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Yes, this may be the birth of something special between these two 135 72.97%
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Old 04-04-2005, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default Is Federer vs. Nadal a future rivarly?

From what we saw today I really think that there may be a potential rivalry that could develop between these two. Nadal is still really young and as he improves his game I think these two could form a great rivalry. No one else has been able to come close to beating Federer with the exception of Safin, but no one is sure whether Safin will have it within himself to form a rivalry with Federer.
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Absolutely not. Nadal is an overrated junior calibre player with no serve who can't do anything except smack topspin forehands from 10 feet behind the baseline all day. He's probably peaked already and will never be better than he is now. Federer will win all their remaining matches to love. Nadal's only chance to win points will be if Federer plays in a wheelchair. Even then it will be difficult.
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Who gives a crap about rivalries, just another media marketing term to sell the game.
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Who gives a crap about rivalries, just another media marketing term to sell the game.
Um, I give a crap? Frankly, if Hewitt could actually still beat Federer sometimes, I would take interest in their matches. As it is, I don't.

Regardless, as I said, Nadal is not the right person to look to as a future contender. He should still be playing juniors.
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Chloe? You're saying this??
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Chloe? You're saying this??
Yup. It's totally true too. I don't know why Rafa bothers. He's clearly not good enough to play on the ATP.
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there's definitely potential for a great rivalry, time will tell.
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Rafa should take his cheese digging back to the juniors where it belongs!



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Um, I give a crap? Frankly, if Hewitt could actually still beat Federer sometimes, I would take interest in their matches. As it is, I don't.

Regardless, as I said, Nadal is not the right person to look to as a future contender. He should still be playing juniors.
I could have worded and should have worded that better, had a bad day already.

In reality I have a problem with the world rivalry and the need for some fans and media to go on about it and bemoan the lack of them in tennis. There are some fans who just enjoy the matches even the Enqvist vs Söderling ones.

If they are good matches, then enjoy the ride and appreciate them, but is there a real need to go on about rivalries.
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Yup. It's totally true too. I don't know why Rafa bothers. He's clearly not good enough to play on the ATP.
You speak the truth cantankerous one.
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You know the worst part of Rafa's game? He wears CAPRIS. Intollerable. Capris are for junior calibre players with no future. Like Rafa.
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I could have worded and should have worded that better, had a bad day already.

In reality I have a problem with the world rivalry and the need for some fans and media to go on about it and bemoan the lack of them in tennis. There are some fans who just enjoy the matches even the Enqvist vs Söderling ones.

If they are good matches, then enjoy the ride and appreciate them, but is there a real need to go on about rivalries.
What about the commercial aspect of the game? it needs to be sold to ordinary folks more than the die-hard fans since they out-number us by far. If these "rivalries" mean more viewers, we all win too.
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Maybe I should start a Rafa hate thread where we can talk about such fascinating topics as:

1) His capris
2) How he's a junior calibre player
3) How he can only hit topspin forehands. Nothing else.
4) How he has no serve.
5) How Federer will win all remaining matches 6-0 6-0 6-0
6) How he picks his butt
7) How he pumps himself up.
8) How his left arm is bigger than his right arm.
9) How he has long hair.
10) How he's peaked at 18.
11) How he's just so totally overrated.
12) How he is "anti tennis"
13) *insert topic I have missed here*

I'll consider this possibility for tomorrow.

Sorry to hijack the thread with a summary of every asinine comment I've read so far today. I couldn't help it.
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What about the commercial aspect of the game? it needs to be sold to ordinary folks more than the die-hard fans since they out-number us by far. If these "rivalries" mean more viewers, we all win too.
Tennis is a niche sport and always will be a niche sport, it'll never be number 1 sport in any country it's played in for many obvious reasons, which I don't need to go in here.

If someone is interested enough in the game, they'll follow it whatever, if not who needs fairweather fans. Some people are intelligent enough to work that out for themselves.
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