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Doha QF: Nadal def. Youzhny 6-4, 6-4

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 06:10 PM
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

He should've won 6-1 in the second, but had a brain cramp:o :o :o

but my baby won:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Youzhny played very very well im impressed:worship:

samanosuke
01-05-2012, 06:10 PM
Not bad for a broken shoulder guy infected with life threatening virus .few leg injuries missing for peak nadal though

Rafa is the GOAT
01-05-2012, 06:12 PM
Seems like you posted the same tread as I did just exactly a minute earlier.

Ben.
01-05-2012, 06:13 PM
Had to stumble over the finish line in the end but some very good signs for Rafa. Has to avoid thos lapses in concentration though. Colonel did well to keep this so close, he was very good at times, there was one BH rocket in particular that was huge.

theKSHE
01-05-2012, 06:13 PM
LOL. He played 2 or 3 points with a kid and the kid was blasting winners from his moonballs and acting like a boss in the net shaking his hand without even looking at him, LIKE A BOSS. Showing Youzhny how it is done!

Sunset of Age
01-05-2012, 06:15 PM
Very high quality match with BOTH players playing a lot better than I've seen them do for a very very long time! :worship:

Rafa serving great and apart from a slight dip at the end of the 2nd set played aggressively and creative. Youzhny fighting like a lion and I daresay that the scoreline doesn't give him the credits he deserves.
Welcome back, the both of you :hug: !

Congrats to Rafa - this match must really have given him a bucketload of confidence. Youzhny has enough positives to take from it as well. :D

samanosuke
01-05-2012, 06:16 PM
nadal can play well but constantly getting tight on big points or when he needs to close the set or match . just his luck is that slaves are around every corner these days

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 06:19 PM
Seems like you posted the same tread as I did just exactly a minute earlier.

Really, oh no?:facepalm:

shawshank
01-05-2012, 06:19 PM
I liked it a lot. I like this new Nadal :)

Tipsarevic
01-05-2012, 06:20 PM
:woohoo:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/mseles/tennis/ROLLIE.gif

samanosuke
01-05-2012, 06:21 PM
Good to see that Simon Reed is informed about various sports .

Comment on Raul was " The part of World Cup winning team "

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 06:21 PM
:woohoo:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/mseles/tennis/ROLLIE.gif

:inlove:

viruzzz
01-05-2012, 06:22 PM
Youzhny played pretty well... But kinda pushing from both sides.
Anyways, I liked the match, I enjoyed it, good shots.

*Jean*
01-05-2012, 06:29 PM
Mikhail :(

Mountaindewslave
01-05-2012, 06:32 PM
Nadal played great until a slight mental lapse when he was serving to be up 5-1 and was broken BUT to be fair Youzhney sort of forced the issue, he went for his shots when chances came and that's why it was hard for Rafael to finish things.

Nadal is looking very good, happy to see him mixing things up and displaying variety because I feel like for portions of 2011 his game was missing that. looking promising.

NID
01-05-2012, 06:35 PM
excellent match. nadal seems to be in much better form than a year ago.

Foxy
01-05-2012, 07:01 PM
I haven't seen him play that good on HC for the whole 2011. Not getting overexcited but if forehand, backhand, serve and movement are working like that or better then God saves the Djoker.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 07:04 PM
RAFA IS BACK BEWARE HATERS BEWARE:devil: :sport:

Saberq
01-05-2012, 07:05 PM
I haven't see him play that good on HC for the whole 2011. Not getting overexcited but if forehand, backhand, serve and movement are working like that or better then God saves the Djoker.

:haha: :haha: :haha: ......today Novak would bagel Nadal ........are you kidding me ....only reason he won is that Youzhny is a mug that chokes on big points .....Novak on his 70% is better on HC than Rafa on his 100%.............have fun at the AO .....

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 07:08 PM
Dont start trolling Sabe:devil: :ras:

Dejan16
01-05-2012, 07:10 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: ......today Novak would bagel Nadal ........are you kidding me ....only reason he won is that Youzhny is a mug that chokes on big points .....Novak on his 70% is better on HC than Rafa on his 100%.............have fun at the AO .....

I have to agree with this, youzhny cannot be compared to novak, he was feeding rafa short balls all match, allowing rafa to be a little more dominant then usual, novak will not allow such things, he will attack nadals loopy shots, and will keep him on the defense.

Kat_YYZ
01-05-2012, 07:10 PM
:woohoo:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/mseles/tennis/ROLLIE.gif

what is with the suitcase? he can't carry a bag like everyone else? :rolleyes: Isn't Babolat paying him enough to carry their branded bag?

Saberq
01-05-2012, 07:15 PM
Dont start trolling Sabe:devil: :ras:

me? never honey :cool:

Ash86
01-05-2012, 07:15 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: ......today Novak would bagel Nadal ........are you kidding me ....only reason he won is that Youzhny is a mug that chokes on big points .....Novak on his 70% is better on HC than Rafa on his 100%.............have fun at the AO .....

Get a grip - Novak didn't bagel the Nadal who had no serve & was pretty sub-par at the US Open yet he'd bagel a Nadal who's playing well & confident?:rolleyes: As for the Novak's 70% being better than Nadal's 100% - again that's laughable. If we put Nadal's 100% as his Aus Open 09 & US Open 10 performances then that would always be a tough match even for Novak 100%, let alone Novak 70% - Novak's better on HC yes but the gulf is not like you're making it out to be.

Great performance from Rafa - still not getting too excited about Aus Open - getting nervous at key moments & still some mental lapses but frankly after the dismal Asia swing & WTF this is a relief - when was the last time he made 31 winners in 2 sets? He was struggling to make even 1 a few months ago. The confidence is all positive & really if he gets to the QF or semis at Aus Open that's good for him - sets him up for the IW-Olympics assault. :cool:

rocketassist
01-05-2012, 07:16 PM
#mtf #sameoldshit

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 07:17 PM
what is with the suitcase? he can't carry a bag like everyone else? :rolleyes: Isn't Babolat paying him enough to carry their branded bag?
I love his suitcase:hearts:
me? never honey :cool:
:nerner: :kiss:
Get a grip - Novak didn't bagel the Nadal who had no serve & was pretty sub-par at the US Open yet he'd bagel a Nadal who's playing well & confident?:rolleyes: As for the Novak's 70% being better than Nadal's 100% - again that's laughable. If we put Nadal's 100% as his Aus Open 09 & US Open 10 performances then that would always be a tough match even for Novak 100%, let alone Novak 70% - Novak's better on HC yes but the gulf is not like you're making it out to be.

Great performance from Rafa - still not getting too excited about Aus Open - getting nervous at key moments & still some mental lapses but frankly after the dismal Asia swing & WTF this is a relief - when was the last time he made 31 winners in 2 sets? He was struggling to make even 1 a few months ago. The confidence is all positive & really if he gets to the QF or semis at Aus Open that's good for him - sets him up for the IW-Olympics assault. :cool:
:hearts: :worship: :kiss:

manadrainer
01-05-2012, 07:21 PM
Very solid from Rafa. I feel he's the favourite to win here.

Saberq
01-05-2012, 07:22 PM
Get a grip - Novak didn't bagel the Nadal who had no serve & was pretty sub-par at the US Open yet he'd bagel a Nadal who's playing well & confident?:rolleyes: As for the Novak's 70% being better than Nadal's 100% - again that's laughable. If we put Nadal's 100% as his Aus Open 09 & US Open 10 performances then that would always be a tough match even for Novak 100%, let alone Novak 70% - Novak's better on HC yes but the gulf is not like you're making it out to be.

Great performance from Rafa - still not getting too excited about Aus Open - getting nervous at key moments & still some mental lapses but frankly after the dismal Asia swing & WTF this is a relief - when was the last time he made 31 winners in 2 sets? He was struggling to make even 1 a few months ago. The confidence is all positive & really if he gets to the QF or semis at Aus Open that's good for him - sets him up for the IW-Olympics assault. :cool:

Novak at 100% fit in form when everything is working on HC can not be beaten by Rafael Nadal....when Rafa wins more HC Slams than Novak call me.....and yes I know 10>4

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 07:24 PM
Good boy Sabe good boy:angel:

GSMnadal
01-05-2012, 07:26 PM
Time to read the bottom part of my sig and start believing people :devil:

Saberq
01-05-2012, 07:27 PM
Good boy Sabe good boy:angel:

;)

Ash86
01-05-2012, 07:27 PM
Novak at 100% fit in form when everything is working on HC can not be beaten by Rafael Nadal....when Rafa wins more HC Slams than Novak call me.....and yes I know 10>4

I said - Novak is a better HC player - in fact, MUCH better HC player. I'm not even saying Rafa could beat him at 100% - I'm saying I'm not envisaging bagels - I would still expect a fight rather than a 6-0, 6-0. I think Novak & Rafa at their best on HCs is closer than Novak & Rafa at their best on clay - call me when Novak has more Clay slams. ;) Again, Novak is the 2nd best Hardcourter of his generation (Fed :worship:) but it wouldn't be a demolition.

Sapeod
01-05-2012, 07:29 PM
So, let me guess. Same old? Youzhny was crap, Nadal was less crap? Sounds like a typical Nadal victory to me.

Saberq
01-05-2012, 07:32 PM
I said - Novak is a better HC player - in fact, MUCH better HC player. I'm not even saying Rafa could beat him at 100% - I'm saying I'm not envisaging bagels - I would still expect a fight rather than a 6-0, 6-0. I think Novak & Rafa at their best on HCs is closer than Novak & Rafa at their best on clay - call me when Novak has more Clay slams. ;) Again, Novak is the 2nd best Hardcourter of his generation (Fed :worship:) but it wouldn't be a demolition.

Yeah Fed is something else ..........It's not fair for Clay Slams Novak needs 7 Rafa only needs 2 HC Slams to overtake him :devil:...and Novak is the best HC of his generation given that Fed is not in his generation

So, let me guess. Same old? Youzhny was crap, Nadal was less crap? Sounds like a typical Nadal victory to me.


No Youzhny was good just crap on clutch points ....and please Dani all matches Andy won this year were by the format you just described

Rafa is the GOAT
01-05-2012, 07:52 PM
Time to read the bottom part of my sig and start believing people :devil:

Completely true, will change my signature too

RafaNadal2012!!!
01-05-2012, 07:52 PM
Good solid slave form Rafa especially first set losing 1 point on first serve

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 07:52 PM
:haha: dont put fire in Dani's ass today please:haha:

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 07:54 PM
Time to read the bottom part of my sig and start believing people :devil:

Completely true, will change my signature too

:devil:

Tipsarevic
01-05-2012, 08:16 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: ......today Novak would bagel Nadal ........are you kidding me ....only reason he won is that Youzhny is a mug that chokes on big points .....Novak on his 70% is better on HC than Rafa on his 100%.............have fun at the AO .....

Well, with your logic, thank God that Rafa didn't play Novak today. It's great that Novak instead was playing - oh wait, he's not even playing this week... Wait, why are we talking about him in a Doha thread again?

Saberq
01-05-2012, 08:17 PM
Well, with your logic, thank God that Rafa didn't play Novak today. It's great that Novak instead was playing - oh wait, he's not even playing this week... Wait, why are we talking about him in a Doha thread again?

Foxy trolled so I responded

Telegram Sam
01-05-2012, 08:29 PM
So, let me guess. Same old? Youzhny was crap, Nadal was less crap? Sounds like a typical Nadal victory to me.

Not exactly. It was a beautiful match, won by a beautiful person!

Sauletekis
01-05-2012, 08:46 PM
So, let me guess. Same old? Youzhny was crap, Nadal was less crap? Sounds like a typical Nadal victory to me.

Still not as typical as Murray losing all sets in slams finals...

Just like heaven
01-05-2012, 09:08 PM
what is with the suitcase? he can't carry a bag like everyone else? :rolleyes: Isn't Babolat paying him enough to carry their branded bag?

No, he's special. :p

At least it's not a man purse. :bolt:

http://outsports.com/jocktalkblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/federer_wimb09_7.jpg

Sunset of Age
01-05-2012, 09:29 PM
So, let me guess. Same old? Youzhny was crap, Nadal was less crap? Sounds like a typical Nadal victory to me.

You obviously didn't watch the match.

No, he's special. :p

At least it's not a man purse. :bolt:

:lol: yeah that was atrocious.
But judging on his serving today, I think Rafa can stop with the trolley act now. ;)

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 09:30 PM
No, he's special. :p

At least it's not a man purse. :bolt:

http://outsports.com/jocktalkblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/federer_wimb09_7.jpg

PWNED:superlol:

Just like heaven
01-05-2012, 09:32 PM
:lol: yeah that was atrocious.
But judging on his serving today, I think Rafa can stop with the trolley act now. ;)

It has nothing to do with the shoulder.

. You came on court with a suitcase on wheels. Was it for protecting the shoulder? What was it? Is it new?

RAFAEL NADAL: You want the true?

Q. Yeah, please.

RAFAEL NADAL: (Smiling.) Seriously, I forgot my bag at home.

Sunset of Age
01-05-2012, 09:33 PM
It has nothing to do with the shoulder.

I know, I was just doing a bit of subtle trolling myself. ;)

Mountaindewslave
01-05-2012, 09:37 PM
I haven't seen him play that good on HC for the whole 2011. Not getting overexcited but if forehand, backhand, serve and movement are working like that or better then God saves the Djoker.

exactly, Nadal in 2011 seemed to neglect half of his game. he was not mixing it up enough, not approaching the net, not playing enough drop shots and DEFINITELY not moving around the court enough.

this match just is exciting because you see Nadal doing what he should always be doing. maybe he has gotten some more passion, second gear

theKSHE
01-05-2012, 09:40 PM
RAFAEL NADAL: You want the true?

WHAT KIND OF ENGLISH IS THIS?

samanosuke
01-05-2012, 09:43 PM
RAFAEL NADAL: You want the true?

WHAT KIND OF ENGLISH IS THIS?

and the biggest fighting argument of nadal's tard on this board is my bad english :o .can't be more pathetic than this. nadal and his fans are suitable, they are fighting nadal in reaching new lows

misty1
01-05-2012, 09:55 PM
still looking for signs of that shoulder injury and seeing none

samanosuke
01-05-2012, 09:56 PM
still looking for signs of that shoulder injury and seeing none

has to lose first

Pirata.
01-05-2012, 10:07 PM
:woohoo:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/mseles/tennis/ROLLIE.gif

Nice rolly bag, Rafa :spit:

Good to see that Simon Reed is informed about various sports .

Comment on Raul was " The part of World Cup winning team "

:facepalm::sobbing: I wish

Mae
01-05-2012, 10:14 PM
Rafa :worship:

Topspindoctor
01-06-2012, 12:59 AM
Too easy for the King of Clay. The title is almost in the bag now.

Saberq
01-06-2012, 01:36 AM
Too easy for the King of Clay. The title is almost in the bag now.

I have a feeling he will beat Fed

Topspindoctor
01-06-2012, 01:45 AM
So, let me guess. Same old? Youzhny was crap, Nadal was less crap? Sounds like a typical Nadal victory to me.

:rolleyes: You have a lot of nerve to make this post considering the lastest Mugray victories...

Naudio Spanlatine
01-06-2012, 02:07 AM
Dani Dani Dani:o :facepalm: :rolleyes:

Saberq
01-06-2012, 02:09 AM
Dani Dani Dani:o :facepalm: :rolleyes:

kid likes to fail

Chirag
01-06-2012, 02:32 AM
Nadal :worship:

EddieNero
01-06-2012, 07:36 AM
Good for Rafa, "250" is the only thing what's left for him these days.

RafaForever
01-06-2012, 07:41 AM
Good for Rafa, "250" is the only thing what's left for him these days.

:haha: :haha:

Ever heard of a place called Monte-Carlo

EddieNero
01-06-2012, 07:43 AM
:haha: :haha:

Ever heard of a place called Monte-Carlo

Monte Carlo happened 8 months ago. Besides I meant to say "off-clay".

ossie
01-06-2012, 09:02 AM
nadal is a bad match up for youzhny/clownfils. expect his real test in the final against either fed or tsonga.

Sombrerero loco
01-06-2012, 10:11 AM
too expected...