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Nadal Beats Fish 7-6 (1), 6-1 :)

Very surprising result, I had expected nadal to rinse mardy in both sets. Although, fish provided no danger to nadal during the first set and nadal had a cakewalk during the tiebreak.

A nice easy opening match for nadal on grass, Lets hope he can go alot further.
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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6, 6-1 :)

Go for the titles rafa
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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6 (1), 6-1 :)

What's up with the aces?!?

He hit three back-to-back aces in the second set and levelled it to 40-40 with another ace on Fish's serve (in the 5th game of the second set)!

I'm really REALLY trying not to expect too much from Nadal on grass. I don't want to get my hopes up too much, and I'm trying to tell myself, "the important thing is he gets grass practice..." -- so I don't get disappointed if ever he loses out to the more adept grasscourt players. But he's not making it easy.
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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6 (1), 6-1 :)

Fish can play better and Nadal played immediately in his first match on grass after the long clay season better than I expected.

Overall, an easy result for Rafa, congrats!
Fish could hardly do anything to make it difficult for Nadal and he was passed by Nadal at will at the net most of the times.

You could see Nadal wanted to play and with this great attitude I think Nadal will surprise many people

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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6, 6-1 :)

Good confidence-builder. I would love to see Nadal/Henman in the semis.

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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6 (1), 6-1 :)

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Fish can play better and Nadal played immediately in his first match on grass after the long clay season better than I expected.

Overall, an easy result for Rafa, congrats!
Fish could hardly do anything to make it difficult for Nadal and he was passed by Nadal at will at the net most of the times.

You could see Nadal wanted to play and with this great attitude I think Nadal will surprise many people
Yes, I have always thought nadal will post greater results than last year. So it will be no surprise for me, hes gonna do well this year for sure! He was serving 130+ today, and varying it. Its nice to see when he wants to, he can use the serve as a weapon and not just an into into the point.
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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6 (1), 6-1 :)

Mardy I was hoping he would push Rafa a little more.

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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6 (1), 6-1 :)

Hohoho ik ben de feestneus

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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6 (1), 6-1 :)

surprise? me, no... expect him to win some matches here....

in the end, he is the world no.2... people seem to underestitmate him....

but honestly, this is his first grass match 3 days after winning RG...

so well done

his plan was to play a double match first to get some practice...

and he didnt need to... ha!

if he can get into the QF and face hewitt, that will be interesting....
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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6 (1), 6-1 :)

Mardy, don't make me angry...

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Wow... kind of an embarassing loss for Fish.

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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6 (1), 6-1 :)

That was actually very good from Rafa... Very good serving, nice volleys, good returns...he only slipped and fell once. Of course Fish's first serve percentage in the second set helped a lot, but still - a straight sets win is a very nice surprise from Rafa. Even the ES commentators were mightily impressed for once.

I reckon if he keeps serving this well, he actually has a chance of winning two matches in a row.

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if he can get into the QF and face hewitt, that will be interesting....
Hmmm, I think Hewitt's going to dash my hopes of a Nadal/Henman semi :-(

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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6 (1), 6-1 :)

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Wow... kind of an embarassing loss for Fish.
Its actually more embarassing that nadal got taken to a tiebreak during the first set.
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Re: Nadal Beats Fish 7-6 (1), 6-1 :)

Hmmm...interesting.
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