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Rafa in 2009 Barcelona Open Conde de Godo: 5th title in a row :bounce: :sport:

acionescu
04-18-2009, 11:36 AM
My first time. Please, be gentle! :awww:

Vamos Rafa in Barcelona :rocker2:

Betty
04-18-2009, 11:37 AM
andy:inlove:

Minn
04-18-2009, 11:49 AM
Already? Okay. Shall I be the first with my MIT pick? I pick win; of course I reserve the right to change my choice later. ;)

acionescu
04-18-2009, 11:56 AM
The draw :scared: :bigcry:

http://www.barcelonaopenbancosabadell.com/archivos/MDS.pdf

(1)R.Nadal(ESP) vs bye
Qual vs Lu(TPE)
Rochus(BEL) vs Devilder(FRA)
Hernych(CZE) vs (13)Gasquet(FRA)
11 Almagro(ESP) vs Hanescu(ROM)
Chela(ARG) vs Bellucci(BRA)
WC Ferrero(ESP) vs Kunitsyn(RUS)
Bye vs (7)Nalbandian

(3)Davydenko bs Bye
Canas(ARG) vs Clement(FRA)
Granollers(ESP) vs Qual
Nieminen(FIN) vs (16)Lopez(ESP)
(9)Stepanek(CZE) vs Garcia-Lopez(ESP)
Montanes(ESP) vs Tipsarevic(SRB)
Youzhny(RUS) vs Troicki(SRB)
Bye vs (8)Wawrinka(SUI)

(6)Robredo vs Bye
Junqueira(ARG) vs WC Gaudio(ARG)
Gicquel(FRA) vs WC Martin(ESP)
Seppi(ITA) vs (12)Andreev
(14)Soderling(SWE) vs Gabashvili(RUS)
Gulbis(LAT) vs Starace (ITA)
Qual vs Qual
Bye vs (4)Ferrer(ESP)

(5)WC Gonzalez(CHI) vs Bye
Sela(ISR) vs Acasuso(ARG)
Qual vs Qual
Monaco(ARG) vs (11)WC Safin(RUS) :drool:
(15)Berdych(CZE) vs Vassallo-Arguello(ESP)
Hernandez(ESP) vs Schwank(ARG)
Qual vs PHM(FRA)
Bye vs (2)Verdasco(ESP)

Metis
04-18-2009, 11:56 AM
This tournament is very important for Rafa. Andreea, we will hold you responsible if something goes wrong. :armed:


:lol: :hug:

acionescu
04-18-2009, 11:59 AM
This tournament is very important for Rafa. Andreea, we will hold you responsible if something goes wrong. :armed:



I know, did you see his draw? :scared: :unsure: :bigcry:

Metis
04-18-2009, 12:26 PM
:lol: Don't worry, Rafito will be fine. :sport:



How far will Rafa go in Barcelona? (500 points can be yours!)

1st - Bye
2nd - tennizen :lol:
3rd -
QF - Metis
SF - wildegirl05
F -
W - :bibcry:,adee-gee, born on clay, DERO, Ex Lion Tamer, Getta, Invisible, JolanGago, Minn, nashty, rafa maniac, shawshank, Snoo Foo

l_mac
04-18-2009, 12:54 PM
Metis using the POWER OF FAIL to ensure Nalby does not make SF :speakles:

I'm still hoping he'll withdraw :awww:

Getta
04-18-2009, 01:19 PM
Winner

JolánGagó
04-18-2009, 02:00 PM
My pick is WINNER.

scarecrows
04-18-2009, 02:23 PM
W

Metis, can you put for me W in Rome, Madrid and RG as well in case I forget picking?

Metis
04-18-2009, 02:38 PM
W

Metis, can you put for me W in Rome, Madrid and RG as well in case I forget picking?

Sure, no problem ...Ex Lion Tamer :unsure: :lol:

wildegirl05
04-18-2009, 04:30 PM
is this thread jinxing rafito in MC? :armed:

Bibberz
04-18-2009, 04:50 PM
Metis, can you put me down for a "W" for every tournament through Wimbledon? :D

EDIT: Wimbledon 2015, that is.

born_on_clay
04-18-2009, 05:41 PM
Win !

DERO
04-18-2009, 06:38 PM
win

shawshank
04-18-2009, 07:17 PM
I hope Rafa will withdraw from Barcelona :( If not I predict another win.

Invisible
04-19-2009, 08:46 AM
My prediction is WIN!!

rafa_maniac
04-19-2009, 10:03 AM
I hope Rafa will withdraw from Barcelona :( If not I predict another win.

Ditto on both counts.

Snoo Foo
04-19-2009, 01:19 PM
win :zzz:

tennizen
04-19-2009, 02:06 PM
2nd Rd

wildegirl05
04-19-2009, 03:54 PM
i pick semis, he could come up against the real swiss #1 :scared: :unsure:

nashty
04-19-2009, 03:59 PM
Win please.

Aenea
04-19-2009, 04:23 PM
I hope Rafa will withdraw from Barcelona

Same here. If not I hope for an early loss. Playing a 500-Barcelona with a TMS-draw that is inbetween 2 Masters is insane.

LinkMage
04-19-2009, 07:02 PM
win :zzz:

x2


P.S. That means I pick WIN too. :yawn:

Johnny Groove
04-19-2009, 08:57 PM
In Barcelona, all time, Nadal is 21-1 overall with the only loss to Corretja in 2003, 44-4 in sets, and has won the title 4 years running :wavey:

I'd be shocked if he didn't take the title here, and hopefully we can get that Nalbandian-Nadal QF :yeah:

wilmar
04-20-2009, 01:23 AM
Win for me please...

U Go RAFA!

Laba
04-20-2009, 02:08 AM
Win for me, although I'd much rather he withdrew instead.

star
04-20-2009, 02:17 AM
My first time. Please, be gentle! :awww:

Vamos Rafa in Barcelona :rocker2:

:hug: :kiss: :hug: :kiss: :hug:

savesthedizzle
04-20-2009, 04:24 AM
I pick win :D :dance:

acionescu
04-20-2009, 07:44 AM
i pick semis, he could come up against the real swiss #1 :scared: :unsure:


You only want your personal fail picture :ras:

In Barcelona, all time, Nadal is 21-1 overall with the only loss to Corretja in 2003, 44-4 in sets, and has won the title 4 years running :wavey:

I'd be shocked if he didn't take the title here, and hopefully we can get that Nalbandian-Nadal QF :yeah:


Hopefully not Nalby :scared: :unsure:

Diorelli
04-20-2009, 07:55 AM
I wish he didn't have such a packed schedule in clay. :smash: Put me down for a win anyway.

acionescu
04-20-2009, 08:01 AM
I blame De Villiers :mad: :fiery: Until last year there was a week between Barcelona and Rome :bigcry:

finishingmove
04-20-2009, 08:55 AM
W

:lol:

acionescu
04-20-2009, 12:21 PM
The Qualifier who'll play Lu for a date with Rafa in R2 is Federico Gil from Portugal :(

http://www.barcelonaopenbancosabadell.com/archivos/MDS.pdf

Aenea
04-20-2009, 03:18 PM
The Qualifier who'll play Lu for a date with Rafa in R2 is Federico Gil from Portugal :(


Lu may win :p Rafa will have an easy opener.

tennizen
04-20-2009, 03:24 PM
I change my pick to QF

acionescu
04-20-2009, 04:41 PM
I won't make a pick. Maybe it's bad luck :scratch:



:baby:

tangerine_dream
04-20-2009, 05:53 PM
Why is Rafa low on confidence? :confused:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/rafaelnadal/5188618/Rafael-Nadal-missing-confidence-as-Roland-Garros-looms.html
Rafael Nadal 'missing confidence' as Roland Garros looms

Rafael Nadal may have proved his dominance on clay with a fifth consecutive Monte Carlo Masters title, but his coach and uncle insists there is still room for improvement.

By Emma Barrow
20 Apr 2009

Toni Nadal was not satisfied with his nephew's performance in the tournament's final on Sunday, despite seeing him beat world number three Novak Djokovic 6-3, 2-6, 6-1.

He said: "He played a good third set, but it's obvious he must play better than this week. He was missing a little confidence in his game and you could see that his serve was incredibly weak. We know that there's a lot of work to do before Roland Garros, but he still won. It's a very important tournament for us and to win for a fifth time is incredible."

The world No 1 is now the overwhelming favourite to take the French Open title, as he has done for the past four years. Asked about his chances in the tournament, which begins on May 24, he said: "I'm not thinking about Roland Garros yet. I'm focused on Barcelona and Rome. There are more important tournaments before Paris. I haven't played to my level on clay yet. I'm still not at my best, so I have to improve if I want to have chances."

Nadal, who has extended his lead over Roger Federer in the ATP rankings to 4,630 points, has lost only one of the 24 clay court finals he has played in. Federer beat him in Hamburg in May 2007.

He will next be in action at the Barcelona Open, which begins today.

The Mallorca-born star considers the city something of a second home, and is bidding to repeat his Monte Carlo feat by winning the tournament for a fifth consecutive time.

Bibberz
04-20-2009, 05:56 PM
The Qualifier who'll play Lu for a date with Rafa in R2 is Federico Gil from Portugal :(

http://www.barcelonaopenbancosabadell.com/archivos/MDS.pdf

Please post the draw in the proper format. I don't like unnecessary clicking.

