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Abu Dhabi Final: 7-6, 7-6 Another crushing defeat for Roger

DorianGray7
01-01-2011, 03:14 PM
2 sets straight defeat. Total walkover for Rafa and stomped Roger in under 2 hours.

Is Federer finished? WTF 2010 was his last hurrah, he'll never win Abu Dhabi.

Topspindoctor
01-01-2011, 03:15 PM
This old man should retire :yeah:

Nadull_tard
01-01-2011, 03:16 PM
Fed should retire.

finishingmove
01-01-2011, 03:16 PM
I don't see who will stop Nadal from winning the CYGS this year.

tennizen
01-01-2011, 03:17 PM
Comprehensive beatdown.

born_on_clay
01-01-2011, 03:17 PM
Rafa :hatoff:

madmax
01-01-2011, 03:17 PM
no stopping of that moonballing monster this year:bowdown:
All the opponents should just withdraw to avoid inevitable humiliation

Nobody's Perfecc
01-01-2011, 03:17 PM
This means nothing. Doha will be the first real gauge of these two.

Nadull_tard
01-01-2011, 03:18 PM
I just hope that all people are joking here. If not....

moon language
01-01-2011, 03:18 PM
Painful double bagel.

Topspindoctor
01-01-2011, 03:19 PM
This one doesn't count. Roger was visibly tired from the Soderking epic :rocker2:

STUHL
01-01-2011, 03:19 PM
Thank God these Exebithion Matches between the two are over.

iriraz
01-01-2011, 03:20 PM
To me it looked like a good practice session for both guys.They didn`t go for any big serves,played a few rallies,a few nice points,got their appearance fees and now go to Doha playing some more tennis before Australia

Filo V.
01-01-2011, 03:20 PM
Doha won't be a gauge. It's a glorified exhibition, and neither will show their A game there either. These next two weeks are simply experimental for Fedal.

LinkMage
01-01-2011, 03:20 PM
Another GS for Rafito.

:woohoo:

theKSHE
01-01-2011, 03:20 PM
Jesus Christ. Didn't know that we could have so much stupidity within 11 posts.

Puschkin
01-01-2011, 03:20 PM
Thank God these Exebithion Matches between theoe two are over.
:yeah: They are neither fun nor serious matches.

Filo V.
01-01-2011, 03:21 PM
Anyway, the match was decent. Neither played great and neither played poorly. Roger made too many mistakes when it mattered and didn't return that well, and that's what made the difference.

Pirata.
01-01-2011, 03:21 PM
Please, someone prevent Fedal from reaching any finals together until this summer, I'm so burned out on their matches. Three exos in like two weeks time is too much :o

Allez
01-01-2011, 03:21 PM
Expected result. Not only will Nadal complete the Serena Slam, but he is likely to win 5 slams in a row AND I wouldn't put it past him to defend his Wimbledon title :eek:

Filo V.
01-01-2011, 03:22 PM
This is an exhibition, hopefully no-one takes this too seriously. Both guys were in second gear. AO is where the chips will be down and where it really counts.

hicdick
01-01-2011, 03:23 PM
in tears now. what a terrible heartbreaking loss for roger, once again. think i will hit the bottle, i've been sober for six months now but this loss is too hard to handle. :sad::sad::sad:

asmazif
01-01-2011, 03:23 PM
Oh God Here He Comes

Cloudygirl
01-01-2011, 03:23 PM
Rafa won the Abu Dhabi slam good to see :worship::worship:


serious discussion of exos doesn't deserve serious replies sorry ;)

philosophicalarf
01-01-2011, 03:27 PM
An exhibition is a one-off showreel fooling around. This is a loadsamoney mini tournament that happens to be non-atp. The difference is exhos are non-competitive, this is competitive.

What effects that has on motivation and/or focus is up for debate. For these guys it's probably not dissimilar to a 250 or 500: ie it's a nothing event in the greater scheme of things.

paseo
01-01-2011, 03:27 PM
What a mug, this Federer.

Chair Umpire
01-01-2011, 03:27 PM
Back to routine for Rafa. :sport:

NadalesDios
01-01-2011, 03:27 PM
Better player won.

Yazoo.C
01-01-2011, 03:27 PM
Rafa :rocker2:

Only an exho but still nice that he won! :D

Blackbriar
01-01-2011, 03:28 PM
Rafa won the Abu Dhabi slam good to see :worship::worship:


serious discussion of exos doesn't deserve serious replies sorry ;)

so true, plus real tournies are strating now, but some people are not smart enough to discuss something else than Federer-Nadal boredom...

careergrandslam
01-01-2011, 03:29 PM
i thought they took it pretty serious.

even though this is an exo, its taken seriously considering the money that is offered.

finishingmove
01-01-2011, 03:29 PM
Rafa is playing with too much intensity.

Too much presion on the opponents. If Federer can't compete with him anymore, I don't see who can...

I hope Del Potro will finally make that long expected comeback, but for him to challenge Rafa in this form would be far fetched..

oranges
01-01-2011, 03:30 PM
Crushing defeat in an exho :haha:

careergrandslam
01-01-2011, 03:30 PM
if fed won, all the fed fans would be bragging like crazy that fed beat rafa again and that fed owns rafa and all that rubbish.

Roger the Dodger
01-01-2011, 03:30 PM
Nadal defended his title successfully. That makes him a 3-time champion in the middle-east.

Topspindoctor
01-01-2011, 03:30 PM
i thought they took it pretty serious.

even though this is an exo, its taken seriously considering the money that is offered.

Federer kinda gave up after he choked in first TB. Second set was :zzz:

Certinfy
01-01-2011, 03:31 PM
Federer in the 1st set TB :haha: *3-0 up playing 3 awesome points then he can't even find the court :o

NadalesDios
01-01-2011, 03:32 PM
if fed won, all the fed fans would be bragging like crazy that fed beat rafa again and that fed owns rafa and all that rubbish.

Agree

HDW
01-01-2011, 03:32 PM
Looks like i was wrong :scratch:

Still an expo match after all, Doha will be a better representative of where things stand for the AO, that's if they meet :rocker2:

Nadull_tard
01-01-2011, 03:33 PM
if fed won, all the fed fans would be bragging like crazy that fed beat rafa again and that fed owns rafa and all that rubbish.

I can't persuade you, but I can guarantee that even If Federer won 6-0 6-0, I would still say it's an useless exho.

Roger the Dodger
01-01-2011, 03:35 PM
Despite what they say, people really care about exho matches here.

Nathaliia
01-01-2011, 03:36 PM
In fact if it was a match for points and Federer was under real pressure the defeat could be even more crushing :tape:

Anyway this is so funny from the gamblers' point of view, once Federer goes 3-0 in a TB after 2 mini breaks you know you must back Nadal.

It's actually sad from a Federer's fan perspective.

Edith09
01-01-2011, 03:42 PM
Another test match for both players. I woulnd´t mind to see fedal final in Australia or US Open.

FormerRafaFan
01-01-2011, 03:49 PM
WOW.. The GOAT debate can start now. Rafa beating a Roger when he's not at his best is not a big deal. However, Rafa beating Roger at his very best is different. It's a good sign of Rafa's form. And we all know Roger is back to his best, he has played amazing these last few months.

The_Beast
01-01-2011, 03:51 PM
I just hope that all people are joking here. If not....
+ 1

FormerRafaFan
01-01-2011, 03:51 PM
if fed won, all the fed fans would be bragging like crazy that fed beat rafa again and that fed owns rafa and all that rubbish.

Of course.. the double standard never occurs to these Fedtards. They would be bragging like crazy right now if Roger won, but since it's Rafa it's "just an exho".

Oh well.. MTF will never change. The haters love to hate.

Roamed
01-01-2011, 03:53 PM
Well done to Rafa! But really neither got broken and it's an exo so their tactics would have been different to what they would be if they were to meet at the AO.

Pirao666
01-01-2011, 03:53 PM
Roger should retire, Nadal to win CYGS, etc, etc.

Mungo
01-01-2011, 03:55 PM
Say what you will but both guys wanted to win. Nadal with his improved serve is slightly ahead of Federer on outdoor hardcourts.
Nadal keeps the mental edge over Fedull in the big points, Fed's backhand was lame in the 1st set tie-break. Overall Fed's backhand responded well to Nadal's forehand because the court was low bouncing, it will be worse for him in the AO, Indian Wells, Miami, FO, Wimbledon.
Fedull can't keep up the intensity in long matches against Rafa. Should they meet in a best of 5 sets, Fed can only pray Nadal is exhausted like in the WTF.

FormerRafaFan
01-01-2011, 03:56 PM
If Rafa was smart he would tank Qatar and be well rested for the AO.

tennis2tennis
01-01-2011, 03:58 PM
This is an exhibition, hopefully no-one takes this too seriously. Both guys were in second gear. AO is where the chips will be down and where it really counts.

are u new here?

vn01
01-01-2011, 03:59 PM
Great start of the year for Rafa! I didn't expect to win the match, but he did it. VAMOS!

