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Sid_Vicious
10-24-2012, 10:07 PM
This shot Nadal hit at practice earlier this year in indian wells just blew my mind. It is amazing how Nadal can generate the sharpest angles even when he does not have much room to work with. He nailed that shot with ease and had no problems clearing the net.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=k3nlQy5z7Ow#t=38s

smoledman
10-24-2012, 10:12 PM
Dude - this weak sauce if you're having to scour the bowels of Youtube for a Nadal highlight!

Sid_Vicious
10-24-2012, 10:19 PM
Dude - this weak sauce if you're having to scour the bowels of Youtube for a Nadal highlight!

Bowels of youtube? It is from a channel that has almost 300,000 views and several awesome HD videos of pros practicing at Indian Wells.

dr325i
10-25-2012, 05:28 AM
This shot Nadal hit at practice earlier this year in indian wells just blew my mind. It is amazing how Nadal can generate the sharpest angles even when he does not have much room to work with. He nailed that shot with ease and had no problems clearing the net.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=k3nlQy5z7Ow#t=38s

The one following that one blows my mind even more... ;)

AnotherTennisProdigy
10-25-2012, 05:35 AM
The most amazing shot I've ever seen from him was against Kohlshreiber. He hit the ball with so much side spin it curled around the net post and into the line.

skraggle
10-25-2012, 06:35 AM
The most amazing shot I've ever seen from him was against Kohlshreiber. He hit the ball with so much side spin it curled around the net post and into the line.

Agreed. Vid here at 0:42:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1mUUd9qP0Y

flyinghippos101
10-25-2012, 06:49 AM
If you think this is insane, try watching him play these types of shots in match settings, live. Easily one of the most spectacular sights in the game.

heninfan99
10-25-2012, 06:58 AM
Great shot(s)! I hope Nadal returns 100%. Tennis isn't the same without him.
Agreed. Vid here at 0:42:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1mUUd9qP0Y

tacou
10-25-2012, 06:58 AM
I don't even know what shot you're referring to. Flat winner around :40?

AnotherTennisProdigy
10-25-2012, 07:07 AM
Agreed. Vid here at 0:42:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1mUUd9qP0Y

Not what I was talking about. Look at 1:08 in vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUnEvtIh3D4

Curls a good foot around the net. Even more insane.

skraggle
10-25-2012, 07:35 AM
Not what I was talking about. Look at 1:08 in vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUnEvtIh3D4

Curls a good foot around the net. Even more insane.

Sigh. Exact same shot. Starts at 0:42, as I clearly stated.

ruerooo
10-25-2012, 07:41 AM
The most amazing shot I've ever seen from him was against Kohlshreiber. He hit the ball with so much side spin it curled around the net post and into the line.

He did one of those in his AO 09 semi against FeVer too. They called it the "banana shot".

augustobt
10-25-2012, 07:53 AM
I do remember one against Monfils, I think that was in Madrid. Quite impressive.

dudeski
10-25-2012, 08:11 AM
This shot Nadal hit at practice earlier this year in indian wells just blew my mind. It is amazing how Nadal can generate the sharpest angles even when he does not have much room to work with. He nailed that shot with ease and had no problems clearing the net.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=k3nlQy5z7Ow#t=38s

Yeah Nadal was without any doubt at his absolute peak in this tournament getting better and better with every match he played.

AnotherTennisProdigy
10-25-2012, 08:21 AM
Sigh. Exact same shot. Starts at 0:42, as I clearly stated.

Oops, I see now.

zagor
10-25-2012, 02:56 PM
This shot Nadal hit at practice earlier this year in indian wells just blew my mind. It is amazing how Nadal can generate the sharpest angles even when he does not have much room to work with. He nailed that shot with ease and had no problems clearing the net.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=k3nlQy5z7Ow#t=38s

Not bad for a mentally tough hard worker who supposedly doesn't have 1/10 the talent Gasquet has :).

Yeah, it's a great shot, I've always considered Nadal to be one of the best shotmakers on tour.

MichaelNadal
10-25-2012, 03:19 PM
I miss Rafa.

The-Champ
10-25-2012, 03:34 PM
I miss Rafa.

Well, you can at least watch a sub-par Queen Serena destroy the pretenders at WTA finals :D

Frankly, I'm quite used to Nadal not being there anymore. I feel like he is not coming back. I felt the same thing when Pete started missing a lot of tournaments at the tail end of his career and then suddenly the *announcement*. If Rafa doesn't come back...he should be proud of what he has accomplished. Not too shabby a career for someone, *******s consider talentless.

If Rafa doesn't come back, I hope Djokovic breaks Federer's slam record though..

MurrayMyInspiration
10-25-2012, 03:42 PM
Its as if the ball is being fired at high speed from a ball machine....It rotates off his racket like being sucked up into the propellers of a plane....What a shot....Nadal can generate so much torque compared to others

Polaris
10-25-2012, 03:52 PM
Yeah Nadal was without any doubt at his absolute peak in this tournament getting better and better with every match he played.

I see what you did there :) .

piece
10-25-2012, 05:12 PM
This shot Nadal hit at practice earlier this year in indian wells just blew my mind. It is amazing how Nadal can generate the sharpest angles even when he does not have much room to work with. He nailed that shot with ease and had no problems clearing the net.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=k3nlQy5z7Ow#t=38s

Helluva shot

MichaelNadal
10-25-2012, 07:18 PM
Well, you can at least watch a sub-par Queen Serena destroy the pretenders at WTA finals :D

Frankly, I'm quite used to Nadal not being there anymore. I feel like he is not coming back. I felt the same thing when Pete started missing a lot of tournaments at the tail end of his career and then suddenly the *announcement*. If Rafa doesn't come back...he should be proud of what he has accomplished. Not too shabby a career for someone, *******s consider talentless.

If Rafa doesn't come back, I hope Djokovic breaks Federer's slam record though..


So true :)