:(

Xristos
04-20-2009, 06:41 PM
Put me down for WIN.

I will be there on Friday. Wish me luck..

tennizen
04-20-2009, 06:48 PM
Why is Rafa low on confidence? :confused:


I don't know why he is low on confidence but I did think he looked uncharacteristically uncomfortable during the whole of MC even if it was clay:shrug:

cmurray
04-20-2009, 06:50 PM
I don't know why he is low on confidence but I did think he looked uncharacteristically uncomfortable during the whole of MC even if it was clay:shrug:

I'm inclined to agree, Hema. Though he played better in the semis and final than he had all week and that was encouraging.

Metis, put me down for the win

acionescu
04-20-2009, 07:16 PM
Please post the draw in the proper format. I don't like unnecessary clicking.

:(

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=8455063&postcount=4

:hug:

Minn
04-20-2009, 07:38 PM
Please post the draw in the proper format. I don't like unnecessary clicking.

:( :rolls:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=8455063&postcount=4

:hug::rolls:

:p BD.

wildegirl05
04-20-2009, 07:41 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=8455063&postcount=4

:hug:

:spit:

andreea :worship: :worship: well played :D

TMJordan
04-20-2009, 08:06 PM
Winner :worship:


Kick his ass, Gil :rocker2:

acionescu
04-20-2009, 10:23 PM
Kick Gil's ass, Lu :rocker2:

l_mac
04-20-2009, 10:29 PM
Gil trounced Lu 62 61 or something stupid :(

star
04-20-2009, 10:57 PM
I'm going for the win. :scared:

acionescu
04-20-2009, 11:01 PM
I had no idea Gil already won his match :rolls: I should go in GM more often :o :o :o

l_mac
04-20-2009, 11:18 PM
I'm going for the win. :scared:

Aww, you have a heart avatar too :inlove: Though yours is ruined by whatsisname. :D

So Rafi-Angel flew to Barcelona straight after the MC final :awww: , and has spent today doing media crap and training.

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NaDALiTa
04-20-2009, 11:18 PM
Win

l_mac
04-20-2009, 11:26 PM
A selection of pics:

Press:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/1100.jpg

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/720.jpg

Foul shorts:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/269.jpg

Meeting his public:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/621.jpg

Working hard :inlove:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/525.jpg

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/420.jpg

No words:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/333.jpg

acionescu
04-20-2009, 11:42 PM
http://www.barcelonaopenbancosabadell.com/

Rafa Nadal is already in Barcelona where he aspires this year to conquer his 5th title in a row in Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell. It's exactly a 5th title in a row that he won yesterday in Montecarlo, where he won against the Serb Novak Djokovic por 6-3 2-6 y 6-1 in the final.

The clay season couldn't start better for the player from Manacor who aspires to defend the titles won last season on this surface. For this, Rafa landed yesterday well in the night on El Prat airport and this morning he went to the facilities of Real Club Tenis Barcelona-1899 in order to have a training session. After the session, he appeared in a press conference to speak about his feelings after his recent MC victory and his illusions for this 57th edition of Trofeo Conde de Godó.

“Winning 5 times Montecarlo is excesive but there I feel very comfortable and this is a tournement that motivates me because it was the 1st Masters Series that I won. It's true that I have a very good trajectory but one cannot forget the dificulties of the tournement. When you have 5, looks easy but winning the 1st was the most complicated. There I feel very well and this is helping me.”

“Now I come to Barcelona with a lot of hope. Playing here is allways special because it's an opportunity to play in my club, in front of my people and this makes my exigence level very high. I have to give the maximum and, even if the schedule is very tight, I don't want to miss this tournement that means a lot to me. If I'm here is because I feel prepared to win even if this means that I won't rest for three weeks passing through Montecarlo, Barcelona and Rome.”

“I had inimaginable results on clay these last years. I never would have imagined something like that and for me every match is equal or more difficult than the previous one. Even if people don't value my results if I don't win, for me reaching the SF of a big tournement is already an achievemente and that makes me to affront every match with big hope.”

:inlove: :hearts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAHpN5RN4xQ

Another pink t-shirt :o :help: The shorts!!! :tape:

Minn
04-21-2009, 12:19 AM
So Adam's got a rival in the bad shorts competition? ;) Adam. I don't think they're hideous, but definitely they don't go with a pink T-shirt.

wildegirl05
04-21-2009, 12:23 AM
omg, that outfit is foul :rolls: he still looks adorable though :hearts:

Bibberz
04-21-2009, 12:25 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=8455063&postcount=4

:hug:

:haha:

tangerine_dream
04-21-2009, 12:50 AM
I don't know why he is low on confidence but I did think he looked uncharacteristically uncomfortable during the whole of MC even if it was clay:shrug:
I agree, and it's weird. He's been cranky, too, for a few weeks now. Is the pressure to stay on top getting to him? Or is the personal problem he mentioned a while back? (his parents separated?) :sad:

No words:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/333.jpg
Bahaha. That's going right in the perv thread.

Metis, put me down for the win. :scared:

Castafiore
04-21-2009, 01:46 PM
He's been cranky, too, for a few weeks now. Is the pressure to stay on top getting to him? Or is the personal problem he mentioned a while back? (his parents separated?) :sad::
From having seen him off and on court, I'd say that he was not that happy with his game on court but he was quite cheerful and upbeat off court. :shrug:

nashty
04-21-2009, 03:04 PM
Nice pictures. :) Pink shirt.:inlove: And his hair looks decent.

Win this one Rafito.

kaylee
04-21-2009, 03:04 PM
Sigh gotta love a guy who wears pink but those shorts are equal to a pair Andy Roddick owns. OK I don't get it these guys have tons of money and they can't buy a decent pair? Hey I am not talking designer duds just a nice pair from The Gap would do. Hmm just thought of a new job, fashionista to the male tennis stars (although I don't think Roger needs any help in that department!).

Ria
04-21-2009, 08:27 PM
MIT: Win

acionescu
04-21-2009, 08:35 PM
OOP for Wednesday, 22nd of April, 2009



Central Court starting at 10.30 AM CET


Bryan/Bryan(USA/USA) vs Parrott/Palosek(USA/SVK)
Robredo(ESP) vs Gaudio(ARG) Vamos! :bounce:
Nadal(ESP) :inlove: vs Gil(POR) :(
Lapentti(ECU) or PHM(FRA) vs Verdasco(ESP)
Ventura(ESP) vs Lopez(ESP)

Vamos Rafa, don't be gentle :rocker2:

l_mac
04-21-2009, 08:37 PM
Crap. I'll be at work :mad:

star
04-21-2009, 09:23 PM
Crap. I'll be at work :mad:

I'm going out of town on business for the rest of the week. I'll check the scores though if I can get a signal.

acionescu
04-21-2009, 09:35 PM
I'll be at the cemetery cleaning my father's grave :( My mother would kill me if I postponed once again :awww:

l_mac
04-21-2009, 09:41 PM
I'll be at the cemetery cleaning my father's grave :(

What a pathetic excuse!

You clearly aren't a real fan. :shrug:

acionescu
04-21-2009, 09:44 PM
As if "I'll be at work" is a valide excuse :rolleyes:

star
04-21-2009, 09:50 PM
:angel:

Clearly, I've got the best excuse.


:lol:

M.C.
04-22-2009, 01:13 AM
MIT : win

l_mac
04-22-2009, 01:18 AM
MIT: QF.

Tank Rafa-Angel, please.

Foxy
04-22-2009, 06:13 AM
Mit: Win

MariaV
04-22-2009, 07:35 AM
Oooh, I am almost late with my MIT prediction: WIN of course. :D

Elena.
04-22-2009, 09:10 AM
prediction : win

Metis
04-22-2009, 09:41 AM
Update:


How far will Rafa go in Barcelona? (500 points can be yours!)

1st - Bye
2nd -
3rd -
4th -
QF - l_mac, Metis, tennizen
SF - Aenea, wildegirl05
F -
W - :bibcry:,adee-gee, born on clay, cmurray, DERO, Diorelli, Evita, Ex Lion Tamer, finishingmove, Foxy, Getta, Invisible, JolanGago, Laba, Lena71, LinkMage, M.C., MariaV, Minn, NaDALiTa, nashty, rafa maniac, Ria, shawshank, Snoo Foo, star, tangerine dream, TMJordan, Troickitard, wilmar, Xristos

Aenea
04-22-2009, 10:13 AM
Mit: Sf

Metis
04-22-2009, 10:23 AM
that's a risky pick Aenea :scared:

scoobs
04-22-2009, 10:25 AM
that's a risky pick Aenea :scared:
Not sufficiently pessimistic for you?

Aenea
04-22-2009, 10:31 AM
that's a risky pick Aenea :scared:

I know but I think he'll have a difficult QF and won't be fresh enough for a SF against Denko. And tbh I want him out of Barcelona ASAP.

Metis
04-22-2009, 10:55 AM
Not sufficiently pessimistic for you?

:lol: On the contrary. I think Aenea should go for WIN. She's in the lead and those who can surpass her have picked WIN. :shrug:


I know but I think he'll have a difficult QF and won't be fresh enough for a SF against Denko. And tbh I want him out of Barcelona ASAP.

