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    (Original post by ubi1)
    He came to the net more but that's not the right way to play Rafa as Rafa has the best passing shot's even Uncle Toni said am looking forward to some good passing Shots Tony and Rafa were already expecting the inevitable and were ready for Maestro.
    (Original post by Rakas21)
    He did come in more than normal but his serve was complete crap (why did he not go for aces?) and far too often Nadal got the long rallies to extract the forehand error.
    He came on poor half hearted approach shots, I felt. He should never come in on Nadal FH's side. That's a deadly weapon. Yeah, his serve was completely crap, but so was his mental game. After losing the 1st set, he just gave up. He should learn a lesson or two from Murray.
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    He came on poor half hearted approach shots, I felt. He should never come in on Nadal FH's side. That's a deadly weapon. Yeah, his serve was completely crap, but so was his mental game. After losing the 1st set, he just gave up. He should learn a lesson or two from Murray.
    Rafa also has the best Backhand Passing shot lol. He needs a different way and there is still some hope for you guys he may play Rafa in Wimbledon where he should beat him!
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Don't worry I feel your pain My boy lost to Nole in 2012 who denied him this aswell!
    Anyway's Can't wait for Sunday it can't come soon enough! Am still waiting for Youtube to upload the full match of Fedal!

    Discuss Stans chances?
    Lol, Stan ain't won a set against Rafa. So what chance does he have? But anyway, I expect Stan the man to lose in 4 sets, so he will win his first ever set against Nadal, but no more than that. Although, I fear it could be like FO 2013 massacre.
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Rafa also has the best Backhand Passing shot lol. He needs a different way and there is still some hope for you guys he may play Rafa in Wimbledon where he should beat him!
    I know that Rafa's BH passings shots are also top notch, but his BH is breakable unlike his FH.

    Lol, I don't think Fed will ever beat Rafa anywhere again. He doesn't have the belief any more. he will definitely beat Murray and Nole again, but Rafa never. He is too mentally fragile. Fed sees rafa on the other side and probably pisses in his pants. lol
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    Lol, Stan ain't won a set against Rafa. So what chance does he have? But anyway, I expect Stan the man to lose in 4 sets, so he will win his first ever set against Nadal, but no more than that. Although, I fear it could be like FO 2013 massacre.
    Stan is the hottest guy in the tournament agreed that Rafa is the Favourite no doubt but Stan has the most Confidence coming into this! Fedal won their first slam final aswell. Stan is an inspired player now.
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    This is no one's era... We'll see how the season goes but I don't recall anyone saying this was anyone's era
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    I know that Rafa's BH passings shots are also top notch, but his BH is breakable unlike his FH.

    Lol, I don't think Fed will ever beat Rafa anywhere again. He doesn't have the belief any more. he will definitely beat Murray and Nole again, but Rafa never. He is too mentally fragile. Fed sees rafa on the other side and probably pisses in his pants. lol
    Yh Rafa doesn't have the best backhand and yes his backhand in general is his weakness but he does have to best passing shots from both wings! Fed should have learnt the net lesson in 2008 FO. Oh well Fed must avoid Rafa at all costs now It may dint his confidence?
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    (Original post by lizzy95)
    This is no one's era... We'll see how the season goes but I don't recall anyone saying this was anyone's era
    This is Rafa's era. Has been since 2010. Roger's era was from 2004-10.
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Yh Rafa doesn't have the best backhand and yes his backhand in general is his weakness but he does have to best passing shots from both wings! Fed should have learnt the net lesson in 2008 FO. Oh well Fed must avoid Rafa at all costs now It may dint his confidence?
    Well, duh.
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Stan is the hottest guy in the tournament agreed that Rafa is the Favourite no doubt but Stan has the most Confidence coming into this! Fedal won their first slam final aswell. Stan is an inspired player now.
    Stan reminds me of Gonzalez from 2007 AO, who beat Nadal on his way to the final only to lose the final in straight sets to Federer. Although the match was competitive.
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    This is Rafa's era. Has been since 2010. Roger's era was from 2004-10.
    But what is Rafa's peek lol does he have one? To me he keeps improving lol.
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    I know that Rafa's BH passings shots are also top notch, but his BH is breakable unlike his FH.

    Lol, I don't think Fed will ever beat Rafa anywhere again. He doesn't have the belief any more. he will definitely beat Murray and Nole again, but Rafa never. He is too mentally fragile. Fed sees rafa on the other side and probably pisses in his pants. lol

    He looked confident in the first set but once he lost in the tiebreak and Nadal got that glint in his eyes I think Federer knew it was over and yes pissed his pants
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    Stan reminds me of Gonzalez from 2007 AO, who beat Nadal on his way to the final only to lose the final in straight sets to Federer. Although the match was competitive.
    Yh Feds has some unbelievable tournament performances I still remember when destroyed Roddick Jim courier was like "why did you do it"!
    Sometimes Fed cracks me laughing!
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    But what is Rafa's peek lol does he have one? To me he keeps improving lol.
    Rafa is weird when it comes to peak, as he has different peak years for all surfaces. His grass peak was 2007-2008 definitely. His clay peak was from 2005-10. And his HC peak is 2013-present.
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    (Original post by lizzy95)
    He looked confident in the first set but once he lost in the tiebreak and Nadal got that glint in his eyes I think Federer knew it was over and yes pissed his pants
    Rafa's road to destiny continues then!
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    This is Rafa's era. Has been since 2010. Roger's era was from 2004-10.

    Not really it's been disjointed by injury and the emergence of Djokovic in 2011. In general though Nadal has been the most consistent player since 2010
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Yh Feds has some unbelievable tournament performances I still remember when destroyed Roddick Jim courier was like "why did you do it"!
    Sometimes Fed cracks me laughing!
    Yeah, I loved that Roddick match. Roddick looked absolutely hopeless in that match. It was Fed at his absolute peak imo. Roddick should have won like 3-4 more slams, if not for Federer. Federer was a terrible match up for Rod, just like Nadal is for him. Looks like karma came right back to bite Federer.
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    Rafa is weird when it comes to peak, as he has different peak years for all surfaces. His grass peak was 2007-2008 definitely. His clay peak was from 2005-10. And his HC peak is 2013-present.
    I still Feel his best on Hard was 2010 US Open This is the tournament I never seen Rafa hit the ball any flatter.

    Also who do you think is better taking the ball on the rise Fed or Nole?
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    (Original post by lizzy95)
    Not really it's been disjointed by injury and the emergence of Djokovic in 2011. In general though Nadal has been the most consistent player since 2010
    You are right, but Rafa has been the most dominant player since 2010, so I call it his era. Nole ain't even holding a slam now. Lol.
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    Yeah, I loved that Roddick match. Roddick looked absolutely hopeless in that match. It was Fed at his absolute peak imo. Roddick should have won like 3-4 more slams, if not for Federer. Federer was a terrible match up for Rod, just like Nadal is for him. Looks like karma came right back to bite Federer.
    Is the a cure for Karma?
 
 
 
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