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Cincinnati: Well Played, Nole

Posted by gauloises1 on August 24, 2009

I don’t get how people can hate on Nole when he’s always so gracious in defeat. (NB: I didn’t see the trophy presentation and am vigorously chair-dancing to Kate Bush right now.)

But this seems sweet to me …

“The closest I was going to get to the first-place trophy is now,” the world’s fourth-ranked player said on the court immediately following the match.

nole fed trophy

6 Responses to “Cincinnati: Well Played, Nole”

  1. happy ions said

    the very fact you are knee dancing to kate bush makes me love this website even more!

    my favorite kate bush record is the dreaming. pull out the pin, omg…love it.

    nole got the nicer trophy, at least. i’d rather have a vase than a candy dish. did the promotors get these trophies wholesale from target?

  2. SA said

    Comments like those is what made my original feelings on Nole do a complete 180.

  3. jb (so the gloom not so lucky...) said

    Nole definately was very sweet? cool? wryly humourous?

    I gotta admit, i thought they swapped the trophy’s like they did in memphis with radek and andy… 🙂 but seriously, they’re both pretty nice, not like tokyo, where the runner up gets an ash tray. and somewhere else the runner up seemed to get flowers…. 🙂

  4. Aleksa said

    4th Masters Finals of the year. 4th runner up plate/vase/candy bowl.
    Now, that was painful. After such a great fight displayed and game plan executed perfectly with Rafa. What a let down. Whenever I get angry with him, he goes on being awesome, witty, and gracious when losing. Fickle fiery one.

    Note to self: it might be rather early to start drinking at 17.30hrs but should have done it nonetheless. Would be less bad for me on a manic Monday morning. And brain fart drop shot at 5:5 40:40 could be forgiven and forgotten. Arse. Bad mood. Still.

  5. naughtyT...Muzzard is fugly but #2 said

    No I was pretty much drunk by the time that brain fart droppuh showed up and it did not help one bit… and I say that as a Fudd fan. Still they are getting less and less prevalent.

  6. happy ions said

    btw, look at the way federer is eyeing the vase. and look at how djokovic is eyeing federer. it pretty sums up what their after.

    funnily enough, federer’s expression is similar to the one in the photo in which he is looking at one of his “kids” in mirka’s arms.

    also a nice fake flower bouquet is preferable to these trophies, imho…

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