2021 French Open Round 2: [3] Rafael Nadal vs. Richard Gasquet

Who Wins?


  • Total voters
    91

guga_fan

Rookie
Gasquet himself can't believe he has such a chance. He is not gonna win a set, but he already has more games than I expected.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Hi, I will only stay here if something strange is happening here in this match.
I’ve got more important things to do.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
I wouldn’t look too much into it. Let’s see if he raises his play here.
It just shows that Nadal's weight of shot is lowered. His footwork, movement and speed have gone down. His intensity has decreased.
Nadal is clearly showing his age. Regardless of what he does today, he is there for the taking.
Any inspired opponent would be able to take him out. Let's just say 50% of Soderling 2009 would be enough.
 
Nadal is playing pathetic bro. He's nowhere near Novak's level with tournament. He's going to get clobbered at this rate.
I agree Novak has looked better so far. However, we seen this before at RG and by the semis it gets reversed that situation.

Novsk tends to start RG well but then lose form as it progresses whereas Rafa gets better with more matches. That’s the usual trend.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
It just shows that Nadal's weight of shot is lowered. His footwork, movement and speed have gone down. His intensity has decreased.
Nadal is clearly showing his age. Regardless of what he does today, he is there for the taking.
Any inspired opponent would be able to take him out. Let's just say 50% of Soderling 2009 would be enough.
Every year they say the same thing and we know the result. He’s still the favorite.
 

Federer and Del Potro

Talk Tennis Guru
Holy crap. My mom came into my room to bring me a plate of chicken nuggets and I literally screamed at her and hit the plate of chicken nuggets out of her hand. She started yelling and swearing at me and I slammed the door on her. I'm so distressed right now I don't know what to do. I didn't mean to do that to my mom but I'm literally in shock from the results tonight. I feel like I'm going to explode. Why the hell is he losing serve? This can't be happening. I'm having a breakdown. I don't want to believe tennis is so corrupt. I want a future to believe in. I want Nadal to be RG 2021 champion and fix this broken sport. I cannot even deal with this right now. It wasn't supposed to be like this, I thought he was 16-0 against Gasquet???? This is so messed up.
 
Rafa will still win this match in straights I think. Still his 2nd sets in this and 1st round have been surprising. Still we seen this before and Rafa once he gets into the draw he elevates his level.
 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
Crazy to be saying this but if Nadal doesn’t break here Gasquet has to be feeling the better of the two players heading into the TB
 

Martin J

Professional
The only thing I enjoy in this match-up is Richard blasting winners off Nadal's FH with his BH. Didn't make many of these tonight, though.
 
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