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Nadal def. Nishikori 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Pfloyd
06-22-2010, 03:45 PM
NID.

:bounce:

Ben.
06-22-2010, 03:45 PM
Vamos. Good opener from Rafa, serve was looking good.

malisha
06-22-2010, 03:46 PM
solid from Rafa

expected Kei to take a set here

Pfloyd
06-22-2010, 03:46 PM
Next Hasse. :rocker:

Vamos Rafa!

DanaKz
06-22-2010, 03:47 PM
Kei:hysteric::sad:

Johnny Groove
06-22-2010, 03:47 PM
The defending champ looks good.

Not bad from Kei either.

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-22-2010, 03:49 PM
In a sunny day, Rafa starting strong in Wimbledon. :cool:

Best luck to Nishikori in next tours.

Hope Rafa will continu to play good and keeps his concentration next rounds.

ORGASMATRON
06-22-2010, 03:50 PM
easy 1st round and now gulbis is out as well.

MariaV
06-22-2010, 03:50 PM
Lovely from Rafa. :D

Bad draw for Nishikori. :sad:

Sunset of Age
06-22-2010, 03:51 PM
Decent, solid performance by Rafa. Did what ne needed to do. :yeah:

rafa_maniac
06-22-2010, 03:52 PM
Nice first match from Rafa, encouraging signs after the limp exit to Queens. He looks fit, strong and motivated here and at home on grass. Nishikori had some game but Rafa too good with some great serving at times. Onwards!

RafaTheBest
06-22-2010, 03:54 PM
Seriously? There was a thread up 5 minutes before this one. Come on man!

Commander Data
06-22-2010, 03:55 PM
Nadal will be very tough to beat here. Full of convidence and 100% fit.

He is the favorite for the title IMO.

lazybear
06-22-2010, 03:56 PM
The defending champ

Who? Rafa looked good, i don't see anyone troubling him until Söder.

kooties
06-22-2010, 03:58 PM
He did a decent job flattening out his strokes, nice seeing him try to evolve (although some attempts to go in were :tape:)

not really on topic or anything, but if Nadal hit his forehand with an eastern grip, how strong do you guys reckon his shots would be? They were very few and far between, but some of his shots today were rockets!

tangerine_dream
06-22-2010, 03:58 PM
What a difference it makes to see Rafa playing for a tennis-educated crowd who actually appreciates his talent and what he's done for the sport. Great win for the defending Wimby champ. :cool:

aloniv
06-22-2010, 04:00 PM
Nadal shows Roger how to win a first round match. 8th consecutive straight-set grand slam win for Nadal.

allpro
06-22-2010, 04:00 PM
nishikori has the talent to be in the top ten, but i'm not so sure he's physically strong enough to endure the grind. he needs to improve his fitness and strength.

great opener for rafa :yeah:

*bunny*
06-22-2010, 04:03 PM
Tough draw for Kei, but very well played by Rafa. His serve and FH looked in very good form.
Loved Kei's variety, those S&V to save a few BPs!

Har-Tru
06-22-2010, 04:04 PM
Impressive.

ORGASMATRON
06-22-2010, 04:08 PM
nishikori has the talent to be in the top ten, but i'm not so sure he's physically strong enough to endure the grind. he needs to improve his fitness and strength.

great opener for rafa :yeah:

exactly. hes a midget.

FedFan
06-22-2010, 04:18 PM
What a difference it makes to see Rafa playing for a tennis-educated crowd who actually appreciates his talent and what he's done for the sport. Great win for the defending Wimby champ. :cool:

Defending champion? :haha: It is becoming ridiculous.

Rafatards once again showing their true colours. Unwilling to accept a result. Not giving a sh....about fairness and/or sportmanship.

A player who takes not part in an event has no argument. "Les absents ont toujours tort." I am sure you have never heard about it.

MrChopin
06-22-2010, 04:20 PM
The champ escapes R1 of hell draw with some nice variety. Onto a dangerous R2.

HKz
06-22-2010, 04:21 PM
Fantastic serving day for Nadal, really mixed it up especially on the ad side. Couldn't say a whole lot about the groundstrokes, however. He was pretty much just letting Nishikori make the errors. Kei should have made the 3rd set more competitive as he certainly had his chances to at least stay on serve, but seeing that he clearly hasn't had many matches under his belt since 2008 really, I thought he did decent.

Only worry now is hope Nadal can peak at the right moment same with Roger.

Nadal shows Roger how to win a first round match. 8th consecutive straight-set grand slam win for Nadal.

Pretty sure Roger knows how to. He isn't 16 time GS champion for no reason.

Start da Game
06-22-2010, 04:22 PM
nadal to have the best tournament of 2010.......opponents wouldn't know where to run and escape the mighty spartan's rampage.......

Langers
06-22-2010, 04:23 PM
Just me or did Rafa use his backhand slice a LOT today?

He played quite well, a solid start. :)

HKz
06-22-2010, 04:24 PM
Just me or did Rafa use his backhand slice a LOT today?

He played quite well, a solid start. :)

He did use it a bit, but it was quite poor. Just sat there.

Manequin75
06-22-2010, 04:25 PM
Nadal will be very tough to beat here. Full of convidence and 100% fit.

He is the favorite for the title IMO.

I have been reading your posts here ans looks like you are warming up to rafa a little bit. For great fed fans rafa always starts as annoyance, then becomes an irritant then becomes a thorn and then they reach acceptance stage even philosophical. And then boom rafa aint that bad after all ;)

Think the amazing relationship between them helps. Dont think anybody can do what roger has done in tennis but in a sport where matchups are predominant how can anyone be a goat? But if someone has to nominate a name then sure hard to argue against roger.

Im so relived roger made it yesterday. This wimbledon would have sucked without him. I want to see roddick and fed semis and then one of them play rafa in the finals.

scarecrows
06-22-2010, 04:27 PM
Great win for the defending Wimby champ. :cool:

didnt roddick win it last year?

HKz
06-22-2010, 04:28 PM
I have been reading your posts here ans looks like you are warming up to rafa a little bit. For great fed fans rafa always starts as annoyance, then becomes an irritant then becomes a thorn and then they reach acceptance stage even philosophical. And then boom rafa aint that bad after all ;)

Think the amazing relationship between them helps. Dont think anybody can do what roger has done in tennis but in a sport where matchups are predominant how can anyone be a goat? But if someone has to nominate a name then sure hard to argue against roger.

Im so relived roger made it yesterday. This wimbledon would have sucked without him. I want to see roddick and fed semis and then one of them play rafa in the finals.

http://www.flashpointsocialmedia.com/Area51/Orion/Images/o_rly.jpg

Manequin75
06-22-2010, 04:30 PM
Nadal shows Roger how to win a first round match. 8th consecutive straight-set grand slam win for Nadal.

Oh come on - nobody is good enough to show roger anything - not even my boy rafa yet.
23 semi streak when the prior record was 10...... U kidding me?

My boy rafa is the biggeest fedtard out there. Better be careful before making these statements unless you want rafa to tell you. " i think you dont know nothing about tennis no". Lol


Need rafa to dominate soderling here in wimbledon.

Langers
06-22-2010, 04:32 PM
I have been reading your posts here ans looks like you are warming up to rafa a little bit. For great fed fans rafa always starts as annoyance, then becomes an irritant then becomes a thorn and then they reach acceptance stage even philosophical. And then boom rafa aint that bad after all ;)

Think the amazing relationship between them helps. Dont think anybody can do what roger has done in tennis but in a sport where matchups are predominant how can anyone be a goat? But if someone has to nominate a name then sure hard to argue against roger.

Im so relived roger made it yesterday. This wimbledon would have sucked without him. I want to see roddick and fed semis and then one of them play rafa in the finals.
Couldn't disagree more.

kooties
06-22-2010, 04:41 PM
He did use it a bit, but it was quite poor. Just sat there.

this! It seems like he just throws the slice out there sometimes.

Guy Haines
06-22-2010, 04:43 PM
Good start for Rafa. One match at a time with his draw. I hope he keeps it up.

I wish Nishikori wasn't so dogged by injury and various pressures, I like his game. Maybe he'll reach his potential again.

allpro
06-22-2010, 04:48 PM
Just me or did Rafa use his backhand slice a LOT today?

