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RG F : Nadal def. Söderling 6-4 6-2 6-4

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tennishero
06-06-2010, 03:32 PM
Good match, result was never in doubt.

Rafa regains his Roland Garros throne and becomes #1 in the process, ending Federer's hope of record weeks at #1.

.-Federers_Mate-.
06-06-2010, 03:33 PM
Congrats Rafa on your 7th GS:worship, nothing amazing just got the job done. Soderling was poor and very error prone, no way is he making the top 5 any time soon. Soderling was 0/8 on bps think. Rafa is also the new n1

spanish_army
06-06-2010, 03:33 PM
CONGRATS SUPER RAFA FOR YOUR....
5TH ROLAND GARROS TITLE


http://images.theage.com.au/ftage/ffximage/2008/05/19/GALL_NADAL_SS1_narrowweb__300x382,0.jpg


:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::w oohoo::woohoo:

MonteCarlo, Rome, Madrid, Paris.... KING ON CLAY AND NUMBER 1

Garson007
06-06-2010, 03:33 PM
Dude don't post before the end of the match, or with the wrong scoreline. It makes you look like an idiot.

Action Jackson
06-06-2010, 03:33 PM
Shocking bp conversion rate from Söderling. Nadal was able to whether the initial pression and ran away with the match easily.

Wins the title without losing a set hardly raising a sweat in the process.

DualMedia
06-06-2010, 03:33 PM
let's discuss!!:worship:

federernadalfan
06-06-2010, 03:33 PM
too good from rafa :hatoff: congrats on fifth roland garros crown :worship:
does this confirm last year's toad win was a fluke?

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 03:34 PM
Meh. I hate CBS' reporting team

azinna
06-06-2010, 03:34 PM
Strong stuff from Rafa. Perhaps his best performance this year. Great timing for an early peak for the season.

malisha
06-06-2010, 03:34 PM
too good Nadal

just too good

congrats to him and his fans

Chiakifug
06-06-2010, 03:34 PM
Someones brain was missing. Some of those BPs were comical.

TennisLurker
06-06-2010, 03:34 PM
It was a murder

Aaric
06-06-2010, 03:34 PM
Well done to both :hug:

william_renshaw
06-06-2010, 03:34 PM
A few weeks ago, I composed a poem dedicated to Rafael Nadal, and posted it on here. It was intended to reflect his sheer brilliance and the total adoration and respect which the majority of genuine tennis fans have for him. Sadly, a small ignorant minority of Nadal haters hijacked the thread and started insulting him, and the thread was closed.

Now that he has once again demonstrated his brilliance, winning Roland Garros without losing a set, and rightfully regained the World No. 1 ranking, I would like to repost my verse. Please only post in this thread if you have something positive to say, or want to contribute more lines in praise of the great Spaniard.

--

Oh Rafa, you are so great
To see you play, I cannot wait.
The heart of a lion, the courage of a bear
But in every match, you always play fair.

No-one can match your power and strength
Brilliant forehand, consistent length
As if such talent wasn’t enough
You always stay focused and mentally tough.

Speed and spin, touch and flair
Not to mention, amazing hair
Enormous biceps, incredible pecs
To admire your body is better than sex

With a flex of the elbow, a flick of the wrist
You win the point, then pump your fist
Your opponents cower, as you shout ‘SI!’
While in their pants, they probably wee

Your passing shots never cease to amaze.
Your fire and passion leave one in a daze
Forget Roger, Novak and Murray
You beat them all, as if in a hurry

To ignore your achievements would be a crime
You are the greatest of all time
Those who deny it, haven’t got a clue
Oh Rafa Nadal, WE ALL LOVE YOU.

scarecrows
06-06-2010, 03:34 PM
just too good

Soderling made too many errors but mostly because he was getting everything back

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 03:34 PM
Ban him please

HarryMan
06-06-2010, 03:35 PM
Nadal is just unbelieveable on clay. Winning Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid and now Roland Garros. In my books, he is already the greatest clay court player in the history of tennis. Just too good.

Soderling didn't play his best match today but then again Nadal made it very difficult for him by getting everything back. Like I said, even for Soderling, to play at the level that he did last year, is almost an impossible task.

Critics asked if this is the beginning of the end of Nadal, and Nadal answers that by winning four straight clay events, in one of his best clay seasons so far, losing just two sets in the entire season! That's what champions do, make a statement.

Hats off to Nadal and congrats to all his fans, he is indeed one special player alongside Federer.

prima donna
06-06-2010, 03:35 PM
Too good.

Guille.
06-06-2010, 03:35 PM
Robin had a good tournament after all and he will be the winner for me:)

Nadal deserved to lose this.

Puschkin
06-06-2010, 03:35 PM
Söderling not up to the task, ballbashing is not good enough. Well played, Rafa.

superslam77
06-06-2010, 03:35 PM
great job mods. look at the title and where this is.

who moved this here to frame me?

Rosa Luxembourg
06-06-2010, 03:35 PM
What a TOTAL bore of a final. Feeling like I wasted my time watching this low quality final.

Fiberlight1
06-06-2010, 03:35 PM
Let the bitterness come out, guys.. Go

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 03:35 PM
Soderling should have broke at least twice. So sad to see him choke this yet again. Well. This is the last of Rafa's titles so let's celebrate it. Del Potro will be here next here, and it is all over then :)

rocketassist
06-06-2010, 03:36 PM
Congrats.

Soderling played the GS final just like he did last year. Like Murray, he still has a lot to learn when it comes to the second Sunday both mentally and physically.

Glad the grass is here.

JolánGagó
06-06-2010, 03:36 PM
Greatest claycourt player ever.

Soderking :spit:

HDW
06-06-2010, 03:36 PM
oh great

l_mac
06-06-2010, 03:36 PM
:sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport:
:sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport:
:sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport:
:sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport:

Kishan
06-06-2010, 03:36 PM
I'm so glad a healthy Rafa sent that cheater packing!

I wonder what excuses Rafa fans will hear?!

ROLAND GARROS CHAMPION!

Sapeod
06-06-2010, 03:36 PM
Nice try Soderling. Oh well, Nadal wins again. Can't say I'm too surprised, tbh. Another GS title for Nadal, congrats I guess.

Start da Game
06-06-2010, 03:37 PM
perfect spartan execution........legendary 5th title acquired, vamos!

like i said before the match, soderling was be reduced to a state where he was left listless on the court.......

haters can now eat their own crap.......nadal showed today where he is at and where soderling and co. are at on clay.......

http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/ap_photo/20100606/all/l4526228.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/ap_photo/20100606/all/l4526234.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/reuters/20100606/16/2239121583-06062010161322.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/ap_photo/20100606/all/l4526278.jpg

nateyang
06-06-2010, 03:37 PM
Soderling should have broke at least twice. So sad to see him choke this yet again. Well. This is the last of Rafa's titles so let's celebrate it. Del Potro will be here next here, and it is all over then :)

Shut up, bitch!

federernadalfan
06-06-2010, 03:37 PM
a sweep of all major claycourt titles :bowdown:

Getta
06-06-2010, 03:37 PM
congrats Rafa on another grand slam title.

Kishan
06-06-2010, 03:37 PM
Soderling should have broke at least twice. So sad to see him choke this yet again. Well. This is the last of Rafa's titles so let's celebrate it. Del Potro will be here next here, and it is all over then :)

You were talking a lot of crap in the other threads.

How's the humble pie for you?

alter ego
06-06-2010, 03:37 PM
Soderling just dind't show up today, just like last year's final. You know your return game sucks when your opponet makes more aces than you with 180 km/h serves.
Uncle toni had a game plan to attack Robin's Fh return, Magnus Norman didn't, or Soderling wasn't up for it.

Deivid23
06-06-2010, 03:37 PM
Amazing achievement, well done kid :yeah:

rafa_maniac
06-06-2010, 03:37 PM
Finally, Nadal's best performance of the clay season. Robin just fell apart after he missed the BPs early in the 2nd set and the match kinda died after that but... I'm so happy. 7 Slams, world #1, sweet revenge for last year, doesn't get any better than this :cool:

raven gypsy
06-06-2010, 03:38 PM
Congrats Rafa..
All is as it should be.

His sobbing - really touching!

Voo de Mar
06-06-2010, 03:38 PM
:zzz: After the first set the final was useless.

djb84xi
06-06-2010, 03:38 PM
just WOW!!!!! What a display of emotion at the end. He deserves this moment. What a fighter and amazing champion he is. Welcome back to No. 1 Rafa!!

Guille.
06-06-2010, 03:38 PM
LOL at Nadal criying:rolls:

debby
06-06-2010, 03:38 PM
Congrats Nadal !!!! Awww at him crying.

:sad: Robin. He must be devastated.

Gladiator
06-06-2010, 03:38 PM
hehehe
Vamos

The Magician
06-06-2010, 03:38 PM
Terrible from Soderling. Moonball galore from Nadal. If this is what clay tennis is I can't wait until all the surfaces are homogenized.

