Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by tennis_pro, Nov 7, 2013.
Geez Berdych is at 8/8 service points won including 7/8 1st serves in, and 7/9 return points won...
lol...what is Rafa doing? :shock:
Why would he tank? Wouldn't he want Wawrinka to go through to give the other group a tougher time instead of Berdych?
Bakery coming for Nadal. :lol:
I just want Berdych to serve Nadal a bagel and then to lose the 3rd set, showing that he is Nadal's pigeon and Stan can get through to the semis as well.
Dafuq! Nadal wants a bagel? :shock:
Bakery products coming up for Nadal?
Nadal has only won 2 points so far this set! Make that 3...
Rafa is going to tank the match now. He secured top seed and wants Berdych to move on in the off chance he makes the final.
LOL not sure if Rafa is tanking or if the Birdman is just too good today.
Not watching, but sounds like Nadal is tanking. This is literally the only way Berdych has a chance, and I still expect him to choke it away.
lol surely this has to be on purpose:
Berdych is tougher than Wawrinka.
I've never seen Nadal play so poorly in that second set.
i'll take two.
Didn't look to me like he wasn't trying first time he got broken. Second time, I wasn't sure.
Giving away the match to the B-man.
Payback for Wawrinka's "uncle Tony coaching" comments.
Berdych has just stepped up his game. Has had some great shot DTL at important points.
If nadal was tanking, do you really think he would make it so obvious? Come on give the bird some credit.
Could he just be f*cking with Berdych? Like he'll come back from 0-5 0-40 down to take the set and the match?
Relaxation and loss of concentration?
Certainly easier ways to tank a set, lol.
He accomplished his goal and is suffering a major let-down right now, and Berdych is taking full advantage.
uncle tony is a 24x7 coach, no?
That would be pretty funny.
Rafa is a genious.
A. Wins the first set, ensuring he finishes top of his group and avoids Djokovic in the semis'.
B. Tanks against his Pigeon Berdych, ensuring Wawrinka goes out (who is also more dangerous of late), getting revenge for his Uncle Toni comments earlier.
mwaa, I wanted that bagel so much...
I'm not watching it, but it does sound like he might be tanking the rest of the match....Although I hope he doesn't.
a) He only needed 1 set to secure 1st place in the group
b) Berdych would probably be tougher for the winner if the other group than Wawrinka
c) Wawrinka's comments likely don't sit well with Nadal, so it's possible he may gift the win to Berdych because of that.
Highly unlikely. Berdych is playing very good right now. He'll need to mess up big time to lose from 5-0 up.
Neither of them is that tough indoor. Poor Rafa, his finger must be hurting or his mind is simply not in the match. Understandable since he's already qualified (either that or it is payback to Wawa for his nasty comments about him, he should have kept quiet lol :twisted
Nadal's gonna win decider 6-3
Looks like Rafa is coming back into the match. No bread stick for Rafa.
Seriously doubt it.
Even if Nadal is not tanking, given that he's already qualified as #1 in the group, there's hardly any motivation for him to win this match, while Berdych has all the motivation in the world to win.
I agree it doesn't matter since neither of them is beating Rafa or Djoker anyway.
WHOA Berdych up 5-1? is Nadal really tanking?
BBFs Nadal and Berdych probably planned this last night.
"You let me win the first set... I'll let you win the last 2."
Berdych breadsticks Rafa lol
I expect Nadal to win the decider though
****, Nadal prolly does want Wawrinka to get out due to the comments. **** you Nadal.
I want Wawrinka to go through, but I want Berdych to beat Nadal!
That's why Rafa can never be the GOAT. He never dominates the tour being a No.1. Getting a breadstick from your pigeon is pathetic.
Naa, obv 6-3 for Nadal
I doubt Nadal is tanking. 200 points and quite a lot of money is worth few minutes of extra effort. This is not 1st round at ATP250.
Oops....I guess Nadal is not used to having me root for him. He freaked out in the second set thinking why the heck is BreakPoint rooting for me?????!!!! He was so confused that he promptly got killed by Berdych 6-1 in the 2nd set. :shock:
Right. Four little stars you too, mate.
If he does, that would show he's a fair competitor. Let's be honest, he doesn't have much to win. Sure, 200 pts and some money, but if that's enough motivation to go all out?
I second that guy - 6-3 in the decider. I hope.
I want berdych to win this. Nole doesn't want to face stan again. He can cause a lot of trouble to Nole unlike berdman.
200 points matters A LOT next year if he wants to stay #1.
Who knows, he might have breadknifeitis in his finger.
You don't say Clueless??
I agree with you though, I mean he ensured the top spot in his group and avoids Djokovic in the semis by winning a set in this match. Now he should definately still give 100% and play a guy who actually still got something to win in this match, a spot in the SF.
Believe it or not, there ARE pro players who're tanking matches.
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