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  • 2013 French Open picks: Nadal over Federer

    2013-05-25 16:47:36

    First round
    Djokovic over Goffin in 3, Dodig over Pella in 5
    Al. Kuznetsov over Pouille in 4, Dimitrov over Falla in 4
    Dolgopolov over Tursunov in 3, Hanescu over Tomic in 3
    Lu over Bolelli in 4, Kohlschreiber over Vesely in 4
    Haas over Rufin in 3, Garcia-Lopez over Sock in 5
    An. Kuznetsov over Harrison in 5, Berlocq over Isner in 4
    Andujar over Youzhny in 5, Reister over Delbonis in 5
    Verdasco over Gicquel in 4, Tipsarevic over Mahut in 4

     

    Nadal over Brands in 3, Klizan over Russell in 5
    Rosol over Riba in 4, Fognini over Beck in 4
    Paire over Baghdatis in 4, Kubot over Teixeira in 5
    Giraldo over Zemlja in 4, Nishikori over Levine in 3
    Wawrinka over De Bakker in 3, Zeballos over Pospisil in 4
    Haase over De Schepper in 4, Ramos over Janowicz in 5
    F. Mayer over Istomin in 5, Davydenko over Serra in 5
    Przysiezny over Williams in 5, Gasquet over Stakhovsky in 3

     

    Berdych over Monfils in 4, Gulbis over Dutra Silva in 3
    Sijsling over Melzer in 4, Robredo over Zopp in 3
    Seppi over L. Mayer in 4, Kavcic over Duckworth in 5
    Roger-Vasselin over Alund in 5, Almagro over Haider-Maurer in 3
    Raonic over Malisse in 3, Llodra over Darcis in 5
    Struff over Donskoy in 4, Anderson over Marchenko in 3
    Granollers over Lopez in 4, Sousa over Soeda in 3
    Montanes over Johnson in 5, Ferrer over Matosevic in 3

     

    Tsonga over Bedene in 3, Nieminen over Mathieu in 4
    Bautista Agut over Muller in 4, Chardy over Becker in 3
    Monaco over Gimeno-Traver in 4, Troicki over Blake in 4
    Stepanek over Kyrgios in 4, Cilic over Petzschner in 3
    Simon over Hewitt in 3, Mannarino over Cuevas in 3
    Kudla over Hajek in 4, Querrey over Lacko in 3
    Berankis over Benneteau in 5, Lorenzi over Kamke in 4
    Devvarman over Munoz-De La Nava in 4, Federer over Carreno-Busta in 3

     

    Second round
    Djokovic over Dodig in 3
    Dimitrov over Al. Kuznetsov in 3
    Dolgopolov over Hanescu in 4
    Kohlschreiber over Lu in 4
    Haas over Garcia-Lopez in 3
    Berlocq over An. Kuznetsov in 3
    Andujar over Reister in 4
    Verdasco over Tipsarevic in 4

     

    Nadal over Klizan in 3
    Fognini over Rosol in 4
    Paire over Kubot in 4
    Nishikori over Giraldo in 3
    Wawrinka over Zeballos in 3
    Ramos over Haase in 4
    F. Mayer over Davydenko in 4
    Gasquet over Przysiezny in 3

     

    Berdych over Gulbis in 5
    Robredo over Sijsling in 4
    Seppi over Kavcic in 3
    Almagro over Roger-Vasselin in 3
    Raonic over Llodra in 4
    Anderson over Struff in 4
    Granollers over Sousa in 4
    Ferrer over Montanes in 3

     

    Tsonga over Nieminen in 3
    Chardy over Bautista Agut in 5
    Monaco over Troicki in 3
    Cilic over Stepanek in 3
    Simon over Mannarino in 4
    Querrey over Kudla in 4
    Berankis over Lorenzi in 4
    Federer over Devvarman in 3

     

    Third round
    Djokovic over Dimitrov in 3
    Kohlschreiber over Dolgopolov in 4
    Haas over Berlocq in 4
    Verdasco over Andujar in 5

     

    Nadal over Fognini in 3
    Nishikori over Paire in 4
    Wawrinka over Ramos in 4
    Gasquet over F. Mayer in 3

     

    Berdych over Robredo in 4
    Almagro over Seppi in 5
    Raonic over Anderson in 5
    Ferrer over Granollers in 3

     

    Tsonga over Chardy in 3
    Monaco over Cilic in 4
    Simon over Querrey in 4
    Federer over Berankis in 3

     

    Fourth round
    Djokovic over Kohlschreiber in 3
    Haas over Verdasco in 4
    Nadal over Nishikori in 3
    Gasquet over Wawrinka in 5

     

    Berdych over Almagro in 3
    Ferrer over Raonic in 3
    Tsonga over Monaco in 4
    Federer over Simon in 3

     

    Quarterfinals
    Djokovic over Haas in 3
    Nadal over Gasquet in 3

     

    Ferrer over Berdych in 3
    Federer over Tsonga in 4

     

    Semifinals
    Nadal over Djokovic in 5
    Federer over Ferrer in 4

     

    Final
    Nadal over Federer in 3

    Comments and your own predictions are appreciated!

     

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Comments

Thanks for the predictions. I cannot see Nadal dropping more than a single set, however, even to Djokovic, in his current form. He is in a different league at the moment.

Bharata , 5/25/13 6:41 PM


so pleasant! :D

rafaelo , 5/25/13 7:02 PM


^^^^Pfft, unlike Fed, Rafa doesn't have Staff scouring the internet for news items about him.......

rafaisthebest , 5/25/13 7:22 PM


My picks:

Rafa over Nole in 4;
Ferrer over Fed in 4;
Rafa over Ferrer in 3 (tight 1st set)

rafaisthebest , 5/25/13 7:28 PM


Federer will be lucky to reach Quarterfinals and if he does, Tsonga will definitely kick his poor ass.

Rafa all the way to Championship.

Raindrops , 5/25/13 9:11 PM


Damn you Dimon. You take that back!!!

#DimonTheJinxGOAT

Conspirator , 5/25/13 9:30 PM


Raindrops,
If it's one thing TMF is not it's poor.

chr18 , 5/25/13 9:35 PM


The more I think about it, the more I am inclined to agree with you @Raindrops, for different reasons. I think Fed is very much aware of Rafa's RG domination and does not want to be left behind, he wants an 8th Wimby. This way he can also be in the conversation when people talk of Rafa's 8 RGs. To have a chance at Wimby Fed needs to be fresh given his age so I see him meekly going out in the early rounds to save himself for Wimby.................

rafaisthebest , 5/25/13 9:39 PM


You picked Milos to go further than any American?

Careful Ricky. ts20 and chr20 will be calling you an American basher!

I doubt Milos will get that far. If it happens, I think Anderson will take him down if Milos gets that far. He has regressed.

#WeWillSeeNo?

Conspirator , 5/25/13 9:39 PM


I don't think Tsonga can take out Fed. He hasn't looked all that great recently. Of course anything can happen and when Tsonga gets hot, watch out! I think that Fed has been given the gift of gifts with this draw. He will want to take full advantage of it.

I am thinking that maybe it could be Ferrer's time. He also has to know that this is a great chance for him to get to a slam final. Maybe his best last chance. I know that Ferrer has never beaten Fed, but there is always a first time. Ferrer is looking really good now. It depends on Fed's form. He hasn't been at his best this year, to say the least. I am not going to make any predictions just yet. I want to see how Ferrer and the other top players look.

I am also interested to see how Berdy does here. He has been playing some really good tennis after a slow start on the clay. At least Ricky isn't going along with the hype that Gulbis could go deep here. He picked Berdy to take him out in five in the second round. I don't think Gulbis has the fitness or mental strength to do anything.

I wonder if there will be a dark horse who goes deep this year.

Nativenewyorker , 5/25/13 9:44 PM


On clay, Fed IS the dark horse this year.

#YesterFed

Conspirator , 5/25/13 10:21 PM


^^^^

Love it! Yes one could say that!

Nativenewyorker , 5/25/13 10:26 PM


Oh one more thing. I agree with Conspirator regarding Raonic not being able to take out Anderson if he gets that far. It could go either way, but Raonic has to get there first.

Nativenewyorker , 5/25/13 10:29 PM


Quarters are a fine goal for the wasGOAT, twenty.

#HowManyTimes!!!!!
#10-20

Conspirator , 5/25/13 10:38 PM


I think Federer might just tank his semi final match (he has to reach that stage first) if he has to face Rafa in the final but not if he has to face Djokovic because Fed might think that however good Djokovic is on clay, Federer still can beat him...Its not the same case when Fed faces Rafa...If Fed is serious about his chances in RG this year he has a great chance this year. But we know, all is not in his hand.

Nadal is the favourite as far as I am concerned. Djoko, no doubt, is a good player on play. But he is not as good as Rafa is. Having said that the scenario changes a great deal when they both face each other...Rafa's advantage against almost anybody in the field is not so much of an advantage against Djokovic. So, their matches can become very tight. But, one thing we have to keep in mind is that Djokovic could be prone to upset on clay...we have seen it in the past. We can be almost certain that Rafa will reach the semis this year. The same cannot be said of Djoko. But if he reaches that stage, its going to be a very tough match between the two.

netcord , 5/25/13 11:25 PM


I agree netcord. Beating Rafael in a five set clay match is a completely different scenario.

While of course Nole has a chance, he couldn't even get past Fed in 2011 when Nole was at his best and only managed a set off of Rafa last year while the court wasn't fit to be played on so I think there is even less of a chance for Nole to get it done against Rafa this year with Rafa leading the race.

If he does, like Rafa said, you just have to congratulate him. He is a worthy champion if he takes Rafa down in the final this year.

#TopHalf

Conspirator , 5/26/13 1:34 AM


All this sudden rash of articles in the media making Rafa the favorite and talking about his incredible clay record is making me nervous. Jinxing experts Ricky and Tignor have predicted a win for Rafa. This makes me really really worried.
Please somebody do the anti jinx!

holdserve , 5/26/13 5:32 AM


Okay!

anti-jinx!!!!

Nativenewyorker , 5/26/13 7:06 AM


Holdserve: Have no fear. The arch anti-Jinxer aka Wills will be on hand during every match rubbishing his play, tactics, and willing him to lose :-D

So far its been a most effective tactic - apart from during the MC!

ed251137 , 5/26/13 7:41 AM


^^^^

I just don't know if I am up to being here and reading it! I am nervous enough during Rafa's matches.

But at least we have our resident anti-jinxer for the superstitious.

