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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #360 on: August 17, 2013, 05:39:02 PM »
Well done RAFA!!
that was a tough match!
I hope he still has some gas for tomorrow..

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #361 on: August 17, 2013, 05:43:15 PM »
Well done RAFA!!
that was a tough match!
I hope he still has some gas for tomorrow..

No shortage of motivation. #2 seed at the US Open is at stake. This Cincy final is basically a US Open match, in terms of importance.
“It is not too far way,” Toni Nadal told The Australian after Nadal collected the 13th major of his career by mowing down Novak Djokovic in an electrifying final of the US Open. “It is getting very, very close for Rafa to be level with Roger or more.”

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #362 on: August 17, 2013, 06:01:03 PM »
Well done RAFA!!
that was a tough match!
I hope he still has some gas for tomorrow..

No shortage of motivation. #2 seed at the US Open is at stake. This Cincy final is basically a US Open match, in terms of importance.
I just hope he doesn't get too tired for NY..
Would be awesome if he wins tomorrow...

BTW..You change your avatar constantly...  haven't found a good one yet?

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #363 on: August 17, 2013, 06:04:09 PM »
For the FINAL!!  :toot:

The Challenger John Isner vs The Champ Rafa Nadal  :trampoline:  :grind dance: :thumbs-up:


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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #364 on: August 17, 2013, 06:14:35 PM »
Well done RAFA!!
that was a tough match!
I hope he still has some gas for tomorrow..

No shortage of motivation. #2 seed at the US Open is at stake. This Cincy final is basically a US Open match, in terms of importance.
I just hope he doesn't get too tired for NY..
Would be awesome if he wins tomorrow...

BTW..You change your avatar constantly...  haven't found a good one yet?

I just like a lot of pictures, so I'll probably change consistently over the next few years.
Nadal always has an aura on clay, and now he's building up an aura on hardcourt for this year's US Open. He's scary.
“It is not too far way,” Toni Nadal told The Australian after Nadal collected the 13th major of his career by mowing down Novak Djokovic in an electrifying final of the US Open. “It is getting very, very close for Rafa to be level with Roger or more.”

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #365 on: August 17, 2013, 07:24:21 PM »
By now everyone knows what happened at the men's semis today but it was fun to be there  :) . Del Potro started off well winning the first set and getting to 5-4, 30-15 in the second and then folded  :scared: . As Isner said after the match, "it's not over 'til it's over" and he went on to win 6-7, 7-6, 6-3. Tennis can be a mind game and just as Del Potro lost confidence after so closely winning, Isner upped his game noticeably and was in complete command in set 3. I'm glad Isner won for a number of reasons. First, he lost in Washington to Del Potro in his 3rd final there. Second, he should be great in the final tomorrow and it would be really wonderful if he could pull it off  :thumbs-up: .  Del P certainly played much better in Washington.

Mertov thought that Berdych might well win in his match with Nadal but it wasn't to be. Rafa won 7-5, 7-6. I'm glad it didn't go to a third set because I was tired and hungry. Berdych gave it a very good shot with an immensely powerful service game. But for me his game is without charm. Imagine what the final would have been like tomorrow with the crowd 99% noisily for Isner and big serving all the way! Berdych wouldn't have liked the ambience and it would probably have showed. As it is, Rafa has a strong fan base wherever he goes and as Mertov says, he never gives up and can be depended on to fight hard to the end.

Mertov and I sat together for a while today and talked after the Berdych - Nadal match. He has to leave tomorrow to work on his dissertation so we said goodbye this afternoon. With his press duties, he has been very busy in filing reports and going to interviews. He will most likely be putting a lot of this in his blog so keep watching !

I'm looking forward to the final tomorrow. I think it will be a very good one and I'll be happy to see either player win  :)) .
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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #366 on: August 17, 2013, 07:25:26 PM »
Congrats to Rafa and his fans. Berydich played pretty well  but it wasn't good enough. I'm completely indifferent what happens tomorrow. good luck to both Rafa and Isner. I'll probably cheer for John because he is an underdog. He showed some courage this week. I respect that.
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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #367 on: August 17, 2013, 09:29:49 PM »
Berydich


You tried hard to mangle that name just right so that it ended with and "ic". :laugh-bounce:
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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #368 on: August 17, 2013, 09:36:14 PM »
Berydich


You tried hard to mangle that name just right so that it ended with and "ic". :laugh-bounce:
biotch  :rofl_2:. you know it's just  a typo. I prefer Berdovic  :)~
we can also have Almagrovic, Nadalovic, Fedarovic, Ferovic, Murrovic ... bloody Serbs  :smartie:
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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #369 on: August 17, 2013, 11:10:49 PM »
Berdych is a good guy. You can tell he's appreciative of Nadal and wants him to succeed. Great amigos after the early rocky years.



Wow, I always saw Berdych as a douche. Might have to change my opinion of him!

Nadal and Isner both played great. Nadal still needs to cut down on his errors, though. I'm fine with the ones that are close, but he's made a lot of really bad errors that are nowhere near close. I guess it comes with his aggressive play, but I still feel like he could do better. Anyways, he's going for his first Cincy title tomorrow! Then he'll only need Miami and Paris :D I'm glad Isner managed to make it this far when I really doubted him and didn't think he was going to do much. But I still can't go for him against Nadal! But great for Isner to make his second Master's 1000 final! And as far as Nadal, the #1 rankings isn't far away  :))

He should win tomorrow and then he'll already be #2! And well on his way to his second USO and proving everyone wrong about his hard court skills! This is beyond anything I could've hoped for from his return. Wimbledon was a rocky moment, but if he wins Cincy and the USO, it'll be worth it!

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

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #370 on: August 17, 2013, 11:51:31 PM »
Berdych is a good guy. You can tell he's appreciative of Nadal and wants him to succeed. Great amigos after the early rocky years.



Wow, I always saw Berdych as a douche. Might have to change my opinion of him!

Nadal and Isner both played great. Nadal still needs to cut down on his errors, though. I'm fine with the ones that are close, but he's made a lot of really bad errors that are nowhere near close. I guess it comes with his aggressive play, but I still feel like he could do better. Anyways, he's going for his first Cincy title tomorrow! Then he'll only need Miami and Paris :D I'm glad Isner managed to make it this far when I really doubted him and didn't think he was going to do much. But I still can't go for him against Nadal! But great for Isner to make his second Master's 1000 final! And as far as Nadal, the #1 rankings isn't far away  :))

He should win tomorrow and then he'll already be #2! And well on his way to his second USO and proving everyone wrong about his hard court skills! This is beyond anything I could've hoped for from his return. Wimbledon was a rocky moment, but if he wins Cincy and the USO, it'll be worth it!


Probably because of his new aggression and winner rate, from now on we'll see his regular error rate be high for maybe one out of every 4 matches. As long as he can keep the error rate low for 3 in every 4 matches, he should be fine (providing he keeps the winner rate high in the error-prone match).

Winning the US Open would make it the greatest month of Nadal's career in my opinion, not just because of the brand of tennis he's playing, but the fact that Cincy was the last masters shield anyone expected Nadal to win. So group that with a US Open title, and its certainly more against the odds than any other month of his career.
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“It is not too far way,” Toni Nadal told The Australian after Nadal collected the 13th major of his career by mowing down Novak Djokovic in an electrifying final of the US Open. “It is getting very, very close for Rafa to be level with Roger or more.”

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #371 on: August 18, 2013, 07:25:57 AM »
No surprises that Nadal won. He is a man on a mission and even if he doesn't make it, he'll do his best to try.  He has the best record on clay & hard courts this season. Phenomenal effort.   Berdych was just himself. Excellent tennis at times, but no conviction.

I hope we'll see some good finals matches.  I'll support the underdogs - Isner in the singles, and Lopez / Granollers in the doubles, despite the writing being on the wall for the opposite results! 

As for the women, I'll support Williams by default as I have little time for Azerenka.  In the Women's doubles, the Wimbledon champions Hsieh / Peng take on the Groenefeld / Peschke. 

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #372 on: August 18, 2013, 08:24:15 AM »
I like DPot well enough, but it's nice to see Big John hang tough in the third and make another final.

Nadal is thumpin' the crap out of that FH! :scared:
And the wheels look to be ok at this point.
Isner better keep the points short in the final if he has any hope of winning.

I'll take the under 5 Babs. ;-()
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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #373 on: August 18, 2013, 08:25:25 AM »
The final will be easier mentally for Nadal than the semi, because Nadal knows he has no more matches until the US Open. Quite a big workload the last 2 weeks, but nearly everything has been done. Plus I think Isner will be feeling a bit jaded after some very tough matches this week. Generally speaking though, Isner is definitely a bigger threat to Nadal than most of the other big servers. We saw it at Roland Garros 2011, when he stretched Nadal to 5 sets (although that Nadal was not in attack-mode at all).
“It is not too far way,” Toni Nadal told The Australian after Nadal collected the 13th major of his career by mowing down Novak Djokovic in an electrifying final of the US Open. “It is getting very, very close for Rafa to be level with Roger or more.”

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #374 on: August 18, 2013, 08:27:36 AM »
The final will be easier mentally for Nadal than the semi, because Nadal knows he has no more matches until the US Open. Quite a big workload the last 2 weeks, but nearly everything has been done. Plus I think Isner will be feeling a bit jaded after some very tough matches this week. Generally speaking though, Isner is definitely a bigger threat to Nadal than most of the other big servers. We saw it at Roland Garros 2011, when he stretched Nadal to 5 sets (although that Nadal was not in attack-mode at all).
Interesting viewpoint.

I hope they both play to their potential and may the best man win. :))
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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #375 on: August 18, 2013, 08:55:15 AM »
The final will be easier mentally for Nadal than the semi, because Nadal knows he has no more matches until the US Open. Quite a big workload the last 2 weeks, but nearly everything has been done. Plus I think Isner will be feeling a bit jaded after some very tough matches this week. Generally speaking though, Isner is definitely a bigger threat to Nadal than most of the other big servers. We saw it at Roland Garros 2011, when he stretched Nadal to 5 sets (although that Nadal was not in attack-mode at all).
Interesting viewpoint.

I hope they both play to their potential and may the best man win. :))

There is an awful lot at stake for both. It will be interesting to see who likes their steak the rarest and who will bring the most knives and forks to the table. A tasty final to say the least  :ok:
“It is not too far way,” Toni Nadal told The Australian after Nadal collected the 13th major of his career by mowing down Novak Djokovic in an electrifying final of the US Open. “It is getting very, very close for Rafa to be level with Roger or more.”

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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #376 on: August 18, 2013, 11:06:35 AM »
What time are the finals today?
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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #377 on: August 18, 2013, 11:19:48 AM »
What time are the finals today?
Nadal/Isner will start in 10 minutes. 10:30 my time

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« Reply #378 on: August 18, 2013, 11:25:52 AM »
Boom, thanks!
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Re: CINCINNATI MASTERS 2013, 12-18 August
« Reply #379 on: August 18, 2013, 12:35:05 PM »
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