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French Open final 08: Nadal hammers Federer 6-1 6-3 6-0

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Burrow
06-08-2008, 03:02 PM
Amazing by Nadal, really, gave nothing away at all, never seen Federer get so thrashed. :worship:

Jelena
06-08-2008, 03:02 PM
Match isn't over yet

miura
06-08-2008, 03:02 PM
Dreadful performance by Roger Federer. Nadal was awesome.

Finally the clay-court season is over and we can start watch some exciting fast tennis and not the usual drawn-out UF-fests.

Jelena
06-08-2008, 03:03 PM
Not yet over

Aloimeh
06-08-2008, 03:03 PM
Congratulations Nadal, you're superb!

partygirl
06-08-2008, 03:03 PM
Fuck that looks bad.
:sad:


congrats Rafa & Rafa fans!!

luxsword
06-08-2008, 03:03 PM
Tiime for Fed to do a Safina. :unsure:

MIMIC
06-08-2008, 03:03 PM
Hammers? I think this verb is lacking color.

More like "rapes and then tortures".

Albop
06-08-2008, 03:04 PM
good job burro

elessar
06-08-2008, 03:04 PM
What you mean there's no hope anymore for a come from VERY VERY far behind victory :sad:

Really bad by Roger and amazing as always by Rafa, congrats on the 4th title :worship:

Not really much more to say demolition as expected.

hablovah19
06-08-2008, 03:04 PM
The match isn't finished yet.

But I considered not watching it and now I regret watching.

This is the worst performance Fed has ever had in RG final. :help:

What a beatdown. :bolt:

OrinUK
06-08-2008, 03:04 PM
Is Fed having a silent stroke or something?

Rafa you are the man solid tennis alla tournament

leng jai
06-08-2008, 03:04 PM
Burro living up to this name.

rocketassist
06-08-2008, 03:04 PM
Too easy.

He's winning about 8 or 9 of these on the spin.

LinkMage
06-08-2008, 03:04 PM
Fed should have gone to practise on grass after Friday's semi.

Bilbo
06-08-2008, 03:05 PM
expected straight sets win by nadal :yeah:

and also expected quickie

most one-sided final between these two as expected

thanks for the big money, rafa you fucking animal :yeah:

next years final: nadal-djokovic. this was roger's last final in roland garros imo.

you heard it here first

Allegretto
06-08-2008, 03:05 PM
Sure is over now. What an absoloute destruction.

scoobs
06-08-2008, 03:05 PM
Well done to Nadal - he's a legend :eek: :worship:

Rogi :hug:

First bagel set since 1999.

Never mind.

I'm sure you tried your best.

Rafa is just too good for you on clay.

adee-gee
06-08-2008, 03:05 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Easiest match of the tournament for Rafa, so easy he couldn't even dive on his back at the end :spit:

Well played Fed, great effort. Maybe next year :hug:

Rafa you fucking animal, what a champion :bowdown:

Benny_Maths
06-08-2008, 03:05 PM
Lol wtf...most one sided grand slam final since 'real' tennis began?

hablovah19
06-08-2008, 03:05 PM
So much for depth in mens' tennis. :haha:

Deivid23
06-08-2008, 03:05 PM
What a beatdown and what a beast :worship:

Congrats Rafa, u fucking animal! :lol:

Bibberz
06-08-2008, 03:05 PM
Somewhere Tony Roche is laughing his ass off.

Richardgm
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
Congrats to RAFA.

Chileno
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
Owned.

Albop
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
Burro living up to this name.

http://www.newmexicophotos.com/blog/photos02/burro.jpg

marcRD
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
Congrats Rafa, Fed wont win RG while Rafa is the greatest on clay and Rafa will be the greatest for many, many years to come.

Voo de Mar
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
:zzz:

Slasher
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
:)

Nice little slaughtering.

MIMIC
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
This thread has a more appropriate title. This was pretty much ****.

Guevara01
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
I expected Rafa to win ... but I also expected Roger to play. What happened?

The applause for Rafael at the end was so quiet, just because everyone was in shock. Poor Roger. A complete breakdown.

Congrats Rafa!

MissMelly2U
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
AMAZING NADAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There's no other way to describe him right now.
I'm totally impressed. :worship:

Roger :help: Damn I'm ready to drop you from my siggy.
4/22 games. He got beaten like a red-headed step child. Try harder next time!

Burrow
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
Nadal never even annoyed me today, no big massive fist pumps or nothing, if he fell to the ground after that it would have been :o

hra87
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
He didn't even fall over at the end.

Enough said!

Regenbogen
06-08-2008, 03:06 PM
That was rather horrifying. :help:

Congrats to Nadal, I wanted him to win and all, but that wasn't much fun to watch.

rocketassist
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
Stop posting results before the match is finished you :retard:s

Langers
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
Wow, just absolutely WOW!!!

Nadal is amazing, best game I've ever seen from anyone. Federer no way near his level.

Btw, worst finish to a Slam ever? What the heck?

luxsword
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
Very disappointing. :awww: It's like, for once there was an interesting women's final, the men's one is a non-match. :( Great job by Nadal. :worship:

Greenday
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
Rafa :worship::worship::worship:

I didnt even feel bad for fed coz i never expected him to win anyways!...but I was hoping atleast rafa wont bagel fed :lol::lol::lol: ......Unforunately he got bagel and a breadstick....oh well.....

gambit84
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
thanks Rafa

and finally this RG is ended

http://brianingraham.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/sleepy.jpg


:wavey:

Albop
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
Congrats nadal, you big fighter :worship:

Mimi
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
OMG,can't believe the score, OMG rafaAAAAAAAAAAA:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::wo ohoo::woohoo:

Chip_s_m
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
That was almost as ugly as Smeets vs. Berdych.

eck
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
Federer just got taken to school :o

What an awful match all around.

gebl
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
excellent work, Rafa

dedicated to exodus, speranza, p.antonious, marcrd, (etc)

Viken01
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
NADAL
:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

Adler
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
Eaaasy

SerenaFederer
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
:sobbing:

crude oil
06-08-2008, 03:07 PM
a lot of people will say federer played bad but really after 10 clay matches, i think we already know the best performance federer can put against nadal.

tae04
06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
federer got his @$$ whooped. hopefully he does not win wimbledon, cuz this yr his form has been pathetic.

shaggy
06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
fast and painless

Motoflou
06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
ohhhh Roger. :sobbing:

Well look at it this way...Pete never did it either....

DDrago2
06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
Hammers? I think this verb is lacking color.

More like "rapes and then tortures".

standard **** and abuse :lol:

Roger missing to much, Nadal much more consistent

*bunny*
06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

Congats, Rafa!! :D

Kworb
06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
Shameful performance from Roger, what was that?

Auscon
06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
Unbelievable

Roger didn't play well but I don't think it mattered too much

I feel bad for Roger, he was feeling like he was closer than ever and then Nadal throws him right back to square 1. But then I realise he's ridiculously rich and will likely win Wimbledon in a month, so no sympathy necessary :)

IMO Roger doesn't need to win this one to be the best of all time - there's no shame in losing to the greatest claycourt player of alltime in 3 consecutive RG finals.

The kids a monster - well done Rafa. Without injury I can't see anyone taking this title away from him for the next half decade

Stensland
06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
out

of

this

world.

period.

nadal is a barbarian.

ReturnWinner
06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
What a beatdown,and with a bagel :drool:
Federer missed some chances in the second,he was not going to win anyway but could win a set and for sure avoid the bagel.

Andre♥
06-08-2008, 03:08 PM
And this guy is the GOAT? :haha:

Sampras today would have won more than 4 games against Rafa.

Amazing by Rafa though. 7 unforced errors during the whole match! :eek:

Roger, take Wilander's advice and get some balls.

http://www.mathewingram.com/work/wp-content/uploads/myspace-owned.jpg

Kuhne
06-08-2008, 03:09 PM
Roger...... get a heart...

Rafa, thanks for the cash :) bet sure was expensive but I figured it was a pretty sure bet. straight sets and a bagel? I don't feel good cos I wanted Rog to win but that 1k sure feels good in my pocket.

adee-gee
06-08-2008, 03:09 PM
Where are the Fedtards who slaughtered Almagro for his effort? :clap2:

djoky
06-08-2008, 03:09 PM
What a ass beating!

vincayou
06-08-2008, 03:09 PM
Rafa was better than last year, Roger was not as good but managed to get to the final thanks to a good draw. A beating was odds on.

There is always next year...

HNCS
06-08-2008, 03:09 PM
WTF...

I expected a loss... BUT WTF was that ROGER??!!

~EMiLiTA~
06-08-2008, 03:09 PM
That must be one of the worst GS finals in history...and to think we're talking about Federer here...was he injured/sick? I can't believe he was 100% to lose like that. Boring final to end a boring tournament.

Rogieva
06-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Roger :sad: Just not your day, again :crying2: Move onto the grass now :)

Well done Rafa, total dominance once again

tangerine_dream
06-08-2008, 03:10 PM
No matter how much big talk and hot air Roger blows about beating Rafa at Roland Garros, he seems to be getting further and further away from him on clay. He's supposed to be the second best clay court player but Rafa made him look worse than a chump. He took him to school, beat him up, rubbed his face in the mud, gave him a wedgie and then shoved him in the gym locker. Total domination.

That was unreal to watch. Rafa is positively absurd. Even Nole won more games than Roger did today. Hell, even Andy won more games when Roger annhiliated him at the Aussie Open last year. I would put Rafa's performance on that same level Roger showed at the AO, it was numinous and out of this world sublime.

It was just one of those days, a match for Roger to forget and for Rafa to remember.

*edit*

And as usual, instead of celebrating Rafa's clay genius and his history making win, the US commentators prefer to focus on Roger and mourn for him. Losing like that sucks but still, Rafa could not have played more perfectly and they could have at least been more happy for him. :secret: Mary C.

*edit again*

Adding photos, because I like them. :)

Benny_Maths
06-08-2008, 03:10 PM
This thread has a more appropriate title. This was pretty much ****.

With no lube!

leng jai
06-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Diabolically poor match from Fedmug. Roddickesque net tactics, seriously why would you come into the net againt Nadal unless its on a putaway? Absolute ZERO use of the slice, the topspin backhand obviously doesn't cut but Fedmug must be reading MTF and convinced he has the best single hander of all time.

General Suburbia
06-08-2008, 03:10 PM
What a beatdown. This must be how Roddick felt after saying over and over to himself, "I'm getting closer and closer, this match could be the one. This match will be the one" before getting thrashed again. Or how Hewitt felt after losing the US Open to Fed.

Just painful to watch.

adee-gee
06-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Diabolically poor match from Fedmug. Roddickesque net tactics, seriously why would you come into the net againt Nadal unless its on a putaway? Absolute ZERO use of the slice, the topspin backhand obviously doesn't cut but Fedmug must be reading MTF and convinced he has the best single hander of all time.
True.

I mean, I realise his groundstrokes weren't working, but to come to the net on nothing approaches down the centre of the court was nothing short of suicidal. Crazy.

freeandlonely
06-08-2008, 03:10 PM
:(

Kolya
06-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Pwnage!

It was expected...

Federer needs to change his whole game to win RG.

Herdwick
06-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Rafa - many congrats. Not a stunning match by any means but Roger was beaten :sad: before he came on the court.

(And I think we can stop laughing at Nole now.)

Farenhajt
06-08-2008, 03:11 PM
Oh, what sweetness, oh, what joy... :woohoo:

The second hardest pwnage in a GS Final in the open era :inlove:

Dedicated to all who're still dreaming of "JesusFed" - apemants, prima donnas and the likes.

"I've spoken to my coach Nicolas Almagro after the match, you know, and we agreed I played a good match, nothing particularly in my game today was off, you know, and since coach Almagro took only 3 games, I should really be satisfied by taking 4."

azinna
06-08-2008, 03:11 PM
Easy pickings......

scoobs
06-08-2008, 03:11 PM
Rafa was better than last year, Roger was not as good but managed to get to the final thanks to a good draw. A beating was odds on.

There is always next year...
Yep - anyone paying attention should have guessed it would be Nadal's fairly easily. Rogi could have had a brilliant day but....it seemed unlikely based on recent experience.

See how hard Djokovic had to work in the third set just to get to a tiebreak, which he still lost.

helgagonzalez
06-08-2008, 03:11 PM
oh sweet, sweet victory!!!!
Congrats Rafa! You deserve it.

:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

Avid Merrion
06-08-2008, 03:11 PM
:bounce::bounce: Vamos Rafa!! :bounce::bounce:

wow, that was just brutal! :worship:

OrinUK
06-08-2008, 03:12 PM
WTF Fed doesn't deserve the runner up plate, he was crap.

Greenday
06-08-2008, 03:12 PM
Poor Fed...!.....I feel bad for the guy!....:lol::lol::lol::lol:

jaybee
06-08-2008, 03:12 PM
Vamos! Four in a row! Congratulations to an awesome player!

Kuhne
06-08-2008, 03:12 PM
Correction, I made 900 bucks, 100 goe to blaze :(

Auscon
06-08-2008, 03:12 PM
What a beatdown. This must be how Roddick felt after saying over and over to himself, "I'm getting closer and closer, this match could be the one. This match will be the one" before getting thrashed again. Or how Hewitt felt after losing the US Open to Fed.

Just painful to watch.


Well put

Roger might think twice before putting Andy through that kind of misery again ;)

Never thought I'd see that done to a now at full health Roger...

Spes
06-08-2008, 03:12 PM
The women's final was better than this. :o

Congrats, Rafa.

vincayou
06-08-2008, 03:12 PM
Still amazing for Roger to have been 3 times in final. If not for Rafa, he would have already 3 or 4 French open.

crude oil
06-08-2008, 03:12 PM
And this guy is the GOAT? :haha:

Sampras today would have won more than 4 games against Rafa.

