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Nadal def Fish 6-4 , 6-2

Neverstopfightin
10-18-2006, 09:11 PM
Pretty good match from Rafa above all in the second set , hitting winners from both sides and some nice shots like that amazing passing shot winner :worship: in the seventh game of the second set..

oschemi
10-18-2006, 09:13 PM
Congrats Rafa:worship:

tangerine_dream
10-18-2006, 09:13 PM
Sigh. Mardy.

But now Andy needs to beat Berdych and then we'll finally have the Roddick-Nadal rematch many of us have been wanting so badly. :bounce:

Sunset of Age
10-18-2006, 09:14 PM
Pretty good match from Rafa above all in the second set , hitting winners from both sides and some nice shots like that amazing passing shot winner :worship: in the seventh game of the second set..

Good to read he appears to be in good form again! :worship:
Now hopefully I'll get to SEE his next match... TV is overdosing on CL football here... so yesterday no Fed, today no Rafa! :mad: :mad: :mad:

Jlee
10-18-2006, 09:14 PM
Mardy :hug:

Nadal/Roddick would be great!

silver7
10-18-2006, 09:14 PM
:yeah: Well done Rafa!

guga2120
10-18-2006, 09:15 PM
easy match, not a suprise, i do hope Roddick and Nadal play here, be intrested to see how that would go.

mattie09
10-18-2006, 09:17 PM
Has Roddick ever played Nadal before? and if so hus winning in head to head?

Yappa
10-18-2006, 09:17 PM
Pretty good match from Rafa above all in the second set , hitting winners from both sides and some nice shots like that amazing passing shot winner :worship: in the seventh game of the second set..

Yeah, I saw that shot. Typical Rafa passing shot.

Next victim: Tommy Haas. :sad:

Jlee
10-18-2006, 09:19 PM
Has Roddick ever played Nadal before? and if so hus winning in head to head?

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=Nadal%2C+Rafael&player2=Roddick%2C+Andy&playernum2=R485

Twice. Rafa winning an incredible one on clay and Roddick winning one at the Open. All pre 2005

Roddick/Rafa rematch now would be so great! :woohoo:

GlennMirnyi
10-18-2006, 09:19 PM
Fish has some mental diarrhea, he misses the easiest points. I like him, but to make such a shame of himself is something I just cringe to watch.

musefanatic
10-18-2006, 09:22 PM
Well done rafa :)

stebs
10-18-2006, 09:24 PM
Fish cannot return the Rafa serve. It was the same at Queens earlier in the year, pathetic.

Regenbogen
10-18-2006, 09:25 PM
easy match, not a suprise, i do hope Roddick and Nadal play here, be intrested to see how that would go.

I've been dying to see this for about a year now :lol: I'd better get it this time :armed:

GlennMirnyi
10-18-2006, 09:25 PM
Fish cannot return the Rafa serve. It was the same at Queens earlier in the year, pathetic.

Someone that understands a little about it, at last.

mattie09
10-18-2006, 09:27 PM
Any predictions if Roddick did play Nadal? i would have to say Nadal , even tho i would want Roddick to win

Purple Rainbow
10-18-2006, 09:27 PM
Sigh. Mardy.

But now Andy needs to beat Berdych and then we'll finally have the Roddick-Nadal rematch many of us have been wanting so badly. :bounce:

I wouldn't be too surprised if Berdych has a different opinion on that matter tomorow.

Pfloyd
10-18-2006, 09:28 PM
Someone that understands a little about it, at last.

I've never met a person that litteraly HATES a player. I dislike many players, but hate is a strong word.

Jlee
10-18-2006, 09:29 PM
Any predictions if Roddick did play Nadal? i would have to say Nadal , even tho i would want Roddick to win

It depends on the surface. If you mean in Madrid then I think Nadal has a good shot at winning unless Roddick starts getting more comfortable there. He'd only won one match there before this year.

If the court conditions are fast enough I would give Roddick a definite shot if he's playing really well. Seeing them play on grass would be really interesting too.

GlennMirnyi
10-18-2006, 09:29 PM
Any predictions if Roddick did play Nadal? i would have to say Nadal , even tho i would want Roddick to win

The way it goes, Roddick will be obliged to lose... :o

guga2120
10-18-2006, 09:29 PM
Any predictions if Roddick did play Nadal? i would have to say Nadal , even tho i would want Roddick to win

i actually think Roddick might beat him on an indoor court, he does struggle with big hitters on hard courts, his return needs to get better, i would rather Rafa win though.

GlennMirnyi
10-18-2006, 09:30 PM
I've never met a person that litteraly HATES a player. I dislike many players, but hate is a strong word.

Pleasure to meet you, my friend, I'm honored!

Care for some coffee or something? ;)

MariaV
10-18-2006, 09:31 PM
Pretty good match from Rafa above all in the second set , hitting winners from both sides and some nice shots like that amazing passing shot winner :worship: in the seventh game of the second set..

Yeah that shot was nice but his BP conversion 3/10 makes me :rolleyes: again. He missed easy shots on BPs AGAIN!! This is becoming like a disease. :o
He needs to step up vs Haas.

Pfloyd
10-18-2006, 09:35 PM
Pleasure to meet you, my friend, I'm honored!

Care for some coffee or something? ;)

Are virtual coffee's possible Gustavo?

DhammaTiger
10-18-2006, 09:35 PM
Well done amazing super Rafa :worship: :bounce: :yippee: Vamos Rafa and now your next round :bounce:

Ferrero#1fan
10-18-2006, 09:39 PM
Rafa was in top form, excellent match from his end.

Naranoc
10-18-2006, 09:41 PM
Did anyone see Raul, Beckham and Sergio Ramos watching the match? :lol: Imagine if a Federer/Nadal final really did take place; both would compete as to who could bring the most prestigious sports personalities to cheer for them in the players box.

mallorn
10-18-2006, 09:43 PM
Yeah that shot was nice but his BP conversion 3/10 makes me :rolleyes: again. He missed easy shots on BPs AGAIN!! This is becoming like a disease. :o
He needs to step up vs Haas.
Mhm, I didn't like how he missed those SP on Mardy's serve in the first set. I hope it's because he hasn't had much match practice recently. On the other hand, he saved both BP on his serve, so maybe he'll be back to his stable self soon. ;)
A few passing shots were spectacular indeed. :yeah:
Sigh. Mardy.

But now Andy needs to beat Berdych and then we'll finally have the Roddick-Nadal rematch many of us have been wanting so badly. :bounce:
Hold your horses, Rafa hasn't beaten Tommy yet.

MariaV
10-18-2006, 09:43 PM
Did anyone see Raul, Beckham and Sergio Ramos watching the match? :lol: Imagine if a Federer/Nadal final really did take place; both would compete as to who could bring the most prestigious sports personalities to cheer for them in the players box.

Fernando Hierro the ex captain from 'my time' was also there, and Infanta Elena of Spain. :D

mallorn
10-18-2006, 09:46 PM
Did anyone see Raul, Beckham and Sergio Ramos watching the match? :lol: Imagine if a Federer/Nadal final really did take place; both would compete as to who could bring the most prestigious sports personalities to cheer for them in the players box.
If I remember correctly, Raul and Beckham watched Rafa last year too. Rafa is a big Real Madrid fan and they'd met at a RM practice.

tangerine_dream
10-18-2006, 09:47 PM
Hold your horses, Rafa hasn't beaten Tommy yet.
Nor Andy beating Berdych :unsure: I know, but I can't help it! I want this match-up so bad :sobbing:

Neverstopfightin
10-18-2006, 09:48 PM
Yeah that shot was nice but his BP conversion 3/10 makes me :rolleyes: again. He missed easy shots on BPs AGAIN!! This is becoming like a disease. :o
He needs to step up vs Haas.

His problems converting break points out of clay isn't anything new and last year he had the same problem .

With the level he showed today he could beat Haas perfectly though It would be obviously better to increase his level during the week .

I don't understand your pessimistic interpretation of the match when he played one of his best matches after Wimbledon.

megadeth
10-18-2006, 09:48 PM
if a roddick-nadal match up happens, roddick would need to deal with spanish crowd and also make his power play consistent. since the word is out that on faster surfaces when facing this guy, you need to attack, attack, and attack.

roddick just might pull it off and face his euro-counterpart.

megadeth
10-18-2006, 09:50 PM
since berdych is also a strong server, should rafa get through haas, he'll have a problem with either andy or tomas since he hasn't really fared well against big servers so far....

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-18-2006, 09:59 PM
Vamos RAFA!

Finally finding his game.

guga2120
10-18-2006, 10:05 PM
i don't think him beating Fish is finding his game, i want see him against Roddick or T.Berd, and see what he does.

adee-gee
10-18-2006, 10:21 PM
Not a bad result in Rafa's swansong before the end of his career :)

neenah
10-18-2006, 10:57 PM
Nice job, Rafa :) Keep it up.

Pfloyd
10-18-2006, 11:10 PM
Not a bad result in Rafa's swansong before the end of his career :)

Dude, seriously don't jinx him man.

He will win at least 20 RG, and maybe one Wimbledon, to make it a total of 21GS. Fed wont do it...

:D

Peoples
10-18-2006, 11:12 PM
Typical Nadal the big server. Won 74% of first serve points, 82% of second serve points.

adee-gee
10-18-2006, 11:13 PM
Dude, seriously don't jinx him man.

He will win at least 20 RG, and maybe one Wimbledon, to make it a total of 21GS. Fed wont do it...

:D
Nah, he's finished. He should retire after Madrid.

Joaquim
10-18-2006, 11:16 PM
Last week's OMG NADAL'S FINISHED BYE MOONBALLER~~~ look really stupid now. Not that they didn't look stupid then, either.

Congrats Rafa. :)

Jogy
10-18-2006, 11:25 PM
not big problem for Nadal to beat Fish
only when Fish is at home and playing really good he would have change against Nadal on hardcourt or indoor maybe

NYCtennisfan
10-18-2006, 11:38 PM
Fish just can't get a high enough % of first serves in no matter who he plays. He's always around 50% or so and that doesn't it against Nadal. Fish does well to win more than 2 or 3 rallies in an entire match against Nadal. No chance to win.

Byrd
10-19-2006, 12:27 AM
Shows how much of a dirtballer he is, when he was going backwards on the 2nd serve instead of forward... lol

Rafalution
10-19-2006, 01:34 AM
as expected Becks (and other Madridistas) were there to support rafa

:)
http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/2733/sdgdgej9.jpg

Yappa
10-19-2006, 01:44 AM
Last week's OMG NADAL'S FINISHED BYE MOONBALLER~~~ look really stupid now. Not that they didn't look stupid then, either.

Congrats Rafa. :)

They'll be back tomorrow.

;)

GlennMirnyi
10-19-2006, 01:44 AM
Great match against Fish, yeah... :haha: