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Old 08-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #46
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I just hope when his book is out it will be more like Agassi Open than Nadals Rafa.
wait, nadal has a book titled "rafa"? makes no sense as it should be titled "toni", after the guy who wrote it of course.
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I just hope when his book is out it will be more like Agassi Open than Nadals Rafa.
I read Open but not Rafa (not even sure it's been translated yet). Was Rafa too generic?

Also, I'm not sure Roger is the type to spill warts and all, like Agassi.
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This looks more and more like Federer forum lately. Anyways interesting read.
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wait, nadal has a book titled "rafa"? makes no sense as it should be titled "toni", after the guy who wrote it of course.
I haven't read the book, but I have heard about parts of it. Rafa does talk about Toni being almost a surrogate "tennis parent," who was really tough on him, (ie wouldn't let him celebrate victories as a kid, etc.)
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I haven't read the book, but I have heard about parts of it. Rafa does talk about Toni being almost a surrogate "tennis parent," who was really tough on him, (ie wouldn't let him celebrate victories as a kid, etc.)
I've read parts of the book. Funny part is his strategy for Fed - wait for him to miss - simple strategy, eh?
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'...look at this guy, he only rolls the ball into play, or he only goes for broke, I can’t stand this, today I’m not in the mood...’
Wait... so he lost some of his early matches not because his game wasn't good enough, but because his game was so much better than his opponents that he didn't have the motivation to compete against them?
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Wait... so he lost some of his early matches not because his game wasn't good enough, but because his game was so much better than his opponents that he didn't have the motivation to compete against them?
But I think frustration/dissatisfaction can do this to you. Thinking Marat Safin, who lost countless matches to players below his level.
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I haven't read the book, but I have heard about parts of it. Rafa does talk about Toni being almost a surrogate "tennis parent," who was really tough on him, (ie wouldn't let him celebrate victories as a kid, etc.)
I read it. It's a few hundred pages of a grown up multi millionairre sports superstar complaining about how tough his life is, and showing he has the mentality of a small child. Shades of Michael Jackson.
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I read it. It's a few hundred pages of a grown up multi millionairre sports superstar complaining about how tough his life is, and showing he has the mentality of a small child. Shades of Michael Jackson.
So just because he is a multi millionaire and a sports superstar his life couldn't be tough?
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Nice interview, balanced questions, candid answers.
Great read, thanks for posting!
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fed sounds so swiss, neutral, precise and classy, only without holes.
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So just because he is a multi millionaire and a sports superstar his life couldn't be tough?
You're missing the point. Everyone's life is tough. Everyone does not feel the need to complain about it though.
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loved it!! classy, Interesting, honest and i like the fact he gives so much credit to his wife
she is a rare wife indeed and they have amazing love story.


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So just because he is a multi millionaire and a sports superstar his life couldn't be tough?
Dude, I'm sure it is. Like when his parents got divorced, it's tough on anyone regardless of how much money you have. But no one wants to hear (or read about) a multimillionaire complain about a tough life unless you're a paid psychiatrist. At the end of the day, you can treat yourself to an expensive wardrobe or a nice vacation when you're feeling a bit blue; you never have to experience the worry of where next month's rent is coming from. Other people who get down on themselves don't have such an option. Everyone's got problems but it's good to have the cognizance to realize when your problems are smaller than those of other people.
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