Rafael Nadal: “Thinking About Winning Another Title Here In Wimbledon Is Arrogant And Crazy”
by Tom Gainey | June 23rd, 2012, 4:09 pm
  • 126 Comments

Having reached the finals of Wimbledon the last five times he played, Rafael Nadal still thinks he’s a longshot to collect a third crown in London.

“Thinking about winning another title here in Wimbledon is arrogant and crazy,” Nadal said today.

“That’s something I cannot think about, no? I can just think about the practice of tomorrow, to keep preparing my game, to arrive to Tuesday with the right conditions, being competitive to try to win the first match, no?”

Nadal won Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010, both even years. And he’s finished runner up in 2006, 2007 and 2011, missing only 2009 when he withdrew from the tournament.

Nadal opens his 2012 Wimbledon campaign against fellow lefty Tomaz Bellucci.

“The real thing of this surface, you see the draw, and you never see an easy opponent,” Rafa said.

“You have the feeling, for example, you play on clay and your match is in your hands. If you are playing your game you will have good chances to be through.

“Here everything is a little bit more crazy, because sometimes you played two bad points in not the right moment and you lose a set.”

Nadal will regain the No. 1 ranking if he wins the title and Novak Djokovic loses in or before the quarterfinals. The Spaniard just won his 7th Grand Slam title two Sundays ago lifting his haul to 11 career Major titles, just five from Roger Federer.

Here’s a recent interview with Nadal did with BBC:

And Rafa just did a Google Chat:


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126 Comments for Rafael Nadal: “Thinking About Winning Another Title Here In Wimbledon Is Arrogant And Crazy”

alison Says:

Oh dear come off it Rafa,talk about leaving yourself wide open,the haters will have a field day over this one, accusations of false modesty blah,blah,blah,as a fan i wish for a change he would just tell it like it is,be like Roger on the other thread who sounds confident,having said that though the haters will say hes arrogant,damned if you dont and damned if you do sometimes.


azrael Says:

let the haters keep hating…who cares…certainly not Rafa….Vaamos


Anna Says:

I hear your concern Alison, but if I were a player, I’d use the same strategy as Rafa. It’s smart. Work in increments and don’t allow yourself to take on anymore worries other than what’s right in front of you. No sense in being overwhelmed. Believe me Rafa has confidence, he just doesn’t underestimate the competition. If you listen to Nole and most of the top players, they say the same thing. Let the haters hate.


Anna Says:

Isn’t he just so sweet in those videos. I just want to pinch his cheek.


alison Says:

Thanks Anna yeah your right,Rafa,Nole,Roger have there own way of handling things,and i dont think theres any right or wrong way,its just a matter of preferance JMO.


Voicemale1 Says:

You do realize this interview with Sue Barker you have embedded here is from last year, right?


Dave Says:

For seven years, Nadal’s consistent strategy at pressers has been: lower all expectations, portray humility, talk about the next small step, talk about difficulties, don’t talk about winning the title. He basically says the same nothings and generalities over and over and over again so he can’t be misquoted and proetcts his image. Having an expensive publicity agent (Benito) who coaches him to say nothing and speak in generalities surely helps.

If every player adopted the same PR strategy can you imagine how boring it would be? In any case, every press conference of every player should be taken with a pinch of salt. What they say and what they think and do may not be the same.

Anyways, No. 80 Bellucci (who has won only 4 or 5 grass court matches in his career) seems to be injured or in a bad slump. He lost in the first round of Madrid, Rome and French Open and has not been on any main draw in any grass warm up tourney. So Nadal should start off with a good match.


Anthony Edwards Says:

Atleast rafa is not deluded like his fans. And you have to admire fans who like to pinch their favorite’s cheeks. tells you where the admiration comes from. definitely not the top half of the body.

I hope rafa has more mature fans then people who want to pinch his cheeks or have other fantasies about him. I can understand porn stars/actresses having those kind of fans, but tennis players? really?

I am sure even rafa realises he has been aided immensely by the slowing down of playing conditions. If we had Grasscourts playing like in the 90s, it would be novak and not nadal with 2 wimbledon titles right now.

I am confident, novak will end his career with more wimbledon/usopen/ausopen and year end championships than nadal.


Anthony Edwards Says:

Nadal just is not a confident bloke because deep down he knows he’s pushing tennis rules everytime he plays (time violations, medical time outs, illegal coaching and who knows what else).

Federer/sampras on the other hand had clean games and never abused tennis rules to suit their needs. They are confident about their games and sampras maintains to this day, that he can beat anyone on his day – even on the slowed down grass courts of wimbledon.

sometimes a clear conscious mind gives confidence that a guilty mind cannot.


Steve 27 Says:

Anthony Edward if you don’t like Nadal, don’t see it.
Why are you wasting your time if you do not like this? If you do not like a movie, a rock band, a football team, one person, why waste your energy and keep constantly talking nonsense again and again. It is better to focus on what you love on life, motivates you, makes you happy and not behaving like a spoiled child when they do not give the reason, expresses your tantrums. It is not for a mature person to accept differences and preferences for other things, other issues and accept that you do not live on an island. Is not it typical of a mature person to accept differences and preferences of other things, questions of others and accept that you do not live on an island?. Instead of appreciating the differences, we locked ourselves up like crazy and do not allow open a door for the other to transmit to us their knowledge. If you do not respect the opinions of others rather not say a word. Just do not deserve the respect of others.


skeezer Says:

Steve 27,

So your logic should apply to all right? What about posts from mark, queen, roy, rick, nadalista(aka nadline), and the host of other simular Fed hater/Rafa sniffers? Arrogant, has been, old man, fedtards, H2H, B2B (lol) etc, etc,etc.

It really all depends what kind of person u like. I wish it was what kinda of tennis player u like. But, by the historical posts I have seen, not true. Its all about the Bod, the butt, the look,etc……..welcome the new tennis fan.


WTF Says:

alison Says:

“Oh dear come off it Rafa,talk about leaving yourself wide open,the haters will have a field day over this one, accusations of false modesty blah,blah,blah,as a fan i wish for a change he would just tell it like it is,be like Roger on the other thread who sounds confident,having said that though the haters will say hes arrogant,damned if you dont and damned if you do sometimes.”

While he normally is falsely modest, after last year’s beatdown by Nole, he’s simply stating a fact. He doesn’t expect to beat Nole again if he reaches the final.

“Having reached the finals of Wimbledon the last five times he played, Rafael Nadal still thinks he’s a longshot to collect a third crown in London.”

Anyone other than Nole is a long shot in my opinion.


WTF Says:

Anthony Edwards Says:

“Nadal just is not a confident bloke because deep down he knows he’s pushing tennis rules everytime he plays (time violations, medical time outs, illegal coaching and who knows what else).”

He’s gotten away with that up till now. Why would he not be confident about getting away with it again?

And last I checked, calling the trainer is not against the rules. As for illegal coaching, a player can’t control their coach. I doubt you can hear what they’re saying anyway, nor does he need it.

Someone is butt hurt that their player hasn’t won a major title since January 2010 and doesn’t look like winning another one again.


Fleischer Says:

And now the Rafa bu#t lovers (fed fans) are in full force writing about that here.

The fed tards’ are more interested in Rafa’s interview than that of the arrogant Fed.

I hope Rafa wins more and more on clay and a little more off clay and cause more and more pain and agony for fed and his fans.

One sincere and humble request to Rafa:
Please dont ever stop picking ur b u t t, go deeper and stronger….it really causes a lot of pain in the fed tards’ a##.
I hope you remain a pain in the a## of fed and his fans.


WTF Says:

“I am confident, novak will end his career with more wimbledon/usopen/ausopen and year end championships than nadal.”

So you’re a Novak supporter now? How convenient that a major thing you criticize Nadal for (time violations) is something you don’t criticize Nole for? Rose tinted glasses perhaps?


Michael Says:

Nadal appears more modest when fancying his chances at the Premier event. But having reached five finals in Wimbledon, he has proved that he is not a one surface wonder. And this year too, he has good chances with momentum in his favour. I would not be surprised if he wins Wimbledon this year given the fact that he has a easier road to the finals.


Fleischer Says:

I hope Rafa keeps moon balling to Mr.Lady Backhand’s back hand and continues to beat him black and blue on all surfaces. I love it.


Anthony Edwards Says:

Steve 27:

how come i dont see you preaching this to mark, rff, bullies and other raf@tards? I guess you only want to hear good things about rafa, others be d@mned!

It is hard to respect a player who is admired by most people because they think he/she looks hot. i find it shallow and stupid. but i guess that is what happens when people dont have much to offer by way of their tennis game. if federer/novak had boring games like nadal’s i guess most of his fans will start looking at their bu77s and what not.

How can anyone seriously defend some of rafa’s disgusting traits like bu77 picking in public? i wish they would just focus on the returner and not show it on camera. as i said, once in a while all athletes do this. but every freaking serve? give me a break! and then ofcourse the constant whining about long season, surfaces, taxes and what not.

ofcourse he is not a saint on court either. medical time outs, illegal coaching, time violations. I cannot think of another tennis great who was so abusive of the rules. In any other sport, nadal would be taken to task. unfortunately tennis refrees do not have powers to implement the rules. nadal has had got officials and even davis cup staff fired because things were not to his liking.

i cant wait for the tennis to get underway and to see rafa extend his streak of not winning titles outside clay.

come on fedkovic :)


Anthony Edwards Says:

WTF (very apt moniker):

I did not know i had to take your permission to become novak’s fan.

Can you please find me a post where I supported novak on the time-violations?

If you do, I will stop posting. If you can’t, are you man/woman/human enough to stop posting?


Anthony Edwards Says:

right! that strategy has worked wonders for bu77 pickal on the fast courts. he even got bageled on all surfaces by federer.

and let us not talk about the 7 in a row beat-down that @$$-diggal got from novak! MUM is the word.

7 finals in a row, 3GS finals in a row. great achievement for mr. @$$ pick-al!


Steve 27 Says:

skeezer,
Internet is neither good nor bad per se, is the use that each individual gives you what you can make intelligent use of it. Here there are many “trolls” unfortunately (See the meaning in Wikipedia or any page). It is the responsibility of each respect the opinions of others and maintain a climate of community, not attack each other wild. Should the responsible for the page to prevent certain individuals continue to participate for not showing their personal misery makes this a barrage of insults, attacks and do not facilitate the peaceful exchange of views. Hopefully Tennis X and other pages do something, but the level is going to approach such a hostile environment such as prisons.


Eric Says:

Hey, did you guys see that the ATP is not letting Madrid have blue courts next year? I guess Rafa and Nole’s hissy fits succeeded.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/23/2155058/atp-says-madrid-open-cant-have.html


Fleischer Says:

I hope Rafa wins Wimby and increase the sales of KOOL AID


El Mago Says:

Anthony Edwards:

I follow your posts and while your posts are not offending for me as a fellow federer fan, I would say your tone is hostile and very offensive, which is a shame because there are some good points you make.

I have a word of advice for you. Don’t bother with trolls. Eventually when rafa’s results taper off, you will see lot of federer trolls giving back good.

Right now, it is rafa season with the clay season that just ended. It is going to be novak/roger time from here on till monte carlo next, so just ignore the trolls. Most of the time they die on their own!


Fleischer Says:

Blue clay gone ?

Bad news for the old hyena…the lions will be hunting there next year…no more left overs for the old hyena.


Eric Says:

Also, finally taking a look at the Wimbledon draw and making my picks. Lots of tough choices in the first round, that’s for sure.

And how come Hewitt had to get TSONGA as his opening opponent? Not much chance there, haha…


Steve 27 Says:

Anthony Edward, this goes for everyone without exception. I like Federer, Djokovic and any other but prefer Nadal. That’s my personal taste and nothing will change. You have yours and will not change either. What I see here, unfortunately, is the indiscriminate use of attack each other, more worthy of football as a sport like tennis educated. About you, there are more fans of Federer that Nadal (I understand), so there are more attacks on the Spanish than vice versa. And that makes attacks turn against the Swiss or any other player who offends a favorite player. Is not it better to make a personal introspection to see why instead of insulting or assaulting opinion without evidence, as is your case, exchange views so polite? If both do not like someone, why keep writing about him. Come on, say something different from time to time, and not left locked up in one.


Nirmal Kumar Says:

Bad news for the old hyena…the lions will be hunting there next year…no more left overs for the old hyena.

It should be the other way right? The Lion is the one leading all the important stats with 16 GS. It’s others who are chasing him.


Fleischer Says:

The hyena had a great time when there were no lions (between 2004 to 2007).
The lions who are ruling now were in their nappies then.


Fleischer Says:

One of the two lions will definitely go beyond the 16 scalps which the hyena managed when there were no lions.


Fleischer Says:

Mr.Lady Backhand’s only hope is to avoid Nole and Rafa and face Mr.Lady forehand in the final.


Steve 27 Says:

Nadal would tied 3 channel slam, ala Borg this year.


Fleischer Says:

Fed tards thought that Rafa was done when he retired against Murray (AO2012)

It was 16-6 then.

Fast forward 28 months…..Rafa has captured 5 out of next 9 slams and it is 16-11.

This is the root cause for all the agony and pain which the fed tards are experiencing now.

And thats not all…..you have a lot more of that in store for the future.

If not for Djokovic it would have been 16-13 already. But the Joker cannot hold the Bull forever. Rafa would definitely take 5 out of the next 12 slams (anyway 3 FOs for sure).

And the most troubling thing for fed tards about that is….Rafa will continue picking his bu t while winning those slams.


Fleischer Says:

correction….Murray (AO2010)


Steve 27 Says:

If not for Djokovic it would have been 16-13 already.

Actually 16- 14, Fleischer.


Anthony Edwards Says:

Right! and if not for federer it would have been 29 slams for nadal and if not for sampras it would have been 43.

You have to love raf@tard logic!

Oh, if not for borg, it would have been 43+11 = 54.

it is 16-11 and 286 weeks at number 1 to 102 weeks at number 1. 6 year end championships to 0.

Deal with it raf@tards!


Anthony Edwards Says:

Right! and if not for federer it would have been 29 slams for nadal and if not for sampras it would have been 43.

You have to love raf@tard logic!

Oh, if not for borg, it would have been 43+11 = 54.

it is 16-11 and 286 weeks at number 1 to 102 weeks at number 1. 6 year end championships to 0.

9 ATP fan favorite awards to 0

7 sportsmanship awards to 1

4 laureus to 1.

Deal with it raf@tards!


Anthony Edwards Says:

and the icing on the cake is, novak will eventually overtake nadal and push him to 3rd in his own generation.

wake me up when rafa can beat djokovic on a surface outside clay. it is 21 months now since that last happened. 20 months since nadal won a tournament outside clay. not even a cr@ppy 250 tournament.

may be he should whine some more and get all tournaments to be played on red clay!


Mark Says:

AE. “Deal with it raf@tards”. We are dealing very well indeed with Rafa’s recent victories thank you very much. Oh, did you know that Rafa recently bagged his SEVENTH FRENCH OPEN? Glory glory! Keep it up Rafa!!


Anthony Edwards Says:

7 french opens,

2 wimbledons (will be overtaken by djokovic eventually)

1 usopen(already equalled by djokovic)

1 australian open (even djokovic has 3)

102weeks at number 1 (nole is half way there)

I have no doubt Mr. Djokovic will end his career with better numbers than the bu77-pickal!

I will be making a million pounds when novak overtakes rafa in the wimbledon titles and weeks at number 1 :)


Swiss Maestro Says:

I had no idea novak was this close to nadal in career achievements!

If you look at it, wimbledon titles, usopens and weeks at number 1 – novak is closer to rafa than rafa is closer to fed!

Anthony Edwards – where did you bet on novak overtaking rafa? i would like to make some money there too :)


Alex Says:

There would be more haters if Nadal just came out and said “I think I will win my twelfth slam, no?”

He’s obviously a huge potential favorite to win. And nobody expects him to lose to Bellucci. But I do agree, his overly humble comments are ridiculous.


metan Says:

What’s wrong with rafa’s presser?,,,, he is just a simple young man, take it if you like it, leave it if you don’t like,,,,, keep it all your ifs coz you don’t stand in his shoes!!!!!!!


Anthony Edwards Says:

Swiss Maestro :

The money I will be making is from a raf@tard who I met in another forum. We had the deed drawn up in 2007 and djokovic needs to achieve more weeks at number one and more wimbledon titles by the end of 2015.

I am sure you can make some money on the usual betting sites too, though you would have got much greater odds in 2007 when novak just burst onto the scene.

I have invested some on raonic @ ladbrokes. Go roanic, make big daddy richer. LOL!


Anthony Edwards Says:

listen to the best part! she gave me odds of 1:1000.

so, even in the slight chance that nole lets me down, I cough up only 1000 pounds :)


Anthony Edwards Says:

cannot wait for wimbledon to begin. 24hrs to go!

Go fedkovic!


Mark Says:

AE. Heavy gambler – we all know what happens to people like you eventually. Are you even gambling with your own money or did you obtain your funds from a loan shark? Enjoy paying back your debt dude!!!


Anthony Edwards Says:

Do you need to borrow from a loan shark for a few 1000 pounds?

I make a 6figure salary, so…!


Mark Says:

^ Six figure salary! Hmmmmm. Are we supposed to be impressed?? Dude!


Anthony Edwards Says:

it impresses the chicks in the pubs ;) at the end of the day, that is all that counts, no?


Mark Says:

^ You are obviously not impressive enough, you have to resort to flashing your pennies around. So, your salary is 500,000 pennies pa. You did say 6 figures!!


nadalista Says:

Oh, dear, I am officially part of the evil raf@tards cabal as denounced by the tennis-x Fedfan Headmaster, @skeezer!! I have arrived!