Oh well, we'll see. I still think it's a risky move. You have to protect your lead.

On the other hand, where's the fun in playing it safe? :D

-Evita-
04-22-2009, 11:02 AM
I pick a win :)

Aenea
04-22-2009, 11:09 AM
:lol: On the contrary. I think Aenea should go for WIN. She's in the lead and those who can surpass her have picked WIN. :shrug:
I just checked the MIT thread noone can surpass me JG can at max tie me :shrug:

Oh well, we'll see. I still think it's a risky move. You have to protect your lead.

On the other hand, where's the fun in playing it safe? :D

:D


Good luck today, Rafa. Hopefully you haven't forgotten how to play Gil :)

wildegirl05
04-22-2009, 02:05 PM
somebody honed in on my semis pick :bigcry:

acionescu
04-22-2009, 02:30 PM
Rafa - Gil 6-2 6-2

No bakery but I'll take it :woohoo: :woohoo:


Gasquet or Rochus next :unsure:

tennizen
04-22-2009, 02:32 PM
Rafa played better than in Monte Carlo

Foxy
04-22-2009, 03:18 PM
Rafa played better than in Monte Carlo

That's exactly how I felt it. From the little I managed to see he was solid and didn't make such UEs like in MC.

P.S. If there is still personal issue with him(I hope not) the more he plays and wins the more possible is that the problem will solve by itself through time whatever it is(barring injury). And of course the stronger mentally he will become after that.

acionescu
04-22-2009, 07:41 PM
OOP for Thursday, 23th of April, 2009

Central Court 10.30 AM CET

Soares/Ullyett(BRA/ZIM) vs Alcaide/Martin(ESP/ESP)

Not before 12.00 PM CET

Almagro(ESP) vs Nalbandian(ARG)

Not before 2.30 PM CET

Andreev(RUS) vs Robredo(ESP)

Not before 04.45 PM CET

Rafael Nadal(ESP) vs C.Rochus(BEL)
Verdasco(ESP) vs Berdych(CZE)

l_mac
04-22-2009, 10:04 PM
Better time for me :D

christallh24
04-23-2009, 03:24 AM
This is my first time ever picking. Ummm...I guess I'll go with..a win.

Please, Rafa, come through for my first time.

His match today, I thought it was better than his matches in MC. Promising start. Good Luck with Rochus, Rafa.

I can't believe I just said, lol. I shouldn't have to wish him luck with that. I just hope Rafa kicks his ass quickly and get off court.

Foxy
04-23-2009, 06:35 AM
Barca would be vital for his packed clay schedule. If he escapes from Barca without losing a set and no more than 2h of playing in a match he could handle it until RG.

acionescu
04-23-2009, 04:27 PM
Rafa Nadal - C. Rochus 6-2 6-0 :rocker2:

Nalbandian next :scared: :scared: :scared:

sphiie
04-23-2009, 05:18 PM
He played very well Rafael today !
Congrats !!

But tomorrow... it's an another story! Nalbandian is a tough opponent for Rafael... especially on clay? i don't know. they have never met each other on clay but we all know that on hard it is extremely hard for Rafael although he won their last meeting at Indian wells if I do remember !!
But, I think Nalbandian is a little bit afraid of Rafael because of! their last meeting lol.

what do you think? i'd say Rafa in 3 something like 7-5 2-6 6-3

sasa
04-23-2009, 05:37 PM
Nalbandian withdrew from tomorrow's match:

http://www.barcelonaopenbancosabadell.com/

Vamos Rafito! Win this tourney!

sphiie
04-23-2009, 05:40 PM
WOWWWW that's a surprise !! :O

Aenea
04-23-2009, 05:52 PM
Nalby out? :eek: What a surprise. Too bad he's injured :sad:
But good for Rafa though. Playing Barcelona won't hurt him after all. I have great hopes for Rome now :)

Go, Rafa :yippee:

l_mac
04-23-2009, 10:11 PM
Metis, we made Nalby withdraw with the power of our combined FAIL. :awww:

I feel guilty.

Foxy
04-24-2009, 06:20 AM
Nalby didn't have a chance anyway. It is good for Rafa to have a little rest in that packed schedule.

Aenea
04-24-2009, 10:40 AM
Nalby didn't have a chance anyway. It is good for Rafa to have a little rest in that packed schedule.

:rolleyes:

If Nadal is fit nobody stands a chance but does this mean nobody is to play him until the finals? Chance or no chance we fans would love to watch a Rafa-Nalby match.
What a boring tournament is Barcelona. I hope Feña disposes today of the "new Spanish real deal" and Denko kicks out the ugly worm.

Seville
04-24-2009, 02:18 PM
Davydenko beats Stepanek 6-7(4), 6-2 y 6-2 and will play Rafa in the semis tomorrow.

David Ferrer feeling the pressure:
Ferrer: "Una jornada sin Nadal tiene más paz y más calma"


Barcelona, 24 abr (EFE).- El tenista alicantino David Ferrer, que hoy ha conseguido su pase a semifinales del Trofeo Godó, ha declarado que en la jornada de hoy, en la que el número uno del mundo, Rafa Nadal, no ha competido tras la retirada de David Nalbandián por lesión, ha habido "más paz y más calma".

A day without Nadal is more peaceful and calmer...

kaylee
04-24-2009, 03:47 PM
bah and I can't watch as where I live it is only being shown online and I have to work.

l_mac
04-24-2009, 11:19 PM
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Lovely boy.

l_mac
04-24-2009, 11:20 PM
Rafamania :crazy:

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l_mac
04-24-2009, 11:28 PM
A selection of pis from today's training :inlove:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/196d.jpg

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/Pq7JBJS-de57303d1e0cb23fb59da0dcec767b35.jpg

l_mac
04-24-2009, 11:29 PM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/Pq7JTbS-de57303d1e0cb23fb59da0dcec767b35.jpg

:lick:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/Pq7JOcA-de57303d1e0cb23fb59da0dcec767b35.jpg

Bony little knees :sobbing:

l_mac
04-24-2009, 11:30 PM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/aV69489-de57303d1e0cb23fb59da0dcec767b35.jpg

Looking a bit like a girl.

christallh24
04-25-2009, 02:47 AM
Aside from the bony knees you mentioned, (I agree), he looks greeaaatt. Thanks for the vid. He's english is getting better and better.

acionescu
04-25-2009, 07:45 AM
OOP for Saturday, 25th of April, 2009

Central Court starting at 01.30 PM CET

Rafael Nadal(ESP) vs Nikolay Davydenko(RUS) :scared: :scared: :scared:

Not before 03.30 PM CET

David Ferrer(ESP) :hearts: vs Fernando Gonzalez(CHI)
followed by
M.Bryan/B.Bryan(USA) vs Bhupati/Knowls(IND/BAH)

Seville
04-25-2009, 08:43 AM
Davydenko: My strategy against Nadal is a secret

Nikolay Davydenko, que se metió en semifinales del Conde de Godó donde se enfrentará a Rafa Nadal, ha bromeado sobre sus opciones de vencer al número uno mundial, declarando que apuesta "al cien por cien" por el manacorí.

Davydenko admite que no está en su mejor momento: "Intento volver a estar al mismo nivel que antes, para poder derrotar a jugadores como Murray o Djokovic, y ésta es una buena oportunidad para mostrar mi juego".

El tenista ruso, que sólo hace dos semanas que ha vuelto al circuito después de lesionarse a principios de esta temporada, continuó en tono de broma al hablar de sus opciones de vencer a Nadal: "Hoy mi juego no ha sido tan bueno como para ganar a Nadal, pero quién sabe lo que puede pasar mañana".

Preguntado sobre su estrategia, siguió con la broma: "Es secreto: si lo cuento a la prensa, él lo leerá mañana y entonces ya veréis lo que pasa..."

http://www.marca.com/2009/04/24/tenis/conde_godo/1240584806.html

christallh24
04-25-2009, 09:55 AM
:lol: I'm sure Rafa is shaking in his yellow-green Nikes.:rolleyes:

Like no one has said that before. Let's see if he can back that up later today.

Metis
04-25-2009, 12:26 PM
Great photos Linda :inlove:


somebody honed in on my semis pick :bigcry:

:hug:


This is my first time ever picking. Ummm...I guess I'll go with..a win.

Sorry, too late. You need to make a prediction before Rafa's first match. Here are the rules: :D

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7963153&postcount=1



Metis, we made Nalby withdraw with the power of our combined FAIL. :awww:

I feel guilty.

:rolls:

We need to be careful in the future. Our FAIL powers are increasing...


Rafamania :crazy:

hqIaWRsjyH0

:lol: Crazy fangirls and fanboys :silly: The screaming is the most annoying part. I don't know how the players can stand it. :unsure:

Metis
04-25-2009, 01:06 PM
Nadal-Nalbandian w/o


How far will Rafa go in Barcelona? (500 points can be yours!)

