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Old 03-09-2008, 06:55 PM   #46
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@ the convo here.

I just wonder why the ClayD account hasn't STILL been banned here.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:08 PM   #47
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Is Rafa in Mallorca??

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Are you asking or confirming?

No idea about his schedule. When did he go to the US last year?
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Are you asking or confirming?

No idea about his schedule. When did he go to the US last year?
Asking. I foolishly assumed he would go straight to IW. Maybe he is taking the chance to be at home while he can. I suppose he will be very busy the next few months (hopefully)

Great to see my most favourite new Rafa "fan" posting here.
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Maybe he is taking the chance to be at home while he can. I suppose he will be very busy the next few months (hopefully)
Sorry, can't help. Indeed, I assume he's spending a couple of days home right before his schedule makes it next to impossible to do so.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:58 PM   #51
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^^ I checked on VB. Last year he went there on Tuesday, the day of the draw. So maybe this year he'll do the same.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:50 PM   #52
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS9_ngRLctY

I want to bring some winning IW spirit into this thread. Cheerz!


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That highlights video sure cheered me up


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When we seriously think about it, his 2008 results (for a claycourter on hardcourts) isnt that bad.

Lost in Chennia final to Misha, a much better hard court player than him.

Lost in AO to Tsonga, who was en fuego, like Gonzalez in 07.

Let's throw out the Seppi loss

And Lost to Roddick, a player who has won a hard court slam, been ranked #1, is currently 6, who went on to win the title.

This is all on his least fave surface.

I mean, i dont see Roddick playing in Buenos Aires. I dont see Volandri playing indoors in Memphis or SJ, etc. etc. etc.

For a player on his worst surface, not too shabby.

But he should play more clay
Now this cheered me up!


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I want to see the draw before I guess.
you can change your guess after the draw comes out
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Asking. I foolishly assumed he would go straight to IW. Maybe he is taking the chance to be at home while he can. I suppose he will be very busy the next few months (hopefully)

Great to see my most favourite new Rafa "fan" posting here.

thanks for the welcome. i am still not very happy with him. way too much good life and fucking around.

he could have occupied the #1 spot already. just decided that golfing and fishing was much easier to do.
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thanks for the welcome. i am still not very happy with him. way too much good life and fucking around.

he could have occupied the #1 spot already. just decided that golfing and fishing was much easier to do.
Has ever crossed your mind that perhaps golfing and fishing are the "silly" things that helped him to reach the #2 spot?

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Has ever crossed your mind that perhaps golfing and fishing are the "silly" things that helped him to reach the #2 spot?

ok so he reached #2. is he now to rest on his laurels for the rest of his life.

he readily admits that the field is gaining on him fast. why the hell is it that they are all improving except him. i have seen no improvement in his overall game in 2 years.

all nadal fans want him to be #1 and they all desperately want him to improve. he is getting some help from Fed so this was a great time to strike except that he cant.

watch and learn. the trend in his game is decidedly downward. there is hardly anybody rational around who is expecting him to do well in indian wells and in miami.

my biggest concern is that he will be affected by the improved field and his own failure to improve even on clay this year. it is just going to take a bigger bite out of him. he failed to keep up and at least make the game little easier for himself.

i am just praying that he can win in rome and at roland garros. that is the extent of my expectations from him on clay this year.

as for next year, he has to come back much stronger and try to create a little distance between himself and the rest of the field. it will be no fun seeing rafa out of the top 5 if he doesnt do something. at the current rate, he could drop out of top 5 next year.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:08 PM   #56
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ok so he reached #2. is he now to rest on his laurels for the rest of his life.

he readily admits that the field is gaining on him fast. why the hell is it that they are all improving except him. i have seen no improvement in his overall game in 2 years.

all nadal fans want him to be #1 and they all desperately want him to improve. he is getting some help from Fed so this was a great time to strike except that he cant.

watch and learn. the trend in his game is decidedly downward. there is hardly anybody rational around who is expecting him to do well in indian wells and in miami.

my biggest concern is that he will be affected by the improved field and his own failure to improve even on clay this year. it is just going to take a bigger bite out of him. he failed to keep up and at least make the game little easier for himself.



i am just praying that he can win in rome and at roland garros. that is the extent of my expectations from him on clay this year.

as for next year, he has to come back much stronger and try to create a little distance between himself and the rest of the field. it will be no fun seeing rafa out of the top 5 if he doesnt do something. at the current rate, he could drop out of top 5 next year.
He couldn't care less what his fans want. And all Nadal fans aren't really dying for him to be #1.
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OK... QF?
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Booooooo a QF exit would be so depressing.
I am being bold and predict a semi final.

For me much more important than Rafa getting to the No 1 spot would be him winning Wimbledon one day.
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He couldn't care less what his fans want. And all Nadal fans aren't really dying for him to be #1.

that indian heat has fried your brains. read the damn post again and try to understand.

he is missing a golden opportunity to overthrow one of the greatest ever. its just that simple.

now that honor is likely to belong to Djokovic. i like djokovic as well but nadal is my player.
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that indian heat has fried your brains. read the damn post again and try to understand.

he is missing a golden opportunity to overthrow one of the greatest ever. its just that simple.

now that honor is likely to belong to Djokovic. i like djokovic as well but nadal is my player.

ClayDeath, you repeatedly write the same things everywhere. You are spewing out so much nonsense that I am not going to bother from now on. And I would urge you to stop sounding as if anything you said or discussed here will change what is happening in the tennis world at large. But of course, it's not like you will listen to me.
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