RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3 - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
Som i Serem
 
EnriqueIG8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Age: 29
Posts: 16,083
                     
RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Rafa was horrible in the first 2 sets, a little bit better in the third but concentration collapse allowed Daniel to get some more games.

Daniel put up a great fight here but Rafa will raise his game when the tournament progresses.


Former #1 in FITD (Titles: 11 / US Open 2009 + MS Shanghai 2010 + MS Cincinatti 2011 champion)
also: Bangkok 2008, Sydney 2009, Acapulco 2009, Dubai 2009, Båstad 2009, Stockholm 2009, Eastbourne 2010 & Auckland 2013

Former #1 in Suicide Tennis (Titles: 2 / Won: 8)
#219 in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013
#198 rank in TT Doubles (Titles: 6 / CH Rome 2011 + CH Ostrava 2011 w. vn01, CH Madrid 2012 w. Rodrigol_87, CH Sheffield 2013 w. sdtoot & CH Rome 2013 + CH Bordeaux 2013 w. Sonj1989)
EnriqueIG8 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:01 PM
Registered User
 
jonas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,826
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Sloppy and unimpressive from Rafa.
32 UE, lost serve 3 times, lost 11 points in a row in third set.
Need to step it up (I'm sure he will).

"You were no picnic, you were no prize
but you had just enough pathos to keep me hypnotized"

Ani DiFranco
jonas is offline  
post #3 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:01 PM
Registered User
 
Certinfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 44,876
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

I was more impressed with Daniel tbh. Wish him the best in the future.
Certinfy is offline  
 
post #4 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:01 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Age: 26
Posts: 6,582
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Daniel....i like this boy
FedererBulgaria is offline  
post #5 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:02 PM
I DON'T LIKE DJOKOVIC
 
l_mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 41,189
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Dressed like a clown. Played like a clown.
l_mac is offline  
post #6 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:02 PM
Registered User
 
out_here_grindin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Cedar City,Utah
Posts: 12,235
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Good fight from Daniel. He was unlucky to get this draw.

Paradorn Srichaphan
Kei Nishikori, Donald Young, Somdev Devvarman, Dustin Brown, Steve Johnson, Yannick Maden
Robert Farah, Clement Reix, Alexander Dolgopolov, Nathan Thompson


Follow college tennis here.. (I am the user Clemson_tennis)
out_here_grindin is offline  
post #7 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:02 PM
Registered User
 
FedererSlam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Age: 28
Posts: 548
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Straight sets but not easy...

Roger Federer
16 Grand Slam Titles
The Serena Slam
27 Grand Slam Titles
FedererSlam is offline  
post #8 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:02 PM
-PREMIUM MEMBER-
 
habibko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Age: 31
Posts: 20,039
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

only watched parts of the 2nd set, and Nadal looked kinda tired to me, I wonder what's wrong with him

and WTF is he thinking with that pink dress? he only needs a skirt to complete the outfit

on another note, when was the last time Nadal lost to a single hander on clay? (apart from Fed).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger Federer View Post
“The goal, when I took my break of six months, was doing this for the next couple years, not just for one tournament, I understand people who say, ‘Oh, this would be a perfect moment to go.’ But I feel like I’ve put in so much work, and I love it so much, and I still have so much in the tank.”
habibko is offline  
post #9 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:02 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Uppsala
Posts: 3,123
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Good job, Marcus. As many games as anyone else managed to get from Nadal last year in RG.
marcRD is offline  
post #10 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:03 PM
Registered User
 
Jimnik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Here
Posts: 20,932
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

As close as anyone will get to stopping Nadal.
Jimnik is offline  
post #11 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:03 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Age: 37
Posts: 317
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Quote:
Originally Posted by habibko View Post
only watched parts of the 2nd set, and Nadal looked kinda tired to me, I wonder what's wrong with him
.
Mono or sore throat
StanisKing is offline  
post #12 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:05 PM
Senior Member
 
shotgun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 12,570
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Quote:
Originally Posted by out_here_grindin View Post
Good fight from Daniel. He was unlucky to get this draw.
He was unlucky, but I'm not sure if he would have won a first round match against a lesser opponent. Today he had nothing to lose and was swinging freely, under pressure situations he's usually terrible.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaap View Post
The tennis equivalent of two old bald men fighting over a comb.
shotgun is offline  
post #13 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:05 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Age: 35
Posts: 9,627
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Certinfy View Post
I was more impressed with Daniel tbh. Wish him the best in the future.
agree, he is playing so well today

GO Roger Federer, Nick Kyrgios, Borna Coric, Vasek Pospisil, Kei Nishikori, , Milos Raonic, Jerzy Janowicz, Grigor Dimitrov, Dennis Novikov and Bernard Tomic and Mikael Ymer

Thiem will be No 1 by Dec 2017
Nick Kyrgios will be No 1 by Sep 2018
Mikael Ymer will be No 3 by Dec 2018
Alexander Zverev will be No 3 by Dec 2017
jcempire is offline  
post #14 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:05 PM
Registered User
 
ImmzB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: London
Posts: 14,655
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Vamos Rafa
ImmzB is offline  
post #15 of 141 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 01:06 PM
Registered User
 
Jōris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Age: 28
Posts: 2,619
                     
Re: RG R1: Nadal def. Daniel 7-5 6-4 6-3

Nike wants to effeminate Nadal to make Federer look less like a girl. Only explanation.

Thank you for not reporting my post.
Jōris is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome