Nadal's dismal game:rate it on a scale of 1-10

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  1. Dutch-Guy

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    He dropped 12 games and got broken 3 times by that qualy.
    But i expect him to raise his game in the next rounds.
    I give him a 5.
    What about you.
     
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  2. SmAsH999

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    6, i don't expect him to go all out against a qualifier in the first round. he'd do just enough to beat him comfortably.
     
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  3. Docalex007

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    That was a very bad performance indeed. I'm not so sure he will raise is game enough as the tournament only gets harder.

    Not looking good for Nadal and his fanboys.
     
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  4. Dutch-Guy

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    He should have finish him off quickly so that he could have a long rest.But whatever.He still won.
     
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  5. Dutch-Guy

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    Delusional from you.Wait until he meets the big guys...
     
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  6. babbette

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    settle down! :p

    Rafa always starts slow and gets better as the days go. It's all about the sensations. 8)

    When it will get tougher he will bring out the weapons.
     
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    Pretty much what I expected, I rate 6. I really cant remember when Rafa would have played well in the first round of RG. Besides "it takes two to tango" :) so its not that easy to shine against a qualifier.

    Last year it was bellucci and Rafa really struggled in the first set, I think one year he played del potro in the first round and had some trouble in that match too...but we all know how those tournaments ended ;)
     
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  8. tudwell

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    Nadal's doing pretty well, I think, considering how exhausted he is.
     
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    I sometimes think it could be a tactic to be slow at first. I have seen this before somehow
     
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  10. P_Agony

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    It was a 6.

    Not a bad performence but a bit sleepy at times. Typical 1st round for top players. He should be fine in the next rounds.
     
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  11. Dutch-Guy

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    Still "exhausted"? Madrid was 1 week ago man.
     
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  12. jmverdugo

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    So he has to win everything 0 0 0? come on give some credit to his opponents ...
     
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  13. carlos djackal

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    i'd rate it at 5.........he looks tired, didn't moved very well and has way too many errors for his standard at FO, If he cannot pick his game up, he'd be in trouble........
     
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    Murray is half of the draw is looking really easy with guys like wawrinka, and nadal in it.
     
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  15. Cesc Fabregas

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    Nah Djokovic has it easier with that clown Federer in his draw.
     
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  16. Solomon

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    Last time I checked, 13 is a bigger number than 6:lol:
     
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  17. egn

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    4 is also bigger than 0.
     
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  18. bolo

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    rate the game a 7. The other guy played well, but nadal took over starting around the middle of the 2nd.
     
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  19. OddJack

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    This is no match for rating, but here is what I noticed... He's having problem with his right knee and he is hiding it. He put his right hand on it several times. He did not appear in 100% shape.
     
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  20. Nadal_Freak

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    Typical Nadal first round match at RG. Doing just enough to win. The courts were very lively. I think a little rain could help Nadal get in his comfort zone. Balls are flying right now.
     
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  21. OddJack

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    You forgot the wind. Remember he needs three elements, wind, cloud and the moon in correct position.
     
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  22. egn

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    Wasn't that dismal..he didn't drop a set. I give it a 6 leaning towards a 7..it wasn't a great performance but he proved that he played a very good return of serve I mean count the amount of times he broke his opponent and he had a lot of good shots going from the baseline. He was a bit rough on the serve, but than it was the first round of a slam and he needs to get into the swing of things. I would have been more worried if he dropped a set than this would be noteworthy.
     
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  23. Nadal_Freak

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    I don't think his knee is an issue. It's just that Madrid hurt his confidence that he now has to regain somehow. Ridiculous that tournament in altitude is a week before the French Open.
     
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  24. OddJack

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    You must be kidding, his loss at Madrid has no effect on his confidence whatsoever, if anything it will make him work even harder.

    And I am getting tired of that altitiude thing, there is only about 1700 feet dfference in the altitude compared to paris which is no big deal at all.
     
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  25. Nadal_Freak

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    I think I'll take Nadal's word over yours. Thank you very much.
     
