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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #220 on: March 13, 2013, 10:33:00 PM »
well NID that Slaverinka would bend over for his Master  Badbackerer :whistle:

Swish, seriously what's wrong with Fed's back. Only his fans talk about it. I must be missing something.  Now, if Fed loses it's because of his back. If Rafa loses it's his knees. I need to find an excuse for Nole for his potential defeats  :whistle:.

Djoker did plenty of that early in his career  :whistle:

And glad to see Kiri managed to come back. Luckily, Kvitova gave her the second set. Then Kiri took that opportunity and played great in the third set.

Gulbis gave Nadal some problems early. Well, a lot of it was Nadal giving himself problems. WAY more UEs than we're used to seeing. But now he looks to have found his form. Don't see him having much trouble through the rest of the match.

 :( I DON'T like seeing Rafa hit the ground like that. Since he's still a little fresh off of injury, it makes me nervous!

EDIT: The announcers REALLY need to drop the fanboyism. Did Gulbis pay them off or something?
« Last Edit: March 13, 2013, 10:41:10 PM by Rafa816 »

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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #221 on: March 13, 2013, 10:47:28 PM »
yeah, Nole did have his fair share of retirements, allergies, hot weather and whatever (I hated it btw) but that was long time ago.

anyway, really enjoying this match. Both Gulbis and Nadal are playing very well. I'm surprised that Rafa is so aggressive. I love it. I think it's gonna be a tight third set.


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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #222 on: March 13, 2013, 10:55:13 PM »
Nadal caught being coached.  :mad1:

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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #223 on: March 13, 2013, 11:13:57 PM »
Nadal caught being coached.  :mad1:
again? That is silly.

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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #224 on: March 13, 2013, 11:42:42 PM »
It was bull. Even the announcers said it. The dude said his coach was saying to hit it to Gulbis's backhand...so now, not only are they breaking the rules, but they're also ignorant?

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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #225 on: March 13, 2013, 11:44:00 PM »
Nadal caught being coached.  :mad1:
again? That is silly.

He's a multiple grand slam champ, to do something like that.
He has to learn what it takes to be a man.

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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #226 on: March 13, 2013, 11:44:44 PM »
rafa looking good

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« Reply #227 on: March 13, 2013, 11:49:32 PM »
swish, look at my post. It was a bull call. Rafa explained that, the announcers said it before Rafa explained it. The lines person apparently needs to brush up on his Spanish.

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« Reply #228 on: March 13, 2013, 11:50:03 PM »
Rafa playing at a decent level.... Hope he can deliver against federer

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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #229 on: March 13, 2013, 11:50:58 PM »
It was bull. Even the announcers said it. The dude said his coach was saying to hit it to Gulbis's backhand...so now, not only are they breaking the rules, but they're also ignorant?

The coach told him to go to the backhand. It's cheating.
He's done it before at Wimbledon too.
 
That's just what was brought up and reported, not counting the other times.
 
 

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« Reply #230 on: March 13, 2013, 11:51:14 PM »
Rafa made it. Gulbis played well ... so we get to see Fed/Nadal again after a thousand years  :gleam:. the problem right now is how to skip girls and watch the Nole/Sam match.

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« Reply #231 on: March 13, 2013, 11:54:12 PM »
Very good match from Gulbis, he's coming along very well.  :king:
 
He can take his loss and work on a few things, get some rest.
 
He'll have to play qualies at Miami, they wouldn't give him a wild card.

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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #232 on: March 13, 2013, 11:55:50 PM »
It was bull. Even the announcers said it. The dude said his coach was saying to hit it to Gulbis's backhand...so now, not only are they breaking the rules, but they're also ignorant?

The coach told him to go to the backhand. It's cheating.
He's done it before at Wimbledon too.
 
That's just what was brought up and reported, not counting the other times.

Yes. Because Nadal's coach is stupid enough to tell him to hit it to Gulbis's better side.....

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« Reply #233 on: March 13, 2013, 11:56:36 PM »
swish, look at my post. It was a bull call. Rafa explained that, the announcers said it before Rafa explained it. The lines person apparently needs to brush up on his Spanish.

I saw the post.
They can have codes though.
 
They may say "keep trying" but it means "come to the net".

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« Reply #234 on: March 14, 2013, 12:48:10 AM »
darn, it's getting late and women haven't even started their match. I really want to see the Nole vs. Sam ... I hope they move women to C1  :\

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« Reply #235 on: March 14, 2013, 01:07:47 AM »
Federer-Nadal? YES PLEASE.

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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #236 on: March 14, 2013, 02:46:03 AM »
Rafa made it. Gulbis played well ... so we get to see Fed/Nadal again after a thousand years  :gleam:. the problem right now is how to skip girls and watch the Nole/Sam match.

More like one year than a thousand...last time was this tournament last year. And that being the SF, it is in fact marginally less than one year. Still, not the same aura as in years gone by. This used to be for the tournament victory. Now it's for a place in the SF with the tournament favourite being in the other half.

This got me thinking which rivalry has been going on for the longest with at least one meeting each year. Fedal's ten (barring a withdrawal today) is unlikely to be a record, but I'll try to find out what is.

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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #237 on: March 14, 2013, 05:55:31 AM »
well NID that Slaverinka would bend over for his Master  Badbackerer :whistle:

Swish, seriously what's wrong with Fed's back. Only his fans talk about it. I must be missing something.


He told the press he tweaked his back last match and the announcers talked about it too.
 
If you didn't see the match, his movement was limited some.
I did see the match and he looked fine to me. I edited my previous post btw, being cynical but whatever  :innocent:

When Federer usually plays his BH, he is in perfect form. But now, you can see he looks quite awkward when he tries to crouch for the low shots or when he tries to straighten up for the high bouncing ball. His side to side motion on the baseline was also hampered - he let a lot of balls past him that he could have normally gotten to. And he has been serving with a shallower knee bend, like in the AO 2009 final and IW/Miami 2009.

So while I would love to see him win tomorrow, he doesn't have a chance in hell, with his serve, BH and movement hampered.  :(
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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #238 on: March 14, 2013, 06:39:46 AM »
Nadal caught being coached.  :mad1:
Only surprise there is that he was caught and it was made public.
He must think he's in the WTA.... :\
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Re: ATP/WTA INDIAN WELLS, 3/4-17/2013
« Reply #239 on: March 14, 2013, 06:49:00 AM »
swish, look at my post. It was a bull call. Rafa explained that, the announcers said it before Rafa explained it. The lines person apparently needs to brush up on his Spanish.
l) Coaching and Coaches
i) Players shall not receive coaching during a tournament match. Communications
of any kind, audible or visible, between a player and a coach may
be construed as coaching.

Straight from the ATP rulebook.
I.E.  there should be absolutley no communication between a player and their box at any time during a match.

But hey, what the heck.
The tour lets him cheat on time between points, why not just let him hit serves from the T while we're at it....
 

 
I saw the post.
They can have codes though.
 
They may say "keep trying" but it means "come to the net".
CONK da ball!!!