Rafa is interesting with back against the wall

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
Today he couldn't rally like he normally does, so he tried a few things we aren't accustomed seeing, mostly touch shots.

Or going for outright winners.

And the great thing is these shots went in.

It was almost Federesque at times.
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
Easily the worst thing about Rafa is that he's a truly great player of pretty much every shot. That's what makes all the top-spin-to-the-BH, the fakery, withdrawals, retirements, gamesmanship and "routines" all the more tragic. But he is a good troll.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Easily the worst thing about Rafa is that he's a truly great player of pretty much every shot. That's what makes all the top-spin-to-the-BH, the fakery, withdrawals, retirements, gamesmanship and "routines" all the more tragic. But he is a good troll.
Must be epic if he does all that and has 19 slams o-O
 
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Rafa-Medvedev is the most entertaining match-up on tour, they are the 2 best players in the world for playing long rallies, and it forces Rafa to charge the net which is very entertaining :)
Also, their backhands are both 2-handers but completely opposite because of Medvedev only having 24rps and Rafa having 41rps, great variety on the backhands side alone.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Rafa-Medvedev is the most entertaining match-up on tour, they are the 2 best players in the world for playing long rallies, and it forces Rafa to charge the net which is very entertaining :)
Also, their backhands are both 2-handers but completely opposite because of Medvedev only having 24rps and Rafa having 41rps, great variety on the backhands side alone.
Agree with you for once :p
 

victorcruz

Hall of Fame
Easily the worst thing about Rafa is that he's a truly great player of pretty much every shot. That's what makes all the top-spin-to-the-BH, the fakery, withdrawals, retirements, gamesmanship and "routines" all the more tragic. But he is a good troll.
I can sense your pain. He's been trolling you for so long, hang in there little buddy. Only a few more slams left and you won't have to endure the pain of watching him play anymore. We are here for you, cheers!
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
Rafa would be interesting if he played with his back against a wall.

Then we wouldn't be subjected to the unedifying and degrading spectacle of him plucking the phantom wedgie out if his bum.
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
All the greatest and most memorable matches for the last 15 years have involved Nadal. The guy brings the heat for a reason, lights up the stadium like no one else.

Tennis will be so **** without Nadal you won't get even half of the epic matches in a way which he uniquely brings.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
All the greatest and most memorable matches for the last 15 years have involved Nadal. The guy brings the heat for a reason, lights up the stadium like no one else.

Tennis will be so **** without Nadal you won't get even half of the epic matches in a way which he uniquely brings.
Exactly :)
 
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