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RG R3: MTF Favourite Nadal def Hewitt 6-1 6-3 6-1

l_mac
05-29-2009, 04:33 PM
:eek: The crowd gave him a standing ovation at the end.

Fiberlight1
05-29-2009, 04:33 PM
Wow.. "Hewittized" indeed.

Good match. Nadal seems to be playing some decent tennis and it looks as if his level is improving.

Richardgm
05-29-2009, 04:33 PM
Where'd the other thread go?

SheepleBuster
05-29-2009, 04:34 PM
Owned his ass. Poor Hewitt. I am sorry but the Djokovic Federer thing is now mute. Rafa wins while serving a couple of bagels.

Johnny Groove
05-29-2009, 04:34 PM
Well played. Hewitt is a very good matchup for Nadal, really allowing him to play his game, but he's looking better with each round.

As for Lleyton, not much he can do. Should do well on grass.

TheBoiledEgg
05-29-2009, 04:34 PM
what a peeling :eek:

never seen the potato peeled that quick in a 5 setter before :o

Voo de Mar
05-29-2009, 04:34 PM
Hewitt is such an useless player these days :o

Neumann
05-29-2009, 04:34 PM
He's reached the 4th round for the fifth year in a row :eek:

CescAndyKimi
05-29-2009, 04:34 PM
Hewitt got *****. Although it was to be expected, he is a bad match up for bottompicker.

q.j.
05-29-2009, 04:35 PM
Hewittize me later.

HeretiC
05-29-2009, 04:35 PM
Ouch.

l_mac
05-29-2009, 04:36 PM
Where'd the other thread go?
Deleted because theRAFA jumped th gun I assume.
He's reached the 4th round for the fifth year in a row :eek:

:eek:

rubbERR
05-29-2009, 04:36 PM
You guys overreacting as usual, nothing new here...Always the same never change ;)

mr_burns
05-29-2009, 04:36 PM
poor hewitt...

out_here_grindin
05-29-2009, 04:36 PM
Cmon Hewitt. Gabashvilli gave a better fight.

n3gative
05-29-2009, 04:37 PM
this was a nail biter.

Priam
05-29-2009, 04:38 PM
Damn Nadal was on fire save for the middle of the 2nd. Boo Hewitt played decent but only managed 5 games.

Haile Selassie
05-29-2009, 04:38 PM
He's reached the 4th round for the fifth year in a row :eek:

:eek::eek:

HarryMan
05-29-2009, 04:41 PM
It is going to take a superhuman effort to even win a set against him this year.

rafa the best
05-29-2009, 04:41 PM
this disgusting crowd shouldn't be allowed in the stands.

lamnathalie
05-29-2009, 04:42 PM
Rafa, always the king :worship:

Reloaded
05-29-2009, 04:43 PM
Rafa was too good. hewitt played some good tennis in patches.

miura
05-29-2009, 04:44 PM
Impressive by Rafa

Rafattack
05-29-2009, 04:45 PM
BOOM! Why Rafa allowed Hewitt to get five games is beyond me; I was sure tripple bagels were nailed on to get served today! But joking apart this match is simply confirmation that not only is RG again a lock for Nadal, so too is Wimby! Vamos!

Langers
05-29-2009, 04:45 PM
Nadal was incredible today, lifted his game a few notches from his first two matches. I thought Lleyton played very well, played attacking tennis and tried not to let Nadal dictate play.

Nadal was just freakish out there, barely made a mistake the topspin he generates on his forehand is scary. Full credit to Lleyton for hanging in there and trying to be positive throughout, really not a lot more that he could have done today, Nadal was in the zone.

There is no way anyone is beating him again this year, no way.

Ilovetheblues_86
05-29-2009, 04:49 PM
MTF favourite in your...

dorkino
05-29-2009, 04:50 PM
Rafa was too good. hewitt played some good tennis in patches.

Hewitt tried to mix things up and tried to use a good tactic in the second , attacking Rafa's backhand then making fast strokes to the forehand side but he wasn't so precise and Rafael managed to skip this pattern after a while as well.

Rafattack
05-29-2009, 04:51 PM
Nadal was incredible today, lifted his game a few notches from his first two matches. I thought Lleyton played very well, played attacking tennis and tried not to let Nadal dictate play.

Nadal was just freakish out there, barely made a mistake the topspin he generates on his forehand is scary. Full credit to Lleyton for hanging in there and trying to be positive throughout, really not a lot more that he could have done today, Nadal was in the zone.

There is no way anyone is beating him again this year, no way.
Well, not in Grand Slams, that's for sure! The CYGS is well on the way!

dal
05-29-2009, 04:51 PM
looking better than the previous rds... still a lot to do.. needs to improve on the movement though ;)

Rafattack
05-29-2009, 04:52 PM
looking better than the previous rds... still a lot to do.. needs to improve on the movement though ;)
Well said. He still looks a bit heavy footed...

tennishero
05-29-2009, 04:52 PM
easy for rafa, was strolling through the match.

Commander Data
05-29-2009, 04:52 PM
expected slaughter.

dorkino
05-29-2009, 04:53 PM
looking better than the previous rds... still a lot to do.. needs to improve on the movement though ;)

Yes and other things as well.

CmonAussie
05-29-2009, 04:59 PM
....
***
Actually RAFA was showing LLEGS respect by crushing him so badly..
Its precisely because Nadal knows that you never count Hewitt out that he was fully focused from beginning to end, and ensured he brought his A-game.. If Nadal had played a lesser player he would have lost concentration and lost a few more games..

Anyway its disappointing but not unexpected><.
Hewitt can still look forward to a good run at Wimby & USO.!

born_on_clay
05-29-2009, 05:04 PM
For all the Fedtards who believed Hewitt will win
:lol:

Every round better
It's time for bagel Robin / David

Beforehand
05-29-2009, 05:06 PM
I didn't see the match, so I suppose his form could have been spectacular, but I don't really find this scoreline surprising. How the hell was Hewitt supposed to hurt Rafa on this court, anyways?

l_mac
05-29-2009, 05:09 PM
I didn't see the match, so I suppose his form could have been spectacular, but I don't really find this scoreline surprising. How the hell was Hewitt supposed to hurt Rafa on this court, anyways?

:eek:

HeretiC
05-29-2009, 05:14 PM
Cmon Hewitt. Gabashvilli gave a better fight.

Llegs doesn't have enough firepower for Nadal on this type of clay. He was struggling with high bounce top spin balls on both wings and whatever angle he used on his favorite BH CC was just going to Nadal strength. He completely failed at creating angles on FH CC, especially on shorter balls.

MTF favourite in your...

MTF favourite I_schmuck wins ACC would be also a great thread title. :shrug:

Beforehand
05-29-2009, 05:15 PM
I mean "OMG he won't lose a match until 2017!"

:angel:

GlennMirnyi
05-29-2009, 05:15 PM
No surprise iMac the MTF attention whore would be the one making such a title.

Hewitt, retire.

The French would never give "standing ovation" to a moonballer, so stop with the bullshit.

HeretiC
05-29-2009, 05:16 PM
How the hell was Hewitt supposed to hurt Rafa on this court, anyways?

Perhaps with a gun?

timafi
05-29-2009, 05:17 PM
to think Hewitt was thinking he could challenge Nadal on the red clay of Europe no less.Hewitt this ain't Houston mate:tape:

Hewitt stop fooling yourself mate and go home to the wifie and the kiddies and stay THERE:tape::lol:

Beforehand
05-29-2009, 05:18 PM
Perhaps with a gun?

Haha. He'd still have lost 7-6(9), 6-4, 6-1.

Primus
05-29-2009, 05:21 PM
No surprise iMac the MTF attention whore would be the one making such a title.

Hewitt, retire.

