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MC Doubles Final- Robredo/Nadal d Knowles/Bhupathi 6-3 6-3

Smoke944
04-27-2008, 05:14 PM
Wow at Rafa doubling up, nice job :)

Mansave_75
04-27-2008, 05:14 PM
Nadal wins also the doubles titles! What a feat!!!! :worship:
6-3,6-3 to Bhupathi/Knowles.

veyonce
04-27-2008, 05:15 PM
Way to go Rafa!!! Vamos!!!

GuiroNl
04-27-2008, 05:15 PM
:haha:

Johnny Groove
04-27-2008, 05:15 PM
10 matches in a week.

Perfect preparation for a long clay season :retard:

jazar
04-27-2008, 05:16 PM
thats a bloody good achievement. anyone else ever done this in a masters series event before?

Alex999
04-27-2008, 05:16 PM
wow, what an amazing accomplishment for Nadal (and Robredo of course) this week. I'm so impressed :worship::worship::worship:

RogiRafaFan86
04-27-2008, 05:16 PM
Congrats to Rafa and Tommy. They were a good doubles team a few years back, winning Chennai and shockingly getting to the SF's of the US Open. Tommy is certainly not 'dead weight' as some call him. They won this because of their great teamwork. And they beat some damn good teams to win it. Knowles/Bhupathi have been the best doubles team this year.

Congrats Boys!

adee-gee
04-27-2008, 05:16 PM
:worship:

Considerably more impressive than his singles win, seeing as he had a clown alongside him.

Smoke944
04-27-2008, 05:17 PM
Courier at Indian Wells in 91.

Nathaliia
04-27-2008, 05:17 PM
He did it despite having a Boredo burden with him...As much as it hurts me to admit, well done.

Action Jackson
04-27-2008, 05:18 PM
Well done Rafa, not easy playing with dead weight.

Mansave_75
04-27-2008, 05:18 PM
It's amazing how Nadal has won ALL titles in MC anyone knows the money he's going to take home for singles and doubles? It's been a PERFECT week for Rafa. :)

Waterfox
04-27-2008, 05:18 PM
wow...!!

RAFA is gonna do a double in the Olmypics aswell.!!!

go Sparta!!

Waterfox
04-27-2008, 05:20 PM
im surprise they beat the first or was it the 2nd seed..

Albop
04-27-2008, 05:20 PM
well done nadal

but don't cry in the HC season

gnaz
04-27-2008, 05:21 PM
Wow, Congrats :eek::eek:

Voo de Mar
04-27-2008, 05:22 PM
4 years ago Nadal along with Robredo was in the semifinal at US Open :) They know how to play in a team.

Manon
04-27-2008, 05:24 PM
Awesome Nadal:worship:

savesthedizzle
04-27-2008, 05:25 PM
Nabredo :hearts: Well done! :D

justClaudia
04-27-2008, 05:26 PM
Congrats to both. What an amazing day for Rafa, well done. :hatoff:

*snowflake*
04-27-2008, 05:26 PM
:clap2: Well done guys...Rafa!

neenah
04-27-2008, 05:27 PM
:worship:

Mansave_75
04-27-2008, 05:29 PM
Rafa is making his preparation for the Olympics as he said today on spanish TV interview.
He will skip Barcelona in doubles to rest, last year he was there runner-up. :)

spriwi
04-27-2008, 05:29 PM
good job rafa & tommy :yeah:

still i think playing doubles is not a good idea....

Carlita
04-27-2008, 05:29 PM
:bounce: well done chicos!!! :woohoo:

*Viva Chile*
04-27-2008, 05:30 PM
I didn't expect this :eek:

... and the parallel universe continues :lol:

robinhood
04-27-2008, 05:31 PM
He's so good on clay.
Congrats!

Sommarsverige
04-27-2008, 05:32 PM
Big congrats to Tommy and Rafa :bounce: :bounce: :hug:

I am so happy they won and they really deserved it :)

And for those who didn´t get it so far :p Rafa didn´t win the doubles title alone :devil: I was in Monte Carlo until yesterday and in some of the matches it was because of Tommy they finally won that match!!!!

They are really a great team and it would be nice to see them play togehte in the Olympics :worship:

Snoo Foo
04-27-2008, 05:35 PM
Freaking.
A.
May.
Zing.
:yeah:

nashty
04-27-2008, 05:36 PM
Congrats Rafa!:D:D:D winning both singles and doubles titles in MC! YOU'RE SICK!!!! :):)

Congrats to Tommy!:D

Cat123
04-27-2008, 05:43 PM
Rafa!! :worship: Awesome.

RNP2008
04-27-2008, 05:50 PM
GREAT :yeah:

Sunset of Age
04-27-2008, 05:52 PM
Fantastic result, well done Tommy and -especially- Rafa! :worship: :hatoff:

veyonce
04-27-2008, 05:55 PM
Rafael Nadal became just the second player in ATP Masters Series history to win both singles and doubles titles at the same event after he and Tommy Robredo defeated Bhupathi & Knowles 6-3, 6-3 in Monte-Carlo.

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7914/b287595cbb323ef7161ece5fi2.th.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/my.php?image=b287595cbb323ef7161ece5fi2.jpg) http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/5179/86d421f160b3380c85f5158zm2.th.jpg (http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=86d421f160b3380c85f5158zm2.jpg)

:worship:

Mansave_75
04-27-2008, 05:55 PM
I REPEAT anyone knows how much $$$$$ is going to take Rafa home today???

raven gypsy
04-27-2008, 05:57 PM
This is pretty exciting!!
vamos

Bug
04-27-2008, 05:58 PM
Amazing Rafa!! :worship: :worship:

dodoboy
04-27-2008, 05:59 PM
10 matches in a week.

Perfect preparation for a long clay season :retard:


Doesn't seem smart at all, espiecally after he kept bitching about it.

RogiRafaFan86
04-27-2008, 06:03 PM
I REPEAT anyone knows how much $$$$$ is going to take Rafa home today???

What the hell does it matter? Rafa doesn't give a shit about money!

But since you don't seem to be able to find out by yourself (when it's very clearly spelled out on the draws), Rafa earned €415,500 (about $650,754) this week.

ETA: Another Pic - http://www.postimage.org/PqcSPxr.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqcSPxr)

nateyang
04-27-2008, 06:04 PM
I REPEAT anyone knows how much $$$$$ is going to take Rafa home today???

360,000 + 111,000/2 = 415,500 euros

Mansave_75
04-27-2008, 06:14 PM
Thank you very much to both RogiRafaFan86 and nateyang. :)

veyonce
04-27-2008, 06:15 PM
ATP Doubles Rules

Nadal First to Double Up at Masters Series in 17 Years

Rafael Nadal became just the second player in ATP Masters Series history (since 1990) to win both singles and doubles titles at the same event after he and Tommy Robredo defeated Mahesh Bhupathi & Mark Knowles 6-3, 6-3 in the doubles final.

In an intriguing battle between the power forehands of Nadal and Robredo and the fast and sure hands of doubles specialists Bhupathi and Knowles, raw power slowly but surely won the day. And when Bhupathi received treatment at 3-3 in the second set for a right groin injury that severely restricted his movement, it became certain that the Spaniards would march on to victory.

Nadal joins Jim Courier (1991 Indian Wells) as the only players to win both titles in an ATP Masters Series tournament (since 1990).

Nadal is the first player to win singles and doubles titles in the same tournament this year. (There were four last year.)

He is the first player to win both titles in Monte Carlo since Ilie Nastase in 1973.

Bhupathi and Knowles, who were contesting their fourth final in their past five tournaments, would have risen to first place in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race had they won their third title of the year. Instead they now sit just two points behind Race leaders Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, the Israeli Australian Open champions.

Robredo said: "I'm very happy about winning my first Masters Series doubles title. Winning it in Monte-Carlo and playing with Rafa makes it extra special because one of our goals is to compete in the Olympics and win a medal for our country, so this is the first step."

l_mac
04-27-2008, 06:26 PM
Congrats Rafa :yeah:

No doubles next week :woohoo:

platinum
04-27-2008, 06:35 PM
Nadal/Robredo :yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah:

platinum
04-27-2008, 06:37 PM
Rafael Nadal became just the second player in ATP Masters Series history to win both singles and doubles titles at the same event after he and Tommy Robredo defeated Bhupathi & Knowles 6-3, 6-3 in Monte-Carlo.

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7914/b287595cbb323ef7161ece5fi2.th.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/my.php?image=b287595cbb323ef7161ece5fi2.jpg) http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/5179/86d421f160b3380c85f5158zm2.th.jpg (http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=86d421f160b3380c85f5158zm2.jpg)

:worship:

:drool::drool::drool:

Voo de Mar
04-27-2008, 06:44 PM
Courier's achievement seems to be more impressive because he won one match more in singles and the final "the best of five". On the other hand, Nadal had tougher opponents in singles in his route to the title...

Courier - INDIAN WELLS 1991

1 Raoux 6-4 3-6 6-2
2 B.Black 6-1 7-6(4)
3 Agassi 2-6 6-3 6-4
Q E.Sanchez 6-2 6-2
S Stich 6-3 6-2
W Forget 4-6 6-3 4-6 6-3 7-6(4)

p/J.Sanchez

1 Ekerot/Isaak 6-1 7-6
2 Connell/Michibata 7-6 6-3
Q Davis/Pate 6-7 6-3 6-2
S Fitzgerald/Jones 6-4 4-6 6-3
W Forget/Leconte 7-6 3-6 6-3

Nadal - MONTE CARLO 2008

2 Ancic 6-0 6-3
3 Ferrero 6-4 6-1
Q Ferrer 6-1 7-5
S Davydenko 6-3 6-2
W Federer 7-5 7-5

p/Robredo

1 Couillard/Lisnard 6-2 6-1
2 Nestor/Zimonjic 5-7 6-3 [10-3]
Q Cermak/Kohlschreiber 6-7(5) 6-1 [10-3]
S Bjorkman/Ullyett 5-7 7-6(6) [10-7]
W Bhupathi/Knowles 6-3 6-3

cobalt60
04-27-2008, 07:57 PM
Although I don't enjoy Nadal's style of play I will give him lots of kudos here for his Monte Carlo wins. Incredible really :yeah:

tangerine_dream
04-27-2008, 08:38 PM
Rafa has been superb this week, and now he has created more history for himself, being only the second player to win both the singles and doubles championship at a masters event, as well as being the first singles player to win Monte Carlo four years in a row. I am in awe of this magnificent barbarian. :worship:

GlennMirnyi
04-27-2008, 08:50 PM
Pathetic from doubles specialists to lose to two of the worst players at the net on tour.

Sunset of Age
04-27-2008, 08:51 PM
Pathetic from doubles specialists to lose to two of the worst players at the net on tour.

That says pretty much all about the general level of the doubles tour, doesn't it? :p

l_mac
04-27-2008, 08:52 PM
Pathetic from doubles specialists to lose to two of the worst players at the net on tour.

Rafa is much better at net now, Glenn :ras:

GlennMirnyi
04-27-2008, 08:53 PM
Rafa is much better at net now, Glenn :ras:

Definitely, Edberg is jealous. :rolleyes:

tennizen
04-27-2008, 08:54 PM
Pathetic from doubles specialists to lose to two of the worst players at the net on tour.

Nadal doesn't come to the net very often but when he does, he actually has pretty good touch there (not pretty but effective).

l_mac
04-27-2008, 08:57 PM
Definitely, Edberg is jealous. :rolleyes:

:lol:

I didn't say he was in Edberg's class smart-ass. But he's always had nice feel at net. He has good hands. He certainly isn't technically flawless, but he's nowhere near the worst on the tour - and you know it.

I will not comment on Robredo.

GlennMirnyi
04-27-2008, 08:59 PM
Nadal doesn't come to the net very often but when he does, he actually has pretty good touch there (not pretty but effective).

Definitely, Nadal's touch is a joy to watch, I'm sure Santoro learnt everything from him.

:lol:

I didn't say he was in Edberg's class smart-ass. But he's always had nice feel at net. He has good hands. He certainly isn't technically flawless, but he's nowhere near the worst on the tour - and you know it.

I will not comment on Robredo.

He can't even hold the racket continental. I don't expect you to know what that is, but it just means that he has no touch.

l_mac
04-27-2008, 09:01 PM
He can't even hold the racket continental. I don't expect you to know what that is, but it just means that he has no touch.

Continental :scratch: Something to do with his tongue? :confused:

He has touch..

tennizen
04-27-2008, 09:02 PM
Definitely, Nadal's touch is a joy to watch, I'm sure Santoro learnt everything from him.

I bet he did. If you weren't so blinded by hate, you would learn from him too:)

He can't even hold the racket continental. I don't expect you to know what that is, but it just means that he has no touch.

I know what continental is :woohoo: Will you respect me more? Btw, I am sure you watch all his matches very carefully so there's no arguing with you.

Voo de Mar
04-27-2008, 09:06 PM
Nadal doesn't come to the net very often but when he does, he actually has pretty good touch there (not pretty but effective).

My thoughts too. I wrote once that IMO Nadal has quite good backhand volley. It's characteristic for baseliners with double-handed backhand. They've got a lot better backhand volley than from the forehand side.

GlennMirnyi
04-27-2008, 09:06 PM
Continental :scratch: Something to do with his tongue? :confused:

He has touch..

No he doesn't.

I bet he did. If you weren't so blinded by hate, you would learn from him too:)



I know what continental is :woohoo: Will you respect me more? Btw, I am sure you watch all his matches very carefully so there's no arguing with you.

Yeah, I bet the whole tour can learn how to slice and volley in the most bizarre and clumsy way possible with Nadal. :D

Johnny Groove
04-27-2008, 09:15 PM
He can't even hold the racket continental. I don't expect you to know what that is, but it just means that he has no touch.

So he volleys with a different grip, so what? He can still volley

He does everything else different than most players too.

tennizen
04-27-2008, 09:16 PM
So he volleys with a different grip, so what? He can still volley

He does everything else different than most players too.

Exactly, unconventional doesn't mean ineffective.

GlennMirnyi
04-27-2008, 09:17 PM
So he volleys with a different grip, so what? He can still volley

He does everything else different than most players too.

Definitely. As I said, Edberg is jealous and Sampras has changed his volleying grip to match Nadal's.

Johnny Groove
04-27-2008, 09:18 PM
Definitely. As I said, Edberg is jealous and Sampras has changed his volleying grip to match Nadal's.

No doubt. They wish they could volley like Nadal :D

hra87
04-27-2008, 09:49 PM
Doesn't Nadal use an Eastern grip for backhand volleys? :o

jonny84
04-27-2008, 09:56 PM
Topping off an excellent win for Nadal. Showing his ultimate supremacy on the red dirt. His claycourt winning continues! :yeah:

Queens.
04-27-2008, 10:08 PM
Rafa :eek: :yeah:

Mansave_75
04-27-2008, 10:26 PM
Excellent win for Rafa, what a feat, he will be rewriting tennis record books! :)

star
04-27-2008, 10:33 PM
:bigclap: :bigclap:

I'm just interested. When was the last time someone won both the singles and doubles titles in a masters series tournament?

l_mac
04-27-2008, 10:34 PM
:bigclap: :bigclap:

I'm just interested. When was the last time someone won both the singles and doubles titles in a masters series tournament?

Courier, IW 1991.

The Pro
04-27-2008, 11:01 PM
Vamos Rafa! You God King of clay! :D

rafa_maniac
04-27-2008, 11:18 PM
I love how Rafa's idea of getting some "rest" during clay season is to only play singles in one of the four consecutive tournaments he is playing :worship: :rolleyes: Let's take a guess, what round of Hamburg will he drop dead in (because he's physically and mentally incapable of tanking...)?

Alonsofz
04-27-2008, 11:32 PM
Good one :yeah:

LinkMage
04-27-2008, 11:38 PM
Looks like the Americans are losing 5-0 instead of 4-1 in the DC semis. :p

cherry2008
04-27-2008, 11:58 PM
Vamos!

Tnn74
04-28-2008, 12:00 AM
Great job boys! :bounce:

safinalium
04-28-2008, 12:18 AM
It was Nadal's day all the way :worship: Congrats!

trixtah
04-28-2008, 12:20 AM
Definitely, Nadal's touch is a joy to watch, I'm sure Santoro learnt everything from him.



He can't even hold the racket continental. I don't expect you to know what that is, but it just means that he has no touch.

Doesn't matter if it's not continental. Play at a higher level and you'll see that most of the players don't use a true continental anymore. By the way, Rafa does use a continental, just not for every volley. Grow up, boy, the game isn't what it once was. Living in the past will only net you losses. If it's effective enough to beat top doubles players then I don't see how you even have an argument. Do you still, after your ban, argue for the sake of arguing?

RedFury
04-28-2008, 12:42 AM
Doesn't seem smart at all, espiecally after he kept bitching about it.

1-He was bloody right to bitch about it -- extend the 2 MS events in the US for a month, while packing his best (and many others, mind you) surface into a five week period. He had to skip Valencia and/or Estoril due to that. If not for points, it still would have helped in the transition -- which he was forced to make in MC. Irrelevant to the discussion is how well he did.

2-He's said all along that he loves playing for Spain, and that an Olympic year only comes by every four. Thus he's pumped to do well there and see the red & gold up high. If some of his individual goals fail due to the extra-effort, as long as he wins RG, I think that'd be fine by him.

Simply put. That's just the type of person Rafa is -- his country means a heck of a lot to him. It's in his genes -- trust some of you were fortunate enough to see his uncle, Miguel Angel, give his all for Spain...

---

Con un par, Rafa y Tommy! Y que se repita en Peking.

----

As for thoose of you that are calling Tommy, "Dead Weight," well, you have no clue how well these two complement each other. Seriously, how many here have watched them play together?

star
04-28-2008, 02:50 AM
Courier, IW 1991.

Gracias, Chica. But, I should have read the thread before I posted that. :o

I don;t know why people say Tommy is dead weight. Tommy volleys very well. He has a nice net game. Anyway, it's a a great achievement for Nadal -- and ana unexpected one.

hra87
04-28-2008, 04:13 AM
Doesn't matter if it's not continental. Play at a higher level and you'll see that most of the players don't use a true continental anymore. By the way, Rafa does use a continental, just not for every volley. Grow up, boy, the game isn't what it once was. Living in the past will only net you losses. If it's effective enough to beat top doubles players then I don't see how you even have an argument. Do you still, after your ban, argue for the sake of arguing?

If you're able to switch it up rapidly, I don't see the problem with using eastern backhand/forehand grips for volleys. He hardly ever gets into volley exchanges, so I don't see it as that big of a deal. But yeah, almost everyone makes very slight adjustments from continental to eastern between backhands and forehands when volleying. Though some tend to keep it more continental than others.

brief
04-28-2008, 04:53 AM
Say what you will about Tommy, but now he's got a Masters singles AND doubles title. Not bad for a player who has no weapons. ;)

RagingLamb
04-28-2008, 05:03 AM
truley amazing :yeah:

I couldn't watch the match, but they didn't beat "mugs" so to speak, so it says a lot about how good they must have been today.

Sommarsverige
04-28-2008, 08:48 AM
As for thoose of you that are calling Tommy, "Dead Weight," well, you have no clue how well these two complement each other. Seriously, how many here have watched them play together?

Exactly :yeah: That was my point as well! I have seen most of their doubles matches last week in Monte Carlo and I can really say that Tommy and Rafa complemented eachother perfectly!
I am really sure they would have a great chance in Bejing as well :)

L.J.
04-28-2008, 01:11 PM
This might not be important to many of you, but regarding Robredo in doubles - he is actually quite good...

He won the Hopman Cup in 2002 with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario and they won all of their mixed doubles beating..

Zabaleta/Suarez 46 75 10-5
Federer/Vavrinec 62 63
Gambill/Seles 64 62

Granted Sanchez-Vicario is a doubles world No.1 and a great partner, but still Tommy learnt well from her.

Also, Tommy and Rafa made the US Open semi-finals in 2004 beating Bhuphati/Mirnyi on the way. They also beat Wimbledon champions Clement/Llodra in the Davis Cup semi-finals of 2004 on their way to winning the title.

Vamos Tommy and Rafa! Win the Davis Cup and the Beijing Gold!

cherry2008
04-28-2008, 02:47 PM
This might not be important to many of you, but regarding Robredo in doubles - he is actually quite good...

He won the Hopman Cup in 2002 with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario and they won all of their mixed doubles beating..

Zabaleta/Suarez 46 75 10-5
Federer/Vavrinec 62 63
Gambill/Seles 64 62

Granted Sanchez-Vicario is a doubles world No.1 and a great partner, but still Tommy learnt well from her.

Also, Tommy and Rafa made the US Open semi-finals in 2004 beating Bhuphati/Mirnyi on the way. They also beat Wimbledon champions Clement/Llodra in the Davis Cup semi-finals of 2004 on their way to winning the title.

Vamos Tommy and Rafa! Win the Davis Cup and the Beijing Gold!


Interesting...

hra87
04-28-2008, 03:16 PM
And more importantly, where does he buy his grips? :angel:

I don't get the sexual inuendo...:confused::angel: