Nadal v. Soderling - 4th Round

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Nadal v. Soderling - 4th Rnd, and the winner is?

  1. Nadal in 3

    67 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. Nadal in 4

    20 vote(s)
    10.9%
  3. Nadal in 5

    5 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. Soderling Wins (any number of sets)

    92 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Goosehead

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    Federer is not 26 years old. He is safe to lose 0-6, 0-6 to some baby Fed and most people would only shrug at this point.
     
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    Neither is Nadal in tennis years. And no, people would not only shrug if he lost that badly. The whining would never stop about it from his minions on this forum.
     
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    I love reading the pre-match posts. :)
     
  5. Time for someone to join Soderling and make it a two man club.
     
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    What a wonderful day that was. I can't believe it was five years ago already- time sure flies! :smile:
     
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    Those were pure gold for sure :)
     
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    Can't Soderling just come back already! No need to wait for Stockholm Open. Come back during clay instead!
     
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    Just been reading the comments as the match was progressing. Makes for good reading >=-)
     
  10. vive le beau jeu !

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    oh yes ! :)
    i'm sure the club will be happy to welcome ginepri...
     
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    On page 75 he wins the match! :)
     
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    Biggest upset ever in any individual sport I can recall.
     
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    Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson was bigger
     
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    Nice to go through the pages reading some comments before, during and after the match.
     
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    Possibly. I wasn't even born then, and I never cared much for boxing, regardless.
     
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    Might have to rethink making statements to the tune of "biggest in history" then?
     
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    Amazed that nearly 50% of TTW picked Soderling. Surely some changed their votes?
     
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    Taker/Lesnar WM30 ;)

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    Luckily this year's Roland Garros final brought an even more wonderful day! LULz
     
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    You might notice there's a "I can recall" by the end of my statement.
     
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    I was knocked out sleeping, thought I read the headline wrong when I woke up. It just tamely scrolled across the bottom of the screen with the score and Soderling Def. Nadal.......
     
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    Just look at the first two pages "Nadal would win this easily" "He wont give more than 6 games to Soderling" "Nadal would destroy this ***** Soderling" "Nadal has won their recent match 6-1 6-0 how can anybody give chances to Soderling". GOAT stuff :)
     
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    Your statement is bereft of any significance and no disclaimer can rectify that.
     
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    In hindsight, the whole purpose of Soderling's tennis career was to anoint Fed the GOAT. There is no way Fed would get a career slam without Soderling.
    The least Fed could have done is name one of his quarter dozen kids after Robin ;)
     
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    Before that night, I had no idea that people ACTUALLY put their hands on their heads with their mouths wide open when they're shocked. I always thought that it was more of a cartoon-type pantomime.
    I was watching along with 5 of my mates and as soon as the 3 count went down, everything seemed to go in slow-motion. I kept thinking that something must have gone array. He must have kicked out or a mistake must have occurred. I looked around the room and everyone either had their hands on their heads or were covering their mouths in pure shock. I don't think anybody spoke for a good 30 seconds or so and when they did they recounted the same faulty ratiocination that I'd gone through in the 2-5 seconds after the pin - the few seconds which seemed like an eternity.

    The the camera pans in on 60 thousand so so people at the stadium doing the EXACT SAME THING. Heads in hands. Jaws dropped. Pure and utter disbelief.

    I don't know if I've ever had that sort of reaction to a sports program or a TV show ever before. I'm positive that a vast majority of those who watched WM30 that night would say the same thing. It's one of those "where we're you the night that......happened" moments.
     
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    Yeah. Killed the crowd for the rest of the night.
     
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    I know what you mean man, it was surreal. I was absolutely stunned. It didn't seem real, like it just had to be a mistake. I thought maybe Taker called it at the last minute in the ring or something once I came to my senses a few mins later. I don't think you can ever manufacture that type of reaction with anything ever again. It took 22 years to build up that belief in Undertaker being so superhuman that he'd never lose.
     
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    Just some of the gems from the match thread. Hey, somebody had to do it. :D
     
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    I guess that confirms my suspicions that you are anti-Nadal...

    The poll is still open, people obviously still voted during and after the match.
     
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    This was a Sunday wasn't it?? I had my GCSE Maths the next day, rather disruptive.

    What a shock.


    This towel stuff was almost iconic. On change of ends

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    There's no time frame for the poll, it's still open. I can still vote whatever I want now.
     
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    What was the reason for the utter disbelief? I mean there was a twist in the script of the "fight"?
     
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    But didn't you just LOVE what happened four weeks later? LULz. :D
     
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    I was still celebrating that the Joker couldn't get one RG! LULz
     
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    Pretty much. A man on a 21 year undefeated streak loses against the most unlikely opponent (a part-timer) and is pinned for the first time ever at Wrestlemania.
    Seems ridiculous that a fake sport can evoke that sort of reaction from people but it's one of those "you have to watch it to grasp it" situations. In this case, the script called for a living legend to have his first loss ever after 21 years. It was just unfathomable to most of us.
     
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    Not as much as me sweetie! :D
     
  40. Meles

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    Yes. Soderling was no fluke it turns out making the final that year and the next. bluetrain4's poll question was a bit arrogant, but states Soderling " has the sort of big game to hurt Nadal and has the go-for-it attitude necessary for someone who can't outgrind Nadal."
    The count from posters with recent activity:
    Dead wrong: Sentinel, Cesc Fabregas, the joe, Telepatic, BigServer1, Ripster, Bud, The Champ, OddJack, slice bh compliment, SikSerb
    Sages warning trouble: pound cat, Winners or Errors "Didn't a lot of the games in that match go to deuce? (6-0, 6-1 victory for Nadal on clay) I recall it being a pretty close match for a breadstick, bagel. Don't think it will be so one-sided here at RG."
    Soderling wins: absolutely no one

    Interesting tidbit from previous encounter showing the Soderling Nadal animosity:
    "Nadal was going to serve at 4-3 down in the fifth, then Soderling went to change his raquet, which annoyed Nadal, so Soderling pulled at his shorts to say "well you take your sweet f'ing time between points to quit complaining", which angered Nadal a lot."

    In short the poll results are now totally skewed (we need to shut down polls at match time!). TTW analysis has improved since then with a lot more activity (and humor!).
     
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    @MichaelNadal Admittedly I know very little about WWE but isn't it all scripted (who'll win)? I mean, it seems to me like that's more akin to being surprised by a plot twist in a movie than a match in a sport like tennis where anything can happen on every point and nothing is predetermined (fixed matches excluded obviously).

    It would be like tennis exo where they make an agreement before the match that player X will win the 1st set, player Y the 2nd and 3d set has to be a tiebreak.
     
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    Yeah, here it is :


    Fun little jab here, although it was a little unfair: Nadal was indicating that the balls were new.
    That FO defeat to Soderling of all people must have stung.
     
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    That was awesome.
     
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    I've only been watching WM for quite some time now so I'm not the biggest fan.

    It was the most shocking sports moment I've seen. You just get into it and forget that it's scripted.
     
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    That's the reason why it's one of the greatest upsets in the history of tennis. At the time, on top of Nadal's unbelievable dominance on clay (139-3 on clay since April 2005, and undefeated over best of 5 sets on clay), and Nadal's 6-1, 6-0 win over Soderling at the 2009 Italian Open, I'd have also said that clay was Soderling's worst surface and it was also his first appearance in the Round of 16 at a major.
     
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    Yep, matches are predetermined (though we, the viewers don't know who will win beforehand), but wrestling as a whole is about the storytelling, characters, etc. And you are conditioned over time by certain things. For anyone wanting to understand wrestling or if I were to recommend anything to a non fan, I say watch the Undertaker's matches from wrestlemania's 25-30. Those 6 matches perfectly portray what wrestling is at it's very best. When you get to the end of the 6th match you'll perfectly understand how that is literally probably the biggest upset you could ever ask to see. The gifs don't even do the moment justice. The things people go through to try to beat him from Wrestlemania's 25-29 are just :eek:
     
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    That was in 2007.
     
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    24-27 specially, is its peak, IIRC
     
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    28 too, the end of an era match :)

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