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Nadal crushes "bad match-up" Youzhny 6-4 6-2 to reach SF....

adee-gee
11-02-2007, 07:52 PM
Surprisingly good from Rafa, but the last time he impressed me he got bitched by Nalbandian in his next match so I won't get too excited yet.

Some amazing shots though, the first 7 games were sublime :hatoff:

Now go make Baggy a pigeon :cool:

Jaap
11-02-2007, 07:54 PM
40-30

uh oh.

TankingTheSet
11-02-2007, 07:54 PM
Cheater posting before the match is finished :mad:

scoobs
11-02-2007, 07:54 PM
Nadal should thank Haas for the assist though - Youzhny clearly still feeling the effects of last night's gruelling 3 setter than didn't finish before 1.10am

Rafa always had the edge today. At times Youzhny was good but "I can stay with you" good rather than "I can beat you" good.

cmurray
11-02-2007, 07:54 PM
That was...unexpected. Misha looked really tired.

And what's the deal with Raf channeling Andre Agassi? Moving Misha side to side? :worship:

And now its up to Reeshard and Muzz. Yikes.

yana
11-02-2007, 07:55 PM
Bravo Rafa!

Too bad I wasnn't able to see the match...

scarecrows
11-02-2007, 07:55 PM
dont post before it's over

mug :p

nanoman
11-02-2007, 07:56 PM
There are no bad match ups for Nadal on clay.

DrJules
11-02-2007, 07:56 PM
Surprisingly good from Rafa, but the last time he impressed me he got bitched by Nalbandian in his next match so I won't get too excited yet.

Some amazing shots though, the first 7 games were sublime :hatoff:

Now go make Baggy a pigeon :cool:

Nalbandian is playing significantly better than Baggy. That match was the start of Nalbandian beating 5 top 6 players within a space of 7 matches won and 1 lost.

Naide
11-02-2007, 07:57 PM
Adios

http://image.radio-france.fr/thematiques/sport/images/articles/9bce21a3f5b8fac36a10b79e34e597d4.jpg

Johnny Groove
11-02-2007, 07:58 PM
SPECTACULAR from Nadal :rocker2:

Bad Religion
11-02-2007, 07:58 PM
I like this blue clay

Sunset of Age
11-02-2007, 07:59 PM
Is this becoming a new trend here on MTF, posting before the match is over? :rolleyes:

Anyway, well-deserved CONGRATS to Rafa. He was playing amazingly well today, a lot of exquisite shotmaking. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Kudos Youzhny :hug: - he obviously wasn't at his best, presumably still tired from the match against Haas I guess.

Just one negative remark from me: that annoying, noisy crowd! - when will people finally understand that yelling while a player is about to serve isn't actually helping that player? :(

Metis
11-02-2007, 07:59 PM
Good job Rafa! :dance:

Such a great day today! My 3 favorite players advancing to the semis :banana:.

yana
11-02-2007, 08:01 PM
Good job Rafa! :dance:

Such a great day today! My 3 favorite players advancing to the semis :banana:.


Same to me, my favourite 2 bulls goin next round. I hope they meet again in the final...:worship:

BTW, I like that there are 2 threads about Rafa hi, hi

Johnny Groove
11-02-2007, 08:02 PM
Good job Rafa! :dance:

Such a great day today! My 3 favorite players advancing to the semis :banana:.

When i got home and saw these scores, i immediately thought of you :)

ChinoRios4Ever
11-02-2007, 08:03 PM
Rafa :bigclap:

guga2120
11-02-2007, 08:03 PM
Adios

http://image.radio-france.fr/thematiques/sport/images/articles/9bce21a3f5b8fac36a10b79e34e597d4.jpg

:)

schorsch
11-02-2007, 08:04 PM
It was tough on Misha that he had to play so late yesterday, but Nadull definately hasnt played much better than this in a long time.

Blondie1985
11-02-2007, 08:06 PM
I hate this blue clay.

