2013 YEC- Nadal vs Wawrinka RR

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Nadal vs Wawrinka RR

  1. Nadal in 2

    59.1%
  2. Nadal in 3

    11.4%
  3. Wawrinka in 2

    11.4%
  4. Wawrinka in 3

    18.2%
  1. Backspin1183

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    I wouldn't say he's on fire but he's playing good, better than yesterday. Has hit more BH winners so far, I think. BH's good today.
     
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  2. MichaelNadal

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  3. Steve0904

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    He's playing well. I wouldn't call it "on fire". Stan kind of gifted him the break he has.
     
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  4. chrischris

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    Waw does choke too much.
     
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  5. chrischris

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    Nadal looks far from convincing.
     
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  6. The_Order

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    Awesome shot from Stan!
     
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  7. chrischris

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    Nice Fhand Stan!
     
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  8. chrischris

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    new choke.. god ..Stans not a clutch player..
     
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  9. romeo8880

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    Has nothing to do with choking. Nadal is just too good.
     
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  10. MichaelNadal

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    Everyone always overcooks their shots against Rafa.
     
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  11. President

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    Nadal's serve is probably the most deceptively difficult serve to return I've ever seen. Only Djokovic seems comfortable returning it. Even very good returners like Berdych are helpless against it. Wawrinka can barely get Nadal's serve back at all in this match..
     
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  12. Backspin1183

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    I've noticed that, everyone wants to hit the ball hard when they play against him, including Novak.
     
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  13. Rozroz

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    this court is slow as clay. disgusting.
     
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  14. President

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    It's because if you play passive against him, Nadal will rip you apart with his forehand. Even Gilles Simon plays aggressively against Nadal because he knows its his only chance to win.
     
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  15. Chico

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    And on top of that Nadal's draw is as easy as a cakewalk. Real joke. Even more disgusting.

    I had hopes for Stan but he is one useless choker.
     
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  16. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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    don't like this match, nadal is doing nothing, he's way too passive...
     
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  17. Rozroz

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    he doesn't need to. the ball reaches him at 0 speed.
     
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  18. Backspin1183

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    it's as slow as it's always been.
     
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  19. Crose

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    It's because he puts vicious spin on it, as McEnroe describes it. Djokovic is so good at returning it because Djokovic is legendary at returning anything that's not a 140-150mph bomb, and that includes extreme spin and deceptive serves like Nadal's. Murray's got him beat at returning monster serves, but Djokovic is just a god-like returner for any serve under 140 or so.

    But yeah, Nadal's serve is severely underrated. Incredibly reliable and it's got some bite to it.
     
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  20. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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    but wawrinka is gonna break back if nadal keeps playing like this
     
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    nadal is just too good!
     
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  22. Rozroz

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    what a break! nice to see.
     
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  23. TCG

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    Stan the man breaks Rafa finally.
     
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  24. Gonzo_style

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    Stan breaks lol
     
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  25. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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    horrible nadal, he looks like he has zero confidence on this kind of indoor surface
     
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  26. Backspin1183

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    A great game from Stan to break back. 5-5! Stan's now playing very very good.
     
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    Stan the man. Confidence is sky high right right now.
     
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    You guys give up on people way too easy.
     
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    Nadla is not playing well. Stans getting some rope.. go Stan!
     
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  30. Chico

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    LOL. Just as I wrote this Wawrinka decided to prove me wrong and broke Nadal for 5-5. Lets see if he could keep it up.
     
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    easy hold to love LOL
     
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  32. Rozroz

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    2 excellent game from WAWA. please don't choke now.
     
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  33. romeo8880

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    Disgusting tennis by wawrinka.
     
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  34. Gonzo_style

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    Wow great volley
     
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    Rafa chokes to serve the set out, and now it looks really bad!
     
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  36. MichaelNadal

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    We could be in for one of those epic Rafa tiebreaks lol.
     
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  37. chrischris

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    Choke time again =)

    C'mon Stan , you arent the fav here.. play freely and get the 1st set!
     
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  38. Backspin1183

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    And that's how you know the court isn't anything like clay or Nadal would've taken the set 6-2 or 6-3 already.
     
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  39. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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  40. furryballs

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    unlucky stan
     
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  41. chrischris

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    Rafa is more of a 5 sets match kinda player.. his style isnt so good in best of 3 matches.
    Isnt he a grinder still??
     
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  42. Backspin1183

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    I'm glad Stan is playing at this high level. Nadal needs to beat Stan playing good to have a shot at lifting the title
     
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  43. President

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    He's won more big best of 3 tournaments than anyone in 20 years....
     
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  44. robertharris

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    True. Nobody can say this is a virtual clay court for the rest of this event. If it were Nadal would beat Wawrinka in under an hour.
     
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  45. Terenigma

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    Best possible chance to win the set now, he wasnt allowed to choke in this set and now he has his chance in the TB! Cmon stan! Dont choke!
     
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  46. MichaelNadal

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    Nadal touches about 16 body parts in 4 seconds before each serve. Jesus lol.
     
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  47. Backspin1183

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    How long have you have been watching Nadal? The guy has record 26 Masters! 'nuff said.
     
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  48. romeo8880

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    Playing really aggressive and just going for shots. This is not 2013 tennis!
     
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  49. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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    Come on Rafa get the job done! The number 1 ranking is right there!
     
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  50. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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    what a forehand that was from Nadal in this rally!
     

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