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Sooooo happy for Cilic, and extremely happy not to have to hear more about smug AM.
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Pete, I often have complains about your posts, especially when it is about your pick for a tournament (thank God you didn't predict any thing for this SJ19)... but this post is just taking words out of my mouth. Recently I went to a Nike shop, with the intention to buy a pair of sneakers. I then saw that Rafa pink shirt, and then that Roger T-shirt with the HUGE RF logo, and then the cap. O-M-G, why on earth would I be wearing such an alarming stupid outfit. I went out of the shop, not even looking for sneakers. Tennis is not a parody, and I pity all the "fans" that are focussing on this absurd side part of that magnificent game. Roger wake up, and do the right thing. You are being used, as rightfully stated by Pete.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2009 on Dressing Roger at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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which form are you talking about? Nadal or Roger's? There are many things that "do not elevate RF to the Godhead", and guess what, I don't care. My attack on Rafa has strictly nothing to do with Roger's present form, or even his quest to win that gd frech open. No, my "attacks" as you state, are based on the fact that he is pinching his butt more than any other athlete world wide, and possibly more than any other human being on this planet, to the point where it is becoming embarrassing. And this ass pinching is just one of his numerous OCD. Now, as far as Pete's "article" is concerned, I have nothing when someone does not like Federer (or other player), as long as they do not pretend the opposite, and as long as they remain fair in their comments. In his present pick, he clearly reveals his true feelings about Roger, and he is being unfair in his comments (not for not picking Roger as a finalist or a winner, just through some of his "analysis"). vamos rafa, stop pinching your butt, stop grunting so loudly, stop delaying the game, and respect the 25 sec rule, and I will become one of your supporter.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2009 on The Paris Parse at Concrete Elbow by Steve Tignor
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"... Enough already, Rafa, you made your point. Let’s get Roger out of there and give somebody else a chance...." Pete, your post is alarmingly unfair, and your pick is a vision that I simply do not share! As stated by another reader (post which has already been erased... not nice to keep only posts that suit your ego...), you have an "almost pathological dislike of Federer". Yes I concur, a Nadal vs Federer final in 2009 after 3 consecutive Federer vs Nadal at the french open is not appealing. But the reason why it is not appealing is not because Nadal made his point denying for ever that trophy to Federer. No, the reason why it is not appealing to me starts with the very actual fact that Nadal is suffering from OCD. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is surprisingly common and affects about two or three people out of every 100. Many tennis players suffer from this disease, to a certain degree (a brilliant example is Ivan Lendl). But the one who is #1 in showing signs of severe OCD is Rafael Nadal, to the point that actually it is becoming embarrassing. Yes, Nadal is a great champion, but I simply don't like his game, even if I respect his phenomenal fighting spirit, and his tennis skills which are just superb. To see him pintch his anus every 30 sec or so, his mimics during serve, his hideous gruntings, his maniac prematch preparations, his constant attempts to slow the game, his obvious violation of the 25 sec rule, etc etc... the list is so long ... I am in no mood to talk about it in length... On the other hand, Roger has his stubbornness, his magical touch, his dancing tennis. Yes he is a dandy, and yes being #1 for so long and having to give that many interviews has rendered him a bit "boring". But what a magnificent player he is. Furthermore, Roger on clay has a fantastic record, on not only because he is the only player who has beated Nadal 2 times on this surface. For a "journalist" to deny Roger the right to attempt another final, just because he dislikes him, and to avoid a Nadal vs Federer final ... how pathetic! If it is just the combination of those two names that you want to avoid, then may I suggest you to pick another name on the upper draw? My prediction: final Verdasco vs Federer (winner: the best of the two)
Toggle Commented May 23, 2009 on The Paris Parse at Concrete Elbow by Steve Tignor
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"... Enough already, Rafa, you made your point. Let’s get Roger out of there and give somebody else a chance...." Pete, your post is alarmingly unfair, and your pick is a vision that I simply do not share. As stated by another reader, "your almost pathological dislike of Federer" is finally coming to surface. Yes I concur, a Nadal vs Federer final in 2009 after 3 consecutive Federer vs Nadal at the french open is not appealing. But the reason why it is not appealing is not because Nadal made his point denying for ever that trophy to Federer. No, the reason why it is not appealing to me starts with the very actual fact that Nadal is suffering from OCD. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is surprisingly common and affects about two or three people out of every 100. Many tennis players suffer from this disease, to a certain degree (a brilliant example is Ivan Lendl). But the one who is #1 in showing signs of severe OCD is Rafael Nadal, to the point that actually it is becoming embarrassing. Yes, Nadal is a great champion, but I simply don't like his game, even if I respect his phenomenal fighting spirit, and his tennis skills which are just superb. To see him pitch his anus every 30 sec or so, his mimics during serve, his hideous gruntings, his maniac prematch preparations, his constant attempts to slow the game, his obvious violation of the 25 sec rule, etc etc... the list is so long ... I am in no mood to talk about it in length... On the other hand, Roger has is stubbornness, his magical touch, his dancing tennis. Yes he is a dandy, and yes being #1 for so long and having to give that many interviews has rendered him a bit "boring". But what a magnificent player he is. Furthermore, Roger on clay has a fantastic record, on not only because he is the only player who has beated Nadal 2 times on this surface. To deny Roger the right to attempt another final, just because you dislike him, and to avoid a Nadal vs Federer final is simply unfair. If it is just the combination of those two names that you want to avoid, then pick another name on the upper draw. My prediction: final Verdasco vs Federer (winner: the best of the two)
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