USO R2: Verdasco breezes past Machado 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 6-4 6-7 6-0

08-29-2008, 11:09 PM
this fernando is good.

08-29-2008, 11:11 PM
:lol: I didn't see the final set. I only saw the 4th and thought Machado had a chance.

08-29-2008, 11:11 PM
Congrats Fer :yippee: Another Spanish player through :woohoo: Vamos Fer y Viva Espana!!!

Johnny Groove
08-29-2008, 11:11 PM
All i saw was the 4th set tb, but Rui played some great shit to take it, this guy is good

Voo de Mar
08-29-2008, 11:11 PM
4 hours, 10 minutes - the longest match of tournament so far. Verdasco had MP in the fourth set tie-break. Surprisingly tough battle through 4 sets.

08-29-2008, 11:12 PM
clearly out of energy by Rui in the 5th set...he's not used to play 5 sets and came from the quali...

great fight by him anyway, had chances to win the 2nd set, saved a MP in the 4th set TB...

congratulations to Rui!!

08-29-2008, 11:13 PM
Breezes? Are you insane? Machado could have won this. Had a set and a break up in the second set, and took it to a fifth. :rolleyes:

Bernard Black
08-29-2008, 11:15 PM
Breezes? Are you insane? Machado could have won this. Had a set and a break up in the second set, and took it to a fifth. :rolleyes:

It's quite rare to see sarcasm being lost on you mate :p

08-29-2008, 11:16 PM
Breezes? Are you insane? Machado could have won this. Had a set and a break up in the second set, and took it to a fifth. :rolleyes:

sarcasm... :)

08-29-2008, 11:16 PM
Fer:D, but the next time win easialy please:rolleyes:

08-29-2008, 11:17 PM
breezes past .. now that was exactly what I had in mind while watching the match, like, exaaaactly that. wow.

anyway - congrats to both guys. :yeah:

I seriously hope Rui is here to stay this time - after so much shit & tough luck in the past, kid deserves all the best - the talent is there, so ...

08-29-2008, 11:19 PM
Machado clearly ran out of gas in 5th set and Nando picked up his game in the 5th. But I only saw the TB and first 3 games of 5th set.

08-29-2008, 11:20 PM
Both players had so many ups and downs in almost every set that I lost count. Rui has such a vicious BH CC it is almost insane. Even Nando who is lefty couldn't reach it with his FH.

08-29-2008, 11:34 PM
Too bad Machadin has a weak serve.

08-29-2008, 11:35 PM

08-29-2008, 11:41 PM
congratulations to Rui!!

Fer:D, but the next time win easialy please:rolleyes:
I so agree with both posts. On the Portuguese tennis forum (not here on mtf) I said I hope Rui won't lose with a triple bagel. Well, Rui clearly didn't do that ;) I really didn't expect him to take Nando to the 5th set. Well done both players, and Nando, please be faster in the next round!

08-30-2008, 12:34 AM
Fernando!:banana: An easier match would have been nice, but a win is a win. He's inching his way inside the top 10 which is nice to see. Hopefully he can go one more round and give Federer some hell!:devil:

08-30-2008, 07:25 AM
bad luck rui

08-30-2008, 07:43 AM
Fer :) :yeah:

Snoo Foo
08-30-2008, 08:46 AM
Machado played soooo awesome, everyone was cheering for him, some people even made up a song. But man he played well, I mean, obviously not well enough but still. He was so tough. Alas.

08-30-2008, 10:29 AM

08-30-2008, 10:37 AM
Well done Nando!

08-30-2008, 02:33 PM
First of all he didnt BREEEEZE through the match until the 5th set.....I was at the match, Machado was matching verdasco on ground strokes for the first 3 sets, that's y he won the first set, and I have never seen Verdasco cuss so much during points, I mean he was ANGRY and I was glad because it made him fight harder, and then they had to stop play before the 5th set because we had some sprinkling rain and when machado came back on court he kept strectching his leg/quad....he was hurting and Verdasco a TRUE COMPETITOR took advanatage.....the crowd was electirc chanting songs in spanish waving flags they sunk into the grounds it was AWESOME to say the least, and I WAS SOOO HAPPY FOR HIM :)

08-30-2008, 07:08 PM
Kudos to Machado for a great season and a great US Open.