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Fantastic from Raf. Serra played average at best, but Nadal was moving well and just kicking ass. He NEVER wins by this score, not even at RG, this was nice to see

And only 1h34mins :eek:
 

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First Djokovic, then Feds, now Rafa. Is this the "Battle of Who Can Lose the Fewest Number of Games"? :eek:
 

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Serra was beyond awful.

Rafa served well for most of the match, but threw in some very sloppy service games to get broken twice (utter embarrassment)

I don't think he played that well :shrug: Serra was just AWFUL.
 

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Good match from Nadal! :yeah: :D
 

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A couple of these matches are reminiscent of...:eek::eek:...the WTA tour.

Excellent win for Rafa...to conserve those wheels. And yes, he is moving EXTREMELY well.
 

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I'm not very impressed. Serra was awful and to many short balls from Rafa. The serve was nice tough!
It's good for his confidence and health that it was a short match. Who's next? Koubek?
 

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Serra was beyond awful.

Rafa served well for most of the match, but threw in some very sloppy service games to get broken twice (utter embarrassment)

I don't think he played that well :shrug: Serra was just AWFUL.
He won 4 games. I'm sure he's proud of that.
 

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Serra certainly didn't play well at all. He did for a point or two here or there, but mostly it was just awful. Not good considering he's in the top 100, and I think was once ranked in the top 40.

Rafa had some bad miss-hits, but I think that was mostly because it was hard to find any kind of rhythm with the way Serra was playing. Almost impossible. He hit some amazing shots, though, and the serve was much better. I think he played well. Nowhere near his best, of course. But certainly nowhere near bad.

All in all, he needed an easy win and he got one. I just wish it had been his first round match, because I doubt he found much rhythm from this match. But at least he got some more practice time in, because that's basically what that was for majority of the match - Target practice.
 

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I'm not very impressed. Serra was awful and to many short balls from Rafa. The serve was nice tough!
It's good for his confidence and health that it was a short match. Who's next? Koubek?
Yes, Koubek. No, not Koubek. Simon/Schuettler.

I agree Rafa was hitting far too many short balls. When did he stop grunting?
 

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Serra was beyond awful.

Rafa served well for most of the match, but threw in some very sloppy service games to get broken twice (utter embarrassment)

I don't think he played that well :shrug: Serra was just AWFUL.
That's my impression too. Watched the whole match, Serra was just an embarrassment. Surely didn't play 'average'!

As for Raf... indeed some sloppy moments, but it didn't matter. Serve was pretty good this time - but again, can we really judge on his playing level if there's an utter mug on the other side of the net?

Anyway, CONGRATS Rafa! :yeah:
 

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Nice to see Rafa on the other side of a beatdown:p
 

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Yes, Koubek.

I agree Rafa was hitting far too many short balls. When did he stop grunting?
its simon/schuettler, then koubek/phm in R4, so all clowns until the QF

Why grunt when you can easily win?
 

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Not the best performance from Rafa but not bad- and he did get sloppy, but it can be hard to play at your best when your opponent is not giving you much to fight against.

Still- he had some good stuff (and nice stats) and I was happy to see him have a quick match.
 

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too good Rafa :fiery:

Serra :eek:
 

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its simon/schuettler, then koubek/phm in R4, so all clowns until the QF
I bet PHM would like his chances playing against those short balls and predictable serves.

I'm hoping he was playing to the level of his opponent. Certainly there was no need to get out of 2nd gear today.
 

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oh Linda, you think PHM has a chance? :hug:
 

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First Djokovic, then Feds, now Rafa. Is this the "Battle of Who Can Lose the Fewest Number of Games"? :eek:
Don't forget Hewitt wants in on that competition :cool:
 
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