1st - Bye
2nd -
3rd -
QF - l_mac, Metis, tennizen
SF - Aenea, wildegirl05
F -
W - :bibcry:,adee-gee, born on clay, cmurray, DERO, Diorelli, Evita, Ex Lion Tamer, finishingmove, Foxy, Getta, Invisible, JolanGago, Laba, Lena71, LinkMage, M.C., MariaV, Minn, NaDALiTa, nashty, rafa maniac, Ria, shawshank, Snoo Foo, star, tangerine dream, TMJordan, Troickitard, wilmar, Xristos




l_mac, Metis, tennizen: no surprise here :shrug:

poor Nalby had no chance :sobbing: ...l_mac and Metis: by themselves they are dangerous; together they are a force of nature. Scary stuff... :scared:



http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/1/10079/804467-clown_protester_super.jpg

star
04-25-2009, 01:35 PM
Great winner on championship point! :woohoo:

:bigclap: Rafa.

Metis
04-25-2009, 02:42 PM
Nadal-Davydenko 6-3 6-2 :yeah:



How far will Rafa go in Barcelona? (500 points can be yours!)

1st - Bye
2nd -
3rd -
QF - l_mac, Metis, tennizen
SF - Aenea, wildegirl05
F -
W - :bibcry:,adee-gee, born on clay, cmurray, DERO, Diorelli, Evita, Ex Lion Tamer, finishingmove, Foxy, Getta, Invisible, JolanGago, Laba, Lena71, LinkMage, M.C., MariaV, Minn, NaDALiTa, nashty, rafa maniac, Ria, shawshank, Snoo Foo, star, tangerine dream, TMJordan, Troickitard, wilmar, Xristos




Aenea: told you it was too risky :ras: wildegirl05: I put an extra FAIL photo just for you :hug: :D



http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/fail-owned-funeral-ad-location-fail.jpg


http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk178/Lava200/FAIL1.gif?t=1240667127 (javascript:void(0);)

Aenea
04-25-2009, 03:15 PM
Great winner on championship point! :woohoo:

:bigclap: Rafa.

Was this the final? :scratch: I wonder what are Feña/Pics playing for? :lol:




Aenea: told you it was too risky :ras:

You win some you lose some :shrug: Living dangerously has always been my style. No worry I'll gain points in next tourneys :D Besides I'm still the leader :worship: even if Rafa wins and JG ties with me.



http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/fail-owned-funeral-ad-location-fail.jpg




Nice fail-pic, thx :wavey:

star
04-25-2009, 03:27 PM
Was this the final? :scratch: I wonder what are Feña/Pics playing for? :lol:




:haha: :haha:

I got carried away didn't I? Match point, I should have said. :) :)

Anyway -- all points for Rafa are champion points. ;)

Seville
04-25-2009, 04:17 PM
La Armada for the final.:woohoo:

David Ferrer beats González 2-6 6-2 7-6

Aenea
04-25-2009, 05:24 PM
Polka Dots Ferrer :confused: Is that a new nickname for Pics? I don't go to his forum and I may have missed on some info about him. Why is he called "Polka Dots"?

Minn
04-25-2009, 05:57 PM
Polka Dots Ferrer :confused: Is that a new nickname for Pics? I don't go to his forum and I may have missed on some info about him. Why is he called "Polka Dots"? Aenea:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=199827&d=1240346019

Seville
04-25-2009, 06:12 PM
Polka Dots Ferrer :confused: Is that a new nickname for Pics? I don't go to his forum and I may have missed on some info about him. Why is he called "Polka Dots"?

Because of his swimming trunks:

http://img.poprosa.com/galleries/tenistas-para-elle/normal_de_anuncio_mode_large_qualite_es.jpg

wildegirl05
04-25-2009, 06:15 PM
Nadal-Davydenko 6-3 6-2 :yeah:





Aenea: told you it was too risky :ras: wildegirl05: I put an extra FAIL photo just for you :hug: :D



http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/fail-owned-funeral-ad-location-fail.jpg


http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk178/Lava200/FAIL1.gif?t=1240667127 (javascript:void(0);)


racking up another proud zero in mit :rocker2:

metis, so thoughtful to include an extra fail :inlove: :hearts: :hug: love it :D

Aenea
04-25-2009, 06:19 PM
@ Minn, Seville - thanks, guys :D

Pics - :eek: :lol:

acionescu
04-25-2009, 09:55 PM
OOP for Sunday, 26th of April, 2009

Central Court 12.30 PM CET

Nestor/Zimonjic(CAN/SRB) vs Bhupati/Knowles(IND/BAH)

Not before 04.00 PM CET

Rafael Nadal(ESP) vs David Ferrer(ESP)


Vamos :rocker2:

tangerine_dream
04-25-2009, 10:27 PM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/aV69489-de57303d1e0cb23fb59da0dcec767b35.jpg

:hearts: I'm thoroughly charmed.

Davydenko: My strategy against Nadal is a secret
A secret he'll take with him to his grave. ;)


poor Nalby had no chance :sobbing: ...l_mac and Metis: by themselves they are dangerous; together they are a force of nature. Scary stuff... :scared:
Two huge truckloads of failure for the price of one, you can't beat it. :p

Good luck in the final, Rafa. :rocker2:

Xristos
04-26-2009, 12:57 PM
Well Nalbandian screwed me over pretty hard.

Metis
04-26-2009, 04:01 PM
Nadal-Ferrer 6-2 7-5 :woohoo:



How far will Rafa go in Barcelona? (500 points can be yours!)

1st - Bye
2nd -
3rd -
QF - l_mac, Metis, tennizen
SF - Aenea, wildegirl05
F -
W - :bibcry:, adee-gee, born on clay, cmurray, DERO, Diorelli, Evita, Ex Lion Tamer, finishingmove, Foxy, Getta, Invisible, JolanGago, Laba, Lena71, LinkMage, M.C., MariaV, Minn, NaDALiTa, nashty, rafa maniac, Ria, shawshank, Snoo Foo, star, tangerine dream, TMJordan, Troickitard, wilmar, Xristos




No FAIL today :sad:


:bibcry:,adee-gee, born on clay, cmurray, DERO, Diorelli, Evita, Ex Lion Tamer, finishingmove, Foxy, Getta, Invisible, JolanGago, Laba, Lena71, LinkMage, M.C., MariaV, Minn, NaDALiTa, nashty, rafa maniac, Ria, shawshank, Snoo Foo, star, tangerine dream, TMJordan, Troickitard, wilmar, Xristos:

500 points for you :yeah:


http://failblog.wordpress.com/files/2008/09/fail-owned-invisibility-win.jpg

Minn
04-26-2009, 04:07 PM
:rolls: As usual, you've found a great "win".

acionescu
04-26-2009, 05:37 PM
Great WIN photo, Metis :rolls: I was too scared tp make a MIT prediction :baby:

Aenea
04-26-2009, 05:51 PM
Congrats, Rafi :bigclap:

Nice trophy ceremony, beautiful smile from Rafa :hearts: and so many cups :D

Enjoy your win, baby, rest and on to Rome :wavey:

Seville
04-27-2009, 08:05 AM
Nice trophy ceremony, beautiful smile from Rafa :hearts: and so many cups :D


Yes!

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/15/fullj.269ecb74c4f406644f892c12e07f5db4/269ecb74c4f406644f892c12e07f5db4-getty-tennis-atp-nadal-ferrer.jpg

http://estaticos04.marca.com/albumes/2009/04/26/nadal_quinto_godo/1240764109_extras_albumes_0.jpg

http://estaticos04.marca.com/albumes/2009/04/26/nadal_quinto_godo/1240764383_extras_albumes_0.jpg

acionescu
04-28-2009, 06:26 PM
And of course, he didn't escape the pool tasting :rolls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DkPDrXWx9k&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftennisplanet%2Ewordpress%2Ecom%2 Fpage%2F2%2F&feature=player_embedded

l_mac
04-28-2009, 11:16 PM
Have been searching in vain for the pics of him coming out of the pool :bigcry: I have only seen one which is ruined by watermarks :sad:

http://19.imagebam.com/dl.php?ID=33958603&sec=c217dc0cf759607bbefb28c6399808cb

wildegirl05
04-29-2009, 06:28 PM
umm, there is a pic up on vb without the watermark of rafito getting out of the pool but i don't know if i'm allowed to post it here :unsure: anyways, it's on post 326 of the barca pics thread :shrug:

scoobs
04-29-2009, 06:33 PM
I want to see but I'm not a member of vb and I'm not joining.

wildegirl05
04-29-2009, 06:36 PM
I want to see but I'm not a member of vb and I'm not joining.

see scoobsy, i do like you :D

Minn
04-29-2009, 06:36 PM
Can a VB-er ask permission from whoever originally posted the picture?

l_mac
04-29-2009, 06:43 PM
It's the same pic, the vb poster has just used photoshop to cover up the watermark.

Firofoto

http://thumbnails19.imagebam.com/3396/845e6733958603.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/845e6733958603) http://thumbnails.imagebam.com/3396/4acb3333958610.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/4acb3333958610) http://thumbnails18.imagebam.com/3396/ef18f233958612.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ef18f233958612) http://thumbnails8.imagebam.com/3396/6e914533958613.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/6e914533958613)

wildegirl05
04-29-2009, 06:45 PM
It's the same pic, the vb poster has just used photoshop to cover up the watermark.

your pic doesn't show for me though. i get a hotlinking not allowed message on your post :shrug:

Minn
04-30-2009, 06:29 PM
Yes, I see that hotlinking message for the first post by Linda too, but the three she posted two posts above this one work fine. Thanks.