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NADAL def. ALMAGRO 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. Goes into Semis.

Kuhne
06-03-2008, 03:33 PM
Incredible match, Almagro fought with all his heart and Nadal had to actualy fight to get his spot in the semifinal, I was biting my nails the whole time I didn't know who was going to win till the very end ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

I am glad Rafa won but not like this, even John Mcenroe was disgusted with Almagro's attempt

TheBoiledEgg
06-03-2008, 03:35 PM
Fixed !!!!!!

scarecrows
06-03-2008, 03:35 PM
what an emotional tournament
I need to go pee because I couldnt leave my seat during the whole match

Allegretto
06-03-2008, 03:36 PM
Absoloute demolition. Might as well give Nadal the trophy now.

rofe
06-03-2008, 03:36 PM
That was a tough tough match for Nadal. I don't know how he will fare against Novak. :scared:

Johnny Groove
06-03-2008, 03:37 PM
You guys' sarcasm is both funny and original :yeah:

And this post reeks of irony

m9m9m9m9m9
06-03-2008, 03:38 PM
Is it a triple bagel or triple breadstick?:confused:

Voo de Mar
06-03-2008, 03:38 PM
Let's be realistic, Almagro is a very good clay-courter, but for Federer, Nadal or Djokovic he is just another funny guy to beat him in straight sets. Grand Slam quarterfinal is a maximum for Almagro's abilities :o

tennizen
06-03-2008, 03:38 PM
Fighter this Almagro:yeah:

I wanted to make a "Heretic" style thread title:)"Birthday boy" Nadal triple bagels "The Head" Almagro but MTF is crap.

HeiwaDream
06-03-2008, 03:38 PM
Nadal is just the best.

Happy birthday Rafa.

its.like.that
06-03-2008, 03:39 PM
Wow, what a hard match for Nadal, I'm real f****n funny aren't I? :retard:


One of the most dominant performances I have ever seen :eek:.

Action Jackson
06-03-2008, 03:39 PM
Mucho didn't get as much of the chorus music from the Parisian gallery as to be expected. At the same time that was one of Rafa's toughest matches on clay and it was an upset that he won.

Well done Mucho.
http://fartfly.com/bring-out-the-gimp.jpg

The engravers already have the N on the winners trophy to be presented on Sunday.

NinaNina19
06-03-2008, 03:39 PM
Amazing how many lucky net cords one can get. Almagro let him win for his birthday, how nice is he.

mivco
06-03-2008, 03:39 PM
just no heart ... friggin almugro

HeretiC
06-03-2008, 03:40 PM
I guess now we know who is stronger between Green Goblin and Shrek.;)

RedFury
06-03-2008, 03:41 PM
Absoloute demolition. Might as well give Nadal the trophy now.

And a secular "amen" to that. There's simply no one near the level he's shown throughout this tourney -- best RG he's ever played so far. Scarily enough, having had so little time on-court, not only is he ready to play for hours on end, but he might well have yet another gear to his game. :worship:

Vaaaamooos Rafa! Y feliz cumple!

Johnny Groove
06-03-2008, 03:42 PM
Nadal's fourth match in a row with at least 2 bakery products

TheBoiledEgg
06-03-2008, 03:42 PM
wasnt Almugro saying how Nadal would beat Federer in final..........

how helpful of him :o :o

Deivid23
06-03-2008, 03:42 PM
Well done Rafa :yeah:

Mucho, way to shit your pants :rolleyes:

Chiseller
06-03-2008, 03:42 PM
This Nadal seems to be good, is there a bandwagon already?

tangerine_dream
06-03-2008, 03:42 PM
Clean up on Chatrier.

l_mac
06-03-2008, 03:43 PM
:haha:

Horrible conditions :sad:

Happy Birthday Rafa :bigclap: :bigclap:

25 games dropped on your way to the semis, looking more vulnerable with each match :scared:

Good Luck against FutureGOAT.

Bazooka
06-03-2008, 03:43 PM
on a more serious note, I hate Almagro's face and now I hate his everything else. I hope he gets run over by a car and never gets to play tennis again in his life.

I hope he finds you in person telling these things and makes you his wife for a while.

screaminhead
06-03-2008, 03:43 PM
It was a letdown. The crowd was bored. Nobody seems to be clapping even in great points. Ho-hum. Even the umpire was bored saying 'Jeu Nadal' the whole length of the match. :o

Congrats, Rafa! Four-peat here we go!!! :worship:

Bernard Black
06-03-2008, 03:44 PM
Scarily enough, having had so little time on-court, not only is he ready to play for hours on end, but he might well have yet another gear to his game. :worship:



Yes, scary thought. He's never been pushed hard enough to know whether he has that extra gear when he needs it, could be we haven't seen the best from him yet.

Forehander
06-03-2008, 03:44 PM
Almagro will win Roland Garros next year. It's a tactical tank. You all know it so shush.

Bazooka
06-03-2008, 03:45 PM
25 games dropped on your way to the semis, looking more vulnerable with each match :scared:



It's amazing he's losing 1.66 games per set on average. I supose he will make a record if he wins with these numbers.

selyoink
06-03-2008, 03:46 PM
Next year they will have to put Nadal on the outer courts so people on the show courts can watch actual matches.

fast_clay
06-03-2008, 03:46 PM
almagro... that was feeble you poor bastard...

Action Jackson
06-03-2008, 03:46 PM
Bellucci has given Nadal his toughest test this time around at RG.

shawshank
06-03-2008, 03:47 PM
Congratulations Rafito!
Happy birthday to the best clay court player ever!
Now, please smash Nole and Fed :)

RedFury
06-03-2008, 03:47 PM
Let's be realistic, Almagro is a very good clay-courter, but for Federer, Nadal or Djokovic he is just another funny guy to beat him in straight sets. Grand Slam quarterfinal is a maximum for Almagro's abilities :o

I'll lay this out there for you to think about. Almagro would have beaten Novak the way the latter played today.

Rafa? Would have beaten Fed and Novak together the way he played today.

Corey Feldman
06-03-2008, 03:48 PM
what a POS, true performance of a guy who had already told us all about how Rafa would beat Federer on sunday even before he stepped on the court :rolls:

you could see at 2-1 in the first set that Almagro couldnt wait to shake hands at the net and worship his awesomeeeeee hero :worship:

see, for every Ljubo, Blake that Fed has

Nadal has them in Moya, Verdasco and Almaggy

Johnny Groove
06-03-2008, 03:48 PM
It's amazing he's losing 1.66 games per set on average. I supose he will make a record if he wins with these numbers.

This RG:

6-0 sets: 2
6-1 sets: 8
Other sets: 5

:lol:

adee-gee
06-03-2008, 03:50 PM
on a more serious note, I hate Almagro's face and now I hate his everything else. I hope he gets run over by a car and never gets to play tennis again in his life.
What an absolutely disgusting thing to say. I hope you get your hands caught in some machinery and lose them both so you're not able to type bullshit like this again.




Anyway....I haven't been able to see the match, I'm stunned by the ease of the victory though. Good job Rafa :yeah:

l_mac
06-03-2008, 03:50 PM
I'll lay this out there for you to think about. Almagro would have beaten Novak the way the latter played today.

Rafa? Would have beaten Fed and Novak together the way he played today.

Almagro won't beat any top player serving at 38% 1st serves in.

I didn't see Nole's match, but I highly doubt he was worse than Nico today.

That said I thought Rafa played excellently, especially considering the awful conditions.

wilmar
06-03-2008, 03:51 PM
Congrats to the B-Day Boy!
and he is getting better with each match...3 breadsticks this time...so perhaps he can whip up some bagels for the semis...such a delicious prospect!
Vamos Rafa...all the way to number 4!

Ales_Alessandra
06-03-2008, 03:51 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:
Well done Rafa!! :yeah:

TheSwissMaster
06-03-2008, 03:51 PM
Incredible match, Almagro fought with all his heart and Nadal had to actualy fight to get his spot in the semifinal, I was biting my nails the whole time I didn't know who was going to win till the very end ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

...

I am glad Rafa won but not like this, even John Mcenroe was disgusted with Almagro's attempt

what are u kidding me. nadal had nothing to do all the match. infact i was wondering is this the man MTF talk so high about.
he had nothing to offer, total mug.

dark_ambient
06-03-2008, 03:51 PM
Mugro is a tasty little "beach" for Rafito. He bends for him rather nicely. :p I'm ashamed that this has to be called tennis. More like faking tennis. Almagro didn't want to play that we saw. But to praise the shots of your opponent every time is just pathetic. I have no respect for Almagro whatsoever. :worship:

rofe
06-03-2008, 03:52 PM
Almagro won't beat any top player serving at 38% 1st serves in.

I didn't see Nole's match, but I highly doubt he was worse than Nico today.

That said I thought Rafa played excellently, especially considering the awful conditions.

Nadal didn't have to play well today. Almugro bent over just like he said he would.

TheSwissMaster
06-03-2008, 03:53 PM
and he doesnt even look a top 20 material and MTF was talking about top 5

bokehlicious
06-03-2008, 03:53 PM
Spanish fixers!!!!

tennis2tennis
06-03-2008, 03:53 PM
do you think andy murray is pissed or pleased to watch almargo dismantled like a lego piece?

l_mac
06-03-2008, 03:57 PM
Nadal didn't have to play well today.
But he did.

Almugro bent over just like he said he would.

:baby: Hilarious coming from a Fed fan. Keep it up :hatoff:

marcRD
06-03-2008, 03:58 PM
Too bad, I did appreciate how Almagro fought hard and belived in himself even beeing down against a much better player like Nadal. Even thought he lost I have much more respect for Almagro now. Before I used to think he was kind of the kind of player who bends down and take it from behind against top players. Glad he proofed me wrong.

marcRD
06-03-2008, 03:59 PM
:baby: Hilarious coming from a Fed fan. Keep it up :hatoff:

Why is that funny coming from a Fed fan?

RedFury
06-03-2008, 04:00 PM
Almagro won't beat any top player serving at 38% 1st serves in.

I didn't see Nole's match, but I highly doubt he was worse than Nico today.

That said I thought Rafa played excellently, especially considering the awful conditions.

Well, I doubt Nole could beat Almagro the way he played today...something like 50+ UEs in his match. Many of them on easy FH.

bokehlicious
06-03-2008, 04:00 PM
Vamos Djerker you can do it! :yeah: :D

Bilbo
06-03-2008, 04:00 PM
expected straight sets win by nadal

should be an easy win against djokovic as well

Andi-M
06-03-2008, 04:00 PM
Ouch....

tangerine_dream
06-03-2008, 04:01 PM
That was a v. nice birthday pressie Rafa gave himself today. He can eat his cake on Sunday.

Happy Birthday to Rafa!!!

Still only 22 years old. :D :aparty: :bdaycake:

http://i25.tinypic.com/2ms0j6q.jpg

bokehlicious
06-03-2008, 04:01 PM
Well, I doubt Nole could beat Almagro the way he played today...something like 50+ UEs in his match. Many of them on easy FH.

:rolleyes: Bilbo's grandma would've beaten Mugro today... :zzz: :zzz:

scoobs
06-03-2008, 04:02 PM
I wasn't expecting Almagro to win but as a tennis fan I thought that was an absolute travesty of a quarter-final.

I don't much care who is responsible for it and why, and what extenuating circumstances there might be.

That was just embarrassing to see a mens seed, a winner of a large number of matches on clay this season, just humiliated.

What a complete waste of time.

marcRD
06-03-2008, 04:02 PM
:rolleyes: Bilbo's grandma would've beaten Mugro today... :zzz: :zzz:

Are you talking about hobbits now? :lol:

RedFury
06-03-2008, 04:02 PM
BTW, to those calling Nico "another one of Nadal's beatches," tell us, who isn't on clay?

114-2 doesn't give you a lot of options...

Clara Bow
06-03-2008, 04:02 PM
Nico played like he had a case of the trots and needed to get off court as soon as possible. That stated, Rafa did play well even with it essentially being a practice hit.

l_mac
06-03-2008, 04:03 PM
Why is that funny coming from a Fed fan?
Everything Fed fans say is hilarious :shrug:
:rolleyes: Bilbo's grandma would've beaten Mugro today... :zzz: :zzz:

Only if she was ranked in the Top 10.

If she was #15 Almagro might have believed he had a shot and brought his game.

Goonergal
06-03-2008, 04:03 PM
Wow :o

adee-gee
06-03-2008, 04:04 PM
I wasn't expecting Almagro to win but as a tennis fan I thought that was an absolute travesty of a quarter-final.

I don't much care who is responsible for it and why, and what extenuating circumstances there might be.

That was just embarrassing to see a mens seed, a winner of a large number of matches on clay this season, just humiliated.

What a complete waste of time.
But it's ok when Federer does it? :scratch:

l_mac
06-03-2008, 04:05 PM
But it's ok when Federer does it? :scratch:

When Federer does it it's because of his vastly superior game. D'uh. :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
06-03-2008, 04:05 PM
Did Almagro carry Nadal shoulder high from the court.. then offer him his gf, mother and grandmother as well? his hero

marcRD
06-03-2008, 04:06 PM
But it's ok when Federer does it? :scratch:

Why do Roddick fans feel the need for this kind of silly provocation?

scoobs
06-03-2008, 04:07 PM
But it's ok when Federer does it? :scratch:
Where did I say that?

No it's not okay when Federer does it - or should I say, when his opponent bends down and lubes up before they even get out onto court.

That was a shitty match, it was target practice for Nadal, no worse than when Bjorkman got slapped in the semis of Wimbledon the other year.

Just poor.

arm
06-03-2008, 04:07 PM
No matter how good Nadal was, this was ridiculous stuff from Almagro.

He is the one who is overrated..

RedFury
06-03-2008, 04:08 PM
:rolleyes: Bilbo's grandma would've beaten Mugro today... :zzz: :zzz:


And Dojokovic afterwards after a sip of tea. :rolleyes:

tennizen
06-03-2008, 04:08 PM
But it's ok when Federer does it? :scratch:

Federer's demolition of Andy Roddick a GS winner in the semifinals of AO was pure genius:rolleyes:

Clara Bow
06-03-2008, 04:08 PM
No it's not okay when Federer does it - or should I say, when his opponent bends down and lubes up before they even get out onto court.

That was a shitty match, it was target practice for Nadal, no worse than when Bjorkman got slapped in the semis of Wimbledon the other year.

Just poor.

Good analogy. And also reminded me of that Miama or IW gawdawful match between Murray and Nole last year.

gulzhan
06-03-2008, 04:08 PM
:yeah:

Happy birthday, Rafa! :)

I've got a feeling that after JCF beat Rafa in Rome, the Spanish players had "komsomol" meeting and made decision to look after Rafa :p

GlennMirnyi
06-03-2008, 04:09 PM
Almugro is a clown, never in doubt he'd bend over. He should have never got to a slam QF.

HarryMan
06-03-2008, 04:09 PM
What a pathetic and garbage of a quarter final...

adee-gee
06-03-2008, 04:10 PM
Where did I say that?

No it's not okay when Federer does it - or should I say, when his opponent bends down and lubes up before they even get out onto court.

That was a shitty match, it was target practice for Nadal, no worse than when Bjorkman got slapped in the semis of Wimbledon the other year.

Just poor.
Well I haven't seen any complaints for the last 5 years when Federer has been destroying opponents left, right and centre. All I see is "JesusFed is back :worship: " and various other similar statements.

scoobs
06-03-2008, 04:11 PM
I have huge respect for Ernests Gulbis today because he went out for his first slam QF and fought from start to finish.

Nicolas Almagro - well - no you may not win, but seriously. You and Verdasco should be so proud of your efforts.

fast_clay
06-03-2008, 04:12 PM
oh yeah... well done to TheSwissMaster who called the 1,1 n 1 scoreline on the pre match thread... dunno if it was a p!sstake prediction but it sure looked spot on from the word go today...

Clara Bow
06-03-2008, 04:13 PM
I have huge respect for Ernests Gulbis today because he went out for his first slam QF and fought from start to finish.

Nicolas Almagro - well - no you may not win, but seriously. You and Verdasco should be so proud of your efforts.


Wasn't Verdasco hurt? I thought his ankle was bothering him. If so, I respect him for finishing the match. Nico was a disappointment.

For a Rafa fan, on the downside I wish he got more actual match play instead of his practice hits the past two rounds. On the bright side, fatique will not be a factor.

scoobs
06-03-2008, 04:13 PM
Well I haven't seen any complaints for the last 5 years when Federer has been destroying opponents left, right and centre. All I see is "JesusFed is back :worship: " and various other similar statements.
I like to see Federer win easily - as a fan, that's understandable. But as a tennis fan in general...jesus...I want to see the opponent fight for it, show they are fighting for it, show they are motivated to try and win and take what victories they can.

You can lose 1, 1, and 1 and still walk off with your head held high because everyone can see you tried everything - changed things when they weren't working, tried different tactics, and fought your heart out.

If a slam QF can't bring that out in Almagro then what will?

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-03-2008, 04:13 PM
Nadal is the best on clay in history :worship:, he is the only good thing on Roland Garos , happy birthday Rafa :cool:

Fed=ATPTourkilla
06-03-2008, 04:14 PM
As predicted, Almagro bends over. He won't be able to sit down for a week after this, although judging by his pre-match interview he was rather looking forward to it. There is clearly a dominant partner in the Nadal-Almagro relationship, and it isn't Almagro.

You almost wonder whether he and Verdasco deliberately tanked to avoid tiring their hero out before the Djokovic/ Federer matches. So much for Nadal's tough draw - Gulbis put up more of a fight and Djokovic was supposed to have a total cakewalk up to the SF.

l_mac
06-03-2008, 04:14 PM
I have huge respect for Ernests Gulbis today because he went out for his first slam QF and fought from start to finish.

Nicolas Almagro - well - no you may not win, but seriously. You and Verdasco should be so proud of your efforts.

Wasn't Verdacso carrying an injury?

Nadal got everything back today, made next to no mistakes, and his f/h was excellent. Almagro could have served better, but I'm sure the horrendous weather didn't help with that. He did try, he just couldn't do anything.

Corey Feldman
06-03-2008, 04:16 PM
do you think andy murray is pissed or pleased to watch almargo dismantled like a lego piece?I'm sure Andy would have liked to have been there - even if he woulda got the same treatment :o

and he has some over worshipping of Nadal problems as well... although not on the same stratosphere as Almagro does.

Clara Bow
06-03-2008, 04:16 PM
You almost wonder whether he and Verdasco

And Verdasco even faked an injury!?! That bastard!

bokehlicious
06-03-2008, 04:18 PM
He did try, he just couldn't do anything.

Agreed. Mugro was Spartan-like and really wanted to win but Rafa was just too big :worship:

Hagar
06-03-2008, 04:18 PM
OMG, I thought Almagro actually had a chance against Nadal.

fast_clay
06-03-2008, 04:18 PM
(____x____) : almagro's bum at roland garros
(____O____) : almagro's bum when rafa turned up

Black Adam
06-03-2008, 04:19 PM
This RG:

6-0 sets: 2
6-1 sets: 8
Other sets: 5

:lol:
There was year when Borg won Roland Garros dropping atotal of 23 games (not accurate but somewhere in the 20's)

gebl
06-03-2008, 04:19 PM
You almost wonder whether he and Verdasco deliberately tanked to avoid tiring their hero out before the Djokovic/ Federer matches. So much for Nadal's tough draw - Gulbis put up more of a fight and Djokovic was supposed to have a total cakewalk up to the SF.

In addition to the matter of Verdasco's injury, anyone seeing the complete dejection on Verdasco's face after that beat-down would not think that this was a tank - Verdasco got his inferiority on clay to Nadal rubbed in his face.

scoobs
06-03-2008, 04:20 PM
There comes a point where you get just a bit tired of hearing how this player or that is carrying an injury.

Yes Verdasco had a leg problem that didn't stop him getting into the 4th Round. We'll probably hear soon how Almagro's wrist is sore again, or some such. There always seems to be something. Federer and his momo, Novak and his breathing problems, Nadal and his blisters, on and on we go.

