Memphis R1: Raonic def. (2) Verdasco: 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Memphis R1: Raonic def. (2) Verdasco: 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5)

jeremda01
02-17-2011, 02:20 AM
Well done milos.

solid serving by both guys in the final set. a few love games there too.

http://i54.tinypic.com/124u2jm.png

Young 8
02-17-2011, 02:20 AM
Expected


http://singlegalsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/vernando-verdasco.jpg

HKz
02-17-2011, 02:20 AM
He did it again. Congrats to Milos

Satasonic
02-17-2011, 02:20 AM
Sublime tiebreak from what I could follow on the live scores. Had a hiccup at 3-0, then regrouped and broke at 6-5 from Verdasco's first serve! Great stuff!

Johnny Groove
02-17-2011, 02:20 AM
This man can't be stopped.

Geo
02-17-2011, 02:21 AM
Raonic :cool: :yeah:

Verdasco humbled again by the newcomer :tape: :o I give him props for not pulling out of this match after losing to Raonic in San Jose though :lol:

tennisfan856
02-17-2011, 02:21 AM
hopefully fiasco quits tennis after the results that have transpired in the past week.

Sham Kay
02-17-2011, 02:21 AM
When you're on a roll you're on a roll. Awesome.

Jomp1
02-17-2011, 02:21 AM
Only R1 though, but great win again.

Blarghman
02-17-2011, 02:21 AM
Thought Milos might be in trouble after losing the second, but he came back well in the third. He was up 3*-0 in the TB, but gave back both minibreaks, but got another at 5-5* and finished it off. Nice fightback :yeah:

chammer44
02-17-2011, 02:21 AM
Kid Canuck does it again!

tennishero
02-17-2011, 02:22 AM
verdasco unable to win a tie break against this newcommer, so mentally weak.

tennizen
02-17-2011, 02:22 AM
Nice tiebreak :worship:

acheng
02-17-2011, 02:22 AM
:worship: Awesome job Milos! Twice in a row now...Verdasco must be plenty upset..

allpro
02-17-2011, 02:22 AM
o canada! :worship:

(nando must be fuming :mad:)

Voo de Mar
02-17-2011, 02:22 AM
Ronic is the biggest TB specialist thus far: 9-1 record in 2011. His first win on the main level after a final set tie-break (3-4 record on all levels).

jcreback
02-17-2011, 02:22 AM
Find a bridge Fiasco.

Pirata.
02-17-2011, 02:22 AM
:facepalm:

chammer44
02-17-2011, 02:23 AM
someone has to find this match and put up a link somewhere please. Everyone missed it.

KoOlMaNsEaN
02-17-2011, 02:23 AM
:bounce: It keeps getting better!

Now I can see Milos tomorrow on tv! :bigclap:

hyperren
02-17-2011, 02:23 AM
Sexy Steps in the next round.

Wow, this is actually a winnable half for Milos....

Mateeuh
02-17-2011, 02:24 AM
Oh man. Nail biting tie-break. Another great match from Milos, from what I have seen on the live scores (is there any camera in Memphis?). Very close one, so happy!

tennishero
02-17-2011, 02:24 AM
cant wait for milos to hit the clay.

GlennMirnyi
02-17-2011, 02:25 AM
:haha:

Fiasco is such a mug.

wUaMzsNKR7Q

viruzzz
02-17-2011, 02:25 AM
verdASCO is his BEEATCH

djb84xi
02-17-2011, 02:25 AM
Raonic is doing well for himself so far. Huge, back to back wins over Verdasco. This was a tight match, but once again, Verdasco found a way to lose the match and this time, was no exception. He is definitely one of the most mentally fragile players I've ever seen.

Silvester
02-17-2011, 02:28 AM
cant wait for milos to hit the clay.

is he half decent on Clay or worse?

jeremda01
02-17-2011, 02:29 AM
kind of amazing how each player won exactly 50% of the points played!

Satasonic
02-17-2011, 02:29 AM
He might be worse, the serve wont work as it works on hard. Milos' groundies arent too solid as well, especially the backhand wing, so I can definitely see him as being worse on clay than on other surfaces.

tennishero
02-17-2011, 02:31 AM
is he half decent on Clay or worse?

his serve wont be as effective and his baseline game will be exposed :drool:

no more games for milos :wavey:

Action Jackson
02-17-2011, 02:32 AM
Good.

Time to tank and make Acapulco qualies.

abraxas21
02-17-2011, 02:33 AM
hahahaha

dont have any other thing to say, really.

Alex999
02-17-2011, 02:34 AM
wow, I'm so impressed with Milos. Great win.
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/7416/gocanadagoa.jpg (http://img835.imageshack.us/i/gocanadagoa.jpg/)

jmf07
02-17-2011, 02:34 AM
:worship: Milos. Great way to back up after the high of last week.

TMJordan
02-17-2011, 02:34 AM
Another game :yeah:

Clay Death
02-17-2011, 02:35 AM
milos the monstah.

too good.

fast_clay
02-17-2011, 02:35 AM
Caution: Pigeon Approaching

Mateeuh
02-17-2011, 02:36 AM
He might be worse, the serve wont work as it works on hard. Milos' groundies arent too solid as well, especially the backhand wing, so I can definitely see him as being worse on clay than on other surfaces.

I personnally don't see Milos playing this kind of high-level tennis on clay, especially not this season. Gotta improve his footwork and movements, which might take some years...

Silvester
02-17-2011, 02:37 AM
Milos plays again tomorrow morning - second match I beleive. Who on earth made that schedule?

finishingmove
02-17-2011, 02:39 AM
Caution: Pigeon Approaching

yep :o

Mistaflava
02-17-2011, 02:41 AM
where are all the retards bashing him on Sunday? This kid seems like the real deal.

I didn't see the match, how was Verdasco's behaviour?

octatennis
02-17-2011, 02:43 AM
ohh no!!! more buddyholly in GM. fuck our luck!

jadey
02-17-2011, 02:46 AM
the maple leaf missile strikes again :D

MalwareDie
02-17-2011, 02:49 AM
Yeesss! It will be funny if Verdasco becomes Raonic's first pigeon.

abraxas21
02-17-2011, 02:52 AM
the milos bandwagon has infinite potential

GlennMirnyi
02-17-2011, 02:56 AM
Yeesss! It will be funny if Verdasco becomes Raonic's first pigeon.

Funny but not unlikely. Fiasco is one of the biggest mugs ever.

Ashlar77
02-17-2011, 02:57 AM
Way to back the title win up Milos, phenomenal run continues!!! :worship: FerVer must be pissed. :unsure:

MalwareDie
02-17-2011, 02:57 AM
Funny but not unlikely. Fiasco is one of the biggest mugs ever.

No disagreement there.

ibreak4coffee
02-17-2011, 02:59 AM
In the space of two months, Milos has turned into Arcade Fire - a good thing from Canada only a few people knew about who all of a sudden start playing in front of stadium size crowds overnight because of a bandwagon that can't fit everyone and grows daily.

A long way from September 2010 when I was one of about five people watching him play - and lose to - Carsten Ball on Court 18 at the US Open...

fast_clay
02-17-2011, 03:00 AM
i will not be surprised to see a weatherman fuck up this summer and let the viewers know that 'it will be a verdasco day tomoro with showers tending in the late afternoon'... he one muggy spainialsko

FlameOn
02-17-2011, 03:04 AM
Nando had his chances but of course he blew all of them. Milos serving at 2-2, Nando had 0-30, then lost all the rest of the points in that game. Nando had a serve at 5-5 TB to bring up match point, but of course he probably made an error and gave MP to Milos instead.

I don't expect Nando haters to be sympathetic towards Nando :lol:, but spare a thought for his fans. For some unexplanable reason, we support this headcase clown Verdasco every match he plays. No matter how many times he collapses in TBs, makes DFs and errors on almost every important point, we keep coming back for more punishment. Being a Verdasco fan is not easy.

n8
02-17-2011, 03:08 AM
Raonic says goodbye to the Challenger tour after only 11 wins at that level. Even Hewitt (13) and Roddick (23) have more Challenger wins.

chammer44
02-17-2011, 03:09 AM
Nando had his chances but of course he blew all of them. Milos serving at 2-2, Nando had 0-30, then lost all the rest of the points in that game. Nando had a serve at 5-5 TB to bring up match point, but of course he probably made an error and gave MP to Milos instead.

I don't expect Nando haters to be sympathetic towards Nando :lol:, but spare a thought for his fans. For some unexplanable reason, we support this headcase clown Verdasco every match he plays. No matter how many times he collapses in TBs, makes DFs and errors on almost every important point, we keep coming back for more punishment. Being a Verdasco fan is not easy.

At least he's good looking. lol wadda clown

156mphserve
02-17-2011, 03:13 AM
Raonic says goodbye to the Challenger tour after only 11 wins at that level. Even Hewitt (13) and Roddick (23) have more Challenger wins.

Milos has never even been seeded in a challenger, jumped all those steps too quickly:lol:

fast_clay
02-17-2011, 03:14 AM
Raonic says goodbye to the Challenger tour after only 11 wins at that level. Even Hewitt (13) and Roddick (23) have more Challenger wins.

that there is an alltime great stat

funny to think it but it looks like a canadian is gonna save US tennis...

well... not funny if you a yank

TMJordan
02-17-2011, 03:22 AM
Laugh it up VERDASCO fans. But your boy will be playing the challangers soon. Horrible tennis player. Just horrible.

Silvester
02-17-2011, 03:23 AM
In the space of two months, Milos has turned into Arcade Fire - a good thing from Canada only a few people knew about who all of a sudden start playing in front of stadium size crowds overnight because of a bandwagon that can't fit everyone and grows daily.

A long way from September 2010 when I was one of about five people watching him play - and lose to - Carsten Ball on Court 18 at the US Open...


I didn't even know he was in the US Open untill a couple weeks ago when i read it somewhere :p

However I don't follow the Qualifiers all that much.

Kat_YYZ
02-17-2011, 03:25 AM
Milos! http://www.abrsm.org/forum/style_emoticons/default/woot.gif

ariel2
02-17-2011, 03:27 AM
I really didn't think Milos could recover from his first ATP title that quickly. Nice job. Nando coming up short in yet another tiebreak with the fresh-faced kid. I hope the Tennis Gods spare Nando from encountering his newly-minted nemesis for the next couple of months so he can recover.

osmonde
02-17-2011, 03:28 AM
Got broke once today and lost his first set since against Ferrer in AO. WOW!
He played more aggressive saying he got more confident and liked the court.
He had problem converting numerous BP but fought hard on defense when Fer was on serve.
A 2hrs match and playing at 11:00 tomorrow morning will be tough against that jumping jack Stepanek.
Hope he wins that because next would be Berankis, which he could overcome as well maybe.
Anyway, got 45 pts and 14,000$, as he said in latest interview: with his prizes, he will be able to afford better meal and steaks on tour :lol:
At least, stream is on tomorrow.

Arkulari
02-17-2011, 03:31 AM
That's the thing about playing a very solid player with a great serve on a hard court, Nando is a headcase, so it is very likely that the h2h becomes lopsided if they keep meeting in HC :lol:

Is it true that Nando insulted Raonic calling him a 12 year old? :unsure: if he did then :retard:

chammer44
02-17-2011, 03:34 AM
I really didn't think Milos could recover from his first ATP title that quickly. Nice job. Nando coming up short in yet another tiebreak with the fresh-faced kid. I hope the Tennis Gods spare Nando from encountering his newly-minted nemesis for the next couple of months so he can recover.

