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Rafa destroys Nalbandian 67 62 62

l_mac
03-28-2010, 07:42 PM
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rubbERR
03-28-2010, 07:43 PM
nalbandian destroyed himself, nadal was useless moonballer as usual

federernadalfan
03-28-2010, 07:43 PM
lol

Bilbo
03-28-2010, 07:43 PM
good performance from rafa

now win it all champ

MalwareDie
03-28-2010, 07:44 PM
Mugboar up to his usual dirty tricks. Nalbandian's forehand was dreadful. Better luck next time Nalby. And yes, Nalby destroyed himself. His opponent just kept the ball in play and didn't do much more than that.

Ibracadabra
03-28-2010, 07:44 PM
Embarassing that rafa would even celebrate beating a player who has one hip.

LinkMage
03-28-2010, 07:44 PM
Lucky as hell this Nadull (as always).

Nalby should have won in straights, but his FH was utter shit today.

DJ Soup
03-28-2010, 07:44 PM
Oh grudging huh?
Nadal didn't destroy Nalbi. That's what David did in their first 2 matches.

David was very rusty.

Certinfy
03-28-2010, 07:44 PM
Had Nalbandian been fit he would have ripped Nadal apart!

Priam
03-28-2010, 07:44 PM
1st set could've gone either way. Nalbandian had chances in the 2nd before collapsing.

freeandlonely
03-28-2010, 07:45 PM
:hysteric::tears::sobbing::crying2::bigcry:

Serenidad
03-28-2010, 07:45 PM
David was almost on his diet and then he had to be lured in by the pork bacon. :rolleyes:

Jimnik
03-28-2010, 07:45 PM
Nalbandian couldn't sustain his level and looked mentally beaten after the 4-2 break in the 2nd.

Guga_fan
03-28-2010, 07:46 PM
It was too much to ask for Nalbandian to beat Nadal with so little match practice and so soon after recovery. His forehand was atrocious today.

MalwareDie
03-28-2010, 07:46 PM
Free vcash next time that they meet.

ReturnWinner
03-28-2010, 07:46 PM
Nalbandian showed some lapses of great tennis but it was expected He lacked intensity and matches to beat Nadull. This was not a beatdown as the score is deceiving. The spaniard started to serve very well since the second set too.

btw Umpires should not let Nadull to take 1 minute between each serve.

rafa_maniac
03-28-2010, 07:46 PM
Pretty lousy match. They were both just average in the first with Nalbandian better at just the right moment, then he got progressively worse and worse while Nadal just stayed the same, and gg. Rafa still looks likely to lose to the first decent hardcourter who puts up a consistent performance as has been the case for months now.

vn01
03-28-2010, 07:47 PM
Good Rafa.Now he wins the championship

Certinfy
03-28-2010, 07:47 PM
Stupid thread title!

Precision
03-28-2010, 07:47 PM
:smash::bigclap::rocker2::aparty:

btw, nice shoes Rafa`s wearing. :sport:

rocketassist
03-28-2010, 07:47 PM
Destroyed him? Nalbandian just gifted him the match with about 100 UEs. Like most Nadal matches. :lol:

luie
03-28-2010, 07:47 PM
Nalbandian wasn't match fit.

timafi
03-28-2010, 07:47 PM
David you should have beaten this punk in 2 sets:rolleyes: :mad:

The_Beast
03-28-2010, 07:47 PM
nalbandian destroyed himself, nadal was useless moonballer as usual
Yeah,Nalby really destroyed himself.Hope Fedal final and Fed prevails in a 3 setter :)

nanoman
03-28-2010, 07:47 PM
Woeful match. Nadal raises his game a little after set 1 and spread a little bit more, while Nalbandian was stuck in Fat mode.

Arkulari
03-28-2010, 07:47 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/jahpg9.jpg

to be honest, Rafa was a bit lucky that Nalby ran out of steam, the spaniard didn't play his best but he wasn't bad either, after the first set and Nalby failing to convert in the second, it was a routine win for him ;)

Smoke944
03-28-2010, 07:48 PM
Well, I was wondering how Nalby only took 5 games against Melzer last week but now I know. Wow, his forehand is spectacularly bad right now. I mean this was a highlight real of the worst forehands errors you'll see anywhere.

Sunset of Age
03-28-2010, 07:48 PM
Let's just say that this wasn't a very convincing performance from Rafa at all. Shaky at times, some ridiculous UEs and that 1st TB was absolutely horrible.
Still he managed to pull it off, and a win = a win. Congrats, Rafa! :hatoff:
And keep your head together in the upcoming matches, please.

After losing the second set, Nalby just ran out of steam. Not quite unexpected.

Eden
03-28-2010, 07:49 PM
Nalby, next time you get BPs against Rafa please use them. Thanks.
Credit nevertheless for making this match that close. I didn't expected it considering the amount of matches Nalby has played since May last year.
Hopefully he stays injury free. Good luck for the upcoming tournaments.

Congrats to Rafa for coming through.

Aaric
03-28-2010, 07:49 PM
Well done :bounce:

Geo
03-28-2010, 07:49 PM
Considering he's coming back from a long injury layoff, Nalbandian played pretty well. After the 1st set I thought he would keep the score closer :lol: but he lost his consistency and Nadal was too tough :shrug:

Amber Spyglass
03-28-2010, 07:49 PM
:sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport:
:sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport:

Did you spend all your savings on paying Todd to coach Novak? Go on you did didn't you ;)

oranges
03-28-2010, 07:51 PM
Destroyed is hardly the word. Struggled against Nalbadnian without a FH is more like it.

Stay healthy Dave

Certinfy
03-28-2010, 07:51 PM
Rafatards making it seem like their man beat a fit Nalbandian. :haha: Was NID though.

Eden
03-28-2010, 07:55 PM
Rafatards making it seem like their man beat a fit Nalbandian. :haha: Was NID though.

Ever thought that Linda's thread title might just be sarcastic? ;)

Bad Religion
03-28-2010, 07:56 PM
Nalbandian is done :D
The armenian will remain stuck in miserable 10 titles forever :rolls:

One of the most overrated players ever

Certinfy
03-28-2010, 07:56 PM
Ever thought that Linda's thread title might just be sarcastic? ;)I don't care if it was, it's just pathetic.

MalwareDie
03-28-2010, 07:57 PM
Did Bad Religion always have Nadull in his sig?

Baghdatis72
03-28-2010, 07:57 PM
Nalbandian is slowly coming back to his good form. He needs to improve his fitness, get some more matches under his belt and get some ranking points to avoid being unseeded in big tournaments.

elessar
03-28-2010, 07:58 PM
What's NID is the bitterness of 99% of MTF who Still think nalbandian is a better player than Nadal :lol: and god how embarassing is it that such an obvious trolling title and OP still gets the responses the thread starter was hoping for :o

MalwareDie
03-28-2010, 07:59 PM
What's NID is the bitterness of 99% of MTF who Still think nalbandian is a better player than Nadal :lol: and god how embarassing is it that such an obvious trolling title and OP still gets the responses the thread starter was hoping for :o

Because he is.

oranges
03-28-2010, 07:59 PM
Ever thought that Linda's thread title might just be sarcastic? ;)

No, not really

lazybear
03-28-2010, 07:59 PM
Why do you guys respond to obvious trolling (thread title)? Just talk about the match. It was on Nalbi's racquet, as always against Nadal, but he had no fuel left in the tank after the first set, it was obvious. Matchups only matter when someone can play their game. Nalbandian couldn't (long enough, without unforced errors), and Nadal defended well enough to win this. His form is still nowhere near good enough to consistently win. (Maybe on clay).

rafa the best
03-28-2010, 08:00 PM
nalbandian destroyed himself, nadal was useless moonballer as usual


Please don't cry.:wavey:

acionescu
03-28-2010, 08:00 PM
:lol: Linda :bowdown:

Vida
03-28-2010, 08:01 PM
good effort from rafa :yeah: very good to see him all pumped up, kinda missed that.

nalbandians forehand cracked, and he clearly isnt in full fitness but very nice to see him back.

yeah all in all a good match.

Noleta
03-28-2010, 08:01 PM
Destroy?:eek::eek:

David fitness wouldn't keep it up for a 3rd set.

Rafa:yeah:

Eden
03-28-2010, 08:01 PM
I don't care if it was, it's just pathetic.

It's common on GM that people use other thread titles as just a normal player A def. player B :shrug:

Bad Religion
03-28-2010, 08:04 PM
I don't care if it was, it's just pathetic.

Crybaby :baby:
Like the clown in your avatar

Jomp1
03-28-2010, 08:06 PM
It makes me cringe when i see the clock go up to around 50 sec between balls, and then another 15 sec to the 2nd serve. The best umpire on tour should not let this crap go on.

stebs
03-28-2010, 08:07 PM
Exciting first set but after that Nalbandian was unable to keep up a good level and Nadal did well to take the match away from the Argentine so quickly. An accomplished performance and Nalbandian still not ready to win a match where he is forced to keep up intensity for a long time.

Fee
03-28-2010, 08:07 PM
How cute was Nadal in his post match interview with Fox Sports? I'm not even a fan and I thought it was kind of squeee worthy. Maybe the yellow shirt just made it seem 'sunny' somehow.


Anyway, serious question for Nalbandian fans... what did you see in him today? Hope for the future once he gets some more matches or has the hip injury and surgery basically put him on a very short countdown to retirement? I saw some glimpses of hope but I never followed him that closely so I have nothing to measure against. Please enlighten me. Thanks.

shotgun
03-28-2010, 08:12 PM
yeah all in all a good match.

Good as in exciting yeah, but technically it was a poor match.

-Evita-
03-28-2010, 08:13 PM
I'm surprised Rafa pulled out the win after all. It looked very grim for him when Nalby had those two BPs in the beginning of the second set. So well done for hanging in there :hatoff:

moon language
03-28-2010, 08:16 PM
I don't care if it was, it's just pathetic.

Pathetic is over 20,000 posts since January 2009.

Fiberlight1
03-28-2010, 08:17 PM
Because he is.

Bullshit :haha:

Johnny Groove
03-28-2010, 08:17 PM
The first set was good stuff, Rafa was a bit shaky in the start of the second, serving at 2-2 15-40, but threw down a few bombs to save bp and it was cruise control thereafter.

Some great rallies from both men and some not so good :help:

Rafa will need to pick it up a bit if he wants to win the title, and Nalbandian looked good considering how often he has been injured of late. Hopefully Dave can find his forehand and have a good clay season.

Certinfy
03-28-2010, 08:18 PM
Pathetic is over 20,000 posts since January 2009.Most of it is posting shit, so I couldn't care less.

moon language
03-28-2010, 08:18 PM
I thought they both played rather poorly

moon language
03-28-2010, 08:19 PM
Most of it is posting shit, so I couldn't care less.

Obviously.

Certinfy
03-28-2010, 08:19 PM
Crybaby :baby:
Like the clown in your avatar
He may be a clown, mug, choker, asshole, and jackass, but that's no reason to compare him to Rafa.

Persimmon
03-28-2010, 08:21 PM
I'm wondering when will Rafa win a tournament again? He hasn't won a title in almost 11 months!

Certinfy
03-28-2010, 08:22 PM
or being fan of Maria Kirilenko. That is more pathetic
Haha fair enough, fair enough.

henke007
03-28-2010, 08:24 PM
Was Nalby up 10-15 times in nadals serve either 0-30, 15-30 15-40 and 40-40 i lost count. None the less he gifted nadal about 3 breaks of serve at the first BP with one of his 47 UE.

Nadal choked again in crucial moments and moonballed his way out of trouble.

Chiakifug
03-28-2010, 08:24 PM
Nadal regularly took 50 seconds between points. :rolls:

ossie
03-28-2010, 08:25 PM
im drowning in tears here :devil:

MalwareDie
03-28-2010, 08:26 PM
All umpires are wusses.

Joolz
03-28-2010, 08:26 PM
Anyway, serious question for Nalbandian fans... what did you see in him today? Hope for the future once he gets some more matches or has the hip injury and surgery basically put him on a very short countdown to retirement? I saw some glimpses of hope but I never followed him that closely so I have nothing to measure against. Please enlighten me. Thanks.

He did a lot better today than I expected him to. He may not yet be able to keep it up but the first set was the best I've seen him play since surgery.
So yeah - hope for the future.

Aenea
03-28-2010, 08:28 PM
I'm wondering when will Rafa win a tournament again? He hasn't won a title in almost 11 months!
When he is ready physically and mentally he will. For the moment it is enough for me he is injury free and gradually finding his game and building his confidence.

Say whatever you wish guys but I am happy Rafa won this match. I didn't expect some spectacular display and what he did was obviously enough to win him the match. A win is a win.

Very good and creative thread title :yeah: :lol:

Certinfy
03-28-2010, 08:30 PM
or being fan of Maria Kirilenko. That is more pathetic
:lol: Hence why she's a break up against the WTA world number 2 atm :worship:

alfonsojose
03-28-2010, 08:35 PM
Nalbandian fit :drool: :yeah: No belly :lick:

TennisLurker
03-28-2010, 08:38 PM
What horrible forehands the last two sets

muchu
03-28-2010, 08:43 PM
rafa did that stupid moonballing style again..it's so not fun to watch. And I'm very surprised over the reaction of the nadal haters. If only they use that huge amount of energy and passion to make a better world

elessar
03-28-2010, 08:50 PM
rafa did that stupid moonballing style again..it's so not fun to watch. And I'm very surprised over the reaction of the nadal haters. If only they use that huge amount of energy and passion to make a better world
Yes, imagine all that Certinfy and Malwaredie could accomplish if they channeled their hatred into love for their neighbor :awww:

marcRD
03-28-2010, 08:51 PM
Extremly defensive game plan by Nadal, most defensive I have seen from him this year.

It worked, Nalby selfdestructed.

Certinfy
03-28-2010, 08:53 PM
Yes, imagine all that Certinfy and Malwaredie could accomplish if they channeled their hatred into love for their neighbor :awww:
Like I would want to accomplish 'love'.

elessar
03-28-2010, 08:54 PM
Silly billy, your accomplishment would not be love, just world peace :hug:

emotion
03-28-2010, 08:54 PM
Nadal sucked. Nalbandian just sucked more.

Certinfy
03-28-2010, 08:57 PM
Silly billy, your accomplishment would not be love, just world peace :hug:
If I could actually accomplish world peace I would, I can't stand some of the things that happen in this world, but all of those things aren't controlled by me!

delpiero7
03-28-2010, 09:02 PM
Mug Nalbandian couldn't beat this moonballing clown :lol:

elessar
03-28-2010, 09:07 PM
If I could actually accomplish world peace I would, I can't stand some of the things that happen in this world, but all of those things aren't controlled by me!
Well, I won't argue with you but I think you're selling yourself short :hug:

Rafa#Uno:-)
03-28-2010, 09:15 PM
rafa more errors than usual

his backhand seemed rusty

but a win is a win

nalby quite good has the game to disturb all on tour but the stamina
doubtly

l_mac
03-28-2010, 09:26 PM
SO much affection and mutual respect :D :hug:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/data/500/nnhug.png

l_mac
03-28-2010, 09:27 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/data/500/rafaroar2.png

born_on_clay
03-28-2010, 09:30 PM
So many "if" in haters posts
lol
Have a nice day
Vamos Rafa !

tangerine_dream
03-28-2010, 09:31 PM
I'm sure the delusional Nalbyfans will name Dahveed as a favorite going in to Wimbledon.

elessar
03-28-2010, 09:32 PM
I see your hangover is getting better Linda :hug:
Perhaps next time you'll think twice about drinking that much to get through a potentially tough Rafa match :hug:

l_mac
03-28-2010, 09:34 PM
I see your hangover is getting better Linda :hug:
Perhaps next time you'll think twice about drinking that much to get through a potentially tough Rafa match :hug:

Please don't bring personal matters into GM Claire :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Orka_n
03-28-2010, 09:39 PM
Disgusting result. Tennis cries every time Moonballer wins.

TennisOnWood
03-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Tennis is a very sad sport with so much crying over last 5 years

propi
03-28-2010, 10:33 PM
David is always a hard test for Rafa, so glad he came through :)

propi
03-28-2010, 10:35 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/data/500/rafaroar2.png
:haha:
Genious pic :worship:

MIMIC
03-28-2010, 10:43 PM
Destroys?

Jade Fox
03-28-2010, 10:46 PM
Good win for Rafa. David is the type of player that can give anyone trouble.

Keep going Rafa! :cool:

Voo de Mar
03-28-2010, 10:52 PM
Nadal has extraordinary passion for the game which allows him to win those matches. Nalbandian a little bit overreacted after winning first set, usually after such a set you win 7-6(8) 6-2 but not against Nadal. Maybe someone thaught him in the very early stages of his tennis journey to appreciate tight losing sets in a way "don't worry, you'll stay longer on court, you love it, no?" ;)

brent-o
03-28-2010, 10:57 PM
Had Nalbandian been fit he would have ripped Nadal apart!

Story of his career.

NADALbULLS
03-28-2010, 11:13 PM
As the opening set passed the one-hour mark, Nadal endured several wobbly moments, most notably when he double-faulted with a serve that missed by six feet.

“Amazing,” Nadal said.

LOL thats a good one

spanish_army
03-28-2010, 11:18 PM
Great Rafa.

Keep Going!!!!

NEVER IN DOUBT.

Midnight Ninja
03-28-2010, 11:27 PM
Nalbandian did get destroyed; he got double bageled didn't he?

Mechlan
03-28-2010, 11:31 PM
Entertaining first set, pretty useless after that. Nadal did what he had to, got the win.

tennishero
03-28-2010, 11:37 PM
nalbandian was average, and way to many UE's... had this match been 3-4 months from now, score line would have been completely different. david has barely had any match practise since his return, nadal was lucky. also, stupid thread title.

Fiberlight1
03-28-2010, 11:41 PM
I love all this bs about match practice.. Nadal's been out for 3 months.. This is his second tournament.

tennishero
03-28-2010, 11:52 PM
I love all this bs about match practice.. Nadal's been out for 3 months.. This is his second tournament.

how is 9 months out, and 5 matches played since bs?

Fiberlight1
03-28-2010, 11:54 PM
how is 9 months out, and 5 matches played since bs?

All I'm saying is that Nadal isn't exactly racking up the matches this year.. He's not on FatBaldian's level but that doesn't mean he's got a ton of match practice either.

l_mac
03-28-2010, 11:58 PM
I love all this bs about match practice.. Nadal's been out for 3 months.. This is his second tournament.

All I'm saying is that Nadal isn't exactly racking up the matches this year.. He's not on FatBaldian's level but that doesn't mean he's got a ton of match practice either.

Stop being ridiculous.

«Ivan»
03-29-2010, 12:30 AM
Stop being ridiculous.

Stop being ridiculously wacko.

*bunny*
03-29-2010, 12:48 AM
Good job, Rafa! :yeah:

Better luck next time, Nalby! :hug:

elessar
03-29-2010, 12:52 AM
Choopinou :inlove: MTF's little ray of sunshine, I think sarcasm is one of the two (maybe three) things Linda understand :hug:

ssj100
03-29-2010, 03:31 AM
Too easy for the GOAT.

