Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by firepanda, Feb 9, 2013.
So far Rafa has not had a sniff on the bub serve, saved 2 BPs
Oh look. finally some aggression.
5-5 Zeb: enough with the aces already. How about some DFs for a change? :twisted:
The ace machine holds. TB it is then. Don't mess this up Rafa!
Nadal's ROS sucks. Imagine if it was Berdych or Federer serving...
God, sorry.. I saw 1 rally only and I already look forward to the grass.
Nadal has time to get better.
And another easy hold for Rafa. Hopefully ace machine gets derailed in TB.
Nadal with the minibreak, 1-0.
There's the mini-break
Nadal with two mini breaks, 4-1.
If it was Nadal serving like that you'd be like: "Nadal has the best serve IN HISTORY. Please hit 4 aces per game!"
First set Nadal
Bamos. now for an easier second set.
Masterful TB from the invincible clay god!
Aren't you tired of being wrong? You need a class in positive thinking
He saved his best return on the last point of the TB.
6 aces in a tiebreak set, how is this even close to being an ace machine? They both relied heavily on their serve in that set.
Up until the tiebreak both players were serving really well and returning poorly.
When Rafa plays well ill be positive. Weren't you the one nervous every Zeballos service game? I'm not a pretender. Nadal looks FAR from "an invincible clay God" in this match.
Nadal is hitting the ball very well, return and movement need work on.
yeah I mean...ive seen alot of balls that rafa didnt get to or they got a weaK reply. balls that would never have gotten past him or troubled him 2-3 years ago.
rafa looks attackable, right now. who knows how he'll look in 2-3 months tho
anyoone got a realiable sreama?
He IS playing well, relax
Rafa, how about a break fest in the 2nd?
Hold to love, great.
Sigh. The trolls deserve all the "peak rafa" flack they give us because of people like you. Invincible peak Rafa winning 3 points on Zeballos serve I'm a whole set until the tiebreak on clay. Smh.
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I hope this set doesn't go to a tiebreak.
He hit an ace, what a serve bot!
Nice hold btw, after that questionable shot selection to go down 15-40.
Great hold from Zeb.
Some clutch serve and play from Zeb to level it 2-2.
Lol the anti Nadal brigade. The past couple years have been saying he's playing better than ever while struggling even on clay against people he would crush in 2010 and before. That kind of talk is deserved when his own fans are saying the same after a 7 month layoff in a match where he's struggling against a journeyman.
Zeb saved BP with an ace. Why am I not surprised? (sigh)
Get back to me when Rafa loses a match on red clay. Until then he is invincible whether you like it or not (and, oh, you have to go back far in time because he didn't lose a single match on red clay in 2012). Invincible doesn't mean perfect, it means unbeatable/unbeaten. You also need a vocabulary class :???:
Another TB coming up?
Separating red and blue clay? That sounds desperate.
Nadal still destroys the slice!
Blue what? Oh you mean the goo stuff that's just been banned...
It's really good to see Rafa play. I missed him.
Nadal will always destroy the slice. The balls spins exactly the way he want it, he can return that ball back with interest.
This guy's backhand reminds me of Gaudio at his peak.
Zeb playing good tennis when behind in the scoreline. Good hold for 4-4. There's still that slim chance of this going to a decider if he hangs on.
Zeb still clutch. 4-4
Did you guys see that Inside-in forehand winner? Nadal is a genius.
Zeb has good hands.
He sure is
I wonder why I've never heard of Zeballos before. He's got a good serve and decent ground game.
Agreed. The guy definitely has a great amount of talent.
This guy has some serious game.
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