Once Kid Canuck claims a few more big scalps Nando will be ok.

osmonde
02-17-2011, 03:34 AM
Last one -- and it's important -- from Raonic: "The walls are a bit low, so you sort of think you don't want to hit anyone in the face." :lol:

FlameOn
02-17-2011, 03:35 AM
That's the thing about playing a very solid player with a great serve on a hard court, Nando is a headcase, so it is very likely that the h2h becomes lopsided if they keep meeting in HC :lol:

Is it true that Nando insulted Raonic calling him a 12 year old? :unsure: if he did then :retard:

He said that he doesn't know how Milos doesn't break his shoulder with his serve because he has the body of a 12 year old. :lol: It wasn't the best thing to say, and even as a fan I hate Nando's disrespect for Milos' serve.

Of course Nando's never going to beat Milos if he doesn't respect him.

canuckfan
02-17-2011, 03:35 AM
Got broke once today and lost his first set since against Ferrer in AO. WOW!
He played more aggressive saying he got more confident and liked the court.
He had problem converting numerous BP but fought hard on defense when Fer was on serve.
A 2hrs match and playing at 11:00 tomorrow morning will be tough against that jumping jack Stepanek.
Hope he wins that because next would be Berankis, which he could overcome as well maybe.
Anyway, got 45 pts and 14,000$, as he said in latest interview: with his prizes, he will be able to afford better meal and steaks on tour :lol:
At least, stream is on tomorrow.

Well he did lose two sets to Greul two weeks ago in Joburg.

osmonde
02-17-2011, 03:52 AM
@ canuckfan Yep, I even saw this awful match. I probably want to forget it as his coach and himself do. Bianco afterwards said he would not go on US tour with him if he kept this kind of attitude :)
He sure understood and proved him wrong since.

Mr. Oracle
02-17-2011, 04:11 AM
hey, I missed the match. Did anyone see if ferdinando was more gracious with the handshake this time? Wonder if Milos finally got his autograph...

Mr. Oracle
02-17-2011, 04:25 AM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Wow it sounds like the kid has really gotten under his skin. Future matches will be interesting to witness the mental unravelling. Fiasco seems to think that clay defines a tennis player. Someone should tell pete sampras about that.

GlennMirnyi
02-17-2011, 04:27 AM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Wow it sounds like the kid has really gotten under his skin. Future matches will be interesting to witness the mental unravelling. Fiasco seems to think that clay defines a tennis player. Someone should tell pete sampras about that.

What a disgusting sore loser this Fiasco is.

fran70
02-17-2011, 04:30 AM
Amazing! Raonic reminds me when Sampras what about his age and ranking and outclassed Tim Mayotte two times in a row and who was a top 10 player on those days.

Pirata.
02-17-2011, 04:30 AM
"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve."

Disgraceful. Don't be such a sore loser, Fernando :o

allpro
02-17-2011, 04:40 AM
"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve."

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6986/umno.gif

nando, please grow a set and get some self-respect.

Blarghman
02-17-2011, 04:41 AM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""


Amazing that a guy who can't "rally and run", and can "only serve" earned 10 BP chances against him. What a sore loser, hope he's out of the top 10 soon :o

Pirata.
02-17-2011, 04:44 AM
watch "Next Question: Milos Raonic" video on the sidebar: http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

:spit:

They made him say "Another game for Milos" :haha:

swisht4u
02-17-2011, 04:53 AM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Wow it sounds like the kid has really gotten under his skin. Future matches will be interesting to witness the mental unravelling. Fiasco seems to think that clay defines a tennis player. Someone should tell pete sampras about that.

What a lousy thing to say.

Raonic is just a kid that's having some success and had to finish the job against a veteran. Not easy no matter what the skill level.

After the first lesson he said Raonic had a body of a 12 year old. :(

Everyone's looking at Raonic and checking him out, Verdasco is in the showcase too but plays the pigeon.
Let me find my violin. :cool:

GlennMirnyi
02-17-2011, 04:53 AM
watch "Next Question: Milos Raonic" video on the sidebar: http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

:spit:

They made him say "Another game for Milos" :haha:

What a nice guy.

ANOTHER GAME FOR MILOS!

chenx15
02-17-2011, 04:57 AM
looks like the win on sunday was not a fluke... another game for.. milossssssssss

tennisfan856
02-17-2011, 05:00 AM
cant believe navratilova is on the bandwagon to outlaw his serve, not sure if she is joking or not.

Arkulari
02-17-2011, 05:02 AM
Nando :o
Disgraceful from him to behave like this :retard:

Mr. Oracle
02-17-2011, 05:08 AM
cant believe navratilova is on the bandwagon to outlaw his serve, not sure if she is joking or not.

if true that's weird why he's getting the attention considering there are at least another half dozen players with similar serves who need a lot of work on other aspects of their game. wonder if she came down on fellow american isner for the same offense and had the guts to voice it in the american media.

Acer
02-17-2011, 05:14 AM
This result makes me WARM inside

puppy555
02-17-2011, 05:26 AM
Great job Milos! :worship: Looks like he played a lot better on the return games too, since he had 10 BPs, as opposed to 0 in the SAP final :o

tektonac
02-17-2011, 05:53 AM
is this the start of a great rivalry: raonic - verdasco ;)

FormerRafaFan
02-17-2011, 05:57 AM
Nando is such a sore loser omg! It's almost making me sick to listen to all his lame excuses. Nando saying Milos only relies on serve, but if he "only" relies on serve, then WHY weren't you able to win? Just excuses, excuses.. total :bullshit: and btw.. this is coming from his fan. I'll aways support Nando but the mental weakness on the big points and the sore loser aspect is not something I'm very proud of when it comes to him.

Anyway, congrats to Milos. Another solid win here. Won't be long until he's top 20! I hope he can win over Stepanek, but it'll get tough, and Milos might be fatigued by now because he's been playing so much tennis lately..

Say Hey Kid
02-17-2011, 06:00 AM
Nando is a joker and a clown. Does he do anything but make excuses for his poor play?

Zagor
02-17-2011, 06:18 AM
Verdasco again being a sore loser,disappointing.What is even more hilarious is that he's playing in an era in which conditions cater to the returner more than they ever did in the history of tennis and yet he's still b!tching.I wonder what would have happened if he had to play in form Goran or Krajicek on 90s carpet or grass,he'd probably have a nervous breakdown or something.

hyperren
02-17-2011, 06:19 AM
watch "Next Question: Milos Raonic" video on the sidebar: http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

:spit:

They made him say "Another game for Milos" :haha:

:lol:

Milos seems like a really nice kid. :)

scoobs
02-17-2011, 06:21 AM
"I don't like the way he plays, therefore it's not real tennis."

Wow. Does Nando read MTF?

scoobs
02-17-2011, 06:27 AM
watch "Next Question: Milos Raonic" video on the sidebar: http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

:spit:

They made him say "Another game for Milos" :haha:

Well that answers the one question I had for him - does he know about that clip....poor guy...that's gonna stick to him like a bad rash that just won't quit...he thinks he's sick of it now...

:lol:

Allez
02-17-2011, 06:33 AM
Expected, though I'm surprised Nando put up much of a fight at all :eek:

abraxas21
02-17-2011, 06:38 AM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Wow it sounds like the kid has really gotten under his skin. Future matches will be interesting to witness the mental unravelling. Fiasco seems to think that clay defines a tennis player. Someone should tell pete sampras about that.

never really knew why i disliked fiasco so much -aside of the fact that he's a pocahontas fanboy, that is.

now theres another reason.

Start da Game
02-17-2011, 06:38 AM
looks like an all serve mug this raonic.......i am not that impressed.......

Roamed
02-17-2011, 06:47 AM
Betfair are valuing Raonic ahead of Verdasco to win the French Open :p Milos is at 26/1, Nando is at 104/1, believe it or not!

Aenea
02-17-2011, 06:53 AM
Oh come on, other (top) players have lost to the same player 2 times B2B before, so what?

Still bad result, Nando.:o And not a classy behaviour after the match :rolleyes:

abraxas21
02-17-2011, 06:56 AM
it would be hilarious if milos beats the fiasco on clay.

abraxas21
02-17-2011, 07:02 AM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

-------------------
Wow it sounds like the kid has really gotten under his skin. Future matches will be interesting to witness the mental unravelling. Fiasco seems to think that clay defines a tennis player. Someone should tell pete sampras about that.

i recall fed once said that playing against karlovic wasn't really a tennis match but he didn't say much beyond that.

to say that "i hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis..." is just so silly and stupid. it's the type of thing a kid with a bad attitude would say.

Arkulari
02-17-2011, 07:05 AM
Raonic has a great serve but his all around game still needs a lot of improvement, with his current ROS he'd lose 1 and 1 to Almagro in MonteCarlo :o

henke007
02-17-2011, 07:10 AM
:help::haha::haha::haha::worship:

156mphserve
02-17-2011, 07:30 AM
Raonic has a great serve but his all around game still needs a lot of improvement, with his current ROS he'd lose 1 and 1 to Almagro in MonteCarlo :o

he played almagro in an exho during the offseason and lost 7-6 in the 3rd. I'm not sure what surface that was on but because it was in spain I'd think clay, but I may be wrong. If I am then kindly disragard this message;)

Certinfy
02-17-2011, 07:33 AM
Damn this kid is good.

Nando :hug: :sad:

Zagor
02-17-2011, 07:35 AM
Raonic has a great serve but his all around game still needs a lot of improvement, with his current ROS he'd lose 1 and 1 to Almagro in MonteCarlo :o

Actually he returned serve better against Verdasco this time around but his BP conversion was pretty bad(1/10).

But regardless so what if he loses to Almagro 1 and 1 on clay? Last time I checked,clay is just one surface and while Milos's all around game still needs a lot of work chances are he'll never be a force on clay with his style of play no matter how much he improves.His brand of tennis is rewarded on HC/grass(even modern slowed down HC/grass)not clay.

He plays first strike tennis and looks to follow that big FH in the net every chance he gets,unlike vast majority of players today Milos actually posseses a good attacking instinct.Retreating 10ft behind and exchanging topspin groundstrokes all day and going to the net only to shake hands is never gonna be his thing.

BTW one of Almagro's biggest flaws is his inability to move forward and put away the ball at the net which he has plenty of opportunities to do given his huge groundies(he's one of the biggest hitters in the game).

Topspindoctor
02-17-2011, 07:37 AM
it would be hilarious if milos beats the fiasco on clay.

All serve mugs generally fail on clay :wavey:

madmax
02-17-2011, 07:47 AM
can we now safely acknowledge that Mugdasco is Milos byatch?:haha:
Another game for Milos againt this mug then:banana:

Shirogane
02-17-2011, 07:52 AM
lol

dabeast
02-17-2011, 07:52 AM
good to see this talented kid win, got a good head on his shoulders :yeah:

Verdasco, clown player, even more clownish attitude :o

Pirata.
02-17-2011, 07:57 AM
Actually he returned serve better against Verdasco this time around but his BP conversion was pretty bad(1/10).

GOAT stats, only true champions can have this kind of horrendous break point conversion. Fedal would be proud. This means Milos is a future #1 for sure :yeah:

Forehander
02-17-2011, 08:31 AM
lol biggest overrated mug ever

Blue Heart24
02-17-2011, 09:15 AM
Well done Raonic :yeah: Keep going.
Verdasco with his comments :retard: Hope they play on grass next time,maybe Verdasco can bitch even more.

Crazy Girl
02-17-2011, 09:37 AM
Ooooopssss! He did it again!!!!!!!:help::help::help:

Sonja1989
02-17-2011, 09:42 AM
Ouch... :sad:

rhinooooo
02-17-2011, 09:48 AM
watch "Next Question: Milos Raonic" video on the sidebar: http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

:spit:

They made him say "Another game for Milos" :haha:

:worship: :worship:

Those comments from Nando. Fucking pathetic loser.

Crazy Girl
02-17-2011, 09:52 AM
it would be hilarious if milos beats the fiasco on clay.


(your avatar is fantastic!!!!):spit::spit:Fiasco!!!!!! In italian don't mean just a "fiasco" a "flop". but also a "flask"!!! don't know why but I find it hilarious:spit::spit:

A flask of Red Wine Chianti!!:p:p:p

Mungo
02-17-2011, 10:54 AM
Ronic is the biggest TB specialist thus far: 9-1 record in 2011. His first win on the main level after a final set tie-break (3-4 record on all levels).

TB won against Verdasco, Gulbis and Gasquet should belong to the 'other stats' section :) We will need to see Milos in tight matches against players with half a brain.

Good one Clownando, he should feel lucky to lose in the 3rd set TB. Raonic had way too many chances to break his serve.

Mungo
02-17-2011, 11:04 AM
Nando had his chances but of course he blew all of them. Milos serving at 2-2, Nando had 0-30, then lost all the rest of the points in that game. Nando had a serve at 5-5 TB to bring up match point, but of course he probably made an error and gave MP to Milos instead.

I don't expect Nando haters to be sympathetic towards Nando :lol:, but spare a thought for his fans. For some unexplanable reason, we support this headcase clown Verdasco every match he plays. No matter how many times he collapses in TBs, makes DFs and errors on almost every important point, we keep coming back for more punishment. Being a Verdasco fan is not easy.

At 5-5 in the 3rd set TB Raonic hit a backhand winner down the line. Milos was the one wasting chances yesterday, Verdasco 'fought'? hard to reach the 3rd set TB but the better player won in the end.

Mungo
02-17-2011, 11:10 AM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Wow it sounds like the kid has really gotten under his skin. Future matches will be interesting to witness the mental unravelling. Fiasco seems to think that clay defines a tennis player. Someone should tell pete sampras about that.

LMAO at Verdasco, words can't describe what a tool and a sore loser he is...and I usually like spanish players. It's fair to say that Clownando is developing a Raonic complex!

Ibracadabra
02-17-2011, 11:12 AM
Hahahahah at those comments from fiasco, although i agree with him he shouldn't be saying such things as he is a professional.

Henry Chinaski
02-17-2011, 11:17 AM
Stupid ATP rules allowing Raonic to hit serves even in his return games. I mean how else would he get into double figures for break points, eh nando?

Mungo
02-17-2011, 11:20 AM
Because Verdasco has the brain of a 12 year old.

.-Federers_Mate-.
02-17-2011, 11:22 AM
Verdasco is losing steam from his early charge. A player with his talent should be taking out these sorts of limited players with minimal fuss. He is spot on with his comments and has a right to voice his opinion. Milos is a very lucky player. The only thing that really stands out from his perspective is his mental strength and when i say STAND OUT i mean REALLY STANDS out.

Bad for the game.

I wouldn't read too much into this result. When the dust is settled and it's all said and done.. Nando is still in the top 10 and Raonic is still outside the top 50. Verdasco has bigger name value and earns more money and Verdasco has won more titles and more matches. Once Nando figures out his game i can see this h2h being quite the lop sided one. That's just Verdasco and he's very very talented.

Topspindoctor
02-17-2011, 11:23 AM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Wow it sounds like the kid has really gotten under his skin. Future matches will be interesting to witness the mental unravelling. Fiasco seems to think that clay defines a tennis player. Someone should tell pete sampras about that.

Nando is really mad :spit:

I hope they meet during CC season, that match would be awesome.

Sham Kay
02-17-2011, 11:26 AM
At this rate that Seinfeld vid is going over 100,000 views in no time.

Lopez
02-17-2011, 11:26 AM
Wow what a sore loser Verdasco is.

AgassiFan588
02-17-2011, 11:28 AM
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:


A frustrated Verdasco lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favor his game and not Verdasco's. The points were quickly played.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve."

nalbyfan
02-17-2011, 11:29 AM
What a sore loser this Tabasco is...

nalbyfan
02-17-2011, 11:40 AM
hahaha.....Mr Muscle bites the dust !!!
Go back to body building contest Tabasco, it's the place where you belong !!

jonathancrane
02-17-2011, 11:41 AM
"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve."

Pathetic :o :o :o

DrJules
02-17-2011, 11:50 AM
Well done milos.

solid serving by both guys in the final set. a few love games there too.

http://i54.tinypic.com/124u2jm.png

Amazing that both players won exactly the same number of points.

TommyCZE
02-17-2011, 12:09 PM
Mugdasco is such a loser, I read his comments first on a czech website, thought it was bad translation or a "sensation" attempt. Radek has a chance today, Raonic has played a lot, even that todays match wont start at 11 (as is mentioned there many times), 12 (19 CET) is more realistic.

tennishero
02-17-2011, 12:16 PM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""



totally agree with him, well said nando.

imagine if everyone was serving unreturnable bombs, tennis would be dead in a second.

Time Violation
02-17-2011, 12:25 PM
totally agree with him, well said nando.

imagine if everyone was serving unreturnable bombs, tennis would be dead in a second.

And Karlovic would be #1. Or maybe not. :p

GlennMirnyi
02-17-2011, 12:55 PM
totally agree with him, well said nando.

imagine if everyone was serving unreturnable bombs, tennis would be dead in a second.

:rolleyes:

Why don't you go watch pétanque then? No overhead movement.

tennizen
02-17-2011, 01:15 PM
:lol: He said it well. Not bad

ossie
02-17-2011, 01:18 PM
as much as i hate all-serve clowns, raonic is not in the same class as isner/karlovic/querrey and others. he can actually move well and has a decent repertoire of shots.

marcelwks
02-17-2011, 02:03 PM
How many sp's had Verdasco in final when Raonis was not serving

Johnny Groove
02-17-2011, 02:15 PM
He said that he doesn't know how Milos doesn't break his shoulder with his serve because he has the body of a 12 year old. :lol: It wasn't the best thing to say, and even as a fan I hate Nando's disrespect for Milos' serve.

Of course Nando's never going to beat Milos if he doesn't respect him.

TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Wow it sounds like the kid has really gotten under his skin. Future matches will be interesting to witness the mental unravelling. Fiasco seems to think that clay defines a tennis player. Someone should tell pete sampras about that.

What an unprofessional mug sore loser this Verdasco is. He is lucky he has his looks.

If Verdasco looked like Ljubo, he'd have 0 fans. And this is coming from a fan.

Fretchap
02-17-2011, 02:27 PM
:lol: @ Verdasco's comments

Well done Milos :bounce: The better player won once again :yeah:

Lopez
02-17-2011, 02:29 PM
What an unprofessional mug sore loser this Verdasco is. He is lucky he has his looks.

If Verdasco looked like Ljubo, he'd have 0 fans. And this is coming from a fan.

Ergo you must be his fan because of his looks ;)

ibreak4coffee
02-17-2011, 02:54 PM
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:


A frustrated Verdasco lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favor his game and not Verdasco's. The points were quickly played.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve."

Then why aren't you in Buenos Aires this week Fernando?

Milos does have a sub-par backhand, but I'm scratching my head here with comments that say he has nothing but a serve. Have any of you seen Milos play? His forehand is strong and his net game is far superior to most of the top 50.

And for Verdasco to lament that he wasn't playing tennis against someone like Milos who has a big serve - yeah tell that Fernando to serve and volleyers who can't play that style anymore because modern technology allows mugs like you to stand 10 feet behind the baseline and put ridiculous amounts of spin on your groundstrokes

emotion
02-17-2011, 02:55 PM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Wow it sounds like the kid has really gotten under his skin. Future matches will be interesting to witness the mental unravelling. Fiasco seems to think that clay defines a tennis player. Someone should tell pete sampras about that.
Being a jerk, but at the same time he's right

nsidhan
02-17-2011, 02:55 PM
Nando...spoken like a thug.

Will be funny if Milos beats him on clay as well :D

What is he supposed to do if he has a big serve. If that is the case when I play Fernando he should hit all his shots at only 1% of his power to make it fair on both players.

Stupid idiot!

Mungo
02-17-2011, 03:20 PM
cant believe navratilova is on the bandwagon to outlaw his serve, not sure if she is joking or not.

US commentators should be taken as seriously as a wrestling fight

Sonja1989
02-17-2011, 03:24 PM
Maybe would be better, If Nando focusing his tennis, don't saying "Djokovic will be No.1" and so.

Mungo
02-17-2011, 03:37 PM
Maybe would be better, If Nando focusing his tennis, don't saying "Djokovic will be No.1" and so.

Djokovic must be mad at Verdasco for his jinx

Mungo
02-17-2011, 03:46 PM
More stuff from Clownando found on a spanish website.

'He was luckier than me in the tie-break. He hit the line with his backhand at 5-5 (TB) and that gave him a better chance of winning the match. It was tough to respond to his attacks because he's a big guy and coming to the net he doesn't give you much space to pass him'. LOL!

Young 8
02-17-2011, 04:10 PM
LOL Cocknose

Mr. Oracle
02-17-2011, 04:19 PM
So no one has a clip of the post match handshake or photos of the disheveled matador?

Zagor
02-17-2011, 04:29 PM
Being a jerk, but at the same time he's right

No he really isn't,serve is one of the most(if not the most)important shots in tennis so saying Raonic's type of tennis isn't "real" just because Milos's biggest weapon happens to be his serve is both ridiculous and utterly disrespectful to the opponent that beat him twice in a row.Furthemore Milos has much more potential outside his serve than guys like Karlovic/Isner but it would still be equally stupid if Verdasco said the same after losing to them,you can't fault them for using their biggest weapon to try to win a match.

I mean we could just as easily say that Verdasco,Nadal etc. exploiting opponent's one handed BHs with their big lefty FHs is a cheap and "unfair tactic as well(not to mention it is arguably as if not even more boring to watch than a servefest) but hey if it works good for them,I'm not the one to tell them they shouldn't stick to their winning formula.

Pirata.
02-17-2011, 05:06 PM
More stuff from Clownando found on a spanish website.

'He was luckier than me in the tie-break. He hit the line with his backhand at 5-5 (TB) and that gave him a better chance of winning the match. It was tough to respond to his attacks because he's a big guy and coming to the net he doesn't give you much space to pass him'. LOL!

Dear god, Fernando please just shut up :o

Jomp1
02-17-2011, 05:07 PM
:haha: What about not being mentally stronger than a rookie. Nando :o

Winston's Human
02-17-2011, 05:10 PM
You would think that a veteran player like Verdasco could be a little classier in defeat.

tennishero
02-17-2011, 05:14 PM
must be hard serving from a tree :rolleyes:

The Matador
02-17-2011, 05:15 PM
totally agree with him, well said nando.

imagine if everyone was serving unreturnable bombs, tennis would be dead in a second.
Yeah exactly raonic is a pathetic tennis player how boring he is to watch well said by verdasco cos really everyone is thinking that. He would get ***** on clay by most decent clay courters.

Har-Tru
02-17-2011, 05:17 PM
Another giant big serving ballbasher. Fantastic! I love where this sport is going!

maxomax
02-17-2011, 05:38 PM
Nice win again Milos!
And fernando should stop talking, he looks more stupid every time! If you don't want to play IH, than go for the South Anerican swing on clay...

Roger the Dodger
02-17-2011, 06:05 PM
So many people hating Raonic already. Must be on his way to becoming a legend, IMO. :lol:

Johnny Groove
02-17-2011, 06:10 PM
Ergo you must be his fan because of his looks ;)

...and his game :p

But his sore loser comments are making me begin to dislike the guy.

Nadull_tard
02-17-2011, 06:55 PM
Fiasco getting owned by this young man. Great news for tennis. It's time to eliminate mugs, chokers and fanboys from the ATP.

Corey Feldman
02-17-2011, 11:14 PM
hope that tasted good Verdasco

hope FlameOn was shaking in rage, again

abraxas21
02-17-2011, 11:21 PM
must be hard serving from a tree :rolleyes:

del potro must be serving from a bigger tree, then...

Corey Feldman
02-17-2011, 11:21 PM
"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

:haha:

stay classy Nando, guy has lost his brain since Gasquet and the French crowd slapped him in Nice last summer :lol:

Sapeod
02-17-2011, 11:26 PM
:haha:

stay classy Nando, guy has lost his brain since Gasquet and the French crowd slapped him in Nice last summer :lol:
What a pathetic loser Verdasco is :lol:
Bye bye top 10 soon....hopefully.

Raonic is too good for him, by far the better player....cmon!

jadey
02-17-2011, 11:46 PM
So many people hating Raonic already. Must be on his way to becoming a legend, IMO. :lol:

pathetic isnt it , why do people hate on this young man who is obviously very talented , afraid he may beat their fav no doubt

Sapeod
02-17-2011, 11:46 PM
pathetic isnt it , why do people hate on this young man who is obviously very talented
Because they're scared...
afraid he may beat their fav no doubt
Exactly.

tennishero
02-17-2011, 11:56 PM
del potro must be serving from a bigger tree, then...

del potro holds back to allow his opponents to rally and then beat them ;)

Hewitt =Legend
02-18-2011, 12:02 AM
Out of line comments there from Verdasco.. guy should know better.. and he speaks as if beating him on clay makes him the better player.

Sapeod
02-18-2011, 12:03 AM
del potro holds back to allow his opponents to rally and then beat them ;)
Sure, sure....


38 aces from Raonic....Verdasco had no chance (not that he had any in the first place...).

Btw, Raonic's serve is bigger and better than Del Potro's, so of course...he will serve more aces and be harder to break...

Hewitt =Legend
02-18-2011, 12:05 AM
Sure, sure....


38 aces from Raonic....Verdasco had no chance (not that he had any in the first place...).

Btw, Raonic's serve is bigger and better than Del Potro's, so of course...he will serve more aces and be harder to break...

It was 16 in the Nando match..

emotion
02-18-2011, 12:06 AM
No he really isn't,serve is one of the most(if not the most)important shots in tennis so saying Raonic's type of tennis isn't "real" just because Milos's biggest weapon happens to be his serve is both ridiculous and utterly disrespectful to the opponent that beat him twice in a row.Furthemore Milos has much more potential outside his serve than guys like Karlovic/Isner but it would still be equally stupid if Verdasco said the same after losing to them,you can't fault them for using their biggest weapon to try to win a match.

I mean we could just as easily say that Verdasco,Nadal etc. exploiting opponent's one handed BHs with their big lefty FHs is a cheap and "unfair tactic as well(not to mention it is arguably as if not even more boring to watch than a servefest) but hey if it works good for them,I'm not the one to tell them they shouldn't stick to their winning formula.

if i had a game based heavily on my serve, i'd certainly use it. i just don't like watching it.

Sapeod
02-18-2011, 12:43 AM
It was 16 in the Nando match..
I was refering to the Stepanek match...of course I worded it wrong by putting Verdasco's name there. 38 aces in 3 sets....too big.

mickymouse
02-18-2011, 01:56 AM
[QUOTE=oracle;10783120]TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Did he really say all these with a straight face or could he be joking? Verdasco always seemed like something of an airhead but he's never come across as being so classless.

Vinceten
02-18-2011, 02:06 AM
At Nando's comments or everyone else who agrees wit hhim :o

yeah, it's quite lame from Verdasco to say, I mean FIRST OF ALL, Fernando is not even that good on clay lol, and why would clay give you a more real tennis match than other surfaces? I mean every players have their weaknesses and their strenghts, it changes due to the surface, it has always been like that, look at Nadal when he first started to play on tour, there's not a single player that told him he wasn't playing real tennis cuz he was only good on clay. There's no way that a surface could be considered better as another one etheir.

It's hilarious too because Raonic got something like 11 bps during his 1st round match against himd, so clearly he's not only about serve if he managed to get those points on Verdasco's serve lol. The fact is Raonic beat him twice in less than 3 days and he just can't handle itlol, that's all that matters to me. Even if Raonic wouldn't win a single match on clay, I couldn't care less if he's good on other surfaces. Anyway, he has a better shot on clay than a player like Roddick cuz his groundstrokes are much better than Roddick's but yet not a single player say that Roddick doesn't play a real tennis match. It just shows how stupid Verdasco can be, the guy is cocky and can't swallow that he's been defeated by the youngun twice. That diva-like attitude is just so a disgrace for the men tennis that always shown more sportmanship than the women but with those kind of comments, it reminds me the so called delusional comments by a Jankovic for example lol

River
02-18-2011, 02:14 AM
[QUOTE=oracle;10783120]TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Did he really say all these with a straight face or could he be joking? Verdasco always seemed like something of an airhead but he's never come across as being so classless.

That was pretty classless, agreed.

Mr. Oracle
02-18-2011, 03:45 AM
At Nando's comments or everyone else who agrees wit hhim :o

yeah, it's quite lame from Verdasco to say, I mean FIRST OF ALL, Fernando is not even that good on clay lol, and why would clay give you a more real tennis match than other surfaces? I mean every players have their weaknesses and their strenghts, it changes due to the surface, it has always been like that, look at Nadal when he first started to play on tour, there's not a single player that told him he wasn't playing real tennis cuz he was only good on clay. There's no way that a surface could be considered better as another one etheir.

It's hilarious too because Raonic got something like 11 bps during his 1st round match against himd, so clearly he's not only about serve if he managed to get those points on Verdasco's serve lol. The fact is Raonic beat him twice in less than 3 days and he just can't handle itlol, that's all that matters to me. Even if Raonic wouldn't win a single match on clay, I couldn't care less if he's good on other surfaces. Anyway, he has a better shot on clay than a player like Roddick cuz his groundstrokes are much better than Roddick's but yet not a single player say that Roddick doesn't play a real tennis match. It just shows how stupid Verdasco can be, the guy is cocky and can't swallow that he's been defeated by the youngun twice. That diva-like attitude is just so a disgrace for the men tennis that always shown more sportmanship than the women but with those kind of comments, it reminds me the so called delusional comments by a Jankovic for example lol

pray tell, what the frick did jankovic say???

Love Game
02-18-2011, 04:37 AM
I still think Fernando will have a good clay season.

Kat_YYZ
02-18-2011, 05:16 AM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Wow it sounds like the kid has really gotten under his skin. Future matches will be interesting to witness the mental unravelling. Fiasco seems to think that clay defines a tennis player. Someone should tell pete sampras about that.

Someone should tell Verdasco to go beat Rafa on clay if he thinks he's so good. :rolleyes: As I recall, he's 0-5, has not won a set, and has been bagelled twice.

Oh... and this:
http://www.easleys.com/Productimages/kalan/SM114.jpg

The Magician
02-18-2011, 07:22 AM
Fiasco at it again :worship: What a nice guy he is when not bending over for Nadull :rolleyes:

Too good from Raonic. If he keeps playing like this the whole year who knows what could happen by the USO, and wouldn't it be nice to have an all court aggressive game from a young guy challenging for the top spots? :aparty:

scoobs
02-18-2011, 07:26 AM
Then why aren't you in Buenos Aires this week Fernando?



THIS!

It's not like he didn't have the choice to go mix it with the "real" tennis players on the dirt in Buenos Aires. He elected to play on pretty fast indoor courts that are likely to attract the big serve type players - it's a regular stretch for the likes of Karlovic and Isner.

It would be like Tursunov electing to play Buenos Aires then complaining he has to slide a lot and his socks get dirty.

I mean. DUH :scratch:

Chloe le Bopper
02-18-2011, 11:25 AM
the funny thing is that if nadal were to serve 38 aces at him, he'd still hug him dearly at the net, then publicly congratulate him with enthusism during the press conference and lastly -but certainly no least- bend over for pocahontas in the kingsize bed of the main memphis hotel.
Somewhere, this post went too far. I can't quite pinpoint where, though.

Nathaliia
02-19-2011, 06:17 PM
TSN
http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=354200

"A frustrated Verdasco, who was the No. 2 seed in Memphis, lamented having to play the hard-serving Raonic twice in conditions that favour his game and not Verdasco's.

"For me that's not a real match in tennis," Verdasco said. "I hope to play soon against him in clay court to show him what it is to play tennis, and play rallies, and run, and not only serve.""

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Wow it sounds like the kid has really gotten under his skin. Future matches will be interesting to witness the mental unravelling. Fiasco seems to think that clay defines a tennis player. Someone should tell pete sampras about that.
lmao what a sore loser!
Poor crybaby can't play Volandri in every round, it must hurt :lol:

How about to stop whining and learning how to return properly or develop a similar serve.

rubbERR
02-19-2011, 06:29 PM
Verdasco speaking truth, Raonic is all serve just like Karlovic, people just liking him at the moment because he is ON RISE, what happens when his rise stops? People starting treat him like all other players, not pretty :lol:

Orka_n
02-19-2011, 06:32 PM
Verdasco is talking crap. :shrug: Terrible loser he is.

Verdasco speaking truth, Raonic is all serve just like Karlovic, people just liking him at the moment because he is ON RISE, what happens when his rise stops? People starting treat him like all other players, not pretty :lol:Raonic is more talented than Karlovic.

abraxas21
02-19-2011, 06:32 PM
what a fiasco

rubbERR
02-19-2011, 06:33 PM
Truth hurts, Verdasco just saying the truth

ossie
02-19-2011, 06:34 PM
Verdasco is talking crap. :shrug: Terrible loser he is.

Raonic is more talented than Karlovic.
thats not saying much

Orka_n
02-19-2011, 06:36 PM
thats not saying muchAgreed, but Rubberr compared Milos to Ivo. And I said Rubberr was wrong. :shrug:

156mphserve
02-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Verdasco speaking truth, Raonic is all serve just like Karlovic, people just liking him at the moment because he is ON RISE, what happens when his rise stops? People starting treat him like all other players, not pretty :lol:

what happened when Nadal and federer got to #1 and stopped rising:lol:, you have to stop rising eventually, #1 is as high as you can get.

Aas for me, when he stops rising, I'll be a fan of his just like I always have been, even way back when he was losing futures first round matches:shrug:

Nathaliia
02-19-2011, 07:52 PM
TBH what I have seen in the past few weeks from Raonic was better than peaking Karlovic throughout his long career. Maybe that's just me, but the kid really deserves the 5 minutes of fame at this moment and it might develop into 5 years of hysteria.