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AO R2 Nadal def. Karanusic 6-2 6-3 6-2

RagingLamb
01-22-2009, 04:52 AM
Only amusing part of the match was Karanusic's non-stop swearing after 3-4 in the second.

Nadal didn't have to try hard to win this.

Fiberlight1
01-22-2009, 04:54 AM
He didn't have to try hard... but my God it was ugly.

Spes
01-22-2009, 04:54 AM
This guy is a professional? Go figure...

Rafa has a tough one next on paper, we'll see what happens.

sheeter
01-22-2009, 05:44 AM
Karanusic's attitude wasn't exactly all smiles and giggles.

JolánGagó
01-22-2009, 09:30 AM
What happened exactly?

This guy was bullshiting previous to match that he was in better mental and physical condition than Nadal, only worse in technique :rolleyes:

El Legenda
01-22-2009, 10:05 AM
Did anyone know Karanusic had an bullet fast FH? he was hitting them over 100MPH..but for some reason he kept spinning them most of the tme.

green25814
01-22-2009, 10:07 AM
Karanusic is a terrible tennis player. Ugh. :o

JMG
01-22-2009, 02:41 PM
Karanusic is a terrible tennis player. Ugh. :o

Eh? :cuckoo: He is a great tennis player.

Crazy Girl
01-22-2009, 02:44 PM
:eek:OMG!!:eek:Another sacrificial victim for Rafa!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

ORGASMATRON
01-22-2009, 03:14 PM
Im shocked at how bad some of these guys are but thats GS tennis i guess. Karanusic had the worst slice backhand ive ever seen, just floats it with nothing on in, exactly the way Rafa likes it. Rafa would have better competition playing a challenger, he better get his shit together againts Haas

Bazooka
01-22-2009, 03:19 PM
Rafa should have done this faster. I was really really bored watching this so called "match"

sheeter
01-22-2009, 03:28 PM
Did anyone know Karanusic had an bullet fast FH? he was hitting them over 100MPH..but for some reason he kept spinning them most of the tme.

Because he couldn't hit it that hard anywhere near consistently.

tangerine_dream
01-22-2009, 04:18 PM
Karanusic acting like he actually stood a chance of winning was the best part of this match.

JolánGagó
01-22-2009, 04:24 PM
Eh? :cuckoo: He is a great tennis player.

You've got so much piss inside you that it's already flooding your brains.

elessar
01-22-2009, 04:25 PM
14 posts :worship: must have been a thriller.

The_Nadal_effect
01-22-2009, 04:37 PM
Rafa glorified as usual because of a weaker opponent. His real test begins tomorrow. First Haas, then Speedy Gonzo...looking good.

Lopsided scorelines...:wavey:

Arkulari
01-22-2009, 05:05 PM
what is surprising is that Rafa didn't triple bageled him ;)

malisha
01-22-2009, 05:08 PM
What happened exactly?

This guy was bullshiting previous to match that he was in better mental and physical condition than Nadal, only worse in technique :rolleyes:

true

how do you know that Jolan?

malisha
01-22-2009, 05:09 PM
Karanusic had the worst slice backhand ive ever seen,

this just proves you know shit about tennis

The_Nadal_effect
01-22-2009, 05:17 PM
what is surprising is that Rafa didn't triple bageled him ;)

Yeah, like Santoro in Doha! :lol:

Everybody went OMG OMG watching Rafa make glory against an aging opponent. Tommy and Gonzo will show exactly where Rafa's game is on hardcourts!

GlennMirnyi
01-22-2009, 07:15 PM
Karanusic is a terrible tennis player. Ugh. :o

Terrible player? I guess you're just another one of MTF's 98% of posters who have never held a racket.

Im shocked at how bad some of these guys are but thats GS tennis i guess. Karanusic had the worst slice backhand ive ever seen, just floats it with nothing on in, exactly the way Rafa likes it. Rafa would have better competition playing a challenger, he better get his shit together againts Haas

Have you ever held a racket? Are you braindead? The guy is a top 100. Get a clue.

this just proves you know shit about tennis

Exactly.

Aenea
01-22-2009, 08:03 PM
he's got the tools to trouble nadal.

Karanusic is a terrible tennis player. Ugh. :o

what is surprising is that Rafa didn't triple bageled him ;)

:scratch:

Such different opinions on Roko

Guy Haines
01-23-2009, 03:25 AM
Yeah, like Santoro in Doha! :lol:

Everybody went OMG OMG watching Rafa make glory against an aging opponent. Tommy and Gonzo will show exactly where Rafa's game is on hardcourts!

I dunno, I think Rafa will do alright against Haas and Gonzo.

No doubt Haas is playing some fine, sharp tennis right now. But Rafa hasn't lost to him on hard courts, and Rafa is a better hard court player than he was 12 months ago. Only the willfully blind deny it.

Gonzales is a tougher ask, but he's had the answer. When Gonzalez smashed Nadal, Gonzalez was in maestro mode at the start of the Stefanki era.

I guess the question is whether Rafa can still hit the flatter forehand against the likes of Haas and Gonzo, or whether he will revert to the old one that gets him into trouble on this surface. But he isn't running around his backhand as much, so he usually has more time to hit the forehand.

Monfils maybe and Simon and Tsonga and Murray all have much better shots at Nadal. But should he face Tsonga, he won't play him as meekly as he did last time. Tsonga schooled Nadal so effortlessly and mercilessly and completely that...he showed him everything he needed to improve.

rafa_maniac
01-23-2009, 06:09 AM
Pretty average display from Rafa really, this should have been easier than it was (and it was still very easy). Haas is no serious issue, but after that things get tough...

jmsx521
01-23-2009, 06:20 AM
I've watched Roko play live, about two or three times; I was very impressed by him: He is very crafty... but couldn't prove it against Rafa.