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Nadal def. Hewitt: 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, but it wasn't easy

gillian
06-04-2006, 05:27 AM
Edited: Match lived up to my expectations.

Re: his potential opponents in the QF

Nadal is 2-0 vs. Monfils

He's never played Djokovic.

gusman890
06-04-2006, 05:29 AM
if a bananna can do damage to rafa

hewitt def does :)

El Legenda
06-04-2006, 05:29 AM
Hewitt will win 7-5 6-4 4-6 7-6

Dirk
06-04-2006, 06:16 AM
Hewitt should be able to take a set.

ufokart
06-04-2006, 06:21 AM
The chance is slim at best, but i think he can do it........Take 1 or 2 sets :lol:

gsm
06-04-2006, 06:26 AM
if hewitt takes a set v nadal at this yrs RG, i will be amazed/stoked!

Halba
06-04-2006, 06:50 AM
Hewitt will take him out in a 5 setter. Bear in mind Hewitt is serving bombs lately, and his forehand is smokin`

NadalMachine
06-04-2006, 06:53 AM
I'd like to see some serious on court antics contest!!! :devil: :devil: :devil:

bandabou
06-04-2006, 08:28 AM
Hmmm....of course Nadal is a better clay-courter, but if someone can win a battle of " i'll stay out as long as it takes too win this match"-attitude against Nadal, it is Hewitt.

Remember Hewitt was the king of Nadal's defense all the time game, before Nadal took over. Could be a good match. If Matthieu can make Nadal work for almost 5-hours, I shrudder to what Lleyton can do.

User id 7816
06-04-2006, 08:44 AM
if hewitt takes a set v nadal at this yrs RG, i will be amazed/stoked!
me too

Chocobo
06-04-2006, 08:50 AM
I remember watching a match between those two at AO a few years ago. And Nadal gave him a very hard time. Keeping in mind that Hewitt isn't the player he was then, that he was at home with the support on the crowd, and above all that Nadal wasn't half the player he is now, I'm altogether not very optimistic about Lleyton's chances tomorrow...

But after all, if there's one single player out there who can overcome Nadal on his own turf (fist pumping and intimidation), it has to be Hewitt...and Lleyton has an amazing record against spanish players (I guess he likes to counter top-spin), so...who knows?

For the first time of my life, I'll be cheering for Hewitt...COME ON LLEYTON, YOU CAN DO IT!!! :rocker2:

A_Skywalker
06-04-2006, 08:54 AM
I remember watching a match between those two at AO a few years ago. And Nadal gave him a very hard time. Keeping in mind that Hewitt isn't the player he was then, that he was at home with the support on the crowd, and above all that Nadal wasn't half the player he is now, I'm altogether not very optimistic about Lleyton's chances tomorrow...

But after all, if there's one single player out there who can overcome Nadal on his own turf (fist pumping and intimidation), it has to be Hewitt...and Lleyton has an amazing record against spanish players (I guess he likes to counter top-spin), so...who knows?

For the first time of my life, I'll be cheering for Hewitt...COME ON LLEYTON, YOU CAN DO IT!!! :rocker2:
arrogance and intimidating - are you talking about the french crowd ?

Allez
06-04-2006, 08:55 AM
Yeah!!! C'MON!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

bandabou
06-04-2006, 08:56 AM
That's why I think Lleyton is in there. It'd be a battle of mirror-images. Nadal ain't gonna blow Lleyton off the court, he ain't gonna out-intense Lleyton. Nadal is the fav, no doubt. But this could much harder than people are thinking.

Cervantes
06-04-2006, 09:00 AM
For the first time of my life, I'll be cheering for Hewitt...COME ON LLEYTON, YOU CAN DO IT!!! :rocker2:

Yeah, me too.

Still I doubt whether Lleyton can get more than 10 games on the board.

Hagar
06-04-2006, 01:02 PM
Nadal is the clear favourite, but Lleyton is a special guy and he is able to do the impossible.
Let's not forget that Lleyton was able to beat Guga in his top days, in Brazil, on clay, in 3 sets, in a Davis Cup match. A guy who can do that, is capable of many things.

I'm hoping we get a hell (not only in the metaphorical sense :devil: ) of a match.

COME ON, LLEYTON!

gillian
06-04-2006, 02:40 PM
I, too, hope we get a good competitive match. At the very least, it'll be noisy.

C'MON!

VAMOS!

Lleyton's certainly not going to hand the match to Rafael, but I still think Nadal is way too good on this surface, which is not Hewitt's best.

The match they played at last year's AO was pretty boisterous. And, as someone in this thread already noted, both players have changed a lot since then.

Ceri
06-04-2006, 02:49 PM
Oo, I can't wait for this match...sending positive vibes Lleyton's way, but he really does have to come out on fire tomorrow, he can't let Nadal get settled. Defense is good, yeah, but he really needs to take it to him from the outset. C'mon Lleyton!!

kittysweet
06-04-2006, 02:50 PM
nadal will do him in in 3

connectolove
06-04-2006, 03:03 PM
Anybody now has a chance against Nadal, but for sure the kid will fight until the end. He is the best fighter. The French crowd will support Hewitt because they don´t want a Spaniard winning RG again. Besides, if not Hewitt, it could be any other. There are so many players and all of them so good and ready to kill themselves for a day of glory against Nadal. Davydenko is looking great, Monfils is on fire and Fed is ready. Anything can happen but I hope that Rafa rises to the occasion... I think that he is great, just a very strong and leveled human being.

1520919
06-04-2006, 11:39 PM
Yes. If he believes in himself I think he can do it - or at the very least make it very difficult for Nadal.

Iheartandy&roger
06-05-2006, 12:06 AM
I dunno.... haven't had the opportunity to see how Lleyton has played at all this year but based on how Rafa is playing I don't think Lleyton will beat Rafa but never count Lleyton out, after all he was the #1 player in tennis at one time.

Merton
06-05-2006, 12:08 AM
If he didn't stand a chance he would not step out there at all. Still, Nadal in 3.

scoobs
06-05-2006, 12:47 AM
Of course he has a chance. Just not a great one, IMO.

Depends how Nadal plays. Against quality opposition, he has yet to click into high gear in this tournament. He did enough against Kim in round 2 but struggled a lot with the conditions in round 1 and didn't play his best match by some distance against Mathieu.

Nadal may be saving mental energy for the final, which would be very wise.

