AO 2014 Final: Stanislas Wawrinka vs. Rafael Nadal

Who will win?

  • Stan the man in 3

    Votes: 22 9.8%
  • Stan the man in 4

    Votes: 49 21.8%
  • Stan the man in 5

    Votes: 33 14.7%
  • Rafa Nadal in 5

    Votes: 14 6.2%
  • Rafa Nadal in 4

    Votes: 42 18.7%
  • Rafa Nadal in 3

    Votes: 65 28.9%

  • Total voters
    225

Nickzor

Semi-Pro
Federer will be rolling around on the floor in a ball shape clenching his fist and with a GIANT smile on his face, all this talk about his accomplishments going down the drain if Nadal won here tonight
 

kpktennis

Rookie
Federer will be rolling around on the floor in a ball shape clenching his fist and with a GIANT smile on his face, all this talk about his accomplishments going down the drain if Nadal won here tonight
Nah it doesn't change anything about 23-10 and Nadal GOAT status
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
The scene of Nadal and Pete having a discussion with each other looked very historic and epic.
 
Why have these past days been so awesome... Starts with an awesome steak, then I find ice cream in the freezer, and now I've even won money.
 
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Deleted member 120290

Guest
Pete said you have more hair than me but I have more major titles than you.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Tbh, I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that Stan will be ranked #3 tomorrow, and a GS champion. A bit different than when Delpo won USO 09 because he was younger and you felt that he could be the next force. Not that Stan doesn't deserve it because he absolutely does, it just seems weird to me.
 

TheTruth

G.O.A.T.
This is the first loss from Rafa that I'm not sad about. Thanks guys.


That aussie crowd loves Nadal....suck it up Raf they all love you!! Even Söderling is having a soft spot for Rafa LOL :D

Lastly, Congratsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss to Stan, a brave warrior and deserving winner :D
What a nice post!
 
This is the first loss from Rafa that I'm not sad about. Thanks guys.


That aussie crowd loves Nadal....suck it up Raf they all love you!! Even Söderling is having a soft spot for Rafa LOL :D

Lastly, Congratsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss to Stan, a brave warrior and deserving winner :D
What was Soderling saying?
 

SAFINATORZ

Hall of Fame
pete:- sorry about your injury.. but thank you for not tying my record. btw how is the back.. it's never to early to quit since you've won everything.. retirement is not soo bad.

The scene of Nadal and Pete having a discussion with each other looked very historic and epic.
 
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Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Woke up late, got on from the begining of the 3rd. First thing I did I squinted very hard to see whether I was seeing the score wrong from my bed.

Nadal was clearly not fit. I'm sure there's going to be a lot of BS about him faking it but really, have you ever seen him in that mood? Even then Stan sort of tried to lose. Must have been very hard though and from what I read around seems he played an amazing first set, and kept his composure in the 4th.

Unexpected but hey that's sports for you. Nadal should be back.

And maybe this is the begining for Stan?
Same thing I did. Cleaned off my glasses and squinted at the screen. Then I was like "WTF?"
 

PaulFCB

Semi-Pro
Officially Nadal is the biggest loser in history, he saw Waw killing him and decided to get another sting.
Mwjajajajajajaja.
 

Nasquacker

New User
I remember when I first started following Wawrinka back in 2008. I remember him always doing average in grand slams but never quite making the breakthrough. Eventually I pretty much gave up my hopes that he would ever win a grand slam. Heck, I was really excited just to see him make the semifinals in last year's U.S. Open. I wanted Stan to win today, but I thought the odds were almost non-existent for him to beat Nadal. Well am I that my hopes finally came true, he really deserves the trophy after all this time. Congrats Stan, what a class act. :)
 

cucio

Legend
OK, weirdest GS final since Gaudio-Coria. Congratulations also to Berdych for putting up a better fight that Nadal did :twisted:

Watch now how "Nadal will win 20 slams" threads turn into "Nadal is done". O the fickleness! And the hyperbole!
 
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BorisBeckerFan

Professional
Still gutted about the booing...
If Nadal had stopped play and called an MTO immediately I don't think the crowd would have booed. If he had waited until his next service game, I still don't think the crowd would have booed. The crowd booed because he waited until Stan's service game. That's just not how it should go down and like it's been said, Australians know their tennis. They are not dumb and knew that wasn't right.
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
I voted for Stan in 5, I knew he had the weapons.

This is how the 1HBH must be played, and Federer hasn't done it since 2010 in London. Dimitrov showcased it too better than Federer against Nadal.

Huge progress for Wawrinka.

CONGRATULATIONS FOR WINNING TWICE AGAINST ALL STAKES AND HISTORY!!

In this respect, I consider this the upset of all time.
 

ilovetennis

New User
Is Nadal a Disgrace to the Tennis??????????

Is Nadal a Disgrace to the Tennis…?. a GOAT whiner as usual tried to cheat?
Why is this guy always “injured” when Looooosing? as much I was his fan earlier… Now I don’t like this guy anymore…. I wish this guy retire and let Tennis flourish… May be he should try for Oscar now….
 
Nadal in his speech, thanked the tournament director or something.

Söderling: "Nadal is a great guy. He's someone who actually/genuinely cares about us, the other players".


That's a lot coming from Söderling..
Man that's pretty nice, fair play. I feel like Rafa and Soderling must have patched up whatever problems they had at some point?
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
I hope Nadal didn't make his problems worse by carrying on out there. Very happy for Wawa, he deserved that win. Nadal can't can't catch break at the AO though! Hope it's nothing serious.

Nadal fans don't worry, your man will be back chasing history and annoying the rest of with his winning ways before you know it.
 

magnut

Hall of Fame
things learned...

nadal is full ******. he basically handed the match to stan in the last game. Hey rafa...you need to make him come up with the goods to win the match.

Nadal is a complete self centered jerk. hey rafa....you dont cry when you lose and you sure as hell dont cry when its your opponents first major win after he has never beaten you or even taken a set off you before. Its his time and let him have it.

stan....you need to keep your stuff together and learn to focus on yourself instead of worrying about whats going on outside of things you cant control.

mens tennis has become a soap opera

Its always nice to see a new slam winner but this match was difficult to watch due to lunacy from both players. this was more like some twisted form of reality tv than it was a major final.

stan can play unbelievable for a set.
 

KillerServe

Banned
LOL at Wimbledon, Nadal goes out and Fed fans rejoice but then have egg on their face after Fed goes out. Karma is a beeeeatch. Now Fed goes out meekly to Nadal and Nadal fans rejoice! Only to have the egg dumped back on them. Karma is indeed a beeeeeeatch, but a fair one! LOL
 
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