The French would never give "standing ovation" to a moonballer, so stop with the bullshit.

Don't you have better things in life to do, than craping anything Nadal related?

HeretiC
05-29-2009, 05:22 PM
Haha. He'd still have lost 7-6(9), 6-4, 6-1.

Never ever underestimate crazy Aussie packing a piece.:(

l_mac
05-29-2009, 05:28 PM
The French would never give "standing ovation" to a moonballer, so stop with the bullshit.

They gave one to the defending champ :inlove:

GlennMirnyi
05-29-2009, 05:29 PM
They gave one to the defending champ :inlove:

The French cheer everybody against Nadull.

Sorry to break those news to you.

Corey Feldman
05-29-2009, 05:30 PM
ol dodgy knee's struggling again!

GlennMirnyi
05-29-2009, 05:31 PM
ol dodgy knee's struggling again!

So true.

It's all a lie.

Johnny Groove
05-29-2009, 05:34 PM
More haters posting in this thread than fans.

l_mac
05-29-2009, 05:36 PM
More haters posting in this thread than fans.

Rafa doesn't have haters. Only fans that don't know it yet. :hearts:

pica_pica
05-29-2009, 05:38 PM
:worship: Losing fewer and fewer games with each round...no reason not to believe he can win his 5th RG title :worship:

Commander Data
05-29-2009, 05:53 PM
More haters posting in this thread than fans.

The game is called MTF.

finishingmove
05-29-2009, 05:57 PM
nobody cares about this match, no?

routine, no?

delpiero7
05-29-2009, 05:57 PM
The French cheer everybody against Nadull.

Sorry to break those news to you.

What was the second story?

Jaz
05-29-2009, 06:00 PM
Nadal player well today, some strange errors here and there, I still think his serve is looking weak...

FedFan_2007
05-29-2009, 06:04 PM
Never in doubt.

Hugh Jaas
05-29-2009, 06:16 PM
More haters posting in this thread than fans.

GlennMirnyi isn't a hater, hes the MTF chief clown who's needed on these boards for light comic relief to the spartan Nadal warriors.


6-1 6-3 6-1 to the clay god! That was a quick killing for Rafzilla. leyton hewitt should be thankful for not being beagled by the great one.

federernadalfan
05-29-2009, 06:29 PM
routine :yeah:

johnny_dhk
05-29-2009, 06:34 PM
The French cheer everybody against Nadull.

You're wrong. They cheer for Rafael "The Greatest Sportsman of All Time" Nadal when he faces Roger "The ultimate loser" Federina.

freeandlonely
05-29-2009, 06:35 PM
Someone challenges him please.

modern tennis
05-29-2009, 07:03 PM
rafa was in devasting form, he was just toying with hewitt. he got angry to let hewitt get a game in the 3rd set. almost every hewitt service game hewitt won he was almost broken, hewitt was hitting hard to nadal's forhand and backhand, with angles, coming to net, but nadal was just coming up with some mind boggling shots, esp. to get the break in the 4rd set at 3-3. now rafa needs to start giving some bagels to his buddy soderling.
this was like the nadal of last year's french open. dominating and in devastating form. it was man against boy.

Sapeod
05-29-2009, 07:12 PM
You're wrong. They cheer for Rafael "The Greatest Sportsman of All Time" Nadal when he faces Roger "The ultimate loser" Federina.

It looked to me as if they were booing him at the end, idiot. The greatest sportsman of all time? :spit:

Sunset of Age
05-29-2009, 07:21 PM
rafa was in devasting form, he was just toying with hewitt. he got angry to let hewitt get a game in the 3rd set. almost every hewitt service game hewitt won he was almost broken, hewitt was hitting hard to nadal's forhand and backhand, with angles, coming to net, but nadal was just coming up with some mind boggling shots, esp. to get the break in the 4rd set at 3-3. now rafa needs to start giving some bagels to his buddy soderling.
this was like the nadal of last year's french open. dominating and in devastating form. it was man against boy.

I thought you had already ordered his coffin a couple of days ago? :confused:

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Primus
05-29-2009, 07:28 PM
The start of something beautiful :)

modern tennis
05-29-2009, 07:29 PM
i must say that the french crowd are a bunch of filthy wild animals. i think it might be a good idea to give the french open to spain or germany to host it. most of that french crowd seems like unemployed and frustrated lower class level people. i guess they lack basic human manners due to poor education. i thought tennis fans that attended matches were posh people, not rowdy hooligans.

Foxy
05-29-2009, 07:50 PM
I totally came when I saw here how fegeeeereeziannnns are beginning to shit their pants. Sorry, guys, world n2 isn't going to win a slam again.

You can quote me!

The Pro
05-29-2009, 07:51 PM
Was worried about Rafa when I heard he lost that exo. He seems a cert to win the whole thing now.

TennisAddicted
05-29-2009, 08:02 PM
where can i see the highlights?
tks

meihaditalab
05-29-2009, 08:02 PM
two bread sticks, just completely owned Hewitt of the court. Rafa is definitely playing well enough to win RG

Hingisova
05-29-2009, 08:13 PM
When Leyton saw that he had to play Nadal he called up the wife and said "Pack our bags honey, we'll be leaving soon".:) Once upon a time Leyton could muster up a challenge but the "glory" days are gone and he did acknowledge that in his post match interview:worship:...but we do need somebody to at least take a few games off of Nadal!

fast_clay
05-29-2009, 08:30 PM
hewitt.... gave the fist pump and c'mon at 0*-1 serving 40-0... then relaxed, got sloppy, and promptly made 3 errors then went on to lose the game...

massive sign that hewitt hasn't rediscovered his game yet...

most decent club players know you dont give a solid c'mon + fist pump combo so early - unless, you have already WON the game... silly mis-use of emotional energy... people love feeding off such misuse of audible encouragement and love nothing better than to let it stoke their fire... i am sure hewitt just wanted to let nadal know he was up... but f*** me swingin mate, leave it till the game is over - then it actually means something...

nadal was gonna win it, but, genuinely thought LleyGOAT was worth a set today with his lead up...

anyways, blessing in disguise - early grasscourt prep... Stella Artois :wavey:

MrChopin
05-29-2009, 08:35 PM
For all the Fedtards who believed Hewitt will win
:lol:

Every round better
It's time for bagel Robin / David

There were probably more Rafa fans that thought Hewitt had a chance. There was certainly an exponentially larger number of them posting :eek:, :unsure:, :scared: or some combo of the three. Take Sawan for instance, crying about the draw left and right because Ferrer and Almagro, Simon, and Wawrinka, each a monstrous claycourt challenge, arewere standing in Rafa's way...

***

I didn't see the match itself and probably won't get to later tonight, so I'll toss my two pennies in now. I didn't think this would be much of a match, though rumors of Nadal's health posed potential questions. Hewitt is cannon fodder for Nadal, only more so on clay. Rafa can do pretty much everything Hewitt can do and then some, so it's no surprise that he took it here. Is Rafa injured, unbeatable, playing possum... still don't know. Verdasco and the following semi (hopefully Tsonga or Murray) will be the first indication, but if like '08, there won't be any real indication at any point as to what Rafa's limit is.

Jōris
05-29-2009, 08:36 PM
Good.

l_mac
05-29-2009, 08:37 PM
Is Rafa injured, unbeatable, playing possum... still don't know. Verdasco and the following semi (hopefully Tsonga or Murray) will be the first indication, but if like '08, there won't be any real indication at any point as to what Rafa's limit is.

Tsonga is in Nole's quarter.

MrChopin
05-29-2009, 08:43 PM
Tsonga is in Nole's quarter.

Damn. Who is going to keep Rafa out of the finals? Weather? Injury? French crowd? Over-protective doctor?

sonia
05-29-2009, 08:43 PM
:bounce:
Now you've to win Soderling!!! :)

l_mac
05-29-2009, 08:48 PM
Damn. Who is going to keep Rafa out of the finals? Weather? Injury? French crowd? Over-protective doctor?

