R2 IW'14: Worm vs Bull

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  1. stringertom

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    Where's Tipsa when you need him to start match threads?

    Radek holding his own with the early break and a couple of holds. Could be a good one!
     
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  2. Midaso240

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    6-2 first set Stepanek. How many games will Nadal lose in winning the next 2 sets?
     
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    Ummm at least 2.
     
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  4. stringertom

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    Already out of bullets, no?
     
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  5. Devil_dog

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    Good match. Good contrast in play.
     
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  6. insideguy

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    3? four if rafa "pours" water on himself again.
     
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    Yep Stepanek in good form. 3d set will be difficult though.
     
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  8. stringertom

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    An hour and a half to play 18 games...wonder why?
     
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    Funny thing is it's Radek not Rafa who got a warning for taking too much time before serving in first set. What a joke those empire are...
     
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    Umpire:) Its umpire:)
     
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    Yeah it's late :) :)
     
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    Already up to 7 games in the last two sets. Do I hear an "eight"?
     
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  13. insideguy

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    Whohooo. Rafa is having to work tonight!
     
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  14. stringertom

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    We have an "eight"...anyone want to bid "nine"?
     
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    I guess he "wet" himself twice!:twisted:
     
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    Nice fight from the Worm! Losing those 3 BP chances at 2-3 cost him but still a great effort.
     
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  17. happyloman

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    8 double faults from Nadal? what the hell?

    but I can't believe he dug out of triple break at 2-3. amazing.
     
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  18. estigma2001

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    Awful match the worst Nadal in years 8 double faults! and Radek did not want to win it!
     
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    Just saw the scoreline and the stats. Rafa had 8 double faults! Lol.
    He needs to pick up his game..
     
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  20. NADALRECORD

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    I look forward to the semis. Federer is a sitting duck. Huge winning streak Nadal is on vs Federer. Federer's confidence is lower than ever after Nadal beat him in straight sets for the first time ever at a non-clay slam!

    Nadal is actually moving A LOT better than this time last year when he was noticeably limping. As Nadal said in January, this is the best his knees have felt for years. He finally found the solution - stem-cell therapy in December 2013 thank you.

    Nadal 21 winners 22 unforced errors. That is excellent when you consider that he had 8 double-faults included in the 22 unforced errors!

    If Nadal wins this here Indian Wells, I wonder if he will play Miami. His knees are way better than last year, so he may play Miami.
     
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    Dude, seriously?! You surpass most of the Fed fanatics in fanboyism.
    What garbage you write.
     
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    It really is annoying, but they'll always be some of those guys on here :rolleyes:
    @Octobrina... that pic is awesome!
     
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  24. namelessone

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    Rafa with 8 double faults just to keep up appearances from faking a bad back in the AO final.
     
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    Exactly. He's gonna keep faking for next more weeks IMO.
     
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  26. Steve0904

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    Nadal's 8 DF's don't necessarily have anything to do with his back. He didn't DF 8 times in a match in Rio did he? And what if he serves better next round. Does that automatically mean that his back healed itself in a couple days. He didn't even have that many doubles when he had a bad back in Australia, and that was getting better as the match went along.
     
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  28. NADALRECORD

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    Nadal has been mentally scarred by the back injury. He is experiencing self-doubt when serving. That happens when you return from injury, you are afraid of it recurring.

    ''With my serve I was doing nothing. When that happens, the opponent is able to play more aggressive, play more confident and in the end, eight double faults, I give him an opportunity to win a lot of free points,'' Nadal said.

    ''I was a little bit scared for the back. I am not feeling 100 percent confident with my serve. But probably that match is going to help me understand that I can start to serve normal again.''
     
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  29. Ramesh848

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    More talented player choked at the end. It would be a different story in Dubai.
     
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  30. NADALRECORD

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    Overall Nadal choked the most, 8 double-faults.
     
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