Mubadala EXO championships, Nadal's return Dec 16th

Bubcay

Hall of Fame
what a fiascoe of performance by rafa ........ making ton of unforced errors just like he was doing in practice..... can't even beat a dude with metal hip...............,,, how is he going to win the french open doing that
Definitely needs time to get to his top game. It is really early to say anything so short after his comeback... French Open is many months away...
 

Nadal_King

Hall of Fame
Rafa vs Shapovalov tonight, there match at Rome was maybe most underrated match of the year as it's been overlooked a lot but drama in that one and level at times was amazing. This matchup is a tough one for rafa but still expect him to play much better than yesterday
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Rafa vs Shapovalov tonight, there match at Rome was maybe most underrated match of the year as it's been overlooked a lot but drama in that one and level at times was amazing. This matchup is a tough one for rafa but still expect him to play much better than yesterday
From Shapo's camp,, If he beats Nadal tonight, for sure he will switch to his new Ezone 2022,, but if he loses, he will dump it into the Red sea
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Rafa vs Shapovalov tonight, there match at Rome was maybe most underrated match of the year as it's been overlooked a lot but drama in that one and level at times was amazing. This matchup is a tough one for rafa but still expect him to play much better than yesterday
man this new yonex racket must be insane good. Shapo beating rafa easily

 

Nadal_King

Hall of Fame
I don't watch shapo matches that often but does he always mess it up like this. Last I watched was Wimbledon sf which was screwing up of highest order also Rome match with nadal had those bits
 
N

Nuclear

Guest
I don't watch shapo matches that often but does he always mess it up like this. Last I watched was Wimbledon sf which was screwing up of highest order also Rome match with nadal had those bits
that's who he is. eternal disappointment.
 

Jonesy

Legend
I'm under the impression Shapo looks more consistent. What happened? He used to be all or nothing. Nadal just look rusty, the game is there.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Once again I fail to see the hype with Shapovalov. He is just so generic with his tennis and no consistency like most of the players inside the top 50 and chokes away a set he had no right in losing to a well below par Nadal.
 

Jonesy

Legend
Shapo shots that usually sailed long are going in, he is definitelly putting more spin on his shots, following the Tsitsipas path. Nadal has no defense whatsoever, he should go full 2015Fed if he want to spare his legs.
 

Nadal_King

Hall of Fame
Nice practice for Rafa but he needs to really improve on many facets especially his shot depth which is way off due to which ball just sits up for opponent to hit rather than reaching shoulder height which it does on a rafa ball and looks half a step slow hopefully that will improve as he adjusts more after the foot injury
 

Picmun

Hall of Fame
Hmm.... Bweh 1 set up. He's going to need to step it up, and fast.
I could beat Bweh, but Andy is handing it to him.
( I couldn't actually beat Bweh, but he's often rubbish )
 

Bubcay

Hall of Fame
Shapovalov is just playing so much calmer... Rafa was good considering these were his first two matches in a while... Still finding his form.. Impressive physical condition though considering he played quite a few hours across the few days in Abu Dhabi...
 
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