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12-12-2012 08:39 PM
emotion
Re: Best shots/points of 2012


9:47
12-10-2012 12:35 AM
Certinfy
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

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Originally Posted by feuselino View Post
Amazing defense as we expect from Nadal but on the other hand Berdych of course decides to come to the net with a lousy, relatively short and centered approach shot after crushing the ball extremely deep several times just before that...
Can you blame him? He literally hit over 5 shots which would have won him the point against any other player, was only a matter of time before he had no choice and had to make a move forward. The way I see it is the the longer rallies like that went on from the back of the court the worst Tomas would have felt the effect after losing them as Nadal would have no doubt been the favourite to win them.
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It was one of the best matches of the year in terms of quality in my opinion. That was Berdych at pretty much his best, and he was very, very close to being 2-0 up. 3rd and 4th sets would be up there with the best sets I've ever seen Nadal play on hardcourts. He was being so aggressive on the return, dictating, plus still playing amazing defence when Berdych had the tempo. Tough defeat for Berdych, he played so well for so long, but Nadal is just incredible when he has his back against the wall.
Couldn't agree more, if anything I'm more proud of a fan that Berdych even took 7 games off Nadal and pushed him at times in those last 2 sets. Definitely the best 2 sets I've seen Nadal play on a hardcourt, or at the very least no doubt the best I've seen him hit his forehand on a hardcourt.

Would be quite interesting to see the pair of them playing like that on grass or a faster hardcourt though, I think that would be Berdych's best chance of ever beating Nadal again.
12-09-2012 11:45 PM
Slice Winner
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

Pretty much every shot from this exho

12-09-2012 02:54 PM
GSMnadal
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

I could watch Rafa highlights all day

I mean, what the hell is this, this should be illegal.



GOAT forehand on display
12-09-2012 02:50 PM
asmazif
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

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What about the best stroke of 2012 made in the post-season exhibition?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK-HJ...ature=g-high-u
X-rated classic.

12-09-2012 01:38 PM
feuselino
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

I remember Berdych's set point in the second set - he made the difficult first volley and then failed on the easier second one... that was pretty much the turning point! I agree it was a high quality match and good drama.
12-09-2012 01:25 PM
stebs
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

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Point at 5:45. Makes it even more incredible when you add the situation to it, crazy attacking from Berdych yet even crazier defense from Nadal.

The whole first set in that match had a lot of great points, I think every point in the tiebreak ended on a winner too which is insane considering they played 12 points in it!
It was one of the best matches of the year in terms of quality in my opinion. That was Berdych at pretty much his best, and he was very, very close to being 2-0 up. 3rd and 4th sets would be up there with the best sets I've ever seen Nadal play on hardcourts. He was being so aggressive on the return, dictating, plus still playing amazing defence when Berdych had the tempo. Tough defeat for Berdych, he played so well for so long, but Nadal is just incredible when he has his back against the wall.
12-09-2012 11:44 AM
BroTree123
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

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Originally Posted by feuselino View Post
Amazing defense as we expect from Nadal but on the other hand Berdych of course decides to come to the net with a lousy, relatively short and centered approach shot after crushing the ball extremely deep several times just before that...
That approach shot was harder than it looks. That ball came back so short and low from the net, and that BH pass attempt came at him so suddenly. Handled it pretty well given the circumstances, except for that last shot where he anticipated wrongly.
12-09-2012 11:37 AM
habibko
Re: Best shots/points of 2012



even the GOAT thought it was too hot
12-09-2012 11:22 AM
Uncle Latso
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

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Originally Posted by Certinfy View Post


Point at 5:45. Makes it even more incredible when you add the situation to it, crazy attacking from Berdych yet even crazier defense from Nadal.

The whole first set in that match had a lot of great points, I think every point in the tiebreak ended on a winner too which is insane considering they played 12 points in it!
Great as a point, but pale compared to at least 3 of the points in the Murray - Llodra match.

Not even a distant competitor as a shot
12-09-2012 11:01 AM
feuselino
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

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already posted it on another thread but it deserves his place here
Amazing! Too bad Malisse never really took full advantage of his huge talent...
12-09-2012 11:00 AM
feuselino
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

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Breathtaking. I don't know how he does it sometimes.
Amazing defense as we expect from Nadal but on the other hand Berdych of course decides to come to the net with a lousy, relatively short and centered approach shot after crushing the ball extremely deep several times just before that...
12-09-2012 10:56 AM
FedGOAT
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

already posted it on another thread but it deserves his place here
12-09-2012 10:32 AM
BroTree123
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

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Point at 5:45. Makes it even more incredible when you add the situation to it, crazy attacking from Berdych yet even crazier defense from Nadal.

The whole first set in that match had a lot of great points, I think every point in the tiebreak ended on a winner too which is insane considering they played 12 points in it!
Breathtaking. I don't know how he does it sometimes.
12-09-2012 10:10 AM
Soliloque
Re: Best shots/points of 2012

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