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hondas2k
11-28-2009, 03:06 PM
they can't even break each others serve and their game is so boring...

They have similar style of game....

i would rather watch nadal vs. federer.....SIGH....

All-rounder
11-28-2009, 03:08 PM
Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool














Thats all I can say

Tsonga#1fan
11-28-2009, 03:09 PM
Anything but boring!

namelessone
11-28-2009, 03:10 PM
While the match was great the OP does have a point in the fact that Roger's and Rafa's games contrast more,even though they are both baseliners.

shadows
11-28-2009, 03:10 PM
learn to watch tennis

wasta
11-28-2009, 03:12 PM
better than any match fed vs nadal

zagor
11-28-2009, 03:12 PM
It was a great match IMO,to each his own.

_maxi
11-28-2009, 03:12 PM
I watched the end. I found it quite boring mostly because delpotro seemed tired and didn't hit too much of the winners he can hit. But maybe that was only in the end.

namelessone
11-28-2009, 03:13 PM
better than any match fed vs nadal

Really? Even WB 07',WB 08'? Rome 06'? Miami 04' and 05'? AO 09'? Those are just a few of the classic matches they have had and they were high quality matches,with more variation that today's match,which was great because it was close but you have to admit it had little variation. I watched this with my dad(who is still nostalgic after 70's and 80's players) and while we both enjoyed the match,we wouldn't mind a dropshot,slice,lob once in a while. These 2 guys were terrific off both sides and their games can be summarised like this: good servers,terrific ballbashers.

BigSkyChamp
11-28-2009, 03:20 PM
Boring? You must have missed half the match! Did you see DelPo hit the one handed down the line passing shot from outside the doubles alley? Del Potro played amazingly smart after he lost a nervous first set tie-breaker. He knew all he really had to do was bang big serves when it counts, than play deep penetrating balls until soderling missed, even though soderling was red hot at times, sooner or later he would start to miss. Just like how he beat FEDERER at the US Open. Boring? I think not. Smart Tennis.

He's gonna have to lift his game to beat Davydenko, because davydenko will just run Del Potro around the court tediously if he tries the same game style.
Del Po in three.

sureshs
11-28-2009, 03:21 PM
Sod and DP are what the future looks like. Big men, huge serves, solid 2-handed backhands, and imposing presence on court. Small guys like Nadal and Federer will fade away.

ReturnWinner
11-28-2009, 03:25 PM
It was a great match, Boring'd had been Nadal vs Murray :evil:

mozzer
11-28-2009, 03:27 PM
Wtf, that was awesome to watch! Yeah, lets watch nadal stand at the baseline and loop shots in?

Fredrik
11-28-2009, 03:27 PM
Sod and DP are what the future looks like. Big men, huge serves, solid 2-handed backhands, and imposing presence on court. Small guys like Nadal and Federer will fade away.

...and that´s what they said after Safin beat Pete at the USO 2000. The future of tennis has arrived.

I say: We´ll see. The pot seldom boils while being watched;)

ReturnWinner
11-28-2009, 03:30 PM
Sod and DP are what the future looks like. Big men, huge serves, solid 2-handed backhands, and imposing presence on court. Small guys like Nadal and Federer will fade away.

Federer and Nadal are not small,Call them "medium guys"

BigSkyChamp
11-28-2009, 03:38 PM
ROFL. If Fed and Nadal are small, what does that make Davydenko? At 5'10'' 154 lbs; a Midget???? Davy has the best groundstrokes in the world. Doesn't seem to phase him. Its all relevant, if you can hit the ball cleanly it really dont matter how tall you are, except on the serve, which is countered by extremely clean return of serve (groundstrokes). Tennis is a sport of hitting the ball over the net more than the other guy, not throwing down on a hoop thats 10 feet tall.

kanamit
11-28-2009, 03:46 PM
Soderling's problem this match was that he was being too much of a WTA mindless ball basher. Del Potro played most rallies from ten feet behind the baseline, yet Soderling refused to try drop shots or slices to bring Del Potro forward. As for Del Potro being boring, I disagree. He has so much much firepower and desire to win. Plus, unlike Murray, he has tact. What I can't stand about Del Potro is the way he looks like he's agonizing after every point: grabbing his knees after missed returns, etc. That's not very fun to watch.

JeMar
11-28-2009, 03:56 PM
lern2tenis

pound cat
11-28-2009, 03:58 PM
they can't even break each others serve and their game is so boring...

They have similar style of game....

i would rather watch nadal vs. federer.....SIGH....



If it was so boring to you, I hope you had the sense to turn off the TV and do something you find less boring. Sleeping, maybe.

ronalditop
11-28-2009, 04:04 PM
Dont know why but I find Del Potro's game boring.

President of Serve/Volley
11-28-2009, 07:09 PM
Tennis in general terms today is a tad boring. Nothing like the mid 1990s, where Becker-Sampras, Sampras-Agassi or Edberg-Becker playing.... Mixed of styles.

Cantankersore
11-29-2009, 01:18 AM
That is ridiculous. If you know how to play tennis, and you were watching today, you were shitting your pants.

wasta
11-29-2009, 01:28 AM
Really? Even WB 07',WB 08'? Rome 06'? Miami 04' and 05'? AO 09'? Those are just a few of the classic matches they have had and they were high quality matches,with more variation that today's match,which was great because it was close but you have to admit it had little variation. I watched this with my dad(who is still nostalgic after 70's and 80's players) and while we both enjoyed the match,we wouldn't mind a dropshot,slice,lob once in a while. These 2 guys were terrific off both sides and their games can be summarised like this: good servers,terrific ballbashers.

yes. Whats fun about watching nadal pick his butt for 1 min between the games and then watch him run around like a headless chicken and lob balls back to the opponent hoping for chokes?

kolo
11-29-2009, 01:30 AM
LOL boring :)
this was the best match of the WTF by far.

MuseFan
11-29-2009, 01:34 AM
Really? Even WB 07',WB 08'? Rome 06'? Miami 04' and 05'? AO 09'? Those are just a few of the classic matches they have had and they were high quality matches,with more variation that today's match,which was great because it was close but you have to admit it had little variation. I watched this with my dad(who is still nostalgic after 70's and 80's players) and while we both enjoyed the match,we wouldn't mind a dropshot,slice,lob once in a while. These 2 guys were terrific off both sides and their games can be summarised like this: good servers,terrific ballbashers.

Yes heaven help us if Soderling/Del Potro is the future of tennis. Give me Federer, Nadal, Nole any day over that nuclear ball bashing.

MuseFan
11-29-2009, 01:37 AM
yes. Whats fun about watching nadal pick his butt for 1 min between the games and then watch him run around like a headless chicken and lob balls back to the opponent hoping for chokes?

Ah the long knives are out for Nadal. He wasn't playing like that in say 2007 Indian Wells:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H4dOOD6-fU

wasta
11-29-2009, 01:55 AM
Ah the long knives are out for Nadal. He wasn't playing like that in say 2007 Indian Wells:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H4dOOD6-fU

yes he was and highlights are not proof of the contrary because they are HIGHLIGHTS

MuseFan
11-29-2009, 02:02 AM
Whatever, I think Nadal dominated 2007 Indian Wells with very aggressive tennis. Same thing in 2009 Australian Open.

namelessone
11-29-2009, 02:14 AM
yes. Whats fun about watching nadal pick his butt for 1 min between the games and then watch him run around like a headless chicken and lob balls back to the opponent hoping for chokes?

If that's your understanding of Nadal's tennis then so be it... I have wasted way too much time explaining the good Nadal does for the sport and something tells me people don't go to his matches to watch him"pick his butt for 1 min,then watch him run around like a headless chicken and lob balls back to the opponent" but for his tennis skills,which admittedly have pretty much gone missing in the last months. But whatever,haters will be haterd.

Also I don't think you're understanding what I am saying. Federer/Nadal is a contrast in styles,lefty versus righty,flatter strokes versus spinny strokes,best attacker versus best defender,Nadal baseline game while Fed is an all-courter,Nadal plays a physical game while Fed is more elegant. These are contrasting styles of play while Soderling and DelPo play the same.

I loved their match yesterday but like I said,most of the time it was just ballbashing. Terrific ballbashing,solid off both sides and on the serve but I felt a bit bored at times probably because their games are the same.

wasta
11-29-2009, 02:41 AM
If that's your understanding of Nadal's tennis then so be it... I have wasted way too much time explaining the good Nadal does for the sport and something tells me people don't go to his matches to watch him"pick his butt for 1 min,then watch him run around like a headless chicken and lob balls back to the opponent" but for his tennis skills,which admittedly have pretty much gone missing in the last months. But whatever,haters will be haterd.

Also I don't think you're understanding what I am saying. Federer/Nadal is a contrast in styles,lefty versus righty,flatter strokes versus spinny strokes,best attacker versus best defender,Nadal baseline game while Fed is an all-courter,Nadal plays a physical game while Fed is more elegant. These are contrasting styles of play while Soderling and DelPo play the same.

I loved their match yesterday but like I said,most of the time it was just ballbashing. Terrific ballbashing,solid off both sides and on the serve but I felt a bit bored at times probably because their games are the same.


In the end nadal is just a glorified pusher. But I understand your point. Federer can produce great matches. I still appreciate a game with TWO attackers more than a game with a time-wasting butt-picking pusher. Did you see how fast JM and Sod played that long of a match? With NADAL in the game we would still be waiting for him to finish rectoscoping himself.

austro
11-29-2009, 02:50 AM
These players are so boring that I am even foregoing my tickets to the final today given how long it takes to get there and all...

mawashi
11-29-2009, 03:50 AM
they can't even break each others serve and their game is so boring...

They have similar style of game....

i would rather watch nadal vs. federer.....SIGH....

If you're going to comment at least watch the game, back to back service games broken in the 3rd set.

Maybe you should should stick to shoot em up vid games... more exciting.

mawashi

zagor
11-29-2009, 04:12 AM
In the end nadal is just a glorified pusher. But I understand your point. Federer can produce great matches. I still appreciate a game with TWO attackers more than a game with a time-wasting butt-picking pusher. Did you see how fast JM and Sod played that long of a match? With NADAL in the game we would still be waiting for him to finish rectoscoping himself.

Don't speak nonsense,Nadal is no pusher.At his best his game rellies on pounding opponent's BH relentessly until he coughs up a short ball for Nadal to attack so in a way he's forcing the issue not just defending although when the need arises his transition from defense to offense is one of the best I've seen,he can do amazing stuff on the run.Yeah lately,he's playing very defensively,hitting short all the time and slicing that BH so he's not that entertaining to watch but that's not the way it was before.

As for Fed-Nadal matches,90% of their clay matches are crap(a few exceptions like Rome but that's about it),HC matches were OK so far(although they only played once in the HC slam whic really isn't much given how long their rivalry is and that there are 2 HC slams each year)and at Wimbledon rivalry is at it's best.