2013 Indian Wells Final: (5) Rafael Nadal vs (7) Juan Martin Del Potro

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by ductrung3993, Mar 16, 2013.

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Who won the real 5th slam?

  1. Ralph in 2

    21.8%
  2. Ralph in 3

    34.5%
  3. Pony in 2

    17.3%
  4. Pony in 3

    20.0%
  5. Nadal's Medical Time Out in 5

    6.4%
  1. mattennis

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    Awesome work, dedans!!!

    Sadly so many little kids and girls that don't love the game at all. They instead worship one player as their god or simply hate deeply another one player.

    I've been watching and playing tennis for five decades. I love tennis so much (even if I prefer former tennis in general), there are some players whose style I like more than others, but I will never ever write that kind of crap about any player, so consistently (like some here do about Nadal, others about Federer, others about Murray, others about Djokovic) as we have to watch and read here almost every day.

    When will all these little brainless kids grow old?

    You can love tennis and have a great time watching tennis without having to hate any single player.
     
  2. beast of mallorca

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    The Most Amazing Story in TW ...........ever !!:twisted:
    Nice work Dedans. I missed all the commotion yesterday. Life had to be on the way! And missed Rafa's destruction of the haters. Hopefully, I'll be there for his next Trophy Acceptance and then will see, not only Rafa's great tennis but also the laments of the haters like Dropsootartist and tennisnotsoPRO:twisted:
     
  3. Towser83

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    I think he had a chance if he won in 2 sets. He played a nervy service game to get broken back and Nadal then came alive again and started dictating play. You gotta expect it but it was still impressive from Nadal that he never really let Delpo get a sniff after that.
     
  4. zagor

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    Actually, he won it last year.

    Sorry, I forgot, Nadal was injured (even though he was also playing doubles) and it was windy so it doesn't really count.

    Carry on.
     
  5. TCG

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    I don't understand the insecurities of some people in this board. I have been a silent visitor on these boards for a couple of years and realized all fan boys/girls are the same. People are simply too narrow minded to accept different styles of play. All you do is spew hatred in every thread and fight for tennis players who don't even know you exist when there are serious real issues out there in the real world. Enjoy the tennis folks and remember every tennis great leaves a lasting impression on a generation. Respect them if you respect the sport.
     
  6. Legend of Borg

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    Ouch, I didn't even realize Fedor won it last year.

    That was a good burn.
     
  7. MichaelNadal

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    Very good post man.
     
  8. tennispro492

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    Who is the girl in the big hat?
     
  9. tlm

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    Ya rafa hit 31 winners and delpo 28, I suppose the haters here will say those ripping winners he was hitting were moonballs also.
     
  10. Benhur

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    Lol, yes, I like the way the wind is used around here. In 2009 Nadal won it in the wind. Last year Federer won it in the wind. In both cases, the wind took the win away. Gone with the wind, because the wind
    only affected the loser.
     
  11. Bud

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    That's impossible! Rafa is a moonballing retriever who only wears down his opponents like Wozniacki :) He never hits winners. /end sarcasm :)

    Those on here who keep repeating that are either blind and/or stupid.
     
  12. Blinkism

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    This;
    I've fallen back in love with TalkTennis.

    Thank you, sir.
     
  13. Bhagi Katbamna

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    The strange thing is, Federer could have won that title easily. He started very aggressively, attacking the net on good approach shots and then just kind of stopped being aggressive. He was very close to being up 2 sets to none.
     
  14. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Wow. Well done. Anytime there is a match involving Nadal and he wins, the calls to the local suicide hotline must triple.
     
  15. tennis_pro

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    Del Potro never attempted to chase down like 20 of those. Just as Nadal wouldn't if he played Murray and Djokovic in the previous rounds. Heck he wouldn't even gone past Murray to begin with.
     
  16. Rocky89

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    That was just superb Dedans Penthouse :):):)


    Implying that Delpo was tired isn't a legitimate excuse. I certainly didn't hear people claiming he was tired when he won the first set. He didn't chase down those winners because they were just that, winners.
     
  17. namelessone

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    Rafa Nadal, the only player in history to hit moonball winners. :twisted:
     
  18. Murrayfan31

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    What happened Djokovic? Destroying Tsonga and then losing to Del Potro? Well anyways, Djokovic will win Miami. :)
     
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    Well said, and so very true.
     
  20. zagor

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    Yeah, never liked that particular Nardie.

    Fedor is retired unfortunately, I hope Fed still has some more years left in him.
     
  21. Gonzo_style

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    This could be the best post I've ever seen!

    Nice work DP
     
  22. Mike Sams

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    There's still no information on why Nadal was gone for 8 months.
    Was it a severe knee injury? (doesn't look to be the case considering his clay season where he's running all over the place like a gazelle).
    Was he emotionally distraught from the Rosol loss? (possibly considering Nadal is a momentum player and emotionally fragile).
    Was Nadal caught for doping and served a silent ban? (possibly and it may have been unwise for the ATP to rat out their star player and damaging the sport in the process).
    Nobody really knows what the reason was. What we do know is that Djokovic revealed that he had not been tested in 7 months. Possibly the stars are lying about how frequently they are tested and it's in the best interests of the ATP to not reveal how shady their drug testing policy may actually be.
    Also makes you wonder, why is it that Nadal has such great stamina compared to the rest of the tour? Even after 8 months absence and he can still go strong and chase down every ball without getting tired in blazing heat. So it does make you wonder.:-|
    Even Lance Armstrong passed the tests...
     
  23. Mike Sams

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    Let's face the truth. If any of Federer, Nadal or Djokovic had been caught for taking drugs, this sport is seriously screwed. :lol:
    Sports is big business. You're not going to damage the reputation of one of your superstars who is helping to bring huge chunks of the audience to watch your product.
    The ATP is best served in keeping everything under wraps no matter who is doping.
     
  24. fps

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    Except it was a knee injury. Someone not failing a test is not proof of them doping. It's evidence pointing towards them not doping.
     
  25. mattennis

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    What is this myth about Nadal's super-human stamina?

    He played a 3 hours SF against Moya in 2008 Chennai and he was dead in the final next day losing 6-0 6-1 to Youznhy.

    He played a 4 hours SF (at least 1.30 h of it was between serves :) ) against Djokovic in 2009 Madrid (clay) and the next day he looked dead tired in the final (and lost 6-4 6-4 to Federer).

    He played a 3 hours SF against Murray in 2010 WTF and the next day in the final he looked dead tired in the third set losing 6-3 3-6 6-1 to Federer.

    Nadal's stamina is good but not better than Federer's, Djokovic's Ferrer's or multiple players from the past.
     
  26. Topspin_80

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    That's right , and forget not the match vs Verdasco (Cincinnati) 7/6 6/7 7/6 lasting 218 minutes , next day he lost to Fish .
     
  27. The-Champ

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    It's a myth here that Nadal only wins because of his stamina. In reality, Federer, Djokovic and Murray are stronger in that department.
     
  28. beast of mallorca

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    Ferrer should be on that list as well. That's one of his great assets
     

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