Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thuggish Rafa

Rafael Nadal looks like a thug on court.  But as I realized, the man is incredibly nice.  (Which is not to say that I am a fan.)   But this quote today from Nadal after losing to Ferrer in the Australian Open quarterfinal is typical Rafa:
He spoke about his physical problems reluctantly, and only when pressed, saying he did not want to give the impression that he always has an excuse after he loses. When beaten by Nikolay Davydenko in the semifinals in Doha earlier this month, he explained that he had been weakened by a virus. "Today I have another problem," he said. "It seems like I always have problems when I lose. I don’t want to have this image.” 

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