-Valhalla-
03-29-2010, 03:32 AM
Pathetic is over 20,000 posts since January 2009.

Agreed.

Most of it is posting shit, so I couldn't care less.

Then quit posting shit.

---------

Thanks to the lousy coverage from Comcast Sportsnet, I only caught the 3rd set ... and yes, it looked like a pretty lackluster affair.

It's depressing to watch Nalby play. A man once destined for greatness [only to have his dreams rudely snuffed out by Fed] now hobbling around on one hip.

ChinoRios4Ever
03-29-2010, 05:00 AM
Nalbo ran out of gas, Rafa still far from his best level.

Action Jackson
03-29-2010, 05:14 AM
Classic trolling from Linda.

Snoo Foo
03-29-2010, 05:22 AM
pix plz tcb tue tia :wavey:

*Jean*
03-29-2010, 05:23 AM
You shouldn't use the word "destroy", l-mac. ;)
David :sad: :sad:

Getta
03-29-2010, 05:31 AM
Classic trolling from Linda.

it's bound to be seen by more than a few people who really mastered the art of sarcasm.

Action Jackson
03-29-2010, 05:33 AM
it's bound to be seen by more than a few people who really mastered the art of sarcasm.

It's not hard, she threw the bait and caught a lot of fish.

Topspin Forehand
03-29-2010, 05:41 AM
Good news is Nadal has a day off. It might actually help him for the rest of the tournament to be match ready.

DJ Soup
03-29-2010, 06:32 AM
it's bound to be seen by more than a few people who really mastered the art of sarcasm.

it is hard to detect sarcasm ON THE INTERNET

heya
03-29-2010, 07:27 AM
Fedster & Nalbandian trolls had trouble dealing with simple humor & sarcasm ever since 2002. Hopefully, Federer doesn't cry uncontrollably when he looks stupid. Um, oh, never mind.

bokehlicious
03-29-2010, 10:30 AM
Fedster & Nalbandian trolls had trouble dealing with simple humor & sarcasm ever since 2002.

Would you describe your writing as "humour & sarcasm"? :lol: Bitterness has nothing to do with sarcasm :shrug:

ltaravilse
03-29-2010, 10:59 AM
Destroys? Did you see the match?

heya
03-29-2010, 11:15 AM
P., didn't you send me a message about peeing on me? :lol: In another forum, Fed & Nalbandian nutjobs obsessed over my posts until I saw their cowardly posts. They didn't have the guts to say much in this forum to me. I don't just praise the players if they act like they're too important. If that's bitter, good. I don't watch that many matches so it's hard to be too negative.

bokehlicious
03-29-2010, 11:19 AM
I don't just praise the players if they act like they're too important.

Roddick and Djoker don't think they're "important"? Okay.... :retard:

heya
03-29-2010, 11:29 AM
Are you kidding? You've never seen me laugh at their behavior. They don't mind that they're clowns. It's no surprise.

dombrfc
03-29-2010, 11:29 AM
Topic Title :(

Acer
03-29-2010, 11:40 AM
Topic Title :(

Nadal fan girls getting way too excited. It's actually funny.

MacTheKnife
03-29-2010, 11:56 AM
"Destroys" an out of shape guy rehabbing from hip surgery in three sets... :lol: Now that is funny..

Nalbandian has to be the most interesting guy I've seen in a long time. Plays regularly and gains weight. Rehabs from hip surgery and loses weight. He should write a book on weight loss management.

Eden
03-29-2010, 12:21 PM
I love all this bs about match practice.. Nadal's been out for 3 months.. This is his second tournament.

Maybe time to check Rafa's tournamentschedule again, hmm? ;)

Interview with Rafa after the match:

qaOLpqFuCWk

Fiberlight1
03-29-2010, 01:23 PM
Maybe time to check Rafa's tournamentschedule again, hmm? ;)

Interview with Rafa after the match:

qaOLpqFuCWk

This is certainly his second tournament since his injury. IW and Miami.

ReturnWinner
03-29-2010, 01:53 PM
Tv showed Nadull exceeding the allowed time between serve four times (There were even more), two in a row in 4-5 40-40 in the first set and
two in a row in 4-2 40-40 ( almost 50 seconds )in the third and of course Nadull hit all four great serves and could hold serve.

Umpire should not let this anymore, this is out of control.

Riosreigned
03-29-2010, 02:13 PM
Nalbandian is desperate to get his ranking up and really was on his game and looks in very good shape but Nadal withstood the adversity and prevailed in the end over a dangerous adversary. This could be a win that launches Nadal back up to #2 over Murray and Djokovic who are floundering. And if he can get his hooks into Federer again, you have to give the slightest of edges to Rafa.

People said Nadal looked like he lost weight but he looks as big and strong as ever. The knees are "perfect" he told a reporter at INdian Wells, no tape jobs, everything seems right for Rafa to make another assault on #1.

This win over Nalbandian, saving the key BPs and set points could be the spark he has been in need of.

Certinfy
03-29-2010, 02:15 PM
From my knowledge, every win is huge for Rafa :rolleyes:

tyruk14
03-29-2010, 02:18 PM
It was a good effort from him to wrench control back after what looked to be a shaky start to the second set. He camped the backhand corner and kept hitting the off-forehand to Big Dave's own forehand, which troubled the latter at certain moments. That was a good sign that Nadal is ready to adapt his tactics, because there are still guys out there that can beat him on this surface.

Just like heaven
03-29-2010, 02:20 PM
Tv showed Nadull exceeding the allowed time between serve four times (There were even more), two in a row in 4-5 40-40 in the first set and
two in a row in 4-2 40-40 ( almost 50 seconds )in the third and of course Nadull hit all four great serves and could hold serve.

Umpire should not let this anymore, this is out of control.
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9479/lolya.jpg

freeandlonely
03-29-2010, 02:49 PM
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9479/lolya.jpg

It has nothing to do with Nalby'lose. It's just true that Nadull against this rule very often. Unless you are blind.

freeandlonely
03-29-2010, 02:52 PM
Yes and a huge lose for beautiful tennis.

DJ Soup
03-29-2010, 02:57 PM
I don't think this was a huge win for Nadal.
Don't get carried away, Nadal didn't win because he was "tennistically" superior, he did because David is rusty and still not in shape.

Everko
03-29-2010, 03:09 PM
nalbandian never stood a chance

DJ Soup
03-29-2010, 03:12 PM
nalbandian never stood a chance
did you watch the match
rusty and all, he actually did have a chance to close it in 2 sets.

Everko
03-29-2010, 03:15 PM
did you watch the match
rusty and all, he actually did have a chance to close it in 2 sets.

6-2 = chance to win in 2?

DJ Soup
03-29-2010, 03:16 PM
6-2 = chance to win in 2?

thanks. you didn't watch the match.

tata!

l_mac
03-29-2010, 03:18 PM
did you watch the match
rusty and all, he actually did have a chance to close it in 2 sets.

No he didn't :confused: Rafa was closer to winning it in 2 as he was actually a break up in set 1, and had SP in the TB :)

Everko
03-29-2010, 03:19 PM
thanks. you didn't watch the match.

tata!

explain. No, I don't have time to watch every match on my computer. but when I see 6-2 6-2 I hardly think that he almost lost.

DJ Soup
03-29-2010, 03:20 PM
No he didn't :confused: Rafa was closer to winning it in 2 as he was actually a break up in set 1, and had SP in the TB :)

fact: you can't win in 2 sets when you lose the first set.

Certinfy
03-29-2010, 03:21 PM
fact: you can't win in 2 sets when you lose the first set.:worship: Nalby was closer to winning it in 2!

l_mac
03-29-2010, 03:23 PM
fact: you can't win in 2 sets when you lose the first set.

Fact: you can't win the 2nd set when you only get 2 games and your opponent gets 6.

DJ Soup
03-29-2010, 03:28 PM
explain. No, I don't have time to watch every match on my computer. but when I see 6-2 6-2 I hardly think that he almost lost.

David had his chances in the second set.
When he failed to break his forehand went shipwreck.

DJ Soup
03-29-2010, 03:32 PM
Fact: you can't win the 2nd set when you only get 2 games and your opponent gets 6.

No shit Sherlock.

Start reading the discussion from start.

Everko said: nalbandian never stood a chance

I said: yes he did have chances in the second set (Nadal's first 2 serve games were breakable. Then David FH went off.)

you say: Nadal had more chances of winning it in 2. Quite derailing the point in the discussion.

gulzhan
03-29-2010, 03:36 PM
Fact : you can't overargue Argies especially when it comes to Nalbandian. Even I couldn't. And I can overargue a hundred of Americans in the European morning :lol: So, give it a rest, Linda :hug:

Soup, a possibility of a break in first 2 games means nothing. Just my 5 cents for this fruitful discussion ;)

DJ Soup
03-29-2010, 03:39 PM
Soup, a possibility of a break in first 2 games means nothing. Just my 5 cents for this fruitful discussion ;)

That's exactly the point. We are talking about CHANCES right here.

quite pointless in the end, but I take pleasure in pointing out Everko's gratuitous bashing.

Everko
03-29-2010, 03:40 PM
and I take pleasure in your player getting bashed

gulzhan
03-29-2010, 03:40 PM
OK, clarification-- a possibility of a break in first two games does not mean a chance to win a set.

Smoke944
03-29-2010, 03:42 PM
OK, clarification-- a possibility of a break in first two games does not mean a chance to win a set.

Of course it does :shrug:

gulzhan
03-29-2010, 03:43 PM
and I take pleasure in your player getting bashed

Who is bashing Nalba here? :confused: It's Nadal who got all the bashing in this thread, Nalba got sympathies.

gulzhan
03-29-2010, 03:44 PM
Of course it does :shrug:

A break in first two games gives a chance to win a set :shrug: but a possibility of a break?! Hold me four, as we say in Odessa. That's way overstretching.

Everko
03-29-2010, 03:44 PM
Who is bashing Nalba here? :confused: It's Nadal who got all the bashing in this thread, Nalba got sympathies.

nalbandian got bashed on the court is what I am talking about.

gulzhan
03-29-2010, 03:47 PM
nalbandian got bashed on the court is what I am talking about.

Well, he wasn't bashed on the court either :lol: He made too many ue and wasn't fast enough, that's hardly being bashed ;)

TheWall
03-29-2010, 03:55 PM
nalbandian got bashed on the court is what I am talking about.
Nadal needed 3 sets to beat a guy who had hip surgery and has played like 5 matches in the last 9 months. Melzer did a lot better in Indian Wells.

bokehlicious
03-29-2010, 04:32 PM
It's Nadal who got all the bashing in this thread, Nalba got sympathies.

:baby: :lol:

Aaric
03-29-2010, 05:39 PM
Well done Rafa :yeah:

BTW, people in here need to chill out

Nidhogg
03-29-2010, 10:05 PM
Good effort from David. Taking a set isn't too shabby in his current state.

Mungo
03-31-2010, 12:58 AM
Nadal needed 3 sets to beat a guy who had hip surgery and has played like 5 matches in the last 9 months. Melzer did a lot better in Indian Wells.

Nalbandian came back from his injury earlier than Rafa :bigwave:

No excuses here. Indoor court with Nalbandian in the hottest form of his life just happens once in a while.
Nadal will win most of their encounters because he is a much better player!

Getta
03-31-2010, 01:08 AM
don't put off till tomorrow, why wait another day.