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Rafa wins 3rd career title in Acapulco

adeegee
02-27-2005, 03:25 AM
Unbelievable from Rafa, he defeated Albert Montanes 6-1 6-0 to win back to back titles! Surely deserving of a new thread. Congratulations Rafa :bowdown: :worship: :woohoo:

adelaide
02-27-2005, 03:38 AM
vamossssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!

haha adeegee, you're everywhere. :D
going to bed anytime soon?

Diabolic|Scheme
02-27-2005, 04:09 AM
I couldnt believe how easy this final was .. unbelievable! Thankfully he didnt let Montanes into it (unlike the other final against Martin) - no grey hairs for rafa fans today :)

~EMiLiTA~
02-27-2005, 07:36 AM
RAFAAAAAAAAAA!!! :banana: qué guay!!!!!! :yeah: sigue así campeón!!!

Eruwen
02-27-2005, 07:57 AM
:woohoo:

Goooooooooooooo Rafa!!!! :banana: Well done! :yeah:

Iza
02-27-2005, 01:27 PM
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Iza
02-27-2005, 01:32 PM
that's an R from Rafa :lol:

Izebel
02-27-2005, 06:33 PM
Vamos Rafa :worship: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :)

adeegee
02-27-2005, 07:08 PM
very good work iza! i like it!

Carlita
02-27-2005, 09:00 PM
:woohoo: My "little" man is on a roll here!!! :yeah:

sol
02-27-2005, 10:42 PM
Congrats, Rafa! :worship:

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-02-27T053559Z_01_ACA07D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating his compatriot Albert Montanes in the final match at the $643,000 Mexican Open tennis tournament in Acapulco, Mexico February 26, 2005. Nadal won the tournament 6-1 6-0. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-02-27T053526Z_01_ACA08D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
Spain's Rafael Nadal holds up his trophy after defeating his compatriot Albert Montanes in the final match at the $643,000 Mexican Open tennis tournament in Acapulco, Mexico February 26, 2005. Nadal won the tournament 6-1 6-0. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-02-27T051934Z_01_ACA06D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
Spain's Rafael Nadal holds up his trophy after defeating his compatriot Albert Montanes in the final match at the $643,000 Mexican Open tennis tournament in Acapulco, Mexico February 26, 2005. Nadal won the tournament 6-1 6-0. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-02-27T040905Z_01_S-ACA02D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to compatriot Albert Montanes during their final match at the Mexican Open, in Acapulco, Mexico, February 26, 2005. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-02-27T035637Z_01_ACA01D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to compatriot Albert Montanes during their final match at the Mexican Open, in Acapulco, Mexico, February 26, 2005. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

http://www.gotennis.com/news/headline.aspx?headlineID=5941

Teenager Nadal lands second successive title
2005-02-27 16:04:35 GMT (Reuters)


(writes through with quotes, changes dateline)

MEXICO CITY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Eighteen-year-old Rafael Nadal captured his second ATP Tour title in as many weeks when he destroyed fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes in the $643,000 Abierto Mexicano event in Acapulco, Mexico on Saturday.

The unseeded Montanes, playing in his first final of the year, was no match for the eighth seed who romped to a 6-1 6-0 victory.

"Nadal is at a very high level," a shell-shocked Montanes said. "He gave me a tennis lesson like no one had done in a very long time.

"The thing is that I was playing well. He has a huge self confidence and a very high ball rhythm that only a few can stand at the moment."

Victory secured a third career title for Nadal, who defeated compatriot Alberto Martin in last week's Brazil Open final.

"I showed the confidence I have gained since the quarter-finals," Nadal said. "I started very well, calm and believing I could win it.

"Albert started with some nerves making some mistakes and that allowed me to take an early advantage in the score that helped me for my confidence.

UNBELIEVABLE LEVEL

"I have played with a lot of motivation and especially since the match against Canas. He is number 11 in the world and to beat him the way I did on his favourite surface that got me really pumped up and excited.

"I definitely improved my level there. After winning that match I found myself in the semis and there I thought why not again and win the title? I played very well against (Mariano) Puerta and that was the key."

Nadal ended 2004 in style by beating Andy Roddick to help Spain defeat the United States in the final of the Davis Cup.

Montanes could only take his hat off to his countryman.

"Nadal played at an unbelievable level," he said. "I tried to play my match, to play the match but simply had no chances.

"I am happy with the week overall since I came into this tournament without having won a single match. After the first round I had more confidence which took the pressure off me.

"The results came and I managed to win some important matches. I can say I am happy."

knight_ley
02-27-2005, 10:44 PM
vamos rafa!! :woohoo:

Jorge
02-27-2005, 10:52 PM
Felicitaciones Rafael por tu 3er título :) Uno de los muchos que seguramente ganarás. ¡Espero que vuelvas a Acapulco! :D

ataptc
02-28-2005, 02:13 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: well done rafa!

I couldnt come online for 5 days because my IE at home couldnt work, so I'm posting from school but this is such great news! :)

li'l red
02-28-2005, 06:48 AM
rafa!!! :worship:
you are surely getting there!

~EMiLiTA~
02-28-2005, 01:38 PM
ahhh yes haha I remember that funny pear trophy now

Derek1206
02-28-2005, 10:18 PM
Congrats Rafa! :aparty:

Blanco y Negro
03-01-2005, 12:16 AM
Felicitacion a RAFA! Bueno Suerte en Davis Cup.

VAMOS!

Mimi
03-04-2005, 05:40 AM
win the French Rafa :wavey:

~EMiLiTA~
03-04-2005, 10:27 AM
would be awesome if he could win the French!

ataptc
03-04-2005, 01:26 PM
hi mimi! first time seeing you here :) yeah it would be great at his age :yeah:

Mimi
03-05-2005, 01:34 AM
hi Evelyn :D

yes, goran and pete had retired, i have to support younger players so that i can watch them longer, hehe :p
hi mimi! first time seeing you here :) yeah it would be great at his age :yeah:

ataptc
03-05-2005, 04:02 AM
hi Evelyn :D

yes, goran and pete had retired, i have to support younger players so that i can watch them longer, hehe :p
haha visit us more often then ;)

Mimi
03-07-2005, 01:37 AM
yes i will, don't worry ;)