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vndesu
05-14-2009, 11:36 PM
even tho it was a old vid and not the whole match this vid is where fed won against nadal 2-6 6-2 6-0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFLc2HUvF4s

but as we all know nadal still claimed the king of clay at the fo that year.

roundiesee
05-15-2009, 12:50 AM
Yes, but you might recall that Federer did play very well in that FO final (2007). He had 17 break points and only managed to convert 1. Roger basically blew his chance that year of winning the FO. Let's hope he'll have another crack at the title though....

rubberduckies
05-15-2009, 02:34 AM
Let's recall that Nadal was mentally exhausted for that match.

He was trying to capitulate his clay-court streak to his doubles buddy, Lleyton, in the semis, but Hewitt could not capitalize. It was very clear that Nadal phoned it in when Federer got the break in the 2nd.

Anyway, it's better to look at the 2008 FO final, when both players brought out their best stuff, and evaluate the result.

Satch
05-15-2009, 02:46 AM
Let's recall that Nadal was mentally exhausted for that match.

:-? 10char

tacou
05-15-2009, 08:24 AM
It was very clear that Nadal phoned it in when Federer got the break in the 2nd.


doesn't sound like rafa at all...especially in a final, on clay.

vtmike
05-15-2009, 08:26 AM
Let's recall that Nadal was mentally exhausted for that match.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

ronalditop
05-15-2009, 10:00 AM
Let's recall that Nadal was mentally exhausted for that match.



This guy...:lol:

icedevil0289
05-15-2009, 10:04 AM
nadal was tired and tanked the match. That's pretty much how fed won. Heck that's how all of nadal's opponents win against him.

icedevil0289
05-15-2009, 10:06 AM
Yes, but you might recall that Federer did play very well in that FO final (2007). He had 17 break points and only managed to convert 1. Roger basically blew his chance that year of winning the FO. Let's hope he'll have another crack at the title though....

unbelievable! If someone had told me before that he had that many bp chances against nadal on clay, I wouldn't have believed them. Ofcourse, fed's bp conversion rate is really bad.

jamesblakefan#1
05-15-2009, 10:09 AM
So you're saying that Rafa's a fragile little girl who quits when he's tired, did I get that right?

Dream_On
05-15-2009, 10:13 AM
haha this match doesnt count because nadal was slightly tired.

Swissv2
05-15-2009, 10:14 AM
haha this match doesnt count because nadal was slightly tired.
and federer wasn't?

lol

veroniquem
05-15-2009, 10:14 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I forgot you never bashed Nadal for a minute...
Nadal won M-C, Barcelona and Rome that year and he looked out of sorts all week in Hamburg. Obviously shouldn't be used as an excuse anyway.
I hope the Fed fans will remember that when they claim that in 2006 in the first round of Cincinnati, teenager Murray didn't really outplay Federer to get his win but that Fed was just exhausted from his previous tournaments.

veroniquem
05-15-2009, 10:16 AM
unbelievable! If someone had told me before that he had that many bp chances against nadal on clay, I wouldn't have believed them. Ofcourse, fed's bp conversion rate is really bad.
Everyone's BP's conversion is bad against Rafa on clay. It's a testament to Fed's ability that he was even able to get that many.

icedevil0289
05-15-2009, 10:17 AM
I forgot you never bashed Nadal for a minute...
Nadal won M-C, Barcelona and Rome that year and he looked out of sorts all week in Hamburg. Obviously shouldn't be used as an excuse anyway.
I hope the Fed fans will remember that when they claim that in 2006 in the first round of Cincinnati, teenager Murray didn't really outplay Federer to get his win but that Fed was just exhausted from his previous tournaments.

not true, atleast for me anyways. I hate using the tired excuse and that goes for any player, including my favorite player.

icedevil0289
05-15-2009, 10:18 AM
Everyone's BP's conversion is bad against Rafa on clay. It's a testament to Fed's ability that he was even able to get that many.

OMG, a compliment to fed....say it aint so. lol

veroniquem
05-15-2009, 10:18 AM
and federer wasn't?

lol
No he wasn't, Fed hadn't won 3 tournaments just before starting Hamburg, he didn't play Barcelona and lost early in Rome to Volandri, so he was very fresh in Hamburg.

veroniquem
05-15-2009, 10:19 AM
I forgot you never bashed Nadal for a minute...
Nadal won M-C, Barcelona and Rome that year and he looked out of sorts all week in Hamburg. Obviously shouldn't be used as an excuse anyway.
I hope the Fed fans will remember that when they claim that in 2006 in the first round of Cincinnati, teenager Murray didn't really outplay Federer to get his win but that Fed was just exhausted from his previous tournaments.

not true, atleast for me anyways. I hate using the tired excuse and that goes for any player, including my favorite player.
That is certainly commendable.

Dream_On
05-15-2009, 10:19 AM
and federer wasn't?

lol

Was being sarcastic :)

veroniquem
05-15-2009, 10:20 AM
OMG, a compliment to fed....say it aint so. lol
When I criticize Fed, it's usually about his attitude. His game is one of the best ever, no doubt.

CyBorg
05-15-2009, 10:22 AM
Interesting match. Further proof that Roger likes to win matches in dominant blowout fashion, but has a harder time winning the close ones.

pabletion
05-15-2009, 10:27 AM
Yes, but you might recall that Federer did play very well in that FO final (2007). He had 17 break points and only managed to convert 1. Roger basically blew his chance that year of winning the FO. Let's hope he'll have another crack at the title though....

Yup, that was his chance at winning the FO....., back when his FH was what it was, and his BH was more than decent. Now Nadal is a real monster on clay, specially at Roland Garros. Cant see anyone beatin him unless something unusual happens. Sorry Fed fans, no FO for Federer.

oneleggedcardinal
05-15-2009, 10:29 AM
Everyone's BP's conversion is bad against Rafa on clay. It's a testament to Fed's ability that he was even able to get that many.

He is one of the most difficult players to put away, this is true.

icedevil0289
05-15-2009, 10:29 AM
Yup, that was his chance at winning the FO....., back when his FH was what it was, and his BH was more than decent. Now Nadal is a real monster on clay, specially at Roland Garros. Cant see anyone beatin him unless something unusual happens. Sorry Fed fans, no FO for Federer.

ah yes, but there is still a chance for federer to still hold the trophy at paris.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/175696-how-roger-federer-will-raise-the-trophy-in-paris

veroniquem
05-15-2009, 10:38 AM
ah yes, but there is still a chance for federer to still hold the trophy at paris.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/175696-how-roger-federer-will-raise-the-trophy-in-paris
OMG this was hilarious! Thanks for posting, it made my day.

icedevil0289
05-15-2009, 10:46 AM
OMG this was hilarious! Thanks for posting, it made my day.

lol. Glad I made someone's day. I wish scenerio 1 happened, but that's nearly impossible and just wishful thinking on my part. I could see scenerio 2 happening and scenerio 3, but would never wish injury on anyone. Scenerio 4 just cracks me up.

veroniquem
05-15-2009, 10:48 AM
lol. Glad I made someone's day. I wish scenerio 1 happened, but that's nearly impossible and just wishful thinking on my part. I could see scenerio 2 happening and scenerio 3, but would never wish injury on anyone. Scenerio 4 just cracks me up.
Scenario 3 and 4 both made me cry with laughter! I really enjoy the humorous articles on that site. They're refreshing.

All-rounder
05-15-2009, 10:49 AM
Enjoy it now as that day will come

icedevil0289
05-15-2009, 10:50 AM
Scenario 3 and 4 both made me cry with laughter! I really enjoy the humorous articles on that site. They're refreshing.

yeah I liked this part : (Hey, what did you expect? I said "raise the trophy," not win the tournament.)

icedevil0289
05-15-2009, 10:51 AM
Enjoy it now as that day will come

the day federer lifts the trophy at paris by winning...I would be esctatic, bouncing off walls....but...its not going to happen, atleast againt rafa.

veroniquem
05-15-2009, 10:53 AM
Enjoy it now as that day will come
You mean the day when Fed will secretly order the trophy from a warehouse? :lol:

Gugafan
05-15-2009, 10:57 AM
wow!!...Look at Federers reaction at the end of the match. Now imagine if he won the FO!!

icedevil0289
05-15-2009, 11:27 AM
wow!!...Look at Federers reaction at the end of the match. Now imagine if he won the FO!!

I don't know about his reaction, but I'm pretty sure this site will crash with the amount out of posters who would be on it, either celebrating or bashing. Too bad it won't happen.

TheNatural
05-15-2009, 12:22 PM
even tho it was a old vid and not the whole match this vid is where fed won against nadal 2-6 6-2 6-0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFLc2HUvF4s

but as we all know nadal still claimed the king of clay at the fo that year.


Don't be so shocked. Nadal has been thrashed in a final before when he was totally exhausted, eg 6-0 6-1 v Mikhail Youzhny. No one read anything into those matches except that Nadal was totally exhausted.

vndesu
05-15-2009, 03:21 PM
Don't be so shocked. Nadal has been thrashed in a final before when he was totally exhausted, eg 6-0 6-1 v Mikhail Youzhny. No one read anything into those matches except that Nadal was totally exhausted.

well wasnt nadal exhausted at the ao after the verdasco match?
im just pointing out even on clay i wasnt expecting that from nadal but like i said he still remains dominant on clay