2021 Barcelona Open R16 :- [1] Rafael Nadal v/s Kei Nishikori

match result prediction poll


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abmk

Bionic Poster
It's crazy how long ago 05 was. Every Rafa match is a treasure at this point :) I remember when he skipped Barcelona in 08 it was a big deal bc he said he needed "rest" lol. I was like oh no he's getting old. That was 13 years ago and we still expect him to wreck the field
Nadal played and won Barca in 08 - was dominant.
Lost one set to Ferrer 4-6 (while double breadsticking him)

Maybe you meant 2010?
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Absolutely. Remember 2009 when he was injured and lost RG and withdrew Wimbledon. Anyone ever thought he would get to 20 slams?
Hell, I used to think he would retire in 3-4 years, and maybe never win a UsOpen or more than 1 HC slam. He's won 5 of them.
I mean it's crazy but he's done more than the wildest expectations anyone ever had early in his career.
Exactlyyyyy lol. Matches like this remind me I still expect too much, but this dude has been through it, and done it all, well after I've thought he was done like 8 times.
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
I'm currently enjoying some rare Manchester sunshine so not watching the match(not that I would be anyway :p) but I imagine it must be at least a little concerning for Nadal fans that he's struggling so much against a past his prime Nishikori. :whistle:
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Exactlyyyyy lol. Matches like this remind me I still expect too much, but this dude has been through it, and done it all, well after I've thought he was done like 8 times.
100% agree. Thought in 2015 he was surely done. He looked so bad.
I was in the stadium at the Fognini loss in the UsOpen. Thought at that time - Nadal's done it's been a good run. Dude ends up winning 6 slams after that!
 

aer0pr0

Rookie
theres a saying in my country: ' he didnt knew it was impossible, so he went there and did it'


nishikori was all over nadal, he was playing way better, he had all the chances but in his mind he doesnt believe he can beat nadal on clay.. nadal will win this game only because of mindset. niahikori was far the better player since set 2
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
Rafa's winning basically any point where he puts some real pace on his ball. Kei is far too slow to react in time, so his footwork isn't in place to absorb it.

Obviously way easier said than done, but it's so noticeable.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
Parks and Recreation is super funny but I prefer The Office first 6 seasons a little bit. What do you think about the Office?
The Office was my favorite show on TV at the time, I owned all of those first 6 seasons on DVD to rewatch over and over.

But I kind of lost my taste for it, I haven't watched the show since the finale.
 
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