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Doha R2: Nadal liquidates Lacko 7-6 0-6 6-3

MTwEeZi
01-05-2011, 05:45 PM
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/4381/1273987095075.jpg

abraxas21
01-05-2011, 05:45 PM
Nadal was far from his best today and he's apparently coming off a fever so it's understandable. Lukas played well, he went for his shots with a lot of success and played aggressively throughout the entire match.

In the third set Nadal took a quick 4-0 lead but then Lukas took one of the breaks back. Then Nadal broke back again when Lukas was serving 3-5.

PS: this is the 10th time ever Nadal gets bagelled.

Johnny Groove
01-05-2011, 05:46 PM
This Lacko is good.

misty1
01-05-2011, 05:46 PM
good job wedge picker

Certinfy
01-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Lacko u fucking legend! :worship:

Topspindoctor
01-05-2011, 05:47 PM
Go back to challengers Lacko.

Great performance from world #1. Haters gonna hate.

theKSHE
01-05-2011, 05:48 PM
I liked this guy. He has to overcome his fitness (I believe) and mental problems but he did a nice match.

Gladiator
01-05-2011, 05:48 PM
Wow, Nadal struggled and bagelled
Hope we see Fedal final

madmax
01-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Nadull getting bageled by a chick...amazing performance from HC god - he is sure bound to win CYGS this year:bowdown:

Sapeod
01-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Scripted.
Go back to challengers Lacko.

Great performance from world #1. Haters gonna hate.
So, Lacko should go back to challengers for bageling the no.1? :scratch:

Nadull, the world no.1, got bageled by a challenger bagel = great performance?

I like your logic :yeah:

ShotmaKer
01-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Hmmm.

Sham Kay
01-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Man. Rafa sounded like he was dying out there. Pulled out the win though, good on him, and good effort by the Lackmeister.

Yazoo.C
01-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Rafa, not his best performance today but he won :D

The second set :o

SheepleBuster
01-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Nadal is GOAT? He is a joke. Got bageled by who again?

centralviva
01-05-2011, 05:50 PM
Not a great match but a win is a win:clap2: Rafa must improve to beat Gulbis

Diprosalic
01-05-2011, 05:50 PM
Go back to challengers Lacko.

Great performance from world #1. Haters gonna hate.

usually federer/nadal get criticized when they win 6:1 6:2, now getting a bagel is a great performance? :worship:

never change mtf

Nobody's Perfecc
01-05-2011, 05:51 PM
I don't think Rafa got anything from this win other than a couple of degrees. :lol:

misty1
01-05-2011, 05:51 PM
Go back to challengers Lacko.

Great performance from world #1. Haters gonna hate.

yes and apparently fans will continue to blindly post untrue things

this was anything but a great performance from nadal

Sham Kay
01-05-2011, 05:51 PM
Go back to challengers Lacko.

Great performance from world #1. Haters gonna hate.

This sounds too robotic. Do you just copy and paste phrases over and over again?

Hopefully bagelling the world number 1 can give Lacko some much needed confidence for the future.

vn01
01-05-2011, 05:51 PM
Awful Nadal. At 0-4 in the 2nd set, I stopped watching. He'll be beaten badly by Gulbis, but I STRONGLY HOPE to be wrong and tomorrow Rafa to play better.

Sapeod
01-05-2011, 05:51 PM
He's sick with fever you idiot :retard:
I'm sure he is.
That's the shortest fever I've ever seen.
He caught it at the beginning of the second set and it went away at the start of the third, right? :lol:

A_Skywalker
01-05-2011, 05:51 PM
When did he catch that fever ? Its just today that I read this.

ZaZoo)
01-05-2011, 05:51 PM
#1 shouldn't let top 100 players bagel him but props for the win in the end.

Sillyrabbit
01-05-2011, 05:52 PM
No point in him going to Melbourne, when you get bagelled by Lacko, your slam winning days are obviously over.

misty1
01-05-2011, 05:52 PM
He's sick with fever you idiot :retard:

was it a fever that lasted one set?

careergrandslam
01-05-2011, 05:52 PM
just make sure u bring ur best game to the aussie open this year.

Smasher
01-05-2011, 05:52 PM
Interesting scoreline. Good effort from Lacko, but all credit to Nadal for getting through on a bad day
Go back to challengers Lacko.

Great performance from world #1. Haters gonna hate.

Cheers for producing the new definition of idiotism to wikipedia

Snowwy
01-05-2011, 05:52 PM
Interesting that Nadal and Fed both struggling?

And you say Nadal has been bagelled 10 times, when and who was the last?

Start da Game
01-05-2011, 05:52 PM
well played, lucas.......i have been following lacko's tennis since last year, he's a player to watch provided he has the focus........

Topspindoctor
01-05-2011, 05:53 PM
Awful Nadal. At 0-4 in the 2nd set, I stopped watching. He'll be beaten badly by Gulbis, but I STRONGLY HOPE to be wrong and tomorrow Rafa to play better.

He should pull out of this clown event or at least doubles.

Sapeod
01-05-2011, 05:53 PM
When did he catch that fever ? Its just today that I read this.
He caught it at the beginning of the second set, but thankfully it went away at the start of the third :yeah:

Therefore, the real scoreline is 7-6 6-3 :yeah:

paseo
01-05-2011, 05:53 PM
Lacko should have been rewarded bonus ranking points for bageling the spartan, will unrelenting, 3 different surfaces GS holder, sportsmanship award winning world #1 :D

bokehlicious
01-05-2011, 05:53 PM
Nadal is GOAT? He is a joke. Got bageled by who again?

:)

FormerRafaFan
01-05-2011, 05:54 PM
Nadal played crap. But at least he won.

Nadull_tard
01-05-2011, 05:54 PM
Yep, a fever which lasted 30 minutes. An undiscovered mutation of a virus.

CHEATERS GONNA CHEAT

misty1
01-05-2011, 05:54 PM
Interesting that Nadal and Fed both struggling?

And you say Nadal has been bagelled 10 times, when and who was the last?

here, a list of the 10 players to bagel him:

1. Andy Roddick - US Open, 2004
2. Julien Benneteau - Lyon, 2004
3. Gaston Gaudio - Buenos Aires, 2005
4. Guillermo Coria - Monte Carlo, 2005
5. Roger Federer - Wimbledon, 2006
6. Roger Federer - Hamburg, 2007
7. David Nalbandian - Paris, 2007
8. Mikhail Youzhny - Chennai, 2007
9. Andy Murray - Rotterdam, 2009
10. Lukas Kacko - Doha, 2011

careergrandslam
01-05-2011, 05:55 PM
he needs to pullout of this tournament before the fever gets worse and hurts his aussie open chances.

philosophicalarf
01-05-2011, 05:55 PM
Nadal was coughing up some delightful phlegm, his towel was one disgusting colour :-)

Fun match though. Lacko will no doubt now go to sydney/auckland qualis and lose to Devvarman or Volandri in 58 minutes.

