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Paris R2: Nadal wimps by Almugro 36, 76(2), 75- Saves 5 MP's

Ozone
11-11-2009, 04:53 PM
Almagro served for the match at 6-5, 40-0 in the 2nd set, but Nadal pushed his way back and rolled in the tie-breaker to save 5 mp's in the 2nd set.

Almagro had game points to go up 4-1*, but Nadal won that game then Almagro fell apart and gave a half-hearted effort.

Pretty bad tennis overall.

Almugro didnt even give an effort after 4-3 in the 3rd set due to an injury. Pretty embarassing for him, all starting at the 6-5 game. Almugro looked really good up until then.

Hazem
11-11-2009, 04:53 PM
Bad tennis fron Nadal & also from Almagro , but Nadal won !
Almagro lost 5 match points in the second set.
I think this is the worst match of Nadal in his career.

cakedraw
11-11-2009, 04:53 PM
I thought Almugro won... someone should compensate this for me

Fiberlight1
11-11-2009, 04:53 PM
Terrible.

tealeaves
11-11-2009, 04:53 PM
Horrible.

Fed Express
11-11-2009, 04:53 PM
Absolutely DISGRACEFUL match... by BOTH players... But of course more by Almagro.. What a CHOKE!!

Michael Bluth
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
I hope Jo destroys Nadal after this.

castle007
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
:unsure::unsure::unsure:

philosophicalarf
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
King of the chokers.

Almagro 4x broke for the lead, every time lost it straight back.

Twice served for the match.

Fiberlight1
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
Yeah, AJ posted a thread wayyy early.

Gretchen.
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
:rolls:

There are no words.

Coolschreiber
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
:help::help:

rocketassist
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
Laughable match.

Nadal is pusher personified- Almugro injured himself while he was attacking- harsh.

Tom Paulman
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
Almagro has just moved a couple of positions up in my HATE list.

jonas
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
nadal should be ashamed. just horrible.

Byrd
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
You got the score wrong mate, change the title to Almagro def. Nadal 6-3 7-5

Dedicated to Action Jackson

tennizen
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
Best match of the year. Loved it absolutely.

maxardy
11-11-2009, 04:54 PM
so funny almugro just walking on the court already still being able to hit winners :)

l_mac
11-11-2009, 04:55 PM
Amazing win from the spartan KING. :worship:

He will be back to #1 in June, mark my words.

Montego
11-11-2009, 04:55 PM
Almugro is the worst player in Top1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Dini
11-11-2009, 04:55 PM
Always lovely when Mugro loses, especially when it hurts like this. :D

fsoica
11-11-2009, 04:55 PM
he saved earlier this year 5 mps against nalby in indian wells and went on to win the whole thing, or my memory is wrong ?

theseth1119
11-11-2009, 04:55 PM
Honestly, I think Rafa doesn't get past Robredo/Berdych tomorrow. He's out tomorrow and then can prepare for London.

Bascule
11-11-2009, 04:55 PM
:haha: Almugro! Not even able to win this clown pants with the crappy game.

jonas
11-11-2009, 04:56 PM
Amazing win from the spartan KING. :worship:

He will be back to #1 in June, mark my words.

:retard: I really fancy your high standards, tard.

Michael Bluth
11-11-2009, 04:56 PM
Ha, barely scraping by a choking, tanking clay court specialist indoors is signs of regaining the no.1 spot?

petar_pan
11-11-2009, 04:56 PM
what a mentalitiy this guy has. amazing
he knows that he doen't play like before and that not afect on his head. that is even a more amazing.

Byrd
11-11-2009, 04:56 PM
Horrible match, was an absolute disgrace.

Dedicated to George LoL...

l_mac
11-11-2009, 04:56 PM
Almugro injured himself while he was attacking- harsh.

Didn't Almagro have cramp? Aren't you one of the people who were THRILLED that the optopn to take a MTO during a game will be abolished next season? LOL.

Vaccine
11-11-2009, 04:56 PM
wow, that was pretty bad indeed. another 5mps-saved-match for Nadal this year!

tennizen
11-11-2009, 04:56 PM
Amazing win from the spartan KING. :worship:

He will be back to #1 in June, mark my words.

If there was any doubt of that before, this match erased it completely.

All hail the King of Spartaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Ozone
11-11-2009, 04:57 PM
Jo will defintely give Nadal a beatdown if Rafa keeps this up.

Just a wee bit conservative tennis from Almugro during the 21st game sparked an embarassing finish for him

jmsx521
11-11-2009, 04:57 PM
Actually, some of these very loose forehands Almagro hit at the end of the 3rd, were very well struck instant winners. Maybe he should try to use them when he's not injured.

Tom Paulman
11-11-2009, 04:57 PM
I hope Nadal keeps his current form till the Davis Cup

philosophicalarf
11-11-2009, 04:57 PM
If you fed Mathieu, Kohlschreiber, and Berdy through a grinder, then somehow chemically reanimated the remains and replaced the brain with that of the mythical homo chokus, you might somehow approach the level Almagro attained today.

Legendary choking. Awesome stuff.

Johnny Groove
11-11-2009, 04:57 PM
Great fight from Nadal. I thought he was toast for sure when Almagro had all those match points.

