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Rafael Nadal def Guillermo Garcia-Lopez: 6-1 6-4. Who can Stop Rafa in Valencia?

Purple Rainbow
04-06-2005, 03:20 PM
:eek:

Rafa obviously wasn't tired after Miami, nor hampered by a jetlag to humiliate King Carlos in his home town! Ouch!

Rogiman
04-06-2005, 03:21 PM
It's more due to Ferrero's (low) level than to Nadal's.

TheMightyFed
04-06-2005, 03:21 PM
:eek:

Rafa obviously wasn't tired after Miami, nor hampered by a jetlag to humiliate King Carlos in his home town! Ouch!
'The kid's hot, watch out in RG !!

Fergie
04-06-2005, 03:23 PM
Juanqui :sad:

savesthedizzle
04-06-2005, 03:23 PM
It's over already? I must have calculated the time difference wrong :( *sigh*

My poor Juanqui.

loeliepoelie
04-06-2005, 03:24 PM
I feel terribly sorry for JC!!! This really is humiliating for him!!! It's his home town, and he's been beaten by a guy who arrived in Valencia yesterday and probably has a jet lag!!!

JC :hug:

Billabong
04-06-2005, 03:24 PM
ouch JC:sad: please stay strong!!!

ae wowww
04-06-2005, 03:24 PM
Plenty of vCash for me :p

Purple Rainbow
04-06-2005, 03:26 PM
It's more due to Ferrero's (low) level than to Nadal's.
It's a combination of both probably. The points and the whole match went so fast, it seemed like there were two Americans playing on hardcourt, rather than two Spaniards playing on clay.
I am curious about the stats here, wether it was Ferrero making the ue's, or Nadal coming up with winners.

Rogiman
04-06-2005, 03:29 PM
It's a combination of both probably. The points and the whole match went so fast, it seemed like there were two Americans playing on hardcourt, rather than two Spaniards playing on clay.
I am curious about the stats here, wether it was Ferrero making the ue's, or Nadal coming up with winners.

Either way he should not lose like that to anyone, let alone on clay.

But we should not be surprised - the real JCF was kidnapped long ago, and was replaced by a shadow of himself :sad:

Golfnduck
04-06-2005, 03:31 PM
WAY TO GO RAFA!!!!! :worship:

Auscon
04-06-2005, 03:32 PM
and to think people were saying that this should have been the final and not a 1st round match

Action Jackson
04-06-2005, 03:35 PM
Passengers boarding the Nadal bandwagon express.

User id 7816
04-06-2005, 03:35 PM
that was CRAPPY, by anyone's standards and thats the whole story :mad: :mad:

if Rafa lost only 2 pts on 1st serve, you can tell JC was awful

TheMightyFed
04-06-2005, 03:35 PM
Either way he should not lose like that to anyone, let alone on clay.

But we should not be surprised - the real JCF was kidnapped long ago, and was replaced by a shadow of himself :sad:
Some people say he's with Ben Laden somewhere in Pakistan...
For Nadal, he could launch a line of pills against jetlag, he would be instant millionaire !! ;)

Nikki♥
04-06-2005, 03:46 PM
2 words... SHOCKING RESULT

gravity
04-06-2005, 03:48 PM
2 words... AWESOME RESULT ;)

Vamos Rafa.

roisin
04-06-2005, 03:52 PM
ok nadal winning isnt a shock but jeez WTF jc WTF. that scoreline is shocking. did anyone see the match? was rafy just class or jc just crap?? i fear the latter :sobbing:

alexito
04-06-2005, 04:02 PM
I think rafa is tired after miami final but win too easy, rafa is the great player.

Billabong
04-06-2005, 04:09 PM
Did JC get a single break point:sad:?

foul_dwimmerlaik
04-06-2005, 04:37 PM
Ouch!

Federerhingis
04-06-2005, 04:45 PM
Wow poor Ferrero I thought he would be able to put more resistance!. Nadal is on fire, everyone should watch out during this clay season, yes the result of this match was probably a result of both Juanquis poor form and Nadals solid and very good form of late. Hopefully Ferrero can take a positive from this result and make himself work harder on trying to find his good form. I am not implying he isnt working hard, just that maybe the frustration he must be going through after his injuries may not be allowing him to train appropiately or gain any from them. Quite sad indeed it is this result! :sad:

Nacho
04-06-2005, 04:52 PM
Rafa won 55 points, Juanqui 29....enuff said

Geniey2g
04-06-2005, 04:53 PM
Plenty of vCash for me :p
muahaha, exactly. I knew Rafa would kill JC; I shoulda put all my v cash on him when I thought of it.

Corinna
04-06-2005, 05:41 PM
:sad:

roisin
04-06-2005, 05:53 PM
Did JC get a single break point:sad:?
nope :sobbing:

rue
04-06-2005, 05:54 PM
Read this article:


Nadal defeats Ferrero in Valencia

Nadal Dethrones King Juan-Carlos

Let the new King reign. Fresh off his five-set Miami final loss to Roger Federer, Spanish teenage sensation Rafael Nadal blew his elder countryman Juan-Carlos Ferrero off the court in just 57-minutes in the first round of the Valencia Open today.

The 6-2 6-1 win left a packed late-afternoon centre court crowd speechless. The former French Open champion Ferrero looked a shadow of his former self, no match for the power of his younger compatriot.

Nadal broke twice in the first set and three times in the final set, the first of which came in the opening game, dashing any hopes of a Ferrero comeback.

The way the match ended summed up the situation for the once mighty Ferrero. A double fault brought up a match point in which the Spaniard meekly hit a forehand half way up the net.

Nadal did not offer a single break-point on his serve in the entire match at the same time as winning an unprecedented 91% of points when his first serve landed.

It was Nadal’s eleventh straight win on clay, following tournament victories earlier in the year in Brazil and Mexico.

A measure of the ease of the victory and perhaps the drive of the youngster could be seen when the teenager was seen hitting balls on the practise court just as the following match on centre-court was beginning.

Carolinita
04-06-2005, 05:55 PM
Rafa! :banana:
JC :sad:

roisin
04-06-2005, 05:58 PM
that article is depressing :sobbing:
{and im gonna decard the fact that it might be true :sad: }

TheBoiledEgg
04-06-2005, 06:05 PM
poor Sushi :eek: what a hammering :bolt:

El Legenda
04-06-2005, 06:08 PM
Thanks Juan..there goes thats my 1st paw lose for the tourny:) 7-1 now

tennischick
04-06-2005, 06:24 PM
Either way he should not lose like that to anyone, let alone on clay.

But we should not be surprised - the real JCF was kidnapped long ago, and was replaced by a shadow of himself :sad:
even his shadow should not have lost so badly -- much less at all! :o

Rafaf is on a confident high. he knows he came close to beating the King in Miami. this is awesome. :D :banana:

Exodus
04-06-2005, 06:29 PM
Seems like Nadal is on a totally different level than Ferrero, guess he have to improve his game alot if he's thinking about being a threat at FO

NYCtennisfan
04-06-2005, 07:12 PM
So sad and depressing, but so impressive by Nadal. To just basically walk off the plane and beat the hell out of Juan Carlos like that in his hometown....wow.

misyou25
04-06-2005, 07:25 PM
It's more due to Ferrero's (low) level than to Nadal's.
sure not!!!!!!!!!

misyou25
04-06-2005, 07:26 PM
nadal is shocking...his strokes are just gun shots...how could juanqui win? :(

In_Disguise
04-06-2005, 07:28 PM
I have a feeling that Ferrero will never again be a contender for the major honours...he may win a tournament here or there, but will never threaten in any of the slams again

Corey Feldman
04-06-2005, 07:34 PM
Well done lil rafa cub! :yeah:

knight_ley
04-06-2005, 07:35 PM
good work rafa :yeah:

misyou25
04-06-2005, 07:37 PM
ferrero has problems of self-confidence....rafa obviously doesnt

blosson
04-06-2005, 07:41 PM
Rafa is on a roll now. Good for him.
The problem starts when you actually gets to the top - then, the only way is down.
Roger holds the number one crown and the pressure very well.

Devotee
04-06-2005, 08:15 PM
I have a feeling that Ferrero will never again be a contender for the major honours...he may win a tournament here or there, but will never threaten in any of the slams again

Just think his decline began with the chicken pox!

liptea
04-06-2005, 08:24 PM
that article is depressing :sobbing:
{and im gonna decard the fact that it might be true :sad: }

I think we should just pull a 2004 and pretend it never happened.

liptea
04-06-2005, 08:28 PM
I have a feeling that Ferrero will never again be a contender for the major honours...he may win a tournament here or there, but will never threaten in any of the slams again

I bet people said that about Andre once. And about Safin. And Haas. And Moya.

Give him time. If anything, Juan is more tired after Miami, with his lack of match play, fitness, stamina etc.

roisin
04-06-2005, 08:42 PM
I think we should just pull a 2004 and pretend it never happened.
oooh we're good at that aren't we. a 2004 it is then :)

liptea
04-06-2005, 08:44 PM
oooh we're good at that aren't we. a 2004 it is then :)If 2004 actually existed, which it didn't.

robinhood
04-06-2005, 08:49 PM
JCF! NOOOOOOO!!!

-ernie-
04-06-2005, 08:52 PM
Rafael! :woohoo:

Saumon
04-06-2005, 08:56 PM
Rafa :drool:

roisin
04-06-2005, 08:58 PM
If 2004 actually existed, which it didn't.
2004 :confused: whats that huh? :shrug:

dylan24
04-06-2005, 08:58 PM
the mosquito has no sting left.
he is pathetic now.
and dick enberg said he will be back
after losing to roddick at the USO final
nice call dick

faboozadoo15
04-06-2005, 09:15 PM
ouch.
rafa's gonna be on fire again, it seems.

Jorge
04-06-2005, 09:16 PM
6-2 6-1 ouch, that must hurt!

Rafa seems is heading to win RG :worship:

liptea
04-06-2005, 09:22 PM
the mosquito has no sting left.
he is pathetic now.


OK, um maybe no one noticed, but it is really rude and kinda hurtful to insult other people's favorite players. JCF is certainly not pathetic.

Chloe le Bopper
04-06-2005, 09:54 PM
It's more due to Ferrero's (low) level than to Nadal's.
Agreed. The outcome of Rafa's matches never have anything to do with him, because he's... say it with me now:

A no talent scrub who is the anti tennis and needs to be retired immediately before his Satan game infests the ATP any further.

End.

Chloe le Bopper
04-06-2005, 09:55 PM
the mosquito has no sting left.
he is pathetic now.
and dick enberg said he will be back
after losing to roddick at the USO final
nice call dick
The day you stop making ill advised bets and blaming the players for them is the day this board will move up a notch in quality.

Chloe le Bopper
04-06-2005, 09:57 PM
I realize that writing of JCF is the popular trend these days, but I refuse to do it right now :p So he got his butt kicked by Rafa... so what? If he's headed for Alex Corretja-ism we'll find out soon enough, but I have some faith that he'll at least bounce back to the top 15 eventually :p

Sjengster
04-06-2005, 10:03 PM
Well, this is what the website had to say on the matter:

Recent NASDAQ-100 Runner-up Rafael Nadal defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-2, 6-1 in imrpessive fashion to advance to the second round of the III Open de Tenis comunidad Valenciana. Nadal confirmed his great moment in his first appearance in Valencia by defeating the local favorite in 57 minutes of play.

The 18-year-old from Mallorca played nearly perfect tennis by hitting three aces and never facing a break point on his serve. He was also outstanding on his serve by winning 91% on his first serve and breaking Ferrero's serve five times.

"I didn't play a great match, it was just good. He made it easier for me because he missed some shots he normally doesn't miss." A business-like Nadal said, who immediately after the match went to practice for 30 more minutes.

Nadal used his powerful groundstrokes to put the former No. 1 in the world on the defensive continuously forcing several errors on Ferrero, who could not use the home crowd support to climb up in the match. He will now play Guillermo Garcia Lopez for a spot in the quarterfinals.

uNIVERSE mAN
04-06-2005, 11:01 PM
Players aren't used to that very unique strange bounce off his forehand. It'll take time to adjust to it.

Chloe le Bopper
04-06-2005, 11:12 PM
Players aren't used to that very unique strange bounce off his forehand. It'll take time to adjust to it.
Yes. Rafa's just lucky he's a lefty. Soon, all the players will have him solved and he'll be back to number 500 in the ATP rankings where he belongs.

JeNn
04-06-2005, 11:13 PM
Yes. Rafa's just lucky he's a lefty. Soon, all the players will have him solved and he'll be back to number 500 in the ATP rankings where he belongs.

Enough Already :devil:

Chloe le Bopper
04-06-2005, 11:15 PM
I'd like to congrutulate mdhubert for being the first person to take my signature as a if intended it as a serious insult for Rafa and bad repping me for it. Good job! Yeah, I'm a total Rafa hater. :retard:

Chloe le Bopper
04-06-2005, 11:16 PM
Enough Already :devil:
It's clearly not enough, since people keep saying this stuff :p

JeNn
04-06-2005, 11:23 PM
It's clearly not enough, since people keep saying this stuff :p

You shouldn't concern yourself with the more stupid board members ;)

Chloe le Bopper
04-06-2005, 11:25 PM
You shouldn't concern yourself with the more stupid board members ;)
You mean 90% of them? But it's fun :devil:

JeNn
04-06-2005, 11:34 PM
You mean 90% of them? But it's fun :devil:

More like 91 % ;)

Chloe le Bopper
04-06-2005, 11:36 PM
Yes, the extra 1% represents those who take my signature seriously. I mean, come on! I wrote "this makes baby Jesus cry" after a rant about his biceps!

JeNn
04-06-2005, 11:39 PM
Yes, the extra 1% represents those who take my signature seriously. I mean, come on! I wrote "this makes baby Jesus cry" after a rant about his biceps!

It has always suprised me the number of people who are sarcasm illiterate. I guess sarcasm detection is the first thing that gets lost in communication over the net. We have to give these people the benefit of the doubt. They can't be THAT dumb :angel:

Chloe le Bopper
04-06-2005, 11:40 PM
I'll give the benefit of the doubt: maybe it was a language problem? :shrug: I couldn't pick up sarcasm in French. Mind you, I can't even really write in French, but that is besides the point.

Hopefully this is the excuse :angel:

Jennay
04-06-2005, 11:42 PM
Juan Carlos.. :sad: :hug: Ferrero will make a comback. His form will be here sooner than later.

I'm glad Rafa could get over the tough loss quickly, though. :) :banana:

JeLuliA88
04-06-2005, 11:51 PM
This loss has got to hurt... what a way to humiliate himself. JC must have played pretty crap to lose like this to Nadal, and as for Nadal, he did a good job shaking off the jetlag to even play.

I had some hope that JC would return to some form after Miami but it'll be interesting to see how he goes for the rest of the clay season.

trixy
04-07-2005, 02:38 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

i can't even put into words.

NYCtennisfan
04-07-2005, 02:56 AM
Enough Already

Saying that people will have to get used to the different bounce off of the Ndal forehand is not the same thing as saing that he is not a good player. In fact, there have been very few of those people around after Nadal's showing at Nasdaq. It'd be nice if you posted about something else for a change because you do have interesting things to say.

