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Nadal crushes Verdasco 6-1 6-0 6-2 to reach RG Quarter Final

adee-gee
06-01-2008, 07:47 PM
Dire match :o

Verdasco wasn't helped by a leg injury, but he was disappointing all match. Still can't understand this ridiculous strategy to roll his first serve in, I appreciate his leg might have played a part in it but he's been doing it for ages.

RagingLamb
06-01-2008, 07:47 PM
didn't get to watch the match. did verdasco play like crap?

anon57
06-01-2008, 07:47 PM
Nadal played as well as he needed to, Verdasco was awfull

Adler
06-01-2008, 07:48 PM
boooring

anyway, well-deserved victory over a... aaah, forget it

TheBoiledEgg
06-01-2008, 07:48 PM
and Misha lost to that gimp :o :o

and we had to endure this rubbish

Sjengster
06-01-2008, 07:48 PM
What is that, the fewest number of games dropped to reach the quarters since Borg in 1981? And I mean at all Slams, not just RG. Borg only lost 18, Nadal a relatively huge 22.

nolop
06-01-2008, 07:48 PM
:sad:

Albop
06-01-2008, 07:49 PM
what a mug :lol:

Nacho
06-01-2008, 07:49 PM
well done rafa :D

verdasco out of the olympics :(

so robredo is in by just 15 points :)

Eden
06-01-2008, 07:49 PM
There was obviously something physically wrong with Nando. Rafa didn't have to do anything in this match because his opponent was making errors left and right.

Credit to Nando for not retiring and congrats to Rafa for continuing his winning streak in Paris.

kalisita
06-01-2008, 07:50 PM
I think Verdasco only held serve once. The two games he got in the 3rd set were breaks.:o

l_mac
06-01-2008, 07:50 PM
:lol:

Congrats Rafa :hug:

Roland9
06-01-2008, 07:50 PM
Verdasco didn't do much really... Nevertheless, Nadal was there, doing his thing.

Fed Express
06-01-2008, 07:50 PM
Verdasco was just terrible...

piksi
06-01-2008, 07:52 PM
Nadal even had time to take some food and drugs during the match. Verdasco just lacks intelligence

Albop
06-01-2008, 07:52 PM
There was obviously something physically wrong with Nando. Rafa didn't have to do anything in this match because his opponent was making errors left and right.

Credit to Nando for not retiring and congrats to Rafa for continuing his winning streak in Paris.

He was serving really slow so maybe you are right

arm
06-01-2008, 07:52 PM
Verdasco :silly:

WTF?

Alex999
06-01-2008, 07:53 PM
Nice win for Nadal. I hoped for some fight but Verdasco was just horrible.

habibko
06-01-2008, 07:53 PM
whoa Nadal certainly didn't give him time to breathe, although Verdy did break Rafa in the third but so many UEs against the KOC doesn't help

Rafa for making everyone else look like midgets :worship:

DhammaTiger
06-01-2008, 07:54 PM
Fer:hug: Vamos Rafa the Greatest :yippee:

MrChopin
06-01-2008, 07:56 PM
:zzz:

Haile Selassie
06-01-2008, 07:59 PM
The match was not interesting for the french crowd,the people who where on court where waiting to see a good fight but it was a great play for just one player and the other dont put a fight.

zicofirol
06-01-2008, 07:59 PM
didn't get to watch the match. did verdasco play like crap?

when doesnt he play like crap? he is one of the most overrated tools on tour, i think he is actually an overachiever...

rafa the best
06-01-2008, 08:01 PM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!1

He was great today, credit to Fernando for playing till the end, unlike some people.

tangerine_dream
06-01-2008, 08:05 PM
Ouch. Horrible. Nadal didn't even play that well. :help:

NBC gave us the boring weekend of tennis ever. :zzz:

RagingLamb
06-01-2008, 08:05 PM
when doesnt he play like crap? he is one of the most overrated tools on tour, i think he is actually an overachiever...

lol. i meant relative to his own level. people who watched say there may have been something wrong with him. maybe he'll mention something in the post-match interviews.

Julio
06-01-2008, 08:06 PM
Oh my god... :lol:

HeretiC
06-01-2008, 08:09 PM
Verdasco was just terrible...

Nice win for Nadal. I hoped for some fight but Verdasco was just horrible.

Those are too kind words for describing him.

Sunset of Age
06-01-2008, 08:10 PM
A day at the office for Rafa (and as usual, a very good one :hatoff:), and a useless Nando. I refuse to believe Nando was 100%, even 70% - I guess he indeed had an injury (got treatment at his right tigh). Kudos to him for not retiring! :hug:

Deivid23
06-01-2008, 08:10 PM
It would have been a straight sets win any way, but Verdasco was hampered phisically and meanwhile you can beat the likes of Chela and Youzhny moving poorly and serving first serves at 150km/h, this means a beatdown in front of Nadal

dark_ambient
06-01-2008, 08:13 PM
Outrageous tennis from Nadal to just rip apart the Verdasco machinery of masterclass tennis. :retard: This was truly the most beautiful thing i ever saw on a tennis court. Verdasco was just pushing him all over the place but the animal that is Nadal just returned all the balls back in the court. Amazing. I'm not sure why this exquisite match never went into a decisive set. :shrug:

Jelena
06-01-2008, 08:23 PM
Fernando was deadly tired and Rafa in the end unconcentrated. Nando :hug:

FluffyYellowBall
06-01-2008, 08:25 PM
Well they just decided to cut the coverage after the rain delay and show some footbal instead, I guess it wasnt worth it then...
Whats all the talk about them being not good friends? Not true..

azinna
06-01-2008, 08:29 PM
A practice session at best. Think Nando just wanted Nadal to keep some match rhythm on his way into the QFs.

stebs
06-01-2008, 08:30 PM
Nadal played good but Verdasco was too poor to get any real sense of the clay kings form.

new-york
06-01-2008, 08:33 PM
too bad Nando couldn't (for various reasons) make it more competitive.:o

Allez
06-01-2008, 08:35 PM
It is increasingly becoming evident that Nadal cannot be beaten on a clay court unless he is physically exhausted as he was in Hamburg last year or is hampered by some ailment as in Rome this year. Verdasco had no chance. The injury excuse was just too convenient.


:worship::worship:

scoobs
06-01-2008, 08:36 PM
The result counts. Certainly the match wasn't worth the near 2 hours spent on it in terms of entertainment value.

In spite of all the early fuss about Nadal's schedule he goes into the second week hardly having been pushed at all.

Even so, he still has that nasty blister on his foot but I assume he's taken painkillers to get him through.

safinaferrero
06-01-2008, 08:37 PM
Nando :sad:

jazar
06-01-2008, 08:38 PM
verdasco. so much promise. so little mental prowess

Mechlan
06-01-2008, 08:40 PM
Nando couldn't really play today. Credit to him for sticking around and attempting to fight.

Rafa was too good, though he didn't need to do anything spectacular today.

Neumann
06-01-2008, 09:43 PM
Fer said that the leg really bothered him and that when he was 6-1 4-0 he knew he couldn't win, but he didn't retire out of respect for Nadal and the tournament. That's to be appreciated :D I hope he gets better soon.

Congrats Nadal, still a long way to go.

Beat
06-01-2008, 09:55 PM
a walkover is more interesting than this was.

Lucinda
06-01-2008, 10:02 PM
This match was really hideous to watch, but at least the players were nice to look at :hearts:

Alex999
06-01-2008, 10:24 PM
Nadal was awesome. I was just so surprised to see so many empty seats :shrug:.

Jelena
06-01-2008, 10:26 PM
Nando was struggling to not get cramps in the end. That shows that he was REALLY tired. That's why it is really appreciable that he didn't retire in this match. :) He'll get fit soon again.

shotgun
06-01-2008, 10:27 PM
Verdasco should have retired IMO, or just given Nadal a walkover. Would have brought me a couple of hours of my Sunday afternoon back.

Nadal hasn't been tested in this tournament so far apart from the first set against Bellucci.

Shame on ESPN for showing this match instead of Almagro-Chardy.

Jelena
06-01-2008, 10:30 PM
Verdasco should have retired IMO, or just given Nadal a walkover. Would have brought me a couple of hours of my Sunday afternoon back.

Nadal hasn't been tested in this tournament so far apart from the first set against Bellucci.

Shame on ESPN for showing this match instead of Almagro-Chardy.
Bellucci was the hardest test imo too. :D

GlennMirnyi
06-01-2008, 10:43 PM
Mikey was wrong. Jarkko bends over nicely always for Nadal, but Verdasco of course was jealous and his bend over was magnificent.

safinaferrero
06-01-2008, 10:43 PM
Verdasco: "Me he quedado por respeto a Nadal y al torneo"
Fernando Verdasco admitió que sufrió problemas físicos en el partido de octavos de final de Roland Garros contra Rafael Nadal (6-1, 6-0, 6-2) y señaló que no se retiró "por respeto a Nadal y al torneo". "He estado a punto de irme de la pista, pero no me gusta retirarme. No puedo caminar, cuando iba 6-1 y 4-0 ya sabía que me ganaría. Me he quedado por respeto a él y al torneo", dijo el madrileño.

Verdasco afirmó que le hubiera gustado afrontar a Nadal en mejores condiciones físicas y lamentó la dureza del resultado, pero recordó que la semana pasada no pudo entrenar por problemas en el tobillo, que le han provocado también problemas en el cuádriceps izquierdo. "Aunque hubiera estado al cien por cien es difícil ganar, pero, sin quitarle ningún mérito, me hubiese gustado estar mejor. Si no estoy al 200 por cien no puedo plantarle cara. Bastante he hecho para las circunstancias en las que llegué", aseguró.

Pese a la eliminación en octavos, la misma ronda del año pasado, Verdasco aseguró estar "contento por haber dado el máximo y haber defendido los puntos" de Roland Garros, aunque "dolido por no haber podido plantar cara".

Con esta eliminación, el madrileño se queda fuera de los Juegos Olímpicos de Pekín, una circunstancia que no le decepciona de forma particular. "Es un evento bonito, pero con el largo viaje y la diferencia horaria no me apetecía demasiado. Hubiera ido si me hubiera clasificado, pero también me motiva la gira por Estados Unidos que hice esos días. No me como la cabeza con los Juegos", indicó.

http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/tenis/roland_garros/2008/es/desarrollo/1130222.html

GlennMirnyi
06-01-2008, 10:45 PM
Verdasco should have retired IMO, or just given Nadal a walkover. Would have brought me a couple of hours of my Sunday afternoon back.

Nadal hasn't been tested in this tournament so far apart from the first set against Bellucci.

Shame on ESPN for showing this match instead of Almagro-Chardy.

So true. Stupid ESPN policy of always showing "top players" matches.

spriwi
06-01-2008, 10:49 PM
how boring can a match be :o

and eurosport showed it insead of great almagro-chrdy match OMFG

Jelena
06-01-2008, 10:54 PM
how boring can a match be :o

and eurosport showed it insead of great almagro-chrdy match OMFG
My thoughts during the match too. :mad:

cmurray
06-01-2008, 10:55 PM
So true. Stupid ESPN policy of always showing "top players" matches.

For once, I agree with you. That was a total snoozefest, but they refused to switch over to Almagro, even though it was a much better match. :smash: stinking morons.

Neely
06-01-2008, 11:30 PM
Since the introduction of regular computer rankings in 1985, this is only the 4th time after 1985, 1993 and 2006 that the top 3 ranked players reach the QF at Roland Garros.

marcRD
06-02-2008, 12:12 AM
How can everybody say Nando should retire? Only thing I appreciated in this match was the fact that he didnt retire in that 3rd set and could still produce the best tennis of the match in the 3rd set instead of giving up. Retiring from a match is a joke and disrespectful against the audiance who have payed money to watch the game and your opponent. I only accept that excuse if you have broken a leg or something like that, which makes it impossible for you to even stand up.

I remember when Nadal was tired and got totaly destroyed and humiliated in the final against Youzhny this year, I am no fan of Nadal but atleast he is a fighter and has gamemanship unlike unlikable characters like Davydenko and Djokovic, they dont have any respect for people who have paid their monstrous salary to watch them play tennis.

marcRD
06-02-2008, 12:12 AM
Since the introduction of regular computer rankings in 1985, this is only the 4th time after 1985, 1993 and 2006 that the top 3 ranked players reach the QF at Roland Garros.

Hasnt happened yet, Federer might break his leg and not get there. ;)

Neely
06-02-2008, 12:27 AM
Hasnt happened yet, Federer might break his leg and not get there. ;)
Oh damn you're right, I forgot that Federer has yet to play :lol: Looks like a routine job on the paper, but first he has to beat Benneteau, yes.

kobulingam
06-02-2008, 01:07 AM
Verdasco played like garbage.
Something was clearly wrong with him.

Nadal didn't have to play anywhere near his best.

Smash.
06-02-2008, 01:09 AM
Fernando... You suck:retard:
Congrats, Rafa you're the man:worship:

Corey Feldman
06-02-2008, 01:14 AM
All mighty rant from British commentator Mark Petchey after the rain delay - about how much time these diva's take in the hit up

"its all about entertainment, just hit for 2 minutes and get on with it!!"

the hit ups are long and boring now that i think about it

connectolove
06-02-2008, 01:34 AM
OMG! Nadal REALLY demolished Verdasco. That was sad...

dmit424
06-02-2008, 01:46 AM
OMG! Nadal REALLY demolished Verdasco. That was sad...


It was really sad how Verdasco never showed up for this match but for half of the last set.

Kuhne
06-02-2008, 02:13 AM
I don't think I am ever watching a Verdasco match again in my life. this RG is turning out to be the most boring ever.


a fucking "Bye" was more difficult to get through than Verdasco

leng jai
06-02-2008, 02:47 AM
Verdasco is useless. Still cannot see his so called big talent.

Clay Death
06-02-2008, 02:48 AM
Verdasco is useless. Still cannot see his so called big talent.

not very tough mentally. he did put together a good match against the serial killer (Youzhny).

Nadal_Fanatic
06-02-2008, 03:21 AM
Unbelievable how so many Nadal matches dominated turn into how bad the other player played. I bet it has a lot to do with so much spin Nadal uses and it is complemented by the clay courts. Yes everyone looks bad when they play Nadal for a reason. Verdasco was especially bad today but he was going to lose in straight sets anyways.

dmit424
06-02-2008, 03:34 AM
Unbelievable how so many Nadal matches dominated turn into how bad the other player played. I bet it has a lot to do with so much spin Nadal uses and it is complemented by the clay courts. Yes everyone looks bad when they play Nadal for a reason. Verdasco was especially bad today but he was going to lose in straight sets anyways.

Nadal won today because of his own stellar play and because of Verdasco's sulking. Verdasco couldn't have supressed Nadal's tenacious game, but could have done something about his own approach and attitude today.

sheeter
06-02-2008, 04:13 AM
I actually think Nadal's forehand was a little off during the first set, but he still did well. Verdasco can set up a nice backhand down the winner though. Its too bad hes a little bit weak mentally.

fast_clay
06-02-2008, 04:17 AM
i have a picture for the funny photos section, but they didnt let me put it up...so i'll describe it in here...
(___x___) : verdasco at roland garros
(___O___) : verdasco when rafa turned up
sorry fernando, that was sh!te...

Jelena
06-02-2008, 06:50 AM
Verdasco played like garbage.
Something was clearly wrong with him.

Nadal didn't have to play anywhere near his best.
He was deadly tired, that was the only thing that was wrong with him.

GuiroNl
06-02-2008, 08:33 AM
I remember when Nadal was tired and got totaly destroyed and humiliated in the final against Youzhny this year, I am no fan of Nadal but atleast he is a fighter and has gamemanship unlike unlikable characters like Davydenko and Djokovic, they dont have any respect for people who have paid their monstrous salary to watch them play tennis.

Do you know the meaning of the word 'gamesmanship'?

Neely
06-02-2008, 01:23 PM
Do you know the meaning of the word 'gamesmanship'?
Good eye, this wouldn't make much sense then, except gamesmanship is a positive attribute for somebody, but then you would most likely not word it this way as it has a mostly negative touch per se.
I think MarcRD probably confused it with the word stamina, gameness or endurance. Or did he think of sportsmanship? :confused: :lol:

dijus
06-02-2008, 02:03 PM
:zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:

RonE
06-02-2008, 03:47 PM
i have a picture for the funny photos section, but they didnt let me put it up...so i'll describe it in here...
(___x___) : verdasco at roland garros
(___O___) : verdasco when rafa turned up
sorry fernando, that was sh!te...

Sick :tape: :haha:



But true :o