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Re: MC: Nadal was close to bagel Fed 6-2 in the 1st set

as I understood
that Nadal is the favorite in the match
so Federer is sort of the underdog
or is he expected to beat Nadal,
that first set seemed to end rather quickly

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Re: MC: Nadal was close to bagel Fed 6-2 in the 1st set

Just look in the eyes of Nadal and you will see that he will not loose this match , wonderful boy , he broke again Federer !
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by the 3rd shot in a rally, fed will hit it long or wide...he is VERY VERY tight and constricted. NOT from nadal's play AT ALL just the pressure of the expectations & occasion. it started in the first game & the game ended with a double fault. 12 UE in first 3 games despite no long rallies, and when he takes a big chance, he misses. so that is keeping his confidence down. first set really was his worst.

he's freeing up a little here in the 2nd set....but for the most part, nadal --once again-- is not being tested enough to judge how is game is today. BUT it sure easy easy to play with confidence with fed not putting pressure on him and seeming so nervous! that alone could bolster nadal as we go on.

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Re: MC: Nadal was close to bagel Fed 6-2 in the 1st set

No surprise really..if Roger can't beat him on hardcourts, how in the hell is he gonna beat Nadal on clay?
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Re: MC: Nadal was close to bagel Fed 6-2 in the 1st set

bandabou, federer doesnt usually jut hit the ball into the net after a few strokes, and the announcer as i'm typing just said, 'nadal has really done nothing special, federer has just made way too many errors to compete.'

if he starts playing as he did the rest of the tournament, he could fry rafa. but if he wats til hes down 2 sets to 0, that will be a mighty tall order!


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Re: MC: Nadal was close to bagel Fed 6-2 in the 1st set

Then why isn't he producing it? What's stopping him?
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Then why isn't he producing it? What's stopping him?
he's lost these other matches to nadal, he still is trying to prove hes great even on clay--lots of pressure he is putting on himself. but so far this match has been about the pressure he is putting on himself, not the pressure nadal is putting on him.


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Dirk actualy said unlike Gaudio Fed won't be losing any sets 6-1 or 6-2
He said he woudln't be given a breadstick. A 6-1 set. He hasn't been given a breadstick.

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He said he learned something at Dubai, seems like he didn't learn all that much...still blowing big big break back points.
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40-15 up on rafa's serve and two ENORMOUS CRAZY errors from fed! he just cant get loose today.


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Re: MC: Nadal was close to bagel Fed 6-2 in the 1st set

THIS THIS was his chance..now 0-2 down in sets.
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Re: MC: Nadal was close to bagel Fed 6-2 in the 1st set

Nadal looks to have broken in the second set
what happening with federer
is nadal playing that well, or federer off
I am gutted I cannt see the match

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Re: MC: Nadal was close to bagel Fed 6-2 in the 1st set

Exactly!!! I am afraid daze 11 is DAZED AND CONFUSED. RAFA doing nothing special??? Fed ONLY losing cause he is making errors?? Rafa is FORCING these errors by his stellar play! Besides the commentators are saying opposite to what the TTC commentators are saying. I guess its a matter of opinion and you obviously want to beleive anything that makes u feel better as a Fed fan. AND FYI I am a fan of neither. I am just a fan of tennis and Rafael Nadal DESERVES any accolades or respect he is given. This guy is DARN good. Lookm beyond his speed, strength and lefty forehand. This guy is one hell of a smart tennis player. You only have to watch his matches to see his tennis nous.
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Re: MC: Nadal was close to bagel Fed 6-2 in the 1st set

So Roger must be thankful that there ARE other who can take Rafa out for him, otherwise his run at no.1 would've been over long ago.
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