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Old 08-21-2007, 07:07 AM   #1
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:42 PM   #2
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According to Rafa's official site (rafaelnadal.com), Toni Nadal will fly to NYC on Thursday.
Rafa will be featured in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, the Charlie Rose Show (he was already in Time Magazine) and he will take part in the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids' Day this Saturday.


On vamosbrigade, I found the following:
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Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal and the world's top professional tennis players will join celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and NY's finest chefs to showcase their culinary skills at the W New York on August 23rd! Enjoy our website and be sure to call 877-272-7100 or email us for more information about this year's Taste.

http://www.tasteoftennis.com/
He's going to be busy!

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Old 08-21-2007, 03:28 PM   #3
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Thanks Castafiore.

The draw is tomorrow (Wednesday) but I don't know what time. Let's hope for the best and prepare for the worst, right?

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Hmmm. How about The "Let's Bite the Big Apple (No More Fruit Choking Incidents)" USO Thread ? It's a bit obvious but I'm not feeling very creative.
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:51 PM   #4
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I hope all these 'obligations' don't affect him too badly... He always seems different in NYC.

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I just hope that Djokovic is in Federer's part of the draw,and Roddick too!
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Don't worry about Roddick, he even lost to Ferrer. But I do hope that Fed will meet Djoko in semis. The final will be more interesting without him.
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I wonder if Rafa and Roger will play on a mini court like they did last year.
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I hope all these 'obligations' don't affect him too badly... He always seems different in NYC.
In what way does Rafa always seem to be different in NYC? These are my first US-Open as a Nadal-fan. I always supported Agassi.
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In what way does Rafa always seem to be different in NYC? These are my first US-Open as a Nadal-fan. I always supported Agassi.
I don't know, his body language, I guess..
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Here's Rafa's half of the draw:

ROBREDO, Tommy ESP [8]
QUALIFIER, (Q)
FISH, Mardy USA
QUALIFIER, (Q)
QUALIFIER, (Q)
BERRER, Michael GER
GULBIS, Ernests LAT
STARACE, Potito ITA [30]
MOYA, Carlos ESP [17]
QUALIFIER, (Q)
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
ZABALETA, Mariano ARG
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER
DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS [11]
HEWITT, Lleyton AUS [16]

DELIC, Amer USA
SEPPI, Andreas ITA
CALLERI, Agustin ARG
QUALIFIER, (Q)
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
ROGER-VASSELIN, Edouard FRA
MONACO, Juan ARG [23]
MELZER, Jurgen AUT [31]

HARTFIELD, Diego ARG
DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG
MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG
STEPANEK, Radek CZE
ANCIC, Mario CRO
DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB [3]
GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI [7]

GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS
GINEPRI, Robby USA
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
KOROLEV, Evgeny RUS
QUALIFIER, (Q)
SAFIN, Marat RUS [25]
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG [20]

MCCLUNE, Michael USA (W)
UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA
ODESNIK, Wayne USA (W)
QUALIFIER, (Q)
MONFILS, Gael FRA
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO [12]
FERRER, David ESP [15]

MAYER, Florian GER
SERRA, Florent FRA
ESCHAUER, Werner AUT
MALISSE, Xavier BEL
PLESS, Kristian DEN
NAVARRO PASTOR, Ivan ESP
NALBANDIAN, David ARG [24]
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS [27]

HENMAN, Tim GBR
TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
SWEETING, Ryan USA (W)
JONES, Alun AUS (W)
NADAL, Rafael ESP [2]


It's not so bad. Rafa could meet some tricky opponents, but for once he hasn't drawn lots of the "usual suspects". If his form picks up, he's got a chance to do ok ... if it doesn't, well - he won't go far no matter what draw he has. Nole on the other hand has a much tougher draw from the word go. By the time he gets to the SF, he could be tired.
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It's not so bad. Rafa could meet some tricky opponents, but for once he hasn't drawn lots of the "usual suspects". If his form picks up, he's got a chance to do ok ... if it doesn't, well - he won't go far no matter what draw he has. Nole on the other hand has a much tougher draw from the word go. By the time he gets to the SF, he could be tired.

I agree the draw could be worse, although I believe that Tursunov is the most dangerous of the seeded players he could have faced in 3rd round. I am crying about Nole's draw! What a shame
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Nadal's draw is not that bad, if he was 100% he can make it to the SF. It sucks for Novak his draw is brutal, and of course Roger gets the easiest draw possible, as usual.
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The draw is in my opinion the easiest in this year's slams for him but It's not fair Nole again in Rafa's draw. But so be it. I am sure Rafa will spank him brutally.
And again and again Roger's luck is unbelievable. 5 Quialifiers one after another in the draw?! It's good he will only face two of them. And it is good Roger will not play all his matches against Blake!
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OK will I jinx him saying the draw is not too bad?
I hope his arm and knee and all other body parts are fine! VAMOS!
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I hope all these 'obligations' don't affect him too badly... He always seems different in NYC.

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I think the 'obligations' actually help him to relax a bit,I think it's better than being obsessed with playing tennis/ training etc..

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