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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Well, at Rio, after his match that I watched (only time I have seen him play in person), I did stand about 8 feet away from him in the mixed zone. I thought maybe I sensed a connection.
    Oh, yeah, I am so totally sure he felt it too!

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Unrequited, I presume?
    Well, at Rio, after his match that I watched (only time I have seen him play in person), I did stand about 8 feet away from him in the mixed zone. I thought maybe I sensed a connection.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Hey, dude, its not admiration, its a bromance
    Unrequited, I presume?

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post

    Feel free to resume your admiration of him. He is, after all, human.
    I remember a hidden-camera show where they pranked Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap and NCIS-NOLA) and were ostensibly very mean to him, and he kept his composure and smiled through-out. That stuck with me.
    Hey, dude, its not admiration, its a bromance

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    OK, you will not find a tennis player who is more even tempered than Nadal at the highest levels. Yes, he has slipped occasionally but its very rare. I watch him all the time and I've never seen him lose his cool.

    Feel free to resume your admiration of him. He is, after all, human.
    I remember a hidden-camera show where they pranked Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap and NCIS-NOLA) and were ostensibly very mean to him, and he kept his composure and smiled through-out. That stuck with me.

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  • bambam1729
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    OK, you will not find a tennis player who is more even tempered than Nadal at the highest levels. Yes, he has slipped occasionally but its very rare. I watch him all the time and I've never seen him lose his cool.

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  • Tuariki
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Well, to be fair, he is more mild-mannered than even Federer, who is usually a model gentleman.
    Nah Atticus. You got Bambam a good one

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
    Snapped Bambam. 😂😂😂
    Well, to be fair, he is more mild-mannered than even Federer, who is usually a model gentleman.

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  • Tuariki
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Snapped Bambam. 😂😂😂

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  • J Rorick
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    Indian Wells is postponed until an unknown time later in 2021 (if it's held at all). Don't understand why they went ahead and started selling tickets and hotel packages early this fall. Now they have to go thru the process of "refund or credit" one more time. I thought Larry Ellison was supposed to be intelligent. Here's the e-mail.
    Statement Regarding the 2021 BNP Paribas Open
    The BNP Paribas Open will not be held March 8-21, 2021 as originally scheduled. The tournament is proactively working with the ATP and WTA Tours as well as title sponsor BNP Paribas to confirm dates later in the year to hold the event. Details will be released in the near future as plans are finalized.

    This decision was made after thorough consultation with state and local health authorities and tournament owner Larry Ellison.
    If they hold it in the fall, the tours will have to cancel their lucrative Chinese/Japanese tournaments (though perhaps China & Japan will still be closed then, making it possible). Don't think scheduling it in the summer works too well in the Palm Springs area.

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  • J Rorick
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    We were looking forward to seeing Swiatek in qualifying this year at Indian Wells - her ranking in January (when the cutoff line occurred) was barely too low to get into the regular draw, and the tournament didn't give her a wild card. Unfortunately, the tournament was cancelled, so we'll have to wait for another time (probably 2022).

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    1) he's an incredible gentleman and perfect sportsman at all times. He is always gracious - win or lose
    Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPX0XiThhMQ


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  • bambam1729
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    This is exactly what Nadal said during his victory interview -

    "I want to send a message to everyone in the world. We are facing one of the worst moments ever... keep fighting. We will get through this."

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  • bambam1729
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    My wife always asks me why I like Rafa so much, claiming I have a bromance with him, which is probably true. I like him because:

    1) he's an incredible gentleman and perfect sportsman at all times. He is always gracious - win or lose
    2) he's an unbelievable champion - up there with Federer (and Djokovic and Sampras and Laver)
    3) when I watch him play I think of the scene in Rocky 4 when Adrian didn't want Rocky to go to Russia, telling him he couldn't beat Ivan Drago. He said, "I'm willing to die to win this match. I don't know if he is."
    4) along those lines at the 2019 US Open, during some down time, Cliff Drysdale and the McEnroe brothers were filling and talking about the Big 3 and who was the greatest. The consensus was that it was Federer. But then Drysdale asked, "Who would you pick - to play one match, with your life on the line?" The answers came back immediately - "Nadal, Nadal, Nadal"

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  • bambam1729
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    Only 2 words today - Rafael Nadal

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