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USO R3: Nadal def Troicki 6-4 6-3 6-0

Warrior
08-30-2008, 07:59 PM
Well done Ralph!:silly:

Blue Heart24
08-30-2008, 08:04 PM
Good fight from Trotsky in the first set.:D

the biscuit
08-30-2008, 08:04 PM
Nader? Trotsky?

I don't get it.

But good job, Rafa. :yeah: He's starting to play better. Slowly but surely.

Bernard Black
08-30-2008, 08:04 PM
Nadal, the only player on tour who can completely humiliate his opponent whilst hitting fewer winners :worship:

What the hell happened Troicki, fell apart after losing the break in the second set.

sheeter
08-30-2008, 08:05 PM
Good job Rafa!

stebs
08-30-2008, 08:07 PM
The scoreline may be little decieving. Troicki had his chances in the first and second sets, neither were as routine as the scoreline suggests. However, the match itself was never in danger and Troicki basically faded after being broken back in the second set and never won another game.

MIMIC
08-30-2008, 08:08 PM
Nadal was solid; Troicki was abysmal.

HeretiC
08-30-2008, 08:09 PM
11 games won in a row after being dow 1-3 in the second. I think that BP at 2-3* in the second where Rafa hit a FH DTL from outside the court and ball went next to net totally crashed Troicki. He never won a game after that.

~Maya~
08-30-2008, 08:11 PM
Congrats to Nadal
Victor, after winning two rounds, after being the first set down in both, I thought he would not melt that easy. But he did :sad: Still congrats to him for making the 3rd round at his first USO

Sunset of Age
08-30-2008, 08:13 PM
Troicki gave a good fight in the first two sets. Still the outcome of this match was never in doubt.

Well done, Rafa! :hatoff: :hug:

Lee
08-30-2008, 08:13 PM
Rafael Nadal defeated Viktor Troicki 6-4 6-3 6-0.

Now everything back to order. :p

Voo de Mar
08-30-2008, 08:13 PM
Useless match. I'm happy I didn't watch it.

moon language
08-30-2008, 08:13 PM
Nadal was pretty good but he's back to hitting a lot of stuff too short for no apparent reason. I understand that that happens when he's under pressure but today he was hitting a lot of balls around or inside the service line even when they were fairly routine shots that he had time to set up for. It didn't matter though because Troicki was too easily rattled.

Xristos
08-30-2008, 08:14 PM
Won the last 11 games of the match.

Good play today from Rafa.

Castafiore
08-30-2008, 08:15 PM
The scoreline may be little decieving. Troicki had his chances in the first and second sets, neither were as routine as the scoreline suggests. However, the match itself was never in danger and Troicki basically faded after being broken back in the second set and never won another game.
So, in other words, the match was in Troicki's hands but he choked?

l_mac
08-30-2008, 08:15 PM
I thought Rafa played okay - some :eek: shots, as always :inlove: - but he didn't serve very well in the 2nd set :( and he continues to snub the affections of the baseline. And the baseline is a total Rafafangirl. She is desperate for him to step on, or inside, her. :sad:

aeronatasha
08-30-2008, 08:17 PM
Nadal was solid; Troicki was abysmal.

This.

Go Nadal.

Warrior
08-30-2008, 08:18 PM
Nadals 1st serve % seems to decline with each match. Did anyone notice?

73%
70%
63%

Castafiore
08-30-2008, 08:18 PM
He did stay too far from the baseline too often.

Pfloyd
08-30-2008, 08:18 PM
Rafa playing better as each round passes, and no Karlovic next round.

All is good :cool:

juninhOH
08-30-2008, 08:19 PM
seriously, Nadal isn't playing at the Wimbledon level, but he is still solid. The way he is (and the others are) playing, the only person I can see defeating him is Djokovic.

Corey Feldman
08-30-2008, 08:21 PM
Another future prospect then this Troicki eh

:o

Warrior
08-30-2008, 08:21 PM
seriously, Nadal isn't playing at the Wimbledon level, but he is still solid. The way he is (and the others are) playing, the only person I can see defeating him is Djokovic.


I agree. He's not playing his best, but he can win playing at this level.

josie
08-30-2008, 08:26 PM
Nadal, the only player on tour who can completely humiliate his opponent whilst hitting fewer winners :worship:

What the hell happened Troicki, fell apart after losing the break in the second set.

do you have the winner stats. ? or someone else have it ?

prima donna
08-30-2008, 08:28 PM
...and your 2008 U.S. Open champion is Rafael Nadal. Congratulations.

DhammaTiger
08-30-2008, 08:28 PM
It surprising how Rafa is never given credit for playing well. It's always his opponents who choke or implode. Well, this is MTF a new way to view tennis when Nadal is concerned. Couldn't it be that Troicki never could handle Rafa's style and was forced into errors, unforced or forced?
Well played Rafa :yippee: :bounce: Rafa is the best, Vamos Rafa!!

Sunset of Age
08-30-2008, 08:29 PM
He did stay too far from the baseline too often.

Yep. I thought I noticed that in his earlier USO matches as well.

moon language
08-30-2008, 08:34 PM
It surprising how Rafa is never given credit for playing well. It's always his opponents who choke or implode. Well, this is MTF a new way to view tennis when Nadal is concerned. Couldn't it be that Troicki never could handle Rafa's style and was forced into errors, unforced or forced?
Well played Rafa :yippee: :bounce: Rafa is the best, Vamos Rafa!!

There are always those who credit him when he plays really well. In this case I think he played well but not at his peak level, and Troicki clearly collapsed. I don't think that takes anything away from Nadal it's just how the match went.

safinalium
08-30-2008, 08:39 PM
Does somebody have the point with which Nadal returned the break in the second set? I so want to watch it again, it was INCREDIBLE!!!

Troicki played really well actually, had his chances in the first and second set. This is the first time I watch him play and he definitely made a good impression. Good luck to Rafa in the next round. :yeah:
From what I've seen so far he can reach the final but if he plays Djokovic there, I think that Novak has a better chance to win.

Peta Pan
08-30-2008, 08:46 PM
I like Viktor so I was sad to see him crumble late in the match, but I was also very happy to see Rafa win :) He has been improving with each match here and I was happy enough with his performance today.

Well done Rafa :yeah:

Black Adam
08-30-2008, 08:47 PM
Good luck against Sam on Monday.

JoshDragon
08-30-2008, 09:05 PM
Nadal sends Troicki home with a bagel.

RAFAfan25
08-30-2008, 09:11 PM
good win for rafa, the serbian could be a top 10 player if he just polished up his game a tad bit, cut down on some UE's etc as he has a powerful all round game. Vamos Rafa an keep improving your game round after round, bit serving querrey is next...

tangerine_dream
08-30-2008, 09:11 PM
Glad Rafa won but that was a forgettable match.

ThizServe
08-30-2008, 09:12 PM
troicki had a good fight. nice effort for troicki :)

Bazooka
08-30-2008, 09:35 PM
Only interesting thing is, Rafa's level keeps going up as expected. That first round match was really Futures stuff.

GlennMirnyi
08-30-2008, 09:55 PM
This is the amazing era we live in. What a player this Nadull! :rolleyes:

the biscuit
08-30-2008, 09:57 PM
This is the amazing era we live in. What a player this Nadull! :rolleyes:

NaDAL.

GlennMirnyi
08-30-2008, 10:01 PM
NaDAL.

NaDULL.

the biscuit
08-30-2008, 10:03 PM
NaDULL.

A lost cause, you. :sad:

GlennMirnyi
08-30-2008, 10:05 PM
A lost cause, you. :sad:

A fanboy, you. :sad:

stebs
08-30-2008, 10:07 PM
So, in other words, the match was in Troicki's hands but he choked?
:confused:

What I posted and your 'in other words' are not related at all. 4, 3 and 0 implies a very easy and dominant victory which this wasn't for a set and a half. I don't really understand your post at all, perhaps you could illuminate how it is you took "Troicki had his chances" or "The scoreline may be little decieving" to mean "the match was in Troicki's hands but he choked."

It's not even like you have the wrong end of the stick here, you aren't even in the same forest.

the biscuit
08-30-2008, 10:09 PM
A fanboy, you. :sad:

http://www.fanforum.com/images/smilies/highfive.gif

No matter how low I set the intelligence bar for you, you always seem to manage to slither right under it.

Warrior
08-30-2008, 10:13 PM
NaDAL.


NaDER

Aenea
08-30-2008, 10:17 PM
NaDER

Which means what?

sinaas3
08-30-2008, 10:21 PM
NaDULL.

What a dazzling equivoke. :worship:

:retard:

NaDER

Huh?

Albatros99
08-30-2008, 10:24 PM
http://www.fanforum.com/images/smilies/highfive.gif

No matter how low I set the intelligence bar for you, you always seem to manage to slither right under it.

If he set an IQ test his score would be negative, but he would rock the charts on a TQ test, and sorry but T doesn't stand for tennis.

Warrior
08-30-2008, 10:27 PM
Which means what?

this guy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Nader

DhammaTiger
08-30-2008, 10:36 PM
http://www.fanforum.com/images/smilies/highfive.gif

No matter how low I set the intelligence bar for you, you always seem to manage to slither right under it.

Excellent retort :hatoff: I think it's a waste of time to argue with someone who is so consumed by hatred so intense that blinds them to see reality as it is. But good on you and I commend you for your comments :yeah:

RAFAfan25
08-30-2008, 10:37 PM
Excellent retort :hatoff: I think it's a waste of time to argue with someone who is so consumed by hatred so intense that blinds them to see reality as it is. But good on you and I commend you for your comments :yeah:

i agree

Castafiore
08-30-2008, 10:38 PM
:confused:

What I posted and your 'in other words' are not related at all. 4, 3 and 0 implies a very easy and dominant victory which this wasn't for a set and a half. I don't really understand your post at all, perhaps you could illuminate how it is you took "Troicki had his chances" or "The scoreline may be little decieving" to mean "the match was in Troicki's hands but he choked."

It's not even like you have the wrong end of the stick here, you aren't even in the same forest.
:lol:

Oh, relax..I was half kidding. I know how you like to analyse a Nadal match from the viewpoint of the other player. I always miss half a match reading your reports.

Aenea
08-30-2008, 10:46 PM
this guy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Nader

Well and what does Ralph Nader have to do with Rafael Nadal?

It's midnight and my eyes are too tired to read that long story to find out what is the connection between the 2 of them.

Warrior
08-30-2008, 10:50 PM
Well and what does Ralph Nader have to do with Rafael Nadal?

It's midnight and my eyes are too tired to read that long story to find out what is the connection between the 2 of them.

Not much except their names sounding alike. Nader was a spoiler for 2000 US presidential election. Nadal could be a spoiler for Fed breaking PS record.

RafaTheBest
08-30-2008, 10:59 PM
http://www.fanforum.com/images/smilies/highfive.gif

No matter how low I set the intelligence bar for you, you always seem to manage to slither right under it.

You can't set the intelligence bar low enough for him.

A_Skywalker
08-30-2008, 11:01 PM
Not much except their names sounding alike. Nader was a spoiler for 2000 US presidential election. Nadal could be a spoiler for Fed breaking PS record.

Well, if he himself brakes it you cant call him spoiler. But that is only a a wishful thinking.

platinum
08-30-2008, 11:12 PM
This is the amazing era we live in.

What's really amazing is anyone calling that hideous freak, mug player Shitpanek by the name of Sexy! :haha:

Rafa = Fed Killa
08-30-2008, 11:28 PM
Vamos RAFA!

bambelbitz
08-31-2008, 12:32 AM
Good fight from Trotsky in the first set.:D

It really was! But after that it was all Nadal from 1-3 down in the second set!!!

leng jai
08-31-2008, 12:34 AM
Troickifan :sad:

vucina
08-31-2008, 01:53 AM
Spartan up, Viktor. You can't be a mug all your life.

SheepleBuster
08-31-2008, 02:09 AM
Good thing Nadal was pushed all the way like some of our experts here predicted.... NOT!

savesthedizzle
08-31-2008, 02:13 AM
Troickifan :sad:

:hug: Don't worry! I've made peace with the result!

leng jai
08-31-2008, 02:44 AM
:hug: Don't worry! I've made peace with the result!

Whoops I called you Troickifan instead of Troickitard. Our favourites suck :mad:

connectolove
08-31-2008, 03:34 AM
Nadal is a very solid dude, he gets rattled by nothing...

ChinoRios4Ever
08-31-2008, 03:37 AM
Too fucking good.

HarryMan
08-31-2008, 03:59 AM
Well, to be honest, I feel its going to take some effort for someone to win three sets against Nadal even if the surface is quite quick. I mean, some of his shots (and gets) were fucking ridiculous, its almost demoralising for the opponents, when he keeps hitting such shots again and again...

Djokovic might be one of the few who could tame this bull, lets see...

savesthedizzle
08-31-2008, 04:00 AM
Whoops I called you Troickifan instead of Troickitard. Our favourites suck :mad:

It's okay, I knew who you meant ;)

Warrior
08-31-2008, 04:05 AM
Now that Blake is about to lose, Nadal has a bye to the finals.

belco
08-31-2008, 04:20 AM
If any1 wants to download this match its now on t3nnis.tv ;)

Stefanos13
08-31-2008, 02:15 PM
Enjoyed the match but I have one burning question: WHY IS NADAL STANDING SO FAR BACK FROM THE BASELINE?

He had improved on that during Toronto and the Olympics but he reverted to standing 3 metres back. Puzzled as to why his camp is 'letting' him do it. It must be exhausting and the chances for winners is of course reduced...

Sunset of Age
08-31-2008, 03:16 PM
Enjoyed the match but I have one burning question: WHY IS NADAL STANDING SO FAR BACK FROM THE BASELINE?

He had improved on that during Toronto and the Olympics but he reverted to standing 3 metres back. Puzzled as to why his camp is 'letting' him do it. It must be exhausting and the chances for winners is of course reduced...

Might be the way he so easily wins his matches right now has lulled him back into his Comfort Zone... he hasn't yet been tested at all. :shrug:
I expect him to go closer to the baseline when he meets a player playing aggressively. So far that hasn't yet happened.

jcempire
08-31-2008, 03:21 PM
Nadal keep going

almost no one can beat him

selyoink
08-31-2008, 03:38 PM
Nadal keep going

almost no one can beat him

Thats what happens you play an endless supply of mugs. Not to mention his never-ending supply of luck.

Foxy
08-31-2008, 04:10 PM
Thats what happens you play an endless supply of mugs. Not to mention his never-ending supply of luck.

:zzz:
You guys, too quickly forget Farterer's luck.