Proof positive that I have arrived………

Being despised by Fedfans, why that is a mighty honour! Much more preferable to being damned with faint (and false) praise……………..


azrael Says:

haha…anthony edwards,tops the list of the most deluded fed fans here


Anthony Edwards Says:

whatever helps you sleep @ night raf@tards. dont whine that you were not warned that djokovic will overtake nadal eventually.

maybe you should petition rafa to whine louder and see if he can get the other 3 slams converted to red clay too! he is after all the GOAT of whining!


nadalista Says:

and by the way, do not mistake the great TT poster, @nadline, for me……..she deserves better.

I am just a poor tennis-x poster, who happens to derive great pleasure from seeing Fedfans stew in their own bile……..ting!!


metan Says:

Bear on your mind nadalista, skeezer is double face : a boy and a man, ha,,,,,ha


nadalista Says:

Good luck with your new-found Nole-love, Fedfans…..

Vamos a Wimbledon!!!


nadalista Says:

careful @metan,there is such a thing as guilt by association you know!

Unless you do not mind being included in the headmasters’s black book…………


Rsutherland Says:

Once again, for some of you who continue cast aspersions on Nadal’s motivations; the facts:

1) small town ‘boy’ still lives with his family
2) obsessive compulsive behavior (hence insecurity)
3) dictator coach who drills in this attitude of ‘not good enough’
4) the fact that there are many well documented examples of public figures who are ‘animals’ on the ‘stage’ but kittens off-stage.

Does it really require a triple digit IQ to compute this or do the so-called haters simply require another tidbit for their ceaseless, repetitive anti-Nadal fodder?

Worse than not taking into account the above facts (and I need not include any of those with kindergarden- mentalities/vocabularies who use terms like ‘Fedtards’ or ‘Rafatards’; those obviously do not have the intellectual capacity to take facts into account) is the notion that any one of you can look into the soul of another.

Do you really believe you have the wherewithal or even the right to interpret Nadal’s (or Murray’s with his back grabbing, or Djokovic’s with his huffing and puffing etc) motivations?

Fine and dandy that you prefer someone else, but getting into motivations is just arrogant and not based in any fact whatsoever.


Guy Says:

I am glad Rafa is realistic – the red clay is over and now we get to green clay and then to the fast surfaces.

Rafa will start thinking about winning next year in april when monte carlo starts.


metan Says:

@ nadalista, I believe skeezer will forgive me, if not I just face it, no choice, ,,,,


QUEEN Says:

@ Anthomy Edwards,
Wow, I am very impressed by your arrogance and incoherent logic. You r mentally unstable like most people posting here. Welcome to the club!


queen Says:

@ Anthomy Edwards,
Wow, I am very impressed by your arrogance and incoherent logic. You r mentally unstable like most people posting here. Welcome to the club! You r a true Fedf..k


metan Says:

HI ALL RAFA FANS,,,,

PLS DON’T USE FLOWERISH, NASTY WORDS FOR DEFENDING OUR IDOL, WE MUST USE DECENT WORDS N IGNORE THOSE MAD POSTER,,,,


nadalista Says:

Fernando Alonso wins the European Grand Prix!!

Spain are in the semis in the Euros!

Rafa just made it a record 7th at RG!

Vamos Espana!!!!!!!


nadalista Says:

OLE, OLE, OLE!!!!!!!!


skeezer Says:

nadalista,

I had taken that assumption off reading other posters, so, if you’re not her I apologize. This whole Rafa/Fed Fan thing is getting old, so checking out for awhile:(. Wimby starts soon, ting!

@metan..

You are correct. I’ll never ever grow up, don’t like it up there.


nadalista Says:

@skeezer;

Apology accepted. Trust me, I am not @nadline. Don’t believe everything your fellow Fedfans say. I have the same approach to my fellow Rafans, hehehehe!!!

Vamos a Wimby!!

I wish your guy, Fed, a good tournament.

I hope my guy, Rafa, bags it.


roy Says:

there’s a simple solution to the hostility between camps.

1.federer stops being worshipped as a divine figure and a player on a completely different level to players who consistently beat him.
2. nadal’s tennis ability stops being dismissed/disparaged – a reaction to the threat he poses to federer’s legacy.

these two sentiments are born from the federer fan base.


conty Says:

nadalista, you are not nadaline from TT? that’s very surprising, you write very much like her, clever, knowledgeable when you want to be ….and anti-fed fan type.

apologies if you aren’t here. well, I wouldn’t care either way.

and I make by BF do a tennis-x bracket challenge. And I asked if he was picking nadal again he said, “the only Spaniard I am picking is Fernando Alfonso!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” hahaha formula one freak, he is. but i’ll give him Nadal in his bracket anyway…he was too excited about Alfonso and Ferrari #1 to think straight.


conty Says:

Oh roy, do not try to play God being the be all end all on Fedal wars, okay? there is much more to it than your simplistic solution.

nice try though with your completely biased resolution.


nadalista Says:

@conty, why I will take that as a compliment! I am a fan of @nadline at TT……true blue, dyed in the wool Rafan, just like me, only cleverer.

Correction: I do respect Fedfans in general, they are very clear and steadfast about their fandom, no apologies there. I like.I like Rafans of similar ilk.

What I cannot abide are:

1. Foul mouthed Fedfans……brainless.
2. Namby-pamby Rafans who pander to Fedfans in the hope they will win their respect……..pathetic.

Nice meeting you…………..


Kimberly Says:

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conty Says:

yes, nice to meet you as well, nadalista :)

but i did disagree with what you wrote to Brando. Brando is a very big Rafa Fan.

but I know what it’s like to be a moderate. I cheer against Federer at times….doesn’t sit well with my fellow fedfans.

But the complete truth is:

*I don’t care if he’s no. 1 again
*don’t care if he wins another GS
*love his tennis in his glory days more than any other tennis; just my opinion
* realize there is a good chance either Rafa or Nole could surpass his GS count and if not one of them, someone else.
* although, all the above, i still consider myself a fed fan. but more a tennis fan.


nadalista Says:

@conty,

Brando doesn’t need my approval, I am sure he knows that.

Btw, your name, is that at all related to all things, or anything to do with my favourite cyclist, Alberto Contador?


madmax Says:

too many trolls on TX now. Heading over from TT. What a shame.

Roger Federer’s interviews, class. As always.

Go bag a no. 7 at Wimbledon Fed! We love you just the same.


Fleischer Says:

“Roger Federer’s interviews, class. As always”

The mad fed tard doesnt realize that this is Rafa’s interview thread.


conty Says:

yes! am counting the days until he gets the ban lifted! Alberto Contador FTW, Vuelta de Espana!

conty = alberto contador velasco of Pinto, Spain, contador fan!


Fleischer Says:

Roy,
“nadal’s tennis ability stops being dismissed/disparaged”

I personally dont have an issue with that because it is just “a reaction to the threat he poses to federer’s legacy.”


conty Says:

Fleischer, do you actually believe no anti-feds, whether the Rafan type or otherwise respect a Federer thread enough not to post their anti- fed garbage??? That would take some blindness on your own part, if you don’t notice.


conty Says:

madmax, you know there is a distinct shortage of Fed fans on TT these days to troll. Much more fertile ground here.


Fleischer Says:

Anthony Edwards Says:
it impresses the chicks in the pubs ;) at the end of the day, that is all that counts, no?

June 24th, 2012 at 7:38 am

But be careful and pick the right chick…..dont pick an elderly plump dumbo just like your master.
LMAO !!!!


nadalista Says:

Well, well, who knew…………..a Fedfan and Rafan united in their admiration of the one and only: Alberto Contador!!!

Can’t wait for the Vuelta………..


Fleischer Says:

conty,
LOL….did you compare the number of comments on Fed’s interview thread with this one?
That would take some blindness on your own part, if you don’t notice.


conty Says:

You have no idea what you are talking about Fleischer. You presume to know me? I don’t accuse Rafa. I do have questions though about doping in all sports, not just cycling and not confined to Spaniards by any means.

And sorry but anti-fed fans troll the Federer threads all the time! LOL , you don’t notice it…hahahaha


conty Says:

there really is no such thing as a safe thread on the internet, you know. all threads are subject to being disrupted.


nadalista Says:

poor @madmax,his obsession with TT continues unabated……..now that I have outed his lie that I am @nadline he has to dig deeper to find my true identity i.e. continuing with the obsession.

Can’t be fun being a Fedfan these days……….all these dark obsessions: TT, Rafa’s butt, @nadline etc, etc………….


Fleischer Says:

conty Says:
And sorry but anti-fed fans troll the Federer threads all the time! LOL , you don’t notice it…hahahaha

June 24th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Ok show me one thread at tennis-x where the anti feds outnumber the fed tards.
Have you noticed atleast one in ur life ?


conty Says:

I’m not anti-nadal. he’s just not my favorite Spanish sports figure.

it’s my preference, i don’t like nadal’s tennis but i do love the smooth, effortless climbing style of Contador…only the great ‘il Pirata’, Pantani comes close, imo.


conty Says:

yes, but i’m not playing this game with you, Fleischer. Not going to go dig one of many old threads up. there are usually more fedfans here than nadal fans, notice i don’t use the infantile and derogatory, “tard” or “turd” word? On TennisTalk you have bias moderating, thus there is hardly any fed fans left there. I prefer loose moderating to bias moderating.


Fleischer Says:

“Not going to go dig one of many old threads up.”
I know….u wont find anything.

“i don’t use the infantile and derogatory, “tard” or “turd” word?”
U do that only when u r drunk ??
LOL…i know u since ur TT days….u cant fool me.

“I prefer loose moderating”
So that u can badmouth anyone who disagree with u ?


conty Says:

people change, Fleischer, even you might someday. Do you allow for that?

What I’ve seen on many forums, not just tennis, Fleischer is that moderating in a fair and balanced way is not realistic.

Therefore, I prefer looser moderating in general.

I am not bad mouthing you. give up your axe to grind with me. I change with the times. you aren’t telling me who you are/were on TT and I don’t care.

Now I am going for my bike ride. Bye bye, Fleisher, have a nice day.


Fleischer Says:

Conty,
Truce with you conty.
I will change right now…only towards you.
Thanks and you too have a nice day.


senthil Says:

Some observers spied a slight hint of weariness about Federer during the French Open, which was probably caused by the introduction of heavier and slower Babolat balls. (What a coincidence that Rafael Nadal, Babolat’s principal client, favours slow conditions).


madmax Says:

Fleischer Says:
“Roger Federer’s interviews, class. As always”

The mad fed tard doesnt realize that this is Rafa’s interview thread.

June 24th, 2012 at 11:50 am

In case you hadnt realised flesh, the threads are for everyone. Fed’s interview isn’t up yet, which is why I commented, but then I guess any intelligence would surpass your blinkered viewpoints.

Nadline/Nadlista, you honour me with a reply? Sorry, wasn’t me who outed you. You can go find who that person was way back. You don’t fool me. Like conty said, you write similarly. Nevertheless. of course, you are welcome here if you are bored over there.

Can’t blame you.


madmax Says:

kimberley,

I’ve completed the bracket for both the mens and the womens draw – I couldn’t find the pool name – Can you let me have the pool name if you are around tonight, I can then enter my name there.

Thanks kimberley :)


Fleischer Says:

“Fed’s interview isn’t up yet, which is why I commented, but then I guess any intelligence would surpass your blinkered viewpoints.”
Hey mad fed tard,
LMAO.
The link is here:
http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2012-06-23/10040.php#comment-285081
I dont know how it missed ur blinkered view.
LOL…u r one funny fed tard.


Kimberly Says:

Madmax—-for the ATP Submit your bracket here:
http://www.tourneytopia.com/RacquetBracketWimbledonATP/tennisxfans1/default.aspx.

The deadline to enter is 6/25/2012 6:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.

There should be a picture of my son dressed as the Royal Palace Guard as the logo. And no, I did not dress him up just in honor of Wimbledon, it was for a country report at school!


Kimberly Says:

Madmax–i just checked and you are registered on the WTA page. Glad to have you on both. If you are having trouble with the ATP you are welcome to email me, my email is at the bottom of the bracket page.


madmax Says:

Kimberley!

All done! Now on the pool bracket and also completed the mens too! It’s a little random, but should be fun!

Thanks for setting it up and your son, a cutie for sure.


madmax Says:

“Thinking about winning another title here in Wimbledon is arrogant and crazy,” Nadal said today.

“That’s something I cannot think about, no?

I don’t understand this statement. Every single sportsman on this planet enters a competition to win. That’t what they have been training to do their whole lives.

Eyes on the prize. Just be honest for once! There is nothing wrong in saying, ‘Of course I want to win, that’s why I’m here’. I will do everything I can in order to achieve that target by working hard.

There’s nothing wrong with saying something like this. I think some PR is needed, to change the tune a little bit. It’s becoming tiring.

Tell me once sportsman out there who doesn’t want to win?


Fleischer Says:

Mad fed tard,
Y dont u apply for a PR job for Rafa ?
LMAO.
A fed tard is teaching Rafa what to talk and what not to talk…..LOL.

Still looking around Rafa’s a$$ ??
Not able to find ur way to the old man’s interview ?


Kimberly Says:

Madmax-just checked you are good to go for both. Glad to have you!


