Post semi-final presser

Transcript is here; photos here..

Posted by luneworld.

69 Responses

  1. faeaki 7 says:

    Glad to hear positive words from you Miri! Its really depressing listening to all the comments here and scary too for a Rafa fan! The thing is after last years sublime tennis from Rafa, probably the best 3 months I have seen from any player! and its really tough to see Rafa knocking shots into the net, not serving well etc, but he has had a tough time of it with injuries and we have to have faith that he will get back to where he should be, it will just take time, Fed himself went through this shit last year, Rafa has to take some positives from that, and I think he will..
    After all, he is the reason my passion for tennis reignited!

    Btw he is looking super lovely here in this presser….

  2. faeaki 7 says:

    Oh and another thing, I agree CC, the 606 site on the BBC for tennis is appalling! I have in the past,not anymore!, found myself defending Rafa’s corner many times, there are some really malicious people writing threads on there, I don’t meddle in it anymore, if people can be that ignorant then they can go to hell! After all, none of them in their wildest dreams possess the talent that Rafa has! makes me so angry!

  3. Rafafan says:

    Interesting article bleacher report rafael nadal: that little sand clock.

    Shakirah – mmm just a fan and he is a fan 2! xisca is much better for him. Mayb he got absent minded with the chinese questions being asked – when u gona marry xisca? – his mind being distracted….mentally not there?

    • Denizen says:

      Rafafan, I have to give you the Creativity Award for thinking that one fan question in a random interview prior to his FIRST match, which he tossed aside, caused him to mentally check out in his FOURTH match. Fascinating!

      Seriously, I thought he played pretty well in the first three matches, but in the Cilic match, his brain never made it to the stadium. That’s his problem, not the result of some fan question he addressed before the Baghdatis match! Like he was thinking, “Geez. I didn’t think about Shakira vs. Xisca when I was playing Safin.”

      I am continually amazed at some of the theories posed here!

      • miri says:

        I am continually amazed at some of the theories posed here!

        Me too. I keep hoping people are joking.

        And, for the record – I’ll doubt I’ll ever link to a Bleacher Report article. The few I’ve read have been incredibly overwrought, poorly written and full of all-seeing, all-knowing, predictions that, in my opinion, have no grounding in reality.

        • mary says:

          I actually responded to a bleacher report & ended up having a full on bitch session with a know it all reporter who wrote the article(can’t remember who & it is irrelevant). Albeit a pretend reporter no doubt. Guess who it was over? Normally wouldn’t bother but for Rafa it was worth the argument & I haven’t been back to that site since.
          I mentioned ages ago I rarely if ever go to many sites other than here, VB, facebook & of course the official site. I must admit I do read Rich’s blogg from time to time on ‘Down the line.’ I get a laugh or 2 or 3.
          I don’t have the time really to read & listen to bullshit, let alone comment on it as I’ve learnt.

      • CC says:

        Just so that nobody gets me wrong, my Shakira theory was a joke.

      • johanne says:

        Agreed, Denizen. Except I would replace the word “theories” with “nonsense.”