He’s been unbreakbale today (apart from that second final game). Any time any pressure arised, he bolted down his whole game. It’s been annoying to watch his domination over the years. Boring. But at this stage of his career, you just cannot help but take your hat off.I’ll admit I was bored most of last two French opens but this one has been good
Anybody who thinks Nadal is a pusher or moonballer knows nothing of tennis. Which probably makes that person a great TTW poster!here's the AO data i was talking about:
forehand: nadal > djoko > fed
backhand: djoko > nadal > fed
who's the pusher again?
someone show me data where nadal is objectively a "pusher" or "moonballer" - i'll wait
He's not wrong about the conditions though. Wimbledon was unnaturally baked last year. It was heaven for Nadal in a way Wimbledon has probably never been. As much as I hope we get another heatwave like that I'm not counting on it. come through, global warming.
Relying on global warming which is effecting the world to give nadal another chance at wimbledon.....nice.He's not wrong about the conditions though. Wimbledon was unnaturally baked last year. It was heaven for Nadal in a way Wimbledon has probably never been. As much as I hope we get another heatwave like that I'm not counting on it. come through, global warming.
Ned at 25 could easily have played 4 days in a row.But can you point to instances where you've played 4 days in a row and then had to play Nadal at RG the next day. I'm joking really, but I don't see how this isn't some kind of combination of physical tiredness as well. I can't believe Thiem is 100% physically here.
The opposite. Ned is giving fans their money’s worth. The organizers were upset with him for winning the last two finals in 15 minutes.Sick. Nadal taking so much time to serve. Disgraceful!
Very easily.Advice to true tennis fans: Try to ignore the insipid comments about "moonballs", disparaging comments about clay, etc. People don't have to like or root for Rafa, but how can you call yourself a tennis fan and not recognize what a magnificent player (and athlete) Rafa is.
Cut him some slack. I would have liked to see Nadal playing a fresh Thiem after having played 3 days in a row and coming from a brutal semi but of course that was not going to happen. They would have moved the final to monday if it was Nadal who was robbed by the schedule screwup.On the whole, and barring any late turnaround, it's another disappointing performance from Thiem against Nadal at Roland Garros. Yeah he won a set this time but when you look at the whole picture... awful collapse in the first set from a break up, complete collapse in the third set, not competitive in the fourth. And so on.
12 games won against Rafa's 21 (at 1-4 third set).Considering he's beaten Rafa three times on clay you'd have to rank that as a poor effort today. He should be batting much closer to that even if he loses.