2017 ATP World Tour Finals RRP - [1] Nadal vs [7] Goffin

Who will prevail?


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TearTheRoofOff

G.O.A.T.
Nadal hitting some great shots, but... Seriously, some serious choking from Goffin in this match. I hope he wins to redeem it all, otherwise he's going to see himself as a prize mug.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Goffin trying to consolidate breaks...

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NatF

Bionic Poster
Goffin just doesn't want the W here :D Guy needs to take a bigger risk on those short balls.
 
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Deleted member 688153

Guest
If this goes three it's gonna work over those knees.

What better for a chronic knee injury than low-bouncing hard courts?

Edit: 0-40, damn
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
What a backhand by Nadal!!!!!

3 MP saved now. Can he save one more?! Fighting so hard!
 
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Deleted member 77403

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What a backhand by Nadal!!!!!

3 MP saved now. Can he save one more?!
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
Even if Nadal wins he should pull out. He is too injured to win the tournament, so it would be a selfish move to go into the semis instead of someone who could genuinely have a chance at winning.
 

User123

Hall of Fame
Lol. Hit and hope shots, and all got in. Still expect Goffin to take the tie break, just like in the first set. But who knows.
 

Apun94

Hall of Fame
Has to be said, the quality may not be the best, but Nadal going berserk and saving all these matchpoints going for broke is entertaining AF.
Defo the most entertaining match of the WTF
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
Seriously Nadal is so bogged down right now all goffin has to do is hit some rally balls back down the line instead of cross court... Nadal is just anticipating every rally ball coming back across the court... he barely has to move
 

luiz_gustavo

Hall of Fame
Goffin looks like he is going to cry.
Not sure how a third set is good for any of those players...unless Nadal can manage a 6-0 or 6-1 in twenty minutes or something
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
And we are going the distance!!!

You don't think Nadal wants this??? You think he is focusing on 2018???

Think again... ;)
 

Krish872007

Talk Tennis Guru
No way! Rafa Nadal literally steals the 2nd set from under Goffin's nose. Feels like he'll withdraw after this match is done, so he's looking to at least end his amazing season on a high with a hard-fought, scrappy win.
 
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Deleted member 512391

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4-2 Nadal.

He is super aggressive now.
Last few games against Davydenko in 2007 Rome SF, last few games against Murray in Rome 2014, the fifth set against Novak at Roland Garros 2013...people usually say that his opponent choked, but it was he who raised his game and became ultra aggressive and neither of his opponents could match it.
 

Shank Volley

Hall of Fame
What does it say that when Nadal had a second serve there, having won 44% all set, I knew he had a 100% chance of winning the point?
 

User123

Hall of Fame
Lol, I can't stop laughing. If Nadal somehow wins this match...I don't believe in it though. If he can win by playing like that...
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
Rafa's using the slice pretty effectively. I think that will make the difference in the 3rd set.
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
Nadal's backhand looking so sweet right now. He is looking much more confident.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Goffin has certainly choked at times, but I actually don't think that's the story of this match. He's battled past his 2 serious chokes in this match, Nadal has just been ridiculous when down MPs. Essentially, Goffin is not getting that last slice of luck that he needs, which is a Nadal miss on MP.
 

luiz_gustavo

Hall of Fame
Goffin has certainly choked at times, but I actually don't think that's the story of this match. He's battled past his 2 serious chokes in this match, Nadal has just been ridiculous when down MPs. Essentially, Goffin is not getting that last slice of luck that he needs, which is a Nadal miss on MP.

First MP was a huge choke. The 0-40 ones were all good points by Nadal, including that rocket backhand
 
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Deleted member 720910

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God I hope Rafa faces Roger, he'll get destroyed and it'll be 5-0 and the ever so important H2H stats will become less skewed ;)
 

User123

Hall of Fame
Goffin still looks like the better player, even now. Nadal, if you forced a third set then please try.............
 

Shank Volley

Hall of Fame
No, Goffin, don't. It's not even worth breaking if you're just going to fail to serve it out again, you're just embarrassing yourself.
 
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Deleted member 688153

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God I hope Rafa faces Roger, he'll get destroyed and it'll be 5-0 and the ever so important H2H stats will become less skewed ;)
It must suck for Federer sometimes this year, having literally no-one else to pick up some slack for him with Nadal occasionally. Everyone else just lies down for Rafa or can't close, so it always falls to 36yo Fed to do the job. And he can't play a full calendar at this level any more, so whenever he's not there Nadal gets the trophy, unchallenged.
 
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Deleted member 77403

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Early break. I am not surprised, after all the energy that was used to win that second set. Nadal is moving better now than when he was at the start of the match imo. Now lets see if Goffin can hold his nerve, because Nadal is going to come back at him for sure.
 

User123

Hall of Fame
More unforced errors and Nadal loses his serve. Even after saving the second set like that he still cannot take advantage of the match and Goffin still looks better. You know, Goffin will not choke forever. Maybe this time he will hold it. Say whatever you want, Nadal is just not in form.
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
There are two things keeping Nadal in this match. 1. Goffins errors and lousy junk balls... 2. Nadals bazooka groundstrokes using said junk balls as ammo.

Goffin needs some serious mental couching. How hard is it to run Nadal around? Goffin IS very good at defense and running people around, but time and time again his brain implodes and he gos from Ferrer-esque to Tomic-esque real quick.
 

Apun94

Hall of Fame
Nadal shouldve just played on in Paris, won that and called it a season.
This is just painful to see
 

Apun94

Hall of Fame
Nadal shouldve just played on in Paris, won that and called it a season.
This is just painful to see
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
I'm unable to watch this match cos it's not on my tele but nothing will ever beat Noles epic slap to save MP in the 2011 USO. Biggest slap , biggest fluke shot in the history of tennis.

The biggest in your face shot ever....
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
There are two things keeping Nadal in this match. 1. Goffins errors and lousy junk balls... 2. Nadals bazooka groundstrokes using said junk balls as ammo.

Goffin needs some serious mental couching. How hard is it to run Nadal around? Goffin IS very good at defense and running people around, but time and time again his brain implodes and he gos from Ferrer-esque to Tomic-esque real quick.

It's not as easy as it looks to just "run Nadal around." If it was easy, you or I would be doing it.
 

User123

Hall of Fame
Come on, Goffin, finish him this time. Nadal doesn't deserve to win. Imagine Federer saving 4 matchpoints to force a decider. He wins the decider 6-0. Nadal on the other hand can't take advantage of the match and his choker opponent still outplays him. Painful to see Nadal playing like that.
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
Nadal pulling the trigger too early on some balls in this game.
 

ultradr

Legend
Early break. I am not surprised, after all the energy that was used to win that second set. Nadal is moving better now than when he was at the start of the match imo. Now lets see if Goffin can hold his nerve, because Nadal is going to come back at him for sure.

I just started watching and Nadal didn't look like running well last 2 games.
 
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Deleted member 688153

Guest
Um, guys, 4-1.

What is going on? How is Nadal playing?
Give me info
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Nadal surrenders another break, and Goffin has the insurance break. Surely, this will be it. It's actually been quite entertaining, even if the quality has been trash.
 
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Deleted member 720910

Guest
Rafa failing to meet Federer again on his preferered surface...