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Toronto R3: Nadal def. Anderson 6-2 7-6

Dyraise
08-13-2010, 02:27 AM
Kohlschreiber in QF.

viruzzz
08-13-2010, 02:28 AM
Hey you nadull, are you gonna face a top ten this tournament?

Smoke944
08-13-2010, 02:28 AM
:tape:
Nadal's wins on hardcourts are just :zzz:

Ben.
08-13-2010, 02:29 AM
Rafa played very well in the first set, then was cruising in the second, up a break. Anderson caught him napping and had a little flurry to win three straight games and break back, then kept it competitive until the end.

Johnny Groove
08-13-2010, 02:29 AM
The fireworks after the match were pretty cool :yeah:

n8
08-13-2010, 02:30 AM
Nice work in the tiebreakers Nadal. Goes onto face Kohlschreiber who he is 6-0 against. But if he wins that it get much harder - Murray or Nalbandian.

ORGASMATRON
08-13-2010, 02:30 AM
anderson was a break down in the 2nd but did very well to get back in the match. in the tie break nadal was simply too clutch, playing some superhuman points, which is why he is number one in the world now. the guy is just insanely good. good learning experience for anderson though. he will take confidence from this and his results will keep improving. he has a big game and can go far.

Ten_Isse_Fan
08-13-2010, 02:31 AM
Is it just me or did I hear Rafael say "Roger" something something and then "Mirka" ?? :lol: Right before he signed the camera

Arkulari
08-13-2010, 02:32 AM
Rafa played WAY better than yesterday but still needs to work on the BP conversion :lol:

http://i37.tinypic.com/2lw9ag1.jpg

straitup
08-13-2010, 02:33 AM
Rather predictable from Rafa...could be an interesting one against Kohli

Manequin75
08-13-2010, 02:35 AM
Hey you nadull, are you gonna face a top ten this tournament?

he is the world number one. Top 10 should first be good enough to reach him. Beating him is another matter altogether.

TennisOnWood
08-13-2010, 02:35 AM
450th ATP victory achieved in less then 550 matches... I don't think that more then 2 or 3 people achieved this before him

20th consecutive Masters 1000 1/4 :worship::worship:

Yappa
08-13-2010, 02:37 AM
Is that what the fireworks were for or was there no special reason?

Manequin75
08-13-2010, 02:40 AM
Rafa played WAY better than yesterday but still needs to work on the BP conversion :lol:

http://i37.tinypic.com/2lw9ag1.jpg

70% first serve percentage for Anderson. Good serving. Rafa needs to improve a lot more than just break point conversions. Mostly not giving up being a break-up advantage and not freaking double faulting in a tie break. He will probably get one more match to tune up against kohli tomorrow. After that against nalbandian/murray he better come prepared.

Luinir
08-13-2010, 02:41 AM
Is that what the fireworks were for or was there no special reason?

they were for world number 1 :p

djb84xi
08-13-2010, 02:42 AM
He was much better than he was yesterday. Anderson competed well, but not well enough to really make this match scary for Rafa. I expect the same kind of match for Rafa tomorrow against Kohlschreiber.

emotion
08-13-2010, 02:44 AM
Nadal's awful form has inspired me to hope Kohl can win,but he hasn't played great either

osmonde
08-13-2010, 02:44 AM
Is that what the fireworks were for or was there no special reason?

Toronto does that every year who ever is on court. They had a great one monday night to open the tournament after the doubles with rafa-nole.

Manequin75
08-13-2010, 02:45 AM
this was the last match for Rafa at night under lights. Tomorrow QF is a day match and he will be in the first day SF (since fed and dko are playing late matches tomorrow and rafa is in the top half). Finals also a day match. Rafa plays better in the burning heat anyway.

Manequin75
08-13-2010, 02:48 AM
Nadal's awful form has inspired me to hope Kohl can win,but he hasn't played great either

rafa mostly plays up to the level of competition these days. He doesnt go after each point obsessively like he used to. When the competition gets tougher and pressure builds up Rafito will play lights out.

Gladiator
08-13-2010, 02:49 AM
Nice performance in hardcourts Rafa
I think he will reach the semis, but we will see how well he is prepared for US Open when he plays with Murray or David

VAMOS

straitup
08-13-2010, 02:50 AM
Nadal's awful form has inspired me to hope Kohl can win,but he hasn't played great either

Kohli tends to rise up to the occasion...so it could be somewhat competitive

emotion
08-13-2010, 02:51 AM
Kohli tends to rise up to the occasion...so it could be somewhat competitive

True, though he failed a bit at the AO (shoulda gone to a 5th) and RG (shoulda won for sure)

Roddickominator
08-13-2010, 02:51 AM
Routine first set....Anderson gave his best shot 2nd set, but Nadal is too tough in the end.

Manequin75
08-13-2010, 02:52 AM
Is it just me or did I hear Rafael say "Roger" something something and then "Mirka" ?? :lol: Right before he signed the camera

yeah I heard it too. Someone was speaking to him in spanish. Not sure who. And he said roger and mirka. Not sure what the context was.

Clay Death
08-13-2010, 02:59 AM
average performance from the clay warrior.

he needs more work on hard courts. the return of serve is not where it needs to be.

Filo V.
08-13-2010, 03:13 AM
Rafa played a little better than he did yesterday, at the same time, Anderson is a worse player from the baseline than Wawrinka. Rafa will likely routine Kohli in the QF, but a win in this tournament looks a little unlikely unless/until he steps it up a bit, which I think he will, with more match play.

@Sweet Cleopatra
08-13-2010, 03:23 AM
Nice performance in hardcourts Rafa
I think he will reach the semis, but we will see how well he is prepared for US Open when he plays with Murray or David

VAMOS

Agree Vamos

And Ahlen Gladiator :wavey:

Manequin75
08-13-2010, 03:23 AM
average performance from the clay warrior.

he needs more work on hard courts. the return of serve is not where it needs to be.

return of serve has been a weakness throughout...even during wimbledon. Rafa has problems returning big servers. He just tries to block them back and generally has been very poor handling the first serve of a big server.

Manequin75
08-13-2010, 03:25 AM
Rafa played a little better than he did yesterday, at the same time, Anderson is a worse player from the baseline than Wawrinka. Rafa will likely routine Kohli in the QF, but a win in this tournament looks a little unlikely unless/until he steps it up a bit, which I think he will, with more match play.

im secretly hoping he doesnt win toronto. Im hoping 2010 is different from 2008. Its gone the same way with the euro-double slam. In 2008 he won toronto. This time I am hoping he makes the semi here and maybe makes the final in cinci and then wins the US open :)

@Sweet Cleopatra
08-13-2010, 03:30 AM
average performance from the clay warrior.

he needs more work on hard courts. the return of serve is not where it needs to be.

What he needs is not to be washed out before US open like every year. I hope he stays healthy till US open.

And yaaaaaaay fire works at the end of the match. Toronto organizers are amazing. :cool:

paseo
08-13-2010, 03:40 AM
NID. Next.

FormerRafaFan
08-13-2010, 05:31 AM
Nothing surprising really..

1. He had treatment to his knees.
2. It's been a while since he played, let alone on hard court.
3. He always plays badly in the first rounds only to step it up in the QF/SF/F, and often wins even though he played bad in round 2, round 3 etc.
4. Hard court is his weakest surface. Yes, he's had an amazing season, but I kinda see it stopping here. He will never win USO playing like this.

ossie
08-13-2010, 07:18 AM
routine stuff from the king, he will play better when its needed

Serenidad
08-13-2010, 07:37 AM
He can barely get through Wawrinka and Anderson on Toronto that is slower than Cincinnati and New York. Porky is in danger if he meets better players like Brands.

moon language
08-13-2010, 08:03 AM
He can barely get through Wawrinka and Anderson on Toronto that is slower than Cincinnati and New York. Porky is in danger if he meets better players like Brands.

I love when 6-2, 7-6 is "barely" getting through. You know your rep is high then.

Foxy
08-13-2010, 08:39 AM
He can barely get through Wawrinka and Anderson on Toronto that is slower than Cincinnati and New York. Porky is in danger if he meets better players like Brands.

Rafa will play better come Cinci and USOPen. Be sure of it. It is not about the surface speed.

Montego
08-13-2010, 08:43 AM
I must say that I am wishing Rafa to get NCGS this season, but this game is not convincing at all. The real value of Rafa will be shown when he meets Murray / Nalbandian, but currently he is playing the same shit on hardcourts like year ago.

Enough to beat Wawrinkas, Andersons and Kohlschreibers, but not enough to be really considered as the fav for USO.

Soderling, Nalbandian, maybe Berdych or even Gulbis could beat him today.

sabina_RF_lee
08-13-2010, 08:59 AM
Why Nadal is in pink shirt as Roger???

bokehlicious
08-13-2010, 09:03 AM
but not enough to be really considered as the fav for USO.


How could you be considered favorite at a tourney you never reached the final? :scratch: :confused:

born_on_clay
08-13-2010, 11:31 AM
Rafa on his way to the top form :D

bokehlicious
08-13-2010, 11:41 AM
Rafa on his way to the top form :D

Until he mugs out to some ballbasher at USO then the sore knees will be back... :o :hug:

Veronique
08-13-2010, 11:55 AM
How could you be considered favorite at a tourney you never reached the final? :scratch: :confused:

B/c he's #1 and just won the last 2 GS?

bokehlicious
08-13-2010, 11:57 AM
B/c he's #1 and just won the last 2 GS?

So what? Fed was never a RG favorite with Nadal in the field despite Fed rulling the 3 other slams...

Theef
08-13-2010, 12:43 PM
People keep complaining Rafa needs to pick up his form or else he won't win. But the question is who, other than Nalbandian, is looking ominous right now? Not Federer, who while adequate so far isn't exactly playing lights out tennis himself. Not Murray, who got bageled by Monfils for crying out loud! Soderling is gone. Berdych is still a question mark and hasn't dominated his opponents convincingly. Djokovic can barely get through his matches without looking like he's about to collapse any minute. We're left with Chardy and Kohli. Do people REALLY think Rafa can't get the better of them?

Not saying Rafa is at his optimum, and I wouldn't even really want him to be right now. But he's playing as well as all the other guys, if not marginally better. Nalbandian, if he gets through Murray and Rafa through Kohli will be a real test. But on the evidence so far, Rafa has as good of a chance, if not more, than anybody else to win this title.

Persimmon
08-13-2010, 01:39 PM
I wish Rafa could improve his ROS. Specially vs the big servers. He also struggled vs them at Wimbledon...

Ivo#1Fan
08-13-2010, 02:18 PM
What are all these complaints about Rafa's returns? Anderson's a huge serving 6'8" all serve monster and he only won 67% of the 1st serves he made. Normally he wins 80-85%. Rafa's return stats look very good this match. He broke Anderson 3 times!

RafaTheBest
08-13-2010, 04:13 PM
This is probably the dumbest message board I have ever posted on. Tournament after tournament after tournament Nadal struggles early against lesser players and everyone talks about how vulnerable he is and how there is no way he makes the finals or wins. But every single time he turns it up against the better players and plays much better in the later rounds.

I mean seriously, when are you idiots going to learn?

brent-o
08-13-2010, 05:38 PM
So what? Fed was never a RG favorite with Nadal in the field despite Fed rulling the 3 other slams...

You're wrong. Federer was ALWAYS a favorite (although a rather outside shot considering Rafa's dominance on clay). But your reasoning is retarded. So, regardless of form going into the Slam, if you've never made the finals before, you can't be considered a favorite?

FormerRafaFan
08-13-2010, 05:44 PM
This is probably the dumbest message board I have ever posted on. Tournament after tournament after tournament Nadal struggles early against lesser players and everyone talks about how vulnerable he is and how there is no way he makes the finals or wins. But every single time he turns it up against the better players and plays much better in the later rounds.

I mean seriously, when are you idiots going to learn?

Right on! I posted the same. Nadal ALWAYS struggles in the first rounds. He needs TIME to get his game together and adapt to the surface. I remember that he didn't play that great in R1 of Roland Garros either, yeah, he won 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 (I think), but this was against player ranked like 300, and he came to deuce more than once. He just could not convert BP's.

You have to learn something about this forum too though. Most people posting here are rafa haters, and logic doesn't necessarily work on them.. They just love to hate, at least they get comical with all their hate, some of the posts are outright hilarious because they are so stupid and insane!

ORGASMATRON
08-13-2010, 05:47 PM
this was a great experience for Kevin. he was out of his depth in the first set but in the second was very competitive. he now believes he can compete with the best. watch out for this kid, he has some serious game.

rafa_maniac
08-13-2010, 05:53 PM
Nadal "struggling" to win in straights in his first two matches after a month lay off. He is in terrible form just like he was during the first week of both of the last two Grand Slams - which he won.

Priam
08-13-2010, 06:05 PM
Nadal usually gets better when he plays more matches. If he plays like crap later, Kohli could take it.

FormerRafaFan
08-13-2010, 06:50 PM
Nadal "struggling" to win in straights in his first two matches after a month lay off. He is in terrible form just like he was during the first week of both of the last two Grand Slams - which he won.

Agreed. This is pretty much the same as I said in my previous post. He usually struggles in the early rounds, but that doesn't necessarily mean he will go on to lose the tournament, just like in Wimbledon and RG. It usually takes some time for him to adapt to the surface and especially after an injury break. Remember that this is his weakest surface too. It takes some time to adapt his game too. So yeah, not too worried though you never know..

Nadal usually gets better when he plays more matches. If he plays like crap later, Kohli could take it.

I agree. He usually gets better as the tourney goes on. However, Kohli is someone to look out for. And Nadal has struggled with this guy before.

MacTheKnife
08-13-2010, 06:50 PM
Most top players play their way into a tournament, specially a slam. Nothing new about that.

HattonWBA
08-13-2010, 06:53 PM
Nadal switching through the gears

Veronique
08-13-2010, 11:10 PM
So what? Fed was never a RG favorite with Nadal in the field despite Fed rulling the 3 other slams...

Roger was always 1 of the favorites for RG behind Rafa. What world do you live in?

Veronique
08-14-2010, 12:41 AM
You're wrong. Federer was ALWAYS a favorite (although a rather outside shot considering Rafa's dominance on clay). But your reasoning is retarded. So, regardless of form going into the Slam, if you've never made the finals before, you can't be considered a favorite?

I should have read your post before I replied to the Fedtard.