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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2013, 09:20:45 AM »
As expected, Nadal sailing through. I watched the first set against Jimeno-Traver, and the 6-1 score reflects Nadal relaxed & comfortable demeanour. He is moving & hitting well. Good win for him, 6-4, to advance, where he'll face Chardy in the SF.  Given Chardy's "performance" against Murray at the AO, I'm expecting another straight set win for Nadal, to get to the final.
In fact, neither of the remaining men, Zeballos ( who is unseeded, and although he has played well to get to the SF, is unlikely to face up to Nadal if he gets to the final) or Berlocq ought to pose a threat to Nadal either & he should be the title winner here.  He & Monaco are through to the doubles final too.

   
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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2013, 08:28:41 PM »
Rafa is in the final......  pretty sure hes gonna win the tournament..

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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2013, 09:31:35 PM »
Rafa is in the final......  pretty sure hes gonna win the tournament..
no way, are you sure? I'm shocked  :swoon:

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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2013, 06:23:31 AM »
He is in both finals - singles and doubles. Now that is what I call a perfect start.  :))
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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2013, 11:46:10 AM »
I don't know if it's live, but Tennis Channel is broadcasting the final at 4:00 ET

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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2013, 02:06:38 PM »
I don't know if it's live, but Tennis Channel is broadcasting the final at 4:00 ET

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no tennis channel in Canada. I'm stuck with some lousy live stream  :\. I still don't understand why Nadal is playing doubles.

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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2013, 02:10:28 PM »
Rafa is in the final......  pretty sure hes gonna win the tournament..
Me too, Foaquin.  He plays Zeballos.  I hope it'll be a good match & if you're going to watch it, enjoy the match.   :)


He is in both finals - singles and doubles. Now that is what I call a perfect start.  :))
Sorry to be pedantic, Oracle86, but it will be perfect when he's won them both.  For now, I'd say it was merely an excellent start!!      :)    Chardy can play well as he showed at the Ao recently, and to beat him 6-2,6-2 in the SF was a good result. 
I expect a straight sets win over Zebalos too.
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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2013, 04:46:37 PM »
I don't know if it's live, but Tennis Channel is broadcasting the final at 4:00 ET

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no tennis channel in Canada. I'm stuck with some lousy live stream  :\ . I still don't understand why Nadal is playing doubles.

More practice, he needs to get moving again.
 

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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2013, 05:13:27 PM »
Nadal 7-6, 6-7! Pretty exciting for Zeballos!
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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2013, 05:20:28 PM »
Had Nadal won the 2nd TB then I believe it would have been only his second ATP match ever where he didn't break his opponents serve even once. Can still be, of course. No long decider here.

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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2013, 05:23:02 PM »
Haha, I only had to mention the possibility and he breaks right away. Still only the one match on clay with zero breaks from him, then. Forgot to mention I was only talking clay but I suppose this went without saying.
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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2013, 05:45:01 PM »
You'd think Zaballos would be a cookie-cutter 2 hands on the BH.

You'd be wrong.

Doing his best Gaston Gaudio! out there :thumbs-up:
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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2013, 05:55:36 PM »
12 aces for Zaballos! and he can really rip the FH :thumbs-up:

Zaballos leads 5-4 on serve!
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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2013, 05:58:24 PM »
Zeballos!  What a serve. He took the 9th game to love in the final set, and Nadal serving at 4-5.
This is interesting.

And what use of the single handed backhand to go to 0-30 on Nadal's serve!
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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2013, 05:59:30 PM »
Zaballos wins

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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2013, 06:01:55 PM »
Breaks Rafa at love!!

Mixed in incredible dropshots with big shotmaking and serving.

Interesting fact:
Rafa has won 36 tour finals on clay
Zaballos had won 21 tour level MATCHES on clay prior to today!
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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2013, 06:05:18 PM »
It was a good start for Nadal & it's nice to see him back playing.Saw no problems with his knee's,this will help him get fitter & look forward to him playing next week.Congrats to Zaballos,if your gonna beat Nadal on clay,now is the time & he did it.

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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2013, 06:05:41 PM »
Breaks Rafa at love!!

Mixed in incredible dropshots with big shotmaking and serving.

Interesting fact:
Rafa has won 36 tour finals on clay
Zaballos had won 21 tour level MATCHES on clay prior to today!

Yes, and you might add that Nadal is the younger of the two....

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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2013, 06:07:27 PM »
ouch, wow ... I'm speechless ... yes, I know 8 months etc, but still it's Rafa/clay ... wow  :shocking: :shocking: :shocking:

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Re: ATP Vina Del Mar 250, 2/2-2/10/13
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2013, 06:09:19 PM »
The expressions on their faces are priceless. Rafa looks furious at himself/doubting himself/stunned/in disbelief. Zaballos eyes are red and glossy from crying.
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