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Roland Garros R1: [2] Nadal def. Bolelli 6-2 6-2 6-1

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 03:31 PM
Simone had his moments. Unfortunately, the movement isn't good enough, absolutely no consistency at all, no real gameplan or tactical ability, and of course, the man on the other side of the net is an animal. Some huge shots from Simone but he got too impatient too often and then got tired by the end. Hopefully he doesn't get too negative about this result.

Rafa was solid after a shaky start of the match and shaky moments in the middle of the second set. Very good movement and defense and some great forehands.

TigerTim
05-29-2012, 03:32 PM
Nadal won? Amazing.

Wilanderer
05-29-2012, 03:32 PM
Time to change your sig.

Ad Wim
05-29-2012, 03:32 PM
Flyboy-mode: 5 games for Bolelli, called it!

gorgo1986
05-29-2012, 03:33 PM
Nadal was really solid do not see Federer or Djokovic beating Nadal here. Simone has weapons but is so inconsistent, its a shame.

Smoke944
05-29-2012, 03:33 PM
Nadal won? Amazing.

:lol:

ossie
05-29-2012, 03:35 PM
OP is so full of fail.

Deathless Mortal
05-29-2012, 03:35 PM
MTF poll jinx strikes again.

Johnbert
05-29-2012, 03:36 PM
unexpected

tennizen
05-29-2012, 03:36 PM
Don't see anything in Nadal's game today that makes me believe he will stop the Nole slam.

Coolio_Jack
05-29-2012, 03:37 PM
Huge missed oportunity for Bolleli.

Johnny Groove
05-29-2012, 03:37 PM
Nice and easy, pace oneself.

Istomin will be tough next round.

Gladiator
05-29-2012, 03:38 PM
As usual solid defense from Rafa

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 03:38 PM
Bolelli has better shotmaking ability than Nadal, and Djokovic. But that's sadly not enough.

Luinir
05-29-2012, 03:39 PM
Don't see anything in Nadal's game today that makes me believe he will stop the Nole slam.

you are saying like nole played anything better than that? it's just first round matches folks, come on.:o

Sapeod
05-29-2012, 03:39 PM
So much for Bolelli handling his business.

Sapeod
05-29-2012, 03:39 PM
Bolelli has better shotmaking ability than Nadal, and Djokovic. But that's sadly not enough.
Even I know that Nadal and Djokovic can pull off better shots than Bolelli.

Lopez
05-29-2012, 03:40 PM
Nadal didn't need to do much, some flashy shots of course but Bolelli made way too many errors. Showed up for a few games in the second set when he broke Rafa but went AWOL again after that.

luv_Nadals_balls
05-29-2012, 03:40 PM
The cute baby-doll Nadal played so well today.

PedroMarquess
05-29-2012, 03:41 PM
Hard match for Nadal, Bolelli is a legend.

iriraz
05-29-2012, 03:42 PM
Except a poor spell midway through second set,solid match by Nadal.Didn`t have to play agressive and change gears at all as Bolelli was going for everything and making lots of errors.

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 03:42 PM
Even I know that Nadal and Djokovic can pull off better shots than Bolelli.

Not saying they can't, but Simone is a better shotmaker overall. The shots he pulls off, are top 10 level. But he cannot do it consistently.

@Sweet Cleopatra
05-29-2012, 03:44 PM
I am so happy to see RAFA again on Roland Garros. Hope he wins his 7th title. He was solid but he needs to work on his serve.

Good luck Rafa next rounds :worship::worship: :worship:

Hard luck Bolelli, I like your typical Italian good face

It's time for the forum to add Fuchsia to colors so I can write in Fuchsia too. Good choice of colors Nike and Rafa :cool: What a refreshing bright delicious funny color :D

star
05-29-2012, 03:45 PM
you are saying like nole played anything better than that? it's just first round matches folks, come on.:o

Please don’t discount Tennizen’s propensity to troll. :hug:

ossie
05-29-2012, 03:46 PM
Not saying they can't, but Simone is a better shotmaker overall. The shots he pulls off, are top 10 level. But he cannot do it consistently.this is pure gold
:haha:

Sapeod
05-29-2012, 03:47 PM
Not saying they can't, but Simone is a better shotmaker overall. The shots he pulls off, are top 10 level. But he cannot do it consistently.
You mean the shots he pulls off every now and then? Muller can pull off some cracking winners at times, I guess he's top 10 material too? Maybe Petzschner? Have you seen some of his bombs? They're top 5 level at least if Bolelli's are top 10 level.

Allez
05-29-2012, 03:50 PM
You mean the shots he pulls off every now and then? Muller can pull off some cracking winners at times, I guess he's top 10 material too? Maybe Petzschner? Have you seen some of his bombs? They're top 5 level at least if Bolelli's are top 10 level.

That's right.

asmazif
05-29-2012, 03:51 PM
You mean the shots he pulls off every now and then? Muller can pull off some cracking winners at times, I guess he's top 10 material too? Maybe Petzschner? Have you seen some of his bombs? They're top 5 level at least if Bolelli's are top 10 level.

Don't forget me. I pulled off a massive winner once. Top 20 I tell you.

GSMnadal
05-29-2012, 03:51 PM
Soooo happy Rafa won :sobbing:

this is Sparta!!

:sport:

rob_z
05-29-2012, 03:53 PM
Far from a real test for Nadal. I don't see much heavy tests coming for Nadal the next rounds. Maybe if Isner is in very great shape and meets Nadal. But Nadal probably has an easy way to the final.
In the first half of the second set Bolelli was nowhere. But than Nadal lost concentration and Bolelli suddenly recovered and scored some great points. Then Nadal's concentration improved again and than it was pretty easy.

m9m9m9m9m9
05-29-2012, 03:56 PM
Huge missed opportunity here for Bolleli, completely blew his chance at 2-2 first set where he's level with Nadal on the score. After that, it wasn't going to happen. If he took advantage of his opportunity like he should have done, this match could have been significantly different. Very disappointed and sad, really.

out_here_grindin
05-29-2012, 03:57 PM
There is a big difference between hitting balls and playing tennis. And unfortunately Bolelli dosen't play tennis he hits balls. I'd love to see his shotmaking implemented in strategy.

@Sweet Cleopatra
05-29-2012, 04:00 PM
Why does everyone act as if Rafa was going to lose? I was expecting him to win.

BroTree123
05-29-2012, 04:03 PM
All luck this Pigdull, Bolelli had this match in his hands :zzz:

Fireballer
05-29-2012, 04:03 PM
Bolelli has better shotmaking ability than Nadal, and Djokovic. But that's sadly not enough.

:facepalm:....dude please go to your room and NEVER come out

acionescu
05-29-2012, 04:04 PM
nadal got broken once by Bolelli :facepalm:

Fireballer
05-29-2012, 04:05 PM
Not saying they can't, but Simone is a better shotmaker overall. The shots he pulls off, are top 10 level. But he cannot do it consistently.

top 10 level you say.Shame Rafa and Djoker are not top 10 level..you mug

Sapeod
05-29-2012, 04:06 PM
Don't forget me. I pulled off a massive winner once. Top 20 I tell you.
I managed to hit a one-handed backhand dropshot drive volley once. I don't think Nadal or Djokovic have ever done that. I'm obviously the next #1.

Ackms421
05-29-2012, 04:06 PM
Not a stern test, but I thought Nadal looked impressive. His first round matches are usually pretty dire, and by that standard he looked incredible.

Clay Death
05-29-2012, 04:09 PM
i am not happy with the clay warrior.

shelley76
05-29-2012, 04:13 PM
Not saying they can't, but Simone is a better shotmaker overall. The shots he pulls off, are top 10 level. But he cannot do it consistently.

UHH, No. :)

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 04:15 PM
You mean the shots he pulls off every now and then? Muller can pull off some cracking winners at times, I guess he's top 10 material too? Maybe Petzschner? Have you seen some of his bombs? They're top 5 level at least if Bolelli's are top 10 level.
Muller isn't the shotmaker Bolelli is from the baseline, nor is Petzschner. From the baseline, Simone is an amazing shotmaker. Now, that doesn't make him a top 10 player. But he can hit winners that not many of his contemporaries can. That's undeniable. More than Murray, Djokovic and Nadal for sure. Do you see them hit the flashy winners Simone does? No. Once in a while. Simone does it every match. But he needs to add substance with his style.

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 04:16 PM
UHH, No. :)Yes.

