2022 SF, ROLAND GARROS: Rafa Nadal(5) vs Alex Zverev(3)

Nadal vs Zverev

  • Ombellivable in 3

    Votes: 55 35.0%
  • Ombellivable in 4

    Votes: 58 36.9%
  • Ombellivable in 5

    Votes: 7 4.5%
  • Maybe I put myself inthere in 3

    Votes: 12 7.6%
  • Maybe I put myself inthere in 4

    Votes: 16 10.2%
  • Maybe I put myself inthere in 5

    Votes: 9 5.7%

  • Total voters
    157

TennisFan3

Talk Tennis Guru
What are you even on about? Rafa beat Novak - this stuff is getting tiring from you frankly.
I'm just saying Nadal played unbelievable vs Novak. Like the King of Clay.
Today, however, Nadal wasn't impressive. He won set 1 with a lot of help from Z.
Nadal at his A game would have won the 1st set, 6-3 or something.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
Hope Nadal doesn't lose concentration. The longer the match goes, the better it is for for the younger Zverev. Not sure how much Nadal has left in the tank.


Nadal has MUCH more physically than Zverev has mentally and emotionally at this point. Zverev is crushed already. lol.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
Yeah I'm pressed lol. If this was Djokovic playing this Zverev you would be too, we all know it. It is what it is. Nadal with his C game just has too many quivers to his bow for a one dimensional choker like Zverev in a big match.

Nadal is playing too defensive in that first set. That’s by choice either way. Zverev needed that first set more than nadal. We have seen nadal lose first sets before here.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
I would be pressed but I wouldn't be acting like Djokovic was playing terrible tennis. Nadal was straight up ridiculous in that breaker.

You said Zverev did nothing wrong. Clownish take. Nadal was 2-6 down, he wasn't that ridiculous lol. Sure from that point on Nadal didn't put a foot wrong, played some great points and let Zverev hang himself in others.
 
T

TheNachoMan

Guest
Yeah I'm pressed lol. If this was Djokovic playing this Zverev you would be too, we all know it. It is what it is. Nadal with his C game just has too many quivers to his bow for a one dimensional choker like Zverev in a big match.
I actually hope Nadal wins so Djokovic didn’t die for nothing. lol
 

Azure

G.O.A.T.
I'm just saying Nadal played unbelievable vs Novak. Like the King of Clay.
Today, however, Nadal wasn't impressive. He won set 1 with a lot of help from Z.
Nadal at his A game would have won the 1st set, 6-3 or something.
That part is fine but to say that novak would beat zverev much more easily is mere speculation considering he is not even in contention now.
 

ark_28

Legend
I'm just saying Nadal played unbelievable vs Novak. Like the King of Clay.
Today, however, Nadal wasn't impressive. He won set 1 with a lot of help from Z.
Nadal at his A game would have won the 1st set, 6-3 or something.
I give Cilic a punchers chance in the final if he can get through today. I don’t think nadals level is great it took an almighty choke from Zverev for him to get the set
 

Zardoz7/12

Hall of Fame
If I were Zverev I would have lost the plot and smashed a racket, maybe Zverev needs to get angry because he looks limp.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Nadal is playing too defensive in that first set. That’s by choice either way. Zverev needed that first set more than nadal. We have seen nadal lose first sets before here.

Don't think it's a conscious tactical choice to be defensive, not at his age. He's just not getting help from the court and Zverev had a huge first serve percentage for much of that set. Regardless he's been dropping the ball short and not hitting with the venom I would expect from him in a slam SF. He's the craftiest player on tour, the best shotmaker and clutch af though.
 

WarrenMP

Professional
I give Cilic a punchers chance in the final if he can get through today. I don’t think nadals level is great it took an almighty choke from Zverev for him to get the set
Cilic has acing abilities. He can hang on with his serve.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
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