RG R2: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Devilder (Fra, Q) 6/4 6/0 6/1 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

RG R2: Rafa Nadal (ESP, 2) def Devilder (Fra, Q) 6/4 6/0 6/1

Alvarillo
05-29-2008, 03:37 PM
:)

less than 2 hours ;)

Montego
05-29-2008, 03:38 PM
Devilder was pumped up in the 1st set and this is the story of this match :) Another left-hander next !

Manon
05-29-2008, 03:38 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

Johnny Groove
05-29-2008, 03:38 PM
A fine display

adee-gee
05-29-2008, 03:38 PM
Feel free to sort out these dodgy first sets Rafito ;)

Other than that....pleasing :hatoff:

The Kaz
05-29-2008, 03:39 PM
Impressive :yeah:

Sunset of Age
05-29-2008, 03:40 PM
Very well done, Rafa! :hatoff:

Good performance by Devilder in the first set, but granted, a bit sloppy from Raf as well (as far as I could see). No problem ever thereafter, of course.

2 down, 5 to go... :D

rafa_maniac
05-29-2008, 03:40 PM
Rafito! :D "Two for the price of one" day at the bakery? He's so generous :worship:

Bernard Black
05-29-2008, 03:40 PM
Nadal destroys his opponent with 10 winners :zzz:

l_mac
05-29-2008, 03:40 PM
Good enough.

I wonder if he'll be scheduled to play tomorrow too? :shrug:

leng jai
05-29-2008, 03:41 PM
Another blockbuster Nadal clay match....

Goget
05-29-2008, 03:42 PM
13 games in a row from 4:4 in the first set to 5:0 in the third :hatoff:

bokehlicious
05-29-2008, 03:42 PM
Nadal destroys his opponent with 10 winners :zzz:

You gotta love clay moonballing... :yawn: :zzz: :zzz:

Nacho
05-29-2008, 03:43 PM
13 games in a row for rafa :hearts:

good luck against nieminen :bounce:

jonny84
05-29-2008, 03:44 PM
Another good display from Nadal.......this kind of performance shows why he is the King of Clay.

wilmar
05-29-2008, 03:45 PM
:yippee::yippee::yippee:Vamos Rafa! All the Way!Have a good rest for the rest of the day.

leng jai
05-29-2008, 03:45 PM
Nadal destroys his opponent with 10 winners :zzz:

7 more than usual :D

hra87
05-29-2008, 03:46 PM
God damn rain delays. That penultimate game wasa disgrace.

justClaudia
05-29-2008, 03:47 PM
Man, that was hard wasn't it :ignore:

RogiRafaFan86
05-29-2008, 03:47 PM
Very nice of Rafa to throw the old dog a bone in that last set. Especially because he came back from 40-0 down to break for the second set, and he came back from 0-40 to hold serve in the 3rd. It was the least he could do after toying with the poor man like that.

Even though he ran away with the last 2 sets, it was good match practice for him. There were some long rallies in there, which Rafa loves.

Nice to see Devilder smiling and laughing after he finally won a game in the 3rd. That's much better than the alternative.

Overall, very good performance from Rafa. Great to see. :)

FedFan_2007
05-29-2008, 04:23 PM
Another good display from Nadal.......this kind of performance shows why he is the King of Clay.

:retard: what can I say about Rafatards... :worship:

Sunset of Age
05-29-2008, 05:08 PM
:retard: what can I say about Rafatards... :worship:

And what the HELL is wrong with Jonny84's statement?

It's YOU being the tard here, not him. :rolleyes:

TheSwissMaster
05-29-2008, 05:14 PM
Another good display from Nadal.......this kind of performance shows why he is the King of Clay.

what display??????????
it was just moonballing, waiting for other to get tired, nothingelse.
get over it

MrChopin
05-29-2008, 05:18 PM
7 more than usual :D

:lol:

Foxy
05-29-2008, 05:20 PM
Nadal destroys his opponent with 10 winners :zzz:

They are not counting correctly the number of winners at RG site. Same as last year.

Fumus
05-29-2008, 05:21 PM
Nadal >>>>> God

groundstroke
05-29-2008, 05:52 PM
Complete humiliation for Devilder.

ChinoRios4Ever
05-29-2008, 05:57 PM
too big.

scarecrows
05-29-2008, 06:22 PM
vamos Rafa :yippee:

aurora2006
05-29-2008, 06:29 PM
GJ Rafa! :yippee:
Keep it up! :sport:

@Sweet Cleopatra
05-29-2008, 07:55 PM
continue nadaaaaaaaaaaaaaal u r the beeeeeesssssssssssst

u r the best player on the world

but please please stop spitting it's sooo disgusting please

sawan66278
05-29-2008, 08:00 PM
Awful and passive first set from Rafa. I hope he's just doing what needs to be done...because, so far, he is playing WAY too meekly. He needs to TAKE it to these guys.

Interesting to note: Rafa is playing his third straight lefty. And if Verdasco wins...it could be four lefties in a row!!

Voo...what's the record for most lefties played in a row in a slam?

Clay Death
05-29-2008, 08:46 PM
Awful and passive first set from Rafa. I hope he's just doing what needs to be done...because, so far, he is playing WAY too meekly. He needs to TAKE it to these guys.

Interesting to note: Rafa is playing his third straight lefty. And if Verdasco wins...it could be four lefties in a row!!

Voo...what's the record for most lefties played in a row in a slam?

he has a superb record against lefties. that first set against a qualifier in the previous round was useless as well. the brazilian had something like 25 uuforced errors. he should have won 6-0.

i guess part of the was the weather (clod and windy). part of it is that he is still not where he needs to be form wise.

with these rain delays, he is not getting any continuity with match play and practice. he needs his timing more than anybody because of massive topsin which requires equally massive backswings.

opeth84
05-30-2008, 12:00 AM
Well done to Nadal getting the job done pretty quickly even after the rain delay. A good effort from Devilder in the first but he was never going to be able to keep that up. He was jumping to hit backhands and forehands in most rallys.

dan_the_man1983
05-30-2008, 02:49 AM
King of clay rules on. :worship:

Who is next?

Rafa = Fed Killa
05-30-2008, 03:46 AM
God of Clay :worship:

RonE
05-30-2008, 03:46 AM
You gotta love clay moonballing... :yawn: :zzz: :zzz:

Indeed :inlove:

Nadal_Fanatic
05-30-2008, 06:31 AM
Nadal was running him all over the place. Moonballing with pace and spin is 10x better moonballing than lob moonballing without pace and spin.

Knightmace
05-30-2008, 06:45 AM
Awesome.