BroTree123
05-29-2012, 04:17 PM
Sorry Flyboy, you lose. But only the smallest of margins :)

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 04:19 PM
top 10 level you say.Shame Rafa and Djoker are not top 10 level..you mug

Top 10 level players, yes. Top 10 level shotmakers is a different qualification. Simone is a top 10 shotmaker, but not a top 10 player. IMO, his game is infinitely more interesting than Nadal and Djokovic, also Murray, Ferrer, most of the top 10, most of the top 20. But he's not a good match player.

TigerTim
05-29-2012, 04:20 PM
i am not happy with the clay warrior.

nor should you be. He was lucky to beat this mug.

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 04:21 PM
There is a big difference between hitting balls and playing tennis. And unfortunately Bolelli dosen't play tennis he hits balls. I'd love to see his shotmaking implemented in strategy.

Yup. He's coached by Renzo Furlan. So I can't understand why there hasn't been improvement. Renzo isn't a scrub coach. That just shows that people can see the potential in Simone, but no-one has been able to make it happen and give him the boost to become a smarter player. At times he shows it and then other times he's just hitting with no thought.

asmazif
05-29-2012, 04:21 PM
I managed to hit a one-handed backhand dropshot drive volley once. I don't think Nadal or Djokovic have ever done that. I'm obviously the next #1.

Impressive! We're undoubtedly the real No. 1 and 2.

But in reality of course, we're only on the fringes of the Top 60 :(

duchuy89
05-29-2012, 04:21 PM
Nadal will champion!

shelley76
05-29-2012, 05:01 PM
Muller isn't the shotmaker Bolelli is from the baseline, nor is Petzschner. From the baseline, Simone is an amazing shotmaker. Now, that doesn't make him a top 10 player. But he can hit winners that not many of his contemporaries can. That's undeniable. More than Murray, Djokovic and Nadal for sure. Do you see them hit the flashy winners Simone does? No. Once in a while. Simone does it every match. But he needs to add substance with his style.

Hey Filo V, very slooowly, put down the Hash pipe :). I think you've had enough ;)

shelley76
05-29-2012, 05:05 PM
Huge missed opportunity here for Bolleli, completely blew his chance at 2-2 first set where he's level with Nadal on the score. After that, it wasn't going to happen. If he took advantage of his opportunity like he should have done, this match could have been significantly different. Very disappointed and sad, really.

Were you watching this match in the same room with Filo V? Cause, you know, that stuff is some serious shit. Small doses dude. Small doses. :) :cool:

xdrewitdajx
05-29-2012, 05:20 PM
I managed to hit a one-handed backhand dropshot drive volley once. I don't think Nadal or Djokovic have ever done that. I'm obviously the next #1.

nuh uh, Murray is

RNW
05-29-2012, 05:27 PM
Nadal is by far the better player but please can finally a solid player between 20 and 200 show up his good tennis and his skills against Nadal.
They always hesitate and are way too nervous...

shelley76
05-29-2012, 05:29 PM
Top 10 level players, yes. Top 10 level shotmakers is a different qualification. Simone is a top 10 shotmaker, but not a top 10 player. IMO, his game is infinitely more interesting than Nadal and Djokovic, also Murray, Ferrer, most of the top 10, most of the top 20. But he's not a good match player.

Uhh! Oh no you didn't? :eek: That's it! You,ve gone too far now! You crossed the line man! you crossed the line :smash:

On a serious note though. I do agree that Simone has the ability to be a very good player. I've thought that since the first time I saw him play. I think, though, that it's not about shotmaking ability or even being a good match player. I think his problem is that he lacks heart. That fire in the belly. the passion or desire to win, to do well. As a result he hits those shots, that you see, without much conviction or a need to stamp his authority on the match. if he wins the point, great; if not, whatever next point. Which to me is quite a regrettable waste of potential. Just my opinion.

