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Old 11-02-2007, 09:47 PM   #46
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The brilliant thing about Dubai back in 2006 was that quite a few people in here were moaning about the surface playing so slow, like clay. On the Talk Tennis message board, I even saw a poster seriously claim that the Dubai surface had a bit of sand from the desert on the sourt so it played like clay.

At the same time, pros like Andre Agassi and Safin were saying how fast that surface was.


Anyway, it was clear from the start that Youzhny was a bit sluggish but it was good to see Rafa hit some great shots, although his forehand down the line could use some work at the moment, as well as his serve (which improved as the match went along).
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:48 PM   #47
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The brilliant thing about Dubai back in 2006 was that quite a few people in here were moaning about the surface playing so slow, like clay. On the Talk Tennis message board, I even saw a poster seriously claim that the Dubai surface had a bit of sand from the desert on the surface so it played like clay.

At the same time, pros like Andre Agassi and Safin were saying how fast that surface was.


Anyway, it was clear from the start that Youzhny was a bit sluggish but it was good to see Rafa hit some great shots, although his forehand down the line could use some work at the moment, as well as his serve (which improved as the match went along).
they were wrong there, that hard was not slow but this time they are right, just that.
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:52 PM   #48
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I was thinking of the same thing .

You forgot the cakewalk draw excuse
Of course, just like Wimbledon 2007
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Of course, just like Wimbledon 2007

Now, now. Get it right! Wimbledon 2006 was a cakewalk. 2007 he was unbelievably lucky with 1)rain delays saving him in the Sod match 2)Misha injured, barely able to move in the final 2 sets of their match 3)the wind sweeping around cenre court magically ONLY affecting Berdych in the quarters 4)Nole retiring in the semis - clearly he would have won if 100%, very unfair that Rafa coped with the hideous scheduling better and 5)Fed played like shit, as always against Raf, otherwise the Final would have been a straight sets drubbing.
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congrats rafa

i didnt expect it to be that easy

yo quiero rafa
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Well done Rafito!
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Now, now. Get it right! Wimbledon 2006 was a cakewalk. 2007 he was unbelievably lucky with 1)rain delays saving him in the Sod match 2)Misha injured, barely able to move in the final 2 sets of their match 3)the wind sweeping around cenre court magically ONLY affecting Berdych in the quarters 4)Nole retiring in the semis - clearly he would have won if 100%, very unfair that Rafa coped with the hideous scheduling better and 5)Fed played like shit, as always against Raf, otherwise the Final would have been a straight sets drubbing.
Note to self: I have to remember all the right reasons.

Thanks for warning me
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Youzhny looks just like Woody Harrelson. I'm sure this had a huge effect on the match.

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Now, now. Get it right! Wimbledon 2006 was a cakewalk. 2007 he was unbelievably lucky with 1)rain delays saving him in the Sod match 2)Misha injured, barely able to move in the final 2 sets of their match 3)the wind sweeping around cenre court magically ONLY affecting Berdych in the quarters 4)Nole retiring in the semis - clearly he would have won if 100%, very unfair that Rafa coped with the hideous scheduling better and 5)Fed played like shit, as always against Raf, otherwise the Final would have been a straight sets drubbing.
LOL Funny stuff!
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Now, now. Get it right! Wimbledon 2006 was a cakewalk. 2007 he was unbelievably lucky with 1)rain delays saving him in the Sod match 2)Misha injured, barely able to move in the final 2 sets of their match 3)the wind sweeping around cenre court magically ONLY affecting Berdych in the quarters 4)Nole retiring in the semis - clearly he would have won if 100%, very unfair that Rafa coped with the hideous scheduling better and 5)Fed played like shit, as always against Raf, otherwise the Final would have been a straight sets drubbing.
The wind one is my favorites. Hilarious, really.

Also, drubbing is one of my very favorite words.
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Well done Rafa
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once again roids, being coached from the stands, and deliberately delaying the match have allowed ugly tennis to win.

damn this blue clay. damn this easy draw.
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once again roids, being coached from the stands, and deliberately delaying the match have allowed ugly tennis to win.

damn this blue clay. damn this easy draw.
His girlfriend probably gave him some last night too. Might as well blame her.
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His girlfriend probably gave him some last night too. Might as well blame her.
you're right...how could I forget?

Someone should put all of this into a thread. Just so we can keep record.
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Rafa haters complaining about the court surface when Nadal is winning and their favorites losing. Nothing new .

So what if it is a bit slower? There have been so many good matches this week with wonderful rallies and shotmaking.
You're expecting MTF to praise Nadal?

That's almost as unlikely as a Federer loss without excuses from the GOAT and his tards.
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