São Paulo SF: Nadal def. Alund 6-3 6-7(2) 6-1 - Page 5 - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

Reply

Old 02-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #61
country flag zcess81
Registered User
 
zcess81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Age: 34
Posts: 3,011
zcess81 has a reputation beyond reputezcess81 has a reputation beyond reputezcess81 has a reputation beyond reputezcess81 has a reputation beyond reputezcess81 has a reputation beyond reputezcess81 has a reputation beyond reputezcess81 has a reputation beyond reputezcess81 has a reputation beyond reputezcess81 has a reputation beyond reputezcess81 has a reputation beyond reputezcess81 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: São Paulo SF: Nadal def. Alund 6-3 6-7(2) 6-1

From Tennis.com.


Nadal: ‘I'm missing things that make me competitive’

After struggling to beat 111th-ranked lucky loser Martin Alund of Argentina in three sets in the Brazil Open semifinals on Saturday, Rafael Nadal says he’s far from his top form. Nadal just came back last week after spending seven months nursing a knee injury. He will play his friend David Nalbandian in the final.

"I’m missing all the things that make me competitive and give me physical confidence, something I’ve had for my whole career and that right now, given the circumstances, I don’t have,” he told reporters. “I’m playing with what I’ve got and I hope to get stronger every day... I’m lacking speed in my reactions. I’m lacking energy when I need it. I’m lacking power in my legs to be able to hit the ball deep."
__________________
Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal


David Ferrer - Leyton Hewitt - David Nalbandian - Marcos Baghdatis - Janko Tipsarevic - Tommy Haas


AJDE NOLE!
zcess81 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 02-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #62
country flag Imperfect Angel
Registered User
 
Imperfect Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 717
Imperfect Angel has a reputation beyond reputeImperfect Angel has a reputation beyond reputeImperfect Angel has a reputation beyond reputeImperfect Angel has a reputation beyond reputeImperfect Angel has a reputation beyond reputeImperfect Angel has a reputation beyond reputeImperfect Angel has a reputation beyond reputeImperfect Angel has a reputation beyond reputeImperfect Angel has a reputation beyond reputeImperfect Angel has a reputation beyond reputeImperfect Angel has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: São Paulo SF: Nadal def. Alund 6-3 6-7(2) 6-1

Intentionally losing that second set to get more match practice.
Imperfect Angel is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 04:04 PM   #63
country flag GSMnadal
Registered User
 
GSMnadal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Netherlands
Age: 22
Posts: 16,478
GSMnadal has a reputation beyond reputeGSMnadal has a reputation beyond reputeGSMnadal has a reputation beyond reputeGSMnadal has a reputation beyond reputeGSMnadal has a reputation beyond reputeGSMnadal has a reputation beyond reputeGSMnadal has a reputation beyond reputeGSMnadal has a reputation beyond reputeGSMnadal has a reputation beyond reputeGSMnadal has a reputation beyond reputeGSMnadal has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: São Paulo SF: Nadal def. Alund 6-3 6-7(2) 6-1

Quote:
Originally Posted by zcess81 View Post
From Tennis.com.


Nadal: ‘I'm missing things that make me competitive’

After struggling to beat 111th-ranked lucky loser Martin Alund of Argentina in three sets in the Brazil Open semifinals on Saturday, Rafael Nadal says he’s far from his top form. Nadal just came back last week after spending seven months nursing a knee injury. He will play his friend David Nalbandian in the final.

"I’m missing all the things that make me competitive and give me physical confidence, something I’ve had for my whole career and that right now, given the circumstances, I don’t have,” he told reporters. “I’m playing with what I’ve got and I hope to get stronger every day... I’m lacking speed in my reactions. I’m lacking energy when I need it. I’m lacking power in my legs to be able to hit the ball deep."
Saying what is there for everyone to see (whether they want to see it or not). He's lacking the intangibles that make him almost unbeatable. Hope they'll return quickly
__________________
RAFAEL NADAL

'Rafael Nadal is the best ever' - John McEnroe

1 AO - 9 RG - 2 W - 2 USO
GSMnadal is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 05:45 PM   #64
country flag Tag
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Age: 25
Posts: 3,262
Tag has a reputation beyond reputeTag has a reputation beyond reputeTag has a reputation beyond reputeTag has a reputation beyond reputeTag has a reputation beyond reputeTag has a reputation beyond reputeTag has a reputation beyond reputeTag has a reputation beyond reputeTag has a reputation beyond reputeTag has a reputation beyond reputeTag has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: São Paulo SF: Nadal def. Alund 6-3 6-7(2) 6-1

nadal struggling

djokovic and murray will be licking their lips for indians wells or miami, depending which one nadal plays*

even frauderer might repeat his fluke win from last year

*this would be the sensible thing to do. but of course, nadal will play singles and doubles at both indian wells and miami, because he is a scheduling retard
Tag is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios