AO R1: Rafael Nadal def. Marcos "The Bye" Daniel 6-0 5-0 ret. [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

AO R1: Rafael Nadal def. Marcos "The Bye" Daniel 6-0 5-0 ret.

MTwEeZi
01-18-2011, 02:26 AM
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finishingmove
01-18-2011, 02:27 AM
i am not happy with this match

rafa will need the match practise :(

this could backfire at him in later rounds :mad:

orangehat
01-18-2011, 02:28 AM
Nadal has a hard draw :rolls:

abraxas21
01-18-2011, 02:28 AM
nadull was lucky that daniel was injured. otherwise he would have gone back to majorca after the match.

KingCrimson
01-18-2011, 02:28 AM
Nadal is so lucky. Daniel had him right where he wanted him.

Billabong
01-18-2011, 02:28 AM
I was kinda praying Daniel would retire as soon as possible in the second set so we could see another match, something at least entertaining:tape: He did try though..

Snowwy
01-18-2011, 02:28 AM
Rafa lost one point all match on Daniel's serve.

bleu_cheese
01-18-2011, 02:28 AM
That was a pretty embarrassing match from Daniel. He could have continued, but then again he wouldn't have won even one game.

Thanos
01-18-2011, 02:29 AM
lucky the mercy rule was called for quickly or else this could have got very messy.

straitup
01-18-2011, 02:30 AM
Rafa looked shaky in that 1-0 game, otherwise nothing much :lol:

Pirata.
01-18-2011, 02:31 AM
What was wrong with Marcos :confused:

Lopez
01-18-2011, 02:32 AM
Tough match for the world number one

Nobody's Perfecc
01-18-2011, 02:32 AM
Nadal keeps his perfect 1st round record at grand slams. :D

I dunno what happened in the 2nd game of the 2nd set though. :lol:

Gladiator
01-18-2011, 02:33 AM
A WARNING

And today whe have learned a valuable lesson, NEVER play with World No 1 in a slam while suffering from a health problem

Ben.
01-18-2011, 02:33 AM
Shame for Marcos, tried to stick it out for the fans but clearly he wouldn't have been able to have an impact on the match. Sad to see a player have to retire from a rare experience in his career.

Can't gauge Rafa's form from this match, gives him a bit more time to recover fully from flu if he hasn't already and to work on his serve a bit with any luck.

Say Hey Kid
01-18-2011, 02:33 AM
His knee was bothering him the whole match. He was obviously was in no condition to play. With the way he was moving I don't think he could take a set off anyone in the draw.

Just showed up for the lucrative $20,000 prize money i'm sure...

RagingLamb
01-18-2011, 02:33 AM
that was awkward

emotion
01-18-2011, 02:33 AM
shoulda withdrawn, let a ll in

foul_dwimmerlaik
01-18-2011, 02:34 AM
What the hell was that.

Seriously, who finds these clowns and sticks them in Nadal's draws?

out_here_grindin
01-18-2011, 02:36 AM
I was hoping for the triple bagel

Silvester
01-18-2011, 02:37 AM
Daniel shouldn't have bothered to play. If he was injured beforehand he should have withdrawn.

barbadosan
01-18-2011, 02:39 AM
Daniel shouldn't have bothered to play. If he was injured beforehand he should have withdrawn.

As someone pointed out, if he'd withdrawn, he'd have forfeited 20 thousand dollars, so..........

Regenbogen
01-18-2011, 02:39 AM
That was pretty incredibly pointless.

coonster14
01-18-2011, 02:39 AM
What a shame!!! Can't get an indication of Rafa's form after a match like this. :O

Sweeting or his fellow countryman Gimeno-Traver awaits in the next round.

solowyn
01-18-2011, 02:42 AM
That was pretty incredibly pointless.
This.

People who have RLA day tickets today...just lol.

Henry Chinaski
01-18-2011, 02:44 AM
marcos cost me €€€€€€ by retiring but it was obvious he would.

