Organizers Took Nadal Out

Murrayfan31

Hall of Fame
They could easily have played this match on Monday. For some reason, they decided to change everyone's schedule in the bottom half to Tuesday. Works great for Kyrgios who had a tough tournament.
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
They could easily have played this match on Monday. For some reason, they decided to change everyone's schedule in the bottom half to Tuesday. Works great for Kyrgios who had a tough tournament.
they also unfairly tried to preserve the grass by scheduling fewer matches on center court... ;)
 

urundai

Professional
LOL.

We should collect the excuses for Nadal loss (just like Nadal fanboys did for Djoker for FO loss) :)
 

victorcruz

Hall of Fame
Which Nadal fan is complaining like this? All I see is Anti-Nadal klansmen making these ludicrous threads smh
 

sillymonkey

Hall of Fame
pasted:
If you ask me the loser here was Wimbledon. Poor scheduling bordering on favoritism & rigged draws; shall I go on?
Let the trolls come out, but be honest...no days off for some players and two days off for others. Cake-*** draws for Murray and Joker and Fed. Please.
The phenom got the win and well-deserved. He played beautiful and fearless tennis. How will he do next round? We shall see.
Win or lose; Nadal would've had to come back and play tomorrow which is crazy unfair, but it's all about "tradition" at Wimby, right?
BS
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
They could easily have played this match on Monday. For some reason, they decided to change everyone's schedule in the bottom half to Tuesday. Works great for Kyrgios who had a tough tournament.
Which court would they have played these matches on? They only have so many show courts.

Kid, it's grass courts - the points don't last that long. And someone's turning 33 in about 5 weeks - isn't Nadal.

Cry me a river...
 

Murrayfan31

Hall of Fame
Which court would they have played these matches on? They only have so many show courts.

Kid, it's grass courts - the points don't last that long. And someone's turning 33 in about 5 weeks - isn't Nadal.

Cry me a river...
Lol Boredo. The scheduling was a joke. How can you deny that?
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Kid, it's England. It rains. The schedule gets messed up. And to reiterate - it was unfavorable for many players. If it just jobbed 1 person then I'd have some compassion. But you're just being a whiner-baby. Stop.

If you ever met Nadal and said this he'd look at you like you had something unseemly growing out of your forehead.
 

tudwell

Legend
If Federer and Nadal had played their R16 matches on Monday, their quarterfinal opponents would have had to play two days in a row while they got a day of rest. That's more unfair to me than everyone on the bottom half playing two days in a row, though neither is ideal. They should just get rid of their middle Sunday tradition and give themselves some more breathing room.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
This is not the 1st time that scheduling sucks at W. It happens all the time. And unless they move the event to Hawaii or something, it will continue to happen with all the rain and their insistance on no play on Sunday. Apparently, the main reason for that is court maintenance. I don't know how we can convince them to give that up.
 

Murrayfan31

Hall of Fame
If Federer and Nadal had played their R16 matches on Monday, their quarterfinal opponents would have had to play two days in a row while they got a day of rest. That's more unfair to me than everyone on the bottom half playing two days in a row, though neither is ideal. They should just get rid of their middle Sunday tradition and give themselves some more breathing room.
It would be even more fair to have the top half to play on Tuesday as well. Sorry not buying that bottom half should suffer for a few misfortunate.
 
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SoBad

G.O.A.T.
They could easily have played this match on Monday. For some reason, they decided to change everyone's schedule in the bottom half to Tuesday. Works great for Kyrgios who had a tough tournament.
They stacked the draw with heavyweights and weren’t even sure themselves if the great talented grasscourt Gasquet would be at Nadal’s throat or the servebot fast-court specialist Kyrgios, the greatest Australian player in decades, if not all time.
 

Murrayfan31

Hall of Fame
They stacked the draw with heavyweights and weren’t even sure themselves if the great talented grasscourt Gasquet would be at Nadal’s throat or the servebot fast-court specialist Kyrgios, the greatest Australian player in decades, if not all time.
That belongs to Hewitt or Rafter for now.
 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
That belongs to Hewitt or Rafter for now.
Please, Hewitt was on top of his game throughout the 2003 -- 2007, when every slam (total of 20!) was up for grabs, with Roddick-Federer-b/Nadal the only competition. And yet, he ended up with two (2!) over his entire career!!
 

Graf=GOAT

Professional
The organizers also put the following titans and grass specialists in his draw:

Klizan (rank 51)
Rosol (rank 50)
Kukushkin (rank 58 )
Kyrgios (rank 144)
 

fednad

Hall of Fame
I agree with OP.

Organizers took Nadal out by not having Wimbledon on Clay and having it on Grass Court.
 

jg153040

G.O.A.T.
Please, Hewitt was on top of his game throughout the 2003 -- 2007, when every slam (total of 20!) was up for grabs, with Roddick-Federer-b/Nadal the only competition. And yet, he ended up with two (2!) over his entire career!!
Yeah those mugs Fed/Rafa/Roddick.

Even TW members here could defeat them on a good day.

Also Safin, Ferrero, old Agassi, Nalbandian, Davy, Kuerten was still kicking a bit.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I agree with OP.

Organizers took Nadal out by not having Wimbledon on Clay and having it on Grass Court.
Maybe the organizers want all the top players out early so that only WC's and LL's can reach the semis.

Who wants to see the top players, anyway. Genius thread.
 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
Yeah those mugs Fed/Rafa/Roddick.

Even TW members here could defeat them on a good day.

Also Safin, Ferrero, old Agassi, Nalbandian, Davy, Kuerten was still kicking a bit.
Nadal was still a slender fragile adolescent boy, barely familiar with harcourts and completely unfamiliar with grass, a vulnerable kid full of naivette and big dreams who could not possibly take full advantage of the weak era card he was dealt.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
They stacked the draw with heavyweights and weren’t even sure themselves if the great talented grasscourt Gasquet would be at Nadal’s throat or the servebot fast-court specialist Kyrgios, the greatest Australian player in decades, if not all time.
That belongs to Hewitt or Rafter for now.
Greatest Aussie players of all time? I think Messers Laver, Rosewall and Newcombe might have something to say about that! :shock:
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
This is not the 1st time that scheduling sucks at W. It happens all the time. And unless they move the event to Hawaii or something, it will continue to happen with all the rain and their insistance on no play on Sunday. Apparently, the main reason for that is court maintenance. I don't know how we can convince them to give that up.
Grass is a surface that needs more care and maintenance than clay and hardcourts so I doubt the organisers will ever give up Middle Sunday. But I agree there should be a sensible compromise whenever there are backlogs due to rain delays as has happened this year.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
I don't know if Kyrgios is the greatest of all time Australians, but he's up there. Top 3 for sure.
You must be joking! For winning one match against the world #1? Let's talk about this again when he's actually won some Slams and other big titles. Laver, Hewitt, Rafter and various others would all now be turning in their graves if they weren't still alive! :twisted:
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
You must be joking! For winning one match against the world #1? Let's talk about this again when he's actually won some Slams and other big titles. Laver, Hewitt, Rafter and various others would all now be turning in their graves if they weren't still alive! :twisted:
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I don't know if Kyrgios is the greatest of all time Australians, but he's up there. Top 3 for sure.
Kyrgios is absolutely and unconditionally the greatest Aussie of all time.

Tis a pity that Mainad and others just don't get it.

Grass is a surface that needs more care and maintenance than clay and hardcourts so I doubt the organisers will ever give up Middle Sunday. But I agree there should be a sensible compromise whenever there are backlogs due to rain delays as has happened this year.
Get with the program, man.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
They took him out to the cleaners ;)
3 years in a row! That's what they call a "hat-trick" in my part of the world.

And now it has become part of Wimbledon tradition, so i fear we may have to see Nadal getting taken out early every year, along with rain, middle Sundays off, white clothing, bowing to the royal box, strawberries and cream, etc etc.
 

cronus

Professional
Nadal was still a slender fragile adolescent boy, barely familiar with harcourts and completely unfamiliar with grass, a vulnerable kid full of naivette and big dreams who could not possibly take full advantage of the weak era card he was dealt.
 
3 years in a row! That's what they call a "hat-trick" in my part of the world.

And now it has become part of Wimbledon tradition, so i fear we may have to see Nadal getting taken out early every year, along with rain, middle Sundays off, white clothing, bowing to the royal box, strawberries and cream, etc etc.
i really dig Wimbledon maaaaan:)
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
Rafa's grass game decline took him out. The common denominator of his last 3 losses is that they happened vs run of the mill players who should not have been threats to the big shots and who sure as hell would not have been threats to Nadal on any other surface.
There is a moment when one has to let go of the excuses and focus on what's wrong with one's game. Acknowledging that there is something wrong with his current grass game is the first step in the right direction. What can he do about it? What can he change?
Otherwise, he will lose the same way next year against another obscure player and people are gonna continue blaming everything under the sun: organizers, schedule, draw, rain, court, astrology, quality of grass blades, evil gnomes... much good will it do him.
When a player starts losing to random people in first week of a slam for consecutive years, they just have to sit and look at what they can do about their game. Healthiest reaction.
 
Rafa's grass game decline took him out. The common denominator of his last 3 losses is that they happened vs run of the mill players who should not have been threats to the big shots and who sure as hell would not have been threats to Nadal on any other surface.
There is a moment when one has to let go of the excuses and focus on what's wrong with one's game. Acknowledging that there is something wrong with his current grass game is the first step in the right direction. What can he do about it? What can he change?
Otherwise, he will lose the same way next year against another obscure player and people are gonna continue blaming everything under the sun: organizers, schedule, draw, rain, court, astrology, quality of grass blades, evil gnomes... much good will it do him.
When a player starts losing to random people in first week of a slam for consecutive years, they just have to sit and look at what they can do about their game. Healthiest reaction.
nadal should retire
 
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