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You think Federer called to congratulate Nadal on career Slam?

Posted by tennisplanet on September 17, 2010

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15 Responses to “You think Federer called to congratulate Nadal on career Slam?”

  1. Jenny said

    Fena congratulated Rafa. I’m sure Roger did and others did too.

    • M said

      “Fena congratulated Rafa.”

      That’s lovely of him. Especially when he was out injured himself and couldn’t play.

      *sigh* I wish now even more I’d had my camera last year when they played … 😦

      • Jenny said

        From Fena’s site: [translated]

        Fernando Gonzalez , via twitter, Rafael Nadal congratulated after completing his Grand Slam on Monday , defeating Novak Djokovic in U.S. Open final .

        The best player in Chile, currently No. 44 in the world , posted a message on Twitter to conquer Nadal with his ninth Grand Slam. ” How great Nadal and won it all 24 years . All Majors , Davis Cup, Olympic gold and one of the q most Master Series won. ” Then the ‘ Bomber ‘ added, ” and the worst thing for us is that we want more. ”

        I think that should read, and the worst thing for us is that HE wants more.

        Gonzalez could not play the U.S. Open due to a hip injury and is sidelined indefinitely .

        The final para doesn’t look good. 😦

      • M said

        *shudder* No, it doesn’t.
        I thought it was just the knees.
        😥

      • Jenny said

        I did too 😦

    • Jenny said

      M, How quickly fortunes can change, Fena was in the top ten/twenty for years. I had the feeling something was wrong at RG 2009 after playing Andy M in the quarters. Will we ever see him on a court playing his exciting tennis and seeing his showmanship again. I try not to think about it.

      • M said

        We will, Jenny, we will! We must stay positive!
        Jo Wil had to have meniscal surgery and was cooking up a storm in the AO last year.

        Our own D-Nal had hip surgery, and he’ll be giving it a fight in the second DC rubber this weekend (if he can hang onto his temper 😕 ).

        Once upon a time we thought tendinitis would take down our current US Open and Career Golden Slam champion. And now look.

        We must stay positive. We must.

      • Jenny said

        “We must stay positive” We must.

        Of course we must, you’re right M. Thanks 🙂

      • Jenny said

        “Our own D-Nal had hip surgery, and he’ll be giving it a fight in the second DC rubber this weekend (if he can hang onto his temper”

        Agreed, I haven’t seen him get that angry in a long time, those baby blues were like glaciers, but he was gracious to Gael. He would definitely have contacted Rafa.

      • M said

        Oh, for sure!

        Gael didn’t phone it in either, as you said in the DC thread. He had to earn that match.

        I think their reverse rubber has the potential to rival a WWF rumble. I may miss it – I have to travel this weekend – but I will definitely at least be checking in on our thread.

      • Jenny said

        D-Nal will be playing Michael and Pico playing Gael. Although Michael is playing doubs with Arnaud C – deadly slam doubs winners!

      • M said

        Ohhh.

        I thought I read that they’d be playing again, but that doesn’t really make any sense, now, does it?

        (Wishful thinking, for the match to be a do-over, maybe? 😛 )

  2. Somebody Else said

    At the very least Rafa got a preliminary text message. At the very least.

    • M said

      I’m sure he reached out. Didn’t Rafa reach out last year when Roger got his RG and his Career Slam?

      • banti said

        He didn’t get married or have kids. Rafa’s case with Roger winning the Career Slam was an exception bc of the specific circumstances. “I denied the fool 3 times of reaching immortality, better give him a call” So no Roger did not, he’ll joke around with him about it when they see each other.

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