2013 Barcelona Discussion thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by underground, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Relinquis

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    I love watching Davydenko play... So much skill.
     
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    It's like they've drawn the lines based on where Davydenko likes to hit... amazing.

    that was a perfect drop shot by the way... you guys watching this?
     
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  3. romeo8880

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    Embarrassing stuff from Ramos struggling with Struff.
     
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  4. Onehandedbackhand

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    Not the least bit surprised. Ramos is getting dangerously close to Robin Haase level of struggling against players he shouldn't.
     
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    Managed to win the 2nd set tiebreaker easily.
     
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    Berdych and Davy going to a 3rd set.
     
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    Davyenko breaks back... neither player willing to give an inch..
     
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    Trading breaks at the moment. Davy's groundstrokes are great but he can't serve at all this is pathetic.
     
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  9. ricki

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    look whats climbing into top50: From Tomic, Dimitrov, Raonic, Gulbis, you can name much more decent players.

    The more of those the bigger chance you will exit in 1st or 2nd round. No more quarter/semi finals for Verdasco, competition is tough now.
     
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  10. romeo8880

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    Davydenko finally holds but is down a break here in the 3rd. I expect him to break Berdych this next service game.
     
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    Davy just missed one of the easiest shots in the history of tennis.
     
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  12. Relinquis

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    Davydenko tightening up...
     
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    Berdych takes it. His first serve really bailed him out because Davy had the edge when they got into a rally.
     
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    Good to see Davydenko still has it in him. Was very close today.

    Also good to see Berdych fighting on clay. He's stronger mentally now i think than before. Will face winner of Dimitrov/Robredo. That should be a fun match.
     
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    Gulbis and Verdasco sounds epic just for being Gulbis and Verdasco
     
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  16. smoledman

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    Would be cool to see Nadal lose in Barcelona as well.
     
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  17. Gonzo_style

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    What is wrong with Bellucci???
     
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  18. merwy

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    Agree, but don't see it happening
     
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  19. Clarky21

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    I do. Just like in MC.
     
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    Are you allowed to change screen names on here? If so, I'd like to make a name change bet with Clarky that Nadal wins Barcelona.
     
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  21. Clarky21

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    I don't bet so don't bother, but if I did I could have made a killing betting against Nadal at MC.
     
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    Yes you could have. Good call on that, although you did pick him to lose pretty much every round lol.
     
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    I didn't think he looked good from the very start, that's why. He struggled with Grigor and Tsonga on clay. That should have told people he wasn't going to win the tournament.
     
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    Berlocq is a very good clay courter. He challenged Rafa last time I think in Acapulco, so fair chance for him while Rafa's confidence is down
     
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    Rafa will trounce Berlocq...
     
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    She'd pick Rafa to lose if he had to face Rui Machado, and Machado lost all his limbs.
     
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    Hehe, funny!
     
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    With the way Nadal is playing he probably would lose to that guy. Limbs missing and all.
     
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    It was in the Sao Paolo quarter finals, Nadal winning 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Nadal dominated Acapulco from start to finish, no sets dropped.
     
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  30. Onehandedbackhand

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    Yeah because he only has two losses all year. Boy he sucks!
     
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  31. Clarky21

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    Right now he does.
     
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    Tomorrow is a new day and Barcelona is a new tournament. Nadal still made the finals of MC even though he was not playing his best, think of it that way.
     
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  33. Onehandedbackhand

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    You always think he does!

    Nadal's an all time great, and he doesn't have to live up to your worthlessly high standards to know he's a great.
     
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  34. Clarky21

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    He was awful in MC. My "worthlessly high standards" are that I want him to not make 35 unforced errors in a 2 set match. How could he ever meet such lofty standards? Lol.

    And Nadal himself doesn't think he's an all time great, and is very self deprecating. You should take your vast tennis knowledge and bestow upon him just how great he is since he himself doesn't seem to agree with you.
     
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  35. Onehandedbackhand

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    Nadal's humble, same as Ferrer. Their coaches seem to instill that in them.

    And this isn't 1977. Everyone throws a ton of errors out there. 10 error matches are very rare these days.
     
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  36. Relinquis

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    must every thread devolve into a debate with Clarky21 about Nadal's chances of winning the tournament.
     
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    Djokovic didn't exactly play his best either. He made almost as many errors as Nadal. And Djokovic had a bad ankle while Nadal was super fresh, physically and mentally after a fantastic 8 month vacation and 3 consecutive title wins. He had far more practice on clay this year than Djokovic. This was Djoker's first clay tournament. He went in with no clay practice.
     
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  38. Mike Sams

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    When was the last time Nadal played his best? Is that only when he wins? :lol: Or maybe we can say that Nadal, despite playing his best, can't beat Djokovic when Djokovic is playing HIS best? After all, Djokovic IS the world #1 for a reason. Nadal is #4. So it makes sense that the world #1 should beat the world #4 fairly regularly.
    It also seems that Nadal's only chances of beating Djokovic were when Djokovic was emotionally distraught after the death of his grandfather and played poorly overall during the clay season (for his talent level). He could've played Nadal much much better in Rome and RG last year.
     
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  39. Mike Sams

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    Seems like players now, and with the improved technology, are managing to get a better handle of Nadal's topspin. Nadal still though is the superior fighter and mentally tougher than the majority of guys. So even if his game isn't spot on, he can still win through attrition. Doesn't quite work as well against our world #1 though unless our world #1 is playing atrociously.
     
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    Wtf happened today?
     
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    I think it's safe to say that Nadal beats Djokovic on clay when they both are playing at their best. On hardcourt, Djokovic beats Nadal when they are both playing at their best.

    We haven't seen a lot of meetings where Djokovic/Nadal are both playing extremely well. I think Aussie Open 2012 is one of those rare moments. But I can't point to four or five matches between Djokovic/Nadal and say that both were playing well at the same time.

    This is very unlike Federer/Nadal... where in the majority of meetings... I think both play each other at high levels.

    The Djokovic/Nadal matchup is weird. Very inconsistent performances from both players most times...
     
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    Tursunov/Ferrer...Tursunov is playing a big game and has ferrer running all over the place, often unsuccessfully. 7/5 set 1.
     
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  43. Sorana fan

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    Ferrer just lost fisrt set to Tursunov
    Tomic getting bageled
     
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    id like to see Tursanov climb higher, always liked him
     
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  45. Onehandedbackhand

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    Tursunov just slapping Ferrer around right now, which is a huge surprise.

    But Tursunov has to get that serve more consistent or Ferrer will be right back in it.
     
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  46. malbaker86

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    If Tursunov can hold here......
     
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    But of course that would of been TOO easy for him to hold....
     
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  48. Onehandedbackhand

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    IF is the optimal word.

    Ferrer hasn't played very well today, but he knows how to survive matches.
     
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  49. Onehandedbackhand

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    Wow...Tursunov two games away, and Ferrer getting testy.

    Still not over yet, in my opinion, but none of us expected this today.
     
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    1:4 and 15:40 in 3rd
     

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