Congratulations Rafa For an Outstanding Run

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  1. Mercedes

    Mercedes New User

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    Rafa can only be commended. 81 wins was awesome. I congratulate Fed and in the good faith of the sport I am happpy to see his confidence resumed.

    But 1 loss for Rafa does not warrent him being slammed. Look at what he has achieved over the last 2 years and give the guy some credit. He is human after all. Personally I was worried that he played Hamburg Fed was less tired. Rafa made it to the finals. I say Bravo.
     
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  2. dh003i

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    I agree. I'm hoping Federer win's the FO this year -- and this bodes well for him -- but it's absurd to slam Nadal. He's won all but 1 of every clay-court finals this year. Clearly he has had the best claycourt season so-far, with Federer 2nd best.
     
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  3. psamp14

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    nadal is a beast, period....if not for federer today, no one could have stopped nadal from claiming hamburg and rolling to his 3rd french open title

    even though he lost he'll easily put together another clay court win streak

    congrats rafa
     
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  4. I disagree. If Nadal played how he played today against someone else, I think even Roddick would have had a great chance. :p

    The French has gotten more interesting for sure.
     
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  5. ubel

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    NADAL SUCKS! ;P

    Seriously, that's a ridiculous run. Even with this loss, unless he loses early at Roland Garros, he's still the undeniable King of Clay. This clay court season, he's been on an absolute rampage collecting heads left and right, as well as a few trophies to boot, some of which are even on hard court. Even if he should lose at Roland Garros, the past three months for him have been truly remarkable and a testament to how great a player he is. I hope he makes another run at Wimbledon and the upcoming hard court season after that too, as Nadal disappearing after the clay court/grass court season midway through last year was a slight let down after his results.

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    I'm happy Federer looks like he has a chance to win Roland Garros this year though, you know he's going to fight his ass off this year to meet Nadal in the final. Even if Nadal might have been tired today, the loss has got to still be etching away in the back of his mind.
     
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  6. psamp14

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    well i havent seen the match, but roddick could not have beaten nadal today, on clay, no matter how bad nadal was playing

    :)
     
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  7. Most likely but just making a point. ;-)
     
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  8. tennishead93

    tennishead93 Semi-Pro

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    what i started my roger beats rafa thread before this one and this one has more posts than mine. not fair!
     
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  9. megraf

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    Roddick? He was out of teh picture soem billion years back. He isnt Rafa material.
     
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  10. megraf

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    Federer win the French? Hahahahahahahahhahahaaaa!!!!! Im choking.
     
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  11. megraf

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    Rafael Nadal will always be the King of Clay no matter how hard Roger Federer tries. Roger himself knows it's not going to happen. Dream on Fed fans. Maybe never.
     
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  12. prince

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    was he better off losing to hewitt yesterday than to fed today?
    who knows.
     
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  13. federerfanatic

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    Federer chose to play good tennis for 2 sets today so he won. It is pretty simple for Federer when he plays Nadal. If he plays good tennis for the required number of sets he wins. If he plays bad tennis he loses. The exceptions are last years Wimbledon final where he played extremely bad tennis and still won over Nadal playing his best, but then Nadal is 20% the player Federer is on grass so that is no surprise; and last years Rome final which Federer played good tennis in but lost due to his own "choke". Federer has chosen to play good tennis 2 of their last 3 matches, thus won 2 of their last 3 matches.
     
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  14. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Yes, Nadal had an absolute amazing run on clay. Congrats to him. Amazing clay court player. I hope he continues to improve on other surfaces, and become's more rounded so that this rivalry continues thru the entire calendar year.
     
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  15. @wright

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    Nice run Rafa! Too bad it had to end with you losing a set while winning zero games! Eat it! Go sniff your fingers!
     
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  16. jhhachamp

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    I'm glad Federer won, but no need to rub it in.
     
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  17. @wright

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    I've got to take my chance! Fed might lose at RG! I've been waiting awhile for this one!
     
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  18. BlackSheep

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    It was an impressive run!
     
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  19. ACE of Hearts

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    It was indeed a nice run.U just knew that Roger was due for a win.Maybe this is a blessing in disguise without Roche.I hope he can make the RG final.He needs to serve better then he has.Thats my only concern right now.
     
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  20. falcoexeter

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    Definitely a great accomplishment for Nadal. I mean, who'll be the next person to break a feat like that? And when?
     
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  21. boojay

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    So basically you want him to be Federer.

    C'mon drak, that's asking a bit much, don't you think? Let's start with less butt-picking and work our way up from there, mmmkay? ;)
     
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