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SF Rome: Rafa def. Gonzo 6-3 6-3

meihaditalab
05-02-2009, 05:37 PM
Solid performance by Rafa, should be able to beat Djoker in 2 sets tomorrow

azinna
05-02-2009, 05:37 PM
B+ from Rafa....

ImmzB
05-02-2009, 05:39 PM
Well Done Rafa!!

vamosinator
05-02-2009, 05:39 PM
Greatest claycourt season ever from Nadal.

Quadruple Tree
05-02-2009, 05:39 PM
Unexpected result. How did he let Gonzo take 6 games?

HeretiC
05-02-2009, 05:40 PM
Another straights sets slay from Cassius of Clay.

nkhera1
05-02-2009, 05:40 PM
too easy. Played really well for a stretch in the middle and then put it on cruise control

GlennMirnyi
05-02-2009, 05:41 PM
:zzz: :zzz: :zzz:

Weakest era on clay ever.

:zzz: :zzz: :zzz:

Goget
05-02-2009, 05:41 PM
Stats :

http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/6387/nadgon.jpg

kingfederer
05-02-2009, 05:41 PM
6-3 6-3 if i play poor match, no?
get those pictures out yall.

kafemotor
05-02-2009, 05:42 PM
Actually Gonzo played awesome. both traded grandstrokes to max till Nadal showed who is smarter, yet Gonza is beast till the end. Nadal is anything but love challenge and Gonzo's playing style today. Good practice for tomorrow.

Action Jackson
05-02-2009, 05:42 PM
Good training for Rafa.

Albop
05-02-2009, 05:42 PM
Gonzo peaked in the 3rd Game.

And some people say that Fed's dominance was boring. :lol:

Cresswekk
05-02-2009, 05:44 PM
That shot from Nadal was incredible. All his weight was going one way and he whipped the ball the opposite direction.

Garson007
05-02-2009, 05:45 PM
That was quick.

l_mac
05-02-2009, 05:45 PM
Better :)

Sunset of Age
05-02-2009, 05:46 PM
Congrats, Rafa! :hatoff:
Solid performance. Should have no problem in grabbing that title tomorrow if he keeps going on like this. Same goes for Madrid and RG. Quite an unbelievable streak again. :)

SaFed2005
05-02-2009, 05:46 PM
63 62 if he plays bad :) , no?

Surcouf
05-02-2009, 05:47 PM
Very solid performance by both players. Gonzalez was doing good, this result at Roma will give him confidence. Nadal played good today and should be able to bring the Roma title back. Good luck for tomorrow.

kafemotor
05-02-2009, 05:47 PM
That shot from Nadal was incredible. All his weight was going one way and he whipped the ball the opposite direction.

Nadal shots actually remind me to Jordan jump style in his late carrier. Whatever the position is, Jordan still can deliver scores, makes the shots much more attractive. :worship:

HarryMan
05-02-2009, 05:49 PM
Rafa is such a phenomenal champion.

If Novak brings the game he brought today against Rafa tommorow, then it will be a schooling win for Rafa.

kingfederer
05-02-2009, 05:50 PM
where are those pictures of rafa 6-3 6-3 if i play poor match, no?

finishingmove
05-02-2009, 05:51 PM
where are those pictures of rafa 6-3 6-3 if i play poor match, no?

memory lapses? adhd?

:confused: :shrug:

Sinerra
05-02-2009, 05:53 PM
Very good play by Rafa! Some great shots!

Now take the title :D

out_here_grindin
05-02-2009, 05:57 PM
Nice to see Gonzo not rolling over for Raf.

scarecrows
05-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Gonzo peaked in the 3rd Game.

And some people say that Fed's dominance was boring. :lol:

what are you saying, this are exciting times for tennis, before every match you keep guessing if the opponent will win 5 or 6 games. If you guess right you feel happy inside

star
05-02-2009, 06:12 PM
6-3 6-3 if i play poor match, no?
get those pictures out yall.

Tough day for you. :hug: :hug:

Geo
05-02-2009, 06:13 PM
Nadal hit some great shots and as usual had some amazing points, but I didn't think he played that amazingly today :shrug: Gonzalez played well until 3-3 in the 1st set when he started giving away way too many free points. In the 2nd set his game was all over the place :lol: Maybe he was a bit tired from his match against Monaco the other day, or just flat :shrug:

I think Nadal is going to have to play better in the final tomorrow, and I'm sure he will :lol:

Vida
05-02-2009, 06:16 PM
nadal reminded me of a butchers boy. quiet, local kid, who chops chicken limbs under the counter for fun.

Stefanos13
05-02-2009, 06:26 PM
Better :)

Yes. Much better play by Nadal this time. Even though he stayed behind the baseline he did place the ball deep and that troubled Gonzalez. Nadal produced some amazing shots today. Not many, but they were worth the wait :smoke:

Jimnik
05-02-2009, 06:26 PM
No-one will ever dominate the clay season like this. Three major clay titles in three weeks is unheard of.

Congrats to Rafa on being the clayGOAT.

Mateya
05-02-2009, 06:29 PM
:worship:

http://www4.slikomat.com/09/0502/2oj-RAFZIL.jpg

Guy Haines
05-02-2009, 06:34 PM
Rafa :D

Win this thing.

morningglory
05-02-2009, 06:34 PM
clay season, they should just let this guy have a bye to the finals :lol: Then one more player gets a place in the main draw. That way the winner of the "real" tournament will have a shot to face the king of clay in an "exho" match :lol:

sphiie
05-02-2009, 06:53 PM
Congrats Rafa! Well done! Good serve. He did a great job, not playing very well but enough to win.

Now, Djokovic next! Nadal is playing better than in MC for suuure. Now, I hope Rafael will be more aggressive and he should win in 3 sets...

Vamos Rafa el campeon :)

Nichele Hull
05-02-2009, 08:04 PM
Too many errors from Gonzo. Lucky for Nadal that Gonzo wasn't hitting his 185kmh forehands today. Can't wait for his luck to run out :D

Erica86
05-02-2009, 08:26 PM
Too many errors from Gonzo. Lucky for Nadal that Gonzo wasn't hitting his 185kmh forehands today. Can't wait for his luck to run out :D

:haha::haha:

lamnathalie
05-02-2009, 08:39 PM
Rafa :zzz:

l_mac
05-02-2009, 08:40 PM
No-one will ever dominate the clay season like this. Three major clay titles in three weeks is unheard of.

Congrats to Rafa on being the clayGOAT.

He hasn't won yet.

l_mac
05-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Too many errors from Gonzo. Lucky for Nadal that Gonzo wasn't hitting his 185kmh forehands today. Can't wait for his luck to run out :D

Hope it lasts forever :inlove:

l_mac
05-02-2009, 08:41 PM
Rafa :zzz:

Rafa :worship: :bowdown: :hearts:

Ackms421
05-02-2009, 09:33 PM
Too many errors from Gonzo. Lucky for Nadal that Gonzo wasn't hitting his 185kmh forehands today. Can't wait for his luck to run out :D

The rest the players that he beat en route to the Australian Open, Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, and Barcelona titles can't wait for his "luck" to run out either. :crying2:

If he wins tomorrow he'll be the first man in history to be holding all three clay court masters as well as the French Open.

Hmmm, might he also be the first man ever to win 3 of the first 4 master's series events? :scratch:

I remember after Rafa won Wimbledon someone wrote that Nadal had the potential to be more dominant than Federer ever was. I'm not sure if I exactly understood that at the time, but I do now. ;)

Erica86
05-02-2009, 10:15 PM
Rafa :zzz:

:haha::haha:

sphiie
05-02-2009, 10:37 PM
No-one will ever dominate the clay season like this. Three major clay titles in three weeks is unheard of.

Congrats to Rafa on being the clayGOAT.

I hope so :angel:

ChinoRios4Ever
05-03-2009, 12:37 AM
Any doubts?

Too many errors from Gonzo. Lucky for Nadal

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Titi
05-03-2009, 12:57 AM
Rafa -5.5 games has been my saviour this week.Made up for Wawa,Pico losses.And the thing is, he's not played at his best.Frightening...on dirt at least.

LinkMage
05-03-2009, 01:24 AM
No-one will ever dominate the clay season like this. Three major clay titles in three weeks is unheard of.

Congrats to Rafa on being the clayGOAT.


It's unheard of because before you had to play 6 matches in AMS events including a best of 5 set final. Not like today that they changed it to cater to the whining pansies of this weak era.

Laba
05-03-2009, 05:44 AM
An improvement in performance when compared to the QF against Verdasco. I expect him to play even better in the final now and it's good to see him win the semi in seventy five minutes.