Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by -RF-, Apr 20, 2013.
Maybe but it's way more predictable, how often does he go DTL?
Have to say, even I'm surprised by this.
Some quite confident touch shots coming out from Nole, with his and Murray's current era patented dropshot lob combo's.
Nadal's movement is definitely compromised, especially moving forward, compared to prime...
Djokovic is definitely back at 100%
Djokovic just took a breather and tried some new things in the last couple of games. Nothing to worry. He will take in in two.
Djokovic is just simply superior in baseline rallies which are both bread and butter. More variety, better techniques. Nothing Nadal do can hurt Djokovic consistently.
I sound hopeful and you're underestimating Rafa's power on clay. Watch and learn.
That's right. And thus it's only an occasional weapon.
Nadal lost 6-2 at MC!!! Despite Nadal playing his best and moving his best since 2008.
I really think the serve is vital. Nadal needs to start not allowing Nole so many returning chances.
Where was that? Ad court or deuce court? Am not watching the match
Anyone noticed the hot blonde lineswoman?
no one is surprised by your trolling...
I think my brother needed this easy service game more than anything right now.
Great, great game from Rafa
So, you're the unfortunate one who got the bald gene. Sorry brother.
ad court ... it was on breakpoint / setpoint ...
It's not his movement, it's Djoker movement and game. He is dominating most of the rallies.
Nadal is starting to control these rallies and Djokovic is doing most of the running even on serve.
Ralph winning for the first time in any set in this match!
Rafa just need to remember who he is and what court he's on
I want to hear VAMOSDNA's excuse after the match. Hell, I want everyone in the Vamos brigade to come up with an excuse.
Ad court where Rafa usually goes outwide
Rafa double faulted the set?
It's ok, he got the hair and the fame, I get the ladies....
I think he also remembers who he's playing
Nothing bothers Novak quite like Rafa's fh when it's on
I smell a break. Nadal will take this set.
A key difference in why Nole is the one being ran around; he is now refusing to hit his forehand up the line. This is an important detail which is changing the dynamic of the rallies. Novak has lost a little bit of his opening set bravery.
LOL I just started watching 5 mins ago. Nadal is running Dork all over the court and whooping his butt. Guess he felt like playing 3 sets today.
2 BPs for Rafa.
Damnit Rafa yes! Yes!
As I said earlier, it depends on how Novak responds to his own dip in performance...
Doesn't matter if Nadal breaks, he's very breakable himself today.
Yes, after saving 7 set points, IIRC.
Why will he make an excuse for Nadal if he wins ? :-?
I can't even watch the Sunday news talk shows because of this...
Man what a war
Perhaps that's why he's NOT hitting the DTL FH, he isn't confident with it.
That super sharp and flat angle seemed to forced Rafa into committing to a higher risk shot.
nope, fed's FH breaks down novak quite a bit more ....
Djoker's defence is outrageous
Djokovic holds after Rafa makes some errors. 2-1
So that's how he responds. Inspiring play.
Wasted game there for Rafa
Freakin' important hold by Novak there. Rafa's definitely not going to make it easy from here on out.
Looks like Nadal's knee is back to 100%. His movement his phenomenal today. But surprisingly still losing, what a testament to Djokovic's abilities.
Important hold for Djokovic here.
Rafa a little unlucky losing that game, that has to sting
Nadal's movement has been compromised since his return. even much lesser players have taken advantage of that with the dropshot...
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