Mountaindewslave
05-29-2012, 06:36 PM
Don't see anything in Nadal's game today that makes me believe he will stop the Nole slam.

really? did you watch Novak's first match or are you just someone who posts on here for fun but does not keep up to date on tennis? Nadal had a better quality first round and obviously mentally on clay has an advantage against Novak at the moment.

it would seem as though you are a bit delusional if you think Nadal AS OF THIS MOMENT seems unlikely to beat Djokovic, very disallusioned

Sombrerero loco
05-29-2012, 07:42 PM
nice :) gl in the second round

Fireballer
05-29-2012, 07:48 PM
really? did you watch Novak's first match or are you just someone who posts on here for fun but does not keep up to date on tennis? Nadal had a better quality first round and obviously mentally on clay has an advantage against Novak at the moment.

it would seem as though you are a bit delusional if you think Nadal AS OF THIS MOMENT seems unlikely to beat Djokovic, very disallusioned

it is amazing that this post pissed you off when Filo said that Bolelli is a better shotmaker than Nadal and Djokovic

Clay Death
05-29-2012, 08:04 PM
did i mention that i am not happy with the fact that i am not happy?

tennizen
05-29-2012, 08:19 PM
really? did you watch Novak's first match or are you just someone who posts on here for fun but does not keep up to date on tennis? Nadal had a better quality first round and obviously mentally on clay has an advantage against Novak at the moment.

it would seem as though you are a bit delusional if you think Nadal AS OF THIS MOMENT seems unlikely to beat Djokovic, very disallusioned

Novak wasn't the one who almost let go of a double- break advantage. Despite Filo V's fantasies Bolelli is a genuine mug and as a Nadal fan you should be more worried.

Starace played well and hardly made any errors and Novak's only flaw was his poor break point conversion.

Dougie
05-29-2012, 08:26 PM
Bolelli has better shotmaking ability than Nadal, and Djokovic. But that's sadly not enough.

No, he doesn´t have. That´s ridicilous.

xdrewitdajx
05-29-2012, 08:31 PM
hilarious bit

Gagsquet
05-29-2012, 08:37 PM
did i mention that i am not happy with the fact that i am not happy?

Go in your bedroom right now, fed up with your attitud! (aka the Castle)

Clay Death
05-29-2012, 08:43 PM
i am not happy with some of the toothless, legless ejacuzees.

samanosuke
05-29-2012, 09:01 PM
flyboy's jerking toy should be fined for harassing local birds and other flying animals at RG park

Orka_n
05-29-2012, 09:24 PM
Shocker.

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 09:37 PM
No, he doesn´t have. That´s ridicilous.

It isn't ridiculous. Anyone can see that Bolelli's shotmaking ability is better than Nadal and Djokovic. The shots he's able to hit with his forehand, able to generate so much pace from basically swatting at the ball. He has beautiful technique and natural timing, natural talent. His shotmaking talent is definitely top 10 level.

Mjau!
05-29-2012, 09:41 PM
Muller isn't the shotmaker Bolelli is from the baseline, nor is Petzschner. From the baseline, Simone is an amazing shotmaker. Now, that doesn't make him a top 10 player. But he can hit winners that not many of his contemporaries can. That's undeniable. More than Murray, Djokovic and Nadal for sure. Do you see them hit the flashy winners Simone does? No. Once in a while. Simone does it every match. But he needs to add substance with his style.

I think they could if they tried to play as :smash: as Simone.

NID
05-29-2012, 09:42 PM
excellent win for nadal, he often struggles with one-hand BH righties...

Vinceremo
05-29-2012, 09:57 PM
It isn't ridiculous. Anyone can see that Bolelli's shotmaking ability is better than Nadal and Djokovic. The shots he's able to hit with his forehand, able to generate so much pace from basically swatting at the ball. He has beautiful technique and natural timing, natural talent. His shotmaking talent is definitely top 10 level.

It's funny but just to make a comparison, i think Simo lacks what makes a player like Seppi a solid top 40 player: consistency from the back of the court, fighting spirit, a lot more heart, footwork/movement. Bolelli's shotmaking ability is vastly superior but he just isn't a complete player nowadays and relies too much on his powerful groundstrokes. I remember back in 2007/2008 I would always say Bolelli was our best player and how he could establish himself in the top 20 or even higher... long time ago! I still believe in him and, you know, he's not far from the top 100 so probably a couple of decent showings at ATP level could help to get more confidence back and get him back on track.