We'd better have two cracking QFs tomorrow because this tournament has started uncertainly, briefly had a few amusements at the weekend, but since then has been pretty piss poor and I wonder why I am watching travesties like Nadal vs Verdasco, Nadal vs Almagro, Monfils vs Ljubicic. With a handful of exceptions it has been rank bad this year and the best match I can think of has been a WTA match with Sharapova and Safina.

And I'm done ranting now :)

Clara Bow
06-03-2008, 04:28 PM
There comes a point where you get just a bit tired of hearing how this player or that is carrying an injury.

Yes, injury talk can be too much. I am not sure with the details on when Fernando got injured. But you could see how his serve was affected- so there was something there. There can be over-talk about injury. But that does not mean that every mention of an injury and how it may affect play is illegitate. I am just not ready to damn Verdasco the same way I will Nole for their respective displays because watching the match it seemed to me that Fernando was hurting and it was affecting his play. He could have retired, but I am gonna give him props for finishing it even though it was humiliating and some other players would have likely retired.

Timariot
06-03-2008, 04:28 PM
Okay, that was pretty long warm-up, but I guess it was needed since Almagro did not look all that sharp.

Now, when will the actual match start??

Lee
06-03-2008, 04:29 PM
Wasn't Verdacso carrying an injury?

Nadal got everything back today, made next to no mistakes, and his f/h was excellent. Almagro could have served better, but I'm sure the horrendous weather didn't help with that. He did try, he just couldn't do anything.

No, Nico didn't try at all. If you watch his expression, he was totally resigned to lose the match in 2nd set. His attitude was terrible and had no confident in himself at all. This was the worst match I saw him play so far in this tournament and that's very disgusting.

And this comes from a fan of him.

Clara Bow
06-03-2008, 04:29 PM
Okay, that was pretty long warm-up, but I guess it was needed since Almagro did not look all that sharp.

Now, when will the actual match start??

:lol:

Black Adam
06-03-2008, 04:29 PM
Some smart people here. It's a bad thing when Nadal demolishes someone but when Federer does it we are all supposed to appreciate his "genius" play??? Talk about double standards you whiners. Just because Fed is strugling against nobodies you feel you have to bash Nadal for destroying with conviction the nobodies and the somebodies he is facing :rolleyes:

TheBoiledEgg
06-03-2008, 04:29 PM
Almagro will get more pain when he bends over in the locker room

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-03-2008, 04:31 PM
i want nada site

Ranger
06-03-2008, 04:31 PM
Nadal played 1st, 2nd, 3rd round in three days. Now his spanish friends wants to be really nice to Rafa and gave him some training sessions. Funny that Verdasco and Almagro played such a shit...fixed for me (and no, I don't hate Rafa so much. ;) )

Ivanatis
06-03-2008, 04:34 PM
lol unreal

tennisman.
06-03-2008, 04:34 PM
I guess now we know who is stronger between Green Goblin and Shrek.;)

Shrek all the way!

l_mac
06-03-2008, 04:36 PM
i want nada site

Me too :banana:

Clara Bow
06-03-2008, 04:37 PM
Funny that Verdasco and Almagro played such a shit...fixed for me

You seem to be under the impression that Nico and Fernando have a history of always playing well and "gutting it out." I have been following Nico for a while now and he has a history of sometimes playing crap matches. Fernando- wll he is not known for his fighting spirit and mind of steel exactly.

But you are right surely, the only way that Rafa can win another RG is if it is fixed.

Adler
06-03-2008, 04:39 PM
complete joke

Kuhne
06-03-2008, 04:39 PM
I once said itd be cool if andy roddick got hit by a truck and obviously i was kidding and some people laughed etc... Now i write that almagro gets hit by a car (kidding of course) and i get a pm threatening to ban me. My guess is the mod hates andy roddick.

Johnny Groove
06-03-2008, 04:41 PM
And Verdasco even faked an injury!?! That bastard!

Faking an injury? He must have taken tips from Nole :yeah:

Iván
06-03-2008, 04:42 PM
we should all feel privledged to watch such a brutal sportsman in full flow.

Almagro moaning about the conditions on court is just an excuse of a loser

l_mac
06-03-2008, 04:43 PM
I once said itd be cool if andy roddick got hit by a truck and obviously i was kidding and some people laughed etc... Now i write that almagro gets hit by a car (kidding of course) and i get a pm threatening to ban me. My guess is the mod hates andy roddick.

My guess is you're an idiot :hug: And probably someone reported your silly post.

l_mac
06-03-2008, 04:43 PM
Faking an injury? He must have taken tips from Nole :yeah:

Nole's teaching a class at the ATP college. :worship:

tangerine_dream
06-03-2008, 04:43 PM
Did the crowd boo Almagro for giving up? Usually they are merciless against players who don't fight.

Greg Garber from ESPN says: "Nadal just beat the guy with the most clay-court wins this year, Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. Do you reaize how crazy that is, in a quarterfinal, no less. That's like winning a football game 65-3. The blisters that have bothered him periodically seem to have calmed down and he is locked in."

Greenday
06-03-2008, 04:44 PM
It's almost like almagro and verdasco tanked their matches......Bellucci, devilder and jarkko got more games of nadal........no doubt there is more too much love between these spanish guys....

hra87
06-03-2008, 04:44 PM
I wonder if Novak will retire once he's two sets and a break down.

Corey Feldman
06-03-2008, 04:46 PM
i hope he did get boo'd

like her or not, Sharapova gave her all yesterday for about 3 hours and got boo'd of court for some reason

l_mac
06-03-2008, 04:48 PM
Did the crowd boo Almagro for giving up? Usually they are merciless against players who don't fight.



Not that I saw. He was playing to the crowd. Acting bemused, screaming when he won a game,throwing his racket at shots that were flying past him, sitting at the net instead of going back to his seats at a change of ends.

He didn't really give up, he just played really badly.

Johnny Groove
06-03-2008, 04:48 PM
i hope he did get boo'd

like her or not, Sharapova gave her all yesterday for about 3 hours and got boo'd of court for some reason

Because Sharapova is a stuck up bitch that thinks everyone should love her and she is the golden girl.

That bitch deserves every boo she ever gets in her life.

Overrated in looks too

Iván
06-03-2008, 04:49 PM
i hope he did get boo'd

like her or not, Sharapova gave her all yesterday for about 3 hours and got boo'd of court for some reason

Sharapova is not liked because of her grunting, its too much. Even the players are getting fed up with it.

BlueSwan
06-03-2008, 04:49 PM
Nadal is sizzling! The match with Djokovic is gonna be a blast!

Iván
06-03-2008, 04:52 PM
Because Sharapova is a stuck up bitch that thinks everyone should love her and she is the golden girl.

That bitch deserves every boo she ever gets in her life.

Overrated in looks too

Sharapova is one of those girls that looks awesome in make-up and from far away.

http://www.yowazzup.com/blog/images/maria-sharapova.jpg

Lovely

http://www.ruvr.ru/files/Image/RUSSIA/faces/sport/Tennis/Sharapova.jpg

Not so lovely

GugaF1
06-03-2008, 04:52 PM
Imagine how Djokovic is feeling right now.... he will problably get to the court in the semis with Nadal, with diapers on.

If Nadal keeps this level up, in no way I see a repeat of the match in Hamburg. I also don't see how some make it seems as if this Spanish guys are just handing this to Nadal. I don't have a doubt that Verdasco, Almagro would give anything for a victory over Nadal specially in the later stages of a RG. I think Nadal is just in such a mental gear at the moment, that he is making this guys feel totally helpless on the court...

Fumus
06-03-2008, 04:52 PM
Nadal def. God

6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1

I think that was in the bible or sumtin...


Alright so Nadal's pretty good but we knew that already. And yes, Alamgro didn't play his best stuff today but he never brings his best in the big matches...(we knew that too). So this match really shouldn't be any surprise to anyone, more like an entertaining formality in a sense.

Here's what I didn't know, that Nadal could improve the quality of his tennis so much every year. Rafa works really hard on and off the court at making improvements. Monfils, Baghdatis, and others should take notes.

Keep rollin' Nadal! You're great for the game, and tennis fans everywhere.

dark_ambient
06-03-2008, 04:55 PM
Sharapova is one of those girls that looks awesome in make-up and from far away.In other words Sharapova is a Monet: good from far but far from good. ;) Almagro on the other hand he's good for Rafito even sideways. :eek: I guess Nadal won't mind that.

BigJohn
06-03-2008, 04:57 PM
No jokes now, what was the real score?

Ariadne
06-03-2008, 04:59 PM
Almagro's stats on serve were atrocious, and given that he generally has the best clay serve on tour (he had 78 aces in his 4 previous matches!) and today served below 50% (27% first serves in during the first set) I had the feeling he was putting in a half hearted effort to say the least.

The ATP should really fine Almagro for lack of effort. I'm dead serious. This wass a disgrace. I was not asking for Almagro to beat Nadal, but at least to put up a decent show. Davydenko was already fined, and for far less worse. Just think of all the spectators on the Philippe-Chatrier. I'd feel robbed.

MrChopin
06-03-2008, 04:59 PM
Well I haven't seen any complaints for the last 5 years when Federer has been destroying opponents left, right and centre. All I see is "JesusFed is back :worship: " and various other similar statements.

:spit: Yes, it's never been proposed that Fed is a transitional champ and that all twelve slams are due to luck or weak draws.

***

So Rafa yields 25 games in four matches.:eek: I'll see the match once ESPN decides to put the men on, but based on his Verdasco performance and the clips I've seen from the other matches, he's looking pretty unstoppable. Of course, the real test now begins.

GugaF1
06-03-2008, 05:03 PM
I think Bellucci Woke Nadal Up! :haha::haha: that was the most competetive match of Nadal in this tournament yet.

Corey Feldman
06-03-2008, 05:03 PM
Of course, the real test now begins.Yes, someone might hold serve 4 times a set now ;)

tangerine_dream
06-03-2008, 05:07 PM
i hope he did get boo'd

like her or not, Sharapova gave her all yesterday for about 3 hours and got boo'd of court for some reason
:lol: I'm still trying to find a video of Maria screaming "Up your fucking ass!" in that third set. :bolt:

Johnny Groove
06-03-2008, 05:08 PM
Almagro's stats on serve were atrocious, and given that he generally has the best clay serve on tour (he had 78 aces in his 4 previous matches!) and today served below 50% (27% first serves in during the first set) I had the feeling he was putting in a half hearted effort to say the least.

The ATP should really fine Almagro for lack of effort. I'm dead serious. This wass a disgrace. I was not asking for Almagro to beat Nadal, but at least to put up a decent show. Davydenko was already fined, and for far less worse. Just think of all the spectators on the Philippe-Chatrier. I'd feel robbed.

Coming from a Fed fan this is hilarious :lol:

Clara Bow
06-03-2008, 05:08 PM
Yes, it's never been proposed that Fed is a transitional champ

I don't really consider mediator to be the voice of the majority.

I'm still trying to find a video of Maria screaming "Up your fucking ass!" in that third set

It was pretty hilarious. Thank goodness for Tivo.

rofe
06-03-2008, 05:10 PM
But it's ok when Federer does it? :scratch:

It is not ok but don't complain when he does do it since jet boy does it as well. :rolleyes:

ChinoRios4Ever
06-03-2008, 05:13 PM
brutal from Nadal :worship:

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-03-2008, 05:15 PM
Because Sharapova is a stuck up bitch that thinks everyone should love her and she is the golden girl.

That bitch deserves every boo she ever gets in her life.

Overrated in looks too

the french crowd are assholes , they don't respect tennis , Sharapova shouldn't go there any more

acionescu
06-03-2008, 05:15 PM
The engravers already have the N on the winners trophy to be presented on Sunday.

Maybe is the N from Novak! :awww: :tears:


see, for every Ljubo, Blake that Fed has

Nadal has them in Moya, Verdasco and Almaggy

The good part with Nadal and Moya that sometimes thy want to switch the positions: Chennai 2008, Miami 2006! :aplot:

alfonsojose
06-03-2008, 05:16 PM
Embarrasing :o

Bibberz
06-03-2008, 05:21 PM
:lol: I'm still trying to find a video of Maria screaming "Up your fucking ass!" in that third set. :bolt:

WTF?! Who was she talking to? The crowd? Umpire? Linesman? Safina? Yuri?

ranaldo
06-03-2008, 05:22 PM
Almagro's lack of composure makes him the prime candidate for beatdowns against Rafa. I suppose he had tons of UEs...

Ariadne
06-03-2008, 05:22 PM
Coming from a Fed fan this is hilarious :lol:

Adhominem counter arguments are silly. Anyway, I have had my say...I won't bother with this thread anymore.

Bilbo
06-03-2008, 05:25 PM
Sharapova is one of those girls that looks awesome in make-up and from far away.

she looks much better than cibulkova though

Mansave_75
06-03-2008, 05:27 PM
Happy Birthday Rafa! 4th Roland Garros is even nearer.
Rafa forever. :)

safinalium
06-03-2008, 05:29 PM
:lol: I'm still trying to find a video of Maria screaming "Up your fucking ass!" in that third set. :bolt:
hahaha this was great. And I never understood why does she always talk to herself in English? I know that she's lived in the States and everything but English still isn't her native language. It's really weird :lol:

Anyway, Happy birthday, Rafa!!! It's 26-0 now, isn't it? :worship:

adee-gee
06-03-2008, 05:30 PM
I like to see Federer win easily - as a fan, that's understandable. But as a tennis fan in general...jesus...I want to see the opponent fight for it, show they are fighting for it, show they are motivated to try and win and take what victories they can.

You can lose 1, 1, and 1 and still walk off with your head held high because everyone can see you tried everything - changed things when they weren't working, tried different tactics, and fought your heart out.

If a slam QF can't bring that out in Almagro then what will?
I've lost count of the number of players who bend over for Federer. Obviously as a fan, you want to see your guy win easily and I'm no different with Nadal. That's not my point.

My point is this.

Federer destroys an opponent ---> JesusFed :worship: some of the shotmaking :hearts: :drool: etc. I rarely hear the opponent being criticised.
Nadal destroys an opponent ---> Opponent bent over :rolleyes: ridiculous amounts of moonballing :yawn: snorefest :zzz: etc.

I don't like Federer but I can appreciate a good performance and commend him for it. I don't doubt that a brilliant Federer performance will look more impressive than a brilliant Nadal performance, as even vintage Nadal isn't going to regularly blast winners. The fact is that they have different styles, just because he's not cleaning the lines with winners doesn't make a Nadal battering any less impressive than a Federer beatdown. My conclusion is that the only thing stopping people praising Nadal is the ridiculous amount of Fedtardism on here :D



(btw let me just reiterate that I'm not basing these comments on today's match, as I haven't even seen it yet and I have no doubt Almagro did play very badly to lose by this scoreline. But these "Verdasco and Almagro bent over to give their friend more energy for the Djokovic and Federer matches" comments are absolutely laughable).

Jimnik
06-03-2008, 05:37 PM
Greatest clay player of all time.

zcess81
06-03-2008, 05:39 PM
I've lost count of the number of players who bend over for Federer. Obviously as a fan, you want to see your guy win easily and I'm no different with Nadal. That's not my point.

My point is this.

Federer destroys an opponent ---> JesusFed :worship: some of the shotmaking :hearts: :drool: etc. I rarely hear the opponent being criticised.
Nadal destroys an opponent ---> Opponent bent over :rolleyes: ridiculous amounts of moonballing :yawn: snorefest :zzz: etc.

I don't like Federer but I can appreciate a good performance and commend him for it. I don't doubt that a brilliant Federer performance will look more impressive than a brilliant Nadal performance, as even vintage Nadal isn't going to regularly blast winners. The fact is that they have different styles, just because he's not cleaning the lines with winners doesn't make a Nadal battering any less impressive than a Federer beatdown. My conclusion is that the only thing stopping people praising Nadal is the ridiculous amount of Fedtardism on here :D



(btw let me just reiterate that I'm not basing these comments on today's match, as I haven't even seen it yet and I have no doubt Almagro did play very badly to lose by this scoreline. But these "Verdasco and Almagro bent over to give their friend more energy for the Djokovic and Federer matches" comments are absolutely laughable).

Both Verdasco and Almagro did bend over for Nadal but not because of Fed or Djokovic, they just don't believe they are worthy to be even on the same court as Rafa.

stebs
06-03-2008, 05:44 PM
Poor from Almagro really. Nowhere near good enough to even begin to trouble Nadal who was awesome in his destruction of Mucho.

groundstroke
06-03-2008, 05:44 PM
Almagro produced an incredible choke.

Kitty de Sade
06-03-2008, 05:47 PM
And to think I was on the phone to NY, until 1am last night, asking a journo if Almagro would win a set. :tape:

Not a good day for Nico, wow.

TBDB keeps rolling. Nice job. :yeah:

Beforehand
06-03-2008, 05:47 PM
Isn't the difference that Federer's opponents have never adoringly talked about him winning the final on Sunday as inevitable before the match they play with him?

shotgun
06-03-2008, 05:55 PM
Here's what happened in the match. Nadal on the left, Almagro on the right.

http://www.smiley-channel.de/grafiken/smiley/xxx/smiley-channel.de_xxx002.gif

Allez
06-03-2008, 06:00 PM
Men's tennis at its worst. The last few matches have been dire in the extreme. Verdasco, Monfis, Almagro the list is endless. I can't think of one great match so far. I can see why women want equal pay. They should stop the tournament and hand the trophy to its rightful owner :worship::worship::worship:

Castafiore
06-03-2008, 06:04 PM
:spit: Well, that was more easy than expected! :aparty: Happy birthday, Nadal!

Didn't see the match so I can't comment much really. I just wonder who in this thread actually saw it.



Adee-gee, can't good-rep you but :yeah:

Mateya
06-03-2008, 06:04 PM
God damn triple breadstick :eek:

I can't believe that challenger mugs like Belluci and Devilder troubled him more than mighty Verdasco and Almugro.
:worship:

spriwi
06-03-2008, 06:07 PM
how boring can a match be :o

and i say it as a huge fan of rafa .... :(

hope to see some fight vs nole.

i feel for those who paid a lot for the tickets today :p

scarecrows
06-03-2008, 06:10 PM
Here's what happened in the match. Nadal on the left, Almagro on the right.

http://www.smiley-channel.de/grafiken/smiley/xxx/smiley-channel.de_xxx002.gif

:haha:

Allez
06-03-2008, 06:11 PM
Nadal is in the best shape of his life. Nothing Verdasco and Almagro could do.

TheSwissMaster
06-03-2008, 06:16 PM
yeah happy birthday:bdaycake:. by the way when is he retiring. leave us alone rafa. this is ur friend rogers last chance, so dont spoil it.:music:

Merton
06-03-2008, 06:20 PM
Well, Mucho felt that he needed to go for more than he normally does against Nadal. That was too much for him and he never adjusted during the match. Result: A beatdown.

Nadal has spent 10 hours on court so far, regardless of what happens on Friday he should have enough in the tank to finish the tournament. Hard to see him stopped at this point.

Byrd
06-03-2008, 06:20 PM
Makes me think about how much of an idiot Nalbandian is, would of been a good match.

TheSwissMaster
06-03-2008, 06:21 PM
ATP should make two RG trophies. handover one trophy to nadal and make him sit out of the tournament (ok he can be allowed as a spectator) and then do the tournament b/w the remaining players. i've had enough of him.

how about that:aplot:

dark_ambient
06-03-2008, 06:26 PM
Here's what happened in the match. Nadal on the left, Almagro on the right.

http://www.smiley-channel.de/grafiken/smiley/xxx/smiley-channel.de_xxx002.gifNothing more to add really. Just wanted to post this once more time cause that was really what happened. It's actually the quintessence of this "QF".

Corey Feldman
06-03-2008, 06:28 PM
:lol: @ shotgun's smilie

btw, has Fed ever won a big GS quarter/semi losing only 3 games?

my memory doesnt recall him demolishing anyone like that at the late stages of a slam - contrary to some of these Rafatards defensive/counter attacks.

DhammaTiger
06-03-2008, 06:28 PM
Congratulations Rafa the great:woohoo: and happy Birthday. Good luck for friday.

garad
06-03-2008, 06:29 PM
But it's ok when Federer does it? :scratch:

When Fed does it, at least fans are entertained (see AO 2007 SF).

Black Adam
06-03-2008, 06:31 PM
AO sf 2007 was in no way entertaining.

Björki
06-03-2008, 06:32 PM
Rafa :worship:

garad
06-03-2008, 06:33 PM
AO sf 2007 was in no way entertaining.

:hug:

Lee
06-03-2008, 06:33 PM
ATP should make two RG trophies. handover one trophy to nadal and make him sit out of the tournament (ok he can be allowed as a spectator) and then do the tournament b/w the remaining players. i've had enough of him.

how about that:aplot:

Slams are NOT ATP tournaments.

garad
06-03-2008, 06:41 PM
Some smart people here. It's a bad thing when Nadal demolishes someone but when Federer does it we are all supposed to appreciate his "genius" play??? Talk about double standards you whiners. Just because Fed is strugling against nobodies you feel you have to bash Nadal for destroying with conviction the nobodies and the somebodies he is facing :rolleyes:

:haha: :worship: Your years long wait for Fed to actually start having some difficulties is finally over, so you can now take cheap shots at him

rafa the best
06-03-2008, 06:44 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAFA

It was a nice clay court tennis lection hhe gave to Almagro. I hope he learned something.

garad
06-03-2008, 06:44 PM
we should all feel privledged to watch such a brutal sportsman in full flow.

Almagro moaning about the conditions on court is just an excuse of a loser

Why should we feel privileged to watch anything brutal?

TheSwissMaster
06-03-2008, 06:45 PM
Slams are NOT ATP tournaments.

ok who ever governs the slams but isnt ATP the main governing body of tennis ?? and the rest comes under it

FedFan_2007
06-03-2008, 07:08 PM
AlMUGro is Nadal's waterboy, we all knew that. Now on to the real tournament - Djokovic.

FedFan_2007
06-03-2008, 07:09 PM
Why should we feel privileged to watch anything brutal?

Because it's what Clay Death likes. :o

Corey Feldman
06-03-2008, 07:10 PM
Almagro moaning about the conditions on court is just an excuse of a loseryep, like Berdych last year at Wimbledon "ohhhhh i cant play with this wind, i give up, get me of this court"

some of these 'players' :rolleyes:

they dont fight for an honorable death

jonas
06-03-2008, 07:12 PM
There was year when Borg won Roland Garros dropping atotal of 23 games (not accurate but somewhere in the 20's)

Actually he lost 32 games 1978 and 38 1980. Still pretty sick.

Roland Garros 1978 - Winner Bjorn Borg

R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA)
6-1 6-1 6-1

R64 Fagel, Rick (USA)
6-0 6-1 6-0

R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA)
6-0 6-2 6-2

R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA)
6-2 6-4 7-6

Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX)
6-3 6-3 6-0

S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA)
6-0 6-1 6-0

W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
6-1 6-1 6-3


Roland Garros 1980 – Winner Bjorn Borg

R128 Fillol, Alvaro (CHI)
6-3 6-1 6-4

R64 Gomez, Andres (ECU)
6-2 6-2 6-1

R32 Portes, Pascal (FRA)
6-3 6-0 6-1

R16 Taroczy, Balazs (HUN)
6-2 6-2 6-0

Q Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA)
6-0 6-3 6-3

S Solomon, Harold (USA)
6-2 6-2 6-0

W Gerulaitis, Vitas (USA)
6-4 6-1 6-2

Duncan
06-03-2008, 07:13 PM
2nd spaniard in a row to lie down to Rafa....


Interesting.

Black Adam
06-03-2008, 07:42 PM
Actually he lost 32 games 1978 and 38 1980. Still pretty sick.

Roland Garros 1978 - Winner Bjorn Borg

R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA)
6-1 6-1 6-1

R64 Fagel, Rick (USA)
6-0 6-1 6-0

R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA)
6-0 6-2 6-2

R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA)
6-2 6-4 7-6

Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX)
6-3 6-3 6-0

S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA)
6-0 6-1 6-0

W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG)
6-1 6-1 6-3


Roland Garros 1980 – Winner Bjorn Borg

R128 Fillol, Alvaro (CHI)
6-3 6-1 6-4

R64 Gomez, Andres (ECU)
6-2 6-2 6-1

R32 Portes, Pascal (FRA)
6-3 6-0 6-1

R16 Taroczy, Balazs (HUN)
6-2 6-2 6-0

Q Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA)
6-0 6-3 6-3

S Solomon, Harold (USA)
6-2 6-2 6-0

W Gerulaitis, Vitas (USA)
6-4 6-1 6-2
Borg was something. I wonder if Nadal can beat the 38 games record?

GlennMirnyi
06-03-2008, 07:55 PM
I've lost count of the number of players who bend over for Federer. Obviously as a fan, you want to see your guy win easily and I'm no different with Nadal. That's not my point.

My point is this.

Federer destroys an opponent ---> JesusFed :worship: some of the shotmaking :hearts: :drool: etc. I rarely hear the opponent being criticised.
Nadal destroys an opponent ---> Opponent bent over :rolleyes: ridiculous amounts of moonballing :yawn: snorefest :zzz: etc.

I don't like Federer but I can appreciate a good performance and commend him for it. I don't doubt that a brilliant Federer performance will look more impressive than a brilliant Nadal performance, as even vintage Nadal isn't going to regularly blast winners. The fact is that they have different styles, just because he's not cleaning the lines with winners doesn't make a Nadal battering any less impressive than a Federer beatdown. My conclusion is that the only thing stopping people praising Nadal is the ridiculous amount of Fedtardism on here :D



(btw let me just reiterate that I'm not basing these comments on today's match, as I haven't even seen it yet and I have no doubt Almagro did play very badly to lose by this scoreline. But these "Verdasco and Almagro bent over to give their friend more energy for the Djokovic and Federer matches" comments are absolutely laughable).


But that's obvious. When Federer wins by that score, he blew his opponent out of the court. When Nadal does it, the opponent blew Nadal, like that smilie shotgun posted. In a more serious tone, it's because the opponent made 95 UEs.

jazar
06-03-2008, 07:59 PM
you could say it was a bit one sided

Action Jackson
06-03-2008, 07:59 PM
Mucho was just borrowing the dress that Federer will be wearing on Sunday.

http://users.lmi.net/buddha/Images/People/PrideManPinkDressBIG.jpg

aurora2006
06-03-2008, 08:47 PM
First: HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAFA! :aparty: :kiss:
Second: This one was easy :banana:,so share your B-cake with Almagro!;)
Third: But leave some, to Novak and Roger too!:p

aurora2006
06-03-2008, 08:48 PM
Mucho was just borrowing the dress that Federer will be wearing on Sunday.

http://users.lmi.net/buddha/Images/People/PrideManPinkDressBIG.jpg


:haha:

Deivid23
06-03-2008, 09:10 PM
I'll lay this out there for you to think about. Almagro would have beaten Novak the way the latter played today.


