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RG Round 4: Nadal eases past Legenda 7-5 6-3 6-3

The king is well on his way to 6th RG title

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Re: RG R4: Rafa Nadal takes walking stick out from under old man Ljubicic, wins 75 63

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Re: RG R4: Rafa Nadal takes walking stick out from under old man Ljubicic, wins 75 63

Ivan makes too many errors for him to be a barometer for Nadal's form, much less a test. You'd expect him to bring down the game of someone who's obviously trying to rediscover his slam-winning touch.

I was looking for a tightening of Nadal's game (strong serving, no easy errors, quick consolidation of breaks) and didn't get that. But there was quicker regrouping, better management of the big points. So Ok from Nadal. I guess he's stabilizing somewhat.

His fans need hope that he "pulls-a-Williams" and ratchets up his level over the next two matches. Certainly possible.

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Ljubicic an error machine.
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The epitome of

Seriously, what a display. Nadal looks like he doesn't want to be on court.
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What a terrible tennis match. Poor play by both from beginning to end.

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Dire match.

Nadal was awful, shame Ljubicic was truly truly awful.
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OK, Nadal was good enough today to beat an under-par Ljubicic. However, he's likely to have to face Soderling, Murray and Djokovic to lift the title and I don't see him beating that triumvirate in this kind of form.

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I'll be really surprised if Rafa gets to the semis here
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What a match ! Too good.
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wow! i rarely criticize a match, but that was one ugly tennis. ljubicic can't serve to save his life and can't hit a forehand. rafa is so out of range and just pathetic and clearly not enjoying it as much. i feel for rafa, i think he is losing it emotionally and his passion is starting lower. he did say it is starting to feel like work instead of passion.

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