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« Reply #300 on: June 09, 2008, 09:00:14 AM »
rafa's reaction after his victory against federer,
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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« Reply #301 on: June 09, 2008, 09:01:03 AM »
rafa's reaction after his victory against djokovic.....
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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« Reply #302 on: June 09, 2008, 10:13:57 PM »
Rafa will try to eke out maximum practice from this little tourney by playing doubles too.......The good and correct thing that he does in tourneys like this is, tries various other things instead of sticking to the baseline and I have no doubts that he is currently the second best volleyer out there.......

VAMOS RAFA! 
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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« Reply #303 on: June 09, 2008, 10:15:46 PM »
it's tough, but there is every possibility for rafa to lift this year's wimbledon.......

That would be so wonderful to see.  I am really rooting for him to do it.  GO RAFA!!!

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« Reply #304 on: June 09, 2008, 10:23:32 PM »
Borg could be right when he picks Nadal to beat Federer at Wimbledon

12 hours ago

PARIS No less a tennis authority than Bjorn Borg wonders whether Roger Federer can stave off Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon.

Granted, Borg has a rooting interest: He won five consecutive titles at the All England Club from 1976 to '80, and Federer aims to claim No. 6 in a row a month from now.

And, granted, Borg wasn't exactly on the mark when he predicted a tight French Open final: No. 2-ranked Nadal beat No. 1 Federer 6-1, 6-3, 6-0.

Still, 11-time major champion Borg's words carry weight, and after watching Sunday's championship match at Roland Garros from a front-row seat, the Swede said of Nadal: "If he survives the first couple of rounds this year, I pick him to win Wimbledon."

Over Federer?

"Yes," Borg said.

After losing the most lopsided Grand Slam men's final since John McEnroe allowed Jimmy Connors to take only four games at Wimbledon in 1984, Federer spoke Sunday about wishing he could face Nadal on grass more often.

There are far more tournaments played on clay than on grass, and there's a strong possibility the rivals will meet on the slicker surface once in 2008, just as they met once at the All England Club in 2006 and 2007 - in the Wimbledon final.

Truth be told, if Federer's lucky, he won't have to play Nadal at all on grass. At this point, perhaps Federer ought to hope that somebody else eliminates the 22-year-old Spaniard before yet another meeting.

Because here is the surprising thing: Nadal has come much closer to beating Federer at Wimbledon than Federer has come to beating Nadal at the French Open.

Never at Roland Garros has Federer really put a scare into Nadal, the first man since Borg in 1978-81 to win four consecutive French Open titles.

In 2005, they met in the semifinals. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, they met in the final. Each of the first three matchups, Federer pushed Nadal to four sets. But the 26-year-old Swiss star didn't even come close to making a single set competitive Sunday.

At Wimbledon, in contrast, they played four sets in the 2006 championship match, followed by a 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2 "thriller," as Federer deemed it, in the 2007 final.

Federer is supposed to be the one of the pair with the adaptable skills and all-court game, yet it's Nadal who has changed the way he plays even more. He'll serve-and-volley at the All England Club, and on Sunday at Roland Garros, the left-hander was standing right along the baseline, playing an attacking brand of tennis not generally associated with clay-court greats.

"I am young. I have to continue to improve," Nadal said. "I think I'm improving, and that's important. I have to continue improve if I want to be No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, because a lot of good players are there."

And here's the other thing: He might be fresher than Federer heading into the quick turnaround between the French Open and Wimbledon.

Generally, with its longer points and tough footwork, the clay-court Grand Slam is thought to be the most gruelling of the bunch. Yet Nadal hardly appeared to be sapped of any energy at the end of the tournament, perhaps because he spent so little time on court.

He is the first man to earn the trophy at Roland Garros without dropping a set since Borg did it in 1980.

"It's important I don't have a lot of problems, a lot of long matches," Nadal said, "because, especially mentally, it's more difficult to go to the next places and be at 100 per cent, no?"

It will be instructive to see how Federer moves forward after his worst loss in 173 career Grand Slam matches, and his first 6-0 set anywhere since 1999, back before he had cracked the top 50 in the rankings.

Could his confidence be shaken by Sunday's rout? He insists not.

"I'm going to look forward to grass," he said. "I think the second half of the season, hopefully, is going to be better than the first."

Nadal was asked Sunday whether the way things went during the French Open final made him feel like the best player in the world at the moment.

"No, no, no," Nadal said. "I feel like No. 2, because I am. I am No. 2, and closer to the No. 3 than the No. 1."

That last part is true. Had Nadal lost to third-ranked Novak Djokovic in the semifinals at Roland Garros, those two men would have swapped spots in the rankings. Nadal beat Djokovic almost as easily as he dispatched Federer.

Now what Nadal knows he needs to do is win a Grand Slam title somewhere other than Paris.

Borg, for one, thinks it could happen sooner rather than later.

"The way he played last year (at Wimbledon), it was an unbelievable final. He was very unfortunate not to win that particular match. He had chances," Borg said. "And I'm sure after losing a match like that he wants to come back and try to win that championship."

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« Reply #305 on: June 09, 2008, 10:36:01 PM »
ya, I too am hoping Borg will be right this time......A great man like him can't go wrong this many times.......
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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« Reply #306 on: June 09, 2008, 10:41:32 PM »
After the RG final, like kittens said in some other thread, we assessed roger's game and his chances for future but I think we have really forgotten to mention a thing that Nadal is still improving on clay and also on other surfaces........Now that's a scary thought for his opponents......
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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« Reply #307 on: June 09, 2008, 10:45:05 PM »
After the RG final, like kittens said in some other thread, we assessed roger's game and his chances for future but I think we have really forgotten to mention a thing that Nadal is still improving on clay and also on other surfaces........Now that's a scary thought for his opponents......

He has improved marketedly on both clay and hard courts.  Of course his fans are dissapointed he isnt winning more hard court events, since it is hard not to have huge expectations with such incredible talent like Rafa.  However he is still making semis or better stage much more regularly then he did even a year ago.   As I said he outperformed Federer on hard courts this year up to now.   On clay he is even more dominant and opressive then just last year.   Grass we are about to find out.

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« Reply #308 on: June 09, 2008, 10:49:08 PM »
The main improvement I see in him is his backhand......He has improved it like nuts over the past one year or so......Those raking cross-court backhands can rip apart anyone......and his backhand slice has also improved a lot, it will be even better if he uses the slice intelligently because, sometimes a good picker like federer or even murray will sneak-in to the net on that slice if not sliced at the right time. So, he should be a bit careful with his slice......Otherwise his backhand is the most improved aspect of his game....... 
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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« Reply #309 on: June 09, 2008, 10:51:57 PM »
The main improvement I see in him is his backhand......He has improved it like nuts over the past one year or so......Those raking cross-court backhands can rip apart anyone......and his backhand slice has also improved a lot, it will be even better if he uses the slice intelligently because, sometimes a good picker like federer or even murray will sneak-in to the net on that slice if not sliced at the right time. So, he should be a bit careful with his slice......Otherwise his backhand is the most improved aspect of his game....... 

I agree totally.   His backhand was always outstanding but still the difference between it and his forehand was significant, and now they are virtually equal.    I agree on your comments regarding the slice.  It is becoming a useful shot but he has to use it selectively.  As he gets more practice I am sure he will. 

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« Reply #310 on: June 09, 2008, 11:01:28 PM »
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« Reply #311 on: June 09, 2008, 11:12:16 PM »
The main improvement I see in him is his backhand......He has improved it like nuts over the past one year or so......Those raking cross-court backhands can rip apart anyone......and his backhand slice has also improved a lot, it will be even better if he uses the slice intelligently because, sometimes a good picker like federer or even murray will sneak-in to the net on that slice if not sliced at the right time. So, he should be a bit careful with his slice......Otherwise his backhand is the most improved aspect of his game....... 

I agree totally.   His backhand was always outstanding but still the difference between it and his forehand was significant, and now they are virtually equal.    I agree on your comments regarding the slice.  It is becoming a useful shot but he has to use it selectively.  As he gets more practice I am sure he will. 

Let's hope all these improvements will lead Rafa to his maiden wimbledon glory......VAMOS!!!
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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« Reply #312 on: June 09, 2008, 11:52:48 PM »
Alex, I really felt so happy for Anna and prayed for her that she should not fall from there, trying to get to her box by climbing over that wall, out of joy......everyone's at relief and piece that her journey to the box has ended happily......
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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« Reply #313 on: June 10, 2008, 12:02:34 AM »
Alex, I really felt so happy for Anna and prayed for her that she should not fall from there, trying to get to her box by climbing over that wall, out of joy......everyone's at relief and piece that her journey to the box has ended happily......
I know, I was scared too, she is just a girl ...

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« Reply #314 on: June 10, 2008, 12:13:20 AM »
Alex, I really felt so happy for Anna and prayed for her that she should not fall from there, trying to get to her box by climbing over that wall, out of joy......everyone's at relief and piece that her journey to the box has ended happily......
I know, I was scared too, she is just a girl ...
I am happy for her, backed her all the way to win and she did......She should surpass Sharpy......
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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« Reply #315 on: June 10, 2008, 08:52:56 AM »
Federer: I'm still the favourite

"I still definitely feel very strong about my chances and being the big favourite going into grass," Federer told Reuters.

I also feel how much Rafa has progressed on clay, but we'll see in the future if he is stronger on grass or on hard surfaces."

          He was slaughtered to pieces at the hands of nadal and why is this fellow so overconfident? Is it his insecurity feeling or what, to time and again come up with such comments on his opponents? Doesn't he know Rafa's potential on grass to comment on him like that? strange........
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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« Reply #316 on: June 10, 2008, 09:10:03 AM »
 Q. There was almost some 50 unforced errors, approximately, that you did. Do you think that's because of some overconcentration that worked against you, or is it just that what we call unforced errors, the way Nadal's balls bounce, you disliked them? Like, what made these unforced errors that were so numerous?

ROGER FEDERER: "Um, look, doesn't matter now what happened, you know. I mean, the match is over; clay court season is over. I'm just here to answer some questions, not to analyze the match. I wish it was a different outcome."

as a professional, he is not here to talk about his personal life, he should not have skipped this question, UEs being the hugest factor in his loss......it shows his over the top nature once again......

Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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« Reply #317 on: June 10, 2008, 01:49:26 PM »
Poor shankar. I feel sorry for you.
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« Reply #318 on: June 10, 2008, 08:02:32 PM »
Federer: I'm still the favourite

"I still definitely feel very strong about my chances and being the big favourite going into grass," Federer told Reuters.

I also feel how much Rafa has progressed on clay, but we'll see in the future if he is stronger on grass or on hard surfaces."

          He was slaughtered to pieces at the hands of nadal and why is this fellow so overconfident? Is it his insecurity feeling or what, to time and again come up with such comments on his opponents? Doesn't he know Rafa's potential on grass to comment on him like that? strange........

I don't know...but do you think it has something to do with this:

54 consecutive matches won on grass :innocent:  Just saying that might have a little to do with his being confident on grass....maybe... :innocent:

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« Reply #319 on: June 10, 2008, 08:46:27 PM »
Q. There was almost some 50 unforced errors, approximately, that you did. Do you think that's because of some overconcentration that worked against you, or is it just that what we call unforced errors, the way Nadal's balls bounce, you disliked them? Like, what made these unforced errors that were so numerous?

ROGER FEDERER: "Um, look, doesn't matter now what happened, you know. I mean, the match is over; clay court season is over. I'm just here to answer some questions, not to analyze the match. I wish it was a different outcome."

as a professional, he is not here to talk about his personal life, he should not have skipped this question, UEs being the hugest factor in his loss......it shows his over the top nature once again......





Well this probably sums up why I am not the biggest fan of Fed ;-()


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