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Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:49 pm

Impressive form from Nadal!

Bullying his way v Fognini like never before.

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Post by Tenez on Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:41 pm

A very high level match.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Autumnleaf on Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:00 pm

Would love to see him vs. Djokovic next. Hopefully they get drawn together in Madrid.

Nadal is rejuvenated, will probably win Barcelona right after he ground out MC. Gotta wonder what he's on now, his team seems to have found a great solution to work around the BP.

And next thing you know, Becker chimes in and defends Nadal against the doping allegations that followed the Spaniard throughout his career. Big Grin That guy doesn't know when he'd better shut up.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:00 pm

Autumnleaf wrote:Would love to see him vs. Djokovic next. Hopefully they get drawn together in Madrid.

Nadal is rejuvenated, will probably win Barcelona right after he ground out MC. Gotta wonder what he's on now, his team seems to have found a great solution to work around the BP.

And next thing you know, Becker chimes in and defends Nadal against the doping allegations that followed the Spaniard throughout his career. Big Grin That guy doesn't know when he'd better shut up.

To me Nadal's BH has really improved. The length of his FH is really good in the first few games then shortens as the game extends.

I still think Nishi can bother him more than Fognini.....so I am not convinced he will win Barca.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:07 pm

Pouille winning teh first set versus Delbonis. He is gradually climbing the ATP ladder.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:16 pm

double double faults by paire to gift the set to Nishi. Nishi anyway would have taken it, but Paire showed lack of fight there. Too frustrated by I don't know what.

Nishi vs Nadal could be good final..

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:27 pm

this is getting over quickly.. Paire is runing out of composure. And Nishi is hitting great shots.

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:35 pm

Oh.. well.. just when I thought Nishi is running with it... A break back.. On serve now..

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:49 pm

As I said I fancy Nishi v Nadal tomorrow as Nishi's BH will be too tough to handle.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by luvsports! on Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:17 pm

Nadal will win.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Daniel on Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:46 pm

Wouldn't bank on it. Nadal is just a rather mediocre grinder these days.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by luvsports! on Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:05 pm

Nishi destroyed Rafa in Montreal last year and i thought that he would be one of the guys who could do that regularly. 
Not been the case.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by summerblues on Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:23 am

luvsports! wrote:Nadal will win.
You sure?  I think Nishi has a chance.  Yes, if you gave me 50/50 odds, I would go with Rafa, but I do not think it is a done deal by any means.  I have not seen much tennis this week, but from what I saw I thought Nishi looked pretty good.  Rafa certainly looks better than at any time since early 2015, but I think he is still some way away from where he used to be in the old days.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by luvsports! on Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:16 am

Im pretty confident. When was the last time Nishi won a big match against a top player?

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:33 pm

luvsports! wrote:Im pretty confident. When was the last time Nishi won a big match against a top player?

It reminds the time when people said Djoko cannot beat Nadal on clay...then when he beat him he beat fairly convincingly and then they said he can't beat him in best of 5 sets....and then he did....and after that came the he can't beat Nadal in best of 5 on clay......and guess what? he did that too.

Nishi is a very nervous player....he can beat anyone but it's not the player that makes him nervous.....it's the occasion.

If he plays his game, Nadal has no chance. .....Nadal's chance however is that Nishi is unlikely to play his game.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by luvsports! on Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:39 pm

When was the last time Nishi won a big match against a top player?
How many times has Nishi beat Rafa?
Was he making the inroads novak did early on?

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:58 pm

luvsports! wrote:When was the last time Nishi won a big match against a top player?
How many times has Nishi beat Rafa?
Was he making the inroads novak did early on?


He has beaten them all in the past..when he was younger....what makes you think that he can't do it again?

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:11 pm

Not many have a better DTL FH than Nishi.

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Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:16 pm

Nishi is turning a clay court into a HC for Nadal....hense Nadal has less time to inject his spin.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by luvsports! on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:19 pm

Nishi doesn't take those bp chances as easily as Rafa can.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:21 pm

Nadal already saving 6 of 7 BPs!!!!

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:22 pm

luvsports! wrote:Nishi doesn't take those bp chances as easily as Rafa can.
Yes but that has always been the story of everybody v Rafa....only when Djoko got fitter did he managed to reverse those stats!

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Post by luvsports! on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:25 pm

Yes but you asked me why he can't beat him, for me that is a big factor in stopping him no?

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Post by luvsports! on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:36 pm

Rafa takes the first set. What a surprise.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:40 pm

luvsports! wrote:Rafa takes the first set. What a surprise.

In a way it is! When you are 15/40 3 times on Rafa's serve.....it's very surprising to see a player squander 6 out of 7 BPs!

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by luvsports! on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:41 pm

For me it is not when it is Nishi vs Nadal or any other top player.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:45 pm

then he breaks Nadal from 40/0 down!!! You see.....anything can happen in tennis!

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:46 pm

You never had such quality rallies like that in the past!

Nadal is everywhere hiiting as hard as ever!

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Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:50 pm

I also think that Nishi is not helped by the windy conds.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:55 pm

In spite of all the running and very fast running from Nadal...he is still ready cover the mile for the next point.

Some of you got used to it...I don;t.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:56 pm

Nishikori is being too impatient.. trying to go for too much and too early..

Not a good ploy to beat Nadal.. not at all..

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:57 pm

Nishikori can be a much better player if he can only get is serve a bit better.. Even if he gets it as good as Nadal he will be in top-3

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by luvsports! on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:01 pm

Looks like I was right Tenez.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by luvsports! on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:02 pm

Have to say, this looks like the Rafa of old atm.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:02 pm

It's not Nishi who is to blame for this loss....It's Nadal's game. never seen him play as well.

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:07 pm

Tenez wrote:It's not Nishi who is to blame for this loss....It's Nadal's game. never seen him play as well.
never?

I think he is still not playing his best, even on clay.. Nishi is being himself.. losing the point after having the upper hand in rally.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:15 pm

raiders_of_the_lost_ark wrote:
Tenez wrote:It's not Nishi who is to blame for this loss....It's Nadal's game. never seen him play as well.
never?

I think he is still not playing his best, even on clay.. Nishi is being himself.. losing the point after having the upper hand in rally.


You have to compare with what kind of ball nadal is dealing with. There was no one in the past able to hit as hard from both sides. Watch any of the clay match v Nadal before and a lot of his shots struggled to pass the service line. Now the length on return and on all his shots is much better...and his BH is much more solid.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:22 pm

Nishi can only play well when he has nothing to lose....I have said that before and that proves right again.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:35 pm

I am pretty sure Nadal will break Nishi now.

Shame cause I would have fancied Nishi as Nadal tires.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:45 pm

As pointed by the sky commentator....Nadal is really taking way too much time between points. Bernardes being very kind!

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:46 pm

Nadal must win this set!...I don;t think he will have the legs and arms to bother Nishi in the 3rd.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:51 pm

So Nadal back at number 2 in the race....so in essence only beaten by a better Djoko.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:52 pm

Close match but Nishi is a very bad match player. Quite immature for 26......though really talented.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by BlueClay on Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:08 pm

Tenez wrote:
luvsports! wrote:Im pretty confident. When was the last time Nishi won a big match against a top player?

It reminds the time when people said Djoko cannot beat Nadal on clay...then when he beat him he beat fairly convincingly and then they said he can't beat him in best of 5 sets....and then he did....and after that came the he can't beat Nadal in best of 5 on clay......and guess what? he did that too.

Nishi is a very nervous player....he can beat anyone but it's not the player that makes him nervous.....it's the occasion.

If he plays his game, Nadal has no chance. .....Nadal's chance however is that Nishi is unlikely to play his game.
LOL! Top drawer analysis as always. Tenez, you never disappoint.  Doh

Nishikori is horrible in the big moments vs the Big Four players. Nishikori probably peaked at the USO 2014 when he beat Djokovic. He doesn't compare to the Big Four players and Djokovic, Nadal, etc. have proven that over and over again recently.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by BlueClay on Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:10 pm

luvsports! wrote:Im pretty confident. When was the last time Nishi won a big match against a top player?
+1. A smart analyst on this forum? Am I dreaming?  Big Grin Whistle

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Daniel on Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:48 pm

Nishikori is overhyped.  He doesn't have the serve or the bottle. And he's never going to win a slam. Nadal is there for the taking, but none of these guys can deliver. The only people doing anything are Olderer and Djokovic.

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Post by summerblues on Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:46 am

luvsports! wrote:Im pretty confident. When was the last time Nishi won a big match against a top player?
Fair enough.

So Rafa vs Nole RG final?  Joy.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by luvsports! on Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:39 pm

Hopefully they will meet in the qf and can knock chunks out of each other before losing in the sf or just have a nice early exit Big Grin

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by Tenez on Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:32 pm

BlueClay wrote:
Tenez wrote:
luvsports! wrote:Im pretty confident. When was the last time Nishi won a big match against a top player?

It reminds the time when people said Djoko cannot beat Nadal on clay...then when he beat him he beat fairly convincingly and then they said he can't beat him in best of 5 sets....and then he did....and after that came the he can't beat Nadal in best of 5 on clay......and guess what? he did that too.

Nishi is a very nervous player....he can beat anyone but it's not the player that makes him nervous.....it's the occasion.

If he plays his game, Nadal has no chance. .....Nadal's chance however is that Nishi is unlikely to play his game.
LOL! Top drawer analysis as always. Tenez, you never disappoint.  Doh

Nishikori is horrible in the big moments vs the Big Four players. Nishikori probably peaked at the USO 2014 when he beat Djokovic. He doesn't compare to the Big Four players and Djokovic, Nadal, etc. have proven that over and over again recently.

So you only come and post here when I am wrong.....good, that means I only wrong once every other year.

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Re: Barcelona 2016

Post by DECIMA on Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:45 am

Tenez wrote:It's not Nishi who is to blame for this loss....It's Nadal's game. never seen him play as well.
Look I love Nadal and everything, but Tenez this is slightly delusional.

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