FAO UK based Rafa fans - Final is live on Sky tonight

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  1. batz

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    On the red button on SS3 @ 2100.
     
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  2. jones101

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    Thanks, Im staying over a friends who has sky tonight so will be able to watch.

    No grainy internet stream (will be able to see the ball on clay at last).
     
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    Why is Nadal playing the VTR? It's a complete joke. This comeback is a joke. He could play the French Open without a single match under his belt and still win it. Watching him play Chardy, Delbonis, and G-Traver has been embarrassing, and frankly it gives no indication of how well he is actually playing. His only threat is Novak Djokovic, and the only way to gauge how well he's playing is for him to play Novak. Who else is going to beat him? Murray? Federer? Ferrer? No way. Federer couldn't beat Nadal in a game of checkers, and certainly not after seven months off the tour. If Nadal had been in a wheel chair for 24 months and not hit a single tennis ball, only then would I give Federer a chance in hell at beating him at the French Open, but it's still only like 10:9 against Nadal.
     
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  4. Clarky21

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    You have to be joking. Nadal is playing badly, and not a chance would he beat any of the top guys right now. If he started out playing any of them he would lose and lose badly. He needs time to see where he's at so playing these small tournaments to test his knee is a much better decision than throwing himself to the wolves right out of the gate.
     
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  5. vive le beau jeu !

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    faouk biased rafa fans ? :confused:
     
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    It's true, it would be like 2-6 4-6 against any of the top 3 right now.
     
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  7. tusharlovesrafa

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    i know what you did there.:evil:
     
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  8. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    i just asked a question ! [​IMG]
    i was surprised by the aggressive tone of batz, who is usually a TTW zen master... ;)
     
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  9. tusharlovesrafa

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    you are such a fuzzy poster.Always twisting the answers.:evil:
     
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  10. vive le beau jeu !

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    thx for the compliment... surely not as 'fuzzy' as sunny deol's back, but i'm trying my best ! ;)
     
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  11. tusharlovesrafa

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    where do u exactly live? i was fascinated by your location.Is spanish your mother tongue?
     
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    Does that mean he has to play the VTR? No. And I don't really buy that he needs to play these tournaments to see how his knees hold up. He could benefit from one tournament, but not three, which he's going to to sweep singles and doubles. At this point, he should be focused on being as selective as possible when he plays. As far as I'm concerned, he's just adding three more weeks of mileage to his knees. He should just play singles at Acapulco at the most and leave it at that. But even if he just jumped right in at Monte Carlo, for example, he's not going to have to play one of the top three guys until the final, especially if one of them doesn't enter the event, so that's four rounds of preparation. He then has some time before Madrid to see how he recovers. And the only reason I can think for him to play these events is a) money and attention and b) because he's planning on playing the American hard court events, but if he suffers from chronic disability and he just took seven months away from the tour, why would he even consider playing hard-court events so soon?
     
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  13. The Bawss

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    Maybe he is just trying to make some money after the 7 months layoff induced by the silent ban.
     
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  14. Antonio Puente

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    The only place Nadal loses on clay - in the hypothetical.
     
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    Thanks Batz quite an evening of sport for me then as Sky are showing my team Miami heat play tonight as well :)
     
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  16. Clarky21

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    Tell that to Soderling, Djesus, Fed, etc...
     
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    You're on a crusade, aren't you?
     
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    Nope. Just pointing out the fact that Nadal is not unbeatable on clay. He can be beaten, and is especially vulnerable right now. Some Nadal fans are far too confident in his abilities. I hope the humble pie goes down smoothly when they are forced to eat it.
     
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    And yet, he beat him 10 times in the game of tennis. :???:
    Re-Djoko: don't raise your hopes too much: he lost all his clay matches to Rafa last year ! (but at least he won the ones vs Fed...)
     
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    Yes, crusade. If that's your attention-getting schtick, go for it. What the hell do I care.
     
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    Brilliant - thanks for letting us know. Hasnt been much tennis on recently. Shame they didnt put the Fed Cup matches on somewhere.
     
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    It was implied that I meant Federer could not beat him on clay, specifically.
     
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  23. Clarky21

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    But he has beaten Nadal on clay more than once.
     
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  24. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Yep, a staggering 2 times out of 14, an utterly pathetic record. But you must have been really happy when your favourite player, Djokovic, beat Nadal twice on clay, which would turn out to be the only times Djokovic would EVER beat Nadal on clay. :p
     
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  25. batz

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    Ark - Heat are my NBA Team too! (and Murray's for that matter).
     
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    Thanks for the tip, mate!
     
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    Absolute legend. I would never have known. Thanks.
     
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    Nice one Batz :) we on the same team :) yup and Andy Roddick too!
    Lebron was compared to Murray for so long as being most talented not to win the biggest prize and they both corrected it last year :)
     
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    Boooo! Spurs all the way. Sky haven't shown any of their games yet, but i'm used to getting up in the middle of the night to find a stream, or catch them on ESPN. It probably should of been a Spurs and Heat finals last year, before the collapse against the Thunder, fingers crossed for this year!
     
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  30. veroniquem

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    Rafa you mean? He can't beat Rafa on clay? Most of the time you're right. Still, Fed (along with Djoko) is the only player who's beaten him on clay more than once since 2005.
     
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  31. phnx90

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    So what do we say now? :D
     
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  32. joeri888

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    Its lovely how people act like Federer could never ever beat rafa in tennis, while he has done it ten Times including two Clayfinals as two Wimbledon finals.
     
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  33. Thewombles

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    Anyone from U.K. Know where to get a schedule of other matches like this one online available on Sky Sports?
     
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  34. Goosehead

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    i dont think there is..i think the nadal final was a snap decision to pay whoever in chile is hosting the broadcast as a one off..knowing that if they paid for a rafa match in a final on his comeback, the tv audience would be high enough to justify the one off purchase of match.

    its not a regular thing for sky to show live 250/500 events in south america as the player pool is usually low in quality.

    live tennis on sky is rotterdam 500 event from thursday onwards, with a more tv friendly list of players like federer, del potro, tsonga etc....
     
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