Maybe WADA.

jmsx521
05-29-2009, 08:48 PM
Standing ovation at the end? Those people can't make up their minds.... Just seconds before that they were booing him for questioning the call on his final serve.

MacTheKnife
05-29-2009, 08:50 PM
It was obvious for most of the match that Hewitt wished he was somewhere else, and Nadal granted that wish.

ballbasher101
05-29-2009, 08:58 PM
Stopped watching after two sets, very surprised that Hewitt got 5 games as I expected him to get below that. As unlikely as it is I hope someone steps up to challenge Nadal this year. Hewitt should retire and become a full time father and husband.

tennizen
05-29-2009, 09:46 PM
Why is this match such a big deal. There was no way Hewitt was going to offer any resistance:confused:

moon language
05-29-2009, 11:52 PM
Hewitt looked good until 40-0 in his first service game (so, he looked good for three points). Then Nadal came all the way back and broke and it was done. I felt bad for Hewitt.

l_mac
05-30-2009, 12:23 AM
Why is this match such a big deal. There was no way Hewitt was going to offer any resistance:confused:

:eek:

FairWeatherFan
05-30-2009, 12:48 AM
:yawn:

Bargearse
05-30-2009, 01:10 AM
Standing ovation at the end? Those people can't make up their minds.... Just seconds before that they were booing him for questioning the call on his final serve.

I heard in the lead up to RG that the French supporters would be against Nadal because he defaulted at the Paris masters last year due to injury. Maybe there's some truth to that? They can be a hostile and unreasonable mob.

Nadal_Fanatic
05-30-2009, 03:26 AM
I bet Nadal won the crowd over by defending Gasquet. Good strategy. :D

iSzavay.
05-30-2009, 04:22 AM
Damn it, I was pulling for Lleyton to go all the way :p.

Guy Haines
05-30-2009, 05:13 AM
I bet Nadal won the crowd over by defending Gasquet. Good strategy. :D

It's going to take a lot more than that. Only Federer plays the Jerry Lewis style of tennis that makes the French crowd go wild.

Foxy
05-30-2009, 06:14 AM
I heard in the lead up to RG that the French supporters would be against Nadal because he defaulted at the Paris masters last year due to injury. Maybe there's some truth to that? They can be a hostile and unreasonable mob.

As if their beloved rog didn't do the same last year in Paris. He didn't even have tha guts to go out on court.

betowiec
05-30-2009, 06:16 AM
easy win, no?

*bunny*
05-30-2009, 08:16 AM
Great match, Rafa! :yeah:

Tough luck, Lleyton! :hug:

Love them both and always find it difficult which guy to cheer for in their matches. But this time I could cheer for Lleyton especially in the second set where he showed some guts. But Rafa was just too good and in the end I was just wowing at his shots. :)

karimi22
05-30-2009, 10:26 AM
They gave one to the defending champ :inlove:

I can confirm it I was there!!!!!

andylovesaustin
05-30-2009, 12:58 PM
It's going to take a lot more than that. Only Federer plays the Jerry Lewis style of tennis that makes the French crowd go wild.

:lol:

I sort of like Hewitt. I wish he could have put up more of a fight.

But.... congrats to "King" Rafa! :music: I have to say, I really like his pink and yellow tennis ensemble! He looks a whole new level of great--very cute.:inlove:

Go on ahead,Rafa!

:armed:

xohxmyx
05-30-2009, 02:48 PM
oh wow....nadal won how totally un-expected:lol::rolleyes:

whats that stuff nadal eats before he goes on court?
its like in a tube or something:confused: i've been wondering what it is for awhile..lol not that its really important....