How many beers have you drunk during the matches? :lol:

Deivid23
06-03-2008, 09:17 PM
Some smart people here. It's a bad thing when Nadal demolishes someone but when Federer does it we are all supposed to appreciate his "genius" play??? Talk about double standards you whiners. Just because Fed is strugling against nobodies you feel you have to bash Nadal for destroying with conviction the nobodies and the somebodies he is facing :rolleyes:

This lad has a point

Deivid23
06-03-2008, 09:27 PM
Almagro's stats on serve were atrocious, and given that he generally has the best clay serve on tour (he had 78 aces in his 4 previous matches!) and today served below 50% (27% first serves in during the first set) I had the feeling he was putting in a half hearted effort to say the least.

The ATP should really fine Almagro for lack of effort. I'm dead serious. This wass a disgrace. I was not asking for Almagro to beat Nadal, but at least to put up a decent show. Davydenko was already fined, and for far less worse. Just think of all the spectators on the Philippe-Chatrier. I'd feel robbed.

Nadal played 1st, 2nd, 3rd round in three days. Now his spanish friends wants to be really nice to Rafa and gave him some training sessions. Funny that Verdasco and Almagro played such a shit...fixed for me (and no, I don't hate Rafa so much. ;) )

2nd spaniard in a row to lie down to Rafa....


Interesting.

Spanish fixers!!!!


:haha: :haha:


You gotta admire my beloved Fedtards :worship: :hug:

Sunset of Age
06-03-2008, 09:48 PM
Here's what happened in the match. Nadal on the left, Almagro on the right.

http://www.smiley-channel.de/grafiken/smiley/xxx/smiley-channel.de_xxx002.gif

OMG. :tape:

My court case today was a lot more interesting than this match, that's for sure. Happy Birthday Raf... :worship:

The Pro
06-03-2008, 10:50 PM
Some tardtastic opinions in this thread.

It seemed to me that Almago did play like shit. But he picked up a little later on when it was too little too late. From his theatrics it seemed like he was despondent and fed up.

I think his mindset for the match was wrong. He did go into it expecting to get a jolly good rogering.

Jokervic doesn't have a hope over best of 5 for the semi. :devil:

Branimir
06-03-2008, 10:53 PM
Two fixed matches. Disgusting. Go negative rep me now.
If that was best of Almagro today, I am Chuck Norris.

fast_clay
06-03-2008, 11:04 PM
Here's what happened in the match. Nadal on the left, Almagro on the right.

http://www.smiley-channel.de/grafiken/smiley/xxx/smiley-channel.de_xxx002.gif

:haha:

holy shit he really took it hard there didnt he that almagro...

great match highlights..

zicofirol
06-03-2008, 11:19 PM
if i didnt like almagro before, now i detest him, what a gutless preformance, being two wins away from the final he came into the game just to collect a paycheck and get out... 0 heart this guy...

what he did is worse than fixing at least fixers do it for money this loser just didnt even bother trying...

Federerhingis
06-03-2008, 11:56 PM
what a POS, true performance of a guy who had already told us all about how Rafa would beat Federer on sunday even before he stepped on the court :rolls:

you could see at 2-1 in the first set that Almagro couldnt wait to shake hands at the net and worship his awesomeeeeee hero :worship:

see, for every Ljubo, Blake that Fed has

Nadal has them in Moya, Verdasco and Almaggy

I know Verdasco played like a wimp too. :yawn:

I mean he was going to beat them any way but triple breadsticks from his fellow spanish players is just pathetic. :o

RonE
06-04-2008, 01:12 AM
:zzz: :zzz: :zzz:

sheeter
06-04-2008, 01:16 AM
This could have been a hell of a match. In those games where Almagro tried, there were some excellent points.

Lucinda
06-04-2008, 01:34 AM
Ouch, seriously. Bring back Bellucci.

LinkMage
06-04-2008, 01:44 AM
What a waste of time this tournament has become. They should have handed the trophy to Nadal the first Sunday.

RagingLamb
06-04-2008, 01:45 AM
I just saw a replay of this.

what a HORRIBLE match

finishingmove
06-04-2008, 01:56 AM
Ouch, seriously. Bring back Bellucci.

:yeah: :o

DhammaTiger
06-04-2008, 03:57 AM
ATP should make two RG trophies. handover one trophy to nadal and make him sit out of the tournament (ok he can be allowed as a spectator) and then do the tournament b/w the remaining players. i've had enough of him.

how about that:aplot:

The ATP doesn't run the grand slams it's run by the ITF and the Grand Slam Committee. It seems you have no knowledge of tennis at all for even posting something like this. How come you never say that about your hero Roger Federer who won umpteen USopens and wimbledon in a row?

TheSwissMaster
06-04-2008, 05:30 AM
The ATP doesn't run the grand slams it's run by the ITF and the Grand Slam Committee. It seems you have no knowledge of tennis at all for even posting something like this. How come you never say that about your hero Roger Federer who won umpteen USopens and wimbledon in a row?


i see some people have a very bad sense of humour

and ofcourse Whether its ATP or ITF, isn't a major thing to fight about so calm down

gulzhan
06-04-2008, 05:41 AM
:lol: @ shotgun's smilie

btw, has Fed ever won a big GS quarter/semi losing only 3 games?

my memory doesnt recall him demolishing anyone like that at the late stages of a slam - contrary to some of these Rafatards defensive/counter attacks.

Well, your memory is fake as your idol. Fed was demolishing opponents in the finals :eek: His matches against Agassi, Roddick etc were pure jokes, bad shows, absolutely same as the exhibition matches against Sampras, high art for Fedtards, insult to sport for Rafatards...

Here at least neither Rafa nor Almagro/Verdasco made a show and I personally prefer honesty to something as Federer's match against Istomin in the 1st round of AO-06 :mad:

eck
06-04-2008, 05:50 AM
:lol: Could Almagro try any harder to suck :o

Knightmace
06-04-2008, 08:53 AM
CRUSHED!

Not lost a set so far.

krystlel
06-04-2008, 10:21 AM
Totally unacceptable for Almagro to win as few games as that and play as poor as that given that he has shown consistently good form this clay season. He looked beaten from the outset and didn't even bother to employ a more conventional game and just continued to try and make quick winners.

almouchie
06-04-2008, 10:35 AM
i want to see a performance like that aginst federer, demolition
rafa the Dominator or is terminator better
losing 3 games on clay no less is simply impressive
but every match is a clean slate