Mark Says:

@ Fleischer. That Mad fed tard does not understand that Rafa does not look that far ahead. He takes one match at a time and concentrates on winning the match in hand first .


alison Says:

Kimberly did my brackets both come up ok this time,as i made a balls up of it at the FO? username lalaland.


skeezer Says:

Bracketeers,

Anyone think Brian Baker will go far and surprise the field?


madmax Says:

Thanks kimberley. Look forward to it.


madmax Says:

Oh, just read Flesh and Mark’s entirely entertaining reply. Keep ‘em coming lads. Why is it that a completely honest appraisal attracts a childish response like yours? If you can, try to respond. I don’t think that my post was anything other than objective, it’s actually okay to say that you want to win. And of course, to go and say you will work hard to achieve that goal.

Why do you take things completely out of context and lace everything with toxic?


Kimberly Says:

Allison both you are registered for both groups and both have a bracket. So you are good.


alison Says:

Phew many thanks Kimberly,and just to highlight what Madmax already said looking forward to it,and go Rafa get your 12th GS,and also your 3rd wimbledon title.


madmax Says:

Smack ‘em Roge!

Get your 7th Wimby and 17th grand slam, work hard for it and go get it!

Suspense now is killing me.

Liking Roger’s wimby outfit too. That splash of green and yellow on the tennis shoe is just great! And the Nike green tick is cool.


Kimberly Says:

BTW, all writers on this site Sean, Ben, Dan invited to enter our challenge, unless there is some rule against it of course.

Looking forward to seeing how this pans out.

Kaiser has Rafa wimbledon outfit. Its ok, white with a black and red and multicolored trin. I have Sharapova’s outfit its great. Very classic. Azarenka is the same dress as her french open but just in a different color. Of course we didn’t get to see it much. And serena is like a nightgown, not loving it.


Kimberly Says:

although my husband is a federer fan he dresses in all rafa clothing. Two reasons 1. fed style a little formal for miami 2. I am the one who picks out his clothing so he has no choice.


Sienna Says:

The Nadaltards are getting ahead of themselves.
Stating that Rafa would have had 13+ slams without Djoker. Dont forget howmany slams Fed would have had if it werenot for Rafa. It would have been atleast 20.
And he is stil sitting on the most ever.

Nadal still needs another nonclay slam and a bunch of weeks being #1 To join the topelite of tennis history.
I admit he is scratching but as it is and when he goes to freezer againg then he will have not much more to support his case then 1 year ago.

Steady on little tard persons. Most of you are still a bit green behind the ears or are elderly housewives who ony watch the Nadal and not tennis.


alison Says:

The standard of this forum has gone down hill this past couple of days,if i had a pound for everytime ive heard the word TARD id have more money than Roger/Rafa and Nole put together,such a shame to hear grown men and women talk like that,can we stick to talking tennis and less of the personal insults people please.


Nirmal Kumar Says:

alison Says:

The standard of this forum has gone down hill this past couple of days,

I agree. It’s become just a name calling thread, with no constructive discussion on tennis.


jane Says:

Venus out – easily!


Paradox Says:

Nadal`s realistic views are not understood or digested by myopic Fed fans.what to do,they were always like this.


zola Says:

Tom,
I think you ( and many here) got it wrong. Many tennis players including Rafa do not even look at the draw. They focus on the next match. They do not think about the final two weeks ahead. Any sport psychology book recommends this type of focus and thinking.

Go back and check Rafa’s interviews from years ago. He always has the same answer! “Come back and ask the day before the final! there are two weeks left! I will answer you if I’s in the final!”


Em Says:

I hate Nadal’s fake humility. Sorry this is my opinion.


max Says:

“Thinking About Winning Another Title Here In Wimbledon Is Arrogant And Crazy”

Well Rafa, you could not be more right.


scineram Says:

Maybe he knew what was coming.


jamie Says:

Good to see Nadal losing. Now Muzza will reach the final.


skeezer Says:

This topic belongs in the headlines of TT, the totally unbiased Tennis site, where only Rafa gets 200 + posts on Rafa and any other player doesn’t rate, let alone be talked about. Well, talk about this.


courbon Says:

@Alison: You are absolutely right.Everybody insults each other…to be honest I still read this blog but can be bother to write, because of all this name calling and stupidity…Anyway, hope you are enjoing Wimbledon,my huntch is Novak going to get this one but we will see…


skeezer Says:

Well as of July 1 they are still replaying the Rosol major upset of Rafa in the 2nd rd of a Major, and it wasn’t pretty if you are a fan of Rafa. Rosol spanking ridiculous winners. Why keep replaying it? Must be a rating thing………….? Hehe…

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