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Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

Adequate from Nadal. Not an overwhelmingly great match from Rafa, but Nieminen simply does not have the ingredients to beat him and Rafa moved well and looked healthy. Some entertaining rallies, and Jarkko tried his hardest as he always does.
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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

Nieminen was really really bad with random patches of brilliance as he frequently is. The pathetic-brilliant ratio was pretty bad though

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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

Nadal playing at about 50%, Nieminen playing very well aside from the final DF.

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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

at least rafa won thats all it matters i dont care how he played
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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

dull match tbh

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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

No, Nieminen was good. Nadal quite avarage for his standard.

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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

Pretty much everything I expected.

Really if Almagro plays well and doesn't choke he could push Nadal in the QF.
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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

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No, Nieminen was good. Nadal quite avarage for his standard.
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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

Poor quality but he would get it done eventually. Sharkko might be weaponless, but he likes trying his hardest when he wants to.

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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

Jarkko played okish but he doesn't have the firepower to beat Nadal.

Nadal looked mediocre, quite a few errors from him which is surprising on clay.

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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

Nieminen was really challenging Nadal's forehand and winning alot of fh to fh duels, Nieminen was just more offensive minded with his forehands than Nadal and taking the initiative. Nieminen's backhand is just not very good, that is the problem.

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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

what about the knee?
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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

Its his first match .He can improve from this
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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

when nieminen wasn't missing he was outplaying nadal. it just shows how limited talent nadal posses, if it posses. good to see nadal's BH improving on clay also . no way he is gonna beat nole
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Re: Monte Carlo R2: [2] Nadal def. Nieminen 6-4 6-3

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what about the knee?
kneedal was playing on one knee as the result shows. nadal at 100% would've won 6-0 6-0, that's obvious.

Also nadal is undefeated when healthy so djokovic was lucky kneedal was injured for the past year and a half.
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