Amazing by Rafa though. 7 unforced errors during the whole match! :eek:

Roger, take Wilander's advice and get some balls.

http://www.mathewingram.com/work/wp-content/uploads/myspace-owned.jpg

please...sampras got bagelled by kafelnikov on clay.

get a brain.

feuselino
06-08-2008, 03:13 PM
Uf, that hurt. Too good from Nadal, aweful from Fed.

Well, on to Wimbledon!

bk4ever
06-08-2008, 03:13 PM
Vamos Rafa...I LOVE YOU :hearts: :bounce: :bounce:

Timariot
06-08-2008, 03:13 PM
Summary of the match for those who missed it. Roger's playing in pink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fecILOKjP4

hablovah19
06-08-2008, 03:13 PM
please...sampras got bagelled by kafelnikov on clay.

get a brain.

:bowdown:

partygirl
06-08-2008, 03:13 PM
Mirka could have totally beaten Rafa.

scarecrows
06-08-2008, 03:14 PM
roger just lulled Nadal in a sense of security to surprise him next year, well done roger

Bibberz
06-08-2008, 03:14 PM
Diabolically poor match from Fedmug. Roddickesque net tactics, seriously why would you come into the net againt Nadal unless its on a putaway? Absolute ZERO use of the slice, the topspin backhand obviously doesn't cut but Fedmug must be reading MTF and convinced he has the best single hander of all time.

Definitely agree. It seemed like one of three things happened when Fed approached:

(1) Rafa passed Fed.
(2) Rafa lobbed over Fed.
(3) Fed's volley found the net.

But it's not like Fed was holding his own in the back of the court. There weren't too many instances where I thought Fed should have come up but he failed to do so.

thehotstuff66
06-08-2008, 03:14 PM
All i can say is Fed has nothing to be ashamed up, he got to the final and truthfully the score doesnt matter, all that matters is he lost to be the best clay court player in the world and the beatdown was expected...hell nadal was hitting winners from all over the place....Nadal deserves this trophy...Fed, i love you, i always will, and nadal, this was a great match from you....

U have two of the best players in the world, if not for the other, each would have what they desired most, rafa would be # 1 ang roger would have won the french, i think it evens out...


12 grand slams is a thing of beauty and nothing to laugh at....Rafa 4 french opens and counting....so kudos to both...for getting here even with the upstarts on their tail and trying to take it from them...

cat

aussie_fan
06-08-2008, 03:14 PM
what a killing, well done nadal

RogiRafaFan86
06-08-2008, 03:14 PM
Bow down, bitches. :worship:

I feel so bad for Roger. But except for that brief moment in the 2nd set, he just couldn't do anything. Completely outplayed. It hurt to watch. :sad:

historystupid
06-08-2008, 03:14 PM
Men's tennis is going to die if a player like this could still remain number one in the world at the end of the year.

wilmar
06-08-2008, 03:15 PM
Vamos Nadal! I hope he can carry this form and confidence into the rest of the season...he is moving and reacting amazingly...dare i say he is in the best form

moon language
06-08-2008, 03:15 PM
Wow! I feel bad for Federer getting a spanking like that. I didn't think he'd win but I never thought he'd get smoked THAT badly.

Pure fire from Nadal ... very impressive display.

Herdwick
06-08-2008, 03:15 PM
Kudos to Roger for nice speech. He must feel as if he wants to sink through the floor.

Black Adam
06-08-2008, 03:15 PM
I sure as hell that this is the end of Ballet tennis. Mentally, Jesus Fed might never show up again after this :yeah: :rocker2:

He just won one more game than Almugro, Nuff said!

luxsword
06-08-2008, 03:15 PM
Funny speeches. :lol:

Greenday
06-08-2008, 03:15 PM
I think this should fire up Fed more than anything for wimbledon!...

Auscon
06-08-2008, 03:16 PM
Nice speech Roger...bet he would've rather not have to speak at all but the guys all class

Snoo Foo
06-08-2008, 03:16 PM
Can somebody confirm, is this Federer's 1st 0-6 set since

London / Queen's Club, England 7-Jun-99
R64 Black, Byron (ZIM) 37 3-6 0-6

Guevara01
06-08-2008, 03:16 PM
The amount of respect that these two have for eachother, it wouldn't surprise me if this victory was very bittersweet.

l_mac
06-08-2008, 03:16 PM
Rafa :worship: :worship: :worship:

I only watched 2nd and 3rd sets, but that was unbelievable from Rafa. Just out of this world. Amazing performance.

4 years of total dominance on clay - I just don't have the words for how amazing he is.

STAR - :woohoo: :woohoo: :worship: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Our concern was misplaced.

vincayou
06-08-2008, 03:16 PM
Men's tennis is going to die if a player like this could still remain number one in the world at the end of the year.

Sampras was 6 time number one without even reaching the final of RG once in his life. :retard:

krystlel
06-08-2008, 03:16 PM
Great stuff from Nadal, it was like he had an answer to everything Federer threw at him. Whenever Federer was able to execute his shots, Nadal came up with amazing shots from defensive positions and barely made any unforced errors at all. Federer was inconsistent and seemed a bit lost out there.

sheeter
06-08-2008, 03:16 PM
Rafa should be commended for playing great, but Federer . . . come on! What happened to everything???

ClaudiuS
06-08-2008, 03:17 PM
expected win by Nadal.

But an unexpected breadstick and bagel for that one :o

Tankman
06-08-2008, 03:17 PM
Wow. W. T. F. :tape:

I get up half an hour ago looking to see a few sets and end up watching the last two points. :help: Hearing Roger give his loser's speech now, he sounds like he's been run over by a bus.

In retrospect, a straight sets loss isn't terribly surprising... but this scoreline is.

hablovah19
06-08-2008, 03:17 PM
Sampras was 6 time number one without even reaching the final of RG once in his life. :retard:

Interesting.

scoobs
06-08-2008, 03:19 PM
Can somebody confirm, is this Federer's 1st 0-6 set since

London / Queen's Club, England 7-Jun-99
R64 Black, Byron (ZIM) 37 3-6 0-6

yes it is - first bagel conceded since Queens 1999.

Rafa :worship: :worship: :worship:

I only watched 2nd and 3rd sets, but that was unbelievable from Rafa. Just out of this world. Amazing performance.

4 years of total dominance on clay - I just don't have the words for how amazing he is.

STAR - :woohoo: :woohoo: :worship: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Our concern was misplaced.

YA THINK????????????????????????????????????????????! !!!!!!!!!

;)

hablovah19
06-08-2008, 03:19 PM
Aw, Rafa spoke some French. :awww:

And he apologized to Roger for playing so well ? :haha:

Stensland
06-08-2008, 03:19 PM
clay death must be thrilled.

i bet he's dancing in the streets right now. no wonder he's not posting. :D

habibko
06-08-2008, 03:19 PM
well done for reaching the final Roger :) and Rafa you are too good on clay :worship:

Fed took it like a man, and he did all he could I'm sure, maybe there is that mental edge still but it's only on this surface, he will recover his form soon at Wimbly :angel:

congratulations all Rafa fans hard luck fellow Rog fans :)

gmokb
06-08-2008, 03:20 PM
How is it that Federer is not in tears? I am still stun at how badly he was beaten:sad:
All I can say is on to the grass we go, especially Wimb hopefully he will defend and WIN his 5th title!!!!!!!!!!!! Forget the damn French:mad:

Bibberz
06-08-2008, 03:20 PM
I sure as hell that this is the end of Ballet tennis. Mentally, Jesus Fed might never show up again after this :yeah: :rocker2:

He just won one more game than Almugro, Nuff said!

Wait, wait, wait. Isn't this Jesus character supposed to return during the rapture? I think that means JesusFed will retire (at some point) and then make a triumphant return.

VolandriFan
06-08-2008, 03:20 PM
:haha: :lol: :spit: :rolls: Federer is improving on clay every year!

Andre♥
06-08-2008, 03:20 PM
please...sampras got bagelled by kafelnikov on clay.

get a brain.

The question isn't the result. It's the attitude on court. A player with a losing mentality can't be the GOAT.

I hate Fakervic, but hell! He was down 4:6 2:6 0:3* and he fought and took the set to a tie-break.

The Magician
06-08-2008, 03:21 PM
Anyone criticizing Fed is retarded. You could see the drastic change in strategy in his game. He tried to come to net as much as possible, he went for winners to avoid long backhand rallies, and basically did everything in his power to prevent the same thing happening as has happened the past 3 years. Obviously, the strategy didn't work because Fed's 1st serve was off today, and Nadal was playing amazing. But after 3 tries already, you can't blame him for trying.

scoobs
06-08-2008, 03:21 PM
Seriously though - 4 games won.

That's a good old-fashioned, take-him-behind-the-toolshed, no-holds-barred thrashing.

I'm quite amused more than anything.

Sorry Roger - I wanted you to win but you were so far away from it today that it's sorta funny.

Lunaris
06-08-2008, 03:21 PM
Expected thrashing. I must laugh at Wilander, McEnroe and other clowns who said how Federer had improved on clay and that this was his best chance to beat Nadal at RG.

anon57
06-08-2008, 03:21 PM
Very impressive scoreline
:hatoff: Amazing result for Nadal to get his fourth consecutive RG

Goonergal
06-08-2008, 03:21 PM
Rafa :hug:

But this was just sad from Fed :o

groundstroke
06-08-2008, 03:21 PM
Not good enough from Federer - but he had it coming after the first set. He needs to work harder to beat Nadal, not go for a new coach or work on volleys more, but hey, Nadal was playing superb today.

Forehander
06-08-2008, 03:22 PM
I never thought Federer would be humiliated in the way he did against Hewitt in US Open final. Bit hurtful to watch. But terribly played by Federer and Nadal was simply in the zone.

Gabs24
06-08-2008, 03:22 PM
Congrats Rafa!! You raging bull, you!! :bigclap: Complete thrashing.
Fed :( keep your chin up, your fave tournament is coming. :D

leng jai
06-08-2008, 03:22 PM
Anyone criticizing Fed is retarded. You could see the drastic change in strategy in his game. He tried to come to net as much as possible, he went for winners to avoid long backhand rallies, and basically did everything in his power to prevent the same thing happening as has happened the past 3 years. Obviously, the strategy didn't work because Fed's 1st serve was off today, and Nadal was playing amazing. But after 3 tries already, you can't blame him for trying.

His tactics were poor today. Come on, his net approaches were becoming Roddickesque and he didn't use the slice at all. If he wasn't so stubborn he probably would saved himself from the bagel today.

enqvistfan
06-08-2008, 03:23 PM
:sad:

Unfortunately, expected. Congrats to Rafa ! Was nice to see Bjorn :worship:

DDrago2
06-08-2008, 03:23 PM
How is it that Federer is not in tears? I am still stun at how badly he was beaten:sad:
All I can say is on to the grass we go, especially Wimb hopefully he will defend and WIN his 5th title!!!!!!!!!!!!

He already did it last year

DhammaTiger
06-08-2008, 03:23 PM
Rafa is the best. Rafa, u made me so, so happy. I was having a foot massage, because I was so nervous, and didn't watch the match. Now I am on cloud nine. There are no more superlatives to describe Rafael the Greatest. Vamos Rafa!

Tnn74
06-08-2008, 03:23 PM
:yeah: Mission Accomplished! :bounce:
Rafa is a Clay God! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Complete beat down! :woohoo::

dj_mercury
06-08-2008, 03:23 PM
I'm sure you tried your best.
His performance was shameful for a nr.1 of the world, no fighting spirit at all, even if the best Federer wouldn't have won against this Nadal, but there are ways and ways to loose a match, this surely wan't an appropriate one for a player like Federer. We will see how he reacts in Wimbledon, but after this performance I am really doubtful we will see Federer winning again on the english grass this year, unless he suddenly finds again his magic tennis, whose sign we saw in maybe one game today.

zcess81
06-08-2008, 03:23 PM
Rafa :worship: :worship: :worship:

I only watched 2nd and 3rd sets, but that was unbelievable from Rafa. Just out of this world. Amazing performance.

4 years of total dominance on clay - I just don't have the words for how amazing he is.

STAR - :woohoo: :woohoo: :worship: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Our concern was misplaced.

Amazing win for Nadal, as expected. Unfortunately he'll get back to his feet for the rest of the season. It's like previous years for Nadal...amazing on clay...good on grass (so far)...average during HC season. Unfortunately for him, being amazing only on clay will not get him that no.1 spot. Even if he does goe to no.1 he won't stay there for very long. To be no.1 you have to be all cour player nowadays, which Nadal is not.

Or Levy
06-08-2008, 03:23 PM
Oh Roger, who told you to help me get to my family dinner on time?

Nothing went his way today. Poor thing, that must hurt so badly, not just the defeat, but the score, too.

Rafa, you are a monster, you've proven this all week - got some help today, but nevertheless, a brilliant performance.

I want to rewind today, can I?

moon language
06-08-2008, 03:24 PM
Not good enough from Federer - but he had it coming after the first set. He needs to work harder to beat Nadal, not go for a new coach or work on volleys more, but hey, Nadal was playing superb today.

At this point it doesn't look like there's anything he can do except hope for Nadal to play poorly.

Naide
06-08-2008, 03:24 PM
poor Roger :awww:
This Rafito is good.

A_Skywalker
06-08-2008, 03:24 PM
vamoooooooooooooooos, Rafa is the best on clay again

jcempire
06-08-2008, 03:24 PM
6-1 6-3 6-0

Oh my God

What's going on ????? Nadal is amazing

I still can't believe my eyes.

This is the king of Clay as Roger on WIM

HNCS
06-08-2008, 03:24 PM
Expected thrashing. I must laugh at Wilander, McEnroe and other clowns who said how Federer had improved on clay and that this was his best chance to beat Nadal at RG.

I still think that it was right to think that Federer has improved, and in fact it was logical to think he had a better chance. Being so close in Hamburg and Monte Carlo.

But it's up to Roger to bring the improvement and mindset on the court, but obviously he didn't.

Alvarillo
06-08-2008, 03:25 PM
:worship: no words
Rafa, legend!

