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MichaelNadal 06-20-2014 11:16 PM

2014 FO Final Extended Highlights
 
On youtube.... hurry up and download it or just watch and enjoy before it gets pulled!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFHnyRTrLss


SoBad 06-20-2014 11:19 PM

Djokovic played so well, especially in the first set, what a fighter.

MichaelNadal 06-20-2014 11:29 PM

It's certainly nice getting to see more than 3 frickin minutes of the match again.

The-Champ 06-20-2014 11:39 PM

Those half-volley forehands from the baseline have become Nadal's speciality. What timing!!!

SoBad 06-20-2014 11:41 PM

Nadal can take the ball as early or as late as he wishes.

Relentless 06-20-2014 11:45 PM

This gif needs to be shown to certain posters who keep whining how Nadal's BH abuse. Often they seem to forget Nadal has by far the best down the line forehand in the game. Nadal turned the match around by 'abusing' Nole's FH with his 100 mph DTL and I/O FHs but yea he is a moonballer.

Sid_Vicious 06-20-2014 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Relentless (Post 8483599)
This gif needs to be shown to certain posters who keep whining how Nadal's BH abuse. Often they seem to forget Nadal has by far the best down the line forehand in the game. Nadal turned the match around by 'abusing' Nole's FH with his 100 mph DTL and I/O FHs but yea he is a moonballer.

His DTL forehand is exceptionally good. Have you noticed how Djokovic is often forced to hit a forehand slice in order to counter Nadal's forehand? Even when he sees it coming, he can't set up hit a regular forehand of it. This is especially true on clay.

furryballs 06-21-2014 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Relentless (Post 8483599)
This gif needs to be shown to certain posters who keep whining how Nadal's BH abuse. Often they seem to forget Nadal has by far the best down the line forehand in the game. Nadal turned the match around by 'abusing' Nole's FH with his 100 mph DTL and I/O FHs but yea he is a moonballer.

he moves them out of the way with backhand abuse first

Relentless 06-21-2014 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Sid_Vicious (Post 8483608)
His DTL forehand is exceptionally good. Have you noticed how Djokovic is often forced to hit a forehand slice in order to counter Nadal's forehand? Even when he sees it coming, he can't set up hit a regular forehand of it. This is especially true on clay.

Indeed, he either bunts it with a fh slice or throws it up in the air for an easy smash. To me its the shot which turned the tide in Nadal's favor in this matchup excluding indoors and dead slow/low HC (Miami) where Djokovic can still track it down due to his godly flexibility.

He always had this shot but he was hesitant to use it early in the rally and as a 1-2 punch. But since 2013, he has been using it far more frequently and boy is it deadly when he gets good width on it.

Nice to see some fair Fed fans appreciating Nadal's shotmaking skills.

Relentless 06-21-2014 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by furryballs (Post 8483615)
he moves them out of the way with backhand abuse first

http://m.atpworldtour.com/News/Tenni...vic-Final.aspx

Nadal struck 13 DTL winners in the final. 4-5 of them were 1-2 punches. How else is he supposed to hit FH DTL winners if he isn't moving players out of the way? We rarely counter DTL to DTL winners in the game and there too Nadal is one of the best when he hits running banana dtl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnIg...utu.be&t=6m52s

Tennis sensation 06-21-2014 12:35 AM

Thanks for sharing

furryballs 06-21-2014 01:32 AM

how many in this match?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YHoc9n1aIg

LazyNinja19 06-21-2014 04:38 AM

Even better quality highlights. 32 minutes long. And this won't be removed, so take your time to watch/ download..

http://tennishighlights.eu/rafael-na...highlights-hd/

You're welcome! :) [Thanks to RafaIsBack for this link]

NADALRECORD 06-21-2014 05:51 AM

As I've been saing for the last 12 months, Nadal intentionally plays less DTL forehands in non-slams. And no I'm not saying Nadal doesn't try to win their non-slam meetings. I'm saying that the more you use "the key" the less effective it is. So Nadal is careful not to overuse it. He saves heavy use of it for their slam meetings. Its a rule he's sticking to regardless of results. Its incredible self-discipline.

Backspin1183 06-21-2014 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by furryballs (Post 8483615)
he moves them out of the way with backhand abuse first

what's wrong with abusing Fed's inconsistent backhand? The guy has no answer for moonballs and you call him the goat? Lol

NADALRECORD 06-21-2014 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Backspin1183 (Post 8483919)
what's wrong with abusing Fed's inconsistent backhand? The guy has no answer for moonballs and you call him the goat? Lol

Exactly (although they obviously aren't moonballs). Nadal is making a fool out of Federer by exposing his backhand. Its became obvious that Federer's backhand is weaker than the weak wing of many other greats.

objectivity 06-21-2014 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by NADALRECORD (Post 8483889)
As I've been saing for the last 12 months, Nadal intentionally plays less DTL forehands in non-slams. And no I'm not saying Nadal doesn't try to win their non-slam meetings. I'm saying that the more you use "the key" the less effective it is. So Nadal is careful not to overuse it. He saves heavy use of it for their slam meetings. Its a rule he's sticking to regardless of results. Its incredible self-discipline.

i am not sure if he plays it less in non-slams... but as Nadal himself said in his conversation with Charlie Rose, his forehand DTL is the barometer to judge his game against Djokovic. When its on, he is able to handle Djokovic's outstanding and balanced ground game. Personally, I still think Nadal's reliance on the forehand DTL is not the perfect and long term solution against Djokovic ; he should instead focus on perfecting a reliable backhand DTL. but who am i to advise Nadal? haha. Vamos!

Backspin1183 06-21-2014 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by NADALRECORD (Post 8483928)
Exactly (although they obviously aren't moonballs). Nadal is making a fool out of Federer by exposing his backhand. Its became obvious that Federer's backhand is weaker than the weak wing of many other greats.

I like that they call it "moonball". It shows Federer is a weak player whose kryptonite is the moonball. I think I can beat this peak Federer.


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