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Queens R2: Nadal def Daniel 6-2 6-2

Fiberlight1
06-09-2010, 04:34 PM
First match for Rafa on grass... He was really attacking Daniel's weak serve out there.

ChuckNorrisFan
06-09-2010, 04:34 PM
Too good

andy neyer
06-09-2010, 04:36 PM
6-2, 6-2 if if I play my first match on grass in 2 years, no?

federernadalfan
06-09-2010, 04:37 PM
too easy. nid

careergrandslam
06-09-2010, 04:41 PM
that was beautiful to watch.
i love when rafa has a more attacking mindset from the ground and especially his attacking returns standing on the baseline.
great to watch.

i wish he would play like this on hardcourts aswell.

6 aces.

his serve definitely has more pop on it now and is more accurate with it aswell.
won 92% on 1st serves (24/26)

jenanun
06-09-2010, 04:44 PM
he takes like 15 seconds between points and bounce the balls once or twice.... max three times.....

who is this guy?

rafa_maniac
06-09-2010, 04:46 PM
Ahhh Rafa back on grass, been a while but it's always my favourite time of the tennis calendar. Lovely transition from clay, big serving, early ball striking, always looking to move forward. Daniel did ok in a few service games to make it respectable but it was little more than a practice session out there.

TennisOnWood
06-09-2010, 04:48 PM
Fantastic!!!

Fast,sharp and attacking

careergrandslam
06-09-2010, 04:48 PM
he takes like 15 seconds between points and bounce the balls once or twice.... max three times.....

who is this guy?

rafa doesnt need to run alot on grass, especially on the fast grass at queens. so he doesnt need the extra time.

vn01
06-09-2010, 04:51 PM
WELL DONE.Rafa played fantastic.Vamos

jenanun
06-09-2010, 04:58 PM
rafa doesnt need to run alot on grass, especially on the fast grass at queens. so he doesnt need the extra time.

actually i think he wanted to finish before it starts pouring down.....

FormerRafaFan
06-09-2010, 04:59 PM
Nice to see Nadal so good on grass. I think he has what it takes to reach far in Wimbledon, perhaps like SF or something.

azmad_88
06-09-2010, 05:15 PM
go for the title nadal..lets repeat queens wimby like 2008

Topspin Forehand
06-09-2010, 05:19 PM
Nice quick match. Good to be fresh for Wimbledon and gaining confidence on grass at the same time. Vamos.

Everko
06-09-2010, 05:32 PM
He looked very good. Glad to see him make a nice transition

ossie
06-09-2010, 05:54 PM
vamos rafa

Arkulari
06-09-2010, 06:02 PM
I was expecting a double bagel, Rafa looked really really sharp out there :yeah:

Deivid23
06-09-2010, 06:05 PM
Good stuff from #1

Noleta
06-09-2010, 06:09 PM
Fantastic first match on grass,his first since 08:dance:

christallh24
06-09-2010, 06:21 PM
who is this guy?

A guy that wanted to get the hell off the court and also get his doubles in before the heavens broke loose. And he's also the No.1 player in the world.:inlove::dance:. Excuse me while I enjoy this while I can.

I was expecting a double bagel, Rafa looked really really sharp out there :yeah:

Really? His first grass match in over 2 years?

Not bad, Rafa, not bad. Some solid stuff out there today. Keep it up!

Persimmon
06-09-2010, 06:22 PM
Why is he playing doubles?

Foxy
06-09-2010, 06:25 PM
Why is he playing doubles?

He needs points to become number 1 in doubles as well, no?

Topspin Forehand
06-09-2010, 06:26 PM
Why is he playing doubles?

More practice on the grass I guess. Grass is the least taxing surface as the points are so short and it is soft like clay. He should be fine.

rocketassist
06-09-2010, 06:26 PM
Nadal always takes more risks on grass. On this surface he's all that more watchable I guess.

Arkulari
06-09-2010, 06:27 PM
Really? His first grass match in over 2 years?

Not bad, Rafa, not bad. Some solid stuff out there today. Keep it up!

I mean, Rafa looked ready to do it because he was so sharp, hitting the ball so well :hearts:

Corey Feldman
06-09-2010, 06:28 PM
Henman rolling out of bed would have been a more difficult opponent than this Daniel was

Arkulari
06-09-2010, 06:59 PM
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Pirata.
06-09-2010, 07:09 PM
Really? His first grass match in over 2 years?

He played two exos against Wawrinka and Hewitt last year before withdrawing from Wimbledon.

DuMa
06-09-2010, 07:35 PM
he barely broke a sweat.

Matt01
06-09-2010, 08:32 PM
He needs points to become number 1 in doubles as well, no?


Yes, he wants to become GOAT and needs some more doubles achievements for that ;)

Guy Haines
06-09-2010, 08:34 PM
I hope he keeps playing this way in England.

It's great to see him carrying the form over and translating it to grass court tennis, especially after the dispiriting exhos last year.

Filo V.
06-09-2010, 08:39 PM
Basically an intense practice session for Rafa. I thought Marcos played pretty well until the middle of the second set where he caved in, but it was nice to see him coming to net and using the slice a bit also. Rafa is obviously in a different league entirely, served very well today, and was aggressive.

Congrats on the first win in 2 years on grass, Rafa!

M4RC
06-09-2010, 09:43 PM
2 (DC) + 5 (MC) + 5 (Rome) + 5 (Madrid) + 7 (RG) = 24-0 on clay

5 (Queens) + 7 (Wimbledon) + 1 (Queens) = 13-0 on grass and counting

The problem is not the speed of the court. Grass suits Nadal's attacking game and he loves playing on it. The problem is simply that the freaking artificial hard courts destroy Rafa's knees.

born_on_clay
06-09-2010, 10:46 PM
6-2, 6-2 if if I play my first match on grass in 2 years, no?

:haha:
good post :wavey:

NADALbULLS
06-10-2010, 11:32 AM
Nice to see Nadal so good on grass. I think he has what it takes to reach far in Wimbledon, perhaps like SF or something.

That's a pretty safe expectation considering he's made 3 straight Wimbledon Finals and won the title last time he played it.

paseo
06-10-2010, 11:37 AM
That would be kind of odd, considering he's made 3 straight Wimbledon Finals.

No, it would not. Fed made 4 straight FO finals, but still he lost in the QF. Anything can happen.

NADALbULLS
06-10-2010, 11:44 AM
Still sounds kind of odd.

bokehlicious
06-10-2010, 12:03 PM
Henman rolling out of bed would have been a more difficult opponent than this Daniel was

This. Unreal how the usual rafatards think he won't lose a tennis match ever again since he just beat The Mighty Daniel on grass :lol: delusion at its finest... :o

justsumma
06-10-2010, 12:15 PM
This. Unreal how the usual rafatards think he won't lose a tennis match ever again since he just beat The Mighty Daniel on grass :lol: delusion at its finest... :o
disillusion is not far away.

Fiberlight1
06-10-2010, 12:28 PM
This. Unreal how the usual rafatards think he won't lose a tennis match ever again since he just beat The Mighty Daniel on grass :lol: delusion at its finest... :o

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