Shanghai R2: [1] Nadal chokes again; def. Blake 6-2 6-7(4) 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Shanghai R2: [1] Nadal chokes again; def. Blake 6-2 6-7(4) 6-4

born_on_clay
10-14-2009, 12:46 PM
Rafa was very solid just in the first set
Second one was terrible. It looks like he wants to play 3-set matches in order to get back his well known "rhythm"
We saw a 50% of real Nadal today
A win is a win but Rafa should have won it in 2
Good luck against Robredo Rafa !!!

Ad Wim
10-14-2009, 12:48 PM
It's nothing fysical, Nadal just lost it and needs to find his game. 2nd and 3rd set were terrible, especially on returns...

madmax
10-14-2009, 12:48 PM
these rafatards never cease to amaze us...Blake choked and brainfarted yet again, Nadull lucky as always to scrape here.

Voo de Mar
10-14-2009, 12:49 PM
Blake useless as usual at saving break points against Rafa.
Centre Court hasn't been empty for the first time in the third day of the event. Probably because of Nadal :o

kaylee
10-14-2009, 06:14 PM
hmmmm James and Rafa have had some good matches where James has beaten Rafa - so it is good to see him beating James these last 2 times. I am waiting for 2010 and a really healthy Rafa to start off the year!

timafi
10-14-2009, 06:18 PM
always nice to see Blake lose:yeah: :D

Foxy
10-14-2009, 07:01 PM
Roasting the roasters...

Sapeod
10-14-2009, 07:56 PM
Nadal the lucky pig :o Hope Boredo roasts this porker.

Blake is horrid. Should just retire.

Certinfy
10-14-2009, 07:57 PM
Robredo FTW :) :p

Still i feel when Nadal does lose here, he'll lose in straights.

Topspin Forehand
10-14-2009, 08:34 PM
Nadal now leads the head-to-head. They can shut up about Blake being a a bad matchup for Nadal. All their matches have been on Blake's favorite surface as well. Vamos!

Tommy_Vercetti
10-14-2009, 08:43 PM
Has Blake ever taken a set from anyone decent that didn't choke it away? I can't remember him ever beating anyone good that played a high quality match ever.

Sapeod
10-14-2009, 08:45 PM
Nadal now leads the head-to-head. They can shut up about Blake being a a bad matchup for Nadal. All their matches have been on Blake's favorite surface as well. Vamos!
Nadal is a lucky little piggy. Blake is just shit. Had it been any top 15 player Nadal would've lost.

Certinfy
10-14-2009, 08:46 PM
Nadal is a lucky little piggy. Blake is just shit. Had it been any top 15 player Nadal would've lost.Well he plays the guy ranked number 15 tomorrow, so lets see :o

Sapeod
10-14-2009, 08:48 PM
Well he plays the guy tanked number 15 tomorrow, so lets see :o
I hope Robredo doesn't bend over like the other Spaniards do :o

Certinfy
10-14-2009, 08:54 PM
I hope Robredo doesn't bend over like the other Spaniards do :oYeah let's hope so :)

mystic ice cube
10-14-2009, 10:52 PM
I actually thought Rafa played very well today. Blake was on fire and he did well to dispose of him.