Just like Gil against Ferrer last year.

Have so much respect for Beto Martin. He fought til the very end against Murray and was 1 game away from a triple bagel when he finally got on the scoreboard.

DorianGray7
01-18-2011, 02:45 AM
Was Daniel legitimately injured or did Rafa just crush him so bad he retired after being double bageled.

I didn't see the match, but if Rafa destroys people like this there is no stopping him from raising the trophy. Even Federer didn't win his R1 game by such huge margins.

RIboy
01-18-2011, 02:46 AM
This.

People who have RLA day tickets today...just lol.

104 A$- gone with the wind :rolleyes:

Silvester
01-18-2011, 02:48 AM
Was Daniel legitimately injured or did Rafa just crush him so bad he retired after being double bageled.

I didn't see the match, but if Rafa destroys people like this there is no stopping him from raising the trophy. Even Federer didn't win his R1 game by such huge margins.

don't get your hopes up. Daniel was injured.

Priam
01-18-2011, 02:49 AM
Daniel had a knee injury. Nothing much to take away from this match.

ZaZoo)
01-18-2011, 02:50 AM
This was so bad, I'll just pretend I haven't seen nothing.

GlennMirnyi
01-18-2011, 02:52 AM
Tough match and awfully hard draw.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

cutesteve22
01-18-2011, 02:52 AM
god, why Nadal always gets cake draw?

nobama
01-18-2011, 02:53 AM
Was Daniel legitimately injured or did Rafa just crush him so bad he retired after being double bageled.

I didn't see the match, but if Rafa destroys people like this there is no stopping him from raising the trophy. Even Federer didn't win his R1 game by such huge margins.:retard:

Corey Feldman
01-18-2011, 02:55 AM
dont know how Nadal survives with these impossible early round draws

Allez
01-18-2011, 02:55 AM
Why not allow Rafa to complete the double bagel :shrug:

fast_clay
01-18-2011, 02:58 AM
What was wrong with Marcos :confused:

forehand, backhand... serve, volleys... has a lot to work on...

Topspin Forehand
01-18-2011, 02:59 AM
Vamos Rafa. Daniel was injured but it seems the courts and balls really suit him this year. Not good for the big hitters imo.

careergrandslam
01-18-2011, 02:59 AM
What the hell was that.

Seriously, who finds these clowns and sticks them in Nadal's draws?

oh u havent got the memo from ur fellow nadal haters?

its uncle toni's genius plan!

uncle toni can do magic.

Allez
01-18-2011, 03:01 AM
oh u havent got the memo from ur fellow nadal haters?

its uncle toni's genius plan!

uncle toni can do magic.

How can anyone who receives a bye in a GS lose the tournament???? That's it Rafa has already won this title. Congrats Rafa on your FOURTH consecutive Grand Slam. ;)

GlennMirnyi
01-18-2011, 03:06 AM
forehand, backhand... serve, volleys... has a lot to work on...

Poor Daniel.

Topspin Forehand
01-18-2011, 03:13 AM
Australian Open is slower than the French Open now?

RedFury
01-18-2011, 03:19 AM
forehand, backhand... serve, volleys... has a lot to work on...

Great footwork though...and has youth on his side as well.

We'll be seeing a lot more of this 32 y.o. down the line. Bet on it.

TMJordan
01-18-2011, 03:20 AM
Quite impressive from Rafa :eek:

Kat_YYZ
01-18-2011, 03:28 AM
How can anyone who receives a bye in a GS lose the tournament???? That's it Rafa has already won this title. Congrats Rafa on your FOURTH consecutive Grand Slam. ;)

Pffffffftt... Bye would have been a better opponent. At least he's won a match (and only earned $1,030 for his troubles :confused:)

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/By/N/NA-Bye.aspx

La vie ne pas juste... :o

FormerRafaFan
01-18-2011, 03:32 AM
"mug draw" trolls check in here

Daniel probably retired to avoid embarrassement. He was going down in flames! :eek:

People saying Rafa has a cake draw are wrong. How is Soderling/Murray easy? And btw, I actually don't consider a retirement in the first match as something good. He should get on a roll playing macthes, 3 full sets. He needs it for the later rounds.

Lopez
01-18-2011, 03:35 AM
Daniel probably retired to avoid embarrassement. He was going down in flames! :eek:

People saying Rafa has a cake draw are wrong. How is Soderling/Murray easy? And btw, I actually don't consider a retirement in the first match as something good. He should get on a roll playing macthes, 3 full sets. He needs it for the later rounds.

Dude, you might have a case if they played consecutively.

Söderling or Murray in the SF is what you would expect from a Slam draw :shrug:. The matches up to the SF are easy for him on paper at least.

Monteque
01-18-2011, 03:35 AM
daniel = coward. he scared of triple bagel so he resigned from the game.

Arkulari
01-18-2011, 03:43 AM
Marcos could barely move out there, Rafa was hitting winners to the middle of the court and he wasn't even running :o

This cannot be taken as an indicator of Rafa's form because there was simply no match :shrug:

FormerRafaFan
01-18-2011, 03:51 AM
Marcos could barely move out there, Rafa was hitting winners to the middle of the court and he wasn't even running :o

This cannot be taken as an indicator of Rafa's form because there was simply no match :shrug:

Like I said.. would have wanted to see a full match to see Rafa's form, even if he were to triple bagel the guy.

Hopefully naxt match should be of higher quality, and we actually get to see 3 full sets. We'd probably get a better indocator or Rafa's form too.

Allez
01-18-2011, 03:52 AM
Rafa trampling his way to his fourth successive grand slam :worship:

green25814
01-18-2011, 03:55 AM
This was basically a walkover.

Arkulari
01-18-2011, 04:01 AM
Federer has an easier draw imo. Well.. maybe except from Simon.

First Round: Injured Daniel vs Lacko, who took a set from Rafa
Second Round: Simon (aka the negative h2h) vs Gimeno Traver (do I really have to say anything there?)

It's the luck of the draw, sometimes you draw all the good stuff, sometimes you don't :shrug: but Rafa does have the easiest route to the QF/SF.

It is true that Daniel isn't a match for Rafa in any surface, but he would surely have won at least a couple of games if he was anywhere near competitive form, Rafa sweats more in his training sessions than in this match, so you can't really say what's going on until he's tested

TMJordan
01-18-2011, 04:11 AM
If I was one of those lucky losers I would spit on Daniel.

The Magician
01-18-2011, 05:06 AM
Disgusting. Some guys go their whole careers working for a 1st round win in a grand slam, and Nadull literally has it handed to him time after time. And at the people who think drawing a top 5 player in the SF equals a tough draw :haha:

Arhaych
01-18-2011, 05:39 AM
If I was one of those lucky losers I would spit on Daniel.

And if I was Marcos Daniel, I'd wipe the saliva away with fifty dollar bills.

Arhaych
01-18-2011, 05:40 AM
Gee, just looked at Nadal's draw, he's got it tough this year - might have to play Federer in the final.

straitup
01-18-2011, 05:42 AM
First Round: Injured Daniel vs Lacko, who took a set from Rafa
Second Round: Simon (aka the negative h2h) vs Sweeting (do I really have to say anything there?)

Corrected for you :p . Should change your outlook on who has the tougher draw :p

KarlyM
01-18-2011, 05:42 AM
:zzz: The only thing somewhat exciting about this match was the 2nd game of the 2nd set. :lol:

Roddickominator
01-18-2011, 07:10 AM
Daniel should be fined however much he made from this match. Maybe deserving of a suspension as well.

GSMnadal
01-18-2011, 07:18 AM
Wanted to see a triple bagel :devil: Doesn't matter, 1 down, 6 to go. Vamos, he won't lose a game the entire tournament!

Orka_n
01-18-2011, 07:19 AM
Real monster this Daniel.

Laba
01-18-2011, 07:52 AM
Daniel shouldn't have played, a LL got robbed of a chance.

Waste of time really, no benefits here for Rafa. I hope Sweeting makes him sweat and gives him a good test.

Seingeist
01-18-2011, 07:55 AM
Rafa lost one point all match on Daniel's serve.

Wow. That's truly incredible.

nobama
01-18-2011, 08:03 AM
PMac said cheater looked good and fresh, but that he had to go out and hit the practice courts. At this point all I can hope is that cheater's draw becomes so easy he won't have had any tests prior to QF and PusherKing or Le Sod takes him out then. Really easy draws can sometimes backfire on you.

Nadull_tard
01-18-2011, 08:16 AM
Another GS title after extremely tough draw. The Humble GOAT :worship:

delpiero7
01-18-2011, 08:18 AM
6-0, 5-0 ret.if my opponent is injure, no?

NID that trolls like The Magician would find a way to blame Nadal for this non-event. It's not at all Daniel's fault, playing despite knowing that he was injured and would find it difficult to win single points, let alone games. Then again it's no surprise that they're not blaming Daniel, who only turned up for the cash, seeing as most of them also climax whenever the fixing money-grabber Davydenko scores a significant victory.

I agree with the sentiments of a couple of posters on this thread. Aggreived lucky losers should borrow some cricket bats and go and give Daniel a proper injury.

Tough matches for all of the top 8 in R1.

Foxy
01-18-2011, 08:31 AM
PMac said cheater looked good and fresh, but that he had to go out and hit the practice courts. At this point all I can hope is that cheater's draw becomes so easy he won't have had any tests prior to QF and PusherKing or Le Sod takes him out then. Really easy draws can sometimes backfire on you.

I will take it, as he needs as much time as possible to recover at 100% from the virus. And then rip them all a new one!

Pirao666
01-18-2011, 09:30 AM
Damn, 1st round and the haters are already making excuses :lol: Slow surface, joke draw, anything else to add guys?

Are you guys that worried that Nadal may become the first man to hold the 4 slams in 3 different surfaces? :haha:

Foxy
01-18-2011, 09:50 AM
Damn, 1st round and the haters are already making excuses :lol: Slow surface, joke draw, anything else to add guys?

Are you guys that worried that Nadal may become the first man to hold the 4 slams in 3 different surfaces? :haha:

I am actually very excited. When haters start bitching after the first round you know that Rafa's mission is very possible! Vamos!

madmax
01-18-2011, 09:58 AM
typical Nadull GS draw, filled with quiters, chokers and physically impaired clowns.
Bamos Nadull, you animal:bowdown:

nadal_slam_king
01-18-2011, 10:05 AM
Daniel should be fined however much he made from this match. Maybe deserving of a suspension as well.

LOL fined for being brave rather than not playing, surrrrrrrrrrre.

FlameOn
01-18-2011, 10:07 AM
Even a healthy Daniel wouldn't have won more than 8-10 games at the most. :shrug:

Keep going Rafa. :bounce:

finishingmove
01-18-2011, 10:18 AM
PMac said cheater looked good and fresh, but that he had to go out and hit the practice courts. At this point all I can hope is that cheater's draw becomes so easy he won't have had any tests prior to QF and PusherKing or Le Sod takes him out then. Really easy draws can sometimes backfire on you.

did he really use the word "cheater"?

JayR
01-18-2011, 10:39 AM
LOL fined for being brave rather than not playing, surrrrrrrrrrre.

Yes. The Star of Courage is winging it's way to Brazil as we speak.

Lleyton_
01-18-2011, 10:48 AM
I expect a similar scoreline against Lopez.

Jaz
01-18-2011, 11:13 AM
Nadal should have just stayed in his own hotel room.

BlueSwan
01-18-2011, 11:21 AM
Pffffffftt... Bye would have been a better opponent. At least he's won a match (and only earned $1,030 for his troubles :confused:)

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/By/N/NA-Bye.aspx

La vie ne pas juste... :o
That's just classic. Love the 1-8243 career record stat! :D

LaFuria
01-18-2011, 12:35 PM
Nadull shows once again he's a true Spartan warrior with his tough draws. Vamos!

FormerRafaFan
01-18-2011, 12:38 PM
What happened though? Did Daniel retire because he was injured/ill or because he wanted to avoid the embarrassement? Or maybe both?

bokehlicious
01-18-2011, 12:40 PM
What happened though? Did Daniel retire because he was injured/ill or because he wanted to avoid the embarrassement? Or maybe both?

Rafa is just too good :shrug: I would be shocked if he were to lose a single game en route to the title :speakles:

SelvenluvJo
01-18-2011, 12:46 PM
sad for Macros.

Topspindoctor
01-18-2011, 12:47 PM
typical Nadull GS draw, filled with quiters, chokers and physically impaired clowns.
Bamos Nadull, you animal:bowdown:

Nadal has a hard draw :rolls:

Nadal is so lucky. Daniel had him right where he wanted him.

What the hell was that.

Seriously, who finds these clowns and sticks them in Nadal's draws?

Tough match and awfully hard draw.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/510602/haters-gonna-hate-panda.jpg

Jaz
01-18-2011, 12:54 PM
http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/510602/haters-gonna-hate-panda.jpg

But sadly people have a point. USO was ridiculous, I wouldn't be surprised if there is another retirement against him.

Yazoo.C
01-18-2011, 01:25 PM
Shame Marcos had to retire, but happy Rafa is through! :)

Jaz
01-18-2011, 01:27 PM
How is it Nadal's fault that some player can't handle playing him and/or is injured and have to retire? seriously.. stop blaming Nadal! I'm pretty sure the Fedtards don't blame Fed if Fed plays some random dude and he retires, so why blame Nadal? It doesn't make any sense!

I didn't blame Nadal... :confused:

bokehlicious
01-18-2011, 01:28 PM
I didn't blame Nadal... :confused:

You failed to worship Rafael Nadal then you are a hater, simple as that :shrug:

alfonsojose
01-18-2011, 02:43 PM
Pocahontas' Slam on the way. The forum will colapse that day :(

FormerRafaFan
01-18-2011, 03:35 PM
I didn't blame Nadal... :confused:

Perhaps not you, but other people here.. Saying how Rafa played a bye blah blah.. I mean, really. The guy got injured, which is far from a bye.

Manequin75
01-18-2011, 04:07 PM
people belittling Nadal here are actually simply seeking confrontation with some Rafa fans and the best way to get to them is by bashing Rafa :) Its a pity because most objective people on TV, press, celebrities, former and present pros seem to claim that Rafa is a SWEET BOY ;)

So the mantra here is - "I dont like these rafa fans and so I cannot like rafa either. Of course he is a nice guy but I cant say that publicly and my job is to only magnify the controversial, bad things and belittle good things. I mean the guy has won 9 slams, is the #1 - he really cant be a mug. Oh well these fans are so full of it - of course he is a mug who has won every year only coz of easy draws, coaching, time wasting strategies, gamesmanships, chokers and crippled people. Yeah thats what Rafa is all about. I hate Rafa. Oh wait do I really hate him? even fed seems to love him and hugs him in public on a tennis court. but these rodents here on mtf. No I cant like him. I hate Rafa. Yes I feel better now"

ossie
01-18-2011, 04:27 PM
too solid from the number one player in the world

Blackbriar
01-18-2011, 04:44 PM
why Nadal won so easily? it would have been much better for his confidence to win 5 sets :rolleyes:

Sapeod
01-18-2011, 04:47 PM
Always in certainty.

Even if Daniel wasn't injured, he had no chance. Not a good enough player to even challenge Nadull on this surface.

nadal_slam_king
01-18-2011, 05:56 PM
Rafa hits winners easier on this surface than he does at the US Open. I know the opponent sucked but its pretty obvious Rafa is going to be hitting a lot of winners this fortnight, he's a winner machine.

luie
01-18-2011, 05:57 PM
The truth behind nadull's GS runs since FO 10.
Weak era,,even weaker draws.

FormerRafaFan
01-18-2011, 06:01 PM
Always in certainty.

Even if Daniel wasn't injured, he had no chance. Not a good enough player to even challenge Nadull on this surface.

Thanks for stating the obvious. It's not like we didn't see this when the first set lasted 19 minutes:rolleyes:

FormerRafaFan
01-18-2011, 06:05 PM
Rafa hits winners easier on this surface than he does at the US Open. I know the opponent sucked but its pretty obvious Rafa is going to be hitting a lot of winners this fortnight, he's a winner machine.

Looks like it! ;) I just hope he can keep it going through the rest of the matches too. But you're right, this surface is better suited for Nadal's game than the one at the US Open.

The truth behind nadull's GS runs since FO 10.
Weak era,,even weaker draws.

He's actually had many difficult draws, but a lot of his potential opponents seem to bow down under the pressure in earlier rounds before meeting him. This isn't Nadal's fault. It's their own fault that they're not good enough to win and thereby face Nadal..

FormerRafaFan
01-18-2011, 06:08 PM
for each one of those the guy he beat in the finals was the guy who beat FED. :shrug: Rest assured this time Fed will CERTAINLY be in the FINALS. Cant see anybody taking a set off him let alone beating him until the finals.

It's funny, because I've thought the same during the two past slams. Well, maybe not Wimbledon, he kinda struggled in his first match there.. But certainly USO. He crusied through all of his matches before meeting someone who beat him. I can see that happening now too. Though I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the final either..

Manequin75
01-18-2011, 06:13 PM
Rafa hits winners easier on this surface than he does at the US Open. I know the opponent sucked but its pretty obvious Rafa is going to be hitting a lot of winners this fortnight, he's a winner machine.

The USO court was player faster and flatter. Rafa was hitting winners there and being more aggressive than usual. He knew if he wouldnt be the aggressor the other guy would finish the point off. Here on this surface Rafa might think the need to be the aggressor right off the bat is probably relatively lesser. You will see him take control of the point with his forehand and grind the other playing into hitting shorter and shorter before either rafa finishes it off with a forehand well inside the baseline or the other guy makes an error. IN short I think rafa here will be relatively less aggressive than USO.

Therein lies the danger when he plays FED. If Fed comes out like WTF attacking Rafa's second serves and hitting aggressive backhand winners mixing them well cross court and down the line, and using his drop shots to frustrate Rafa - fed will end up upsetting Rafa's rhythm and that is the only way Fed can win. He cant grind it out with Rafa - he will lose for SURE. But Fed has the variety and his new found ultra-aggression to unsettle Rafa. Yes the court is slower and high bouncing but I think thes etwo will play the evening match in the finals and without the sun and lower temperatures the ball aint gonna bounce that much either.

Rafa needs his serve to click for the most part. He was trying to keep his speed up in his first match but it came at an expense to his first serve %. If Rafa is serving anything like the USO he could stay neck to neck with Fed and Murray/Sod

Guy Haines
01-18-2011, 06:46 PM
The truth behind nadull's GS runs since FO 10.
Weak era,,even weaker draws.

How would this be different from many of Federer's GS runs from 2005-2009?

Nadal's USO draw didn't look so easy on paper -- the draw opened up for him.

shiaben
01-18-2011, 06:47 PM
Although Nadal's draw is beatable. I think it will wear him out a bit.

He has several unfamiliar players, which is a good thing (given that they will choke against him) yet at the same time they might keep taking sets off him, so he'll probably be heading in a lot of annoying 4 set matches with players trying to hold on heavy serves.

Possibility of facing Tomic after Sweeting. Then possibly Isner or Cilic, with a consistent serving day can push him to 4 sets and put pressure on his return game to prolong the match.

Only till the quarters will he have a more familiar opponent. I.e. Nalbandian, Ferrer, or Youzhny as the likely ones he were to face.

Nalbandian seems to have a major endurance problem so he would probably lose in 4 sets. He was awful against Verdasco, Verdasco exposed him. I can't comment too much on Ferrer, haven't seen him play Nadal in awhile, he might be annoying, but probably a close 4 setter I would assume.

As for Youzhny I think he would be the better option to challenge Nadal. But after what I saw in the USO, it looks like a near impossibility, Youzhny even played well in that match. I still pick him out to upset Nadal, but we'll see what happens.

The most challenging match would be if Murray were to face him. The rest are just too inconsistent. Soderling has the potential to defeat him, but has too many mental errors and the heat at Australia might affect his game even more negatively.

Murray's match at the masters was impressive, and his more latest matches against Nadal have been close defeats (6-4 type defeats or tiebreakers), which is some positive sign to look forward to.

Guy Haines
01-18-2011, 06:47 PM
did he really use the word "cheater"?

IronLady writes about tennis the way Sarah Palin talks about politics.

samanosuke
01-18-2011, 07:36 PM
Nadal tasted his own medicine . Doubt that he would be able to recover from this one

Roddickominator
01-18-2011, 09:55 PM
Why do you dopes spend time complaining about the draw of your favorite/least favorite players? It's a pointless discussion.

The more interesting discussion is about this Marcos Daniel guy getting punished for taking a spot in the draw when he's clearly too injured to even play a match, simply so he can get his $20,000 or whatever. He doesn't deserve that money, and it's bad for tennis that this was allowed to happen.

KaiserT
01-18-2011, 10:25 PM
This match shows the massive flaws in the ranking system, awful players like Daniel win enough matches in mug south american clay court challenger tournaments to stick around the top 100 for years and embarrass themselves and the game at slams.

Everko
01-18-2011, 10:28 PM
Rafa is unbeatable. Players like Daniel won't take a game. Players like Wawrinka won't take a set and players like Murray and Federer will not take more than 1 set

Orka_n
01-18-2011, 10:39 PM
Rafa is unbeatable. Players like Daniel won't take a game. Players like Wawrinka won't take a set and players like Murray and Federer will not take more than 1 setUnless Rafa is injured, tired, unmotivated, or ill 2 weeks ago you mean.

Igede
01-18-2011, 10:48 PM
Was a good match! shame Daniel could not continue :sad: he was playing some well points.

Everko
01-18-2011, 10:57 PM
Was a good match! shame Daniel could not continue :sad: he was playing some well points.

it would have ended 18-0.

FormerRafaFan
01-18-2011, 11:00 PM
Rafa is unbeatable. Players like Daniel won't take a game. Players like Wawrinka won't take a set and players like Murray and Federer will not take more than 1 set

Hmm, I'm not so sure about that. Daniel is.. Daniel. I expect him to lose quite a few games to the players he faces in the next rounds. None of them are really bad. And yeah, I can definitely picture Rafa losing to Federer or Murray, or if not lose than at least them pushing Rafa to 4 or 5, same with Söderling.

ZaZoo)
01-19-2011, 01:03 AM
Why do you dopes spend time complaining about the draw of your favorite/least favorite players? It's a pointless discussion.

The more interesting discussion is about this Marcos Daniel guy getting punished for taking a spot in the draw when he's clearly too injured to even play a match, simply so he can get his $20,000 or whatever. He doesn't deserve that money, and it's bad for tennis that this was allowed to happen.

This, I totally agree with that. It was beyond pathetic from Marcos and should be fined.

Caio_Brasil
01-19-2011, 01:10 AM
Quote from Daniel to a Brazilian website, you guys take your won conclusions:

"In the matchday I warmed up very lighlty just to walk inside the court. I entered the court because this is my job, it's from it that I take money for me and for my family. If I had money to spend the time I want, I would never enter the court and be embarassed in that way".

Let's be honest, $20,000 is a big amount of money and it's in those big tournaments where a player like him makes most of the money in the year, so it's understandable that he did that. The guy is married and has an young son. It's a matter of point of view really.

Manequin75
01-19-2011, 01:28 AM
Quote from Daniel to a Brazilian website, you guys take your won conclusions:

"In the matchday I warmed up very lighlty just to walk inside the court. I entered the court because this is my job, it's from it that I take money for me and for my family. If I had money to spend the time I want, I would never enter the court and be embarassed in that way".

Let's be honest, $20,000 is a big amount of money and it's in those big tournaments where a player like him makes most of the money in the year, so it's understandable that he did that. The guy is married and has an young son. It's a matter of point of view really.

Thanks for this post. I dont fault him. He earned the right to be in the main draw - and he made an attempt to play and he deserves his 20K. He even had 4 breakpoints against the rafa serve in the second game of the second set. Why should he give up his spot in the main draw for nothing in return? Nobody gives you anything when you need it. I am glad he did what he did. Sure I would have liked to see more tennis but hey there so many more matches going on - its the freaking first round. Hope he feels better and I dont even think he needs to explain his situation to anybody.

Ben.
01-19-2011, 01:44 AM
Marcos earned his right to be in the draw, the discussion ends there. This is not a top pro we are talking about, it is a career tennis player, anyone in his position would do the same thing. As usual people are too quick to criticise. Credit should be given to him for trying to stay out there.

tests
01-19-2011, 06:24 AM
Rafa is unbeatable. Players like Daniel won't take a game. Players like Wawrinka won't take a set and players like Murray and Federer will not take more than 1 set

im pretty sure murray took 2 sets off of nadal the last time they played..

Start da Game
01-19-2011, 07:18 AM
Rafa is unbeatable. Players like Daniel won't take a game. Players like Wawrinka won't take a set and players like Murray and Federer will not take more than 1 set

truth.......we are in round 1 and look at the number of whining and weeping blind fedtards already........

Foxy
01-19-2011, 07:52 AM
After todays results in the bottom half it looks like Rogie won't face a seeded player until the quarters? Tell me about an easier draw!

bokehlicious
01-19-2011, 07:58 AM
After todays results in the bottom half it looks like Rogie won't face a seeded player until the quarters? Tell me about an easier draw!

This is Nadull-Daniel match thread, I guess you're slightly off topic here, no? :retard:

Singularity
01-19-2011, 08:08 AM
truth.......we are in round 1 and look at the number of whining and weeping blind fedtards already........
I see. So when Federer destroys his first round opponent, it means the draw is too easy. When Nadal does the same to his (injured) opponent, it means he's just too good.

bokehlicious
01-19-2011, 08:14 AM
you brought Federer up in this thread and deleted your post. please shut up. :retard:

I didn't delete my post, I guess some sensitive rafatard crybaby reported it to the mods :retard: and it got deleted in a flash instant by one of the numerous rafatard mods... :shrug:

Guy Haines
01-19-2011, 08:52 AM
I didn't delete my post, I guess some sensitive rafatard crybaby reported it to the mods :retard: and it got deleted in a flash instant by one of the numerous rafatard mods... :shrug:

:o Don't you have a triple latte to make? There's a long line at the register.

Have to admit your avatar is hideously great. :lol:

Sham Kay
08-30-2011, 09:33 PM
Finally. Nadal beat Djokovic at something.

KingCrimson
08-30-2011, 09:43 PM
Nice bump

Pirata.
08-30-2011, 09:47 PM
:haha:

GSMnadal
08-30-2011, 09:50 PM
A WARNING

And today whe have learned a valuable lesson, NEVER play with World No 1 in a slam while suffering from a health problem

Still very true these days