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Old 06-24-2013, 01:47 PM   #16
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is nadal hurt or something? just switched it on
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:50 PM   #17
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is nadal hurt or something? just switched it on

Something is up with him, physically or mentally. I've been watching since the start of the 2nd and he just looks lethargic. Darcis is playing great tennis but nothing an 80% Nadal shouldn't handle with ease.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:51 PM   #18
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Something is up with him, physically or mentally. I've been watching since the start of the 2nd and he just looks lethargic. Darcis is playing great tennis but nothing an 80% Nadal shouldn't handle with ease.
yeah his backhand looks like complete shit. which only means the darcis guy is gonna keep forcing him to hit it backhand.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:54 PM   #19
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An upset of the decade is coming?
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:04 PM   #20
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:05 PM   #21
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:06 PM   #22
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the fck is wrong with nadals knee? he took the tourney after the french off so he could heal, but you could tell it was bad today. he just didnt have it, he didnt chase, he didnt defend, his backhand was horrible. he usually breaks his opponents like 2-3 times a set, and he could barely touch this guy
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:10 PM   #23
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Djokovic to win. Unless they've slowed down the courts some more with new technology, as well as the balls, Nadal hasn't got a shot.

Guess the courts were a bit quicker this time around, hey?

People seriously need to calm down with this Rafa possible GOAT talk. He could win as many as he wants, and he wouldn't be. Take him for what he is; a great clay court player who happened to win a few titles on the other surfaces before he was figured out a little.
He is close to unbeatable on clay. Incredible stamina, and ability to chase down every shot. But once you get on the quicker courts, its harder to keep that up, and he has to rely more on his opponent missing his shots than him doing anything about it. He plays moonball tennis.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #24
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Very gracious of Nadal to still sign autographs and letting Darcis leave 1st. I'm not a Rafa fan but he's always been a great professional. Get better soon.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:15 PM   #25
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Guess the courts were a bit quicker this time around, hey?

People seriously need to calm down with this Rafa possible GOAT talk. He could win as many as he wants, and he wouldn't be. Take him for what he is; a great clay court player who happened to win a few titles on the other surfaces before he was figured out a little.
He is close to unbeatable on clay. Incredible stamina, and ability to chase down every shot. But once you get on the quicker courts, its harder to keep that up, and he has to rely more on his opponent missing his shots than him doing anything about it. He plays moonball tennis.
do you enjoy defense in the NBA? or do you root for the heat because of high flying hollywood? maybe you werent around for the knicks-heat rivalry when it was a slugfest and playoff games were won 72-70 but i was. sure its different scenarios as the nba is a team game and tennis is 1 on 1, but i love defense. nadal plays defense, he doesnt have the offense of djokavic or federer, but he has beat both those guys plenty because of the defense he plays. he has knee issues, which is 100% the reason why he sucked today. he was missing so many easy shots, and his backhand was deplorable.

and for the record, they have sped up the clay court a lil at the french.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:36 PM   #26
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Guess the courts were a bit quicker this time around, hey?

People seriously need to calm down with this Rafa possible GOAT talk. He could win as many as he wants, and he wouldn't be. Take him for what he is; a great clay court player who happened to win a few titles on the other surfaces before he was figured out a little.
He is close to unbeatable on clay. Incredible stamina, and ability to chase down every shot. But once you get on the quicker courts, its harder to keep that up, and he has to rely more on his opponent missing his shots than him doing anything about it. He plays moonball tennis.

I understand the general point of your post but I think you're selling Rafa short. The only player who has "figured him out" consistently has been Djoko. If it weren't for him, Rafa would have several more hardcourt Slams under his belt.

Plus, the 2008 Wimbledon Final. The "Best Final Ever". Don't see how one just "happens" to win titles with matches like that.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:52 PM   #27
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what were the betting odds on the rafa match?
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:58 PM   #28
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-20000 for Nadal and -1600 for the other guy.

So he was a 2000/1 favorite, and the other guy was a 1/160 underdog.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:01 PM   #29
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Guess the courts were a bit quicker this time around, hey?

People seriously need to calm down with this Rafa possible GOAT talk. He could win as many as he wants, and he wouldn't be. Take him for what he is; a great clay court player who happened to win a few titles on the other surfaces before he was figured out a little.
He is close to unbeatable on clay. Incredible stamina, and ability to chase down every shot. But once you get on the quicker courts, its harder to keep that up, and he has to rely more on his opponent missing his shots than him doing anything about it. He plays moonball tennis.

If Rafa wins "as many as he wants" he would most def be the GOAT. If he finishes with 16 or 17 you would have a 50/50 split for Rafa/Roger most likely, if Rafa finishes with more it would be a high majority for Nadal.

Point blank, end of discussion. This loss is no different than losing in a semi....nobody cares who made semi's, only who wins the title.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:27 PM   #30
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How many potential GOAT's get swept in the 1st round of a Major while in their prime?
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