2019 Roland Garros Semifinal: Nadal (2) vs Federer (3)

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icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
After all these years, who was still holding out hope that Federer had even a ghost of a chance against Nadal (Nadal, people!) at the French Open. Nadal ran a tennis clinic out there with Federer as his not-so-focused student.
some people thought that somehow fed figuring out the nadal issue on hardcourt would transfer to clay. fed did well to even get to the semis. i was hoping he would take a set but it is what it is sadly. i'm still hoping that this means good things for wimbledon for fed though
 
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icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Welcome back:)

Nadal was consistently better throughout, although Fed had his chances and patches here and there. I thought he might have sneaked the second set under better circumstances (but that's about it). There was a pivotal 40–0 game where he got broken and so on.
nadal was winning either way but some of those games you'r like god damn maybe he could have pushed it to a tie break, stolen a set idk. no point in dwelling on it but may he never return here.its just not worth it, but lord all points he will have to defend next year
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
The amount of times Rafa got a very favorable forehand after the 1st serve was a little vexing... 84% 1st serves against a 1st serve return that lacked assurance will get those sort of results. At least the tennis quality picked up after that shocking 1st set, especially Rafa. Some amazing hotshots. What was pretty fun though, was how times they wrong footed each other, can't remember the last time both guys were duped that successfully. Unfortunately, Fed left himself out of position far too many times today and Rafa was extremely quick to jump on any opportunity.
 
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jstr

Rookie
It is unfortunate to have witnessed possibly the last meeting of these two playing in this venue in 30 MPH wind ! This was deeply unrepresentative and uncharacteristic of the skills that Federer has changed / improved on over the last X months. Maybe he wouldn't have won, but it would have been more interesting and maybe competitive ( maybe more challenging serves / aces / volleys, etc from Federer for Nadal to deal with ? ) if the conditions were halfway normal. In how many key matches in the past has this happened ? Once in the U.S. Open quarterfinal in 2004 against Agassi ?
 

uscwang

Hall of Fame
It is unfortunate to have witnessed possibly the last meeting of these two playing in this venue in 30 MPH wind ! This was deeply unrepresentative and uncharacteristic of the skills that Federer has changed / improved on over the last X months. Maybe he wouldn't have won, but it would have been more interesting and maybe competitive ( maybe more challenging serves / aces / volleys, etc from Federer for Nadal to deal with ? ) if the conditions were halfway normal. In how many key matches in the past has this happened ? Once in the U.S. Open quarterfinal in 2004 against Agassi ?
I agree. Nadal was broken a couple times and didn't look confident for one and a half sets.

It was disappointing due to the wind. Federer at nearly 38 is still in GS title conversation.
 
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