Also would love to see the Nadaltards justify Rafa crying :wavey:

Start da Game
06-06-2010, 03:39 PM
once nadal started playing the real clay court tennis, soderbash was clueless on the court today........

MrChopin
06-06-2010, 03:39 PM
It's that time...

http://www.tomvadnais.com/gal-europe/slides/Rolling%20Hills%20and%20Cypresses.jpg

Surcouf
06-06-2010, 03:39 PM
Exceptionnal............. 5th Roland Garros, 7th slams overall, a perfect record on clay this season, world number one rankings.

Exceptionnal. VAMOS YOU legend. I was a little affraid for this final because Nadal did not play his best during the tournament. But he stepped up big time in this finale. Nadal is definitely back.

Rafa haters/Soderling huggers can hide. The best player of history on clay is invincible when not injured.

bluefork
06-06-2010, 03:39 PM
It wasn't the result I was hoping for, but Nadal was too good today.

I'm ready for Wimbledon now.

Ben.
06-06-2010, 03:39 PM
First post, been reading for a couple of weeks, glad to find somewhere to discuss tennis.

Rafa really upped his game in the semis and again today. Can't deny Soderling was poor by his standards either. Thrilled for Rafa and nice to see that emotion from him, he has really silenced all those doubters over the last year.

debby
06-06-2010, 03:39 PM
LOL at Nadal criying:rolls:

I am sure Robin was going to cry but he kept his composure. :retard: Nadal is too happy, he has every right to cry of happiness.

BodyServe
06-06-2010, 03:39 PM
When they showed the queen of Spain, my first thought was: one day they will fill the stadium with cadaver :lol:

Agassi'sMullet
06-06-2010, 03:40 PM
LOL at Nadal criying:rolls:

Damn him for showing emotions!

Mjau!
06-06-2010, 03:40 PM
How utterly inconsiderate of Nadal to not even let Robin win a set on the swedish national day. What a jerk! :(

Kworb
06-06-2010, 03:40 PM
Boredling needs to have more than just serve and forehand to go all the way. Powerless today against Nadal. He has only limited options in a rally and Nadal always had the answer. Boredling is extremely overrated. Well done Nadal.

born_on_clay
06-06-2010, 03:40 PM
Rafa, you monster :D:D:D

Sapeod
06-06-2010, 03:40 PM
It's that time...

http://www.tomvadnais.com/gal-europe/slides/Rolling%20Hills%20and%20Cypresses.jpg
Thank God grass is here :hearts:

ApproachShot
06-06-2010, 03:40 PM
Well played Nadal. Deserved victory - winning the French Open without dropping a set and going through the entire clay season without losing a match. Goes back to number 1 where he is likely to remain for the forseeable future. I hope there's a contest for the top ranking later on in the year.

Well done to Soderling as well for having an outstanding tournament...just a shame for him that shots that would normally have gone for winners against most other players were somehow returned back into play by Nadal. I wish him well for next year's tournament.

But for now, we've got the grass season to look forward to.

born_on_clay
06-06-2010, 03:41 PM
7 aces from Rafa :D

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-06-2010, 03:41 PM
The result is boring,but credit to Robin to play some good matches in this RG.

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 03:41 PM
You were talking a lot of crap in the other threads.

How's the humble pie for you?

I am sorry. Why should I be humble? I didn't lose? haha. Listen. Sod choked this one. Plain and simple. he should have broke in first set when up 2-1. In the second set too. It's over now. Congrats Rafa. I still think this is one of his last few slams. He may win 1 or 2 before King po comes back. He won't win Wimbledon and US Open so I will enjoy him crying there.

Ad Wim
06-06-2010, 03:41 PM
What's with the big tears? Does he feel his knees again and knows that this is his last crown?

The Nothing [†]
06-06-2010, 03:41 PM
I'm soooo happy! PERFECT RAFAEL NADAL! back to the throne! Fuck everyone who thought he was donde when he retired this year in Australia!

holagirl56
06-06-2010, 03:41 PM
seriously

lol

Guille.
06-06-2010, 03:41 PM
I am sure Robin was going to cry but he kept his composure. :retard: Nadal is too happy, he has every right to cry of happiness.

:spit:

Eden
06-06-2010, 03:41 PM
Congrats to Rafa for his 5th RG title and his second victory there without losing a set :hatoff: His emotions speak for itself.
What an incredible claycourtseason for him. Congrats for becoming #1 again :)

Robin :hug: It must be tough to lose 2 GS finals, but he has proven that his great run from last year was no fluke.

MalwareDie
06-06-2010, 03:42 PM
Congratulations to Nadal for his 5th Roland Garros title. He played well. Can't say the same for Soderling. His serve was missing, missed tons of easy shots, moved poorly at times, and his tactics were quite poor at times. He couldn't string together a period of solid play.

Veronique
06-06-2010, 03:42 PM
Order has been restored! Vamos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Noleta
06-06-2010, 03:43 PM
This is the sweetest victory:worship:Rafa:bowdown::banana:

:hug:To the Sod and his fans,maybe third time lucky,next year:yeah:

ossie
06-06-2010, 03:43 PM
A few weeks ago, I composed a poem dedicated to Rafael Nadal, and posted it on here. It was intended to reflect his sheer brilliance and the total adoration and respect which the majority of genuine tennis fans have for him. Sadly, a small ignorant minority of Nadal haters hijacked the thread and started insulting him, and the thread was closed.

Now that he has once again demonstrated his brilliance, winning Roland Garros without losing a set, and rightfully regained the World No. 1 ranking, I would like to repost my verse. Please only post in this thread if you have something positive to say, or want to contribute more lines in praise of the great Spaniard.

--

Oh Rafa, you are so great
To see you play, I cannot wait.
The heart of a lion, the courage of a bear
But in every match, you always play fair.

No-one can match your power and strength
Brilliant forehand, consistent length
As if such talent wasn’t enough
You always stay focused and mentally tough.

Speed and spin, touch and flair
Not to mention, amazing hair
Enormous biceps, incredible pecs
To admire your body is better than sex

With a flex of the elbow, a flick of the wrist
You win the point, then pump your fist
Your opponents cower, as you shout ‘SI!’
While in their pants, they probably wee

Your passing shots never cease to amaze.
Your fire and passion leave one in a daze
Forget Roger, Novak and Murray
You beat them all, as if in a hurry

To ignore your achievements would be a crime
You are the greatest of all time
Those who deny it, haven’t got a clue
Oh Rafa Nadal, WE ALL LOVE YOU.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/He219/AP/more/e4f779eb.jpg

lalaland
06-06-2010, 03:43 PM
Yay Rafa. Now go get Wimbledon ;).

norwegian_wood
06-06-2010, 03:43 PM
That was AWFUL. :tape:

Congrats to Rafa, he played brilliantly at times. Totally deserved title.

Soderling - what was THAT?! :help: Didn't even show up today. really disappointing performance for a GS final.

B.z.A.
06-06-2010, 03:43 PM
crybaby

wedda
06-06-2010, 03:43 PM
Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
That is just perfect

Pirata.
06-06-2010, 03:44 PM
omg :haha:

PiggyGotRoasted
06-06-2010, 03:44 PM
fucking twunt

aussie_fan
06-06-2010, 03:44 PM
Crappy finals weekend for met, try to forget about it as soon as possible. Rafa was just too good today, well done to him. :worship:

samanosuke
06-06-2010, 03:44 PM
Robin joke Soderling

Fedicilous
06-06-2010, 03:45 PM
Uff, Clay Clown Court season finally ended. See you at grass and hard.

Bagelicious
06-06-2010, 03:45 PM
It's that time...

http://www.tomvadnais.com/gal-europe/slides/Rolling%20Hills%20and%20Cypresses.jpg

It wasn't the result I was hoping for, but Nadal was too good today.

I'm ready for Wimbledon now.

I expected more of a fight from the Toad, but it was not to be! Congrats Rafa, just too good. :worship:

rubbERR
06-06-2010, 03:45 PM
what in the hell is going on? this is totally insane :lol:

superslam77
06-06-2010, 03:45 PM
rafa and rafatards are criers...rafa was crying!!!!! ;)

spanish_army
06-06-2010, 03:45 PM
CONGRATS SUPER RAFA FOR YOUR....
5TH ROLAND GARROS TITLE


http://images.theage.com.au/ftage/ffximage/2008/05/19/GALL_NADAL_SS1_narrowweb__300x382,0.jpg


:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::w oohoo::woohoo:

MonteCarlo, Rome, Madrid, Paris.... KING ON CLAY AND NUMBER 1

The Magician
06-06-2010, 03:45 PM
Soderling is such a genuinely nice guy, unlike the falsely modest Nadal :o I hope he wins RG one year, he deserves it.

