Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by bolo, Mar 9, 2010.
whats taking you so long, now? lolz knew youd give up at some point
boy guys, I wonder where NSK is?
4 pages since i last posted...what happened? :shock:
But this was the 3rd game and Rafa had just broken back and was back on serve. I'm pretty sure even Ferru didn't really think he(Ferrer) would win. So... there is absolutely no reason to believe it was fake. You don't think he knew what was on the line for him when he came here?
I'm being lazy I could probably go back to read!
nah, i was even bored about 10% of the way in.
Of course, you're right. Just saying I get the impression that every time he loses it's because he's injured, if he has physical issues every time I pity the guy, I really do but it happens so often that I can't tell the difference if he's fit or not anymore, especially cause he said he was at his 100 % and ready to compete right before the tournament.
Btw Meg you look just like Nadal!
It's the blue shirt isn't it?
Well, this whole 100% thing comes up a lot, but players will ALWAYS say they are a 100%. You don't want your opponent to know that you might not be at your best. If you have some injury that hinders your movement and you declare it, your opponents will make sure they make you run. I think they are all aware that when you come to play, it means you are ready to play. You will never see a top player say, well the only reason they won is because I was injured or sick, or whatever. The debate is, should it even be mentioned. When it comes to Fed and Nadal, the journos really press them for an answer and talk about any injury that they suspect they have.
Anyway, lol, not really looking to go back and forth on the issue, but that just what I think.
nadal is okay tennis player. I dont like much because he has hard hands and ugly volley.
That was fast, almost made it to 100.
No, no. Nadal is number 1 in world. I am pretty okay about this information.
Thanks for the update! That means Nadal will play the Davis Cup against Belgium, and then IW, Miami. So maybe his injury is not that serious?
I guess everything depends now on how Nadal schedules and whether he arrives fit at F.O and Wimb. Whatever slams he's lost in the past 2 years, has been with injuries. To me, Nadal is a clear favorite on both clay and grass. Clay for obvious reasons, and on grass because most guys play crap there and his only true rival is Roger Federer. Anyway, the summer season will be important coz the ranking could easily shift with two majors and several 1000 events back to back..
I think he said he is planning on playing DC but it's not a 100% sure.
Not serious as in you have to take several months off but enough to impair him in a GS match. It just impaired his movement, if it was very painful he couldn't have sat on court for three sets. So bummer for Nadal but at least he won't have to take too much time off.
Rafa confirms a 2 cm tear.
Luckily Ferrer didn't reveal is injury. The *********s would be up in arms! An injured Ferrer defeating a 100% Nadal. Infamy I tell you!
responses in bold. better luck nex.... oh wait
An injury can happen at any moment. Just because he said he felt 100% before the match doesn't mean he can't get injured DURING the match...
Ah babbette, you must be right! This picture is beautiful
rafa cheating on xisca with...xisca.
I wish his power to not sleep. I think he went to the football yesterday then judging from his clothes straight to his pub, where apparently he parties hard.
about the tear-not worried 8) :neutral:
His team played horrible and got thrashed.
Probably needed some female companionship to help get over it.
Might and may mean the exact same thing. Where did I say he would win? I fail to see the point you're trying to make. I've explained it twice, and Meg did too. Why are you still posting about this? Sheesh!
Down with Madrid :twisted:
LOL! Now that we have a month in mallorca, I have a feeling we'll see a lotta Rafa partying pics. Who is the chick?:-?
LOL. Madrid couldn't be more down that they have been. They haven't won CL(or even made it past QF stage) since forever and they've pretty much been owned by Barca in la Liga. And I say this as a guy who was mesmerized by the Madrid team of the late 90's-early 00's.
The way Djokovic played in the 2nd week of the AO open, he should be a big threat to Nadal on hardcourts. This week the Djoker looked even better than he did in UsO 2010. I also believe that Delpo will be back to his best pretty soon.
Hardcourt majors will become SUPER hard for everyone from this pt with 4 or 5 "equally" solid contenders. Nadal must try and grab as many F.O/Wimb as he can, because of lower competition there (for now).
Djokovic played well at this AO. But he also played well in the USO final. Nadal just played better that day on a faster surface. When you add things like 2X to your posts, some people might be impressed, but other people just get depressed.
I agree with the bolded parts of your post.
Ok..Edited. Well, I am not saying that Nadal wouldn't have beaten him. In fact among the current players who could have beaten Djokovic this week, the only one is potentially a 100% Nadal.
But it's a fact that Djokovic has improved a LOT since UsOpen. His serve alone is almost twice as good. He's doing some excellent spot serving: out wide, down the middle -very close to the lines, and then following up with a massive forehand for a 1-2 punch. His serve is NOW a weapon in a way that it wasn't last year. I also think he's far more aggressive on his forehand and hitting a bigger flatter ball.
Anyway, I still suspect Djokovic has the breathing problems - so maybe he suffers in a long match because of that. But they way he played here, he will now enter every hardcourt slam as a solid co-favorite along with Fed and Nadal.
^^^ 100% Nadal would not have beaten the Djoker that beat Fed in straight sets.
I love the Djoker and he played great throughout the AO this year but... he's notoriously inconsistent. Sure he poses a threat to Rafa (and Fed!) on his day but I'd like to see some consistency on his part first before I can fully buy into the idea that he's constantly going to be a favourite. Rafa and Federer have earned that moniker, not so sure Djoker on the basis of a hot run and frankly that's all it is at the moment, does. I hope he makes me eat my words though.
Unlike a few others, I think Rafa will actually improve on HCs as his career progresses. The USO last year was a great start (duh!) and I don't think that was some fluke showing. We all know Rafa is constantly improving, he's at his zenith on clay, is near that on grass but it's the HC and indoors that needs improving and I think he'll do just that. He might not be as prolific a winner on those surfaces but I think he'll surprise a few people with his successes in the future.
Sorry, but there is simply no way to know, because that meeting never happened. Also, Novak beating Fed tells us nothing about how his performance against Rafa would or wouldn't have been. Keep trollin' tho!
Ha ha babbette, it's true the ressemblance is striking :shock:
I hope his partying doesn't involve any dancing. Not good for the tear, no? :neutral:
Flirting and drinking should be fine
Of course there is no way to know, any idiot knows that. But talk tennis is not based on knowledge. 90% of the posts on this board are based on subjective interpretation and speculation.
Indeed, only this one doesn't look miserable.:twisted: Not to mention, that's quite the smile from Rafa.
That sounds like you were stating a fact, not speculating.
Exactly. And I agree with you. Nadal would've probably lost in straight sets if he somehow got to player Djokovic. But it was clear that everything was going to be a struggle for Nadal regardless and not his tournament.
How does it feel to have you boy steamrolled in yet another Slam final? At least Nadal would have put up a better show than Murray.
Seen what Djokovic has done to Nadal in Cincy? He is playing even better than that now. Has his big serve back. Nadal would have no chance. With these heavy conditions, Nadal would struggle to get the ball up high.
That'd be funny if Djokovic beat Rafa at a slam :lol:
Djokovic played fantastic these last two weeks, and no one is happier about it than I am, but as mentioned before, these are two different opponents.
For one thing, Rafa wouldn't have packed it in as quickly as Murray did in the beginning of the first game in the second set. Djokovic would have known he was going to be in for a battle, and if he didn't totally smash him, it was going to be a long night. That in itself changes the complexion of things.
Djoker might have the slight edge on hardcourts, but one thing we know about Rafa is that he's going to keep improving as long as he's on tour, and that's a comfort.
If you interpret a statement like that as fact, then that says more about you than anything else. How on earth could I know that for sure? Are you for real? Of course it was speculation regardless of "how" it was written.
Yes I think we can safely say Murray and Rafa are about as far opposite in GS Finals level as it gets. Also Djokovic has never beaten Rafa in a big match which has to hurt him mentally :lol:
Lol, well I believe you then. Although, on these boards it's not entirely unrealistic for people to KNOW, how things would, have unraveled. Throwing in a "probably" or "might" or "I think" helps separate the crazies from the rest
gaaaaaaaaaaaaah stop it just stop it now. It's ridiculous. it's not rafa! not pleased
What? Cincy is not a best of 5. What I've seen is what Rafa has done to Djoko at USO and AO is a much slower surface than either Cincy or USO.
Ha ha babbette: it's much tougher than real Rafa, it's funny.
They shouldn't have tried to "improve" him. He's great the way he is...
Ya, that's quite awful actually!
Nadal struggles on slow hardcourts. Haven't you noticed that? Or maybe more to do with heavy conditions than the actually court speed. Nadal's shots don't get the big kick in those conditions to give players problems.
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