But if he gives Hewitt an opening, it could get tricky, and I think what Rafa wants right now is a quick and fairly comfortable match.

FaceyFacem
06-05-2006, 12:56 AM
Luke Jensen has picked Lleyton to win
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/french06/news/story?page=06frenchnotebook8

ASP0315
06-05-2006, 01:07 AM
Nadal in 4 sets
My Score prediction is 6-3 6-1 5-7 6-2

This is not a Hard Court. All the three meetings were on Hard and two of them were in Australian Open and they last met at Jan 2005 and It was tough Five set victory for Hewitt. So I would definitely suprise if Hewitt wins.

dmit424
06-05-2006, 01:08 AM
I think he has a tiny chance. I just hope Nadal doesn't blow him out. This is an exciting matchup that deserves a good match. But anyways, blow-outs on clay don't happen all that often, especially when two players in the top-20 meet (yeah yeah it depends who but still... Lleyton can grind, so a long match will probably happen).

LLeytonRules
06-05-2006, 01:14 AM
LLeyton will win ;) Of course i am going with my heart.I dont think it will be straight sets like some of u think.Hewitt will be pumped up and will fight,i am sure Nadal's streak is something he would love to break.

Corey Feldman
06-05-2006, 01:27 AM
Hewitt has a good record v spaniards, and left handers lately.

but like PHM in R32 (or anyone else), will do well to win a set tomorrow.

Chloe le Bopper
06-05-2006, 02:40 AM
Hewitt should always be taken very seriously as an opponent... so sure, he has a "chance". I wouldn't put any money down on him winning, mind you.

The_Rod
06-05-2006, 02:42 AM
I reckon Hewitt will take one set but Nadal will definatly win.

Art&Soul
06-05-2006, 03:28 AM
Yeah Hewitl will WIN :D

Argenbrit
06-05-2006, 07:07 AM
They'll play "who's more annoying on court?". :p

Freeze17171
06-05-2006, 09:44 AM
I just hope Hewitt comes out like his fiery self of old, antics and all. He can't be in that passive mindset that he has been in recently, get fired up and feed off the emotions.

kindablue
06-05-2006, 09:47 AM
Go Lleyton :rocker2:
I wouldn't bet on him though!!!

supersexynadal
06-05-2006, 10:44 AM
I think its crap when nadal says stuff like "is going to be very difficult match" C mon rafa u know ur the KING! Hewitt doesnt stand winning a set unless rafa gets to a slow start which he usually does

JCF
06-05-2006, 11:43 AM
Hewitt will hold his own against Nadal. I doubt very much that he will win, but he certainly won't get embarrassed and will trouble Rafa. It will interesting to see who the more attacking player is in this match, could be some long rallies.

Halba
06-05-2006, 11:56 AM
hewitt wont like long rallies..better cut the point short

scarecrows
06-05-2006, 11:56 AM
Nadal will win in 3

connectolove
06-05-2006, 12:10 PM
Nadal will win but no idea how many sets.

supersexynadal
06-05-2006, 12:32 PM
hewitt doesnt care about his career on clay i think. WIth family and all. Very little C MONS!!

Billabong
06-05-2006, 01:06 PM
Poor Lleyton, his serve doesn't give him any free point at the moment:sad: But he's fighting:)

hitchhiker
06-05-2006, 01:28 PM
hewitt doesnt care about his career on clay i think. WIth family and all. Very little C MONS!!

why the hell would someone yell CMON while losing badly?

gillian
06-05-2006, 01:40 PM
I only got to watch the first point of this match before leaving for work. :sad: What's happening?

Billabong
06-05-2006, 01:45 PM
Lley 2-6, 2-2..

Halba
06-05-2006, 01:47 PM
hewitt getting rolled whenever he goes for winner

has a chance if long rally it seems hmm

supersexynadal
06-05-2006, 01:55 PM
Im not surprised hewitt is playing his best and is yet to win a set. Mathieu is definately more dangerous

Billabong
06-05-2006, 02:00 PM
LOL Nadal got a code violation for his looooooong delay between points;) First time I see this!

Lleyton breaks back, 4-4:bounce:

Langers
06-05-2006, 02:09 PM
LOL Nadal got a code violation for his looooooong delay between points;) First time I see this!
Won't be the last time either. ;)

Cmon Hewitt! :rocker2:

Billabong
06-05-2006, 02:10 PM
hhhmm some nervy errors from Lleyton who was 2 points away from this set:( He badly needs to win this set, GO Lleyton!

Billabong
06-05-2006, 02:17 PM
Nice to see Lleyton offering some good resistance, he leads 6-5 in the second set:D

*julie*
06-05-2006, 02:20 PM
:eek: at least, he took him a set!

Langers
06-05-2006, 02:20 PM
Hewitt takes the second set!!! :worship:

au_sports_opinion
06-05-2006, 02:20 PM
1 set all.

Come on son!

Billabong
06-05-2006, 02:21 PM
Lleyton:woohoo:!!! Awesome, keep it up man:D!!!

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 02:21 PM
god darn it, bec cartwright looks downright annoying. she has this blank stare that's unsettling, even when she smiles. like there's nobody home.

wish the camera would just stay with the players.

gillian
06-05-2006, 02:23 PM
Hewitt won the second. I almost fainted when I saw the scoreline. I was sure it was headed to a tiebreak.

How are the antics in this match? Lots of "c'mon" and "vamos?"

dmit424
06-05-2006, 02:24 PM
god darn it, bec cartwright looks downright annoying. she has this blank stare that's unsettling, even when she smiles. like there's nobody home.

wish the camera would just stay with the players.


Hewitt looks downright annoying to Nadal right now :)

Billabong
06-05-2006, 02:25 PM
Lley held, 1-0:)

dmit424
06-05-2006, 02:25 PM
Hewitt won the second. I almost fainted when I saw the scoreline. I was sure it was headed to a tiebreak.

How are the antics in this match? Lots of "c'mon" and "vamos?"


Zero. Really.

supersexynadal
06-05-2006, 02:26 PM
wow hewitt got a set....Hmmmmm...Im calm, i know nadal can win

vincayou
06-05-2006, 02:26 PM
Nadal has suddendly drop his level at 4-3. Maybe some tiredness from PHM match.

Langers
06-05-2006, 02:27 PM
Hewitt won the second. I almost fainted when I saw the scoreline. I was sure it was headed to a tiebreak.

How are the antics in this match? Lots of "c'mon" and "vamos?"
Surprisingly both are relatively quiet. One thing's for sure though I want to hear plenty of C'mons. ;)

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 02:27 PM
Hewitt looks downright annoying to Nadal right now :)

i would think so :) but probably more annoyed with himself

Billabong
06-05-2006, 02:27 PM
Maybe the code violation given to Nadal (very deserved BTW) was the turning point;)

vincayou
06-05-2006, 02:28 PM
And Hewitt is very good as well.

ys
06-05-2006, 02:28 PM
Mind you.. Hewitt was one of very few players who defeated Nadal last year on a slow surface..
Hewitt plays very well right now.. What is better, Nadal is putting in a very serious courttime against opponents who really make him work hard, and that will inevitably accumulate, come finals ( if gets there ), because next two rounds are not going to be easier.. What is even better, already now he looks weary..

skel1983
06-05-2006, 02:29 PM
COME ON HEWITT!!!!!

dmit424
06-05-2006, 02:29 PM
I think we all at least realize that Hewitt won't get rolled over today.

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 02:30 PM
Maybe the code violation given to Nadal (very deserved BTW) was the turning point;)

i guess it's the discretion of the umpire. but i was counting (bec of a bet with a friend) and rafa hasn't gone over 20 seconds between serves.

Billabong
06-05-2006, 02:31 PM
i guess it's the discretion of the umpire. but i was counting (bec of a bet with a friend) and rafa hasn't gone over 20 seconds between serves.

oh really... you were counting during that exact point?

Viken01
06-05-2006, 02:33 PM
COME ON HEWITT !!

dmit424
06-05-2006, 02:34 PM
I counted one point after and it was like 25-27 sec depending on whether I counted a little fast or slow (I actually counted 26). But still, it was a weird time to call that violation.

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 02:35 PM
oh really... you were counting during that exact point?

Yeah I have to. If Rafa goes over the 20 second mark before serving, I pay my friend 100 pesos. So far, according to the stopwatch, it hasn't happened.

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 02:36 PM
Maybe my stopwatch is slow?

mangoes
06-05-2006, 02:39 PM
i guess it's the discretion of the umpire. but i was counting (bec of a bet with a friend) and rafa hasn't gone over 20 seconds between serves.


I was also laughingly counting with someone and he went over several times prior to the warning. I didn't count the spot where he got the warning, but I highly doubt the umpire would "lie".

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 02:41 PM
I was also laughingly counting with someone and he went over several times prior to the warning. I didn't count the spot where he got the warning, but I highly doubt the umpire would "lie".
something's def wrong with my stopwatch then. hehe but i won't tell my friend.

Argenbrit
06-05-2006, 02:43 PM
Come on Lleyton!!!

vincayou
06-05-2006, 02:44 PM
Hewitt beating Nadal at his own (defensive) game. Nice. :)

dmit424
06-05-2006, 02:44 PM
something's def wrong with my stopwatch then. hehe but i won't tell my friend.


Well hey I don't know. Maybe our counting is off. But I ran track in high school and we had to count seconds between training sprints to give the right amount of time to restore heart rate, and we did this so often that I doubt I'm off by more than a sec when counting less than 30 sec. But again, I counted only one point, and it was after that point... So who knows.

Chocobo
06-05-2006, 02:45 PM
Incredible service game by Hewitt. 3-2 Hewitt.

At 30-40 Nadal there was a really miraculous point for Hewitt

fadou
06-05-2006, 02:49 PM
hewitt is really impressive i'm susprised...

KarstenBraasch#1
06-05-2006, 02:49 PM
Can't believe Nadal saved both BP's with drop-shots. That must hurt.

Ceri
06-05-2006, 02:53 PM
Go Lleyton!!

Rogiman
06-05-2006, 02:53 PM
I guess it takes simple game to beat simple game.

Ceri
06-05-2006, 02:53 PM
4-3 to hewitt

Langers
06-05-2006, 02:54 PM
Can't believe Nadal saved both BP's with drop-shots. That must hurt.
Nadal can't beat Lleyton from the back of the court so he has to rely on these stupid drop shots. He's a little rattled, getting beaten at this own game. To be honest I think even if he does get through this match Federer will beat him.

Ceri
06-05-2006, 02:54 PM
I guess it takes simple game to beat simple game.
Or skill to take a set off a player by playing a heightened, more technically advanced version of their own game...

Ceri
06-05-2006, 02:55 PM
Nadal can't beat Lleyton from the back of the court so he has to rely on these stupid drop shots. He's a little rattled, getting beaten at this own game. To be honest I think even if he does get through this match Federer will beat him.
I really hope so - Lleyton's exceeded my expectations already

Yappa
06-05-2006, 02:55 PM
Hewitt is great at defending so far.

ys
06-05-2006, 02:55 PM
Suddenly it is Rafa, not his opponent, who is looking to shorten points . So unusual.. Just as usunusal to see him miss so much..

Rogiman
06-05-2006, 02:55 PM
Or skill to take a set off a player by playing a heightened, more technically advanced version of their own game...
Alright let's settle for that :)

bad gambler
06-05-2006, 02:55 PM
Or skill to take a set off a player by playing a heightened, more technically advanced version of their own game...

You make too much sense, please stop posting in GM

Castafiore
06-05-2006, 02:55 PM
The commentators on several tv networks (I checked) said that the umpire gave a time warning on a lousy period in the match and they called it misuse of power.
They added that Rafa was being too nice to the umpire. MacEnroe would have had a nice little chat with him.

YEMI
06-05-2006, 02:58 PM
The good news is Hewitt is definitely hanging in there C'MON !!!!! :clap2:

can't believe I'm actually rooting for Hewitt :devil:

Bee
06-05-2006, 02:58 PM
4-4 third set ... VAMOS Rafa, take control NOW!

Billabong
06-05-2006, 02:59 PM
The commentators on several tv networks (I checked) said that the umpire gave a time warning on a lousy period in the match and they called it misuse of power.
They added that Rafa was being too nice to the umpire. MacEnroe would have had a nice little chat with him.

Here the commentators didn't think it was misuse of power, everyone knows he sometimes surpasses the limit of time, and the umpire might have caught him this time. However he definitely could have complained about it, and yes JMac would have done so;).

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 03:00 PM
i suspect the warning got to rafa more than it should. clearly affected his game. of course, hewitt also took the chance to raise his own game. hope rafa puts it our of his mind and focuses on the match.

mangoes
06-05-2006, 03:00 PM
Actually, I never thought PHM had a chance of beating Nadal, but I'm not so sure about Hewitt. I'll give him a 30% chance. I'm seeing a glimpse of the old Hewitt who is a grinder.

Billabong
06-05-2006, 03:02 PM
Oh well Lleyton had his chances, couldn't take them:sad:

Bee
06-05-2006, 03:02 PM
YESS! Rafa broke! 5-4 and serving now. VAMOSSSSSS!!!

BlueSwan
06-05-2006, 03:03 PM
Compared to the PHM match, this match is sprinting by. After 2½ hours they weren't even done with the second set in the PHM match.

almouchie
06-05-2006, 03:05 PM
rafa started very well in the first set
but had BP early in second to take the lead
& didnt convert
Hewitt's forehand is on fire
at 1-1 in sets Hewitt sure has a good chance
Nadal playing well in patches, not usual for him to miss for much or go for DS too much
nadal breaks in 3rd to serve for set

Clara Bow
06-05-2006, 03:06 PM
The announcers here said that Lleyton sent Rafa a bunch of bananas before the match. :lol:

With his more vocal comeons than I have seen in a while, his higher level of play, and his stinkerness intanct- it seems like maybe the old Hewitt will be out in full force by Wimbledon.

Billabong
06-05-2006, 03:07 PM
The announcers here said that Lleyton sent Rafa a bunch of bananas before the match. :lol:

With his more vocal comeons than I have seen in a while, his higher level of play, and his stinkerness intanct- it seems like maybe the old Hewitt will be out in full force by Wimbledon.

I certainly hope so;) I can't wait already:D

Billabong
06-05-2006, 03:08 PM
so Lleyton down 2 sets to 1, can he come back? GO LLEY keep fighting, you can do it man:yeah:!

flip_fan
06-05-2006, 03:08 PM
Nadal has done well to win the 3rd... it wasnt looking to good. Lleyton was in charge, nadal looked tight. Credit to nadal for not losing it(mentally) considering all the opportunities he'd lost... but it aint over - hewitt will push him all the way.

Argenbrit
06-05-2006, 03:09 PM
The announcers here said that Lleyton sent Rafa a bunch of bananas before the match. :lol:
:lol:

I hope Lleyton can win this.

almouchie
06-05-2006, 03:09 PM
3rd set Nadal
6/4
How much of a chance will lleyton still think he has
Is it me, or is nadal not playing at his best, or at least as good as he was with PHM

Castafiore
06-05-2006, 03:12 PM
With his more vocal comeons than I have seen in a while, his higher level of play, and his stinkerness intanct- it seems like maybe the old Hewitt will be out in full force by Wimbledon.
The comeons are back :) I missed them. I've said it before but I do think that many people were saying that he's finished too soon.

I'd love Hewitt to be a full force in Wimbledon but just not here in RG. He needs to go down today. :)

Vamos Rafa!

Billabong
06-05-2006, 03:13 PM
The comeons are back :) I missed them. I've said it before but I do think that many people were saying that he's finished too soon.

I'd love Hewitt to be a full force in Wimbledon but just not here in RG. He needs to go down today. :)

Vamos Rafa!

It would me MUCH more exciting if Lleyton wins, we're yet to witness a huge surprise in this tournament;)! MTF would crash down for hours:haha:

mangoes
06-05-2006, 03:14 PM
With his more vocal comeons than I have seen in a while, his higher level of play, and his stinkerness intanct- it seems like maybe the old Hewitt will be out in full force by Wimbledon.

I sure hope so :)

Castafiore
06-05-2006, 03:15 PM
Is it me, or is nadal not playing at his best, or at least as good as he was with PHM
I had the impression that he may have started too fast which wouldn't normally be a problem but perhaps now it is after Saturday. He should remember to be aggressive enough and let Lleyton do most of the running like in the 1st set.

Credit to Hewitt, though. He's playing a smart match. I so hope he can do good things on grass this year.

It's always great to see these two play against each other. Two great fighters. :hug:

connectolove
06-05-2006, 03:16 PM
Hewitt is playing really well, he is a lot like Nadal, very controlled and a little bit of a grinder. They both move so well, good match.

Bee
06-05-2006, 03:16 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if this match went to 5 sets ... of course I'd like Rafa to finish it in 4, but perhaps it deserves the 'long haul' - with Nadal winning in the end naturally :)

Bee
06-05-2006, 03:17 PM
Annoyed that I can't watch it - nada TV coverage here!

mangoes
06-05-2006, 03:17 PM
I'd love Hewitt to be a full force in Wimbledon but just not here in RG. He needs to go down today. :)

Vamos Rafa!


:lol: :lol: Delighted only for his Wimbledon chances :lol:

almouchie
06-05-2006, 03:19 PM
no it would be much more exciting
to se Nadal play Federer in final
or even Nalbandian

Billabong
06-05-2006, 03:19 PM
Lleyton :( couldn't save the bp, now he's in big trouble:sad:

Castafiore
06-05-2006, 03:20 PM
:lol: :lol: Delighted only for his Wimbledon chances :lol:
Yep. I'm a big fan of both but on clay, my full support goes to Rafa.

On grass, I want Hewitt to do great things. :)

Magical Trevor
06-05-2006, 03:21 PM
Annoyed that I can't watch it - nada TV coverage here!
http://www.nos.nl/gfx/nosstudiosport/rolandgarros/index.html?1024

That should work

almouchie
06-05-2006, 03:25 PM
rafa in control in 4 th set

Billabong
06-05-2006, 03:26 PM
Lley wasted bp:o

Castafiore
06-05-2006, 03:26 PM
not too quick, almouchie

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 03:28 PM
whoever said rafa had an easy draw was hallucinating.

flip_fan
06-05-2006, 03:29 PM
3rd set Nadal
6/4
How much of a chance will lleyton still think he has
Is it me, or is nadal not playing at his best, or at least as good as he was with PHM

For most of the 2nd and start of the 3rd nadal to me looked a little flat.. but now he seems to have found another gear, its just incredible. To think the amount of matches he's played - he just keeps comming out and finding a way to grind a win.

Hewitt is showing incredible talent to compete on clay with only a handful of matches - but that also means he's very fresh. If and when nadal loses on clay, i think it will mostly be due to burn-out. He's only human, something has got to give.

yanchr
06-05-2006, 03:30 PM
Nadal, the claimed mentally toughest player here, DF on bp...

