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09-13-2013 03:38 AM
Mimi
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Rafa Falls to a deserving Zeballos

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Originally Posted by rafa_maniac View Post
Doesn't this feel like a lifetime ago? Look at where we are now!
09-12-2013 12:54 PM
rafa_maniac
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Rafa Falls to a deserving Zeballos

Doesn't this feel like a lifetime ago? Look at where we are now!
02-12-2013 06:16 PM
born_on_clay
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Rafa Falls to a deserving Zeballos

it's hard to admit but Horacio was supreme and totaly outplayed Rafa
02-12-2013 02:59 AM
Mimi
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Rafa Falls to a deserving Zeballos

better to keep a positive thinking, not really bad for a final after 7 months of lay off

our rafa has nothing more to prove, he has 11 slams already and almost won everything except the world tour final. So we better try our best to enjoy just seeing him play
02-11-2013 09:23 AM
Ben.
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Rafa Falls to a deserving Zeballos

Add me to the list of disappointed people As soon as he was broken back in the third it seemed sure he would lose. Or maybe I was just being pessimistic

Zeballos played very well but Rafa gave him a helping hand with some passive play and short balls.

If he can win one of the remaining tournaments then this becomes meaningless, however, if he leaves empty handed then....
02-11-2013 07:32 AM
MariaV
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Rafa Falls to a deserving Zeballos

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Nadal Reflects On Comeback Week

Vina del Mar, Chile
by ATP Staff
10.02.2013

Assessing the pros and cons of his closely watched return to the ATP World Tour in Vina del Mar this past week, former World No. 1 Rafael Nadal said that ‘the balance is positive’. Playing his first tournament after a seven-month layoff due to a left knee injury, Nadal reached the singles and doubles finals at the VTR Open, but lost both title matches. After nine matches in six days, Nadal said that he now had a much better insight to where his game and body were.

A week ago we didn't know how the body would respond,” he said. “[Now] at least I know we can compete at a certain level. I think that was a positive week… I will try to keep improving my physical sensations day by day, which is the most important thing because I don't feel that my tennis level is bad. I need more time on court.

"The knee is still bothering me, but you have to face adversity with the best possible face and look forward to keep working and enjoy what I like the most, to play tennis."


Nadal, who suffered just his fifth loss in 41 career clay-court finals when he fell to Zeballos 6-7(2), 7-6(6), 6-4, said that he was very pleased to make his return in Chile. Zeballos became just the third player (Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer) to beat Nadal in a clay-court final.

"The tennis is important, but for me the best thing was to have the feelings I've had this week, with a full stadium and one of the best crowds I've ever had in my life. It's a place I won't forget because of the love people gave me.

"I was two points away from winning the title, but I said from first day that the result was not the most important thing, although I would've liked to win. My opponent won, he deserved it and I congratulate him. Still, to win four matches in a row is good news for me."
As Voo pointed out it was 3 wins in a row in singles but yeah, at least he's back on match court.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Ten...-Comeback.aspx
02-11-2013 07:29 AM
shawshank
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Rafa Falls to a deserving Zeballos

Does anyone know when is Rafa playing his first match in Brazil? I can see he is playing doubles on Tuesday and singles?
02-11-2013 07:22 AM
shawshank
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Rafa Falls to a deserving Zeballos

Very dissapointing, and kind of surprising as well... I was really sad and nervous watching it. I saw only the last set and I have to admit Zeballos played insane tennis. Still, I was hoping for a hattrick on his comeback...
Anyway, it was a huge think to see my idol back on court. I really appreciate it a lot.
I also hope that he can still win in Brazil and Mexico...
02-11-2013 04:50 AM
evilmindbulgaria
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Rafa Falls to a deserving Zeballos

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Originally Posted by Mimi View Post
disappointed to hear him losing coz i was expecting a win this year of Snake starts in a bad way for me. First, got 3 sms from my boss scolding me for ordering the wrong flowers at reception, now rafa losing

well well well, we just have to take things slowly, and hope he gonna improves soon

still Rafa, we love you and are proud of you
Mimi That's ok. Keep you head up!

Rafa is slowly finding his form. Just like at Wimbledon, he lost to a guy on fire who played the match of his life. Let's hope Rafa remains healthy, I am pretty convinced this loss will make him even hungrier and motivate him towards new titles!
02-11-2013 03:09 AM
Mimi
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Rafa Falls to a deserving Zeballos

disappointed to hear him losing coz i was expecting a win this year of Snake starts in a bad way for me. First, got 3 sms from my boss scolding me for ordering the wrong flowers at reception, now rafa losing

well well well, we just have to take things slowly, and hope he gonna improves soon

still Rafa, we love you and are proud of you
02-11-2013 12:24 AM
Naudio Spanlatine
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Rafa Falls to a deserving Z-man. Vamos in Doubles!

Well like i said in about three threads now. I am happy to see Zeballos for the first time play some tennis. I havent been able to til today. But since the first set i knew Zeballos was gonna be a tough player for Nadal. He was serving very very well. Not only that he was mixing his shot making and really confusing Nadal alot. His backhand was amazing. and his forehand is really decently good too. So well deserve win for Zeballos he earn me a new fan of him. Rafa, welcome back again and good luck in the next tournament. Same goes to Zeballos.
02-10-2013 11:21 PM
star
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Gimeno-Traver up next! Not before 6 p.m.

I'm disappointed of course. It was a winnable match, and it's obvious Rafa needs to improve a few things in his game.

Zeballos was a deserving winner and it was impossible for me not to be happy for him when he won.

I was so proud of Rafa because he was excused from participating in the trophy presentation ceremony because he still had to play doubles, but Rafa chose to remain. It was the right thing to do. I would have been disappointed in him had he not done so.
02-10-2013 11:09 PM
mseles1
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Gimeno-Traver up next! Not before 6 p.m.

I for one am not joining in on the completely predictable (GM) obituary. Nadal winning would have been a fairytale and USO'10 was Rafa's. Beating Rafa on clay to win a first ATP title must feel out of this world!
Hope Rafa breaking and being broken straight back has made it's annual appearance never to return.
02-10-2013 05:53 PM
Naudio Spanlatine
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Gimeno-Traver up next! Not before 6 p.m.

Rafa is back baby.

Can someone please give me a live video i tried to go to the original page i usually go to but something is wrong with that site.
02-10-2013 05:19 PM
Edurne
Re: ¡¡Vina del Mar!! Gimeno-Traver up next! Not before 6 p.m.

Vamos Rafaaa!
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