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Mallorca Exh. Rafa Nadal def David Nalbandian 7/6 6/2

Alvarillo
04-11-2007, 05:59 PM
The Final: Moyá vs Nadal
;)

W!MBLEDON
04-11-2007, 06:00 PM
LOL. Looks like Fat Dave could only cope with lugging around all that extra baggage for one set...

alfonsojose
04-11-2007, 06:29 PM
A pig chasing a cow :tape:

Blue Heart24
04-11-2007, 06:31 PM
Nice try,Dave.

Marek.
04-11-2007, 06:35 PM
Did Nadal get a new racquet, or is it a paintjob?
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/67/fullj.getty-tennis-esp-nadal-baleares_1_04_03_pm.jpg

yana
04-11-2007, 06:37 PM
Their first match. Finally. :drool:

gusman890
04-11-2007, 06:37 PM
PJ for the racquet.

alfonsojose
04-11-2007, 06:40 PM
PJ for the racquet.

Pig Joke

jazar
04-11-2007, 06:52 PM
an all majorcan final, no suprises there

Burrow
04-11-2007, 06:52 PM
ZZzzZZzzZZzzZZzzZZzzZZ

Xristos
04-11-2007, 06:52 PM
Did Nadal get a new racquet, or is it a paintjob?
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/67/fullj.getty-tennis-esp-nadal-baleares_1_04_03_pm.jpg

PJ.

Looks like the old bandana is back!

alfonsojose
04-11-2007, 06:54 PM
PJ.

Looks like the old bandana is back!
i love your nipples :D

RickDaStick
04-11-2007, 07:05 PM
Vamos Rafa. Way to skip playing for your country for a spot in the semis over a meaningless exhibition.

rofe
04-11-2007, 07:07 PM
Vamos Rafa. Way to skip playing for your country for a spot in the semis over a meaningless exhibition.

Shhhh. Don't let the Rafatards hear you say anything bad about their "patriotic" boy.

Anyway, Nalby losing in Nadal in Mallorca is kind of expected. I would love to watch them play each other in a match that matters.

Snowwy
04-11-2007, 07:46 PM
Vamos Rafa. Way to skip playing for your country for a spot in the semis over a meaningless exhibition.

The fortunate thing for Rafa, unlike for some other tennis players was that he actually could choose if he wanted to play or not. Some players were just not good enough to advance to the 2nd round, even when paired with a 2nd top ten player. It must suck to have two top ten players and still lose in the first round of DC.

Johnny Groove
04-11-2007, 07:51 PM
Did Nadal get a new racquet, or is it a paintjob?
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/67/fullj.getty-tennis-esp-nadal-baleares_1_04_03_pm.jpg

Babolat is releasing a new racquet rather soon, and it will have that paintjob. Of course, Rafa still has his old racquet with the new paintjob. sorta like Ljubo wil his head microgel earlier this year.

Vamos Rafa. Way to skip playing for your country for a spot in the semis over a meaningless exhibition.

Yep. thats exactly what he did. :rolleyes: Like the Spaniards had a chance anyway. :o

LinkMage
04-11-2007, 07:53 PM
LOL
So he was "injured" for Davis Cup and a few days later he has no trouble playing an exhibition?

Johnny Groove
04-11-2007, 07:55 PM
LOL
So he was "injured" for Davis Cup and a few days later he has no trouble playing an exhibition?

It was more than a few days, first of all, and the exho was on clay, a much less injury-prone surface compared to the indoor court in USA.

cmurray
04-11-2007, 08:02 PM
It was more than a few days, first of all, and the exho was on clay, a much less injury-prone surface compared to the indoor court in USA.

Don't bother, Jonathon. They're just happy that somebody besides Fed decided not to play for his country. Takes the heat off, I guess. :shrug:

kobulingam
04-11-2007, 08:21 PM
It was more than a few days, first of all, and the exho was on clay, a much less injury-prone surface compared to the indoor court in USA.

Nadal confirmed participation in this exo _before_ DC started. Actually, the tournament was already publicising his participation _before_ Nadal announced he wouldn't participate in DC due to foot injury (early during Miami tournament).

Johnny Groove
04-11-2007, 08:28 PM
Nadal confirmed participation in this exo _before_ DC started. Actually, the tournament was already publicising his participation _before_ Nadal announced he wouldn't participate in DC due to foot injury (early during Miami tournament).

I know. Nadal was going to play this regardless of whether he played DC or not. But to those who say he skipped DC to play a meaningless exho is :rolleyes:

But the fact of the matter is that since the beginning of 04, Nadal has played every tie that Spain has been in, except this one and the 1st round last year, when he was still recovering from his 4 month foot injury.

Unlike Federer who decides ahead of time that DC is below him :rolleyes:

Corswandt
04-11-2007, 09:25 PM
Anyway, Nalby losing in Nadal in Mallorca is kind of expected. I would love to watch them play each other in a match that matters.

Ditto. It's amazing that they have never played against each other, considering that they have entered the same tournament something like 35 times.

adee-gee
04-11-2007, 09:26 PM
Vamos Rafa. Way to skip playing for your country for a spot in the semis over a meaningless exhibition.
Whereas "patriotic" Ljubicic has retired from representing his country :hatoff:

Klaas_nalbandian
04-11-2007, 09:27 PM
well not that bad for nalby this score, hopefully he will keep improving his form

mashamaniac
04-11-2007, 09:41 PM
vamos rafa...

NYCtennisfan
04-11-2007, 11:55 PM
I know. Nadal was going to play this regardless of whether he played DC or not. But to those who say he skipped DC to play a meaningless exho is :rolleyes:

But the fact of the matter is that since the beginning of 04, Nadal has played every tie that Spain has been in, except this one and the 1st round last year, when he was still recovering from his 4 month foot injury.

Unlike Federer who decides ahead of time that DC is below him :rolleyes:

You're missing an apostrophe in your avatar. :)

trixtah
04-12-2007, 01:13 AM
PJ.

Looks like the old bandana is back!

YES!! I only had to send 10 emails to nike and get my friends to email as well :)

Kolya
04-12-2007, 01:21 AM
Who did Moya beat?

sodman12
04-12-2007, 01:43 AM
Daveydank in a little over 3 hours i believe

oz_boz
04-12-2007, 08:34 AM
But the fact of the matter is that since the beginning of 04, Nadal has played every tie that Spain has been in, except this one and the 1st round last year, when he was still recovering from his 4 month foot injury.

Unlike Federer who decides ahead of time that DC is below him :rolleyes:

Federer used to play DC a few years ago, he has skipped it a lot since he became SuperFed using the burnout excuse, probably also since he reckons Switzerland has small chances of winning the whole thing. Nadal just did the same.

bokehlicious
04-12-2007, 09:54 AM
But the fact of the matter is that since the beginning of 04, Nadal has played every tie that Spain has been in, except this one and the 1st round last year, when he was still recovering from his 4 month foot injury.

Unlike Federer who decides ahead of time that DC is below him :rolleyes:


Come again with your bs the day Piggy has played the same amount of DC matches than Roger... :rolleyes:

Joyce_23
04-12-2007, 10:57 AM
A thread about an meaningless exhibition match that turns into a Fed/Rafa discussion, what are the chances on this forum? :lol: :rolleyes:

Kalliopeia
04-12-2007, 09:43 PM
A thread about an meaningless exhibition match that turns into a Fed/Rafa discussion, what are the chances on this forum? :lol: :rolleyes:

100 %. :lol:

Kitty de Sade
04-12-2007, 09:45 PM
A thread about an meaningless exhibition match that turns into a Fed/Rafa discussion, what are the chances on this forum? :lol: :rolleyes:

Great observation- you are really quick. :lol: :yeah:

Bobby
04-13-2007, 07:50 AM
It was more than a few days, first of all, and the exho was on clay, a much less injury-prone surface compared to the indoor court in USA.

I bet most of the old Davis Cup legends such as McEnroe or Wilander didn't even know what an "injury-prone surface" meant when they were asked to play Davis Cup.

oz_boz
04-13-2007, 08:11 AM
A thread about an meaningless exhibition match that turns into a Fed/Rafa discussion, what are the chances on this forum? :lol: :rolleyes:

100 %. :lol:

Mandoura's law.

Dougie
04-13-2007, 08:16 AM
I bet most of the old Davis Cup legends such as McEnroe or Wilander didn't even know what an "injury-prone surface" meant when they were asked to play Davis Cup.

:lol: Well said. Times have sure changed.