Mjau!
06-06-2010, 03:45 PM
Reasons Nadal won:

- Robin was nervous.
- Robin was tired after the epic 5-seter vs Berdych.
- Nadal hit a lot of lucky shots.
- It was windy.
- Nadal has new superior strings (same as Schiavone and Stosur), which is totally unfair.
- God was on Nadal's side.
- Nadal was time wasting which disturbed Robin's concentration.
- The fat umpire was too much of a coward to enforce the rules.
- It's the swedish national day. Too much pressure on Robin to win.
- Robin had a low first serve %.
- Nadal's first serve % was outrageously high through sheer luck.
- Robin couldn't convert a break point to save his life.
- Man collapsing in the stands upset Söderling, unlike the cold-blooded spaniard.
- Robin re-injured his knee and/or elbow.

Action Jackson
06-06-2010, 03:45 PM
Rafa breaking out the French at the presentation, hehe.

Noleta
06-06-2010, 03:46 PM
Rafa trying to speak French:lol::hug:

guptaji
06-06-2010, 03:46 PM
OP, this is awesome! Love it!

Björki
06-06-2010, 03:46 PM
congrats Rafa :>) :worship:

Robin :hug:

Mjau!
06-06-2010, 03:46 PM
Classy speech from Robin yet again.

hurricanejeanne
06-06-2010, 03:46 PM
Long Live the King of Clay! :worship:

Vamos! :worship:

centralviva
06-06-2010, 03:46 PM
Fuck yeah this should shut up the haters VAMOS RAFA

Surcouf
06-06-2010, 03:47 PM
Congrats Rafa, you are a legend.

5th Roland Garros, 7th slams, new world number one. This is fantastic.

The people who said he was faking his injury last year can now hide forever.

rubbERR
06-06-2010, 03:47 PM
Reasons Nadal won:

- Robin was nervous.
- Robin was tired after the epic 5-seter vs Berdych.
- Nadal hit a lot of lucky shots.
- It was windy.
- Nadal has new superior strings (same as Schiavone and Stosur), which is totally unfair.
- God was on Nadal's side.
- Nadal was time wasting which disturbed Robin's concentration.
- The fat umpire was too much of a coward to enforce the rules.
- It's the swedish national day. Too much pressure on Robin to win.
- Robin had a low first serve %.
- Nadal's first serve % was outrageously high through sheer luck.
- Robin couldn't convert a break point to save his life.
- Man collapsing in the stands upset Söderling, unlike the cold-blooded spaniard.
- Robin re-injured his knee and/or elbow.

keep it simple and clean: nadal won because he was better

The Nothing [†]
06-06-2010, 03:47 PM
CONGRATS SUPER RAFA FOR YOUR....
5TH ROLAND GARROS TITLE


http://images.theage.com.au/ftage/ffximage/2008/05/19/GALL_NADAL_SS1_narrowweb__300x382,0.jpg


:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::w oohoo::woohoo:

MonteCarlo, Rome, Madrid, Paris.... KING ON CLAY AND NUMBER 1

Amazing :cool:

The Magician
06-06-2010, 03:47 PM
Reasons Nadal won:

- Robin was nervous.
- Robin was tired after the epic 5-seter vs Berdych.
- Nadal hit a lot of lucky shots.
- It was windy.
- Nadal has new superior strings (same as Schiavone and Stosur), which is totally unfair.
- God was on Nadal's side.
- Nadal was time wasting which disturbed Robin's concentration.
- The fat umpire was too much of a coward to enforce the rules.
- It's the swedish national day. Too much pressure on Robin to win.
- Robin had a low first serve %.
- Nadal's first serve % was outrageously high through sheer luck.
- Robin couldn't convert a break point to save his life.
- Man collapsing in the stands upset Söderling, unlike the cold-blooded spaniard.
- Robin re-injured his knee and/or elbow.

This :worship: Also you don't see Soderling making his speech in Swedish like Nadal in Spanish. And people complain about the french crowd not liking him, seems like Nadal's the one who doesn't like them :rolleyes:

djb84xi
06-06-2010, 03:48 PM
Nadal is just unbelieveable on clay. Winning Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid and now Roland Garros. In my books, he is already the greatest clay court player in the history of tennis. Just too good.

Soderling didn't play his best match today but then again Nadal made it very difficult for him by getting everything back. Like I said, even for Soderling, to play at the level that he did last year, is almost an impossible task.

Critics asked if this is the beginning of the end of Nadal, and Nadal answers that by winning four straight clay events, in one of his best clay seasons so far, losing just two sets in the entire season! That's what champions do, make a statement.

Hats off to Nadal and congrats to all his fans, he is indeed one special player alongside Federer.


I feel bad for all the people who jumped on Sod's bandwagon, only to get disappointed. A clean sweep of the clay court season, winning a 7th slam and regaining No. 1 has to be the ultimate feeling of joy for Rafa. For all his hard work and patience, he was rewarded big time. To see him in tears was pure testimony that this meant the world to him, after what happened a year ago. He is a truly one of a kind player. Congrats Rafa!!!!

Smoke944
06-06-2010, 03:48 PM
Yikes that was bad. Just so many UEs from Robin. Great run by Robin, though.
And congrats Rafa, expected one.

Certinfy
06-06-2010, 03:49 PM
Now I actually wish Tomas beat Robin :o

Kishan
06-06-2010, 03:49 PM
I am sorry. Why should I be humble? I didn't lose? haha. Listen. Sod choked this one. Plain and simple. he should have broke in first set when up 2-1. In the second set too. It's over now. Congrats Rafa. I still think this is one of his last few slams. He may win 1 or 2 before King po comes back. He won't win Wimbledon and US Open so I will enjoy him crying there.

You should be humble because you were arrogantly proclaiming Nadal would lose. And ok, so you yourself didn't lose (or win by that matter), yet you're STILL so heavily invested (emotionally) in Rafa enough to "enjoy" seeing him cry if he loses at Wimbledon and the US Open. Hmmmm something doesn't add up.

And I just KNEW an excuse would come haha. Talk about being a hypocrite. :wavey:

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 03:49 PM
Very VERY expected result.

Congrats to Rafa for proving he's the best on clay and no-one can match him. Congrats on regaining #1, regaining his title in his tournament, and avenging his loss to Robin last year. Just an amazing performance and such a great win!!!! Great job, King of Clay!

DartMarcus
06-06-2010, 03:50 PM
Facepalm.

*bunny*
06-06-2010, 03:50 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

Congrats Rafa!! :yeah:

The best match he played in the whole clay court season!

Good luck in the grass season too! :)

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 03:50 PM
Now I actually wish Tomas beat Robin :o

Wouldn't have been any different. Actually, would have been even worse.

straitup
06-06-2010, 03:50 PM
Tough day for Robin, he played a good first set but not converting on break points really hurt him...but Rafa was great today, some WTF errors that we've come to expect a bit, but he was getting to everything.

It seems like they have more respect for each other than they obviously did in 2007 :lol:

The Nothing [†]
06-06-2010, 03:50 PM
He didn't loose a set! how about that Fedtards?

Bilbo
06-06-2010, 03:50 PM
Nadal in this form could be interesting at Wimbledon. He plays more deep and offensive these days. He hit as many forehand winners as Soderling.

Let's see what Federer is still capable of. The next 4 weeks will show us.

Allegretto
06-06-2010, 03:50 PM
Bad day for all the MTF clowns predicting Chokerling would power Nadal off the court.

rocketassist
06-06-2010, 03:50 PM
Nadal fans :lol: rather than celebrate the win, bring up last year when he actually lost :eek:

W!MBLEDON
06-06-2010, 03:51 PM
(01:49:00) <~Turnip> lol a bee or something just flew in rafa's face
(01:49:04) <~Turnip> an angry subject in his kingdom of clay????

:worship:

Deivid23
06-06-2010, 03:51 PM
Nadal didn´t even need to come close to play at more than his 70% to run away with the tournament without losing a set. Hopefully this title will get the monkey off his back and he starts playing with more confidence as this level of play won´t be enough to win off the clay imo

Smoke944
06-06-2010, 03:51 PM
btw Mariano Puerta would have made this one closer :D

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 03:51 PM
This :worship: Also you don't see Soderling making his speech in Swedish like Nadal in Spanish. And people complain about the french crowd not liking him, seems like Nadal's the one who doesn't like them :rolleyes:

Right. Rafa speaking French the first part of the speech is TOTALLY, you know, forgotten by you, right :o

Fedexex
06-06-2010, 03:51 PM
Disgusting.

Nole fan
06-06-2010, 03:51 PM
This has been a difficult year for Rafa but he won all the clay tournaments including RG and that is a record in itself. And of course he is the deserving nº1 again. Congratulations Rafa!!! :worship:

Forehander
06-06-2010, 03:52 PM
Just too good.

Chair Umpire
06-06-2010, 03:52 PM
I can only say LOL at all bitter Rafahaters and Fedtards. :lol:

:bigwave:

shawshank
06-06-2010, 03:52 PM
Vamooooooooooooooooooooossssss!
What a great match from Rafa! What's up all the people that believed so much that Soda will beat Rafa? No way!
Rafa is the best ever on clay!
7th Grand Slam!!!

alter ego
06-06-2010, 03:52 PM
Some of you Nadaltards are just retarded; instead of being happy your guy won like the rest of the decent nadalfans, you just keep braging on about haters and Federer/Soderling fans. Get a life idiots!

Tutu
06-06-2010, 03:52 PM
LOL at Nadal criying:rolls:
Well he's crying with happiness, i'm sure Soderling will be crying his own eyes out in an hour or two. ;)

tangerine_dream
06-06-2010, 03:52 PM
Rafa crushing, choking, and sucking the life out of Soderling, his fanboys, and the french crowd. Then he played nice and spoke to them in French for the first time. Enjoyed every minute of it. :devil:

Good to see Soderling look Rafa in the eye when he shook his hand. Eating a few slices of humble pie seems to have turned him into a man for the first time.

Toad may have had God on his side, but the Force was with Rafa today.

Yoda > God.

One more time for the french crowd. http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/512/doublefinger.gif (http://img571.imageshack.us/i/doublefinger.gif/)

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 03:53 PM
Robin had a good tournament after all and he will be the winner for me:)

Nadal deserved to lose this.
::spit::rolls::smash:


WOW.

connectolove
06-06-2010, 03:53 PM
This was the MOTHER of all defeats!!!!! TOMA YA!!!!!

Noleta
06-06-2010, 03:53 PM
Reasons Nadal won:

- Robin was nervous.
- Robin was tired after the epic 5-seter vs Berdych.
- Nadal hit a lot of lucky shots.
- It was windy.
- Nadal has new superior strings (same as Schiavone and Stosur), which is totally unfair.
- God was on Nadal's side.
- Nadal was time wasting which disturbed Robin's concentration.
- The fat umpire was too much of a coward to enforce the rules.
- It's the swedish national day. Too much pressure on Robin to win.
- Robin had a low first serve %.
- Nadal's first serve % was outrageously high through sheer luck.
- Robin couldn't convert a break point to save his life.
- Man collapsing in the stands upset Söderling, unlike the cold-blooded spaniard.
- Robin re-injured his knee and/or elbow.


http://i47.tinypic.com/352pzrt.jpg

ImmzB
06-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Vamos Rafa!!

Grand Slam Numebr 7 :)

Congrats!!

spriwi
06-06-2010, 03:54 PM
The king of clay :yeah:

henke007
06-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Lookin forward to See Rafa getting owned again by top 10 players on faster surfaces in the next 7-8 months!!

Congrats Sod on a great tourney but Moonballer was to good today and you didn't bring the A game to court.

mcnasty
06-06-2010, 03:54 PM
the way soderling was winded in the first set had me thinking that rafa winning it was never in doubt. very surprising. i was sure soderling would give rafa a scare before being worn and grinded down.

Nole fan
06-06-2010, 03:55 PM
Rafa crushing, choking, and sucking the life out of Soderling, his fanboys, and the French crowd. Then he spoke to them in French for the first time. I enjoyed every minute of it. :devil:

Good to see Soderling look Rafa in the eye when he shook his hand. Eating a few slices of humble pie seems to have turned him into a man for the first time.

Toad may have had God on his side, but the Force was with Rafa today.

Yoda > God.

French crowd http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/512/doublefinger.gif (http://img571.imageshack.us/i/doublefinger.gif/)

+1 :haha:
Nadal :worship:
Sod :smash:

Commander Data
06-06-2010, 03:55 PM
Soderling was a bit disappointing but lets talk about Nadal!

What a champion! I mean, now it is really the time to give the man credit. Lots of pressure on him and he comes out and produced his best tennis once again in the final. what a mental giant :worship:

His defense it just completly sick. his clay game the best with a wide margin. his tears on court were moving.

Congrats Champ!

Nadal is one of the few true legends of this sport.

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 03:55 PM
What a TOTAL bore of a final. Feeling like I wasted my time watching this low quality final.Well, it was only low quality for one player. It wasn't totally bad because of the other player showing the excellence he did.

Fiberlight1
06-06-2010, 03:55 PM
Nadal fans :lol: rather than celebrate the win, bring up last year when he actually lost :eek:

Final > Fourth Round... good try though

centralviva
06-06-2010, 03:55 PM
Yes Rafa So Happy!!!

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 03:55 PM
You should be humble because you were arrogantly proclaiming Nadal would lose. And ok, so you yourself didn't lose (or win by that matter), yet you're STILL so heavily invested (emotionally) in Rafa enough to "enjoy" seeing him cry if he loses at Wimbledon and the US Open. Hmmmm something doesn't add up.

And I just KNEW an excuse would come haha. Talk about being a hypocrite. :wavey:

I m not invested in Rafa. Why are you talking about. If he walks by me in the street, I wouldn't probably even look at him. These are entertainers. I pay with my time. They perform. I am the boss brother. I don't need to be humble. When it's not worth my time to watch these finals, I'll go read a book

malisha
06-06-2010, 03:56 PM
Some of you Nadaltards are just retarded; instead of being happy your guy won like the rest of the decent nadalfans, you just keep braging on about haters and Federer/Soderling fans. Get a life idiots!

:lol:

only mugs mate

true fans are very happy and gracious in vicrory of their player

henke007
06-06-2010, 03:56 PM
Congrats Rafa on your 7th GS:worship, nothing amazing just got the job done. Soderling was poor and very error prone, no way is he making the top 5 any time soon. Soderling was 0/8 on bps think. Rafa is also the new n1

lol he will be top 5 after Wimbledon since he is 30 points after Davydenko. Also Murray Defends tons in the coming months.

The Magician
06-06-2010, 03:56 PM
This thread shows Rafa doesn't have many actual fans, just a lot of Federer/Soderling haters. I'm glad that a year and FO title later the FO 2009 match is still all Nadulltards can talk about :wavey:

brent-o
06-06-2010, 03:56 PM
I'll start passing out the tissues. There are going to be a lot of whiners. Nevertheless, congrats Rafa on an awesome tournament (and getting back to No. 1). Robin had his chances, but just didn't seize them.

Björki
06-06-2010, 03:56 PM
congrats Rafa :yeah: too good.

Robin :hug:

connectolove
06-06-2010, 03:56 PM
http://i47.tinypic.com/352pzrt.jpg

Very funny, thaanks!:)

Erica86
06-06-2010, 03:56 PM
too good from rafa :hatoff: congrats on fifth roland garros crown :worship:
does this confirm last year's toad win was a fluke?

No. It confirms last year Nadal was injured.

Action Jackson
06-06-2010, 03:56 PM
This was the MOTHER of all defeats!!!!! TOMA YA!!!!!

You forgot the 2008 final already.

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Oh my god. Sod was so injured today. I mean he didn't perform well. Maybe his parents are divorcing. I am sure we'll know what was wrong with him like we always do with Rafa when he loses. Right?

rocketassist
06-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Final > Fourth Round... good try though

What? Its you tard gimps bringing up that match :confused:

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Soderling should have broke at least twice. So sad to see him choke this yet again. Well. This is the last of Rafa's titles so let's celebrate it. Del Potro will be here next here, and it is all over then :)
Right. Because he has shown he can actually beat Rafa on clay himself. Rafa is declining and everyone else has gotten supremely better and will take him off his throne. Exactly.

See, I can sound like a delusional irrational clown too :wavey:

A_Skywalker
06-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Dedicated to all that thought Soderling stands a chance. Nadal really won with his will and saved all bps. Nothing to be said, congratulations Rafa and rest.


This thread shows Rafa doesn't have many actual fans, just a lot of Federer/Soderling haters. I'm glad that a year and FO title later the FO 2009 match is still all Nadulltards can talk about :wavey:

It shows how retarded you are.

connectolove
06-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Viva Nadal, he did great and there is more where that came from.

tennizen
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
Great tournament, Rafito:hug:

Soderling:sad::hug:

Sunset of Age
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
Alas, it didn't become the exciting, tight match that I had hoped for, but what a beat down-performance from Rafa! This was about his 2008-level, near to perfection. Amazing defence-to-offence, great serving, and even out-aced Robin, who was nowhere near to the level he had shown in his earlier RG rounds. Not a chance in hell today for Robin.

