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Cincy R3: Nadal def. Haas 6-4 7-6(0!)

LinkMage
08-01-2008, 02:20 AM
Never in doubt. :zzz:

At least Haas put some effort (not in the TB though). :o

habibko
08-01-2008, 02:21 AM
hilarious and shoking choke from Nadal when serving for the match at 6-5, after Tommy saved two match points to get it to deuce Nadal did the unthinkable, he double faulted twice in a row to hand the break back!!!! :eek:

yet Haas completely choked the tiebreak :help: :shrug:

and the streak goes on :)

finishingmove
08-01-2008, 02:21 AM
never in doubt

haas will enjoy the mini-bagel , it was a tiresome match

Tobi
08-01-2008, 02:21 AM
Way to finish in TB after two DFs to get broken.

navy75
08-01-2008, 02:22 AM
I fully expected Tommy to come to play tonight, and even thought he had an outside shot to win. Well done for Rafa, he's virtually invicible right now (still have a feeling the Joker might get him in the semis, though) :worship:

Voo de Mar
08-01-2008, 02:23 AM
Extremely pathetic last two games + tie-break. It was the level of Futures players or even worse :o

leng jai
08-01-2008, 02:23 AM
Infuriating match to watch. Haas blew like 8 chances and played one of the worst games of all time to be broken at 5-5. How he could play such a diabolical breaker after breaking back defies logic. Vintage Haas performance.

RogiRafaFan86
08-01-2008, 02:23 AM
Boy, Rafa choked when he served for it, but he cleaned up the mess he made of that service game quite nicely in the TB.

Congrats Rafa!

navy75
08-01-2008, 02:23 AM
Way to finish in TB after two DFs to get broken.

If his DFs and UEs in the 4th set of the Wimbledon final didn't bother him, nothing will. You have to admire Rafa's mentality on the court...

Caio_Brasil
08-01-2008, 02:24 AM
:lol: when Nadal made that two DF's I said to my father, joking "watch Nadal win 7-0 the TB" :haha: what a mental power :worship:

DragonFly
08-01-2008, 02:24 AM
A rusty 1st game of the match and a poor TB the only differnce.

Unlucky Tommy.

Albop
08-01-2008, 02:24 AM
This is why nadal is a shame of number 1.

RafaTheBest
08-01-2008, 02:24 AM
Not a very good match from Rafa but enough to win. VAMOS RAFA! Onto the quarters!

lina_seta
08-01-2008, 02:25 AM
lol at least we got a match!
and nadal was human for the last game... failing to serve out the match with 2 DFs?! (only watched the end) then haas couldnt win a pt thereafter... error fest from haas

xelena
08-01-2008, 02:25 AM
Well, we can say that FakerNadal just pulled another win with cheeeating. was taking waaay too much time before 1st serve, before 1st and 2nd .. Haas just got sick of it at the end:(((

btw, now that the germans are back, it's great to see some real genuine anger at times, almost forgot how great it was :)))

habibko
08-01-2008, 02:25 AM
Infuriating match to watch. Haas blew like 8 chances and played one of the worst games of all time to be broken at 5-5. How he could play such a diabolical breaker after breaking back defies logic. Vintage Haas performance.

leng jai pissed.. PRICELESS ;)

RafaTheBest
08-01-2008, 02:26 AM
This is why nadal is a shame of number 1.

Yeah, how could someone who won 31 matches in a row ever deserve #1? :rolleyes:

madmax
08-01-2008, 02:26 AM
Well, what a lucky baller this spaniard is, just when you expect him to be really tested in a tight situation, the other guy completely meltdowns in a tiebreak...anyway congrats to Haas, he had a really good game plan and almost executed it, just some silly errors and mental breakdowns

Okonsky
08-01-2008, 02:26 AM
Hass played pretty well, Nadal thought about No.1 more than the match.

Hass:worship:

HoistDaColors
08-01-2008, 02:27 AM
really hard fought match. too bad tommy couldn't string points together to break rafa's serve (last game was an exception). still, it was nice to see tommy playing relatively well.

either Rafa has gotten bigger or his shirt was too damn tight. He couldn't even pull it off when he wanted a shirt change. :o

JolánGagó
08-01-2008, 02:27 AM
Amazing match, very entertaining, specially second set: 4-4 15-40 serving Haas he manages nonetheless to win the game and then Nadal gives away next one by no less than two consecutive DF... and then time break won by Nadal 7-0! Brilliant.

Never in doubt but Haas fought bravely, nice to see veterans doing so well in Cincy.

Rafa will be N.1 in the computer very soon, no?

Greatness
08-01-2008, 02:27 AM
Haas fell apart like a helpless poodle fighting a lion in the tie break; embarrassing way to end the match.
Sparta prevails.

JolánGagó
08-01-2008, 02:31 AM
Well, we can say that FakerNadal just pulled another win with cheeeating. was taking waaay too much time before 1st serve, before 1st and 2nd .. Haas just got sick of it at the end:(((

btw, now that the germans are back, it's great to see some real genuine anger at times, almost forgot how great it was :)))


Oh for God's sake stop whining, it's so embarrasing :baby:

Okonsky
08-01-2008, 02:31 AM
Haas fell apart waiting 30 seconds between the points.

Someone said - at least WE win. Who's we?

shotgun
08-01-2008, 02:31 AM
Entertaining match with a nice contrast of styles, but the outcome was expected. One bad game in each set against Nadal and you're history.

Best thing about Rafa today was his girlfriend. ;)

Albop
08-01-2008, 02:32 AM
Entertaining match with a nice contrast of styles, but the outcome was expected. One bad game in each set against Nadal and you're history.

Best thing about Rafa today was his girlfriend. ;)

i second that :p

Henry Chinaski
08-01-2008, 02:33 AM
:lol: when Nadal made that two DF's I said to my father, joking "watch Nadal win 7-0 the TB" :haha: what a mental power :worship:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7433958&postcount=4252

I wasn't joking

JolánGagó
08-01-2008, 02:33 AM
BTW Xisca absolutely gorgeous...

Zolka
08-01-2008, 02:34 AM
Haas could have been so much more... What a talent, it's a shame. As for Nadal, are you kidding me? He hits two double faults, gets broken, and wins the breaker like that? The guy is crazy, as much as i'd love to, i can't see Nole beating him.

Albatros99
08-01-2008, 02:36 AM
:help::help::help::help::help:

I need help for the "Nadal managed to win a match in hardcourt excuse" thread. These crybabies are overwhelming.

navy75
08-01-2008, 02:36 AM
Only on menstennisforums can a guy win the French without dropping a set, then gut out a championship the very next week on grass, go on to win Wimbledon, and then come to North America and win seven matches in a row, and actually be insulted by over half the members.

I don't care if Nadal won 0-6, 7-6, 7-6, Tommy Haas is a more than capable opponent and Rafael Nadal's current streak is nothing short of spectacular. As a former SEC college tennis player I can't tell you how much I admire Nadal's commitment to surfaces outside of clay, and you know he's going to die to win every point on every surface during every week.

I can only think that those leaving hateful comments after all that Rafa's accomplishing are either: a) under 25 haters of everything (no shortage of those on the internet), b) have never played tennis at a higher level, or c) are degenerate gamblers with vendettas.

How you can't give this man any credit is beyond me...:confused:

leng jai
08-01-2008, 02:36 AM
Why give any credit to Nadal for that breaker? Haas made 5 UEs to lose it...

Albop
08-01-2008, 02:38 AM
Why give any credit to Nadal for that breaker? Haas made 5 UEs to lose it...

Most pathetic TB ever.

Lurker011
08-01-2008, 02:41 AM
nice choke in the TB Haas. he should have just pushed balls into play,rafa was chokeing and Haas let him off the hook big time. everyone on tour is just scared of rafa.

Lori42
08-01-2008, 02:43 AM
Only on menstennisforums can a guy win the French without dropping a set, then gut out a championship the very next week on grass, go on to win Wimbledon, and then come to North America and win seven matches in a row, and actually be insulted by over half the members.

I don't care if Nadal won 0-6, 7-6, 7-6, Tommy Haas is a more than capable opponent and Rafael Nadal's current streak is nothing short of spectacular. As a former SEC college tennis player I can't tell you how much I admire Nadal's commitment to surfaces outside of clay, and you know he's going to die to win every point on every surface during every week.

I can only think that those leaving hateful comments after all that Rafa's accomplishing are either: a) under 25 haters of everything (no shortage of those on the internet), b) have never played tennis at a higher level, or c) are degenerate gamblers with vendettas.

How you can't give this man any credit is beyond me...:confused:


GREAT POST!!!! I couldn't agree with you more. Nadal has accomplished so much and it is beyond me why people can't congratulate him. I can't wait for him to be number 1. He totally deserves it. What an inspiration and a great role model he is. I love watching him fight for every point as if it is the last one. And the way he played the tiebreak after not serving out the match was one of the reasons I love him. He just put it behind him. You go Rafa!!! You are the best...

Albatros99
08-01-2008, 02:43 AM
nice choke in the TB Haas. he should have just pushed balls into play,rafa was chokeing and Haas let him off the hook big time. everyone on tour is just scared of rafa.

The guy was running on his last legs. That's why he made so many mistakes. Nadal didn't look very fresh either.

luie
08-01-2008, 02:45 AM
Fed what more motivation do you need to improve you BH. YOU should work day in day out on that BH. LOOK the only players to trouble rafa of late have great BH. GASQUET & HAAS.

moon language
08-01-2008, 02:45 AM
Only on menstennisforums can a guy win the French without dropping a set, then gut out a championship the very next week on grass, go on to win Wimbledon, and then come to North America and win seven matches in a row, and actually be insulted by over half the members.



^^this

Lori42
08-01-2008, 02:46 AM
[SERIOUS MODE ON] Nadal is starting to look like he is running out of gas.[/SERIOUS MODE OFF]

Hopefully uncle Tony has already received the next shipment of roids.




Can't stand that he won I guess. Too bad that people can't enjoy what is happening now.

Albop
08-01-2008, 02:47 AM
And the way he played the tiebreak after not serving out the match was one of the reasons I love him. He just put it behind him. You go Rafa!!! You are the best...

what? haas throw all away in the tb.

shotgun
08-01-2008, 02:51 AM
what? haas throw all away in the tb.

Yes, apart from the amazing return to give him the first point, Nadal didn't have to do much in the TB.

Albatros99
08-01-2008, 02:52 AM
Can't stand that he won I guess. Too bad that people can't enjoy what is happening now.

I am on you side, metaphorically speaking . Just check my sig ;)

luie
08-01-2008, 02:52 AM
I think nadal is finally getting tired. 26 UFE's in two sets. not like him.Too bad Haas gave it away.

CarstenL01
08-01-2008, 02:54 AM
Tommy, you are stupid! :worship:


well done Rafa :)

Clara Bow
08-01-2008, 02:58 AM
what? haas throw all away in the tb.

And Rafa also chocked in his last service game by having two double faults in a row....so both had shaky ends. ;) Tommy did play a bad tiebreak, but it is not like Rafa played lights out to get to the tiebreak.

But it wouldn't be a Rafa win without plenty of bitching and whining by his haters on MTF. :D

Still- nice match by Tommy outside of the tiebreak and Rafa needs to play better in his next matches if he wants to progress.

Albatros99
08-01-2008, 03:10 AM
Funny that every time a player makes a mistake in an important point people talk about "choking" as if players never made mistakes in normal situations, or never get tired, increasing the likelihood of making mistakes. NAdal and Haas were two standing cadavers in the last games of this match. It is normal that they made so many mistakes.

sawan66278
08-01-2008, 03:33 AM
Only on menstennisforums can a guy win the French without dropping a set, then gut out a championship the very next week on grass, go on to win Wimbledon, and then come to North America and win seven matches in a row, and actually be insulted by over half the members.

I don't care if Nadal won 0-6, 7-6, 7-6, Tommy Haas is a more than capable opponent and Rafael Nadal's current streak is nothing short of spectacular. As a former SEC college tennis player I can't tell you how much I admire Nadal's commitment to surfaces outside of clay, and you know he's going to die to win every point on every surface during every week.

I can only think that those leaving hateful comments after all that Rafa's accomplishing are either: a) under 25 haters of everything (no shortage of those on the internet), b) have never played tennis at a higher level, or c) are degenerate gamblers with vendettas.

How you can't give this man any credit is beyond me...:confused:

Excellent post. The jealousy runs rampant throughout MTF...:rolleyes:

Clara Bow
08-01-2008, 03:35 AM
Funny that every time a player makes a mistake in an important point people talk about "choking" as if players never made mistakes in normal situations, or never get tired, increasing the likelihood of making mistakes. NAdal and Haas were two standing cadavers in the last games of this match. It is normal that they made so many mistakes.

That is a good point, but it was unusual to see Rafa have two double faults in a row. I do think that all of everything (fatigue from his wins, knowledge that he is his closest ever to number one) could play a factor and make him more mentally fatigued as well. Which in some circumstances can cause a little catch in the throat. ;)

Bascule
08-01-2008, 03:37 AM
Excellent post. The jealousy runs rampant throughout MTF...:rolleyes:

Ego-king is dead. Long live the Ego-King!:worship:

Mimi
08-01-2008, 03:41 AM
lol, nadal is at least better than Rios, who won zero slam :wavey:
This is why nadal is a shame of number 1.

Bascule
08-01-2008, 04:06 AM
Can't stand that he won I guess. Too bad that people can't enjoy what is happening now.

:lol: Are you funny or...:retard:?

groundstroke
08-01-2008, 04:21 AM
Unbelievable choke from Haas after Nadal choked really badly..

Merton
08-01-2008, 04:26 AM
Good match to watch, Haas played well and did not lose it for most of the match, still played a very poor tiebreak just after Nadal choked with 2 double faults serving out the match.

selyoink
08-01-2008, 04:26 AM
Hardly surprising that Haas donated the breaker to Nadal. All players live in fear of this hard court mug and bow down to him whenever he desires.

Scotso
08-01-2008, 04:56 AM
Get it, Rafa :yeah:

TMJordan
08-01-2008, 05:18 AM
Haas let him win.

peterparker
08-01-2008, 05:22 AM
That is a good point, but it was unusual to see Rafa have two double faults in a row. I do think that all of everything (fatigue from his wins, knowledge that he is his closest ever to number one) could play a factor and make him more mentally fatigued as well. Which in some circumstances can cause a little catch in the throat. ;)

Pretty soon Nadal is going the enter the Hamburg 2007 Zone, where he is going to be playing just on will power.

Does he have a shot at the all time point total record this year?

JolánGagó
08-01-2008, 07:29 AM
All players live in fear of this hard court mug and bow down to him whenever he desires.

Perfect definition of total domination :lol:

The mug part is a little to far stretch of your desires, though ;)

rafa the best
08-01-2008, 09:04 AM
Hass played pretty well, Nadal thought about No.1 more than the match.

Hass:worship:


That is true, he was very intense last night. He wouldn't have made those 2 DFs in a normal match.

Haas was a real challenge, the streak continues, VAMOS .....:worship::wavey:

Sebby
08-01-2008, 09:58 AM
Congrats to Haas to have won 10 games. He should get an award for it.

cc2monac
08-01-2008, 10:06 AM
congrats rafa! now make it to the final! time to take your place at the top of the tennis world!

Turquoise
08-01-2008, 10:41 AM
Solid win over Haas who is a decent player. Good job by Nadal to do enough to keep his winning momentum.

As we've seen time and time again, the fact that Nadal fails to serve out a match, or is down 0-5 in a set or similar scenario, means nothing. When he's down, he digs dip and finds an extra gear, and his focus never waivers. I'm actually awed that he's been playing week in, week out, winning 5 consecutive tournaments on 3 different surfaces and looks set to making it all the way again this week. What he has achieved over the past couple of months has been nothing short of phenomenal. I just hope for his sake that he remains healthy for the rest of the season.

nashty
08-01-2008, 10:58 AM
Didn't like Rafa's play much. He can do better in the QF, of course.

Bilbo
08-01-2008, 11:01 AM
expected straight sets win by rafa

leng jai
08-01-2008, 11:56 AM
I love that an old and feeble Haasi coming off a poor injury filled year blowing chance after chance still pushes Nadull further than 90% of the mugs on tour.

Mimi
08-01-2008, 12:00 PM
how time flies, ai, hass already old?! :sad:, i remember how he beat my old pete, if he didn't have so many injuries, may be he would win more :wavey:
I love that an old and feeble Haasi coming off a poor injury filled year blowing chance after chance still pushes Nadull further than 90% of the mugs on tour.

PiggyGotRoasted
08-01-2008, 12:03 PM
Why is it that the people that would beat nadal always have to lose in the round before they play him..

Damn
08-01-2008, 12:19 PM
Nadal didn't look very fresh either.

Nadal has barely nothing left in the tank, I can assure that. He's been playing and winning everything week after week since the beginning of the clay court season, with all the pressure of his winning streak, 7 titles, the number 1 spot, etc. He's physically and mentally done, he needs a proper rest before the USO, and I will recommend him to skip the Olympics, but he's not gonna do that. He'll go to Beijing to get the gold medal.

Apart from that, all I can say about the match is that Haas is one of the players that has the game and the strategy to trouble Nadal. Also, we must consider these variables: Nadal is tired, Nadal has made more UEs than is usual for him, this surface is not his best, the pressure, the fact that this Nadull is a mug and sucks in HC (:rolls:), etc. Even with all those things, Haas hasn't been capable to take off a set from Nadal, who has dropped only 1 set in 7 HC matches (7-6 (12) in a tie-break against Gasquet)

What does this mean? This means that if someone wants to defeat Nadal, he must do almost the impossible on the court, and that doesn't guarantee his victory. Nadal's mind is just, WOW.

Well, we can say that FakerNadal just pulled another win with cheeeating. was taking waaay too much time before 1st serve, before 1st and 2nd ... Haas just got sick of it at the end :(

:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

leng jai
08-01-2008, 12:23 PM
Beating Nadal was far from impossible today. Haas clowned away his first service game of the match and lost the first set 6-4 after blowing at least 4 chances to break back. The second set was the same story with a poor end to the match by both players.

Damn
08-01-2008, 12:25 PM
Why is it that the people that would beat nadal always have to lose in the round before they play him...

There are 2 options:

1) Youzhny is a mug.

2)

fi-CgSO9Evw

I'll go with option 2.

Pepi.
08-01-2008, 12:36 PM
Rafa :banana:

BackhandMissile
08-01-2008, 12:43 PM
Only on menstennisforums can a guy win the French without dropping a set, then gut out a championship the very next week on grass, go on to win Wimbledon, and then come to North America and win seven matches in a row, and actually be insulted by over half the members.

I don't care if Nadal won 0-6, 7-6, 7-6, Tommy Haas is a more than capable opponent and Rafael Nadal's current streak is nothing short of spectacular. As a former SEC college tennis player I can't tell you how much I admire Nadal's commitment to surfaces outside of clay, and you know he's going to die to win every point on every surface during every week.

I can only think that those leaving hateful comments after all that Rafa's accomplishing are either: a) under 25 haters of everything (no shortage of those on the internet), b) have never played tennis at a higher level, or c) are degenerate gamblers with vendettas.

How you can't give this man any credit is beyond me...:confused:

Thankyou! I can't get over the amount of BS I've read in the past three days (even though I used to browse the forum before, but never really read much into the threads).

Like I said on the other thread, these guys probably think everyone's rubbish except for their character on virtua tennis.

Okonsky
08-01-2008, 12:50 PM
Haas let him win.

:worship:

RafaTheBest
08-01-2008, 03:37 PM
Why is it that the people that would beat nadal always have to lose in the round before they play him..

Why is it that you worship all the mugs in your sig yet bash a player with much more talent than any of them? Oh, I know. JEALOUSY!

platinum
08-01-2008, 04:03 PM
lol, nadal is at least better than Rios, who won zero slam :wavey:

Exactly.

Nadal has won *five* slams. First player to win the FO/Wimbledon combo during the same year since 1980!!!!

Rios having been #1 without having won a single slam was a shame and an aberration :wavey::wavey:

PiggyGotRoasted
08-01-2008, 04:18 PM
Why is it that you worship all the mugs in your sig yet bash a player with much more talent than any of them? Oh, I know. JEALOUSY!

Whatever :o

"ZOMGS I AM A NADAL FAN AND IF ANYONE SAYS ANYTHING BAD TO OUT GOD NADAL THEY MUST BE JEALOUS"

:worship:

Rafalover15
08-01-2008, 04:35 PM
My gym partner is a monkey :rocker2:

MyPrecious
08-01-2008, 09:11 PM
I saw some of this match late last night on Tennis Channel.

I thought Rafa wasn't playing his best, and was kinda surprised he won.

Better step it up of he wants the trophy this week.

green25814
08-01-2008, 09:15 PM
Poor tommy. Still, no disgrace losing to this man/ball-machine. At least he put up a fight :D