Nativenewyorker , 5/26/13 8:04 AM


My predictions are

Sf Novak over Nadal in tough 4 sets.
Rf over Ferrer in 3 sets
Final RF over nole in 4 sets.

chenna21 , 5/26/13 8:13 AM


Guys please :)))), I know this is all a jest, but don't worry about the final picks and jinxes ;). If you trust Rafa's abilities and record on RG clay, you really have nothing to worry about. Even I do not worry about a Nole/Rafa match. I'll enjoy the spectacle and congratulate whoever wins (provided there is a match between the two). What I am not happy about though, is the Madrid '09. scenario which is a possibility.

danica , 5/26/13 8:19 AM


Novak is going to drop a set against dimitrov (if grigor can arrive in a fit condition in R3 lol) ....

SF: Rafa over novak in 4 (pretty confident on this) or mayyyy bee novak in 5 (not so sure on this)

Final: rafa over federer in 3 / nole over federer in 4

Federer can only beat nole if he replicates the tennis he played in 2011 RG

vamosrafa , 5/26/13 8:45 AM


For Rafans, I read on the blogosphere that Rafa put in a 2-hour high intensity practice session with Verdasco yesterday. If that indeed is the case this would be progress because prior to RG he had been practicing for 50 minutes only.

rafaisthebest , 5/26/13 8:54 AM


ritb,

That's good news about Rafa putting in more intense practices! He will need to be fit and ready for these best three out of five set matches.

danica,

I really admire your attitude. You are a real Nole fan! You are also fair and decent. I don't even like talking about the semis before one match has been played.

vamosrafa,

So you have two predictions? I don't feel comfortable making any predictions until I see one or two rounds of play. I honestly can't think about Nole beating Rafa in the semis. That thought just hasn't entered my head. There's a lot of tennis to be played before we even get there.

Nativenewyorker , 5/26/13 9:03 AM


@ritb, i made the same point on the other thread ;)

NNY, haha...nt sure why I made that second prediction but my prediction is almost certainly rafa in 4...u are very right, it would make more sense to wait till the match actually arises ! no use making preds right now..

vamosrafa , 5/26/13 9:14 AM


Sitting with feet up on the sofa, nice cuppa and Scottish shortbread at hand, idly painting nails etc......
Looking forward to some gr8, angst free tennis :)

deuce , 5/26/13 9:20 AM


If Federer & Ferrer meet in the semis I think Ferrer will win. Neither man is the same player as the last tme they met on "real" clay. Federer is worse, Ferrer is better. Fed's recent wins over Ferrer have come at the YEC - and I think even at 40 Rog will still be able to beat Daveed on a fast indoor hard court.

Ramara , 5/26/13 9:31 AM


I share your sentiments @Ramara 9:31AM, I am not aware of the dismal H2H against Ferru but I think if they meet in the semis Ferru will prevail for exactly the reasons you mention.

rafaisthebest , 5/26/13 9:50 AM


^^^meant to say, "I am aware of the dismal......"

rafaisthebest , 5/26/13 10:05 AM


vamosrafa,

It's so funny because I just responded to you on that other topic thread and mentioned that ritb posted info about Rafa's practices at RG! So you just beat me to it here! :)

You can make any prediction you want. I am always interested in your thoughts. I just handle it in a different way. It's normal for everyone to be speculating about the possible semifinal matchups. But I try to avoid it until it happens.

I know that you were thinking about the different scenarios and that's not a bad thing to do. We can't count Nole out if he and Rafa meet in the semis. I just try to do what Rafa does and take it one match at a time.

I feel more comfortable about making predictions once I have seen the first round and maybe second round matches.

Regarding the talk about a possible semifinal matchup with Fed and Ferrer, that would be quite interesting. I think Ferrer has gotten back to really good form. I know that Fed has such an easy draw that it would be a shock if he doesn't go deep. Ferrer has never beaten him, but my thinking is that there can always be a first time. He will have to go into that match believing that he can win. I am not ready to make any prediction on that potential semifinal either.

Nativenewyorker , 5/26/13 10:09 AM


Fed has a some chance to win this years RG. Nole could beat Rafa in semis and fed could beat Nole in the finals like he did in 2011...Nole cud also be a touch nervy in the finals thereby aiding Fed.

Otherwise if a Madrid 09 scenario happens, then fed cud even defeat Rafa who could be weary after a 5-6 hour semis win against Nole.

atul1985 , 5/26/13 11:13 AM


atul: Rafa doesn't do weary when it comes to the slams. lol.

The 2009 RG loss was a very different scenario :-((

ed251137 , 5/26/13 1:08 PM


Looks very much as though the Simon over Hewitt pick might be going for a burton.

Hewitt has taken first two sets 6:3 6:1

ed251137 , 5/26/13 1:36 PM


Simon staging a comeback. took 3rd set 6:4 and up a break in the 4th

ed251137 , 5/26/13 2:33 PM


Oh no, Ricky picked Rafa!!!

phoenix , 5/26/13 2:38 PM


NID As Ricky would say lol.

ed251137 , 5/26/13 4:24 PM


Ricky, how many have you got right thus far?!

Monalysa , 5/26/13 5:35 PM


By my count - 11/12 so far

#PatYourselfOnTheBack

ed251137 , 5/26/13 6:40 PM


The crowd went beserk when Llodra won - you could be forgiven for thinking it was the final. lol.

ed251137 , 5/26/13 6:46 PM


Oooo, Ricky!!!..........Cool (so far anyway.....lol)!!!

Thanks, Ed!

Monalysa , 5/26/13 7:38 PM


atul1985, 5/26/13 11:13 AM,

I respect your observations and comments, but in this case I don't agree. Rafa will not run out of steam should he get to the final. Rafa seems to peak at just the right time in slams. Also this is on clay which is kinder to his knees.

At this point it's too early to know what will happen in the semis and finals. Even though Fed has been gifted such an easy draw, when it comes down to crunch time in the latter stages of this tournament I don't think he can get it done.

Nativenewyorker , 5/26/13 9:32 PM


When winning a title represents a major landmark forr the history books it often adds an extra pressure which can pray on the mind. Federer has stumbled on several occasions in this situation. And it is obviously praying on Djokovic's mind!

This is why I believe Ricky's hunch may come to pass.

NNY: He maybe nearly 32 years old but it is far to early to write Roger out of the equation when it comes to the Slams.

ed251137 , 5/26/13 11:05 PM


ed,

I am not totally writing Fed off for this tournament. I just don't agree that Rafa is going to run out of steam if he gets to the final. I also put in the caveat that it's too early to know what can happen in the semis and finals. All I said was that I don't think he can get it done, think being the operative word. If I said there is no way he can get it done, never gonna happen, then that's something entirely different.

Nativenewyorker , 5/26/13 11:15 PM


Thanks NNY for the anti jinx. Thanks ed for reminding me about wills, our resident anti-jinx specialist. Hope wills would be around at every Rafa match. By the way, where is he?
Also where's luckystar? I really miss her. One of the reasons I picked this site was because of luckystar. True, vamosrafa is also good but he is not regular. Luckystar was so regular. What happened now? I am worried. I think if she doesn't turn up even for the RG final, I will ask Cheryl to send luckystar an email telling her we all miss her.

holdserve , 5/27/13 1:12 AM


holdserve,

You are welcome! I share your concern about luckystar. I have wondered about here whereabouts. She is very much missed. I used to enjoy chatting with her often about all things tennis. We had some great discussions. I respected her knowledge and perceptive comments. She made me think and sometimes reconsider my own point of view.

I love vamosrafa. But it's true that he isn't here on a regular basis. When he does show up, then we have had enjoyable discussions about tennis.

I would support asking Cheryl to send her an e-mail. It's not the same here without her.

Thanks for expressing what I think many of us are feeling. :)

Nativenewyorker , 5/27/13 4:05 AM


I missed 1 match on Sunday

and that one shouldn't count because Jan Hajek winning a main draw match at a grand slam is a freaking joke

RickyDimon , 5/27/13 4:53 AM


We'll let you off that one and give you the gold star anyway.

ed251137 , 5/27/13 6:05 AM


Ricky, don't speak like the fedfarts who are vocals in discounting clay LOL.

Raindrops , 5/27/13 6:09 AM


Rickey missed 1 match on Sunday? My goodness! Is the world coming to an end? All kidding aside, that's good work.

Nativenewyorker , 5/27/13 7:22 AM


Thanks for all your concern. I'm fine, just that with all the bickering going on, i find it hard to discuss tennis here. Anyway, I feel that there's something wrong with Nole these days. I read about his press conference, and he also mentioned something about destiny. To me, he sounded a bit negative, probably he's too concerned about getting his career slam. I think after his two recent defeats on clay, he is concerned that it's not only Rafa who can stop him at RG, but he may be susceptible to other players as well, on clay. Comparing Nole to Fed, Fed rarely had any problem vs players in the earlier rounds at RG, except maybe in 2009. Nole on the other hand, may face problems during the earlier rounds. Its no wonder he talked about his destiny, almost lamenting that he missed his chances last year, thinking that had they not postponed the match to the next day, he would have his chances of winning the match.

I think Nole shouldn't be worried too much, even if he can't win it this year (and I'm one who feels he won't win it this year), he's still young enough to have a few more tries at the FO. He may or may not beat Rafa at the FO going forward, still, as long as he wins it one day, I think that's fine. You need not beat the King of Clay at the FO to make your FO counts towards your career slam. I'm sure Fed would agree on that!

luckystar , 5/27/13 10:56 AM


You just jinxd the manacor bull.
How on earth is he gonna live with this pressure reading you have given him his twelve and final slam?
seventeen, 5/25/13 7:06 PM

Pack it in, twenty.

nadline , 5/27/13 11:05 AM


@deuce, 5/26/13 9:20 AM

Ah, yes you can afford to relax because you are not losing anything by Muzz's absence as he wasn't likely to win RG anyway. I guess you wouldn't be so relaxed were he to sit Wimbledon out on the sidelines.

nadline , 5/27/13 11:18 AM


I'm not so worried about the Ricky's jinx by picking Rafa. I think he's been pretty consistent in picking Rafa for RG, although I'm not too sure that was the case in 2011-2012. In fact, Ricky has been pretty consistent in picking Rafa on clay because it's hard to pick anyone else over a multiple champion.

nadline , 5/27/13 11:26 AM


Bickering on TT, when? Hehehe! A little advice to Rafans: learn from your hero, The Bull. His approach towards those who seek to slight him, annoy him, put him down.

Try. Then you will see that the 'vics on TT are just noise, and like all noise you can tune it out IF YOU CHOOSE TO.

Above all, don't take yourselves too seriously, it's only tennis, a game, really it is.

Enjoy the RG journey with Rafa beginning today, and fasten your seat belts because YOU KNOW Rafa's going to give us some heart attacks on the way, wouldn't be Rafa otherwise!

VAMOS!!

rafaisthebest , 5/27/13 11:26 AM


nadline, I'd be very, very sad if Andy missed Wimbledon, for him not me, but I loved tennis long b4 Andy and I'd still really enjoy the tennis and be relaxed about the results.
Do find though, if I start watching a match as a "neutral" usually come off the fence long b4 the end :) Go Monfils today btw ;)
How's your knee doing? Have to confess something, I go jogging and am seriously considering buying a pair of those nifty ankle braces Andy wears...;)
#FandomTooFar :)

deuce , 5/27/13 11:32 AM


Thanks for asking. My knee is progressing; will have the stitches taken out next week and I'm considering swapping left knees with Rafa should he need a flawless left knee one day.

Sadly, I'm not so grounded in my support for tennis players. I've been watching tennis for yonks and have had firm favourites and cared a lot whether they won or lost but not as much as I care about Rafa. Don't ask me why, because even I don't know. I never thought anyone would surpass McEnroe , but there you are. When Rafa was sidelined, my daughter suggested that I supported another player in the meantime. Obviously, even she doesn't get it.

nadline , 5/27/13 11:50 AM


Nativenewyorker
, 5/26/13 9:32 PM

Appreciate your response.
I am just presenting few plausible scenarios which could lead to a 2nd RG title for Fed. And as I said he only has a little chance, but a chance nevertheless if few favorable circumstances plan out.

Very much possible that Nole beats Fed in the finals after defeating Rafa or Rafa beats Fed despite playing for 5+ hrs in the semis:-)

atul1985 , 5/27/13 12:12 PM


nadline, at least you're managing to see the funny side of your op, good for u girl :) Think u should email your suggestion to Rafa right away...:)
Meanwhile, back to searching the internet for Andy's ankle braces.....

deuce , 5/27/13 12:35 PM


@ NAdline..............like Rafa you have knee troubles too?!!! Gosh, gilr, you love Rafa to a fault!!!.....lol!!! Anyway, wishing you a speedy and full recovery!

@ Luckystar, good to see you back!!

Monalysa , 5/27/13 6:00 PM


Hey Guys, seems Birdy will go out to Le Monf!!!!

Monalysa , 5/27/13 6:01 PM


Unbelievable, looks like Berdy is seriously contemplating losing in the 1st round.....

rafaisthebest , 5/27/13 6:17 PM


Hey luckystar, good to see you back! I know how you feel. I too considered staying away when the hydra invaded tennistalk. But then I felt we needed more tennis posters to drown out the noise generated by this hydra creature.
So what do you have for Rafa-Klizan match?

holdserve , 5/27/13 7:11 PM


Interesting look into the GOAT's mind, his fans and detractors...

"The notion that Rafa is on a mission to regain lost control, or dominance, fits well with Nadal's preferred counterattacking approach to tennis, as well as to his penchant for dramatic career comebacks. This might be a good time to turn to your questions about fan identifications, Steve. From what I?'e noticed, many Rafa fans seem to share a belief that an experience of vulnerability is essential, not to victory, but to a truly satisfying experience of victory?there is a preference for a virtuous victory. When, as he so often does, Nadal chooses to receive rather than serve first, he gives allows fans to relate to the experience of beginning the match at a disadvantage. From the first point it is his task to wrest control away from the powers-that-be. Was there ever a more commanding "underdog" in sports?"

http://tinyurl.com/obxx5yn

#Humb1e

Conspirator , 5/27/13 7:44 PM


You do seem to be preoccupied with Rafa certainly more than Federer.

Too bad RafaIsTheBest is already taken.

You are improving though. Remember, keep both hands on the keyboard.

#eHarmony

Conspirator , 5/27/13 8:28 PM


So if he is that insignificant, why are you always talking about him? You always talk about insignificant people? Why don't you talk about numbers 1-9?

rafaisthebest , 5/27/13 8:30 PM


Hi holdserve, I don't know anything about Klizan except that he's a lefty. I think Rafa shouldn't have problem with Klizan, as Rafa has good records vs fellow lefties. Rafa should be playing better match after match, he's usually nervous when playing his first match of any tournament, especially the slams.

luckystar , 5/27/13 8:42 PM


I don't know this Klizan very well. A lefty? That's interesting. I would like to believe that getting through this first match with help Rafa to settle down. He usually doesn't play his best in the first week. I expect him to get better with each match.

Nativenewyorker , 5/27/13 8:49 PM


Thanks luckystar! If tomorrow is washed out, both Rafa and Nole have to worry as for sure Fed will keep playing his matches and reach the QF before these guys are through the second round. At USO 2011, Nole benefited from having Fed in his half. Poor Rafa and Muzza had to play back to back matches.

holdserve , 5/27/13 10:09 PM


atul1985, 5/27/13 12:12 PM,

I understand what you were doing. Sometimes it's maybe a good thing to present hypothetical scenarios so that we are prepared for anything!

I just get so nervous with talk about the semis when we have barely gotten through the first round matches. :)

Nativenewyorker , 5/27/13 10:26 PM


What a nice surprise...waking up to Gulbis and Isner victories. Even Harrison won a match for the first time in 3 years.

ts38 , 5/28/13 2:35 AM


Amen to that.

chr18 , 5/28/13 3:54 AM


+1 , ts38!

Just great to see terrifc shot-makers like Gulbis and Isner. There's something to be said of actually winning a tennis match by hitting winners, rather than fetching the ball like a doggie on redbull. LOL!

If Gulbis cared enough, he would have atleast a few slams by now. Then again, with money like he has, there are so many fun things to do than slogging your behind off to win a few slams. He is the real heir to Safin's Mr.Tennis Casanova role.

Fedkovic23 , 5/28/13 4:21 AM


yes, it was great to see isner and gulbis win ts38! I hope gulbis beats monfils(which will not be easy but still possible), and advances to the quarterfinals at least. He would probably face Ferrer at that stage if he gets there, and that would be a tough match. But Gulbis has a chance against David for sure. So gulbis has great potential at this tournament. Great to see Isner beat a fine quality clay courter in berlocq as well.(It's an improvement from his recent form!)

tj600 , 5/28/13 4:27 AM


Nice profile pic Fedtwenty.

chr20 is EXCITED.

#CantStopLaughing

Conspirator , 5/28/13 4:34 AM


Thanks guys. I'm so bummed I have to work and won't be able to catch the Gulbis Monfils match, it could be the most entertaining of the tournament I think. Consistency or no, Ernests can still seem to beat anyone at any time.
And as much as I like the guy, I'm afraid Isner winning against ANYONE right now is an improvement in his form. I'm pretty sure he'll beat Harrison though.

ts38 , 5/28/13 4:39 AM


Ricky achieved 22/33 (67%) success rate for Monday's match predictions.
Not quite as impressive as Sunday's near perfect score.

Monfils-Berdych was the surprise upset of the day. Gael's walkabout last year appears to be paying off!

ed251137 , 5/28/13 5:15 AM


If Rafa and Gael go deep, expect to see a lot of players taking extended injury time offs!

rafaisthebest , 5/28/13 9:25 AM


2013 french open champion is Novak dJOKOVIC

Rafa and roger journey will go up to semis ,

Nole will prove why he is world no.1 and this is Grand slam

anji123 , 5/28/13 1:14 PM


anji, let's hope the Perrier seats are unbreakable this year for Novak's sake. Remember how frustrated he got against Rafa last year and took it out on his seat?

nadline , 5/28/13 2:02 PM


Wasn't Novak #1 last year? Did he win RG? Errrrrrrrrr, no. Did he win a medal at the olympics? Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, no. Did he win Wimbledon? Errrrrrrrrrrrrr, no. Did he win the USO? Errrrrrrrrrrrr, no. Did he win IW, Miami, Madrid or Rome this year? Errrrrrrrrrrrr, no.

So he has proving why he is world #1 that much has he?

nadline , 5/28/13 2:09 PM


corr
So he hasn't proved why he is world #1 much has he?

nadline , 5/28/13 2:13 PM


He lost his no1 ranking last year for 4 months to a 31 year old Fed!! Nadline is right when she says he has not performed to the level of Rafa or Fed when they were no1. Fed's 4 1/2 years consecutive at the top will never be matched again IMO.

Nole has to play to an exceptional level to beat Rafa over 5 sets on clay, I just don't see anyone stopping him. If it's a Rafa/Fed final again, all I pray is that it isn't a repeat of 08'........ or worse!

brothdog , 5/28/13 2:20 PM


Also, anyone that thinks Ferru will beat Fed if they meet are as delusional as myself saying Fed will beat Rafa in the final if they meet. Its just not going to happen.

brothdog , 5/28/13 2:27 PM


@brothdog, no offence taken but I am one of those who think should Ferru and Fed meet in the semis, Ferru will take it this time. Here's why:

1. Fed has clocked a lot of miles. Yes, they are in the same age bracket but Ferru has not been going deep in the tournaments as Fed has in the past so in professional terms, Ferru is fresher.
2. Ferru has been improving his tactics and game, Fed has regressed recently.
3. Fed has a chronic back problem which resurfaced in IW and you cannot tell me it has completely healed in time for RG. Clay is a demanding surface physically and a back ailment is the worst on it. Ferru will run him ragged and Sir Shankalot will appear...

rafaisthebest , 5/28/13 2:41 PM


Djoker might still have to get past the 35 yr old Haas.

nadline , 5/28/13 2:46 PM


Marion Bartoli has just been issued a time violation warning, This is the first time I have seen this being applied in the WTA. All the players play like they can have a manicure during points and no-one would hurry them up. That Umpire must have it in for poor Bartoli..............

rafaisthebest , 5/28/13 2:46 PM


I see ritb, of course no offence taken. You are entitled to your opinion. I think the 7 weeks off have served Fed well. He performed well in Rome to get to the finals, all be it an easy draw. Fed always plays his best tennis and raises his level at the slams, I see no reason why this will be any different.

It's mental for Ferru now, just as it is Rafa v Fed on clay. He know's if Rafa perfroms to his best level he can't win and its the same for Ferru i'm afraid. If that is indeed the semi, Fed will win in 4 sets.

brothdog , 5/28/13 2:48 PM


I think the 7 time RG champion has only ever won the title once as world #1 or probably twice.

anji, by all means root for you fav player but don't make ridiculous statements like being #1 gives you the absolutely righ to win the title.

nadline , 5/28/13 3:09 PM


rafaisthebest , 5/28/13 2:41 PM
I'm with you on this one, I think this time Ferrer has a chance.
Do you know why Fed took went off court for a brief time against Carreno-Bustas? It looked he was wearing some sort of padding around his waist, no?

Shireling , 5/28/13 4:08 PM


I agree with brothdog on this one.

Fed is saving his best for the majors. He was a lot better at AO than at any tournament since, no?

As always he will be tough to beat and no one will take him out before the final with the draw that was handed to him.

#Shhh...SponsorsAtWork

Conspirator , 5/28/13 4:42 PM


Tomic retires.

nadline , 5/28/13 5:04 PM


^^Now there's a presser transcript I'm looking forward to!

rafaisthebest , 5/28/13 5:12 PM


RT @PseudoFed: "I know it's rude to stare, but staff and I can't stop looking at Bartoli's serving motion #fixated"

rafaisthebest , 5/28/13 5:21 PM


Dolly has gone out to Tursunov in 3 sets.

nadline , 5/28/13 5:28 PM


@2:46 PM: more likely the umpires have been instructed to tighten up on time violations in line with the ATP ruling. The Bartolli match has been going on forever and naturally French TV is staying with it. Was there ever a more weird service motion than that of Marion? Mark you, it was even more bizarre a couple of years ago. It's frustrating beyond believe when there are good matches happening elsewhere.

ed251137 , 5/28/13 5:49 PM


Bartoli?!! You should see Brands' serving motion, the guy who played Rafa yesterday! Its just plain weird!

Monalysa , 5/28/13 5:52 PM


Ha Ha, No, I was far too engrossed watching every flicker of emotion on Rafa's face and every move he made. Makes a note to watch it on YouTube.

ed251137 , 5/28/13 5:59 PM


@Monalysa, are you kidding me, did I even want to look at Brands? I was busy mentally airbrushing him off the court! Willing him to just puff, disappear so Rafa would progress without further torture..............

rafaisthebest , 5/28/13 6:04 PM


Vive La France! Cheering the opposition:

RT @SI_BTBaseline: "The French No. 1 is playing on Chatrier and saving match points and all I can hear from the crowd is "OL-GA! OL-GA! OL-GA!" #RG13 #france

rafaisthebest , 5/28/13 6:18 PM


@ RIBT.....................i watched excerpts of the match on U-Tube!!......haha!! I still have not seen the whole match, though!

Monalysa , 5/28/13 6:23 PM


It must be a nightmare facing Marion's OCD routines while waiting to receive serve.

ed251137 , 5/28/13 6:23 PM


Drat! Shouldn't have written that :-(

Wait for the stampede.........................

ed251137 , 5/28/13 6:27 PM


LOL.

samprallica , 5/28/13 9:19 PM


natashao , 5/28/13 9:53 PM


No need to turn the clock back that far. A repeat of Madrid will do nicely thank you. lol

ed251137 , 5/29/13 9:59 AM




It must be a nightmare facing Marion's OCD routines while waiting to receive serve.

ed251137 , 5/28/13 6:23 PM
Ah edward, you can't really suppress your Rafa hate, can you?
Anyway you know tennis so you are better than the scum who have invaded tennistalk.
Does it give you a perverse pleasure to pretend to be a Rafa fan and slyly slip in your Rafa hate posts? Like Muzz humiliated Rafa, Rafa got Rosolled, nightmare to face OCD routines. And there's sly samprallica of the hmmm.....ready to applaud your innuendos ( birds of a feather)
But anyway, like I said after the invasion by the Hydra, you appear a lesser evil.

holdserve , 5/29/13 1:31 PM


So now there's a Rafa fan police too?

samprallica , 5/29/13 1:34 PM


RT @andy_murray: "Commentators on eurosport discussing why tsonga has no coach right now...He's been getting coached by rogerio rasheed for a while now #shank"

Remind me never to take any of these commies seriously.....................

rafaisthebest , 5/29/13 1:56 PM


Ah samprallica do not pretend to be innocent and act aggrieved. You enjoyed edward's sly dig at Rafa. In order to make it clear that the remark was actually about Rafa, edward made this post immediately after the Marion post

Drat! Shouldn't have written that :-(

Wait for the stampede.........................

ed251137 , 5/28/13 6:27 PM


There's no Rafa thought police here. Any thought police is run by edward and deuce.
But Rafans aren't fools.
A pity NNY and RITB are taken in by ed who is charming but evil like Satan.
Luckily nadline is not taken in. Her anti- Rafa detection kit is even better than mine!

holdserve , 5/29/13 2:33 PM


Hold the presses, Tipsa is on a winning streak, he's through to the 3rd round! Seriously though, about time Tipsa started justifying his ranking.............

rafaisthebest , 5/29/13 2:39 PM


The only reason Tsonga and not Tipsa was put as Fed's opponent is that while the French went all out to accommodate Fed with a cupcake draw, they also wanted their top seed Tsonga to have the same benefits as Fed. So Djoko got a break.
But no such relief for Rafa who has a nightmare Quarter packed with giants/big hitters, most of them young. Contrast this with Fed's draw.

holdserve , 5/29/13 3:05 PM


@RITB
You are mistaken. Tipsarevic just won his first round match today against Mahut.(the rain yesterday postponed some matches) So he is only into the second round.

tj600 , 5/29/13 3:21 PM


Oh thanks @tj600.........deflated. For a minute thought I'd stumbled onto something to cheer about....

rafaisthebest , 5/29/13 3:25 PM


holdserve, 5/29/13 3:05 PM

#ValidPoint

Conspirator , 5/29/13 3:35 PM


Fed's draw is such a joke Sean R in tennis-x says that Fed couldn't have got a better draw if he had chosen it himself. He even implies that the draw may have been rigged by going on to say that maybe Fed did choose it.

holdserve , 5/29/13 3:53 PM


There is a conspiracy in tennis alright Holdserve/VJ.It's to cover up Nadal's previous drug tests.

stratocast51 , 5/29/13 7:07 PM


The little ingrate:

RT @TennisReporters: "Gulbis to L?Equipe: 'I respect Roger, Rafa, Novak and Murray but for me all 4 of them are boring players.' "

I am sure he said that when he was counting the increased dollars the 4 boring players negotiated with the Slams for early round losers like him to get.

rafaisthebest , 5/29/13 8:39 PM


I guess he finds having his a$$ handed to him over and over again by the top 4 boring.

Fed must be bored playing Rafa.

#WhatWhat?

Conspirator , 5/29/13 9:11 PM


'There's no Rafa thought police here. Any thought police is run by edward and deuce.
But Rafans aren't fools.
A pity NNY and RITB are taken in by ed who is charming but evil like Satan.
Luckily nadline is not taken in. Her anti- Rafa detection kit is even better than mine!...'

Whoa whoa whoa, what's all this then?
Apparently I'm not supposed to attack Nadal fans regardless of provocation, even the execrable munter Jean, while Ed and Deuce can be freely demagogued by you as 'evil anti Rafa fans' based on....what exactly Holdserve?
What pray tell, has Deuce ever said about anyone here that's so offensive?
Quotes please, I'd be interested to see that.
Has Ed not genuflected enough to your liking about the wonders of Rafa (yawn)?
And so what if Deuce doesn't support Rafa she's not a fan.
It's up to the individual person how and who they support and really you could pick better enemies I think.
Particularly now.
Or are they easy targets for you, is that it?

Twinge , 5/29/13 9:32 PM


They're going on about how impressive Roger was against devvarman and how we should look no further to find a challenger to Rafa for the FO,
And this is CNN.
Groan!

Twinge , 5/29/13 11:50 PM


^^^You know, this is beyond ridiculous. After Fed beat the first qualifier tennis.com had THREE articles on the same day all extolling Fed's virtues, three.

rafaisthebest , 5/30/13 2:47 AM


holdserve,

I don't know what happened in the past, but isn't it better to just leave it there? As for ed and deuce they have not fooled me or taken me in at all. They are two long time posters who have always been gracious, kind and respectful to me. I have no reason to distrust or question them on any level.

Deuce is a Murray fan who has also been decent to Rafa and his fans. She has never been one to get into arguments or fights and never has a cross word for anyone. It was wonderful to share the joy with deuce and the other Murray fans when he won the Olympic gold medal and the USO.

Maybe you should ask yourself the same question about being taken in by someone. You mentioned that it appeared that the hydra was summoned here by a Fed fan for support. Can't you guess who it was? It's pretty obvious.

With all that is going here of late, we should try to stick together. Ed has never done anything that would cause me to doubt her in any way. We go back a long way here.

Nativenewyorker , 5/30/13 2:56 AM


Twinge: Holdserve has a long standing grudge about something I said way back and cant let it go. Hence the poisen pen comments which crop up from time to time.

#CurdlingTheMilk
#TortuousLogic
#TediousBeyondMeasure

ed251137 , 5/30/13 6:24 AM


Oh Twingey, Twingey, where were you? Leaving me all alone in the palace to: fix the roof, get the boiling oil up to speed, defend the honour of a fair maid and slay the dragon.
Off on yet another blooming crusade, I'll wager.....;)

deuce , 5/30/13 9:36 AM


ed used to be a Rafan but she switched sides years ago to Muzz and whilst she pretends to prove that she likes Rafa, what she says off guard doesn't tie up with liking Rafa at all.

She should just come out and accept that she has switched sides, nothing wrong with that. ed is a Muzz fan and that's the end of it. She is no Rafan.

deama , 5/30/13 10:40 AM


No man can serve two masters. Those who are liberal Rafa supporters can't see the wood for the trees.

nadline , 5/30/13 10:46 AM


@rafaisthebest, 5/30/13 2:47 AM

Rafa fans like sanju have also praised Roger for looking the sharpest so fa,r of him, Rafa and Nole and that was even before Roger played Devverman. Sometime, you just wonder what people see when they are watching tennis.

nadline , 5/30/13 11:17 AM


nadline , 5/30/13 11:17 AM

Personally, I am glad Rafa did not get Fed's cupcake draw. You know how Rafa gets bored when he is not being tested on court. Tests are what he needs to prepare him for the severe battles ahead...........

rafaisthebest , 5/30/13 11:32 AM


RT @PseudoFed: "So, Gulbis is out of Roland Garros. That's a bit... "boring" "

rafaisthebest , 5/30/13 1:24 PM


nadline: I know it offends your sensibilities that I support Andy when he is not in contest with Rafa but I do wish you would refrain from reinforcing the smear campaign :-(

ed251137 , 5/30/13 1:59 PM


I'm a Muzza and Nole fan (when they're not playing Rafa) for sure, no?

#TennisFan

Conspirator , 5/30/13 2:20 PM


ed, I'm free to express an opinion on what I think. You've said that when Rafa and Muzz play each other you are neutral, which is fine, I just think you should be open about it if you don't particularly support Rafa. Your true allegiance shows when you say things without thinking. Muzz deserves to have his own supporters after all, so I won't begrudge you defecting to him. It's up to you who you support.

