Verdasco makes it eight years in a row for Spain, def. Soderling 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Verdasco makes it eight years in a row for Spain, def. Soderling 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Sjengster
04-25-2010, 05:22 PM
Well, the Barcelona crowd will probably warm to him as a Madrid man a bit more now.

Chiakifug
04-25-2010, 05:22 PM
Did he just win Roland Garros?

spanish_army
04-25-2010, 05:23 PM
Thanks Fer for destroying SodaClown !!!!!!!!!

The hatest player was destroyed in Barcelona.
Just wish a new meeting against Nadal soon. The revenge is coming and will be terrible.

http://www.as.com/recorte/20090323dasdasten_3/C280/Ies/Fernando_Verdasco.jpg


LOSERRRRRRRR

http://cdn.wn.com/ph/img/bf/f0/1874c6ba8b7fb003fa09f7dbbf0e-grande.jpg

l_mac
04-25-2010, 05:23 PM
:spit: :lol:

Nando :yeah:

Action Jackson
04-25-2010, 05:23 PM
The Toad couldn't be the first Swede since Carlsson to win this event.

Cloudygirl
04-25-2010, 05:24 PM
Thanks Fer for destroying SodaClown !!!!!!!!!

The hatest player was destroyed in Barcelona.
Just wish a new meeting against Nadal soon. The revenge is coming and will be terrible.

http://www.as.com/recorte/20090323dasdasten_3/C280/Ies/Fernando_Verdasco.jpg


LOSERRRRRRRR

http://cdn.wn.com/ph/img/bf/f0/1874c6ba8b7fb003fa09f7dbbf0e-grande.jpg

the hating posts are just verging on pathetic.

UsD.AnDreS
04-25-2010, 05:24 PM
Great moments for Verdasco and his fans, congratz

Sjengster
04-25-2010, 05:24 PM
Thanks Fer for destroying SodaClown !!!!!!!!!

The hatest player was destroyed in Barcelona.
Just wish a new meeting against Nadal soon. The revenge is coming and will be terrible.

LOSERRRRRRRR


You were waiting on tenterhooks to post that at the end of the match, weren't you. :lol:

I don't think losses to Spaniards in Barcelona and Rome matter too much to Soderling, he got the win that really counted.

Voo de Mar
04-25-2010, 05:24 PM
Amazing metamorphosis by Nando - deadly tired loses 3-6 4:5 (0-30), and second serve, against Melzer, and a couple days later destroys Pics and Soderling in the third set :lol:

alter ego
04-25-2010, 05:26 PM
Thanks Fer for destroying SodaClown !!!!!!!!!

The hatest player was destroyed in Barcelona.
Just wish a new meeting against Nadal soon. The revenge is coming and will be terrible.

http://www.as.com/recorte/20090323dasdasten_3/C280/Ies/Fernando_Verdasco.jpg


LOSERRRRRRRR

http://cdn.wn.com/ph/img/bf/f0/1874c6ba8b7fb003fa09f7dbbf0e-grande.jpg

Grow up dear. Soderking beat Nadull fair and square 2 times in a row.

moon language
04-25-2010, 05:27 PM
Well played Verdasco. I was expecting a choke in that last service game.

duong
04-25-2010, 05:27 PM
Great match by Verdasco, fully deserves his title :yeah:

it seems that the perspective of representing Spain made him fully confident :lol:

it's seldom that you can see Verdasco playing against a player having the combination more power/less speed than him :lol:

Söderling's footwork not great in this match, not well adapted to clay yet.

Certinfy
04-25-2010, 05:27 PM
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!! Come On!!!!!!

Surcouf
04-25-2010, 05:28 PM
Great victory for Verdasco. He deserved to win that title after the true finale yesterday against Ferrer. He really is consistant at the top now.

And a new proof that Sodeling can't beat a top opponent if he is not injured. If he runs into Nadal next week, this is going to be ugly for him. Nadal in top shape destroys that clown.

moon language
04-25-2010, 05:29 PM
Anyone notice Soderling walk straight up to (his coach) Norman and start talking to him between games at one point? He didn't even try to hide it.

moonlightdance
04-25-2010, 05:29 PM
nice win for nando. hope he keeps up the decent form and doesn't tire for RG

federernadalfan
04-25-2010, 05:29 PM
can't believe i bet on the toad
pathetic match from him and a more solid one from chokedasco (who didn't choke today)

Nacho
04-25-2010, 05:29 PM
well done nando, so happy for him! :bounce:

Surcouf
04-25-2010, 05:30 PM
nice win for nando. hope he keeps up the decent form and doesn't tire for RG

I expect Nando to pay all this efforts next week at Roma. But I think he will be fine for RG.

rafa the best
04-25-2010, 05:30 PM
Thanks for stopping the indoor clown.:worship::worship::worship:

Chiakifug
04-25-2010, 05:30 PM
Great victory for Verdasco. He deserved to win that title after the true finale yesterday against Ferrer. He really is consistant at the top now.

And a new proof that Sodeling can't beat a top opponent if he is not injured. If he runs into Nadal last week, this is going to be ugly for him. Nadal in top shape destroys that clown.

:spit:

Ales_Alessandra
04-25-2010, 05:30 PM
:cool: :banana: :banana: :dance: YEAHHHH!!!

MalwareDie
04-25-2010, 05:30 PM
Horrible result.

Kraxths
04-25-2010, 05:30 PM
Never in doubt Fernandito

azinna
04-25-2010, 05:31 PM
Awesome

Nidhogg
04-25-2010, 05:31 PM
Mental midgetry and H2H aside, Verdasco could have won this a lot easier. He looks to be in better form now than Söderling, but had a tougher draw, and came through today even though he nearly ran out of gas.

All in all, a very good couple of weeks for both guys. Robin can take a lot of positives from his first clay court tournament of the season, and Nando can cherish the biggest win of his career. It will be interesting to see how long he can go in Rome now, as he must be getting tired.

Alek
04-25-2010, 05:31 PM
Fernando :D :D :D

MacTheKnife
04-25-2010, 05:31 PM
Solid match by verdasco. Nice speech by toad.

Action Jackson
04-25-2010, 05:33 PM
Good speeches all round.

Tennisman82
04-25-2010, 05:34 PM
Nice match, 2 back-to-back finals with a win, that’s some consistency for ya. Both guys have devastating forehands!

Tennisman82.

Certinfy
04-25-2010, 05:36 PM
Nando's defence was amazing today, just incredible, oh and his FHDTL was also amazing!

Nidhogg
04-25-2010, 05:36 PM
Life's a bitch, but I'll have to eat my words from the Rome thread.

I can hardly believe that Verdasco fought so hard to turn around his match against Ferrer instead of taking his foot off the gas in the second set when I see his draw here, but I guess it was released around the same time as he played today.

Shame on me for disparaging the Barna tournament and Verdasco's efforts the past week. This is after all the biggest title of his career for several reasons, and he must be delighted with his win here, no matter how he fares in Rome.

Pirata.
04-25-2010, 05:39 PM
So proud of Fernando, what a great win and great job keeping it together after losing that second set :worship:

Deivid23
04-25-2010, 05:41 PM
Well played sir

Tennisman82
04-25-2010, 05:42 PM
I expect Nando to pay all this efforts next week at Roma. But I think he will be fine for RG.

Yes. He's confident now & playing great clay tennis this season and should go deep at RG (he's due a good run there).

Tennisman82.

Rafa = Fed Killa
04-25-2010, 05:42 PM
Soderclown sure does suck.

Must have thought Federer was on the other side of the net and took his regular position on his knees.

Another Fed lovin pansy loses in a final.

Persimmon
04-25-2010, 05:44 PM
I suppose Soderling is overrated on clay, no?:o

Rafa = Fed Killa
04-25-2010, 05:45 PM
I suppose Soderling is overrated on clay, no?:o

One RG final where you lose to a guy who is crying makes you a legend, right?

Are all Fedtards this illogical.

Persimmon
04-25-2010, 05:48 PM
One RG final where you lose to a guy who is crying makes you a legend, right?

Are all Fedtards this illogical.

:yeah:

nobama
04-25-2010, 05:50 PM
Congrats Nando. :hatoff:

duong
04-25-2010, 05:52 PM
I suppose Soderling is overrated on clay, no?:o

Söderling has knee problems, reminds you something ? :p :haha:

No, more seriously, it was his first tournament on clay, his move is not good yet.

Persimmon
04-25-2010, 05:54 PM
Söderling has knee problems, reminds you something ? :p :haha:


Yeah, Soderling is like Rafa, he only loses when he is injured. :shrug:

Michael Bluth
04-25-2010, 05:54 PM
I like both of these guys, too bad one had to lose.

Now I laugh at all the haters who said Verdasco's 09 was a fluke. So far his 2010 is shaping up to be even better than his 2009.

He'll probably be really tired in Rome, but even tired he should make the QFs.

Corey Feldman
04-25-2010, 06:03 PM
Soderling must have been injured

the #2 ranked clay player, behind RG champ Federer, losing to Verdasco. had to be injured

Fisico
04-25-2010, 06:07 PM
Vamos Future

Pirata.
04-25-2010, 06:07 PM
So nice to see people hijacking this thread to talk about RG09 :rolleyes:

Filo V.
04-25-2010, 06:08 PM
Good play and expected victory by Fernando :clap2:

-Valhalla-
04-25-2010, 06:13 PM
Impressive win fer Nando. He showed some real veteran patience in riding out the Soderling barrages, and his fitness, defense, and forehand were impressive - esp. the blistering down the line winners.

Soderling looked rushed and a bit out of sorts. He had far too many UE’s, very little patience, and absolutely no point construction. His timing and ballstriking seemed a bit off, but he had no plan B :shrug:. Or if he did have a plan B, it was simply to hit the ball even harder and go for more lines. He also showed very little interest in engaging in rallies beyond five strokes, which on clay just isn’t going to cut it.

Congratulations Nando on your first 500 victory http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/nahrung/a015.gif http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/sportlich/f015.gif

centralviva
04-25-2010, 06:14 PM
:bounce: I didn't want him to loose two finals in two weeks. Good recovery to win the third set

*Jean*
04-25-2010, 06:22 PM
Winning such a title playing this way is definitely not a good sign for men's tennis on clay. :p
Robin. :hug:

Aaric
04-25-2010, 06:27 PM
Thank you guys :worship::hearts:
Robin :hug:

Nidhogg
04-25-2010, 06:31 PM
Soderling must have been injured

the #2 ranked clay player, behind RG champ Federer, losing to Verdasco. had to be injured

Or it could just be that it's his first clay tourney of the year, with Verdasco being in good form, tired nonetheless. ;)

Topspin Forehand
04-25-2010, 06:36 PM
I guess the Toad will be yoking about this match to. lol

andy neyer
04-25-2010, 06:38 PM
Rafatards are getting outta control. I didn't know they hated Soderling that much just because he beat Rafa in RG.

-Valhalla-
04-25-2010, 06:49 PM
Rafatards are getting outta control. I didn't know they hated Soderling that much just because he beat Rafa in RG.

You've got it all wrong. 90% of Toadtards are just Rafahaters in disguise.

star
04-25-2010, 06:50 PM
Rafatards are getting outta control. I didn't know they hated Soderling that much just because he beat Rafa in RG.


You only pay attention to some Rafatards. I've always liked Söderling to some degree and the RG defeat didn't change that. There are others like me. But most of the Rafatards that don't like Söderling disliked him long before the RG final. The RG defeat was more difficult because of the disrespect Söderling had previously shown Rafa.

That doesn't bother me because to beat a great champion a player needs to have a bit of disrespect -- or at least can't be overawed by respect.

Chiakifug
04-25-2010, 06:51 PM
Rafatards are getting outta control. I didn't know they hated Soderling that much just because he beat Rafa in RG.

Its an unfortunate side affect. Im sure if Soderling knew though he'd find it hilarious.

star
04-25-2010, 06:52 PM
You've got it all wrong. 90% of Toadtards are just Rafahaters in disguise.

So very true.

I never noticed a great outpouring of love for Robin before that defeat.

But, if Söderling had beaten Federer, I suppose he'd have another set of sudden fans, so it's all good. :lol:

jonathancrane
04-25-2010, 06:54 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/20/fullj.94fdc583f3ae5a092795ca0bb753c1fc/94fdc583f3ae5a092795ca0bb753c1fc-getty-97817452jj011_barcelona_ope.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/c3/fullj.cffb0cd864eee13d5b7fe9313bd4925c/cffb0cd864eee13d5b7fe9313bd4925c-getty-97817452jj020_barcelona_ope.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100425/capt.d8413843afab432ba52efb295975e1c8-d8413843afab432ba52efb295975e1c8-0.jpg

star
04-25-2010, 06:55 PM
Nice pics! Thanks! :hatoff:

Corey Feldman
04-25-2010, 06:56 PM
Is that aranta-sanchez in the red ?

ZakMcCrack
04-25-2010, 06:57 PM
Soderclown sure does suck.

Must have thought Federer was on the other side of the net and took his regular position on his knees.

Another Fed lovin pansy loses in a final.

Whatever, you fool - it seems obvious to me that there is some type of attachment pattern underlying your personality. Otherwise it just wouldn't make any sense oddly and arbitrarily bringing up Federer even or shall I say especially when there is no noticeable context at all.

jonathancrane
04-25-2010, 07:01 PM
Is that aranta-sanchez in the red ?

:o
No, its Infanta Cristina

DJ Soup
04-25-2010, 07:10 PM
Congrats to Nando

guga2120
04-25-2010, 07:11 PM
The better clay player definately won. Congrats to Verdasco.

Etern
04-25-2010, 07:13 PM
Congrats to Nando, this must be a big win for him. I was afraid Söderling wouldn't be able to make it today and that was true, Verdasco was to good for him today. Robin still has big problems on the mental side of tennis, hopefully he will keep improve on that. Still it was a good week for him so I'm not that sad :)

Sjengster
04-25-2010, 07:14 PM
Whatever, you fool - it seems obvious to me that there is some type of attachment pattern underlying your personality. Otherwise it just wouldn't make any sense oddly and arbitrarily bringing up Federer even or shall I say especially when there is no noticeable context at all.

I think the username made that fairly obvious from his first appearance on this forum. :lol:

Aenea
04-25-2010, 07:17 PM
Congrats, Fernando :clap2:

Runner-up in MC, champion in Barca - that's really something, you impressed me. What a great run these last 2 weeks.

Hopefully not too tired for Rome :unsure:

Ilovetheblues_86
04-25-2010, 07:17 PM
Its okay Soda, not your best day, make it in Rome now.

ossie
04-25-2010, 07:18 PM
well done verdasco now go on an win a masters title cuz you deserve one :yeah:

too bad for soderling, this is not looking good for him if he wants to face nadal in rome considering how rafa beat nando. with a potential slaughtering of soderling, fed and the djoker in the finals bet the haters cant wait :devil:

Ales_Alessandra
04-25-2010, 07:41 PM
I would go for Nando in Madrid! Why not? It's all about confidence! ;)

FlameOn
04-25-2010, 07:45 PM
Well done Nando. :worship:

Noleta
04-25-2010, 07:47 PM
:yeah:Nando!

tangerine_dream
04-25-2010, 08:04 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/hvbecp.jpg
:bigclap: Really happy for Nando to win this, esp. after last week's embarrassment for him. He could do some damage at RG this year.

l_mac
04-25-2010, 08:08 PM
Rafatards are getting outta control. I didn't know they hated Soderling that much just because he beat Rafa in RG.

:confused: What do you mean? I've read right through this thread and found this:

Thanks Fer for destroying SodaClown !!!!!!!!!

The hatest player was destroyed in Barcelona.
Just wish a new meeting against Nadal soon. The revenge is coming and will be terrible.

http://www.as.com/recorte/20090323dasdasten_3/C280/Ies/Fernando_Verdasco.jpg


LOSERRRRRRRR

http://cdn.wn.com/ph/img/bf/f0/1874c6ba8b7fb003fa09f7dbbf0e-grande.jpg

I wouldn't classify this poster as a Rafatard, looks more like a Spanish tard.

Great victory for Verdasco. He deserved to win that title after the true finale yesterday against Ferrer. He really is consistant at the top now.

And a new proof that Sodeling can't beat a top opponent if he is not injured. If he runs into Nadal next week, this is going to be ugly for him. Nadal in top shape destroys that clown.

Soderclown sure does suck.

Must have thought Federer was on the other side of the net and took his regular position on his knees.

Another Fed lovin pansy loses in a final.

3 posts, and one of them is R=FK. Oh yes, indeed the "Rafatards" are out of control with their hate for Toad :retard: :retard:

You might want to check out a results thread when Nole/Murray/Rafa lose.

Absolutely typical MTF distortion. Are you Georgie in disguise?

muniu
04-25-2010, 08:26 PM
kocam cie nando!

Getta
04-25-2010, 08:32 PM
Absolutely typical MTF distortion. Are you Georgie in disguise?

many utterly self-absorbed nitwits are trapped by the stereotype 'rafa fan = robin hater', unconsciously opposing it by the very terms they try to confirm it.

Arkulari
04-25-2010, 08:36 PM
Nando :woohoo:

very happy for the guy, he's had very good results this year, his first MS final, two titles defeating top 10 players in the finals in deciding sets

his place at the top 10 is very justified :yeah:

and for Toad :hug: he'll bounce back ;)

81IoEuciNIs

how cute, his sister's birthday and he dedicated the victory to her :awww:

born_on_clay
04-25-2010, 09:04 PM
hell yeah !!!!!!!!!!

henke007
04-25-2010, 10:07 PM
To bad that Errorling played the 1st and 3rd set but hats of to Nando for not chooking himself and for having the energy to win another 3 setter.

Forehander
04-25-2010, 10:18 PM
lol fluked this whole tournament by playing chokers :lol:

samanosuke
04-25-2010, 10:31 PM
I would go for Nando in Madrid! Why not? It's all about confidence! ;)

:haha: And for the carrier slam also

Johnny_Bravo
04-25-2010, 10:44 PM
haters gonna hate,thats why they're...well,haters :D but the truth is that nando has improved big time

Har-Tru
04-25-2010, 10:50 PM
:haha: And for the carrier slam also

:spit: :haha:

Ales_Alessandra
04-25-2010, 10:53 PM
:haha: And for the carrier slam also

:scratch: I'm talking about the two Masters ahead,:o GS are later talk! :ras:

l_mac
04-25-2010, 10:58 PM
many utterly self-absorbed nitwits are trapped by the stereotype 'rafa fan = robin hater', unconsciously opposing it by the very terms they try to confirm it.

:hug:

Exactly.

tennishero
04-26-2010, 12:03 AM
tennis won today. looking forward to his future losses, and maybe a nadal whooping next week :hatoff:

KarlyM
04-26-2010, 12:42 AM
YES! :woohoo: I'm very happy for Nando. :D

FlameOn
04-26-2010, 01:14 AM
haters gonna hate,thats why they're...well,haters :D but the truth is that nando has improved big time
Last year he only had two top 10 wins in the whole season, and this year he's already had 4, two of which have been in finals against players who own him. If that's not improvement I don't know what is.

Let the haters keep hating.

Arkulari
04-26-2010, 02:04 AM
http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20100425/fernando-sucesor-nadal-barcelona/754123.shtml

"I hope Rafa doesn't play the tournament next year so I can win it again" :rolls:

He also thanked the ballboys for all their hard work :hearts:

n8
04-26-2010, 02:09 AM
http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20100425/fernando-sucesor-nadal-barcelona/754123.shtml

"I hope Rafa doesn't play the tournament next year so I can win it again" :rolls:

:lol: I'm glad Verdasco kept up the Spanish dominance of the event starting in 2003 with Moya.

Arkulari
04-26-2010, 02:23 AM
clay tournaments this year so far:

Santiago (250): Bellucci (BRA)
Buenos Aires (250): Ferrero (ESP)
Costa Do Sauipe (250): Ferrero (ESP)
Acapulco (500): Ferrer (ESP)
Montecarlo (1000): Nadal (ESP)
Barcelona (500) : Verdasco (ESP)

the Armada boys have resumed the natural order of things, which is Spain ruling supreme on clay :p

tennizen
04-26-2010, 02:31 AM
Wow, nice couple of weeks for Verdasco. Nice to see him finally get some titles after all these years.

Soderling is also here to stay. He is consistently making the later rounds of tournaments. Interesting to see they both do at RG:scared::unsure:

coonster14
04-26-2010, 02:47 AM
nando!!! great win :rocker:

andy neyer
04-26-2010, 04:41 AM
:confused: What do you mean? I've read right through this thread and found this:



I wouldn't classify this poster as a Rafatard, looks more like a Spanish tard.





3 posts, and one of them is R=FK. Oh yes, indeed the "Rafatards" are out of control with their hate for Toad :retard: :retard:

You might want to check out a results thread when Nole/Murray/Rafa lose.

Absolutely typical MTF distortion. Are you Georgie in disguise?

Wow, you're taking one single comment way too seriously, sweetie.

It's not like I think that ALL Rafalala-tards hate Soderling but there is obviously a bigger proportion of Robin soderling haters among the fans of Rafa than among the fans of most of the other players. That said, like others also pointed out, it also happens that many Rafa haters like Soda just because he beat him in RG.

It's the cicle of this board.

paseo
04-26-2010, 05:17 AM
We already knew that Verdasco has the game to win against anyone, but not the brain and mentality. Maybe this good run in the last 2 weeks can change that a little, no?

