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Cool ~RaFa @ the USO!~

Well the singles draw's out now guys and Rafa plays against James Blake in the first round...he should be able to beat him considering James has been plagued by injury problems the whole year and is lacking in match practice etc. The only problem is that his second round opponent would more than likely be...RODDICK ...but maybe Rafa can stage an upset?! Anyway, won't look too much beyond that at the moment, but let's hope he can do reaaally well at this tourney and get his ranking up to where it belongs. Not sure if he's playing doubles because the draw isn't out yet...

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Good luck to Rafael. James Blake has now withdrawn so I'm not sure who Rafael's opponent will be in the first round. Very tough second round draw though. Still, win or lose he is still only 18 and there is plenty of time, this will all be valuable experience for him in playing in the Grand Slams.
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I would love to see Rafa kick Roddick's butt back to Texas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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hehehe well it's possible if Rafa plays well!!
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Re: ~RaFa @ the USO!~

I really doubt Rafa will beat Roddick, coming back from injury etc. But if he does there is a delicious 4th round possibility: Marat - Rafa!!! Now that's gonna be a great match!

The good thing about playing Roddick, is that TV will def show him!!! Vamos Rafa!

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Just in case you guys haven't seen the ammended draw, Rafa now plays Ivo Heuberger of Switzerland in the first round, as James Blake withdrew. I don't anticipate him to have too many probs against Ivo...so Rafa v Roddick here we come!!!
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yay! Rafa won...but in 5 tough sets...and now he plays...RODDICK I just hope he's not too tired because Andy had an easy match and Rafa's was pretty long, plus he's playing a late doubles match today...fingers crossed he's ok
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its a shame that this will be a night match 100% sure. i would like to have been able to watch the full match, but i dont really want to stay up till 5 am or so watching the match, ill watch the highlights after.
good luck nadal! i hope you can beat the duck
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Yay for it being a night match...it will be on @ 9am my time...but dang there goes my sleep in!

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i really hope he wins....
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Can't wait to see the match...Vamos Rafa!! Since Guille stopped playing because of his shoulder injury and operation, you're my next favorite player, Rafa! I know you'll be great. You can beat Roddick!

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Shoot!! Rafael just got his butt kicked back to Mallorca by Roddick
Areas that needs improvement in Rafa's game:
1) Serve - amazing 1st serve percentage (82%), however it is quite harmless (0 aces)
2) Emotions - over excited at times, and too overwhelmed at others, he needs to find a midpoint between those two so that he can win the big points
3) Overheads - missed two tonight!!!! PROS DO NOT MISS OVERHEADS!!!!!!!!
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I'm quite disappointed, I had never seen Rafa so vulnerable
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Same here...heart breaking to watch. Thought I would see something similar to the match he played with Federer earlier this year...Anyway, love him just the same!

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