Fed Vs Nadal - LIVE Match Thread

Shabazza

Legend
I don't know what to make about Nadal's injury. It doesn't seem to bother him much while running, but serving and return looks bad.
Seems like he can't use his great reflexes anymore.
Don't know how he wants to break Federer in the 5th.
 

lawrence

Hall of Fame
nike + fed + nadal + $ = 5 set match with a huge tiebreak at the end

booyeah.
haha @ fed complaining. that looked out though
funny how they put him swearing on air. whole world heard him say "i mean come on. ****"
haha
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Nadal should quit if it's a serious knee injury. I'd like to see him be able to play down the road; don't risk it now @ so young. A serious injury could keep him out for awhile.

Knee injuries are pretty serious (for those who have had them). You never return the same after one.
It's his chondromalacia flaring up. Play on
 

teedub

Rookie
ok that backhand is crap. seriously get some depth, step into that. his backhand tends to bounce at the service line, what the hell is that?
I think it's a product of this "grass" court not really playing like one, Nadal's massive forehand spin is effective on center court...it really is sort of like watching a hardcourt match between the two where Fed has to bunt his backhand rather than drive through it, partially because he isn't as confident now and the spin.
 

AngeloDS

Hall of Fame
Well on the ground-game he seems to be hitting off his other foot. So his other foot is spared. You can see it when he hits that his injured knee isn't planted as well as the other.
 
T

TennisandMusic

Guest
I think it's safe to say without Roger's serve he would have already lost. But of course the serve is the most important shot in tennis so....;)
 

Shabazza

Legend
I think Fed did let that set go.
I expect a different Federer in the 5th. Nadal will get in serious trouble on his serve, if his injury holds up.
 

RedWeb

Semi-Pro
Wow! 5th set, its too good. Roger needed to extend that 4th set but could not do it. If Roger was just serving normally this match would be over already; with Nadal the winner.
 

lemons

Rookie
It's the 5th set with no tiebreaker. You have to break to win. Fed has broken once this match...Nadal has broken 4 times.

Here's hoping for a great 5th.
 

teedub

Rookie
Rafa should have walked to the chair ump on that love-30 call and asked him to turn off hawk-eye to get into Fed's head even further.
 

Ruuzo

Rookie
i think fed needs to start serving to nadal's backhand, and lean towards the backhand and take more chances on the return!
 

RedWeb

Semi-Pro
I'm surprized NBC isn't showing women's doubles. If Williams were playing they probably would and save this for tape delay.
 
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