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Rome R2: Nadal def. Mayer 61 75

scoobs
05-16-2012, 07:10 PM
Nadal marches on, not a great second set from him though

Certinfy
05-16-2012, 07:11 PM
Mayer played well in the second set, was entertaining.

Nothing more to say though. We saw Nadal destroy Davydenko and then play awful his next match, not saying it'll happen here given the surface but who knows.

Arkulari
05-16-2012, 07:15 PM
Mayer played really well in the second set but it wasn't enough, I think Rafa will have an easier match after this, Marcel is a better match-up for him than Florian (knocks on wood)

samanosuke
05-16-2012, 07:17 PM
Some great shots from Funky just he's never gonna hurt Nadal on clay. On other surface bad match up for Nadal, on clay a guy who can't go through him or outmanoeuvre him. Just don't know why he returns so poor against Nadal, even in that Shanghai win he was returning badly, eats big servers for dinner and he is so poor against Nadal. Never ending luck for nadal again. Raonic would have been much tougher opponent

shawshank
05-16-2012, 07:17 PM
So only one active player left (Davydenko) that has a positive H2H with Rafa?

samanosuke
05-16-2012, 07:19 PM
So only one active player left (Davydenko) that has a positive H2H with Rafa?

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=N409&oId=G621

:wavey:

J99
05-16-2012, 07:19 PM
Nice stuff from Flo, wonder why he's not better.

Tennis-Life
05-16-2012, 07:23 PM
Mayer played good 2nd set, but 1st set was too passive :(


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=N409&oId=G621

:wavey:

:superlol: Where did you find this player? :worship:

dazed1
05-16-2012, 07:23 PM
Yea, good effort from Mayer, no doubt.

scarecrows
05-16-2012, 07:24 PM
:superlol: Where did you find this player? :worship:

what? :speakles:

Hian-GOAT
05-16-2012, 07:25 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=N409&oId=G621

:wavey:

:worship:

Flo :hug: Clay is obviously not good enough for his game :hug:

samanosuke
05-16-2012, 07:28 PM
Mayer played good 2nd set, but 1st set was too passive :(




:superlol: Where did you find this player? :worship:

where did you find mtf ?

this guy is a legend at this place

kiriri***
05-16-2012, 07:29 PM
Nadal is too strong on clay. It wasn't shame this result for Mayer;)

Deathless Mortal
05-16-2012, 07:30 PM
:superlol: Where did you find this player? :worship:

Disturbing question.

Sunset of Age
05-16-2012, 07:30 PM
1st set was complete one-way traffic, outstanding stuff from Rafa especially on his serve. Second set saw more errors creeping into his game, combined with Flo upping his level. Plenty enough to enjoy from Flo there, but the outcome of the match was NID on this surface.
Rather peculiar to see Rafa DF'ing and playing an atrocious low-netted volley when serving it out. Better keep those kind of UEs in the hangar when up against a better player later on in the tournament, Raf.

Tennis-Life
05-16-2012, 07:32 PM
where did you find mtf ?

this guy is a legend at this place

What he did to be honored as a legend? :facepalm:

samanosuke
05-16-2012, 07:34 PM
What he did to be honored as a legend? :facepalm:

roast a pig for begging


here is useful lecture

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=132197&highlight=gooch+watch

enjoy

Tennis-Life
05-16-2012, 07:36 PM
roast a pig for begging


here is useful lecture

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=132197&highlight=gooch+watch

enjoy

:yeah:

Nole fan
05-16-2012, 07:39 PM
Djoko, Nadal and Federer so far playing really well.

Mountaindewslave
05-16-2012, 07:43 PM
Nadal did well and as always Mayer mixed it up a bit in the second which is fun to see. don't think anyone really expected Florian to threaten Rafael on clay, although we know he has much better chances against him on hard.

Interesting tournament, the players all seem to be hitting the ball well, probably partially because of renewed confidence thanks to the more reliable surface

samanosuke
05-16-2012, 07:48 PM
Hrbaty still has rankings. So two pig roasters in total

Ben.
05-16-2012, 07:56 PM
1st set was complete one-way traffic, outstanding stuff from Rafa especially on his serve. Second set saw more errors creeping into his game, combined with Flo upping his level. Plenty enough to enjoy from Flo there, but the outcome of the match was NID on this surface.
Rather peculiar to see Rafa DF'ing and playing an atrocious low-netted volley when serving it out. Better keep those kind of UEs in the hangar when up against a better player later on in the tournament, Raf.

Not recently it isn't. :o

J99
05-16-2012, 08:06 PM
:worship:

Flo :hug: Clay is obviously not good enough for his game :hug:

Flo has 4 clay finals and his only title came on the surface. :shrug:

GSMnadal
05-16-2012, 08:10 PM
Mayer played a very good second set, Nadal was just fine, just couldn't break through the funkiness.

Nadal will cruise to the title by the looks of it, the result doesn't mean much, but I liked how his forehand and backhand are looking

Sunset of Age
05-16-2012, 08:12 PM
Not recently it isn't. :o

Okay, you have a point.
I just didn't think it would happen here, too.

But it's his first match in a tournament and I guess everyone's allowed to have their minor hiccups - as long as no major choking happens. ;)

Singularity
05-16-2012, 08:14 PM
Mayer played a very good second set, Nadal was just fine, just couldn't break through the funkiness.

Nadal had plenty of opportunities to put Mayer away. He just missed on them.

J99
05-16-2012, 08:16 PM
I don't think Mayer was that weak at returning, Rafa was just on fire.

Nole Rules
05-16-2012, 08:17 PM
Disturbing question.

+1

Orka_n
05-16-2012, 08:25 PM
Expected result, Mayer doesn't have the firepower. That dumbass should have lost against Raonic. :(

Onwards and upwards for mr moonball.

Fireballer
05-16-2012, 08:29 PM
Mayer played a very good second set, Nadal was just fine, just couldn't break through the funkiness.

Nadal will cruise to the title by the looks of it, the result doesn't mean much, but I liked how his forehand and backhand are looking

Murray will stop him........................for a few games

Allez
05-16-2012, 08:31 PM
:superlol: @ all those who gave Mayer the GOAT status for heading into this match with a winning H2H against Nadal :haha:

kiriri***
05-16-2012, 08:37 PM
:worship:

Flo :hug: Clay is obviously not good enough for his game :hug:

His favorite surface is clay. His first title is also clay and reached QF here last year.
Interestingly, he isn't good at RG. AO and Wimbledon are better:lol:

nick the greek
05-16-2012, 09:16 PM
Good.I hope Nadull and Nole will play in the final so that Nole can lube him once again.

Ash86
05-16-2012, 09:29 PM
Good.I hope Nadull and Nole will play in the final so that Nole can lube him once again.

No need to be so graphic. And don't think Nole ever thrashed him last year - a break in each set is not a thrashing - some fans need to get perspective. Those matches were closer than people remember and at a time when Nole was playing at God-level - so all in all not a bad showing.

Good, solid match from Nadal - not sure if he's at Nole beating level but that's a bit far yet - still have Berdych/Almagro; Ferrer/Murray which though not too hard aren't too easy either. Anything less than a final here is a disappointment.

Topspindoctor
05-17-2012, 12:07 AM
NID. This underpowered junkballer can't match Nadal on clay. Nadal must have played at 10% max to gift this journeyman 6 games :o

Clay Death
05-17-2012, 12:13 AM
affirmative general topspin.

clay warrior:

first set : 50% capacity

2nd set: 30% capacity

that is all that was needed.

J99
05-17-2012, 12:20 AM
NID. This underpowered junkballer can't match Nadal on clay. Nadal must have played at 10% max to gift this journeyman 6 games :o

Is Rafa the only player you make positive comments about.

Topspindoctor
05-17-2012, 12:22 AM
Looking at this match, Nadal won 25/27 of FS points and faced no BP

Servedal :worship:

I hope he can continue in this manner. Recovering the 2010 serve is very important if he wants to win slams.

duchuy89
05-17-2012, 03:23 AM
Wow, Nadal will win.

Just like heaven
05-17-2012, 08:50 AM
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Mimi
05-17-2012, 08:55 AM
No need to be so graphic. And don't think Nole ever thrashed him last year - a break in each set is not a thrashing - some fans need to get perspective. Those matches were closer than people remember and at a time when Nole was playing at God-level - so all in all not a bad showing.

Good, solid match from Nadal - not sure if he's at Nole beating level but that's a bit far yet - still have Berdych/Almagro; Ferrer/Murray which though not too hard aren't too easy either. Anything less than a final here is a disappointment.

a fair post, thanks :yeah:

MariaV
05-17-2012, 08:57 AM
1st set was complete one-way traffic, outstanding stuff from Rafa especially on his serve. Second set saw more errors creeping into his game, combined with Flo upping his level. Plenty enough to enjoy from Flo there, but the outcome of the match was NID on this surface.
Rather peculiar to see Rafa DF'ing and playing an atrocious low-netted volley when serving it out. Better keep those kind of UEs in the hangar when up against a better player later on in the tournament, Raf.

Well, it's been the story this past one and a half years really, losing his serve while serving for the set/match, the latest fiasco vs Verdasco (of all people!) being the new low point. :o :tape:

Okay, you have a point.
I just didn't think it would happen here, too.

But it's his first match in a tournament and I guess everyone's allowed to have their minor hiccups - as long as no major choking happens. ;)

Obviously his mentality is profoundly rattled by what happened last year & the AO final, not easy to get over it. And doesn't look good for more important matches sadly. :sad:

affirmative general topspin.

clay warrior:

first set : 50% capacity

2nd set: 30% capacity

that is all that was needed.

Wow CD old sport, so you are happy with the clay warrior now? ;)

Naudio Spanlatine
05-17-2012, 04:06 PM
He still isnt maria;)

Decent win from Rafa, i approve:yeah: