AO 2009 Final - Rafa Nadal vs. Roger Federer

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Federer vs. Nadal

  1. Federer in 3

    40 vote(s)
    14.1%
  2. Federer in 4

    88 vote(s)
    31.1%
  3. Federer in 5

    26 vote(s)
    9.2%
  4. Nadal in 3

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    2.8%
  5. Nadal in 4

    34 vote(s)
    12.0%
  6. Nadal in 5

    51 vote(s)
    18.0%
  7. Verdasco kills Nadal in the middle of the match

    36 vote(s)
    12.7%
  1. MichaelNadal

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    Lol if you don't think the AO-09 performance from Rafa was gutsy, I don't know what else to say. Go back and read this thread again. And yes, Novak's USO win this year was very gutsy as well.
     
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  2. ruerooo

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    That was ... omg. It was 4:30am, and the only solace I felt I could take was that I wasn't the only nut awake on the East Coast. It was only a little late for the West Coasters, and for Europe, it was morning, but ... omg.

    Only for Roger and Rafa. I slept through Novak-MAndy this year.
     
  3. beast of mallorca

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    What I want to see is the semis b/w Rafa and Dasco. You know a good site to buy videos ? I erased my dvr accidentally last year.
     
  4. Crisstti

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    www.rafanadalpartidoapartido.com

    There's a fee. There's a way to download them for free too apparently, but I haven't quite figured it out. I think I might pay the fee actually.
     
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  5. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

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    Ya I know the third set at IW was a farce.....Djokovic was lucky to win that match.....however the others he deserved with his play!
     
  6. kishnabe

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    Just go to tennistorrents and download the Semifinal Dasco Nadal match!
     
  7. beast of mallorca

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    Thanks guys.
     
  8. zagor

    zagor Talk Tennis Guru

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    I don't need to read the thread, I watched the match and remember both the SF and F very well. Sure Nadal winning SF and F in 5 setters was gutsy but sure as heck not to the extent it was praised.

    Honestly if you compare it to Novak's USO this year:

    -AO is at the start of the season, USO is the last slam in the season so pulling off "heroic feats" is harder after a long season than at the very beginning(after a break).

    -Both had one day off after their SF

    -Novak "gutted" out a five setter against Federer(whom was never a favourable match-up for him)while Nadal did so against Verdasco, no matter how well Verdasco was playing(and it was the tourney of his life no doubt)there's no comparison.

    -In the final Nadal faced a favourable match-up while Novak faced a defending champion and the very guy who beat him just last year in the final of the same tourney.

    And even considering all that all we get after USO final this year on this forum was well...Nadal was tired in the 4th set, tired from freaking what? He literally cruised to the final. Of course in comparison Nadal was the greatest fighter of all time after 2009 AO.
     
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  9. Mike Sams

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    Yep all things considered, Djokovic beat a 16 time Slam legend. Whereas Nadal beat a choking clown lapdog who was on a hot-run for a short period of time. :lol:
     
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    Has nothing to do with who he played, it's what happened in the match. You can't say it wasn't gutsy just bc it was an easy match on paper.
     
  11. Hitman

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    Got your a mail. :) Looks like you had fun. Are you going to Miami in 2012 for the showdown?
     
  12. MichaelNadal

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    Hmm, im still gonna try to, I don't have tickets yet but I want to. How funny was the pipe bomb award montage with R-truth on Raw? lol. If I see a spider.... grits gon' hit the fan. And uh Kane......... MTFO! So happy about the mask :)
     
  13. Rafa the King

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    We bringing this back too or nah?
     
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    Ah, the good old days. I like how respectful this thread was until it was revived again in 2011. Much less trolling, huge hype before the match - and those who did troll knew how to do it really well. Most of the old posters are banned or gone now though
    Clarky's still around to act as the dismal voice of the Rafa camp
     
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  15. Rafa the King

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    I was reading it and it is incredible. I think the majority of the Fedfans said some lovely things about Rafa and almost all congratulated the other fanbase once it was done while it surely had to be a very tough loss to take. Exemplary indeed.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Pushers, pushers everywhere :D
     
  18. Sartorius

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    Nadal needed to just forfeit the match.
     
  19. Sartorius

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    I'm quite surprised there is not a single reaction to the point in that 2-2 game in the 4th.
     
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  20. Micheal Federer

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    Lolz.
    This didn't happen in 09 but was a prophesy for AO17. 90's clay and the likes ensured it came into fulfillment
     
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  21. ruerooo

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    'LOL. Where is clarky?
     
  22. Krish872007

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    New account now - I'm quite sure the user "Moby Dick" is Clarky
     
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  23. ruerooo

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    Ah.

    Sharp eyes. :)
     

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