Fantastic to see Rafa sitting on that chair in tears (:hearts: :hug:) - so happy, it obviously meant the world to him to get this title back and get the deserved #1 ATP ranking back. And he's won quite a few French hearts with his attempt to speak to the crowd in French. Lovely.
Congrats, Rafa - now reach the semis in Wimbledon, and the YE #1 is about wrapped up. :eek: :bowdown: :worship:

Robin deserves kudos too, for his amazing run once again at RG, defending his points. Not many have managed to do that in the past five years. ;) It didn't work for him today, too nervous perhaps, but he didn't seem all too bothered by his loss, fully realizing that he just didn't have any chance today. Losing to a top-notch Rafa on clay... wow, now that's a shame, isn't it? ;) Very nice speech from him as well. :hug: Robin!

gillian
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
Good for Rafa, but I nearly fell asleep during this match.

JolánGagó
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
French crowd did all they could to avoid the unavoidable, they even started randomly collapsing.

tyruk14
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
Nadal played his best match in about eighteen months. Mighty impressive to win the title without dropping a set, even though he faced players that many believe were lacklustre competition. Great tournament for Soderling, too.

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
I'll start passing out the tissues. There are going to be a lot of whiners. Nevertheless, congrats Rafa on an awesome tournament (and getting back to No. 1). Robin had his chances, but just didn't seize them.

There is no need to be sad. I am glad Robin made it to final and defended his points. I don't want to watch another Nadal beating Federer in final. Sod did OK today. He could have done much better. But still it was more entertaining than Roger Rafa final 2 years ago when Roger won only like 4 games.

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
LOL at Nadal criying:rolls:
Learn to spell crying before trying to mock Rafa ;)

alter ego
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
Oh my god. Sod was so injured today. I mean he didn't perform well. Maybe his parents are divorcing. I am sure we'll know what was wrong with him like we always do with Rafa when he loses. Right?

:lol:

Guille.
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
Some of you Nadaltards are just retarded; instead of being happy your guy won like the rest of the decent nadalfans, you just keep braging on about haters and Federer/Soderling fans. Get a life idiots!

:worship:

rocketassist
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
No. It confirms last year Nadal was injured.

No, it confirms playing Fedal in a GS final is a different animal to a fourth rounder.

cardio
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
It was a murder

I wasnt as bad as 2008 final beatdown, but still a mismatch . Rafa played his best match of tournament, Robin his worst, I think his spirit broke after he wasted so many breakpoints in the beginning of the 2nd set. He lost faith and that was it.
In Wimby hopefully we`ll see different tennis , different men in final and different winner. I´m sick and tired of clay tennis.

Chair Umpire
06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
This thread shows Rafa doesn't have many actual fans, just a lot of Federer/Soderling haters. I'm glad that a year and FO title later the FO 2009 match is still all Nadulltards can talk about :wavey:

And this is coming from a Fedtard whose posts are about bashing Rafa for the most part. :lol:

If you guys want to see Soderling choking you can watch the final of 2009 too. ;)

ossie
06-06-2010, 03:59 PM
Reasons Nadal won:

- Robin was nervous.
- Robin was tired after the epic 5-seter vs Berdych.
- Nadal hit a lot of lucky shots.
- It was windy.
- Nadal has new superior strings (same as Schiavone and Stosur), which is totally unfair.
- God was on Nadal's side.
- Nadal was time wasting which disturbed Robin's concentration.
- The fat umpire was too much of a coward to enforce the rules.
- It's the swedish national day. Too much pressure on Robin to win.
- Robin had a low first serve %.
- Nadal's first serve % was outrageously high through sheer luck.
- Robin couldn't convert a break point to save his life.
- Man collapsing in the stands upset Söderling, unlike the cold-blooded spaniard.
- Robin re-injured his knee and/or elbow.i hope you had just as much fun writing that as i had reading it :spit:

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-06-2010, 03:59 PM
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Rafa Rafa king of Clay http://smiles.mmuz.com/data/27/boucheco.gif


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Also well done Sod you had an amazing tour, good luck in next tours.

The Magician
06-06-2010, 03:59 PM
Right. Because he has shown he can actually beat Rafa on clay himself. Rafa is declining and everyone else has gotten supremely better and will take him off his throne. Exactly.

See, I can sound like a delusional irrational clown too :wavey:

Actually you're one of the biggest clowns here since you don't even have the courage to come out of the closet as a Nadaltard :wavey:

centralviva
06-06-2010, 03:59 PM
revenge is so sweet:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 03:59 PM
Terrible from Soderling. Moonball galore from Nadal. If this is what clay tennis is I can't wait until all the surfaces are homogenized.

Also would love to see the Nadaltards justify Rafa crying :wavey:

Does you irrational hate even matter? Uh..............No. Rafa has 7 GS, Robin still has zero :wavey:

spriwi
06-06-2010, 04:00 PM
:zzz: After the first set the final was useless.

There were no fifty something aces to count or six hours of play or 4 tiebreaks so you could count them and feel enthousiastic about it? :rolleyes:

It was quality clay court tennis from rafa. And 28 winners as well.

FlameOn
06-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Well done Rafa, won all the TMS + French Open. Can't argue with that. :p

:hug: Robin.

Montego
06-06-2010, 04:01 PM
When was the last time we saw an entertaining RG final ???

Soderling was awful....

MagicMilan
06-06-2010, 04:01 PM
This thread shows Rafa doesn't have many actual fans, just a lot of Federer/Soderling haters. I'm glad that a year and FO title later the FO 2009 match is still all Nadulltards can talk about :wavey:
Bitter much :D
Congrats you monster of a player, the best ever on clay by far :worship:
5000 points on clay only :D

crude oil
06-06-2010, 04:01 PM
Well Done to Rafa - his defense was one shot too good for soderling today. Fully deserved #1 though.

LOL. Rafa talking about all his injuries as the reason why he lost last year.

Whereas soderling gave full credit speaking of the margins so small and his best tennis might not have been enough even today.

ReturnWinner
06-06-2010, 04:01 PM
Congrats Nadull,The result was never in doubt in a final which is great different from fourth round or quarters and He was very solid and concenrated during the whole match but anyway one expected a better showing from Soderling, He had many chances (8 bps some deuces or 30-30) but in many overhit or Rafa came with a great play.

Aenea
06-06-2010, 04:02 PM
:woohoo: :bigclap: :woohoo: :bigclap: :woohoo:

Congrats, Rafa!!! :bigclap: I am very happy for you!! :D

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 04:02 PM
Man. Rafa would be a two slam wonder without clay. Del Potro would have beaten him today if his wrist wasn't messed up. So guys. Now that Rafa has won, does that mean his mom and dad are getting back together? Just curious

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-06-2010, 04:02 PM
This thread shows Rafa doesn't have many actual fans, just a lot of Federer/Soderling haters. I'm glad that a year and FO title later the FO 2009 match is still all Nadulltards can talk about :wavey:

http://blessingthecrush.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/sour-grapes.jpg?w=450&h=337

norwegian_wood
06-06-2010, 04:03 PM
French crowd did all they could to avoid the unavoidable, they even started randomly collapsing.

LOL. They sounded/looked bored shitless for half of it. Not surprising though, it was a real mis-match today.

federernadalfan
06-06-2010, 04:03 PM
with this win we might just see rafa sweeping the grass season as well

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:04 PM
What's with the big tears? Does he feel his knees again and knows that this is his last crown?
No, that's actually you living in fantasy land wishing that is the case.

The big tears are for winning the GS he's dominated and lost to the same opponent while being injured. I guess he should just act as if he won a first round match at a challenger. :bs:

dav abu
06-06-2010, 04:04 PM
a richly deserved win for Rafa! no one can deny his greatness on this surface and he has to be looking good for Wimbledon now.

scoobs
06-06-2010, 04:04 PM
Congrats to Nadal - no doubt he was the better player today, deserved the title.

Robin played worse than he did last year in the final, he can't be happy with his own performance today. Nadal was better than in their match last year, sure, but he served poorly and was making far too many UEs.

Commander Data
06-06-2010, 04:05 PM
People bashing Nadal in this thread need serious help fast. I mean, what the fuck it wrong with you?!

There is a time to trash talk and then there is a time to show some class or at least shut up.

Embarrassing....

TennisOnWood
06-06-2010, 04:05 PM
What a performance... from first 'til the last point :worship:

Most dominant clay court player ever and new member of Open Era top 10 players

M4RC
06-06-2010, 04:05 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :baby: :baby: :baby:

C-L-A-Y-G-O-D.

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Vida
06-06-2010, 04:05 PM
soderling could've beaten nadal today only had he played his absolute very best and had nadal sucked - and that was hardly going to happen.

rafa :yeah:

Nidhogg
06-06-2010, 04:05 PM
Disappointed with the outcome, but I'm actually buoyed by Robin's effort considering that he had his clearly worst serving day of the tournament. It could have been a very different outcome if his first delivery was firing from the start, considering how he despite that had his chances and kept his head held high throghout. The way things turned out he couldn't win enough free points or make enough inroads up towards the net where he did well. Nadal started to grow in confidence and posted what I guess must be his best numbers on serve throghout here.

Robin, keep on fighting, improving and learning and you will earn yourself more shots at the finest of silverware. Maybe you will find yourself up in the final against players not quite as fresh and in form as well then. For now, enjoy your short vacation and we'll see you on the grass. :D

Very nice ceremony afterwards as well with classy speeches all around. Nadal may most of the time be an annoying roadrunner with a frying pan to me, but I respect him for his achievements and ability and was actually happy for him when I saw his joy. Both players seems to respect each other now.

Time to heat up the grill. Cheers. :smoke:

peribsen
06-06-2010, 04:06 PM
And the lion roared.... with the squeak of a mouse!

Nevertheless, well done by Soderling, he played an excellent RG and I'm certain we'll see much more of him. Trouble is I doubt whether his mobility on clay is good enough to really make it in the FO. Anyway, most players would kill to get 2 consecutive finals in Paris... and next year maybe he'll get yet another chance, and who knows, maybe he improves still more and wins.

Now I'll just relax and sit back watching how:
- Nadal haters try to dismiss 7 majors as "only a lucky run by a cheating moonballer", managing only to show off their own pettiness.
and
- how Rafatards overreact and do their best to draw blood from Soderling, managing only to keep haters well fed for the next time Rafa loses.

But I know one thing will never change: MTF will keep overhyping every single upset we come across: Fed was as well as retired in August 2008, Nadal was dead one year ago, Soderling would simply walk up and take the crown, etc. It can be maddening.. or maybe that's why we love MTF.

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-06-2010, 04:06 PM
A few weeks ago, I composed a poem dedicated to Rafael Nadal, and posted it on here. It was intended to reflect his sheer brilliance and the total adoration and respect which the majority of genuine tennis fans have for him. Sadly, a small ignorant minority of Nadal haters hijacked the thread and started insulting him, and the thread was closed.

Now that he has once again demonstrated his brilliance, winning Roland Garros without losing a set, and rightfully regained the World No. 1 ranking, I would like to repost my verse. Please only post in this thread if you have something positive to say, or want to contribute more lines in praise of the great Spaniard.

--

Oh Rafa, you are so great
To see you play, I cannot wait.
The heart of a lion, the courage of a bear
But in every match, you always play fair.

No-one can match your power and strength
Brilliant forehand, consistent length
As if such talent wasn’t enough
You always stay focused and mentally tough.

Speed and spin, touch and flair
Not to mention, amazing hair
Enormous biceps, incredible pecs
To admire your body is better than sex

With a flex of the elbow, a flick of the wrist
You win the point, then pump your fist
Your opponents cower, as you shout ‘SI!’
While in their pants, they probably wee

Your passing shots never cease to amaze.
Your fire and passion leave one in a daze
Forget Roger, Novak and Murray
You beat them all, as if in a hurry

To ignore your achievements would be a crime
You are the greatest of all time
Those who deny it, haven’t got a clue
Oh Rafa Nadal, WE ALL LOVE YOU.

:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

Har-Tru
06-06-2010, 04:06 PM
French crowd did all they could to avoid the unavoidable, they even started randomly collapsing.

:haha:

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:06 PM
I am sorry. Why should I be humble? I didn't lose? haha. Listen. Sod choked this one. Plain and simple. he should have broke in first set when up 2-1. In the second set too. It's over now. Congrats Rafa. I still think this is one of his last few slams. He may win 1 or 2 before King po comes back. He won't win Wimbledon and US Open so I will enjoy him crying there.

You said he wouldn't win this event and he did :D

born_on_clay
06-06-2010, 04:07 PM
What a performance... from first 'til the last point :worship:

Most dominant clay court player ever and new member of Open Era top 10 players

affirmative

Great day for tennis !!! :wavey:

dav abu
06-06-2010, 04:07 PM
People bashing Nadal in this thread need serious help. I mean, what the fuck it wrong with you?!

There is a time to trash talk and then there is a time to show some class.

Embarrassing....

i commented on this in the livescoring thread...it is so unsporting and a real let down of this site which is clearly the best place to come to discuss tennis if you love the game. Federer is great, Nadal is great and today is his day - to the victor the spoils :D

debby
06-06-2010, 04:07 PM
Alas, it didn't become the exciting, tight match that I had hoped for, but what a beat down-performance from Rafa! This was about his 2008-level, near to perfection. Amazing defence-to-offence, great serving, and even out-aced Robin, who was nowhere near to the level he had shown in his earlier RG rounds. Not a chance in hell today for Robin.

Fantastic to see Rafa sitting on that chair in tears (:hearts: :hug:) - so happy, it obviously meant the world to him to get this title back and get the deserved #1 ATP ranking back. And he's won quite a few French hearts with his attempt to speak to the crowd in French. Lovely.
Congrats, Rafa - now reach the semis in Wimbledon, and the YE #1 is about wrapped up. :eek: :bowdown: :worship:

Robin deserves kudos to, for his amazing run once again at RG, defending his points. Not many have managed to do that in the past five years. ;) It didn't work for him today, too nervous perhaps, but he didn't seem all too bothered by his loss, fully realizing that he just didn't have any chance today. Losing to a top-notch Rafa on clay... wow, now that's a shame, isn't it? ;) Very nice speech from him as well. :hug: Robin!

Amazing post !!!

But if he reaches the SF at Wimbledon, is he almost guarantee to finish the year at #1 ??


So lovely when he talked to the french crowd in French :worship:

It is so annoying to read that Soderling won last year only because Rafa was injured :rolleyes: Get over it.... It happens to lose to someone on his favourite surface, and Soderling deserved to win this day like Nadal deserved to win today.

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:08 PM
I am sorry. Why should I be humble? I didn't lose? haha. Listen. Sod choked this one. Plain and simple. he should have broke in first set when up 2-1. In the second set too. It's over now. Congrats Rafa. I still think this is one of his last few slams. He may win 1 or 2 before King po comes back. He won't win Wimbledon and US Open so I will enjoy him crying there.

You don't have to be humble, by the way. We all can see how much of an asshole you are when it comes to Nadal. No need to fake being respectful, you are a little too far gone for that to work.

philosophicalarf
06-06-2010, 04:08 PM
Well done Rafa, won all the TMS + French Open. Can't argue with that. :p



Indeed - and imo did it playing not as well as 2006-2008 (aside from Monte Carlo).

Must think if only he'd skipped Barcelona in earlier years.....

connectolove
06-06-2010, 04:08 PM
A few weeks ago, I composed a poem dedicated to Rafael Nadal, and posted it on here. It was intended to reflect his sheer brilliance and the total adoration and respect which the majority of genuine tennis fans have for him. Sadly, a small ignorant minority of Nadal haters hijacked the thread and started insulting him, and the thread was closed.

Now that he has once again demonstrated his brilliance, winning Roland Garros without losing a set, and rightfully regained the World No. 1 ranking, I would like to repost my verse. Please only post in this thread if you have something positive to say, or want to contribute more lines in praise of the great Spaniard.

--

Oh Rafa, you are so great
To see you play, I cannot wait.
The heart of a lion, the courage of a bear
But in every match, you always play fair.

No-one can match your power and strength
Brilliant forehand, consistent length
As if such talent wasn’t enough
You always stay focused and mentally tough.

Speed and spin, touch and flair
Not to mention, amazing hair
Enormous biceps, incredible pecs
To admire your body is better than sex

With a flex of the elbow, a flick of the wrist
You win the point, then pump your fist
Your opponents cower, as you shout ‘SI!’
While in their pants, they probably wee

Your passing shots never cease to amaze.
Your fire and passion leave one in a daze
Forget Roger, Novak and Murray
You beat them all, as if in a hurry

To ignore your achievements would be a crime
You are the greatest of all time
Those who deny it, haven’t got a clue
Oh Rafa Nadal, WE ALL LOVE YOU.

This is great William, thanks!!!!!!

cobalt60
06-06-2010, 04:08 PM
Not a great match as a spectator but what a class act this kid is :yeah:
Congrats!

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:09 PM
crybaby
You?

ShimSham
06-06-2010, 04:09 PM
Also would love to see the Nadaltards justify Rafa crying :wavey:

Idiot.

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:09 PM
fucking twunt

:woohoo::baby::banana:

Castafiore
06-06-2010, 04:09 PM
I was expecting a tougher match but hey, I'm not complaining.

:worship: Rafa. RG number 5, slam number 7, world number 1.
Not too bad for a day's work.

ShimSham
06-06-2010, 04:10 PM
Finally, Nadal's best performance of the clay season. Robin just fell apart after he missed the BPs early in the 2nd set and the match kinda died after that but... I'm so happy. 7 Slams, world #1, sweet revenge for last year, doesn't get any better than this :cool:

+1

Pfloyd
06-06-2010, 04:10 PM
Rafaaaaa :bounce:

You fucking animal!

Now go rest up and celebrate!

Ouragan
06-06-2010, 04:10 PM
:zzz: After the first set the final was useless.

My thoughts too. Once Nadal saved several break points at the start of the 2nd, there was no more match. I fell asleep for real.

Erica86
06-06-2010, 04:10 PM
Oh my god. Sod was so injured today. I mean he didn't perform well. Maybe his parents are divorcing. I am sure we'll know what was wrong with him like we always do with Rafa when he loses. Right?

When he loses? He has only lost once at Roland Garros in 6 years.

ChuckNorrisFan
06-06-2010, 04:11 PM
Never trust MTF to pick the winner :lol:

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 04:12 PM
You don't have to be humble, by the way. We all can see how much of an asshole you are when it comes to Nadal. No need to fake being respectful, you are a little too far gone for that to work.

Thank you for contacting us. Our work hours are from 9-5 Monday to Friday. :devil:

paseo
06-06-2010, 04:12 PM
Crap final. Disappointing match. Nadal was just too good, and Soderling isn't ready mentally to be a GS champion. Now I really hate Fed for losing that QF, cause I bet he would've put on a better resistance against this Nadal. So much anticipation for this sh*t.

Thank God the clay season is over. Next!

ps : Kind of weird not seeing Fed at a GS podium :)

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:12 PM
Uff, Clay Clown Court season finally ended. See you at grass and hard.

Where Rafa will continue winning? Yes, welcome to grass season, lets see if Roger can beat Rafa at Wimbledon like he didn't do the last time they played.

Ouragan
06-06-2010, 04:13 PM
Eh, just watched a program on cheating in the tour de France with electric bikes. Wonder if Nadal has an electric racket out there :lol:

Gladiator
06-06-2010, 04:13 PM
What an easy win
VAMOS,VAMOS RAFA
For Nadal haters, you should respect his great clay season and his win if u love tennis

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 04:14 PM
When he loses? He has only lost once at Roland Garros in 6 years.
He lost to Murray at AO and was injured. Lost to Roger at Wimbledon in 5 and was injured. Lost to Del Potro at US Open and was injured. His life is a mess. Everytime something happens he loses. Crazy! :devil:

danieln1
06-06-2010, 04:14 PM
When Soderling played well, only a handful of times, Nadal eventually would lose the points...

But Robin must have lost patience despite hitting hard, Nadal would chase every ball and return a high ball, it must be tough to play this mug...

Finally is over!

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:15 PM
rafa and rafatards are criers...rafa was crying!!!!! ;)The true cry babies here are the people who only came on this thread to be negative because they are so bitter and cannot accept the reality Rafa is still the best on clay and a greater champion than Robin ever will be.

The Magician
06-06-2010, 04:15 PM
Second match in a row someone from the crowd couldn't take anymore Nadull moonballs and collapsed :haha: Surprised the wave didn't turn into the mass collapse :o

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:16 PM
Soderling is such a genuinely nice guy, unlike the falsely modest Nadal :o I hope he wins RG one year, he deserves it.
I'm pretty sure you don't know Rafa personally to remark on what his "real" personality is.

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 04:16 PM
ATPTennis.com has already uploaded New No.1 image. Wow. haha. Roger is still No.1 for today, isn't he? haha

Ales_Alessandra
06-06-2010, 04:17 PM
:worship: RAFA! No coments! What an amzing clay season!!!
:hatoff: To Soderling for repeating last year's run, I didn't give much credit to him at the begining of this season, clay. So, good stuff from him. It was a hell enjoyable final!!
YEAHHH RAFFFFFAAA!! :banana:

Kiedis
06-06-2010, 04:17 PM
Reasons Nadal won:

- Robin was nervous.
- Robin was tired after the epic 5-seter vs Berdych.
- Nadal hit a lot of lucky shots.
- It was windy.
- Nadal has new superior strings (same as Schiavone and Stosur), which is totally unfair.
- God was on Nadal's side.
- Nadal was time wasting which disturbed Robin's concentration.
- The fat umpire was too much of a coward to enforce the rules.
- It's the swedish national day. Too much pressure on Robin to win.
- Robin had a low first serve %.
- Nadal's first serve % was outrageously high through sheer luck.
- Robin couldn't convert a break point to save his life.
- Man collapsing in the stands upset Söderling, unlike the cold-blooded spaniard.
- Robin re-injured his knee and/or elbow.

You're amazing good making excuses :worship:

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:18 PM
Nadal fans :lol: rather than celebrate the win, bring up last year when he actually lost :eek:

With both players able to give 100% of themselves today, we all saw who the true clay court champion and champion in general really is.

fran70
06-06-2010, 04:18 PM
This is a great victory for Rafa. 5 Roland Garros titles! :worship: . Inspite of some moments during the first set where Robin played quite well his victory was never in doubt. Congratulations for Rafa! It was a great tournament for Robin though :yeah:

kindling
06-06-2010, 04:18 PM
well played from Rafa, but very disappointing. The dominance has bored this particular spectator. Perhaps I'll skip viewing the clay court season next year, unless Rafa's injured again.

Persimmon
06-06-2010, 04:18 PM
Congrats Rafa.:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

Ilovetheblues_86
06-06-2010, 04:19 PM
Obvious trolling post - spare MR MTF from the obvious.

But defeating Nadal in 2009 and now Federer, Soda proved that streaks and records are meant to be broken.
I would love if Fedtards and Rafatards could stop with this glory saga to prove who is better, if Federina is the GOAT or if Nadal is actually so valious for the game. Soderking, for the good of the game, made them a lil bit less happy in the less two RGs and I hope other players could do the same in the next GS to stop with this unstoppable FEDAL unilateral and delluded fever.

Congrats to Nadal. Best mentality and strenght on the new century.

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:19 PM
Disgusting.

Need some tissues? :crying2:

Erica86
06-06-2010, 04:19 PM
He lost to Murray at AO and was injured. Lost to Roger at Wimbledon in 5 and was injured. Lost to Del Potro at US Open and was injured. His life is a mess. Everytime something happens he loses. Crazy! :devil:

Have you ever heard Nadal say that he was injured after losing a match? If not, WTF are you talking about? Some fans may say so, but Nadal himself never gives that type of excuses.

extremaduratenis
06-06-2010, 04:19 PM
Great deserved by Rafa. Now, go through the sixth Title to equal Borg!!!!!!!
And in September, US Open Champion

Mjau!
06-06-2010, 04:19 PM
Look, I'm not trying to diminish Rafa's victory in any way, but Robin really didn't play well at all. It's clear that something was bothering him. Maybe nerves, maybe his elbow (again) or maybe he just didn't have enough gas left in the tank after the grueling semis. Again, Rafa played well and deserved the win, but that wasn't the real SöderKing out there. The one that totally dismantled his worst matchup, Roger Federer, in what was arguably the greatest display of ball striking in the history of the sport. Nadal is lucky that Söderling did not show up today, for whatever reason. But congrats to Rafa who played as well as he can and took advantage of the opportunity that presented itself.

Montego
06-06-2010, 04:20 PM
Reasons Nadal won:

- Robin was nervous.
- Robin was tired after the epic 5-seter vs Berdych.
- Nadal hit a lot of lucky shots.
- It was windy.
- Nadal has new superior strings (same as Schiavone and Stosur), which is totally unfair.
- God was on Nadal's side.
- Nadal was time wasting which disturbed Robin's concentration.
- The fat umpire was too much of a coward to enforce the rules.
- It's the swedish national day. Too much pressure on Robin to win.
- Robin had a low first serve %.
- Nadal's first serve % was outrageously high through sheer luck.
- Robin couldn't convert a break point to save his life.
- Man collapsing in the stands upset Söderling, unlike the cold-blooded spaniard.
- Robin re-injured his knee and/or elbow.

I would add:

- Nadal is better than Soderling.

Sunset of Age
06-06-2010, 04:20 PM
Amazing post !!!

But if he reaches the SF at Wimbledon, is he almost guarantee to finish the year at #1 ??

Hey thanks! :D

Yep, reaching the semis in Wimbly might well seal the deal for Raf, that is - I left out a tiny little bit ;) - if Roger doesn't do well there...
So hypothetical, but possible, as he's been off for a while now and I don't believe in magical GS or grass-buttons to turn on. If Rafa keeps on playing the level he showed in his RG final today, I think it's going to happen anyways.

It is so annoying to read that Soderling won last year only because Rafa was injured :rolleyes: Get over it.... It happens to lose to someone on his favourite surface, and Soderling deserved to win this day like Nadal deserved to win today.

Exactly. But giving deserved credits to players isn't actually the stronghold of MTF. I have no doubts that this thread will turn into something very ugly soon with a lot of bashing from both sides of the tard-fence - if it hasn't already. Some things never change.

Merton
06-06-2010, 04:20 PM
Congrats to Nadal, he wins his 5th RG title comfortably, without even reaching his best clay level from 2007/2008.

