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Nadal defeats Clement 6-4, 6-4

mangoes
04-18-2006, 02:36 PM
Congrats Nadal............... There was nothing spectacular about the match. This was far from Nadal's best on clay.........but, it's his first match so that was to be expected :D

cornellboy
04-18-2006, 02:38 PM
:D

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-18-2006, 02:38 PM
It seems Clement wasn't too bad.Congrats to both. :)

Castafiore
04-18-2006, 02:41 PM
It was far from his best match. There were glimpses of the clay court king but certainly not during the entire match. I hope that he takes confidence from this match and he steps it up because he'll need it.

Well done, Rafa. :yeah:

Credit to Clément for playing an aggressive game.

Scotso
04-18-2006, 02:41 PM
Rafa :D

Xristos
04-18-2006, 02:42 PM
Black or white capris??

Castafiore
04-18-2006, 02:44 PM
White capris

http://i3.tinypic.com/vrzq5u.jpg

Clara Bow
04-18-2006, 02:46 PM
Nadal had a lot more UEs then he usually does on this surface...but I really think that his game will improve as the tournament goes on, in particular since this was his first match on clay this year.

Clement did well and hung tough.

victory1
04-18-2006, 02:57 PM
Clement did horrible at break points; he had 8 of them and only converted 2. Nadal did really well at the breakpoints; he really took it to Clement when he got his chances.

mangoes
04-18-2006, 03:18 PM
Clement did horrible at break points; he had 8 of them and only converted 2. Nadal did really well at the breakpoints; he really took it to Clement when he got his chances.

Agree........it's not often a player has such opportunities against Nadal on Clay and Clement couldn't capitalize on his break opportunities. There were moments of very good play from Clement, but he just couldn't be consistent and decrease his UE. When Nadal was handed break chances, he took them and ran.......

Frederick16
04-18-2006, 03:21 PM
do he finally have an decent serve now?

lilfairyprincess
04-18-2006, 03:57 PM
congrats rafa :hug: i cud only watch the scoreboard but looks like clement had lotsa chances :yeah:

P.s ... that was rafa's 37th consecutive win on clay!! :bounce:

Rafa = Fed Killa
04-18-2006, 04:08 PM
Nice stable first win.
Keep building on it Rafa.

37 in a row on clay :D

NATAS81
04-18-2006, 04:15 PM
Hmm, well if Clement served a little higher percentage and not 5 DF he actually could have taken a set off the best on clay!

Liverpool4ever
04-18-2006, 04:29 PM
This match really highlighted how great Nadal's return of serve on clay is. He put Clement on a defensive position on virtually every second serve with deep, high bouncing returns.

sonia
04-18-2006, 04:58 PM
Well done Rafa! :yeah:

MariaV
04-18-2006, 05:02 PM
Well done Rafael! Bien hecho! :yeah: :D
A nice start to the clay court season! :D

musefanatic
04-18-2006, 05:05 PM
Well done Rafa! :) :)

NYCtennisfan
04-18-2006, 05:23 PM
Not a bad match at all from Clement. Nadal made a lot of errors you don't really see him make, especially on clay. I really thought that after the 1st set where Clement palyed him neck and neck, Nadal would steamroll, but he didn't. I am sure Lisnard is in for a beating though.

Dirk
04-18-2006, 06:18 PM
Coria will take him out. :)

ChloeLove
04-18-2006, 08:26 PM
Good job Rafa :yeah: 37th consecutive win? I think that's a record. I hope to see Nadal play Coria later :)

justClaudia
04-18-2006, 09:46 PM
Rafa! :yeah:

:awww: Arnaud.

NATAS81
04-18-2006, 10:10 PM
One step closer to the elusive MC title.

heya
04-18-2006, 10:26 PM
Well, at least Coria won't take a set off the best clay courter/genius/most intellectual player. :rolls::haha:

buddyholly
04-18-2006, 11:30 PM
Rafa's crapi pants are now at mid-calf level. I think his legs must be getting shorter.

Dirk
04-19-2006, 01:55 AM
Well, at least Coria won't take a set off the best clay courter/genius/most intellectual player. :rolls::haha:

Heya I love you, I really do. :smooch:

I love your Andy Roddick rants and your complaining that he doesn't have this or that. Funny everything you want Andy to have, Roger does have but does that make you come to your senses? No, because :retard: but I still :inlove: you anyway.