It doesn't really matter who is a fan of whom. It affects nothing as far as the players are concerned. It's OK to chat amongst ourselves about it and no one needs to feel they have to be on their guard. People will make up their own mind where they think people stand.

People like chr20, seventeen and Fedkovic are just pure Rafa haters. They are fans of no one.

nadline , 5/30/13 10:39 PM


@ 5/30/13 10:40 AM I see someone called Deama (a new name to me) has joined in the game of chinese whispers.

Nadline: You really have got a bee in your bonnet about where my loyalties lie. My actual words were: 'I am better able to cope with the disappointment of Rafa losing if it is Andy who has beaten him'. In other words I am not as devasted as when it's Nole or Fed (not to mention the losses to those who shall not be named).-That is not the same thing as being neutral. I am rooting for Rafa in every match he plays (including those against Murray) and have done for eight years and will continue to do so.

It seems my crime is liking and supporting Murray at other times and for still enjoying tennis even when Rafa was absent. I am just puzzled why you go along with the baying mob each time one of them trots out the theory I am a traitor in the camp. As a matter of interest to what ulterior motive do you ascribe my feigning allegiance to Rafa if it is not true? What exactly is the basis for your opinion?

ed251137 , 5/31/13 8:34 AM


Jeez, you'd think it was life and death with you guys. A player can like two or more players equally and can switch preferences based on the situation - that is no crime at all. There was a time before Safin retired when I actually rooted for him against Nole at Wimby 2008 because I liked him better then. Would I say the same now? Unlikely perhaps - if they were actively playing together, I'd probably root for them in alternating fashion.

All this talk about traitor is absolute bs - everyone has a right to individual preferences. Anyone who says any different is similar to an intolerant religious fanatic.

samprallica , 5/31/13 10:37 AM


^^^^

We may disagree on many things, but in this instance I am in complete agreement. I have no idea where the idea of only being allowed one favorite tennis player comes from. I don't understand why anyone should care who people cheer for or support and in what manner. It's not a capital offense for heaven's sake!

There was a long period of time where I didn't have a favorite tennis player. I was still able to watch and enjoy the tennis. Rafa is now my favorite player. When he is out on the court playing, there will never be a question as to where my loyalty lies. However, in the seven months that he was injured and unable to play, I did manage to continue watching tennis. For me it did leave a big void, but there were still reasons to watch. I am beyond happy that he is back and playing so well, but we all should feel comfortable if we have one favorite or two or three or no favorite.

There are no traitors here. What is most important is the love of the sport. That should be enough.

Nativenewyorker , 5/31/13 11:01 AM


nny: I'm not concerned about what people have to say about having a 2nd favourite. What does concern me is Nadline taking sides with holdserve and branding me a traitor and defector on his say so.

ed251137 , 5/31/13 2:26 PM


People like chr20, seventeen and Fedkovic are just pure Rafa haters. They are fans of no one.
nadline, 5/30/13 10:39 PM

Truer words were never written!

jean , 5/31/13 3:12 PM


If anyone can be excused for having a 2nd favourite, it is a rafatard. The guy's game must be one of the most boring games of all time and let us not even talk about the guys many creepy/disgusting OCD "rituals. He makes bartoli look like a normal person.

Fedkovic23 , 5/31/13 3:18 PM


@samps
Oh well said and needed saying. :)

deuce , 5/31/13 4:15 PM


Yep, well said sampra.

#I2ndThatEmotion

Conspirator , 5/31/13 5:54 PM


You picked Milos to go further than any American?

Careful Ricky. ts20 and chr20 will be calling you an American basher!

I doubt Milos will get that far. If it happens, I think Anderson will take him down if Milos gets that far. He has regressed.

#WeWillSeeNo?
Conspirator, 5/25/13 9:39 PM

Anderson over Milos.

#AsExpected
#YoureWelcome

Conspirator , 5/31/13 6:28 PM


Ed,
why does it concern you what some random people on the net think of you? Who cares! You know who you are, you know your truth, and really, no one has the right to tell you or anyone else what to think, feel or who to root for. You don't have to explain yourself to anyone here. Enjoy the game, root for your favorite whoever he may be in a particular match.
;)

danica , 5/31/13 6:28 PM


Yep, well said danica.

#I2ndThatEmotion

Conspirator , 5/31/13 7:09 PM


Thanks guys. You're right. I shouldn't let it get to me.

I'm normally pretty immune to the run of the mill attacks by resident nutcases. But on this occasion what rankled was it was Nadline who was calling into question my integrity and accusing me of duplicity.

#StickAndStonesCanBreakMyBones
#WordsCanNeverHurtMe

ed251137 , 5/31/13 10:28 PM


@holdserve, re post to you @5/30/13 2:56 AM : "They are two long time posters who have always been gracious, kind and respectful to me. I have no reason to distrust or question them on any level."

LOL, The key words, gracious and loyal "to me". Oh yeah, they always get your back, even willing to use garden weed on the two posters you hated so very, very much, which culminated in them being banned, and me being put on the banned list for ONE WEEK, (for doing nothing wrong, except that the drama queen and friends requested such) and same has been regurgitated for two years. What a very loverly pair. Not to mention going on another site and accusing someone who is my friend of being me and ganging up with other posters against him, for some kudos. Two very good posters left on Tennis-x due to the interference of the busybodies, along with some others, coz someone has this insatiable need to be important, but will never be, (too boring) and too bad. And, it doesn't stop there, it's brought over here to lean on big mama's shoulder for some consolation. Memories are short indeed, or more like alzheimers has taken over.

And, let's not forget the lynch mob gatherings which congregate on the approach shots threads, their personal chat-room, for the purpose of vilifying those posters they hate.

I, for one, am happy to see that some justice is being done to some, especially ed. She has been an instigator in everything. She hates those who don?t suck up to her , and will hound them with her insults, without just cause, for what she terms a a good *larff*, and I'm considered humorless coz I don't find their idiotic exchanges to be funny. Not to mention our personal information (mine and some other posters) that's taken out of context is constantly being thrown at us at their will and fancy to make us appear as though we are stupid.

Just a few days ago, I wrote a comment which was in no way connected to ed, yet, she found it necessary to write a comment after mine, e.g., "the viper is lying low", which she pretended to correct to ensure that others saw her vituperative comment.

scoretracker , 5/31/13 11:56 PM


#StickAndStonesCanBreakMyBones
#WordsCanNeverHurtMe
ed251137, 5/31/13 10:28 PM

But it did, hence the complaints. Payback is a bitch isn 't it? If only it could be tit for tat you'd be hysterical by now.

scoretracker , 5/31/13 11:58 PM


ed251137, 5/31/13 10:28 PM

;)

#TakesTwoToTango

Conspirator , 6/1/13 12:37 AM


"You picked Milos to go further than any American?

Careful Ricky. ts20 and chr20 will be calling you an American basher!

I doubt Milos will get that far. If it happens, I think Anderson will take him down if Milos gets that far. He has regressed.
"

@Conspirator - LOL.

#lookslikesomebodycalledit

mara002 , 6/1/13 12:44 AM


Looks like rafabots have run out of nole/federer fans to drive away from this site and turning on each other.

fedkovic @ 5/31, 318:

You nailed it. Got to cut those guys some slack. What are they going to do when the clay season ends. It is not like rafa has a great record outside clay.

Here is a fact: Since 2010 october, nadal won 0 titles outside clay till the recent IW win. Can you imagine that? 0 titles outside clay in nearly 30 months! Some record for a "complete player"

scoretracker:

who is this poster on tennis-x you are talking about, who was driven away? Do you post on tennis-x? They got some real good posters there. The rafa fans there are definitely not absolute morons like you got here.

novakisthebest , 6/1/13 3:09 AM


Have to laugh, the Rafans on this site are basically the same Rafans on tennis-x blog! Hehehe!

#HateIsBlind

rafaisthebest , 6/1/13 6:13 AM


And what I love about the Rafa-obssessed, they have every statistic on Rafa, every statistic. Now that is devotion folks. Impressive. Very rare to see a Rafan reeling out details about other players like that. Rafa is truly universally loved.

The Bull will be entertaining his legion of followers again today, including those for whom it is a guilty pleasure!

Vamos Rafa!

rafaisthebest , 6/1/13 6:18 AM


novakisthebest: The poster I was alluding to is a guy named Dave. He's a Fed fan, (who's not liked by two women who hate Fedal)who wrote some very lengthy and informative posts. And, the other was a friend of mine, Alok. In answer to your question, NO, I don't post there, but read.

scoretracker , 6/1/13 6:30 AM


^^^^,

There was a time where you could read the same crap that was posted @ 3:09 AM all over tennis-x. The usual suspects would openly trash this site and specifically the supposedly dumb Rafa fans. They got in a heap of trouble because there is some traffic back and forth between this site and tennis-x.

Now they have retreated to a private chat room or challenger bracket or wherever they go to hate on everyone. That way they won't get called out publicly on tennis-x for what they say.

Nativenewyorker , 6/1/13 6:32 AM


Rafan-Dom is not some cult where members have to abide by the same code, thoughts or behavior. Rafans are individuals, with independent minds and opinions. We are not sheep. We do not agree with each other because we are Rafans. When we agree, it is because we agree with the thought or issue, not the person or affiliation. And when we disagree, we are not afraid to state our disagreement, be it with a fellow Rafan or otherwise.

This is why I love all Rafans, those I agree with and those I do not!

Vamos Rafans!

#FreeSpirits

rafaisthebest , 6/1/13 6:33 AM


And this is why we love Rafa. Not only is he a damn good tennis player, he is also a free spirit!

#TheBull

rafaisthebest , 6/1/13 6:36 AM


Oops! My post @ 6:32 AM was directed at ritb!


rafaisthebest, 6/1/13 6:33 AM

Well said! It's true that we aren't a cult group that adhere to the accepted party line and propaganda that passes for real discussion! I like the fact that we can disagree, but manage to do so with civility. We don't have to follow in lockstep to make sure that we are spouting the accepted party line.

Vamos Rafa and Rafans!

Nativenewyorker , 6/1/13 6:40 AM


scoretracker:

Dave was a great poster and I remember that a few of the dumb tennis fans [surprise! it's a few women!] had it out for the guy. We had a lot of differences, Dave and I, but I wish Nole had a fan like him who can analyse the stats like Dave did for Federer.

As for Alok, the guy got jumped on by a rafatard league federer hater and rafatards' bff for not playing by their rules. If only rafabots knew who is the main proponent of the gossip on the bracket site.

novakisthebest , 6/1/13 4:49 PM


scoretracker was a great poster before he got v crazy!!.... then he put strange posts along with the retard!!! above this post...... so mcuh sexism and rudeness to women....no wives or gf's for them!!!!.....

novakisthebitch , 6/1/13 6:57 PM


I see willmw/connnie is on the tail-end of the not so inspiring juices, and has now made up a new moniker viz: *novakisthebitch*. anyone with even .005 intelligence has to know who is the creator of that new moniker and post @6:57PM?. What a flipping mad ass, this connie/ willmw nutso. They are the hydra that their friends want to be rid of. Two sick morons.

scoretracker , 6/1/13 10:31 PM


@NITB, 4:49PM, Alok didn't get jumped on so much by rafa-fans, but the Murray fans and the obsessed djoker fans, especially the one who thinks she gave birth to him, the djoker. It was sick that both Dave and alok, two good posters were run off so that the obsesessed djoker fan could talk her crap all day long, post links and the Murray fans woud nod in agreement, looking for some kujdos. Those woman know nothing of tennis, but only says whatever the commies and journos write. I think all along Alok thought he cuold handle the situation, but lies are not something you can rise up against. I'm sure the DA is willmw, coz everything for her is a meltdown.. BTW, I visisted that bracket site one day, and all I saw was a conglomeration of gossiping and bitching by the sucker-up and suckee.

scoretracker , 6/1/13 10:56 PM


Whatever floats yer boat scrottracker.

#Eyeroll

Conspirator , 6/1/13 11:13 PM


Oh yes and that terrible female Djoker fan would be none other than - Jane!!

Poor Alok! So sad when those meanies run someone off that site.

Nativenewyorker , 6/2/13 2:16 AM


Scoretracker:

The fed-hater I was referring to was that same bitch that you think is a Djokovic fan. She has supported everyone from roddick to rafa to djokovic to murray in the vain hope that they will better federer's records. Most of the djokovic fans on that side don't look at her as a Nole fan. She is as cunning and wily as the scum ed/NNY - only she is a lot smarter, I give her that.

LOL! sucker-up and suckee indeed! I know what happens on that bracket site. There is a friend of mine who tells me the gossip those women indulge in. They do similar stupid stuff on the blog too. A few years back the x-blog had some of the most informative posters [most of them men, ahem!]. Then these women take over and well, the site is more a gossip site. There are still a few well-informed tennis fans and it is still a better site than this one. You should post there too and tennis is another site with great posters and writers.

novakisthebest , 6/2/13 7:42 AM


i wonder what you are doing here when there are "better sites than this one".

phoenix , 6/2/13 8:59 AM


^^^Bulls-eye!!

rafaisthebest , 6/2/13 9:02 AM


@phoenix
No point trying logic here.....
#WastedEffort

deuce , 6/2/13 10:40 AM


@NITB, I hear you loud and clear. Some will say aything to remove their already dne dirty deeds. There are many who post on that site and criticize it on this one. I can say "Bulls-Eye!! also, but in her case she claims she's only having fun and the "wasted effort" is just a cover-up for a job already done. The internet has a way of setting things straight, so I won't waste my efforts in saying anything more. when we least expect it someone comes along to set things straight. and the lies remain, just that, lies.

BTW, I do post on Tennis.com, and I've never had a argument with anyone. i've always found Bodo to be very smart and informative.

scoretracker , 6/2/13 11:59 AM


The Spanish Amada is in full sail. Keep it going Daveeed.

ed251137 , 6/2/13 1:03 PM


OMG, Robredo/Almagro is a bruiser!

rafaisthebest , 6/2/13 1:42 PM


The crowd are rooting for Tommy. Seems, they want to see him go further after taking out Gael. lol. Cant believe Tommy will ward off Almagro. On the other hand anything is possible.

ed251137 , 6/2/13 1:48 PM


That first set was a lot more competitive than expected. But expect Almagro to settle down and take the match in straights.

ed251137 , 6/2/13 2:12 PM


dats a lot of hates from the foremost hater... :-)

phoenix , 6/2/13 3:05 PM


You just watch them disappear one by one when their man tumbles again.

Raindrops , 6/2/13 3:58 PM


NITB:

JB is sure a smart woman. Definitely a league above the rafatards out here. If only, she wasn't such a fake. You got to cut her slack. She does support Nole even against rafatards.

Scoretracker:

the sucker/suckee combo of margot/jane try to implement the rafatard crappy gang-mentality on that site. The moderation is better than here and there are not too many of these rafatards there.

There is a reason most tennis writers are men. Less gossip and more stuff.

seventeen, you got the rafafarts by their cojones! You brought them to the knees!

Back to the tennis: Nole is playing some real good tennis. Should complete the career slam this year.

JamesDjokovicFan , 6/2/13 4:22 PM


@JDF:

You do know that margot posts as deuce on TT, right? She is busy sucking up to rafabots here and does the same to djokovic fans over on sean's blog!

Fedkovic23 , 6/2/13 8:30 PM


Thanks for the info Fedkovic.

Anyway, margot and JB have got their heads up each other's behind, so much so, you wouldn't know where one ends and the other begins. LOL!

Congrats on the Maestro's win over Simon. He will have his hands full against Ali.

JamesDjokovicFan , 6/2/13 8:45 PM


seventeen, how do you mean everyone hates Germany??

rogerthat , 6/2/13 10:04 PM


Oh dearie me boys, am afraid you've got me muddled up with someone who gives a toss.
#Yawn

deuce , 6/2/13 10:18 PM


Worrying 12-day forecast.

Unsettled weather for next weekend. High temperatures but risk of rain.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/62oo6dn

ed251137 , 6/3/13 8:48 AM


seventeen, or whatever your previous alias was,

you crack me up
first you write an insult to the benefit of all of us in perfect Dutch or Flemish about v...e kl...n (dat ik immers goed kan lezen, kleintje)
then you pretend not to now how to write Belgians and write Belgiums instead
just as in your posts generally that show you master writing in it yet for some reason you make sure to add oddly chosen typos and mistakes, not the ones likely made by someone who is far from mastering the language

chlorostoma , 6/3/13 4:04 PM


I see one fool makes many.

ne idiot has fingered *seventeen* as a poster from the past, dutch, and all of the other clowns are now following suit. I suppose it's too much to expect some sort of maturity emanating from a bunch of moronic adolescents. What can't non-nadal fans be left alone and write comments under whatever moniker they choose. Some go on other website and use several monikers, and no one harasses them, but why is it so on this site? You'd think that these adults would have a lot more to do than continuously harass others for krass pleasure. Shame on you all!!

scoretracker , 6/3/13 5:10 PM


@seventeen, consider yourself as very important coz the infantile group cannot leave you out of their conversations. They are to be pitied, but the first to whine and hurl insults.

scoretracker , 6/3/13 5:13 PM


scoretracker, seventeen is obviously Sienna. Doesn't require rocket science to figure that out. The dutch and everything about this troll is fake. She actually cancelled her appointments with the shrink to post here but seems to have been restored to her padded cell.

holdserve , 6/3/13 5:25 PM


I still read scrottracker posts however. Too funny.

She criticizes others and then in the next post (or much later in the same loooong post), she turns around and does what she criticizes others of doing.

Starting to think it's all an act.

#Brilliant
#HypocricyGOAT
#KeepItUp

#PS10-20

Conspirator , 6/3/13 5:51 PM


Conspirator, 6/3/13 5:51 PM,

I see that you noticed this, too! Exactly! It brings hypocrisy to a whole new level!

holdserve, 6/3/13 5:25 PM,

It's obvious using simple logic that this is true. It would appear that the shrink hasn't helped sienna with her problem. LOL!

Nativenewyorker , 6/3/13 6:47 PM


"The tracker keeps on tracking and scoring with every comment he makes.
I hear you fellow fedfan."

It's like they are his mistresses. The moment scoretracker posts all these missies fall over each other to get a piece of him. It is like a brothel out here. Too bad no one's going to touch these attention whores physically.

I hope there are atleast some women in this world, who actually lead dignified lives once they become grannies. Sad to see what age does to people!

Fedkovic23 , 6/3/13 7:08 PM


scoretracker was pining for sienna at one time, well he must be in troll heaven now because she is back!

rafaisthebest , 6/3/13 7:23 PM


zeventien,
yes I have alles begrepen, I comprehend your latest normal comment
het is toch gewoon waar dat je maar een trol zijt, door en door
it is still simply true that you are but a troll, through and through

groetjes

chlorostoma , 6/3/13 7:26 PM


chloro,

Is it real Dutch or fake? Do you know what this person is saying?

Nativenewyorker , 6/3/13 7:57 PM


Rafatards think that if 10 of them throw up the same crap, people might believe them Unfortunately, given their negative IQs, even a 100 rafatards' IQ will be far worse than my doggie's IQ. Keep barking rafatards. Facts will remain facts. Djokovic will overtake the one surface pony kneedal to be the 2nd best of this generation. only a matter of time.

Fedkovic23 , 6/3/13 8:01 PM


Fartkovic20, please don't screw the pooch even though he is smarter than you.

chloro, gelieve niet de trollen te voeden.

#deemoedig

Conspirator , 6/3/13 8:11 PM


Fartipator, I am not into doggies like your mom. she must have been humped by one to have you.

Fedkovic23 , 6/3/13 8:53 PM


nny,
real Dutch
esp the last message, I think but am not sure it is not just from automatic translation such as Google translate which does not always get idioms quite right for one. Either way very understandable Dutch.

Constipator's Dutch came right out of a google translate almost right: the right idiom but the word order not entirely right

chlorostoma , 6/3/13 9:13 PM


chloro,

Do I want to know what was said? Maybe not!

Nativenewyorker , 6/3/13 9:25 PM


Nny second last post in Dutch Sienna wrote her iPad messes up her words sometimes. In her last post she wrote my English is not understandable :-) and that I don't understand English :-)

On another thread a couple of data ago she called us all (was not addressed to Rafans per se) and I quote 'dirty scr_t_ms'. Shocking stuff :-).

chlorostoma , 6/3/13 9:43 PM


Well twenty, I'm shocked!!!

Please surely you can do better, no? Is that all you got?

Pretty sure sienna translates to "steamy brown turd". Chloro, I at least got that one right I think.

twenty, ik kon niet begrijpen je moeder. Haar mond was erg vol.

Too dull. I think I'll go back to not reading your lame ass drivel.

#TalkDirtierToMe

Conspirator , 6/3/13 9:44 PM


chloro,

Thanks for the translation. As to your last one, I suspected that some of it was profanity and vulgarity disguised in Dutch. Yes by all means, spew out filth but make sure it's in a foreign language. That should be in some manual for trolls who want to succeed on the internet. LOL!

Conspirator,

I would think by now you would be quite bored with the Fed troll. It's really pretty much the same thing almost cut and pasted over and over again on different topic threads. The usual vile insults about Raf and of course, his fans.

At least seventeen/sienna makes it somewhat interesting with the dutch and also by being unintentionally quite hilarious at times. :)

Nativenewyorker , 6/3/13 9:50 PM


Clouds on the horizon:-(

The long-range forecast shows the threat of thunderstorms over Paris on Friday.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lpn2p7p

ed251137 , 6/3/13 9:53 PM


^^^^

Oh no! I thought we were done with the bad weather and it was going to be sunny skies this week. Friday would be semifinals.

Nativenewyorker , 6/3/13 10:03 PM


That's when sun would be nice. Would make a change from last year's semi, if the two expected knights are there on the battleground.

chlorostoma , 6/3/13 10:27 PM


^semi^final (we all remember the mud :-)

chlorostoma , 6/3/13 10:30 PM


@ Ricky,

Ure predictions for the quarters are nearly spot on!!! In all fairness, I dont think anyone would have picked Robredo to make it this far and I guess with Wawrinka almost withdrawing with injury it was only reasonble to not expect him to make it this far either!!

However, all in all, good predictions and I am hoping that from here on all your predictions hold up!!! I for one would be completely and utterly ECSTATIC!!

VAM8S!!!!

Monalysa , 6/3/13 10:37 PM


deuce,

if you didn't give a toss, you wouldn't even have replied. keep gossiping with your pal JB about rafatards behind their backs. they ain't bright enough to figure out these clowns.

JamesDjokovicFan , 6/3/13 10:39 PM


#Yawn

deuce , 6/3/13 10:41 PM


No NNY not the least bit interesting at all. Just trying to hide how little they know about tennis and how dumb they are.

At least scrottracker and chr20 are worth a chuckle once in a while no? They have continued to earn my attention for the time being.

#YoureWelcomeMyFans

Conspirator , 6/3/13 10:41 PM


Great going with the predictions Ricky.

From here on it is going to be bumpy. No-1-vak is not losing this. Too bad the french hate rafa and put him in Nole's path. Nole's rafa slam and career slam coming up.

JamesDjokovicFan , 6/3/13 10:46 PM


I am sorry for my meltdown #124 above. It is getting out of hand. I just really want some attention from my internet friends. LOVE ME.

regards

Scoretracker

Scrotracker , 6/3/13 11:04 PM


"Fartipator, I am not into doggies like your mom. she must have been humped by one to have you."

LOL! "crappyrator is like rafa, no? rafa digs his behind and smells it, crappyrator wants to smell others' behind" small difference but huge consequences....

This should be in the hall of fame for retorts along with ts38's "rafatards don't know the difference between a tennis court and their a-holes"

too bad the lauging stock of the tennis world CBM aka new-crapper and rafafartED cannot appreciate real SOH!

JamesDjokovicFan , 6/4/13 2:53 AM


However, all in all, good predictions and I am hoping that from here on all your predictions hold up!!! I for one would be completely and utterly ECSTATIC!!
VAM8S!!!!
Monalysa , 6/3/13 10:37 PM

I will forgive Ricky of his previous sins of jinxing (is this a word?) Rafa if this time his predictions hold up.

phoenix , 6/4/13 8:33 AM


"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, "It means exactly what I choose it to mean."
Oh dearie me, rather a lot of Dumpties on here, telling us what "humour" means.

deuce , 6/4/13 8:43 AM


I'm beginning to think these boards are filled with 8 year olds. I mean, the amount of infantile name calling is just off the charts. Do you really feel like you've accomplished something? I would be ashamed of myself but I'm pretty sure you would be also if it weren't for the fact that you're going incognito. IQ's well below average though, that's for sure.

childishgambino , 6/4/13 10:39 AM


childish. You're wrong. According to the bulk of the trolls anybody over the age of 25 is geriatric. Although they dont fling that insult at the 25+ players.

On second thoughts, they may well do now Rafa is the ripe old age of 27.

ed251137 , 6/4/13 12:44 PM


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1659515-rafael-nadal-at-roland-garr os-is-as-strong-as-ever

Somewhat mirroring my thoughts for Nadal's RG this year

childishgambino , 6/4/13 1:30 PM


Thanks @childish. I really do not understand people who expect Rafa to show the same kind of reflexes, speed etc that he showed when he was 18 let alone 25. People age but the difference with Rafa is he is aging gracefully in tennis terms. What I mean is: he recognises his own mortality in tennis tems and is making the necessary adjustments. Why not focus on those adjustments and their effectiveness instead?

It is laughable to hear people say Rafa is in decline, he is less potent at RG etc, etc when:

- he is still in the tournament;
- he has made the best start to a season, EVER;
- he is the Race points leader for the season;
- he is the leader in tournaments won for the season.

The problem people have, imho, is they do not want Rafa to grow, they want him suspended in a time warp. That is not reality.

I like the evolving Rafa..............

rafaisthebest , 6/4/13 1:48 PM


Btw, I'm sticking to my original prediction: All Spanish final..........

rafaisthebest , 6/4/13 2:13 PM


an all spanish final would be great although a spanish-swiss one would be even better. just for another thrashing of the swiss...

childishgambino , 6/4/13 2:27 PM


i just realized there is the possibility of two different spanish swiss finals :)))

childishgambino , 6/4/13 2:31 PM


of course, a third one also. what I meant is I forgot about the other swiss... ok, now I'm rambling.

childishgambino , 6/4/13 2:40 PM


Now that there are 8 players left, 4 on each side, there are 16 possible finals. Of these, 2 are all Spanish, one is all Swiss, 3 are Spanish-Swiss. Out of these 16 possible finals, 10 have at least one Spaniard.

holdserve , 6/4/13 3:47 PM


Here are Mr. Proctologist's take on the only statistic that rafatards are aware of:

He used a football analogy to illustrate his point: ?Chelsea beat Manchester United in both matches during the season, but Manchester United won the Premier League. The better team is Manchester United.

?I am happy about what I achieved,? he continued. ?I am happy about what I am winning. But Roger has better numbers than me, and that's the reality. Nobody has more Grand Slams than him. He's the guy with most weeks in the history of No. 1. So these kind of records say that he's the best in history. Numbers are for that.?

Glad to know the rafatards' tardness hasn't spread to KTSP as yet. He must be the Einstein of the negative IQ rafa world.

#BullSurrendsToGodOfTennis

Fedkovic23 , 6/4/13 3:51 PM


Fartkovic! Where were you???

You missed an awesome match today.

Oh, your post above looks awesome as always. I didn't read it of course but I'm sure it is full of gems and your love of Rafa!!!

(Oh, and just between you and Me, Fartkovic, PDFFT).

#KeepEmComing
#Vamos!
#ThisIsAnAutomatedReply
#Automated HashtagsPatentPending
#PleaseDoNotRespond
#FOAD

Conspirator , 6/5/13 2:37 AM


Semifinals
Nadal over Djokovic in 5
Ferrer over Tsonga in 4



Final
Nadal over Ferrer in 3

phoenix , 6/6/13 6:43 AM


RT SharkoTennis: "Happy 57th birthday 6-time @rolandgarros champion #BjornBorg. "

Indeed! And thx for the memories...........

rafaisthebest , 6/6/13 11:13 AM


Bjorn born on the sixth of the sixth month won six times at RG.
Reminds me of what is supposed to be the toughest tongue twister (The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.)

holdserve , 6/6/13 3:32 PM


WELCOME BACK ALL "VIC" Thanksgoodness, I thought you are all dead.

ohhh where is my manner...how do you feel? May I know how painful it is talking so smug and then saw your man being kicked in the ass out of the competition hehe? I prophesized this to happen but you refused to accept it because you are the most idiot tennis fans ... Do you Believe Me Now? Gwaharharharhar.

As I said before and I say it again, STAY tune fedFARTS for more humiliation.

Vamos Rafa!!!

Raindrops , 6/6/13 5:02 PM


I'm beginning to think Raindrops is jean's id unrestrained from all reality.

ts38 , 6/6/13 9:01 PM


ts38-ovic

#HighSchool
#LoveConnie

Conspirator , 6/6/13 9:08 PM


The ovics more than deserved it so stop whining.

phoenix , 6/6/13 9:34 PM


@ts38:

Jean must still be busy trying to figure out the difference between here behind and a tennis court. That was a priceless line, ts38. In one line, you nailed the entire rafatard community of TT. Bravo. You justify your Roddick fanism with your great SOH.

Fedkovic23 , 6/6/13 9:43 PM


Suuuure, suuuure little FedBotSic20, very interesting. Isn't that nice! Goooood boy! Run along and play now!!!

#JustHumourHim
#ShortBusRider
#DidnttEvenBotherReadingIt

Conspirator , 6/6/13 10:03 PM


ts38 and Fedkovic:

You really have these creatures going wild. Imagine nole delivering the win tomorrow. Some of these tards might have to be on suicide watch. They really don't have a life other than posting here and talking to their fellow rafafarts.

novakisthebest , 6/6/13 10:19 PM


Suuuure, suuuure little youaresuchthebitch, very interesting. Isn't that nice! Goooood boy! Run along and play now!!!

#JustHumourHim
#ShortBusRider
#DidnttEvenBotherReadingIt

Conspirator , 6/6/13 10:24 PM


Stay tune to see how strong the Rafans are in facing the supposed defeat that you are talking about. We are ready to any outcome FYI. Unlike you cowards, you disappeared the very moment you realized that the man whom you lavishly praise is heading to a gutter hahaha

Feels so good humiliating you over and over again.

Raindrops , 6/7/13 7:37 AM


ts38, a good advise for you, do not trust your own decaying brain. I don't do what your fellow idiot fedfarts do, that is, creating numerious "nicks" and pretend new ones. Jean is Jean an american, and I am asian. Most of the old timers here know that.

Raindrops , 6/7/13 8:23 AM


We already have seen rafafarts' courage after rosol embarrassed nada in Wimbledon. Their idol went hiding with a "injury" and the fans ran away from other tennis blogs to come and hide in their last hole.... tennis talk.

novakisthebest , 6/7/13 10:50 AM


^^^ LOL.

You have seen Rafans everywhere wishing for his return. Rafans were so eager to see our man return to tennis. Embarassed? He lost but not embarassed. Defeat is part of the game and it is not embarassment. Crying at the championship because you lost is exactly the real meaning of embarassment LOL LOL LOL. Again, defeat is not embarassment. All of them experienced defeat, but not all of them did exactly what the swiss miss did, that's pure embarassment, that's why he is called FEDERINA hahaha.

Raindrops , 6/7/13 11:29 AM


Rafans ran away? Only fuccing seventeen and other "ovics" and their stink queen scoretracker practising that habit. Why? because they are so full talking about their man totally abandoned precausion when they speak. Look at the Rafans who are WISHING with full of hope that our man may emerged victorious in every match he plays. Meaning, mostly of us are humble just like the man we are rooting for.

If your man lose, I hope you will stay at TT and no change of moniker.

Vamos Rafa!

Raindrops , 6/7/13 11:55 AM


Time to hunt jameskovic, novakisthebest, fedkovic, rogervic, scoretracker...where the hell are you? come out and let's see if you can talk the way you talked prior to RAFA/NOLE match.

You are all good only with bullshit talk.

We are waiting here.

Thank you Rafael Nadal.

Vamos.

Raindrops , 6/7/13 6:22 PM


It's the same person, Raindrops. That's why they either all appear in one go or disappear in one go.

jean , 6/7/13 7:41 PM


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Also, I don't believe I ever talked smack about Nole beating Rafa or vice versa. (Just ask the high schooler to verify, it will diligently look through all TT records for everything I wrote). I'm happy with Nadal winning, but your hatred of Federer has made you so stupid you can't see the obvious.

ts38 , 6/7/13 11:19 PM


NITB:

Forget the fans, mr. kneedal ran away with an "injury" when rosol stomped him in the 2nd round. I am sure Nole will not do a nadlina on us. He will get ready for the 2 most important slams in our sport and defend that no.1 ranking for a 3rd year in a row.

Fedkovic23 , 6/8/13 1:31 AM


@Fedkovic ; That means both Nole and Fed are idiotis because both of them have stated wiining RG as the ultimate goal time and again. And I don't think they are idiots as I know the real idiot here.

fedexal , 6/8/13 5:07 AM


fedexal,

Thank you for bringing some common sense and a reality check to the discussion! It's amazing that someone who presumes to be a fan of Fed and Nole would presume to insult them by trashing the very slam that they both value very highly.

Nativenewyorker , 6/8/13 6:53 AM


The pseudo-nole fan trolls are my only source for laughter, please don't chase them away.

jean , 6/8/13 7:27 AM


Lol jean Go Girl :)
Didn't see match but on paper looks like a humdinger.
Congrats to Rafa and his gr8 fans, too numerous to mention. Sympathies Nole and virtual hugs to zare and danica and all non-trolling Nole fans.

deuce , 6/8/13 7:58 AM


ts38, 6/7/13 11:19 PM

I think we are all aware that anyone who does not support nay-dull or suck up to his fans like Dunce are nadal-haters according to rafafarts' logic. They wouldn't be rafatrolls and languishing here after being banned from other forums like the Queen of rafatrolls, if they had the common sense. You should have seen the way she was chased away from other tennis blogs. LOL! They should have a online asylum for such miserable people who are ignorant of the game of tennis and its history. Remember, I offered these rafabots ed and yapper to play a tennis match with me and show me they are better than me. That offer is now extended to Dunce too. You can even play 2 of you against me alone. The offer still stands.

If you ever actually played the game you wouldn't be making ignorant posts like "I cry when nadal wins. He is a healer and heals my heart". How lame and miserable is that!

JamesDjokovicFan , 6/8/13 8:20 AM


Poor Rafa haters under the disguise as Nole fans...really feel for them. They are actually fed fans, who piss in their pants at the thought that one day Rafa will overtake fed's grand slam tally and stake his claim as the GREATEST OF ALL TIME.

They became Nole supporters believing 2011 will last for ever. They have now been given a rude awakening. Poor souls

atul1985 , 6/8/13 10:20 AM


I think it is fitting that we have Fedbots calling themselves Fedkovic for example because Fed and Novak are the only 2 in the 20 losses to Rafa Club! S there is a nice symmetry in combining their names into one. Fedkovic20 would be just perfect.

rafaisthebest , 6/8/13 10:38 AM


I doubt if these are Nole fans at all...I suspect these are just cowardly fedtards masquerading as fans of Nole.

phoenix , 6/8/13 11:30 AM


@ only fuccing seventeen and other "ovics" and their stink queen scoretracker practising that habit." Raindrops 11:55am

Are you out of your filthy, twisted and corrupted mind, which lacks even a penny's worth of decency? You are to be pitied and are a disgrace to Asians (you claim you're one). I have always thought of them to be a gentle and classy race of people and are above the type of comments you write, but you have put the *classlessness* into them. I wonder what your native countrymen would say about you and your filthy and disgusting comments to others who don't value you in the least bit and what you think of them?

-----------------------------
"Time to hunt jameskovic, novakisthebest, fedkovic, rogervic, scoretracker...where the hell are you? come out and let's see if you can talk the way you talked prior to RAFA/NOLE match.
You are all good only with bullshit talk.
We are waiting here.
Thank you Rafael Nadal.Vamos.
Raindrops, 6/7/13 6:22 PM
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FYI, I'm not aDjokovic fan, and you could try reading first before spouting off your garbage.

I deliberately refrained from posting on this site for several days on purpose, coz I'm fully coznizant of the behavior that would be engaged in by you and the filthy demented bunch who support you. and, let's not forget those pseudo -nadal troll friends, who join in the fray, whenever your idol wins a match or Fed loses one. Your behavior is not only classless and uncalled for, but what can one expect from such perverted minds? Especially, someone like you the raindropper who is not ashamed to let everyone know that one of the customs of her village concerns the the act of sharing of her underwear?

FYI, referring to me as a woman, and accusing me of your underwear practises/ undergarments, does not bother me, coz the only way you'd know something of that sort exists, would be due to you actually engaging and of sharing of your foul-smelling garments with others.How putrid, phewwwww

And, for those who are accusing others of being a troll, listen up, only a troll of your class would know another is a troll considering very few even consider you worthy enough to be trolled., or engaged in a discussion. It takes a troll of your sort to know that others are trolls. For instance, who is trolling any of you miserable lot, who track around other posters from blog-site to blog-site and engaging in practising the art of congeniality. Only trolls do so. Not to mention egging on anti-Fed posters, especially the one who stated the most disgusting remarks when Fed was threatened with a death threat.

Yeah, jean needs for the non-Nadal fans to remain here to be abused by her and her tribe, coz without us, things are very boring and the clan become desperate for interaction, by resorting to fighting with each other like those animals who eat their young. With most of us gone there won't be any posters for jean and her admirerers to troll. Happy trolling to you the expert trollers. On cue, enters ...... trollers ..... and ...... and ....

scoretracker , 6/8/13 11:33 AM


Congrats Raindrops, you really have a way on how to summon the queen to unleash one of her meltdowns...:-)

phoenix , 6/8/13 11:46 AM




Scoretracker "who is no longer wearing panty" I know you are not fan of Nole (as i know them pretty well), it's not rocket science to figure out why I lumped you along with those filty "ovics".

Clue below:


You are right jean, you are absolutely right! When one come appeared the others follow haha.

Raindrops , 6/8/13 11:47 AM


i am right in my suspicion that these are nothing but fedtards...their queen appears on cue.

phoenix , 6/8/13 11:51 AM


LOL Phoenix.

You know boxers need punching bags. Jean is wanting to have all the fedfarts altogehter in a cage and play with them with a sharp burning steel stick and treat them like gremlims haha. They are all running around wild looking for a hole to hide alas, there is nowhere to hide and no safe place to stay, that's why they tried to coumoflage but their true ugly colors are easily detected by the Eagle Eyes Rafans...LOL.

Raindrops , 6/8/13 11:58 AM


LOL, some of you are in la la land that you refuse to think there are tennis fans who simply don't like your fave and are not afraid to say so? Not every player will be liked/disliked, so why are people being called all these sick names and are accused of being imposters, e.g., the 3 new djoker fans, coz they aren't afraid of the deluge of garbage they'll have to deal with for saying they dislike nadal, unlike others who kiss up to make friends?

I'm sure if there were a lot of Fed fans posting on this site (more than nadal fans) the majority of you would be wetting your pants at the boomerang effect, for going after Fed like you do. The reason you aren't afraid is due to the fact that you know one of the clan will get your back. Get real!!

scoretracker , 6/8/13 12:01 PM


As usual, the one-liner appears and the other dirty-mouthed smelly one also.

Do you think I care why you lumped me with any of the other posters? Guess again NO It's better to be lumped with them than morons and classless nutso's who have nothing better than to stopp so low as to law about underwear. do you even own a toothbrush or some basic sanitatry necessities? pheww, low life, go get a cleaning.

scoretracker , 6/8/13 12:06 PM


...and the posts get shorter and shorter... meltdown subsiding i guess... :-)

phoenix , 6/8/13 12:15 PM


If ever new fedfans come and decent, Rafans can be decent with them too. But if they are no different like a pantyless like you scoretracker who always deminish clay and you want to remove clay from the equation in order to make the image of your man whom lavishly praise brilliant. Same thing with your cohorts "ovics" imagine they only want to talk stats year 2011 onwards? You are the same in logic and enjoying to discuss incomplete data? You are all plain stupid, simply abnormal.

Raindrops , 6/8/13 12:41 PM


CORRECTION:

If ever some new fedfans come are decent, Rafans can be decent with them too. But if they are no different like a pantyless like you scoretracker who always deminish clay and you want to remove clay from the equation in order to make the image of your man whom you lavishly praise looks brilliant. Same thing with your cohorts "ovics" imagine they only want to talk stats year 2011 onwards? You are the same in logic and enjoying to discuss incomplete data? You are all plain stupid, simply abnormal.

Raindrops , 6/8/13 12:45 PM


...then they will be treated no different as we treated you. They will lose also their panties haha.

Raindrops , 6/8/13 1:01 PM


scoretracker, scoretracker, scoretracker.....

panty, mf, fuccing are all words used FIRST by your fellow fedfarts to rafans, why complain now that Rafans learned to use them to fedfarts? You imbicile queen of rants.

Raindrops , 6/8/13 1:05 PM


Classles, raindrops has lost her panties and cannot find them.

poor phoenix can only find her mouth when one of her nasty cohorts comes after Fed fans.

scoretracker , 6/8/13 1:41 PM


You see, you cannot answer that question of why it becomes offensive now to you those filthy words that were used first by fedfarts to Rafans.

STAY TUNE highclass pantyless scoretracker for more humiliation.

P.S. you are smelly, take a bath everyday okay?

Raindrops , 6/8/13 2:01 PM


I'm not the one being humiliated. your rafa cohorts should be to have a to discuss him with a dirty mouthed woman who talks only of her lost panties and male sex organs.

scoretracker , 6/8/13 2:11 PM


I wasn't aware that races could be classified as classy and non-classy.

Thanks S/T THE RACIST TROLL!!!

#OneToGrowOn

Conspirator , 6/8/13 4:29 PM


Hmmmm

Conspirator , 6/11/13 5:00 AM



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