Topspin Forehand
04-26-2010, 07:41 AM
Glad that Soderling did not win Nadal's tournament and that a fellow Spaniard in Verdasco won. Vamos!

gorgo1986
04-26-2010, 07:56 PM
This could not get any better, I actually had the privilege of seeing the final up front and center and watching Nando win his first Barcelona title(I actually got to meet Nando twice during this week and all I can say is he is a great guy). I am so happy for him, all his hard work is finally paying off, he already has four top 10 wins this season. He is playing with confidence, with belief and I can see him doing some great things throughout this season and in the future. He was really funny in the post match interview and I am proud to say I am an even bigger fan now than I was before. Spain is really kicking ass on clay so far this season, I hope we keep it up. VAMOS NANDO!!!! VAMOS ARMADA!!!!

Nole fan
04-26-2010, 10:21 PM
Verdasco is a great player and belongs to the Top 10, he just needed that extra push. I'm looking forward to his season, it looks promising. Maybe this will give him the confidence he needs to win more tournaments. The match was very good and Soderling had cruised his way to the final, let's not forget that. Kudos to Fer! :worship:

Aenea
04-26-2010, 10:27 PM
He is playing with confidence, with belief and I can see him doing some great things throughout this season and in the future.

You may be just right about Nando's confidence

I don't fear anyone - except Nadal, says Verdasco

"Nadal is a tough proposition on clay and he's one or maybe even two levels above everyone else," 26-year-old Madrid native Verdasco, the world number nine, told a news conference.

"But I really feel like I can beat anyone else right now and I think I have a good chance of making more finals on clay," he said, including world number one Roger Federer and number two Novak Djokovic on his list of potential scalps.


http://eurosport.yahoo.com/25042010/2/don-t-fear-except-nadal-says-verdasco.html

Corey Feldman
04-26-2010, 10:29 PM
Verdasco full of himself because he's making a few MM finals :rolleyes:

star
04-26-2010, 10:32 PM
This could not get any better, I actually had the privilege of seeing the final up front and center and watching Nando win his first Barcelona title(I actually got to meet Nando twice during this week and all I can say is he is a great guy). I am so happy for him, all his hard work is finally paying off, he already has four top 5 wins this season. He is playing with confidence, with belief and I can see him doing some great things throughout this season and in the future. He was really funny in the post match interview and I am proud to say I am an even bigger fan now than I was before. Spain is really kicking ass on clay so far this season, I hope we keep it up. VAMOS NANDO!!!! VAMOS ARMADA!!!!

It sounds as if you had a great time. That's terrific.

Arkulari
04-26-2010, 11:21 PM
Nando has to let go of his mental roadblock against Rafa :o

FlameOn
04-26-2010, 11:47 PM
Verdasco full of himself because he's making a few MM finals :rolleyes:
Monte Carlo a MM final?

Haters gonna hate I guess. :shrug:

FlameOn
04-26-2010, 11:53 PM
Nando has to let go of his mental roadblock against Rafa :o
Oh my God. :o That was so annoying to read.

Arkulari
04-27-2010, 12:00 AM
he said the same at the BCN trophy ceremony: "I hope Rafa doesn't play this tournament next year so I can win it again" :rolleyes:

henke007
04-27-2010, 10:31 AM
That's so phatetic and says it alla about Rafa's spaniard bithces. Sod would never go in with that state of mind in a match against Rafa RG anyone??!

Still hurts that Sod chooked it!!

Erica86
04-27-2010, 05:49 PM
That's so phatetic and says it alla about Rafa's spaniard bithces. Sod would never go in with that state of mind in a match against Rafa RG anyone??!

Still hurts that Sod chooked it!!

More than pathetic, I would describe it as realistic. Everybody knows that Nadal did not win Roland Garros last year because he was not fit, he was probably injured although he never said that because he is a gentleman. Soderling is a very good player, but playing on clay against a fit Nadal he does not have a chance.

Jomp1
04-27-2010, 06:18 PM
More than pathetic, I would describe it as realistic. Everybody knows that Nadal did not win Roland Garros last year because he was not fit, he was probably injured although he never said that because he is a gentleman. Soderling is a very good player, but playing on clay against a fit Nadal he does not have a chance.

That wasn't the point. The point was if you go into a match with that mentality you have already lost. Soderling believed he could win and that's the bottomline. He could've gently folded that match like many players including Verdasco does every time. Also everything has to come to an end, the ifs and buts don't exist in tennis. The IF Nadal won, he would've beat Davydenko, Gonzalez and Federer too is moot now. You win or you lose the rest is just nonsensical jibber-jabber.

Verdasco beat Soderling, there is no IF Soderling would've picked up his game earlier he would've won. I could go on and on with examples.