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Roland Garros QF: Nadal def. Almagro 7-6(4) 6-2 6-3

samanosuke
06-06-2012, 04:33 PM
Everything what you need to know about allmugro was in that drop shot at the beginning of a breaker. Also would like to ask him which part of his winning tactic was assuming gifting 3 service winners per nadal's service game. nadal was moonballing much more than in last months , feel sick from all those no ballers which gifting him match after match. this match is a good example how nadal is lucky with that artificially forehand, almagro who has one of better one henders couldn't control those moonballs, all those guys with one handed backhand would give a kingdom for being lefty

MIMIC
06-06-2012, 04:34 PM
Well he tried. Nadal just too much for him.

sexybeast
06-06-2012, 04:34 PM
Almagro was playing 100% his best tennis and Nadal at 70%, this is the outcome...

Allez
06-06-2012, 04:34 PM
:haha: :facepalm:

Garson007
06-06-2012, 04:34 PM
Modern day tennis just isn't for everyone. Can't go in there with the shots and nothing else.

Johnny Groove
06-06-2012, 04:34 PM
Almagro played well I thought. 11 games vs. Nadal on this court is not a bad showing at all.

Rafa just too tough.

Chirag
06-06-2012, 04:35 PM
Rafa just too good

Lopez
06-06-2012, 04:35 PM
Almagro played well at times, Nadal wasn't as good as in the previous matches. Almagro definitely had chances in the third with Nadal serving at 3-3, but couldn't do it and then got broken right after that.

Weird how Mugro can be such a poor returner on such a slow surface...

iramlatif
06-06-2012, 04:35 PM
congrats to rafa. Nico played well too, but i guess Rafa will always reign supreme here. :)

alter ego
06-06-2012, 04:35 PM
Too bad Mugro dosen't have a top 100 return of serve. Otherwise it could have been intresting.

Action Jackson
06-06-2012, 04:36 PM
Nadal took his chances and Almagro didn't. Not like Nadal was never in any real danger.

sexybeast
06-06-2012, 04:37 PM
Nadal with 48 straight sets on red clay....

l_mac
06-06-2012, 04:38 PM
Typical just good enough performance from Rafa, in conditions that don't suit him. Hope it dries up a bit before the SFs.

Le_Bousier
06-06-2012, 04:39 PM
Well he tried. Nadal just too much for him.

Nadal is just too much for anyone.

He is a fucking beast in this tournament.

The_Djoker
06-06-2012, 04:39 PM
Can't wait for Djokovic to Break this guys heart on his favourite Court. Will be a great day for Tennis.

Vinceremo
06-06-2012, 04:40 PM
I expect Almagro to at least keep one set competitive, then miss his chances and fade away. Something like 6-3 7-5 6-2. Prove me wrong Nico!!!

Almost. Too expected unfortunately.

Leo
06-06-2012, 04:40 PM
Almagro played tough but Nadal's defense was just too much. This match reminded me a bit of that old 4-set Nadal/Mathieu match from Roland Garros except that Mathieu was able to penetrate more and grab a set of his own.

What Djokovic can do more is penetrate better side to side (particularly off a bh cc) to keep Nadal more off-balance.

samanosuke
06-06-2012, 04:41 PM
look how poor individual nadal actually is, for 10 years almost has been having a reason to be happy and pump himself just when somebody is missing. maybe i am too rude towards him, life ain't fair with him

Gladiator
06-06-2012, 04:41 PM
Almagro did well today, but what can u do against Rafa at RG?!

shadows
06-06-2012, 04:41 PM
Nico didn't deserve to lose that in straight sets.

Had his chances, didn't convert any, and as usual wasn't able to be clutch when it mattered =(

viruzzz
06-06-2012, 04:41 PM
Rafa played very, very well.
You can't blame Almugro, he couldn't do anything.

Well... Maaaaybe, he could convert one of those break points. But that wouldn't change anything

MatchFederer
06-06-2012, 04:42 PM
Can't wait for Djokovic to Break this guys heart on his favourite Court. Will be a great day for Tennis.

Lol.

http://c1206.hizliresim.com/y/5/7j3uv.gif

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 04:43 PM
Almagro tried his best, he just isn't good enough.

buzz
06-06-2012, 04:43 PM
Tennis wise Almagro really gave Nadal troubles. Big points were for nadal (Almagro had almost as many breakpoints)

NID
06-06-2012, 04:43 PM
Everything what you need to know about allmugro was in that drop shot at the beginning of a breaker.

this.

rafa_maniac
06-06-2012, 04:44 PM
Nadal did enough to get the job done, some spectacular defence to hold off a redlining Almagro in the third and close it out. Obviously not quite an '08 level tournament for him now, but '10 would be nice.

rocketassist
06-06-2012, 04:44 PM
The amount of ridiculous line painting it requires to win even one set against Nadal on clay, unreal. Almagro can have no regrets.

Allez
06-06-2012, 04:45 PM
I'm so looking forward to this final. Has anyone ever been double bageled in a slam final :shrug:

tennisfan856
06-06-2012, 04:45 PM
this was frustrating to watch. Almagro was constructing the points pretty well but he couldn't finish properly to save his life. Doing everything right but the finisher.

rocketassist
06-06-2012, 04:46 PM
Almagro played tough but Nadal's defense was just too much. This match reminded me a bit of that old 4-set Nadal/Mathieu match from Roland Garros except that Mathieu was able to penetrate more and grab a set of his own.

What Djokovic can do more is penetrate better side to side (particularly off a bh cc) to keep Nadal more off-balance.

Crosscourt backhand into his forehand even on clay is an effective tactic. But it needs a world class two hander.

rafa_maniac
06-06-2012, 04:47 PM
I'm so looking forward to this final. Has anyone ever been double bageled in a slam final :shrug:

Hewitt.

RNW
06-06-2012, 04:48 PM
Almagro was playing 100% his best tennis and Nadal at 70%, this is the outcome...

That's not true.
Almagro was ok, but not at his best.
His serve, those overhead smashes could have been better.

His mentality, the big points, the backhand - all was not very good.

The match was predictable,

Almagro had 5 breakpoints but was not able to use one.

Especially his return were disappointing.

He could have won this first set with one break but was not able to hit through those kick-serves.

He can't handle those topspin loops so well because they are so high. So he could have stand into the court 1-2 metres inside. But than he would have played with enournmous risk.
IMO this would have been the only way: To play extra-offensive tennis.

Nadal had luck, he needs 40 seconds at "15-30" and nearly one minute at 30-40. That's really not fair.

Beside that, he was good, so solid, on big points he is very good with fine serves.

His tactics are good as well. He does not risk anything until he has a comfortable lead.
That is very convincing.

MatchFederer
06-06-2012, 04:48 PM
Almagro tried his best, he just isn't good enough.

I like your sig, btw.

Allez
06-06-2012, 04:50 PM
Hewitt.

Ah that USO final :facepalm:

MatchFederer
06-06-2012, 04:51 PM
Ah that USO final :facepalm:

Heh. It was a 'noob' error. Shame on you!:devil:

Looner
06-06-2012, 04:51 PM
I'm so looking forward to this final. Has anyone ever been double bageled in a slam final :shrug:

Not from 2010 which is when you started watching tennis. Otherwise Federer did it against Hewitt in the dakr ages of 2004.

JolánGagó
06-06-2012, 04:52 PM
total demolition playing like 60% his best.

sukit byatches!

Allez
06-06-2012, 04:52 PM
People claiming Almuggo wasn't at his best are failing to attribute much of that to the brilliance of Rafa. he never allows you to play your best even if your effort is at 100 which is what it was for Almagro...

Commander Data
06-06-2012, 04:53 PM
Allmugro must be the most clutch player ever :worship:

well anyway, he tried and had decent tactics, made it a close match for most part.

This Nadal looks beatable for Eggovic. Lets see if Fed saves his friend once again.

buzz
06-06-2012, 04:53 PM
I'm so looking forward to this final. Has anyone ever been double bageled in a slam final :shrug:

Hewitt-Fed 2004:o

shanks
06-06-2012, 04:55 PM
Typical boring match. Commentator was saying Nadal plays not to lose. There is truth in that. Yesterday's match was super exciting between Tsonga & Djokovic.Any neutral tennis fan would support Nadal's opponent.

BroTree123
06-06-2012, 04:57 PM
Haters seriously think Almugro had a chance in this? :lol:

Commander Data
06-06-2012, 04:57 PM
Any neutral tennis fan would support Nadal's opponent.

:D

sexybeast
06-06-2012, 04:58 PM
No one truly understands the mental fatigue that Nadal causes to everyone on clay, Almagro was playing brilliant but ofcourse Nadal was coming up with incredible tennis when it mattered, for Almagro to keep up that level of play against this Nadal throughout the whole match would be impossible.

Nadal's game is handmade for difficult situations, where he puts so much pressure on his opponent but has so much margin himself on every shot, he also serves better and is even more concentrated when he is down breakpoint.

Jade Fox
06-06-2012, 04:58 PM
Nicolas bless his heart, gave it his all. But this match only cements why this Roland Garros is Rafa's to lose. He won't even give a break to his friend FFS. He's a man on a mission.

rafa_maniac
06-06-2012, 04:59 PM
Typical boring match. Commentator was saying Nadal plays not to lose. There is truth in that. Yesterday's match was super exciting between Tsonga & Djokovic.Any neutral tennis fan would support Nadal's opponent.

:stupid:

"Playing to win" doesn't have to mean smacking the ball for winners at the first sign of opportunity. Besides, Nadal controls the pace of most rallies on clay, but it's alot harder to do when you're facing a go-for-broke shotmaker like Almagro.

Mark Lenders
06-06-2012, 05:00 PM
Nadal with 48 straight sets on red clay....

38. 10 in MC, 10 in Rome, 15 in RG, 3 in DC.

He lost the first set to Del Potro in the DC final last year.

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 05:01 PM
One of them had to lose :cool: At least the annoying bitch is out :yeah:

Lose now and forever, Nadulz.

Roger the Dodger
06-06-2012, 05:02 PM
Haters seriously think Almugro had a chance in this? :lol:

When was Almagro supposed to win this? :shrug:

rafa_maniac
06-06-2012, 05:02 PM
38. 10 in MC, 10 in Rome, 15 in RG, 3 in DC.

He lost the first set to Del Potro in the DC final last year.

Barcelona?

sexybeast
06-06-2012, 05:03 PM
38. 10 in MC, 10 in Rome, 15 in RG, 3 in DC.

He lost the first set to Del Potro in the DC final last year.

10 in Barcelona.

cardio
06-06-2012, 05:04 PM
Can't wait for Djokovic to Break this guys heart on his favourite Court. Will be a great day for Tennis.

Like Djoko would beat back to back GOAT and clay- GOAT ?!:devil:

Are we talking about same guy who barely got away from Seppi ? And dodged the bullet from that French dude,( what was his name ? ) who started to learn how to play on clay, when he was 24 y.o . ?

It is not gonna happen. Not in this lifetime.

BroTree123
06-06-2012, 05:05 PM
It's not over until it's over.

Surcouf
06-06-2012, 05:05 PM
Nadal is playing perfect.

This is 2008 form or close. Almagro was defeated 6-1 6-1 6-1 in 2008 but he played much better today and still got destroyed.

Nadal will win Roland Garros without dropping a set. Perfect tennis. Unreal performance.

Roger the Dodger
06-06-2012, 05:06 PM
38. 10 in MC, 10 in Rome, 15 in RG, 3 in DC.

He lost the first set to Del Potro in the DC final last year.

That's actually a poor record. Could have expected more straight sets from the 'King of Clay.'

Allez
06-06-2012, 05:06 PM
When was Almagro supposed to win this? :shrug:

From the Nole vs Fed WWW thread :shrug:

Federer def. Djokovic 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4

Federer def. Almagro 3-6 6-4 6-3 6-4

PiggyGotRoasted
06-06-2012, 05:08 PM
Almagro having chances but choking them. NID

Nadulls luck continues after 5 set 7 hour match between ferrer and murray finishes tomorrow at 8pm.

shanks
06-06-2012, 05:08 PM
:stupid:

"Playing to win" doesn't have to mean smacking the ball for winners at the first sign of opportunity. Besides, Nadal controls the pace of most rallies on clay, but it's alot harder to do when you're facing a go-for-broke shotmaker like Almagro.

Ya its about moonballing 5 feet over the net with no chance of an unforced error. How exciting! No one is questioning his dominance or expertise on clay.

sexybeast
06-06-2012, 05:09 PM
At 26 you are supposed to start declining in movement, but no such thing can be seen from Nadal.

Mark Lenders
06-06-2012, 05:09 PM
10 in Barcelona.

Oh yeah, forgot Barcelona. I stand corrected.

He should make it 51 for sure against Murray or Ferrer. Let's see about the final though.

Still, must be the longest set streak of anyone in a single surface :eek:

Just like heaven
06-06-2012, 05:09 PM
http://p.twimg.com/AuuGzxWCEAEi8cy.jpg

Raferminator
06-06-2012, 05:10 PM
Vamos Rafito! :bowdown: You are just ANNIHILATING these Mugs this week. Rafa is back, folks and this time he isn't pulling ANY punches! :woohoo: Rafa is going to WIN his 11th Slam on Sunday. BOOK IT !!!

Rafa, you now ONLY have one more practice match before you run into the other Spartan Warrior, Nole 2.0. Nole looks kind of vulnerable right now. This is it, Champ! Time to end this Slam rut here and now, and begin anew. :yeah:

Muger, you Better RUN! You better make your face up in your phoniest disguise with your button down lips and your roller blind eyes. With your empty smile and your filthy heart, feel the bile rising from your guilty past. With your nerves in tatters when the cockleshell shatters and the hammers batter down the door. Muger, you'd better run!

Frauderer, you better run all day and run all night. Keep your dirty feelings deep inside. :mad: And if you're practicing with Wawa later tonight, you'd better park your butt well out of sight. Cause if Rafa catches you on the baseline trying to play with your locks, he's gonna send you back to Mirka in a cardboard box. Muger, you better RUN !!!

Surcouf
06-06-2012, 05:12 PM
Almagro having chances but choking them. NID

Nadulls luck continues after 5 set 7 hour match between ferrer and murray finishes tomorrow at 8pm.

LOL at luck

Nobody is going to win even 1 set against Nadal.

Murray, Ferrer, Djokovic and Federer can't win a set against this Nadal, let alone the match.

You are watching right now one of the greatest performance ever in tennis. This will be remembered like the 2008 tournament.

Just sit, watch and appreciate history being written by Nadal.

Johnbert
06-06-2012, 05:15 PM
LOL at luck

Nobody is going to win even 1 set against Nadal.

Murray, Ferrer, Djokovic and Federer can't win a set against this Nadal, let alone the match.

You are watching right now one of the greatest performance ever in tennis. This will be remembered like the 2008 tournament.

Just sit, watch and appreciate history being written by Nadal.

:spit:

Ben.
06-06-2012, 05:16 PM
Vamos Rafito! :bowdown: You are just ANNIHILATING these Mugs this week. Rafa is back, folks and this time he isn't pulling ANY punches! :woohoo: Rafa is going to WIN his 11th Slam on Sunday. BOOK IT !!!

Rafa, you now ONLY have one more practice match before you run into the other Spartan Warrior, Nole 2.0. Nole looks kind of vulnerable right now. This is it, Champ! Time to end this Slam rut here and now, and begin anew. :yeah:

Muger, you Better RUN! You better make your face up in your phoniest disguise with your button down lips and your roller blind eyes. With your empty smile and your filthy heart, feel the bile rising from your guilty past. With your nerves in tatters when the cockleshell shatters and the hammers batter down the door. Muger, you'd better run!

Frauderer, you better run all day and run all night. Keep your dirty feelings deep inside. :mad: And if you're practicing with Wawa later tonight, you'd better park your butt well out of sight. Cause if Rafa catches you on the baseline trying to play with your locks, he's gonna send you back to Mirka in a cardboard box. Muger, you better RUN !!!

I read this in the voice of Muhammad Ali :lol: It works.

Conditions didn't favour Rafa today, wasn't getting much work or pace on his shots. He will need to be more aggressive in the semis against Ferrer/Murray to avoid a real marathon, it is pretty much guaranteed four hours anyway.

Almagro capitulating in the tight moments as everyone expected. Maybe he can avoid meeting Rafa in the QF next time.

Allez
06-06-2012, 05:20 PM
LOL at luck

Nobody is going to win even 1 set against Nadal.

Murray, Ferrer, Djokovic and Federer can't win a set against this Nadal, let alone the match.

You are watching right now one of the greatest performance ever in tennis. This will be remembered like the 2008 tournament.

Just sit, watch and appreciate history being written by Nadal.

Amen. All the bitter haterz are missing out on some of the greatest and devastating display of clay court tennis of all time. When they are old and grey and their grand kids ask them about this legendary run they will recall nothing because they were busy hating instead of appreciating ;)

Don't hate, appreciate.

delpiero7
06-06-2012, 05:21 PM
Bring on the next victim please.

Allez
06-06-2012, 05:23 PM
Vamos Rafito! :bowdown: You are just ANNIHILATING these Mugs this week. Rafa is back, folks and this time he isn't pulling ANY punches! :woohoo: Rafa is going to WIN his 11th Slam on Sunday. BOOK IT !!!

Rafa, you now ONLY have one more practice match before you run into the other Spartan Warrior, Nole 2.0. Nole looks kind of vulnerable right now. This is it, Champ! Time to end this Slam rut here and now, and begin anew. :yeah:

Muger, you Better RUN! You better make your face up in your phoniest disguise with your button down lips and your roller blind eyes. With your empty smile and your filthy heart, feel the bile rising from your guilty past. With your nerves in tatters when the cockleshell shatters and the hammers batter down the door. Muger, you'd better run!

Frauderer, you better run all day and run all night. Keep your dirty feelings deep inside. :mad: And if you're practicing with Wawa later tonight, you'd better park your butt well out of sight. Cause if Rafa catches you on the baseline trying to play with your locks, he's gonna send you back to Mirka in a cardboard box. Muger, you better RUN !!!

Do not hate. Appreciate.

Sillyrabbit
06-06-2012, 05:33 PM
http://p.twimg.com/AuuGzxWCEAEi8cy.jpg

Is that Dinara Safina?

Just like heaven
06-06-2012, 05:40 PM
Is that Dinara Safina?

Yes. She's a commentator for Eurosport Russia during RG.

rafa_maniac
06-06-2012, 05:43 PM
Ya its about moonballing 5 feet over the net with no chance of an unforced error. How exciting! No one is questioning his dominance or expertise on clay.

Moonballing as in hitting it with excessive amounts of top spin? What is so special about hitting the ball flat? Nadal made plenty of errors today, but regardless, if it's errors you're after you might enjoy watching WTA more?

Arkulari
06-06-2012, 05:52 PM
NID but Mugro didn't play too bad, it's just that Rafa is supreme in this court.

Sillyrabbit
06-06-2012, 05:54 PM
Yes. She's a commentator for Eurosport Russia during RG.

That's cool, I'd love to hear her commentary, do you know how well she did as a commentator?

shanks
06-06-2012, 05:55 PM
Moonballing as in hitting it with excessive amounts of top spin? What is so special about hitting the ball flat? Nadal made plenty of errors today, but regardless, if it's errors you're after you might enjoy watching WTA more?

Who said topspin only means moonball? Federer, Djookovic & Murray, they all use topspin but do not moonball like Nadal. Its a safe way of not making an unforced error. When did you start watching tennis?

shanks
06-06-2012, 05:58 PM
Amen. All the bitter haterz are missing out on some of the greatest and devastating display of clay court tennis of all time. When they are old and grey and their grand kids ask them about this legendary run they will recall nothing because they were busy hating instead of appreciating ;)

Don't hate, appreciate.

Nobody is getting destroyed. Relax. Of course Nadal will win. He will beat Federer in 3 sets and Djokovic in 4 sets. But I will bet my house there will be no destruction. They are not challenger players and last I checked, this is not 2008.

Surcouf
06-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Nobody is getting destroyed. Relax. Of course Nadal will win. He will beat Federer in 3 sets and Djokovic in 4 sets. But I will bet my house there will be no destruction. They are not challenger players and last I checked, this is not 2008.

It certainly looks like it is.

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-06-2012, 06:10 PM
Everything what you need to know about allmugro was in that drop shot at the beginning of a breaker. Also would like to ask him which part of his winning tactic was assuming gifting 3 service winners per nadal's service game. nadal was moonballing much more than in last months , feel sick from all those no ballers which gifting him match after match. this match is a good example how nadal is lucky with that artificially forehand, almagro who has one of better one henders couldn't control those moonballs, all those guys with one handed backhand would give a kingdom for being lefty

I know you are a Djokovic fan, but can't you be at least neutral?
You are really making yourself look like a fool with your comments! Almagro tried everything but Rafa was Amazing and alert especially in the last 2 sets.
Rafa is much more better than all other players in this championship ATP and WTA. He is totally in another level.
Also, I am sure all players would wish to have this "artificial forehand" :rolleyes:

BTW, I really enjoyed Djokovic match yesterday, and his determination to win, but be ready cause at certain challange you can't go with determination alone and you need a game, Djokovic game level isn't the 2011 level.

Jaz
06-06-2012, 06:10 PM
Easiest draw ever for Nadal.

sexybeast
06-06-2012, 06:19 PM
Easiest draw ever for Nadal.

Any draw would be easy for Nadal, Almagro this year would have troubled Federer/Djokovic to say the least.

Aenea
06-06-2012, 06:20 PM
Easiest draw ever for Nadal.

this is what I read here during every GS :sigh:

what would a "hard" draw for Nadal at FO look like?

juan27
06-06-2012, 06:21 PM
almagro did the best tennis of the match , in the first set almagro deserved a bit more I think , I mean rafa today played in his way : run , pass the ball , moonballing almagros`s backhand with his spin forehand and waiting for nicolas`s unforced error , almagro shot with his life and nadal was a wall returning all and frustrating almagro , he was serving all day with spin to almagro`s backhand too , a very similar tactic like against roger , return all , moonballing and wait the mistake....

in some matches rafa it`s more agressive but his adn is this .

but another thing is that nobody of all the fucking tour have the balls to beat a top-3 in grand slams........ del potro and tsonga were a proof yesterday and today almagro was playing a brillant first set and in the first point of the tiebreak , he had a easy ball in the center of the court and made a ridiculous drop shot gifted a free point to nadal......

maybe rafa should won the same in clay tha now but with guys like kuerten , muster ,courier , coria ,ferrero , moya and more , maybe he should has a more hard way than now.

abraxas21
06-06-2012, 06:21 PM
Any neutral tennis fan would support Nadal's opponent.

any tennis fan would support nadal's opponent.

abraxas21
06-06-2012, 06:23 PM
don't blame it on nicolás, guys. he tried but we all knew the match outcome wasn't in doubt from the get go.

at least he didn't fold down like mónaco

tangerine_dream
06-06-2012, 06:25 PM
Dropped like third-period French. :dance:

sexybeast
06-06-2012, 06:27 PM
this is what I read here during every GS :sigh:

what would a "hard" draw for Nadal at FO look like?

rd1: peak Laver with wooden raquets
rd2: peak Kuerten with 90s raquets
rd3: Muster with 90s raquets
rd4: Lendl with wooden raquets
QF: Federer 2006 with wooden raquets
SF: Djokovic 2011
F: Borg with wooden raquets

He would be 50/50 to win Roland Garros with this draw.

AliceMariaRenka
06-06-2012, 06:32 PM
To think some people said Almagro would win!

GSMnadal
06-06-2012, 06:40 PM
Phew, glad he's out of the way, well done Rafa :yeah:

Still no sets lost :cheerleader:

Regenbogen
06-06-2012, 06:42 PM
I'll be surprised if Nadal loses any sets in the semis or final either. He's the only one even playing decently.

rafa_maniac
06-06-2012, 06:45 PM
Who said topspin only means moonball? Federer, Djookovic & Murray, they all use topspin but do not moonball like Nadal. Its a safe way of not making an unforced error. When did you start watching tennis?

They don't hit with anything like the topspin Nadal does. Again, what's so special about hitting the ball flat as opposed to high with a ton of spin? The latter approach works better for Nadal on clay. If it's so "safe" and easy why isn't everyone doing it?

l_mac
06-06-2012, 06:47 PM
what would a "hard" draw for Nadal at FO look like?

1st round - Sod, coming back from injury so un-seeded
2nd round - Nalbandian
3rd round - Anderson
4th round - Raonic
QF - Berdych/Isner
SF - Federer/Del Potro
F - Djokovic

sweetkit
06-06-2012, 06:49 PM
1st round - Sod, coming back from injury so un-seeded
2nd round - Nalbandian
3rd round - Anderson
4th round - Raonic
QF - Berdych/Isner
SF - Federer/Del Potro
F - Djokovic

Too bad you don't do draw.

ahadabans
06-06-2012, 06:52 PM
1st round - Sod, coming back from injury so un-seeded
2nd round - Nalbandian
3rd round - Anderson
4th round - Raonic
QF - Berdych/Isner
SF - Federer/Del Potro
F - Djokovic

Nadal still wins his 7th RG title even with this draw. He'd lose a couple sets and actually have to work for it though.

JediFed
06-06-2012, 07:08 PM
Thanks for the V-Cash Mugro.

Oh, and for the haters *****ing about Fed's draw - Rafa's had an easier matchup - in EVERY round.

Corey Feldman
06-06-2012, 07:14 PM
Magro played alright from what i seen but was predictably bone headed on all the important points unlike the push bot machine on the other side who never does a thing wrong on those points

6 more sets for Nadull until he gets slam #11

born_on_clay
06-06-2012, 07:18 PM
Rafa :hatoff:

Corey Feldman
06-06-2012, 07:24 PM
Almagro sprinted to the net at the end, could wait to get his handshake and hug :rolleyes: but Nadal rejected the hug after the Juan Monaco episode

danieln1
06-06-2012, 07:26 PM
Just give the title to Nadal already, I don´t think even Novak will stop him this year.

Hopefully no more Federer fiasco in the final this year :rolleyes:

thrust
06-06-2012, 07:29 PM
Well, perhaps I was too harsh against Almagro in another post. The tie breaker ruined the match for me. Actually, that was about the only part of the match I actually watched. It is going to take either Roger or Novak, playing their best, to beat Rafa here. It could happen?

thrust
06-06-2012, 07:31 PM
Just give the title to Nadal already, I don´t think even Novak will stop him this year.

Hopefully no more Federer fiasco in the final this year :rolleyes:

Roger choked away last year's final, IMO.

l_mac
06-06-2012, 07:31 PM
Roger choked away last year's final, IMO.

Always. Rogi's mental frailty is the reason Rafa has 10 slams, IMO.

fivebargate
06-06-2012, 07:32 PM
Just give the title to Nadal already, I don´t think even Novak will stop him this year.

You "give him the title already" lot would make swell professional athletes with that attitude!:)

I don't think he is playing all that well....the opponents he has faced have flattered to deceive. He's certainly playing well enough to win it....but not at a rout....and certainly not as a given with the guy who has owned him the last 3 slams - and who is now his physical superior - still in the draw. Sorry Nads, you're gonna just have to win it the old fashioned way.

Jamoz
06-06-2012, 07:34 PM
Federer always had the game to beat Nadal and in any surface, but his head is just :facepalm::crying2::facepalm:

Corey Feldman
06-06-2012, 07:35 PM
cant serve aces past Nadal on this court when he's standing with the lino's, gets everything back

like that 2008 Final

Commander Data
06-06-2012, 07:41 PM
what would a "hard" draw for Nadal at FO look like?

R1: Non-Mono Söderling

-> Rafa out, no need for further rounds..

tribalfusion
06-06-2012, 07:46 PM
R1: Non-Mono Söderling

-> Rafa out, no need for further rounds..

Yea because that's how it played out every time on clay when Rafa was at his best.

Thread full of haters = Rafa winning matches and his haters wetting themselves.

Commander Data
06-06-2012, 07:47 PM
:kiss:

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 07:49 PM
R1 Soderling
R2 Djokovic
(here things get a bit odd)
R3 Guga
R4 Coria
QF Vilas
SF Lendl
F Borg

people would still say easy draw here though :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
06-06-2012, 07:54 PM
David Goffin in 1st round

MTwEeZi
06-06-2012, 07:54 PM
Alejandro Falla 1R

Looner
06-06-2012, 07:57 PM
Alejandro Falla 1R

That's tough only for Olderer on grass, dude.

sweetkit
06-06-2012, 08:09 PM
Would make millions betting on this one. Shame I'm not a billionaire for that.

juan27
06-06-2012, 08:12 PM
Always. Rogi's mental frailty is the reason Rafa has 10 slams, IMO.

it`s true that roger choked many times wuith rafa , but I think that the only slam that he really choked and gifted to nadal was australia 2009 , because in wimbledon 2008 nadal was superior and roger beneficited with the rain delay and in roland garros with chokes or without chokes , he lose anyway....nadal has the perfect tennis in clay to defeat federer.

in masters1000 on clay fed should won and he choked much like in rome 2006 , but in slams onlyaustralian open 2009 and maybe a bit rg 2011

Filo V.
06-06-2012, 08:35 PM
Average Nadal is still a class above a top ten clay courter of today's times. Respect.

rocketassist
06-06-2012, 08:36 PM
Soderfraud will fall.

He wasn't a fraud in 09.

ahadabans
06-06-2012, 08:40 PM
He wasn't a fraud in 09.

No, Soderling was legit that year. But he would have lost to a healthy Nadal in 4 sets.

Kiedis
06-06-2012, 08:44 PM
Demigod of clay can't pass the god. Awesome backhand, Nico; you can teach this old Swiss guy enough on that subject.

By the way, this was the true final.

samanosuke
06-06-2012, 09:03 PM
R1 Soderling
R2 Djokovic
(here things get a bit odd)
R3 Guga
R4 Coria
QF Vilas
SF Lendl
F Borg

people would still say easy draw here though :rolleyes:

R3 = exit

tribalfusion
06-06-2012, 09:25 PM
R3 = exit

samanosuke=fail

rocketassist
06-06-2012, 09:28 PM
No, Soderling was legit that year. But he would have lost to a healthy Nadal in 4 sets.

His parents' divorce papers hurt his knee.

GOAT = Fed
06-06-2012, 09:43 PM
No, Soderling was legit that year. But he would have lost to a healthy Nadal in 4 sets.

can you link me any article clearly stating that he was injured at RG 09 and with proof.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kiedis
06-06-2012, 09:45 PM
can you link me any article clearly stating that he was injured at RG 09 and with proof.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

What a cheater this Nadal. He faked his injury and two weeks after he was running in Wimbledon like a damn rabbit :o

Looner
06-06-2012, 09:46 PM
What a cheater this Nadal. He faked his injury and two weeks after he was running in Wimbledon like a damn rabbit :o

Don't want to rein in on your parade but he was running away from Wimbledon quite quickly after he announced he did not think he could win ;).

tribalfusion
06-06-2012, 09:48 PM
Don't want to rein in on your parade but he was running away from Wimbledon quite quickly after he announced he did not think he could win ;).

Impeccable logic from the loon as always.

Kiedis
06-06-2012, 09:50 PM
Don't want to rein in on your parade but he was running away from Wimbledon quite quickly after he announced he did not think he could win ;).

Rafael Nadal announced Friday that he would skip Wimbledon this year, citing tendinitis in his knees.

“I played underneath myself for the last few months,” he said at a news conference at the All England Club, only three days before the 2009 championships begin. Nadal was the top-seeded player and the defending champion.

http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/19/will-nadal-play-wimbledon/

GOAT = Fed
06-06-2012, 10:07 PM
http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/19/will-nadal-play-wimbledon/

brb Nadal lost to Soderling on 31 May 2009
brb I ask for proof on Nadal's supposed injury DURING the French Open
brb I get proof dated 19 June 2009

http://download.ultradownloads.com.br/wallpaper/276253_Papel-de-Parede-Meme-Jackie-Chan_800x600.jpg

tribalfusion
06-06-2012, 10:11 PM
brb Nadal lost to Soderling on 31 May 2009
brb I ask for proof on Nadal's supposed injury DURING the French Open
brb I get proof dated 19 June 2009

Why don't you focus on today's match?

You wouldn't be convinced Nadal were carrying an injury if they buried him in front of you. In any case the fact that Nadal skipped Wimbledon and destroyed Soderling many other times before and since should also tell you something but I know it won't.

Collective
06-06-2012, 10:12 PM
At this point, Djokovic's biggest aspiration here is to take a set off Rafito.

Federer? If he makes the final he will be lucky to lose a set by less than two breaks... 2008 will look like an even match.

Chase Visa
06-06-2012, 10:15 PM
Almagro just isn't good enough.

At least he took some games off him.

Jimnik
06-06-2012, 10:15 PM
Nooooooo Mugro :sad:

You were suppose to be the chosen one.

GOAT = Fed
06-06-2012, 10:16 PM
Why don't you focus on today's match?
Well it just irritates me that many 'tards bring up the injury, when there is clearly no proof of it.

You wouldn't be convinced Nadal were carrying an injury if they buried him in front of you.
lolwut
In any case the fact that Nadal skipped Wimbledon
Why didn't he also skip the French Open then if the injury was at the same stage?
destroyed Soderling many other times before and since should also tell you something but I know it won't.

brb Federer had destroyed Soderling on all previous occasions before RG '10
brb Soderling beat Federer at RG '10
brb your argument got ripped to shreds.

:wavey:

tribalfusion
06-06-2012, 10:22 PM
Well it just irritates me that many 'tards bring up the injury, when there is clearly no proof of it.


lolwut

Why didn't he also skip the French Open then if the injury was at the same stage?


brb Federer had destroyed Soderling on all previous occasions before RG '10
brb Soderling beat Federer at RG '10
brb your argument got ripped to shreds.

:wavey:

You haven't ripped anything to shreds but your own reading comprehension.

You do realize that a player can play injured i.e. not be 100% but rather 75% or 60% or 85% and give it a go and realize while in it that he can't really compete and that it is worse than he thought or is deteriorating. Players sometimes learn they have broken bones after a match. Skipping the following major should give you a clue but it won't.

No evidence by definition would satisfy a troll i.e. you.

So leave all this behind and focus on today's match if you have anything to say.

GOAT = Fed
06-06-2012, 10:35 PM
You do realize that a player can play injured i.e. not be 100% but rather 75% or 60% or 85% and give it a go and realize while in it that he can't really compete and that it is worse than he thought or is deteriorating. Players sometimes learn they have broken bones after a match. Skipping the following major should give you a clue but it won't.
Then why didn't he withdraw after his first few matches because he didn't feel he was able to compete?

No evidence by definition would satisfy a troll i.e. you.
erm, wut?

So leave all this behind and focus on today's match if you have anything to say.

Lettuce beef real tea, no evidence has been provided that Nadal was injured during the Soderling's match.

Kiedis
06-06-2012, 10:53 PM
^^ What is valid evidence for you? This is the sequence of events.

1. Nadal is having in 2009 the best start of a season in his life. The until then clay specialist is sweeping even on hard courts. He is having a tight/crazy schedule too.

2. And Rafa come to his temple, Roland Garros. And he just stands helpless in the face of a player, Soderling, who came to work over in Rome two weeks before.

3. He claims he has a chronic knees issue. He has had several treatments later in his career to be able of overcome this issue.

4. Two weeks after he skip Wimbledon because his knees, a slam in which he was the defending champion and this decision cost him the number one.

Was not he taking too far his charade?

In short, bye hater.

Topspindoctor
06-07-2012, 12:06 AM
Everything what you need to know about allmugro was in that drop shot at the beginning of a breaker. Also would like to ask him which part of his winning tactic was assuming gifting 3 service winners per nadal's service game. nadal was moonballing much more than in last months , feel sick from all those no ballers which gifting him match after match. this match is a good example how nadal is lucky with that artificially forehand, almagro who has one of better one henders couldn't control those moonballs, all those guys with one handed backhand would give a kingdom for being lefty


Haters gonna hate.

Stop crying that Nadal is the best ever on clay and go with the flow. Nadal taking out Almugro on clay was as certain as you putting on clown make up in the beginning of every day.

moon language
06-07-2012, 12:23 AM
Haters gonna hate.

Stop crying that Nadal is the best ever on clay and go with the flow. Nadal taking out Almugro on clay was as certain as you putting on clown make up in the beginning of every day.

:lol:

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
06-07-2012, 01:24 AM
well played nic
u did awesome

rafa too much
too good

paseo
06-07-2012, 01:44 AM
Never In Doubt.

BroTree123
06-07-2012, 01:45 AM
Was actually a good match. A shame Mugro appeared on the wrong moments, but he has a decent ground game overall.

Topspindoctor
06-07-2012, 01:46 AM
Was actually a good match. A shame Mugro appeared on the wrong moments, but he has a decent ground game overall.

Decent game for winning South American 250 clay events, you mean.

BroTree123
06-07-2012, 01:48 AM
Decent game for winning South American 250 clay events, you mean.

I agree.

But Almugro played like 200% in this match bro. Nadal, only 65%. Wasn't a bad showing.

Mimi
06-07-2012, 02:33 AM
Rafa played very, very well.
You can't blame Almugro, he couldn't do anything.

Well... Maaaaybe, he could convert one of those break points. But that wouldn't change anything

really? Not that I am doing the "humble attitude for superstitous reason", i don't think rafa played well at all! Almargo was dictating the points, moving him around with big forehand and his even better backhand, he was just lucky that Almargo missed in those crucial points.......

Hian-GOAT
06-07-2012, 11:48 AM
:wavey: