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Bangkok, Tokyo & Shanghai - Rafa in Asia 2010

-Evita-
09-25-2010, 08:44 AM
Please post your MIT predictions here :D

Rafa has a possible QF against Del Potro, SF against Gulbis and final against Verdasco. Vamos :rocker2:

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04vLfr52bH4yU/x610.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs324.ash2/60416_149478228421400_113505178685372_218224_82651 91_n.jpg

acionescu
09-25-2010, 11:31 AM
Draw? :D

born_on_clay
09-25-2010, 11:58 AM
fuck :devil:
hard draw as for 250 MM tourney
damn it, win for me please
vamos ! :angel:


MAIN DRAW

[1] Rafael NADAL (ESP) has a Bye
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
QUALFIER vs Mikhail KUKUSHKIN (KAZ)
Olivier ROCHUS (BEL) vs [5] Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG)

[4] Ernests GULBIS (LAT) has a Bye
Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER) vs Ricardo MELLO (BRA)
Teymuraz GABASHVILI (RUS) vs Florent SERRA (FRA)
Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP) vs [8] Michael BERRER (GER)

[7] Viktor TROICKI (SRB) vs Marco CHIUDINELLI (SUI)
Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN) vs [WC] Danai UDOMCHOKE (THA)
Dudi SELA (ISR) vs QUALFIER
[3] Jurgen MELZER (AUT) has a Bye

[6] Thiemo DE BAKKER (NED) vs [WC] Marc LOPEZ (ESP)
Daniel BRANDS (GER) vs Illya MARCHENKO (UKR)
Benjamin BECKER (GER) vs [SE] Mischa ZVEREV (GER)
[2, WC] Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) has a Bye

Foxy
09-25-2010, 01:10 PM
WIN.
Why not?
Good luck, Career Golden Grand Slam Champion! ;)

Metis
09-25-2010, 09:24 PM
Rafa back in action this week and so am I, returning to my MIT-organizer duties after taking a break during the US Open (many thanks to acionescu for volunteering to sub for me :worship:).



How far will Rafa go in Bangkok? (250 points)

1st - Bye
2nd -
QF - acionescu, Metis
SF - Evita, Minn
F - MariaV
W - born_on_clay, Foxy, nashty, rafa_maniac

star
09-25-2010, 10:51 PM
Rafa back in action this week and so am I, returning to my MIT-organizer duties after taking a break during the US Open (many thanks to acionescu for volunteering to sub for me :worship:).

After her success we may have to keep her for GS. :p

scoobs
09-25-2010, 11:02 PM
Since when does Rafa play any tournament like it's a vacation?

rafa_maniac
09-26-2010, 01:02 AM
No idea what to expect here. Rafa shouldn't be losing to anyone in this draw, but then again he's never the same in MM tournaments, especially on HC. I'll say WIN.

Minn
09-26-2010, 01:05 AM
Hmm, what to pick. I don't think "win". I'll go with SF.

nashty
09-26-2010, 03:22 AM
win. what's his next tournament after this?

MariaV
09-26-2010, 07:22 AM
OK, let's see, I say F this time. :o :D

acionescu
09-26-2010, 07:56 AM
I'd say QF :D :bolt:

Just give the haters something to rejoice :rocker:

-Evita-
09-26-2010, 09:30 AM
Semifinal for me :)

Since when does Rafa play any tournament like it's a vacation?

He's vacationing before the tournament. I was just trying to put something interesting in the thread title :o

win. what's his next tournament after this?

Tokyo - though some people are speculating that he might pull out so he doesn't have to play 3 weeks in a row. But I don't think he'll pull out.

MariaV
09-26-2010, 03:52 PM
Tokyo - though some people are speculating that he might pull out so he doesn't have to play 3 weeks in a row. But I don't think he'll pull out.

Unless he gets seriously injured in Bangkok there's no reason to pull out from Tokyo, it's not like he'll fly back to Mallorca and then again to Shanghai, so might as well check out Tokyo and gather some dough but hopefully he'll be smart enough to tank in Tokyo in order to avoid any complications with the knees (which I hugly doubt though). :o :tape:

Metis
09-26-2010, 04:54 PM
After her success we may have to keep her for GS. :p

I have no problem with that. :D


Since when does Rafa play any tournament like it's a vacation?

It doesn't matter anyway because Rafa does everything with the same fervor and energy. :worship:



In any case after seeing those photos Evita posted, I think Rafa's motives for traveling to Thailand this time, have to do with a different issue altogether.




http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs324.ash2/60416_149478228421400_113505178685372_218224_82651 91_n.jpg

Rafito participating in sacred rituals aimed at helping him stop the exponentially increasing **** loss. Desperate times call for depserate measures. :sad:

shawshank
09-26-2010, 07:42 PM
I forgot my pick for US Open (which actually brought luck to Rafa), so I hope if I say win, I won't bring badluck to him!
So WIN it is!

vernonbc
09-27-2010, 07:48 AM
I'd like to say semi as I hope he doesn't drive himself too hard (hah!) but then again I'd hate to see him lose to Gulbis or Meltzer or someone like that so I'll say Final, and if it's against Verdasco, that he (and I) wouldn't be too upset if he lost against his buddy.

Mimi
09-28-2010, 08:56 AM
is this Rafa a fool or too greedy for money? why to play so soon after us open? he does not think of his fragile knees?:mad:

DhammaTiger
09-28-2010, 02:53 PM
is this Rafa a fool or too greedy for money? why to play so soon after us open? he does not think of his fragile knees?:mad:

Dear mimi, have faith in rafa, he knows what he is doing.

-Evita-
09-28-2010, 07:39 PM
Just to post something new :)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l9gnxthEtt1qcqoy8o1_500.jpg

-Evita-
09-28-2010, 09:32 PM
Rafa practicing:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/ap/a9/fullj.d80a996ae88fd66887703082db4175ef/c883f7efa85b443a86498d74e5fe5b88.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/ap/3f/fullj.0856eb256b3712354abbf054fe637803/eed7e5a672e8430ea154660c9bc0d0db.jpg

Mimi
09-29-2010, 02:43 AM
Dear mimi, have faith in rafa, he knows what he is doing.

:hug::smooch::bigclap::woohoo: so nice to see you posting again Tiger!

How are you? Are you in Thailand now, if so, are you going to watch Rafa live?:confused::wavey:

DhammaTiger
09-29-2010, 11:45 AM
:hug::smooch::bigclap::woohoo: so nice to see you posting again Tiger!

How are you? Are you in Thailand now, if so, are you going to watch Rafa live?:confused::wavey:

Hi mimi, it's nice to be back and good to see you again :hug:I was in Thailand until the 16th of this month but had to leave because of work. Unfortunately, all the tickets were sold after Rafa confirmed so even if I stayed in Bangkok I wouldn't be able to see him. I might have gone to Hua Hin beach resort to stalk him but I am too shy to do that j/k :D

MariaV
09-29-2010, 12:07 PM
Too bad you couldn't stay but the tournament is doing well then despite not having a new Thai superstar like Paradorn was. :D :D
I'm going to have the TV coverage of Rafa's matches. :banana:

star
09-29-2010, 12:43 PM
Hi mimi, it's nice to be back and good to see you again :hug:I was in Thailand until the 16th of this month but had to leave because of work. Unfortunately, all the tickets were sold after Rafa confirmed so even if I stayed in Bangkok I wouldn't be able to see him. I might have gone to Hua Hin beach resort to stalk him but I am too shy to do that j/k :D

I'll bet you loved all those photos of Rafa with the monks. The tree planting was nice too. :)

DhammaTiger
09-29-2010, 09:11 PM
I'll bet you loved all those photos of Rafa with the monks. The tree planting was nice too. :)

Yes I did very much my dearest Star, you should see my status on Facebook ( if you are on FB).Here it is in case you are not on FB:I'm convinced Rafa is a boddhisatva came to the world to enlighten all sentient beings out of compassion and pity for all those mired in this saha world.:angel:

DhammaTiger
09-29-2010, 09:15 PM
Too bad you couldn't stay but the tournament is doing well then despite not having a new Thai superstar like Paradorn was. :D :D
I'm going to have the TV coverage of Rafa's matches. :banana:

really, I was so disappointed about that but had to leave and couldn't change my ticket:confused: Surprisingly, Thais really don't care much about a new Thai superstar after Paradorn.What i mean is that they will most likely to buy tickets to watch a tennis star whatever his nationality. The last couple of years the line up wasn't that great in high ranking players thus the event wasn't that supported. Great that you could watch it on TV. I am going to ask my Thai friends to record Rafa's matches for me.

Mimi
09-30-2010, 02:55 AM
Hi mimi, it's nice to be back and good to see you again :hug:I was in Thailand until the 16th of this month but had to leave because of work. Unfortunately, all the tickets were sold after Rafa confirmed so even if I stayed in Bangkok I wouldn't be able to see him. I might have gone to Hua Hin beach resort to stalk him but I am too shy to do that j/k :D

sorry that you can't watch Rafa live, but there is still chance next year:D:wavey:

oh I am shy too, but if i have a chance, for sure i am going to stalk rafa as I have never seen him:p

Veronique
09-30-2010, 04:37 AM
Been too busy to post. The pictures with the monks are just precious.

Please be careful, Rafa!

-Evita-
09-30-2010, 04:37 PM
Rafa def. Bemelmans 6-1 6-4 :yeah:

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http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/31/fullj.3763bc853300e77dabf392c8aad157c8/3763bc853300e77dabf392c8aad157c8-getty-tennis-atp-tha.jpg

MariaV
10-01-2010, 03:48 PM
Rafa def. Kukushkin 6-2 6-3.
Semifinals vs Garcia-Lopez tomorrow. Vamos! :rocker:

born_on_clay
10-01-2010, 08:39 PM
vamos for the title :D

born_on_clay
10-02-2010, 11:32 AM
Rafa, today you were pathetic
2/26 of break points converted ?
where the hell is your mental strenght ?

what were the purpose playing in Bangkok ?

anyway good luck in Tokyo champ :hatoff:

l_mac
10-02-2010, 01:28 PM
The Return of Loser-Ass! :worship:

Feels like March again :yeah:

shawshank
10-02-2010, 02:03 PM
What a shame. Pathetic display.
Anyway, everything has to be forgiven after US :)

Priam
10-02-2010, 02:07 PM
Feels like that Davydenko match, or even the Roddick one. Bright side is at least it wasn't a final (to copy Sir Roger).

acionescu
10-02-2010, 02:14 PM
Can't wait for the WTF :yeah: :drool:

Priam
10-02-2010, 02:17 PM
Is there any word yet if he'll play Tokyo?

MariaV
10-02-2010, 03:42 PM
Pathetic, exactly as you guys said. I'm still mad even if I shouldn't be. I mean was it really too hard to win a Mickey Mouse tournament for a change? :o :help: :tape: And I mean to GGL, to GGL of all people! I really did not foresee this but then again I have always been stupid. :smash: :smash: :help: :o :o
I bet the hatas are having a field day in GM but I'm staying firm and not going there. :)

Oh, and Priam, I's sure he'll get his loser-ass to Tokyo tomorrow and lose to some mug. :D
Btw shall we keep this as the Asian swing thread? Not going to be many posts anyway. :)

acionescu
10-02-2010, 04:22 PM
Btw shall we keep this as the Asian swing thread? Not going to be many matches won anyway. :)

Corrected :o

rafa_maniac
10-02-2010, 04:40 PM
Thought Rafa might find a way to lose this week... somehow. He just can't win MM tournaments. Not that it matters after winning 3 Slams or anything, but stupid losses like this do piss me off, or at least amuse me in equal parts.

MariaV
10-02-2010, 06:28 PM
I mean why in the world did I ever let myself to think that naaaaaaaaaaaah, he's not losing to GGL! :smash: :banghead: :smash: :banghead: I've learned nothing from the Seppigate it seems. :smash: :banghead: :smash: :banghead:

Foxy
10-04-2010, 12:28 PM
Any thread or MIT for Tokyo?

MariaV
10-04-2010, 12:42 PM
Any thread or MIT for Tokyo?

Oh, we'll keep this thread for the Asian swing then I guess.
I don't even know what to pick for MIT. :tape: :tape: Let's say QF this time, just for the sake of it. :lol:

Betty
10-04-2010, 12:44 PM
i forgot mit too
F for me mmm

Foxy
10-04-2010, 01:27 PM
TOKYO - MIT WIN for the leader! ;) Not many points to lose here though...

shawshank
10-04-2010, 05:05 PM
Win!

Minn
10-04-2010, 07:59 PM
Let's try SF.

Foxy
10-05-2010, 09:21 AM
Rafa won 6:4 6:4 against Giraldo. Next Raonic.

This was the weakest MIT field in a tournament. Only 4-5 participants?

Foxy
10-05-2010, 09:26 AM
I am posting the MIT scheme since no one else did it. Expecting Metis to come soon.


How far will Rafa go in Tokyo? (500 points at stake)

1st -
2nd -
QF - MariaV
SF - Minn
F - Betty
W - Foxy, shawshank

born_on_clay
10-05-2010, 03:28 PM
damn it, completely forgot about MIT :devil:
good to see Rafa winning :hatoff:

rafa_maniac
10-06-2010, 07:22 AM
I didn't realise this was also the Tokyo thread, so I missed MIT. :mad:

MariaV
10-06-2010, 08:13 AM
Thanks Foxy, most people are still exhausted after the USO anyway I guess. :o

shawshank
10-06-2010, 09:32 AM
Can someone change the title of this thread if it is switched into Asia post :)

Foxy
10-06-2010, 10:28 AM
Can someone change the title of this thread if it is switched into Asia post :)

We must ask Evita or some moderator. :shrug:

MariaV
10-06-2010, 12:25 PM
Uhhhhhhhhh, Evita hasn't been around? :eek: :awww:

scoobs
10-06-2010, 12:55 PM
I changed it for you.

acionescu
10-06-2010, 01:09 PM
Thanks Scoobs :hatoff:

Where is Metis? :(

Foxy
10-07-2010, 10:51 AM
Rafa df. Raonic 64 64. Next Tursunov.



How far will Rafa go in Tokyo? (500 points at stake)

1st -
2nd -
QF - MariaV
SF - Minn
F - Betty
W - Foxy, shawshank

MariaV
10-07-2010, 03:43 PM
:scared: :unsure: :bolt:

Foxy
10-07-2010, 05:21 PM
Some highlights and interview after the match against Raonic. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWdx6t0BRXQ

Foxy
10-08-2010, 09:28 AM
Rafa df. Tursunov 64 61. Next Troicki.



How far will Rafa go in Tokyo? (500 points at stake)

1st -
2nd -
QF - MariaV
SF - Minn
F - Betty
W - Foxy, shawshank


MariaV, nice try, best of luck next time!

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1/fail01f.jpg (http://img99.imageshack.us/i/fail01f.jpg/)

MariaV
10-08-2010, 09:36 AM
I lost in MIT again! :sad: :bigcry: No nice cup for me this year. :awww:

Rafa beat Tursunov 6-4 6-1.

born_on_clay
10-08-2010, 09:45 AM
great :)

MariaV
10-08-2010, 12:57 PM
It's going to be Troicki not GGL. GGL finally lost. :eek: :lol:
And Rafa is playing after Stepanek vs Monfils tomorrow.

shawshank
10-08-2010, 01:13 PM
Rafa made really a good decision playing Tokyo instead of Beijing! The field here is much weaker and the ATP 500 title is a title :) anyway, still 2 matches to win! I guess we were all celebrating Bangkok title as well not expecting that Rafa could lose to GGl!

MariaV
10-08-2010, 01:23 PM
Rafa made really a good decision playing Tokyo instead of Beijing! The field here is much weaker and the ATP 500 title is a title :) anyway, still 2 matches to win! I guess we were all celebrating Bangkok title as well not expecting that Rafa could lose to GGl!

Yeah, Bangkok seemed so in the bag and look how it turned out. :o So I'm keeping my mouth shut. :tape:

-Evita-
10-08-2010, 01:36 PM
Huh? I didn't create the Tokyo thread :scratch:

:mad: How will people find the Bangkok thread now? :mad:

born_on_clay
10-08-2010, 03:25 PM
hope he can win this one
I won't be able to stand Rafa's loss to Troicki :help:

MariaV
10-08-2010, 04:52 PM
Huh? I didn't create the Tokyo thread :scratch:

:mad: How will people find the Bangkok thread now? :mad:

It's OK, there are not many pages anyway. :o :o No need for a separate thread for every tournament in Asia. :o Scoobs was so kind to change the title and after Shanghai he or you can rename the thread into The Asian Swing Thread, no? Or maybe someone has a better idea for the title.

Castafiore
10-08-2010, 06:09 PM
:mad: How will people find the Bangkok thread now? :mad:
Perhaps you can change the title (since you are the OP) into the Bangkok and Tokyo 2010 thread or something?

Or as Maria suggest, The Asian Swing Thread

Foxy
10-08-2010, 07:38 PM
QF Highlights against Tursunov.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkJCF-Zf8aA

born_on_clay
10-08-2010, 11:45 PM
QF Highlights against Tursunov.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkJCF-Zf8aA

thank you, I wasn't able to watch this one :)

*bunny*
10-09-2010, 01:57 AM
Hi all,
Yesterday after the match Rafa went to the Saitama Stadium outside Tokyo to watch Japan vs Argantina (with Messi and Iguain) football match (and Japan won!!).
Now I know why Rafa came to Japan... :lol: Alonso is here now too.

Today it's raining, and probably tomorrow too. So the roof will be closed. So Rafa can use the match(es) to prepare for the indoor season. :)

Foxy
10-09-2010, 08:01 AM
Rafa choked past Troicki 76 46 76. Next Monfils.



How far will Rafa go in Tokyo? (500 points at stake)

1st -
2nd -
QF - MariaV
SF - Minn
F - Betty
W - Foxy, shawshank


Minn, sorry for today. Best of luck in your "kariera"!

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/559/2043failcamerafails500x.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/2043failcamerafails500x.jpg/)

MariaV
10-09-2010, 08:34 AM
Choked past Troicki indeed. :lol: :o :tape:
I like Viktor but should Rafa lose the final vs Clownfils that would be horrible. :help: :bolt:

born_on_clay
10-09-2010, 09:02 AM
good luck in the final champ :)

Veronique
10-10-2010, 06:07 AM
Tough draw in Shanghai but it's Win for me.

MariaV
10-10-2010, 06:18 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
7th title of the year for Rafa! 6-1 7-5 over Monfils. :woohoo: :woohoo:
I was too scared to watch it live but I just had to peek (from behind Mikey's couch) and I wasn't sleeping anyway. :lol:
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Foxy
10-10-2010, 06:26 AM
Rafa crushes Monfils 61 75 for his 7th big title this year! Next Shanghai Masters.

How far will Rafa go in Tokyo? (500 points at stake)

1st -
2nd -
QF - MariaV
SF - Minn
F - Betty
W - Foxy, shawshank

Betty, you are as bad as Monfils is! Enjoy your fail!

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5125/failpo.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/failpo.jpg/)

Foxy, shawshank, you got really lucky! Nicely done, though!

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/324/winnerwin.jpg (http://img843.imageshack.us/i/winnerwin.jpg/)

Don't forget everybody to post you MIT pick here for Shanghai Masters before Rafa's first match on Wednesday!

Foxy
10-10-2010, 07:00 AM
Shanghai Masters 2010 Main Draw


[1] Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs Bye
Gilles SIMON (FRA) vs Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI)
Denis ISTOMIN (UZB) vs Mardy FISH (USA)
[WC] Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE) vs [13] Jurgen MELZER (AUT)

[9] Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) vs Thiemo DE BAKKER (NED)
Juan MONACO (ARG) vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs Sergiy STAKHOVSKY (UKR)
[6] Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) vs Bye

[4] Andy MURRAY (GBR) vs Bye
Radek STEPANEK (CZE) vs [WC] Yan BAI (CHN)
QUALIFIER vs Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP)
Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (UKR) vs [16] Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP)

[12] Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) vs Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP)
Sam QUERREY (USA) vs Michael BERRER (GER)
Florian MAYER (GER) vs QUALIFIER
[8] Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Bye

=====

[5] Robin SODERLING (SWE) has a Bye
Andrey GOLUBEV (KAZ) vs Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB)
Thomaz BELLUCCI (BRA) vs QUALIFIER
Michael LLODRA (FRA) vs [11] David FERRER (ESP)

[14] Marin CILIC (CRO) vs Andreas SEPPI (ITA)
[WC] di WU (CHN) vs Yen-Hsun LU (TPE)
QUALIFIER vs John ISNER (USA)
[3] roger federer (SUI) vs Bye

[7] Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Bye
Albert MONTANES (ESP) vs Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)
Eduardo SCHWANK (ARG) vs Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP)
Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER) vs [10] Andy RODDICK (USA)

[15] Gael MONFILS (FRA) vs QUALIFIER
Ernests GULBIS (LAT) vs Richard GASQUET (FRA)
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs [WC] Ze ZHANG (CHN)
[2] Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs Bye

Betty
10-10-2010, 07:01 AM
mit:SF

Betty
10-10-2010, 07:02 AM
and im glad i fail:rocker2:

acionescu
10-10-2010, 08:24 AM
Shanghai MIT: QF :unsure: :bolt:

born_on_clay
10-10-2010, 09:30 AM
Shanghai MIT: SF
I'm so glad Rafa won in Tokyo. The surface there is so fast :hatoff:

MariaV
10-10-2010, 09:46 AM
Congrats Foxy and thanks for managing the MIT! :hatoff:

Oh dear oh dear, my prediction this time - SF.

Nobody's Perfecc
10-10-2010, 10:11 AM
Rafa's forehand is currently deadly on hardcourts. However his backhand has disappointed me because he's pushing it and not hitting it flat like he did in the USO and first two rounds of Bangkok. Happy with this Tokyo win! I won't blame Rafa if he loses early in Shanghai, but as ever, I hope he wins everything :)

rafa_maniac
10-10-2010, 10:51 AM
SF for Shanghai. Congrats on Tokyo title champ! :yeah:

Foxy
10-10-2010, 11:39 AM
How far will Rafa go in Shanghai? (1000 points at stake)

2nd -
3rd -
QF - acionescu
SF - Betty, born_on_clay, MariaV, rafa_maniac
F -
W -

I will wait until Wednesday to decide. Hopefully Metis will come here soon...

MariaV
10-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Metis said in the chat thread that she is very busy in real life. :o :o :sad: So we'll have to wait & see.
You could take over (like you already have). ;)

Foxy
10-10-2010, 05:58 PM
Metis said in the chat thread that she is very busy in real life. :o :o :sad: So we'll have to wait & see.
You could take over (like you already have). ;)

Thanks, noted. I thought MTF is the real life. ;)
Anyway, here is the extended highlights against Monfils. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkfiaIN7Rq0

Xristos
10-11-2010, 01:13 AM
Put me down for SF in Shanghai.

MariaV
10-11-2010, 07:31 AM
Thanks, noted. I thought MTF is the real life. ;)
Anyway, here is the extended highlights against Monfils. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkfiaIN7Rq0

Thanks, it was a pretty solid performance from Rafa in the final. At least he did not get broken again while serving for the match. :o :lol: And did not get too tired before Shanghai. :)

born_on_clay
10-11-2010, 08:10 AM
congrats champ :hatoff:

Minn
10-11-2010, 02:01 PM
S F

Foxy
10-11-2010, 02:29 PM
Update.


How far will Rafa go in Shanghai? (1000 points at stake)

2nd -
3rd -
QF - acionescu
SF - Betty, born_on_clay, MariaV, rafa_maniac, Xristos, Minn
F -
W -

JolánGagó
10-11-2010, 11:28 PM
MIT pick for Shanghai: W

Raferminator
10-12-2010, 12:18 AM
I feel a "W" coming in this one too. He's on a roll and already got rid of his inevitable "confidence loss" with GGL match. When he is healthy and on a roll....

nashty
10-12-2010, 01:04 AM
Please put me down for a W. totally forgot about Tokyo MIT.

Veronique
10-12-2010, 01:47 AM
I will wait until Wednesday to decide. Hopefully Metis will come here soon...

You missed my Win:(

Foxy
10-12-2010, 07:23 AM
Update.
I will put F. As nobody else put F and as a part of an anti-jinxing campaign for this tournament. Good luck to everybody and mostly to Rafa! ;)


How far will Rafa go in Shanghai? (1000 points at stake)

2nd -
3rd -
QF - acionescu, Metis
SF - Betty, born_on_clay, MariaV, rafa_maniac, Xristos, Minn
F - Foxy
W - JolánGagó, Raferminator, nashty, Veronique

Metis
10-13-2010, 08:18 AM
I am posting the MIT scheme since no one else did it. Expecting Metis to come soon.
Where is Metis? :(
I will wait until Wednesday to decide. Hopefully Metis will come here soon...

Many apologies for neglecting my MIT duties. Things were very hectic the last couple of weeks. :(

Foxy, thanks for stepping in. :hatoff: Do you want to continue in Shanghai or do you want me to take over?



BTW my pick is QF. :sad:

Metis
10-13-2010, 08:22 AM
I know people were extremely disappointed they didn't get their FAIL/WIN photos for Bangkok and I don't want that on my conscience, so here we go:



Nadal - Kukushkin 6-2 6-3


How far will Rafa go in Bangkok? (250 points)

1st - Bye-/s]
[s]2nd -
QF - acionescu, Metis
SF - Evita, Minn, vernonbc
F - MariaV
W - born_on_clay, Foxy, nashty, rafa_maniac, shawshank



acionescu, Metis: :cuckoo: choice


http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/8/24/f86e80df-b811-4c77-b0a1-a96d0ee40409.jpg (http://cheezburger.com/View/3893194240)







Not so :cuckoo: though after this happened:


Nadal - Garcia Lopez 6-2 6-7 3-6 :tape:


How far will Rafa go in Bangkok? (250 points)

1st - Bye-/s]
[s]2nd -
QF - acionescu, Metis
SF - Evita, Minn, vernonbc
F - MariaV
W - born_on_clay, Foxy, nashty, rafa_maniac, shawshank



MariaV, born_on_clay, Foxy, nashty, rafa_maniac, shawshank: embarrassing FAIL :speakles:

http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/10/7/097186e7-3d79-4449-89dc-3e6f5d990eda.jpg (http://cheezburger.com/View/4041212928)









Evita, Minn, vernonbc: lucky one :( you win only 250 points :ras:


http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/8/25/1985c799-5a1e-41d7-b95a-81a69cb52dbc.jpg (http://cheezburger.com/View/3896680192)

Foxy
10-13-2010, 10:24 AM
Many apologies for neglecting my MIT duties. Things were very hectic the last couple of weeks. :(

Foxy, thanks for stepping in. :hatoff: Do you want to continue in Shanghai or do you want me to take over?

BTW my pick is QF. :sad:

I can continue with Shanghai. You can update your stats for Bangkok and Tokyo in your spreadsheet.
:)

Metis
10-13-2010, 11:26 AM
OK Foxy.

I'll do that later. :p

born_on_clay
10-14-2010, 01:55 PM
Rafa :mad: :mad:
when the hell you'll learn how to choose which tournament to play ?

Foxy
10-14-2010, 04:27 PM
How far will Rafa go in Shanghai? (1000 points at stake)

2nd -
3rd -
QF - acionescu, Metis
SF - Betty, born_on_clay, MariaV, rafa_maniac, Xristos, Minn
F - Foxy
W - JolánGagó, Raferminator, nashty, Veronique



acionescu, Metis, Betty, born_on_clay, MariaV, rafa_maniac, Xristos, Minn, Foxy, JolánGagó, Raferminator, nashty, Veronique, you are pathetic!!! Just like Rafa NaMugal!

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6098/youfailw.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/i/youfailw.jpg/)

MariaV
10-14-2010, 07:06 PM
Rafa :mad: :mad:
when the hell you'll learn how to choose which tournament to play ?

How about never? :o :o
Or maybe in 5 years when he's as old as Fediva right now. :o :o

Foxy
10-14-2010, 07:36 PM
I am done with MIT now. If someones else wants to step in for Paris and London he/she is welcome.

Aenea
10-14-2010, 07:43 PM
What a moron this Rafa is :o Having his arse kicked by GGL and Melzer :o :o I am so mad .... so mad :mad: :fiery: :fiery: :mad:

shawshank
10-14-2010, 07:55 PM
I am sad, but I was even more sad when Rafa lost to GGL. I know that Thailand was only ATP 250, but I was sooo sure that Rafa would win in Bangkok that it just came to me as a shock. I knew that in Shanghai Rafa would probably lose to Murray. It's a shame that he ended his streak of reaching quarters in Masters 1000 and I hate when Rafa is out of tournaments, but we need get used to the fact that Rafa will never be good in indors tournaments.

valbrig
10-14-2010, 10:41 PM
He is not a machine my god he has played brilliant all year he is tired,give him a break.
Go rest rafa recharge your batteries ready for Paris.
I cannot for the life of me understand why people slag him off for losing a match,he can't win all the time,he has just won Tokyo what more do they want!!!!!:(:(

valbrig
10-15-2010, 06:00 AM
No rest for our boy yet.

From Rafas F/Book

Rafael Nadal Hi all. Well, things are like this. Sometimes you win and most of the times in tennis you lose. It was like this yesterday. Now I am going to India to work with my foundation. You'll have news soon. Thanks all for your support!
21 minutes ago.

MariaV
10-15-2010, 07:43 AM
I am done with MIT now. If someones else wants to step in for Paris and London he/she is welcome.

Thanks for all your work. :hatoff:

I am sad, but I was even more sad when Rafa lost to GGL. I know that Thailand was only ATP 250, but I was sooo sure that Rafa would win in Bangkok that it just came to me as a shock. I knew that in Shanghai Rafa would probably lose to Murray. It's a shame that he ended his streak of reaching quarters in Masters 1000 and I hate when Rafa is out of tournaments, but we need get used to the fact that Rafa will never be good in indors tournaments.

Rafa not winning Bangkok was a shock for me too and he was not happy about the loss to GGL but maybe that will inspire him to go back there some time in the future when he's well rested and all. And taught me a lesson NEVER ever to think beforehand oh he's gonna win this (match or torunament). As anything can happen.

It has been another amazing year (like 2008) so there's really no need to be mad, Aenea! :hug: :hug: Hope you can calm down soon.

born_on_clay
10-15-2010, 07:48 AM
He is not a machine my god he has played brilliant all year he is tired,give him a break.
Go rest rafa recharge your batteries ready for Paris.
I cannot for the life of me understand why people slag him off for losing a match,he can't win all the time,he has just won Tokyo what more do they want!!!!!:(:(

I don't expect Rafa to win every tournament he enters. I demand choosing tournaments more wisely ;)

Raferminator
10-15-2010, 09:33 AM
acionescu, Metis, Betty, born_on_clay, MariaV, rafa_maniac, Xristos, Minn, Foxy, JolánGagó, Raferminator, nashty, Veronique, you are pathetic!!! Just like Rafa NaMugal!

:o

Thanks for all the hard work. I usually underestimate his performances, but I thought Tokyo title meant he would start rolling.
No rest for our boy yet.

From Rafas F/Book

Rafael Nadal Hi all. Well, things are like this. Sometimes you win and most of the times in tennis you lose. It was like this yesterday. Now I am going to India to work with my foundation. You'll have news soon. Thanks all for your support!
21 minutes ago.

He works too hard! Rest and have some fun, Rafa! :mad:

Foxy
10-15-2010, 10:05 AM
On a positive note Rafa had the worst tennis day since the loss against Cilic in Beijing 2009, and Melzer had played the match of his life on Rafa's worst surface. On top of that the roof was closed, and Rafa got robbed in one of the last games when Melzer's serve was out. Still Melzer was hardly able to beat him, and with a few points here and there Rafa easily should have taken the 3rd.

vn01
10-15-2010, 04:05 PM
Hey, friends. It wasn't such a bad Asian swing. He should have won in Thailand, he won in Tokyo and he should have reached at least the semis in Shanghai, but Rafa feels tired now. One loss isn't that important. The most important tournament to the end of the season starts on November 21. VAMOS!!!

So, not a bad Asian swing 2010