Action Jackson
04-07-2005, 03:01 AM
Yes. Rafa's just lucky he's a lefty. Soon, all the players will have him solved and he'll be back to number 500 in the ATP rankings where he belongs.

One player does have him sorted out, but he is just a disgrace as well, maybe they should both leave the tour.

dylan24
04-07-2005, 03:11 AM
The day you stop making ill advised bets and blaming the players for them is the day this board will move up a notch in quality.

you think i bet on JCF? are you on cracK?

bad gambler
04-07-2005, 03:14 AM
what a shocker mosquito :o

uNIVERSE mAN
04-07-2005, 03:21 AM
A bit early in the year for mosquitos.

MisterQ
04-07-2005, 03:26 AM
It's a disappointing loss for him, but I don't agree that this spells the end for JCF's career as a top player. Sometimes restoring confidence in one's game can take quite a while, and confidence is a big factor in the success of JCF's playing style. If/when he gets that back he can threaten for majors again (easier said than done, I know). I don't think the game has moved on that significantly since he was No. 1 (with the exception of Federer, of course).

Art&Soul
04-07-2005, 03:41 AM
Good job Nadal, Keep it up and win the title :angel: The Cool Kid is around nowadays :cool:

tennischick
04-07-2005, 05:02 AM
...I don't think the game has moved on that significantly since he was No. 1 (with the exception of Federer, of course).
Juan Carlos was #1? when? for how long? i am seriously asking. or did you mean to say Spain's #1 :shrug:

Chloe le Bopper
04-07-2005, 05:03 AM
you think i bet on JCF? are you on cracK?

:lol:

No, but I thought oyu were ;)

My apologies.

Chloe le Bopper
04-07-2005, 05:04 AM
Juan Carlos was #1? when? for how long? i am seriously asking. or did you mean to say Spain's #1 :shrug:
JCF became number one when he beat Agassi in the semifinals of the USO. I can understand why you might have blocked that from memory ;)

tennischick
04-07-2005, 05:10 AM
JCF became number one when he beat Agassi in the semifinals of the USO. I can understand why you might have blocked that from memory ;)
in what year? again, i am seriously asking. my capacity to block out the unpleasant has never been this bad ;)

Chloe le Bopper
04-07-2005, 05:12 AM
in what year? again, i am seriously asking. my capacity to block out the unpleasant has never been this bad ;)
2003. Ferrero had the best slam record of anybody that year. He just died after Madrid, or he would have contended for year end number 1. Instead, Andy was able to run away with it.

He was only number 1 for 6 weeks or something like that, but it was longer than Moya :angel:

tennischick
04-07-2005, 05:13 AM
2003. Ferrero had the best slam record of anybody that year. He just died after Madrid, or he would have contended for year end number 1. Instead, Andy was able to run away with it.

He was only number 1 for 6 weeks or something like that, but it was longer than Moya :angel:
i swear to God i don't remember this. :lol: now when my sweetie accuses me of convenient forgetting, he will use this as proof :lol: :rolls:

Experimentee
04-07-2005, 05:14 AM
I am surprised. I thought that JC would have a chance bc it was his home town and Nadal was likely to be tired.
I'm not sure how anyone could still be suggesting Ferrero has a shot at RG after performances like he's been having, and even now on clay he keeps up his bad form. He would never have been thrashed like this in his prime, no matter how well Nadal was playing.

Puschkin
04-07-2005, 05:50 AM
It's a disappointing loss for him, but I don't agree that this spells the end for JCF's career as a top player. Sometimes restoring confidence in one's game can take quite a while, and confidence is a big factor in the success of JCF's playing style.


I agree, but confidence is a big factor for every player.

Has anybody actually seen the match?

msmsed
04-07-2005, 06:05 AM
ferrero...:sad:

mandoura
04-07-2005, 06:06 AM
It's a combination of both probably. The points and the whole match went so fast, it seemed like there were two Americans playing on hardcourt, rather than two Spaniards playing on clay.
I am curious about the stats here, wether it was Ferrero making the ue's, or Nadal coming up with winners.

"The 18-year-old from Mallorca played nearly perfect tennis by hitting three aces and never facing a break point on his serve. He was also outstanding on his serve by winning 91% on his first serve and breaking Ferrero's serve five times.

"I didn't play a great match, it was just good. He made it easier for me because he missed some shots he normally doesn't miss." A business-like Nadal said, who immediately after the match went to practice for 30 more minutes.

Nadal used his powerful groundstrokes to put the former No. 1 in the world on the defensive continuously forcing several errors on Ferrero, who could not use the home crowd support to climb up in the match."

http://www.open-comunidad-valenciana.com/en/05_wednesday.asp

Scotso
04-07-2005, 06:18 AM
Wow, Rafael. Great win.

But Juan Carlos... just pathetic. :(

Mimi
04-07-2005, 06:22 AM
rafel :woohoo: :bowdown:

juan :shout: :hysteric:

Chloe le Bopper
04-07-2005, 06:38 AM
Rafa doesn't usually think he played a great match, even when he wins by an easy scoreline. Me thinks he has high standards ;)

Gonzo Hates Me!
04-07-2005, 07:24 AM
i dont come around here enough, but just wanted to say that Rafael Nadal is amazing :) okay, bye

Rogiman
04-07-2005, 07:24 AM
i swear to God i don't remember this. :lol: now when my sweetie accuses me of convenient forgetting, he will use this as proof :lol: :rolls:

I've never accused you of convenient forgetting :confused:

Chloe le Bopper
04-07-2005, 07:25 AM
i dont come around here enough, but just wanted to say that Rafael Nadal is amazing :) okay, bye
:hearts:

mandoura
04-07-2005, 07:26 AM
Rafa doesn't usually think he played a great match, even when he wins by an easy scoreline. Me thinks he has high standards ;)

Me think so too. :D

Deivid23
04-07-2005, 07:47 AM
Rafa doesn't usually think he played a great match, even when he wins by an easy scoreline. Me thinks he has high standards ;)

I remember after his demolition of Clement in DC (superb match), he only gave himself a humble 7.5 points out of 10. :yeah:

Geniey2g
04-07-2005, 09:54 AM
Me think so too. :D
It's good that he has high standards. Very good.

*salutes Chloe for all her Rafa campaigning* ;)

Purple Rainbow
04-07-2005, 09:57 AM
Nadal plays Guillermo Garcia-Lopez today. Will it be another easy victory for Nadal?

TheMightyFed
04-07-2005, 10:20 AM
Who can stop him ?
There's this guy, Robert Gederer or something, he's not bad ;)

Saumon
04-07-2005, 10:32 AM
Who can stop him ?
There's this guy, Robert Gederer or something, he's not bad ;)
:lol:

Purple Rainbow
04-07-2005, 10:42 AM
Who can stop him ?
There's this guy, Robert Gederer or something, he's not bad ;)

:lol:
Very clever! Lemme rephrase that to who can stop him in Valencia! :)

nUwAnN
04-07-2005, 11:18 AM
Congrat!! Nadal :)

But :sad: Ferrero

misyou25
04-07-2005, 12:48 PM
guillermo garcia-lopez will stop him now (revenge on juanqui :))

Billy Moonshine
04-07-2005, 02:18 PM
Nadal, so inspired at the mo, hope he doesn´t burn out before Rg

Rogiman
04-07-2005, 02:23 PM
Nadal, so inspired at the mo, hope he doesn´t burn out before Rg

What's up BMS? ;)

TheMightyFed
04-07-2005, 02:43 PM
I'd like to congrutulate mdhubert for being the first person to take my signature as a if intended it as a serious insult for Rafa and bad repping me for it. Good job! Yeah, I'm a total Rafa hater. :retard:
Just try avoiding to put words like "Nadal" and others like "steroids" or "growth hormone" together if you really like him... ;)

*SKYE*
04-07-2005, 02:45 PM
No ones stopping Nadal!

