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@madelijn, Now, now logic is not your strong suit, right? Nadal's accomplishments are not diminished at all. In fact, the very presence of Roger makes Nadal's accomplishments much much more outstanding because he is beating up, regularly and easily I may add, your so-called great Federer. It is the field of non-competitive players during Roger's time that made it easy for Roger to amass Slams. Roger was the only player of note at that time. To drive home the point, how many Slams did Roger win from the last 8 slams he contested?? ZIPPO, NIL, NADA, Kaput, goose egg bigtime! How many Slams did he win during his first 8 slams starting 2004? I am sure you know that stat very well. the reason that Roger got ZIPPO is because his competitors now are just better than him in RAFA, DJOK and MURRAY, etc. and that both Rafa and Murray have both positive H2H against Roger --- translation? roger has no prayer winning anymore in Slams. Whereas, what is roger's head to head against Roddick, Hewitt, and Safin???? I am sure you know the stats. And there lies your answer. Unwilling to accept this FACT, just shows your BLIND FANATIcal stupidity for Roger. And do not rehash the argument that even PMac keeps bringing up that Rafa or Djok were nowhere near the US finals when hardcourts are contention! DUH! both Rafa and Djok were still babies when Roger was beating them but you know what? Nature has a way of even-ing the score. Now, that babies have matured and Roger is slipping to ancient history, who do you think will now win more head to head and who do you think will be missing in semis and finals??? It will be a pity for Roger to stay for 5 more years because roger will soon find out the bitter fact that the field is stacked against him pretty soon --- that roger may not even be in semis and finals - that we can say, where was roger in hardcourts when Rafa and Djok and Murray are playing in hardcourt Slams? Yes? It is stupid to make the argument that a college graduate is better simply because he was beating up high schoolers. But lo and behold, once the high schoolers got to college, the tide has turned. It is called the revenge of TIME on TALENT.
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Why do moderators allow the following garbage to be posted? " Posted by sto ne mogu papke ko Dusana 06/06/2012 at 06:08 PM Dusane ne kenjaj matere ti. Sta si se ti paore nasao da objmasnjavas ovde koja je cija rec. pokenjam ti se u turski. i italijani su makarone uzeli iz kine ali specifican nacin na koji ih prave je njihov i sada njihov This is an English forum. To allow posts in another language is unacceptable because it defeats the very purpose of free exchange of ideas, arguments, conflicting views, etc. Such garbage.
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@wolfprincess, Well said. And the fact that the only reason Roger amassed those "easy" Slams was because he came at the time when there was no competitive players of great note - one trick pony in Roddick, ancient 35yrs Agassi, backboard Hewitt and crazy Safin. But at 17, Nadal pommelled Roger in straights and in hardcourts. I saw that match and I knew Nadal will be greater than Roger. And indeed it came true --- 20-10 H2H!! no ifs, ands, and buts and maybes. Roger KADS keeps harping on "take the clay out of the equation, and roger is ahead". Isn't that the most stupid and preposterous argument! and yet federinas keep bring it up. Because if we "take the grass and hardcourts of the equation, then Nadal is definitely bamboozling Roger. Duh! But, federinas will make one last appeal that based on indoor hardcourts, roger is ahead. Folks, tennis is an outdoor sport, not indoors. Indoors was just created to milk more dollars from stupid saps like federer fans during winterime. So easy!
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2012 on Shutting Them Up at Concrete Elbow by Steve Tignor
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@Feds back, The reason the french have been "chilly" toward Nadal and lately, blatantly antagonistic is because, just as the frenchie Tsonga said, there is no hope for french players to win the Slam named after them --- if Nadal is around! Thus, the only way to get back at Nadal is to use Yannick's preposterous and unfounded gibberish on drug use. And US media is all too willing to propagate such garbage. Pathetic wouldn't you say? The french fans are indeed a weird lot. Instead of exalting Nadal, the player that made French Open more popular than ever, made french open more exciting, they chose to undermine Nadal. It is like the stupid - killing the goose that lays the GOLDEN eggs! Once Nadal gets his 10th French Open, the french will soon realize the reckoning how stupid they have been - because without Nadal, nobody will even watch the French Open on TV. Then french open will replace OZ open as the ugly stepchild of the Grand Slams.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2012 on Shutting Them Up at Concrete Elbow by Steve Tignor
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@Federer's Back, You said, in the overreaching way, to absolve Roger's disrespect and yet your own words fail you --- "Federer appeared to yell "shut up" but, strangely, we could not hear the words from Federer despite all the courtside microphones while we could hear the woman distinctly. It is possible that Federer merely mouthed the words without voicing it. In any case, Federer clarified on a TV interview today that his exclamation was directed only at the one woman who had shouted." If he just mouthed it, as you desperately tried to rationalize the shut up, why then would Roger admi directly that he did say --- SHUT UP???? You need more lessons on logic. You are so blinded by your idolatry that you need to sh*t up for awhile. (you are welcome to put in the missing letter)
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Saying, SHUT UP is very disrespectful. Perhaps, Roger should have said it in the french language, since Mary Carillo avers that Roger speak french beautifully! So, is it "Tai toi?" or what is Shut up in french? It is like disrespecting but hey, sound good, right?