But the rest of Rafa's game leave MUCH to be desired. :tape:

scarecrows
11-11-2009, 04:57 PM
amazing fight from Rafito
spartan king to take Paris crown failing in the first attempt this year

Orka_n
11-11-2009, 04:58 PM
Amazing win from the spartan KING. :worship:

He will be back to #1 in June, mark my words.Holy CRAP! Did you even watch the match? Nadal played like SHIT. I remembered why I hate him so much, watching his pushing for the last 3 hours. Almagro managed to be even worse, though. Mugro deserves a medal for that accomplishment. Worst tennis match I've seen in a while.

l_mac
11-11-2009, 04:58 PM
OMG AJ's thread :haha: :haha:

Ad Wim
11-11-2009, 04:58 PM
Everybody saying what a mug Almagro is, but forget to mention what a disgraceful performance this was from Nadal. Totally outplayed for 1,5 set and he all he could do was defending, slicing, running. And this should be the next nr. 1?!

Arkulari
11-11-2009, 04:58 PM
well well well

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3865/almagronadalbercy09matc.jpg (http://img35.imageshack.us/i/almagronadalbercy09matc.jpg/)

if it was any other player, Rafa would have lost, there's no doubt about it, he was making UEs left and right and his BH was grossly out of timing :rolleyes:

Voo de Mar
11-11-2009, 04:58 PM
Paradoxically I knew Almagro was finished at 6:5 (30-0) in the 2nd set when I saw his stupid smile. Then he hit lucky backhand with the frame of his racquet what created extreme angle and obtained "undeserved" point with decent backhand playing in the open court.
Actaully I'm surprised Nadal didn't win third set 6-0 or 6-1 :o

And where is Ad Wim who thought Almagro is a mental giant because won this year first matches being match point down against Hanescu and Monaco? :)

green25814
11-11-2009, 04:58 PM
Spanish players should be banned from playing Nadal. They all follow the religion of Rafaram, in which nadal is their God, making it impossible for them to beat him without being declared apostates.

JolánGagó
11-11-2009, 04:58 PM
Utterly disgusting match to watch. One of the worst ever display by Nadal + Cabezón's annoying antics + the best crowd in the world, so knowledgeable and civilized :hearts:

Ozone
11-11-2009, 04:58 PM
Always lovely when Mugro loses, especially when it hurts like this. :D
Agreed.

And yes, Almugro had a cramp in the 3rd, which somehow made him exempt from giving any sort of effort at all

cakedraw
11-11-2009, 04:58 PM
not a fan, not a hater - worst match in years

Surcouf
11-11-2009, 04:58 PM
That was horrible.

Nadal game is completely off. He looked ill as well.

I wish he ends his season now and does not enter the master cup in order to be in an acceptable shape the next season to defend his title.

tangerine_dream
11-11-2009, 04:59 PM
Rafa :yippee: What heart and fight! Thank God the better player won. Rafa needed a win like that, to fight through and take it.

Watching that vile, unctuous Almagro for too long http://i39.tinypic.com/2uz6za9.jpg, I feel like I need to take a bath now.

Winnipeg
11-11-2009, 04:59 PM
worst match ive seen in years

habibko
11-11-2009, 04:59 PM
Always lovely when Mugro loses, especially when it hurts like this. :D

truer words were never spoken :yeah:

Sunset of Age
11-11-2009, 05:00 PM
H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. What a 'match'. :rolls: :haha: :lol:

Rafa playing... well let's just be friendly and say 'awful'. DF'ing, balls landing in the middle of the court 90% of the time, silly Federesque nettings, etc., you name it, it was there.
And still... to no avail, he still won, despite being down 1 set and 6-5, 40-0! :D

Only one player being capable of such a masterful display of ÜberMugness - the hallowed Mr. Almugro. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Congrats, Rafa :hug: :hatoff: - but wow you'll have to pick it up in your next match against Tsonga :scared:... best of luck, there!

castle007
11-11-2009, 05:00 PM
terrible, absolutely terrible third set. I didn't catch the other two sets, but apparently Almagro wasted 5 MPs. :|

I know that he was hurt, but the guy didn't even try after going up 5-3 in the third. He had zero believe that he could win this match.

Nadal's return was also very bad!! Almagro was just rolling his serves in and Nadal wasn't even putting any effort in the return. He also looked kind of sick (I hope it is not serious).

maskedmuffin
11-11-2009, 05:00 PM
almugro may be a mental midget but it was nadull who was basically hitting squash shots the end of the 2nd set and any time he was behind in the 3rd hoping that almugro would miss (which he did).

on top of it, nadull showed us his "slice"..which was such pitiful level a 4.5er could have drilled it. Almugro is mentally too incompetant to switch from xtreme western to hit what essentially is a floater.


You can call almugro brainless, heartless, but one thing he has that nadul will never have is shotmaking


both these players can go fuck off. Imagine the ATP in 5 years with players who emulate Nadul's style of game out there...ugh how utterly repulsive

Squash shot after squash shot

Corey Feldman
11-11-2009, 05:01 PM
Nadal's hard draw this

when Almagro served for it at 40-0 and lost the 1st point, you could actually see him shaking :lol: rushing the next points at 100mph

he is a f'en disgrace to men's tennis .. most clear case ever of someone worshipping another player so much to the point of finding ways to lose to him

how Nadal even has the face to shake his hand & hug him says more about him as well

Santoro Magician
11-11-2009, 05:01 PM
Almagro was going to win untill he got cramp, idiots

Nadal wasn't good, he was horrible. Any half decent player will crush him if he continues at this level

Montego
11-11-2009, 05:01 PM
Officially now:

Almagro - Ginepri in US Open and Almagro - Nadal in Paris are the worst matches in 2009. Quite an accomplishment from Nico.

