Federer vs. Nadal (Match results)

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Andres, May 13, 2006.


Fed vs. Raf

Poll closed May 15, 2006.
  1. Roger Federer

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  2. Rafael Nadal

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  1. Serve and Volley

    Serve and Volley Banned

    Jan 22, 2005
    nadal has the upperhand...Feds defeat really took the wind out of his sails. Fed is beaten. I don't think that Fed can play any better than he did.
  2. tlm

    tlm Legend

    Jul 21, 2004
    That is the truth fed played his best nadal didnt+still won+fed choked big time.
  3. MR. 81

    MR. 81 Rookie

    Apr 27, 2006
    that's right Andres, I'm tired of Fed fans saying he has figured out Nadal. Most of them didn't even watch the f*cking match! Federer was brilliant and still didn't make it.

    Nadal will make the FO final, I'm not so sure about Federer, any good claycourter could beat him.

    This said, I also don't like Nadal fans who say he's better than Federer because he is 5-1 against him. If they played 5 more games in grass wich argument would they use? Nadal is far better on clay. Federer is far better on grass. Nadal can beat Fed on slow hard-court games, while Fed will beat Rafa on faster ones. Federer's rank is higher because as far as today he is much more consistent than Rafa on hard courts and also because there are less slow hard-courts. Simple as that
  4. fed is good and played well for someone how injuried his shoulder during the match and still play.
    or thats what i heard! not saying its true
  5. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

    Apr 21, 2005
    Mar del Plata, Argentina
    OMG !!! He injured his shoulder??
    LOL, this excuse is priceless!!! :mrgreen:
  6. habib

    habib Professional

    Dec 12, 2005
    There is no doubt that Nadal has the upperhand, as for the rest of your statement? My verdict is you need to ease up on the crack. :) While Fed totally choked this match away at numerous points (2nd set tiebreak, half of the 5th set, etc...), it was a damn good showing. There were a number of marked improvements:
    - His serve motion, which just a few months ago looked awkward as all get out and which he has been tweaking as he's been working on the kick serve he now uses, looked way more fluid than ever. And even on his second serve he rarely gave Nadal an opportunity to attack it and crank a winner.
    - His backhand lokoed *much* better. He was taking it on the rise and the commentators noted that he was getting his weight into it with better effect than he used to.
    - His volleying and, perhaps more importantly, decisions on when to volley were much improved from their previous meeting, when Fed would rush to the net off of pathetic approach shots and get routinely passed.
    - His tactics and strategy were extremely effective

    True, Nadal didn't play his best, but at the same time, a big reason why Nadal wasn't able to impose his game as much was how Federer was playing. He was punishing Nadal's backhand, forcing him farther back from the baseline, coming into net at the right times and even pulling off some brilliant volleys when he picked a bad time to do it. Did Federer play well? Yes. Extremely. Did he play as well as he could? Hell no, his level at last year's Wimbledon and the 2004 USO finals was quite a bit higher.

    And in any case, even though he choked, this was a far better result than losing in 3 sets with a more convincing score-line, so saying that this lose should dishearten him is pretty idiotic.

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