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Rome R3 : [4] Nadal def [13] Sock 6-3 6-4

Good match by Rafa onto the next one.


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Re: Rome R3 : [4] Nadal def [13] Sock 6-3 6-4

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Re: Rome R3 : [4] Nadal def [13] Sock 6-3 6-4

Nadal is by far the most solid player on clay. You simply cannot rely on playing well for a few games to break him and win the set. And his serve improved a lot too.
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Re: Rome R3 : [4] Nadal def [13] Sock 6-3 6-4

That ninth game in the 2nd set from Sock, three straight forehand UEs to break himself Glorious stuff. Nadal ofc accepting the choke as he does.


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Nice and easy by Rafa.
Its importent for him not to spend energy in those rounds
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Re: Rome R3 : [4] Nadal def [13] Sock 6-3 6-4

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That ninth game in the 2nd set from Sock, three straight forehand UEs to break himself Glorious stuff. Nadal ofc accepting the choke as he does.
when you get to the point where you're someone who's played like 1000 matches in your career I think it's safe to say that you've been doing more than just 'accepting chokes'. Grow up Orka

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when you get to the point where you're someone who's played like 1000 matches in your career I think it's safe to say that you've been doing more than just 'accepting chokes'. Grow up Orka
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Re: Rome R3 : [4] Nadal def [13] Sock 6-3 6-4

Jack Sock moving well and hitting the ball fairly well. Nadal great at moments, but just solid the majority of the time. I think he was sort of forced to play just consistent tennis because Jack has so much power and is generally going to be able to dictate a lot

Sure, Sock was sort of mentally weak in different moments, but part of that has to do with Nadal making him play a lot of balls and Jack being uncertain about whether or not he should go for a lot. He overhit plenty

Not much to say accept Nadal continuing to look pretty good match to match. Next round should be interesting, third tournament in a row that Thiem and Nadal play each other. I honestly had major doubts about him before, and I'm not sure he's really slam winner material or not, but Thiem is at minimum going to be a huge threat for the top ranking in the future. He looks like someone who is potentially going to be mega consistent and probably get up to like the top 3 rankings in the world. If Nadal wasn't around the last few weeks then Thiem likely would have won Barcelona and Madrid, which suggests pretty good things about his future on clay
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Re: Rome R3 : [4] Nadal def [13] Sock 6-3 6-4

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Re: Rome R3 : [4] Nadal def [13] Sock 6-3 6-4

Sock seems to have regressed slightly from last year (not complaining)

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Re: Rome R3 : [4] Nadal def [13] Sock 6-3 6-4

most NID result of the day. sock's game is way to basic to trouble a confident nadal on any surface especially clay
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when you get to the point where you're someone who's played like 1000 matches in your career I think it's safe to say that you've been doing more than just 'accepting chokes'. Grow up Orka
Orka is in every Rafa match result thread. And he seems to watch his matches too. Pretty disturbing to put that much time into something you hate.
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Orka is in every Rafa match result thread. And he seems to watch his matches too. Pretty disturbing to put that much time into something you hate.
Boreka is highly predictable. He either makes a butthurt comment when Nadal wins or puts the Charlton Heston gif if Nadal loses. Sad

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