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Old 02-12-2013, 11:20 PM   #106
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I don't agree with some of his opinions, but I do agree with others.. all I'm saying is the guy has the right to speak his mind.
And we have the right to scream bloody murder. He is not just 'speaking his mind' casually. People who make up the rules, set up the calendar, courts, etc., might decide to listen to him -- he is a tennis player after all. If nobody speaks up and says "these ideas are horrible," they might take the silence as implying everyone agrees with his ideas -- which is false.

Now we here are nobodies for sure, but Rafa is presuming to speak for the spectators (saying they wanna see 5-hour matches). So I am speaking up and saying "Hey, this guy doesn't speak for me! I don't want to watch dozens of 5-hour matches per year." And maybe if enough of us screech loudly, someone might just take notice. People need to speak up when they see something they don't agree with.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:22 PM   #107
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The umpire must to flexible with that rule. After an epic rally a player should be allowed to take a few seconds more to serve. Its all what he was saying and I agree.
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I really shouldn't have clicked on this thread.

Rafa, seriously...

It's quite simple: abide to the rules of the game.
If you don't like those rules, it's your problem, and not the game's.

I can only hope these quotes were indeed taken out of context, but I barely see any reason to believe so...
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he will never change, he's only happy when he's winning

and he's only ever satisfied when surrounding conditions suit him.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:33 PM   #111
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Bitch needs to calm down, enough with these ridiculous comments


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just had delicious dinner and then saw this comment, don't ask what happened. neither people's dinner isn't sacred to this guy
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It seems like Nadal wants 'tennis', the sport itself, to adapt to him, not the other way around. He also made a comment about the ATP 'not caring enough' about players in relation to court surfaces. His exact words are:

"The ATP has to start thinking about ways to lengthen the players' careers. I can't imagine football players playing on cement, I can't imagine any other sport involving aggressive movements such as tennis being played on such aggressive surfaces such as ours. We are the only sport in the world making this mistake, and it won't change."

"Aggressive surfaces"? What? It depends on how you play on hard court. Actually it's less taxing if you adopt a more aggressive approach to these so-called 'aggressive surface'. Sure if you try digging out every freaking ball and run around for 5+ hrs on a hard court it might not constitute a very smart stratagem but why not, oh I don't know, say here's a nutty idea, adopt a different style for- and actually adapt to- the surface you're playing on? He is not saying he doesn't have the skill set or imagination to adapt is he?

And it is baffling to me because a) his analogy fails b) clay season is already long enough, some might say too long c) court surfaces have been homogenized anyway which in fact helps a counterpuncher like him. Is he saying get rid of hard courts altogether and have only grass and clay? I hope the man is not getting senile.. I mean he is after all still 26 years old..
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I have a theory here.
Nadal has been spewing similar nonsense for quite some time(2-year ranking,less tournaments in a season,now 25 seconds rule),because he wants people to accept his inevitable and quickly upcoming retirement.By making an idiot and utterly egotistic bastard out of himself,he just wants to spare his fans and every tennis lover of the world the grief that would come should he retire in glory,loved and respected by tennis afficionados all over the world.He just cares so much about not breaking people's hearts that he is willing to sacrifice his popularity

Seriously though,the only thing you need to interpret these remarks is this part " for ME to play in a high level for four hours..."
Tells you all you want to know about "Humblito".

I may sound bitter,but too much is too much.I want to remember Rafa as an amazing competitor,not the ultimate whiner.
He was never unanimously loved and/or respected.

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The amount of hate this guy gets just for stating his personal opinions is pathetic.
It's just natural, considering the he's spewing.

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You want to take longer than the rules allow? Pay for it. Lose a first serve and take your time if you feel like. But take it like a man

Some people just want to get away with it and do not do their time. You can't have rules be taylormade for you.

Someone needs to tell Nadal that he is not the center of the tennis universe, too...
Stupid fanatics created this monster called Nadal and now he thinks he's tennis personified.
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agreed.
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Rules are rules. If they're not working as they should, change them.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:36 PM   #113
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he will never change, he's only happy when he's winning

and he's only ever satisfied when surrounding conditions suit him.
And Federer will never change his arrogant self centered ways either. He's the one who wants the courts sped up to suit him...
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ATP trying to take out the threat of Slamray . It is all in vain though as he is an unstoppable force.
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ATP trying to take out the threat of Slamray . It is all in vain though as he is an unstoppable force.
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Nadal come on man, you know whining won't get you anywhere. Just focus on the comeback and take it one match at a time dude.

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ATP trying to take out the threat of Slamray . It is all in vain though as he is an unstoppable force.
Finally some fresh air in this stupid thread
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disgusting this nadal.

is he scared he's not going to be able to beat federer without slowing down the game and do 1 minute of butt picking?
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I can't make my sig any bigger unfortunately . I have already used all my space.
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