Roger :kiss:

ranaldo
06-08-2008, 03:25 PM
Rafa played awesome shots, totally deserved. Roger as expected tried everything that stupidass Wilander and other tennis commentators repeat over and over again :attack the net on everyball. That's why he lost the match so quickly, after being broken in that 1st set for the second time, he started not thinking clearly, he was rushed on everything. And why oh why play everyball on Nadal's backhand ?? His own backhand was quite pathetic. He's not getting in position very quickly, actually it's getting worse and worse each year against Nadal at least. Too much topspin, not enough depth...
He really needs to get in shape for this one...

Chiseller
06-08-2008, 03:25 PM
ruthless

Guga_fan
06-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Yep - anyone paying attention should have guessed it would be Nadal's fairly easily. Rogi could have had a brilliant day but....it seemed unlikely based on recent experience.

See how hard Djokovic had to work in the third set just to get to a tiebreak, which he still lost.
You must remember that before working hard Djokovic was playing a mediocre tennis and was two breaks down and Nadal had 3:0 in the third set. After that Nole easily kept his service and always gave Rafa a hard time keeping his, broke him twice and got really near another, having a set point. I am not talking about his chances against Rafa, but its not like he killed himself just to get to a tiebreak.

DDrago2
06-08-2008, 03:26 PM
The question isn't the result. It's the attitude on court.


Federer lacks attitude, that's known since the beggining of his carrier, that's how he is. But today he also made too many mistakes

habibko
06-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Unbelievable

Roger didn't play well but I don't think it mattered too much

I feel bad for Roger, he was feeling like he was closer than ever and then Nadal throws him right back to square 1. But then I realise he's ridiculously rich and will likely win Wimbledon in a month, so no sympathy necessary :)

IMO Roger doesn't need to win this one to be the best of all time - there's no shame in losing to the greatest claycourt player of alltime in 3 consecutive RG finals.

The kids a monster - well done Rafa. Without injury I can't see anyone taking this title away from him for the next half decade

spot on, you put it in better words than I can now, I'm too sad :sad:

Black Adam
06-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Nadal will do better on Hardcourts this year, he is trying to be more agressive than last which is already a good step in the right direction. I can't believe he only dropped 41 games, that is amazing!

OrinUK
06-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Do you think Fed can win Wimby again this year?

Chiseller
06-08-2008, 03:27 PM
and yeah, wilander is hilarious, he would get trashed by nadal as well.

The Magician
06-08-2008, 03:27 PM
His tactics were poor today. Come on, his net approaches were becoming Roddickesque and he didn't use the slice at all. If he wasn't so stubborn he probably would saved himself from the bagel today.

I at least appreciate the effort to change up something. Since MTF knows better than Fed or his coach, what strategy should Fed be using?:confused:

crude oil
06-08-2008, 03:27 PM
The question isn't the result. It's the attitude on court. A player with a losing mentality can't be the GOAT.

I hate Fakervic, but hell! He was down 4:6 2:6 0:3* and he fought and took the set to a tie-break.

oh correct. sampras had a winning mentality against schaller and delgado on clay.

listen, nadal thrashed almost everyone this tournament. Djokovic included.

if this means roger isnt the GOAT, thats fine. But dont bring sampras into the equation. ive seen him choke many times and have a losing mentality when the going got tough and his serve failed him.

if federer gets a beatdown like this on grass or chokes like pete when he was 2-0 on corretja, then go ahead and criticize.

Bibberz
06-08-2008, 03:27 PM
His performance was shameful for a nr.1 of the world, no fighting spirit at all, even if the best Federer wouldn't have won against this Nadal, but there are ways and ways to loose a match, this surely wan't an appropriate one for a player like Federer. We will see how he reacts in Wimbledon, but after this performance I am really doubtful we will see Federer winning again on the english grass this year, unless he suddenly finds again his magic tennis, whose sign we saw in maybe one game today.

I think you're being too harsh. Fed isn't the most demonstrative player out there. He wins with such incredible ease most of the time and he rarely shows unbridled emotion. He is a champion and, although I'm sure he had his doubts coming into today's match, he really did try. His game plan was suspect, though.

Snoo Foo
06-08-2008, 03:27 PM
"It's so hard to stop him once he's on top of you."

Ooof.

Tankman
06-08-2008, 03:27 PM
Anyone criticizing Fed is retarded. You could see the drastic change in strategy in his game. He tried to come to net as much as possible, he went for winners to avoid long backhand rallies, and basically did everything in his power to prevent the same thing happening as has happened the past 3 years. Obviously, the strategy didn't work because Fed's 1st serve was off today, and Nadal was playing amazing. But after 3 tries already, you can't blame him for trying.

But still... 4 games... he won less games off Rafa than Safina won off Ivanovic :o

Jaap
06-08-2008, 03:27 PM
He is quite a handy player, this Nadal.

Smasher
06-08-2008, 03:27 PM
Great display from Nadal. Even though I don't really like him personally, you've got to admire his skill and mentality on clay :hatoff:

Tommy fan
06-08-2008, 03:28 PM
Wow, Federer copuldn't play worse :o


:sad:

Congrats Nadal though :yeah:

Sofonda Cox
06-08-2008, 03:29 PM
Fed wasn't even close.......:o :haha:

arm
06-08-2008, 03:29 PM
Federer: :lol:

Nadal: :worship: congratulations.

And the clay season is finally over! :D

Tommy fan
06-08-2008, 03:29 PM
Wow, Federer copuldn't play worse :o


:sad:

Congrats Nadal though :yeah:

The Magician
06-08-2008, 03:30 PM
C'mon people, it's called matchups. Fed's worst matchup on any surface is Nadal, and on Clay it's amplified 10 times. From the back court Fed can win 1 set, maybe 2 sets if he plays amazing. Today he learned a serve and volley game will win him no sets. Either way he can't win. His best hope is for Djokovic to take out Nadal next year or have Nadal be injured.

maskedmuffin
06-08-2008, 03:30 PM
nadal GOAT on clay

expected result..looking forward to back part of year, roger's part of the year :)

Polikarpov
06-08-2008, 03:30 PM
Nadal was like a wall!

safinalium
06-08-2008, 03:31 PM
Legend :D I loved how mature his reaction was when he won. He's really grown-up. 28-0

HeiwaDream
06-08-2008, 03:31 PM
Fantastic victory.

Rafa , you are really the king of clay. I have never seen something like that before.

yomike
06-08-2008, 03:31 PM
Most embarrassing match of Federer's career and he had to do it in a GS final.

gmokb
06-08-2008, 03:31 PM
How is it that Federer is not in tears? I am still stun at how badly he was beaten:sad:
All I can say is on to the grass we go, especially Wimb hopefully he will defend and WIN his 5th title!!!!!!!!!!!! Forget the damn French:mad:

Sorry, typing error meant 6th.

Stgobaiano
06-08-2008, 03:31 PM
Frauderer choke face was :worship:

Choose between this:
http://crread.blogdiario.com/img/ataud.jpg
http://www.madertec.net/catamericano/images/medium/AMERICANA-110MH.jpg
http://www.noticiones.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/ataud-felicita-resucito.jpg
http://www.funusedo.com/funusedo/ataud55.jpg

If you want one for Monster Miroslava there are special sizes;)

R.I.P Roger Frauderer 1981-2008


Rafa:worship::worship:

So now Glenn Mirnyi should accept who is the better clay court player, or Guga was better than Rafa Gu? lol

bournerdan
06-08-2008, 03:32 PM
Congrats to Rafa.....but seriously I cannot remember a worse tennis performance in all the years I've been watching than Federer today, apart from a few games at the start of the 2nd set it was truly truly woeful, where is the fight in the man? He is so incredibly passive and no longer has any fight when things are not going his way, very sad indeed....

Sunset of Age
06-08-2008, 03:32 PM
Fantastic, if not IMMACULATE performance from Rafa. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Totally expected a compete beatdown today, but when Roger starts shanking about everything, this is what will happen. Painful to watch, all those terrible UEs.

Rafa... what a gorgeous guy you are! No rolling in the mud this time, no overly happiness about his win - all of his presence oozed respect for his opponent. A lovely winner, and what a player indeed. :hatoff: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

People being worried about him winning this? About him equalling Borg's record? Come on. As long as Rafa will be playing RG, he'll end up as the winner, perhaps even to double digits.

Best Clay Court Player EVER. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Roger, please come back strong at Wimbly. :hug:

Purple Rainbow
06-08-2008, 03:32 PM
Congratulations to Nadal who played brilliant tennis for two weeks.

Shame Federer played bloody awful, but even on a good day he wouldn't have stood a chance. I hope he can recover from this.

Lunaris
06-08-2008, 03:32 PM
I still think that it was right to think that Federer has improved, and in fact it was logical to think he had a better chance. Being so close in Hamburg and Monte Carlo.

But it's up to Roger to bring the improvement and mindset on the court, but obviously he didn't.
Fed was close to beat Nadal on clay even in previous years. I didn't see any difference or improvements this year.
If anyone has improved it's Nadal.

GuiroNl
06-08-2008, 03:33 PM
Amazing win for Nadal, as expected. Unfortunately he'll get back to his feet for the rest of the season. It's like previous years for Nadal...amazing on clay...good on grass (so far)...average during HC season. Unfortunately for him, being amazing only on clay will not get him that no.1 spot. Even if he does goe to no.1 he won't stay there for very long. To be no.1 you have to be all cour player nowadays, which Nadal is not.

Just let people enjoy their favourites victories man. You can say this stuff after he loses to Querrey at Queen's.

justClaudia
06-08-2008, 03:33 PM
teh monster. :bowdown:

congrats to his fans, better than ever.

Auscon
06-08-2008, 03:35 PM
Quit insane - from 28 RG matches;

Only players to take a set from Rafa;

Roger Federer x 3
Mariano Puerta
Paul-Henri Mathieu
Lleyton Hewitt
Sebastian Grosjean

Only players to take Rafa to a TB (losing)

Lars Burgsmuller (in Rafas first RG match)
Ivan Ljubicic
Lleyton Hewitt
Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic

Ok so I just wanted an excuse to throw Lleytons name in a few times, but that's just unreal, that in all those matches only 5 guys have even gotten it to a TB against him

gulzhan
06-08-2008, 03:36 PM
WTA's final looked more interesting :o

Congrats to Rafa :woohoo:

safinalium
06-08-2008, 03:36 PM
I forgot to say that once AGAIN i had the feeling that the cameras showed Mirka more than Federer during the entire match :(

bournerdan
06-08-2008, 03:36 PM
It would have been a better final had Gonzo got there IMO....

Black Adam
06-08-2008, 03:36 PM
Frauderer choke face was :worship:

Choose between this:
http://crread.blogdiario.com/img/ataud.jpg
http://www.madertec.net/catamericano/images/medium/AMERICANA-110MH.jpg
http://www.noticiones.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/ataud-felicita-resucito.jpg
http://www.funusedo.com/funusedo/ataud55.jpg

If you want one for Monster Miroslava there are special sizes;)

R.I.P Roger Frauderer 1981-2008


Rafa:worship::worship:

So now Glenn Mirnyi should accept who is the better clay court player, or Guga was better than Rafa Gu? lol
:lol: I don't care anout either casket as long as Ballet Tennis is in one of them and then the sport might move in a positive direction.

Sunset of Age
06-08-2008, 03:37 PM
Yep - anyone paying attention should have guessed it would be Nadal's fairly easily. Rogi could have had a brilliant day but....it seemed unlikely based on recent experience.

See how hard Djokovic had to work in the third set just to get to a tiebreak, which he still lost.

Yeah, that's why I'll never get all of the whinage going on among some of the Rafafans.

The Freak
06-08-2008, 03:37 PM
This Rafa is good

Manon
06-08-2008, 03:38 PM
and yeah, wilander is hilarious, he would get trashed by nadal as well.

And finally agreed with you. His predictions troughout the tournament were just hilarious. Well, Eurosport 'booked' Lothar as football expert, Wilander for tennis. What to say?

About the final - it's all clear. Nobody at this moment can harm Nadal.

cc2monac
06-08-2008, 03:38 PM
congrats rafa! well deserved title! without even dropping a set! you're a real king!

bournerdan
06-08-2008, 03:39 PM
What has happened to Federers ability to 'really' fight though? He just seems to accept it when he's getting his ass kicked these days....

Allez
06-08-2008, 03:39 PM
Unfortunately this is exactly what I predicted in the Poll thread. I called it Roger's "most comprehensive" defeat at the hands of Nadal to date. I wasn't faer off. Roger won one less game than I thought he would. He is so over and I do hope next year he will have fallen off the number 1 position so Nadal can have a different opponent in the final. Sorry Rogi, I'll always be a fan of Roger Federer 2003-2007, but it's now time for you to pull a Justine Henin. BEFORE Wimbledon 2008!!!!!!!!!!:mad::mad::mad:

platinum
06-08-2008, 03:39 PM
:haha::haha::haha::haha:

Horatio Caine
06-08-2008, 03:39 PM
Oh. My. God! :eek: :spit:

Thought it would be comprehensive, but not quite like that. If Rafa runs into Federer again at Wimbledon...

spriwi
06-08-2008, 03:39 PM
the best performance ever by rafa on clay :yeah: all those passing shots, solid backhands, ferocious and veeeery deep forehand :drool: phenomenal match for him :D
almost perfect there :)

roger, not anywhere near his best best apart from the first part of the 2nd set :hug:

Stgobaiano
06-08-2008, 03:39 PM
:lol: I don't care anout either casket as long as Ballet Tennis is in one of them and then the sport might move in a positive direction.

Some Fedtards may pick up the intestines that Roger drop in the court.:)

Volunteers?

historystupid
06-08-2008, 03:39 PM
Oh, what sweetness, oh, what joy... :woohoo:

The second hardest pwnage in a GS Final in the open era :inlove:

Dedicated to all who're still dreaming of "JesusFed" - apemants, prima donnas and the likes.

"I've spoken to my coach Nicolas Almagro after the match, you know, and we agreed I played a good match, nothing particularly in my game today was off, you know, and since coach Almagro took only 3 games, I should really be satisfied by taking 4."