Soderling had an excellent RG, today he failed to convert his break point chances early on and fell terminally behind after Nadal had some incredible points early in the 2nd when Soderling applied his heaviest pressure.

tangerine_dream
06-06-2010, 04:21 PM
I was going to congratulate Toad for at least putting up a good fight in that first set before Rafa sucked all the life out of him but, eh, what the heck.....

OWDozBLKdJ4

fran70
06-06-2010, 04:21 PM
A few weeks ago, I composed a poem dedicated to Rafael Nadal, and posted it on here. It was intended to reflect his sheer brilliance and the total adoration and respect which the majority of genuine tennis fans have for him. Sadly, a small ignorant minority of Nadal haters hijacked the thread and started insulting him, and the thread was closed.

Now that he has once again demonstrated his brilliance, winning Roland Garros without losing a set, and rightfully regained the World No. 1 ranking, I would like to repost my verse. Please only post in this thread if you have something positive to say, or want to contribute more lines in praise of the great Spaniard.

--

Oh Rafa, you are so great
To see you play, I cannot wait.
The heart of a lion, the courage of a bear
But in every match, you always play fair.

No-one can match your power and strength
Brilliant forehand, consistent length
As if such talent wasn’t enough
You always stay focused and mentally tough.

Speed and spin, touch and flair
Not to mention, amazing hair
Enormous biceps, incredible pecs
To admire your body is better than sex

With a flex of the elbow, a flick of the wrist
You win the point, then pump your fist
Your opponents cower, as you shout ‘SI!’
While in their pants, they probably wee

Your passing shots never cease to amaze.
Your fire and passion leave one in a daze
Forget Roger, Novak and Murray
You beat them all, as if in a hurry

To ignore your achievements would be a crime
You are the greatest of all time
Those who deny it, haven’t got a clue
Oh Rafa Nadal, WE ALL LOVE YOU.

:haha::haha::haha:

MalwareDie
06-06-2010, 04:21 PM
With both players able to give 100% of themselves today

You are delusional if you think Soderling played at his best today. He couldn't serve and missed really easy shots.

Mjau!
06-06-2010, 04:21 PM
Where Rafa will continue winning? Yes, welcome to grass season, lets see if Roger can beat Rafa at Wimbledon like he didn't do the last time they played.

Because of the lingering effects of mono.

SheepleBuster
06-06-2010, 04:22 PM
Have you ever heard Nadal say that he was injured after losing a match? If not, WTF are you talking about? Some fans may say so, but Nadal himself never gives that type of excuses.

Oh please. He even gave excuses for last year loss to Soderling. Have you not read the news in the past 3 days? Rafa saying I was not myself, blah blah blah. I know you are Spanish. I know you are pulling for your man. My hats off to you but be unbiased. Rafa always makes excuses, says them and then says oh but they were not the reason I lost. Classic way to make excuses without being called out for them.

rocketassist
06-06-2010, 04:23 PM
With both players playing in a grand slam final where mentally and gamewise you have to be perfect, we all saw who the true clay court champion and champion in general really is.

Edited.

Kiedis
06-06-2010, 04:23 PM
ATPTennis.com has already uploaded New No.1 image. Wow. haha. Roger is still No.1 for today, isn't he? haha

You mad :nerner:

http://rlv.zcache.com/mad_dog_poster-p228050591412447976t5ta_400.jpg

Sillyrabbit
06-06-2010, 04:23 PM
Congrats Nadal, I didn't think he was going to win today, to do it in straight sets is amazing.

I wasn't on this forum last year, but were Nadal fans "listing excuses" like some Soderling fans today? Pathetic :lol:

Pirata.
06-06-2010, 04:24 PM
;10014473']He didn't loose a set! how about that Fedtards?

:rolleyes:

Roger's won tournaments without dropping a set too.

danieln1
06-06-2010, 04:24 PM
Reasons Nadal won:

- Robin was nervous.
- Robin was tired after the epic 5-seter vs Berdych.
- Nadal hit a lot of lucky shots.
- It was windy.
- Nadal has new superior strings (same as Schiavone and Stosur), which is totally unfair.
- God was on Nadal's side.
- Nadal was time wasting which disturbed Robin's concentration.
- The fat umpire was too much of a coward to enforce the rules.
- It's the swedish national day. Too much pressure on Robin to win.
- Robin had a low first serve %.
- Nadal's first serve % was outrageously high through sheer luck.
- Robin couldn't convert a break point to save his life.
- Man collapsing in the stands upset Söderling, unlike the cold-blooded spaniard.
- Robin re-injured his knee and/or elbow.

:worship:

Couldn´t have said it better!

Mjau!
06-06-2010, 04:24 PM
You're amazing good making excuses :worship:

What excuses? It's just factual information. :shrug:

rocketassist
06-06-2010, 04:24 PM
Because of the lingering effects of mono.

Ermmm nah, that was a fair loss. It was the AO semi where mono took its effect.

Kworb
06-06-2010, 04:24 PM
Look, I'm not trying to diminish Rafa's victory in any way, but Robin really didn't play well at all. It's clear that something was bothering him. Maybe nerves, maybe his elbow (again) or maybe he just didn't have enough gas left in the tank after the grueling semis. Again, Rafa played well and deserved the win, but that wasn't the real SöderKing out there. The one that totally dismantled his worst matchup, Roger Federer, in what was arguably the greatest display of ball striking in the history of the sport. Nadal is lucky that Söderling did not show up today, for whatever reason. But congrats to Rafa who played as well as he can and took advantage of the opportunity that presented itself.
Soderling played as well as he can. He was striking as well as ever but Nadal retrieved so much and Soderling is unable to finish points, so he eventually hit the error. He had a much easier time against Federer cause Federer had an off day. Don't pretend Soderling is more than he is. Just a good player, a step below Djokovic, Murray and Del Potro.

The Nothing [†]
06-06-2010, 04:25 PM
:rolleyes:

Roger's won tournaments without dropping a set too.

But not RG

Action Jackson
06-06-2010, 04:25 PM
Obvious trolling post - spare MR MTF from the obvious.

But defeating Nadal in 2009 and now Federer, Soda proved that streaks and records are meant to be broken.
I would love if Fedtards and Rafatards could stop with this glory saga to prove who is better, if Federina is the GOAT or if Nadal is actually so valious for the game. Soderking, for the good of the game, made them a lil bit less happy in the less two RGs and I hope other players could do the same in the next GS to stop with this unstoppable FEDAL unilateral and delluded fever.

Fedtards and Rafatards are in this pissing contest, my grandad is better than your grandad instead of actually enjoying the game of tennis itself.

Facts are as much as I loathe Rafatards, this Nadal will always be remembered and deservedly so for the right reasons for what he has achieved on clay and in the game in general. Then the whole Fedclown thing, yes he was know he is a great player and talent, it doesn't need to be rammed down peoples throats.

It's time for the other players to step up del Potro was able to do it last year and Toad has made a couple of finals, but it's up to the other players to step up when it counts and for the most part they haven't done it.

Corey Feldman
06-06-2010, 04:26 PM
wonderful performance from Soderling today

congrats to all the Nadal fans who 6 months - a year ago were proclaiming he was so terribly injured he'd probably never win another match or be the same player ever again, you really knew your stuff.

Latranca
06-06-2010, 04:26 PM
This :worship: Also you don't see Soderling making his speech in Swedish like Nadal in Spanish. And people complain about the french crowd not liking him, seems like Nadal's the one who doesn't like them :rolleyes:

Did Soldering speak in French or English?

Probably I'm quiet older than you and I do not recall an American (in sport or politics) speaking in other languages....... or at lease trying. Arrogant bastards!

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:29 PM
Some of you Nadaltards are just retarded; instead of being happy your guy won like the rest of the decent nadalfans, you just keep braging on about haters and Federer/Soderling fans. Get a life idiots!
Why don't Nadal haters stop with the negativity and just accept and embrace what Nadal is doing on clay and how great of a player and champion he is?

habibko
06-06-2010, 04:29 PM
too good from the greatest clay courter in history, he asked the tough questions time and time again and Soderling wasn't able to make the winners when it really mattered, asking him to repeat that mental showing he made against Federer in the QF in a GS final was a big ask, congrats to Nadal and his fans :yeah:

peteroger
06-06-2010, 04:29 PM
Robin's return on Nadul's serve is just:help:
Played way worse than last year's quarterfinal

malisha
06-06-2010, 04:29 PM
Nadal didn´t even need to come close to play at more than his 70% to run away with the tournament without losing a set. Hopefully this title will get the monkey off his back and he starts playing with more confidence as this level of play won´t be enough to win off the clay imo

i think he played higher than 70% today

but agree about the tournament part

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 04:30 PM
Lookin forward to See Rafa getting owned again by top 10 players on faster surfaces in the next 7-8 months!!

Congrats Sod on a great tourney but Moonballer was to good today and you didn't bring the A game to court.

Wannabe physic in the house.