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The French fans are a weird lot. That is, the fans who are french are just the most obnoxious fans of all the Grand Slams. They are anti-Nadal, who is no doubt, the most humble and unassuming of all the marquee players and yet when the arrogant Federer tells them to 'SHUT UP!' somehow is it is ok or made innoucous by the french and incredibly by US media, as well? This repeat incident of telling the fans who pay big bucks to SHUT UP just shows Roger's insolent and insufferable sense of entitlement! Simply because he was having a horrible time during the tie break; being outclassed by an injured Del Potro, he has the gall to say SHUT UP to paying patrons! In contrast, Djok in spite of his problems against Tsonga, did not behave this way. And certainly not Rafa in all of his matches! That what separates greatness from egotistical sense of entitlement of Roger. Thus, Roger will not be considered a great player based on character. (look, I am Roger I have 16 grand slams I SHOULD win! ... look I am Roger you should clap for me even though I lost to Nadal in OZ 2009! Forget about Nadal, clap for me because I am crying and upstaging the winner Nadal) Give me a break! And yet the French fans adore Roger???!!!??? I guess, birds of the same feather flock together, as the say. Yes?
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2012 on Shutting Them Up at Concrete Elbow by Steve Tignor
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edoubleu, Great analysis. Thanks. Which boils down to what I posted earlier, that these two guys, Nadal and Murray pretty much closed down Roger's paths to plays. Nadal blocks him in all Slams and Murray defeats him in most Masters. Roger has nowhere to go now, with additional barrage from Djok,etc and even possibly from Melzer. Roger is getting confused. He does not know what to do. For the longest time, he has being doing it HIS way, not much help from coaches, and now he is forced to listen to Annacone, hoping that what worked for Sampras must also work for him. Nyah! There is this guy Nadal who knows how to problem solve on the spot, in all surfaces. Nadal willing to experiment and improve his game. In fact, it was telling in the player vignettes featured at the US Open, when Roger declares that he plays for the enjoyment of him getting trohpies, but Nadal is more profound in saying he plays to learn, to improve! now, there is your difference. Advantage? Nadal.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2010 on Shanghai: Murray d. Federer at Racquet Reaction
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Laskaris, Envy much?
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2010 on Shanghai: Murray d. Federer at Racquet Reaction
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Sherlock, Now, now, and you should talk! Ooops, I think the psych ward is calling your number now. Go! pronto!
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Susan, You think??? While getting paid for it? I could have gotten that easy from trolls here.
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Daniel, Not worth my time.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2010 on Shanghai: Murray d. Federer at Racquet Reaction
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Just like 8-5
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wilson75, I am posting this in the other blog as well. ------------------ I put the wrong reference article, where Steve wrote, 'Nadal is done.' It is actually, "Reading the readers: Caro vs. Nadal Edition", not conspiracy edition. Here's the excerpt. ======== Maybe you guys are on it, but I doubt it.—Davo Nadal is done. ======== I do not say things, without proof. Capeeez!
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wilson75, I am posting this in the other blog as well. ------------------ I put the wrong reference article, where Steve wrote, 'Nadal is done.' It is actually, "Reading the readers: Caro vs. Nadal Edition", not conspiracy edition. Here's the excerpt. ======== Maybe you guys are on it, but I doubt it.—Davo Nadal is done. ======== I do not say things, without proof. Capiche.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2010 on Shanghai: Murray d. Federer at Racquet Reaction
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Finally, there is an explanation to Melzer's FLUKE win. Now, it makes sense why Nadal lost Wednesday. Friday, he has to be at his Foundation's project to help poor folks in India. No need for year-end #1 ranking points. Some priorities he has! Well done, RAFA.
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tina, That is not nice??!!! So now, we can say, 'ROGER-GO AWAY, TROLL"?? lol, I think.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2010 on Shanghai: Murray d. Federer at Racquet Reaction
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Now, it makes sense why Nadal lost Wednesday, I think. Friday, he has to be at his Foundation's project to help poor folks in India. Some priorities he has! Well done, RAFA.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2010 on Shanghai: Murray d. Federer at Racquet Reaction
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Aussiemarg, With an egotistical tag as yours, "yes indeed I am a one woman show", you can do it. Oh, wait, I think you have smudge on your nose as well. LOL! By the way, what nice colors in this tournament did you like? How about Roger's handbag, Murray's shirts, or Djok shoes, perhaps? Some tennis discussion that will be.
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Vince, No, no he is not. Troller much?
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2010 on Shanghai: Murray d. Federer at Racquet Reaction
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Vince, Touche.
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Vince, No, he is not.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2010 on Shanghai: Murray d. Federer at Racquet Reaction
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wilson75, poor you, I called you out, pride and all. And now, feeling morally right and above all, are you? Reminder. Read post at 7:57 before that vessel gets ....
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Aussie, Put A Sock In It OK Many Thanks, too!
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Ok, correction again, "... did Roger just blaME the linesperson ...
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