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Barcelona R2- Nadal defeats Gil 6-2, 6-2

ToniTennis
04-22-2009, 02:23 PM
Frederico pulled up some fight in several games of the match, not giving Rafa many bps, but eventually gave up. Nice effort, though.

As usual, Nadal a little bit too rusty in the first rounds.

Johnny Groove
04-22-2009, 02:24 PM
Rusty? I thought he played better today than he did in any of the matches on Monte Carlo.

Action Jackson
04-22-2009, 02:25 PM
Time to go for 4 hour training session.

FlameOn
04-22-2009, 02:27 PM
Solid and expected start for Rafa. :yeah:

ToniTennis
04-22-2009, 02:27 PM
Rusty? I thought he played better today than he did in any of the matches on Monte Carlo.

Yes he did, but still not to his best level, even for a 2nd round don't you think? Anyway, it's obviously not the same playing Gil than Muzza or Nole, with all due respect to the Portuguese.

Clay Death
04-22-2009, 02:27 PM
Frederico pulled up some fight in several games of the match, not giving Rafa many bps, but eventually gave up. Nice effort, though.

As usual, Nadal a little bit too rusty in the first rounds.

his royal "rustyness" needs to shake the rust off. perhaps he will start to show his usual sharpness by the time he enters the latter stages of Rome Masters.

#13 seeded Gasquet is the next victim.

HarryMan
04-22-2009, 02:29 PM
Gil actually was playing some pretty solid tennis...

Clay Death
04-22-2009, 02:29 PM
Time to go for 4 hour training session.

at least 2 hours anyway. do you remember how Vilas used to go and practice for 90 minutes or better after some of his matches?

another Spartan there.

tennizen
04-22-2009, 02:30 PM
Rusty? I thought he played better today than he did in any of the matches on Monte Carlo.

Agreed.

kafemotor
04-22-2009, 02:30 PM
Gil didnt make any threat, though good fight and style... Nadal must love to practice with him in this match. The court is faster and Nadal's stronger, hit ball harder. Love it

finishingmove
04-22-2009, 02:30 PM
R as in Routine...

miura
04-22-2009, 02:31 PM
Upset alert

BaselineSmash
04-22-2009, 02:36 PM
Who else do you lose to 6-2 6-2 and come off court feeling good about yourself?

LinkMage
04-22-2009, 02:39 PM
I guess he played subpar, but at least not awful. ;)

Manila ESQ
04-22-2009, 02:50 PM
Congrats Rafa!

Snowwy
04-22-2009, 02:54 PM
I wonder what Nadal gets to do with Gil now that he won him

Mateya
04-22-2009, 03:08 PM
Winning at least four games against him is something you can be proud of. :)

http://www4.slikomat.com/09/0422/868-RAFZIL.jpg

ToniTennis
04-22-2009, 03:17 PM
I wonder what Nadal gets to do with Gil now that he won him

:lol: I might win a patch in my computer to correct me when writing hastily.

Sorry, Frederico.

nkhera1
04-22-2009, 03:18 PM
From the little I was able to see on shitty feeds it looks like he was putting more topspin on the forehand. Can anyone say whether or not the service toss was low?

Ackms421
04-22-2009, 03:32 PM
Who else do you lose to 6-2 6-2 and come off court feeling good about yourself?

Federer a couple years ago.

kingfederer
04-22-2009, 04:44 PM
nadal needs to improve his backhand and serve, its pathetic!

moon language
04-22-2009, 05:17 PM
How was Nadal's serve %?

edit: found it. 67% 1st serve. he won more points on his second serve than he did on his first too, lol.

gusman890
04-22-2009, 05:42 PM
Easy Stuff.

If people haven't started shitting their pants when they are lined up to play him by now..I would be shocked.

This guy could go another 4 years doing this on the dirt.

HattonWBA
04-22-2009, 08:54 PM
What can you say other than expected

star
04-22-2009, 09:38 PM
What can you say other than expected

You can say :yippee:

mashamaniac
04-22-2009, 11:20 PM
:worship::worship:

iSzavay.
04-22-2009, 11:22 PM
Frederico :(

I hope Nadal doesn't win another clay event :o

Guy Haines
04-23-2009, 12:00 AM
How was Nadal's serve %?

edit: found it. 67% 1st serve. he won more points on his second serve than he did on his first too, lol.

He does that a lot it seems, especially on clay. Sometimes in bigger matches.

federernadalfan
04-23-2009, 12:05 AM
rafa steamroll rolling on...

Hugh Jaas
04-23-2009, 12:08 AM
Winning at least four games against him is something you can be proud of. :)

http://www4.slikomat.com/09/0422/868-RAFZIL.jpg

SPARTA!!

Sapeod
04-23-2009, 12:08 AM
rafa steamroll rolling on...
Even when playing mediocre :bolt:

bobbynorwich
04-23-2009, 12:10 AM
Winning at least four games against him is something you can be proud of. :)

http://www4.slikomat.com/09/0422/868-RAFZIL.jpg


Excellent!

christallh24
04-23-2009, 02:33 AM
Even when playing mediocre :bolt:

Winning 6-2 6-2 playing mediocre.

Nadal...what a champion.:hearts: