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Old 12-05-2009, 02:41 PM   #181 (permalink)
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Davis Cup doesn't really mean that much imo. I mean some players like Fed for example just have such a low chance of ever winning it and also alot of it depends on whether it's being played on which surface too..

Still happy to see Nadal win something after his tough times lately.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:03 PM   #182 (permalink)
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Ask Federer or any tennis player if the Davis Cup doesnt mean much.
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:43 AM   #183 (permalink)
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Davis Cup means a lot to most of these guys. Also lots of fun to watch.

Anyone watching the Aussie Open? Nadal-Murray match is on now and it's fabulous so far. Six days of vacation ... woo! Sweet tennis time.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:21 AM   #184 (permalink)
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hehe, I was just going to post in this thread a comment about the game and I see mrs taz was faster. Great game so far.

Gotta love this guys. Very difficuly to predict the winner. a give the edge a little to Murray.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:32 AM   #185 (permalink)
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Nice Nadal!
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:33 AM   #186 (permalink)
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I would still give the edge to Rafa ... I think he can pull this off.

What time is it for you, Bel? Working today?
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:38 AM   #187 (permalink)
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11:30 in the morning, Nope dont have to work in the morning. Never work in the morning in weekdays. Im "studying".
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:43 AM   #188 (permalink)
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Its 5 am there no? a true fan you are hehe
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:48 AM   #189 (permalink)
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Hmm ... studying. Studying Rafa and Murrays' techniques?

If this goes on long enough, my husband is going to call into work "sick." Some mysterious ailment ... gosh knows what it could be.

Murray's serve and backhand are fabulous. I'm getting worried.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:51 AM   #190 (permalink)
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Its 5 am there no? a true fan you are hehe
Heh. Yeah. Home from work, slept a few hours, and we both woke up at 4 to watch. My husband actually wanted to stay up to watch the Roddick-Cilic game too but decided not to, thankfully.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:52 AM   #191 (permalink)
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hehe

nadal is making dumb mistakes. He had this set in his hand.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:55 AM   #192 (permalink)
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FUCKING AWESOME
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:00 AM   #193 (permalink)
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Nadal looks unstoppable right now.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:15 AM   #194 (permalink)
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Rafa's making stupid mistakes, as you said, and he is not returning well. He should think about taking a tiny step closer to the middle. Gr.

Come on, Rafa. Sweet play.
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*sigh* Well, doesn't look like a Rafa victory is happening today. Bah.

Keep cheering ... Go Rafa!!
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:02 AM   #196 (permalink)
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:24 PM   #197 (permalink)
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Roddick loses to the Bosnian. Oh dam that kid is like a riverboat gambler just trying to make the perfect shot and it worked.

Roddick is like dissapointment after dissapointment. He has talent just never relates to consistency
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damn knee getting Nadal. Very depressing. I love the orange though.
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I got this excerpt from Harpers. It's pretty funny. I really think Rafa's use of color has made up for the lack of the capris. But I like color.

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From comments posted to vamosbrigade.com, a website for fans of Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. In January, Nadal, who previously wore a sleeveless shirt and long shorts (called piratas ) on court, began wearing tennis outfits designed by his sponsor, Nike, including short-sleeved shirts.

This thread is for those who are still struggling to move on after Sleevegate. Feel free to rant and wail as much as you like. Any comments telling people to pull themselves together or to concentrate on the tennis will be deleted.

I have to admit that I miss the sleeveless shirts. Well, no. I miss the arms! The big, muscled, tanned arms.

I was really upset for a while (emailing Nike and everybody), but since I admire Rafa’s game so much I had to come to terms with the whole idea of him wanting a change. But I wonder if this young man has any idea how sexy he was in that other outfit. Apparently not. Maybe he doesn’t want to look sexy.

I am sad beyond words. This absolute farce of an outfit repulses me. Who on earth will buy these clothes to mimic Rafa on any tennis course? Nike turned him into a clown. Yuck.

I found that if I stared at his face long enough, I could make the sleeves disappear, and I could see him sleeveless in my brain.

Maybe it’s a good thing his clothes are so ugly. I’m not sure how I’d react seeing Rafa in a new outfit that included piratas, a beautiful sleeveless shirt, and a dashing, well-colored bandanna—I might just have a heart attack!

It took me such a long time to like Rafa. He was too colorful, too shirtless, too tan, too apache. Now that I’ve gotten to like him, Nike presents me with the black socks. Well, I’m not going to get used to that! I cross my arms and refuse to look at him. You lost me, Nike.

I was appalled by this look. With his arms covered up, it’s hard to see how fit he still is. Only during the shirt change (which I replayed three times) did I see that he still has his phenomenal physique. I feel like a two-year-old having a tantrum, but I want to stomp my feet and bang my fists and scream, “Give me back the sleeveless Rafa!”

Nike=evil. Nike=greed. Nike=really, really, really poor taste.

I want reporters to ask Nike what the hell happened to their good sense. And why do they want the number-one player in the world to look like his mother dressed him in OshKosh B’Gosh?

Ladies, do you think that the left sleeve of the hideous new garb is too restricting and sort of travels up his arm? Chafing his delicate skin will be his punishment for inflicting the bad look on us. Why can’t Nike custom-make Rafa’s shirt? Even untrained eyes can see his left arm is stronger than the right. Make the left sleeve more roomy. Basic dressmaker intelligence.

I have a compromise: please have one sleeveless shirtsleeve. Preferably the left!

I am becoming convinced that Rafa’s new apparel is a student design project.

You know what bothers me more than anything else about this entire situation? I have this horrible suspicion that the guys in the locker room are making fun of Rafa. I can’t help but think that everyone is wondering why he let his sponsor do this to him.

I hate Nike for destroying the illusion of Rafa’s autonomy.

Looking at Rafa is no longer a joy. I cannot divorce my sensory input into two parts; as much as Rafa himself may want to deny it, clothes do make a large part of the man. Our warrior looks like a damned gaudy refugee from a Third World nation.

I am never going to get used to the new outfits. They’re atrocious and have nothing to do with the young man who is Rafa Nadal. Nike has destroyed its own icon.
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Nadal looks unstoppable right now.
My condolences to you & Tazzie.... sucks that Rafa had to go out like that.

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