not really too nice sometimes. First is his dad saying that the draw is designed to prevent Serbia from winning DC ever. Now is the DC Team Captain. No offence to Nole though, he's the one who understands how tough Rafa is.

l_mac
03-05-2009, 04:22 PM
No offence to Nole though, he's the one who understands how tough Rafa is.

:lol: One of the reasons I can't stand Nole is his attitude toward Nadal :wavey:

Pics :inlove:

l_mac
03-05-2009, 04:24 PM
More pics :hearts:

acionescu
03-05-2009, 04:49 PM
:lol: One of the reasons I can't stand Nole is his attitude toward Nadal :wavey:



In all fairness his attitude slightly changed lately. They sit and talked a few times last year( Hamburg :hatoff:, RG :drool:, Queens :p, OG :haha: ) and now he understands better Rafa's point of view :shrug:

sasa
03-05-2009, 09:22 PM
Is there a site where we can see Rafa's matches online? If it is, pleaseee put the link here. Thank you.

Vamos Rafito! Vamos Spain!

acionescu
03-05-2009, 11:02 PM
Sasa, are you from Romania? It's broadcasted on Telesport :shrug:

tennisace21
03-06-2009, 12:04 AM
those pics of him in the yellow shirt, iw onder what he was thinking then.

sasa
03-06-2009, 12:01 PM
Sasa, are you from Romania? It's broadcasted on Telesport :shrug:

Yes, from Romania :D. Dar pe Telesport vad ca e difuzat meciul dintre Romania si Rusia....

Cloudygirl
03-06-2009, 08:35 PM
So Linda jinxed this tie that badly that the stadium got destroyed

acionescu
03-06-2009, 09:14 PM
Yes, from Romania :D. Dar pe Telesport vad ca e difuzat meciul dintre Romania si Rusia....

L-au dat pe asta probabil pt ca Spania-Serbia s-a amanat. Spre seara au dat Germania - Austria in direct.
Urmareste maine, mai mult ca sigur ca o sa-l dea :wavey:

l_mac
03-06-2009, 09:36 PM
So Linda jinxed this tie that badly that the stadium got destroyed

Yes, this is what happen when I start threads :tears:

Wimbledon better be thankful I am not starting that thread - Lord only knows what would happen to Centre Court's new roof :eek:

star
03-07-2009, 02:13 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=194608&d=1236270152

:hearts: Rafa is trading up. :lol:

Also, it's always amusing to me that Rafa is made out to be a "beast" but it seems he's smaller than most guys in the top ten.

This is my favorite picture. I would make it an av, but I'm too lazy. All I've done since I got here is :zzz:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=194413&d=1236119602

l_mac
03-07-2009, 02:32 PM
Vamos! :rocker2:

l_mac
03-08-2009, 01:08 AM
Rafa :haha:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/cheering.jpg

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/cheering2.jpg

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/cheering3.jpg

Metis
03-08-2009, 10:03 AM
Almagro :rolls:

l_mac
03-08-2009, 02:00 PM
Vamos :woohoo:

Oh, the relief :sobbing:

11-4 H2H with Nole now. I said on GM how amazing it is that these two have played 14 times in 2 years. The draw Gods clearly hate me.

rafa_maniac
03-08-2009, 04:02 PM
This was one loss I don't think I would have handled well :rolls:

iSzavay.
03-08-2009, 04:07 PM
Spain versus Serbia Davis Cup Collection:

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/8548bfee.jpg?t=1236524562 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/13d402a5.jpg?t=1236524550 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/62c825ae.jpg?t=1236524512 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/e42d960c.jpg?t=1236524475 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/84d93a10.jpg?t=1236524468
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/1a8c2e56.jpg?t=1236524543 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/72526bc2.jpg?t=1236524485 http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/c811795c.jpg?t=1236524312

I can resize :)

star
03-08-2009, 04:46 PM
awwwww :hearts: :hearts:

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/72526bc2.jpg?t=1236524485

Rafa doesn't need Wogi anymore. He's found somebody new. :banana:

MariaV
03-08-2009, 05:45 PM
awwwww :hearts: :hearts:

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/72526bc2.jpg?t=1236524485

Rafa doesn't need Wogi anymore. He's found somebody new. :banana:

Who needs Wogi anymore? Wogi is yesterday's news... sadly. ;) :sad:

Jelena_78
03-08-2009, 10:50 PM
:wavey:

Congratulations!!! :worship:

Minn
03-08-2009, 10:56 PM
^^^ Thank you, Jelena_78.

I missed most of today's match and actually just caught most of the last set in a replay. Great pictures, everyone, and Linda, great thread-starting abilities. :lol: