Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by GatorNation, Jul 19, 2013.
Wasn't Nadal the guy who couldn't win his first ATP250 of the season?
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Not all qualifiers are necessarily bad players. Bernard Tomic was a qualifier at Wimbledon 2011 and gave Djokovic a tight match in the QF, losing 7-5 in the fourth set. And Delbonis has broken the greatest clay-court player in world history once (2R, 2013 VTR Open). Nadal won the match 6-3 6-2.
nadal won 1 slam and 2 master 1000 this year, how can you dare to compare with federer :lol: :lol:
Delbonis just has everything together at this tournament so he's utilizing his ability and playing without fear...with that "nothing to loose" attitude.
Fed has a nice soccer kick.
there is still three masters and one major to be played.
indeed, and that's true for both players
Lol, Roger seems to be ****ed when that ball caught the line.
Nice FH shank Fed. Sigh....
Yep -- then went on to win-
Brasil Open (ATP 250)
Acapulco (ATP 500)
Indian Wells (Masters 1000)
Barcelona (ATP 500)
Madrid (Masters 1000)
Rome (Masters 1000)
Roland Garros (Grand Slam)
Final at VTR Open
Final at Monte Carlo
And that's after being gone for the game for 7 months. Are you comparing Nadal's 7-month hiatus to Federer's break after losing at Wimbledon? :lol:
yes, because Nadal is very successful in this part of the season.
Well, right now it seems he'll do better as a soccer player than as a tennis player.
Dropshot to end the game by Delbo.
Three Masters 1000 titles.
I'm not a big Federer fan, but I have to say watching him play so badly and being so disconsolate makes me feel sorry for him
Still hope he can pull this off and gift us a final against my buddy Fabio
I don't see any improvement in his game with that racquet.
indeed, my mistake, forgot Madrid
Me neither, if anything is shots have even less "punch", seems more loopy. It surely didn't add anything to his serve either. I don't see him sticking with that racquet for very long.
And to even come close to tying Nadal's performance this year, he'd have to win all 3 Masters 1000 titles, the US Open, and 2 other titles. He'd essentially have to go unbeaten for the rest of the year. :lol:
Thanks, much appreciated.
Yep - Roger looks quite scunnered today.
I'm waiting the tournament to end to state this. As this match is a close moment for it to happen, I have to agree.
I honestly haven't noticed any major change in his style. Forehand still shanky, backhand with no depth...
Not sure how his body will hold up in a sport with physical contact though.
this backhand :lol: :lol:
What is your point? Care to compare careers and slams?
I thought he'll shank less with a bigger racquet. Seems like he shanks now more than ever.
i guess the point was just to reply to the guy who said Nadal didn't win the 250 of Vina del mar
You can really tell how low his confidence is in every single shot he makes.
fed to break now 8)
He doesn't. In fact, he doesn't need to win a single title from now to the end of the year.
I think this "Decline" is due to motivation, confidence and his back....though if he wins this he get's to ANOTHER ATP final....we set high standards because that's what we've seen over the years.
I feel Fed needs this kind of matches in the smaller tournaments to get back into form. He should try to replicate the end of season performance ala 2011 to get a major in 2014. On the current form he has little to no chance at the USO.
To compare to Rafita, Fed will have to cheat some as well.
Federer must swich to a leaded ProStaff 85"
Federer should try yonex rackets
I honestly never thought I would see the time when it would be a titanic struggle for Roger Federer to break the serve of a player like Delbonis.
I'm impressed with Federer break points perfromance this week. Must be like 4/29
Good hold for Delbo
Its not about the racquet. His confidence is low and needs some tough matches to get that motivation back.
Who is this delbonis ? and where was he all his career ?
He's not a good player. Nadal demolished him in his first match back after 7 months off.
Haven't seen this guy play before but he looks pretty good. Big lefty forehand.
lol he looks good because Federer has absolutely no power or depth on any of his shots. All of them land in or near the service box.
What's the age difference? :lol:
Do you think Ralph will be winning 3 Masters 1000s and a GS at Fed's age? :lol:
Challenger and Future tours since turning pro in 2007
He has a lifetime contract with Wilson.
Fact is, Wilson sucks right now. They don't make any decent racquet anymore. Head and Babolat are way better racquets nowadays.
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