Nadal vs. Coria Rome Final "Spoiler"

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  1. YEMntFtb

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    Coria up 4-3 in the 1st set, up a break.

    As I predicted in another thread, Coria knows how to play Nadal now, and will win.
     
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  2. YEMntFtb

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    4-5 now on serve
     
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  3. Marius_Hancu

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    I doubt Coria will be able to do much better than in Monte Carlo. He started then to attack, didn't have physical resources to sustain for a longer period.
     
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  4. YEMntFtb

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    nadal takes the first set 6-4
     
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  5. YEMntFtb

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    Coria up a break again in the 2nd set 3-2
     
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  6. Docalex007

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    MAN!!!!!!!!! Coria can't keep his break for nothing!!! Thats twice a break has been gained back by Nadal.
     
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  7. Marius_Hancu

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    Same as in Monte Carlo.

    Not enough power and intensity in critical moments, to use as a reserve. Can't play Nadal just with placement.
     
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  8. gugafanatic

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    Coria is such an amazing player on clay, he always finds a way to frustrate hes opponents. Its 1 set all, and I think Coria has a point to prove as many thought he was having a bad year after such a long title drought. I admire the guy for playing an intensive hard court schedule this year.
     
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    OK, great to see Coria was able to take the 2nd.
    Now he needs another. Don't relent, man, or ...
     
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  10. Thomas

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    Awesome match! Go Coria. I just got Tennis Channel today and this is great.
     
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    Thomas

    Your lucky, all we get is ESPN and it sucks. Sware they are trying to ruin tennis!
     
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  12. Brian Purdie

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    coria breaks back! but still down 3-5 in 3rd
     
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  13. YEMntFtb

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    some match!!!!
     
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  14. Brian Purdie

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    how many set points has Nadal blown in this game? 6?
     
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    40-15 coria at the net AGAIN
     
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  16. Brian Purdie

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    nadal 2 sets to 1, coria breaks to open the 4th
     
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    $3 a month for tennis channel, get it!

    Oh man, what a close match. I wish Coria would put it together.
     
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  18. federerhoogenbandfan

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    As outstanding a clay courter as Coria is, he is far too defensive in his style of his play. This puts him at the mercy of what a quality opponent is doing, even on his favored clay. When he plays Nadal or Ferrero, or even players like Federer or Agassi who may not be as great on clay technically speaking; they are still in almost complete control of the outcome of the match, if they play patient enough with the right amount of agression at key periods, they will beat him every time.
     
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  19. Docalex007

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    Nadal gets the break back from Coria in the 4th.....I wish I could watch this match.....i'm sure its being broadcasted everywhere in Europe. Good for you guys with the Tennis Channel. Screw ESPN and their Uno coverage.
     
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  20. The tennis guy

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    I don't agree with your last part of your statement. With Federer, maybe yes simply because when Fed is really on, there is not much Coria can do. As against Agassi, I watched they played the last two times on clay. Coria at this point is just better than Agassi on clay, end of story.
     
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    Well the phases of their matches Agassi was able to strike the right balance between patient, agression, and correct decisions on when to pull the trigger, he held the slight edge I thought. Just my opinion.
     
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    doesn't seem like anyone can easily hold serve in this match. Well, Coria got the break back AND held his serve....way to go Coria.
     
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  23. YEMntFtb

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    Coria up a break in the 4th 4-3
     
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  24. YEMntFtb

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    looks like he's about to hold serve - yes he does it 5-3 after double faulting up 40-30 he wins it in a douce game.
     
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    Coria takes the fourth set holding serve in another douce game. 2-2 into a fifth
     
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  26. Brian Purdie

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    anyone's game now, but seeing Nadal fold against FedEx in Miami makes me favor Coria
     
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  27. Brian Purdie

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    coria breaks to open the 5th
     
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  28. Docalex007

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    I agree Brian
     
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  29. YEMntFtb

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    I think Coria may take this, it would be spectacular however if Nadal won another masteries series....

    Just held serve in another douce game to go up 2-0
     
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  30. Brian Purdie

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    nadal needs to spend his afternoon testing coria, win or lose, to plan his strategy for paris. no need in showing your entire hand in Rome
     
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  31. Fuzzless

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    very entertaining, even if you're just watching the live scores. rats, coria just held 2-0 nadal serving
     
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  32. Fuzzless

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    wait a minute, someone just posted that 8 minutes ago. argh, those scores aren't really live, are they?

    :mad:
     
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  33. gustavo33

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    3-0 coria .. double break
     
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  34. TwistServe

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    Bye bye nadal.. He's done.
     
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  35. gugafanatic

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    Nadal has had an amazing couple of weeks irrespective of this result. Infact he may tank this fifth set, to ensure he is fresh and fully fit for RG. Nadal is clearly fatigued and needs rest prior to the FO.
     
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  36. YEMntFtb

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    well looks like nadal just folded, hes down 3-0
     
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  37. Rafa Nadal

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    Rafa has no more power at the moment, after some incredible weeks thats normal i think.
     
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  38. gustavo33

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    nadalĀ“s volleys make roddick look good
     
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  39. gustavo33

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    3-1 coria
    nadal breaks back
     
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  40. YEMntFtb

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    Is coria laying down the drop shots?
     
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  41. Rafa Nadal

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    @gustavo why, so bad?
     
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  42. Fuzzless

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    40-30 at 3-1. definitely not out yet
     
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  43. YEMntFtb

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    hes trying for a come back - coria may stop him....
     
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  44. Fuzzless

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    Come On!!!!!!!! 3-2.
     
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  45. Fedubai

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    Wow...Nadal holds serve for 2-3!
     
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  46. Rafa Nadal

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    VAMMOOOOOOOOOOOOOS Come on Rafa!!!!!!!!!
     
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  47. Jack the Hack

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    Ummm... so Nadal would "tank" a 5th set in a Masters Series tournament final so he could be rested for a tournament that starts in two weeks? That's crazy talk!

    If Nadal is the fighter we think he is, he'll keep firing away. However, Coria is a very good clay court player and deserves to win this match if he can keep his foot down on Nadal...

    I see that the "live" scoreboard now says it's 3-2, with Coria up one less break...
     
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  48. gustavo33

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    3-2 coria
    15-0
     
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  49. Fedubai

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    I'm for Nadal in this one....good sportsman.
     
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  50. gugafanatic

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    Nadal is showing great fighting spirit, he will fight tell the end.

    Twistserve you can eat your words.
     
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