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Prisoner of Birth 10-11-2012 10:53 PM

Nadal/Coria 2005
 
What a match! I was looking at some of the highlights and I'm amazed. Could anyone have predicted that that kid would go on to own Claycourt Tennis for the next 8 years (and probably more)? And I forgot how good Coria was on Clay back then.

ETA : LOL forgot to link it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Xsb3x9vVE

firepanda 10-11-2012 11:01 PM

I miss vintage Rafa...

MichaelNadal 10-12-2012 04:37 AM

Absolutely sick match and everything I love about Rafa is on display.

AnotherTennisProdigy 10-12-2012 04:55 AM

Watching this video reminds me why I'm not very hopeful with the up and coming generation. Just from this match you could tell he was going to be something special. Same with Federer at wimbledon.

pmata814 10-12-2012 05:15 AM

I was just thinking about this match a couple of weeks ago but i couldnt remember coria's name. Thx for posting it...i feel much better now. :)

Rozroz 10-12-2012 05:18 AM

oh, the old Nadal left ********* arm period..

Gonzo_style 10-12-2012 06:13 AM

One of the best clay court match ever, it's a shame, Coria-Nadal could be one of the best clay court rivalry if Coria stayed healthy :(

Biscuitmcgriddleson 10-12-2012 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelNadal (Post 6949962)
Absolutely sick match and everything I love about Rafa is on display.

Aggressive Rafa is truly a fantastic player to watch.

MichaelNadal 10-12-2012 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biscuitmcgriddleson (Post 6950114)
Aggressive Rafa is truly a fantastic player to watch.

Absolutely, I don't know how some people can deny that still.

Sim 10-12-2012 07:05 AM

One of my favorite sets to watch for tennis. :shock:

kishnabe 10-12-2012 07:21 AM

When Rafa was epitome of an annoying brat and the jealous views of other 18 year olds.

Biscuitmcgriddleson 10-12-2012 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelNadal (Post 6950214)
Absolutely, I don't know how some people can deny that still.

I totally agree with you.

Mustard 10-12-2012 09:36 AM

The 2005 Rome final is probably the best clay-court match I've seen in terms of drama and tension.

tacou 10-12-2012 09:57 AM

vamos coria

hisrob777 10-12-2012 10:04 AM

What a match!

Netspirit 10-12-2012 10:09 AM

I am amazed by Coria, who is like 3 times lighter than Nadal.

Netspirit 10-12-2012 10:19 AM

It was also surprising to see a very cold handshake in the end, given the epic struggle the two had been through.

Warmaster 10-12-2012 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Mustard (Post 6950527)
The 2005 Rome final is probably the best clay-court match I've seen in terms of drama and tension.

It was an amazing match. The 2006 final was unbelievable as well. It's a loss for the game they no longer play bo5 finals imo.

BigServer1 10-12-2012 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelNadal (Post 6950214)
Absolutely, I don't know how some people can deny that still.

I just wish he still played like that. My favorite Rafa matches were early in his career when he just destroyed people off the FH and ran around everything. That coupled with his sick defense and passing shots back then made him so much more fun to watch.

Gonzalito17 10-12-2012 10:27 AM

Coria was the king of clay pre Nadal but he blew that final vs. Gaudio, he should have won that. He was the premier clay court player before Nadal took over the throne. This match and the other final they played were epic changing of the guard clashes of clay titans. Coria fell to pieces when he realized Nadal was his master. His career fell apart.


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