Nadal Won Third Title in Monte-Carlo

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by tennis555, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. tennis555

    tennis555 New User

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    20
    Second-seeded Rafael Nadal captured his third consecutive title at ATP Masters Series Monte-Carlo, following a 6-4, 6-4 victory over ATP World No. 1 Roger Federer on Sunday
     
    #1
  2. Fedace

    Fedace Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    23,292
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Simply awsome tennis from rafa, but i only worry that he will play too much tennis before french open. i see that he is playing in barcelona next week too. Italian and then hamburg, maybe too much.
     
    #2
  3. ceejay

    ceejay Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    401
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    How lovely.

    Just so you know for next time, match results go in the "Match Results" forum ;)

    Fed loses three tournaments in a row for the first time since 2003! Whatever next?!
     
    #3
  4. Morrissey

    Morrissey Guest

    He played Barcelona and Rome for the past two years. He´ll skip Hamburg to exhaustion again. Fed will most likely skip Hamburg again as well. Unless he loses early again, to Canas. :)
     
    #4
  5. tennis555

    tennis555 New User

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    20
    how many matches is that in a row on clay?
     
    #5
  6. Fedexeon

    Fedexeon Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,950
    No spoilers tag?
     
    #6
  7. wyutani

    wyutani Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Messages:
    4,760
    Location:
    hong kong
    Wooo...nice match...fed having 38 unforced errors? c'mon...!!!
     
    #7
  8. Morrissey

    Morrissey Guest

    67 :::::ten length rule:::
     
    #8
  9. dh003i

    dh003i Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Messages:
    5,050
    The lack of class on the part of some Nadal fans (or maybe just a general fan) is unbelievable. I know you're excited that Nadal won the match, and has the best start the claycourt season he could possibly have, but this match was just over 30 minutes ago.
     
    #9
  10. Morrissey

    Morrissey Guest

    You have to understand that they feed on your anger. Your anger is their delight. So keep cool and fight it off. It´s hard but they´re just words.
     
    #10
  11. Pleepers

    Pleepers Professional

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    890
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Never doubt Nadal on the clay!
     
    #11
  12. Fedace

    Fedace Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    23,292
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Is Canas playing in Barcelona, it would be interesting to see him play against rafa ? Just is case rafa has to play him in french. But knowing the goofy french tennis federation, they will make sure Canas is in Federer's half of the draw though.;)
     
    #12
  13. dh003i

    dh003i Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Messages:
    5,050
    Repost from other thread: No class posters, please refer to forum rules (apparently, some of Nadal's fans can't follow forum rules anymore than he can follow the time-limits):

     
    #13
  14. Morrissey

    Morrissey Guest

    I really don´t know if Canas will play in Barça. If he does I´ll be hoping for a matchup. Right now Nadal is sure to go past 70 straight wins on clay.
     
    #14
  15. Fedexeon

    Fedexeon Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,950
    Yeah, Canas will be playing in Barcelona.. Lets see what happen next.. :)
     
    #15
  16. VamosRafa

    VamosRafa Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    4,202

    Rafa is 2-0 against Canas, both on clay. Their last match was in Rome in 2005, 6-3, 6-1. It was one of the best displays of claycourt tennis I've seen from Rafa.
     
    #16
  17. harrpau7

    harrpau7 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    177
    Fed and Nadal have no reason to skip Hamburg, as it seems that the Masters Series have one less round this year, and Rome will be best a of 3 set final.
     
    #17
  18. tennishead93

    tennishead93 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    505
    anybody here think rafa will take ove no. 1 if he wins all the tournaments he plays in? (barcelona,italia,hamburg, and French Open)
     
    #18
  19. Warriorroger

    Warriorroger Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,603
    Congratulations Rafael to you and your fans!
     
    #19
  20. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

    Heavy Metal Tennis Star Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,162
    Location:
    U.S. And A.
    unlikely, fed has been doing great too, he just made the finals, but when roger wins, rafa will be number 1
     
    #20
  21. aramis

    aramis Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    575
    Rafa has no points to gain in those tournaments, unless he plays Hamburg, so it all depends on if Fed loses early in all of them, which is very unlikely. Plus, I have a feeling Roger will play Hamburg, where he has no points to defend.
     
    #21
  22. stician

    stician Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    438
    Nadal got the job done today... no doubt. Federer didn't lose by much just didn't play the big points as well as he could have. I think Fed should be proud of his effort. If you go back and watch the amount of spin and depth Nadal hit to Fed's backhand, you'll see how difficult it is.

    I like Nadal a lot but Fed will go down as the best player to ever to play this game and Nadal will be remembered as the guy that gave him a hard time on clay.
     
    #22
  23. kingdaddy41788

    kingdaddy41788 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,753
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    What? Makes no sense.

    True
     
    #23
  24. babolat15

    babolat15 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,790
    Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    #24
  25. Shabazza

    Shabazza Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Messages:
    5,106
    Couldn't see the match, but from what I've heard Nadal played the big points better and was quite aggressive today. Kudos to him, Federer couldn't convert BP's in the 1st set at 4:4* and let the set and the match slip away from there.
    You have to take your chances against Nadal, esp. on clay, or it's over before you realize it.
    Seems like this clay season will be similar to last years - Federer vs Nadal in the finals could become the rule again. Let's see if he can win against Nadal in Rome. His best chance, imo.
     
    #25
  26. Oricus

    Oricus Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2005
    Messages:
    143
    Location:
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    I'm not sure if that was sarcastic, but likely not, He can't win anymore points other than Hamburg, I'm not sure if he played Barcelona but regardless, if Nadal were to play Hamburg Federer would play it too and they would likely meet in the final and the points Nadal earned would close the gap slightly but not close enough to earn #1.

    What Nadal will have worry about is after the French Open. If he gets bounced early from Wimbledon then that can seriously do some damage to his points.
     
    #26
  27. jmsx521

    jmsx521 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,496
    I can't read through all the threads and arguments about both of them; this might have already been posted:


    WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

    Nadal: "I have to say it is an honour to be here up against him and to win for the third time.

    “If you come to the court against the world No. 1 it's going to be tough. I was with confidence because I was playing my best tennis this week. The match was tough. I [thought at] the beginning he was playing better than me.”

    Federer: “Congratulations to Rafa. I am very happy for him. What he has achieved is fantastic. I will try again to beat him in Rome, Hamburg and here in Monte Carlo next year."

    “I'm not happy about the performance of my forehand. Rarely it happens to me, because it's my best shot in the game. I think I'm absolutely in the mix with him on clay, which is how I wanted to feel. You know, it's always disappointing to lose, but I feel like I didn't play well and still it was close. That's a good thing.

    “I feel like I'm in good shape for the rest of clay court season, and it's going to come down to the French Open to see who wins.”
     
    #27
  28. Morrissey

    Morrissey Guest

    Fed sounds like Roddick after he said that he felt he was getting closer and got beat in straight sets. SO much for getting closer to Nadal. His first straight set loss to Nadal since 2004 in Miami. Keep telling yourself that Fed. Maybe when your record is 0-7 on clay vs Nadal the tide is gonna turn for sure at 26. It´s not like Fed is at his prime or anything like that. :roll:
     
    #28
  29. Kaptain Karl

    Kaptain Karl Hall Of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    5,236
    Location:
    The High Country of Colorado
    <Mod Mode>

    Your post has been delete for trolling / baiting / name-calling and being argumentative.

    dh003i is correct. TT-ers are (on-the-whole) respectful of the TT Rules and have a very reasonable expectation other TT-ers will also respect the rules. **Spoiling ** is not appreciated here.

    Thanks to all who Reported this Spoiler so quickly ... and thanks to the Admin or Mod who responded so rapidly, too.

    </Mod Mode>

    - KK
     
    #29
  30. Kaptain Karl

    Kaptain Karl Hall Of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    5,236
    Location:
    The High Country of Colorado
    BTW - anyone, was the Final good tennis???

    - KK
     
    #30
  31. EasternRocks

    EasternRocks Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,774
    Location:
    United States
    not surprising at all...nadal is the king of clay!
     
    #31
  32. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    12,540
    Location:
    Mar del Plata, Argentina
    But... but... AGAIN!!
    This was three weeks ago!!!
     
    #32
  33. tennishead93

    tennishead93 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    505
    well guess what... he did lose early!
     
    #33

Share This Page