Nadal vs Some Left-Handed Bub

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Who will win?

  1. Nadal in straights

    16 vote(s)
    22.5%
  2. Ralph in three

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. Zeballos in three

    13 vote(s)
    18.3%
  4. Zebby in two

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. Roger Federer

    36 vote(s)
    50.7%
  1. Hood_Man

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    I imagine he'll be emotionally worn out after that one, Rafa to win the 3rd but with just the one break.
     
  2. veroniquem

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    Ouch, Zeb goating. Destroy him in the 3rd Rafa!
     
  3. NadalDramaQueen

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    I was hoping he would take it with an ace, but that will do.

    I don't think Rafa fans should be too worried though.
     
  4. Towser83

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    wow he takes it. This dude is very strange to watch, strange lefty serve, strange lefty backhand... do you think Nadal is just finding his game a bit awkard? I know he's still way off his best but he is obviously being pushed far harder than anyone else has managed
     
  5. Ico

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    This is going the distance. And then he has doubles. And then another event in Brazil. Where he is also playing doubles.
     
  6. veroniquem

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    It's only a 250. Not that much at stake here.
     
  7. OddJack

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    ehehehee

    bub is pushing King of clay around.

    The first set was gifted imo,

    " Nadal raised his level" says Gimelstub..

    yeah sure
     
  8. MichaelNadal

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    Both guys hold so easy.
     
  9. Rocky89

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    Wow Zeb deserved that set.
     
  10. OddJack

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    MUHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAA


    as if it was about the points to start with :)
     
  11. Hitman

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    I think this is just the match Rafa needed. Maybe not what he wanted. But certainly, one he needed.
     
  12. rufus_smith

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    is Rafa nervous or what? lol
     
  13. The-Champ

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    Zeballos taking a set off Nadal speaks volumes of how much the Spaniard's game has declined on the surface. 3 years ago he destroyed this same opponent...
     
  14. SLD76

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    rafa looks mad and ready to go on the changeover.
     
  15. veroniquem

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    Yeah, I agree. he needed to be tested. well, done.
     
  16. axel89

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    ehh i don't think nadal declined that much zeballos played his heart out in the tb i expect nadal to take the set 6-2 or 6-1
     
  17. rafafan20

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    LOL, love the people jumping on chance to say Rafa is done, stick around for this 6-1 3rd set please.
     
  18. veroniquem

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    Rafa lost sets on clay in the past: to Ferrer, mugro, even Gulbis. As long as he doesn't lose matches, who cares?
     
  19. Rocky89

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    Yeah he needs this, it's an indicator of things to come and he needs to be prepared for a a big challenge the next few months.
     
  20. Sid_Vicious

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    I think Nadal knew he has another gear and that's why he wasn't pissed. Look at his tennis right now. Much more charged than towards the end of the last set.
     
  21. Mustard

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    Nadal breaks to love at the start of the third set.
     
  22. dominikk1985

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    nadals BH is atrocious today. very short and passively hit.
     
  23. MichaelNadal

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    Finally. Damn.
     
  24. Hitman

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    And now Rafa is able to bring his champion qualities into the match, by breaking a player who had the momentum to love. This match is a blessing for Rafa. He's needs all facets of his game, both mental and physical tested.
     
  25. Rocky89

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    Rafa not messing around. That's what I want to see.
     
  26. veroniquem

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    Zeb is gonna feel it now, lol. Slaughter him Rafa! He deserves it! (not literally people, don't get mad...)
     
  27. Towser83

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    He had it coming and you all know it ;)
     
  28. Hood_Man

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    This is the match Nadal deserves, but not the one he needs right now. They'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not the hero. He's a silent guardian, watchful protector. The Clay Goat. No?
     
  29. Hood_Man

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    That's some ridiculously long grunting from Zeb there :?
     
  30. rafan

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    I haven't seen him slide into any shots yet
     
  31. Mustard

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    Zeballos breaks back
     
  32. SLD76

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    wow


    ...............
     
  33. Cesc Fabregas

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    Awful volley for Nadal.
     
  34. OddJack

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    Nadal is going to silent ban after this
     
  35. dominikk1985

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    rebreak for zeballos:)
     
  36. veroniquem

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    Zeb breaks back. tough cookie or what. Hey Zeb, stop thinking you're Gaudio, OK?
     
  37. Sorana fan

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    Too many UE from Rafa
     
  38. frinton

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    Haha, I love the poll! Where are all the Nadallistas? ;-)
     
  39. Hood_Man

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    We wait two sets to get a break, and then two come at once.

    Maybe this will go to a third set tiebreak?
     
  40. Cesc Fabregas

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    How have you not got banned yet?
     
  41. MichaelNadal

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    This is so annoying for Rafa.
     
  42. The-Champ

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    where's clarky21? :D
     
  43. mariecon

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    This left-handed bub is giving him a run for his money.
     
  44. rafan

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    Oh come on Rafa who are you kidding - you are giving shots away - I've seen this before
     
  45. Towser83

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    strange match indeed. I believe no breaks til the first game of the 3rd set, then one break each... what's gonna happen now?? Well at least this is not a foregone conclusion type final
     
  46. OddJack

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    Frustrated, Fablegas?
     
  47. Chanwan

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    STREAM anyone? i just lost mine
     
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    rafa looked deflated that game
     
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    I think someone needs a nice cup of SH....
     
  50. veroniquem

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    Looks like we have a match now... 2-1 Zeb
     

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