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Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

Nadal played well, nothing exceptional.
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Toronto R3: R. Nadal def. I. Andreev 6-2, 7-6(1)

Rafa played better than he did in the first round, which was expected. He still has a few gears left to go up if it is called for. When Igor slipped in the first set, I thought Rafa was going to get a walkover, but fortunately andreev got up. He got pretty much outplayed in the first set. The second set was more competitive but Igor could not challenge Nadal on his serve and Nadal pretty much controlled the rallies. I don't think Andreev faced a break point opportunity against Nadal. In the tiebreak Rafa was too strong. Well done to Andreev and congrats to Nadal for reaching the quarters.

btw, just curious, is there an airport nearby these courts? Hear airplanes passing by way too often.
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Re: Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

Posting match result threads early, very poor form.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

Bad from Andreev oh well
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Re: Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

No surprises here and Nadal coming to the net at the right time.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Posting match result threads early, very poor form.
I hit the button at the same time as Andreev made the UE to give Rafa the match. :S
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Re: Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

this thread was created before the end of the game...
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Re: Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

Good for Nadal.

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Re: Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

No surprise, i thought it would be 7-6 6-2 though

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Grigor Dimitrov * Andrey Kuznetsov
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Re: Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

Yep, okay, but not great. Positive notes are that he expended minimal energy, won the important points throughout the second set, and he was never challenged on serve.

I wonder why his opening matches are always like this. It almost seems as if its intentional. If you watch his quarterfinal against Murray at Wimbledon and compare it to this match, you'd think Nadal had sprained his ankle before he came out to play this one. Nonetheless, as has been said it was a big improvement from R1, and continued improvements will see him peak for his semifinal meeting with you know who...

If I lose the first set, the match will be complicate, no?


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“But right now, it’s not much of a how do you say? a feel-good thing.”
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Re: Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

Too good from Rafa, well done kid
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Re: Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

Vaaamooooos!!!

THIS....IS....SPARTA!

Nadal/Isner/Roddick/Karlovic/Querry/Verdasco

MADNESS???
THIS IS TENNIS!!!
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Re: Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

Encouraging showing from Nadal I thought. He's still got room for improvement but he looked a lot better than his first match.
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Re: Toronto R3: [2] Nadal defeats Andreev 6-2 7-6

Excelent victory for Rafa Nadal. 7-1 on tie-break, Nadal played very well. I think he will be the champion this year of the MS Canadá.

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