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Nadal defeats Clement 6-4, 6-4

Congrats Nadal............... There was nothing spectacular about the match. This was far from Nadal's best on clay.........but, it's his first match so that was to be expected



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It seems Clement wasn't too bad.Congrats to both.

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Re: Nadal defeats Clement 6-4, 6-4

It was far from his best match. There were glimpses of the clay court king but certainly not during the entire match. I hope that he takes confidence from this match and he steps it up because he'll need it.

Well done, Rafa.

Credit to Clément for playing an aggressive game.
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Re: Nadal defeats Clement 6-4, 6-4

Nadal had a lot more UEs then he usually does on this surface...but I really think that his game will improve as the tournament goes on, in particular since this was his first match on clay this year.

Clement did well and hung tough.

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Re: Nadal defeats Clement 6-4, 6-4

Clement did horrible at break points; he had 8 of them and only converted 2. Nadal did really well at the breakpoints; he really took it to Clement when he got his chances.

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Re: Nadal defeats Clement 6-4, 6-4

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Clement did horrible at break points; he had 8 of them and only converted 2. Nadal did really well at the breakpoints; he really took it to Clement when he got his chances.
Agree........it's not often a player has such opportunities against Nadal on Clay and Clement couldn't capitalize on his break opportunities. There were moments of very good play from Clement, but he just couldn't be consistent and decrease his UE. When Nadal was handed break chances, he took them and ran.......



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do he finally have an decent serve now?

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Re: Nadal defeats Clement 6-4, 6-4

congrats rafa i cud only watch the scoreboard but looks like clement had lotsa chances

P.s ... that was rafa's 37th consecutive win on clay!!
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Nice stable first win.
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Re: Nadal defeats Clement 6-4, 6-4

Hmm, well if Clement served a little higher percentage and not 5 DF he actually could have taken a set off the best on clay!
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Re: Nadal defeats Clement 6-4, 6-4

This match really highlighted how great Nadal's return of serve on clay is. He put Clement on a defensive position on virtually every second serve with deep, high bouncing returns.
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