Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by TT » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:18:35


Q. As we know, this year is a fantastic season for you now. You captured
three out of the four Grand Slam titles. You secured your year end No. 1
early. Share some experience about your performance this year. How did
you do that?

RAFAEL NADAL: Always, well, is difficult to explain. But probably I was
able to be almost all the time at my hundred percent because last year
and the beginning of this was difficult and hard for me, you know. So
maybe for that reason I was able to push hard in all the tournaments,
play with my hundred percent of motivation and trying my hundred percent
in every moment because you know when you have some difficult moments,
how difficult is to win.

If you are winning, you want to keep winning because you never know when
this gonna stop. So you have to do your best. When you are healthy, you
have to enjoy the moments when you can because, for sure, gonna come
back the difficult moments, no?

Q. Maybe for next year, fans ask about the four.

RAFAEL NADAL: The four what?

Q. The four titles next year.

RAFAEL NADAL: I hope to have the chances to win four titles next year,
no? I know you are talking about the Grand Slam. For me, that is
impossible. But I will try to keep playing well and to try to win four
titles next year.

But the Grand Slam is not the case. That's for sure impossible, I think.

http://www.shanghairolexmasters.com/English/news/50/380.html

...Knowing his modesty, seems like Rafa is gunning for the all 4 slams
next year! :)

 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by TT » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:20:29

Quote:

> Q. As we know, this year is a fantastic season for you now. You captured
> three out of the four Grand Slam titles. You secured your year end No. 1
> early. Share some experience about your performance this year. How did
> you do that?

> RAFAEL NADAL: Always, well, is difficult to explain. But probably I was
> able to be almost all the time at my hundred percent because last year
> and the beginning of this was difficult and hard for me, you know. So
> maybe for that reason I was able to push hard in all the tournaments,
> play with my hundred percent of motivation and trying my hundred percent
> in every moment because you know when you have some difficult moments,
> how difficult is to win.

> If you are winning, you want to keep winning because you never know when
> this gonna stop. So you have to do your best. When you are healthy, you
> have to enjoy the moments when you can because, for sure, gonna come
> back the difficult moments, no?

> Q. Maybe for next year, fans ask about the four.

> RAFAEL NADAL: The four what?

> Q. The four titles next year.

> RAFAEL NADAL: I hope to have the chances to win four titles next year,
> no? I know you are talking about the Grand Slam. For me, that is
> impossible. But I will try to keep playing well and to try to win four
> titles next year.

> But the Grand Slam is not the case. That's for sure impossible, I think.

> http://www.shanghairolexmasters.com/English/news/50/380.html

> ...Knowing his modesty, seems like Rafa is gunning for the all 4 slams
> next year! :)

Q. You mentioned you thought the Slam was impossible. Do you look back
to Melbourne now and think what might have been but for injury this
year, if you'd been able to complete that tournament?

RAFAEL NADAL: Maybe I gonna lose that match against Andy Murray in that
moment. That's what I think, no? I was playing enough well to win the
match, but I didn't have enough calm to win the match. So that's what I
think.

 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by Javier Gonzále » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:32:27


Quote:

> ...Knowing his modesty, seems like Rafa is gunning for the all 4 slams
> next year! :)

Yeah, that's team Nadal's usual party line. "So how do you feel about
playing Donald Young on Monte Carlo clay?". Rafa: "Donald is a
wonderful player and I'll surely have to work extra hard, I can't let
my guard now, it's not going to be easy".

 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by TT » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 01:09:33

Quote:


>> ...Knowing his modesty, seems like Rafa is gunning for the all 4 slams
>> next year! :)

> Yeah, that's team Nadal's usual party line. "So how do you feel about
> playing Donald Young on Monte Carlo clay?". Rafa: "Donald is a
> wonderful player and I'll surely have to work extra hard, I can't let
> my guard now, it's not going to be easy".

Is there an acceptable option... Yeah, you know I won 3 slams this year
and and have beaten Roddick in last 100 meetings, I believe. So you know
this is not gonna be very hard, like, you know.
 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by Iceber » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 01:14:37


Quote:


> >> ...Knowing his modesty, seems like Rafa is gunning for the all 4 slams
> >> next year! :)

> > Yeah, that's team Nadal's usual party line. "So how do you feel about
> > playing Donald Young on Monte Carlo clay?". Rafa: "Donald is a
> > wonderful player and I'll surely have to work extra hard, I can't let
> > my guard now, it's not going to be easy".

> Is there an acceptable option... Yeah, you know I won 3 slams this year
> and and have beaten Roddick in last 100 meetings, I believe. So you know
> this is not gonna be very hard, like, you know.

I can dominate, I can win absolutely anything and beat anyone, I'm the
best, I'm the greatest, nobody's better than me, Murray sucks, it's up
to me whether I beat him or not and I'll show you, let me serve a
140mph ball at your head whilst you balance a ball tin on your head,
LOL
 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by Javier Gonzále » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 01:54:54


Quote:


> >> ...Knowing his modesty, seems like Rafa is gunning for the all 4 slams
> >> next year! :)

> > Yeah, that's team Nadal's usual party line. "So how do you feel about
> > playing Donald Young on Monte Carlo clay?". Rafa: "Donald is a
> > wonderful player and I'll surely have to work extra hard, I can't let
> > my guard now, it's not going to be easy".

> Is there an acceptable option... Yeah, you know I won 3 slams this year
> and and have beaten Roddick in last 100 meetings, I believe. So you know
> this is not gonna be very hard, like, you know.

I wouldn't mind if he'd sometimes say "Yes, I know I'm the favorite,
and it looks like a pretty accessible match on paper, but you never
know. That's why we play the matches, no?".

