WTF 2010 Final: Rafael Nadal (1) vs Roger Federer (2)

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by aldeayeah, Nov 27, 2010.

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Who wins?

Poll closed Nov 28, 2010.
  1. Nadal in 2

    12.0%
  2. Nadal in 3

    23.4%
  3. Federer in 2

    36.5%
  4. Federer in 3

    28.1%
  1. Legend of Borg

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    Pretty cool match.

    Good win Rogelio.

    It's ok, Hafa.

    You win big next year, no?
     
  2. thejoe

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    No, really?! Haha, it amuses me that anyone could even question this (although I'm aware that you're not questioning it)
     
  3. bezs

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    Nice gesture thanking all the players not just the top 8
     
  4. Love Game

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    roger thanked the "ball boys" but didnt say a word about the ball girls! :evil:
     
  5. kamakaze

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    Haha Nadaltards trying to be gracious in defeat but we all know they are seething inside :)
     
  6. jones101

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    Federer's speeches always make me lol.
     
  7. flyinghippos101

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    ehhh, not kings of keon
     
  8. kishnabe

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    Roger outclassed Rafa...and now the **** Wars begin!
     
  9. rudester

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    During the match i was thinking the same thing.
     
  10. namelessone

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    Nadal started very slow and Federer surprised him with his aggressive tactic, especially on BP. Both guys had like 2,3 BP each if I am not mistaken.

    But it's clear that indoor is not Rafa's thing. He's not a natural indoors.
     
  11. Xemi666

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    Well done Fed, just too good today.
     
  12. rommil

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    LOL that's classic....
     
  13. kamakaze

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    If Fed wasn't injured this year, Rafa would have only 1 slam
     
  14. ace high

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    People say Nadal was not at his best, that term is used to much in tennis, similar to the usual at the press conference, 'I didn't play well, I could have played better'. Federer stopped Nadal from playing well, he went for the winners keeping Nadal out.
     
  15. DavidGarcia

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    BBC guys say that Nadal did not play any near his best.

    Am I missing something? I thought he played good tennis overall.
     
  16. Legend of Borg

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    We ain't trolls man.

    Hafa was pretty vintage in the 2nd set.

    This tourney is his next year.



    best class Rogi win sexi trophy
     
  17. chrischris

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    They are a decent act but not good timing to play at the price award...
     
  18. TomorrowNeverComes

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    he did, he just thanked ball boys twice:lol:
     
  19. Hood_Man

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    Oh yeah, Federer has 5 WTF Titles, I completely forgot :lol:
     
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    Federer so emotional. He needed this win badly.

    Rafa, good tournament. Fantastic for tennis indeed.
     
  21. niff

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    Fed's post Wimbo performance has been fantastic.
     
  22. TheTruth

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    ROFL, posts like this crack me up. Hopefully, no one cares to this extent.
     
  23. TheNatural

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    Nadal said he came to this tournament with great ambition but that his main goal is the Aussie open - bring on the AUssie Open!
     
  24. ace high

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    Federer surprised Nadal with being able to control the high forehands to his backhands by playing them down the line to Nadal's backhand.
     
  25. Mustard

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    He played good, but not his best. When has Nadal ever played his best indoors, though?
     
  26. chrischris

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    The Old guy won.
    The old guy knows.
    The old guy shows.
    How to play real tennis.
     
  27. zasr4325

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    Petch sounded like such a twat. But on a more relevant note, I still can't believe how two guys who can compete with each other so fiercely on court can be so friedly towards each other. There're both such great ambassadors for the sport, and true champions in their own right.
     
  28. viduka0101

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    fairly entertaining match,not to dramatic but it was high quality
    Nadal's main problem today was his return IMO,it was terrible for his standards
    and Federers game plan was great,he was aggressive and mentally strong,3/3 on break points and his backhand was more than solid
    and damn, now the season's over,can't wait for AO
     
  29. Pwned

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    Annacone has given life to Federer's 2nd half of the season. Really peaked at the WTF as well.
     
  30. namelessone

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    Being a leftie, Nadal's main shot is hitting the opponent's bh, even more so with Federer. The lower bounce and this court not taking enough spin made it possible for Fed to hit his bh with way more comfort, even the commies were talking about this. If this court took spin better Fed would have had a lot more trouble. This was the best BH clinic I've seen from Fed since AO 2009 final.
     
  31. mike84

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    the difference in the match was how well roger's backhand was today.


    it strange seeing roger convert all his break chances that doesn't happen often
     
  32. CMM

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    :(

    Congrats to Federer.
     
  33. TheTruth

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    I thought it was pretty good. You could tell how much it meant to him. That was nice. He couldn't contain his grin.
     
  34. Love Game

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    what kinda jerks they got directing this season-ending highligts???? They only showed Berdych stumbling and falling to his knees!!!

    bet they're not gonna show any of roger's falls, including this week ... jerks

    that's what I mean about them being brand pushers! way evil! :evil:
     
  35. DavidGarcia

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    In those terms then yes makes sense.

    I still thought he played pretty good for being indoors.

    After all he only has one title indoors.
     
  36. Mustard

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    Well, the young guy is going for a non-calendar year Grand Slam in January. If he pulls that off, it will be his biggest career achievement to date.
     
  37. boojay

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    Wow, I'm thoroughly shocked how a 29-year old past prime Federer handily beat a prime Nadal who just had his best season and playing his best tennis at the moment (obviously, he went 4-0 against the top 10 players in the world).

    Paul Annacone is a great great man. He managed to do the impossible and convinced Fed to change his game. If only Fed had figured this out years ago......
     
  38. Spider

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    Absolute beatdown. Federer was in great form whole week so crushing Nadal isn't surprising to me one bit. What a week for him -- beating Ferrer, Murray, Soderling, Djokovic and Nadal, all back to back.

    Federer still has a lot of great tennis left in him, congrats to his ever growing legacy.
     
  39. sdont

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    True, a good deal of Nadal fans congratulated Fed.

    I guess we won't hear from Bud and T&M for a while. :)
     
  40. bolo

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    Nice win for federer. We saw some new quirks to the rivalry in the 1st set, but it was similar to other encounters by the end of the 3rd. set.

    Fed wins this skirmish, but Nadal dominated the war this year.

    Vamos. :)
     
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  41. Mustard

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    Nadal has to look at the positives, and I'm sure he will. This is the best WTF tournament he's had to date, and he was the only player to push Federer in the tournament.
     
  42. meg0529

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    +1

    Rafa looked so sad.
     
  43. Cesc Fabregas

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    Such a shame a ankle robbed Nadal a chance of winning. He was a step slower than usual and couldn't track down Federer shots he usually does.
     
  44. shadows

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    Rafa played good tennis in the first (roger v. good), very good tennis in the second (roger good), and good tennis at the start of the third before crumbling a little towards the end.

    I'm not fond of the bbc team generally, today I felt they were repeatedly trying to tie Fed beating Rafa into Murray playing Rafa in a close 3 setter yesterday. So many comments from Andrew Castle (is that the right guy?) about whether it was Fed's tennis that was pressuring Rafa, or whether it might just be Murray's influence from yesterday contributing. It's not an isolated incident either, they repeatedly attempt to bring Andy up on tenuous links throughout the year, and I wish they'd just let it be a bit xD
     
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  45. namelessone

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    First of all it was tough to play "his best" with such a good opponent on court.

    Second, this WTF was Nadal's best indoor performance ever. For whatever it's worth he beat Roddick after sitting out one month, Djoker(ok, half eyed) and Andy Murray(who beat him the last 4 out of 5 times on HC).

    To put it simply, Federer is the better indoor player. And the match was pretty tight even though Fed ran away with it in the end. Both had like 3 BP each.
     
  46. icedevil0289

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    lol fed's speech. He's so awkward at times.
     
  47. mandy01

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    Thank you Roger.Love you.
    Congratulations to Nadal.
     
  48. kamakaze

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    Would have been 6-0 6-0 if FEd was in his prime
     
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    Nadal played pretty crap in the 3rd.I think he needed to hit firm slice returns of serve back instead of reaching so much with the 2 hander and barely getting to the ball or making feeble returns on the full stretch with 2 hands.Also on his own serve he kinda fell apart and played some poor shots on the last 2 points to lose his first break, and then again to be broken at the end of the match. near the end Fed just had to jog to net a few times and Nadal didn't put any decent pass attempts in,looks like he got nervous and started mishitting when Fed followed some balls to net near the end.
     
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