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  26. OddJack

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    warm weather can have the same effect as that much altitude would've had.
    So yeah, keep praying for clouds and rain and wind blowing from Nadal to his opponents.
     
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    Roger didn't play that well either. Come on, it's the first round. did you guys think they would strain themselves? Now simon had a horrible first round.
     
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  28. Nadal_Freak

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    It was warm and dry as well in Madrid. It would have to be like 100 degrees in paris and 10% humidity for the ball to bounce like it did in Madrid.
     
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  29. OddJack

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    No, Nadal played very impressive... as I said in my first post here this was no match for rating because what really mattered was straight set win.

    But dont be surprised if his knee gives him trouble in his next couple of matches. I thought he was nursing it a little bit.
     
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  30. drakulie

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    he also has to be playing exhausted.
     
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  31. Nadal_Freak

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    Maybe you mistakened it with Nadal saving his energy. No need to go all out in your first round match. It's a marathon. Not a sprint.
     
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  32. JoshDragon

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    Nadal is going to win this tournament. Remember he hasn't lost a set at the French in nearly two years June 10th, 2007, was the last time.
     
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  33. Solomon

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    Nadal should really work on his endurance.
     
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  34. TheTruth

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    And they usually don't, but somehow like every past year they keep getting better round by round. I'm sure neither one were quaking in their boots about playing Daniel and A.Martin.
     
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  35. Nadal_Freak

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    You should learn to know something about tennis.
     
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  36. GameSampras

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    Nadal will be alright. Afterall, he doesnt have to deal with Djoker before the finals. He should be able to cakewalk through decently and have a lot of gas left in the tank come finals time whereas Djoker and Fed will prolly battle it out.
     
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  37. drakulie

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    LMAO! from your own testimony, you don't even play, and you tell someone else to learn something about tennis. MOMO.
     
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  38. Nadal_Freak

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    I watch a lot of tennis though as well as what the players mention. Amazing how much you can learn without even picking up a racquet. And I used to play a lot. Frustrating sport. lol
     
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  39. OddJack

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    Federer Djoker is the real final
     
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    I don't know how accurate this information is but according to the Swedish commentators today (for Eurosport), Rafa took cortisone shots for his knees after his match against Djokovic in Madrid. I think his knees are troubling him again. Hope he can recover from that, otherwise he can say goodbye to Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
     
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  41. drakulie

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    Playing and watching pong :

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    doesn't translate to knowing anything about tennis.
     
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  42. NamRanger

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    You sir, are not the sharpest knife in the book when it comes to physics. Don't try and make guesses when you have absolutely no idea about what you are talking about.
     
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  43. Nadal_Freak

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    When you see players having success with a certain type of game plan over and over, you are learning about tennis. Then you see what other players try to do to counter it. The more tennis you watch, the more you understand the game.
     
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  44. IvanAndreevich

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    Yes and no. The only way to get a deep understanding of tennis is to pick up a tennis racquet and play at as high level as you are capable of. Then you start to get a whole different perspective.
     
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  45. OddJack

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    Looks like a match between the Nfreak and veroniquem.
     
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  46. Nadal_Freak

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    We are not capable of pulling off that high level of tennis. Not all of us are physically gifted athletically. Yes I can see why you think you can gain more understanding but it's limited to your potential by itself. I played tennis off and on for 10 years until my physical limits came. I hurt my shoulder and knee.
     
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  47. drakulie

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    Let me know when the player with 12 points catches up to the player with 15. Also, provide a full review of what tactical changes he made to catch up.
     
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  48. OddJack

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    here is even a clue for you Nfreak:

    This match is being played at sea level, no altitude.
     
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  49. IvanAndreevich

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    It's easy to say that you are incapable if you don't work hard and train. If you do, I think everyone can reach 4.5. That's high enough to start understanding pro matches at a whole different level based completely on your on-court experience. I am not saying it's the ultimate level, but it's much much better than you can attain simply by watching.
     
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  50. Nadal_Freak

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    Probably true but I broke down physically. Too much alcohol and poor mechanics probably were the downfall for me. My serve in particular had bad form. I preferred longer points to get in a rhythm. I did get to 4.0's though.
     
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