Actually clay don't reward tennis skills. Only losers who can't win anywhere else triumph at the F.O. It's like bizarro- world tennis: if you suck you're good, and if you're good you suck.

Eden
11-02-2007, 08:06 PM
This guy simply can't lose in Paris :p Convincing performance from Rafa. Misha had his chances to equal to 5:5 in the first set.

Too bad that Misha struggled with injuries this season. Hope to see him healthy and in good form the next year :)

Metis
11-02-2007, 08:06 PM
Same to me, my favourite 2 bulls goin next round. I hope they meet again in the final...:worship:


Me too. I want to see a rematch with both playing well. Though Nalby-Marcos should be great too!


When i got home and saw these scores, i immediately thought of you :)

:smooch: I'm sure you too are pretty happy with the way things are going.

The problem is who to root for tomorrow, Marcos or Rafa? :bigcry:

rocketassist
11-02-2007, 08:08 PM
Youzhny's two wins over Nadal were flukes.

Albeit this is blue clay, and Federer has himself to blame for moaning about the purple carpet in the first place.

ChinoRios4Ever
11-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Rafa is 24-0 in Paris? right? :confused:

TMJordan
11-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Blue clay?

Yes this is definatly Blue clay.

Johnny Groove
11-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Me too. I want to see a rematch with both playing well. Though Nalby-Marcos should be great too!




:smooch: I'm sure you too are pretty happy with the way things are going.

The problem is who to root for tomorrow, Marcos or Rafa? :bigcry:

Well for me, that decision is a bit easier than you. I just would love to see them all playing well :)

Im also a Richie fan, so i could have 4 faves in the SFs :)

l_mac
11-02-2007, 08:10 PM
I said on the prediction thread that Rafa would win in straights, with Youzhny winning a maximum of 6 games - clearly I am a psychic genius.

Good match from Rafa - very pleasing.

The surface is sloooow, but all week the Sky commentators have been saying that the court won't suit Nadal it would suit the big, flat hitters (I assume because of the bounce) but all of a sudden they've decided the court is perfect for him :haha: Idiots. :retard:

RogiRafaFan86
11-02-2007, 08:10 PM
That was so good! Still some mishits that were abnormal, but he more than made up for those with some amazing shots. I know Youzhny was tired, but he could have been fresh as a daisy and he still wasn't going to be able to return those things.

Well done Rafa! Now beat Baggy!

Johnny Groove
11-02-2007, 08:13 PM
Does it really matter how slow the court is? Nadal beat Misha, a player he historically hasnt done well against on hard courts (Dubai 07, everyone moaned about blue clay until Nadal lost :rolleyes: ). So its still a great win, and Nadal played fantastic :)

Clara Bow
11-02-2007, 08:19 PM
Glad that Rafa played well- hasn't really done that so far this tournament.

l_mac
11-02-2007, 08:20 PM
I couldn't care less about the court surface, I enjoy tennis more when servefests are not an option. :) (and really when Nalby serves 18 aces, it can't be anything like clay :lol: )

Rafa played really, really well. Some of his passing shots were out of this world.

*bunny*
11-02-2007, 08:23 PM
Still unbeaten in Paris!! :yippee:

RonE
11-02-2007, 08:23 PM
Surprisingly good from Rafa, but the last time he impressed me he got bitched by Nalbandian in his next match so I won't get too excited yet.


And he is on his way to getting bitched by him for a second time in succession come Sunday :D

FluffyYellowBall
11-02-2007, 08:23 PM
i dnt care if its slow or fast. Its a a hard court and u dont move on a hard court like u do on clay no matter how slow it is..

Great match from nadal except for some chokes. Didnt play the big points well, he just played them better than Youzhny but besides that i was impressed :worship:

Metis
11-02-2007, 08:26 PM
Rafa haters complaining about the court surface when Nadal is winning and their favorites losing. Nothing new :shrug:.

So what if it is a bit slower? There have been so many good matches this week with wonderful rallies and shotmaking.

