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Re: Doha R1: Nadal def. Santoro 60 61

Santoro didn't show much resistance and really has nothing to hurt Rafa with, but Nadal was awesome today.

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Re: Doha R1: Nadal def. Santoro 60 61

Santoro was trying all the old tricks, but he's just a bit slower than he used to be, and Nadal was reading every situation well and finding the perfect shots. A very clean match from him.
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lal 48 mins, santoro won 3 points returning ...
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Re: Doha R1: Nadal def. Santoro 60 61

Santoro was totally outplayed!

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Nadal was on fiiiiiyah!

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Re: Doha R1: Nadal def. Santoro 60 61

A total demolition job by Rafa.
Near perfection. Of course Santoro is way past his best, but still a very impressive job by Rafa. Fabrice had no idea what hit him!

Loved the interaction between Santoro and Rafa at the net when Santoro finally managed to get on the SB.

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Fabrice just seems to get hammered everytime he plays a top 5 guy. And I wouldn't expect him to win, but he never seems to win more than one or two games.

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Re: Doha R1: Nadal def. Santoro 60 61

Why doesn't Fabrice stay around for one more year after this?

He can say he annoyed players on tour in four decades.

Nadal obviously isn't playing. With Federer right behind him and a slam and a few Masters from getting back the ranking, I wouldn't toy around either.

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Unlucky Santoro.

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Loved the interaction between Santoro and Rafa at the net when Santoro finally managed to get on the SB.
Yes, me too......absolutely amazing!!!
Poor Fabrizino, nothing to do against the brute force!!!!
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Yes, me too......absolutely amazing!!!
Poor Fabrizino, nothing to do against the brute force!!!!
Still, Fabrice was all smiles. He's such a nice guy, no wonder he's so popular. I hope he will hang on in there for another while, though it must hurt him to get hammered down like that - at least a bit.

Rafa was awesome today, he clearly showed that he's fully fit and ready to take the title here (and perhaps at the AO as well).

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Santoro should retire already
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