And this match was better than Almagro - Ginepri.

Fed Express
11-11-2009, 05:01 PM
Pathetic to get cramps in a 3 set match on carpet... Absolutely pathetic..

Snoo Foo
11-11-2009, 05:01 PM
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/mtf/ajfail.jpg

scoobs
11-11-2009, 05:02 PM
yeah...okay.

Bizarre. All-round, just bizarre.

Castafiore
11-11-2009, 05:02 PM
Match of the year. :worship: :tape:

Congrats, Rafa :hug: :hatoff: - but wow you'll have to pick it up in your next match against Tsonga :scared:... best of luck, there!
The next match is against either Robredo or Berdych.

scarecrows
11-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Pathetic to get cramps in a 3 set match on carpet... Absolutely pathetic..

if only...

Clydey
11-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Lowest quality match at MS level this year. Just horrific.

l_mac
11-11-2009, 05:04 PM
:retard: I really fancy your high standards, tard.

Ha, barely scraping by a choking, tanking clay court specialist indoors is signs of regaining the no.1 spot?

Holy CRAP! Did you even watch the match? Nadal played like SHIT. I remembered why I hate him so much, watching his pushing for the last 3 hours. Almagro managed to be even worse, though. Mugro deserves a medal for that accomplishment. Worst tennis match I've seen in a while.

Clowns.

OMG George's thread makes this my favourite match of all time. :worship:

Chiakifug
11-11-2009, 05:04 PM
Terrible match, terrible choke. Nadal was basically pushng for it and ALmagro was hitting spectacular shots sometimes, laughable another time.

Xristos
11-11-2009, 05:05 PM
Terrible match.

philosophicalarf
11-11-2009, 05:05 PM
Almagro was going to win untill he got cramp, idiots


Nope.

Up a break early in the 2nd set, choked it right back.

Broke and served for the match in 2nd set, choked it right back and collapsed in the tiebreak, then instantly gave away a break first game of 3rd set.

Up *3-1 in the 3rd set, choked it right back.


Every time he got ahead, he choked and immediately dropped serve.


Besides, cramp is entirely his fault for not preparing properly.

tangerine_dream
11-11-2009, 05:05 PM
:lol: Someone had a premature ejaculation.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=154133

Sophocles
11-11-2009, 05:06 PM
Never in doubt.

Arkulari
11-11-2009, 05:06 PM
Officially now:

Almagro - Ginepri in US Open and Almagro - Nadal in Paris are the worst matches in 2009. Quite an accomplishment from Nico.

And this match was better than Almagro - Ginepri.

s3GLvluAFDM

that's the worst one, from this year and maybe from this decade :unsure:

Topspin Forehand
11-11-2009, 05:07 PM
What a fighter this Nadal is. Vamos!

Priam
11-11-2009, 05:07 PM
No worries. Old reliable Robredo is next.

Ad Wim
11-11-2009, 05:07 PM
My god, why is there so many injustice in tennis? Almagro was playing so goddamn well, Nadal was nowhere. Can't wait to see him destroyed by a Tsonga or Djoko.

thegreendestiny
11-11-2009, 05:08 PM
Almagro being the mental midget that he is. He was serving for the match 40-0 then went to be a pushing partner of Nadal waiting for him to make a mistake then eventually lost the game, set and match. :mad:

Corey Feldman
11-11-2009, 05:09 PM
Almagro was going to win untill he got cramp, idiotsare you f'n joking?

they could give a fit and 100% healthy Almagro 10 Mp's, consecutively, against this bad a Rafa and he'd still fuck it up.

the guy is the most gutless spineless tennis player that has ever graced the sport in this match up.

Sunset of Age
11-11-2009, 05:09 PM
Match of the year. :worship: :tape:

The next match is against either Robredo or Berdych.

True, but I don't think he'll have any problems with either of them. ;)

EDIT: and certainly not with Robredo. :lol:

Everko
11-11-2009, 05:10 PM
Spartan as always

guga2120
11-11-2009, 05:10 PM
Tough luck for Almagro

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/mtf/ajfail.jpg


good for the game :lol:

Topspin Forehand
11-11-2009, 05:12 PM
LOL. A mod even thought the match was over. haha

scoobs
11-11-2009, 05:12 PM
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/mtf/ajfail.jpg

CLASSIC :worship:

cakedraw
11-11-2009, 05:14 PM
What has to be admired, Nadal's coolness at playing mp, so hard to convert those for the opponents

SerenaFederer
11-11-2009, 05:15 PM
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/mtf/ajfail.jpg

:lol: with certain ppl you NEVER start the thread until ref. declares GSM :lol:

SetSampras
11-11-2009, 05:15 PM
Hate to say it but I dont think we will have see Nadal at top level again. I think his days of that may be over. Needing all those MP's to defeat ALCrappo?

Corey Feldman
11-11-2009, 05:16 PM
What has to be admired, Nadal's coolness at playing mp, so hard to convert those for the opponentsyeah those 17 KPH slices

rhinooooo
11-11-2009, 05:16 PM
This is what Nico dreams of at night... One day Nico... One day...

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/2888/rafaelalmagro.jpg

madmax
11-11-2009, 05:16 PM
And as a reward Nadull gets another one of his bitches next round in Boredo:rolls: Talk about lucky draws, we will have to endure more pathetic pushing from this moonballer..

Voo de Mar
11-11-2009, 05:17 PM
:lol: with certain ppl you NEVER start the thread until ref. declares GSM :lol:

That's right, that thread would have been justified with Nadal serving at 6-3 6:5 (40-0) against All MUGr 0.

zeleni
11-11-2009, 05:18 PM
Vamos!:bounce: Keep fighting, Rafa.:yeah:

Corey Feldman
11-11-2009, 05:18 PM
even the game in third set when Nadal broke back to *2-3

what a cheat from Hawkeye, get those Spaniards who work in ATP hawkeye booth too fuck.

Ozon
11-11-2009, 05:18 PM
Rafa was very weak today! But at least he's a fighter....

Dini
11-11-2009, 05:20 PM
And as a reward Nadull gets another one of his bitches next round in Boredo:rolls: Talk about lucky draws, we will have to endure more pathetic pushing from this moonballer..

No one forces you to watch his matches. :shrug:

rocketassist
11-11-2009, 05:20 PM
s3GLvluAFDM

that's the worst one, from this year and maybe from this decade :unsure:

Sounds like the French commentators were purely taking the piss outta how bad it was :lol:

SetSampras
11-11-2009, 05:20 PM
Rafa was very weak today! But at least he's a fighter....


Hes a fighter but he just isnt what he was last year or earlier this year. He needs to be in top form to have any chance of winning more slams of the YEC. This just scrimping by these clowns is not going to get it done. Whats he gonna do when he has to deal with the top players at the slams playing at his current level? He can barely get by some of these crappier players

l_mac
11-11-2009, 05:21 PM
And as a reward Nadull gets another one of his bitches next round in Boredo:rolls: Talk about lucky draws, we will have to endure more pathetic pushing from this moonballer..

Stay strong, brother. :rocker2:

cmurray
11-11-2009, 05:22 PM
I see Georgie jumped the gun....:D

horrible from Rafa. Worse from Almagro. :shrug:

Everko
11-11-2009, 05:22 PM
Hes a fighter but he just isnt what he was last year or earlier this year. He needs to be in top form to have any chance of winning more slams of the YEC. This just scrimping by these clowns is not going to get it done. Whats he gonna do when he has to deal with the top players at the slams playing at his current level? He can barely get by some of these crappier players

not true. He is still injured. wait till he gest good like rest

Aenea
11-11-2009, 05:22 PM
And as a reward Nadull gets another one of his bitches next round in Boredo:rolls: Talk about lucky draws, we will have to endure more pathetic pushing from this moonballer..

As if someone is holding you at gunpoint forcing you to watch Nadal's matches. Brainless haters :mad:

Well done, Rafa. Fighting spirit is still with you. Now try finding your game, too.

GL in R3.

sheva07
11-11-2009, 05:22 PM
OMG alMUGro!!!:eek: Crazy match.

Certinfy
11-11-2009, 05:26 PM
Stupid shit.

Castafiore
11-11-2009, 05:27 PM
True, but I don't think he'll have any problems with either of them. ;)

EDIT: and certainly not with Robredo. :lol:
Oh, I take nothing for granted given this...er...performance.

Did you think that he was going to struggle this much against Almagro?

rocketassist
11-11-2009, 05:29 PM
http://www.cslacker.com/images/file/mediums/the_fat_kids.jpg

Sunset of Age
11-11-2009, 05:32 PM
Oh, I take nothing for granted given this...er...performance.

Well, as long as his opps are chokers, I guess he'll get through somehow. ;)

Did you think that he was going to struggle this much against Almagro?

NO WAY! :eek:
I thought their match at the USO was already terrible, but at that time Rafa had a good excuse for playing as poorly as he did, having an abdominal muscle strain. I have no words for how badly he played today, no excuses, just an absymal performance. Let's just hope it's one of those 'still finding rhythm at the beginning of the tournament'-matches.

Topspin Forehand
11-11-2009, 05:32 PM
No one giving Almagro credit for his shot making ability. Nadal had to scratch and claw his way to win this one.

Castafiore
11-11-2009, 05:36 PM
Well, as long as his opps are chokers, I guess he'll get through somehow. ;)
Robredo doesn't choke against him, though...Rafa is usually just better.

Sunset of Age
11-11-2009, 05:39 PM
Robredo doesn't choke against him, though...Rafa is usually just better.

I trust him to be better their upcoming match as well. :)
(eh... yes. I do. I have faith. :scared:)

Orka_n
11-11-2009, 05:40 PM
No one giving Almagro credit for his shot making ability. Nadal had to scratch and claw his way to win this one....
Almagro had 52 winners and 64 UEs. That's bad. Nadal only had to struggle because he sucked balls, too.

Sunset of Age
11-11-2009, 05:40 PM
No one giving Almagro credit for his shot making ability. Nadal had to scratch and claw his way to win this one.

I would love to, but if most of that 'shotmaking ability' leads up to balls in the net or in between the tramrails, what's there to give credits for? :shrug:

Corey Feldman
11-11-2009, 05:41 PM
i heard somewhere 98% of Almagro's UE's came on game points

Foxy
11-11-2009, 05:43 PM
Believe me or not I turned off the stream at 5:5 at the second. Then opened in a while GM and saw the fake thread. Cursed and went out. I came back played GTA4 a bit and after that opened GM again. Felt so stupiiiiiiiiiiid.

sawan66278
11-11-2009, 05:44 PM
What can you say? The most pathetic display of tennis from Rafa since the U.S. Open three years ago when he played that unranked Aussie in the first round (forget his name).

A bizarre match to say the least: Rafa was mentally strong to save the match points...but then choked by giving Almagro so many chances in the third. Seemed like he was going for more on the first serve...and was failing. Groundstrokes had no sting...simply an awful display...combined with Almugro going for his shots...and making them.

Rafa looks smaller...and his game is following suit. Still...saving five match points shows he's the toughest fighter in the history of the sport...but his game right now? Cannon fodder.

Corey Feldman
11-11-2009, 05:45 PM
Believe me or not I turned off the stream at 5:5 at the second. Then opened in a while GM and saw the fake thread. Cursed and went out. I came back played GTA4 a bit nothing like some virtual smashing and killing people after a painful loss, eh

acionescu
11-11-2009, 05:48 PM
Awful. Terible. Horrible. I have no words. But I'll take it :sport:

Great preparation for WTF, which will be a smashing success for Rafa, I have no doubts :rocker2:

Bascule
11-11-2009, 05:48 PM
nothing like some virtual smashing and killing people after a painful loss, eh

You must be happy with Rafa's game?:D

Topspin Forehand
11-11-2009, 05:49 PM
...
Almagro had 52 winners and 64 UEs. That's bad. Nadal only had to struggle because he sucked balls, too.
That's actually a decent ratio when playing Nadal. He gets many more balls back than most players.

ChinoRios4Ever
11-11-2009, 05:51 PM
All guts and heart, this Nadal. Still, what an horrible match!. :o

Primus
11-11-2009, 06:05 PM
Rafa is playing to passive, his top spins forhands aren't doing any damage to other players anymore. His shots lack power and length. He looks tired and beyond all, physicaly weak.

thrust
11-11-2009, 06:12 PM
A really horrible match, especially by Nadal. Almagro was pathetic when it counted most. Nadal was given a gift today. Seemed lik a WTA match, sad.

Topspin Forehand
11-11-2009, 06:29 PM
Rafa is playing to passive, his top spins forhands aren't doing any damage to other players anymore. His shots lack power and length. He looks tired and beyond all, physicaly weak.
The surface does not suit him. The balls are not bouncing high here in Paris. No surprise they want to make the surface unfavorable to Nadal. They did change the balls at RG to make them more lively.

Guy Haines
11-11-2009, 06:31 PM
Lol at the usual rage at a Nadal win, magnified by the manner in which it was achieved.

Today Nadal really played the way haters on GM think he plays. Man is he playing terrible and looking uninspired.

This too shall pass, one of these days. But I wonder when he'll get his head straight, so to speak.

Premature celebratory ejaculation by dedicated GM haters: :kiss:

Florida
11-11-2009, 06:36 PM
Almagro, Almagro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You should have stayed at the hotel, that's where your brain was........

Nadal's game was pretty bad, but I guess he is looking at this Tourney as practice for London!!!! Actually I really hope that's the case?! I have faith in him and hope he will come back stronger than ever.

timafi
11-11-2009, 06:37 PM
Almagro you damn choker:mad:
should have sent the Spaniard back to Mallorca:mad:

kaylee
11-11-2009, 06:40 PM
Oh boy did you guys say that when Roger lost last week to Nole? Everyone has a bad day for goodness sake. So Rafa's game wasn't on today and I am sure there will be no excuses. A win is a win however bad it was - let us move on.

kyleskywalker007
11-11-2009, 06:45 PM
If you fed Mathieu, Kohlschreiber, and Berdy through a grinder, then somehow chemically reanimated the remains and replaced the brain with that of the mythical homo chokus, you might somehow approach the level Almagro attained today.

Legendary choking. Awesome stuff.

:haha:

Ichiban1920
11-11-2009, 06:50 PM
Nadull is pathetic. The sooner he retires from the game the better.

Sean
11-11-2009, 07:11 PM
Getting so close to losing to Almagro wow impressive. Hardcourt king this Nadal.

Nole fan
11-11-2009, 07:29 PM
You guys are pathetic criticizing Nadal like that... Retire from the game? you wish!

Orka_n
11-11-2009, 07:32 PM
That's actually a decent ratio when playing Nadal. He gets many more balls back than most players.Be that as it may, I still disagree. you said we should give Almugro credit for his "shot making ability". 52/64 is great shot making ability to you?
I agree he had some nice passes and some beautiful winners but when he can't win the match because he chokes to death and makes easy mistakes, imo there's nothing to say.

FedFan_2007
11-11-2009, 07:44 PM
I have to admit that Rafa only won this because Almugro is his #1 butt-boy.

Corey Feldman
11-11-2009, 07:53 PM
I have to admit that Rafa only won this because Almugro is his #1 butt-boy.big admission from you

Beat
11-11-2009, 07:54 PM
is there a law in spain that forbids its players to beat nadal?

Matt01
11-11-2009, 07:54 PM
Nadull is pathetic. The sooner he retires from the game the better.


You are pathetic. The sooner you retire from this forum the better.

superslam77
11-11-2009, 07:54 PM
Almugro at it again :(

Ozon
11-11-2009, 08:07 PM
is there a law in spain that forbids its players to beat nadal?

is there a law in switzerland that forbids its players to beat federer?

The Freak
11-11-2009, 08:08 PM
Paradoxically I knew Almagro was finished at 6:5 (30-0) in the 2nd set when I saw his stupid smile. Then he hit lucky backhand with the frame of his racquet what created extreme angle and obtained "undeserved" point with decent backhand playing in the open court.
Actaully I'm surprised Nadal didn't win third set 6-0 or 6-1 :o

And where is Ad Wim who thought Almagro is a mental giant because won this year first matches being match point down against Hanescu and Monaco? :)

:lol:

Sunset of Age
11-11-2009, 08:08 PM
is there a law in spain that forbids its players to beat federer?

If there is, it's being broken quite often. Especially in a clay environment. :p

rocketassist
11-11-2009, 08:09 PM
is there a law in spain that forbids its players to beat federer?

Nadal?? :lol:

Ozon
11-11-2009, 08:13 PM
If there is, it's being broken quite often. Especially in a clay environment. :p

:D I'm sorry.. I haven't read it properly was I was writing...

Sapeod
11-11-2009, 08:19 PM
Never ending luck this pig has, meeting with his ever loyal puppy Almugro.

Sapeod
11-11-2009, 08:20 PM
You are pathetic. The sooner you retire from this forum the better.
Both of your posts are very true.

Lee
11-11-2009, 08:44 PM
Oh, I take nothing for granted given this...er...performance.

Did you think that he was going to struggle this much against Almagro?

I knew that Nadal was going to struggle vs Almagro, that's why I put 10 vcash on Almagro. I also knew Almagro will bend over backward and will choke vs Nadal, that's why I only put 10 vcash on Almagro. :lol:

Rika217
11-11-2009, 08:44 PM
Nico :sad:

FlameOn
11-11-2009, 09:09 PM
Rafa. :o Improve. You have to help Nando out in the quarterfinals. :(

freeandlonely
11-11-2009, 09:30 PM
:o

docking34
11-11-2009, 09:30 PM
i thought almagro won this? what the hell? its was 6-5 second set and i thought he won. i left cause thats what i thought.

Black Adam
11-11-2009, 09:52 PM
This is SPARTA!!

Snoo Foo
11-11-2009, 09:55 PM
i thought almagro won this? what the hell? its was 6-5 second set and i thought he won. i left cause thats what i thought.

almagro won but then the nadal fangirls all went insane and threatened to burn down the palais omnisport if the result wasn't reversed

Deivid23
11-11-2009, 10:19 PM
Poor from Nadal except when he was 3 mp down in the 2nd set. That was the only part of the match where I liked what I saw of his game.

Anyway, some fighter this Rafael Nadal :eek:

Geo
11-11-2009, 10:26 PM
pathetic end for Almagro :lol: he played really well until those match points at 6-5 in the 2nd set. The he played very nervously on all 5 mps. Then due to his lack of fitness, he cramped in the 3rd set :spit: :o maybe it will take a match like this for him to realize that tennis is not all about pure talent-but also about work ethic and fitness. No reason for him to have lost this match and he should be kicking himself :o :tape:



Nadal was not good at all today and he was very lucky to get through to the next round :lol: If he keeps playing this way he's not gonna last long too much longer in Paris :shrug:

MalwareDie
11-11-2009, 10:52 PM
Horrible. Almugro should have won this.

Bascule
11-11-2009, 11:15 PM
More highlights of the match? Uncle Tony's faces every time Rafa makes one of the plenty mistakes he made. Priceless.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
11-11-2009, 11:45 PM
http://www.tennisgear.ws/wp-cache/Tennis-Ball-Mug.jpg

motherf***king f**k f**kety f**k F**K!

you f**king mug

how the f**k do you lose when you had 5 motherf**king matc points

you f**king went up 40-0 you f**king tool

all you f**king had to do was hit one f**king winner you stupid motherf**ker

nadal is the worst pusher in the history of tennis at any level

today was the death of masters series tennis, no one gives a damn- except for mugs in this mug era

Matt01
11-11-2009, 11:56 PM
motherf***king f**k f**kety f**k F**K!

you f**king mug

how the f**k do you lose when you had 5 motherf**king matc points

you f**king went up 40-0 you f**king tool

all you f**king had to do was hit one f**king winner you stupid motherf**ker

nadal is the worst pusher in the history of tennis at any level

today was the death of masters series tennis, no one gives a damn- except for mugs in this mug era


:hug:

RafitoGoat
11-11-2009, 11:57 PM
That wimp wimped by almugro by saving 5 wimpy matchpoints?? what a wimp! :lol:

Bascule
11-12-2009, 12:09 AM
http://www.tennisgear.ws/wp-cache/Tennis-Ball-Mug.jpg

motherf***king f**k f**kety f**k F**K!

you f**king mug

how the f**k do you lose when you had 5 motherf**king matc points

you f**king went up 40-0 you f**king tool

all you f**king had to do was hit one f**king winner you stupid motherf**ker

nadal is the worst pusher in the history of tennis at any level

today was the death of masters series tennis, no one gives a damn- except for mugs in this mug era
:awww:

:lol:

philosophicalarf
11-12-2009, 12:25 AM
http://www.ipl.org/div/stateknow/images/usmap-al.png

http://eagereyes.org/media/attachments/Guggenheim_Mug.jpg

http://www.olympiaarearowing.org/OARPhotos/2004/USRowingJrRegionals/LennyKong/Malsingle_lg.jpg

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
11-12-2009, 12:30 AM
sorry i needed to vent

the spartan image is BS, today there were no spartan heroics

there was just one really bad choker and a very pushy pusher

Nadal's BH is the weakest pusher shot i've ever seen

people criticize the federer but i think that if Nadal wasn't as fast as he is, then everyone would be able to exploit his pusher Backhand

even though today's match made me want to hang myself from my testicles, i'd still say it was better than any Murray match ive ever seen :D

Fedexex
11-12-2009, 01:38 AM
choke of the year?:o

Mimi
11-12-2009, 01:58 AM
:banghead: such a bad performance, oh god, how come he went down from the good form of beating the mighty fed in AO to now in just a few months? :banghead::banghead:

ReturnWinner
11-12-2009, 02:13 AM
Lucky Nadull. His game is so boring, his backhand slice is almost as ugly as his forehand.

dabeast
11-12-2009, 02:35 AM
Almagro, brainless, as always. The moonballer squeaks by once more. Prob the only time I will ever cheer for Robredo, yuk.

RafitoGoat
11-12-2009, 02:37 AM
Robredo is a defensive player however he knows to win he has to go for broke in this matchup, and he tried this last time and it worked for periods, so I like Robredo's chances.

moon language
11-12-2009, 03:24 AM
Nadal's forehand is looking like it's regressing, especially from how he was hitting it in Australia. I'm sure the conditions play a role but so many of his forehands were lacking pace in this match it looked like nerf tennis.

Mimi
11-12-2009, 03:35 AM
Nadal's forehand is looking like it's regressing, especially from how he was hitting it in Australia. I'm sure the conditions play a role but so many of his forehands were lacking pace in this match it looked like nerf tennis.

he is finished :sad:

Arkulari
11-12-2009, 04:16 AM
Nadal's forehand is looking like it's regressing, especially from how he was hitting it in Australia. I'm sure the conditions play a role but so many of his forehands were lacking pace in this match it looked like nerf tennis.

not only his FH, his slice backhand was club player quality sometimes but Rafa had to use it because his two hander was failing big time :unsure:

Clay Death
11-12-2009, 04:21 AM
not only his FH, his slice backhand was club player quality sometimes but Rafa had to use it because his two hander was failing big time :unsure:


affirmative. he has zero rhythm at the moment. his entire game is devoid of any rhythm.

not being able to serve well and return well just makes it that much harder on hard courts.

bottom line: he has to quickly forget about all the outside interests that he keeps acquiring and try to get back into the game. he needs to get on the practice court and then stay on it.

Start da Game
11-12-2009, 04:32 AM
i am not at all surprised by such a show from rafa........i have always maintained that he is not naturally talented and will have odd dips like this once in a while........he has lost all the tuning in his groundstrokes, no confidence in either wings, serving below ordinary and forget about return of serve, movement isn't that great either........his breath, life everything arises out of clay and that stretch from montecarlo to wimbledon is what he needs to play at his best again.......

we will not see him play his near best tennis until the first round of montecarlo next year........even if he wins a title or two along the way, that'll be just coz of his fighting qualities........

pica_pica
11-12-2009, 04:44 AM
Truly ridiculous match :o :retard: :smash:

Mr. Almagro probably needs brain transplant. I was totally in awe of his game, especially his backhand. But I'm in bigger awe about his mental fragility :worship: :o

Rafa's game did not exist, but once again he shows his champion's heart :yeah: :hatoff: Winning on your bad day (with little help from a choker across the net :tape:) is what champions can do :worship:

Did this match remind you of the Nadal-Verdasco SF (minus the MPs saved)?

jcempire
11-12-2009, 05:28 AM
not bad at all

bottom line. NADAL final move up. Go Nadal

RafitoGoat
11-12-2009, 05:41 AM
i am not at all surprised by such a show from rafa........i have always maintained that he is not naturally talented and will have odd dips like this once in a while........he has lost all the tuning in his groundstrokes, no confidence in either wings, serving below ordinary and forget about return of serve, movement isn't that great either........his breath, life everything arises out of clay and that stretch from montecarlo to wimbledon is what he needs to play at his best again.......

we will not see him play his near best tennis until the first round of montecarlo next year........even if he wins a title or two along the way, that'll be just coz of his fighting qualities........

Lucky he doesn't need his best tennis to make hardcourt semis every week, unlike all the talented players :D

Ichiban1920
11-12-2009, 06:04 AM
Almagro is an absolute disgrace to tennis.

moon language
11-12-2009, 07:05 AM
That wimp wimped by almugro by saving 5 wimpy matchpoints?? what a wimp! :lol:

2010 Wimpledon Champion confirmed.

RafitoGoat
11-12-2009, 07:09 AM
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1755783/bio
Rafael Nadal Parera Personal Quotes:
Being home alone at night makes me a bit nervous. If I'm at home alone I have to sleep on the sofa.I can't face going to bed. I'm there with the TV on and all the lights on. I'm not very brave about anything in life. In tennis, yes. In everything else, not very. -- Vogue, June 2009

http://www.lowculture.com/archives/images/Wimp.jpg

Machiavelli
11-12-2009, 07:36 AM
I actually for a split of a second thought Almagro finally had this pusher, but every time you think Cabezon can't get to any lower standards of being pathetic he surpises you and delivers a new epic low; just unreal in so many ways..

Nadal's slice, I mean the guys I encounter at local club matches have a better slice, and this guy won WImbledon, a disgrace to all the true tennis champions....

rocketassist
11-12-2009, 12:54 PM
Truly ridiculous match :o :retard: :smash:

Mr. Almagro probably needs brain transplant. I was totally in awe of his game, especially his backhand. But I'm in bigger awe about his mental fragility :worship: :o

Rafa's game did not exist, but once again he shows his champion's heart :yeah: :hatoff: Winning on your bad day (with little help from a choker across the net :tape:) is what champions can do :worship:

Did this match remind you of the Nadal-Verdasco SF (minus the MPs saved)?

No, that match was actually very high quality. This was pish.

freeandlonely
11-12-2009, 02:36 PM
Didn't watch. But he definitely knows how to save 5 MPs.:mad:

tennizen
11-12-2009, 02:40 PM
2010 Wimpledon Champion confirmed.
:lol:

JolánGagó
11-12-2009, 02:59 PM
Nadal's slice, I mean the guys I encounter at local club matches have a better slice, and this guy won WImbledon,...

This of course implies you too have a better slice and could eventually win Wimbledon... :rolleyes:

oh dear Lord, the things one has to hear in this place :haha:

Matt01
11-12-2009, 03:13 PM
Lucky he doesn't need his best tennis to make hardcourt semis every week, unlike all the talented players :D


:lol:

Start da Game
11-12-2009, 03:26 PM
This of course implies you too have a better slice and could eventually win Wimbledon... :rolleyes:

oh dear Lord, the things one has to hear in this place :haha:

wait, there's far worse comment than that doing rounds recently - nadal is a pusher.......

Start da Game
11-12-2009, 03:29 PM
Lucky he doesn't need his best tennis to make hardcourt semis every week, unlike all the talented players :D

yeah, and also lucky that he played like crap and won the AO final too.......

JolánGagó
11-12-2009, 03:29 PM
wait, there's far worse comment than that doing rounds recently - nadal is a pusher.......

well that belongs to MTF ancestral common pool of idiocy from where local parrots fish their words.

Ichiban1920
11-12-2009, 03:51 PM
well that belongs to MTF ancestral common pool of idiocy from where local parrots fish their words.

Anyone who watches tennis with common sense knows and sees that Nadull is nothing more than a moonballing mug pusher. Only retards like yourself and other blind, ignorant Nadull fanboys/glorhunters would see otherwise.

Snoo Foo
11-12-2009, 04:00 PM
not bad at all

:inlove: :hearts: :inlove:

Start da Game
11-12-2009, 04:01 PM
Anyone who watches tennis with common sense knows and sees that Nadull is nothing more than a moonballing mug pusher. Only retards like yourself and other blind, ignorant Nadull fanboys/glorhunters would see otherwise.

http://www.atalude.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/sparta-kick.jpg

JolánGagó
11-12-2009, 04:02 PM
well that belongs to MTF ancestral common pool of idiocy from where local parrots fish their words

Anyone who watches tennis with common sense knows and sees that Nadull is nothing more than a moonballing mug pusher. Only retards like yourself and other blind, ignorant Nadull fanboys/glorhunters would see otherwise.

case in point.

Corey Feldman
11-12-2009, 04:07 PM
Almagro - what real Spanish sportsmen are all about

JoshDragon
11-13-2009, 06:45 AM
Bad tennis fron Nadal & also from Almagro , but Nadal won !
Almagro lost 5 match points in the second set.
I think this is the worst match of Nadal in his career.

That doesn't make any sense. How can it be the worst match of his career, if he was able to win it?!

Anyone who watches tennis with common sense knows and sees that Nadull is nothing more than a moonballing mug pusher. Only retards like yourself and other blind, ignorant Nadull fanboys/glorhunters would see otherwise.

How many slams have you won? And how many wins do you have over top 10 players?

andy neyer
05-10-2010, 06:53 AM
Everybody were being a bit too harsh on Almagro here. He's a good attacking player and has a beautiful backhand.

Sure, he clowned out here but so it happens to everyone once in a while. Nalbandian also wasted 5 MP against Rafa last year. Djokovic wasted 2...