Pirata.
01-05-2011, 05:55 PM
And you say Nadal has been bagelled 10 times, when and who was the last?

Murray in Rotterdam in 2009.

If Rafa was sick, wtf was he even doing on court :retard: Bagels Beck yesterday and now, all of a sudden, he has a fever?

Johnny Groove
01-05-2011, 05:55 PM
I tend to focus more on how Nadal responded to being bagelled as opposed to beating the "he got bagelled by Lukas Lacko" dead horse as the haters are already doing in here :rolleyes:

He still got the win, and that's all that matters.

Topspindoctor
01-05-2011, 05:55 PM
Nadal played crap. But at least he won.

:yeah:

He won playing at 5% on mental strength alone. He's sick, coughing and sweating badly throughout the match. That's what great champions do :worship:

Just like heaven
01-05-2011, 05:55 PM
When did he catch that fever ? Its just today that I read this.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/01/1/Doha-Tuesday-Federer-Wins-Opener.aspx

Commander Data
01-05-2011, 05:56 PM
was it a fever that lasted one set?

Marshfever strikes in waves.

TMJordan
01-05-2011, 05:56 PM
Raffi :yeah:

finishingmove
01-05-2011, 05:56 PM
entertaining match.

stop the hate

Start da Game
01-05-2011, 05:56 PM
looks like the blind fedlovers are annoyed to death with nadal pulling off this victory playing at 20%........must be very terrifying with AO fast approaching........

Seingeist
01-05-2011, 05:57 PM
Shocking 2nd set.

Pfloyd
01-05-2011, 05:57 PM
He caught it at the beginning of the second set, but thankfully it went away at the start of the third :yeah:

Therefore, the real scoreline is 7-6 6-3 :yeah:

:o

Pirata.
01-05-2011, 05:57 PM
here, a list of the 10 players to bagel him:

1. Andy Roddick - US Open, 2004
2. Julien Benneteau - Lyon, 2004
3. Gaston Gaudio - Buenos Aires, 2005
4. Guillermo Coria - Monte Carlo, 2005
5. Roger Federer - Wimbledon, 2006
6. Roger Federer - Hamburg, 2007
7. David Nalbandian - Paris, 2007
8. Mikhail Youzhny - Chennai, 2007
9. Andy Murray - Rotterdam, 2009
10. Lukas Kacko - Doha, 2011

Illustrious list of slam winners, finalists, semifinalists.....and Benneteau/Lacko :lol: Can you post Fed's, out of curiosity?

Sillyrabbit
01-05-2011, 05:57 PM
I tend to focus more on how Nadal responded to being bagelled as opposed to beating the "he got bagelled by Lukas Lacko" dead horse as the haters are already doing in here :rolleyes:

He still got the win, and that's all that matters.

Yes, but a bagel from Lacko is sooo funny, it must be continuously laughed at and pointed out.

Weird thing is that those pointing it out aren't actually praising Lacko for his performance, but :lol: @ Nadal.

FormerRafaFan
01-05-2011, 05:58 PM
Nadal was far from his best today and he's apparently coming off a fever so it's understandable.

Watch the haters conviniently "forget" to mention this.

Arkulari
01-05-2011, 05:58 PM
Illustrious list of slam winners, finalists, semifinalists.....and Benneteau/Lacko :lol: Can you post Fed's, out of curiosity?

Here you go:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Wodz/Roger_Federer_Bagels :D

Rafa was not at his best but managed to get the win and that's all that matters :yeah:

He has a tough match against Gulbis but I'm confident he'll get through :)

Roger the Dodger
01-05-2011, 05:58 PM
:lol: Bagel

philosophicalarf
01-05-2011, 05:58 PM
Interesting that Nadal and Fed both struggling?

And you say Nadal has been bagelled 10 times, when and who was the last?

Muzzzza! (rotterdam 2009), though he was injured there. Before that Chennai 08 vs Youzhny, though that was the dsay after an incredibly brutal epic vs Moya. Before that ..... Fed Hamburg? Again tiredness very obvious.

Sapeod
01-05-2011, 05:58 PM
looks like the blind fedlovers are annoyed to death with nadal pulling off this victory playing at 20%........must be very terrifying with AO fast approaching........
Yeah, because it's only "Fedlovers" who insult Nadal :o

I'm guessing it's Spartans who insult Federer, right? :o

FormerRafaFan
01-05-2011, 05:59 PM
looks like the blind fedlovers are annoyed to death with nadal pulling off this victory playing at 20%........must be very terrifying with AO fast approaching........

You nailed it! :worship:

misty1
01-05-2011, 06:00 PM
looks like the blind fedlovers are annoyed to death with nadal pulling off this victory playing at 20%........must be very terrifying with AO fast approaching........

i hate them both actually so...its not only fed lovers who hate nadal

tribalfusion
01-05-2011, 06:00 PM
Yes, but a bagel from Lacko is sooo funny, it must be continuously laughed at and pointed out.

Weird thing is that those pointing it out aren't actually praising Lacko for his performance, but :lol: @ Nadal.

It isn't weird at all given the way this forum works.

misty1
01-05-2011, 06:00 PM
You nailed it! :worship:

actually no he didnt..not even close

Nadull_tard
01-05-2011, 06:00 PM
looks like the blind fedlovers are annoyed to death with nadal pulling off this victory playing at 20%........must be very terrifying with AO fast approaching........

Everyone knows that he played at least 60-70%. Even If Nadal is playing 95% he automatically drops one level down.

Sapeod
01-05-2011, 06:01 PM
You nailed it! :worship:
Wrong.

Clay Death
01-05-2011, 06:02 PM
entertaining match.

stop the hate

hatemania in full bloom at mtf bro.

they just love to see the clay warrior get sick or injured.

Allez
01-05-2011, 06:02 PM
WTF ? I missed the match thinking it was going to be a cakewalk. Does anyone have some youtube clips ? What happened ? Wowsa :eek::eek::eek:

Pirata.
01-05-2011, 06:04 PM
Here you go:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Wodz/Roger_Federer_Bagels :D

Thanks! Not bad Roger, but getting bageled by Spadea is just :o

Topspindoctor
01-05-2011, 06:05 PM
hatemania in full bloom at mtf bro.

they just love to see the clay warrior get sick or injured.

Of course they do. They know he'll beat everyone @ AO if healthy so they hope for an injury or sickness instead of him being beaten in a legit match. Quite pathetic actually.

Arkulari
01-05-2011, 06:06 PM
Thanks! Not bad Roger, but getting bageled by Spadea is just :o

He was like 17 at the time :lol: :p

Foxy
01-05-2011, 06:08 PM
Very bad play but Spartan spirit. Not everyone can win matches with high temperature. ;) I am sure Rogie would have withdrawn before the match.

Armless
01-05-2011, 06:11 PM
Such fierce combat from both sides. Joy to my heart :D

straitup
01-05-2011, 06:12 PM
Lacko is good...but Rafa getting bageled? Interesting, regardless of if he was coming off a fever or not. Probably not the best sign since Lacko struggled against hard court god Pere Riba the round before

Nadull_tard
01-05-2011, 06:13 PM
Very bad play but Spartan spirit. Not everyone can win matches with high temperature. ;) I am sure Rogie would have withdrawn before the match.

How sad that you'll never know. Btw. Any proofs of high temperature? Or maybe a medical opinion?

Start da Game
01-05-2011, 06:15 PM
hatemania in full bloom at mtf bro.

they just love to see the clay warrior get sick or injured.

never ending fear and sleepless nights have made the lives of these blind fedloving goons miserable........MTF has never seen greater hate than this.......they are totally terrified of the spartan warrior who gives them fits with his never ending threat to their god........

Arkulari
01-05-2011, 06:17 PM
never ending fear and sleepless nights have made the lives of these blind fedloving goons miserable........MTF has never seen greater hate than this.......they are totally terrified of the spartan warrior who gives them fits with his never ending threat to their god........

Sleepless nights? dude, it's just a game :lol: (if anything I'm more prone to lose sleep when Athletic plays :p )

Oh and for the record, have you read this thread?

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=174183

Rafa is just an adorable guy :hearts:

philosophicalarf
01-05-2011, 06:19 PM
How sad that you'll never know. Btw. Any proofs of high temperature? Or maybe a medical opinion?

Said as much after the Beck match. Why would he lie? He'd just won 6-3 6-0.

luie
01-05-2011, 06:23 PM
nadull = brainless,,,for playing this worthless tourny with a fever or not,he just cannot have any hope of winning AO or a HC slam if his health is compromised in anyway.
I don't know why nadull fans want nadull to win this match,,it would havebeen much better if he lost & went home to rest,,slaving away 2+ hrs with a fever will eventually catch up to him.
Secondly his serve was awfull getting broken 5 times & offering a lot of break points in other to a player of lacko quality.
BTW the bagel was nice.

FedforFrench
01-05-2011, 06:25 PM
Nadal was today bagelled by a guy 88 ranks below him. Can someone tell me the last time a world # 1 was bagelled by a guy that many places below him?

Start da Game
01-05-2011, 06:28 PM
nadull = brainless,,,for playing this worthless tourny with a fever or not,he just cannot have any hope of winning AO or a HC slam if his health is compromised in anyway.
I don't know why nadull fans want nadull to win this match,,it would havebeen much better if he lost & went home to rest,,slaving away 2+ hrs with a fever will eventually catch up to him.
Secondly his serve was awfull getting broken 5 times & offering a lot of break points in other to a player of lacko quality.
BTW the bagel was nice.

much better this post, sensible posting than blind fedlovers.......it's true that king rafa likes to fight and win everything which easily lands him in troubles, as proved in the past.......

i just wish gulbis takes him out in the next round.......looks like that's the only way he is going to rest for AO.......

born_on_clay
01-05-2011, 06:30 PM
I liked this guy. He has to overcome his fitness (I believe) and mental problems but he did a nice match.

seconded
he is a hero :worship:

loopback
01-05-2011, 06:31 PM
really stupid to still be playing doubles now

Corey Feldman
01-05-2011, 06:35 PM
bagelled :spit:

Foxy
01-05-2011, 06:36 PM
really stupid to still be playing doubles now

They just won the first set... This guy will never learn to let go. Maybe that's why I like him...

Corey Feldman
01-05-2011, 06:37 PM
whatever Nadal has (fever or whatever) he passed onto Federer probably

Chartreuse
01-05-2011, 06:38 PM
Is Nadal sick? I read he is taking antibiotics... Bad timing with the AO just around the corner..

Surely Federer has to be the favorite now to win the AO....

Sillyrabbit
01-05-2011, 06:41 PM
whatever Nadal has (fever or whatever) he passed onto Federer probably

That's what they get for hanging around each other a lot.

Foxy
01-05-2011, 06:41 PM
whatever Nadal has (fever or whatever) he passed onto Federer probably

Nope, Rogie infected Rafa with mono while they were kissing in the locker in Abu Dhabi.

Nobody's Perfecc
01-05-2011, 06:43 PM
Yeah, this fever is definitely bad timing in terms of his preparations for the AO. I'd like to think that Nadal has the sense to know when his body can't play, but we all know he unnecessarily overexerts himself. Unless he recovers overnight, I hope he withdraws from the tournament.

henke007
01-05-2011, 06:44 PM
Nadal is already out on the court playing doubles with a cold, keep up the good work Rafa:wavey:

Epic Bagle btw

FormerRafaFan
01-05-2011, 06:46 PM
Rafa playing a three setter or losing = 10+ pages. MTF is so predictable.

Nobody's Perfecc
01-05-2011, 06:46 PM
Nadal is already out on the court playing doubles with a cold, keep up the good work Rafa:wavey:

Epic Bagle btw

:lol: :lol: Never change, Rafa

Allez
01-05-2011, 06:46 PM
Surely Federer has to be the favorite now to win the AO....
:rolleyes:

Lleyton_
01-05-2011, 06:50 PM
:spit:

Chartreuse
01-05-2011, 06:51 PM
Nadal is already out on the court playing doubles with a cold, keep up the good work Rafa:wavey:



Exactly. Fed loves this. Yikes.

Acer
01-05-2011, 06:52 PM
Bagel :spit:

JayR
01-05-2011, 06:57 PM
:yeah:

He won playing at 5% on mental strength alone. He's sick, coughing and sweating badly throughout the match. That's what great champions do :worship:

And I'm sure you'd've said the very same thing had this been Federer...:rolleyes:

Lleyton_
01-05-2011, 06:58 PM
Scripted.

So, Lacko should go back to challengers for bageling the no.1? :scratch:

Nadull, the world no.1, got bageled by a challenger bagel = great performance?

I like your logic :yeah:

This guy is a phony. He's a disappointed Fedtard pretending to be a Nadal fan.

Dougie
01-05-2011, 06:59 PM
If he´s really that sick, the only smart thing to do would have been to withdraw. No point risking a longer sickness with the AO just around the corner.

tennis2tennis
01-05-2011, 07:03 PM
I liked this guy. He has to overcome his fitness (I believe) and mental problems but he did a nice match.

who are you talking about and is he nuts?

Luinir
01-05-2011, 07:08 PM
Just won the doubles in 35 mins, 6-2 6-0.

habibko
01-05-2011, 07:14 PM
bagelled by Lacko :spit: :lol:

Lleyton_
01-05-2011, 07:14 PM
Just won the doubles in 35 mins, 6-2 6-0.

Miraculous recovery as expected :worship:

fast_clay
01-05-2011, 07:17 PM
this bagel makes weak era discussion stronger

Stroba
01-05-2011, 07:17 PM
Lukas lack of selfbelief was evident in the third set.

kindling
01-05-2011, 07:28 PM
Had Lacko pulled this off all the Nadal fanboys just would've blamed his "fever" for the loss. I was really impressed with Lacko today. Hope he can hit a good stride this year.

Jaz
01-05-2011, 07:38 PM
A bagel..wtf? seriously... WTA performance

luie
01-05-2011, 07:39 PM
wow...just reading this medical journal entry...seems there is such a fever...it,s called 'one set fever'...who knew...?

There has only been 1 reported case though...happened today funny enough...
Only known cause as of now is-- a flat forehand on fire.:sad:

TheHawk
01-05-2011, 07:40 PM
Had Lacko pulled this off all the Nadal fanboys just would've blamed his "fever" for the loss.
Or maybe - rightly so - the bad day at the office of their man.

I could only watch parts of the third set and in 2 minutes I saw Rafa missing three consecutive sitters, so unlike him.

GlennMirnyi
01-05-2011, 07:40 PM
:lol:

Bageled by Lacko. :lol:

iriraz
01-05-2011, 07:49 PM
For most part of 2 sets Lacko looked like the better player but certainly the experience helped Nadal in the end.

sabina_RF_lee
01-05-2011, 07:51 PM
0-6bagel..really???
Didnt watch d match, seems like it was WTA standard match

sabina_RF_lee
01-05-2011, 07:52 PM
:lol:

Bageled by Lacko. :lol:

world #1 :lol:

Allez
01-05-2011, 08:17 PM
Haterz gon hate. There isn't much to celebrate these days so might as well enjoy the bagel :yawn: On Saturday it will be back to BAU ;)

MTwEeZi
01-05-2011, 08:20 PM
When did he catch that fever ? Its just today that I read this.

was it a fever that lasted one set?

He caught it at the beginning of the second set, but thankfully it went away at the start of the third :yeah:

Therefore, the real scoreline is 7-6 6-3 :yeah:

Yep, a fever which lasted 30 minutes. An undiscovered mutation of a virus.

CHEATERS GONNA CHEAT

Marshfever strikes in waves.

He got it after playing doubles and before the Beck match. He has taken antibiotics if you are concerned.

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar-sport/137989-nadal-federer-in-second-round.html

Lleyton_
01-05-2011, 08:22 PM
What a spartan. Playing singles and doubles with a fever :worship:

MTwEeZi
01-05-2011, 08:25 PM
What a spartan. Playing singles and doubles with a fever :worship:

He should pull out IMO. Maybe he really needs match practice

GlennMirnyi
01-05-2011, 08:30 PM
He got it after playing doubles and before the Beck match. He has taken antibiotics if you are concerned.

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar-sport/137989-nadal-federer-in-second-round.html

Yeah antibiotics cure fever. :lol:

Why the hell are there antipyretics then? :scratch:

:lol:

GlennMirnyi
01-05-2011, 08:34 PM
n00b

Oh why so prolix?

Fever... :lol:

Nadull nowadays has excuses even for sets lost. :lol: Next thing he'll have excuses for losing games.

delpiero7
01-05-2011, 08:59 PM
World no. 1 winning in R2 of an MM gets 100+ responses these days? Really??

oranges
01-05-2011, 09:00 PM
World no. 1 winning in R2 of an MM gets 100+ responses these days? Really??

Well, at least it's not an exho

coonster14
01-05-2011, 09:07 PM
Still, can not believe that Rafa got bagelled by Lacko, good effort thought to come back and win, don't really care if he loses next round, I just hope that he gets back to top form come Aus Open.

Scola
01-05-2011, 09:13 PM
Gulbis got a free ticket to final with Fed.

FormerRafaFan
01-05-2011, 09:18 PM
Oh why so prolix?

Fever... :lol:

Nadull nowadays has excuses even for sets lost. :lol: Next thing he'll have excuses for losing games.

Yeah, because Federer NEVER excuses himself if he loses, right? Nah.. like for example when he lost to Berdych he said "I can usually beat guys like these" or something like that. I'm not saying Rafa is perfect, but please.. he's not the only one making excuses for sets lost or matches lost, and he probably won't be the last. And fever is a good reason to lose a set imo.

World no. 1 winning in R2 of an MM gets 100+ responses these days? Really??

did you see the scoreline? A guy bageling Rafa is like fuel on fire for these haters. No they can go on hating for days! They're probably happier than they've been in a while. Sad really.

Allez
01-05-2011, 09:21 PM
Yeah, because Federer NEVER excuses himself if he loses, right? Nah.. like for example when he lost to Berdych he said "I can usually beat guys like these" or something like that. I'm not saying Rafa is perfect, but please.. he's not the only one making excuses for sets lost or matches lost, and he probably won't be the last. And fever is a good reason to lose a set imo.


I'm not sure why this has anything to do with Federer. Glenn hates Federer so he would probably agree with you :shrug:

malisha
01-05-2011, 09:29 PM
no surprise here

Lacko have a huge game when on and Nadal did have troubles with that kind of players in the past

like someone said Lacko will probably lose in 1.round AO qualys to a local lad

GlennMirnyi
01-05-2011, 09:35 PM
Yeah, because Federer NEVER excuses himself if he loses, right? Nah.. like for example when he lost to Berdych he said "I can usually beat guys like these" or something like that. I'm not saying Rafa is perfect, but please.. he's not the only one making excuses for sets lost or matches lost, and he probably won't be the last. And fever is a good reason to lose a set imo.



did you see the scoreline? A guy bageling Rafa is like fuel on fire for these haters. No they can go on hating for days! They're probably happier than they've been in a while. Sad really.

I couldn't care a single nanoparticle less about Frauderer.

If he were feverish he shouldn't have played. :) If he stepped on court, he should just shut up about it.

Lleyton_
01-05-2011, 09:43 PM
Yeah, because Federer NEVER excuses himself if he loses, right? Nah.. like for example when he lost to Berdych he said "I can usually beat guys like these" or something like that. I'm not saying Rafa is perfect, but please.. he's not the only one making excuses for sets lost or matches lost, and he probably won't be the last. And fever is a good reason to lose a set imo.



did you see the scoreline? A guy bageling Rafa is like fuel on fire for these haters. No they can go on hating for days! They're probably happier than they've been in a while. Sad really.

Everything is about Fedal :zzz:

While defending Federer: But Nadal blah blah blah
While defending Nadal: But Federer blah blah blah

careergrandslam
01-05-2011, 10:04 PM
cant believe the guy played doubles with a fever, its so frustrating that he dont know when to just withdraw.
same shit happened in 2009 during the clay season.

expext gulbis to double bagel rafa next round.

where are rafa advisers/team/coach??
dont let him play.

arggghhhhhhh

FedererBulgaria
01-05-2011, 10:07 PM
ohh dear....number one in action.....

FlameOn
01-05-2011, 10:09 PM
lol Federer would never gut out a win like this, certainly not in '11. He'd say "I can handle these guys when I'm healthy but today I was sick". :lol:

luie
01-05-2011, 10:12 PM
lol Federer would never gut out a win like this, certainly not in '11. He'd say "I can handle these guys when I'm healthy but today I was sick". :lol:
fed made the SF of the AO with mono.:rolleyes:

Rita
01-05-2011, 10:16 PM
lol Federer would never gut out a win like this, certainly not in '11. He'd say "I can handle these guys when I'm healthy but today I was sick". :lol:

How about you actually post something that has nothing to do with Federer? :confused:

SetSampras
01-05-2011, 10:22 PM
Nadal just needs to take a break.. He spent the offseason playing meaningless exos, and traveling all over the world and now is sick. Take a break you moron. He won't be ready for the AO going like this.

Lleyton_
01-05-2011, 10:23 PM
How about you actually post something that has nothing to do with Federer? :confused:

That'd be either about Fernando Fiasco's jock or Nadal's famous ass.

Orka_n
01-05-2011, 10:34 PM
This Bagel is good.

Matt01
01-05-2011, 10:37 PM
fed made the SF of the AO with mono.:rolleyes:


Sure :lol:


This Bagel is good.


I hope you enjoyed it :)

Orka_n
01-05-2011, 10:39 PM
I hope you enjoyed it :)Thanks man, I did. :)

Certinfy
01-05-2011, 10:41 PM
Strategic tank from Lacko in the 3rd, didn't want to embarrass Nadal any further.

luie
01-05-2011, 10:42 PM
Sure :lol:





I hope you enjoyed it :)


So you are saying he didn't.
How else do you explain him losing to a mediocre player like novak.;)

Lleyton_
01-05-2011, 10:43 PM
Sure :lol:

:worship: It was an excuse just like Roddick's 'mono' :retard:

Matt01
01-05-2011, 10:51 PM
So you are saying he didn't.
How else do you explain him losing to a mediocre player like novak.;)


He was simply outplayed by the future-GOAT Novak. :worship:

luie
01-05-2011, 10:52 PM
He was simply outplayed by the future-GOAT Novak. :worship:
Future GOAT novak :haha::haha::haha::haha:

Fujee
01-05-2011, 11:07 PM
Whats with the bagel?

Topspindoctor
01-05-2011, 11:10 PM
did you see the scoreline? A guy bageling Rafa is like fuel on fire for these haters. No they can go on hating for days! They're probably happier than they've been in a while. Sad really.

The bitterness still seeps through because he won. Haters are on fire today. Probably going to scatter like cockroaches when Nadal routines Mugbis today :sad: :awww:

Corey Feldman
01-05-2011, 11:29 PM
lol Nadal fans here actually crying thesedays - because of the amount of posts in a thread :cuckoo:

BigJohn
01-05-2011, 11:32 PM
Rafatardism is both a good and a bad thing. It's bad because it is annoying, but it is so hilarious.

Clay Death
01-05-2011, 11:36 PM
The bitterness still seeps through because he won. Haters are on fire today. Probably going to scatter like cockroaches when Nadal routines Mugbis today :sad: :awww:

its usually the most clueless fedZEALOToids who are most riddled with envy fungus topspin doc.

this is funny as shit.

i dont have a problem with normal and reasonable fedZEALOToids. its the ones with all the envy fungus who are a miserable and hateful breed.

their hate consumes them.

BigJohn
01-05-2011, 11:40 PM
Right on cue...

Kiedis
01-05-2011, 11:40 PM
OMG, Rafa creates so much passion... well, it's logical, he is the number one and clearly the best player nowdays and a living legend of tennis too. Vamos!

Singularity
01-05-2011, 11:52 PM
The bitterness still seeps through because he won. Haters are on fire today. Probably going to scatter like cockroaches when Nadal routines Mugbis today :sad: :awww:
Of course, were Federer the one to get bagelled, you'd be saying the exact same thing, right?

Clay Death
01-06-2011, 12:08 AM
it is good to see you around ejaculon.

ready for a great season old warrior?

i am really pissed at the clay warrior. he needed to skip his doubles match.

i dont even know why the bloody hell he is in doha? its not like he needs the appearance money.

he could have done better with more rest and more time on the practice courts.

Topspindoctor
01-06-2011, 12:14 AM
it is good to see you around ejaculon.

ready for a great season old warrior?

i am really pissed at the clay warrior. he needed to skip his doubles match.

i dont even know why the bloody hell he is in doha? its not like he needs the appearance money.

he could have done better with more rest and more time on the practice courts.

Agree 100%. This is 2009 all over again :sad: Playing with fever is just stupid :retard:

He should be in bed, swimming in anti biotics with Xisca attending to him not grinding out wins against challenger mug playing match of his life :o His pride will be his undoing :(

The Magician
01-06-2011, 12:19 AM
Just disgraceful from cheatdal :o Plays like crap, makes up excuses because Cheatdal literally cannot play poorly without something physically wrong with him outside his control, and still wins. If he had any class, he would realize making up these injury and sickness excuses is hurtful to the players he wins against. Yeah right, Cheatdal only carea about one thing, and that's money.

Corey Feldman
01-06-2011, 12:22 AM
Paranoia at its worst

he has a fever not a broken leg, he'll be recovered and at his best by Saturday when you will be overjoyed at his title

dreadful poster this topspindoctor

Corey Feldman
01-06-2011, 12:24 AM
noticed Nadal on his death bed coming out and winning doubles match 6-0 6-2

fran70
01-06-2011, 12:26 AM
Nadal was far from his best today and he's apparently coming off a fever so it's understandable. Lukas played well, he went for his shots with a lot of success and played aggressively throughout the entire match.

In the third set Nadal took a quick 4-0 lead but then Lukas took one of the breaks back. Then Nadal broke back again when Lukas was serving 3-5.

PS: this is the 10th time ever Nadal gets bagelled.

This :yeah:

Topspindoctor
01-06-2011, 12:31 AM
noticed Nadal on his death bed coming out and winning doubles match 6-0 6-2

True champions fight through adversities.

The Magician
01-06-2011, 12:33 AM
True champions fight through adversities.

And even truer champions make up adversities to fight through :o

Clay Death
01-06-2011, 12:34 AM
clay warrior was at 4% capacity today so what happened:

he went out anyway and snatched both singles and doubles.

weep on. we need the free amusement.

Topspindoctor
01-06-2011, 12:35 AM
And even truer champions make up adversities to fight through :o

You think Nadal was faking? Maybe you should have seen him coughing and sweating on court, missing routine shots and making something like 40 UE. Lacko is a joke, wake up please. Nadal thrashed him 2/2/2 in AO 2010 :zzz:

Clay Death
01-06-2011, 12:38 AM
it does not take a rocket scientist to see that he was playing in a physically weakened state.

all i had to do was watch him for a second and knew he was feeling very weak out there. that can affect your concentration a great deal.

The Magician
01-06-2011, 12:39 AM
You think Nadal was faking? Maybe you should have seen him coughing and sweating on court, missing routine shots and making something like 40 UE. Lacko is a joke, wake up please. Nadal thrashed him 2/2/2 in AO 2010 :zzz:

Nadull was also in exo mode. Of course, anyone playing aggressive enough on a hard court can give him a result like this but Nadull was poor as well. It's the excuses, the phantom injuries, and the post-win whining about problems which last a set at most which bothers me :rolleyes: Oh, and the Nadulltards who blindly believe every excuse like sheep :wavey:

rafa_maniac
01-06-2011, 01:29 AM
God the back and forth tard wars are tiresome. Exact same posts from the exact same people EVERY SINGLE TIME. What is the point?

Anyway, not good from Rafa. If he really is suffering from a fever I'd prefer he withdrew, but I seriously doubt the great numpty would do anything as smart as that.

fast_clay
01-06-2011, 02:32 AM
God the back and forth tard wars are tiresome.

stefan edberg would be spinning in his grave

Clay Death
01-06-2011, 02:43 AM
why?

who burried him alive already and managed to live himself?

last time i checked, he was having a blast with his family in the cayman islands while also hitting with safin on the red clay there.

Start da Game
01-06-2011, 02:58 AM
looks like blind fedloving bugs were in full swing last night.......get a clue goons, spartan was clearly suffering out there but i was quick enough to notice lukas playing well.......

spartans fight, they fight and win no matter the situation........nadal cannot think of not competing and that's somewhat annoying at times even to his fans........so no need to puke your hate all over this victory thread........

just wishing that gulbis beats him today because that's the only way spartans go down and take rest, they go down fighting........

Start da Game
01-06-2011, 03:04 AM
the fact that spartan plays, fights and wins all the time keeps other players' hopes alive and keeps the season interesting.......if he planned his schedule better by eliminating the doubles and exos bullshit, giving his best only in selective events, there would practically be zero chance for anyone on the tour of winning anything on any surface........

Shade
01-06-2011, 03:06 AM
I love how this thread's title is positive, while if Federer played a match with scoreline it'd be "Roger falters horribly against nobody, he's done, out next round. finite."

Gotta admire how he won this match, Lacko seemed surprised at how different Nadal was in the 3rd set compared to the 2nd, haha.

nadal_slam_king
01-06-2011, 03:36 AM
Nadal is GOAT? He is a joke. Got bageled by who again?

Only 10th bagel of his career.

gioconda
01-06-2011, 04:08 AM
So many of y'all are sick. So little time.

GlennMirnyi
01-06-2011, 04:09 AM
the fact that spartan plays, fights and wins all the time keeps other players' hopes alive and keeps the season interesting.......if he planned his schedule better by eliminating the doubles and exos bullshit, giving his best only in selective events, there would practically be zero chance for anyone on the tour of winning anything on any surface........

:haha: :haha:

How delusional.

Foxy
01-06-2011, 07:32 AM
noticed Nadal on his death bed coming out and winning doubles match 6-0 6-2

6:2 6:0 if I have mono, no?

Foxy
01-06-2011, 07:33 AM
You think Nadal was faking? Maybe you should have seen him coughing and sweating on court, missing routine shots and making something like 40 UE. Lacko is a joke, wake up please. Nadal thrashed him 2/2/2 in AO 2010 :zzz:

Yeap. I am sure if it was Federer he would have died on court let alone win the match and then the doubles. Some spartan spirit! ;)

Arkulari
01-06-2011, 07:53 AM
oh yeah, it's not as if Roger played 6 matches including a 5-setter with mono at the AO 08...

oh wait... :retard:

Both players are fighters, Rafa is a bigger one but you don't get where Roger has gotten without being able to fight back a lot of things (climate, illness, etc) when matches get rough

And for the record, I don't think Doha is the best way to measure how they are about the AO, they won't go all out there, if they can win it, it's ok, if they won't, I don't think either one is gonna lose sleep over it. :shrug:

Let's see how things are at the second week of the AO, not before

nadal_slam_king
01-06-2011, 08:04 AM
oh yeah, it's not as if Roger played 6 matches including a 5-setter with mono at the AO 08...

oh wait... :retard:

Both players are fighters, Rafa is a bigger one but you don't get where Roger has gotten without being able to fight back a lot of things (climate, illness, etc) when matches get rough

And for the record, I don't think Doha is the best way to measure how they are about the AO, they won't go all out there, if they can win it, it's ok, if they won't, I don't think either one is gonna lose sleep over it. :shrug:

Let's see how things are at the second week of the AO, not before

Plus I doubt Rafa will have flu symptoms by the time AO starts. In fact a player's condition or form isn't even that relevant until the 2nd week of the AO.

Zagor
01-06-2011, 08:14 AM
Yeap. I am sure if it was Federer he would have died on court let alone win the match and then the doubles. Some spartan spirit! ;)

Actually,Federer is one of the very few players who have never retired from a match ever so I'd say he has proven he can play through adversity(injuries/fatigue/ilness etc.)just fine.There are certainly things you can criticize Fed for but this isn't really one of them as he always competes until the end instead of throwing in the towel and retiring.

Bobby
01-06-2011, 08:16 AM
Plus I doubt Rafa will have flu symptoms by the time AO starts. In fact a player's condition or form isn't even that relevant until the 2nd week of the AO.

Of course it's relevant. If a player's condition and/or form sucks during the first week, he may end up playing a couple of tight five setters. That would be bad, since it's probably going to be hot in Australia.

Zagor
01-06-2011, 08:18 AM
And for the record, I don't think Doha is the best way to measure how they are about the AO, they won't go all out there, if they can win it, it's ok, if they won't, I don't think either one is gonna lose sleep over it. :shrug:

Let's see how things are at the second week of the AO, not before

Bingo,who wins Doha/Abu Dhabi/Kooyong/Brisbane etc. is largely irrelevant in the grand scheme of things,those are just warm up tournaments and nothing more.Fed lost to Kolja in Doha last year and then went on to win AO while in 2009 similarly Nadal lost to Monfils in Doha and went on to win the title.

By the time AO rolls around I'm pretty sure Nadal will be fine,in general I think his physical woes are often blown out of proportion,the guy's tougher than some people(mostly his fans which is strange)give him credit for.

Shade
01-06-2011, 08:19 AM
Plus I doubt Rafa will have flu symptoms by the time AO starts. In fact a player's condition or form isn't even that relevant until the 2nd week of the AO.

It's relevant the first week if they, you know, lose. You silly banana.

Okay, so I've read all of this thread now, and there are five types of posts in different quantities. One being the most common kind of post.

1. People talking about Nadal being great, a true fighter
2. People complaining about Fed fans bashing Nadal for getting bagel'd
3. People talking about how Nadal is stupid for not pulling out of the doubles/Doha
4. People who simply say "fun match, entertaining"
5. Fed fans who really did bash Nadal for getting bagel'd

The moral of the story? Nadal dickriders, stop being so touchy.

He won't pull out, though. It's just a fever and he doesn't care whether he wins or loses this even anyway. Might as well play to see what'll happen. Besides, if he does win then people can just say, "he won Doha WITH A FEVER? This man will win AO for sure now."

henke007
01-06-2011, 08:21 AM
I had fever and play short , NO?!!

bokehlicious
01-06-2011, 08:28 AM
Nadal surely isn't the most lovable player out there, but does he really deserve to have such an amount of dumb worshippers? :scratch: I wouldn't wish that to my worst enemy... :o

nadal_slam_king
01-06-2011, 08:35 AM
It's relevant the first week if they, you know, lose. You silly banana.



This is Rafael Nadal we are talking about here. Formality, in all slams except for the one in 2009 when he was living on pain-killers.

samanosuke
01-06-2011, 08:36 AM
Good old moonballing always works . You can't say that Nadal was awful in second set but he can't do anything when on fire guy is on other side of the net . Always was and still is . This is why he can't be goat . Nothing is in his hands . It's very difficult to play against a guy from which you can't get anything but at least you know if you are playing a good match you'll have a chance to win no matter on Nadal's level . This always was and forever will be main difference between Nadal and true goat

nadal_slam_king
01-06-2011, 08:36 AM
Nadal surely isn't the most lovable player out there, but does he really deserve to have such an amount of dumb worshippers? :scratch: I wouldn't wish that to my worst enemy... :o

Hope you don't get banned for that one.

bokehlicious
01-06-2011, 08:40 AM
Hope you don't get banned for that one.

:lol: and why would I? Pointing out the dumb tards is ban worthy now? :scratch:

:hug:

nadal_slam_king
01-06-2011, 08:44 AM
Good old moonballing always works . You can't say that Nadal was awful in second set but he can't do anything when on fire guy is on other side of the net . Always was and still is . This is why he can't be goat . Nothing is in his hands . It's very difficult to play against a guy from which you can't get anything but at least you know if you are playing a good match you'll have a chance to win no matter on Nadal's level . This always was and forever will be main difference between Nadal and true goat

Actually he said-
Q. What did you tell yourself at the start of the third set?
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, when I lost the serve for the second time in the second, I didn't fight anymore, because I say, Well, we gonna rest a little bit now and try my best in the third.

Rafa had no energy at that point in the match and did the wise thing. And in the 3rd set it was Rafa's opponent who had no say in the outcome.

The true GOAT should win 4 or 5 slams in a row.

nadal_slam_king
01-06-2011, 08:45 AM
:lol: and why would I? Pointing out the dumb tards is ban worthy now? :scratch:

:hug:

Wow, another danger post for you, good luck.

bokehlicious
01-06-2011, 08:47 AM
:scared: :unsure: *shitting my pants* :scared:




:haha: :haha: :awww: :hug:

Lunatiq
01-06-2011, 09:22 AM
This Lacko is good.

I agree :)

Primus
01-06-2011, 09:26 AM
Good old moonballing always works . You can't say that Nadal was awful in second set but he can't do anything when on fire guy is on other side of the net . Always was and still is . This is why he can't be goat . Nothing is in his hands . It's very difficult to play against a guy from which you can't get anything but at least you know if you are playing a good match you'll have a chance to win no matter on Nadal's level . This always was and forever will be main difference between Nadal and true goat
Yeah, like Federer didn't have to save his guts a couple of times in first two rounds. And even loose a match from extra n00bs like Benetau last year.
I asume you know how it is to play 100+ matches a year (like 200-300 sets) with a best players in the world and not to play even let say 20 bad sets?
I pitty you guys who have energy day after day whining why Nadal isn't a goat or Federer isn't the goat because first got bageled yesterday ant the other one cries a lot.
Face it, Nadal won't be GOAT in your eyes even if he wins 20 GS back to back, so stop making your arguments every single time he slips up. It's pathetic and childish.

finishingmove
01-06-2011, 09:32 AM
liquidate as in turn one into a liquid?

i guess he's gonna evaporate his next opponent

ossie
01-06-2011, 09:34 AM
i love how the haters think rafa cant win ao now because of this match :haha:

Lleyton_
01-06-2011, 09:39 AM
Nadal fans and their extreme arrogance....They can't even stand Nadal losing a set :o

Foxy
01-06-2011, 09:43 AM
Actually,Federer is one of the very few players who have never retired from a match ever so I'd say he has proven he can play through adversity(injuries/fatigue/ilness etc.)just fine.There are certainly things you can criticize Fed for but this isn't really one of them as he always competes until the end instead of throwing in the towel and retiring.

Against Blake in Paris 2008. Sorry you fail. Rogie had many late withdrawals before tournaments as well after being sick or injured. It is not in a match but it is about the same. While Rafa can play injured and sick and tired at the same time. This is Sparta, my man!

This is for the haters!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1mujnb4-uo

Lleyton_
01-06-2011, 09:51 AM
Against Blake in Paris 2008. Sorry you fail. Rogie had many late withdrawals before tournaments as well after being sick or injured. It is not in a match but it is about the same. While Rafa can play injured and sick and tired at the same time. This is Sparta, my man!

This is for the haters!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1mujnb4-uo

Somebody failed yes but who? :lol:

Foxy
01-06-2011, 09:53 AM
Somebody failed yes but who? :lol:

2008 ATP Masters Series Paris
France Hard Q Blake, James
W/O

You?

oranges
01-06-2011, 09:58 AM
I'm guessing the difference between WO and retirment is foreign to you :lol:

Lleyton_
01-06-2011, 10:01 AM
2008 ATP Masters Series Paris
France Hard Q Blake, James
W/O

You?

:lol:

nadal_slam_king
01-06-2011, 10:15 AM
i love how the haters think rafa cant win ao now because of this match :haha:

That's what I've been trying to get the haters to believe since the US Open, I've been hyping up Federer and Murray as the favorites for the AO. That would make Rafa's 10th slam an even bigger shot to the guts of those haters, so let's keep that belief going :yeah:

joplin
01-06-2011, 11:04 AM
Good old moonballing always works . You can't say that Nadal was awful in second set but he can't do anything when on fire guy is on other side of the net . Always was and still is . This is why he can't be goat . Nothing is in his hands . It's very difficult to play against a guy from which you can't get anything but at least you know if you are playing a good match you'll have a chance to win no matter on Nadal's level . This always was and forever will be main difference between Nadal and true goat
wrong
everything is just pure crap...we all know that this true goat couldnt handle playing this underdog who played 5 hour match round before

FormerRafaFan
01-06-2011, 11:18 AM
That's what I've been trying to get the haters to believe since the US Open, I've been hyping up Federer and Murray as the favorites for the AO. That would make Rafa's 10th slam an even bigger shot to the guts of those haters, so let's keep that belief going :yeah:

+1 :worship:

Nole Rules
01-06-2011, 11:24 AM
Good old moonballing always works . You can't say that Nadal was awful in second set but he can't do anything when on fire guy is on other side of the net . Always was and still is . This is why he can't be goat . Nothing is in his hands . It's very difficult to play against a guy from which you can't get anything but at least you know if you are playing a good match you'll have a chance to win no matter on Nadal's level . This always was and forever will be main difference between Nadal and true goat

So true.:worship:

nadal_slam_king
01-06-2011, 11:26 AM
+1 :worship:
:yeah::yeah::yeah:
http://tennishead.net-genie.co.uk/siteimage/scale/0/0/172613.gif
:yeah::yeah::yeah:

Singularity
01-06-2011, 11:46 AM
Good old moonballing always works . You can't say that Nadal was awful in second set but he can't do anything when on fire guy is on other side of the net . Always was and still is . This is why he can't be goat . Nothing is in his hands . It's very difficult to play against a guy from which you can't get anything but at least you know if you are playing a good match you'll have a chance to win no matter on Nadal's level . This always was and forever will be main difference between Nadal and true goat
Except that Nadal won the third set because he raised his level, and was able to start seriously dictating points with his forehand - and Lacko couldn't hang with him. I think the match was Nadal's to lose, as much as it was Lacko's to win. Nadal won it in the end by being aggressive when he needed to be, despite making many uncharacteristic errors.

Nole fan
01-06-2011, 02:55 PM
LOL these Nadal threads are so predictable. :spit:
Know exactly what i'm gonna read even before I start.

Arkulari
01-06-2011, 03:14 PM
Against Blake in Paris 2008. Sorry you fail. Rogie had many late withdrawals before tournaments as well after being sick or injured. It is not in a match but it is about the same. While Rafa can play injured and sick and tired at the same time. This is Sparta, my man!

This is for the haters!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1mujnb4-uo

W/O is not the same as retirement and to be honest, it's a bit stupid to play if you're ill or injured (Roger did it in AO 08 for example), the player is the one to suffer the consequences :shrug:

Rafa has withdrawn from tournaments before as well and there's nothing wrong with that ;)

CCBH
01-06-2011, 03:37 PM
Good old moonballing always works . You can't say that Nadal was awful in second set but he can't do anything when on fire guy is on other side of the net . Always was and still is . This is why he can't be goat . Nothing is in his hands . It's very difficult to play against a guy from which you can't get anything but at least you know if you are playing a good match you'll have a chance to win no matter on Nadal's level . This always was and forever will be main difference between Nadal and true goat

Well, luckily for the best players, these on-fire curiosities are few and far between, because anyone who decides to go all out against them has to play at an incredibly high level, punishing the ball repeatedly with a way higher success rate than normal, and finally, reality catches up with them when they either : score a solitary win and flop miserably afterwards, or fizzle out in the middle of the match itself.

Shade
01-06-2011, 04:26 PM
Against Blake in Paris 2008. Sorry you fail. Rogie had many late withdrawals before tournaments as well after being sick or injured. It is not in a match but it is about the same. While Rafa can play injured and sick and tired at the same time. This is Sparta, my man!

This is for the haters!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1mujnb4-uo

Are you stupid? He said Federer's never retired from a match, as in once he's started playing he's never retired before it finished. That's different than withdrawing before the match starts, which is a walkover for the other player.

Get your facts straight before trying to sound all high and mighty, thanks.

shiaben
01-06-2011, 04:46 PM
I was disgusted by the outcome of this match when I watched the scoreline. However, I never saw this match, so when I read that he had a fever, I was not surprised. When people are sick i.e. mono, fever, injuries sets can go the other way around. Great job Nadal for still coming out on top. Lacko is still a clown.

I hope this fever is leave soon and that he doesn't catch anything else once he reaches Australia.

MTwEeZi
01-06-2011, 04:48 PM
look at this. 14 page thread for R2 of a 250!!


Only Nadal can generate this much interest for tennis

GlennMirnyi
01-06-2011, 05:05 PM
look at this. 14 page thread for R2 of a 250!!


Only Nadal can generate this much interest for tennis

Nobody's interested in the match.

The commotion is all about Nadull's customary excuses.