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World Tour Finals in London - Trying Hard to Finish the 2010 Season in Style!

Foxy
11-16-2010, 12:56 PM
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World Tour Finals Official Website Link (http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/)

Rafael Nadal's official site - Check for news here (http://www.rafaelnadal.com)

Rafael Nadal's fan site - Check for videos here (http://www.vamosrafa.es)


Group A

[1] Rafael Nadal
[3] Novak Djokovic
[6] Tomas Berdych
[8] Andy Roddick



Group B

[2] Roger Federer
[4] Robin Soderling
[5] Andy Murray
[7] David Ferrer



Highlights

Nadal - Roddick RR Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLZsGprYo_s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtzI0tFwu4U

Nadal - Djokovic RR Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esc1mporG5E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZbX0dRwjDY

Nadal - Berdych RR Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ93txkR4lg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yt8iWpDVKw

Nadal - Murray SF Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSHoNfTs1EE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBiKLSgC0r4

Betty
11-16-2010, 01:03 PM
for Mit,i think sf but i say W:scared:

tennizen
11-16-2010, 01:20 PM
Mit-f

Getta
11-16-2010, 01:26 PM
round-robin

born_on_clay
11-16-2010, 01:38 PM
WIN for me please :yeah:

rafa_maniac
11-16-2010, 02:15 PM
WIN please :D

MariaV
11-16-2010, 02:19 PM
Thanks for starting the thread Foxy! :hatoff:

The group is not bad but it all depends on Rafa's shoulder & serving.
Hmmmm, I'll say WIN anyway. :D

Ben.
11-16-2010, 02:52 PM
Damn, have tickets for Sunday but alas, Rafa's group has to play on Monday. Same thing happened last year too.

At least the draw isn't too bad for Rafa, Berdych's form since Wimbledon doesn't suggest he will be a threat, same goes for Roddick really. Not sure what to expect from Djokovic, looked good after USO but not so much in Basel and Paris. Just a question about both Rafa's fitness and his lack of matches.

GeoMaster
11-16-2010, 04:01 PM
may I play ? :D if then win for me :D

Foxy
11-16-2010, 05:20 PM
ORDER OF PLAY

Sunday, 21 November 2010

CENTRE COURT Start At 12:15 PM
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [8] J Melzer (AUT) / P Petzschner (GER)

Not Before 2:00 PM
[4] R Soderling (SWE) vs [5] A Murray (GBR)

Start At 6:15 PM
[4] L DLouhy (CZE) / L Paes (IND) vs [6] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)

Not Before 8:00 PM
[2] R Federer (SUI) vs [7] D Ferrer (ESP)


Monday, 22 November 2010

CENTRE COURT Start At 12:15 PM
[3] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs [5] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT)

Not Before 2:00 PM
[3] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [6] T Berdych (CZE)

Start At 6:15 PM
[2] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [7] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL)

Not Before 8:00 PM
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [8] A Roddick (USA)

Metis
11-16-2010, 08:13 PM
It's WTF time!!! :bounce:

:lol:




How far will Rafa go in WTF? (1500 points :hearts: :drool: :lick:)

RR - Getta
SF - Metis, nashty
F - tennizen
W - Betty, born_on_clay, Foxy, GeoMaster, greenhotchilipep, MariaV, rafa_maniac, Veronique, vn01

greenhotchilipep
11-17-2010, 04:15 AM
Winner pls :)

Vamos Rafa ^-^

Björki
11-17-2010, 08:27 AM
I'd like to join this game next year :)

nashty
11-17-2010, 01:59 PM
sf please. it's been a while.

Metis
11-17-2010, 05:02 PM
I'd like to join this game next year :)

:rocker2:


You can play in this tournament too if you want.

Foxy
11-17-2010, 05:52 PM
I decided to pick WIN finally! Hopefully it brings luck again! ;)

tennizen
11-17-2010, 06:02 PM
Metis,nashty picked sf:rolleyes:

vn01
11-18-2010, 09:07 PM
I would pick SF, but to think that Rafa is going to lose in London-NO. WIN for me!

VAMOS RAFA! :worship:

Veronique
11-19-2010, 05:14 AM
Win!

16681
11-19-2010, 10:53 AM
Vamos to Rafa :)

Metis
11-19-2010, 05:45 PM
Metis,nashty picked sf:rolleyes:

Thank you Hema. :hug:

I am very impressed by your observation skills. I have decided to appoint you assistant manager for MIT 2011. Your duties will be:

- proofreading
- checking FAIL and WIN photos to ensure they haven't been posted before.
- taking my place as manager in case of an emergency.
- other duties TBD

acionescu
11-19-2010, 06:53 PM
Great idea :yeah:

She has a lot of time in her hands, anyway :D

acionescu
11-19-2010, 06:54 PM
MIT pick: SF

Metis
11-21-2010, 08:56 PM
Update:



How far will Rafa go in WTF? (1500 points :hearts: :drool: :lick:)

RR - Getta
SF - acionescu, Metis, Minn, nashty
F - tennizen
W - Betty, born_on_clay, Foxy, GeoMaster, greenhotchilipep, MariaV, rafa_maniac, Snoo Foo, Veronique, vn01





11 hours left to post/change predictions!

Minn
11-22-2010, 04:12 AM
I almost forgot about this. :o

Let's go with SF.

Snoo Foo
11-22-2010, 04:18 AM
oh shit

WIN!

Foxy
11-23-2010, 03:42 PM
Rafa def. Roddick 36 76 64

Schedule for tomorrow.


ORDER OF PLAY - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010

CENTRE COURT start 12:15 PM
[5] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) vs [8] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL)

Not Before 2:00 PM
[6] T Berdych (CZE) vs [8] A Roddick (USA)

Not Before 6:15 PM
[2] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [4] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR)

Not Before 8:00 PM
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [3] N Djokovic (SRB)

Foxy
11-25-2010, 03:25 PM
Rafa def. Djokovic 75 62

Schedule for tomorrow.


ORDER OF PLAY - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010

CENTRE COURT start 12:15 pm
[2] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [5] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT)

Not Before 2:00 PM
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [6] T Berdych (CZE)

Match Starts at 6:15 PM
[3] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs [7] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL)

Not Before 8:00 PM
[3] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [8] A Roddick (USA)

vn01
11-25-2010, 07:07 PM
No one comments here Rafa's performance. :( He plays well, not fantastic, but not bad. He should defeat Berdych, too and then he'll maybe meet Murray in the SFs. VAMOS RAFA!

born_on_clay
11-25-2010, 07:43 PM
I see it that way. He will beat Berdych something like 75 64 and then meet Murray in semis
The match against Murray can go either way. I'll bet on Rafa in 3
but really I can't see anyone beating Federer in current form
Vamos :D

vn01
11-25-2010, 08:14 PM
I see it that way. He will beat Berdych something like 75 64 and then meet Murray in semis
The match against Murray can go either way. I'll bet on Rafa in 3
but really I can't see anyone beating Federer in current form
Vamos :D

Only Rafa can defeat him. Federer is not in such a great form. Nadal from yesterday with less errors can defeat anyone.

I think Rafa will defeat Murray in the semis. :)

Metis
11-26-2010, 04:18 PM
Rafa wins Group A and will face Murray in the SFs. :)



How far will Rafa go in WTF? (1500 points :hearts: :drool: :lick:)

RR - Getta
SF - acionescu, Metis, Minn, nashty
F - tennizen
W - Betty, born_on_clay, Foxy, GeoMaster, greenhotchilipep, MariaV, rafa_maniac, Snoo Foo, Veronique, vn01




Getta: :hug:


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Snoo Foo
11-26-2010, 04:19 PM
:rolls:

star
11-26-2010, 04:20 PM
No wonder Metis posts all those warm temps for Athens.

vn01
11-26-2010, 04:22 PM
Well-played Rafa. He was agressive against Berdych and made less errors than against Djokovic. With the game, he showed today, he'll defeat Murray in the SFs. VAMOS RAFA!

Metis
11-26-2010, 04:22 PM
No wonder Metis posts all those warm temps for Athens.

:lol:


It seems they were confused by that map where India is in Canada and Greece in Africa.

Foxy
11-26-2010, 06:56 PM
Schedule for tomorrow.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2010

CENTRE COURT start 12:15 pm
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [2] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB)

Not Before 2:00 PM
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [5] A Murray (GBR)

Match Starts at 6:15 PM
[6] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs [3] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) or [7] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL)

Not Before 8:00 PM
[3] N Djokovic (SRB) or [8] A Roddick (USA) vs [2] R Federer (SUI)

born_on_clay
11-26-2010, 11:36 PM
fingers crossed :yeah:

16681
11-27-2010, 05:48 AM
Vamos Rafa :D But I wish he wasn't playing Murray :sad:

Metis
11-27-2010, 05:36 PM
Nadal-Murray 7-6 3-6 7-6 :D



How far will Rafa go in WTF? (1500 points :hearts: :drool: :lick:)

RR - Getta
SF - acionescu, Metis, Minn, nashty
F - tennizen
W - Betty, born_on_clay, Foxy, GeoMaster, greenhotchilipep, MariaV, rafa_maniac, Snoo Foo, Veronique, vn01




acionescu, Metis, Minn, nashty: this was close :awww: :hug:


http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/6/10/128891421015958039.jpg (http://cheezburger.com/View/2253726464)

born_on_clay
11-27-2010, 05:39 PM
this was stunnig
good luck in the final champ
I hope there is something left in the tank

vn01
11-27-2010, 05:44 PM
GREAT FROM RAFA! VAMOS CAMPEON! :worship:

Veronique
11-27-2010, 07:09 PM
Phew! I hate it when I can't focus on such a thriller. I'm so glad he pulled it off.

Just 1 more, Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Topspindoctor
11-27-2010, 07:36 PM
Just 1 more win and time for off season!

Foxy
11-27-2010, 08:57 PM
Schedule for tomorrow.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010

CENTRE COURT
Doubles Final - 3:30 pm GMT/ 10:30 am ET
[2] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [3] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR)

Singles Final - Not before 5.30 pm GMT/ 12:30 pm ET
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [2] R Federer (SUI)

born_on_clay
11-28-2010, 12:03 AM
fingers crossed once again :D

rafa_maniac
11-28-2010, 07:24 AM
Wow what a match! I really hate Rafa sometimes, I can't imagine any other players' fans get put through as much hell as we do to see our man win, but to beat nemesis Murray in this tournament on this surface in front of his home crowd with both playing awesome tennis was the most nerve racking and elated (when it was over) I've felt since last year's Oz Open final. Not much expectation for the final, but awesome tournament for Rafa anyway :yeah:

16681
11-28-2010, 09:07 AM
Yes Congrats to Rafa :D I'm sorry I didn't get in here sooner :o But the way The Fed is playing in this Tournament he looks like The Fed from just a few years back--plus it is his surface--so I hate to say it, but I think he will win it :sad: But it was a BIG improvement for Rafa to make the SFs let alone win it so we can be very happy for that :D

vn01
11-28-2010, 11:38 AM
RAFAEL NADAL WILL WIN WORLD TOUR FINALS 2010

Metis
11-28-2010, 07:28 PM
Nadal-Federer 3-6 6-3 1-6 :shrug:



How far will Rafa go in WTF? (1500 points :hearts: :drool: :lick:)

RR - Getta
SF - acionescu, Metis, Minn, nashty
F - tennizen
W - Betty, born_on_clay, Foxy, GeoMaster, greenhotchilipep, MariaV, rafa_maniac, Snoo Foo, Veronique, vn01





Betty, born_on_clay, Foxy, GeoMaster, greenhotchilipep, MariaV, rafa_maniac, Snoo Foo, Veronique, vn01: Pffftt... you thought Rafa would win WTF? Not the sharpest tools in the shed. :hug:


http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/1/9/129075821750451464.jpg (http://cheezburger.com/View/3050135040)




tennizen: Finishing 2010 in style; a WIN just for her. :bigclap:


http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/9/20/b5aad480-3579-4c22-b356-130ed4cd4a38.jpg (http://cheezburger.com/dbsmith/lolz/View/3985145856)

vn01
11-28-2010, 07:41 PM
I am so sad. Anyway, a Final is a great achievement. VAMOS RAFA!

acionescu
11-28-2010, 09:54 PM
Hema :mad:

16681
11-29-2010, 07:57 AM
Well at least Rafa was the only one to take a Set off Roger for the whole Tournament :)
And I think he and Murray wore each other out in their Match :sad: So they really knocked each other out so it was all left to Roger on his best surface :ras:

born_on_clay
11-29-2010, 09:07 AM
Thank you Rafa for great season :hatoff:

Foxy
11-29-2010, 09:22 AM
Nice result indeed! Rafa managed to contain the damage and lost only 500 points to Roger for N1 spot which was better than expected.
May be it was just me but the match looked scripted to me. Rafa should never have won a set playing that way, and the match point was a comedy at its finest. ;) It reminded me a bit "What are you going to give me for Christmas, Rafa?" youtube video. :D

acionescu
11-29-2010, 09:51 AM
It looked scripted to me too. No way Rafa wins a set of Fed ith that craptastic play :lol:

MariaV
11-29-2010, 10:42 AM
Heehee Foxy, Rafa is just such a nice guy, giving a WTF title to Fediva for a Christmas present. :lol: And also playing an exho in Zurich, bless him our lil' angel. :angel:
Anyway, a great season and Rafa seserves some rest. No wonder he looked/was tired, I'd say it was more tiredness from the whole incredible season than from the semis vs Murray or from the last week.

Foxy
12-02-2010, 02:24 PM
Watched the match again. The commentators at SKY Sports noticed Roger deliberately sat on the near side when going out on court first although the unwritten rule is the first player sits on the far side. Rafa sat the whole week on the near side. Knowing how superstitions he is it clearly affected him in a way and Roger knows it. Nice gamesmanship. No wonder Rafa won the Stefan Edberg award, and not Roger. ;)

MariaV
12-02-2010, 03:05 PM
I don't think that really rattled Rafa. ;)

ariel2
12-02-2010, 06:53 PM
Nice result indeed! Rafa managed to contain the damage and lost only 500 points to Roger for N1 spot which was better than expected.
May be it was just me but the match looked scripted to me. Rafa should never have won a set playing that way, and the match point was a comedy at its finest. ;) It reminded me a bit "What are you going to give me for Christmas, Rafa?" youtube video. :D

It looked scripted to me too. No way Rafa wins a set of Fed ith that craptastic play :lol:

Thanks for confirming my suspicions. I called it Fed "tanking" (ok, taking his foot off the gas) in that second set either because he knew he didn't need/want to exert himself or because he wanted to gift Rafa the second to make the final look respectable. Either way Fed's level plummeted in that second set allowing Rafa back in.

Happy he got to the final. I'd rather see him win the Aussie Open in '11. :)

ApproachShot
12-02-2010, 11:27 PM
Watched the match again. The commentators at SKY Sports noticed Roger deliberately sat on the near side when going out on court first although the unwritten rule is the first player sits on the far side. Rafa sat the whole week on the near side. Knowing how superstitions he is it clearly affected him in a way and Roger knows it.

I don't think one can really read much into that. Nonetheless, it was interesting because Fed was sitting opposite Uncle Toni and the Nadal camp for the changeovers and vice versa for Rafa and Roger's entourage.