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Old 08-10-2012, 06:07 AM   #46
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are you kidding me? I don't think Djokovic- Nadal is a fascinating matchup but Nadal-Murray and Nadal-Federer matches are extremely exciting
If I were a Rafa fan I would be thinking this.

But as a Fed fan I don't enjoy many Fed-Nadal matches.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:13 AM   #47
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No, I do not like Nadal's brand of tennis.

I do not like his interpretation of tennis either, by that I mean all his intentional time-violations, trying to stop the opponents serving rhythm, wanting a bi-annual ranking, etc.

Watching his matches are a borefest.

Tennis is the winner.



In the same way, I wouldn't miss Cristiano Ronaldo. He's as good at football as Nadal is in tennis, but he is a massive flopper, whiny bitch (like nadal), and does all kind of tricks to gain an advantage. I hope Cristiano stops playing football the sooner the better.
Messi, on the other hand plays total football, the beautiful game, rarely flops, plays for the team. Sounds a lot like Federer to me.
besides there are plenty of quality players right now.

When Fed retires, now THAT is gonna be doom.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:32 AM   #48
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are you kidding me? I don't think Djokovic- Nadal is a fascinating matchup but Nadal-Murray and Nadal-Federer matches are extremely exciting
What's exciting about Nadal-Murray? They hardly played a close match. Nadal-Fed is exciting as long as it's not on clay, which is like once a year.
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Tennis wont lose by the retirement of a player even for Roger .A new player will come and fill his boots The game is always bigger than the player
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EVen though Murray has stepped up more, i think it will be a lose for a while for tennis if he retire by this year it is because there is no guy that is gonna take his spot if there is a player that immediately puts himself in the equation of Murray, Federer, Djokovic i don't it will be much, though i don't see anyone be in their with those three currently.
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rhetorical question, no?
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Nadal will play at least 2013, probably 2014 as well. Let's talk then.
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Talk of retirement = ridiculous. But if the unthinkable did happen then it would be one of the greatest losses tennis has ever seen.
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Mass suicide of Nadulltards?
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Tennis wont lose by the retirement of a player even for Roger .A new player will come and fill his boots The game is always bigger than the player
Federer is the game, Federer is tennis!
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Tennis would lose, Nadal is a beast on the court. He is a dedicated athlete, there is none like him. He creates this rotten feeling in his rivals and opponents; when you face him, you know you have to play out of your mind.
He plays every point hard and makes you go for your shots, you can't push the ball in play against him, it's just not going to cut it.

Now I am not a fan, but I appreciate him, his uniqueness.
Rogers Cup is boring, the Olympics sucked, the game will move on when he retires but right now it sucks that he is not playing
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are you kidding me? I don't think Djokovic- Nadal is a fascinating matchup but Nadal-Murray and Nadal-Federer matches are extremely exciting
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irreplaceable loss this would be...
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Even though I dislike Nadal's tennis, I will miss him for sure if he retires right now. Nadal involoved in many great matches and there is a reason for that. He is the kind of player that forces his opponent to play unreal/great tennis if the opponent wants to beat him (i.e. Soderling RG 09, Nole Rome 2011 etc). Nadal rarely beats himself.

He also brings out the best of my fav player. That's another reason why I would miss him if he retires right now.
Thread should have been closed after this.
Huge number of people are watching tennis only because of him, and would probably stop doing so if he retired.
This alone is enough to say that sport looses with his retirement.
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I think tennis loses every time a good player retires (too) early. I' am not a big fan of Nadal and more often than not root for his opponents. But I don't want Nadal to loose due to him playing a poor game. I rather want his opponents to step up and play really well. And if he doesn't play against one of my major favorites in the game, I can surely enjoy Nadal playing supreme defense and running down seemingly impossible shots. If he declines or retires too early this will be missed by me.
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