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Nadal def. youzhny 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-2

mashamaniac
07-05-2007, 02:21 PM
now VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS RAFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
you're not only king of clay,but also king of tennis:worship: :worship: :worship:

adee-gee
07-05-2007, 02:21 PM
4-6 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-2 :worship:

After being totally outplayed for 2 sets, Rafa remembers he's playing on grass and starts being aggressive and begins hitting his forehand like a dream. Third set was absolutely brilliant, I don't remember him being so pumped in a long, long time.

Yes, Youzhny struggled with his back and leg in the 4th and 5th sets and it's hard luck for him. Total props to Nadal for the way he played in the final 3 sets though :yeah:

He has little chance against Berdych now, but a great effort nevertheless :)

Now let this thread become overrun with Fedtards complaining about Nadal's luck and Youzhny being injured :yippee: :bigwave:

Marek.
07-05-2007, 02:22 PM
Making threads before the match is over? Stupid.:rolleyes:

miura
07-05-2007, 02:22 PM
Upset alert.

TMJordan
07-05-2007, 02:22 PM
Fucking Pig.

JustJames
07-05-2007, 02:22 PM
hhmm..

Extremely well fought for by Nadal [:yeah:]..shame to see Youzhny collapse like that though... :o

If he plays anything like today I can't see Nadal getting past Berdych tomorrow..

dijus
07-05-2007, 02:23 PM
nice comeback Rafa :yeah:

bokehlicious
07-05-2007, 02:23 PM
now VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS RAFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
you're not only king of clay,but also king of tennis:worship: :worship: :worship:

When will you finally turn 15 ? :confused:

:zzz: :zzz:

Langers
07-05-2007, 02:23 PM
now VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS RAFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
you're not only king of clay,but also king of tennis:worship: :worship: :worship:
What a comeback!!!! :yeah:

trixtah
07-05-2007, 02:23 PM
and there was Byrd yesterday saying Rafa isn't a competitor:rolleyes:

Fergie
07-05-2007, 02:23 PM
Lucky Nadal :zzz:

Misha :hug:

azza
07-05-2007, 02:24 PM
Mikhail :eek: :(

marcRD
07-05-2007, 02:24 PM
I will not complain about anything, I just feel very sad for Youzhny I think he has the game to get to the final and it is sad to see him struggling with his back again.

Naide
07-05-2007, 02:24 PM
:banana: such a great comeback
Vamos!

TMJordan
07-05-2007, 02:24 PM
Misha was injured you turds.

Jogy
07-05-2007, 02:25 PM
:haha:

I did loved it how Nadal then easy took over the match right at beginning of third set

no chance at all for Youzhny anymore

Youhny he only could play his little tricks by calling trainer and delaying the game by the treatments, but he had nothing on court to play with high level of Nadal last three sets

l_mac
07-05-2007, 02:25 PM
I didn't think he was outplayed in the 1st set, the 2nd yes.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the quarter finals in much the same way as turkeys look forward to Christmas.

Allstar
07-05-2007, 02:25 PM
Great shame Youzhny got injured, he had it in the bag.

Or Levy
07-05-2007, 02:25 PM
I just can't believe it.

Why did Misha had to get injured, he got that treatment for his back and his level just SANK.

But Rafa upped his as well, and at the end of the day, he was the deserving winner.

At the end, it's up to Berdych, should be a good one. *smirk*.

Or.

Fapmeister
07-05-2007, 02:26 PM
Rafa remembers he is a lucky bastard you mean? Youzhny was completely dominating Nadal until he tweaked his back and then he played like a total chump the rest of the match and bbarely even got shots over the net.

jasmin
07-05-2007, 02:26 PM
You can't have a iffy back and beat Nadal... Nadal is the luckiest man.

CyBorg
07-05-2007, 02:26 PM
We asked for it - we got it.

Vince Mcmahon and WWE present: Nadal v Berdych, LIVE, on pay per view. Gets your tickets... NOW.

Allstar
07-05-2007, 02:26 PM
:haha:

I did loved it how Nadal then easy took over the match right at beginning of third set

no chance at all for Youzhny anymore

Youhny he only could play his little tricks by calling trainer and delaying the game by the treatments, but he had nothing on court to play with high level of Nadal last three sets


Yep thats right :haha:

He got the trainer out to put off Nadal. Just like he started slicing all his backhands because he thought that was a good tactic and not because he couldnt stretch and hit over it

Sunset of Age
07-05-2007, 02:26 PM
I will not complain about anything, I just feel very sad for Youzhny I think he has the game to get to the final and it is sad to see him struggling with his back again.

Indeed. Poor Misha! :hug: :hug: :hug:

But we should all give Rafa the credits he deserves: excellent playing in the last three sets. What a fighting spirit. Absolutely amazing. :yeah:
Well, another hurdle taken for my Dream Final. ;)
Well done, Rafito.

TMJordan
07-05-2007, 02:26 PM
Youhny he only could play his little tricks by calling trainer and delaying the game by the treatments

:retard: :retard: :retard:

gillian
07-05-2007, 02:26 PM
LOL. Rafa really is the marathon man.

He's so getting to the final now.

Rafa = Fed Killa
07-05-2007, 02:27 PM
and there was Byrd yesterday saying Rafa isn't a competitor:rolleyes:

He is an idiot like all Fedtards and Rafahaters.

Vamos RAFA!

Heart of a Spartan.

Pfloyd
07-05-2007, 02:27 PM
Oh yeah, he won the first 2 sets, and the immediatley stumbled in the 3rd.

Nadal was an animal in the 3rd set, AFTER that Youzhny started a decline, but Nadal's game was top notch the last 3 sets.

trixtah
07-05-2007, 02:27 PM
Misha was injured you turds.

It's alway something with haters. Look at the winner error count, buddy.

Marek.
07-05-2007, 02:28 PM
Such a shame for Youzhny.:sad: His movement seemed to be getting worse by the end of the second and he couldn't hit his shots as well. At the same time Nadal started playing a lot better in the third and took full advantage of Youzhny's situation to really control the play. By the fourth Nadal was so full of confidence that there was nothing Youzhny could do so :hatoff: to Nadal for the comeback. Looking forward to Nadal - Berdych.:devil:

Clara Bow
07-05-2007, 02:28 PM
Why did Misha had to get injured, he got that treatment for his back and his level just SANK.

But Rafa upped his as well

It is a shame that Youzhny got injured. :sad: He has been plagued throughout his career. It sucks because he is imo one of the most enjoyable players to watch out there.

But- at the same time, Nadal did change his tactics after the second. His footwork was better, he received up closer to the baseline, and he was more aggressive.

I do think that a healthy Youzhny would have a much better chance against Berdych than Rafa. Rafa will have to be aggressive for sure and serve well to have a chance.

Neely
07-05-2007, 02:29 PM
Props for Rafa for pulling it out! It was great to see how he caught fire again after converting his first break point of the match in the third :)


Does somebody know when exactly Youzhny got injured?
They only showed it exactly from the (two) last game(s) of the 2nd set and then Nadal immediately broke already at the beginning of the third set and took over since then?

TMJordan
07-05-2007, 02:29 PM
It's alway something with haters. Look at the winner error count, buddy.

Did you watch the match, assface?

He pulled out of Halle because of injury, he strugled with injury against Simon.

:retard:

Rafa was lost in the first 2 sets, he is lucky as fuck, tommorow it ends for the vamos boy.

Byrd
07-05-2007, 02:29 PM
and there was Byrd yesterday saying Rafa isn't a competitor:rolleyes:

WTF are you talking about, anyone could of beat youzhny after the 2nd set, Nadal was there to pick up the pieces.

Sunset of Age
07-05-2007, 02:30 PM
Sad to see people using the ":haha:" smiley towards an obviously INJURED player. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Marek.
07-05-2007, 02:30 PM
:haha:

I did loved it how Nadal then easy took over the match right at beginning of third set

no chance at all for Youzhny anymore

Youhny he only could play his little tricks by calling trainer and delaying the game by the treatments, but he had nothing on court to play with high level of Nadal last three sets

Yeah, it's not like Misha is known for back injuries.:rolleyes:

Baghdatis72
07-05-2007, 02:31 PM
Expected 5 set win for Nadal in a strange way :o

Somehow I knew he would turn it around and win it.

neenah
07-05-2007, 02:31 PM
I only saw from 3-1 in the fifth (when my livestream was showing it) but Rafa looked like the fighter he was, coming back from two sets down. I didn't see the rest of the match, but that sounds pretty impressive to me. :)

RonE
07-05-2007, 02:32 PM
Well kudos to Rafa a win is a win :hatoff:

For those of you who are whining about how Rafa is lucky with Youzhny injured- deal with it. Injuries are part of the game and this match was no exception. Nadal won fair and square.

That being said, to those who think that Misha's back injury had absolutely nothing to do with the result today need to learn a thing or two about tennis and match ups.

Was Youzhny not at his 100% capacity?- no, he wasn't.

Does this mean that Rafa deserves any less to win the match?- no, it doesn't.

Would a 100% Youzhny have defeated Nadal today?- to be honest, I have NFI and I don't think anyone else can say for sure either way.

Marek.
07-05-2007, 02:32 PM
Sad to see people using the ":haha:" smiley towards an obviously INJURED player. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Some of them think that it's an excuse so that's probably why. Most people should know that this is a chronic injury for Youzhny.

cc2monac
07-05-2007, 02:32 PM
congrats rafito!!! you're my ray of light for today!

Fergie
07-05-2007, 02:32 PM
Does somebody know when exactly Youzhny got injured?
They only showed it exactly from the (two) last game(s) of the 2nd set and then Nadal immediately broke already at the beginning of the third set and took over since then?
Since Halle :p

trixtah
07-05-2007, 02:32 PM
WTF are you talking about, anyone could of beat youzhny after the 2nd set, Nadal was there to pick up the pieces.

Yes, get ANGRY online. Get MAD! hahah You talk like you think you're a pro or something--"anyone could of (which should be "have") beaten Youzhny after the 2nd set." Go cry to your Momma. You got angry against Soderling and now you're angry against Youzhny. I don't think tennis is the sport for you. Go watch bowling or something. Injuries are part of the sport. Misha was spraying balls even when they were coming straight to him. Yes, the injury helped him to the loss, but no--Nadal deserved the win.

mashamaniac
07-05-2007, 02:33 PM
there's always some stupids complaining everytime rafa beats anyone,so not a single fan of rafa gives a damn to those stupid bastards calling this a lucky win!;)

adee-gee
07-05-2007, 02:33 PM
Does somebody know when exactly Youzhny got injured?
They only showed it exactly from the (two) last game(s) of the 2nd set and then Nadal immediately broke already at the beginning of the third set and took over since then?

Don't know when he got injured exactly, but he first received treatment at the beginning of the 4th. I didn't notice anything in the 3rd, Nadal just stepped it up a few gears and began being aggressive and dominating rallies. In the 4th and the 5th it was pretty evident Youzhny was hampered, but he still put up a good fight.

Kolya
07-05-2007, 02:34 PM
Poor Misha!!! :(

The Freak
07-05-2007, 02:34 PM
Too good from Rafa. :worship:

Sunset of Age
07-05-2007, 02:34 PM
Does somebody know when exactly Youzhny got injured?
They only showed it exactly from the (two) last game(s) of the 2nd set and then Nadal immediately broke already at the beginning of the third set and took over since then?

He's been struggling with his back at least since Halle, if not before. He had medical treatment after the third set (correct me if I'm wrong here) for muscle spasms. Poor bloke.

Byrd
07-05-2007, 02:35 PM
He is an idiot like all Fedtards and Rafahaters.

Vamos RAFA!

Heart of a Spartan.


Don't worry Sondra, Nadal will be roasted into chicken shit tomorrow :)

TMJordan
07-05-2007, 02:35 PM
Too good from Rafa. :worship:

That was pretty fucking stupid of you to say.

Clara Bow
07-05-2007, 02:35 PM
Well kudos to Rafa a win is a win :hatoff:

For those of you who are whining about how Rafa is lucky with Youzhny injured- deal with it. Injuries are part of the game and this match was no exception. Nadal won fair and square.

That being said, to those who think that Misha's back injury had absolutely nothing to do with the result today need to learn a thing or two about tennis and match ups.

Was Youzhny not at his 100% capacity?- no, he wasn't.

Does this mean that Rafa deserves any less to win the match?- no, it doesn't.

Would a 100% Youzhny have defeated Nadal today?- to be honest, I have NFI and I don't think anyone else can say for sure either way.

As usual RonE- you are the most level headed Rafa-hata. :hatoff:

I don't think you can deny that Misha's level of play was not hampered by his back injury. At the same time, it should be acknowledged that Rafa did raise the level of his play.

I do hope that Misha can have at least one year of being injury free. Sigh...

Jogy
07-05-2007, 02:36 PM
Misha was injured you turds.
:baby: :baby: :baby: :baby: :baby: :baby:

oh pooooor Misha he was injured, so he is the winner of the match now? :rolleyes:

Rafa was lost in the first 2 sets, he is lucky as fuck,
yes and Youzhny was lost for the last three sets and not only two! :haha:
and he not only was lost, he lost!

Ales_Alessandra
07-05-2007, 02:36 PM
Congrats to both players!! Rafa for the fight and comeback and Youznhy also for the fight and for stand there even not 100% fit! :bigclap:
Good match!! :yeah:

bokehlicious
07-05-2007, 02:37 PM
Yes, get ANGRY online. Get MAD! hahah You talk like you think you're a pro or something--"anyone could of (which should be "have") beaten Youzhny after the 2nd set." Go cry to your Momma. You got angry against Soderling and now you're angry against Youzhny. I don't think tennis is the sport for you. Go watch bowling or something. Injuries are part of the sport. Misha was spraying balls even when they were coming straight to him. Yes, the injury helped him to the loss, but no--Nadal deserved the win.

another piece of brilliance by trixtard...

Byrd
07-05-2007, 02:38 PM
Yes, get ANGRY online. Get MAD! hahah You talk like you think you're a pro or something--"anyone could of (which should be "have") beaten Youzhny after the 2nd set." Go cry to your Momma. You got angry against Soderling and now you're angry against Youzhny. I don't think tennis is the sport for you. Go watch bowling or something. Injuries are part of the sport. Misha was spraying balls even when they were coming straight to him. Yes, the injury helped him to the loss, but no--Nadal deserved the win.

I'm not getting mad, for one your the guy swearing and trying to provoke me with your first post and second your contradicting yourself by now saying youzhny's injury did help to the cause, earlier you said it didn't which I responded to saying it did. Your a tool mate, go back to sleep.

Sunset of Age
07-05-2007, 02:38 PM
As usual RonE- you are the most level headed Rafa-hata. :hatoff:

I don't think you can deny that Misha's level of play was not hampered by his back injury. At the same time, it should be acknowledged that Rafa did raise the level of his play.

I do hope that Misha can have at least one year of being injury free. Sigh...

Spot on, just like RonE's post. :hug:

mashamaniac
07-05-2007, 02:38 PM
misha got injured as soon as rafa was getting better and better so it shouldn't be obviously a bad injury!
that was all for making excuses for his lose!:devil:

Deivid23
07-05-2007, 02:40 PM
First of all, very well done Rafa, way to raise several notches your game after those 2nd sets and come back to win. Tough luck for Misha, he was playing extremely well in those 2 first sets, sure those back problems affected his play, but he would have won anyway had Nadal not played so much better than at the beginning, it´s not like he couldn´t still hit big serves or anything.

Very interesting match against the Berdman coming up next, may the better player win

Would a 100% Youzhny have defeated Nadal today?- to be honest, I have NFI and I don't think anyone else can say for sure either way.

This is the most intelligent thing u´ve ever posted here, props to you

Fapmeister
07-05-2007, 02:40 PM
Don't know when he got injured exactly, but he first received treatment at the beginning of the 4th. I didn't notice anything in the 3rd, Nadal just stepped it up a few gears and began being aggressive and dominating rallies. In the 4th and the 5th it was pretty evident Youzhny was hampered, but he still put up a good fight.

Ya, but you have no idea when he tweaked his back, but it was obviously in the third set at some point. Youzhny has completely dominated Nadal off clay for years now and he just did the same 2 sets in a row before starting to play like total junior level junkballer with the movement of Karlovic.

TMJordan
07-05-2007, 02:40 PM
:baby: :baby: :baby: :baby: :baby: :baby:

oh pooooor Misha he was injured, so he is the winner of the match now? :rolleyes:


yes and Youzhny was lost for the last three sets and not only two! :haha:
and he not only was lost, he lost!

Did you happen to sniff glue at a young age?

Clara Bow
07-05-2007, 02:40 PM
misha got injured as soon as rafa was getting better and better so it shouldn't be obviously a bad injury!
that was all for making excuses for his lose!:devil:

Youzhny has been plagued by back problems. It was pretty obvious that his movement was hampered. No need to be a bad winner. ;)

Sunset of Age
07-05-2007, 02:41 PM
misha got injured as soon as rafa was getting better and better so it shouldn't be obviously a bad injury!
that was all for making excuses for his lose!:devil:

It might be a good idea to *think* before you post something. Youzhny has been troubled with back injuries for MONTHS - it's chronic, and it's a well-known item by anyone who actually been following TENNIS for a while. It's NOT something that popped up just during this match.

And as you might have seen - most people over here give Rafa the credits he deserves, and rightly so.

Johnny Groove
07-05-2007, 02:41 PM
Rafael Nadal, what a fucking legend this man is. :rocker2:

Time to take out the trash tomorrow.

adee-gee
07-05-2007, 02:42 PM
Ya, but you have no idea when he tweaked his back, but it was obviously in the third set at some point. Youzhny has completely dominated Nadal off clay for years now and he just did the same 2 sets in a row before starting to play like total junior level junkballer with the movement of Karlovic.

Surely you can appreciate Nadal stepped it up in the 3rd set though. His forehand was awful the first 2 sets, lacking penetration and landing in the centre of the court. Towards the end he was cleaning the lines.

stebs
07-05-2007, 02:43 PM
Bad luck for Youzhny and I said that carrying an injury was going to tell against Nadal because the Spainard will make you run and that's what happened.

Injury aside though, Nadal played as well as he has ever played on grass in the last three and if Youzhny had been at his highest level it would of been an unbeliavable match and regardless of result it is a shame we couldn't see that happen.

Good for Youzhny to fight at 1-5 and be screaming Davai even though the end was near.

On a tactical level, even though Youzhny outplayed Nadal in the first two sets, he wasn't anywhere near scared enough of the Nadal forehand. He went there as if the shot was equal to the Nadal backhand and payed a heavy price when his level dipped after the second set. Nadal was so aggressive once he got going and that was good but he has to be careful not to let it go to his head because he was playing a couple of notches above his usal level and if he attempts to be quite so aggressive more often there will be matches where he hits error after error because the kid ain't perfect.

Props to both players. :)

CyBorg
07-05-2007, 02:44 PM
Surely you can appreciate Nadal stepped it up in the 3rd set though. His forehand was awful the first 2 sets, lacking penetration and landing in the centre of the court. Towards the end he was cleaning the lines.

That's what happens when your opponent can't hit a groundstroke deep anymore.

JustJames
07-05-2007, 02:44 PM
Surely you can appreciate Nadal stepped it up in the 3rd set though. His forehand was awful the first 2 sets, lacking penetration and landing in the centre of the court. Towards the end he was cleaning the lines.

His forehand was shocking in the first couple of sets.. some of the service returns and stretched shots were landing at the foot of the fence :eek:

Neely
07-05-2007, 02:45 PM
Since Halle :p

He's been struggling with his back at least since Halle, if not before. He had medical treatment after the third set (correct me if I'm wrong here) for muscle spasms. Poor bloke.
Yes, I knew he had to pull out of his Halle match due to that problem. So you think more that it was a latent problem which was there from the beginning of the match and broke out later.

sarciness
07-05-2007, 02:48 PM
Good hussle.

Ales_Alessandra
07-05-2007, 02:48 PM
Bad luck for Youzhny and I said that carrying an injury was going to tell against Nadal because the Spainard will make you run and that's what happened.

Injury aside though, Nadal played as well as he has ever played on grass in the last three and if Youzhny had been at his highest level it would of been an unbeliavable match and regardless of result it is a shame we couldn't see that happen.

Good for Youzhny to fight at 1-5 and be screaming Davai even though the end was near.

On a tactical level, even though Youzhny outplayed Nadal in the first two sets, he wasn't anywhere near scared enough of the Nadal forehand. He went there as if the shot was equal to the Nadal backhand and payed a heavy price when his level dipped after the second set. Nadal was so aggressive once he got going and that was good but he has to be careful not to let it go to his head because he was playing a couple of notches above his usal level and if he attempts to be quite so aggressive more often there will be matches where he hits error after error because the kid ain't perfect.

Props to both players. :)

Good summary of the match Stebs! :yeah:

adee-gee
07-05-2007, 02:49 PM
His forehand was shocking in the first couple of sets.. some of the service returns and stretched shots were landing at the foot of the fence :eek:

It has gone through periods of being diabolical in all his matches this week. He tends to find it when he needs it most though (e.g. down the break points in the 5th against Soderling, down 2 sets today....)

As for his returning, I was wondering whether he'd been attending the Roddick school of returning. I think Youzhny had something like 22 unreturned serves in the first 2 sets, and even when he did get the ball back it was pretty useless :o

Myrre
07-05-2007, 02:49 PM
I would have been impressed if it wasn't for the injury. Youzhny's level went down and as as result Nadal was allowed to dictate.

Clara Bow
07-05-2007, 02:49 PM
Good for Youzhny to fight at 1-5 and be screaming Davai even though the end was near.


This is one reason why I really like Misha. He is one of the best when he is losing. He still fights and shows joy out there. I loved the way he was at the USO against Roddick when the outcome seemed pretty clear but yet Misha was still out there showing you that he enjoyed it. He has done it against Federer as well. I just find this guy so darned appealing. :hearts:

Byrd
07-05-2007, 02:50 PM
1st serve in=Nadal killer

How many unreturnables did he have?

stebs
07-05-2007, 02:52 PM
This is one reason why I really like Misha. He is one of the best when he is losing. He still fights and shows joy out there. I loved the way he was at the USO against Roddick when the outcome seemed pretty clear but yet Misha was still out there showing you that he enjoyed it. He has done it against Federer as well. I just find this guy so darned appealing. :hearts:

Also the fact that even at these points you can still occasionally see that big grin break out.

Mansave_75
07-05-2007, 02:54 PM
I love seeing Nadal winning "a lo" Borg style, he's cruising to quarters now, fighting against all odds next is stupid Berdych,I hope Rafa shut him up!.
What a fucking leyend he's becoming in!
That's simple.

anon57
07-05-2007, 02:55 PM
Congratulations to Nadal for defeating a tough opponent.

Solid_Snake
07-05-2007, 02:57 PM
roid boy lucky again.

Clara Bow
07-05-2007, 02:58 PM
Also the fact that even at these points you can still occasionally see that big grin break out.

I know. :inlove: He has it all imo- the game and a great on court personality. Plus he is known for being one of the biggest readers on tour, so I think he has a bit going on upstairs. It just really sucks that he has had so many injury problems.

Johnny Groove
07-05-2007, 02:58 PM
I love seeing Nadal winning "a lo" Borg style, he's cruising to quarters now, fighting against all odds next is stupid Berdych,I hope Rafa shut him up!.
What a fucking leyend he's becoming in!
That's simple.

back to back 5 setters are "cruising" :rolleyes:

bokehlicious
07-05-2007, 02:59 PM
I love seeing Nadal winning "a lo" Borg style, he's cruising to quarters now, fighting against all odds next is stupid Berdych,I hope Rafa shut him up!.
What a fucking leyend he's becoming in!
That's simple.

IMO he can already fairly be considered as the GOAT :worship: ;) :cool:

Marek.
07-05-2007, 03:05 PM
I love seeing Nadal winning "a lo" Borg style, he's cruising to quarters now, fighting against all odds next is stupid Berdych,I hope Rafa shut him up!.
What a fucking leyend he's becoming in!
That's simple.

Yeah, playing ten sets in two matches is really cruising. :yeah:

LinkMage
07-05-2007, 03:06 PM
I hope Nadal's luck ends tomorrow.

Gonzo Hates Me!
07-05-2007, 03:10 PM
For someone who's "only good on clay," "looks like a pig (because looking like a pig is sooooo important here folks)," and "only wins on grass because he's ever soooooooo lucky..." Rafael shouldn't be this far in the tournament, right? And then you make the lucky, clay-hugging, pig play after a million rain delays, and he gets shafted the worst fucking deal in terms of completing his matches, and the "lucky," clay-loving, pig has somehow got to the quarters of Wimbledon... go figure... how could the lucky pig have the worst luck in the world of all the players and still be so lucky in the end?? :scratch:

spriwi
07-05-2007, 03:11 PM
VAMOS RAFA! great effort :yeah:

i really thought that you would lose this match man... but what you've done it just incredible

:hug: mikhail, hope your injury isnt serious

Patxy
07-05-2007, 03:13 PM
:cool:

Jogy
07-05-2007, 03:14 PM
When will you finally turn 15 ? :confused:

:zzz: :zzz:
:haha:

:retard: JMPower :retard: who give 31 as his age and still goes to other forums for trolling as a 13 year old fanboy is maybe doing that :lol: and he accuses others? :rolls:

another great post of JMPower :hatoff:

guga2120
07-05-2007, 03:25 PM
IMO he can already fairly be considered as the GOAT :worship: ;) :cool: you're such a joke.

t0x
07-05-2007, 03:39 PM
I feel so sorry for Misha... all these injuries grrr!

Credit has to be given for Rafa, a lot of players would of thrown in the towel in the third set - he didn't. Misha may have been injured at the end, but he would of finished a lot of opponents today.

Pfloyd
07-05-2007, 03:41 PM
IMO he can already fairly be considered as the GOAT :worship: ;) :cool:

Your so funny haha :rolleyes:

Try an be original for once

Scotso
07-05-2007, 03:43 PM
Nadal is almost as lucky as Federer. I'm happy for him, but I'm also sad for poor little Misha. Such a disheartening loss.

tangerine_dream
07-05-2007, 03:43 PM
What a comeback from Nadal. I thought he was a goner after the first two sets. Well done to Rafa, he is so mentally strong.

Misha, get well :hug:

NYCtennisfan
07-05-2007, 03:44 PM
Nadal is almost as lucky as Federer. I'm happy for him, but I'm also sad for poor little Misha. Such a disheartening loss.

Federer IS lucky...you have to in order to win over 95% of your matches over almost 4 years. NO other explanation.

Pfloyd
07-05-2007, 03:46 PM
Federer IS lucky...you have to in order to win over 95% of your matches over almost 4 years. NO other explanation.

He may be reffering to the rain, and the fact that Haas withdrew.

Jogy
07-05-2007, 03:51 PM
funny that people say Nadal is lucky when their own assjerk Federer does even not have to play his match . or when did they complain that Nalbandian got injured as he was owning Federer's asshole in the RG semi at 1-1 sets? :haha:

NYCtennisfan
07-05-2007, 04:00 PM
He may be reffering to the rain, and the fact that Haas withdrew.

He's not talking about this tournament alone....

DhammaTiger
07-05-2007, 04:02 PM
What a comeback from Rafa :worship: he thoroughly deserved his win. What a heart this kid has :woohoo: VAMOSSSSS RAFA !!!!!

yana
07-05-2007, 04:03 PM
I can't believe it. Nice surprise, Rafa!

Marek.
07-05-2007, 04:06 PM
funny that people say Nadal is lucky when their own assjerk Federer does even not have to play his match . or when did they complain that Nalbandian got injured as he was owning Federer's asshole in the RG semi at 1-1 sets? :haha:

The time off hurt Federer more than help him. He's lost his rhythm now and it will take a bit of time for it to come back. A lot of people have admitted that Federer got a bit lucky with Nalbandian but he was playing better before Nalbandian got injured, same as Nadal did today.

I don't expect you to get this of course since you're the #1 arse clown on this board.

FedFan_2007
07-05-2007, 04:12 PM
Let me get this straight, Rafatards are celebrating a 5 set win over a broken-backed Youzhny? They better hope Bird-man and Djokerbitch suffer from broken backs too.

mashamaniac
07-05-2007, 04:15 PM
funny that people say Nadal is lucky when their own assjerk Federer does even not have to play his match . or when did they complain that Nalbandian got injured as he was owning Federer's asshole in the RG semi at 1-1 sets? :haha:

yeah that's true! those lucky bastards who don't play and win in a week long are unlucky? ain't they lucky? that's pretty much hilarious...:p

Marek.
07-05-2007, 04:19 PM
yeah that's true! those lucky bastards who don't play and win in a week long are unlucky? ain't they lucky? that's pretty much hilarious...:p

It says a lot about your character when you're agreeing with Jogy.

FedFan_2007
07-05-2007, 04:22 PM
Rafatards celebrate "big win" over broken backed Misha. Very classy.

Leo
07-05-2007, 04:25 PM
Misha, if only he was healthy he could have made the semis here or more. :(

Sounds like Nadal played well in the last three sets, but we'll see if that's good enough against Berdych.

Jelena_78
07-05-2007, 04:29 PM
Misha:sad: :sad:

And you could write his surname with a big letter;)

Bart.
07-05-2007, 04:39 PM
pfffft Misha :(

Amazing
07-05-2007, 04:42 PM
Wow! What a match! Rafa, you are unbelievable. :worship:

But Misha, get well soon. :hug:

Loftra
07-05-2007, 04:50 PM
Unbelievable how Rafatards praise their Lord for a great comeback blablabla... completely denying Youzhny's injury.

GlennMirnyi
07-05-2007, 04:55 PM
Again a lucky strike. This time around it won't happen. The moonballer will go to hell.

raeesa301
07-05-2007, 04:57 PM
Unbelievable how Rafatards praise their Lord for a great comeback blablabla... completely denying Youzhny's injury.

Dude, that's what being a "tard" is all about

rafagirlno1
07-05-2007, 04:58 PM
great fight back from Rafa again , i am really very happy that this grass court clown is again in the quarterfinal of Wimbledon ,congrats Rafa for that when most doubted whether he could repeat last year's performance :worship:
anyway i wont at all be dissapointed if you lose to berdych but would be a pleasant surprice if you could beat him too :cool:

Caralimon
07-05-2007, 05:00 PM
When I think, this Nadal guy can't surprise me anymore, he does it again.

Big cojones this man has. Tomorrow will be very difficult, but you never know.

jasmin
07-05-2007, 05:01 PM
People seem to always celebrate regardless of such bad injuries that changes the whole dynamic of a match.

GlennMirnyi
07-05-2007, 05:02 PM
If Youzhny wasn't injured he'd never lose. Funny people simply make facts disappear when it's about the moonballer.

Johnroberts
07-05-2007, 05:06 PM
Nadal is the best!

xtiano
07-05-2007, 05:13 PM
Get well soon Misha.
Tough match in the next round for Nadal.

The_Nadal_effect
07-05-2007, 05:16 PM
I didn't think he was outplayed in the 1st set, the 2nd yes.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the quarter finals in much the same way as turkeys look forward to Christmas.

:haha: Too funny!

Bilbo
07-05-2007, 05:17 PM
lucky one, Rafa

somehow the luck is always on the side of the higher ranked player

rofe
07-05-2007, 05:31 PM
lucky one, Rafa

somehow the luck is always on the side of the higher ranked player

For once I agree with you.

connectolove
07-05-2007, 05:33 PM
If Youzhny wasn't injured he'd never lose. Funny people simply make facts disappear when it's about the moonballer.

Nadal has come back from worse so I believe that he played well.

Now against Berdych will be another story. I want Nadal to win but who know if he can.

GO RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!

Psichogauchovna
07-05-2007, 05:33 PM
Misha :hug:

but great comeback, champion :yeah:

the graduate
07-05-2007, 05:33 PM
Youzhny was too much in Nadal's face taunting rafa he is just a jerk like bedych soderlin.these guys are really jealousy of rafa i hope he wins over tomas and shame them 1-2-3 bang.

connectolove
07-05-2007, 05:35 PM
I know. :inlove: He has it all imo- the game and a great on court personality. Plus he is known for being one of the biggest readers on tour, so I think he has a bit going on upstairs. It just really sucks that he has had so many injury problems.

Yeah, he reads and writes; his blogs go on and on and on ... but I find it cute.

Marek.
07-05-2007, 05:36 PM
Youzhny was too much in Nadal's face taunting rafa he is just a jerk like bedych soderlin.these guys are really jealousy of rafa i hope he wins over tomas and shame them 1-2-3 bang.

What are you talking about? Youzhny pumps himself up but he doesn't taunt people. If you think yelling things to pump yourself is taunting the opponent then Nadal does that all the time.

optimism
07-05-2007, 05:39 PM
Youzhny was too much in Nadal's face taunting rafa he is just a jerk like bedych soderlin.these guys are really jealousy of rafa i hope he wins over tomas and shame them 1-2-3 bang.

a nadal's fan complains about taunting. LOL. rafa is okay, but his fans seem to have no grasp of reality.

Andre'sNo1Fan
07-05-2007, 05:42 PM
Tough luck to all the haters today, another QF at Wimbeldon for Rafa, and yet he still cannot play on grass :lol:

scarecrows
07-05-2007, 05:48 PM
Vamosssssssssss sparta

martine2
07-05-2007, 06:07 PM
Congrats Rafa! I never expected this...
I'm glad Nadal won, but I'm very sorry for Youzhny :sad: The poor guy has been struggling with a back injury for so long now :sad:
Hope he recovers soon.

RagingLamb
07-05-2007, 06:10 PM
well done, I was he was finished after the second set. great comeback.

fenomeno2111
07-05-2007, 06:46 PM
Great play from Nadal in the last 3 sets. Especially the third and fourth. If Misha would've been 100% I think it would have been a 5 setter that coul have gone eithr way because Nadal was hitting winners left and right that nobody could return. Well done Rafa and now take the Birdman !!!

:hug: to the Colonel

fenomeno2111
07-05-2007, 06:47 PM
Tough luck to all the haters today, another QF at Wimbeldon for Rafa, and yet he still cannot play on grass :lol:

Rigged draws :rolleyes:

goldenlox
07-05-2007, 06:55 PM
I don't know why Nadal fans are surprised his opponents aren't going to take that crap from him.
Nadal scraped thru 2 five setters, but he's very beatable outside Paris, all his opponents know it, and he always will get beat.

TFan1156
07-05-2007, 07:04 PM
If Misha would've been 100% I think it would have been a 5 setter that coul have gone eithr way because Nadal was hitting winners left and right that nobody could return.

It`s easy for Nadal to look great playing against a player in the condition of an old grandmother with arthritus. It`s sort of like the toy poddle dog that gets suddenly brave when it comes across a wounded German Shepherd it knows can`t fight back....;) This match should have gone in the record as a retirement. What Youzhny was thinking staying out there is beyond me...

goldenlox
07-05-2007, 07:17 PM
Youzhny needs to shave

Pfloyd
07-05-2007, 07:25 PM
Again a lucky strike. This time around it won't happen. The moonballer will go to hell.

How'd Mirnyi do in singles?

:haha: :haha: :haha:

I thought you didn't believe in hell. But really, nobody really cares what you believe.

You are more repetetive than Bush saying "We will win the war!"

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Baghdatis72
07-05-2007, 07:26 PM
Misha :help:

Naide
07-05-2007, 07:27 PM
How'd Mirnyi do in singles?


You are more repetetive than Bush saying "We will win the war!"



:haha: :haha:

Svetlana.
07-05-2007, 07:33 PM
I feel sorry for Misha... he started very well, but very often he does not have anything left to close the match. He needs to learn to spend his energy evenly, especially with guys like Nadal. He's a talented player that does great shots, but it's not enough to win the big matches nowadays.

Burrow
07-05-2007, 07:35 PM
People are ignoring Youzhny's injury :lol:!!!!

Baghdatis72
07-05-2007, 07:43 PM
People are ignoring Youzhny's injury :lol:!!!!

That's because he lost. If he had won the match then he would be a cheater for faking injury and winning :lol:

rmb6687
07-05-2007, 07:57 PM
I feel sorry for Misha... he started very well, but very often he does not have anything left to close the match. He needs to learn to spend his energy evenly, especially with guys like Nadal. He's a talented player that does great shots, but it's not enough to win the big matches nowadays.

erm I think it would have been enough if he hadn't injured himself. You say that as if he has never won a big match or never beaten Nadal before. he reached the sf of a slam for goodness sakes.

TFan1156
07-05-2007, 08:01 PM
I feel sorry for Misha... he started very well, but very often he does not have anything left to close the match. He needs to learn to spend his energy evenly, especially with guys like Nadal..

Complete nonsense.... Conditioning wasn`t the issue today. He endured a grueling 5 setter with Simon and prevailed. The first two sets today was relative light duty, knocking Nadal back on his heels and ending the points quickly, just like as he had done to the Spaniard in their previous two matches, the U.S. Open and Dubai. But unfortunately, Youzhny`s back gave out on him, an injury he had when he entered the tournament, and for some reason he decided to stay on the court very inhibited by it for the remainder of the match...

ugotlobbed
07-05-2007, 08:03 PM
at what point did youhzny get injured?

TFan1156
07-05-2007, 08:12 PM
at what point did youhzny get injured?

I assume at some point during the 3rd set as the medical timeout was called afterwards. ESPN was switching back and forth between matches, and he was clearly playing injured in the 4th & 5th sets, as was acknowledged by the commentators and Nadal in his post match interview. It`s only on an internet message board where some will pretend it was nothing or something else...;)

Rafa's Wedgie
07-05-2007, 08:16 PM
:banana:

clay_god_rafa
07-05-2007, 08:21 PM
How'd Mirnyi do in singles?

:haha: :haha: :haha:

I thought you didn't believe in hell. But really, nobody really cares what you believe.

You are more repetetive than Bush saying "We will win the war!"

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

yes their idiotic rantings do have similiarities. lack intelligence, clarity of thought, and might it be said the ability to back down when they are clearly in the wrong. the real glaring difference is GM is a nobody and will always be a nobody.

Veronique
07-05-2007, 08:29 PM
It's a pity Youzhny's back betrayed him. But condiotioning is part of the game. I know how I felt when Serena fell to the ground the other day. I knew even though she managed to win against Daniela, there was no way she was going to beat a top player like Justine unless she recovered completely. That's how things go sometimes.
Though hampered by injury, Misha was still playing well enough to trouble most players, but not good enough for Rafa Nadal. So as a fan, I'm gutted Serena caught a bad break, but I'm also happy Rafa was able to catch a good one. The fitter player moved on. After all this is sports.

musefanatic
07-05-2007, 08:54 PM
Poor Mikhail :sad: :sad: But it shows how good he is when he is at his best which i guess is very heartening for him to know even though he did lose the match eventually :)

Nadal i think will struggle this next round, and i think he won't progress, he's been skirting on thin ice with the help of Soderling and Misha so next match, if his opponent is fully fit all match, he will really struggle i think.

TFan1156
07-05-2007, 08:56 PM
It's a pity Youzhny's back betrayed him. But condiotioning is part of the game. I know how I felt when Serena fell to the ground the other day. I knew even though she managed to win against Daniela, there was no way she was going to beat a top player like Justine unless she recovered completely. That's how things go sometimes.
Though hampered by injury, Misha was still playing well enough to trouble most players, but not good enough for Rafa Nadal. So as a fan, I'm gutted Serena caught a bad break, but I'm also happy Rafa was able to catch a good one. The fitter player moved on. After all this is sports.

:haha: My God it never ceases... "Conditioning" had nothing to do with his back injury flaring up and he was spanking Nadal as he had their previous two fast surface meetings. Youzhny is a bad matchup for Nadal on fast courts and Rafa didn`t solve it, he got a big break. End of story... And no, Youzhny could not have "troubled most players" in the condition he was in, at least not top 100 players. He just stayed out there picking up a few games, wincing and going through the motions. Why I don`t know. Must be a nice a guy...;)

maria_marie
07-05-2007, 09:00 PM
seriously, I feel very sorry for Misha although I;m a Nadal fan. He could barely walk at the end of the second round and he said that he could beat nieminen because there were several rain delays during which he could relax. this thime the rain didn;t help him though

ChinoRios4Ever
07-05-2007, 09:02 PM
amazing Rafa once again :eek:

W!MBLEDON
07-05-2007, 10:08 PM
don't know why the little oinker even decided to put up a fight. he's just gonna get demolished by berdych anyway :p

Kalliopeia
07-05-2007, 10:22 PM
I have only gotten through five pages of this thread and have seen all there ever is to see after a Nadal win, a few level headed posts from Rafa fans and haters, a few ridiculous posts from Rafa fans, and a ton of whiny posts about how lucky he is. Typical. Wow, the haters are really grouchy. :lol: They were so sure he'd lose this time!

I'm a bad 'tard though. I left for work this morning at 5-2 in the second set thinking there was no way he would win, and thinking it wasn't so bad since it was Youzhny and I like him. I'm glad I was wrong.

Not expecting a win tomorrow against Berdych, sadly. Though I'll be over the moon if he does beat him, both because I want him to win and because it'll be funny to watch the haters heads exploding when yet another prediction of "_________ will get him in the next round!" gets blown away.

cmurray
07-06-2007, 12:39 AM
I have only gotten through five pages of this thread and have seen all there ever is to see after a Nadal win, a few level headed posts from Rafa fans and haters, a few ridiculous posts from Rafa fans, and a ton of whiny posts about how lucky he is. Typical. Wow, the haters are really grouchy. :lol: They were so sure he'd lose this time!

I'm a bad 'tard though. I left for work this morning at 5-2 in the second set thinking there was no way he would win, and thinking it wasn't so bad since it was Youzhny and I like him. I'm glad I was wrong.

Not expecting a win tomorrow against Berdych, sadly. Though I'll be over the moon if he does beat him, both because I want him to win and because it'll be funny to watch the haters heads exploding when yet another prediction of "_________ will get him in the next round!" gets blown away.

Oh absolutely. Not that I expect it, but if Nadal should happen to beat Berdych tomorrow, the haters will be out in full force with a full litany of excuses. Because Nadal isn't PERMITTED to win off clay. Its an MTF rule. Also, the most beloved "he's only winning because he had a cupcake draw" is quickly becoming defunct. The haters are in a full-blown panic.

caleb_123
07-06-2007, 01:43 AM
bottom line Nadal is lucky to even play Berdych in the quaters, thats if you were watching the match and not being bias, Younzny injury effected his play badly everyone could see that, im not saying rafal would have lost even if he wasn't injured but Younzny had a chance of beating him and everyone with a tennis brain would know that. Someone said nadal matches would be pretty easy after soderling that person was an idiot and blinded by his fanboy eyes. His next match will be properly the toughest he's played so far depending if Berdych turns up to play, should be a great match can't wait.

my pick is Nadal and federer in the final with Federer winning it in 4 tough sets.

wenty
07-06-2007, 03:25 AM
Misha :sad: But what a comeback by Nadal :eek: Real fighter :hatoff:

Bibberz
07-06-2007, 07:41 AM
Just watched (and read) Youzhny's interview. He was so upbeat and affable. The guy has the face of a thug and the spirit of a little kid. He's a good egg, that Misha.

Action Jackson
07-06-2007, 07:44 AM
Bad luck Colonel.

sawan66278
07-06-2007, 09:02 AM
Tremendous comeback victory for Rafa...I know Misha was injured, but, to be honest, he was still playing well...and fighting. Few players would have been able to take advantage of the situation, and the point is: Rafa DESTROYED him. So, who's to say that Misha would have won if he were healthy. Those players who could have taken advantage of the situation, likely would have barely won. Rafa annihilated him...and played excellent all around tennis. He said that these were the best three sets he ever played on grass, and I agree.

And I think this bodes well for tomorrow. To come from behind and through victories over tough players on grass like Soderling and Misha, especially in the manner he did so:eek: :eek: If he can defeat Berdych, watch out Roger.

And let's not forget: Berdych does NOT handle pressure well.

The Pro
07-06-2007, 10:01 AM
I wouldn't say Rafa destroyed him. It was in Mikhail's favour til he got back strain, then it was even until Rafa edged ahead in the last couple of sets.

I was impressed with the flair Rafa brings to the court and to his shots. His play bec omes quite avergae when he's been run around the baseline, but when he got a foot in, some of the shots were just :eek:

VolandriFan
07-06-2007, 10:07 AM
It's a shame that Mikhail is having such problems with his back. His game is great for grass, and from his play I'd say he's very much overlooked as one of the game's top competitors. His backhand is a beautiful and effective stroke, and his serve isn't too bad either. I hope his injuries don't prevent him from realising his potential.

Another good Wimbledon showing for Nadal. Continuing to prove that he can play on all surfaces, because haters calling last year a fluke is a given. I know that he can prove them wrong. A lesser player would've thrown the match after the first two sets, so props to Nadal.

Fapmeister
07-06-2007, 10:10 AM
Bad luck Colonel.

You are really a mod here? Are you aware you have a racial slur in your sig?