NYCtennisfan
06-05-2006, 03:32 PM
Hewitt giving this game away which is a pity. Hewitt has really played the CC BH taken early for very good results in this match.

skel1983
06-05-2006, 03:32 PM
If this goes five im taking Hewitt.

liverpool_FC
06-05-2006, 03:32 PM
whoever said rafa had an easy draw was hallucinating.

tbh, he has an easier draw than Roger Federer

yanchr
06-05-2006, 03:33 PM
whoever said rafa had an easy draw was hallucinating.
Just that he is pushed in two matches doesn't mean he has a tough draw. It's decided by his style of game. His game is simply not easy.

connectolove
06-05-2006, 03:37 PM
Nadal 5-2 now, GO RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Billabong
06-05-2006, 03:37 PM
Too bad Lleyton gave up his serve again:( he had worked hard to break earlier!

LleytonMonfils
06-05-2006, 03:39 PM
where do you see 5-2?

connectolove
06-05-2006, 03:39 PM
Sorry, 4-2, I don´t know why I thought that it was 5...

Rafa has saved somebody´s life.

MisterQ
06-05-2006, 03:39 PM
wish I could see this match-up.. it's intriguing.

connectolove
06-05-2006, 03:40 PM
Some kid with a nose bleed. I can´t believe Rafa saw and that and the kid did not say anything.

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 03:42 PM
i just think hewitt, mathieu, monfils are more of a threat to nadal than massu and berdych were to federer. the only clear and present danger for fed is nalbandian. and that is if he gets past davydenko. but i guess they both have their own problems with their draw.

connectolove
06-05-2006, 03:44 PM
posted by Almiralpye: "i just think hewitt, mathieu, monfils are more of a threat to nadal than massu and berdych were to federer. the only clear and present danger for fed is nalbandian. and that is if he gets past davydenko. but i guess they both have their own problems with their draw."

I so agree with you.

Magical Trevor
06-05-2006, 03:45 PM
Some kid with a nose bleed. I can´t believe Rafa saw and that and the kid did not say anything.
Sorry, could you explain what happened?

magnoliaewan
06-05-2006, 03:46 PM
Poor Hewitt, 2 wrong calls against him already.

Bee
06-05-2006, 03:46 PM
Oooh, it's tough ... back to deuce again

Clara Bow
06-05-2006, 03:47 PM
Sorry, could you explain what happened?

There was a ball boy who had a nose bleed. Rafa noticed it and pointed it out the the chair ump and the kid was able to go off court. He was running with his hand to his nose, poor little guy.

Auscon
06-05-2006, 03:47 PM
Bugger!

Cmon break him Lleyton!

Billabong
06-05-2006, 03:48 PM
5-2 Nadal, serving for the match:(

Argenbrit
06-05-2006, 03:48 PM
Damn net.

connectolove
06-05-2006, 03:48 PM
Rafa called the umpire, it was not too clear what was going on. One of the ball boys was bleeding through the nose and Rafa noticed it so he told the umpire to get the boy out of there. Funny, the boy just would not move or do anything. I can´t believe that rafa noticed though.

Now it is 5-2 ad Nadal.

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 03:49 PM
the bleeding was pretty profuse. i thought at first that the kid had an accident or something.

Magical Trevor
06-05-2006, 03:49 PM
There was a ball boy who had a nose bleed. Rafa noticed it and pointed it out the the chair ump and the kid was able to go off court. He was running with his hand to his nose, poor little guy.
It's obvious.. Nadal's a superhero

Btw, it looks like he'll lose, but I must say, as a guy who dislikes Hewitt, it's really good to see him playing well.

He doesn't really behave well, but he adds a bit of spark

connectolove
06-05-2006, 03:50 PM
Hewitt will not go easy...

naughty_sprite
06-05-2006, 03:50 PM
well it looks like its over now :( wanted a 5-setter!

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 03:51 PM
recalling his other matches, i'd say hewitt was downright gentelmanly on court today.

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 03:52 PM
maybe a sudden change in temperature?

connectolove
06-05-2006, 03:52 PM
MATCH POINT!

Auscon
06-05-2006, 03:52 PM
1mp saved...

2 please :)

connectolove
06-05-2006, 03:52 PM
C´mon Rafa.............................................. ............

admiralpye
06-05-2006, 03:53 PM
i'm so relieved.

Castafiore
06-05-2006, 03:53 PM
Well, the bloody nose thing was not such a big deal but the kid was too shy to do something about it himself and Rafa just made sure that he got help for him.

Nice to see the crowd give a warm applause to Rafa for it.


He's done it! Well done, Rafa!
Lleyton: you're still an impressive fighter!

connectolove
06-05-2006, 03:53 PM
RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU THA SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Auscon
06-05-2006, 03:53 PM
Ah well

Great showing Lleyton...4th round outta nowhere and gives the claycourt master a bit of a run for his money

Can't wait for the grass season :)

Argenbrit
06-05-2006, 03:57 PM
I never thought I'd say this but...

Lleyton :sad: :sad: :sad:

mandoura
06-05-2006, 03:57 PM
:banana: Raf.

:hatoff: Lleyton. It's great to have you back.

Langers
06-05-2006, 03:58 PM
Well Nadal may have won the match but Lleyton certainly played a brilliant game of tennis. I made a thread after Hewitt’s second round match saying that Hewitt was back and many people thought I was jumping to conclusions. But after today’s performance there is no doubt that he is regaining some of his best form. He played unbelievable today, the precision and power on his shots was brilliant. Lleyton made Nadal work for every point and the match was much closer than the score line reads.

Not so long ago I was very doubtful Lleyton would ever recapture his best form but Lleyton is certainly back in touch and there’s no doubt he will be a player to watch at Wimbledon. :yeah:

bad gambler
06-05-2006, 04:00 PM
pretty good match in the end

oneandonlyhsn
06-05-2006, 04:00 PM
Rocky You little champ :rocker2: I am so happy that Lleyton is playing really good tennis and this on his worst surface. This bodes really well for Wimby, hope he is on the other side of Roger's draw this year :(

gillian
06-05-2006, 04:01 PM
Looking ahead.

Nadal is 2-0 vs. Monfils, but has never played Djokovic.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-05-2006, 04:03 PM
Hewitt :sad:

Bee
06-05-2006, 04:03 PM
Yes, a worthy match. While I DID want Rafa to win, it was good to see Lleyton fighting hard.
Hasta luego ...

