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MC R2: Nadal def. Ancic 6-0, 6-3

W!MBLEDON
04-23-2008, 03:12 PM
lol @ ancic winning 6 points in the first set

nadal off to the start federer could have only dreamed about...

1ST SERVE %
Ancic 47%
Nadal 88%

ACES
Ancic 3
Nadal 1

DOUBLE FAULTS
Ancic 5
Nadal 0

1ST SERVE POINTS WON
Ancic 48%
Nadal 71%

2ND SERVE POINTS WON
Ancic 36%
Nadal 80%

WINNERS
Ancic 10
Nadal 16

UNFORCED ERRORS
Ancic 30
Nadal 13

BREAK POINTS WON
Ancic 1/1
Nadal 5/8

TOTAL POINTS WON
Ancic 33
Nadal 60

MATCH TIME
1hr 16mins 6secs

adee-gee
04-23-2008, 03:12 PM
:smoke:

Shall we ask the people on Centre Court who the best player in the world is? :D

Roland9
04-23-2008, 03:13 PM
"Home sweet home" for Nadal. :)

rocketassist
04-23-2008, 03:13 PM
Seeing Ancic being aggressive, aggressive, aggressive yet just not able to break through was a real shame.

Nadal on clay :zzz:

Jadranka
04-23-2008, 03:13 PM
Mario :hug:

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 03:13 PM
Ancic is a tough first match for Nadal :retard:

Renaud
04-23-2008, 03:14 PM
Rafa was not as impressive as Roger, but a win is a win.

arm
04-23-2008, 03:14 PM
what a stupid, ridiculous, absurd, first set for Ancic.

The second was what I eexpected.

NinaNina19
04-23-2008, 03:15 PM
UPSET ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!! I should have bet my life's savings on Nadal, I could've gotten 5 dollars :tears: .

Renaud
04-23-2008, 03:15 PM
:smoke:

Shall we ask the people on Centre Court who the best player in the world is? :D

No i just hate Djokovic and i don't want to hear that.

Kuhne
04-23-2008, 03:15 PM
Real #1 usualy win titles more often :/

maf
04-23-2008, 03:15 PM
Nadal is done, he should retire.





Oh wait I'm a week late.

arm
04-23-2008, 03:16 PM
:haha::haha: (Nadal the real #1)

I wonder who gets to say who's the real #1. I would say the rankings. But I might be wrong. :shrug: maybe MTF posters are the ones who decide.

RNP2008
04-23-2008, 03:16 PM
:yeah:

rafa_maniac
04-23-2008, 03:16 PM
Lol at those thinking this would be a tough match for Rafa. He truly is a monster on clay, let's beat your own clay winning streak now Rafa!

G4.
04-23-2008, 03:17 PM
:smoke:

Shall we ask the people on Centre Court who the best player in the world is? :D

djokovic ?

Deathless Mortal
04-23-2008, 03:18 PM
Awful, ugly first set by Ancic, couldn't hold, couldn't play actually. Second set was better, Mario played decent but still not good enough for clay-court king Nadal.

Fed Express
04-23-2008, 03:18 PM
Nadal real #1 :haha:

Djokovic is better then him at the moment.

Psichogauchovna
04-23-2008, 03:19 PM
:drool:

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 03:19 PM
Rafa was not as impressive as Roger, but a win is a win.

:lol:

:haha::haha: (the title)

I wonder who gets to say who's the real #1. I would say the rankings. But I might be wrong. :shurg: maybe MTF posters are the ones who decide.

Nadal is the real #1 dont kid yourself

Nadal real #1 :haha:

Djokovic is better then him at the moment.

You are a fucking idiot if you truly think that.

Sunset of Age
04-23-2008, 03:19 PM
Ancic is a tough first match for Nadal :retard:

I'm still :rolls: about people considering Ancic to be any of a threat to Raf ON F**KIN' CLAY...

Superior, commanding performance in that first set - barely any errors, truly worthy a game to the undisputed King of Clay. Of course, much of it had to do with Mario's main weapon - his serve - being totally OFF, but still.
Raf! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Mario managed to make more out of the match during the second set, but I had not a second of a doubt that Raf would be able to finish it off in two. Good attempt though, Mario. :hug:

elessar
04-23-2008, 03:19 PM
Rafa back to his usual excellent best, Mario played some great tennis in the second regardless of the score and he deserves some props for never giving up

Jimnik
04-23-2008, 03:19 PM
Nadal winning matches on clay. Well I be god-damned. I never saw this one coming.

Backing Nadal at 1.0000001 is a bargain this time of year.

arm
04-23-2008, 03:20 PM
:lol:



Nadal is the real #1 dont kid yourself



You are a fucking idiot if you truly think that.

FACE IT: FEDERER IS #1 SO HE IS THE REAL #1. Until someone else gets to #1.

Do I have to scream so that you understand that? Why didnt you say this like 2 months ago?

Adler
04-23-2008, 03:21 PM
Wow, Ancic, shocking loss, who would've predicted that

HNCS
04-23-2008, 03:21 PM
:sad:Mario...

Looks like Nadal is back home.

cherry2008
04-23-2008, 03:21 PM
Ancic is a tough first match for Nadal :retard:

Agree. Ancic is the toughest first match for any seeded player this year in MC....

Fed Express
04-23-2008, 03:21 PM
:lol:



Nadal is the real #1 dont kid yourself



You are a fucking idiot if you truly think that.

1st Djokovic, N. 331
2nd Nadal, R. 249

Now who is the fucking idiot :wavey:

anon57
04-23-2008, 03:22 PM
First set was just demolition by Nadal, in the second Ancic fought his way to a couple of games but it wasn't enough against Nadal.

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 03:23 PM
Nadal winning matches on clay. Well I be god-damned. I never saw this one coming.

Backing Nadal at 1.0000001 is a bargain this time of year.

Nadal at 1.61 RG outright. Kill it

FACE IT: FEDERER IS #1 SO HE IS THE REAL #1. Until someone else gets to #1.

Do I have to scream so that you understand that? Why didnt you say this like 2 months ago?

Dude, i've had this avatar up for almost a year now and the picture was made back in September 06. So ive been calling Nadal the real #1 for about 1.5 years :lol:

No real #1 goes the distance against RRH

hiperborejac
04-23-2008, 03:23 PM
Nadal was lucky. With 88% of first serve he can beat anyone :eek:

arm
04-23-2008, 03:23 PM
1st Djokovic, N. 331
2nd Nadal, R. 249

Now who is the fucking idiot :wavey:

Do you f*cking care about him? Just leave the tard alone.

cherry2008
04-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Lol at those thinking this would be a tough match for Rafa. He truly is a monster on clay, let's beat your own clay winning streak now Rafa!

On paper, drawing Ancic(toughest of the WC) was the worst for any player.

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 03:24 PM
1st Djokovic, N. 331
2nd Nadal, R. 249

Now who is the fucking idiot :wavey:

:yawn:

In 5 days check it again

arm
04-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Nadal at 1.61 RG outright. Kill it



Dude, i've had this avatar up for almost a year now and the picture was made back in September 06. So ive been calling Nadal the real #1 for about 1.5 years :lol:

No real #1 goes the distance against RRH

So you've been blind over a 1.5 years

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Do you f*cking care about him? Just leave the tard alone.

:kiss:

arm
04-23-2008, 03:25 PM
Nadal was lucky. With 88% of first serve he can beat anyone :eek:

:eek: woooww that's impressing!

horizon
04-23-2008, 03:26 PM
Nobody else can beat Ancic on clay,of course Nadal is the real #1 :retard:

cherry2008
04-23-2008, 03:26 PM
Nadal real #1 :haha:

Djokovic is better then him at the moment.

On HC NOT on clay.... On HC Nadal is a clown.

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 03:26 PM
So you've been blind over a 1.5 years

That hurts. Really it does.

Hopefully RRH and Gremelmayr wont be anywhere near Roger in RG

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 03:27 PM
On HC NOT on clay.... On HC Nadal is a clown.

and yet he has gathered the second most hard court points thus far this year and has the most hard court wins of any player.

Go figure

hra87
04-23-2008, 03:28 PM
On HC NOT on clay.... On HC Nadal is a clown.

