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Nadal d. Wawrinka 6-4 6-3

scarecrows
11-01-2007, 04:11 PM
Stan's BP conversion in the first set was :help:

scoobs
11-01-2007, 04:12 PM
Stan has the game to be top 20, no question, but he doesn't have the belief against the top players. Against these guys, when crunch time comes and he needs to make the play work, he falters.

TMJordan
11-01-2007, 04:12 PM
Boooooooooo

Sunset of Age
11-01-2007, 04:13 PM
Well done Rafa :hatoff:
Never in doubt, expected win, etc... :lol:

o_O Stan. What a headcase... he should really do something about his mental fortitude. He HAS the game to trouble Raf, if he weren't such a gigantic choker on BP conversion.

Anyway, the best player won.

Marek.
11-01-2007, 04:13 PM
Expected win by Nadal

Never in doubt

This Nadal is good

What a mug this Wawrinka is.

Anymore?

The Pro
11-01-2007, 04:13 PM
Woooooooooooooooo! :D


That's all the good news am gonna get today....

JustJames
11-01-2007, 04:14 PM
Agree with what has been said..

I thought that we were in for an upset when Stan broke to lead 4-2 in the first set; but Nadal [in true champions style tbh..] broke back to love. Obviously Nadal ups the ante but Stan had to put up a better defence of his break..

adee-gee
11-01-2007, 04:16 PM
Stan :silly:

Castafiore
11-01-2007, 04:16 PM
Stan played most of the big points badly.
Rafa played most of the big points well.

:)

nanoman
11-01-2007, 04:16 PM
Agree with what has been said..

I thought that we were in for an upset when Stan broke to lead 4-2 in the first set; but Nadal [in true champions style tbh..] broke back to love. Obviously Nadal ups the ante but Stan had to put up a better defence of his break..

And the funny thing is, Nadal didn't do sh1t to break back. Stan miss all his 1st serves.

Byrd
11-01-2007, 04:17 PM
Stan shit himself as usual in the clutch moments.

RogiRafaFan86
11-01-2007, 04:17 PM
I knew it would be a tough match, and Stan came out firing. He probably would have beaten just about anyone in that 1st set. But then, of course, he went all...stupid for a bit there, and Rafa took full advantage. All matches aren't cakewalks, but Rafa pulled through that very well. And played much better in the 2nd set than in the first. Played much better than yesterday as well. All good signs.

Pimmchanok
11-01-2007, 04:19 PM
meh, knew it was goanna happen.

Naide
11-01-2007, 04:21 PM
woooHooooooo

Absolutely right :D

spriwi
11-01-2007, 04:21 PM
rafa :hatoff:

sonia
11-01-2007, 04:31 PM
Rafa! :yeah:

bokehlicious
11-01-2007, 04:37 PM
Pathetic useless Wawrinka !!!

yana
11-01-2007, 04:38 PM
So, none of the swiss guys to pass in the next round? :angel:

bokehlicious
11-01-2007, 04:40 PM
So, none of the swiss guys to pass in the next round? :angel:

With Swiss #1 out I can't see #2 going past Nalbigod :yeah:

Merton
11-01-2007, 04:42 PM
Surprisingly, their closest match was the one on clay.

spriwi
11-01-2007, 05:05 PM
Surprisingly, their closest match was the one on clay.

only due to nadal's injury... have you seen the match in stuttgart? rafa was moving & playing really bad :wavey:

l_mac
11-01-2007, 05:06 PM
Clay is also Stan's best surface, isn't it?

I didn't think Rafa played so bad in the Stuttgart final .. ? Certainly I've seen him play a lot, lot worse.

edited to add: :woohoo: :banana: for Rafa. Apart from the Cincinatti weirdness, QF or better at all the MS events this year :yeah:

ReturnWinner
11-01-2007, 05:07 PM
With Swiss #1 out I can't see #2 going past Nalbigod :yeah:

you are such a tool, always posting the same crap.

bokehlicious
11-01-2007, 05:13 PM
you are such a tool, always posting the same crap.

Ignore feature has been made for you mate ;)

FedFan_2007
11-01-2007, 05:13 PM
Stan, how could you? :sad:

acionescu
11-01-2007, 05:15 PM
Good win for Rafa :banana: especially to gain as much confidence that he can because I think against Micha he's gonna need it
I really hope that Haas wins but I have a feelling that he'll not and Misha is such a bad match for Rafa!
But to show how much I know about tennis in USO I cheered up for Ferrer against Nalbandian, too!:lol:

Kitty de Sade
11-01-2007, 05:15 PM
Credit to Nadal for winning, but Stan....all the bp chances? Ouch. :sad:

Metis
11-01-2007, 05:19 PM
Not bad! Rafa stepped it up at the end of the 1st set and during the 2nd. It was nice to see him close that 1st set so emphatically after being in trouble for most of it... :yeah:

luzkoz
11-01-2007, 05:31 PM
Too bad Wawa:sad:

qw19
11-01-2007, 05:44 PM
vamooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooos

RonE
11-01-2007, 06:40 PM
Stan played most of the big points badly.
Rafa played most of the big points well.

:)

Yup, thats what separates the men from the boys.

RonE
11-01-2007, 06:42 PM
With Swiss #1 out I can't see #2 going past Nalbigod :yeah:

This JMPower is spot on :worship:

cmurray
11-01-2007, 07:18 PM
Yup, thats what separates the men from the boys.

Indeed it is. I actually like Stan quite a bit...but yikes on the mental toughness. Of course, one can't discount the fact that Rafa is just an absolute beast on break points, but Stan HANDED him that break back in the first set.

I don't like to accuse players of choking, but that first set was a very clear choke. The second set was Rafa in Rafzilla mode - kind of fun to watch. That running forehand down-the-line at the end of the first set was the beginning of the end for Wawa.

connectolove
11-01-2007, 10:43 PM
I hope that it lasts... until the final!