Deivid23
06-05-2006, 04:04 PM
Nadal has suddendly drop his level at 4-3. Maybe some tiredness from PHM match.

Nothing to do with that, simply momentum changed.

Nadal is putting in a very serious courttime against opponents who really make him work hard, and that will inevitably accumulate, come finals ( if gets there ), because next two rounds are not going to be easier.. What is even better, already now he looks weary..

U wish :lol:

Hewitt beating Nadal at his own (defensive) game. Nice. :)

Wrong analysis, Hewitt put Nadal into trouble by serving well, taking his CC bh early and being more agressive than usual.

I guess it takes simple game to beat simple game.

:zzz:

Nadal can't beat Lleyton from the back of the court so he has to rely on these stupid drop shots. He's a little rattled, getting beaten at this own game.

:lol:

Sure Nadal can´t beat Hewitt from the backcourt and yes those dropshots were stupid and ugly shots, specially the one where he converted his break chance in the 3rd set :retard:

Nadal, the claimed mentally toughest player here, DF on bp...

:haha:

Pity that mistake was worth nothing, honey :hug:

Poor Hewitt, 2 wrong calls against him already.

Rafa is so lucky :sad:


On a more serious note, great match from both players and it was good to see Hewitt playing this well on clay :yeah:


PD: Curious to see how number of posts increased while Lleyton was ahead in the score and suddenly went down after Rafa broke in the 9th game, had MTF server crashed or sth? :lol:

DhammaTiger
06-05-2006, 04:05 PM
Rafael the wonder man :inlove: :yippee: :banana: :bigclap: won I am so happy :yippee: Vamos Rafa :banana: :worship: :dance: :yippee: :woohoo: :woohoo: :hatoff: :crazy: :yippee: :yeah: :bounce: :bounce:

Jadranka
06-05-2006, 04:05 PM
Noo, Hewitt :tears:

Carlita
06-05-2006, 04:06 PM
:bigclap: well done Rafi :bigclap:

supersexynadal
06-05-2006, 04:06 PM
YESSSS!! Victory at last. I like the first and second set but then it wasnt all that exciting. It takes a lot to please me i guess!!
It was so sweet when one of the ball boys nose was bleeding and rafa sent him off. I thought he was telling him off at first!!

knight_ley
06-05-2006, 04:07 PM
:yeah:

sonia
06-05-2006, 04:08 PM
Well done Rafa!! :bigclap:

Björki
06-05-2006, 04:08 PM
well done Rafa :bigclap: :banana:

great fight from Lleyton :worship:

tangerine_dream
06-05-2006, 04:09 PM
Congrats to Nadal on a somewhat easier win today and he didn't get booed either. :cool:

Also a :bigclap: to Lleyton for playing as well as he did on a gimpy ankle, and managing to steal a set off the Prince of Clay.

I expect to see the lawnmower ripping back in action at Wimbledon. :devil:

Castafiore
06-05-2006, 04:10 PM
recalling his other matches, i'd say hewitt was downright gentelmanly on court today.
He was, wasn't he?

But I always have the impression that Rafael and Lleyton appreciate each other a lot - perhaps not enough to be friends - but their body language towards each other has always been positive in every match.

Jadranka
06-05-2006, 04:10 PM
I hope it will be Nadal - Djokovic :)

Hagar
06-05-2006, 04:13 PM
Well Nadal may have won the match but Lleyton certainly played a brilliant game of tennis. I made a thread after Hewitt’s second round match saying that Hewitt was back and many people thought I was jumping to conclusions. But after today’s performance there is no doubt that he is regaining some of his best form. He played unbelievable today, the precision and power on his shots was brilliant. Lleyton made Nadal work for every point and the match was much closer than the score line reads.

Not so long ago I was very doubtful Lleyton would ever recapture his best form but Lleyton is certainly back in touch and there’s no doubt he will be a player to watch at Wimbledon. :yeah:

I agree 500% with you. I had not seen Lleyton play for a while but today I felt again why I am a big fan of his. I think he is a brilliant tennis player, still one of the best on the ATP. There are many big guys with a lot of muscles and huge serves out there, but few of them have the shot quality of Hewitt. He could perfectly follow Rafa most of the time.
I just wish he would not have played the drop shots in Rafa's running direction, you can never win the point if you do that coz he always brings it back.

I hope Fed has taped this match and will watch it every day at least five times coz if Lleyton can keep up with Rafa, Fed with a more solid serve and excellent net play, surely is able to beat Rafa.

tangerine_dream
06-05-2006, 04:18 PM
I hope Fed has taped this match and will watch it every day at least five times coz if Lleyton can keep up with Rafa, Fed with a more solid serve and excellent net play, surely is able to beat Rafa.
Roger doesn't need to look towards Lleyton to find any clues on how to beat Rafa. He proved at Rome that he has the keys to do so.

Alvarillo
06-05-2006, 04:26 PM
Vamos Rafa!!!!
weel done boy!
keep it on, but try to hold serve after a break!!!!!

Lleyton :eek: :worship: nice to see you playing at your best again!

Langers
06-05-2006, 04:26 PM
:lol:

Sure Nadal can´t beat Hewitt from the backcourt and yes those dropshots were stupid and ugly shots, specially the one where he converted his break chance in the 3rd set :retard:
Why did you wait until the conclusion of the match to respond to everyone's comments, don’t tell me you were afraid that Lleyton could possibly beat Nadal? Why do you think Nadal had to revert to consecutive drop shots, because at that point in time he was getting out dueled from the baseline. I know it’s hard to believe but that’s what was happening genius. :)

LleytonMonfils
06-05-2006, 04:29 PM
Nadal had to definitely change his gameplan or game to beat Hewitt... Lleyton pushed him got to give him credit for not rolling over and dieing when he could have a lot of times

Iheartandy&roger
06-05-2006, 04:34 PM
I was a little leery this morning when I saw Lleyton had taken the second set but I knew Rafa could do it! :) :worship: WTG RAFA!

Deivid23
06-05-2006, 04:34 PM
Why did you wait until the conclusion of the match to respond to everyone's comments, don’t tell me you were afraid that Lleyton could possibly beat Nadal? Why do you think Nadal had to revert to consecutive drop shots, because at that point in time he was getting out dueled from the baseline. I know it’s hard to believe but that’s what was happening genius. :)

That´s what I call tactical sense of the game, genius ;)

vincayou
06-05-2006, 04:51 PM
That´s what I call tactical sense of the game, genius ;)

Hey your boy has not a easy road so far. Okay, his opponent just managed to take him one set, but it looks much more difficult than last year.

Strange when you think that he has improved since last year.

That said, he already knows his semi final will be easy.

Iheartandy&roger
06-05-2006, 05:06 PM
I was so mad because I thought I wasn't going to be able to see this match because I had to go to school but luckily for the time difference the match was on early in the morning so I got to watch up to the beginning of the 4th set which definately rocked.

Black Adam
06-05-2006, 05:54 PM
This FO performance from Hewitt confirms what I said about Australia upsetting Argentina away being quite possible since argies can be great chokers (gaudio, + a coria with a damaged shoulder)

mallorn
06-05-2006, 06:06 PM
Rafa :yeah:

Lleyton :hatoff:

This was a really good match. Rafa started off so well, but Lleyton just would not lie down and die. He played great, especially from the second half of the second set, and definitely gave Rafa a scare for a while. I wish it had been a shorter match, because Rafa really took too long to win these last two rounds, but I think Rafa will be very happy with his performance. He played some fantastic shots. The dropshot he played to break Lleyton was a jaw-dropper.

I'm glad Rafa noticed the ballkid with the nosebleed; the crowd has been against him in all his matches so far and a thing like this could help him win them over at least a little bit.

Deivid23
06-05-2006, 06:29 PM
Hey your boy has not a easy road so far. Okay, his opponent just managed to take him one set, but it looks much more difficult than last year.

Strange when you think that he has improved since last year.

That said, he already knows his semi final will be easy.

He was improved a lot, it has taken Mathieu playing out of his mind and Hewitt playing his best match since 2004 on clay to take a set out of him in this RG. I will gladly take that any day.

Raquel
06-05-2006, 07:19 PM
I think given Lleyton's lack of clay matches over the last 2 years and Nadal being on the longest clay court streak in the Open Era, Lleyton acquitted himself very well. Some really good rallies. That one bad midcourt forehand miss at 4-4 15-15 in the third set was a very costly miss from Lleyton. The set quickly slipped away after that one. Nadal was too good though. Some of the shots and gets were breathtaking.
This FO performance from Hewitt confirms what I said about Australia upsetting Argentina away being quite possible since argies can be great chokers (gaudio, + a coria with a damaged shoulder)
I know Lleyton took a lot of ribbing about his clay court preparation and how he'll do in the Davis Cup against Argentina on clay but I don't know if many of the Argentine team would have done much better against Nadal today.

Scotso
06-05-2006, 07:24 PM
Rafael :bounce:

good match Lleyt ;)

justClaudia
06-05-2006, 07:34 PM
Rafa! :banana:

bandabou
06-05-2006, 07:39 PM
Hmmm....good match by lleyton imo. Too bad he wasn't changing his patterns. Nadal was reading them brilliantly, specially when retrieving dropshots, always going crosscourt.

Leo
06-05-2006, 07:52 PM
Brad Gilbert said it best. Nadal looked ordinary today. His play has been relatively average. I think Djokovic can also challenge him and certainly Nadal can lose in the finals.

Broomie
06-05-2006, 07:55 PM
So happy Lleyton is playing some good tennis again :) Keep on keeping on :)

Merton
06-05-2006, 08:08 PM
Congrats Rafa, he came through two very tough rounds and now he is at the quarterfinals, i agree that he has improved since last year, i don't remember him having a slice backhand or a dropshot backhand. However, i think his serve has been worse than it was in Rome. Granted, this may be due to facing two excellent returners in Paulo and Lleyton. For some reason the match today reminded me of the AO 2004 match between Roger and Lleyton.

Lleyton showed what a fighter he is, i was impressed by how he seized the momentum in the second half of the 2nd set. His serve was very good today, almost as good as it was in the 2005 AO. For some reason i don't expect him to be a big factor in the grass court season but he will be in the hard court season.

Merton
06-05-2006, 08:13 PM
Brad Gilbert said it best. Nadal looked ordinary today. His play has been relatively average. I think Djokovic can also challenge him and certainly Nadal can lose in the finals.

I think the opposition should be more concerned now that Brad seems ready to jump off the bandwagon :lol: I still remember him claiming that Rafa is the best claycourt player he has ever seen (definitely not true for me, he is not as good as top Guga was, and there are other players one can think of) and that he would challenge Borg's record of 6 RG titles (this looks downright laughable, with Rafa having only 1 title at the moment)

Jessica
06-05-2006, 08:16 PM
Rafa! :banana:

musefanatic
06-05-2006, 08:20 PM
Good win for Rafa, didn't see all of it but the last set was good, from him and Lleyton. Such a fighter, great to see him getting back up to form and injury free, he's gonna be great to watch at Wimbledon.

Mechlan
06-05-2006, 08:28 PM
Great fight by Lleyton. It's really good to see him looking sharp again after his form early this year. But even after he won the second set, there was no doubt that this would be Rafa's day. Rafa didn't play his best by a long shot, but he was in control, and raised his game when it counted. You can bet that against foes that can do more damage to him, he'll play more aggressively. For large stretches in the middle of the match, his shots were falling so short, which allowed Hewitt to take control (though credit to Lleyton for his aggressive play, of course). No doubt Nadal's a more versatile player than last year, but his bread and butter will always be his speed and incredible ability to hit winners from impossibly far. Looking forward to this matchup with Djokovic.

supersexynadal
06-05-2006, 08:40 PM
i think they both played a greta match today but nadal played the big points REALLY BAD. I was shocked, I couldnt believe he double faulted on BP. He rarely does tht and save match points on his serve against federer in rome. I dont know what was wrong but since the ump called tht time valuation (whatever its called!) thingie, he started to lose concentration. Hes under pressure coz of the record and to defend his title but roger is too, to beat nadal for the 2nd time only of course

Clara Bow
06-05-2006, 09:14 PM
I'm happy to ses Hewitt playing so well. And I was glad to see Rafa adjust his game a bit and change tactics when Lleyton was beating him in the longer rallies for a bit.

I really enjoyed some of the comments Rafa made about Lleyton in his interview.But Hewitt is someone, I mean, you let him grab a finger and he takes the arm. He's really a great competitor. He's demonstrated this on a number of occasions.
....

He's a very nice player. I like his game. I like his attitude. I like his style. I like the way he manages his matches. I mean, he lost today, but he's someone who is a real fighter. He has a very good game. He's never had a problem with me, nor I with him. He's always wished me good luck.

I think that the two actually respect each other- and I imagine that part of that is because both are such fighters.

chicky841
06-05-2006, 09:18 PM
It was a pretty good match. Even though Hewitt isnt one of my favorite players I always root for him, so today I was pretty happy. Kinda proud in fact, I was worried cuz he didnt have that much clay tourneys under his belt. He did very well at RG tho so im happy :) I hope this means that Hewitt is back to playin well again. Im sure hes looking forward to the grass season so good luck to him there.

That comment by Rafa was very sweet

ys
06-05-2006, 10:45 PM
It was so sweet when one of the ball boys nose was bleeding and rafa sent him off. I thought he was telling him off at first!!

Really it was very sensitive, very considerate thing to do.. It really made me like Nadal at least 1% more than I did before..:)

DrJules
06-05-2006, 10:55 PM
Excellent performance by Hewitt; Nadal being most comfortable on clay and Hewitt least comfortable on clay courts. He has not played much recently, particularly on clay, and manages to push Nadal. Cannot see Nadal beating Hewitt on any surface other than clay. Hewitt possess the high quality backhand that troubles Nadal.

Golfnduck
06-05-2006, 11:05 PM
I thought Hewitt played well, I actually wouldn't have minded seeing him win. Nadal just won the big points.

scoobs
06-05-2006, 11:17 PM
I thought Nadal was looking a bit flat out there, a bit tired, especially towards the end - he wasn't chasing down some balls he would normally be all over on the forehand wing.

At that point, though, he'd done enough to ride the wave to victory - Hewitt was tiring too.

He was better than he has been all tournament, for sure, but little lapse cost him the second set and kept him out there an extra hour. He'll want to, and I'm sure he will, go up another gear or so for the QFs and keep improving.

celia
06-06-2006, 12:27 AM
players are beginning to chink away at the Nadal defense. a set here, a set there. small rays of hope.

ChloeLove
06-06-2006, 01:45 AM
This was a very nice match for Nadal. He finally beat Hewitt, who was very impressive today. I'm sure Hewitt is surprised, and pleased about this results at the FO. I hope to see him in good form for Queens, and Wimby.

Nadal was looking a lot better today, than in his match against Mathieu. I'd say Lleyton was a tougher opponent, but that Nadal stepped up his game, like I hoped he would. I imagine he will be improving his game throughout the tournament. :yeah:

brent-o
06-06-2006, 03:24 AM
He was, wasn't he?

But I always have the impression that Rafael and Lleyton appreciate each other a lot - perhaps not enough to be friends - but their body language towards each other has always been positive in every match.

Yeah, I noticed that too. They seem to genuinely appreciate each others' games and playing each other. They looked to be having fun to. Usually, Nadal is strictly a fierce and intense competitor (similar to Sharapova in the way he is business-like, but less cold than her). But I saw him show that side of him when he played Baghdatis (at the Pacific Life, I think?). They must get along well off the court because afterwards they seemed like they had a great time.

Federerhingis
06-06-2006, 05:36 AM
Hewitt should be able to take a set.

That's what I thought all along and he actually hung in there. Of course Nadal was far from his best form, he was missing some very simple forehands it was kind of strange the way he's been missing some easy shots for him. Well he does seem better when on the move or on the run.

MisterQ
06-06-2006, 05:41 AM
Yeah, I noticed that too. They seem to genuinely appreciate each others' games and playing each other. They looked to be having fun to. Usually, Nadal is strictly a fierce and intense competitor (similar to Sharapova in the way he is business-like, but less cold than her). But I saw him show that side of him when he played Baghdatis (at the Pacific Life, I think?). They must get along well off the court because afterwards they seemed like they had a great time.

Nadal had really nice words about Hewitt in his interview:

Q. Did Hewitt say anything special? This is the first time you beat him.

RAFAEL NADAL: No. When the ball bounced on the net, I just looked at him and said sorry. He was laughing. I've always had a very good relationship with him. Every time we've played a match, usually he's won the previous matches. It's always been a very tough match, very close. He always had very good words for me in the past, as today. He always said that he liked playing against me. The match was always tough.

He's a very nice player. I like his game. I like his attitude. I like his style. I like the way he manages his matches. I mean, he lost today, but he's someone who is a real fighter. He has a very good game. He's never had a problem with me, nor I with him. He's always wished me good luck.

Q. Do you think you can compare yourself to him in terms of fighting spirit?

RAFAEL NADAL: Well, we're different. I think we play differently. We have a different fighting spirit. True, we are two fighters.

yuffchen
06-06-2006, 09:58 AM
Some kid with a nose bleed. I can´t believe Rafa saw and that and the kid did not say anything.

if nadal didn't say anything, the kind wouldn't have say something. and the kid was bleeding down his arm.

Yasmine
06-06-2006, 10:33 AM
see how nice it is to see fans from both sides having a decent discussion;) and all that because the players showed respect to each other :worship: Well done Rafa! I'm happy lleyton played so well, it's nice to see him back :bounce: It was a great match to follow thanks guys! :worship:

yuffchen
06-06-2006, 04:16 PM
see how nice it is to see fans from both sides having a decent discussion;) and all that because the players showed respect to each other :worship: Well done Rafa! I'm happy lleyton played so well, it's nice to see him back :bounce: It was a great match to follow thanks guys! :worship:

it was a great match, but i was for hewitt. it's some kind of sad that he is already out :(

Yasmine
06-06-2006, 06:11 PM
it was a great match, but i was for hewitt. it's some kind of sad that he is already out :(
I am a Lleyton fan so I was cheering for him too;) but considering he hardly had any match on clay, reaching the 4th round in paris and giving Rafa such a run is really something to be proud of :angel:

fadou
06-06-2006, 07:04 PM
don't worry!

for wimbledon, rocky will kick everybody (except fedex)

yuffchen
06-07-2006, 02:03 PM
don't worry!

for wimbledon, rocky will kick everybody (except fedex)

i hope so ;) but i'm also for roddick

fadou
06-07-2006, 02:30 PM
rocky should be proud of what he did at RG: ROCKY BALBOA IS BACK! :)
roddick, rocky, nalbandian will be dangerous in wimbly
normally,federer will win it again
i hope gasquet and marat will play great