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MurrayMyInspiration 10-12-2012 05:24 AM

Old school commentary with baby Nadal
 
Interesting old school commentary with baby nadal playing, Look at how bad he was....Errors and backhands into the net by Nadal....Hes missing his forehnad....We are so used to nadal never missing it's kind of shocking that he was once a shaky and inconsistent!! Commentators think there is a lack of respect to players aftr winning a match...Any opinions on this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5eEo_km08s

RAFA2005RG 10-12-2012 05:37 AM

I'm not sure. I don't watch youtube.

NDFM 10-12-2012 05:50 AM

It's strange seeing this rafa I was surprised at some of the shots he was missing seeing as now he hardly ever misses shots like that but he was young and developing and done pretty well to get to the third round at 16 (i think)

pvaudio 10-12-2012 05:51 AM

HOLY ****, SHUT UP! I thought American commentators didn't know when to shut it. I had to turn it off after a minute because they just kept talking nonsense even through the points.

CMM 10-12-2012 05:54 AM

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Originally Posted by MurrayMyInspiration (Post 6950012)
Look at how bad he was....

He was 17 years old and reached the third round at Wimbledon. How many players manage to do that at that age? He beat Ancic in the first round.

Interesting commentary here too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...sRBT8-0#t=183s

AnotherTennisProdigy 10-12-2012 05:56 AM

He didn't always have that massive topspin. Actually, as a teen he coukd hit a flat ball very well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CvCxCnOC7Q

AnotherTennisProdigy 10-12-2012 05:56 AM

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Originally Posted by CMM (Post 6950059)
He was 17 years old and reached the third round at Wimbledon. How many players manage to do that at that age? He beat Ancic in the first round.

Interesting commentary here too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...sRBT8-0#t=183s

Beat me to it. :(

TheCanadian 10-12-2012 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by MurrayMyInspiration (Post 6950012)
Interesting old school commentary with baby nadal playing, Look at how bad he was....Errors and backhands into the net by Nadal....Hes missing his forehnad....We are so used to nadal never missing it's kind of shocking that he was once a shaky and inconsistent!! Commentators think there is a lack of respect to players aftr winning a match...Any opinions on this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5eEo_km08s

It looks like crappy grass to me. I played on grass about a year ago and every bounce was different. Impossible to be consistent.

kishnabe 10-12-2012 07:40 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DP0b...eature=related

This is a better match of a ever more Baby Nadal.

Rozroz 10-12-2012 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by kishnabe (Post 6950283)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DP0b...eature=related

This is a better match of a ever more Baby Nadal.

no!!! he had those horrible grunts even then????
jezuz..


btw- his grass game was always bad until he improved it, so what's the big deal?

RF20Lennon 10-12-2012 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by CMM (Post 6950059)
He was 17 years old and reached the third round at Wimbledon. How many players manage to do that at that age? He beat Ancic in the first round.

Interesting commentary here too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...sRBT8-0#t=183s

why is he celebrating after every point????

OHBH 10-12-2012 08:12 AM

So when did Nadal introduce the short sleeve long shorts combo?

vive le beau jeu ! 10-12-2012 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MurrayMyInspiration (Post 6950012)
Interesting old school commentary with baby nadal playing, Look at how bad he was....Errors and backhands into the net by Nadal....Hes missing his forehnad....We are so used to nadal never missing it's kind of shocking that he was once a shaky and inconsistent!! Commentators think there is a lack of respect to players aftr winning a match...Any opinions on this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5eEo_km08s

i remember this pleasant result !
so thrilling to see the great paradorn trouncing this little grunting punk... thx for the link. :)

another cool clip from srichaphan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KbMY...eature=related
ah, good old carpet tennis... :)

sunof tennis 10-12-2012 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by kishnabe (Post 6950283)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DP0b...eature=related

This is a better match of a ever more Baby Nadal.

Yes. While he didn't play like it-it certainly looked like he had a deer in the headlights appearance as he was walking onto the court.

6-1 6-3 6-0 10-12-2012 09:57 AM

Even at 16, Nadal was already making mincemeat of Costa and Moya.

kishnabe 10-12-2012 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0 (Post 6950570)
Even at 16, Nadal was already making mincemeat of Costa and Moya.

Only Hewitt has done better at 15.

vive le beau jeu ! 10-12-2012 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kishnabe (Post 6950283)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DP0b...eature=related

This is a better match of a ever more Baby Nadal.

this one is better:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDYsdEzp9is

NDFM 10-12-2012 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by vive le beau jeu ! (Post 6950905)

that's the match where nadal got one of roddick's serves to the face...ouch

vive le beau jeu ! 10-12-2012 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by NDFM (Post 6950914)
that's the match where nadal got one of roddick's serves to the face...ouch

makes it even better. :)

Crisstti 10-13-2012 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0 (Post 6950570)
Even at 16, Nadal was already making mincemeat of Costa and Moya.

I think he was 15 at one of those matches.


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