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MC R2: Nadal def. De Bakker 6-1 6-0

Luinir
04-14-2010, 01:10 PM
Rafa :eek:

rocketassist
04-14-2010, 01:11 PM
De Bakker was AWFUL.

Which clown in the media said he, ranked in the 80s, would be better than Medvedev? :lol:

alter ego
04-14-2010, 01:12 PM
How do you say pathetic in dutch ?

andy neyer
04-14-2010, 01:12 PM
Bloody hell.

Priam
04-14-2010, 01:12 PM
41% 1st serves for De Bakker for the match. zzzzz

Roamed
04-14-2010, 01:12 PM
De Bakker served at 41% :p And to think I read a pre-match analysis that gave him a bit of a chance.. Rafa saved himself from 0-40 in the second.

federernadalfan
04-14-2010, 01:13 PM
:lol: of a match

bokehlicious
04-14-2010, 01:13 PM
Another good match for tennis :yeah:

andy neyer
04-14-2010, 01:13 PM
I thought Bakker was going to win like 5 games. Never expected him to win only one to be honest.

TennisOnWood
04-14-2010, 01:13 PM
Nice start of clay season!!!

DualMedia
04-14-2010, 01:14 PM
wow, that was quick.

oematoema
04-14-2010, 01:14 PM
Grow some nerves Thiemo.
And don't be distracted by The Pants.

coffeenomore
04-14-2010, 01:16 PM
We missed you, champ.:yeah:

sheva07
04-14-2010, 01:17 PM
Crappy play by Thiemo. Especially on his own serve games.

coonster14
04-14-2010, 01:18 PM
De Bakker must have been really really hungry throughout the match.

no problemo- Rafa dished him up a tasty breadstick and bagel :lol:, the win was NID!!!

madmax
04-14-2010, 01:20 PM
LOL at that pathetic clown De Choker

HarryMan
04-14-2010, 01:22 PM
Good quality stuff. A point here and there finally decided the winner. Nadal got slightly lucky in the end, in an otherwise excellent match.

andy neyer
04-14-2010, 01:23 PM
How long did this match take?

This was probably less than a practice for Nadal.

Aaric
04-14-2010, 01:23 PM
Nadal so rude at a ballboy :o
Congrats for your match :yeah:

leng jai
04-14-2010, 01:24 PM
This clay season is going to be just riveting.

OnyxRose
04-14-2010, 01:25 PM
I spent more time looking for a webstream than Nadal did on court.

Apemant
04-14-2010, 01:25 PM
Good quality stuff. A point here and there finally decided the winner. Nadal got slightly lucky in the end, in an otherwise excellent match.

Seconded, LOL :devil:

l_mac
04-14-2010, 01:25 PM
OMG how bad must Schwank have been yesterday :spit: I assume he is still injured.

ZaZoo)
04-14-2010, 01:28 PM
LOL at that pathetic clown De Choker

He's not a choker, nothing to choke.

Certinfy
04-14-2010, 01:29 PM
De Bakker and his unlucky draws :lol:

bokehlicious
04-14-2010, 01:31 PM
De Bakker and his unlucky draws :lol:

What a shitty quote by birdshit in your sig :rolleyes:

Tomas, Rafa and Fed toy with the rest because they're miles superior you delusional clown! :o

FlameOn
04-14-2010, 01:35 PM
Rafa got pissy at a ballkid. :rolls:

Langers
04-14-2010, 01:36 PM
Rafa was hardly ':eek:' worthy, De Bakker was just beyond horrid.

bad gambler
04-14-2010, 01:37 PM
:lol:

Ilovetheblues_86
04-14-2010, 01:39 PM
The baker was cooked.

federernadalfan
04-14-2010, 01:41 PM
rafa's first serve percentage still a mystery
he used to serve routinely in the 70%, even hitting 80 at times
now he's in the fifties...

fenomeno2111
04-14-2010, 01:44 PM
Nice start Rafa... Now go on and win a tourney, get a nice streak going!

Xristos
04-14-2010, 01:49 PM
Nid.

Lopez
04-14-2010, 01:57 PM
NID. De Bakker doesn't seem to have enough power to hit through Nadal, especially on clay. Combine that with an awful first serve percentage, and you get an arse-whooping. This match was Nadal's to lose all the way.

What did Rafa say to a ballkid?

ImmzB
04-14-2010, 02:00 PM
Vamos Rafa!

Noleta
04-14-2010, 02:24 PM
Great start Rafa:bounce:

orangehat
04-14-2010, 02:29 PM
MTF over-reaction :lol:

Remember rafa's 6-0 6-1 win over soderling in rome before RG last year? :lol:

Klaas_nalbandian
04-14-2010, 02:42 PM
Thiemo on twitter: Guess Nadal isn't the right oppponent when you are nervous, somebody find my serve, I lost it... ;)

FlameOn
04-14-2010, 02:44 PM
De Bakker lacks experience give him time. ;)

Start da Game
04-14-2010, 02:59 PM
rusty start to the clay season from rafa.......should have been a double bagel really.......

out_here_grindin
04-14-2010, 03:29 PM
Do what must be done, do not hesitate, show no mercy.


But really that one game was a mercy

Har-Tru
04-14-2010, 03:31 PM
wow, that was quick.

That's what she said.

Cheap joke, granted, but this match was worse.

peacechick
04-14-2010, 03:33 PM
Too bad Thiemo was so nervous, there were a few points that showed a glimpse of what the match could've been like if he hadn't been...

Still not very clear where Rafa stands :shrug:

M4RC
04-14-2010, 03:35 PM
NID.

MTF over-reaction :lol:

Remember rafa's 6-0 6-1 win over soderling in rome before RG last year? :lol:

Remember Rafa's knee injury until one month ago?

Johnny Groove
04-14-2010, 03:38 PM
Expected.

Not just the scoreline, but MTF's 180 degree turn from how Nadal is done to predictions of clay season domination.

Happens every year :rolleyes:

Certinfy
04-14-2010, 03:38 PM
What a shitty quote by birdshit in your sig :rolleyes:

Tomas, Rafa and Fed toy with the rest because they're miles superior you delusional clown! :oTomas doesn't toy with the rest u ****** :rolleyes: What a joke u r!

stebs
04-14-2010, 03:39 PM
Nadal infinitely better than De Bakker. Striking the ball very well and as in previous seasons it is going to take a monumental performance for anyone to beat him here or anywhere else where the surface is clay.

stebs
04-14-2010, 03:41 PM
Expected.

Not just the scoreline, but MTF's 180 degree turn from how Nadal is done to predictions of clay season domination.

Happens every year :rolleyes:

:lol: So expected from many people and yet the fickle fan bunch still sticking to their laurels and calling Nadal's total demise when it doesn't take a great analyst to see his results of late are very similar to what they've always been and that should set the precedent for a similar clay season (i.e sweeping all before him).

Johnny Groove
04-14-2010, 03:52 PM
:lol: So expected from many people and yet the fickle fan bunch still sticking to their laurels and calling Nadal's total demise when it doesn't take a great analyst to see his results of late are very similar to what they've always been and that should set the precedent for a similar clay season (i.e sweeping all before him).

His hard court results post-Soderling loss at RG to present haven't been bad at all.

The only year he's had better results than that post-Wimbledon to Monte Carlo was 2008-2009 :lol:

Predictions of demise followed by instant deity-annointing. MTF at its best :yeah:

born_on_clay
04-14-2010, 04:14 PM
dedicated to all haters :haha:

Rafa begins his clay domination ( I hope )

pica_pica
04-14-2010, 04:21 PM
Despite the bagel and breadstick, this De Bakker isn't playing badly at all :shrug: He did not seem intimidated by the Clay King, tried various tactics and was willing to attack -- impressive in a ATP1000 debut. This guy will improve after this match. His attitude today is a million times better than Murray

And welcome back the Clay King Rafa! :hatoff: Amazing shots and spins!

Certinfy
04-14-2010, 04:25 PM
IW - Lost to Roddick who was eventual Runner Up
Miami - Lost to Berdych who was eventual Runner Up
Monte Carlo - Lost to Nadal who was eventual Runner Up?

bhathiya9999
04-14-2010, 04:29 PM
Nadal Back.... ha hab haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Selby
04-14-2010, 04:37 PM
I can see Nadal peaking too early in this clay season and giving us a rerun of last year's clay season.
I hope it's not going to happen, but I have my doubts.

Jimnik
04-14-2010, 04:42 PM
MTF over-reaction :lol:

Remember rafa's 6-0 6-1 win over soderling in rome before RG last year? :lol:
Indeed. Rafa better hope he doesn't play De Bakker at RG this year.

tyruk14
04-14-2010, 04:45 PM
He's a different animal on clay.

He needs to play a little better if he wants to beat Djokovic, should the latter reach the final come Sunday, of course.

LinkMage
04-14-2010, 05:03 PM
:zzz: x 1000000000000000000000

Rafito should be banned from playing on clay. :yawn:

Arkulari
04-14-2010, 05:58 PM
NID, Rafa could take this title with his eyes closed ;)

Fedicilous
04-14-2010, 06:01 PM
Expected.

Players like The Baker are no threat for Nadal.
We must wait for a guy who is capable to compete with the Spaniard on clay.

I think he will find a challenge from Ferrero, maybe Ferrer.
Djokovic seems to be in good shape, so he has some chances in final.

out_here_grindin
04-14-2010, 07:40 PM
:zzz: x 1000000000000000000000

Rafito should be banned from playing on clay. :yawn:

agreed. Disgraceful to lose a game to De Bakker

Frederick16
04-14-2010, 07:45 PM
thiemo isn't losing to players he shouldn't lose and he isn't winning of people he should't win.. this can mean a very consistent road to top 20 or a roof in the top 50

-Valhalla-
04-14-2010, 08:11 PM
A De Bacle for De Bakker. And as Goodall accurately predicted, his first encounter with Nadal was a "baptism by fire".

A good warm-up for the champ.

philosophicalarf
04-14-2010, 08:21 PM
Close match. Lucky for Nadal.

Certinfy
04-14-2010, 08:26 PM
thiemo isn't losing to players he shouldn't lose and he isn't winning of people he should't win.. this can mean a very consistent road to top 20 or a roof in the top 50True, but I always get the feeling with De Bakker that when he plays top players, his level drops a significant amount :shrug:

Persimmon
04-14-2010, 08:43 PM
IW - Lost to Roddick who was eventual Runner Up
Miami - Lost to Berdych who was eventual Runner Up
Monte Carlo - Lost to Nadal who was eventual Runner Up?

If Nadal loses the Monte Carlo final to Nole I will :o at Rafa.:o

MalwareDie
04-14-2010, 08:47 PM
Which clown in the media said he, ranked in the 80s, would be better than Medvedev? :lol:

Was that this year? I can't remember but I'll guess Gilbert. I'm probably wrong.

-Valhalla-
04-14-2010, 08:50 PM
Close match. Lucky for Nadal.

:lol:

sheva07
04-14-2010, 08:55 PM
True, but I always get the feeling with De Bakker that when he plays top players, his level drops a significant amount :shrug:

That's true. He is not used to play against the best players in the world so he's nervous and he doesn't have a gameplan to put pressure on them. I think that will come later this year.

andy neyer
04-14-2010, 09:23 PM
Hand the trohpy to Nadal already and save us from 3 more threads like this one...

Topspin Forehand
04-14-2010, 09:56 PM
Vamos Rafa. What a beast he is on this surface. Really hard to get the ball past him. He runs you all over and uses heavy topspin.

NicoMedellin
04-14-2010, 10:19 PM
Rafa played good...but I think he have to improve a little in order to beat djoko in the final:)

moon language
04-15-2010, 12:57 AM
Rafa played good...but I think he have to improve a little in order to beat djoko in the final:)

I agree, I don't think he was all that great despite the scoreline. I get the impression that all the work he has done to be able to compete on other surfaces has taken a little away from his clay virtuosity.

Mimi
04-15-2010, 02:18 AM
yeah, rafa is no longer as good as before:sad:

RedFury
04-15-2010, 03:00 AM
Despite the bagel and breadstick, this De Bakker isn't playing badly at all :shrug: He did not seem intimidated by the Clay King, tried various tactics and was willing to attack -- impressive in a ATP1000 debut. This guy will improve after this match. His attitude today is a million times better than Murray

And welcome back the Clay King Rafa! :hatoff: Amazing shots and spins!

Agreed. While Nadal wasn't at his clay dominating best, he showed that he needn't need to be in order to destroy mere mortals on said surface. Should he remain healthy, it'll only get worst for his opponents. likely not score-wise, but certainly results-wise.

Should he perform as expected, haters aside, it'll only confirm his GOAT status on clay.

About time for Rafa to issue some pain as opposed to being on the receiving end.


Surely this won't gain any fans amongst those that have already decided he is a "mug" or many other pejorative adjectives to that effect. No matter though, his place in tennis history is already secured.

Rafa = Fed Killa
04-15-2010, 03:00 AM
See my sig

last 3 lines

enough said

christallh24
04-15-2010, 05:12 AM
^^^Red Sox and Tampa Bay rules,the Evil Empire of the Yankees buy World Series'.

Vamos Rafa! Please play better and win your first title in a year!

Tim Tebow sucks according Jerry Jones!Go Jerry!:worship::yeah::rocker2:Geaux Gators!

Rafa = Fed Killa
04-16-2010, 02:04 AM
^^^Red Sox and Tampa Bay rules,the Evil Empire of the Yankees buy World Series'.

Vamos Rafa! Please play better and win your first title in a year!

Tim Tebow sucks according Jerry Jones!Go Jerry!:worship::yeah::rocker2:Geaux Gators!

Red Sox are like the wanna be Yankees. They just fail at it.

The Yankees are smarter than the other teams, and are better at making money and reinvesting it.

Intelligence wins....Yankees win

christallh24
04-16-2010, 08:08 AM
Red Sox are like the wanna be Yankees. They just fail at it.

Cruel...just...cruel. You cannot be a fan of Rafael Nadal and support the Evilness that are the Yankees.

8-0 my Sox?! You take David 'Big Papi' Ortiz out of the line-up just to be shut out?! I despair of this season.