RedFury
11-02-2007, 08:29 PM
Awesome shot-making display from Rafa. As some of you have already mentioned, the best he's looked for quite some time -- looks like his fitness is back to where it needs to be, obviously, it's part and parcel of his game. As in the incredible break point that took him to 5-2 in the second set. Doubt there another player in the world that could have done that. Hell, even uncle Tony looked astonished after said point...

Vamos Rafa! Y con un par!

ReturnWinner
11-02-2007, 08:30 PM
Rafa haters complaining about the court surface when Nadal is winning and their favorites losing. Nothing new :shrug:.

So what if it is a bit slower? There have been so many good matches this week with wonderful rallies and shotmaking.

its pretty slower and with a way higher bounce, huge difference with the old surface , i think this time haters have right in whinning :p

acionescu
11-02-2007, 08:35 PM
:banana: Rafa:banana:
I'm so happy!I was so afraid of Misha!

MCL
11-02-2007, 08:36 PM
Vamos Rafa :)

Misha played pretty well but Rafa was better and fresher.

kobulingam
11-02-2007, 08:37 PM
Does it really matter how slow the court is? Nadal beat Misha, a player he historically hasnt done well against on hard courts (Dubai 07, everyone moaned about blue clay until Nadal lost :rolleyes: ). So its still a great win, and Nadal played fantastic :)

Dubai is not slow, it's medium fast. Who said Dubai was blue clay?

Indian Wells was blue clay, and it seems like the IW people helped redesign this Paris court.

TheBoiledEgg
11-02-2007, 08:39 PM
Does it really matter how slow the court is? Nadal beat Misha, a player he historically hasnt done well against on hard courts (Dubai 07, everyone moaned about blue clay until Nadal lost :rolleyes: ). So its still a great win, and Nadal played fantastic :)

of course it matters :rolleyes:
Piggy was too scared to play in previous years.
he knew he couldnt win a match.

tennizen
11-02-2007, 08:42 PM
I think we will need a Nadal-win excuse thread. Does such a one exist

Here are some reasons I can state

1) This is blue clay
2) He bribed the officials to make Youzhny play at night
3) He bribed Haas to make it a three setter
4) He paid the crowd to shout while Youzhny was serving

Denise
11-02-2007, 08:44 PM
INCREDIABLE RAFA :banana:

l_mac
11-02-2007, 08:45 PM
^^Every one of Nadal's "win" threads turn into a discussion by his haters about how his opponent managed to lose. :lol:

Metis
11-02-2007, 08:45 PM
I think we will need a Nadal-win excuse thread. Does such a one exist

Here are some reasons I can state

1) This is blue clay
2) He bribed the officials to make Youzhny play at night
3) He bribed Haas to make it a three setter
4) He paid the crowd to shout while Youzhny was serving


I was thinking of the same thing :lol:.

You forgot the cakewalk draw excuse :D

Castafiore
11-02-2007, 08:47 PM
The brilliant thing about Dubai back in 2006 was that quite a few people in here were moaning about the surface playing so slow, like clay. On the Talk Tennis message board, I even saw a poster seriously claim that the Dubai surface had a bit of sand from the desert on the sourt so it played like clay. :spit:

At the same time, pros like Andre Agassi and Safin were saying how fast that surface was.


Anyway, it was clear from the start that Youzhny was a bit sluggish but it was good to see Rafa hit some great shots, although his forehand down the line could use some work at the moment, as well as his serve (which improved as the match went along).

ReturnWinner
11-02-2007, 08:48 PM
The brilliant thing about Dubai back in 2006 was that quite a few people in here were moaning about the surface playing so slow, like clay. On the Talk Tennis message board, I even saw a poster seriously claim that the Dubai surface had a bit of sand from the desert on the surface so it played like clay. :spit:

At the same time, pros like Andre Agassi and Safin were saying how fast that surface was.


Anyway, it was clear from the start that Youzhny was a bit sluggish but it was good to see Rafa hit some great shots, although his forehand down the line could use some work at the moment, as well as his serve (which improved as the match went along).

they were wrong there, that hard was not slow but this time they are right, just that.

tennizen
11-02-2007, 08:52 PM
I was thinking of the same thing :lol:.

You forgot the cakewalk draw excuse :D

Of course, just like Wimbledon 2007:D

l_mac
11-02-2007, 08:59 PM
Of course, just like Wimbledon 2007:D


Now, now. Get it right! Wimbledon 2006 was a cakewalk. 2007 he was unbelievably lucky with 1)rain delays saving him in the Sod match :rolleyes: 2)Misha injured, barely able to move in the final 2 sets of their match 3)the wind sweeping around cenre court magically ONLY affecting Berdych in the quarters :haha: 4)Nole retiring in the semis - clearly he would have won if 100%, very unfair that Rafa coped with the hideous scheduling better and 5)Fed played like shit, as always against Raf, otherwise the Final would have been a straight sets drubbing.

spriwi
11-02-2007, 09:00 PM
congrats rafa :hatoff:

i didnt expect it to be that easy :yeah:

yo quiero rafa :kiss: ;)

Veronique
11-02-2007, 09:01 PM
Well done Rafito!

tennizen
11-02-2007, 09:04 PM
Now, now. Get it right! Wimbledon 2006 was a cakewalk. 2007 he was unbelievably lucky with 1)rain delays saving him in the Sod match :rolleyes: 2)Misha injured, barely able to move in the final 2 sets of their match 3)the wind sweeping around cenre court magically ONLY affecting Berdych in the quarters :haha: 4)Nole retiring in the semis - clearly he would have won if 100%, very unfair that Rafa coped with the hideous scheduling better and 5)Fed played like shit, as always against Raf, otherwise the Final would have been a straight sets drubbing.

Note to self: I have to remember all the right reasons.

Thanks for warning me:D

Roddickominator
11-02-2007, 09:04 PM
Youzhny looks just like Woody Harrelson. I'm sure this had a huge effect on the match.

Veronique
11-02-2007, 09:04 PM
Now, now. Get it right! Wimbledon 2006 was a cakewalk. 2007 he was unbelievably lucky with 1)rain delays saving him in the Sod match :rolleyes: 2)Misha injured, barely able to move in the final 2 sets of their match 3)the wind sweeping around cenre court magically ONLY affecting Berdych in the quarters :haha: 4)Nole retiring in the semis - clearly he would have won if 100%, very unfair that Rafa coped with the hideous scheduling better and 5)Fed played like shit, as always against Raf, otherwise the Final would have been a straight sets drubbing.

LOL Funny stuff!

cmurray
11-02-2007, 09:06 PM
Now, now. Get it right! Wimbledon 2006 was a cakewalk. 2007 he was unbelievably lucky with 1)rain delays saving him in the Sod match :rolleyes: 2)Misha injured, barely able to move in the final 2 sets of their match 3)the wind sweeping around cenre court magically ONLY affecting Berdych in the quarters :haha: 4)Nole retiring in the semis - clearly he would have won if 100%, very unfair that Rafa coped with the hideous scheduling better and 5)Fed played like shit, as always against Raf, otherwise the Final would have been a straight sets drubbing.

The wind one is my favorites. :lol: Hilarious, really.

Also, drubbing is one of my very favorite words. :hug:

Denise
11-02-2007, 09:18 PM
Well done Rafa :worship: :worship:

RagingLamb
11-02-2007, 09:22 PM
once again roids, being coached from the stands, and deliberately delaying the match have allowed ugly tennis to win.

damn this blue clay. damn this easy draw.

cmurray
11-02-2007, 09:27 PM
once again roids, being coached from the stands, and deliberately delaying the match have allowed ugly tennis to win.

damn this blue clay. damn this easy draw.

His girlfriend probably gave him some last night too. Might as well blame her.

RagingLamb
11-02-2007, 09:33 PM
His girlfriend probably gave him some last night too. Might as well blame her.

you're right...how could I forget?

Someone should put all of this into a thread. Just so we can keep record.

adee-gee
11-02-2007, 10:22 PM
Rafa haters complaining about the court surface when Nadal is winning and their favorites losing. Nothing new :shrug:.

So what if it is a bit slower? There have been so many good matches this week with wonderful rallies and shotmaking.

You're expecting MTF to praise Nadal? :o

That's almost as unlikely as a Federer loss without excuses from the GOAT and his tards.

rocketassist
11-02-2007, 10:31 PM
Youzhny's wins were flukes. End of story.

Deivid23
11-02-2007, 10:35 PM
Good job kid, he looked fine out there, good news :D

Björki
11-02-2007, 10:36 PM
well done Rafa :yeah: :)

Merton
11-03-2007, 12:02 AM
Nadal seems to be waking up, the Colonel was not at his best physically but still that was a good win. On another note, he looks a bit subdued, I didn't watch any of his previous matches but today unless I missed something he only vamosed at that spectacular shot to get the 2nd break in the 2nd set.

*Viva Chile*
11-03-2007, 12:10 AM
Thank you very much Rafa!!! :yeah:

Marek.
11-03-2007, 12:21 AM
Good luck in the final, Nadal

Byrd
11-03-2007, 12:28 AM
What do you expect when the ball is near his fuckin shoulder, joke court.

acionescu
11-03-2007, 09:26 AM
I was thinking of the same thing :lol:.

You forgot the cakewalk draw excuse :D

I think that arranging bottles, pulling socks and picking ass must be allways taking in consideration as deadly weapons in bringing down the opponents, too:D

azmad_88
11-03-2007, 10:02 AM
congrats rafa! make the final Now!

Bazooka
11-03-2007, 10:16 AM
Great first set, I didn't watch the second but congrats Rafa.

For me, it takes months to Rafa to adapt to hard/fast surface. He's now dangerous again, I think it would be really interesting to see a Nalby/Rafa rematch, specially after the Fed/Nalby rematch.

garad
11-03-2007, 10:30 AM
You're expecting MTF to praise Nadal? :o

That's almost as unlikely as a Federer loss without excuses from the GOAT and his tards.

I have yet to see Fed not saying that the opponent played better and deserved the win after a match that he lost.
Anyway, it is hard to tell whether Fed likes making excuses after he loses - he would need to lose more regularly in order to see the pattern developing :devil:

stebs
11-03-2007, 11:04 AM
A pretty tired and weak performance by Youzhny but that said Nadal did play as well as he can do on hardcourts, great stuff.

stebs
11-03-2007, 11:05 AM
Nadal seems to be waking up, the Colonel was not at his best physically but still that was a good win. On another note, he looks a bit subdued, I didn't watch any of his previous matches but today unless I missed something he only vamosed at that spectacular shot to get the 2nd break in the 2nd set.

You missed one or two, He vamosed at the shot you mentioned as well as another great passing shot and the final point. Frankly they were all unbeliavable shots with the MP one standing out as ridiculous. Only Nadal and Federer can hit that shot more than 1 in a 100.

spriwi
11-03-2007, 11:05 AM
For me, it takes months to Rafa to adapt to hard/fast surface. He's now dangerous again, I think it would be really interesting to see a Nalby/Rafa rematch, specially after the Fed/Nalby rematch.

i guess you are right, he improves in each & every match. he was playing so bad until US open, and now is playing decent tennis. it may be of course a question of surface (everyone talks 'bout "blue clay" :rolls:), but rafa really has an amazing skill to adapt his game to *any* circumstances (unfortunately it takes a while for him to do so at hardcourt :p).

final nalby-rafa would be awesome, rafa is not losing finals to anyone but federer and nalby is sometimes shaky in important matches... we ll see :cool:

good luck rafa :D :D :D

Black Adam
11-03-2007, 01:04 PM
INCREDIABLE RAFA :banana:
I believe Rafa has never lost any match in Paris right?

mamasue
11-03-2007, 01:20 PM
24-0 :yeah:

The Pro
11-03-2007, 02:29 PM
Vamos Rafa! :D