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coast
15 May 12 20:19
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It is clear that Rafa's O C D Is getting worse so how he is odds on is beyond me
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Report FlyingWallet May 15, 2012 9:21 PM BST
I was able to lay plenty at 1.04 when he lost last week, mugs were too blind to see how his superstitious nature prevented the win, when he did that smash into the net it was free money from there on, yet he still traded at 1.01! Mugs.
Report coast May 15, 2012 9:24 PM BST
He Froze last week
Report coast May 15, 2012 9:31 PM BST
Also Stress makes the condition worse which anyone who watched with open eyes could see last week - I love the Fella myself and he is a legend but not for me anymore on the betting front
Report The Bhoys May 15, 2012 9:34 PM BST
superstitions?
Report good value losers May 15, 2012 9:40 PM BST
interesting fred .....
Report nofx May 15, 2012 9:40 PM BST
dismal. ffs. Charles Darwin did all right in his days, may be you heard of him?
Report coast May 15, 2012 9:41 PM BST
Sorry ? Superstitions ? Sorry big difference he is compelled ! Its not a choice ..Crossing your fingers for luck is a superstition but if you dont cross them you dont get high anxiety - If he doesn't fulfill a compulsion his anxiety zooms sky high!!! So he has to do it
Report good value losers May 15, 2012 9:47 PM BST
a few other players do the same thing with the water bottles. are they all mad too?
Report coast May 15, 2012 9:52 PM BST
I didn't say anybody was mad !! Its a not a joke or funny !! If you think its just a few bottles then you don't understand what  Rafa Suffers from its called  O C D for short  !! OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER .
Report YOMOMMA May 15, 2012 9:52 PM BST
Nadal is different class on proper clay. That sh1t last week was awful to watch on the dodgy blue surface.
Report coast May 15, 2012 9:54 PM BST
Just to make the point that this tread is not about last week !  I just say the odds for this week and thought crazy
Report YOMOMMA May 15, 2012 9:56 PM BST
He's odds on because he's that good on clay and only Djokovic and Federer have a slight chance of beating him when he's fully fit.
Report good value losers May 15, 2012 10:00 PM BST
let me rephrase - a few other players do the same thing with the water bottles. do they have ocd too?
Report coast May 15, 2012 10:05 PM BST
No
Report jjjjj May 15, 2012 10:09 PM BST
rafa always had this ocd, or did he develop it this week? Laugh
Report edy May 15, 2012 10:12 PM BST
Roddick always touches the tip of his basecap. Clearly suffers from OCD as well.
Report good value losers May 15, 2012 10:12 PM BST
actually, the topic of ocd and top sports performers is very interesting. i've read a few articles that speculate ocd enables the top performers to cope with the many hours of repetitive practice required to become a top sportsperson, when most people would get bored and fed up pretty quickly.
Report edy May 15, 2012 10:13 PM BST
not to forget about Roddick also fixing his shirt after every freaking point.
Report nofx May 15, 2012 10:14 PM BST
isner too, the ocd is in their shirts
Report edy May 15, 2012 10:17 PM BST
The thread starter is just confusing rituals and superstitions with a real disorder.

Every freaking basketball player has a strict free throw routine, but would anyone say Becky Hammon and Chauncey, two of the best ever from the free throw line, suffer from OCD?
Report good value losers May 15, 2012 10:17 PM BST
del potty and his ball routine Cry oh no, that's deliberate to allow maximum cardio recovery time.
Report edy May 15, 2012 10:18 PM BST
Sharapova is obsessed with never touching the lines during changeovers, as was Kiefer when he was still active.
Report good value losers May 15, 2012 10:20 PM BST
pova does the water bottle thing too
Report edy May 15, 2012 10:20 PM BST
Gulbis is obsessed with getting himself hookers in Stockholm.
Report petr cech May 15, 2012 10:24 PM BST
many tennis players have their "thing" but it's usually just one thing (Roddick shirt pull, Bartoli shadow swinging) but Nadull has many:

- water bottles
- clean the baseline (on clay) before each point
- butt pick
- push hair behind left ear, touch nose, hair behind right ear, nose, then left ear again before each serve (YES he repeats the whole thing for a 2nd serve!!)

And at he start of the match he also refuses to leave his seat first when the umpire calls time.  Fed actually messed with him once by staying seated for a good 20 seconds after the ump called time. Nadull stared over in his direction for a few more seconds before finally getting up Laugh
Report brucewayne May 15, 2012 10:25 PM BST
The "OCD" that Rafa has according to this post hasn't did him any harm in the past and I think the reason he is odds on is pretty self explanatory considering where he is playing and the surface! If I ever do decide not to back Rafa it certaintly won't be down to his apparent "OCD" traits!
Report edy May 15, 2012 10:25 PM BST
Now I'm not an expert on this disorder, but for it to be a real tough case of OCD, wouldn't Nadal have to fix his pants off court all the time as well, at least whenever he gets nervous for whatever reason?

I'm sure he doesn't go pick his pants out of his arse all the time during press conferences, winner speeches, or while he went out for dinner with his girlfriend for the first time.
Report good value losers May 15, 2012 10:29 PM BST
Laugh
Report good value losers May 15, 2012 10:30 PM BST
oops mustn't laugh. as coast pointed out, it's not a joke. Plain
Report coast May 15, 2012 10:32 PM BST
Well ok Boys and Girls you can all take the !!!!  But those layers will be putting up the money in the 1000s again ..Anyone in the locker room will tell you that Rafa has OCD and its not the same as what you are talking about and in answer JJJJ yes he has always had it which is why when his anxiety is at the highest ie begining of a point he has developed coping mechanisms like the pulling of his shorts etc - My point was it is clear in my mind its getting worse and over the months ahead i think you will see that
Report edy May 15, 2012 10:33 PM BST
But he does perform his rituals....which as you say release his anxiety. So why should it show itself?
Report good value losers May 15, 2012 10:34 PM BST
omg his bumpicking is going to get worse? Cry

actually, hasn't he shortened his pre-serve routine because he was told to speed up? he used to do his socks and other stuff iirc which he doesn't do any more. so his behaviour is modifiable.
Report edy May 15, 2012 10:36 PM BST
Oh I'm sure the freaking psychopaths, eh psychoanalysts who prescribe like every 2nd child with ADHD medicine these days would say Nadal has OCD as well.

You have to wonder how good they really are in their jobs though, nutters.
Report nofx May 15, 2012 10:36 PM BST
just because he, or any other player, does things compulsively doesn't mean he suffers from ocd
Report coast May 15, 2012 10:37 PM BST
Edy Why ? Sorry lost
Report petr cech May 15, 2012 10:37 PM BST
one day I just want some guy like a young McEnroe to come along and play Rafa.  Bottles would get kicked during change of ends and he would start serving after 20 seconds while Nadull is still picking his shorts. Of course umpire will not award points but he should keep doing it and say "hey, 20 seconds is up, rules say I should have served by now so speak to the other guy"

I wish someone would have the balls to do that to him now.
Report petr cech May 15, 2012 10:38 PM BST
what a shame Dani the nutcase Koellerer was banned Crazy
Report bob.vegas May 15, 2012 10:54 PM BST
I was able to lay plenty at 1.04 when he lost last week, mugs were too blind to see how his superstitious nature prevented the win,

example please?
Report ;[p May 15, 2012 11:02 PM BST
raddy ocd is touching her back

but its poor ocd call tbh Sad
Report ;[p May 15, 2012 11:11 PM BST
petr cech
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many tennis players have their "thing" but it's usually just one thing (Roddick shirt pull, Bartoli shadow swinging) but Nadull has many:

- water bottles
- clean the baseline (on clay) before each point
- butt pick
- push hair behind left ear, touch nose, hair behind right ear, nose, then left ear again before each serve (YES he repeats the whole thing for a 2nd serve!!)

And at he start of the match he also refuses to leave his seat first when the umpire calls time.  Fed actually messed with him once by staying seated for a good 20 seconds after the ump called time. Nadull stared over in his direction for a few more seconds before finally getting up Laugh


rafa also avoiding stepping the lines when going back to chair after game(and the line between umpire and the net{sometimes there is a cord connecting net sensor with ump chair so he intialy doesnt want to step on it})

looks funny when you watching courtside,bumpicking is unbearable but for few games only(if you right behind him)

Grin
Report Jason Bourne May 16, 2012 12:19 AM BST
OCD Laugh Love it. Poor Rafito the misunderstood little waif, never his fault.
Report Mike-lfc May 16, 2012 12:36 AM BST

May 15, 2012 -- 5:11PM, ;[p wrote:


petr cech15 May 12 22:24Joined:23 Jun 06| Topic/replies: 13,259 | Blogger: petr cech's blogmany tennis players have their "thing" but it's usually just one thing (Roddick shirt pull, Bartoli shadow swinging) but Nadull has many:- water bottles- clean the baseline (on clay) before each point- butt pick- push hair behind left ear, touch nose, hair behind right ear, nose, then left ear again before each serve (YES he repeats the whole thing for a 2nd serve!!)And at he start of the match he also refuses to leave his seat first when the umpire calls time.  Fed actually messed with him once by staying seated for a good 20 seconds after the ump called time. Nadull stared over in his direction for a few more seconds before finally getting up Laughrafa also avoiding stepping the lines when going back to chair after game(and the line between umpire and the net{sometimes there is a cord connecting net sensor with ump chair so he intialy doesnt want to step on it})looks funny when you watching courtside,bumpicking is unbearable but for few games only(if you right behind him)


I'm gonna be looking for all that next game he plays Laugh

Report Srichaphan or Ancic? May 16, 2012 12:39 AM BST
Has he said he suffers from it? If not, then you can't guess these things because it could just be superstitious obsessions without compulsions. People mock this illness a lot, but it can become very severe to the extent that they can't do anything, or go out, or even talk to other people. Usually people will be concerned about their safety and or their hygiene - neither of which Nadal has exemplified. If he had, he may refuse to play on particular days, or not want to touch the tennis balls when they have been in the opponent's pockets, possibly wouldnt want to use the same towel twice, and would never leave a half eaten banana on the chair next to him. Maybe someone will ask him why he does the water bottle thing sometime - if it is to do with him winning, then that is not the same thing as if he said that it is because it protects him from harm. When did he freeze? Was it because he noticed he hadn't put his water bottles in line, or had not scratched his bum? If so, maybe that was an induced anxiety effect, but it seems unlikely.
Report ;[p May 16, 2012 12:40 AM BST
heh this is a cert watch out for a little steps before big step over the line Laugh
hilarious

im raf fan btw Excited
Report Mike-lfc May 16, 2012 12:41 AM BST

May 15, 2012 -- 6:40PM, ;[p wrote:


heh this is a cert watch out for a little steps before big step over the line hilariousim raf fan btw


I will.

Report yyyy May 16, 2012 2:12 AM BST
- butt pick
- push hair behind left ear, touch nose,

------------

the order is BIG different:

he picks his butt, then touches his nose (=smells it!).

And i see nothing wrong with that. The only way to learn how you're doing behind is to touch it by your fingers, and then smell it!Laugh
Report coast May 16, 2012 6:23 AM BST
I must make the point that i wasn't in any form mocking Rafa and realise OCD can ruin a persons life
Report CASHINVEST May 16, 2012 8:52 AM BST
Sharapova is obsessed rubbing
Report asdasf May 16, 2012 9:00 AM BST
if odds are beyond you, it's easy...lay
Report asdasf May 16, 2012 9:00 AM BST
and become rich!
Report Srichaphan or Ancic? May 16, 2012 9:38 AM BST
I know you weren't coast, but others do.
Report kiwipirate May 16, 2012 9:55 AM BST
I like to see one single incident before serve during a match where
Rafa, AS YOU SAY, is bumpicking.

Please feel free to use a magnifzing glass.

I am sure that you gonna change your opinion unless you are blind
Report mozzy5 May 16, 2012 9:58 AM BST

May 15, 2012 -- 4:20PM, edy wrote:


Gulbis is obsessed with getting himself hookers in Stockholm.


HAHA!

Report YOMOMMA May 16, 2012 11:07 AM BST
u all suffer from gambling ocd, and tennis forum ocd.
Report coast May 16, 2012 2:08 PM BST
I did mean this as a serious post and yes i know i can lay Rafa but its not my way ! i like the sport and would end up ill wishing
Report coast May 16, 2012 2:08 PM BST
I did mean this as a serious post and yes i know i can lay Rafa but its not my way ! i like the sport and would end up ill wishing
Report coast May 16, 2012 2:08 PM BST
I did mean this as a serious post and yes i know i can lay Rafa but its not my way ! i like the sport and would end up ill wishing
Report coast May 16, 2012 2:08 PM BST
I did mean this as a serious post and yes i know i can lay Rafa but its not my way ! i like the sport and would end up ill wishing
Report coast May 16, 2012 2:08 PM BST
I did mean this as a serious post and yes i know i can lay Rafa but its not my way ! i like the sport and would end up ill wishing Cool
Report coast May 16, 2012 2:08 PM BST
I did mean this as a serious post and yes i know i can lay Rafa but its not my way ! i like the sport and would end up ill wishing Cool
Report Java May 16, 2012 2:16 PM BST
"Bartoli shadow swinging"  This tilts me so much.
Report annibal May 16, 2012 2:16 PM BST
same post 6 times, you shoulded go in my place to sanatorium lol
Report annibal May 16, 2012 2:19 PM BST
i'm Portugues. #should have gonne ... is that right? lol
Report jermaine defonebox May 16, 2012 5:18 PM BST
Good Fred
I think a lot of the players have seen what the joker etc were doin to put him off his stride and the OCD has gone from something designed to get under opponents skin is now getting under his own
I reckon someone should kick his water bottles across the court and throw him a tube of anusol
Out of the top ten this time next year
Report ;[p May 16, 2012 6:37 PM BST
hehe towel under the bag ideally squared
Report Platini June 6, 2012 8:37 PM BST
What about Shara's shrieks on every point?  Don't tell me that's not OCD.
Report ronaldingo June 6, 2012 10:24 PM BST
lmao
none of these idiosyncrasies of nadal anywhere near as bad as the rabid compulsive inability of dud cheque and peter bore to judge players on their merits.
OCD obsessive compulsive dribblers...
Report worldcitizen June 6, 2012 11:13 PM BST
Is there a doctor in the house ?
Report StRaphael June 7, 2012 12:23 AM BST
OCD, the perfect excuse for giving signals to betting professionals what you intend to do the next couple of games.

Hasn´t anyone found a pattern in his bottlepositioning, the order in which he takes a sip from them and the volume left in each bottle??

I´m sure SOMEONE hasDevil
Report traderboy June 7, 2012 1:31 AM BST
I must say i've noticed Rafa seems to be getting worse. Couple of weeks ago caught him line up the bottles and walk away and come back TWICE to adjust them slightly while the other guy was at base line waiting to serve. It was beyond his usual obsession with it. Wouldn't make me lay him here though..
Report T20man June 7, 2012 5:20 AM BST
Rafa also suffers from another condition called IKEOC (I kill everyone on clay)....Grin.
Report dlarssonf June 7, 2012 7:50 AM BST
jermaine defonebox     16 May 12 17:18 
Good Fred
I think a lot of the players have seen what the joker etc were doin to put him off his stride and the OCD has gone from something designed to get under opponents skin is now getting under his own
I reckon someone should kick his water bottles across the court and throw him a tube of anusol
Out of the top ten this time next year

Shocked
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