Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by rainingaces, Feb 15, 2013.
2-0 Benny first set. These two have some history.
2 dfs 2-2.
Seems kind of unnecessary to have this thread too?
Benneteau wins the first set 6-3. Three breaks of serve.
No pace to Rogers bh and great passing shots from Benny.
1-1 2nd set.
Not quite what I expected
Nadal must be laughing for 10 minutes to see Fred blown off the court by a ... hey didn't Fred say something about how surprising it was that Ralph lost to a 25th rank player the other day.
Federer has match up issues. Benneteau is quite a step up from zebby who swallowed a double bagel the other day. Fed has not lost yet either.....
WTF happened here?
he must've had no interest today to lose to a bum like that.
Federer decided to give Benny the chance to win his first title.
Yep, definitely seemed quite easy for Benneteau to win this i think, Not much fight from Fed
How arrogant of pinkFeddy.........:twisted:
gave him the chance and gave him the match ... benny into the semis 63 75 ... will play the winner of Klizan/Simon (which is on serve in the first set atm)
I would like either Benny or Delpo to win now.
haha bye rogi, how any RF fan thinks he will win a hard court slam is beyond me
Sorry the relevance of this court to a hard court slam is beyond me. Could you enlighten us?
Federer decided to win the biggest match between them though.
2nd time indoor (first time was Paris). Benneteau owns Fed on fast surfaces :twisted:
It is not funny when a great player declines due to age. Just wait, it is going to happen to you with your fave, maybe sooner rather than later? :twisted:
It happens to everyone (but not everyone claims to be the GOAT... Goat fail is somehow more entertaining than regular fail :twisted
But Nadal is the clay GOAT, no? So it should be equally entertaining if not more to watch his decline especially on clay. :twisted:
For his (numerous) enemies? No doubt. The world is a cold and cruel place (but I don't believe in Nadal's clay decline yet, he would have to lose more than his first event back for me to become worried).
Oh, and you are Ms. Innocent all of a sudden? Your enjoyment of watching Federer decline is a little more extreme than normal I would say.
Ignore Vero. She's in some seriously deep denial about Nadal and thinks he's still in his prime. She's just a clueless Fed hating *********.
To each their own (enjoyment) :twisted:
You two represent both extremes re Nadal. Veronique thinks Nadal is the same 22 year old player on all surfaces and you have been predicting his total demise for a year and a half. I don't know who is worse, lol.
I've never said Nadal is the same player on all surfaces. I'm very aware he hasn't won an event off of clay since 2010 (he 's made a lot of finals off of clay though). On clay, I don't think the decline has happened yet. He won 2 masters and a slam last year and he will still be the favorite this year.
Nadal himself actually said that 2012 Roland Garros was his best Roland Garros ever. It was easily his best serving ever at Roland Garros. And even though he dropped a set (which he didn't drop at 2008 and 2010) it was to Djokovic, his greatest threat ever (although Nadal leads 19-14, its closer than the Federer "rivalry").
That set also had the worst playing conditions I've ever seen at Roland Garros. Despite the loss of the set, I also agree with Nadal that it was his best Roland Garros ever (he held 71 straight times without being broken). And the only times he was broken was against Bolelli in the first round, and a few times (I think 6) by Djokovic. Certainly Nadal's biggest threat at Roland Garros, since Federer never broke Nadal 6 times in the final (at least, I'm pretty sure he didn't).
He played very poorly tonight.
I think sometimes away from the Grand Slams you see some poor results, maybe not able to produce his best tennis throughout the year anymore and doesn't always have the same focus.
Don't think it means anything for how he will do the rest of the year.
is Benneteau'ed the new Rosoled on these forums?
With some of these trolls, you know it is only a matter of time.
If you play less, you may lose more.
A 32 year old losing in a 500 tournament (in February) to No. 39
A 26 year old losing in the 2nd round of wimbledon to No. 100 ?
sounds like the same thing to me.
Looks like a momentous week is almost upon us:
Roger's losing 410 points after Rotterdam, and he then has another 1500 to defend in Dubai and Indian Wells with Murray only 1375 behind. Should the Scot overtake him, it'd be the first time since 10/11/2003 (Andy Roddick and Juan Carlos Ferrero) that neither Federer nor Nadal are among the top two players.
If it does happen after Indian Wells, Roger might have the chance to get the place back immediately in Miami. But even then, he'll be defending 1360 points in the clay season prior to the FO, while Andy only has 270 at stake. Djokovic and Murray to be the top two seeds at Roland Garros?
End of an era, folks. You heard it here first. Book it. Guaranteed. Silent ban. Gluten-free donkey cheese. CYGS H2H tank-job for the first time in world history.
Nadal and Federer aren't what they used to be. Too bad. So sad.
Almost ten years - that's incredible! I don't think Federer is playing Miami, though, and I fully expect Murray to take the number two ranking and hold it at least until Roland Garros.
100% sure Fed and Rafa will be No. 3 and No. 5 seeds at the French Open.
If Nadal's the 5 seed at the French, I'll be kind of disappointed if he draws Ferrer. I'd like to see a monumental clash earlier in a slam for once (although I guess Nadal-Murray wouldn't be that monumental either).
Is losing a set on clay to Berlocq enough to make you worried?
Federer at 32, that's expected.
Nadal at 27, come on man!
6th match back man come on man:?
Federer is 31 and Nadal is 26.
Berlocq double faults the break back. 3-3
Only Fed haters think that he claims he is the GOAT. If I am not mistaken, the claim that he was/is the GOAT was started by former greats, even before he broke many of the all-time records.
Haha my bad.
Karma is another fairy tale invented to prevent the poor from revolting. And his name isn't Fred.
Nadal is only 6 matches into his comeback and still wins. Federer has just come off his best year since 2009, and loses to a 31-year-old......
I picked delpo for the title and i am sticking with that
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