Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by tennishead93, May 12, 2007.
barely this time
Nadal had a tough time, but even when he isnt at his best he still gets the job done.
Agreed, that´s what I miss from Federer sometimes.
What the hell are you talking about? Federer has won millions of matches on very bad days of his. Come on, give the man a break!
I think Rafa has too much muscle now, he should cut back
I think davydenco is the type of player that can give nadal trouble, with his grinding style.
Well he showed why he's the best on this stuff. When he's not on his A game he still finds a way to win. Given Davydenko played as good a clay court match one could play against Nadal. If he played anyone else he would have won today.
I think Gonzalez is going to end the streak tomorrow. He has the game for it. His results in Rome are very impressive
Nadal needs it because of his extreme grip.
hes got the game for it but chocking may be a problem
Just like Gustavo Kuerten needed muscles for his extreme grips?
So now gonzo is going to end the streak? I have been hearing this same thing over+over, but it has to happen some time.I dont think gonzo will have enough firepower on the clay to take nadal down, if it was on hardcourt he would have a great chance.
He really took nadal out of at at tha ao, but with the clay slowing the ball down i dont think it will happen.On the clay i think someone like davydenco with a grinding style as he showed today has a better chance than a gunslinger type player like gonzo.
Kuerten hits much flatter than Nadal does. It takes more strength to hit with a lot of spin like Nadal does and yet hit hard.
Real good win for Rafa...he definitely showed heart as usual.
But watching the game, I thought that Nikolay gave Rafa the match rather than Rafa winning the match on his shots. In key moments Davydenko failed to use the momentum and made a lot of unforced errors. Like the end of first set when he had a set point and also that same tiebreak. Or the end of third set when he got a billion set points and failed to convert. Then Nadal broke at 4-4 in the third cuz Davydenko made some wrong choices.
I think this match must have given Rafa opponents a look at what to do against him to be successful eventho its easier said than done.
5 star match tho!!
I give Federer a break and whatever you want but Nadal is 10 times a better fighter than him and mentally tougher. Even if his opponent is playing better Nadal never gives up and sometimes he finds the way to win.
However you can see Federer having an off day and he doesn´t fight like a no. 1 should fight, he is easily frustrated with himself.
Nadal can lose if his opponent plays great but he always gives 100%. Can you say that Federer gave 100 % against Volandri, Nadal in Montecarlo or Cañas in Indian Wells? I don´t think so.
Nadal usually wins tight matches, Federer usually loses tight matches and his 5 sets record is bad. It´s not fluke. If Federer had the fighting spirit of Nadal he could be the GOAT.
I agree. Federer, because of his great abilities, doesn't get pushed hard very often, but when someone actually does he sometimes starts complaining and loosing focus. The French Open is going to get interesting.
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