Swsrtzmann will trouble Nadal

Pantera

Banned
Rafa has been making far too many errors and is not as quick as he was..swartzmann will not be out staminaed.

This could be a fogini incident in making. Nadal would have preferred Zverev.

This is a brutal draw for Nadal as if he somehow gets past Diego he then gets Monfils or berretini who are playing god like tennis and look like champions elect.

Nothing is ever easy for Rafa.
 
Schwartzman more dangerous than Berrettini. The only thing lacking in Schwartzman's game is a decent serve. Interesting to see whether Nadal moves a bit further up the court as a result. If he does stay as far back as usual, then perhaps Schwartzman can make a match of it.
 

haqq777

Legend
Oh ye of little faith..

What is up with all these pessimistic threads, my friend. I remember you were claiming Daniil was going to beat Nadal in Canada, then you were saying Nadal is "subdued" here at USO, then suggesting Cilic missed a golden opportunity by not beating said subdued Nadal, and now Diego is brutal for Rafa?

If you are a Rafa fan, you gotta have some faith too, my friend. He is 7-0 versus Diego and is looking in top form coming into QF. And with who is left at USO, it is Rafa's to lose (which doesn't seem likely but I don't want to jinx things) ;)
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Rafa has been making far too many errors and is not as quick as he was..swartzmann will not be out staminaed.

This could be a fogini incident in making. Nadal would have preferred Zverev.

This is a brutal draw for Nadal as if he somehow gets past Diego he then gets Monfils or berretini who are playing god like tennis and look like champions elect.

Nothing is ever easy for Rafa.
How would Diego hurt Rafa?
 

True Fanerer

G.O.A.T.
I'm going to watch, but expectations are low. It would be one
heck of a story, that's for sure. Rafa's topspin isn't easy to deal with for a man of Diego's stature.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
Rafa has been making far too many errors and is not as quick as he was..swartzmann will not be out staminaed.

This could be a fogini incident in making. Nadal would have preferred Zverev.

This is a brutal draw for Nadal as if he somehow gets past Diego he then gets Monfils or berretini who are playing god like tennis and look like champions elect.

Nothing is ever easy for Rafa.
I think he may push Nadal, but I don’t see him troubling Nadal overall.
 
C

Chadalina

Guest
Nadal in 3. Nadal surpassing Fed will motivate Djokovic to do the same. Leaving Federer behind, the slam race will become a two men race between Djokodal instead of three.

That's would be poetic/epic.
This us open counts for 3? 20 - 18 - 16?
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Nadal in 3. Nadal surpassing Fed will motivate Djokovic to do the same. Leaving Federer behind, the slam race will become a two men race between Djokodal instead of three.

That's would be poetic/epic.
While I do see the writing on the wall, No way Djoker passes Rafa if Rafa passes Fed. Do you really see Djoker winning 6-7 more slams?
 

Thundergod

Professional
I doubt he'll take more than 1 set off Nadal, but they tend to have long matches against each other. Even the straight setters feel like they take forever.
 

tavarua

New User
Wanna bet??? He played Nadal at the IW desert tournament, and he got killed! Not a good match up for Swaratzman. Nadal was just hammering his backhand with high looping balls, and he was way to short to handel them.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Rafa has been making far too many errors and is not as quick as he was..swartzmann will not be out staminaed.

This could be a fogini incident in making. Nadal would have preferred Zverev.

This is a brutal draw for Nadal as if he somehow gets past Diego he then gets Monfils or berretini who are playing god like tennis and look like champions elect.

Nothing is ever easy for Rafa.
I think actually Diego will make RAFA develop perfect rhythm on his shots tonight like practice partner grooving RAFA for the semi and final to come. RAFA only get richer.
 

ACE of Hearts

Talk Tennis Guru
Once Federer went out nadal said thank you very much. Off course he will feel the pressure but i doubt he will blow this now.
 
Mad respect for Diego

But, Diego is getting dominated.

He is only serving 100mph/80mph on 1st/2nd.
Barely gonna be holding.

Nadal is hitting heavy, and forcing Diego to go for too much from the baseline.
Plus, Diego is making some UEs.

Diego has a monster BH
Mad respect for Diego
But, Diego would have to play perfectly to take a set.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Rafa has been making far too many errors and is not as quick as he was..swartzmann will not be out staminaed.

This could be a fogini incident in making. Nadal would have preferred Zverev.

This is a brutal draw for Nadal as if he somehow gets past Diego he then gets Monfils or berretini who are playing god like tennis and look like champions elect.

Nothing is ever easy for Rafa.
RAFA is getting a nice practice so far tonight, just the way he likes it.
 

zvelf

Professional
Rafa is destroying Diego. It's not remotely close. This is like Nadal playing Michael Chang. Nadal does everything better.
 

Pantera

Banned
Oh ye of little faith..

What is up with all these pessimistic threads, my friend. I remember you were claiming Daniil was going to beat Nadal in Canada, then you were saying Nadal is "subdued" here at USO, then suggesting Cilic missed a golden opportunity by not beating said subdued Nadal, and now Diego is brutal for Rafa?

If you are a Rafa fan, you gotta have some faith too, my friend. He is 7-0 versus Diego and is looking in top form coming into QF. And with who is left at USO, it is Rafa's to lose (which doesn't seem likely but I don't want to jinx things) ;)
Just not happy with his form
 

haqq777

Legend
Just not happy with his form
I'll have to agree for tonight's match. Playing pretty scrappy. Missing on both wings and not dictating play like he has been. Once you get into a slug fest, Diego is no slouch and the way he takes ball on the rise hitting it clean and timed to perfection, well that bothers Rafa. Anyway, Bull is getting the job done though.
 
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