Medvedev favourite against Nadal, I think not

Rafa24

Hall of Fame
one of the few matches i've seen where nadal just gave up. quit after he got broke in the 3rd.
 

xFedal

Legend
rafa should have skipped this and took a honeymoon with maria. this 3rd set is embarrassing.
Embarrassing ? The guy just outdid HOUDINI...... NADAL SHOWED THIEM AND DJOKOVIC THAT HE IS THE REAL MR CLUTCH ....MR EPIC.......
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
No he pretty much gave up. Med let him back in it and then he got fully engaged again. this comeback wasn't just about nadal fighting. it was med mentally checking out thinking he had it won.
Kinda seemed like he lost some of the tension he had by giving up and inadvertently found his own rhythm again.

Happens a lot in amateur tennis but it’s probably the first I’ve seen at the pro level. Similar to MC against Fognini except Med and Nadal traded sets this time so he was in a better position to win.
 

Raphael Nadal

Professional
Rafa's clutch rating should be 100%, except for at the AO and Wimbledon :)
BTW what is with their ratings? They gave Rafa only 80% for defense, and they have Medvedev 94%!
And I noticed the commentators didn't want to mention it when it came on screen, they spoke about everything but the defense, because maybe they knew it made no sense....
 

Rafa24

Hall of Fame
Kinda seemed like he lost some of the tension he had by giving up and inadvertently found his own rhythm again.

Happens a lot in amateur tennis but it’s probably the first I’ve seen at the pro level. Similar to MC against Fognini except Med and Nadal traded sets this time so he was in a better position to win.
yup and i think med thought he had it won and started spraying unforced errors everywhere
 

wangs78

Hall of Fame
Just another epic example that it's no joke when Rafa/Tio Toni say "Imma jus gonna focus on da next point". The guy plays every point with the same intensity. It's crazy.
 

blablavla

Professional
You're watching with no emotional involvement at all?
if your question relates to the game itself, then I have an emotional bond with the game.
at times I have favorite players, yet respecting all of the players who made it to the pro level.

but, if you ask me about the bs happening on this part of the forum, I would say mostly having fun looking how people argue about same topics over and over, as if acknowledgement of one player as GOAT would make an impact on their life in real world.
I guess, this sentence is better to be stopped here.
 

ibbi

Hall of Fame
So help me out here. If you actually put 1k on Rafa. How much would you just have pocketed?
 

mika1979

Professional
I would like to that the guys that were jinxing, without your energy this bet would not have won. Thank you for your energy, as I count my money tonight I would like you to know that it was because of you.
 
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