USO 2009 QF: Nadal vs Gonzalez

Who wins


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JoelDali

G.O.A.T.
We played foozebawl with Gonzo before the match in the lounge, he seemed stoned off the Kush thats been floating around the center lately.
 

FlamEnemY

Hall of Fame
I bet Nadal is going to be exhausted if he loses tomorrow... Not that his practice and training is several times tougher than this match*, but whatever.

*set.
 

DragonBlaze

Hall of Fame
Dam, Nadal is gonna be so tired after this superhuman effort. I have no idea how he's gonna get through the next round without being exhausted for the final! Man, why is Nadal so unlucky ALL the time. God, stop being such a *******.

But in all seriousness congrats for the SF Nadal!

But dam this was a joke. Might as well play the semis today!
 

P_Agony

Banned
Pathetic display of tennis from Gonzaels, what a coward. I'd understand if he fought and lost, but he just handed it over to Nadal, didn't show any will to win or at least stay in the match. I believe Nadal will easily reach the final from now, I don't see DP beating him in a slam.
 

veritech

Hall of Fame
i wonder if they asked rafa to play a semi tonight, he would say yes...

this was practically a 30 minute warmup with a bad partner.
 
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ceberus

Guest
So when the the match start? oh wait that wasn't the warm up session, my bad.
 

namelessone

Legend
This turned out to be the best case scenario for Rafa. He played,what,20 minutes? He is fresh for DelPo so if he loses tomorrow it is because he got outplayed and I don't want to hear excuses from misguided fans.
Obviously this would have been worse if they went to 4 or 5 sets but as it is it was a good day for Nadal,a light practice if you will.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
I know Nadal's a beast but I don't know if even he can recover from this.He's a Spartan though,if he manages to beat Delpo after this exhausting performance today he's really an amazing warrior.
 

Bud

Bionic Poster
35 minutes on court... that was Nadal's dream scenario. This definitely puts him in the mix for the title!
 

Leonidas

Semi-Pro
It was great, so brief! anyway, im still worried for Nadal´s abs. I still think in normal conditions Delpo wouldn´t be able to beat him in 5 sets (that´s important, look at delpo´s match against federer, he was worn down after 2 sets), but with nadal serving at 100 mph/ 170 km, i see him giving away too many break points!

For the ****s and trolls: im not making excuses, just saying the same as commentators such as Mcenroe (who knows about tennis more than you and me) say, and that is Nadal is serving at 50%
 
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that was pathetic. almost the entire set and most of the tiebreak was given away because of gonzo unforced errors.

but i gotta say, nadal really exerted himself. i don't know how he's going to recuperate after such a strong showing. :)
 

jms007

Professional
I thought that extra day's rest would help Gonzo get his game together and come up with a more solid strategy.
Ahah...you know Gonzo is allergic to strategy right?
Don't get me wrong, I like the guy but i think 3.5 players employ more strategy than Gonzo.

Anyway, good win for Nadal. Couldn't have asked for anything better.
 

bolo

G.O.A.T.
Courier seemed to say nadal would probably get the first match tomorrow? is that what he said, did anyone pay attention?
 

Blinkism

Legend
What a joke of a match. It's no wonder Gonzo has never made it past the quarters of a slam.
When did you start watching tennis?

That statement is understandable if you started watching... ohhhh let's say 2 months ago!

He made the semi's of the French Open this year! And the finals of the Australian Open in 2007!
 

Bud

Bionic Poster
It was great, so brief! anyway, im still worried for Nadal´s abs. I still think in normal conditions Delpo wouldn´t be able to beat him in 5 sets (that´s important, look at delpo´s match against federer, he was worn down after 2 sets), but with nadal serving at 100 mph/ 170 km, i see him giving away too many break points!
I agree... abs are tricky. One wrong move and you tweak them... then they start cramping up.
 
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