I think he surprised Federer with the way he played- he wasn't so aggressive and played not like he played in 2010. Rafa's game was at most defensive and that surprised Federer. I am happy with his game today.

Good luck in Doha! VAMOS RAFA!!!

paseo
01-01-2011, 04:01 PM
Of course.. the double standard never occurs to these Fedtards. They are idiots. They would be bragging like crazy right now if Roger won, but since it's Rafa it's "just an exho".

Oh well.. MTF will never change. The haters love to hate.

Right. NadalTards on the other hand, are the epitome of intelligence.

tennis2tennis
01-01-2011, 04:01 PM
Say what you will but both guys wanted to win. Nadal with his improved serve is slightly ahead of Federer on outdoor hardcourts.
Nadal keeps the mental edge over Fedull in the big points, Fed's backhand was lame in the 1st set tie-break. Overall Fed's backhand responded well to Nadal's forehand because the court was low bouncing, it will be worse for him in the AO, Indian Wells, Miami, FO, Wimbledon.
Fedull can't keep up the intensity in long matches against Rafa. Should they meet in a best of 5 sets, Fed can only pray Nadal is exhausted like in the WTF.


wow the imagination of rafatards is off the chart :rolleyes:the name nadull was a word play on the 'al' in his name taking the same name and applying it to federer is just lame and doesn't make sense...next

centralviva
01-01-2011, 04:06 PM
Rafa:hug:

Mungo
01-01-2011, 04:07 PM
wow the imagination of rafatards is off the chart :rolleyes:the name nadull was a word play on the 'al' in his name taking the same name and applying it to federer is just lame and doesn't make sense...next

It makes sense 'cos Fed is dull. Fedull always our no.2!

henke007
01-01-2011, 04:13 PM
Rafa on 100% Def Fed on 50% goofing around and trying stuff 7-6 7-6

Snowwy
01-01-2011, 04:13 PM
It makes sense 'cos Fed is dull. Fedull always our no.2!

It's so unoriginal though, don't you think you could be a tad more creative?

tennis2tennis
01-01-2011, 04:32 PM
It makes sense 'cos Fed is dull. Fedull always our no.2!

if federer is dull what the hell does it make rafa...have you actually listened to the kid talk?

RedHotRafa
01-01-2011, 04:39 PM
1 step to CYGS completed

Rafa is the GOAT
01-01-2011, 04:42 PM
Vamos Rafa!
You are the G.O.A.T!
But altrough you won this does not say anything
After 20 years the only one who will remember this are the crowd in the stadium (if they are big Rafa or Roger fans)
AO 2011 will be rememberd and it will be rememberd as the tournament where Rafa won the "Rafa Slam"

NadalesDios
01-01-2011, 04:47 PM
Rafa on 100% Def Fed on 50% goofing around and trying stuff 7-6 7-6



Rafa on 100%? Fed on 50%? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Why? Both should be at the same percentage at this point.
Excuses...:lol:

Rafa is the GOAT
01-01-2011, 04:50 PM
1 step to CYGS completed

Yes but there are stil some steps left
But its Rafa and imposible is imposible
I just cant see him be beaten in slam in 2011
Vamos Rafa!!!!!

luie
01-01-2011, 04:57 PM
Zurich > Madrid,abu dhabi

Topspindoctor
01-01-2011, 04:58 PM
Zurich > Madrid,abu dhabi

:worship:

MrChopin
01-01-2011, 05:07 PM
Yep, Nadal is the supreme ruler of tennis. Fed has been crushed. For Fed, any tournament victory from here on out would be the greatest Spartan display we've ever seen and immediate signs for Nadal that he should retire.

Sham Kay
01-01-2011, 05:19 PM
Yup. Murray and Nole fans are the only realistic bunch of fans in this forum, in the majority.

Whoever isn't being sarcastic or ironic or w/e probably didn't watch the match or are just blind/obsessed with Rafa. Fed was playing a far lower-percentage game than he usually does. Looked like he (and Rafa actually to a lesser extent) was testing out his shots and not worrying about playing percentage tennis. Some went for immense winners while others were wild unforced errors. They were just flexing their muscles and stretching their arms for the exho, and it has no relevance to who will dominate over the other this year. Hopefully you lot are just trolling, in which case funny stuff. Keep it going.

Nadull_tard
01-01-2011, 05:31 PM
Yup. Murray and Nole fans are the only realistic bunch of fans in this forum, in the majority.

Whoever isn't being sarcastic or ironic or w/e probably didn't watch the match or are just blind/obsessed with Rafa. Fed was playing a far lower-percentage game than he usually does. Looked like he (and Rafa actually to a lesser extent) was testing out his shots and not worrying about playing percentage tennis. Some went for immense winners while others were wild unforced errors. They were just flexing their muscles and stretching their arms for the exho, and it has no relevance to who will dominate over the other this year. Hopefully you lot are just trolling, in which case funny stuff. Keep it going.

Thanks. I thought maybe I'm too emotionally involved to asses this match adequately, but it's always nice to see a non-Fedaltard having a similar point of view on this joke of a tournament.

fast_clay
01-01-2011, 05:35 PM
rafa is a goat

Roger the Dodger
01-01-2011, 05:49 PM
Yup. Murray and Nole fans are the only realistic bunch of fans in this forum, in the majority.

Whoever isn't being sarcastic or ironic or w/e probably didn't watch the match or are just blind/obsessed with Rafa. Fed was playing a far lower-percentage game than he usually does. Looked like he (and Rafa actually to a lesser extent) was testing out his shots and not worrying about playing percentage tennis. Some went for immense winners while others were wild unforced errors. They were just flexing their muscles and stretching their arms for the exho, and it has no relevance to who will dominate over the other this year. Hopefully you lot are just trolling, in which case funny stuff. Keep it going.

Shambritfan is one of the most sensible new posters on MTF.

But he roots for Murray...

Topspin Forehand
01-01-2011, 05:56 PM
Vamos Rafa. Beating Fed at his very best.

The Magician
01-01-2011, 06:01 PM
lol at Nadulltards getting this excited at an exo, even while their idol has 3/4 slams :lol: Shows their love of Nadull has nothing to do with tennis and everything to do with their own inadequacies, which is why it will never be enough :o

Chair Umpire
01-01-2011, 06:02 PM
Zurich > Madrid,abu dhabi

London TMS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> RG2010+Wimby2010+USO2010.

Go JesusFed!

Foxy
01-01-2011, 06:03 PM
It is a record second straight Abu Dhabi title without losing a set! 8:0 sets in the last 2 years. Some tournament! Good luck in Doha, GOAT! ;)

moon language
01-01-2011, 06:03 PM
"Rafael and myself must have played so many times and so many times it has come down to a few shots here and there. He is an amazing shot-maker. Me as well, but today he got the better of me."

Oh Federer, never change.

Serenidad
01-01-2011, 06:09 PM
Fred useless as usual.

Luinir
01-01-2011, 06:14 PM
Fedmug decided it.

MTwEeZi
01-01-2011, 06:17 PM
Oh Federer, never change.

Who cares? Nadal likes stuffed animals

nadal_slam_king
01-01-2011, 06:18 PM
Anyway, the match was decent. Neither played great and neither played poorly. Roger made too many mistakes when it mattered and didn't return that well, and that's what made the difference.

That's the difference in GS Finals too. Rafa's so superior mentally, and that's why he's expected to win if the meet at the AO Final. Plus it looks like Rafa was putting more work on his 2nd serve than he did at WTF. That is probably the improvement for 2011.

nadal_slam_king
01-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Oh Federer, never change.

HOLY SHUT! "Me as well" HAHAHAHAHA he can't resist praising himself when he praises another, he's surreal selflovingness :lol: I think Will Ferrell should do a tennis movie and model his character on Federer with the Wimbledon jacket and stuck-up personality etc. :lol:

Mungo
01-01-2011, 06:24 PM
LOL Fedull praising himself after losing a match, what a.... Will he wear that Wimbledon jacket this year as the current quarter finalist?

Roger the Dodger
01-01-2011, 06:28 PM
Oh Federer, never change.

Oh, Roger was gonna dodge this tournament anyways...just a couple of crook matches to pocket the sheikh's goodies, nothing more.

yuri27
01-01-2011, 06:43 PM
"Rafael and myself must have played so many times and so many times it has come down to a few shots here and there. He is an amazing shot-maker. Me as well, but today he got the better of me."

He just can't help himself,can he?:haha::haha:

samanosuke
01-01-2011, 07:03 PM
Word fool is a compliment for this guy DorianGray7

delpiero7
01-01-2011, 07:14 PM
If only Nadal could find a way to win the title in Doha next week, he'd be the first man to complete the most coveted triple crown in tennis: The Middle East career slam. :worship:

Having wrapped up the exho series 2-1, I think it's safe to say that Nadal is nailed on to win at least 15 titles this season, including the CYGS and WTFs. He'll also better J-Mac's single season winning percentage, without resorting to pulling out of events to try and limit his losses at the end of the season.

