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Re: CANADIAN MASTERS 2013 MONTREAL 2-11 August
« Reply #240 on: August 11, 2013, 03:06:58 PM »
Raonic getting spanked as expected.

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Re: CANADIAN MASTERS 2013 MONTREAL 2-11 August
« Reply #241 on: August 11, 2013, 03:15:17 PM »
Raonic getting spanked as expected.

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Re: CANADIAN MASTERS 2013 MONTREAL 2-11 August
« Reply #242 on: August 11, 2013, 03:27:15 PM »
Well done Rafa...
would it be better if he skips cinci?

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Re: CANADIAN MASTERS 2013 MONTREAL 2-11 August
« Reply #243 on: August 11, 2013, 03:35:10 PM »
Congrats to Nadal & all his fans,Rafa playing some nice tennis.

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Re: CANADIAN MASTERS 2013 MONTREAL 2-11 August
« Reply #244 on: August 11, 2013, 04:09:30 PM »
yup, Rafa is playing very well. Congrats to him and his  fans. Is he playing Cinci? He is still in the draw as far as I can remember. 

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Re: CANADIAN MASTERS 2013 MONTREAL 2-11 August
« Reply #245 on: August 11, 2013, 04:44:38 PM »
There was some interesting tennis here at Montreal - Babblelot, I hope you enjoyed your time there

I couldn't watch the final. Although it seemed a foregone conclusion that Nadal would win, I expected Raonic to put up a better match in front of the home crowd.

Congratulations to RN. Yet again he returns from a leave of absence with determination, and from what I saw of him in the SF against Djokovic, he seems grounded & up for the challenge.  With this win, he has served notice of intent and capability.  Good stuff.

I watched the Raonic / Del Potro match. I'd have preferred MR to have conceded the point when he touched the net, but Layani was clear the point was his. So whilst technically, the umpire's discretion stands, I felt less than impressed with MR.  Yet, it must be acknowledged that he played better than Del Potro, & this incident did not detract from that.

I enjoyed the Pospisil / Raonic SF.  VP played his heart out & it was a wonderful effort by him. I like him & will keep an eye out for him.  As for MR, he has improved his all court game, approaching the net a lot more. Perhaps appointing Llubicic will help develop his game further, but having watched his matches with Gulbis & Pospisil, I'm reminded that I find his game unexciting in comparison to say, Gulbis or Dimitrov.   

The Djokovic / Nadal SF took place too late to watch live, & I watched it this morning. ND played a strange first set, seeming unsettled & generally unfocused, resulting in poor service games & unforced errors. The match picked up in sets two & three & both men some excellent, compelling tennis. Nadal played the tb with conviction. An excellent win over the world number one for him, rubber stamping a successful return to the tour.

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« Reply #246 on: August 11, 2013, 07:31:47 PM »
Nadal played a pretty cut and dry match. Raonic came out with conviction that died after his first service game. Nadal completely removed the crowd from the picture and completely dominated his service games. Raonic never got a foot hold. Nadal returned well when he needed to, and got the break and then only had to hold, and Raonic couldn't do anything to Nadal's serve. The one time that Raonic got break points, Nadal faced them down with conviction and no fear.

The time violation was ridiculous. Nadal was waiting for the crowd to die down, and then the ref calls a time violation. Plus, Raonic was taking the same length as Nadal between points, and never got called. The refs are always doing that to Rafa and Nole. Since they're known for taking a long time, they call it on them, but never call it both ways despite how long their opponents are taking.

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« Reply #247 on: August 11, 2013, 08:40:36 PM »
Raonic lost his confidence early after netting a couple of FH. He knew immediately that that would expose his really weak BH. His 1st serve % was a function of his in ability to find his FH.

Now that's how you break down a match. It's a mental game, dude.

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CANADIAN MASTERS 2013 MONTREAL 2-11 August
« Reply #248 on: August 11, 2013, 08:43:00 PM »
I was in a small town in Texas this weekend....in the woods...with NO CELL PHONE RECEPTION WHATSOEVER!!!!!! :mad1:

You should have enjoyed it even more because of it  :))

There's only a handful places where you can stay and simply enjoy quietness.

I wonder how stars look like in the middle of the woods there.

I'm too dependent on technology and too allergic to "bugs" to enjoy the "woods"! I couldn't wait to get back to civilization!!!  But anyway...congrats to Nadal and his fans. He's risen from the grave once more! The way he is playing, he's probably the favorite for the US open -- which he will find every excuse to deny! Lol


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Re: CANADIAN MASTERS 2013 MONTREAL 2-11 August
« Reply #249 on: August 12, 2013, 04:30:20 AM »
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Re: CANADIAN MASTERS 2013 MONTREAL 2-11 August
« Reply #250 on: August 12, 2013, 05:08:51 AM »
Wow, Nadal out to become the Masters king of this season. I think Pospisil would have been a tougher opponent for Nadal in the final, because Nadal knows much less about his game. Raonic does not have a game competitive enough to defeat Nadal, or at least not yet. I think Pospisil would have played this with a "Nothing to lose" mentality, while Raonic took with a lot of pressure on his shoulders.

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« Reply #251 on: August 12, 2013, 05:11:13 PM »
Yeah, Pospi seems much more comfortable doing the 'nothing to lose mentality'. Plus, Nadal always has trouble for a while against people he's never played before.

Rafa is the FIRST to qualify for WTF this year! :D