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Doubles 02-10-2013 06:21 PM

So is Nadal hurt?
 
I haven't seen any ******* threads on the subject. I'm curious to hear your excuses :)

veroniquem 02-10-2013 06:23 PM

He's not hurt but it's his first event back. Toni said his timing was off. Let's give him some time to hit his stride. Great match from Zeb in any case.

Doubles 02-10-2013 06:28 PM

Reasonable response. This was more addressing the *** army that made predictions about how Nadal would go undefeated through the clay season.

mightyrick 02-10-2013 06:36 PM

I thought Nadal did pretty well after a 7 month layoff. The matches up until Zeballos were really nothing more than hitting practice. Chardy played horrible.

I know Nadal losing is the big troll story, but I hope people give a lot of credit to Zeballos. I watched that final. Zeballos first-serve/first-strike tennis was absolutely awesome.

Zeballos should not feel like he was given that win. He absolutely earned it and would have beaten most players in the world playing like that. Big kudos to him on that performance.

TonyB 02-10-2013 06:40 PM

Zebs played great and won the match. Case closed. Interestingly, Nadal was 2 points from winning the match at 5-4 with Zeb serving down 15-30 with a 2nd serve. Nadal missed the 2nd serve return into the net and Zeb held on to win that game and never looked back. Good for him.

serengetisunset 02-10-2013 06:59 PM

Every loss of Nadal is due to injury, no?

veroniquem 02-10-2013 07:04 PM

simple answer: no.

mbm0912 02-10-2013 07:08 PM

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"definite favorite to win RG"

veroniquem 02-10-2013 07:16 PM

Who? Zeballos? (just joking :))

Doubles 02-10-2013 07:17 PM

This is not a thread that was meant to take away from Zeballos, he played very well.

PCXL-Fan 02-10-2013 07:17 PM

Most losses of Nadal are due to injury, no?

dudeski 02-10-2013 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PCXL-Fan (Post 7205826)
Most losses of Nadal are due to injury, no?

Nadal is always severely injured. He wins because he is such a fighter.

mbm0912 02-10-2013 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by serengetisunset (Post 7205800)
Every loss of Nadal is due to injury, no?


darrinbaker00 02-10-2013 07:55 PM

Rafa was rusty, Zeballos maxed out. End of story.

vandre 02-10-2013 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by veroniquem (Post 7205739)
He's not hurt but it's his first event back. Toni said his timing was off. Let's give him some time to hit his stride. Great match from Zeb in any case.

i'd go with this too. there were alot of shots he dropped short in the 2nd set tiebreaker of the final and even a few first serves that he was amazingly tentative with. that should change with more matchplay.

Murrayfan31 02-10-2013 10:14 PM

Rafa was injured no doubt. Every time he loses it must be an injury. The excuse machine never ends with Rafa.

Tony48 02-10-2013 11:19 PM

Injured? No. Rusty? Heck yeah.

Sentinel 02-11-2013 01:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by serengetisunset (Post 7205800)
Every loss of Nadal is due to injury, no?

Also, the winning opponent is clearly on PEDs, no question ;)

rafan 02-11-2013 09:04 AM

It may not have looked too good if he had won this tournament since it is a chance for the lesser known players to gain some money. I did not think he would go the whole tournament anyway. We shall see the real Nadal as he progresses into the bigger arena.

Doubles 02-11-2013 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rafan (Post 7206793)
It may not have looked too good if he had won this tournament since it is a chance for the lesser known players to gain some money. I did not think he would go the whole tournament anyway. We shall see the real Nadal as he progresses into the bigger arena.

How would it not look good? Did he not enter the tournament with the intent of winning it?


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