Hahaha. Harsh, but not too far from the truth.

Loremaster
06-08-2008, 03:40 PM
Federer has not heart to fight , when he sees he is losing he just bends over, it was pathetic how he lost at 4-0 30-0 in the third, and for those who thinks he is mentally strong :haha:
I wonder how he will be back, will be rebuild it for Wimby if not he can go down fast,
at least hewitt got thrashed but kept fighting, he was outplayed on court not in the head, Roger was outplayed on the court and on the mental side.
:haha: and some faboys where laughing their ass off when Roddick lost to him at AO, and this much much worse lose.

raven gypsy
06-08-2008, 03:40 PM
:worship::worship:
Rafa what a superb tournament..
didn't drop a set..
Exciting to see him tie Borg for consecutive wins.

:hug: Fed fans. grass is only around the corner..
He was really classy in his interview with Jmac, giving Nadal credit for his good play today.

rafa humble and sweet in his interview (as usual) :)

Billy Moonshine
06-08-2008, 03:40 PM
A wonderful win for Rafa and the lowkey celebration and short acceptance speech are testament to how much that win meant for him for Rafa does not believe in words words words ( see his press conferences) and will have been feeling on a high after such a beautiful performance, one where he played a perfect match. Granted, Roger did not play well, but Rafa didn`t let him.
Enjoy the moment Rafa :)

HNCS
06-08-2008, 03:41 PM
Yeah, that's why I'll never get all of the whinage going on among some of the Rafafans.


it always chaotic around here. :lol:

bournerdan
06-08-2008, 03:43 PM
Gonzo would have beaten Nadal....

AnnaK_4ever
06-08-2008, 03:43 PM
Nadal managed to receive a time violation warning even in this match :tape: :haha:

Chileno
06-08-2008, 03:44 PM
"It's so hard to stop him once he's on top of you."

Ooof.

:D

coria_fan
06-08-2008, 03:44 PM
Nadal destroyed Fed!

jetblackheart
06-08-2008, 03:44 PM
Fitting end to one of the most boring Grand Slams ever.

rafa the best
06-08-2008, 03:44 PM
AMAZING RAFA, HE IS THE BEST EVER ON CLAY.

Sorry for Roger and his fans, but Rafa and his fans felt even worse after last year's Wimbledon.

I hope we'll have Rafa-Roger final again at Wimbledon.

bluesky_rachel
06-08-2008, 03:44 PM
Nadal is AMAZING.:eek:

Fed, maybe next year.:hug:

bournerdan
06-08-2008, 03:45 PM
Don't understand how Federer thinks he can win against Rafa with this kind of body language, looked a beaten man from game one IMO

Stgobaiano
06-08-2008, 03:45 PM
Bad for Rafael you can't lose 4 games to this frezeer today

Amunt Rafa!

Corey Feldman
06-08-2008, 03:45 PM
'grats to Rafa for not falling on his back finally

as for Fed, nothing to say about him at all.

DDrago2
06-08-2008, 03:46 PM
Legend :D I loved how mature his reaction was when he won. He's really grown-up. 28-0

His reaction was completely low-key. The atmosphere was like on a funeral, not a celebrating one. Real anti-climax

tangerine_dream
06-08-2008, 03:47 PM
It was great to see Borg and JMac on clay together finally. :lol:

Borg looks better now than he did when he was young. Such a fine specimen. :hearts:

helgagonzalez
06-08-2008, 03:47 PM
Rafa is just too good for Roger.
:worship: King of Clay!!!

*snowflake*
06-08-2008, 03:48 PM
Bottom line funny and embarrasing...

Another wave of mono? Coxsackie? Mad cow disease?
We'll just have to wait and see...


Congrats to Rafa :bigclap: great job!

rafa the best
06-08-2008, 03:48 PM
Rafa didn't wanna make a big deal out of this win couse he respects Roger too much.
I loved their speaches in the end, both giving credit to each other, especially Rafa. He even spoke a bit of Frech, he said in his blog he will do it.
The crowd was cold as always, they don't deserve the champion like Rafa.:cool:

DDrago2
06-08-2008, 03:49 PM
Don't understand how Federer thinks he can win against Rafa with this kind of body language, looked a beaten man from game one IMO

I also saw it - before he hit the first ball, Federer already looked stiff and subdued

Scotso
06-08-2008, 03:49 PM
:drool:

MissMelly2U
06-08-2008, 03:49 PM
Roger's post-match speech and interview w/ Johnny Mac were all class. I don't want to boot him from the siggy anymore.

I'm also amazed at how humble and disciplined Rafa remains despite his astounding successes. His parents raised him right.

rofe
06-08-2008, 03:49 PM
Kudos to Nadal for playing an exceptional game today. He didn't give Fed an inch and kept himself in the zone for the duration of the match. Fed simply couldn't do anything today.

Congrats on RG #4 and equaling Borg's RG record.

Shooze4ever
06-08-2008, 03:51 PM
Well Done Rafa!!! Wonderful!!!

Langers
06-08-2008, 03:51 PM
Shot from Federer barely goes out, Rafa lifts his hands, no real celebration at all, MINIMAL reaction from the crowd, does a little wave to the crowd then straight to hs chair. I realised he just humiliated the world #1 but seriously, he deserved a bigger celebration like that, you earned it Rafa. And the crowd, well we know you were all behind Rog, but the man has just won his 4th consecutive FO title, deserved more applause than he got.

Just real odd. Like the match I guess. It's about 45 minutes after the match finished and coverage is meant to be going for another 70 minutes. ;)

Fedexex
06-08-2008, 03:52 PM
Federer:rolleyes:

Nadal..welldone:D

Clay Death
06-08-2008, 03:52 PM
It was great to see Borg and JMac on clay together finally. :lol:

Borg looks better now than he did when he was young. Such a fine specimen. :hearts:


you make it sound like he is a piece of prime meat.

in any case, 11 unforced errors from the Clay Monster for the whole match. he played a clean, tactical match. it was methodical destruction of Fed both physically and mentally.


Defense never rests.----Clay Death

FNT
06-08-2008, 03:52 PM
Roger... I know why Borg retired at 26. I don't think he really wants it.
Nevertheless, Rafa was just a beast today - amazing match from him. He deserves it 1000%.

Stgobaiano
06-08-2008, 03:53 PM
Party day for the tennis.

Cry Fedtards... Cry:devil:

Fedex
06-08-2008, 03:53 PM
Well, what can I say? Nadal was just way too good today. He's never played a better clay court match I don't think. Congrats to Nadal. He's the best and he manages to stay humble and classy too; a rare combination. :)

For Federer, this was just a flat out embarrassing match; perhaps the worst beating of his career. He can talk about how he believes all he wants, but he was clearly a beaten man before he even stepped out onto the court. Really a disappointing effort for him to not make this a more competitive match.

bournerdan
06-08-2008, 03:54 PM
I also saw it - before he hit the first ball, Federer already looked stiff and subdued

yup....my girlfriend kept saying to me 'Is federer ill or something?' the whole way through the match....most odd....

DDrago2
06-08-2008, 03:54 PM
Roger's post-match speech and interview w/ Johnny Mac were all class. I don't want to boot him from the siggy anymore.


Wait for Wimbledon, maybe you will want again

DDrago2
06-08-2008, 03:54 PM
yup....my girlfriend kept saying to me 'Is federer ill or something?' the whole way through the match....most odd....

no he wasn't ill, it was in the head

HarryMan
06-08-2008, 03:55 PM
Absolute perfect match from Nadal, he didn't allow Federer to play his game and when he ever did, Nadal had an absolute answer to that. Total demolition and this man continues to prove to be a once in a lifetime kind of a clay court player. Congrats Rafa :worship:

And Federer, he will be back in the grass court season playing very good tennis, this match would not have any effects on his performance on the grass and the hard courts :D

l_mac
06-08-2008, 03:55 PM
Amazing win for Nadal, as expected. Unfortunately he'll get back to his feet for the rest of the season. It's like previous years for Nadal...amazing on clay...good on grass (so far)...average during HC season. Unfortunately for him, being amazing only on clay will not get him that no.1 spot. Even if he does goe to no.1 he won't stay there for very long. To be no.1 you have to be all cour player nowadays, which Nadal is not.
:lol:

You're a real fan.
Fantastic, if not IMMACULATE performance from Rafa. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Totally expected a compete beatdown today, but when Roger starts shanking about everything, this is what will happen. Painful to watch, all those terrible UEs.

Rafa... what a gorgeous guy you are! No rolling in the mud this time, no overly happiness about his win - all of his presence oozed respect for his opponent. A lovely winner, and what a player indeed. :hatoff: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

People being worried about him winning this? About him equalling Borg's record? Come on. As long as Rafa will be playing RG, he'll end up as the winner, perhaps even to double digits.

Best Clay Court Player EVER. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Roger, please come back strong at Wimbly. :hug:
Karin :hug: :worship: :worship:

Fantasic post, and I know that it's slightly different for you because you love Rafa too, I wish the all the Federer fans felt like you do :hug:
Yeah, that's why I'll never get all of the whinage going on among some of the Rafafans.

And then you ruin it with this :ras:

:lol: ;)

FedererBulgaria
06-08-2008, 03:55 PM
Fed:sad:Some brilliant winners,but:sad:

crude oil
06-08-2008, 03:56 PM
LOL...nbc is showing the wimbledon final..it will cheer all the federer fans up

Castafiore
06-08-2008, 03:56 PM
:bounce: Well, can't say that I expected such a score but I'm not complaining.

Gracious speech by Fed!
Rafa talking a few words in French! :)


Yeah, that's why I'll never get all of the whinage going on among some of the Rafafans.
Like the whining of Fedtards after Almagro's match, you mean.:rolleyes:
Karin, please don't go there. The tard war on MTF is not worth it. I know that you wanted Fed to win so :hug:

Fedex
06-08-2008, 03:56 PM
Rafa didn't wanna make a big deal out of this win couse he respects Roger too much.
I loved their speaches in the end, both giving credit to each other, especially Rafa. He even spoke a bit of Frech, he said in his blog he will do it.
The crowd was cold as always, they don't deserve the champion like Rafa.:cool:

Rafa's a great champion and I have so much respect for the way he handles himself, both in victory and defeat. I think even he was surprised how easy the match went; no resistance at all from Federer.

Hopefully Federer can repay the favor at Wimbledon.

Allez
06-08-2008, 03:57 PM
Rafa was very classy in the end. He continues to impress me with his graciousness. No over the top celebrations.

Billy Moonshine
06-08-2008, 03:57 PM
I wanted to add a thank you to Rafa for my being able to witness someone playing at their full potential, a thing of great beauty, and my heart goes out to Rogi for being at the receiving end, but I think he knows better than anyone he lost to the clay GOAT and there is no shame in that.

bournerdan
06-08-2008, 03:57 PM
no he wasn't ill, it was in the head

Thats 'exactly' what I said....basically he froze on the bit stage, bottled the whole match, a little like Ivanovic last year against Henin....

bournerdan
06-08-2008, 03:58 PM
I miss Agassi....

Jelena_78
06-08-2008, 03:58 PM
Congratulations Nadal :worship:

danielmom
06-08-2008, 03:59 PM
Nadal :worship:

Knew it would be a straight sets win but never expected this score.

No way does Federer win RG ever.

Mateya
06-08-2008, 04:00 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

So much about Fed having a chance this time. A total demolishing.

PHM must be proud he lost 7-5 4-6 4-6 4-6 to this clay monster couple of years ago. :worship:

DDrago2
06-08-2008, 04:02 PM
Thats 'exactly' what I said....basically he froze on the bit stage, bottled the whole match, a little like Ivanovic last year against Henin....

Yeah, the moment I saw him I thought 'you aren't winning today, you don't have it'. But frankly I didn't expect such a spanking, as someone said he was an UE machine today

bournerdan
06-08-2008, 04:04 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

So much about Fed having a chance this time. A total demolishing.

PHM must be proud he lost 7-5 4-6 4-6 4-6 to this clay monster couple of years ago. :worship:

I remember that match, Great Great match, PHM was awesome that day and Nadal had to play great tennis to beat him....

RedFury
06-08-2008, 04:05 PM
out

of

this

world.

period.

nadal is a barbarian.

Not much else to add, except for the fact that he was never tested all tournament long. Which means he can potentially play even better than he did...

Fed and Nole fans may not like that thought.

Mansave_75
06-08-2008, 04:07 PM
Expected and deserved victory...Congrats Rafa! You make me very proud of you.
Now let's go for Wimby please. :)

rafa_maniac
06-08-2008, 04:07 PM
Vamos Rafaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!

Corey Feldman
06-08-2008, 04:07 PM
Like the whining of Fedtards after Almagro's match, you mean.:rolleyes:I think you'll find a wide range of MTF'ers were disgusted by Almagro's bend over attitude and rightly so - that was the part that annoyed ppl more than the amount of games won so its not the same thing here

Mateya
06-08-2008, 04:10 PM
And you ask yourself how can even a "mentaly weak" player like PHM come so much closer to Nadal. Guy can at least attack consistently and make Rafa a bit concerned out there.
Fed just cannot do that - either he hits a great winner or an UE.

Federer :help:

maskedmuffin
06-08-2008, 04:10 PM
it was the banana matyaz ;)

StevoTG
06-08-2008, 04:10 PM
Oh my god!
Rafa :bowdown:

dylan24
06-08-2008, 04:11 PM
i'm glad i didn't watch this match

bournerdan
06-08-2008, 04:11 PM
I'm a big fan of Federer and not so much a fan of Rafa but I have to say Federer's attitude today was extremely poor and Rafa was professional in every single aspect. Fed needs to get back a little bit of the passion he had as a youngster. Sure he was gracious in defeat but I kept expecting him to fight during the match and it NEVER happened. Jesus man, break a racket, have a shout, hit a winner and scream to the heavens....SOMETHING!!!! ANYTHING!!!!!.....I dont understand it....