Such will be the epicness of Nadal's 2011, he'll actually spend 80 weeks at number one this year, something that no other fool has ever achieved in the history of anything, ever.

Roger the Dodger
01-01-2011, 07:20 PM
If only Nadal could find a way to win the title in Doha next week, he'd be the first man to complete the most coveted triple crown in tennis: The Middle East career slam. :worship:

Having wrapped up the exho series 2-1, I think it's safe to say that Nadal is nailed on to win at least 15 titles this season, including the CYGS and WTFs. He'll also better J-Mac's single season winning percentage, without resorting to pulling out of events to try and limit his losses at the end of the season.

Such will be the epicness of Nadal's 2011, he'll actually spend 80 weeks at number one this year, something that no other fool has ever achieved in the history of anything, ever.

What will be even more astonishing is that he'll win tournaments at a stretch and have streaks like 50 wins in a row, but when it does break, he'll say he was tired, injured, tendonitis, liaritis, etc :eek:

FormerRafaFan
01-01-2011, 07:21 PM
HOLY SHUT! "Me as well" HAHAHAHAHA he can't resist praising himself when he praises another, he's surreal selflovingness :lol: I think Will Ferrell should do a tennis movie and model his character on Federer with the Wimbledon jacket and stuck-up personality etc. :lol:

That is why I never really liked him, and why I prefer Rafa. Roger seems a bit too arrogant from time to time.

I will admit though that he is probably the best player in the history of tennis. Not denying that. I'm just not a fan of his.

delpiero7
01-01-2011, 07:25 PM
What will be even more astonishing is that he'll win tournaments at a stretch and have streaks like 50 wins in a row, but when it does break, he'll say he was tired, injured, tendonitis, liaritis, etc :eek:

That will only be the case if he suffers inexplicable losses to huge mugs such as Mugray and Fedmug. If he loses to legends like Garcia-Lopez, then I'm sure he'd accept the defeat in good grace. :)

Roger the Dodger
01-01-2011, 07:29 PM
That is why I never really liked him, and why I prefer Rafa. Roger seems a bit too arrogant from time to time.

I will admit though that he is probably the best player in the history of tennis. Not denying that. I'm just not a fan of his.

Say what you all will about Federer's arrogance, his arrogance stems from the fact that he knows how tennis is played as a sport. It is the arrogance of a righteous man out to defend something he loves. He respects the sport for what it is, and does not overpower its joy with brute athleticism alone. His arrogance stems from the fact that he alone seems to be protecting the essence of tennis, in a jungle where everyone's losing out to the school-manufactured-machines with uber-smart rackets. Who will defend Federer but Federer alone? Federer in that sense, is a true tennis-hero.

delpiero7
01-01-2011, 07:38 PM
Say what you all will about Federer's arrogance, his arrogance stems from the fact that he knows how tennis is played as a sport. It is the arrogance of a righteous man out to defend something he loves. He respects the sport for what it is, and does not overpower its joy with brute athleticism alone. His arrogance stems from the fact that he alone seems to be protecting the essence of tennis, in a jungle where everyone's losing out to the school-manufactured-machines with uber-smart rackets. Who will defend Federer but Federer alone? Federer in that sense, is a true tennis-hero.

You seem to be forgetting the fact that just as somebody taught Nadal how to play tennis, somebody also taught Federer how to play tennis. He was coached over many years as a child, culminating in the style of tennis he plays today. Of course Federer is the man putting what he was taught into action, but the way you make it out is as though Federer found a racquet one day and taught himself how to play tennis the way he does now.

Federer's aim in his career isn't to protect the essence of tennis, and it never has been. It's to win titles (specifically slams these days). It just so happens that he's been playing this similar style of tennis for about 20 years, as he was taught to do so.

Roger the Dodger
01-01-2011, 07:50 PM
You seem to be forgetting the fact that just as somebody taught Nadal how to play tennis, somebody also taught Federer how to play tennis. He was coached over many years as a child, culminating in the style of tennis he plays today. Of course Federer is the man putting what he was taught into action, but the way you make it out is as though Federer found a racquet one day and taught himself how to play tennis the way he does now.

Federer's aim in his career isn't to protect the essence of tennis, and it never has been. It's to win titles (specifically slams these days). It just so happens that he's been playing this similar style of tennis for about 20 years, as he was taught to do so.

What about the other students these great teachers claim to school how to play? Why haven't they done what they were taught to do? Now don't contradict it by saying there was something 'inborn' which made him stand head and shoulders above the other talented players.
Truth is, some have it, some don't. Those who have it like Roger have the responsibilities that go with it. Hence the word 'tennis-hero'.

Pfloyd
01-01-2011, 07:54 PM
Good match, yes it was an exho and Fed was not 100% and all that.

But It seems to that, given that Federer can only change his game so much at this age, that it might well take specific circumstances for Fed to beat Rafa, because Rafa is being extremely solid all over.

Anyway, let's see if there is a HUGE difference once they meet again this year, then we can end speculation.

Oh and, congrats Rafa on your 10th slam! :p :tape:

Shade
01-01-2011, 08:02 PM
I'm still laughing at the thread title, "crushing defeat."

Fun match!

luie
01-01-2011, 08:11 PM
Good match, yes it was an exho and Fed was not 100% and all that.

But It seems to that, given that Federer can only change his game so much at this age, that it might well take specific circumstances for Fed to beat Rafa, because Rafa is being extremely solid all over.

Anyway, let's see if there is a HUGE difference once they meet again this year, then we can end speculation.

Oh and, congrats Rafa on your 10th slam! :p :tape:
Firstly its an exho,no meaning at all.It only gets this amount of attention because its between fed & nadull.
If you still want to read something into the result is that its advantageous to fed.
1.His Serve is in sync.unlike AO09
2.Nadull bh was poor compared to AO 09.
Fed has never been close so early in a tourny against nadull although we have little to go on.
In short this exho @ abu dhabi historical says little for the AO & compared to early 2009 the disparity is more balanced between the 2 in feds favour.

Sapeod
01-01-2011, 08:14 PM
Nadulltards will call this the 5th slam now. Before, exhos were shit but now they are on the same level as slams. In fact, all of Nadull's titles are changed to slam status when he wins them.

Sapeod
01-01-2011, 08:15 PM
Nadulltards will call this the 5th slam now. Before, exhos were shit but now they are on the same level as slams. In fact, all of Nadull's titles are changed to slam status when he wins them.
This means nothing, Federer is still the favourite for the Australian Open and Nadull is still an indoor mug.

This result is meaningless.

Corey Feldman
01-01-2011, 08:28 PM
@ the typical Rafaturds in here :lol:

add these 2 Abu Dhabi's to the slam count as well, 16 >> 11 looks nice :hug:
also nice revenge for Masters Cup Final bombing :hug:

acionescu
01-01-2011, 09:01 PM
Say what you all will about Federer's arrogance, his arrogance stems from the fact that he knows how tennis is played as a sport. It is the arrogance of a righteous man out to defend something he loves. He respects the sport for what it is, and does not overpower its joy with brute athleticism alone. His arrogance stems from the fact that he alone seems to be protecting the essence of tennis, in a jungle where everyone's losing out to the school-manufactured-machines with uber-smart rackets. Who will defend Federer but Federer alone? Federer in that sense, is a true tennis-hero.



:haha: :haha:

Nadull_tard
01-01-2011, 09:23 PM
7 pages about a worthless exho. :lol:

Ozone
01-01-2011, 09:25 PM
Probably a much better loss for Roger than a win for Rafa. I dont see Roger losing again to Rafa in Melbourne. Or Doha

star
01-01-2011, 09:26 PM
Probably a much better loss for Roger than a win for Rafa. I dont see Roger losing again to Rafa in Melbourne. Or Doha

Me either.

Impossible that Fed loses to this mug again.

FlameOn
01-01-2011, 09:27 PM
Rafa. :banana:

Olderer. :nerner:

Now just repeat this at the Aussie Open and get all four majors consecutively. :hearts:

Chair Umpire
01-01-2011, 09:37 PM
7 pages about a worthless exho. :lol:

And a painfull butt hurt due to a worthless exho. :lol:

Nadull_tard
01-01-2011, 09:39 PM
And a painfull butt hurt due to a worthless exho. :lol:

See you in Melbourne.

Kiedis
01-01-2011, 09:53 PM
Attacking tennis fom both, little patience in the construction of points, especially by Roger in the second set. Yet it has been a amusing match.

Commander Data
01-01-2011, 10:23 PM
15:8

FlameOn
01-01-2011, 10:25 PM
16:8

24:29.

Commander Data
01-01-2011, 10:33 PM
24:29.

they played so many exhos already, wow!

FlameOn
01-01-2011, 10:37 PM
they played so many exhos already, wow!

Their ages silly. Rafa has lots of time to close the gap, a lot more time than Rog has to extend it.

Nobody's Perfecc
01-01-2011, 11:28 PM
Oh Federer, never change.

*dead* :lol:

This is what changed me from a Federer fan to a Nadal fan in 2006.

Jaz
01-02-2011, 12:19 AM
*dead* :lol:

This is what changed me from a Federer fan to a Nadal fan in 2006.

So basically you're a glory hunter.


Poor quality match, rushing points and sloppy all over.

Pirata.
01-02-2011, 12:55 AM
:spit:

NID, Rafatards gloating about an exho when just a couple days ago, they were demeaning the Masters Cup.

Action Jackson
01-02-2011, 12:57 AM
Why win 10 RGs when you can win Abu Dhabi 4 or 5 times.

Nobody's Perfecc
01-02-2011, 01:01 AM
So basically you're a glory hunter.

Yeah, not really. It was in the middle of 2006 when Federer was still winning everything and in his prime. I just got sick of his arrogance and started pulling for the underdog -- Nadal.

Crazy Girl
01-02-2011, 01:29 AM
Rolex's talking for whom is capable to listen.

Crazy Girl
01-02-2011, 01:30 AM
This old man should retire :yeah::yeah::yeah:

Guy Haines
01-02-2011, 02:11 AM
Nadulltards will call this the 5th slam now. Before, exhos were shit but now they are on the same level as slams. In fact, all of Nadull's titles are changed to slam status when he wins them.

What do you and your favorite know about slam status?

Guy Haines
01-02-2011, 02:13 AM
lol at Nadulltards getting this excited at an exo, even while their idol has 3/4 slams :lol: Shows their love of Nadull has nothing to do with tennis and everything to do with their own inadequacies, which is why it will never be enough :o

Any other piercing insights, Freud?

Guy Haines
01-02-2011, 02:17 AM
wow the imagination of rafatards is off the chart :rolleyes:the name nadull was a word play on the 'al' in his name taking the same name and applying it to federer is just lame and doesn't make sense...next

You mean sort of the way 'Rogie' on MTF is a response to feeling inadequate about 'Rafa'?

Maybe you should let Glenn explain the full glory of 'Nadull,' since he's likely the one who coined it here.

nadal_slam_king
01-02-2011, 02:21 AM
Probably a much better loss for Roger than a win for Rafa. I dont see Roger losing again to Rafa in Melbourne. Or Doha

It didn't look good that Federer played poorly as soon as the match got close (tie-breakers). That's the syndrome which lost the Australian Open and numerous French Open titles. I guess Annacone can't really change Federer's brain, that's the problem.

FlameOn
01-02-2011, 03:17 AM
Probably a much better loss for Roger than a win for Rafa. I dont see Roger losing again to Rafa in Melbourne. Or Doha

You sure? Roger squeaked out a win over Rafa on indoors, Rafa's worst surface by far so now he's favourite over Rafa on slow AO courts? I don't think so. :angel:

Pirata.
01-02-2011, 03:22 AM
You mean sort of the way 'Rogie' on MTF is a response to feeling inadequate about 'Rafa'?

:retard:

luie
01-02-2011, 03:38 AM
You sure? Roger squeaked out a win over Rafa on indoors, Rafa's worst surface by far so now he's favourite over Rafa on slow AO courts? I don't think so. :angel:


It doesn't make fed the favorite but it shows a closing of the gap, by exho standards.
Nadull form is irrelevant in the match-up,,its federers ,his chances of beating nadull is small but his SERVE is the key he wasn't broken by nadull in the match.

Topspindoctor
01-02-2011, 03:40 AM
It doesn't make fed the favorite but it shows a closing of the gap, by exho standards.
Nadull form is irrelevant in the match-up,,its federers ,his chances of beating nadull is small but his SERVE is the key he wasn't broken by nadull in the match.

I thought Olderer struggled with Nadal's serve almost as much.

DorianGray7
01-02-2011, 07:48 AM
The real question is:

Can Roger ever recover from this beat down. HTH to now 15-8.

Fed Express
01-02-2011, 09:03 AM
The real question is:

Can Roger ever recover from this beat down. HTH to now 15-8.:haha:

Dumbass.. It's still 14-8.

Lleyton_
01-02-2011, 09:05 AM
:haha:

Dumbass.. It's still 14-8.

http://www.sarcasmmeter.com/sarcasm_detector.jpg

Commander Data
01-02-2011, 09:27 AM
Their ages silly. Rafa has lots of time to close the gap, a lot more time than Rog has to extend it.

Oh really Einstein?! I was talking about their head to head, making the joke that it is now 15:8 by counting the Exho.
I was not talking about their Slam ration, which would be 16:9 anyway.
Sarcasm is certainly not the right thing to do on this board :help:

FlameOn
01-02-2011, 11:33 AM
Oh really Einstein?! I was talking about their head to head, making the joke that it is now 15:8 by counting the Exho.
I was not talking about their Slam ration, which would be 16:9 anyway.
Sarcasm is certainly not the right thing to do on this board :help:

lol Why you so mad? :awww:

A_Skywalker
01-02-2011, 11:38 AM
The important is Australian Open in 2 weeks, this was just a training for fed and rafa and Im sure they liked it no matter who won. If Nadal loses the Australian Open noone will remember he won this match.

Dougie
01-02-2011, 12:32 PM
This match is about as important as their two exhos before christmas, neither one of them cares about the result. Its all about testing their shots, trying out some new things, getting a feel for the others game, trying to figure out if something has changed etc.

If AO would be a boxing match, this would be the part where they dance around each other in the 1st round, without a single punch being hit yet. Says nothing about what will happen when the fight actually starts.

Chartreuse
01-02-2011, 12:43 PM
I'm surprised that Nadal won the first set in the past 3 exhos(Switzerland, Madrid and now this one). Something to look forward to in future encounters since whoever wins the first set wins the match between these 2.

Corey Feldman
01-02-2011, 04:26 PM
This old man should retire :yeah:
http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/fighting/fighting0085.gif

Roger the Dodger
01-02-2011, 05:04 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/13/fullj.99dacc99d765cb9b2d541be848443dd8/99dacc99d765cb9b2d541be848443dd8-getty-tennis-mubadala-uae-nadal-federer.jpg

Okay, so Nadal has two fish bowls and Roger has one. Can we all go home now?

straitup
01-02-2011, 05:56 PM
I bet Roger is shaking in his boots at this result

:rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
01-02-2011, 06:14 PM
anyone who wins Abu Dhabi doesnt win AO

tektonac
01-02-2011, 07:56 PM
anyone who wins Abu Dhabi doesnt win AO

AO 2011 champ is in Perth now.

finishingmove
01-02-2011, 08:12 PM
AO 2011 champ is in Perth now.

two of them

oomph
01-02-2011, 09:56 PM
Losing to the number 1 in the world and the player who won 3 out of the last 4 slams is a reason to retire.

In an expo match.

Only in MTF.

Also, how is a match which went to 2 tiebreaks a crushing defeat? Are you retarded or something?

tennizen
01-02-2011, 10:18 PM
Losing to the number 1 in the world and the player who won 3 out of the last 4 slams is a reason to retire.

In an expo match.

Only in MTF.

Also, how is a match which went to 2 tiebreaks a crushing defeat? Are you retarded or something?

Do you prefer comprehensive beatdown?

Eden
01-02-2011, 10:20 PM
Losing to the number 1 in the world and the player who won 3 out of the last 4 slams is a reason to retire.

In an expo match.

Only in MTF.

Also, how is a match which went to 2 tiebreaks a crushing defeat? Are you retarded or something?

You are new to MTF (welcome by the way :wavey: ) and within time will get used to the crazyness you will find on GM ;)

oomph
01-02-2011, 10:23 PM
Do you prefer comprehensive beatdown?

Not a beatdown at all. More like a competitive match, when you look at the score lines.

It's not only about the sets guys. Rafa only won 2 games more than Roger. Not that dominant if you ask me.

I'd rate Roger's breadstick that he handed to Rafa in the WTF as more indicative of a temporary beatdown.

tennizen
01-02-2011, 10:24 PM
Will Rogie win AO then?

oomph
01-02-2011, 10:25 PM
Hopefully. :wavey:

Aenea
01-02-2011, 10:28 PM
Losing to the number 1 in the world and the player who won 3 out of the last 4 slams is a reason to retire.

In an expo match.

Only in MTF.

Also, how is a match which went to 2 tiebreaks a crushing defeat? Are you retarded or something?

:lol:

Doha won't be a gauge. It's a glorified exhibition, and neither will show their A game there either. These next two weeks are simply experimental for Fedal.

I second that.

oomph
01-03-2011, 12:02 AM
:lol:

:wavey:

Start da Game
01-03-2011, 04:35 PM
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Start da Game
01-03-2011, 04:37 PM
epic beatdown by the king of tennis.......he just needed to be fit and fresh for the contest, the result was never in doubt even on his worst surface and ballerina's best surface.......

Singularity
01-03-2011, 04:55 PM
epic beatdown by the king of tennis.......he just needed to be fit and fresh for the contest, the result was never in doubt even on his worst surface and ballerina's best surface.......
I bet this result counts more than the WTF final, in your eyes.