Poll

Who's your favorite player in the top ten?

Federer
7 (22.6%)
Nadal
11 (35.5%)
Djokovic
2 (6.5%)
Davydenko
1 (3.2%)
Ferrer
2 (6.5%)
Roddick
3 (9.7%)
Nalbandian
0 (0%)
Blake
2 (6.5%)
Murray
2 (6.5%)
Wawrinka
1 (3.2%)

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2008, 02:29:49 PM »
I voted for Rafa  :) Yes I am British and perhaps should have voted for Murray, but I have many doubts over him, his game, attitude and coaching  :))

So I am very proud to vote for Rafa (very mature guy, with the correct people behind him)  ;-()

All the cr@p about his taking his time, rituals,  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2: Brilliant I love they piss you off  :)
Rules are there for a reason girl. :whistle:

What other rules should we bend for 'da playas? :confused1:

I'd vote for giving Maria a set and 3/0 lead at the beginning of each match  :innocent:

 ..-)   Not even Dallas would type that for Fed!   ..-)

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2008, 02:36:17 PM »
I voted for Rafa  :) Yes I am British and perhaps should have voted for Murray, but I have many doubts over him, his game, attitude and coaching  :))

So I am very proud to vote for Rafa (very mature guy, with the correct people behind him)  ;-()

All the cr@p about his taking his time, rituals,  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2: Brilliant I love they piss you off  :)
Rules are there for a reason girl. :whistle:

What other rules should we bend for 'da playas? :confused1:

I'd vote for giving Maria a set and 3/0 lead at the beginning of each match  :innocent:

 ..-)   Not even Dallas would type that for Fed!   ..-)

Not bothered as long as it gets pushed through  :)~
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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2008, 02:51:32 PM »
I voted for Rafa  :) Yes I am British and perhaps should have voted for Murray, but I have many doubts over him, his game, attitude and coaching  :))

So I am very proud to vote for Rafa (very mature guy, with the correct people behind him)  ;-()

All the cr@p about his taking his time, rituals,  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2: Brilliant I love they piss you off  :)
Rules are there for a reason girl. :whistle:

What other rules should we bend for 'da playas? :confused1:

I'd vote for giving Maria a set and 3/0 lead at the beginning of each match  :innocent:

 ..-)   Not even Dallas would type that for Fed!   ..-)

I sure wouldn't!  I'd go for a first set 5-0 for Roger! :rofl_2:

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2008, 02:53:19 PM »
2 of a kind me Dallas and I  :) You can never criticise for not backing our guy/gal all the way  :))
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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2008, 04:25:13 PM »
2 of a kind me Dallas and I  :) You can never criticise for not backing our guy/gal all the way  :))

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #45 on: July 25, 2008, 07:08:56 PM »
Is nice to check how things have evolved through this forum. Only a year and a half back Rafa would have 0 votes, Roger 27, Roddick 3 and Murray 2 or so. Needless to say who I did vote for

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2008, 12:35:36 AM »
Is nice to check how things have evolved through this forum. Only a year and a half back Rafa would have 0 votes, Roger 27, Roddick 3 and Murray 2 or so. Needless to say who I did vote for

 :rofl_2: That's pretty much spot on and would have been the same 3 years ago as well, although maybe then Rafa might have had either 1 or 2 votes with Roger having 27.
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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #47 on: July 26, 2008, 02:41:21 PM »
I voted for Rafa  :) Yes I am British and perhaps should have voted for Murray, but I have many doubts over him, his game, attitude and coaching  :))

So I am very proud to vote for Rafa (very mature guy, with the correct people behind him)  ;-()

All the cr@p about his taking his time, rituals,  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2: Brilliant I love they piss you off  :)
Rules are there for a reason girl. :whistle:

What other rules should we bend for 'da playas? :confused1:
go back to your post:
----
 Rafa makes every opponent wait for him at every opportunity. 

1.  Coming out of the locker room.
2.  At the coin toss.
3.  Both serving and returning.
4.  During change overs.

The only real problem is #3 because it is a time violation.
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nothing except 3-4 seconds of time violation, wow!!
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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2008, 03:40:06 PM »
I voted for Rafa  :) Yes I am British and perhaps should have voted for Murray, but I have many doubts over him, his game, attitude and coaching  :))

So I am very proud to vote for Rafa (very mature guy, with the correct people behind him)  ;-()

All the cr@p about his taking his time, rituals,  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2: Brilliant I love they piss you off  :)
Rules are there for a reason girl. :whistle:

What other rules should we bend for 'da playas? :confused1:

I'd vote for giving Maria a set and 3/0 lead at the beginning of each match  :innocent:

 ..-)   Not even Dallas would type that for Fed!   ..-)

Yes she would, and did.  ..-)

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #49 on: July 26, 2008, 03:41:29 PM »
I voted for Rafa  :) Yes I am British and perhaps should have voted for Murray, but I have many doubts over him, his game, attitude and coaching  :))

So I am very proud to vote for Rafa (very mature guy, with the correct people behind him)  ;-()

All the cr@p about his taking his time, rituals,  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2: Brilliant I love they piss you off  :)
Rules are there for a reason girl. :whistle:

What other rules should we bend for 'da playas? :confused1:
go back to your post:
----
 Rafa makes every opponent wait for him at every opportunity. 

1.  Coming out of the locker room.
2.  At the coin toss.
3.  Both serving and returning.
4.  During change overs.

The only real problem is #3 because it is a time violation.
----
nothing except 3-4 seconds of time violation, wow!!


And the rest is annoying as hell. Cahil said the tournaments routinely tell Nadal he's up like 15 minutes early, and he is still always running it to the bone, or late.

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2008, 01:06:04 AM »
It's the before match routine that annoys me, they're meant to come out of the tunnels together, but instead Nadal pretends he's forgotten something, holds back, and comes out after to get his own applause.

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2008, 01:21:32 AM »
It's the before match routine that annoys me, they're meant to come out of the tunnels together, but instead Nadal pretends he's forgotten something, holds back, and comes out after to get his own applause.

I think you are reading a bit too much into it. Have you heard that he does that, or just making assumptions? He's extremely meticulous about everything he does in preperation for a match. He has many superstitions that he must assuage before he will leave the locker room, and before he will walk out on court ect... Federer is very meticulous too. That's what makes them great tennis players.
I seriously doubt it's about getting his own applause. That's for Hollywood stars and people who can't stand being out of the news for one second. I've never gotten that impression about Nadal.

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #52 on: July 27, 2008, 01:25:53 AM »
It's the before match routine that annoys me, they're meant to come out of the tunnels together, but instead Nadal pretends he's forgotten something, holds back, and comes out after to get his own applause.

I think you are reading a bit too much into it. Have you heard that he does that, or just making assumptions? He's extremely meticulous about everything he does in preperation for a match. He has many superstitions that he must assuage before he will leave the locker room, and before he will walk out on court ect... Federer is very meticulous too. That's what makes them great tennis players.
I seriously doubt it's about getting his own applause. That's for Hollywood stars and people who can't stand being out of the news for one second. I've never gotten that impression about Nadal.

I don't think it's what he'd do, but there is a kind of mental psyching kind of thing going on with Nadal. And in answer to first question, I've heard he does that and seen it once or twice. Maybe it's just nerves about playing, who knows?

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2008, 08:43:36 AM »
I voted for Rafa  :) Yes I am British and perhaps should have voted for Murray, but I have many doubts over him, his game, attitude and coaching  :))

So I am very proud to vote for Rafa (very mature guy, with the correct people behind him)  ;-()

All the cr@p about his taking his time, rituals,  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2: Brilliant I love they piss you off  :)
Rules are there for a reason girl. :whistle:

What other rules should we bend for 'da playas? :confused1:
go back to your post:
----
 Rafa makes every opponent wait for him at every opportunity. 

1.  Coming out of the locker room.
2.  At the coin toss.
3.  Both serving and returning.
4.  During change overs.

The only real problem is #3 because it is a time violation.
----
nothing except 3-4 seconds of time violation, wow!!

Hey if everybody stalled like that, watching tennis would be like watching a chess match!!!!   :ZZZZZ)     WOW!!!    :rofl_2:

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2008, 08:48:31 AM »
It's the before match routine that annoys me, they're meant to come out of the tunnels together, but instead Nadal pretends he's forgotten something, holds back, and comes out after to get his own applause.

I think you are reading a bit too much into it. Have you heard that he does that, or just making assumptions? He's extremely meticulous about everything he does in preperation for a match. He has many superstitions that he must assuage before he will leave the locker room, and before he will walk out on court ect... Federer is very meticulous too. That's what makes them great tennis players.
I seriously doubt it's about getting his own applause. That's for Hollywood stars and people who can't stand being out of the news for one second. I've never gotten that impression about Nadal.

I don't think it's what he'd do, but there is a kind of mental psyching kind of thing going on with Nadal. And in answer to first question, I've heard he does that and seen it once or twice. Maybe it's just nerves about playing, who knows?
For me that's the paradox.  On all other counts Rafa seems to be a wonderful character.  But it appears that the little head games he plays are not a product of his obsessions but are indeed gamesmanship to the Nth degree.  I don't think he has any interest in applause only in winning matches.
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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2008, 03:53:50 PM »
You know Nadal has never been my favorite, but I do respect what he has done for the game and actually, with his more aggressive style, I like watching him more now than I did earlier in his career.  The part where he makes people wait on him for the coin toss doesn't bother me; the part where he lines up his bottles just so...doesn't bother me; the part where he picks his...well you know..that doesn't bother me.

The only thing that just irks me that Nadal does - and for the life of me I don't know why... but the only part that I hate watching is after they've tossed the coin and get ready for warm-ups, he springs zigzag back to the end of the court before warm-up!  That irks the .... out of me!  Don't know why!

So...if that's the only thing I can think of that irks me in regards to Nadal...then I'd say we have a capable young man taking over the top spot in tennis from my man. ;-()

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2008, 06:12:48 PM »
Interesting that now that Rafa's winning, he seems to have more fans.  :confused1:

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #57 on: July 27, 2008, 06:17:34 PM »
Interesting that now that Rafa's winning, he seems to have more fans.  :confused1:
He does have more fans here. That's my impression.

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #58 on: July 27, 2008, 06:36:57 PM »
Interesting that now that Rafa's winning, he seems to have more fans.  :confused1:
He does have more fans here. That's my impression.

That's fine.  Everyone can have their favorites.  I just had a problem with a couple of them who have toned it down some.  And not with them praising Nadal.  That's fine.  I just hated to see them tear down other players.  For most of the Nadal fans here...they are fantastic posters and valuable members of our family! :))

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Re: Favorite Top Tenner (ATP)
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2008, 02:45:49 AM »
Interesting that now that Rafa's winning, he seems to have more fans.  :confused1:
He does have more fans here. That's my impression.

That's fine.  Everyone can have their favorites.  I just had a problem with a couple of them who have toned it down some.  And not with them praising Nadal.  That's fine.  I just hated to see them tear down other players.  For most of the Nadal fans here...they are fantastic posters and valuable members of our family! :))
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