He did use it a bit, but it was quite poor. Just sat there.

nadal's slice bh flat-out sucks. it just floats and has no bite. he loses control of the rally and opponents tee off on it.

HKz
06-22-2010, 04:49 PM
nadal's slice bh flat-out sucks. it just floats and has no bite. he loses control of the rally and opponents tee off on it.

Well I realize that, but it was worse than usual, and he kept trying to play it so yeah.

ShotmaKer
06-22-2010, 05:08 PM
solid stuff from Rafa.

paseo
06-22-2010, 05:21 PM
NID. Nishikori is good, but not good enough to bother Nadal. Next.

NADALbULLS
06-22-2010, 05:41 PM
Soderling and Nadal both in form, but I like Nadal's chances against Soderling, I think Soderling has trouble hitting consistent winners vs Nadal when Nadal keeps the ball deep. 2009 Nadal didn't keep it deep, but he is this year. When Soderling is frustrated by Nadal's consistency he tries to hit harder and makes a lot of unforced errors. When this happens it gets very one-sided in Nadal's favor.

Topspin Forehand
06-22-2010, 05:43 PM
Soderling and Nadal both in form, but I like Nadal's chances against Soderling, I think Soderling has trouble hitting consistent winners vs Nadal when Nadal keeps the ball deep. 2009 Nadal didn't keep it deep, but he is this year. When Soderling is frustrated he tries to hit harder and makes a lot of unforced errors. When this happens it gets very one-sided in Nadal's favor.
This is grass. Not clay. Nadal won't be able to return as many serves from Soderling. The match will probably be decided in tiebreakers. The big server on grass has an advantage there. Hope Nadal can be serving big that day.

Sapeod
06-22-2010, 05:45 PM
Kei was never winning this. BTW Nadull's slice sucks.

Sapeod
06-22-2010, 05:46 PM
Soderling and Nadal both in form, but I like Nadal's chances against Soderling, I think Soderling has trouble hitting consistent winners vs Nadal when Nadal keeps the ball deep. 2009 Nadal didn't keep it deep, but he is this year. When Soderling is frustrated by Nadal's consistency he tries to hit harder and makes a lot of unforced errors. When this happens it gets very one-sided in Nadal's favor.
Nadull will be lucky to get into the rally off Robin's serve. Soderling will find it easier on grass than on clay, and I can see him beating Nadull on grass.

RagingLamb
06-22-2010, 06:56 PM
Solid performance by Nadal

ossie
06-22-2010, 07:39 PM
Nadull will be lucky to get into the rally off Robin's serve. Soderling will find it easier on grass than on clay, and I can see him beating Nadull on grass.soderling will be lucky to take a set from rafa in this form

ChuckNorrisFan
06-22-2010, 07:40 PM
Nadull will be lucky to get into the rally off Robin's serve. Soderling will find it easier on grass than on clay, and I can see him beating Nadull on grass.

Given your prediction record, we can now be sure that Soderling won't beat Nadal ;)

ORGASMATRON
06-22-2010, 07:41 PM
This is grass. Not clay. Nadal won't be able to return as many serves from Soderling. The match will probably be decided in tiebreakers. The big server on grass has an advantage there. Hope Nadal can be serving big that day.

exactly. i think nadalbulls is in denial if he thinks clay and grass is a similar scenario for nadal en soderling. i like soderlings chances on grass. he is much more likely to do what he did to nadal at FO 08 on grass.

Arkulari
06-22-2010, 07:41 PM
I didn't watch the match but I guess Rafa did what he had to do when he had to, good showing, the least he's on court the better :yeah:

Nidhogg
06-22-2010, 08:28 PM
Kei is still rusty, but he can take plenty of good things with him from this performance. I'm confident he will keep on climbing back up the rankings during the rest of the year as long as he doesn't get injured again.

