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Nadal defeats Kiefer 6-3 6-2 to win AMS Toronto

LinkMage
07-27-2008, 08:12 PM
What a snoozefest. Kiefer only made it competitive for one game (when Rafito was serving at 2-2 in the 2nd set).


:zzz:


Some stats:
Nadal Kiefer
1st serve %: 63 47
Winners: 14 17
UEs: 15 31
BP conversion: 4/4 0/3

Richardgm
07-27-2008, 08:12 PM
I agree. Slightly boring. But congrats anyway to Rafa, now let's get the #1

Cresswekk
07-27-2008, 08:13 PM
5 tournaments on the trot for Nadal.

Can anybody stop him?

adee-gee
07-27-2008, 08:13 PM
Exemplary once again from Rafa, far too good for Kiefer.

Congrats Rafa, go get that #1 spot you deserve now :sport:

Action Jackson
07-27-2008, 08:14 PM
Wow, someone beat federernadalfan to the match result thread.

Rafa will have more problems through the airport security in the US, than he did today.

Black Adam
07-27-2008, 08:14 PM
Vamos! Cincinatti should be very hyped due to the direct fight for world number 1.

Pfloyd
07-27-2008, 08:14 PM
More Master Series than Sampras.....




Not bad.

CooCooCachoo
07-27-2008, 08:14 PM
It's so boring :yawn:

rafa_maniac
07-27-2008, 08:14 PM
Almost laughable that he's still at #2 really, but that will come in due time... What a run he's having!

Venle
07-27-2008, 08:14 PM
Nadal is having a great season.

Congrats.

Loftra
07-27-2008, 08:15 PM
What a snoozefest. Kiefer only made it competitive for one game (when Rafito was serving at 2-2 in the 2nd set).


:zzz:

And when Nadal eventually came througn that game, Kiefer was just bound to let it down and lose 2-6.

ImmzB
07-27-2008, 08:15 PM
nadal was too good now for the no1 spot tmw wen the rankings cme out will nadal be 250 points behind federer?

Black Adam
07-27-2008, 08:15 PM
Wow, someone beat federernadalfan to the match result thread.

Rafa will have more problems through the airport security in the US, than he did today.

Yeah but don't forget that LinkMage also suffers from the same disease that causes people to uncontrollably try and post result threads.

Viken01
07-27-2008, 08:16 PM
vamos rafa

tennizen
07-27-2008, 08:16 PM
Boring match:lol: But I'm not complaining. Couldn't care about the # 1. As long as he's winning titles:D

ReturnWinner
07-27-2008, 08:16 PM
only good game was the one in 2-2 in the second set when Kiefer played pretty well then in the next game he brainfarted after being 30 with two dfs and another two ues.

expected and boring final :zzz:

kalisita
07-27-2008, 08:16 PM
Easy win for Nadal. Congrats! Should have plenty left for Cincy. :)

Congrats to Kiefer on first MS final. And for making one game competitive anyway!

TMJordan
07-27-2008, 08:17 PM
:yippee:

Action Jackson
07-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Yeah but don't forget that LinkMage also suffers from the same disease that causes people to uncontrollably try and post result threads.

This is true, but there is a new chief in town, when it comes to this sort of thing.

Sunset of Age
07-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Expected win, never in doubt... :p

CONGRATS Rafa on regaining the Roger's Cup after Montreal 2005! Well deserved, by far the best player around in Toronto (and I daresay: everywhere, right now) :hatoff: :worship:

The first set was a rather boring, one-sided affair, where Rafa didn't even have to get near to playing his best HC level. At the beginning of the second set, Kiefer gave it his best shot, but after he couldn't get the break done at 2-2, a very Old Tennis Rule once again applied here: Rafa in stead broke him the very next game. Thereafter - Game Over.

Kudo's to Kiefer for making it to his first Master's final ever. :hug:

cc2monac
07-27-2008, 08:17 PM
congrats campeon! can't believe he've won so many tournement this year! well deserved! I hope he'll soon be n°1 cause he deserves it more than ever!
congrats to kiwi for his great run! this is a good year for him too

MIMIC
07-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Good job, Nadal.

anon57
07-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Somewhat predictable and onesided match apart from the game at 2-2 in the second, but Nadal was just too good for Kiefer today. Congrats to him:yeah:. Hopefully he'll get the #1 ranking soon, he's really has been playing like the #1 the past couple of months.

SwiSha
07-27-2008, 08:18 PM
fuck yeah

keep doing what u doing kid

ReturnWinner
07-27-2008, 08:18 PM
12 master series for Nadal,just two away from Federer :eek:.

federernadalfan
07-27-2008, 08:18 PM
nadal playing too strong for kiefer. The only problem I think Nadal could still improve on is to hit his groundies more consistently deep. Too often his groundies land short, and I think that can become more vulnerable in HC that are less susceptible to his spin like the us open. He is nearly flawless at net, he chooses his chances to run up there wisely. Well done and congrats to Nadal for winning this tournament. He is surely going to reach #1 soon. And well done to Kiefer for the effort and reaching the final.

ImmzB
07-27-2008, 08:18 PM
Will Nadal Be 250 Points Behind Federer Now??

Mashachosen1
07-27-2008, 08:19 PM
:worship:

tae04
07-27-2008, 08:20 PM
LOL I'm watching on ESPN thinking it is live now LOL Congrats RAFA!!

Lucinda
07-27-2008, 08:21 PM
Yay for Nadal! Bring on Cinci!

nashty
07-27-2008, 08:21 PM
Rafa:rocker2:

RagingLamb
07-27-2008, 08:22 PM
shock of the century

RogiRafaFan86
07-27-2008, 08:23 PM
Not the greatest of finals. Neither one played even close to their best tennis, but Rafa never needed to. There was no need for him to kick it into his highest gear when it never appeared that Kiefer had any sort of strategy to pressure him, let alone win.

29th win in a row. Congrats Rafa! :worship:

HoistDaColors
07-27-2008, 08:24 PM
Mr. I-always-finish-first-amongst-the-losers didn't even show up to play except for the one game. No wonder he lost so many finals in a row. He can't concentrate and bring up his game when he needed to. :o Best of luck the rest of the season.

Congratz Rafa

rrfnpump
07-27-2008, 08:25 PM
It was so abvious that Kiefer got broken after wasting 3 BPs in that 2-2 game. :(

Well done on a great tournament anyway, Kiwi. :)

dodoboy
07-27-2008, 08:26 PM
Well done Nadal!

boring but well done!

dodoboy
07-27-2008, 08:26 PM
Looking great in the speech.

rolandgarros
07-27-2008, 08:26 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=114565

This Thread says Nadal will lose 25 ranking points from "BEST 5",where is "25 points" from?

Voo de Mar
07-27-2008, 08:27 PM
Kiefer's 10th lost final in w row :help:

freeandlonely
07-27-2008, 08:27 PM
Nothing to be expected in an AMS final.
But impressive with his streak including 5 big events.

gebl
07-27-2008, 08:28 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=114565

This Thread says Nadal will lose 25 ranking points from "BEST 5",where is "25 points" from?

rotterdam; temporarily both 2007 and 2008 Canadian Masters are in the rankings so only four optionals are counted; see Judios most recent posts later in that thread

Pfloyd
07-27-2008, 08:30 PM
Off topic, but curious:

The gold medalist at the olympics wins how many points?

Sunset of Age
07-27-2008, 08:31 PM
Off topic, but curious:

The gold medalist at the olympics wins how many points?

400, 280 for the runner up. ;)

scoobs
07-27-2008, 08:32 PM
Well done Rafa - he couldn't have asked for a better week post-Wimbledon.

rolandgarros
07-27-2008, 08:34 PM
rotterdam; temporarily both 2007 and 2008 Canadian Masters are in the rankings so only four optionals are counted; see Judios most recent posts later in that thread

THANKS;)

Grinder
07-27-2008, 08:36 PM
Great stuff Rafa, the number one ranking is only 1-2 tournaments away.

This is one of the most spectacular win streaks I've ever seen. Winning Hamburg on slow clay, Roland Garros on "medium" clay, Queen's on "true" fast grass, Wimbledon, and now Montreal on a slow hard court, it would be unreal if won Cincy on a fast hard court. :worship:

Great week for Nick. :yeah:

Lurker011
07-27-2008, 08:36 PM
this win was the most expected result before a match that ive ever seen. no way was kiefer gonna even get a set. remember all you rafatards,federer is still #1 on the computer rankings and until nadal gets that ranking,federer is still #1 in the world!

~Maya~
07-27-2008, 08:36 PM
I expected Kiefer to fold like spaghetti after missing those brake chances. And he did.
Nadal is just unbelieveble. Can this guy ever get tired?

MacTheKnife
07-27-2008, 08:37 PM
LOL I'm watching on ESPN thinking it is live now LOL Congrats RAFA!!

I hear you. Why they just can't show the damn things live is beyond me. Funny thing is though, they are billing it as "live" on the channel guide.
Great win for Nadal, but a snooze fest match. Not surprising though with all the upsets.

Ready for Cincy !!!

platinum
07-27-2008, 08:38 PM
Rafito :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

spriwi
07-27-2008, 08:40 PM
:yawn:
wasnt a particularly interesting match, but i guess not many expected it to be competitive...

well done rafa :yeah:

29 matches in a row on 3 different surfaces :eek:

~Maya~
07-27-2008, 08:41 PM
I hear you. Why they just can't show the damn things live is beyond me. Great win for Nadal, but a snooze fest match. Not surprising though with all the upsets.

Ready for Cincy !!!

Unbelievable!!!!
They were showing bull riding and some kind of dog show from 1300-1500 in my region. I guess that brings bigger ratings:confused:

Neely
07-27-2008, 08:42 PM
Congrats to Rafa, of course a worthy champion and just the better player! :hatoff:

Except some other finals Kiefer lost, this time it wasn't one in which he had a chance to win, realistically. But he has to be pissed off a because he thought he could continue playing as he was Simon, Blake and all those opponents before. I'm not sure if he realized that it takes something special. Easier said than done. And he had a few shorter balls from Nadal on at least two break points, he could have pounded them more trying the winner into the corner, instead of playing a soft shot which Nadal retrieves easily to get back into control of the point.


Still loved to see Kiwi in the final, very good week to follow him :)

scoobs
07-27-2008, 08:43 PM
Great stuff Rafa, the number one ranking is only 1-2 tournaments away.

This is one of the most spectacular win streaks I've ever seen. Winning Hamburg on slow clay, Roland Garros on "medium" clay, Queen's on "true" fast grass, Wimbledon, and now Montreal on a slow hard court, it would be unreal if won Cincy on a fast hard court. :worship:

Great week for Nick. :yeah:
*nods*

In terms of the diversity of environments and surfaces, it's extremely impressive.

RAFAfan25
07-27-2008, 08:46 PM
the mighty spaniard reigns supremo once again....these ARE glory days for tennis, LONG LIVE KING RAFAAAAAAAA...

DhammaTiger
07-27-2008, 08:46 PM
I am sooo happy :dance: and silly me I was worried. Rafa is the best, Vamos Rafa!!!! :yippee:

groundstroke
07-27-2008, 08:49 PM
5 games.. I thought he would take 7, damn..

HeiwaDream
07-27-2008, 08:50 PM
Well done Rafa , you are just too good.

12th MS for Nadal , 3rd of the year. This is amazing. He really deserves the number one spot. I hope he can keep this level for the end of the season.

Sunset of Age
07-27-2008, 08:50 PM
I am sooo happy :dance: and silly me I was worried. Rafa is the best, Vamos Rafa!!!! :yippee:

:hug: happy for you, Ali.

pascal'rG
07-27-2008, 08:50 PM
it's pretty boring now....

this only one who had a chance was gasquet but he can't kill the bull when he had the occasion... :rolleyes:

Now it seems the only one who can stop it on HC is Federer if he manage to recover and play his best.

Anyway it could be a great fight for the n°1 spot !

groundstroke
07-27-2008, 08:57 PM
Shame to see a moonballer winning a MS.

Albatros99
07-27-2008, 09:02 PM
It is getting predictably boring. Nadal pounds his rivals into submission. Never in the history of the game there was such superiority by one individual. The GOAT seems like a modest sobriquet for someone of Nadal's calibre.

Pfloyd
07-27-2008, 09:03 PM
400, 280 for the runner up. ;)

That's nothing.

Should be much more points, IMO.

Xenosys
07-27-2008, 09:05 PM
It is getting predictably boring. Nadal pounds his rivals into submission. Never in the history of the game there was such superiority by one individual. The GOAT seems like a modest sobriquet for someone of Nadal's calibre.

'Sobriquet', I like that. Word of the day toilet paper by any chance?

freeandlonely
07-27-2008, 09:08 PM
That's nothing.

Should be much more points, IMO.

Or zero points, I feel 400 is kind of hot seat.

aurora2006
07-27-2008, 09:09 PM
Rafa you're really really amazing!!:woohoo:
I was really just happy,that you're defended your points...
...but now... OMG I'm just out of words!!:worship:
Vamossssssssssss Champ!
You showed them!!!:bigclap:

Sunset of Age
07-27-2008, 09:09 PM
That's nothing.

Should be much more points, IMO.

:topic:

Well, it's the first time the ATP hands out ranking points for the Olympics at all, so I guess it's an improvement... though one could also think it's rather awkward, as not all players (with sufficient ranking points) are even allowed to attend!

I think I understand the rationale behind it, though - no points -> a lot of players wouldn't even bother to turn up over there. Money (and ATP points) Talks and Shit Walks... ;)

Sorry folks, back on topic.

Neely
07-27-2008, 09:09 PM
That's nothing.

Should be much more points, IMO.
Maybe yes, maybe not. Depends upon what view you have yourself about Olympic tennis. Opinions vary a lot about it, also among the players.

Strictly speaking it's only an optional event.

Grinder
07-27-2008, 09:11 PM
:topic:

Well, it's the first time the ATP hands out ranking points for the Olympics at all, so I guess it's an improvement... though one could also think it's rather awkward, as not all players (with sufficient ranking points) are even allowed to attend!

I think I understand the rationale behind it, though - no points -> a lot of players wouldn't even bother to turn up over there. Money (and ATP points) Talks and Shit Walks... ;)

Sorry folks, back on topic.


Ranking points were awarded for the Athens Olympics as well.

400 is just right for the winner because they have no chance of defending it and will take a hit in the rankings the following year. It's an interesting dynamic with the bronze medal match before the final and the four semifinalists all receiving different ranking points once it's all said and done.

zethand
07-27-2008, 09:13 PM
Nadal has the chance of his life... NUMBER 1

I am soooooooo glad he won taday... eventhough I am a real big Kiefer's fan!

BTW on TV (ESPN) they said Haas won a Master Series... when & where? I think they are wrong but can you tell me?

Neely
07-27-2008, 09:15 PM
BTW on TV (ESPN) they said Haas won a Master Series... when & where? I think they are wrong but can you tell me?
Haas won Stuttgart indoor Masters in 2001.

Sunset of Age
07-27-2008, 09:18 PM
Ranking points were awarded for the Athens Olympics as well.

Thanks for correcting me. I totally forgot that.

Pfloyd
07-27-2008, 09:18 PM
:topic:

Well, it's the first time the ATP hands out ranking points for the Olympics at all, so I guess it's an improvement... though one could also think it's rather awkward, as not all players (with sufficient ranking points) are even allowed to attend!

I think I understand the rationale behind it, though - no points -> a lot of players wouldn't even bother to turn up over there. Money (and ATP points) Talks and Shit Walks... ;)

Sorry folks, back on topic.

Nadal played Better than Kiefer

Well, you do have a point, and opinions vary BUT its the olympics, I mean come on. Its every four years!

Four y e a r s. Either give out no points, and make it worth the "simple" prestige of winning it for your country, OR If you do give points make it worth as much as the Masters Cup.

Just my two cents.

Kiefer was owned by Nadal

Better?

zethand
07-27-2008, 09:18 PM
Haas won Stuttgart indoor Masters in 2001.

That's what I thought... A tournament that doesn't exist anymore...
thx!

ReturnWinner
07-27-2008, 09:20 PM
Nadal has the chance of his life... NUMBER 1

I am soooooooo glad he won taday... eventhough I am a real big Kiefer's fan!

BTW on TV (ESPN) they said Haas won a Master Series... when & where? I think they are wrong but can you tell me?

Haas thrashed Mirnyi 62 62 62 seven years ago in Stuttgart.

Damn
07-27-2008, 09:23 PM
Easy match, great champion. Go and get the #1 spot, you fuckin animal.

this win was the most expected result before a match that ive ever seen. no way was kiefer gonna even get a set. remember all you rafatards,federer is still #1 on the computer rankings and until nadal gets that ranking,federer is still #1 in the world!

:lol: :bigcry: You should go to the Federer forum and continue crying and tantruming there :nerner:

Shame to see a moonballer winning a MS.

Incorrect. 5 GS, 12 AMS and 13 ATP Tour titles. This lucky moonballer is a cheater, isn't it? He always plays in clay, blue clay this week.

Wyna
07-27-2008, 09:31 PM
Incorrect. 5 GS, 12 AMS and 13 ATP Tour titles. This lucky moonballer is a cheater, isn't it? He always plays in clay, blue clay this week.

:lol:

jazar
07-27-2008, 09:40 PM
poor match. nadal didnt play well, from the bits i saw his shots were all landing around the service line. kiefer simply made too many errors, but at least he went for it

guga2120
07-27-2008, 09:59 PM
Well played from Rafa this week.

At 22, already passed Pete in MS.:)

RafaTheBest
07-27-2008, 10:03 PM
And the great Spartan Champion Nadal wins yet another tournament! #1 is soon to follow! Congrats Rafa!

THIS IS TENNIS!

Exclusive
07-27-2008, 10:10 PM
Was that the final of AMS series tournament?:confused: Looks like a qualifying round in the Challenger event. What a shame.:o What a shame tennis become.:o:D

Warrior
07-27-2008, 10:10 PM
I am not impressed with Nadal. He is very beatable, but he continues to win easily.

prima donna
07-27-2008, 10:12 PM
Hahahaha. Go get 'em, Rafa.

merlin
07-27-2008, 10:14 PM
I am not impressed with Nadal. He is very beatable, but he continues to win easily.

:scratch:

Clay Death
07-27-2008, 10:16 PM
Was that the final of AMS series tournament?:confused: Looks like a qualifying round in the Challenger event. What a shame.:o What a shame tennis become.:o:D


i thought it was a high school tournament match. just goes to show how much Fed has fallen.

Warrior
07-27-2008, 10:19 PM
:scratch:


The level of his game on hardcourt is mediocre. That's what I meant.

JolánGagó
07-27-2008, 10:24 PM
I am not impressed with Nadal. He is very beatable, but he continues to win easily.

You sound like Djoker after retiring from a GS SF because of left eyebrow pain: in control.

Sunset of Age
07-27-2008, 10:24 PM
The level of his game on hardcourt is mediocre. That's what I meant.

Are you actually claiming that all the other players are 'mugs'? :confused:
Might it not just be that they all look so helpless because Rafa's basic HC level is really GOOD nowadays (not saying he showed his best level today, btw)?

Exclusive
07-27-2008, 10:25 PM
i thought it was a high school tournament match. just goes to show how much Fed has fallen.
You're right.:cool: Even every junior player is better than Fed right now. What a shame for tennis to have such a #1 by now.:o We can't wait until the real Spartan become the new world's number one, can we?:yippee:

Hank777
07-27-2008, 10:27 PM
Congrats RAFA !! VAMOS !!

What an inspiration this guy is, absolute respect for the way he's playing. He still continues to amaze, I think he might have even improved on the hardcourt compared to earlier this year (which was already pretty darn good anyway!) ;) :worship:

Obviously this is a good start for him, Cincy should be good to watch !! :cool:

Allround-Rafa :) Congrats again !! :worship: :worship: :worship:

merlin
07-27-2008, 10:27 PM
The level of his game on hardcourt is mediocre. That's what I meant.

Fair enough if you go by his history. Right now, however, we just may be seeing something new. The rest of the summer will tell.

Allez
07-27-2008, 10:29 PM
Nadal can only play on clay. He is a mug on the grass and an even bigger mug on the hard courts. He will not reach the number 1 position becasue Federer is still the best player in the world. Kiefer beat himself today as did Roger at Wimbledon...as will Djokovic at the USO and next year's AussieOPen.

RafaTheBest
07-27-2008, 10:31 PM
I am not impressed with Nadal. He is very beatable, but he continues to win easily.

Yeah, 29 wins in a row. He is totally beatable. Riiiight. :rolleyes:

Merton
07-27-2008, 10:32 PM
Well done for Nadal this week, 5th consecutive tournament win on three different surfaces (clay, green clay and blue clay) to match the previous record by Borg and Federer. Just a solid match today nothing more was needed from him. Kiefer had an excellent week but this matchup is just terrible for him.

Merton
07-27-2008, 10:40 PM
:topic:

Well, it's the first time the ATP hands out ranking points for the Olympics at all, so I guess it's an improvement... though one could also think it's rather awkward, as not all players (with sufficient ranking points) are even allowed to attend!

I think I understand the rationale behind it, though - no points -> a lot of players wouldn't even bother to turn up over there. Money (and ATP points) Talks and Shit Walks... ;)

Sorry folks, back on topic.

It is fine to award points, but they should not count these points for the race, precisely because the entry in the Olympics is restricted by country. For example, suppose that Verdasco has a run and finishes #9 in the rankings, and the difference from the #8 is just the points gained from the #8 in the Olympics. In this case Verdasco should go to the TMC, since he could not enter the Olympics due to country restrictions, even though he had the ranking necessary to enter. I doubt such a scenario can occur realistically but it is not hard to make such an adjustment.

tangerine_dream
07-27-2008, 10:42 PM
Rafa goes from winning majors on red clay, then green grass, and now a Masters on blue hardcourt, all in a row. Very impressive. :worship:

And well done to Kiefer for finally making his first Masters final after 74 tries.

Yes, the quality of the final was not great but that's Federer/Davydenko/Roddick's fault for not living up to their seeding.

Interesting stat from the ATP:

"The victory is Nadal’s 30th ATP singles title, making him the third youngest player – at the age of 22 years, one month and 24 days – to capture 30 titles. He is behind only Bjorn Borg (21 years, 7 mos., 9 days) and Jimmy Connors (22 years, 20 days)."

Congrats to Rafa. :bigclap: :hatoff:

http://i36.tinypic.com/24n3bid.jpg

Sunset of Age
07-27-2008, 10:44 PM
It is fine to award points, but they should not count these points for the race, precisely because the entry in the Olympics is restricted by country. For example, suppose that Verdasco has a run and finishes #9 in the rankings, and the difference from the #8 is just the points gained from the #8 in the Olympics. In this case Verdasco should go to the TMC, since he could not enter the Olympics due to country restrictions, even though he had the ranking necessary to enter. I doubt such a scenario can occur realistically but it is not hard to make such an adjustment.

That's a very interesting point you make here Merton. I fully agree, as indeed not all possible contesters are allowed to even play the Olympics. It would be a real shame if this horror scenario would indeed happen.

rafa the best
07-27-2008, 10:45 PM
We, Rafa's fans knew always he can win on every surface, he showed that in 2005 and now he is so much better and is letting everyone know he is one of the ALL TIME GREATEST CHAMPIONS. If he doesn't win a match from now till the end of his carrera he already is in tennis history books and a legend.

Exclusive
07-27-2008, 10:47 PM
Nadal can only play on clay. He is a mug on the grass and an even bigger mug on the hard courts. He will not reach the number 1 position becasue Federer is still the best player in the world. Kiefer beat himself today as did Roger at Wimbledon...as will Djokovic at the USO and next year's AussieOPen.
You are a mug.:D
Nadal plays on clay even forgetting he is on grass or hard. Clay court tennis rules.:D The new reality of tennis! Yeah, I like it.:dance: He showed us how the real tennis must to be played.:worship:

Erica86
07-27-2008, 10:50 PM
it's pretty boring now....

Perhaps if Nadal were French, you would find it more interesting

this only one who had a chance was gasquet but he can't kill the bull when he had the occasion... :rolleyes:

Well at least Gasquet won a set. In the other two, Gasquet did not have a chance

Now it seems the only one who can stop it on HC is Federer if he manage to recover and play his best.

Anyway it could be a great fight for the n°1 spot !

Nadal does not defend points, so he does not really have win tournaments to become number one.
Virtually speaking he is already number one. In August, Nadal will appear in the lists as the new number one. It is a matter of time.

Sunset of Age
07-27-2008, 10:55 PM
http://i36.tinypic.com/24n3bid.jpg

Lovely picture. Deserves a bump. :hearts:

DhammaTiger
07-27-2008, 11:05 PM
How come Rafa didn't wear the Mounted Police hat?

zine56
07-27-2008, 11:12 PM
:topic:

Well, it's the first time the ATP hands out ranking points for the Olympics at all, so I guess it's an improvement... though one could also think it's rather awkward, as not all players (with sufficient ranking points) are even allowed to attend!

I think I understand the rationale behind it, though - no points -> a lot of players wouldn't even bother to turn up over there. Money (and ATP points) Talks and Shit Walks... ;)

Sorry folks, back on topic.

actually it's the 2nd time Olympics gives ATP points , 2004 Athens Olympics also gave 400 points to the winner :retard:

PiggyGotRoasted
07-27-2008, 11:15 PM
Piggy makes me angry, all his fans are soo obsessive.

RafaTheBest
07-27-2008, 11:35 PM
Piggy makes me angry, all his fans are soo obsessive.

As are his haters. What's your point?

knight_ley
07-27-2008, 11:36 PM
Kiwi was robbed.

safinalium
07-27-2008, 11:48 PM
Incredible :worship: Congrats to Rafa, deserved title!

The picture posted by tangerine_dream is gorgeous :)

connectolove
07-28-2008, 12:39 AM
Congratulations to Rafa and his great tennis. He is giving me such a great reason to watch matches again.

Hola Mr. SK
07-28-2008, 12:49 AM
King Rafa's going to end this Fedmug era!! YESSS!!!:worship:

Rogieva
07-28-2008, 01:22 AM
Congrats Rafa. No.1 is pretty much there now

Mansave_75
07-28-2008, 02:00 AM
Congrats Rafa! You have a place on the all time best. :)
12 AMS Titles! Wow!

jcempire
07-28-2008, 02:22 AM
30 wins for Nadal

Congrat

Sunset of Age
07-28-2008, 02:58 AM
actually it's the 2nd time Olympics gives ATP points , 2004 Athens Olympics also gave 400 points to the winner :retard:

I already acnowledged that I stood corrected, is it so hard for you to read the entire thread? :rolleyes:

Mimi
07-28-2008, 03:32 AM
though i expected him to win after beating gasquet, but still :woohoo::haha::bowdown::dance::yippee::rocker2::mu sic::singer::bdaycake::aparty:

finishingmove
07-28-2008, 04:29 AM
congrats to rafzilla on continuing his streak, and to kiefer for the good run, he'll get alot of points here, hopefully he can stay motivated for the upcoming tournaments :hatoff:

Deivid23
07-28-2008, 04:56 AM
Fucking brilliant, kid, this is some run you´re in :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
07-28-2008, 05:51 AM
what a legend, this Nadal :worship:

Sebby
07-28-2008, 07:05 AM
5 tournaments won in a row including 2 MS + 2 GS = LOL


I'm afraid, suspicious and admirative at the same time.

Mimi
07-28-2008, 07:46 AM
thanks for your admiration :wavey:
5 tournaments won in a row including 2 MS + 2 GS = LOL


I'm afraid, suspicious and admirative at the same time.

ToniTennis
07-28-2008, 09:01 AM
Piggy makes me angry, all his fans are soo obsessive.

Yeah, not like you at all, always sooo balanced :D:D:D

Rafalover15
07-28-2008, 09:52 AM
:bigclap:

Well done Nadal

Even though the match was weird to watch for a hardcourt

Sebby
07-28-2008, 10:16 AM
:bigclap:

Well done Nadal

Even though the match was weird to watch for a hardcourt

Coming from a Nadal fan :haha:

Do a little effort and you'll soon call him a moonballer :p

Erica86
07-28-2008, 12:00 PM
5 tournaments won in a row including 2 MS + 2 GS = LOL


I'm afraid, suspicious and admirative at the same time.

I suppose your suspicions in the last month will be for the whole football Spanish team, for Nadal, for Sastre.

Yes we have to admit it: we have delicious Mediterranean food and excellent red wine. And this is a terrific drug for all of us. Perhaps if you start eating like this, and stop eating hamburgers, hot dogs and cokes you can become one day a true champion.

bokehlicious
07-28-2008, 12:02 PM
I suppose your suspicions in the last month will be for the whole football Spanish team, for Nadal, for Sastre.

Yes we have to admit it: we have delicious Mediterranean food and excellent red wine. And this is a terrific drug for all of us. Perhaps if you start eating like this, and stop eating hamburgers, hot dogs and cokes you can become one day a true champion.

Yup, you Spaniards are sooo much better than the rest of us mere mortals :yeah:

:retard: :retard: :retard:

scoobs
07-28-2008, 12:41 PM
This thread needs to stay on topic or it will be closed. The endless insinuations about doping have been done to death lately and have no part of this match result discussion so I have removed it.

Please follow GM rules in this matter - discussions about such subjects have to be about specific allegations and be backed up by other sources and they can be discussed in a thread on that subject in a sensible manner.

Pfloyd
07-28-2008, 12:42 PM
This thread needs to get back on topic or it will be closed. The endless insinuations about doping have been done to death lately and have no part of this match result discussion.

Good Idea.

leng jai
07-28-2008, 12:42 PM
No.

Erica86
07-28-2008, 12:45 PM
This thread needs to get back on topic or it will be closed. The endless insinuations about doping have been done to death lately and have no part of this match result discussion.

I fully agree.

Jaap
07-28-2008, 12:53 PM
One of the best players in history, this Nadal.

AndyUK
07-28-2008, 03:13 PM
Well done Nadal, Kiefer was never in the match but it was expected anyway.

HarryMan
07-28-2008, 03:15 PM
Well winning 29 straight matches and that to in three different surfaces, thats fucking legendary stuff now!!

Sebby
07-28-2008, 03:16 PM
I see the freedom of speech is not the prime quality of MTF, isn't it...?


edit : they're certainly afraid of the Toni Mafia

JolánGagó
07-28-2008, 03:20 PM
I see the freedom of speech is not the prime quality of MTF, isn't it...?

hahaha

After so long in MTF you seem to be a little slow, aren't you?

Erica86
07-28-2008, 03:22 PM
I see the freedom of speech is not the prime quality of MTF, isn't it...?


edit : they're certainly afraid of the Toni Mafia

I am not a moderator, but in the rules READ BEFORE YOU POST, there is the following rule:

1. Refrain from starting threads with the sole intention of speculating on a delicate issue involving a particular player. That includes doping and match-fixing allegations, as well as gossip about the given player's personal life.

Sebby
07-28-2008, 03:30 PM
hahaha

After so long in MTF you seem to be a little slow, aren't you?

I started to post this year...

Anyway since it's not allowed to be suspicious, like the entire planet I'll bend over waiting for Rafzilla and say :


VAMOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pepi.
07-28-2008, 04:16 PM
VAMOS RAFA!! :worship:

gogogirl
07-28-2008, 04:36 PM
All,

Y'all know I don't like to crack on players for no reason, but Kiefer is one cold piece of work. Did y'all notice how he shook Rafa's hand like he was too good to even be bothered. He was as cold as ice at the net. Tsk. Tsk.

Anyway, I was glad Rafa tore into his rump.

What can one say about Rafa really? He's proven he is the one to beat in 08. He is playing like Superman. The commentators mentioned how he loves Cinci - because he loves to play golf there. Uh-oh - don't let him get good in golf - for he might just join the tour. I can see him and Tiger shaking hands one day. He just might replace Roger in Tiger's affections if he takes up golf. LOL!

"WAY TO HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS RAFA" "YOU ARE PLAYING LIGHTS OUT AND DOPE TENNIS - MAN" "YOU ARE SO FLY - YOU ARE SUPER - FLY"

jonny84
07-28-2008, 04:39 PM
Good win for Nadal and great that he can win here on a hardcourt before the US Open. He is getting better and better on hard all the time and so it can only be time before he wins a hardcourt slam.

Damn
07-28-2008, 08:09 PM
VAMOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LEGEND :worship: :worship: :worship:

Quadruple Tree
07-28-2008, 08:15 PM
All,

Y'all know I don't like to crack on players for no reason, but Kiefer is one cold piece of work. Did y'all notice how he shook Rafa's hand like he was too good to even be bothered. He was as cold as ice at the net. Tsk. Tsk.

Anyway, I was glad Rafa tore into his rump.

What can one say about Rafa really? He's proven he is the one to beat in 08. He is playing like Superman. The commentators mentioned how he loves Cinci - because he loves to play golf there. Uh-oh - don't let him get good in golf - for he might just join the tour. I can see him and Tiger shaking hands one day. He just might replace Roger in Tiger's affections if he takes up golf. LOL!

"WAY TO HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS RAFA" "YOU ARE PLAYING LIGHTS OUT AND DOPE TENNIS - MAN" "YOU ARE SO FLY - YOU ARE SUPER - FLY"

What? Nadal doesn't look anything like this:

http://cypherstyles.com/%5Cimg%5CproductImages%5Csuper%20fly%20-%20front.jpg

Jogy
07-29-2008, 02:49 AM
Great win for Nadal this week again and he coming closer to beat Federer from #1 !!!

VAMOS Warrior NADAL !!!!!!! :banana:


Kiefer had fun speech at the end of match when saying he does not know if he can come back in two years. He will see if he can walk or is too old :lol: Maybe Bilbo's grandmother can give him a wheelchair.

And good to hearing that Kiefer said "Nadal is going to be #1 very soon"

so even the players write off Federer and know who is strongest now and hope rankings give that proove soon!

Mimi
07-29-2008, 03:41 AM
yeah, i agreed. Kiefer seems unhappy and cold, when rafa took the initiative to talk with him in the ceremony, he seemed disinterested too, well, may be he was disappointed for the lost, but come on, he didn't have much chance and hope right? and i also don't like it, is when he won the match against Simon, a ball kid handed back the towel to him, he ignored him, even he was in good mood .......

All,

Y'all know I don't like to crack on players for no reason, but Kiefer is one cold piece of work. Did y'all notice how he shook Rafa's hand like he was too good to even be bothered. He was as cold as ice at the net. Tsk. Tsk.

Anyway, I was glad Rafa tore into his rump.

What can one say about Rafa really? He's proven he is the one to beat in 08. He is playing like Superman. The commentators mentioned how he loves Cinci - because he loves to play golf there. Uh-oh - don't let him get good in golf - for he might just join the tour. I can see him and Tiger shaking hands one day. He just might replace Roger in Tiger's affections if he takes up golf. LOL!

"WAY TO HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS RAFA" "YOU ARE PLAYING LIGHTS OUT AND DOPE TENNIS - MAN" "YOU ARE SO FLY - YOU ARE SUPER - FLY"

l_mac
08-13-2008, 02:20 PM
Rafa :eek:

What a champ :inlove: