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Australian Open 2012: The Other Players

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I cannot see Rafa changing his style at this stage in his career.  I just can't see him having the desire or will to do it.  He makes no bones about loving being at home and hating being on the road and his body is just not holding up well.  Whatsmore, he has nothing to prove.  If he loses at Rolland Garros, I really feel the heart will go out of him and he will retire, if not then at least by the end of the year. If he does retire I think he will turn his back on tennis completely for a while - much as Borg did.  I would be sorry to see it but it may well be the right thing for Rafa.

Also Novak will be desperate to take RG it will not be easy but he will surely dig deeper than ever before. If he is not taken out by Fed or even Andy and makes it to the final. Let's hope for the clay court match to end all others.
The more theY batter each other, the better chance Andy shall have at taking Wimbledon  snakeman
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Grabcopy, completely agree, Andy's net game is where he has a terrific advantage over Nole and Rafa. Hope Lendl can encourage.
Alis, apparently Rafa is a very good golfer, perhaps a second career awaits?

Rafa has a major problem with a bone in his foot. He wears specially-made shoes by Nike to take the strain off it. When it was diagnosed at 19, the doctor said he should quit tennis immediately. His dad suggested a 2nd career as a golfer. I think he plays off 11, which isn't earth-shattering, but I guess he doesn't devote much time to it.
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I know, and it will not take him long to re-gauge his shots from the baseline more accurately, and when he does!
 his unpredictability

Thought it was funny when Pete Bodo said if Andy were a musician, he'd be a jazz singer, cos he 'kinda makes it up as he goes along'.
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And Rafa would be a rock n roller
Federer a classical pianist
And Novak, mmm I'm not feeling it.
Perhaps a marching band member?
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Mod NoticeOff-topic discussion moved to here.

Should have been moved there initially rather than here.
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You moved the H2H discussion too. I wanted to know if Ak finally took your advice and manned up and conceded.
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He knows where the discussion is if he wants to concede.
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But that's an off topic discussion; this is more tennis related, no?

On a second thought, I may have hurt his feelings. I didn’t mean to. He should have just accepted that Nadal is better than Federer. Everything about them suggests so.
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It was all mixed in with off-topic stuff... would have been difficult to separate and it wasn't actually about the Australian Open anyway. So thought I'd move it all.
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But that's an off topic discussion; this is more tennis related, no?

On a second thought, I may have hurt his feelings. I didn’t mean to. He should have just accepted that Nadal is better than Federer. Everything about them suggests so.
So AK hasn't been treading on any toes then?  No need to feel guilty.

Nothing to hide.. just initially unsure because I'd never been involved with a forum before.  Completely comfortable now, so now you and everyone else can 'see' when I'm here.  Name's Linda btw.
Goodness - another Linda on here!  That's 3 as far as I know (the other two also use different user names).  Nice to know your real name though - it makes things a lot less impersonal. Smile

Like you I was completely ignorant about forums so used  the name Scotsfan initially until I felt safe enough to use my real name.  Did join am.com 2 or 3 years back, again under a pseudonym, but it was so regimented I left pretty quickly!  I also use Neelia (Aileen backwards) on other websites, although I've discovered that there are people who are actually have that name.
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ak has clearly taken the fifth amendment position.
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Goodness - another Linda on here!  ...
Like you I was completely ignorant about forums so used  the name Scotsfan initially until I felt safe enough to use my real name. 

I'm still sticking with 'scotnadian' because it describes me well.. Smile
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I'm still sticking with 'scotnadian' because it describes me well.. Smile
Indeed, and I shall still keep calling you that!
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Indeed, and I shall still keep calling you that!
No Aileen.... of course you can call me Linda hug... I just meant I am keeping my username as it is.
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No Aileen.... of course you can call me Linda hug... I just meant I am keeping my username as it is.
OK! Smile  Quite a few regular members on here get referred to by their real names anyway by those who have come to know them. 
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