Although for my theoretical question, the real answer would be "AH HA
HA HA HA HA HA. Oh wait, you are being serious! Let me laugh harder!
AAAAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH".

 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by TT » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 01:56:10

Quote:




>>>> ...Knowing his modesty, seems like Rafa is gunning for the all 4 slams
>>>> next year! :)
>>> Yeah, that's team Nadal's usual party line. "So how do you feel about
>>> playing Donald Young on Monte Carlo clay?". Rafa: "Donald is a
>>> wonderful player and I'll surely have to work extra hard, I can't let
>>> my guard now, it's not going to be easy".
>> Is there an acceptable option... Yeah, you know I won 3 slams this year
>> and and have beaten Roddick in last 100 meetings, I believe. So you know
>> this is not gonna be very hard, like, you know.

> I wouldn't mind if he'd sometimes say "Yes, I know I'm the favorite,
> and it looks like a pretty accessible match on paper, but you never
> know. That's why we play the matches, no?".

> Although for my theoretical question, the real answer would be "AH HA
> HA HA HA HA HA. Oh wait, you are being serious! Let me laugh harder!
> AAAAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH".

And then Hazelwood would lose with a double bagel to Donald Young...

--
"I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my
life God will give you *** to drink"
-Sarah Good, 1692

 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by TT » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 02:14:55

Quote:




>>>> ...Knowing his modesty, seems like Rafa is gunning for the all 4 slams
>>>> next year! :)
>>> Yeah, that's team Nadal's usual party line. "So how do you feel about
>>> playing Donald Young on Monte Carlo clay?". Rafa: "Donald is a
>>> wonderful player and I'll surely have to work extra hard, I can't let
>>> my guard now, it's not going to be easy".
>> Is there an acceptable option... Yeah, you know I won 3 slams this year
>> and and have beaten Roddick in last 100 meetings, I believe. So you know
>> this is not gonna be very hard, like, you know.

> I wouldn't mind if he'd sometimes say "Yes, I know I'm the favorite,
> and it looks like a pretty accessible match on paper, but you never
> know. That's why we play the matches, no?".

Btw he does say something similar..."I have good chance to win if I play
well".

--
"I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my
life God will give you *** to drink"
-Sarah Good, 1692

 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by TT » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 02:16:22

Quote:





>>>>> ...Knowing his modesty, seems like Rafa is gunning for the all 4 slams
>>>>> next year! :)
>>>> Yeah, that's team Nadal's usual party line. "So how do you feel about
>>>> playing Donald Young on Monte Carlo clay?". Rafa: "Donald is a
>>>> wonderful player and I'll surely have to work extra hard, I can't let
>>>> my guard now, it's not going to be easy".
>>> Is there an acceptable option... Yeah, you know I won 3 slams this year
>>> and and have beaten Roddick in last 100 meetings, I believe. So you know
>>> this is not gonna be very hard, like, you know.

>> I wouldn't mind if he'd sometimes say "Yes, I know I'm the favorite,
>> and it looks like a pretty accessible match on paper, but you never
>> know. That's why we play the matches, no?".

> Btw he does say something similar..."I have good chance to win if I play
> well".

...And I don't think his vocabulary includes the word "accessible"...

--
"I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my
life God will give you *** to drink"
-Sarah Good, 1692

 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by Giovann » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 02:20:18

Quote:
> ...Knowing his  false modesty and hypocrisy seems like Rafa is gunning for the all 4 slams
> next year! :)

fixed for u~~
 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by Giovann » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 02:40:44

Quote:
> ...And I don't think his vocabulary includes the word "accessible"...

I'm pretty sure it includes "accessible" not only in english but also
in german and french too~~

OTOH I don't think rafa has any vocabulary at all~~ he only grunts and
pointing when he wants something~~ When Toni try to teach him some
words Rafa picks his ass and points again~~

 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by TT » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 03:05:34

Quote:

>> ...And I don't think his vocabulary includes the word "accessible"...

> I'm pretty sure it includes "accessible" not only in english but also
> in german and french too~~

> OTOH I don't think rafa has any vocabulary at all~~ he only grunts and
> pointing when he wants something~~ When Toni try to teach him some
> words Rafa picks his ass and points again~~

And then he beats Roger. Try to pick up the level of your posts.

--
"I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my
life God will give you *** to drink"
-Sarah Good, 1692

 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by Pelle Svansl? » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 04:13:51

Quote:




>>>> ...Knowing his modesty, seems like Rafa is gunning for the all 4 slams
>>>> next year! :)
>>> Yeah, that's team Nadal's usual party line. "So how do you feel about
>>> playing Donald Young on Monte Carlo clay?". Rafa: "Donald is a
>>> wonderful player and I'll surely have to work extra hard, I can't let
>>> my guard now, it's not going to be easy".
>> Is there an acceptable option... Yeah, you know I won 3 slams this year
>> and and have beaten Roddick in last 100 meetings, I believe. So you know
>> this is not gonna be very hard, like, you know.

> I wouldn't mind if he'd sometimes say "Yes, I know I'm the favorite,
> and it looks like a pretty accessible match on paper, but you never
> know. That's why we play the matches, no?".

> Although for my theoretical question, the real answer would be "AH HA
> HA HA HA HA HA. Oh wait, you are being serious! Let me laugh harder!
> AAAAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH".

With an answer like that Donald could get very very pissed, go to the
dark side and actually win. Er, maybe not ...

--
"Another opponent, exhausted and thin!
  Is bludgeoned to death by endurance and spin."
-- Anonymous

 
 
 

Nadal downplays his chances to achieve Grand Slam in 2011

Post by ocea » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 07:40:47

Nadal is not winning all the slams in 2011. He will win 1 or 2 slams.
Federina and Nole will win the other 2 slams.