by miri · May 17, 2009
iB3 coverage of the final.
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Tags: ATP Masters MadridcatalanfedererfinalGeneral Newspost-matchvideo
Okay, I can bitch about this here. What is up with the “number 1” symbol by Roger on the way to greet Rafa at the net? Not very gracious but I may be oversensitive.
I’m thinking it’s a representation of his first title of the season. And that better be all it is!
Which reminds me, did anyone see Andy Murray make his guest appearance at that Wimbledon exhibition thingy? At one point during his interview he was updated on the Madrid final (Roger up a set and a break) and he was asked about what a possible victory for Fed would do for his confidence. Straight away Andy says that Rafa played 4 hours yesterday so he’s probably tired. And then he said something like, but yeah I mean Roger hasn’t won a title yet this season so I’m sure that will help his confidence going into RG. Pfff, Andy loves Rafa so bad. And I love that he loves Rafa.
Aww, thanks for relaying that. Muzz totally loves Rafa. In a recent interview, he was asked about Djok and Rafa’s comments on the rankings system, and while was all snarky about Djokovic’s “the ranking system’s messed up ’cause I’m the real #3” stuff, he was way more generous with Rafa’s “two-year ranking” idea. ‘CAUSE HE WUVS HIM.
Yet you know he still fights tooth and nail to beat him. I shudder to think of the Fed-worshippers of old in the top 5 who just accepted losing to the GOAT.
I knew I was probably over reacting-probably sensitive ever since he has shared how much he detests being number 2. :) Thanks for the Andy info. Pretty much sums things up.
Yeah I watched that today, it clashed with the Madrid final yesterday so I had to tape that one. Andy himself has had to play Roger in a final having not had adequate rest, sure Nadal has done it at A/O but like someone said on here he had a days break plus it was the beginning of the season and he was comparatively fresh considering. I agree, Andy murray seems to idolize Rafa… I was annoyed to with Fed and his finger re-action totally unsporting like, Rafa didn’t seem to pay much attention though, it could have been for 1st tournament or knowing him, more like “I am the real no.1…”
That finger reaction by Fed annoyed me a lot. Yeah it could mean 1st title of the year (poor thing), or I am the real no.1 or on my way back to no.1 or “not this time rafa”.
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