On HC Nadal is #2 this year.

cc2monac
04-23-2008, 03:28 PM
congrats rafa! nice match! good job! keep it up!

arm
04-23-2008, 03:28 PM
That hurts. Really it does.

Hopefully RRH and Gremelmayr wont be anywhere near Roger in RG

Don't worry, he will manage to still be the real #1 after RG.

(and I am not a Roger's fan, not even close)

cherry2008
04-23-2008, 03:28 PM
I see it like this:


On HC djokovic is the real #1

On clay nadal is the real #1

On grass it is too early to tell.....

your_valentine
04-23-2008, 03:30 PM
Yes, Nadal is the real number 1 :haha: :haha: When was the last time Nadal won a tournament? :o

Mario, I expected a lot more from you :(

sphiie
04-23-2008, 03:31 PM
Oh yeah Rafa he was so excellent today! Good shape! Confident, aggressive... I like that! He's back homme!! well done! I hope that against Ferrero, it would be good! VAMOS RAFAA he's the best! :D

cherry2008
04-23-2008, 03:32 PM
and yet he has gathered the second most hard court points thus far this year and has the most hard court wins of any player.

Go figure

That is weird....

cherry2008
04-23-2008, 03:33 PM
On HC Nadal is #2 this year.

Again, that is weird. True but weird....

tangerine_dream
04-23-2008, 03:34 PM
Positively barbaric, Rafa. :worship:

hiperborejac
04-23-2008, 03:35 PM
Almagro is clay No. 1 this year!

*bunny*
04-23-2008, 03:35 PM
Good job, Rafa! :D
Be kinder to Juanqui tomorrow... :scared:

hra87
04-23-2008, 03:36 PM
Again, that is weird. True but weird....

It's weird for me that Djokovic won a major...but I have to accept it. There's really no disputing (based on quality of tournaments, quality of opponents, etc.) that Nadal has had easily the second best hardcourt season of the year. He's been a top 5 hardcourter for a while now...lack of titles notwithstanding.

cherry2008
04-23-2008, 03:36 PM
I think Nadal is an overachiever on HC. He plays with his amazing claycourt game on HC and he still is the #2 on HC. That is amazing..... That shows he is a monster on clay to achieve so much on HC with that claycourt game of his.. It should not be happening, he shouldn't be #2 on HC with that claycourt game but he is... Weird.

FedFan
04-23-2008, 03:40 PM
I see it like this:


On HC djokovic is the real #1

On clay nadal is the real #1

On grass it is too early to tell.....

:retard: You are totally inconsequent. As I understand your list is based on the results of this year only. Then how can you consider Nadal as number one on clay after only one victory? :confused:

KaiserChief
04-23-2008, 03:41 PM
Mario played awfuly in the first set. Service % was hilarious.

Rafa looks unbeatable with this kind of form. He has improved the service lately and it is damn dificult to beat on clay.

spriwi
04-23-2008, 03:44 PM
rafa :yeah:

gnaz
04-23-2008, 03:46 PM
Almagro is clay No. 1 this year!

in MM tournaments in mexico and brazil:haha:

Daniel
04-23-2008, 03:48 PM
Mario :sad:

Blue Heart24
04-23-2008, 03:48 PM
:haha: Nice first set Mario.
And people thought he actually has a chance :spit: :lol:

Expected win for Nadal.

RogiRafaFan86
04-23-2008, 03:50 PM
That's right! Piggy loves his dirt! Squeeeeaaaaal! [/Deliverance]

Ahem...anyway, congrats Rafa! Couldn't have gone much better than that.

Corey Feldman
04-23-2008, 03:55 PM
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2509/rafaelnadalgo7.jpg

so lets say Rafa played 'ok' today then

so how many more games lost in his next 4 matches? 20 or more? probably not

hiperborejac
04-23-2008, 03:59 PM
He probably was at his best (considering his 88% first serve) and still lost his serve :lol:

Clay Death
04-23-2008, 03:59 PM
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2509/rafaelnadalgo7.jpg

so lets say Rafa played 'ok' today then

so how many more games lost in his next 4 matches? 20 or more? probably not


he will get better with each match. i thought he played too far off the baseline and gave up too much court.

his toughest test could be Ferru who is just a fucking machine. Nadal will have to take it to him or it will end up lasting over 3 hours.

tennizen
04-23-2008, 04:00 PM
Fellow Rafafans, calm down:lol: It's only one match. He's facing Ferrero next:scared:

Fumus
04-23-2008, 04:03 PM
Pwned.

Kitty de Sade
04-23-2008, 04:04 PM
Good day at the office. Congrats. :hatoff:

Clay Death
04-23-2008, 04:06 PM
Fellow Rafafans, calm down:lol: It's only one match. He's facing Ferrero next:scared:

jcf is dead meat. its ferru that i am worried about.

Vacant
04-23-2008, 04:11 PM
Shit. :(

sawan66278
04-23-2008, 04:14 PM
Impressive, impressive start for Rafa...is amazing how the clay surface gives Rafa those extra moments he needs to turn into a clay court machine. Amazing...

He truly is the best clay court player of all time.

tennizen
04-23-2008, 04:21 PM
Btw I was not watching the match continuously but I felt Rafa was not very comfortable sliding around yet. Did anyone else notice that?

elessar
04-23-2008, 04:22 PM
Fellow Rafafans, calm down:lol: It's only one match. He's facing Ferrero next:scared:

Impressive, impressive start for Rafa...is amazing how the clay surface gives Rafa those extra moments he needs to turn into a clay court machine. Amazing...

He truly is the best clay court player of all time.

:lol:

Apemant
04-23-2008, 04:23 PM
Good effort by Nadal, but half of his points were Ancic's UEs. I don't know where he got this suicidal idea that you need to finish points ASAP :shrug: - it doesn't work on clay, and esp. not against Nadal.

Of course, even if he played smarter he still would've lost, but I gather he should have picked up more than measly 6 points in the 1st set :lol:

GlennMirnyi
04-23-2008, 04:25 PM
Ancic became such a mug grinder. Pathetic.

GlennMirnyi
04-23-2008, 04:27 PM
Impressive, impressive start for Rafa...is amazing how the clay surface gives Rafa those extra moments he needs to turn into a clay court machine. Amazing...

He truly is the best clay court player of all time.

First he needs 7 RG titles. Get a clue mate.

Nathaliia
04-23-2008, 04:28 PM
Gu nice to see you in General Messages :D Enjoy the stay.

As for the outcome, I haven't expected anything else after Nadal beat Ancic on grass in the past :silly:

Adler
04-23-2008, 04:29 PM
Wow Glenn, what happened that you're back? Some king of Thanksgiving Day in mod's section? :)

GlennMirnyi
04-23-2008, 04:32 PM
Wow Glenn, what happened that you're back? Some king of Thanksgiving Day in mod's section? :)

Not at all.

tennizen
04-23-2008, 04:33 PM
Ancic became such a mug grinder. Pathetic.

:lol: I think he was trying to employ quite the opposite style of play today:lol: Maybe he feels like you do too.

Bascule
04-23-2008, 04:33 PM
Impressive...Amazing...
He truly is the best clay court player of all time.



:lol::lol::lol:
Sawan...you're pathetic!:D
But,...still...:smooch:

Beat
04-23-2008, 04:35 PM
what woeful serving stats for mario :sad:

bokehlicious
04-23-2008, 04:46 PM
Nadal on clay :zzz:

Yup, almost forgot how boring that is... :yawn: :zzz:

scarecrows
04-23-2008, 04:49 PM
piggy in da house :rocker2:

CyBorg
04-23-2008, 04:59 PM
Repeat after me.

No one is close to Nadal on clay.

And again.

Sunset of Age
04-23-2008, 05:01 PM
what woeful serving stats for mario :sad:

Especially in that first set his serve was completely MIA -> therefore well-deserved BAGEL. :lick:

GlennMirnyi
04-23-2008, 05:02 PM
Repeat after me.

No one is close to Nadal on clay.

And again.

Repeat after me.

There are no claycourters anymore.

And again.

groundstroke
04-23-2008, 05:05 PM
This performance was almost as humiliating as the Federer-Nadal 2007 Masters match.

