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#1 daco_inc

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Posted February 01, 2009 - 02:21 AM

Anyone else up watching this?

Good match so far.

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Posted February 01, 2009 - 06:12 AM

Nadal is the new champion.
Great match, these 2 guys are just from another world, I'm happy for Nadal but sad for Federer, we've got great matches for the rest of the season and for a long time...
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Posted February 01, 2009 - 07:37 AM

congrats to nadal, anyone think federer will win another grand slam?

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Posted February 01, 2009 - 08:06 AM

congrats to nadal, anyone think federer will win another grand slam?

Wimbledon or the US Open. He has 5 GS titles at Wimby and 4 from the US Open from there. Would be nice to see him win at RG, but Nadal is the King of Clay. This tells you that Nadal likes slower courts as the AO's surface (plexicusion) is similar to Clay. They used to play on hard court until they switched to Plexicusion in 2008 in which FED hasn't won at Melbourne since, other than that he has three GS titles at Australia.

Just wait till they get to wimbledon and the US Open where the ball is super fast. Still, Vamos Rafa!

Edited by Base, February 01, 2009 - 08:17 AM.


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Posted February 01, 2009 - 08:11 AM

a lot of people are saying he's at the age of decline now...he hasn't had much luck recently, but if he's going to turn it around and get another one, i say it'll be wimbledon

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Posted February 01, 2009 - 08:24 AM

a lot of people are saying he's at the age of decline now...he hasn't had much luck recently, but if he's going to turn it around and get another one, i say it'll be wimbledon

Federer isn't playing bad tennis, Rafa is just playing excellent tennis. Nobody else is playing as consistantly as Federer if you take Rafa out of the picture. Novak Djokovic, no. Murray? No. Tsonga? No. Nobody can match up with Federer, except for Nadal. Fed has been in the top 2 for over 2 years now and is still quite a bit ahead in the standings from the 3rd place guy, Novak. That's consistency.

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Posted February 01, 2009 - 08:48 AM

Federer isn't playing bad tennis, Rafa is just playing excellent tennis. Nobody else is playing as consistantly as Federer if you take Rafa out of the picture. Novak Djokovic, no. Murray? No. Tsonga? No. Nobody can match up with Federer, except for Nadal. Fed has been in the top 2 for over 2 years now and is still quite a bit ahead in the standings from the 3rd place guy, Novak. That's consistency.



Yeah, Federer isn't in decline, he is still playing wonderful tennis, the problem for him is that he is very close to his limit, which is almost perfection, and Nadal had a lot of room to improve in grass and in hard surface, and he is starting to win in Federer's turf.
It's going to be a Nadal-Federer thing all year long, except maybe if they have a physical problem.
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Posted February 01, 2009 - 10:03 AM

i didn't mean that was he was currently in decline, just that he has reached that age when it should begin if you look at the history of most great tennis players. i'm just saying its coming, he's running of time

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Posted February 01, 2009 - 12:05 PM

Nadal has a shot at being the GOAT in his long career, he is still a young boy. He will easily win Roland Garros six or eight more times...He is just unstoppable on clay.

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Posted February 01, 2009 - 12:46 PM

I wonder if RAFA is Pete Sampras favorite player? Loved Pete now I love RAFA for PETE's SAKE!!! Anyways Rafa is a classy player. I can't believe I missed this match this morning. Anybody know how I can view a replay?
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Posted February 01, 2009 - 02:23 PM

damn missed the game cuz of church


the way rog was rolling coming into the finals, i thought he was gonna win



congrats to nadal and serena

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Posted February 01, 2009 - 09:56 PM

damn missed the game cuz of church


the way rog was rolling coming into the finals, i thought he was gonna win



congrats to nadal and serena

He [Rodger] had an easier draw IMHO too. Federer played lower ranked players than Nadal when it came to the 3rd round on.
Nadal lost a total of 68 games going into the finals
Federer lost a total of 67 games going into the finals
It was pretty much even, but I gave Nadal the advantage because he plays way better than Federer on slower courts.

Edited by Base, February 01, 2009 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted February 01, 2009 - 09:57 PM

Nadal is such a competitor, got dayum him! I wanted feds ::::::::::::(((((((((((((((((((

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Posted February 01, 2009 - 10:19 PM

but i mean a 3 set DESTRUCTION of both del potro and roddick.. he was on a ROLL (edit* i don't remember but i actually think the del potro match went to 4, but the last two sets i think ended 6-0, so destroyed nonetheless)


btw, i just watched a replay of the game, amazing. federer's defense = great but COULD NOT stop nadal's hustle.

great great game.

Edited by androsays, February 01, 2009 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted February 01, 2009 - 11:48 PM

i was close to crying during the ceremony.
no lie.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 03:16 AM

i was close to crying during the ceremony.
no lie.



me too. I just thought it was a very emotional moment.
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Posted February 02, 2009 - 10:33 PM

I watched the entire match, it's just 4.30pm over at my side and the match plus ceremony ended some 30min before 10pm....

I can't deny that I was supporting Nadal all the way, but Federer showed why he was world no.1 and is no.2 now...awesome 5 sets. I dunno much about tennis, but I just know former no.1 and current no.1 in a final is a must watch.

On a side note, Federer sounds better than Nadal, whilst his emotional moments...but awesome recognition to each other from both players.







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