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Nadal got just one more break than the small guy, that's not promising.
Goffin beat Sir Undie Murray, so that's not promising....
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I hope the Australian Open uses the same microphone as Abu Dhabi. The chair umpire sounded like GOD. The clearest sounds system I've ever heard. He could mumble and you still understood every syllable crystal clear.
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I hope the Australian Open uses the same microphone as Abu Dhabi. The chair umpire sounded like GOD.
Kader Nouni always sounds like that



It's a shame he mainly umpires for WTA.
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not sure if you can really base much of anything on exhos though, I mean if its not promising for Nadal to not dramatically beat Goffin then what would that say about Murray losing to Goffin? both are inconsequential. Although David is a great player at moments (rare rare moments)
We cannot, only two players took the event seriously, Nadal for obvious reasons(return from injury), Goffin because he knows exhibition events is where he really stands a chance.

Milos produced some shocking volleys against Nadal yesterday, trying something new, which clearly didn't work out, after hiring Krajicek.

Andy doesn't want to share his tactics yet and Tomas is now an ex player who should consider retiring.

Even if Rafa won the whole thing he's still the same of 2015/2016 and I would be very, very surprised if he wins anything worth mentioning in 2017. Too slow and zero power on both wings.
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Re: Abu Dhabi Final: Nadal def. Goffin 6-4 7-6

Nothing exciting from Rafa, though.
Pretty basic stuff which if he executes at 100% he can get deep in tournaments dispatching mugs.
But as soon as he meets an in-form ball striker or one of the top guys in serious mood he is in trouble.
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Re: Abu Dhabi Final: RAFA def. Goffen 6-4 7-6

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not sure if you can really base much of anything on exhos though, I mean if its not promising for Nadal to not dramatically beat Goffin then what would that say about Murray losing to Goffin? both are inconsequential. Although David is a great player at moments (rare rare moments)
Of course that's true. I was poking those overeager fan(atic)s who immediately began to rave about Rafael dominating the year and winning majors. All this result really says is that Nadal is currently ready to play top level tennis, which is already a step forward after the disastrous end of the season.
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Goffin beat Sir Undie Murray, so that's not promising....
Mandy Urray likes to fook around even in actual ATP matches, let alone exhos, whereas wafa was clearly taking this tournie extremely seriously and playing to the best of his abilities.
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Kader Nouni always sounds like that



It's a shame he mainly umpires for WTA.
Not, it's not a shame. The guy is a nazi when it comes to hawk eye challenges.

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