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Rafole: The Evolution of a Handshake | Tennis Champions | TennisChampions.com

Rafole: The Evolution of a Handshake

Posted on September 30, 2011 
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From the US Open ’10 to the US Open ’11, we examine the evolution of the handshakes between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic through a series of match point video clips. No offense, of course, to Rafa or Novak, two great champions this year! Just a funny video I made for some lovely Nole fans at MTF. Apologies for the brief skipping moments. Audio and Visuals copyrighted to their respective owners, I own nothing here, just compiled the clips and set them to music. Shout out to Windows Movie Maker for allowing me to create this video! ———- *9/28/11* Wow, 10000 views? I didn’t even expect to get 100, I made this for some friends as a joke, I never thought it would go viral. Thanks for watching though :) — Check out this cool video about the 2011 Wimbledon Final www.youtube.com Includes pre-match predictions, montages, the winning moments, the reactions and dynamic highlights of the match itself.

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28 Responses to “Rafole: The Evolution of a Handshake”

  1. Hollyjl on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @WhiteWorldLord seriously, grow up

  2. gomagazinebcn on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @telmolicious Exactly. It’s absurd to assume that Nole is riding on a wave of confidence and that will end in 2012. You can’t run in a wave of confidence for a whole year! There are a lot more things going on for him at this moment, like his game which is all tight up and he’s the most complete player out there, no weaknesses. He’s also taken the sport to a new level and the rest of the field will have to step it up if they don’t want a repeat of this in 2012.

  3. gomagazinebcn on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @telmolicious Exactly. It’s absurd to assume that Nole is riding on a wave of confidence and that will end in 2012. You can’t run in a wave of confidence for a whole year! There are a lot more things going on for him at this moment, like his game which is all tight up and he’s the most complete player out there, no weaknesses. He’s also taken the sport to a new level and the rest of the field will have to step it up if they don’t want a repeat of this in 2012.

  4. WhiteWorldLord on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @Hollyjl Fuck you along with all your supporters and who ever you support!

  5. hypertwink on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    I know that this is just the clips of their handshakes after matches but to see how close they seemed, I think the vidder should have included the vid of one of them (I think Nole) running towards Rafa when they see each other across a field, and then hugging him. That was I think the height of their bromance.

  6. hypertwink on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    I know that this is just the clips of their handshakes after matches but to see how close they seemed, I think the vidder should have included the vid of one of them (I think Nole) running towards Rafa when they see each other across a field, and then hugging him. That was I think the height of their bromance.

  7. Bosnaa4Ever on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @deadlyboss01 duuuudeee..fair enough you lose to a better opponent on the day..even if its 5 times in a year in finals or whatever. But to accept such a thing in the long run is just not an option for these kind of players. That will never happen , its not in their mentality..ESPECIALLY NADAL who is a born fighter. Dont forget that tennis is a mental game and if you accept defeat you never stand a chance.

  8. deadlyboss01 on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @Bosnaa4Ever Well it is true is it not? it becomes easier to accept defeat knowing deep down that your opponent is too good. Clearly you have never heard of the notion of losing to a better opponent.
    you. He still does not belief Djokovic is the real deal and is expecting him to return back to earth.
    If Djokovic continues this pace naturally Nadal will swallow the defeat much easier.

  9. Bosnaa4Ever on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @deadlyboss01 what do you mean once accept that your opponent is too good it becomes easier to lose??
    What a dumb thing to say! You can never accept that kind of thing in sport, especially if you are a professional athlete. Your mentality and goals always have to be focused on winning and beating the opponent. Why bother competing for then?

  10. oggy112 on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @HaraldBorst Yeah, most of those came when Nadal was in his early prime and Novak was still breaking through, plus the 0-9 score on clay for Nadal prior to this year.

  11. vicious321 on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    I think it has nothing to do with their friendship has changed just cuz Rafa kept losing. In reality Rafa has a great pride and don’t want to be consoled when he lose. But when he wins in this kind of big tournament, he understands how the other would feel, so he would offer consolation. And most of the time the other player accepts it. just Rafa can’t accept consolation cuz he didn’t want to show his weak side.

  12. Mohamed518 on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @piratesswoop dude please do the borg-mcenroe one, would be nice to see them since i wasn’t even born when they were playing

  13. dpistons149 on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    lol Rafa is a bitch.FEDERER is the GOAT

  14. djoinochi on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @MetroGoddess20
    You forgot when Rafa won he did winning reaction before shake hands too.
    All players do winning reaction.
    When you lose your real personality appear.
    Nole always congratulate the opponents when he lost.
    It was not easy but he did all the time.
    That Nole is great.

  15. Hollyjl on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    Can’t stand Nole

  16. MetroGoddess20 on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @ErinAlexis86 Glad you agree! I like them both, so it’s not hard to be objective. Too many ppl are biased towards who they like more….lol.

  17. ErinAlexis86 on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @MetroGoddess20 You have the most sensible comment made on here. Thumbs up!

  18. ErinAlexis86 on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    Wow… The pissy comments on here are just… I can’t. Nice job Lynsey. This is E_Teezey from twitter.

  19. rssytube on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    I see Nole brushing off Rafa when he started beating him. Like he didn’t have time to chat about it anymore. Probably part of the mind game to set up the next match. But they’re obviously both different actors depending on whether they lose or win. That’s only natural.

  20. MetroGoddess20 on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    I think Rafa reacts how normal ppl do in defeat & Novak is obviously very gracious in defeat.
    On the other hand, Novak loses his damn mind when he wins with all that macho chest pumping egotistical crap. I wouldnt be all warm & lovely at the net if he’s doin all that before we even shake hands. Rafa would be easier to congratulate IMO bc he might rejoice a little & then he’s rushing to the net.
    Just depends on how you look at it…..I think things will be more even between them next year though.

  21. FedererBlog on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    obviously djokovic is a much better loser than nadull. just look at the first and last handshake.

  22. telmolicious on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    @hellraise22 why would anything change because its 2012? he has beaten him 6 times in a row … and that will all change because we go from 2011 to 2012 ? …. do u believe in magic?

  23. hellraise22 on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    I just hope 2012 is a different year for Rafa. Djokovic had an amazing 2011, but i doubt he will be defending that much next year.

  24. benegeseritwhore on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    Rafa is a pissy bitch. You win some you lose some. Get used to losing, loser!

  25. duartenalves on September 30th, 2011 4:05 pm

    Nadal is a sore loser!
    Have to give it to djokovic, look at the diferences of behaviour of djokovic and nadal when they lose.

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