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Madrid R2- R. Nadal straight sets Jurgen Melzer 6-3 6-1

federernadalfan
05-13-2009, 03:20 PM
easy and expected

finishingmove
05-13-2009, 03:24 PM
melzer wasn't that bad, actually.

decent match

Priam
05-13-2009, 03:26 PM
Melzer became too predictable with all the s&v. Good match.

HeretiC
05-13-2009, 03:26 PM
Strong resistance from Jurgen. Too bad it lasted only 6 games, otherwise he would have made a real match out of this.

Sunset of Age
05-13-2009, 03:27 PM
Great job, Rafa, very solid match indeed. :hatoff:
As expected, of course. Can't see anyone stopping him from winning the title here.

Sinerra
05-13-2009, 03:34 PM
Good match from Melzer till 3-3 in the first set.
Rafa played amazing. Only 3 unforced errors

norwegian_wood
05-13-2009, 03:36 PM
Did Rafa hit ANY bad shots today?! He is AY-MAY-ZING.

Goget
05-13-2009, 03:39 PM
Stats :

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/9377/nadmel.jpg

rhinooooo
05-13-2009, 03:42 PM
Against all odds - Rafa comes through. Biggest victory of his careera.

l_mac
05-13-2009, 03:42 PM
Only 59% first serves? He wants to get on top of that :(

lamnathalie
05-13-2009, 03:43 PM
Surprise, surprise :zzz:

Erica86
05-13-2009, 03:47 PM
Another good easy win.
Just 3 unforced error by Rafa is amazing. Simply the best.

Manila ESQ
05-13-2009, 03:50 PM
Congrats Rafa! Hope he has enough for the French.

l_mac
05-13-2009, 03:55 PM
Surprise, surprise :zzz:

I know. It's amazing when a top 10 player wins their first match of a tournament. You should post your brilliant :zzz: (so clever, btw, kudos) in all the match threads featurinng top 10ers.

Sapeod
05-13-2009, 04:00 PM
Very solid match from Nadal, unfortunately :zzz:

StanisKing
05-13-2009, 04:02 PM
6:3, 6:1 if I play badly, no???

feeder1803
05-13-2009, 04:05 PM
6:3, 6:1 if I play badly, no???
I was waiting for someone to say it :D:D

Burrow
05-13-2009, 04:06 PM
:zzz: when isn't it expected

miura
05-13-2009, 04:10 PM
A tired Kohli next for Rafa, sub-atomic chances for the German.

I switched to Blake/Karlovic, much more competitive match.

Fumus
05-13-2009, 04:10 PM
Only 59% first serves? He wants to get on top of that :(

In your opinion does first serve percentage really matter on clay?

Har-Tru
05-13-2009, 04:34 PM
In your opinion does first serve percentage really matter on clay?

On this ultra-fast clay I think it does. Not for Nadal against Melzer anyway.

Couldn't see the match. Did I miss anything out of the ordinary?

Bazooka
05-13-2009, 04:51 PM
On this ultra-fast clay I think it does. Not for Nadal against Melzer anyway.

Couldn't see the match. Did I miss anything out of the ordinary?

Yes. Model ballgirls suck. Also this clay makes a lot of floating dust.

Nadal started a little rusty, but after he opened half an eye, it was over very quickly. 15 winners, 3 UE, sum it all pretty well. Melzer was very offensive, with fortune for his 3 first service games.

morningglory
05-13-2009, 05:13 PM
Still has something in the tank? That energizer bunny... he's hardly breaking a sweat

mikkemus23
05-13-2009, 05:20 PM
Not so smart of Jurgen to come in to the net on all those second serves...but quite nice.

christallh24
05-13-2009, 10:02 PM
Nice and easy going match for Rafa. Like someone mention, he barely broke a sweat. We might get a Rafa/Roger final if he keeps playing like this.

ChinoRios4Ever
05-13-2009, 10:19 PM
6:3, 6:1 if I play badly, no???

Expected post. :lol:

ossie
05-13-2009, 10:20 PM
vamos rafa

l_mac
05-13-2009, 10:22 PM
In your opinion does first serve percentage really matter on clay?

His winning percentage behind 1st serve is significantly higher than behind 2nd serve, so I suppose the answer to that question is yes.

RagingLamb
05-13-2009, 10:45 PM
3 UEs? I only watched the last couple of games, and when he was serving for the match he hit a couple of FH errors. So he made 1 UE in the previous 15 games? Doesn't sound right.

Rafattack
05-13-2009, 11:25 PM
3 UEs? I only watched the last couple of games, and when he was serving for the match he hit a couple of FH errors. So he made 1 UE in the previous 15 games? Doesn't sound right.
And that, my friend, is simply the genius of Rafael Nadal; low and behold the GOAT!

groundstroke
05-13-2009, 11:33 PM
3 unforced errors is wrong, i saw the match and he made more than UE's than that, not like 20-30 ue, but more than 5.

vamosinator
05-14-2009, 05:31 AM
Nadal will still be winning claycourt titles when he's 30+, he can afford to lose a lot of mobility and still be the champ.

jmsx521
05-14-2009, 05:41 PM
I don't know if anyone noticed, but Nadal didn't have his usual tape under the knees!

vamosinator
05-14-2009, 06:01 PM
Has Nadal worn tape since winning the Australian Open?