Sapeod
06-22-2010, 08:44 PM
soderling will be lucky to take a set from rafa in this form
Perhaps, it al depends on the day.
Given your prediction record, we can now be sure that Soderling won't beat Nadal ;)My predictions aren't that bad. I'm gonna be on 650k in vcash :D, if Berdych wins tomorrow :o :p Plus, I predicted Montanes would win Estoril, who else did? :shrug: :D

Everko
06-22-2010, 09:00 PM
Nishikori gets too much credit for doing not much. Nadal looked sharp

Nidhogg
06-22-2010, 09:09 PM
Nishikori gets too much credit for doing not much. Nadal looked sharp

Yes, it's downright scandalous that people are appreciating him and his efforts when we have someone like Nadal on court to marvel upon.

ShotmaKer
06-22-2010, 09:18 PM
Yes, it's downright scandalous that people are appreciating him and his efforts when we have someone like Nadal on court to marvel upon.

lmao

born_on_clay
06-22-2010, 09:39 PM
lovley from Rafa :)

thalle
06-22-2010, 09:46 PM
Vamos :D

BEBE91
06-22-2010, 09:47 PM
Well done defending champ!

M4RC
06-22-2010, 09:49 PM
Nadal is fitter than ever. He looks less bulky and much more sharp.

Great start.

Dyraise
06-22-2010, 09:52 PM
Nadal´s draw :haha:

ossie
06-22-2010, 09:52 PM
Nishikori gets too much credit for doing not much. Nadal looked sharpnishikori pushed nadal why cant you just accept that :rolleyes:

Topspin Forehand
06-22-2010, 10:07 PM
Nadal´s draw :haha:
Toughest player in quarterfianls? Soderling. Toughest player in Semifinals? Murray. Enough said haters.

ChuckNorrisFan
06-22-2010, 10:11 PM
Nadal´s draw :haha:

Yeah, Isner, Soderling, Murray, so easy. He was kind of lucky Gulbis wihtdrew and Blake is out of form, but anyway.

ORGASMATRON
06-22-2010, 10:12 PM
Toughest player in quarterfianls? Soderling. Toughest player in Semifinals? Murray. Enough said haters.

im a fedfan and i agree nadal has it hard. but the gulbis withdrawal and murrays pathetic form of late also helps him. i just want soderling to face him at least. i want nadal to make the final anyway.

Persimmon
06-22-2010, 10:13 PM
im a fedfan and i agree nadal has it hard. but the gulbis withdrawal and murrays pathetic form of late also helps him. i just want soderling to face him at least. i want nadal to make the final anyway.

I don't think Nadal will make the final. I see a Federer-Murray final.

ORGASMATRON
06-22-2010, 10:20 PM
I don't think Nadal will make the final. I see a Federer-Murray final.

i think thats what you want to happen, not what you really believe. im not even sure murray can make the semis. if clownga gets that far he could stop him. murray has been shocking of late. nadal can be glad he has no roddick or hewitt in his half. the only guy who could beat nadal is soderling.

Persimmon
06-22-2010, 10:43 PM
i think thats what you want to happen, not what you really believe. im not even sure murray can make the semis. if clownga gets that far he could stop him. murray has been shocking of late. nadal can be glad he has no roddick or hewitt in his half. the only guy who could beat nadal is soderling.

Murray is a horrible matchup for Nadal. He is like the anti-Nadal and has beaten Nadal the last 2 times they met at the slams.:wavey:

Dyraise
06-22-2010, 10:47 PM
im a fedfan and i agree nadal has it hard. but the gulbis withdrawal and murrays pathetic form of late also helps him. i just want soderling to face him at least. i want nadal to make the final anyway.

Almost this. Just change "hard" for "not easy".
But it appears that this kind of things can not be answered without being called "hater", "tard" or something like that.
I thought it was funny how the draw for Nadal looked complicated at first and after the first round things changed.
Haase is weak, also Petzschner and Kubot. Isner is still playing first round. Youzhny is not a grass player (but could be difficult). And of course Soderling is hard but he has to win three more matches.

ORGASMATRON
06-22-2010, 10:55 PM
Murray is a horrible matchup for Nadal. He is like the anti-Nadal and has beaten Nadal the last 2 times they met at the slams.:wavey:

that was when murray could actually play.

Almost this. Just change "hard" for "not easy".
But it appears that this kind of things can not be answered without being called "hater", "tard" or something like that.
I thought it was funny how the draw for Nadal looked complicated at first and after the first round things changed.
Haase is weak, also Petzschner and Kubot. Isner is still playing first round. Youzhny is not a grass player (but could be difficult). And of course Soderling is hard but he has to win three more matches.

i agree. a draw only becomes hard when the tough guys makes it through to meet you. isner could lose, and so could soderling, and so could murray, in which case nadal has an easier draw than fed.

NADALbULLS
06-22-2010, 11:54 PM
This is grass. Not clay. Nadal won't be able to return as many serves from Soderling. The match will probably be decided in tiebreakers. The big server on grass has an advantage there. Hope Nadal can be serving big that day.

Very slow grass actually, and Nadal doesn't fear the Soderling serve, or anyone's serve for that matter, and is rarely in tie-breakers.

NADALbULLS
06-22-2010, 11:54 PM
Nadal d Soderling if they meet 6-4 6-4 6-4.....

ORGASMATRON
06-22-2010, 11:56 PM
Nadal d Soderling if they meet 6-4 6-4 6-4.....

no

habibko
06-23-2010, 12:10 AM
look who is back.

abraxas21
06-23-2010, 12:39 AM
Kei was never winning this. BTW Nadull's slice sucks.

Nadal is one-dimensional. Anything different than hitting with topspin is something that he just has a hard time doing.

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 12:48 AM
Nadal is one-dimensional. Anything different than hitting with topspin is something that he just has a hard time doing.

there is a lot of truth to this.

moon language
06-23-2010, 01:06 AM
Nadal served up to 126mph. Good sign for him.

christallh24
06-23-2010, 02:22 AM
Rafatards once again showing their true colours. Unwilling to accept a result. Not giving a sh....about fairness and/or sportmanship.

Fairness and/or sportsmanship?! What the hell are you talking?! Almost every commenator I heard today, (Gilbert, JMac, PMac, Mary Jo Fernendez, Martina, Connors), said that Wimbly, in effect, have two defending champions. It's just a nice sentiment.

Nadull will be lucky to get into the rally off Robin's serve. Soderling will find it easier on grass than on clay, and I can see him beating Nadull on grass.

Yep. Just like in '07 when Sod...wait a minute...who won that match, again?

But, hey, honestly, I can see Rafa losing in the quarters.

nishikori pushed nadal why cant you just accept that

Which is why...

I don't think Nadal will make the final.

I don't think he will either.

Nadal is one-dimensional.

Wow...a 7 Majors Champion winning one-dimensional player. He's more remarkable than I thought.

Just finished watching the match. Solid enough performance, Rafa. But not a Wimbledon winning kind. Hope to see him step it up.

bad gambler
06-23-2010, 03:29 AM
Good start for Rafa

brent-o
06-23-2010, 03:33 AM
Yeah, Isner, Soderling, Murray, so easy. He was kind of lucky Gulbis wihtdrew and Blake is out of form, but anyway.

It's kind of funny though because people piss and moan that Nadal isn't having to play one of his "roasters" and thus it's an easy draw. But when he does meet them and beat them (such as Soderling), the haters just complain that some other mysterious Rafa-killer wasn't placed in his section. Would being consistent in your hating be too much to ask? We should have a thread where we clearly define who Nadal should play for it to be considered a tough draw. Just so the whiners can get all their frustration out.

brent-o
06-23-2010, 03:36 AM
Nadal is one-dimensional. Anything different than hitting with topspin is something that he just has a hard time doing.

How frustrating for you then that the multi-dimensional rest of the tour can't manage to win 7 Slams like he has. He's a worthless abomination indeed.

Foxy
06-23-2010, 07:06 AM
Actually the grass will help Rafa more. He will be harder to break and Soda won't have the time to prepare his shots. Soda's only chance will be in tiebreaks. Also Rafa was under huge "pression" at RG.

careergrandslam
06-23-2010, 07:23 AM
nadal's slice bh flat-out sucks. it just floats and has no bite. he loses control of the rally and opponents tee off on it.

completly agree with this point.
he needs to work on that shot.

it just sits up perfectly for his opponent.
he needs to cut it more.

Lopez
06-23-2010, 07:42 AM
What is this defending champ rubbish that some people are saying?

Federer is the defending champion, not Nadal :confused:

Deivid23
06-23-2010, 07:43 AM
Good start for #1 :D

joplin
06-23-2010, 08:07 AM
Nadal is one-dimensional. Anything different than hitting with topspin is something that he just has a hard time doing.
and who has a more versatile game on the tour?

Foxy
06-23-2010, 09:10 AM
What is this defending champ rubbish that some people are saying?

Federer is the defending champion, not Nadal :confused:

In fact there are currently 2 defending champs at the same time at this year's Wimbledon. ;)

ChuckNorrisFan
06-23-2010, 09:15 AM
Nadal is one-dimensional. Anything different than hitting with topspin is something that he just has a hard time doing.

What does this say about his opponents then?

Lopez
06-23-2010, 09:18 AM
In fact there are currently 2 defending champs at the same time at this year's Wimbledon. ;)

No there aren't.

The defending champion is the one who won last year.

Sure Nadal missed the event last year but it doesn't mean that he would be the defending champion.

gorgo1986
06-23-2010, 09:39 AM
Good start by Rafa, playing with a lot of confidence and very little pressure. I love how a lot of his supposed so called "fans" keep saying that he will crash out early, or that he is not making it to the final. Its the same people who said Soderling was gonna destroy him at Roland Garros. I love it, saying Rafa is gonna crash out early and than when he wins they come back and pretend to be his biggest fans. Part of being a fan or supporter means that you are gonna stick with your player and have some faith in him.

Same thing goes for some Federer fans. I think a lot of people on this forum are just bandwagoners and not actual fans.

gorgo1986
06-23-2010, 09:44 AM
...and by the way Nadal is not the defending champion, nor does he want that added pressure.

FormerRafaFan
06-23-2010, 10:01 AM
Why is everyone complaining saying Nadal sucks, being a one dimensional player etc? Did we just forget Fed played a 5 setter?

Comparing first round matches alone I'd say Nadal has a bigger chance of Fed getting to the final. Fed doesn't even look like he cares anymore. He has other priorities now, which I get, but the thing is he can't play mediocre anymore and cruise through. He has to step it up if he wants to win Wimbledon.

Nadal played well yesterday, not the best, but he got it done in 3 unlike Fed. Kei is a good player too, so I'm pleased with him winning it in straights.

Polikarpov
06-23-2010, 10:12 AM
Nadal looked really solid. Great job.

Nishikori :sobbing: what were you thinking running around your backhand, and hitting forehands straight at Nadal?:hysteric::retard: Anyway, I loved the running forehand down-the-line you hit, finishing with both feet in the air.:worship:

FlameOn
06-23-2010, 10:22 AM
Rafa looked smoking out there. :drool: I loved the face-fuzz, and his body. :lick:

FormerRafaFan
06-23-2010, 10:52 AM
Rafa looked smoking out there. :drool: I loved the face-fuzz, and his body. :lick:

That is awesome! Tell me again why I didn't wath the match yesterday? lol. Stupid World Cup :(

ossie
06-23-2010, 11:03 AM
must be one hell of a dimension to win him 7 slams and counting

Guy Haines
06-23-2010, 12:23 PM
nadal's slice bh flat-out sucks. it just floats and has no bite. he loses control of the rally and opponents tee off on it.

It sucked the momentum out of Soderling's game in the French final. It drew a lot of errors from him.

allpro
06-23-2010, 12:52 PM
It sucked the momentum out of Soderling's game in the French final. It drew a lot of errors from him.

at rg he used it defensively and it had incredible depth. against nishi, he used it far too often and it was landing short and sitting up.

rafa_maniac
06-23-2010, 01:36 PM
His slice is immeasurably better than it was a few years ago, and considering most of the bashers haven't got one at all... As long as he keeps it deep it's a good neutralizer in the rally as it makes it really tough to get through his defence, but it needs some work this Wimbledon for sure, all part of the ongoing tweaking his grass game. What's interesting is that for a supposedly "one-dimensional" player he's one of very few who actually makes marked changes in his game from clay to grass, and is the reason why he's had success on both surfaces.

christallh24
06-23-2010, 02:11 PM
It's kind of funny though because people piss and moan that Nadal isn't having to play one of his "roasters" and thus it's an easy draw. But when he does meet them and beat them (such as Soderling), the haters just complain that some other mysterious Rafa-killer wasn't placed in his section. Would being consistent in your hating be too much to ask? We should have a thread where we clearly define who Nadal should play for it to be considered a tough draw. Just so the whiners can get all their frustration out.

