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Rafito's 6th Barcelona win :bounce: :bigclap: :woohoo: :aparty:

acionescu
04-18-2011, 07:33 PM
The place where acionescu was striken by the beauty of Jeremy Chardy and Getta almost got run over by a Mercedes while trying to take a pic :awww: :o



http://tennistour.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/tennisentrance1.jpg

Betty
04-18-2011, 07:35 PM
mit:win:(

tennizen
04-18-2011, 07:37 PM
MIT: Win:rocker2:

acionescu
04-18-2011, 07:38 PM
Rafa Nadal, 5 times winner, presents you

THE DRAW

http://sas.suplitodomedia.com/resource/landing/barcelona-tennis-open-betting-odds.jpg


http://www.barcelonaopenbancsabadell.com/atp-vs-frame.php?PHPSESSID=4cb1783b52268410fb594116799742 69

(1) R.Nadal (:worship: :worship:) vs bye
D.Gimeno-Traver vs P.Starace
RRH vs A.Ramos
S.Giraldo vs T.Bellucci

R.Gasquet vs J.I.Chela
T.Kamke vs B.Kavcic
F.Cipolla vs R.Haase
G.Monfils vs bye

(3)R.Soderling (:ras:)vs bye
V.Millot vs I.Dodig
R.Kendrick vs S.Greul
R.Stepanek vs M.Raonic

GGL vs D.Istomin
LaLo vs Kuku
K.Nishikori vs P.Riba
T.Berdych vs bye

J.Meltzer vs bye
M.Granollers vs D.Brands
B Paire vs some mug
T.Gabashvili vs A.Montanes

K.Anderson vs P.Cuevas
A.Golubev vs V.Hanescu
J.Nieminen vs C.Berlocq
(4)D.Ferrer(:hearts:) vs bye

Mugro vs bye
G.Granollers vs acionescu's future husband
A.Kuznezov vs ERV
Davy vs Dolgo jr.

Pico vs Dimitrov
Fog vs Vagnozzi
Xman vs JCF
(2)Murray vs bye

scoobs
04-18-2011, 07:45 PM
MIT win please

MariaV
04-18-2011, 07:45 PM
The official site in English.
http://www.barcelonaopenbancsabadell.com/index.php?lang=en
The draw... for now ;)

(1) Nadal, Rafael vs. BYE
Gimeno-Traver, Daniel vs. Starace, Potito
Ramirez-Hidalgo, Ruben vs. Ramos, Albert (WC)
Giraldo, Santiago vs. (13) Bellucci, Thomaz
(9) Gasquet, Richard vs. Chela, Juan Ignacio
Kamke, Tobias vs. Kavcic, Blaz
Qualifier vs. Haase, Robin
BYE vs. (7) Monfils, Gael

(3) Soderling, Robin vs. BYE
Qualifier vs. Dodig, Ivan
Kendrick, Robert vs. Qualifier
Stepanek, Radek vs. (15) Raonic, Milos
(12) Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo vs. Istomin, Denis
Lopez, Feliciano vs. Kukushkin, Mikhail
Nishikori, Kei vs. Riba, Pere
BYE vs. (5) Berdych, Tomas

(6) Melzer, Jurgen vs. BYE
Granollers, Marcel vs. Brands, Daniel
Qualifier vs. Carreno-Busta, Pablo (WC)
Gabashvili, Temuraz vs. (11) Montanes, Albert
(14) Anderson, Kevin vs. Cuevas, Pablo
Golubev, Andrey vs. Hanescu, Victor
Qualifier vs. Berlocq, Carlos
BYE vs. (4) Ferrer, David

(8) Almagro, Nicolas vs. BYE
Granollers-Pujol, Gerard (WC) vs. Andujar, Pablo
Kuznetsov, Andrey (WC) vs. Qualifier
Davydenko, Nikolay vs. (10) Dolgopolov, Alexandr
(16) Monaco, Juan (WC) vs. Dimitrov, Grigor
Fognini, Fabio vs. Qualifier
Malisse, Xavier vs. Ferrero, Juan Carlos
BYE vs. (2) Murray, Andy

MariaV
04-18-2011, 07:47 PM
http://www.barcelonaopenbancsabadell.com/lib/phpThumb/phpThumb.php?src=../../admin/media/uploads/noticias/Rueda_prensa_Rafa_Nadal_800.jpg&w=670
http://www.barcelonaopenbancsabadell.com/lib/phpThumb/phpThumb.php?src=../../admin/media/uploads/noticias/Rafa_Nadal_conferencia_Godo.jpg&w=340

Nadal: Barcelona best tournament after three Masters 1000 events on clay
18/04/2011

Rafael Nadal has held his first press conference at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Back from Monte Carlo, where he clinched his seventh successive title, he answered the questions of the accredited journalists and trained at the Real Club Tenis Barcelona.

“I’m in good shape, a little tired as the last two matches in Monte Carlo were tough, but it’s ok. :o I’m really looking forward to returning to this tournament and my club after I had to drop out last year”.

Nadal has praised the Barcelona tournament: “organizing such a top ATP 500 event is amazing”. The World No. 1 hopes to compete well in the Catalan capital and is now focusing on one of his immediate rivals, either Daniel Gimeno Traver or Potito Starace.

“After the three Masters 1000 events on clay, Barcelona is the most important ATP 500 tournament of the circuit. It does not only serve as practice session to get in shape for Roland Garros. I train hard to be in top form for Barcelona”, he told the media representatives and continued “I have to play more aggressive, serve better and work on my authority on court to improve my game”. :yeah:

Nadal did not want to talk about the missing defending champion. “If Fernando Verdasco is not here it will be for a reason”, he explained and also commented on his current tour rival Novak Djokovic: “Nole will always be on the opposite side of the draw, which means that I can only meet him in the final. For now I have to focus on my upcoming rivals. Djokovic has started the season in great shape and why should this not be his season?!”. :spit: :angel:

http://http://www.barcelonaopenbancsabadell.com/news-detail.php?id=248

acionescu
04-18-2011, 07:52 PM
My draw is better :ras:

l_mac
04-18-2011, 07:52 PM
:rolle indeed.

Fun fact: any points Rafa scores in this tournament can't be counted in his ranking until August :yeah:

MariaV
04-18-2011, 07:57 PM
LOL indeed Andreea but I'm not gonna delete my draw. :ras:

And my MIT prediction - GEEEZ OK OK - WIN.
:bigwave:

acionescu
04-18-2011, 07:58 PM
Rafa on the tournement official site is 25 y.o. and he's a righty :help: Now, that's more embarassing than samanosuke's posts in a Rafa's win match thread :o :o :o

Belludal
04-18-2011, 07:59 PM
acionescu draw is the best! ;)

acionescu
04-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Who will win Barcelona MIT, 500 points at stake :rocker2:

R1-
R2-
R3-
QF-
SF-
F-JolanGago :rolleyes:
W-Betty, tennizen, Scoobs, MariaV, vn01, born on clay, shawshank, minn, Foxy, Börki, Metis, rafa maniac :zzz:

vn01
04-18-2011, 08:02 PM
My MIT pick is... WIN

VAMOS RAFA! Vamos for the 6th Barcelona title! :)

Commander Data
04-18-2011, 08:03 PM
deleted by courtesy to Andreea. *slime*




...sry, don't know what is wrong with me today..

acionescu
04-18-2011, 08:03 PM
acionescu draw is the best! ;)

Isn't it? :awww:

I'm seriously considering deleting all my posts and asking Scoobs to delete the entire thread due to MariaV overinvolvement :rolleyes: :(

Ben.
04-18-2011, 08:06 PM
Was hoping he would withdraw but maybe with less pressure here he might be able to find some form before Madrid. He doesn't need to be grinding out three hour wins without a week off.

acionescu
04-18-2011, 08:06 PM
Lalo, Tom, seriously, Lalo? :o :o :o

acionescu
04-18-2011, 08:07 PM
I seriously hope he tanks Madrid :(

What if he wins and has to bite that dildo? :scared: :unsure:

tennizen
04-18-2011, 08:11 PM
I seriously hope he tanks Madrid :(

What if he wins and has to bite that dildo? :scared: :unsure:

Maybe Tiriac got it designed that way for that very reason:D

acionescu
04-18-2011, 08:18 PM
Let's hope Fedie wins Madrid then, he only kisses his trophies and Mirka loves diamonds :inlove:

born_on_clay
04-18-2011, 08:28 PM
MIT: win :)

Commander Data
04-18-2011, 08:41 PM
Lalo, Tom, seriously, Lalo? :o :o :o

:shrug:

shawshank
04-18-2011, 10:53 PM
Win :D
I will be there on Thursday to help Rafa win :)

Minn
04-19-2011, 02:39 AM
Win. :)

Foxy
04-19-2011, 08:03 AM
Put me down for Barcelona, Madrid and Rome for the WIN. Next Monday I am flying to Spain for a vacation and visit later on the R16 of Madrid tournament. I won't have internet access there.
Thanks.

MariaV
04-19-2011, 08:49 AM
I seriously hope he tanks Madrid :(

What if he wins and has to bite that dildo? :scared: :unsure:

Ewwwwwwwww, you just have to make me puke, dontcha? :mad: :rolleyes:
I may have to say chau foreber to this thread! :( :sad:

Put me down for Barcelona, Madrid and Rome for the WIN. Next Monday I am flying to Spain for a vacation and visit later on the R16 of Madrid tournament. I won't have internet access there.
Thanks.

Wow, have a nice vacation, hope you get to see Rafa in Madrid (even if he's not playing). ;) :wavey:

Björki
04-19-2011, 11:56 AM
Win :)

JolánGagó
04-19-2011, 12:59 PM
MIT pick: F

Castafiore
04-19-2011, 06:30 PM
Wednesday, 20 April - Order of play (http://live.barcelonaopenbancsabadell.com/play-order.php)

PISTA CENTRAL

start 11:00 am
J Ferrero (ESP) vs [LL] M Zverev (GER)

Not Before 1:30 PM
C Berlocq (ARG) vs [4] D Ferrer (ESP)
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
[6] J Melzer (AUT) vs M Granollers (ESP)
[3] R Soderling (SWE) vs I Dodig (CRO)

born_on_clay
04-19-2011, 07:54 PM
Put me down for Barcelona, Madrid and Rome for the WIN. Next Monday I am flying to Spain for a vacation and visit later on the R16 of Madrid tournament. I won't have internet access there.
Thanks.

great for you :)
enjoy your vacation ;)

rafa_maniac
04-20-2011, 02:06 PM
I think I have a bit of time to say WIN still?

Metis
04-20-2011, 02:11 PM
Win :rocker2:

born_on_clay
04-20-2011, 05:21 PM
Rafa's 2011 clay season

Monte Carlo 2011
R2: d. Nieminen 62 62 / 1h09m
R3: d. Gasquet 62 64 / 1h33m
QF: d. Ljubicic 61 63 / 1h19m
SF: d. Murray 64 26 61 / 2h58m
F: d. Ferrer 64 75 / 2h16m
SUM: 5-0 10-1 63-34 / 9h15m

Barcelona 2011
R2: d. Gimeno-Traver 61 61 / 1h06m
SUM: 1-0 2-0 12-2 / 1h06m

---------------------------------
CLAY 2011: 6-0 12-1 75-36 / 10h21m
30 match winning streak on clay and counting (after Barna R2)

Castafiore
04-20-2011, 06:13 PM
Nadal def. Gimeno-Traver: 6-1, 6-1

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(via vb.com, posted on youtube by nadalcuriosities)

Foxy
04-20-2011, 07:33 PM
Rafa's 2011 clay season

Monte Carlo 2011
R2: d. Nieminen 62 62 / 1h09m
R3: d. Gasquet 62 64 / 1h33m
QF: d. Ljubicic 61 63 / 1h19m
SF: d. Murray 64 26 61 / 2h58m
F: d. Ferrer 64 75 / 2h16m
SUM: 5-0 10-1 63-34 / 9h15m

Barcelona 2011
R2: d. Gimeno-Traver 61 61 / 1h06m
SUM: 1-0 2-0 12-2 / 1h06m

---------------------------------
CLAY 2011: 6-0 12-1 75-36 / 10h21m
30 match winning streak on clay and counting (after Barna R2)

Great stats, keep it up, mate! ;)
Rafa will rip them all apart again!

Ben.
04-20-2011, 07:48 PM
With Murray and Berdych's withdrawls and now Soderling going out and with Rafa seemingly playing with some intent he might get out of this one without having to waste too much energy. The final will probably be a repeat of last week though.

acionescu
04-20-2011, 09:40 PM
OOP, Thursday, 21st of April

PISTA CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs F Cermak (CZE) / A Ram (ISR)

Not Before 1:30 PM
V Hanescu (ROU) vs [4] D Ferrer (ESP)
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs S Giraldo (COL)
[8] N Almagro (ESP) vs N Davydenko (RUS)
I Dodig (CRO) vs [Q] S Greul (GER) or [15] M Raonic (CAN) - Possible Court Change

MariaV
04-21-2011, 08:35 AM
With Murray and Berdych's withdrawls and now Soderling going out and with Rafa seemingly playing with some intent he might get out of this one without having to waste too much energy. The final will probably be a repeat of last week though.

Let's hope so, let's hope so. But should it be Ferru in the final he won't back down, Rafa needs to play better.

born_on_clay
04-21-2011, 03:44 PM
Rafa's 2011 clay season

Monte Carlo 2011
R2: d. Nieminen 62 62 / 1h09m
R3: d. Gasquet 62 64 / 1h33m
QF: d. Ljubicic 61 63 / 1h19m
SF: d. Murray 64 26 61 / 2h58m
F: d. Ferrer 64 75 / 2h16m
SUM: 5-0 10-1 63-34 / 9h15m

Barcelona 2011
R2: d. Gimeno-Traver 61 61 / 1h06m
R3: d. Giraldo 63 61 / 1h23m
SUM: 2-0 4-0 24-6 / 2h29m

---------------------------------
CLAY 2011: 7-0 14-1 87-40 / 11h44m



31 match winning streak on clay (after Barna R3)

MariaV
04-21-2011, 06:39 PM
Rafa's qf vs Monfils at 12.30 local time tomorrow. Maybe he wanted to play first. :shrug:

vn01
04-21-2011, 07:10 PM
Rafa played solid and was untroubled against Giraldo. Monfils is a decent player, but our boy should win in 2, with no more than 6 games lost ;)

acionescu
04-21-2011, 07:43 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011


PISTA CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [7] G Monfils (FRA)
[6] J Melzer (AUT) vs [4] D Ferrer (ESP)
I Dodig (CRO) or [15] M Raonic (CAN) vs F Lopez (ESP)
[8] N Almagro (ESP) vs JC Ferrero (ESP)

PISTA 1 start 12:30 pm
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [8] M Knowles (BAH) / M Mertinak (SVK)
[4] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) vs [WC] P Andujar (ESP) / D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
[7] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) vs [2] M Mirnyi (BLR) / D Nestor (CAN)
K Anderson (RSA) / S Aspelin (SWE) vs S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) or [3] J Melzer (AUT) / N Zimonjic (SRB)

star
04-22-2011, 02:35 AM
Monfils :scared:

Castafiore
04-22-2011, 07:42 AM
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(credit: nadalcuriosities, via vb.com)

Sonja1989
04-22-2011, 10:19 AM
Andrea, thank you for posting OOP. :)
Castafiore, thank you for the video. :)

Monfils is unpleasant opponent, I don't like his game... I think that match won't be easy but Rafa win in two. :D

Sonja1989
04-22-2011, 10:21 AM
Rafa's 2011 clay season

Monte Carlo 2011
R2: d. Nieminen 62 62 / 1h09m
R3: d. Gasquet 62 64 / 1h33m
QF: d. Ljubicic 61 63 / 1h19m
SF: d. Murray 64 26 61 / 2h58m
F: d. Ferrer 64 75 / 2h16m
SUM: 5-0 10-1 63-34 / 9h15m

Barcelona 2011
R2: d. Gimeno-Traver 61 61 / 1h06m
R3: d. Giraldo 63 61 / 1h23m
SUM: 2-0 4-0 24-6 / 2h29m

---------------------------------
CLAY 2011: 7-0 14-1 87-40 / 11h44m



31 match winning streak on clay (after Barna R3)

Interesting, thank you. :hatoff:

born_on_clay
04-22-2011, 01:25 PM
Rafa's 2011 clay season

Monte Carlo 2011
R2: d. Nieminen 62 62 / 1h09m
R3: d. Gasquet 62 64 / 1h33m
QF: d. Ljubicic 61 63 / 1h19m
SF: d. Murray 64 26 61 / 2h58m
F: d. Ferrer 64 75 / 2h16m
SUM: 5-0 10-1 63-34 / 9h15m

Barcelona 2011
R2: d. Gimeno-Traver 61 61 / 1h06m
R3: d. Giraldo 63 61 / 1h23m
QF: d. Monfils 62 62 / 1h15m
SUM: 3-0 6-0 36-10 / 3h44m

---------------------------------
CLAY 2011: 8-0 16-1 99-44 / 12h59m



32 match winning streak on clay (after Barna QF)

Getta
04-22-2011, 01:36 PM
The place where acionescu was striken by the beauty of Jeremy Chardy and Getta almost got run over by a Mercedes while trying to take a pic :awww: :o



http://tennistour.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/tennisentrance1.jpg


all clumsy perfectionists have awkward beginnings. :p

Getta
04-22-2011, 01:37 PM
vamos rafa

vn01
04-22-2011, 03:44 PM
Nicely done versus Monfils. I expected a closer match, but Rafa won it without difficulties. Vamos! :)

Castafiore
04-22-2011, 06:49 PM
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(credit: NadalCuriosities, via vb.com)

acionescu
04-22-2011, 08:52 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011


PISTA CENTRAL start 1:30 pm
[4] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [8] N Almagro (ESP)

Not Before 4:00 PM
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs I Dodig (CRO)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [4] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT)

PISTA 1 start 3:00 pm
K Anderson (RSA) / S Aspelin (SWE) or S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs [2] M Mirnyi (BLR) / D Nestor (CAN)

Getta
04-22-2011, 10:31 PM
Barcelona 2011 Friday Interview

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Uploaded by ATPWorldTour (http://www.youtube.com/user/ATPWorldTour) on 22 Apr 2011



and today's pre-match and post-match on-court interview (in Spanish)

HRl21Y01tBU

Uploaded by gandaines2 (http://www.youtube.com/user/gandaines2) on 22 Apr 2011

star
04-23-2011, 12:24 AM
The big question is what do we think of his ****?

Sonja1989
04-23-2011, 10:50 AM
The big question is what do we think of his ****?

:haha:

I guess nobody watched Dodig in this week.
I wanted to watch yesterday but the match was moved to Pista 1... there wasn't stream against Soderling, same against Raonic...

vn01
04-23-2011, 04:55 PM
500 ATP wins for Rafa and 60th final in Barcelona! :worship:

Vamos for the title! :rocker2:

born_on_clay
04-23-2011, 05:02 PM
another astonishing record for Rafa today :hatoff:

Rafa's 2011 clay season

Monte Carlo 2011
R2: d. Nieminen 62 62 / 1h09m
R3: d. Gasquet 62 64 / 1h33m
QF: d. Ljubicic 61 63 / 1h19m
SF: d. Murray 64 26 61 / 2h58m
F: d. Ferrer 64 75 / 2h16m
SUM: 5-0 10-1 63-34 / 9h15m

Barcelona 2011
R2: d. Gimeno-Traver 61 61 / 1h06m
R3: d. Giraldo 63 61 / 1h23m
QF: d. Monfils 62 62 / 1h15m
SF: d. Dodig 63 62 / 1h27m
SUM: 4-0 8-0 48-15 / 5h11m

---------------------------------
CLAY 2011: 9-0 18-1 111-49 / 14h26m



33 match winning streak on clay (after Barna SF)

acionescu
04-23-2011, 05:44 PM
60th final in Barna? :eek: :speakles:

Damn, he's looking fine for his age :(

acionescu
04-23-2011, 05:51 PM
Nothing to do, the **** implant is the way to go, the sooner, the better :sobbing:

born_on_clay
04-23-2011, 06:23 PM
Ferru again :unsure:

Veronique
04-23-2011, 06:44 PM
Congrats Rafito! The sky is the limit.

born_on_clay
04-23-2011, 06:51 PM
next stop on Rafa's express: 600th win - fall 2012 ;)

vn01
04-23-2011, 07:33 PM
60th final in Barna? :eek: :speakles:

Damn, he's looking fine for his age :(

60th career final. I was really happy and didn't know what I am posting after the match :lol:

vn01
04-23-2011, 07:35 PM
next stop on Rafa's express: 600th win - fall 2012 ;)

Yeah. By the end of 2012, Rafa should have 600 wins. Vamos! :)

acionescu
04-24-2011, 07:01 PM
Rafa-Ferru 6-2 6-4 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :aparty:

MG1BV3RK--Q

Foxy
04-24-2011, 07:26 PM
Great win! ;) Looking better with each match behind his back.

I am flying to Spain tomorrow and probably watch him play in Madrid.
See you all in 2 weeks. ;)

P.S. Remember to put me down for the WIN in Madrid and Rome.

Sonja1989
04-24-2011, 07:43 PM
Very easy and great tournament Rafa!!! :worship: Great week! :bounce:

I hope he isn't too tired.

MariaV
04-24-2011, 07:52 PM
Rafa not at his best yet but so he shouldn't be, he needs to peak for the RG anyway. :D

Great win! ;) Looking better with each match behind his back.

I am flying to Spain tomorrow and probably watch him play in Madrid.
See you all in 2 weeks. ;)

P.S. Remember to put me down for the WIN in Madrid and Rome.

Have great time in Madrid and I hope you get to see Rafa play. :D :D :wavey:

acionescu
04-24-2011, 09:09 PM
:awww: :inlove: :hearts: :aparty:

http://www.hola.com/imagenes/realeza/casa_espanola/2011042452209/infanta/cristina/rafa/nadal/conde/godo/0-174-961/rafa-2--a.jpg

vn01
04-24-2011, 09:28 PM
Great win for Rafa! 2nd title in a row for him. ;) And 45th overall

Ben.
04-25-2011, 12:49 AM
Didn't get to see the final but from what I gather he didn't play as well as he did earlier in the week. Good that it was two sets though, this week has gone pretty much as good as it could have and shouldn't have much lasting effect and will hopefully help to keep building the confidence, he already looked far better here than in Monte Carlo.

acionescu
04-25-2011, 09:05 AM
JolanGago, your MIT FAIL is even worse than this FAIL :o :

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/08dablT4VdeUG/610x.jpg

acionescu
04-25-2011, 09:17 AM
Betty, tennizen, Scoobs, MariaV, vn01, born on clay, shawshank, minn, Foxy, Börki, Metis, rafa maniac, your risky pick really payed off :worship: :worship: :yeah:



http://hackedirl.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/c8885a6f-3f28-4899-9748-20622b21ef0c.jpg