2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Age: 25
Posts: 135
                     
2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

Remember how everyone was counting Nadal out during the first week of 2010 Wimbledon? He needed 5 sets in both his R64 and R32 matches against Haase and Petzschner and everyone was talking about how bad he looked, how worn down he was physically, and how he had no chance of winning the tournament let alone ending the year at #1.

As it turned out, he met up with Robin Soderling in the QF, someone who had beaten him before in big matches and who had established a reputation of being a giant killer. He beat him, and carried that momentum to play his absolute best in the SF and F to win his second Wimbledon.

The same thing will happen here. He's going to be extremely motivated seeing Soderling, who he hates and absolutely does not want to lose to, on the other side of the net and find his best tennis. From there, he's going to have his 6th French Open, end Djokovic's streak, and dominate the rest of the year.

Have a nice day Rafa haters, you're about to be depressed again in 6 days.

swanpm20 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 08:42 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,655
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

I really don't feel it's the same thing. Nadal was much more convincing at Wimbledon, in his body language alone.
solowyn is offline  
post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 08:46 PM
Registered User
 
Certinfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 44,867
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

No. Nadal played good matches in R2 and R3 at Wimbledon, the fact is he only really struggled due to Petzschner's and Haase's huge serving. Here he's actually played pretty bad matches thus far.

Berdych | Murray | Tsonga | Monfils | Raonic | Soderling
Certinfy is offline  
post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 08:48 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9,577
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

The difference is that Soderling is not as good in Wimbledon as he is in RG.
SerialKillerToBe is offline  
post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 08:55 PM
Registered User
 
alter ego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Age: 28
Posts: 4,950
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

Surprise, surprise a nadulltard being a nadulltard.

Last year's Wimbledon was the worst slam ever. Murray hadn't been to a QF in a tournament since the AO, Djokovic was playing without a serve, he chocke in RG to Melzer after having 2 sets to love, Roger was mugging it up against Falla and some serbian journeyman, Roddick lost to Lu.

At RG this year we have Djokovic who has defeated Nadull 4 times in a row, Federer who seems to enjoy the fast balls and Murray who has had the best clay results ever.

Roger Federer | Benoît Paire| Stanislas Wawrinka | Nick Kyrgios
alter ego is offline  
post #6 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 08:56 PM
Registered User
 
Orka_n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 22,088
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

Thanks man, quality jinx thread.

Tea of truth:
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimmyV View Post
We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
Noletards in 2015 in a single post:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shinoj View Post
24 Year old Federer is nothing but a 2015 Djokovic minus 50 % of his fighting capability.
Nadaltards in early 2014 in a single post:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allez View Post
Nadal is by far the most naturally talented player of all time and that is the reason his stay at the top is a lot longer than players like Federer etc were able to do.
Orka_n is offline  
post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 09:00 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Age: 46
Posts: 3,574
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

Quote:
Originally Posted by swanpm20 View Post
Remember how everyone was counting Nadal out during the first week of 2010 Wimbledon? He needed 5 sets in both his R64 and R32 matches against Haase and Petzschner and everyone was talking about how bad he looked, how worn down he was physically, and how he had no chance of winning the tournament let alone ending the year at #1.

As it turned out, he met up with Robin Soderling in the QF, someone who had beaten him before in big matches and who had established a reputation of being a giant killer. He beat him, and carried that momentum to play his absolute best in the SF and F to win his second Wimbledon.

The same thing will happen here. He's going to be extremely motivated seeing Soderling, who he hates and absolutely does not want to lose to, on the other side of the net and find his best tennis. From there, he's going to have his 6th French Open, end Djokovic's streak, and dominate the rest of the year.

Have a nice day Rafa haters, you're about to be depressed again in 6 days.

At Wimby 2010,,he had just finished his cake walk draw @ RG,& was confident for wimby.
However this time around Novak stole his manhood & he is scared right now.

The law of nature,only the strong survive.




THE GREAT TACTICAL RIVALRY OF THE OPEN ERA
FEDERER 10 VS TONI NADAL 20
ADVANTAGE TONI NADAL
RAPHEAL NADULL,A PRETTY FACE & MUSCLE
NOTHING MORE

Fed 2 nadull 13 fed is nadull CLAY TURKEY. THE REAL ERA 2003-2010.
luie is offline  
post #8 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 10:00 PM
Racquet smash enthusiast
 
emotion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia
Age: 20
Posts: 48,359
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

Soderling got injured that match, remember? After winning the 1st set



Matosevic, Hanescu, Lorenzi, Kukushkin, Chiudinelli, Gulbis, Bozoljac, Gabashvili, Hernych, Brown, Garcia-Lopez, Rosol, Zeballos, Istomin, Kohlschreiber, Tursunov, Robert, Gonzalez, Monaco, Thiem, Seppi
emotion is offline  
post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 10:06 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 710
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

Rafa didn't play bad at all in the first rounds. He got outserved by two guys playing out of their skins. Besides, during the first week the courts are 100% quicker than the second week, when grass becomes clay. I see no comparison. If there is a comparison between both then it is Fed his Wimbledon 2010 vs. Rafa Roland Garros 2011. Very unconvincing first round, almost being beaten. Then they keep on struggling but for some reason still win pretty comfortably (in scorelines) before being straightforwardly beaten in the Quarter Final. Which I expect will happen to Nadal like it happened to Fed at Wimby last year against Berdych.

Paul Henri Mathieu & Lleyton Hewitt
Norrage is offline  
post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 10:12 PM
Registered User
 
Roamed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,725
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

To be honest that crossed my mind, but like the poster above said, Soderling is playing much better; in Wimbledon he struggled through a 5 setter against Ferrer before playing Rafa. There's no denying a win on Wednesday would be a massive confidence booster for Rafa though

Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the top?

Roger // Rafa // Raonic // Söderling // Goffin // Ivo // Wawrinka // Baker // Delpo
Roamed is offline  
post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 10:12 PM
Registered User
 
rafa_maniac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 6,590
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

Quote:
Originally Posted by Norrage View Post
Rafa didn't play bad at all in the first rounds. He got outserved by two guys playing out of their skins. Besides, during the first week the courts are 100% quicker than the second week, when grass becomes clay. I see no comparison. If there is a comparison between both then it is Fed his Wimbledon 2010 vs. Rafa Roland Garros 2011. Very unconvincing first round, almost being beaten. Then they keep on struggling but for some reason still win pretty comfortably (in scorelines) before being straightforwardly beaten in the Quarter Final. Which I expect will happen to Nadal like it happened to Fed at Wimby last year against Berdych.
^ this. I said at the time that people were underestimating Nadal's form at Wimby last year because on grass you slip up even the tiniest bit to a big server and BOOM there's the set gone. And that's exactly what happened. But he never looked close to losing either match and he played as well as could be expected against those opponents on fast grass. He was also full of confidence from winning every important title for months.

This is not at all the same. This is Clay, his home turf, and he's stinking up the joint with his play and admitting in interviews he's feeling pressured and isn't confident. It would be stupid to write him off at RG of all places, but he has no chance against Soderling unless he does something drastic.

14.
rafa_maniac is offline  
post #12 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 10:20 PM
.
 
rocketassist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 28,698
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

Wimbledon grass is quicker at the start of the two weeks when it's at its greenest, hence why the likes of Kendrick, Gulbis, Haase and Petzschner caused him problems and Muller actually beat him.

unbiased analyst extraordinaire
rocketassist is offline  
post #13 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 10:21 PM
Registered User
 
tyruk14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,194
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities


14
tyruk14 is offline  
post #14 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 10:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Age: 27
Posts: 653
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

Nadal will get to the final, but honestly I don't think he's playing well enough to beat an in form Djokovic OR an in form Federer in the final. Maybe he'll pick his form up and play an incredible final like last yeat though, it could happen.

MURRAY. DJOKOVIC
NJ88 is offline  
post #15 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 11:05 PM
Registered User
 
Chase Visa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Age: 21
Posts: 5,151
                     
Re: 2010 Wimbledon - 2011 French Open similarities

Except Soderling's much more of a giant killer at RG.....the king is dead, long live the king!
Chase Visa 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