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Barcelona: 1/4 Robin ousts Schwank 6-2 6-3

henke007
04-23-2010, 04:37 PM
Clinical stuff from Toad, go for the title now :worship::dance:

marcRD
04-23-2010, 04:41 PM
There you have the real reason why Nadal has withdrawn from Barcelona, scared of the swedish king. Rightly so...

AgnRus
04-23-2010, 04:42 PM
Good win :worship:

*Jean*
04-23-2010, 04:46 PM
Solid stuff, Robin. :)
Edu. :hug:

Fedicilous
04-23-2010, 04:53 PM
Outstanding form on clay from Soderling since he defeated Nadal.
He won Bastad, and now he continues his great run on clay.

I think that at present he can be the only treat for Nadal.

Aaric
04-23-2010, 04:58 PM
:yeah:

Guille.
04-23-2010, 04:58 PM
Awesome:worship:

Guille.
04-23-2010, 05:00 PM
There you have the real reason why Nadal has withdrawn from Barcelona, scared of the swedish king. Rightly so...

:bowdown:

Certinfy
04-23-2010, 05:08 PM
Awesome!

Topspin Forehand
04-23-2010, 05:09 PM
Nadal withdrew from Barcelona because he didn't want to play 3 weeks in a row. He will get his chance to own the toad next week.

DJ Soup
04-23-2010, 05:15 PM
Nadal withdrew from Barcelona because he didn't want to play 3 weeks in a row. He will get his chance to own the toad next week.

Soda would be tired by then

Certinfy
04-23-2010, 05:18 PM
I have to say that this was a very smart plan by Rafa, skipping Barcelona to stay away from Robin as well as letting him win the title so that next week he'll kill a tired Robin. Smart plan, but hopefully it doesn't work! :D

Chiakifug
04-23-2010, 05:27 PM
Good stuff. Another title here would be brilliant.

Nolby
04-23-2010, 06:01 PM
Another clinical win for the King of Sod. His record improves to 19-3 since he began the year 0-2.

It would be ironic if Soda ends up winning Rafa's "hometown" tournament. Too pefect. :p

It's a shrewd move on Rafa's part to grab as much rest as he can outside the Masters and Slams at this point. Soda was injured for Monte Carlo, so it is just a matter of timing. Although the way they keep missing each other in tournaments (See Miami, IW, Shanghai, etc.) is starting to get a little odd.

Soda's last 5 tournamants: W, QF, SF, SF, <at least SF>.

doublebackhand
04-23-2010, 07:51 PM
Outstanding form on clay from Soderling since he defeated Nadal.
He won Bastad, and now he continues his great run on clay.

I think that at present he can be the only treat for Nadal.


yeah, everyone's a treat for Nadal on clay :)

Another clinical win for the King of Sod. His record improves to 19-3 since he began the year 0-2.

It would be ironic if Soda ends up winning Rafa's "hometown" tournament. Too pefect. :p

It's a shrewd move on Rafa's part to grab as much rest as he can outside the Masters and Slams at this point. Soda was injured for Monte Carlo, so it is just a matter of timing. Although the way they keep missing each other in tournaments (See Miami, IW, Shanghai, etc.) is starting to get a little odd.

Soda's last 5 tournamants: W, QF, SF, SF, <at least SF>.


they met in London, didnt they?

anyhow, if soderling keeps up his form, i am sure they will meet in roma or paris.

Nolby
04-23-2010, 08:05 PM
they met in London, didnt they?

anyhow, if soderling keeps up his form, i am sure they will meet in roma or paris.

They were forced to meet in London. It is a Round Robin format, and they were drawn to play in the first match. I'm talking about tournament play, and how they've both been one match away from playing each other on numerous occassions and usually, at least one loses, but typically, they both have been losing under that scenario. I'm not talking about tanking, I'm talking about them both being nervous about media hype for that kind of match. The match they both had to play in London because it was the WTFs, was the first match of a Round Robin, which would be like meeting in a First Round of a tourney. And it was an emotionally draining match on both sides and the media went crazy over it as expected.

Sham Kay
04-23-2010, 09:38 PM
They were forced to meet in London. It is a Round Robin format, and they were drawn to play in the first match. I'm talking about tournament play, and how they've both been one match away from playing each other on numerous occassions and usually, at least one loses, but typically, they both have been losing under that scenario. I'm not talking about tanking, I'm talking about them both being nervous about media hype for that kind of match. The match they both had to play in London because it was the WTFs, was the first match of a Round Robin, which would be like meeting in a First Round of a tourney. And it was an emotionally draining match on both sides and the media went crazy over it as expected.

I agree, but I doubt two professionals like them would be nervous about playing each other again. Especially not Nadal.

Oh and Djokovic in your siggy is going to give me nightmares for some time..

Kolya
04-24-2010, 02:33 AM
No time for Schwank.

Persimmon
04-24-2010, 02:34 AM
Schwank schwanking during the match.

tennishero
04-24-2010, 02:48 AM
Schwank schwanking during the match.

lol

btw noone mentioned it, but it was his birthday today, hes 24 now.