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IW: Nadal def. Devvarman 7/5 6/4

Seemed like a good match. Only caught the last couple of games.
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Devvarman has earned my respect. Very good effort

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Nice stuff from Somdev.


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Splendid effort by Somdev. Completely unexpected.

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Re: IW: Nadal def. Devvarman 7/5 6/4

Good fight by Devvarman.

Nadal was unbelievably awful. An absolute errormachine, spraying them miles out of court in the first set. Serve was really bad, return poor, passing shots epically bad.

It says it all that Nadal needed Devvarman to choke at the end of both sets. He was that bad - worst performance I've seen from him in years, the worst I can think of when he's fully healthy.
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Re: IW: Nadal def. Devvarman 7/5 6/4

I love Somdev. He has played this way for years. He just comes out and fights and plays his game no matter who the opponent, and he doesn't get intimidated. Even though his game is lacking firepower he makes up for it with his awesome attitude. Great match Somdev

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Great effort from Somdev, Rafa was a UE machine specially in the first set but got the job done.




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Good defence from Somdev, Nadal's FH was OFF though. Average match.

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Re: IW: Nadal def. Devvarman 7/5 6/4

Somdev is definitely a tricky customer. Well-played.

Some of the rallies seemed like Nadal vs Nadal (of a few years back) out there.
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Re: IW: Nadal def. Devvarman 7/5 6/4

Great play from Somdev. He had Nadal off-guard.

At the end of the day Nadal is just light years ahead of Devvarman and he was able to pull through

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Re: IW: Nadal def. Devvarman 7/5 6/4

I'm sure that some people will use the close score to just shit on Nadal, but it is REALLY nice to see Somdev playing well and getting an opportunity to perform on this stage. Great week for Somdev, and I hope that he uses the confidence that he has gained from Indian Wells to go on and have a great season.
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Re: IW: Nadal def. Devvarman 7/5 6/4

Uff, winning ugly Strong from Somdev though. Tennis is such a funny sport, you have a player who seems to be playing really well against someone playing like a sack of shit, but the top player wins because they always seem to win enough unremarkable points and pull off a few good shots right at the key moments.

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Re: IW: Nadal def. Devvarman 7/5 6/4

Devvarman is one annoying fella to play against, isn't he? He just won't go away.
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