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Nadal defeats Mathieu 6-4 6-4 and

connectolove
04-01-2008, 09:56 PM
goes into another match against Blake ...

Good luck Rafa, you need it.

scarecrows
04-01-2008, 09:56 PM
Rafito :hearts:

Roland9
04-01-2008, 09:58 PM
Very solid from Nadal. Good serve, good forehand, good everything.

Sunset of Age
04-01-2008, 09:58 PM
Well done, Rafa! :hatoff:

Comfortable, solid, well-deserved win. Though it must be said that PHM was quite a bit of help to Rafa - way too many UEs.

Well, so it's Blake next. I trust Rafa will manage to win that match. :yeah:

anon57
04-01-2008, 09:59 PM
Another convincing win from Nadal, he's looking very confident and playing well.

Goget
04-01-2008, 10:00 PM
Rafa :worship: Good luck with Blake :wavey:

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5833/67528784sm7.png

spriwi
04-01-2008, 10:00 PM
well done :yeah:

poor phm 0-8 with rafa now :aww: the worst stat for any player against rafa??

now time to roll the blake again :rolls:

Adler
04-01-2008, 10:01 PM
I like Rafa's new bandana

What else... ah, expected result

BlueSwan
04-01-2008, 10:01 PM
Credit to Nadal if he makes it to the final. He'll probably have to pass known roasters Blake and Berdych to get there. I like his chances though. He's playing well and he turned the tables on Blake in IW. I think he'll take Blake in straights. The likely match against Berdych is probably 50/50, though.

raven gypsy
04-01-2008, 10:01 PM
Rafa looked good.

stebs
04-01-2008, 10:02 PM
Good, routine win for Nadal. Played exceptionally well to get the break in the second set with three FH winners in that game. Now on to a tougher challenge.

Shantal
04-01-2008, 10:02 PM
Rafa :worship: Good luck with Blake :wavey:

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5833/67528784sm7.png

----Nadal - Mathieu

W 20 - 19
UE 19 - 24

adee-gee
04-01-2008, 10:03 PM
Not bad, some lovely shots but also went into defensive mode at times.

Will need to step it up against Blake, but these last 2 tournies will have given him huge confidence for the clay court season, even if he does lose to Blake.

Neely
04-01-2008, 10:04 PM
Not bad, this was really a good showing of Rafa again and he had a good intensity in this match. Was fired up after good points. I found his backhand good today, too. He really had some rippers on this side, on both sides actually.

Damn, things are not looking good for the German Davis Cup team. I hope at least the 2nd singles player is showing some more weaknesses ;)

cc2monac
04-01-2008, 10:04 PM
congrats rafa! great great great match! good luck vs blake! you did it once, you can do it twice!

RogiRafaFan86
04-01-2008, 10:05 PM
Well it wasn't as pretty as the 1st set against Kiefer, but it didn't need to be. Solid play from Rafa was all that was required. Today's match was just another day at the office, and it only took 1 hour and a half. :) It's wasn't the tightest match those two have ever played, but it wasn't a blow-out. They both hit some winners and had some impossible gets that had me :eek: :worship: .

Rafa will need to play more like he did in the first set against Kiefer to beat Blake a second straight time, but he'll cross that bridge when he comes to it.

Congrats Rafa!

jonny84
04-01-2008, 10:05 PM
Good show for Rafa. James will be a tough match though....

l_mac
04-01-2008, 10:07 PM
The shotmaking at times was :drool: :hearts:

Solid stuff from Rafa. Looking lovely in Miami :inlove:

Deivid23
04-01-2008, 10:11 PM
Good stuff, kid, no need for the :help: icon anymore :D

Corey Feldman
04-01-2008, 10:13 PM
:lol: huge surprise here

let me guess how it went

-rafa breaks
-Pansy-Henri Mathieu shits himself and looks scared for the rest of the match
-inevitable GSM Rafa

:rolls:

Mansave_75
04-01-2008, 10:13 PM
Good enough play to win Rafa! Congrats and let's go for Blake twice!

Roland9
04-01-2008, 10:17 PM
:lol: huge surprise here

let me guess how it went

-rafa breaks
-Pansy-Henri Mathieu shits himself and looks scared for the rest of the match
-inevitable GSM Rafa

:rolls:

No, it sort of went like...

-rafa pulls out some great shots
-rafa breaks
-PHM tries to hang on
-rafa pulls out more great shots

Merton
04-01-2008, 10:35 PM
Comfortable win for Nadal.

Richardgm
04-01-2008, 10:59 PM
The Blake match should be something to watch. The last one was great (as a Rafa fan).

groundstroke
04-01-2008, 11:01 PM
Should be a great match.

aeronatasha
04-01-2008, 11:28 PM
Very good for Raf, nice to see him on course. Good luck against Blake!:)

ChinoRios4Ever
04-02-2008, 12:27 AM
Rafa :bigclap:

VolandriFan
04-02-2008, 02:20 AM
I thought we might see some Paulo magic this time around, but it wasn't to be. :(

Gldngrl
04-02-2008, 02:28 AM
PHM played pretty poorly today. Rafa took advantage. Hope he can get to net against Blake a bit more. Don't let Blake run him ragged behind the baseline. Their last match was a hoot. It's all about who's more aggressive here. Man, his forehand was on today.

Clay Death
04-02-2008, 03:32 AM
Well done, Rafa! :hatoff:

Comfortable, solid, well-deserved win. Though it must be said that PHM was quite a bit of help to Rafa - way too many UEs.

Well, so it's Blake next. I trust Rafa will manage to win that match. :yeah:


Clay Monster will be ready for Blake. Clay Montster torments Blake with lethal doses of deadly, relentless topspin.

we will win in 3 sets. you can make book on it.

Mateya
04-02-2008, 07:16 AM
PHM at least had 100% BP convertion (1/1), while Rafzilla "choked" away 8/11 of his BP. :)

Bring on the clay :rocker2: :rocker2:

HeretiC
04-02-2008, 09:01 AM
Good display for Rafa, but on the other hand he always plays good against PHM, or is it that PHM always plays bad against Rafa ? Ah, those frickin match ups. :p

dan_the_man1983
04-02-2008, 11:19 AM
Wicked display from Rafa. :worship:

Time for Blake.

DhammaTiger
04-02-2008, 11:55 AM
Rafa was awesome, but Paulo didn't play badly either. He was nervous at the start but when he settled down his serve was solid and had awesome groundstrokes. Rafa though served very well and was very aggressive when he needed to be. I am so nervous tonight but Rafa won their last matchand that augurs well for tonight. Vamos Rafa :woohoo:

aurora2006
04-02-2008, 06:13 PM
Good job Rafito!:yeah:
Blake is next...:D
So good luck!!!!