:bowdown::worship:This. A 1,000,000 times this.:worship::bowdown:

The defending champion is the one who won last year.

Sure Nadal missed the event last year but it doesn't mean that he would be the defending champion.

Why are people getting hung up on this?! It's just sentiment! WE KNOW WHO WON LAST YEAR!

And yeah, he may have missed the event last year, but it doesn't mean he couldn't have been the defending champion.

Did we just forget Fed played a 5 setter?

Why even bring this up? You're inviting Fed fans to go all 16>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>7.

Comparing first round matches alone I'd say Nadal has a bigger chance of Fed getting to the final.

Exactly. FIRST ROUND. I don't think it's indictive of anything just yet.

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 02:18 PM
:bowdown::worship:This. A 1,000,000 times this.:worship::bowdown:



Why are people getting hung up on this?! It's just sentiment! WE KNOW WHO WON LAST YEAR!

And yeah, he may have missed the event last year, but it doesn't mean he couldn't have been the defending champion.



Why even bring this up? You're inviting Fed fans to go all 16>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>7.



Exactly. FIRST ROUND. I don't think it's indictive of anything just yet.

exactly. why any rafafan brings up roger at all is beyond me, given that there man hasnt even won half the slams the GOAT has. and neither has he won the career slam.

Tonkie13
06-23-2010, 02:20 PM
yes but after Rogers match and Rafas match the bookmakers did change the numbers a lot

Sunset of Age
06-23-2010, 02:23 PM
at rg he used it defensively and it had incredible depth. against nishi, he used it far too often and it was landing short and sitting up.

I think he was trying out some stuff at times, as the outcome of the match was never-in-doubt - he might well need that slice in upcoming matches against better opponents (Soderling comes to mind).

yes but after Rogers match and Rafas match the bookmakers did change the numbers a lot

And rightly so.

FedFan
06-23-2010, 02:31 PM
I have seen Nadal, Murray and Soderling and I found the latter two especially Ikea far more impressive.:shrug:

star
06-23-2010, 02:51 PM
exactly. why any rafafan brings up roger at all is beyond me, given that there man hasnt even won half the slams the GOAT has. and neither has he won the career slam.

Cause we don't care. :shrug: Why should I care that Federer has won more slams than Nadal? That has no bearing on how Nadal is performing and what his results will be in this tournament. I am interested in Nadal's game.

I have seen Nadal, Murray and Soderling and I found the latter two especially Ikea far more impressive.:shrug:

Of course you did. :hug: :hug:

FormerRafaFan
06-23-2010, 02:51 PM
Fedtards are pathetic. Bringing up number of slams.. Trust me, I know how many slams he has. I was discussing their game and how fit they are NOW, in THIS tournament. Why even bring up the past at all? Can we not discuss Wimbledon and jut try and be somewhat objective?

Corey Feldman
06-23-2010, 09:05 PM
Great prosect this Nishikori, maybe even with some good training they will teach him that it is possible to play 2 good points in a row

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 09:38 PM
Cause we don't care. :shrug: Why should I care that Federer has won more slams than Nadal? That has no bearing on how Nadal is performing and what his results will be in this tournament. I am interested in Nadal's game.



Of course you did. :hug: :hug:

if you didnt care you wouldnt keep bringing up federer in nadal threads and saying 14>7. we all know 16>7 matters more in every possible way.

M4RC
06-23-2010, 11:10 PM
if you didnt care you wouldnt keep bringing up federer in nadal threads and saying 14>7. we all know 16>7 matters more in every possible way.

Are you really 31? I hope not to be like you at your age.