NATAS81
04-07-2005, 02:46 PM
Agreed.

Nadal would surely double bagel Kuerten.

Black Adam
04-07-2005, 02:55 PM
6-2 6-1 ouch, that must hurt!

Rafa seems is heading to win RG :worship:
Go Rafa Go! :rocker2: :rocker: :worship: :banana:

Well said

uNIVERSE mAN
04-07-2005, 03:10 PM
Maybe Albert Costa.

Auscon
04-07-2005, 03:19 PM
and he's now passing on the arse whooping to Garcia-Lopez

Amazing to think that the only players who have been able to stop him so far this year are a supremely in-form Ljubicic (went the distance), defending RG Champ Gaudio on clay (went the distance, but a weird match anyways), world no. 2 Hewitt (went the distance) and now the top dog with whom he also went the distance

*not counting Hrbaty in Auckland...he retired from that one right?

NATAS81
04-07-2005, 03:19 PM
Hang on..

No he didn't retire 6-4 2-6 5-7

Oh wait, yeah 3-6 Then he retired R32

Nacho
04-07-2005, 03:35 PM
Maybe Albert Costa.

Rafa defeated Costa on clay when he was only 16 and Albert was still the reigning french open champion... so I highly doubt he'll lose to Albert nowadays ;)

Purple Rainbow
04-07-2005, 03:50 PM
So, Rafa defeat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1 6-4! The match was not as lopsided as the scoreline indicated, though Rafa was never in danger. Next up is Igor Andreev!

Chloe le Bopper
04-07-2005, 04:15 PM
and he's now passing on the arse whooping to Garcia-Lopez

Amazing to think that the only players who have been able to stop him so far this year are a supremely in-form Ljubicic (went the distance), defending RG Champ Gaudio on clay (went the distance, but a weird match anyways), world no. 2 Hewitt (went the distance) and now the top dog with whom he also went the distance

*not counting Hrbaty in Auckland...he retired from that one right?
It's not that amazing when you consider that all the other matches he played this year occured whe his opponent was fat, sick, injured, tired, etc. He's really just been very lucky!

I'm sorry... but I just can't help myself from giving a big shout out to all the fucking idiots around here...

misyou25
04-07-2005, 04:19 PM
guillermo :bigcry:

Geniey2g
04-07-2005, 05:31 PM
Maybe Albert Costa.
:haha:

Deivid23
04-07-2005, 05:47 PM
Nadal, so inspired at the mo, hope he doesn´t burn out before Rg

Yes, I think he has a good chance to go deep in all draws of the tourneys he has planned to play (Valencia, Montecarlo, Godó, Rome, Hamburg). Don´t know in which conditions he will arrive to Paris if he has an average of 4 or 5 games per tourney. :rolleyes:

Jim Jones
04-07-2005, 06:58 PM
Nadal is playing so many tournaments and matches that by the time Roland-Garros comes by he will be injured yet again.

DanEd
04-07-2005, 07:11 PM
maybe Fernando Gonzalez if plays very well.

Chloe le Bopper
04-07-2005, 07:15 PM
Yes, I think he has a good chance to go deep in all draws of the tourneys he has planned to play (Valencia, Montecarlo, Godó, Rome, Hamburg). Don´t know in which conditions he will arrive to Paris if he has an average of 4 or 5 games per tourney. :rolleyes:

At least he's "only" 18. If he screws up and over plays this year, he has plenty of time to fix his schedule.

Needless to say, there are numerous people around here and on other boards who are desparately hoping that he does burn out. These same people will them go on to post such trite like "he was never that good anyways", "he'll never get any better", "I guess he'll never win RG"... but needless to say, these people are idiots.

Chloe le Bopper
04-07-2005, 07:16 PM
maybe Fernando Gonzalez if plays very well.
Agreed. Gonzo could be trouble :)

Jorge
04-07-2005, 09:05 PM
Needless to say, there are numerous people around here and on other boards who are desparately hoping that he does burn out. [...] these people are idiots.
Couldn't agree more :yeah:

IMO Rafa will have a great year, he won't suffer any serious injury, and all of you (those who wants to see Rafa burned out) will be eye-witnesses of how this kid reaches the top 10 and later the top 5 before you thought :yeah:

Denise
04-07-2005, 09:08 PM
Congrats Rafa :D:D:D:D

knight_ley
04-07-2005, 09:25 PM
Couldn't agree more :yeah:

IMO Rafa will have a great year, he won't suffer any serious injury, and all of you (those who wants to see Rafa burned out) will be eye-witnesses of how this kid reaches the top 10 and later the top 5 before you thought :yeah:


:bigclap: :yeah:

mishar
04-07-2005, 10:12 PM
I don't hope Rafa burns out; I've become quite a fan.

But I just can't imagine what he's thinking by playing 7 weeks in a row. Does he need the points so much? Maybe he'll drop out of Rome or something.

Winning the French Open has so much to do with fresh legs, I think. He is human after all. Isn't he?

NATAS81
04-07-2005, 10:13 PM
If he doesn't drop out of his current one, he should the next.

rue
04-08-2005, 12:23 AM
I think that if Nadal wins the tournament this week and plays next week he will start to feel burned out. He just might have to pull out of some events and be well rested for the French Open. I think that now he is winning so many matches that he is going to have to really schedule himself more smartly now.

Daniel
04-08-2005, 12:27 AM
Well if he gets burned out that is good news for some players in Roland Garros.

NYCtennisfan
04-08-2005, 02:55 AM
Nadal is doing the same thing that any young player that achieves early success: playng everything in sight. It feels good to win and you can't have enough:) This is going to get Nadal ranked higher by the time RG starts and TMS win could really boost him up there. Nadal has arrived and he will change his schedule accordingly next year. He knows that playing the ALL the little clay events will not help him get into the top 5, top 3, etc. He will have to make sure his season includes hard court events he hasn't looked to participate in so far in his career. As for now, he is 18 and has energy to burn.

Chloe le Bopper
04-08-2005, 03:05 AM
He will have to make sure his season includes hard court events he hasn't looked to participate in so far in his career.

I'm not sure what you mean by this :confused: This is the first year he played the SA clay swing. In 2004 he played Milan and Dubai instead.

This year he did the SA swing because his goal was to be seeded for RG. Obviously his goals have shifted a bit since then, seeing as he could sit out from now to RG and be seeded.

Neely
04-08-2005, 03:11 AM
Needless to say, there are numerous people around here and on other boards who are desparately hoping that he does burn out. These same people will them go on to post such trite like "he was never that good anyways", "he'll never get any better", "I guess he'll never win RG"... but needless to say, these people are idiots.
Sure, I agree, things like that are always said by some people anywhere, no matter what's the name of the player. Nothing new. Every good player has an opposition like that.

Chloe le Bopper
04-08-2005, 03:13 AM
Sure, I agree, things like that are always said by some people anywhere, no matter what's the name of the player. Nothing new. Every good player has an opposition like that.
I don't disagree. There is just something slightly more absurd about talking about an 18 year old like they have been on tour for 5 years than talking about Roddick or Coria that way :shrug:

Neely
04-08-2005, 03:22 AM
Yes sure, I can understand what you mean.

Devotee
04-08-2005, 04:18 AM
Valencia 2005

safdem
04-08-2005, 06:57 AM
GO NADAL! nobody can stop him