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IW R3: Nadal def. Ancic 6-2 6-2

Luinir
03-15-2010, 11:17 PM
Great stuff Rafa! :wavey:

tyruk14
03-15-2010, 11:18 PM
Ancic was an error maching, but Rafa was destroying the ball today. He looked as good as he did at the beginning of last year.

With Davy out of his quarter and after the shoddy display from Djokovic earlier, I like his chances of reaching the final.

KarlyM
03-15-2010, 11:19 PM
Mario :hug: He had a good week. :)

Nice stuff from Rafa. :yeah:

mystic ice cube
03-15-2010, 11:20 PM
Ancic wasn't really a proper test today but regardless, Rafa is playing very well. His serving and returning today I thought were excellent.

nanoman
03-15-2010, 11:21 PM
Ancic is done. Too slow, too weak. Serve, once a weapon, is now nothinh more than ordinairy. Painful to watch.

Voo de Mar
03-15-2010, 11:22 PM
Ancic would beat Nadal only in the 2nd round of Queens Club if the Spaniard was tired after winning Roland Garros.

timafi
03-15-2010, 11:23 PM
sorry Mario but you are finished I am sorry to say:sad: :hug:

l_mac
03-15-2010, 11:23 PM
Nice 110 mph f/h :D

Lovely to Ancic at net :awww: (said he was happy to see him back)

Cute interview with SKY after the match. (he liked the shorts better in the design pics than he does IRL)

We'll see how he does next match.

Il Primo Uomo
03-15-2010, 11:24 PM
Looking good Rafa, looking fine :yeah:

Sunset of Age
03-15-2010, 11:24 PM
Very impressive performance from Rafa, much more winners than UEs, great job! :bounce: :hatoff:
(and his chances of defending his points at IW are looking better and better with all of the other top dogs looking (very) mediocre so far ;)).

But of course... it was against Mario, who, in all honesty, isn't at all back to proper ATP level. So it's difficult to draw any conclusions but right now I feel very positive about Rafa's chances here anyways. :)

delpiero7
03-15-2010, 11:24 PM
That was a bit too easy for Rafa.

Anyways, bigger news - apparently Rafa is ditching the shorts at the end of the week.

rhinooooo
03-15-2010, 11:26 PM
Could be an interesting one next against Querrey/Isner.

JolánGagó
03-15-2010, 11:27 PM
Ancic wanting to beat Rafa from behind the baseline :spit:

total obliteration.

Midnight Ninja
03-15-2010, 11:27 PM
Nadal actually played really well; which is a far cry from the other mugs who won. Nadal will win IW.

paseo
03-15-2010, 11:33 PM
Too easy. Ancic had no chance. Next.

brent-o
03-15-2010, 11:37 PM
Ancic wanting to beat Rafa from behind the baseline :spit:

total obliteration.

I know, right? That's what I was thinking. But the alternative would be to come to net and get passed. Ancic is overmatched in this matchup.

sheva07
03-15-2010, 11:37 PM
Expected easy win.

McAlistar
03-15-2010, 11:39 PM
Nice 110 mph f/h :D



Did he really hit a 110mph forehand? :eek: I'll need to catch the replay of the match

delpiero7
03-15-2010, 11:43 PM
Did he really hit a 110mph forehand? :eek: I'll need to catch the replay of the match

That and the forehand passing shot that bent in from the tramlines were the 2 highlights of the match.

McAlistar
03-15-2010, 11:44 PM
Woah, didnt think he had it in him.

Persimmon
03-15-2010, 11:46 PM
The shorts are disturbing maybe to make the opponent dizzy:wazzup:

born_on_clay
03-15-2010, 11:52 PM
Stats :)

jcempire
03-15-2010, 11:52 PM
No problem Nadal.

Everko
03-16-2010, 12:09 AM
Domination. Rafa has it back. This is what happens when someone plays a healthy Rafa. 2 and 2 drubbing

brent-o
03-16-2010, 12:10 AM
How did you guys like that net cord that Rafa dealt with? He answered back with one of the craziest angles I've ever seen.

malisha
03-16-2010, 12:12 AM
Mario needs time,matches and confidance...guy is far from done

expected blowout here

kafemotor
03-16-2010, 12:14 AM
^^ That stunning angle you can only see in badminton, Rafa bring it to tennis today. Good reaction though...

croat123
03-16-2010, 01:04 AM
I love how people will write off mario's comeback after he plays a top5 player (who was on fire today btw) in his first atp tournament back :o the man couldn't practice properly for three years, give him a break :o

ChinoRios4Ever
03-16-2010, 01:09 AM
Super Mario isn't 100% ready yet, that's for sure.

vamos Rafa, keep goin' :bounce:

fenomeno2111
03-16-2010, 01:13 AM
Wow, haven't seen the match but either you guys are fluffing or Rafa is back to where he left last year! Can't wait for Miami!!!

Johnny Groove
03-16-2010, 01:13 AM
Damn.

23 and 8.

marcRD
03-16-2010, 01:19 AM
If Nadal faces Federer in the final he will win, the ball just jumps so high and the courts are ultra slow. I think Rafa should be odds favorite to win the whole thing here. Querrey next round could be the most difficult task in the road to the final.

IndyTennis
03-16-2010, 01:33 AM
Nice job Rafa!

Arkulari
03-16-2010, 01:34 AM
Rafa played awesomely and this court really suits his game :yeah:

Ancic is not a real indicator of his capacity though, the guy was just not in the same league today

I would love to see Rafa playing some of the top dogs to know exactly where he is :D

Sunset of Age
03-16-2010, 01:36 AM
I would love to see Rafa playing some of the top dogs to know exactly where he is :D

Which one of them do you have in mind to get killed out there most? :p

moon language
03-16-2010, 02:08 AM
If Nadal faces Federer in the final he will win, the ball just jumps so high and the courts are ultra slow. I think Rafa should be odds favorite to win the whole thing here. Querrey next round could be the most difficult task in the road to the final.

This court is definitely one of the better if not the best hardcourt for Nadal. The wind can be a wildcard here though.

abraxas21
03-16-2010, 02:09 AM
If Nadal faces Federer in the final he will win, the ball just jumps so high and the courts are ultra slow. I think Rafa should be odds favorite to win the whole thing here. Querrey next round could be the most difficult task in the road to the final.

That's what I thought as well. I was undecided on whether Murray or Nadal would win this event but after watching Nadal play, I gotta go with him. The slow court suits him and the windy conditions hinder his whole game a lot less than the game of the flat hitters.

Rafa didn't seem at his best in his first match but today he was just too good -as good as is his better days at least. Ancic never had a chance...

-Valhalla-
03-16-2010, 02:29 AM
First Delpo, then Davy, and today almost the Djoker ... the HC Tennis Gods must be smiling on Rafa. Some impressive highlight reel shots with the forehand and deft touch at net, as usual.

Things are shaping up nicely for Rafa, but beating Djoko in the semis will be a herculean task. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a Naderer Final :drink: .

[... and Koenig on Nadal’s shorts -- “I doubt the designer will be getting their contract renewed.” :lol:]

enzogiovanni
03-16-2010, 07:21 AM
Mario can't yet compete with the top guys but nevertheless he had an excellent week considering that not long ago he was losing matches in futures.
He has 3 months to be ready for Davis Cup.

madmax
03-16-2010, 08:40 AM
Useless mug this SuperMario...a clown should have never returned in a first place

dodo
03-16-2010, 08:48 AM
Nadal at his HC best, very nice performance. Will be interesting to see if he can deliver it against someone who can play.
Loved the 4 vs 24 baseline points won stat. Sums up the match.

tkr
03-16-2010, 08:49 AM
Wow..this was one of the worst matches I've ever witnessed! Moonballing like I've never seen before, even from Ancic. And not being able to punish Nadals short strokes...was laughing when I watched this match...

acionescu
03-16-2010, 10:03 AM
Wow, people dissing Mario because he got obliterated by Nadal :rolls:

A fit Ancic would have lost 5 and 4, don't be fooled

bokehlicious
03-16-2010, 10:05 AM
Nadal back on track :cool: can't wait for him to regain what belongs to him: RG and W.

Horatio Caine
03-16-2010, 10:08 AM
Yeah it was hard to think how Ancic would trouble Nadal on the return...even so, two points (excluding the 3 double faults) was a bit pathetic. :tape:

However, nice that Ancic had the opportunity to play in a top event again, and he did well to win each of his two previous rounds. Hopefully he will become a regular face on the main tour again. I wish him well.

MariaV
03-16-2010, 10:54 AM
Nice 110 mph f/h :D

Lovely to Ancic at net :awww: (said he was happy to see him back)

Cute interview with SKY after the match. (he liked the shorts better in the design pics than he does IRL)

We'll see how he does next match.

And it was nice to see Mario smile before the match, it was such a joy to see Mario back on court. Not much he could do against Rafa but I wish him well too. :hug: :hug:

This match doesn't say anything about Rafa's form yet.

Which one of them do you have in mind to get killed out there most? :p

I'm sure the other top dogs will play much better in the next rounds and vs Rafa should it come to that.

Nadal back on track :cool: can't wait for him to regain what belongs to him: RG and W.

:rolleyes: Always nice to see your valuable comments :kiss:

Har-Tru
03-16-2010, 11:04 AM
Nadal back on track :cool: can't wait for him to regain what belongs to him: RG and W.

Classy as always.

tnosugar
03-16-2010, 11:10 AM
Classy as always.

Let's see him against Isner first. Probably the first true test if Isner can deliver the form of late...
Two opposing styles as well, should be interesting.

petar_pan
03-16-2010, 12:07 PM
ancic was much much more better in 3. set aganist bennteau. he should attack rafa in any situation. but rafa is obviously better player. he will be fine because he is health now.
rafa played like he had no any problem with injuries. he really can win the whole thing. nice to see he is back. tennis needs him.

querrey could win against rafa, but isner can't.

TennisOnWood
03-16-2010, 01:57 PM
Return of the Warlord :worship::worship:

Team_Roddick
03-16-2010, 02:00 PM
Joy to watch this match.

paseo
03-16-2010, 02:10 PM
...querrey could win againt rafa...

No.

tangerine_dream
03-16-2010, 03:54 PM
Haven't seen Rafa play like that since early last year. I missed this version of Rafa it's great to see him again. :yeah:

Rafa#Uno:-)
03-16-2010, 04:06 PM
Did he really hit a 110mph forehand? :eek: I'll need to catch the replay of the match

:wavey:yes he did!!!! He really KILLED that ball. :eek::worship:From the middle of the court.
Flatting the ball out. He is just not a moonballer..obviously.
I have seen Del potro on 110 mph but no one else.
Maybe Korolev. :confused:

Rafa seems good but need more winning matches.
He is not used to that any longer. :cool:

Persimmon
03-16-2010, 04:43 PM
querrey could win against rafa, but isner can't.

Agreed.

Nadal back on track :cool: can't wait for him to regain what belongs to him: RG and W.

Only RG belongs to Rafa. Wimbledon is Roger's:wavey::angel: