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Nadal d Mathieu 6-4 7-5

bad gambler
08-14-2005, 01:39 AM
Another HC Masters final for Nadal

superpinkone37
08-14-2005, 01:40 AM
Rafa :D :banana:

oneandonlyhsn
08-14-2005, 01:41 AM
Really great match by both players, some really good points.

Rafa :worship:

Paulo :hug: An awesome performance please keep this up, I saw so much fire in him today. Hope this is a turning point for him

Gogo123
08-14-2005, 01:42 AM
So 4 finals out of 4 masters played for Nadal this year

Castafiore
08-14-2005, 01:43 AM
Another final for Rafa!

Well done, kid! :)

VingaRafel
08-14-2005, 01:44 AM
Just by watchng the last two points (all we got through ESPN) it looked like a really electrifying match. The crowd seemed to be really into it. God I wish I could have seen the match.

Go RAfa!!! Vinga!

lilfairyprincess
08-14-2005, 01:44 AM
i wish i cud have watched the match..i was watching a silly live scoreboard instead:(
i'm glad rafa won but congrats to phm who must have been playing soooo good all week to get this far..he was the first person to break nadal's serve in this tourney rite?

congrats rafa!!!!!!

Saumon
08-14-2005, 01:45 AM
he was the first person to break nadal's serve in this tourney rite?

yep

Bilbo
08-14-2005, 01:46 AM
you must be a big nadal fan, bad gambler. i've never seen you posting a results topic apart from hewitt i think.

oneandonlyhsn
08-14-2005, 01:46 AM
i wish i cud have watched the match..i was watching a silly live scoreboard instead:(
i'm glad rafa won but congrats to phm who must have been playing soooo good all week to get this far..he was the first person to break nadal's serve in this tourney rite?

congrats rafa!!!!!!

Yeah he broke him with really good play but he DF 2 times to hand back the break. If someone is willing to put up the match its realy worth it, especially for Paulo fans, I've never seen him fight this hard even when he was down and out.

cleverdutchclogs
08-14-2005, 01:47 AM
Paul-Henri played a very naive match!

JaredPalmerFan
08-14-2005, 01:47 AM
Yep, he was the first man to break little Rafa. I was watching the scoreboard online but we get highlights on Sky Sports tomorrow. Wonder who will be his opponent tomorrow?? I hope its Andre.......:)

bad gambler
08-14-2005, 01:48 AM
you must be a big nadal fan, bad gambler. i've never seen you posting a results topic apart from hewitt i think.


I am, because he is in the same mould as Hewitt, he may not have the flashy shots of a Federer or Safin but he is a fighter who plays with a lot of emotion on court.

A heart of a lion :yeah:

Alvarillo
08-14-2005, 01:48 AM
Nadal will be the star in Madrid MS, is played in October but 95% of tickets for Semifinals and Final are sold out!
Everyone here hope he can give Spain its second title in Madrid after JCF won in 2003 !

jenanun
08-14-2005, 02:04 AM
i wish i cud have watched the match..i was watching a silly live scoreboard instead:(



well, you are not alone......

adelaide
08-14-2005, 02:05 AM
was a great match. well done Rafa :)

Deivid23
08-14-2005, 02:08 AM
Nadal will be the star in Madrid MS, is played in October but 95% of tickets for Semifinals and Final are sold out!
Everyone here hope he can give Spain its second title in Madrid after JCF won in 2003 !

I disagree, people who expect him to win here don´t know him well.

*julie*
08-14-2005, 02:09 AM
Congrats Nadal :worship:
Thanks to both players for this great match.

I am very proud of Paulo but he should have hold at the end!!! :mad: 2 DFs after breaking Nadal...... Paulo!!! It was not christmas and you were playing against Nadal!!! :(

Btw, Paulo doesn't have to blush from this defeat. Nadal is so strong... :worship: Great defence and amazing winners...
I hope Paulo will have confidence and he will earn from this defeat...

1sun
08-14-2005, 02:10 AM
math didnt serve well, if he served better it really could have bin a game. congrats to both anyway.

sigmagirl91
08-14-2005, 02:12 AM
Congratties, Rafa.

silverwhite
08-14-2005, 02:20 AM
Congrats, Rafael!

Paulo didn't serve well and didn't take his opportunities (1/5 BPs vs 3/5 BPs). Still, Rafael is a great fighter and no shame losing to him by such a close score. Paulo has had a great week and hopefully, he can carry it over to Cincinnati. :)

MissJessou
08-14-2005, 02:25 AM
This match was incredible! :worship: I hope Mathieu will continue to play like this, I have a lot of respect for him!

uNIVERSE mAN
08-14-2005, 02:44 AM
I watched it, didn't bother to record it. nothing special IMO.

Scotso
08-14-2005, 03:34 AM
vamossssssssssssss

YoursTruly
08-14-2005, 03:48 AM
Great job by both of them! I think this is the Paul Henri that was supposed to have been for a few years now. I hope he continues to do well because he just has to be up there with the best.

tangerine_dream
08-14-2005, 03:55 AM
ESPN showed another great point that Mathieu had played on Rafa's serve 0-30 and then went on to break Rafa, the first time anyone's done that all week. Was PHM always this good a shot-maker? I'm glad he made it to the semis playing as well as he did, now I don't feel so bad that Andy crashed out early to him. :lol:

oneandonlyhsn
08-14-2005, 03:55 AM
Great job by both of them! I think this is the Paul Henri that was supposed to have been for a few years now. I hope he continues to do well because he just has to be up there with the best.

I dont know what happened between DC and now but he is starting to believe in himself.

The funniest thing in the match was watching Paulo pumping himself waith 'vamos' and Rafa with 'come on' :lol: I couldnt stop laughing

oneandonlyhsn
08-14-2005, 03:57 AM
ESPN showed another great point that Mathieu had played on Rafa's serve 0-30 and then went on to break Rafa, the first time anyone's done that all week. Was PHM always this good a shot-maker? I'm glad he made it to the semis playing as well as he did, now I don't feel so bad that Andy crashed out early to him. :lol:

Paulo has always loved the angles and he can hit some sweet shots, its just he is such a headcase, between him and Gaston I dont know who takes the cherry.
No wait I do the old Paulo did :D