RagingLamb
04-23-2008, 05:11 PM
lucky one Rafa

Castafiore
04-23-2008, 06:08 PM
Okay, I am in Monte Carlo and I saw the matches of Federer and Rafa live on centre court.

Rafa was not as impressive as Roger, but a win is a win.
:haha:
post of the thread so far. Totally ridiculous. Roger was spraying errors left, right and centre in the second set - his Spanish opponent found confidence and fought back by being patient with Roger not being patient enough. In the third set, a pissed off Fed was more focussed and increased his level but the Spaniard CHOKED.

what a stupid, ridiculous, absurd, first set for Ancic.

Well, there was another player on court and he was playing very well, finding a very good depth on his shots.

Nadal was lucky. With 88% of first serve he can beat anyone :eek:
:haha: :cuckoo:

Btw I was not watching the match continuously but I felt Rafa was not very comfortable sliding around yet. Did anyone else notice that?
He looked fine enough to me.

lucky one Rafa
see above.

Byrd
04-23-2008, 06:12 PM
Castafiore must be a clown if he doesn't see the sarcasm in most of those posts.

peterparker
04-23-2008, 06:19 PM
Btw I was not watching the match continuously but I felt Rafa was not very comfortable sliding around yet. Did anyone else notice that?

several awkward slides. Maybe this is his way of handicapping himself to keep things interesting: Win RG with no sliding! :)

Parker

tennizen
04-23-2008, 06:21 PM
:haha:
post of the thread so far. Totally ridiculous. Roger was spraying errors left, right and centre in the second set - his Spanish opponent found confidence and fought back by being patient with Roger not being patient enough. In the third set, a pissed off Fed was more focussed and increased his level but the Spaniard CHOKED.



:secret: I think she was joking.

And thanks for the info on his sliding:)

HeiwaDream
04-23-2008, 06:22 PM
Good win rafa! Like expected but Nadal and clay are always someting which is special. If he continues to improve his service and to develop his perfect clay game , he has the victory in his hand.

tennizen
04-23-2008, 06:23 PM
several awkward slides. Maybe this is his way of handicapping himself to keep things interesting: Win RG with no sliding! :)

Parker

Ya, that's what it felt like to me. A little bit awkward. He'll probably need a few more matches before he gets more comfortable.

hra87
04-23-2008, 06:24 PM
:haha:
post of the thread so far. Totally ridiculous. Roger was spraying errors left, right and centre in the second set - his Spanish opponent found confidence and fought back by being patient with Roger not being patient enough. In the third set, a pissed off Fed was more focussed and increased his level but the Spaniard CHOKED.

Wow, I see someone's sarcasm detector is broken. There is no way that person was serious.

:)

Deivid23
04-23-2008, 06:33 PM
Good job kid :D

Castafiore
04-23-2008, 06:37 PM
sarcasm, ok.

I didn't read any other thread and I know that MTF has enough idiots who would post that and mean it.

Saw Mirka today...the woman needs clothing advice, esp. the shoes.

camnation
04-23-2008, 06:37 PM
No double bagel? Retire already Rafa. :o

Seriously though, as many have mentioned, Mario was unlucky to draw Rafa so early. He didn't stand a chance at all. :sad:

That's right! Piggy loves his dirt! Squeeeeaaaaal! [/Deliverance]
Ew... thanks for conjuring that up. *Barfs*

Chiseller
04-23-2008, 06:43 PM
unexpected, what happened?

Tennis-Engineer
04-23-2008, 06:45 PM
Which MTF members were afraid of Ancic before the match ? :scratch: :lol:

sawan66278
04-23-2008, 06:56 PM
:lol::lol::lol:
Sawan...you're pathetic!:D
But,...still...:smooch:

I'm just quoting Novak.;)

Repeat after me.

There are no claycourters anymore.

And again.

Exactly, WHEN were there real clay courters? You're only 22 years old, so, I wonder...when and how you were able to watch the REAL clay courters play?

Bascule
04-23-2008, 07:00 PM
sarcasm, ok.

I didn't read any other thread and I know that MTF has enough idiots who would post that and mean it.

Saw Mirka today...the woman needs clothing advice, esp. the shoes.

:yeah:
There's still the lack of sarcasm in your post.:lol:

Bascule
04-23-2008, 07:06 PM
I'm just quoting Novak.;)



Exactly, WHEN were there real clay courters? You're only 22 years old, so, I wonder...when and how you were able to watch the REAL clay courters play?

Leave GU-GU on his own...kid needs to grow up, you're just frustrating him, ugly Gorilla!
:inlove:Novak, where?Where's Novak?:inlove:
Qouting Novak?:confused: Link, please!:(

stebs
04-23-2008, 07:18 PM
Ancic was unlucky not to do better in a tight second set in which he played some good tennis. Pretty poor from him in the first. Nadal was very, very good indeed.

star
04-23-2008, 07:21 PM
Saw Mirka today...the woman needs clothing advice, esp. the shoes.

Oh! Tell us everything!

TheSwissMaster
04-23-2008, 07:23 PM
Nadal at 1.61 RG outright. Kill it



Dude, i've had this avatar up for almost a year now and the picture was made back in September 06. So ive been calling Nadal the real #1 for about 1.5 years :lol:

No real #1 goes the distance against RRH

no real no. 1 goes trophyless for more than a year

ChinoRios4Ever
04-23-2008, 07:25 PM
nothing new ;)

Masta_Rue
04-23-2008, 07:29 PM
Is there anybody to beat Rafa on clay this year? I don't think so.. that was just amazing

stebs
04-23-2008, 07:30 PM
There are no claycourters anymore.

Typical claycourt game would only be a bad matchup for Nadal unless it was an incredible player. Anytime two players play a similar game if one is significantly better it is very bad news for the other guy. See matchups such as Youzhny - Federer and how they play out. Typical claycourters would have probably less chance to beat Nadal than top HCers who try to apply their game to clay unless they were of the highest order.

sawan66278
04-23-2008, 07:33 PM
Leave GU-GU on his own...kid needs to grow up, you're just frustrating him, ugly Gorilla!
:inlove:Novak, where?Where's Novak?:inlove:
Qouting Novak?:confused: Link, please!:(

As requested, Commander:

Djokovic, the current World No. 3, said of Nadal's hopes of finally getting to No. 1: "He's probably the best player in history on clay and he's been chasing Federer for a long time, so he's motivated to do that this year. [But] he has a lot of points to defend during the clay swing. I have started this year the way I wanted to by winning the Australian Open and Indian Wells, and hopefully I can continue that form on clay."

Article and photo from www.montecarlo.masters-series.com

Bascule
04-23-2008, 07:39 PM
As requested, Commander:



Article and photo from www.montecarlo.masters-series.com

Thanks, Lieutenant.;) Good job!
Novak is nice guy, you see...:p

DhammaTiger
04-23-2008, 07:49 PM
Good job Rafa :woohoo: Vamos Rafa:yippee:

LinkMage
04-23-2008, 08:03 PM
Just hand him the Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Hamburg and Roland Garros trophies and let's start the grass season so we can see some competition. :zzz:

MrChopin
04-23-2008, 08:08 PM
lol @ ancic winning 6 points in the first set

nadal off to the start federer could have only dreamed about...

UNFORCED ERRORS
Ancic 30
Nadal 13

That's 6.5 a set! He'd better clean his game up quick or he'll soon be catching the bus for Barcelona.

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 08:46 PM
no real no. 1 goes trophyless for more than a year

He didn't

aeronatasha
04-23-2008, 08:46 PM
Haven't seen it.
Well I was hoping for more of a battle, but hey. You know Raf loves his clay. Must feel great for him. :)

Awwww Mario.. :hug:

Renaud
04-23-2008, 09:49 PM
:haha:
post of the thread so far. Totally ridiculous. Roger was spraying errors left, right and centre in the second set - his Spanish opponent found confidence and fought back by being patient with Roger not being patient enough. In the third set, a pissed off Fed was more focussed and increased his level but the Spaniard CHOKED.


Ah ok, i thought Federer played his best tennis ever and RRH was the new Borg. Or maybe it was irony. Chose.

HeretiC
04-23-2008, 10:28 PM
Rafa wining on clay?! Upset of the year so far.
But, to be honest I didn't expect a bagel.

elessar
04-23-2008, 10:34 PM
Ah ok, i thought Federer played his best tennis ever and RRH was the new Borg. Or maybe it was irony. Chose.
I'm gonna go with the RHH=Borg analogy :D

tangerine_dream
04-23-2008, 10:45 PM
I like the part where Rafa tells the ballboy not to touch or move his bottles. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJOUObaany0

Castafiore
04-23-2008, 10:52 PM
Oh! Tell us everything!
black leggings, red big sweater almost knee length wrapped around her body, gold glitter bag, gold tacky pumps and her hair needs done. She`s not a bad looking woman but...if she only tried.

scarecrows
04-23-2008, 10:56 PM
I like the part where Rafa tells the ballboy not to touch or move his bottles. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJOUObaany0

I wonder whether he'd go mental if someone went there and put them not in line :eek:

star
04-23-2008, 10:58 PM
I like the part where Rafa tells the ballboy not to touch or move his bottles. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJOUObaany0

Oh my god! Not the bottles! Never. Never. Disturb. The. Bottles. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

black leggings, red big sweater almost knee length wrapped around her body, gold glitter bag, gold tacky pumps and her hair needs done. She`s not a bad looking woman but...if she only tried.

I thought Mirka was very pretty around the time Federer first won Wimbledon. Now she looks more as if she were his mother than his lover.

star
04-23-2008, 11:00 PM
I wonder whether he'd go mental if someone went there and put them not in line :eek:

I know! It makes me want to do it SO bad. Just to see what would happen. :devil:

There was a guy in the office who was OCD and had everything on his desk just so. The clerical staff would sneak in and move a few things -- just a quarter or half inch -- to see him go ballistic.

Corey Feldman
04-23-2008, 11:16 PM
If i was playing Nadal - i'd run over and throw those bottles out of the venue

these modern day players need to learn those tricks - Mcenroe and Connors would do that.

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 11:18 PM
If i was playing Nadal - i'd run over and throw those bottles out of the venue

these modern day players need to learn those tricks - Mcenroe and Connors would do that.

Right.

Get Nadal pissed. That should work for sure.

Sunset of Age
04-23-2008, 11:18 PM
black leggings, red big sweater almost knee length wrapped around her body, gold glitter bag, gold tacky pumps and her hair needs done. She`s not a bad looking woman but...if she only tried.

Her sense of fashion is indeed... :help: :tape: :bolt:

I respect her for all she does for Roger... but not her clothing style. I guess she wouldn't appreciate my band tees either. :lol:

Corey Feldman
04-23-2008, 11:21 PM
Right.

Get Nadal pissed. That should work for sure.Good, i dont care if he still sodomizes the opponent 6-2 6-2

i'd just wanna see that 'i'm gonna cry' look on his face, if someone did that

remember his mood when Soderling pulled his shorts at him

:rolls:

Clay Death
04-23-2008, 11:21 PM
If i was playing Nadal - i'd run over and throw those bottles out of the venue

these modern day players need to learn those tricks - Mcenroe and Connors would do that.


right. that works every single time.

NOT.

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 11:23 PM
Good, i dont care if he still sodomizes the opponent 6-2 6-2

i'd just wanna see that 'i'm gonna cry' look on his face, if someone did that

remember his mood when Soderling pulled his shorts at him

:rolls:

Nadal looked like he was about to punch the shit out of Soderling if i recall.

Corey Feldman
04-23-2008, 11:24 PM
Nadal looked like he was about to punch the shit out of Soderling if i recall.Yeah he got emotional ........... and almost lost.

Clay Death
04-23-2008, 11:27 PM
Yeah he got emotional ........... and almost lost.

bullshit.

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 11:30 PM
Yeah he got emotional ........... and almost lost.

Pissed is an emotion, well done, you get a gold star.

But what happened at the end? Nadal won the match and Robin acted like a bitch at the handshake.

Corey Feldman
04-23-2008, 11:39 PM
But Sod got the job done, he kept the little diva out on the court longer than he should and after many days, rain delays and Nadal tantrums, he finally scraped over the line

whoop de doo.

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 11:42 PM
But Sod got the job done, he kept the little diva out on the court longer than he should and after many days, rain delays and Nadal tantrums, he finally scraped over the line

whoop de doo.

I'm sure Sod's plan was to extend the match and lose.

And if we are talking about divas, look no further than Roger in that final.

"Can we turn off the Hawkeye, I suck at challenges :retard:"

Corey Feldman
04-23-2008, 11:45 PM
Sod will be happy he played a big part in messing up Rafa's title challenge - 2nd best prize

big Swedish legend he is

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 11:48 PM
I'm sure that was the ultimate prize.

adee-gee
04-23-2008, 11:56 PM
Just hand him the Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Hamburg and Roland Garros trophies and let's start the grass season so we can see some competition. :zzz:
Right....I forgot how competitive the grass court season was :hatoff:

raven gypsy
04-24-2008, 12:08 AM
No double bagel? Retire already Rafa. :o

Seriously though, as many have mentioned, Mario was unlucky to draw Rafa so early. He didn't stand a chance at all. :sad:


*

Super Mario I didn't realize that he has also just gotten his law degree at the same time as being on the tour That's amazing. :hatoff:

Well at least he'll have something to fall back on after his career is over :lol:

I felt bad for his parents out there today. Tough draw, better luck next time. Cut out the dfs.

Rafa - nice haircut
yeah - clay !

star
04-24-2008, 12:08 AM
Right....I forgot how competitive the grass court season was :hatoff:


:rolls: :rolls:

Merton
04-24-2008, 12:11 AM
Typical claycourt game would only be a bad matchup for Nadal unless it was an incredible player. Anytime two players play a similar game if one is significantly better it is very bad news for the other guy. See matchups such as Youzhny - Federer and how they play out. Typical claycourters would have probably less chance to beat Nadal than top HCers who try to apply their game to clay unless they were of the highest order.

Well, there is not such a thing as "typical claycourt game". Easy example, Guga and Ferrero, Guga would be a bad matchup for Nadal while Ferrero would be a good matchup for him.

I wonder whether he'd go mental if someone went there and put them not in line :eek:

Perhaps somebody could strategically throw his racquet so as to smash the water bottles :lol:

Corey Feldman
04-24-2008, 12:15 AM
Right....I forgot how competitive the grass court season was :hatoff:6 Grass tournaments last year

6 different winners

try again :wavey:

adee-gee
04-24-2008, 12:27 AM
6 Grass tournaments last year

6 different winners

try again :wavey:
:lol: what a ridiculous argument. I think you'll find there were many clay court tournament winners as well ;)

star
04-24-2008, 12:27 AM
6 Grass tournaments last year

6 different winners

try again :wavey:

That doesn't really work. First, none of the top players play in Newport, so you have to scratch that one. Second, not all the top players have the ability to play in all four of the tournaments leading up to Wimbledon because there are two each week. Federer plays only two grass tournaments, and has been a winner of the two he enters :yawn: times. Just the lack of everyone being together in the grass tournaments cuts down on the competitive level, imo.

At least some of the spring clay tournaments are masters level tournaments and have good entries in most of the tournaments except *cough* Estoril.

NYCtennisfan
04-24-2008, 12:36 AM
Super Mario put up a little bit of resistance in the 2nd set, but it's a huge transition from anything going against going against Nadal on clay. The first set was over before Mario knew what was going on.

TMJordan
04-24-2008, 12:37 AM
Rafito :rocker2:

Ackms421
04-24-2008, 12:57 AM
This clay season is good...again.

NaDALiTa
04-24-2008, 01:00 AM
keep on the good work Rafa!Vamos!He made the perfect match for a start.

TheSwissMaster
04-24-2008, 07:56 AM
He didn't

so u see that explains it all that why he is not the real no 1. infact that wouldve beenone of the biggest jokes in tennis history if he were to become the world no 1 without winning anything for 11 months or so.

(if he were to become the world no1) one would have asked, he is the world no 1 for what?????
for sucking for major part of the year
for staying trophyless for such a long period.

i guess its not a difficult question to answer, or is it sir???????????????

but yes sir, he is world no 1 for both the above mentioned factors