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What was Rafa happiest tennis moment?

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-11-2011, 12:33 PM
Poll.

Commander Data
06-11-2011, 01:03 PM
I would say it is between his first RG and Wimbledon 2008 title.

born_on_clay
06-11-2011, 04:48 PM
US Open 2010 title
I belive it needs no comment ;)

Foxy
06-11-2011, 07:36 PM
My fav was AO 2009! I had a blast. I was literally flying the next 2 months. It was amazing. ;)

star
06-11-2011, 08:16 PM
My fav was AO 2009! I had a blast. I was literally flying the next 2 months. It was amazing. ;)

Your happiest, but what about his?

I think USO 2011 too. His eyes were just gleaming. Plus, he didn't have to feel that he needed to hold back the celebration out of respect for Federer.

But, AO '09 was when I knew that he had the possibility to win all the GS titles. It was sad that the rest of the year was filled with disappointment.

Foxy
06-11-2011, 08:34 PM
Your happiest, but what about his?

I think USO 2011 too. His eyes were just gleaming. Plus, he didn't have to feel that he needed to hold back the celebration out of respect for Federer.

But, AO '09 was when I knew that he had the possibility to win all the GS titles. It was sad that the rest of the year was filled with disappointment.

His happiest probably should have been Wimbledon '08. A dream coming true. Especially after all mocked him up in the childhood when he insisted his dream is to win one day Wimbledon. And especially to win it in front of the eyes of the royal Spanish family.

star
06-11-2011, 08:59 PM
His happiest probably should have been Wimbledon '08. A dream coming true. Especially after all mocked him up in the childhood when he insisted his dream is to win one day Wimbledon. And especially to win it in front of the eyes of the royal Spanish family.

Yes, that had to be a very happy time.

I think winning the CGS at USO probably topped it though. He completed his goal.

But Rafa probably would say that they were all very special, each for its own special reason. :)

Xristos
06-11-2011, 09:13 PM
Wimbledon 2008.

rafa_maniac
06-12-2011, 02:03 AM
Wimbledon 2008 hands down, and mine too. It was his boyhood dream, he'd been so close the two years before (07 was heart breaking), he had the match won and then almost lost it, he was facing his great rival, it ended in semi darkness after nearly 5 hours of incredible play... Impossible to top that moment.

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-12-2011, 05:46 AM
I think Wimbledon 2008 too. He was so close in 2007. It was a glory moment.

klyne
06-12-2011, 09:29 AM
for me hmmmm, rg 2010..when he regained his french open title again..;)

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-12-2011, 01:53 PM
for me hmmmm, rg 2010..when he regained his french open title again..;)

It was great too but it wasn't a moment. I knew from R1 that he would be the RG 2010 Champ. Wim. 2008 final was so intense.

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klyne
06-12-2011, 02:52 PM
It was great too but it wasn't a moment. I knew from R1 that he would be the RG 2010 Champ. Wim. 2008 final was so intense.

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oh i almost 4got that one.:).it really was a moment for him, but still, i felt like he was really happy to finally regained his throne again in RG..it was like a sign of relief for him;)hehe

MariaV
06-12-2011, 04:53 PM
Wimbledon 2008 hands down, and mine too. It was his boyhood dream, he'd been so close the two years before (07 was heart breaking), he had the match won and then almost lost it, he was facing his great rival, it ended in semi darkness after nearly 5 hours of incredible play... Impossible to top that moment.

+1
And the year before he had lost a dramatic final and thought he might never get another chance like this. Plus of course that was his biggest dream, to win Wimbledon. The career slam and all after that is just bonus. :D

careergrandslam
06-12-2011, 05:39 PM
Wimbledon 2008 hands down, and mine too. It was his boyhood dream, he'd been so close the two years before (07 was heart breaking), he had the match won and then almost lost it, he was facing his great rival, it ended in semi darkness after nearly 5 hours of incredible play... Impossible to top that moment.

so true, i agree with everything u said.

It was great too but it wasn't a moment. I knew from R1 that he would be the RG 2010 Champ. Wim. 2008 final was so intense.

wjXw_rWx1BQ

this was a magical moment in the history of sports.
i was in tears that day in happiness.

i didnt know what the hell to do when rafa fell to the ground in victory, i was in utter shock, my mind froze, i coulnt believe it actually happened. HE DID IT!

Getta
06-12-2011, 07:49 PM
Roland Garros 2011, i feel.

Your happiest, but what about his?

I think USO 2011 too. His eyes were just gleaming. Plus, he didn't have to feel that he needed to hold back the celebration out of respect for Federer.

hehe, seems a bit unclear. whether this will be his final happiest moment remains to be seen.

Wimbledon 2008 hands down, and mine too. It was his boyhood dream, he'd been so close the two years before (07 was heart breaking), he had the match won and then almost lost it, he was facing his great rival, it ended in semi darkness after nearly 5 hours of incredible play... Impossible to top that moment.

manhood's paths and ways more telling than boyhood dreams.

Start da Game
06-12-2011, 08:08 PM
wimbledon 2008 surely ranks high in his list but he once said that french open 2006 is close to his heart because he felt he would easily lose that title and the last thing he could digest was a defeat at roland garros......

he said nothing hurts him more than a defeat on his beloved surface (a surface where he is born to win).......

my inference from his feelings: his top two favourite moments must be,

1. french open 2006

2. french open 2011

i still wonder how he managed the title just with his great forehand alone this year.......

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-13-2011, 04:14 AM
wimbledon 2008 surely ranks high in his list but he once said that french open 2006 is close to his heart because he felt he would easily lose that title and the last thing he could digest was a defeat at roland garros......

he said nothing hurts him more than a defeat on his beloved surface (a surface where he is born to win).......

my inference from his feelings: his top two favourite moments must be,

1. french open 2006

2. french open 2011

i still wonder how he managed the title just with his great forehand alone this year.......

Rafa is so much more than good forehand. He is so mentally tough and always play with good strategy. To think that in front of the French crowd, he was losing 2-5 in the first set and won the set 7-5, from Federer! who was playing his best RG game. Plus in the last set, he was exploding and giving it all.

Nadal+Uncle Tony= Magic :worship:

Mimi
06-13-2011, 04:17 AM
wimby 2008 :cool:

FerrerAndNadal
06-14-2011, 10:15 PM
In order:
1. 2008 Wimbledon (Obviously his dream, and the dramatic final)
2. 2005 Roland Garros (His first slam)
3. 2010 Us Open (Career Grand Slam)
4. 2009 Australian Open (Not just a natural surface player, 5 set Fed)
5. 2010 Roland Garros (Proof to himself, he's back)
6. 2011 Roland Garros (Proof to himself who is number one, confidence)
7. 2006 Roland Garros (Dominance over Fed, Fed's 1st GS final loss)
8. 2010 Wimbledon (The fact that it's Wimbledon only reason it's not 10.)
9. 2007 Roland Garros (By this point, I believe he expected this title)
10. 2008 Roland Garros (Brutal mauling of Fed, not emotional match)

rafa_maniac
06-15-2011, 04:24 AM
I'd say the Olympics were ahead of those last two Slams ^

born_on_clay
06-15-2011, 08:49 PM
In order:
1. 2008 Wimbledon (Obviously his dream, and the dramatic final)
2. 2005 Roland Garros (His first slam)
3. 2010 Us Open (Career Grand Slam)
4. 2009 Australian Open (Not just a natural surface player, 5 set Fed)
5. 2010 Roland Garros (Proof to himself, he's back)
6. 2011 Roland Garros (Proof to himself who is number one, confidence)
7. 2006 Roland Garros (Dominance over Fed, Fed's 1st GS final loss)
8. 2010 Wimbledon (The fact that it's Wimbledon only reason it's not 10.)
9. 2007 Roland Garros (By this point, I believe he expected this title)
10. 2008 Roland Garros (Brutal mauling of Fed, not emotional match)

Great anaysis. Really, hard to add something more :worship:

Veronique
06-15-2011, 09:45 PM
Wimbledon 2008

Topspindoctor
06-16-2011, 03:22 AM
Wimbledon 2008 and it's not even close. Pure emotion. Nothing can ever compare to that. Other slams seem routine in comparison.