How did Claydal buzzsaw RBA so effortlessly coming off an injury?

#23
And Serbian players when they face Djokovic. It's the old "never try to embarrass your country's best player" syndrome.
Crazy Tipsy and Troiki both journeyman, the Spanish armada bottom top 10 at max and very clay oriented, only one dude has his personal compatriotic Vassal who happens to be Slam contender also.
It's not the same when you have practically a bye in the third round or in the Slam SF, isn't it.
 
#24
Unlike most posters here apparently, I think Rafa really was injured for that IW semi, but it likely wasn't too serious. He was probably fully recovered about two or three weeks ago (hence his good form in practice). That and RBA played like crap
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
#25
Crazy Tipsy and Troiki both journeyman, the Spanish armada bottom top 10 at max and very clay oriented, only one dude has his personal compatriotic Vassal who happens to be Slam contender also.
It's not the same when you have practically a bye in the third round or in the Slam SF, isn't it.
Nadal meeting Ferrer in his half at RG 9 times in 12 years.

:-D:-D:-D
 

mike danny

Talk Tennis Guru
#28
Unlike most posters here apparently, I think Rafa really was injured for that IW semi, but it likely wasn't too serious. He was probably fully recovered about two or three weeks ago (hence his good form in practice). That and RBA played like crap
Rafa was injured at IW this year.

But I don't believe it was serious, which is why I cringe when I see people still being marveled by Rafa's form. :rolleyes:
 
#36
RBA is just another Spanish pigeon for Rafa. It's a well known fact that Spanish players are not allowed to beat Rafa, especially on his favourite surface. They have to get permission from the Spanish tennis authorities and Uncle Toni first.
Did you literally copy and paste this from the match thread? :rolleyes:
 

aman92

Hall of Fame
#37
Don't forget that RBA has a good record against Djokovic beating him in their last 2 meetings this year (Doha and Miami). He would never do that to Rafa even on his worst surface let alone clay.
Djokovic has also lost to Cappuccino and Kohlschreiber in the past year. Beating him in non majors isn't a huge deal these days
 
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