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Nadal's Diving Half-Volley

was the best and luckiest shot I've seen in a long while. At game point too for 3-2 in the fifth against Soderling. You gotta love Rafa. Anybody have it on YouTube?

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Luck is the word of power here.
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Re: Nadal's Diving Half-Volley

The backhand slice stab pass he hit against Del Potro in Miami was pretty nice too.

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I hope this shot will appear on YouTube, indeed. A magnificent shot!

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Re: Nadal's Diving Half-Volley

Rafa hits a lot of amazing shots and almost none of them are mishits

Here's that squash shot he made in the same match (and I hope somebody puts up Wayne Arthur's squash shot he made on match point, too):

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that's what the original post said.
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The squash shot was indeed nasty. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Nadal's Diving Half-Volley

I mean, it's all luck. The guy can't even hold the racket decently.
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Rafa hits a lot of amazing shots and almost none of them are mishits
I hope that was sarcasm.
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I hope that was sarcasm.
I think she's referring to a Federer's mishits which go in for winners.
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Re: Nadal's Diving Half-Volley

Nadal mishits the ball as much or even more than Federer does. He uses so much damn topspin that it always goes in though.
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That was very good shot. Nadal is flexible and has a great reflex.

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Great racket control. This match is a memorable one.

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I hope that was sarcasm.
Nope. His running passing shots are not mishits.

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What does Federer have to do with Nadal's winners?

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Great racket control. This match is a memorable one.
Well it would be hard to forget a match that took four days to finish. At this point I don't even care who wins, I just want it to be over.

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