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Nadal's Exhibition Match Today??

Certinfy
06-18-2009, 03:54 PM
Wat time is it? and anywhere to watch it?

Aenea
06-18-2009, 03:58 PM
According to his web site it should have started at 2:15 PM

http://www.rafaelnadal.com/nadal/en/home

out_here_grindin
06-18-2009, 03:59 PM
Exhibitions mean nothing. Remember 7-5 loss to Dabul? (on 2nd thought maybe it did show somehting)

Certinfy
06-18-2009, 04:00 PM
Exhibitions mean nothing. Remember 7-5 loss to Dabul? (on 2nd thought maybe it did show somehting)Lol but Nadal wasn't "injured" before that match.

MrChopin
06-18-2009, 04:09 PM
Exhibitions mean nothing. Remember 7-5 loss to Dabul? (on 2nd thought maybe it did show somehting)

This exhibition was meant to test whether he can play Wimbledon. If such is true, I expect him to go 100% here." That includes fist pumps and such.

Any news as to how his body held up?

Burrow
06-18-2009, 04:31 PM
As if he is going to be fist pumping at an exhibition.

Fumus
06-18-2009, 04:40 PM
Against Hewitt none the less.

kaylee
06-18-2009, 04:43 PM
yep BUT as it is only an exhibition I wouldn't put too much onus on it. I want to know if the knee is OK.

Mimi
06-18-2009, 04:51 PM
:confused::help: how is rafa doing?

Mimi
06-18-2009, 05:00 PM
Corey F said he retired 3:6 1:, he is finished:sad:

l_mac
06-18-2009, 05:00 PM
This exhibition was meant to test whether he can play Wimbledon. If such is true, I expect him to go 100% here." That includes fist pumps and such.

Any news as to how his body held up?

Think he might be playing the 2nd match at 5.15pm BST.

SomL.
06-18-2009, 05:02 PM
Corey F said he retired 3:6 1:, he is finished:sad:

Is that true ? :sad: Rafa doesn't play at 5.15 pm. ???

l_mac
06-18-2009, 05:06 PM
Corey F said he retired 3:6 1:, he is finished:sad:

:rolleyes:

I think Mikey might have been joking. The result isn't available yet.

l_mac
06-18-2009, 05:07 PM
Which second match ? I thought there was one against Hewitt today, and one against Wawrinka tomorrow ?

There were two matches today. Rafa - Hewitt and Berdych-Can't Remember

duong
06-18-2009, 05:07 PM
Which second match ? I thought there was one against Hewitt today, and one against Wawrinka tomorrow ?

duong
06-18-2009, 05:14 PM
There were two matches today. Rafa - Hewitt and Berdych-Can't Remember

Thanks it's quite confusing :o

MrsFed
06-18-2009, 05:20 PM
Order of play shows Berdych v Safin then Hewitt v Nadal

Arkulari
06-18-2009, 07:17 PM
Rafa lost against Hewitt 6-4 6-3

http://www.europapress.es/deportes/tenis-00166/noticia-tenis-mermado-nadal-pierde-amistoso-contra-hewitt-manana-decidira-si-participa-wimbledon-20090618200718.html

:sad:

he's due to play against Stan tomorrow

dylan24
06-18-2009, 07:26 PM
Nadal's struggle leaves Wimbledon in doubt

By MATTIAS KAREN – 41 minutes ago

LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal looked hampered by his injured knees during a 6-4, 6-3 loss to Lleyton Hewitt in an exhibition Thursday. He will decide Friday if he can defend his Wimbledon title.

Nadal played without tape on his knees but frequently appeared a step slow in the grass-court match at Hurlingham Club. This was Nadal's first match since his loss to Robin Soderling in the fourth round of the French Open. He pulled out of last week's grass-court tournament at Queen's Club to rest his knees.

Nadal looked increasingly frustrated against the hard-serving Hewitt, repeatedly failing to get to balls he normally reaches and struggling with unforced backhand errors. He frequently muttered to himself in Spanish after missed shots and often had to rely on his top-spin forehand to escape trouble.

He did not speak to reporters, but uncle and coach Toni Nadal said it was still uncertain whether he can play at Wimbledon, which starts Monday.

Nadal plays another match Friday against Stanislas Wawrinka. Toni Nadal said the top-ranked player will decide after that. When pressed about Wimbledon, the coach did not sound optimistic.

"If it's me, I'm (flying) to Mallorca," he said, referring to the island where Nadal grew up.

In the other singles match Thursday at the small private club by the River Thames, Tomas Berdych beat Marat Safin 7-6 (7), 6-4.

Hewitt challenged Nadal from the start, forcing the Spaniard to save two break points in the first game before holding serve. The former top-ranked Australian then managed to break at love for a 3-2 lead after three unforced errors from Nadal. Hewitt held his next service game at love behind a barrage of aces.

Nadal had his first break point in the first game of the second set, but Hewitt saved it with a service winner. Nadal set up another break point at 2-2 with a good forehand volley, but Hewitt made a forehand winner down the line before holding.

Hewitt then broke again for a 4-3 lead after Nadal sent a forehand long, and the Australian converted his second match point after Nadal sent a lunging backhand long.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

dylan24
06-18-2009, 07:45 PM
no shame losing to a grass court legend like rusty

bad gambler
06-19-2009, 05:31 AM
"against the hard-serving Hewitt"

lol

Bremen
06-19-2009, 08:50 AM
What time is Nadal playing today against Stan??

bad gambler
06-19-2009, 09:14 AM
I'm guessing it would be around the same time as yesterday