Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by firepanda, Feb 9, 2013.
I don' think Rafa wants to win this match. Some of his return shots are ridiculous
I have to wonder how much stamina will be an issue.
Yeah - didn't see this coming. The Argentinian dude is playing really well to be fair.
Why is everyone comparing this mug to Gaudio?
They're both from the same country and have a 1hbh...
So I guess Feliciano Lopez is basically the same as Almagro, in that case, no?
It could be - after all he is playing double as well after this
Hat, ponytail, one handed backhand. There's a clear similarity there.
2-2. Great final, tight and suspenseful!
I'm here for the upset, so far so good!
How you doin there vero? Chill, it's only a 250
This guy is certainly inspired. At least the crowd is getting their money's worth today.
Is there a TB in the last set there?
Rafa returning serves from the South Pole! Someone bring him back to Chile.
Nadal, I would say is currently playing at 75% but Zeb is playing well, will win FO
This is the kind of match Rafa needed. But isn't he playing next week too? Yikes.
I'm a zen master. I have faith in clay god.
Zeballos is deserving the title, but I think Nadal will finally win it
a 7 time FO champ shouldn't have this problem ...
Nads is not playing Fed or Djoker you know that right?
This is frustrating...Rafa is making so many errors.
Is this court beginning to look a bit blue to anyone else?
Doesn't matter one bit. Went 5 sets vs Isner at RG. Still won the title
Nadal's knee will not last long if he persists with moonballing from 12 feet behind thew baseline as he is playing much of this match. The big boys will run him ragged. Even Zeb is making him look ordinary when he plays back there.
Rafa playing exactly like someone who has missed 6+ months.......
The players need to think of what the Chilean miners endured and win it for them.
Yes. All ATP run events have been best of 3 tiebreak sets in every match since the start of 2007.
Cut the guy some slack. It is his first competitive week in months and he is playing a guy who is inspired.
Yes, Rafa. Time to bring your own aces...
try some of these, the first one is working for me
I sense a break here. The opponent is over committing.
The Spanish commentary is disgusting. They're not even TRYING to pretend they are rooting for Nadal. They should get fired straight away.
Thanks Mustard. I should know that
why don't you cut me some slack? Someone has to uphold the balance in Clarky21's absence..
On reflection as fans are we expecting too much. The guy he is playing is doing very well and it can't be easy to dig deep and get the same amount of energy when you have been away from tennis for 6 months
Was that a second serve? That was big :shock:
Time warning. Has Nadal received any this week? He seems to be playing pretty fast.
This guy is playing out of his skin.
Oh yes, of course!
Nadal looks really pissed off now.
I love that forehand from Zeb, so gutsy
:lol: If you're trying to hold clarky's place, you're actually doing a really bad job. No offence. Clarky is not posting probabaly because she's screaming at the tv and trying to find the words to describe this turn of events.
Nadal still struggling to return Zebs funky serve. His ball toss is way back over his head on all serves. Nadal is standing so far back he will not get near swinging serves.
Not yet, he's been playing a bit quicker.
On another note, although Nadal doesn't look like his usual self (due to the time off), he doesn't look too bothered by the faster pace of play. Nice to see
Zeb is not gonna go away. Rafa is gonna have to edge it out.
She's probably writing an angry essay on "Zeballosovic" right now.
Wow, best match of the year. beats the Ao final.
Wow that was close would've been 0-30
Rafa needs to start hitting flat. the topspin isn't bothering Zeb.
anyway this could be a dangerous game for nadal, this will test his nerves, as will his next service game if he's 5-4 down at the time
Maybe this is his way of easing himself back into the flow
I like Zeballos' personality. I want Nadal to win, but I like that this guy is playing like he has nothing to lose and keeping a smile on his face.
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