Nadal's first singles match

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  1. thecrusher956

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    How do you think Rafa was playing? Back to form or still needs some practice? I felt as if his shots had a bit less spin on them at the beginning and as the match went on he looked closer and closer to his original form. Any ideas on what's to come for the king of clay?
     
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  2. KayFactor

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    He's still trying to spark the fire within.
     
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  3. sureshs

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    Other players are trembling now
     
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  4. DropShotArtist

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    After taking so much time off and destroying in his first match, smells of ped.
     
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  5. Steve0904

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    He definitely needs more time, but he didn't look too bad to me, all things considered.
     
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    Straight set win. Cannot ask for more for a first match.
     
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  7. steenkash

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    Perfect start for Rafa. Undefeated in 2013 :)
     
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  8. sureshs

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    The GOAT is back!!!!
     
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  9. PseudoFed

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    That is not true, because I remember doing some laughings when he was playing Lukas at my playground. You're welcome.
     
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  10. veroniquem

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    Once a clay beast, always a clay beast :)
     
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  11. PseudoFed

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    Thank you. But let us not make it about me, let us stick to Rafa who is making his coming backs. You're welcome.
     
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  12. sureshs

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    Awesome, man! I am a fan of your blog through internet technology.
     
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  13. Hitman

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    Rafa is finally back! After that epic wimbledon 2 round match, where he created history, he is back to create more.

    I hope gets back to top form, and back into the big four soon. :)
     
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  14. veroniquem

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    Are you the "real" Pseudofed? If so, I'm a big fan!
     
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  15. SLD76

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    Movement looked suspect to me. He was hesitant at times, definitely let alot of shots go rather than try and run everything down.

    His movement to the short balls was also suspect, at least the part of the match I saw which was near the end.

    He was also landing alot of balls short in the court but that comes with match play and timing.

    His movement is suspect, imo.
     
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  16. veroniquem

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    Just a bit of rust. He'll be fine.
     
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  17. Goosehead

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    you sad trolling bore..as if he would be 100% after 7months out..?? whats wrong with you.
     
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    Let's hope not. He is repetitive and not funny. I am all for good humor at the expense of Fed or anybody else but make it good at least.
     
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    Indeed :rolleyes:
     
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  20. veroniquem

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    I don't know what you're talking about. Pseudofed is the best!
     
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    I agree with what you said but I think once he gets some matches under his belt he should be back to his best in a couple of weeks.
     
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    That is just Laver's old age, and Nalbandian's belly, and Agassi's meth withdrawl shakes.
     
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    John Isner created history at the 2010 Wimbledon championships. He defeated Nicholas Mahut of France 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68. The match lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes and took 3 days to finish. That is when Isner earned the name "Marathon man" and rightfully so.

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  24. doobiedoodoo

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    Welcome back Rafa!!
     
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  25. SLD76

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    its one thing to be awkward with movement, its another thing to be hesitant.

    at times he looked like he was hesitant to really test the legs.


    but we will see.
     
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  26. smoledman

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    He played a nobody and according to people who actually watched the match his movement looked suspect. How he plays against Monaco in the final will be a better data point.
     
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  27. Clarky21

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    Monaco lost already.
     
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  28. sureshs

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    Rafa continues to be:

    Adjusting his socks
    Bouncing up and down during the toss
    Running in a zig zag fashion after the toss
    Not smiling
    Adjusting his water bottles
    Picking his butt
    Smelling the fingers and smoothing his hair with them

    New:

    Tighter shorts, which means more butt picking.
     
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    This poast is the awesomest thing to come since canned beer.
     
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    PsuedoPsuedoFed or the real thing?
     
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