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MurrayMyInspiration
10-12-2012, 06:24 AM
Interesting old school commentary with baby nadal playing, Look at how bad he was....Errors and backhands into the net by Nadal....Hes missing his forehnad....We are so used to nadal never missing it's kind of shocking that he was once a shaky and inconsistent!! Commentators think there is a lack of respect to players aftr winning a match...Any opinions on this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5eEo_km08s

RAFA2005RG
10-12-2012, 06:37 AM
I'm not sure. I don't watch youtube.

NDFM
10-12-2012, 06:50 AM
It's strange seeing this rafa I was surprised at some of the shots he was missing seeing as now he hardly ever misses shots like that but he was young and developing and done pretty well to get to the third round at 16 (i think)

pvaudio
10-12-2012, 06:51 AM
HOLY ****, SHUT UP! I thought American commentators didn't know when to shut it. I had to turn it off after a minute because they just kept talking nonsense even through the points.

CMM
10-12-2012, 06:54 AM
Look at how bad he was....

He was 17 years old and reached the third round at Wimbledon. How many players manage to do that at that age? He beat Ancic in the first round.

Interesting commentary here too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ikNlsRBT8-0#t=183s

AnotherTennisProdigy
10-12-2012, 06:56 AM
He didn't always have that massive topspin. Actually, as a teen he coukd hit a flat ball very well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CvCxCnOC7Q

AnotherTennisProdigy
10-12-2012, 06:56 AM
He was 17 years old and reached the third round at Wimbledon. How many players manage to do that at that age? He beat Ancic in the first round.

Interesting commentary here too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ikNlsRBT8-0#t=183s

Beat me to it. :(

TheCanadian
10-12-2012, 06:57 AM
Interesting old school commentary with baby nadal playing, Look at how bad he was....Errors and backhands into the net by Nadal....Hes missing his forehnad....We are so used to nadal never missing it's kind of shocking that he was once a shaky and inconsistent!! Commentators think there is a lack of respect to players aftr winning a match...Any opinions on this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5eEo_km08s

It looks like crappy grass to me. I played on grass about a year ago and every bounce was different. Impossible to be consistent.

kishnabe
10-12-2012, 08:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DP0b5-8DWU&feature=related

This is a better match of a ever more Baby Nadal.

Rozroz
10-12-2012, 08:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DP0b5-8DWU&feature=related

This is a better match of a ever more Baby Nadal.

no!!! he had those horrible grunts even then????
jezuz..


btw- his grass game was always bad until he improved it, so what's the big deal?

RF20Lennon
10-12-2012, 08:57 AM
He was 17 years old and reached the third round at Wimbledon. How many players manage to do that at that age? He beat Ancic in the first round.

Interesting commentary here too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ikNlsRBT8-0#t=183s

why is he celebrating after every point????

OHBH
10-12-2012, 09:12 AM
So when did Nadal introduce the short sleeve long shorts combo?

vive le beau jeu !
10-12-2012, 10:01 AM
Interesting old school commentary with baby nadal playing, Look at how bad he was....Errors and backhands into the net by Nadal....Hes missing his forehnad....We are so used to nadal never missing it's kind of shocking that he was once a shaky and inconsistent!! Commentators think there is a lack of respect to players aftr winning a match...Any opinions on this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5eEo_km08s
i remember this pleasant result !
so thrilling to see the great paradorn trouncing this little grunting punk... thx for the link. :)

another cool clip from srichaphan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KbMYYzT8c0&feature=related
ah, good old carpet tennis... :)

sunof tennis
10-12-2012, 10:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DP0b5-8DWU&feature=related

This is a better match of a ever more Baby Nadal.

Yes. While he didn't play like it-it certainly looked like he had a deer in the headlights appearance as he was walking onto the court.

6-1 6-3 6-0
10-12-2012, 10:57 AM
Even at 16, Nadal was already making mincemeat of Costa and Moya.

kishnabe
10-12-2012, 12:35 PM
Even at 16, Nadal was already making mincemeat of Costa and Moya.

Only Hewitt has done better at 15.

vive le beau jeu !
10-12-2012, 01:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DP0b5-8DWU&feature=related

This is a better match of a ever more Baby Nadal.
this one is better:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDYsdEzp9is

NDFM
10-12-2012, 01:59 PM
this one is better:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDYsdEzp9is

that's the match where nadal got one of roddick's serves to the face...ouch

vive le beau jeu !
10-12-2012, 02:07 PM
that's the match where nadal got one of roddick's serves to the face...ouch
makes it even better. :)

Crisstti
10-13-2012, 04:43 AM
Even at 16, Nadal was already making mincemeat of Costa and Moya.

I think he was 15 at one of those matches.