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Forum: General Messages   11-28-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 16,939
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Unless Nadal can find a magic energy pill, he's stuffed against Federer

Yesterday Rafa was clearly struggling, and now around 24 hours later he's back out there. Federer might have finished his match later, but he's had a much less demanding week.

It's no secret that...
Forum: General Messages   11-24-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,555
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Your opinion on Roddick's approach shots?

What approach shots? He almost looks like he leaps into the net rather than approaches. 'Approach' implies craft and skill.

Everything about Roddick is guileless. Even his serve would ordinarily...
Forum: General Messages   11-24-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Would Rios beat Muster today?

There's so much sexism on this board...honestly, people have to apologise for even a WTA mention. Bloomin' heck. I think there's often parallels to be drawn between the two tours.

Federer and...
Forum: General Messages   11-12-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,819
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: How Long Can Nadal Stay At The Top?

I'm not sure, it depends on his body. In a year's time, we could be looking at a long-term injury and questioning whether he'll ever win a tournament again - you never know with Nadal, and that's the...
Forum: General Messages   10-02-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,824
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Will Roddick retire in 2011?

His year was going great until the grass court season.

He won Miami, which was the biggest title he'd won in the last five years. Then he had a reasonable clay season by his standards.

Forum: General Messages   09-17-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,120
  Poll: Borg vs Nadal
Views: 66,543
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: RANT- no way is nadal ahead of borg, you cannot be serious

I am Nadal's biggest admirer, and I've almost cried tears of joy with him through his successes this year. After being written off last Christmas, his grave stone readied and simpering former rivals...
Forum: General Messages   09-16-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,910
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Maybe Pete just didn't try hard enough

People are forgetting something.

In those days, Wimbledon was played on a much faster surface. If you played great serve and volley tennis you would win Wimbledon, and that's what Sampras...
Forum: Off Topic   09-16-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,575
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Djokovic's dirty towel

Sniff it and masturbate? That's what I'd do.
Forum: General Messages   09-05-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,118
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Federer has higher expectations of Nadal than Nadal has of himself

Again, not true.

People were talking about Federer as the greatest of all time since about 2004!!

In January 2006, Tommy Haas said he was sick of people talking as if Roger was anywhere near...
Forum: General Messages   09-05-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,118
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Federer has higher expectations of Nadal than Nadal has of himself


And as if nobody was talking about Federer as one of the greatest ever before he'd won in Paris.

Not only that, Borg never won the Australian OR the US Opens, and he's without a doubt one...
Forum: General Messages   09-01-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,753
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Peak Sampras vs Peak Federer : On Grass In Best of 7 Matches

Sounds like I'm one of the only people who thinks Sampras would win most of them - even on post-2002 grass!

I just can't see how Federer would have returned that serve if it was firing. He's...
Forum: Off Topic   08-28-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,879
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Should Nadal wear sleeveless shirts on court again?


I miss his beautiful hairy armpits. So masculine. There is never so sexy a sight as an attractive man's armpit hair, and Rafa is hot.

Those muscles and the hair blowing around when he...
Forum: General Messages   08-08-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,094
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Tomas Berdych complains about playing at 12pm at noon.

He should grow some body hair and man up a bit.

Stop shaving his pits and waving his legs, then less moaning too.
Forum: General Messages   07-30-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5,142
Views: 335,049
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Nadal could surpass Roger and become GOAT...

I think this is all more than a little premature.

Nadal is 24 and on 8 slam titles. He's been an ever-present among contenders for over 5 years now, and he's won 8 slams. If he wins at this rate...
Forum: General Messages   07-10-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,972
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Which is the best? Nadal 2005, Nadal 2008 or Nadal 2010?

I'm going to be controversial.

I think Nadal is slower around the court than he was in early 2009 and not quite as powerful. He doesn't get the same depth on his shots.

I think the difference...
Forum: General Messages   09-12-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,793
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Is it me, or has Nadal lost muscle bulk?

Thanks for the replies...

Well, in that case, is that not more the issue regards Nadal's future than his supposed abdominal injury, or even the tendonitis which people seem to forget severely...
Forum: General Messages   09-12-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,793
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Is it me, or has Nadal lost muscle bulk?

Funny, I thought I said I just keep thinking this.
Forum: General Messages   09-12-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,793
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Is it me, or has Nadal lost muscle bulk?

It might be that he's better covered up now that he's ditched his sleeveless tops. But, to me, since he came back from injury he's just not looking the physical specimen that he did 12 months ago.
Forum: Tomas Berdych Chat   09-02-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 151,418
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: ~ Pics of Tomas ~

Noooo...there's nothing there. A little bit around his navel, but none under his arms. He must shave way it wouldn't grow on a guy with that much testosterone in him.
Forum: Tomas Berdych Chat   08-31-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 151,418
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: ~ Pics of Tomas ~

I do wish Tomas would STOP shaving his armpits. In every single shirtless picture I've seen of him, he's got a beautiful bod but he shaves his pits, which I always think spoils a man. It somehow...
Forum: General Messages   05-17-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,474
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Big stakes for Federer tomorrow

I don't see that any result today is really indicative of anything

Nadal plays one of the greatest epics of his career to subdue Djokovic in a gruelling four hour contest, with his leg strapped,...
Forum: General Messages   08-15-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 106,103
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Perspective on the "Federer decline"

You missed my point.

Nadal is the primary player who is undermining Federer's confidence. He somehow gets under Federer's skin and makes him doubt his ability to remain in a rally, or to keep the...
Forum: General Messages   08-14-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 106,103
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Federer in Denial that there's a Problem

I've followed women's tennis a lot in years gone by, and there's a resonance of Graf-Seles about the Nadal-Federer rivalry.

In 1990, up until losing to Seles in Berlin, Graf was on a 66-match...
Forum: General Messages   09-11-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 30,522
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Why is Davydenko so underrented?

:haha: :haha: :haha: :hatoff:

I got a good laugh from this thread.

It sure doesn't get any easier as you get older and lose more hair. Ha ha!
Forum: Masters Series Monte-Carlo   04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 25,985
Posted By BeautifulTommy
Re: Sunday OOP + Scores

Their matches remind me a little of Graf and Sanchez-Vicario's in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

If Graf was at her best, people said that she would always beat Aranxta on any surface. But on...
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