StevoTG
05-30-2009, 03:19 PM
I'm dissapointed that Lleyton couldn't make it more competitive so that his confidence wouldn't get knocked and he could go into the grass season full of belief. Hopefully he feels good physically and can find his form to get his first win over a top ranked player in a while at Queens :)

As for Rafa :worship: :clap2:

Deejay
05-30-2009, 03:45 PM
This may have been asked already but will Lleyton be seeded for Wimbledon??? Even if he does well at Queens he'll still be way off the top 32 but with the way the seeding goes at Wimbledon he could get in as the last seed maybe???

Corey Feldman
12-07-2009, 03:15 AM
I totally came when I saw here how fegeeeereeziannnns are beginning to shit their pants. Sorry, guys, world n2 isn't going to win a slam again.

You can quote me!Ok!

Mjau!
03-05-2011, 03:12 AM
:eek: The crowd gave him a standing ovation at the end.

Must have been for courageously fighting through a debilitating double knee injury.

ossie
03-05-2011, 10:30 AM
you know its davis cup weekend when threads like these get bumped.

Zagor
03-05-2011, 11:21 AM
LOL,nice resurrection.Interesting match,Nadal could supposedly barely walk but still managed to give Hewitt the worst slam beatdown of his career.It's a bit embarrasing for Hewitt that statistically his worst best of 5 loss came against a deeply injuried person,no?

Given that Hewitt put up a much better fight against healthy Nadal next year at FO he must have improved tremendously on clay in that one year span.

Roger the Dodger
03-05-2011, 09:03 PM
Nice bump! :lol:

rocketassist
03-05-2011, 09:04 PM
you know its davis cup weekend when threads like these get bumped.

:haha:

Mug poster.

Nadull_tard
03-05-2011, 09:25 PM
LOL,nice resurrection.Interesting match,Nadal could supposedly barely walk but still managed to give Hewitt the worst slam beatdown of his career.It's a bit embarrasing for Hewitt that statistically his worst best of 5 loss came against a deeply injuried person,no?

Given that Hewitt put up a much better fight against healthy Nadal next year at FO he must have improved tremendously on clay in that one year span.

It's a big load of shit. Losing 1-6 3-6 1-6 on clay, your worst surface is definitely less embarassing than conceding a double bagel on a fast hard court, your best surface, in a Slam final, within your prime time.(l. to Federer 0-6 6-7 0-6 in USO 2004).

Additionally, Nadal was not injured, just out of gas.

rocketassist
03-05-2011, 09:34 PM
It's a big load of shit. Losing 1-6 3-6 1-6 on clay, your worst surface is definitely less embarassing than conceding a double bagel on a fast hard court, your best surface, in a Slam final, within your prime time.(l. to Federer 0-6 6-7 0-6 in USO 2004).

Additionally, Nadal was not injured, just out of gas.

Federer's stats for that final were like 44 winners and 5 unforced errors- Hewitt wasn't embarrassed, just powerlessly outclassed.

DrJules
03-05-2011, 09:48 PM
There were probably more Rafa fans that thought Hewitt had a chance. There was certainly an exponentially larger number of them posting :eek:, :unsure:, :scared: or some combo of the three. Take Sawan for instance, crying about the draw left and right because Ferrer and Almagro, Simon, and Wawrinka, each a monstrous claycourt challenge, arewere standing in Rafa's way...

***

I didn't see the match itself and probably won't get to later tonight, so I'll toss my two pennies in now. I didn't think this would be much of a match, though rumors of Nadal's health posed potential questions. Hewitt is cannon fodder for Nadal, only more so on clay. Rafa can do pretty much everything Hewitt can do and then some, so it's no surprise that he took it here. Is Rafa injured, unbeatable, playing possum... still don't know. Verdasco and the following semi (hopefully Tsonga or Murray) will be the first indication, but if like '08, there won't be any real indication at any point as to what Rafa's limit is.

Most open post to the idea Nadal could potentially lose in RG 2009. Also confirms awareness that Nadal might have an injury before the match Nadal played against Soderling in the next round to finally lose at RG.