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Old 08-06-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Rafael Nadal is the Gold medallist at the Beijing Olympics:worship::worship:

Seems like no one is excited about the Beijing Olympics And to start the thread off - Here's Nadal riding a segway

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Old 08-06-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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He does it like a pro!
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He looks tickled.

Anyone know if he got his luggage back yet? Looks like the same shorts he was wearing the other day. I hope he had them washed.
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I'm ready for Rafa at the Olympics. Sure hope the Olympics are ready for Rafa.

With Rafa on a segway and sucking his finger it looks like Veyonce will be posting some interesting pictures.

After all kinds of airports delay by the time I got home last night (Hawaii time) I was not only sucking my finger but I had my whole hand in my mouth. To make a memorable end to the Cincinnati trip my luggage is hiding.

Gawd I like this picture. Now I feel one with a champion.

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Let's not forget the MIT includes the Olympics!!!! The draw will take place tomorrow at 11:00 am Beijing time!



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QF for me Metis
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Metis, you are pretty brave this time with your prediction
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Metis, you are pretty brave this time with your prediction
I might change it after I see the draw
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I'm waiting for the draw. Can't wait to see Karlovic/Murray/Ferrer/Nole in his half!
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To me tennis in Olympics means nothing and I preferred Rafa skipped it. But since it's important for him and he wants to win a medal I'll support him in his quest.

Metis, put me down for the Bronze, too. Still I prefer he loses early and has some more time to rest before US Open.

Anyway good luck, Rafa, at the Olympics and have a good draw
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Let's not forget the MIT includes the Olympics!!!! The draw will take place tomorrow at 11:00 am Beijing time!







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he will TAKE THE GOLD
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The draw...


1 FEDERER Roger (1) SUI vs 35 TURSUNOV Dmitry RUS
96 LEE Hyung-Taik KOR vs AREVALO Rafael (INV) ESA
22 ROBREDO Tommy ESP vs 33 SEPPI Andreas ITA
21 BERDYCH Tomas CZE vs 18 KARLOVIC Ivo (14) CRO

13 SIMON Gilles (10) FRA vs 41 SODERLING Robin SWE
277 NIEMEYER Frederic (A) CAN vs 64 CANAS Guillermo ARG
82 BELLUCCI Thomaz BRA vs 266 HRBATY Dominik SVK
90 GUCCIONE Chris AUS vs 8 BLAKE James (8) USA

4 DAVYDENKO Nikolay (4) RUS vs 38 GULBIS Ernests LAT
27 MATHIEU Paul-Henri FRA vs 67 LAPENTTI Nicolas ECU
LOGLO Komlavi (INV) TOG vs 109 ANDERSON Kevin (IP) RSA
366 MIRNYI Max (IP) BLR vs 19 KIEFER Nicolas (15) GER

15 GONZALEZ Fernando (12) CHI vs 453 SUN Peng (IP) CHN
32 CILIC Marin CRO vs 37 MONACO Juan ARG
72 ROCHUS Olivier BEL vs 80 MINAR Ivo CZE
45 TIPSAREVIC Janko SRB vs 5 FERRER David (5) ESP

7 NALBANDIAN David (7) ARG vs 598 ZENG Shaoxuan (A) CHN
125 MASSU Nicolas (IP) CHI vs 62 DARCIS Steve BEL
47 BOLELLI Simone ITA vs 58 HANESCU Victor ROU
42 MONFILS Gael FRA vs 14 ALMAGRO Nicolas (11) ESP

17 YOUZHNY Mikhail (13) RUS vs 106 VANEK Jiri CZE
31 NIEMINEN Jarkko FIN vs 63 JOHANSSON Thomas SWE
34 SCHUETTLER Rainer GER vs 124 NISHIKORI Kei (IP) JPN
59 GINEPRI Robby USA vs 3 DJOKOVIC Novak (3) SRB

6 MURRAY Andy (6) GBR vs 74 LU Yen-Hsun TPE
54 CALLERI Agustin ARG vs 51 LJUBICIC Ivan CRO
77 DANIEL Marcos BRA vs 50 MELZER Jurgen AUT
114 DANCEVIC Frank CAN vs 10 WAWRINKA Stanislas (9) SUI

20 STEPANEK Radek (16) CZE vs 39 LLODRA Michael FRA
48 QUERREY Sam USA vs 23 ANDREEV Igor RUS
28 HEWITT Lleyton AUS vs 156 BJORKMAN Jonas (IP) SWE
71 STARACE Potito ITA vs 2 NADAL Rafael (2) ESP



Of course Rafa gets Murray in the QF and Djoko in the SF
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Just translated this article.

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Nadal Gave Staff A False Alarm Revealed His Child-Like Innocence During Training

2008-08-06 18:29 From: Jing Xian



Sports world network special correspondent Jing Xian report: On 6 August noon, Nadal appeared as promised at the Olympic Tennis Centre but the mischievous Nadal almost gave the staff a false alarm!!

At 1pm after his training session, Nadal discovered an unusual little thing - an intelligent vehicle named Segway. This intelligent vehicle which is valued at 12000 Renminbi stirred up Nadal's mischievous nature, he insisted on riding this vehicle for 2 laps. After obtaining the tennis centre's supervisor's permission, Nadal became the first Beijing Olympic athlete to experience this high technology product.

Nadal whom has a very high perception, quickly grasped to ride the vehicle after only several minutes of fiddling. But at the same time, Nadal nearly caused a big calamity! A staff opened the main door and was preparing to exit when the mischievous Nadal engrossed in his new toy, caught everybody off guard by riding the Segway out the main door in a flash. This scene frightened the staff but the euthusiastic Nadal failed to notice the frightened look on the staff's faces. The staff were in a flurry and almost all of them immediately went after Nadal, fearing for this tennis superstar to have any accident.

Finally, Nadal obediently stopped and shared his personal experience with the staff, "It's very fun!" At this moment, Nadal revealed his child-like nature. One would think that Nadal would return to the Olympic Village after this but Nadal is Nadal, just like a big boy who has not grown up, soon spotted another interesting vehicle - an electronic operated bicycle. The electronic operated bicycle is very common to us but Nadal seem to be amazed by it. In a flash, he rode the electronic operated bicycle and grinned happily at the staff, having a great time. The staff just signed,"Nadal's childlike innocence does not change!"

Nadal left for the changing room at 2.30pm and had a few laughs with his coach after his shower. Looks like Nadal is very relaxed and in a jovial mood before the competition. Nadal then went to the MacDonald nearby and came back at 5.00pm to pick up his stuff and left for the Olympic Village.

Nadal is just like a child who has not grown up, curious at everything in Beijing. But while Nadal is playful, his nemisis Federer is taking his training session on the centre court seriously. Both players are in completely different conditions which just filled us with high anticipation to the start of the Beijing Olympic tennis competition.
       
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the draw is really

nevertheless,
i ll go with GOLD metis, please.
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