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RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1



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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

Only saw the first set, major to Bellucci, there were times when it looked like he was the best player in the world on clay.

Seems comfortable enough for Rafa from then on, I guess the DF to lose the set killed Bellucci. Seems one to look out for though.
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RG R1: Nadal def. Bellucci 7-5, 6-3, 6-1

Expected. But Bellucci had 40-0 at 5-6 in the first before losing the set.

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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

Caught the last set only..

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Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Bellucci 7-5, 6-3, 6-1

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Expected. But Bellucci had 40-0 at 5-6 in the first before losing the set.
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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

Bellucci fell away in the last set mentally, but expected as he hasn't had any experience at the highest level. He is going to be a serious player who is going to be a contender for the title in the future, he has all the shots, he just needs to gain some experience and toughen up a bit mentally.

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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

I had heard of Bellucci before, and I am certain I (along with everyone else) will be hearing much more from him in the future. Very good clay court game, and although he hasn't played on a hard court since January, I would think that his game would translate well onto that surface with only a few minor adjustments. Well done to him.

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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

Expected result, but at least an entertaining match during the two first sets . A little sloppy by Raf in those first two sets (quite a few UEs, more than he should have) and Bellucci surely showed his talent. Of course, after losing the first two sets it was never in doubt that Raf would steamroll Bellucci in the third - Raf upped his game, and apparently Bellucci's tank was empty.

Great to see Toni Nadal applaud for (at least) one of Bellucci's fine shots .

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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

Good effort by Bellucci, could have done without the choke in the first set, but still.

He's a terrible match-up for Nadal (tall guy, lefty, hits hard off both wings), so it won't be a surprise if he ever beats him outside clay. He'll need to improve his serve though.

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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

hm he played really well in the first two sets in my opinion. I thought he would fade away right at the 2nd but he held well. On the third it was the expected let down, but by the last games he was doing good.
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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

Bellucci is a good player, nadal should have an easier 2nd round
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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

finally! Nadal's first match in the pocket.
but it was so windy out there...but as always on clay...the claydiator wears the opponent down...
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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

Interesting. Guga retires and along comes a new Brazilian firebrand. Kid can play up a storm, hope he keeps at it and works hard. There were moments/shots in the march in which he reminded me of a lefty Nole the first time I saw him.

Well done to Rafa of course. Like I said, that kid is no picnic. Far from actually.

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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

Good enough Nadal. Keep it going.

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Re: RG R1: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Bellucci (Bra, Q) 7/5 6/3 6/1

Expected win
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6-2 6-3 6-1 if I play a shit match

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