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Nalbandian should have closed that first set. Showed who the better tennis player is. Sadly these days being a better tennis player is not enough. It is better to be a marathon runner to win in these patethic slow courts.
 

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USO R3: Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

Yes, yes! Nalbandian serving for the first, got broken obviously. Double faulting on BP's and in tiebreaks, and just started hitting errors at will in the second and third set. Rafa was decent, good at times, nothing really special, a classic Rafa '11 wobble when closing out the match.

Come on MTF, bring on the hate, blue clay, moonballing, 'more talented', medical time out, FitDave and time wasting bullshit... Rafa just spanked your hero.
 
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Re: USO R3: Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

I like Nalbandian. His story is very sad. He clearly is much more talented than the guys like Murray or nadal. But look where he is. Sad. How can Roddick have a slam and Nalbandian doesn't?

Nadal. What can I say about him. He will not win another slam and that's that.
 

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Re: USO (aka Monte Carlo) R3: Rafael "Bekele" Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

Bad for tennis.

BORING outcome.
 

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Re: USO (aka Monte Carlo) R3: Rafael "Bekele" Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

Meh. Of course Nalbandian is 10 levels above Nadal talent wise. But this sport is not for the talented but moon ballers who can run
 

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Re: USO (aka Monte Carlo) R3: Rafael "Bekele" Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

Nalbandian approached the Golubev benchmark for utter uselessness in this match.
 

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Re: USO (aka Monte Carlo) R3: Rafael "Bekele" Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

Nalbandian should have closed that first set. Showed who the better tennis player is. Sadly these days being a better tennis player is not enough. It is better to be a marathon runner to win in these patethic slow courts.
Nadal seems to cover the court more like Bolt retrieving balls.
 
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Re: USO (aka Monte Carlo) R3: Rafael "Bekele" Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

Heartbreaking. Terrible. Disgusting.
 

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Re: USO R3: Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

Rafa just spanked your hero.
No he didn't
Nadal struggled again and if it wasn't this cakewalk draw, probably this would've been his last match in the tournament

Classic ending Nalbandian btw :lol:
 

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Re: USO (aka Monte Carlo) R3: Rafael "Bekele" Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

nalbandian really deserved the first set. at least he showed a good level today.
 

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Re: USO (aka Monte Carlo) R3: Rafael "Bekele" Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

Nalb serves for first set. Doublefault on breakpoint.

Middle of tiebreak. Doublefault.

Opening game of 2nd, two doublefaults in a row.

Final point of the match, another doublefault.


Might as well not have bothered turning up.
 

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Re: USO (aka Monte Carlo) R3: Rafael "Bekele" Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

Nalbandian approached the Golubev benchmark for utter uselessness in this match.
Nah. To be honest, Rafa played much better today. I mean we all know why but I digress.
 

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Re: USO (aka Monte Carlo) R3: Rafael "Bekele" Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

I thought the courts were going to be faster in the 2nd week. :facepalm:

Anyway, Nadal helped by the million UEs from Nalby. Nothing else to say on this match.
 

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Re: USO (aka Monte Carlo) R3: Rafael "Bekele" Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

Horrible match. Just to make sure he lost, Fatbandian dfed every chance he got and then went in for a hug at the end. Maybe he got paid to tank by Tony :eek:
 

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Re: USO (aka Monte Carlo) R3: Rafael "Bekele" Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

that's why you'll NEVER win a slam David.First of all you are injured way too often
not fit enough
3th your forehand is poor
4th you are weak mentally in the majors and you have show it TODAY

Rafa I don't buy that foot "injury" for shit even if baby jeebus were to come down and tell me you're really injured
I've seen you do that quite a few times in the past 1/2 year
 

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Re: USO R3: Nadal def. Nalbandian 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5

Now i know why people feel that nalbandian was such a waste of talent. he has a beautiful high percentage aggressive back hand and a very dependable penetrating forehand but his head is his biggest weakness. such a pity.
 
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