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Thumbs up Rafa beat Ancic in his first Wimbledon match in 2003:6-3 6-4 4-6 6-4!!!

Did anyone watch this match? How did Rafa play? I think beating Ancic in 4 on grass means a lot. This clearly shows that Rafa can play on grass as well. After some improvements in his serve and volley he can definitely be a contender in this circuit also. What are your thoughts?

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Re: Rafa beat Ancic in his first Wimbledon match in 2003:6-3 6-4 4-6 6-4!!!

I didn't see this match

But if I were Ancic, I'd be glad right now the only way to meet Rafa would be in the final this year

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Rafa is the first guy to reach 3rd round at 16 years old since Boris Becker

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Re: Rafa beat Ancic in his first Wimbledon match in 2003:6-3 6-4 4-6 6-4!!!

ancic played like crap
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Re: Rafa beat Ancic in his first Wimbledon match in 2003:6-3 6-4 4-6 6-4!!!

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ancic played like crap
Indeed. Ancic played a very bad match, also some lucky net cords helped apart from a couple of bad bounces on key points against him. So typical...
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Re: Rafa beat Ancic in his first Wimbledon match in 2003:6-3 6-4 4-6 6-4!!!

i am a nadal fan ,just being objective

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Indeed. Ancic played a very bad match, also some lucky net cords helped apart from a couple of bad bounces on key points against him. So typical...
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Re: Rafa beat Ancic in his first Wimbledon match in 2003:6-3 6-4 4-6 6-4!!!

we wont see that again anytime soon
on other surfaces yes, but not on grass. however, i think rafael with his GREAT work ethic, one day could be very dangerous player on grass.
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Re: Rafa beat Ancic in his first Wimbledon match in 2003:6-3 6-4 4-6 6-4!!!

Ancic did play an awful match but that match does show that Nadal a very young age could move and hit on grass so you never know what is going to happen this Wimbledon. I do expect him to have some good results in the near future at the Big W. In fact, other than Gasquet, I don't think there is anyone that really worries him.
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Re: Rafa beat Ancic in his first Wimbledon match in 2003:6-3 6-4 4-6 6-4!!!

This says nothing.

Both players have done alot of growing.

Ancic finally won the big one.

It was a terrible competition though.

Can't judge his Wimby.

Nadal, is coming off FO win.

Can't say he's the best on grass.

Not even top 10 yet, IMO.

I like Ancic if they meet
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