Nadal became difficult to watch for long time on TV

Nadal became difficult to watch for long time on TV

Post by wkhed » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 01:42:17


He is too serious and his face expressions are too much to watch for a
tennis match and every point. When the camera zooms on him waiting to
receieve, he is shaking his body left and right in a nervous way that
starts to give me a headache.

You never see him smiling.

 
 
 

Nadal became difficult to watch for long time on TV

Post by Javier Gonzále » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 02:18:20


Quote:
> He is too serious and his face expressions are too much to watch for a
> tennis match and every point. When the camera zooms on him waiting to
> receieve, he is shaking his body left and right in a nervous way that
> starts to give me a headache.

> You never see him smiling.

The only reason he's difficult for me to watch is all the time wasting
before the serve. If he could speed the service a little bit, I'd have
no problems at all watching Nadal play.

 
 
 

Nadal became difficult to watch for long time on TV

Post by ulys.. » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 03:01:50

Exactly, Rafa is so slow it's absolutely torturous to watch. Lendl was
another deliberate player, fiddling with the sawdust before many
points. But Rafa takes this to a ridiculously new level.

 His matches drag on 2+ hours, even straight-sets wins, because he's
so damn slow and the chair umpires refuse to enforce the rule. Even
more irritating are the grunts he makes after every shot. It's a huge
reason I prefer Fed, who is elegant, silent and plays fast.

The award to fastest player was Steffi. She never messed around out
there.

 
 
 

Nadal became difficult to watch for long time on TV

Post by Javier Gonzále » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 03:08:56


Quote:
> Exactly, Rafa is so slow it's absolutely torturous to watch. Lendl was
> another deliberate player, fiddling with the sawdust before many
> points. But Rafa takes this to a ridiculously new level.

> ?His matches drag on 2+ hours, even straight-sets wins, because he's
> so damn slow and the chair umpires refuse to enforce the rule. Even
> more irritating are the grunts he makes after every shot. It's a huge
> reason I prefer Fed, who is elegant, silent and plays fast.

> The award to fastest player was Steffi. She never messed around out
> there.

That's one thing I liked about Agassi. Very quick service routine.
 
 
 

Nadal became difficult to watch for long time on TV

Post by RahimAsi » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 03:13:04


Quote:
> He is too serious and his face expressions are too much to watch for a
> tennis match and every point. When the camera zooms on him waiting to
> receieve, he is shaking his body left and right in a nervous way that
> starts to give me a headache.

> You never see him smiling.

You became difficult to listen to in RST once Nadal started
dominating...
 
 
 

Nadal became difficult to watch for long time on TV

Post by ulys.. » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 03:18:15

Good point about Agassi... he was another one who never stalled
between points. Edberg was another quick player. Becker was a
slowpoke, but not remotely in the same league as Rafa.

Oh, another huge irritant to Nadal is going to the towel after every
single point. What's with that? I just watched the 1981 Wimbledon
final and neither Borg or mac went to the towel more than ONCE per
set. And that was a hot day. All BS with Rafa's constant towel
hugging.

 
 
 

Nadal became difficult to watch for long time on TV

Post by Javier Gonzále » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 03:26:53


Quote:
> Good point about Agassi... he was another one who never stalled
> between points. Edberg was another quick player. Becker was a
> slowpoke, but not remotely in the same league as Rafa.

> Oh, another huge irritant to Nadal is going to the towel after every
> single point. What's with that? I just watched the 1981 Wimbledon
> final and neither Borg or mac went to the towel more than ONCE per
> set. And that was a hot day. All BS with Rafa's constant towel
> hugging.

The towel thing is widespread in the whole tour.

What is irritating about Nadal is that he takes that amount of time
when he is about to serve, i.e. when the opponent has already gone
into receiver's crouch. Mass takes about the same time as Nadal
between points, but he spends most of it toweling and walking the
backcourt while asking for balls so it's not as noticeable. When he
gets to the service line, he takes a pretty average amount of time to
actually serve. With Nadal, he spends most of his time doing the small
adjustments to his clothes while at serving position, which makes one
go from "here comes the point" to "ok..." to "are you going to play
anytime soon?" to "SERVE ALREADY GODDAMMIT!!!". Ditto Djokovic when he
goes for the 30 bounces.

 
 
 

Nadal became difficult to watch for long time on TV

Post by Scot » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 04:17:30


Quote:

> > Good point about Agassi... he was another one who never stalled
> > between points. Edberg was another quick player. Becker was a
> > slowpoke, but not remotely in the same league as Rafa.

> > Oh, another huge irritant to Nadal is going to the towel after every
> > single point. What's with that? I just watched the 1981 Wimbledon
> > final and neither Borg or mac went to the towel more than ONCE per
> > set. And that was a hot day. All BS with Rafa's constant towel
> > hugging.

> The towel thing is widespread in the whole tour.

> What is irritating about Nadal is that he takes that amount of time
> when he is about to serve, i.e. when the opponent has already gone
> into receiver's crouch. Mass takes about the same time as Nadal
> between points, but he spends most of it toweling and walking the
> backcourt while asking for balls so it's not as noticeable. When he
> gets to the service line, he takes a pretty average amount of time to
> actually serve. With Nadal, he spends most of his time doing the small
> adjustments to his clothes while at serving position, which makes one
> go from "here comes the point" to "ok..." to "are you going to play
> anytime soon?" to "SERVE ALREADY GODDAMMIT!!!". Ditto Djokovic when he
> goes for the 30 bounces.

it must be hell trying to return Djoko when he starts bouncing the
balls.
 
 
 

Nadal became difficult to watch for long time on TV

Post by Giovann » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 04:24:44

Quote:
> You never see him smiling.

THANK GOD