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MC QF: Rafael Nadal def Wayne Ferrero 6-4 6-2

Black Adam
04-16-2010, 01:09 PM
Routine win, against a for clay King.:worship:

Took it on his 3rd MP and Wayne did a good job saving the first 2 on his serve. Overall he showed some of his former spark by doing a good job of moving Nadal around and even hurting him with some fine forehands and backhands. The mosquito can still sting but unfortunately he doesn't have the juice to keep it up long enough hurt the Rafa.

Wayne had a good week and should still be in contention in the second week of Roland Garros.

whattheheck
04-16-2010, 01:09 PM
Good job, Rafa.

bokehlicious
04-16-2010, 01:10 PM
Get your clay form back Rafito and please keep some gas for the RG final :devil:

rubbERR
04-16-2010, 01:11 PM
hard to understand this,no? there is only R4 miami and indian wells :lol:

Black Adam
04-16-2010, 01:11 PM
I am thinking that during this clay season, with Rafa's showing so far, it'll be hard to even get some sets off him.

bokehlicious
04-16-2010, 01:11 PM
I am thinking that during this clay season, with Rafa's showing so far, it'll be hard to even get some sets off him.

I can see our Rafa grabbing the remaining slams this year with such a form :eek: :cool:

rubbERR
04-16-2010, 01:12 PM
I am thinking that during this clay season, with Rafa's showing so far, it'll be hard to even get some sets off him.

i was thinking same thing until i remembered that hes faced players outside top 10 so far :lol:

Black Adam
04-16-2010, 01:13 PM
Don't worry JMPower,short of his knees acting up, this year FO will be a repeat of the 2008.

I can now feel the admiration of genius felt by those who watched Borg do the same thing Rafa's doing on clay at the moment.

mrserenawilliams
04-16-2010, 01:13 PM
He lost more than a game :eel: his game is regressing again :sobbing:

federernadalfan
04-16-2010, 01:13 PM
he has yet to be tested.

Noleta
04-16-2010, 01:13 PM
Juan tried but it wasn't enough to beat Rafa.

Black Adam
04-16-2010, 01:15 PM
i was thinking same thing until i remembered that hes faced players outside top 10 so far :haha:
To be honest, judging on current form, only Djokovic is the top 10 player who will push him a bit.

Del Pony might be saving his energy for a monumental push at FO like he did by resting before USO, so if they do meet, it could be a tight affair.

moon language
04-16-2010, 01:15 PM
Obligatory "6-4 6-2 if I play a terrible match, no?"

Sloppy stuff from Nadal. It could have been closer if Ferrero wasn't also sloppy at key times.

Har-Tru
04-16-2010, 01:15 PM
Great quality before the break, NID after it. :o

bokehlicious
04-16-2010, 01:15 PM
Don't worry JMPower,short of his knees acting up, this year FO will be a repeat of the 2008.

Hey TGS it doesn't take Nostradamus to know who's gonna win this year's RG :shrug:, but I predicted on the other slams, and that is something new :o :p

stebs
04-16-2010, 01:15 PM
Ferrero played pretty well, Nadal...is Nadal.

born_on_clay
04-16-2010, 01:16 PM
stats:

TennisOnWood
04-16-2010, 01:16 PM
Just too good :worship:

Take the crown Rafa

Fiberlight1
04-16-2010, 01:16 PM
Obligatory "6-4 6-2 if I play a terrible match, no?"

Sloppy stuff from Nadal. It could have been closer if Ferrero wasn't also sloppy at key times.

Or 6-0 6-1 if Nadal hadn't played sloppy.

alter ego
04-16-2010, 01:18 PM
Ferrero was pretty bad in the 2nd set, too many UEs. And btw has he ever heard of drop shots ? I lost count of how many times he was 2 m inside the court trying to hit through a defensiseve Nadal but ended up losing the point.

madmax
04-16-2010, 01:19 PM
call me when he beats TOP 10 player first...Mosquito was choking at the end like there's no tomorrow

Persimmon
04-16-2010, 01:20 PM
Del Pony might be saving his energy for a monumental push at FO like he did by resting before USO, so if they do meet, it could be a tight affair.

That is BS. If you don't play competitive tournaments before a slam, you don't win the slam. Period. You can't rest for like 4 months and then show up at a slam and win it. :wavey:

HarryMan
04-16-2010, 01:21 PM
Nadal is just brutal from the baseline, Ferrero was having to hit atleast 5 extra shots each time when you think the point was over. Too good from Rafa.

Jimnik
04-16-2010, 01:22 PM
Decent performance from JCF. I thoroughly enjoyed those patches when he played aggressively and took control. But too many bad errors start of the 2nd cost him. Rafa was at his defensive best towards the end and there was nothing he could do anyway.

Title drought nearly over for ClayGOAT.

Persimmon
04-16-2010, 01:25 PM
Ferrero played pretty well, Nadal...is Nadal.

