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Nadal beats Chela 7-5, 7-5

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Nadal edges Chela 7-5; 7-5

A little patchy in spots, but Rafa played well when he had to. VERY crisp at the end of both sets.

Had a lot of UEs though - not a particularly pretty match really from either player.
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Re: Nadal edges Chela 7-5; 7-5

Yeah, bad match. Chela had a 4-1 lead in second set.


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Re: Nadal beats Chela 7-5, 7-5

Nadal is growing on me. Still get upset when he takes so much time between points. I see him hitting more different kinds of shots these days.

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Re: Nadal beats Chela 7-5, 7-5

It's Roddick's turn now. I hope he won't ruin it.

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Oh yes and congrats Rafa

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Re: Nadal beats Chela 7-5, 7-5

Chela = Mr. QF
He lost all his seven quarterfinals in Masters Series or Grand Slam:

Miami 2002, Rios 6-7(0) 2-6
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Good job Rafa
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Oh please that was beautiful tennis from rafa, like I said he is trying to improve his tennis so of course there are going to be some mistakes more than he is used to than when he plays his old style. but when he gets used to this type of play he will be amazing.

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Re: Nadal beats Chela 7-5, 7-5

expected win

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Re: Nadal beats Chela 7-5, 7-5

Unconvincing from Nadal.... but he did enough to get the win and that's what counts.

Had Chela been even half competent at the net, this could of been a different affair. How many easy volleys did Chela miss?

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Chela showed us why he has a respectable ranking but will never go much higher. Cant get 1st serves in consistently, looks worse than a 7 year old when trying to volley and no real weapons to hurt the top players.
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Bring on Nadal v Roddick!!!

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It wasn't pretty to watch most of the time but Nadal raised his level when it mattered and hit some great shots at times. The SF against Roddick (most likely) should be nteresting
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Re: Nadal beats Chela 7-5, 7-5

Rafa

Your turn, Andy. Don't screw up.

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