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 10:06 PM
It's funny but just to make a comparison, i think Simo lacks what makes a player like Seppi a solid top 40 player: consistency from the back of the court, fighting spirit, a lot more heart, footwork/movement. Bolelli's shotmaking ability is vastly superior but he just isn't a complete player nowadays and relies too much on his powerful groundstrokes. I remember back in 2007/2008 I would always say Bolelli was our best player and how he could establish himself in the top 20 or even higher... long time ago! I still believe in him and, you know, he's not far from the top 100 so probably a couple of decent showings at ATP level could help to get more confidence back and get him back on track.
I agree with the heart in comparison to Seppi, but I actually think he has a lot of heart, though. He lacks self-confidence and self-belief. The constant losing has harmed him mentally and his game has declined as a result, his quality of play has declined. He actually returns better now than he once did, but the mobility issues are a severe weakness. You have to move well this day and age and Simone simply doesn't. I think that's the biggest thing holding him back, his footwork/mobility. With better movement, he wouldn't have to eject himself out of points as fast as he does.

I still believe in him too, but I don't think he's going to be a top 20 player in his career anymore. I would like him to consistently be top 100 and go from there. He definitely needs to win some ATP matches and regain positive confidence. I think he needs to rebuild in challengers and get his ranking more secure before he does that, though. If you're not consistently winning in challengers, you won't win at the ATP level.

leng jai
05-29-2012, 11:39 PM
It isn't ridiculous. Anyone can see that Bolelli's shotmaking ability is better than Nadal and Djokovic. The shots he's able to hit with his forehand, able to generate so much pace from basically swatting at the ball. He has beautiful technique and natural timing, natural talent. His shotmaking talent is definitely top 10 level.

Simone has natural ability and not much else. Watch a match of his and you'll struggle to find any semblance of intelligence in his play. Sure he hits some nice winners but he doesn't produce them consistently enough to beat anyone decent. You'll find that a lot of other ATP players would look like "shotmaking talents" if they just went for the wild shots Simone does when he can't be bothered hanging in a rally.

Topspindoctor
05-30-2012, 12:02 AM
Dedicated to Clown.V and his idiotic predictions. Nadal taking out the trash in style as expected.

J99
05-30-2012, 12:22 AM
Not saying they can't, but Simone is a better shotmaker overall. The shots he pulls off, are top 10 level. But he cannot do it consistently.

Maybe that's because they are flukes. :devil:

J99
05-30-2012, 12:29 AM
Yup. He's coached by Renzo Furlan. So I can't understand why there hasn't been improvement. Renzo isn't a scrub coach. That just shows that people can see the potential in Simone, but no-one has been able to make it happen and give him the boost to become a smarter player. At times he shows it and then other times he's just hitting with no thought.

Maybe it's the player and not the coach which is why there hasn't been improvement, ever thought of that. :wavey:

Nole fan
05-30-2012, 01:20 AM
really? did you watch Novak's first match or are you just someone who posts on here for fun but does not keep up to date on tennis? Nadal had a better quality first round and obviously mentally on clay has an advantage against Novak at the moment.

it would seem as though you are a bit delusional if you think Nadal AS OF THIS MOMENT seems unlikely to beat Djokovic, very disallusioned

Taaard. :stupid:

Topspindoctor
05-30-2012, 01:25 AM
5 pages dedicated to Nadal routing a scrub in R1 of RG :lol:

All because a forum clown suggested he actually stood a chance against the legend :o

Clay Death
05-30-2012, 01:31 AM
i have some really bad news:

clay warrior was off. he had 18 unforced errors and it takes him a while to get acclimated to the conditions.

5 games is actually a very good result for the italian.

40% clay warrior coughs up 5 games.

42% clay warrior would cough up no more than 4.

get the picture yet? that is the bad news.

J99
05-30-2012, 01:33 AM
5 pages dedicated to Nadal routing a scrub in R1 of RG :lol:

All because a forum clown suggested he actually stood a chance against the legend :o

You just made it 6. :angel:

Fireballer
05-30-2012, 01:36 AM
i have some really bad news:

clay warrior was off. he had 18 unforced errors and it takes him a while to get acclimated to the conditions.

5 games is actually a very good result for the italian.

40% clay warrior coughs up 5 games.

42% clay warrior would cough up no more than 4.

get the picture yet? that is the bad news.

45% only 2 50% triple bagels him.........problem is that Nadal wont play Bolelli in the final

Topspindoctor
05-30-2012, 01:36 AM
i have some really bad news:

clay warrior was off. he had 18 unforced errors and it takes him a while to get acclimated to the conditions.

5 games is actually a very good result for the italian.

40% clay warrior coughs up 5 games.

42% clay warrior would cough up no more than 4.

get the picture yet? that is the bad news.

Nadal always plays bad in early stages of a slam. Remember how awful he was in R1 of 2010 match. 18 errors isn't bad actually. 6 errors every set? I am okay with that. He'll improve. It's Olderer who should be more worried. He will stand no chance against Nadal in final if he plays as crap as he did in his first round.

J99
05-30-2012, 01:37 AM
Nadal always plays bad in early stages of a slam. Remember how awful he was in R1 of 2010 match. 18 errors isn't bad actually. 6 errors every set? I am okay with that. He'll improve. It's Olderer who should be more worried. He will stand no chance against Nadal in final if he plays as crap as he did in his first round.

So you already assume it will be Fed in the final, you give no chance to Nole?

Nole fan
05-30-2012, 01:50 AM
5 pages dedicated to Nadal routing a scrub in R1 of RG :lol:

All because a forum clown suggested he actually stood a chance against the legend :o

You mean 5 pages dedicated to prove how Bolelli is a better shotmaker than Nadal. :spit:

Topspindoctor
05-30-2012, 01:52 AM
You mean 5 pages dedicated to prove how Bolelli is a better shotmaker than Nadal. :spit:

Nadal is a lucky pushing moonballer :shrug:

If it wasn't for his lucky draws and choking/injured opponents, he'd never win a challenger event :shrug:

abraxas21
05-30-2012, 02:17 AM
what an exciting tournament we have in our hands

abraxas21
05-30-2012, 02:19 AM
You mean 5 pages dedicated to prove how Bolelli is a better shotmaker than Nadal. :spit:

of course he is.

nadal is a moonballer, a muscled up pusher and a runner. it's the perseverance in those areas coupled with a mug era (both in terms of court homogenization and lack of variety in players) that have allowed him to undeservingly win so much.

Topspindoctor
05-30-2012, 02:26 AM
of course he is.

nadal is a moonballer, a muscled up pusher and a runner. it's the perseverance in those areas coupled with a mug era (both in terms of court homogenization and lack of variety in players) that have allowed him to undeservingly win so much.

I agree :shrug:

Nadull is a joke, luckiest mug of all time and can only win because other players are injured/choke/withdraw. If only he chose to buy lottery tickets instead of playing tennis, he'd have a fortune that would put Bill Gates to shame. Disgusting to see him have winning H2H against the true GOAT, Goderer was injured/tired in all the matches Nadull fluked against him. :sad:

Clay Death
05-30-2012, 02:45 AM
there are always bass fishing tournaments for those who cant handle what is happening at RG.

and nobody is stopping you.

156mphserve
05-30-2012, 02:46 AM
Nadal is a lucky pushing moonballer :shrug:

If it wasn't for his lucky draws and choking/injured opponents, he'd never win a challenger event :shrug:

he hasn't managed to win a challenger event in years, honestly, he's a total scrub:shrug:

heya
05-30-2012, 03:30 AM
federer, this week, admitted that serve bots and disgusting pansy returners gave him free trophies from 2003 to 2008.

MTwEeZi
05-30-2012, 04:36 AM
there are always bass fishing tournaments for those who cant handle what is happening at RG.

and nobody is stopping you.

I hear underwater basket weaving is heating up this time of year.

Clay Death
05-30-2012, 04:45 AM
I hear underwater basket weaving is heating up this time of year.




double affirmative general.

that and quicksand wrestling is also growing in popularity.


so now the toothless ejacuzees have all kinds of options if RG is too painful for them.

Mr. Oracle
05-30-2012, 05:11 AM
I think murray will save tennis and stop nadal.

paseo
05-30-2012, 05:26 AM
Nadal always plays bad in early stages of a slam. Remember how awful he was in R1 of 2010 match. 18 errors isn't bad actually. 6 errors every set? I am okay with that. He'll improve. It's Olderer who should be more worried. He will stand no chance against Nadal in final if he plays as crap as he did in his first round.

I'm sorry, Man. Not this time. Nadal won't be handed another slam by Olderer. If Nadal wants this RG12 title, he must take down Djokovic himself. Olderer is done doing favors for Nadal. He'll sneak out early and make preparations to dismantle both Djokovic and Nadal at Wimbledon.

*Jean*
05-30-2012, 05:46 AM
Simone :sad: harsh scoreline despite some nice forehand winners.