Ferrero is a 2 time MC winner and RG winner. He is not some clay mug.

scarecrows
04-16-2010, 01:25 PM
1 more game than expected

l_mac warming up her signature

Jimnik
04-16-2010, 01:26 PM
Ferrero is a 2 time MC winner and RG winner. He is not some clay mug.
A little past his peak though.

Not that it matters, Nadal will be an 9 time MC winner before his career is over.

JeffCandoi
04-16-2010, 01:27 PM
Boring Ferrero losing.. that is a good news :D

moon language
04-16-2010, 01:32 PM
Or 6-0 6-1 if Nadal hadn't played sloppy.

That too. Koenig just estimated 2 and 1.

gorgo1986
04-16-2010, 01:34 PM
call me when he beats TOP 10 player first...Mosquito was choking at the end like there's no tomorrow

Its not Nadal's fault none of them can make it past the 2nd round. If Nole makes the final he will get his beating.;)

Anyways Ferrero is much more danger on clay(has 2 titles and one final on clay this year) than most of the top 10.:wavey:

Persimmon
04-16-2010, 01:34 PM
A little past his peak though.

Ljubo is past his peak and he still stunned the tennis world by winning IW:eek::p

ImmzB
04-16-2010, 01:35 PM
Vamos Rafa!

bokehlicious
04-16-2010, 01:35 PM
Don't bother, Fit Dave will sort him out.

Big Dave is no match to Nole :shrug: :cool:

MacTheKnife
04-16-2010, 01:36 PM
Match had potential, but:

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/5012/10942543.jpg

This helped.

gorgo1986
04-16-2010, 01:38 PM
As far as this match goes, the conditions were a little difficult for both of them, Ferrero was little bit tired at the end. Nadal lost concentration in some moments but he still played well. Ferrero is no push over, not on clay.(he has beaten Rafa before in straights).

Start da Game
04-16-2010, 01:43 PM
frightening times for the opposition.......the tennis was nothing great from rafa but still it was the routine straight sets thumping over a player like ferrero who's been good of late.......

i just wish he hasn't done any damage to himself by playing indian wells and miami.......if rafa is to stay healthy right through out, the clay season is pretty much over.......forget about djokovic, stop dreaming about del potro.......

stebs
04-16-2010, 01:43 PM
Ferrero is a 2 time MC winner and RG winner. He is not some clay mug.

Uh-huh. And from what part of "Ferrero played pretty well" did you take it I thought he was? Anyway, Ferrero of now is a very strong player on clay but not nearly at the level he was at when he was clay #1.

Aenea
04-16-2010, 01:48 PM
That is BS. If you don't play competitive tournaments before a slam, you don't win the slam. Period. You can't rest for like 4 months and then show up at a slam and win it. :wavey:
Clijsters did it with over 2,5 years rest and only 2 matches played prior to the Slam.


Its not Nadal's fault none of them can make it past the 2nd round. If Nole makes the final he will get his beating.;)

Anyways Ferrero is much more danger on clay(has 2 titles and one final on clay this year) than most of the top 10.:wavey:
I agree with this. There aren't many good claycourters in the top10 - Fed, Nole and Davydenko.

rocketassist
04-16-2010, 01:54 PM
Nadal is just brutal from the baseline, Ferrero was having to hit atleast 5 extra shots each time when you think the point was over. Too good from Rafa.

It's not really 'too good'. Facing Nadal on clay is like trying to knock over a moving brick wall that runs side to side and gets everything back- you need to smack the lines 5 or 6 times in every rally to beat him.

Not pretty, not great to watch, but effective enough- on clay, defence >>> offence.

HarryMan
04-16-2010, 01:56 PM
It's not really 'too good'. Facing Nadal on clay is like trying to knock over a moving brick wall that runs side to side and gets everything back- you need to smack the lines 5 or 6 times in every rally to beat him.

Not pretty, not great to watch, but effective enough- on clay, defence >>> offence.

It is actually 'too good' as it gets the job done and that's what matters at the moment.

Tenez2010
04-16-2010, 01:56 PM
frightening times for the opposition.......the tennis was nothing great from rafa but still it was the routine straight sets thumping over a player like ferrero who's been good of late.......

i just wish he hasn't done any damage to himself by playing indian wells and miami.......if rafa is to stay healthy right through out, the clay season is pretty much over.......forget about djokovic, stop dreaming about del potro.......

NID
already getting the excuses ready:D

M4RC
04-16-2010, 01:57 PM
Can't wait for Nole to revive the "knee pain" :awww: :o :D

:lol: So desilusional.

Clijsters did it with over 2,5 years rest and only 2 matches played prior to the Slam.

Are you comparing WTA to ATP?

christallh24
04-16-2010, 02:15 PM
I'm just glad he won.

*bunny*
04-16-2010, 02:16 PM
This match should have been at least SF!

JC made some costly errors at key moments in the second set, but they largely came from his playing aggressively.

Rafa, you must now win the whole thing, and don't concede more than 5 games to Ferru and whoever you meet in the final!

philosophicalarf
04-16-2010, 02:24 PM
Nadal seemed to let the wind affect him a fiar bit, but once he got going was fairly easy.

Myrre
04-16-2010, 03:05 PM
Wayne Ferreira is back?

NicoMedellin
04-16-2010, 03:11 PM
Rafa played very good...I hope he carried his form troghout the whole tournament!!!

Persimmon
04-16-2010, 04:06 PM
Clijsters did it with over 2,5 years rest and only 2 matches played prior to the Slam.


WTA is a joke :wavey: No point comparing it with the ATP.:o

PiggyGotRoasted
04-16-2010, 04:11 PM
Ferrero is not the force he once was, but as we saw with Soderling last year just because you have lost to piggy in one of these master series events before RG you could still upset him where it really matters.

Persimmon
04-16-2010, 04:15 PM
Ferrero is not the force he once was, but as we saw with Soderling last year just because you have lost to piggy in one of these master series events before RG you could still upset him where it really matters.

If Rafa plays every tournament possible before the FO he can very well lose early like in 2009 at RG. Even to someone like Granollers or Oscar Hernandez. After all Rafa is not 18 anymore.

christallh24
04-16-2010, 04:25 PM
Ferrero is not the force he once was, but as we saw with Soderling last year just because you have lost to piggy in one of these master series events before RG you could still upset him where it really matters.

Yup. Just like Del Potro never beating Roger only to do it at the US Open final, where it really matters.

So both Roger and Rafa got beat at a slam against players they should have won.

Oh, and Nole at AO, Rafa at RG and Rafa at Wimbledon...:wavey:

bokehlicious
04-16-2010, 04:29 PM
Yup. Just like Del Potro never beating Roger only to do it at the US Open final, where it really matters.

So both Roger and Rafa got beat at a slam against players they should have won. :wavey:

Why bringing on Fed in here? Guy you addressed is not even a fedtard, you can dislike Rafa without being a Fed fan :rolleyes:

LinkMage
04-16-2010, 04:30 PM
Nadull must have played awful. :zzz:

christallh24
04-16-2010, 04:33 PM
Why bringing on Fed in here?

Oh, I don't know...maybe as an example.:rolleyes:

dave.
04-16-2010, 04:36 PM
Probably the hundredth time someones asked this, but why on earth do people call him Wayne? :hysteric:

Mateya
04-16-2010, 05:10 PM
http://www4.slikomat.com/10/0416/7d1-RAFZIL.jpg (http://www.Slikomat.com/slika/4359353.htm)

8 games lost in 3 matches so far :)

laurie-1
04-16-2010, 05:14 PM
Well done Rafa :yeah:

Arkulari
04-16-2010, 05:23 PM
NID, this is Rafa's playground :yeah:
Juanqui :hug: but at least he tried :)

DrJules
04-16-2010, 06:32 PM
Nadal is not losing a set in winning Monte Carlo.

Fiberlight1
04-16-2010, 06:35 PM
Oh, I don't know...maybe as an example.:rolleyes:

:haha:

Puschkin
04-16-2010, 06:44 PM
The storm came certainly at a bad moment for Juanqui, I felt he was well into the match by then, but what really costs him is his weak serve, there is not much on it and that's why he has to work himself into every rally, instead of dominating right away; I felt the result was clearer than the match, this was no beat-down.

Topspin Forehand
04-16-2010, 08:34 PM
The storm came certainly at a bad moment for Juanqui, I felt he was well into the match by then, but what really costs him is his weak serve, there is not much on it and that's why he has to work himself into every rally, instead of dominating right away; I felt the result was clearer than the match, this was no beat-down.
The storm is the only reason Ferrero was doing well. Without that high wind and rain, Nadal would've won the first set like the second set. Nadal was obviously rattled by the conditions.

emotion
04-16-2010, 11:06 PM
I just can't stand him, and don't now why.

ChinoRios4Ever
04-17-2010, 01:03 AM
that's better Rafa :yeah:

The Magician
04-17-2010, 01:08 AM
If Rafa plays every tournament possible before the FO he can very well lose early like in 2009 at RG. Even to someone like Granollers or Oscar Hernandez. After all Rafa is not 18 anymore.

Um it's guaranteed Rafa will be destroyed by King Oscar if they meet:mad: Only hope is if the king withdraws to give Rafa and Fed some confidence for Wimbledon before they get Oscarized:wavey:

Mimi
04-17-2010, 02:05 AM
I am not satisfied with rafa's performances, he is not as fast and good as before, failing to get back many shots which he could get when he was at his peak, and has more enforced errors:awww::banghead:

NicoMedellin
04-17-2010, 04:43 AM
I am not satisfied with rafa's performances, he is not as fast and good as before, failing to get back many shots which he could get when he was at his peak, and has more enforced errors:awww::banghead:

I'm agree he's doing a little more UE than before...but I'm sure than by the time the FO is playing he will be at his peak ;)