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Beyond Words 11/28/2010 - 12:17 PM

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by Hannah Wilks, TW Contributing Writer

The biggest challenge in writing about Rafael Nadal (apart from not letting my bitterness as an Andy Murray fan overwhelm me) is finding something new to say. It’s not just that his undeniable brilliance has already been heavily chronicled, as much as the fact that it’s very hard to avoid a certain mythologised persona, irresistible because it participates in the reality of the man. It’s difficult to see beyond the stereotype. It’s hard even to avoid certain words—raw, brutality, power. Before you know it, you’re using bodice-ripper phrases like powerful thighs and gleaming muscles and then there’s officially no help for you.

There’s one word that hovers in the air around Andy Murray. Slam. More than any other player I can think of, he’s defined by the lack of one. It’s the reason that he can’t really win today, or at this tournament for that matter. If he beats Nadal, he’ll only get asked why he can’t do it when it really matters, at Wimbledon this summer with the prospect of a Federer-less final waiting. If he doesn‘t, he’ll be a loser. It may seem logically impossible that someone with nothing to gain can have so much to lose. Welcome to the world of the British No. 1.

From the first point of the match when Nadal blasts an inside-out forehand winner, only for Murray to respond with his own forehand and an ace to hold serve, there’s a sense that this might be the one we’ve been waiting for, an epic contest to set the World Tour Finals alight at last. The arena has been filled every day by people hoping to see the promise of the event realized; the best in the world playing their best tennis against each other. Nadal has looked sharper with each match, shaking off whatever nominal rust was accumulated by skipping Paris. Murray has been at his best and his worst this week, but today he is playing, to paraphrase Carrie Bradshaw, like himself at his most fabulous; aggressive, striking out on his forehand with supreme confidence, thumping down ace after heavy ace. Using his groundstrokes like a crowbar to pry open the cracks in Nadal’s supreme defense, he works his way to the net to drop soft volleys into unreachable places on the court. It’s the game that the fans and media beg him to play on a more or less daily basis; intelligent, courageous, a sight to see.

Such an equal match-up has the effect of making me see Nadal in a different way after all. As commenters wiser and wittier than me have pointed out, when you tend to be rooting for Nadal’s opponents, it’s difficult not to view him as a larger-than-life automaton possessed of a preternatural ability to slough off multiple death blows and come back stronger, like the killer in a slasher movie. Not so tonight. When there is a kerfuffle at 4-5 with challenges and scoreboards, it displeases both the crowd and Nadal, at one in wanting things to be just so. A noise in the ceiling between first and second serves brings a double fault. With Murray seemingly intent on hitting winners past him at every opportunity, one is forced to accept Nadal as vulnerable, fallible. His concentration can be threatened, his invincible self-belief disrupted.

This only makes what he does in the tiebreak more remarkable. Murray fluffs a forehand down the line that would have given him the mini-break, then nets a defensive slice he should be able to make in his sleep. Once he gets to set point, Nadal is always in control of the rally; a backhand cross-court, a short ball down the line that leaves Murray floundering in no man’s land, and a volley that the world no. 1 is not about to miss. Game and set because one young man kept his head better than another. I think I preferred him as an invincible force of nature who was simply too good.

The spotlight now falls on Murray’s resilience and self-belief, or lack thereof. Surely, Nadal will steamroll from here, as he did to Berdych yesterday; capitalizing on the momentary floundering that comes from losing the tightest of tiebreaks. Once he gets the bit between his teeth, he’s unstoppable. When a net cord takes Murray’s ball wide, followed by a successful Hawkeye challenge from Nadal to get the point replayed, it’s impossible not to feel that events are conspiring against Murray. He plays his first tactically ill-advised drop-shot; he’s driven to his knees by Nadal’s forehand in the next game as the DJ, displaying a masterly sense of timing, plays ‘Sledgehammer’. It’s understandable; after the loss of the first set, I want to take to my bed in a darkened room for a week or so, and I‘m just watching.

But I’m not Andy Murray. Break point down, he hits a backhand cross-court winner and gives it a “c’mon”! At deuce, he opens up the court again as only he can and finishes it off with a drop-dead volley. Game point is his eleventh ace. He gets to 0-15 on Rafa’s serve at 3-3 when Rafa pushes an attacking forehand long. If a point on Rafa’s serve in the first set was an opportunity, right now it’s an offer Murray can’t refuse. A superb backhand winner gives him the break, his fifteenth ace consolidates. I cry aloud; we all do. A return winner gives him the set on Rafa’s serve and the match we‘ve been waiting for is going the distance.

There’s a moment, when Murray has 0-30 on Rafa’s serve at 0-1, when neither are playing as well as they have been. Both have an opportunity to seize the match. Two unforced errors, a drop-shot that bounces before it reaches the net, and that‘s it. You can’t give Rafael Nadal an opening and gamble that he won’t come up with something spectacular, because he will. He breaks with a return ace.

The point at deuce on Murray’s serve at 3-5 is the match in microcosm. A sequence of unbelievable shots and yet all it accomplishes is to highlight Nadal’s brilliance and tenacity. Little kids are already running down the stairs to wait courtside for the chance to get Nadal’s autograph, and I am mentally composing a biting epitaph for the match. Murray has won six more points, but all he’s done is give Nadal a nice work-out, buffing up those muscles until they shine with sweat, making sure he looks good for the final. Nadal will not let an advantage like serving for the match go.

He doesn’t. Murray takes it back, forcing errors and sealing it with an inexorable backhand down the line. The roar from the crowd when he takes it to a tiebreak shakes the stands, but it pales in comparison to the one when Murray goes 0-3 up with an ace and two gorgeous winners. This could really happen, I think. These are the matches that can leave careers forever changed.

Before you know it, Nadal’s beaming and raising his arms, telling us once again how many Slams Murray’s going to win. I don’t think I can be the only Murray fan who is tired of hearing those words from him under these circumstances.

Murray takes it like a man. His press conference is dignified, honest; he doesn’t shrink from the harsh realities. "It was a great match to finish the year. But I need to improve because I’m competing with the two best players of all time. So if I want to win these tournaments, I want to win the Grand Slams, I need to get better."

I’m back to my semantic conundrum. The word I keep finding to describe Nadal’s performance is ‘terrifying’. On his supposedly worst surface, against an opponent who’s capable of beating him playing at his absolute best, he still won. The narrowness of the margins merely emphasize his victory. If his opponent tomorrow and the rest of the ATP aren’t viewing 2011 with a serious dose of apprehension then they’re simply not paying attention.

As for Murray, he played about as well as he can play. He stretched Nadal to his limits and brought the tournament to life. He played one of the best matches of the year. He gave the 17,500 people inside the O2, as Mark Petchey tells us in Nadal’s post-match interview, a memory that they will never forget.

Great. What trophy does he get for that?


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Posted by Master Ace 11/28/2010 at 01:08 PM

0-30 Roger DF
15-30 Rafael nets BH return on wide serve by Roger
30-30 Roger volley winner coming forward after doing 1-2 punch
40-30 Rafael BH return wide on wide serve by Roger
Roger holds as Rafael gets to volley but nets it

Rafael to serve 3-4

Posted by Sherlock 11/28/2010 at 01:08 PM

Deuce, if we have to force ourselves through this, you should too! :)

Posted by Fangorina 11/28/2010 at 01:08 PM

The wide serve on the deuce-court is working for Roger

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:08 PM

Rafa tries to get to the ball but even he can't get to it. Roger stays out of trouble. Whew!

Posted by crazyone 11/28/2010 at 01:09 PM

please, don't praise Fed's volley that much. It doesn't matter if it's textbook if you miss them.

Good recovery from 0-30.

Posted by GB 11/28/2010 at 01:09 PM

Or not:(((

" I think I'm going to be sick if this keeps up. :)" I know I am!

Posted by TripleF(FedFanForever): Bleed the Vermillion! Girding up! Fedal it is. Yum! Yikes! 11/28/2010 at 01:09 PM

This is going to chew up all finger nails and fingers. I see both leaving NO GROUND.


WHY DID I SIGN UP FOR THIS?

Posted by ladyjulia 11/28/2010 at 01:09 PM

Phew...he held...

AO 2009 memories still loom large...

Posted by Fangorina 11/28/2010 at 01:10 PM

I wish this were a best of five sets match

Posted by BrooklynNY 11/28/2010 at 01:10 PM

As a Sampras fan, I love no Rhythm tennis.
It just goes to show that both players are playing good, and very efficiently.

Posted by AB 11/28/2010 at 01:11 PM

Roger was a bit lucky on that 40-30 volley.

I will not renew my tennistv subscription. The stream stopped when Rafa was serving 40-15 and I think it went completely off the air during the Rafa v RAndy match.

Tennistv is terrible. Live streaming only for me.

Posted by ladyjulia 11/28/2010 at 01:11 PM

That should be AO 2009 nightmares..not memories..

allright..let's see if Roger can actually put a return in...while being aggressive at the same time

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:12 PM

Rafa returns the favor by DFing. C'MON TIM!

Posted by GB 11/28/2010 at 01:12 PM

Now Rafa with a double:(( Pls hold here!

Posted by NP 11/28/2010 at 01:12 PM

Oh, this is where you kids were. Well, this is kinda late, but here's what I posted right after the last game:

Rafa didn't even make the effort to get to that last shot for a FH pass. Yes, that was a tough get, but one he's fully capable of making. Tells me he's not 100% physically.

But his BH is clicking just in time. Fed's, 2.

Posted by GB 11/28/2010 at 01:13 PM

OMG - pls no bp here Rafa!!!!

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:13 PM

McEnroe says something about beating Rafa by making him DF. Uhmm... maybe that can be Plan B?

30-30 for Rafa now!

Posted by Sherlock 11/28/2010 at 01:14 PM

First serve, where hast thou gone?

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:14 PM

Yuck, good second serve and good rally. Not gonna yell at Roger for that miss, but still.

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:15 PM

Deuce! At last!

Posted by Sherlock 11/28/2010 at 01:15 PM

Hey, NP.

How 'bout those Heat, eh? :)

Sorry, back to tennis. Dang it, Rafa. Missed the fh putaway. Back to deuce.

Posted by Northernboy 11/28/2010 at 01:15 PM

Hannah, just wanted to again comment on how incredible your postings have been this week, by far the best this website has ever seen. You have a rare talent for capturing both the character of the players and the pervading dynamics of each match. Your Roddick/Djokovic column was a joy to read and this one was even better.

Definitely agree with this statement: As commenters wiser and wittier than me have pointed out, when you tend to be rooting for Nadal’s opponents, it’s difficult not to view him as a larger-than-life automaton possessed of a preternatural ability to slough off multiple death blows and come back stronger, like the killer in a slasher movie.

Has happened now with Murray, Djokovic, Soderling, and of course, Federer. Makes Melzer's victory over him in Shanghai, and Roddick's in Miami, even more impressive.

I do have to say though, the dynamics of the Fed/Nadal matchups, rare as they are these days, are decidedly dull. Rafa only knows the one way to win - loop Fed's BH over and over and over and over again. While I like the rivalry I have to say it's not the most interesting pattern to watch. Luckily Rog's BH is rock solid today. First BP to Rog.

Posted by ladyjulia 11/28/2010 at 01:16 PM

breakpoint...now we'll see 17 of them eventually..and Fed won't take any of them...

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:16 PM

Rafa again doesn't really try to go for the ball. But well played by Fed, and he gets BP! BREAK FED, BREAK! I believe in you! :D

Posted by tina (ajde, Novak: handsome and talented Balkans #1, world #3, Davis Cup hero, AO 2008 titleist, reigning USO finalist, cutest butt in tennis, rapper, the face of Belgrade t-shirts, Novak water and Restaurant - don't u wish your polyglot was hott like me) 11/28/2010 at 01:16 PM

What is this, some kind of "hand ball reunion"? Maradona AND Henry?!

Posted by Master Ace 11/28/2010 at 01:16 PM

40-40 Rafael FH wide as Rafael serves at 3-4
40-A Roger FH winner
Roger breaks as he hit BH winner

Roger to serve for set 5-3

Posted by GB 11/28/2010 at 01:16 PM

:(((((((((( NOoooooooo!!!!!!!!

Posted by crazyone 11/28/2010 at 01:16 PM

Rafa went back to the old, time honored strategy and it didn't work! Because of the BH winner!

Posted by ladyjulia 11/28/2010 at 01:16 PM

It ain't a break till you consolidate...

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:16 PM

Rafa decides to really try to hammer the backhand-- Fed is ready for it, and breaks! YESSSS!

Posted by beautiful tennis 11/28/2010 at 01:16 PM

Genius! The only one!

Posted by Sherlock 11/28/2010 at 01:16 PM

Well, that was not a good finish to that game, Rafa.

Posted by Old man Fed/Puny server Rafa fan 11/28/2010 at 01:16 PM

What happened the old man's backhand?

Posted by ladyjulia 11/28/2010 at 01:17 PM

Roger...HOLD...it ain;t a break until you hold...

Posted by Northernboy 11/28/2010 at 01:17 PM

Holy crap - has Fed's backhand EVER been this lethal in a single match? Does he have more BH winners than FH winners? That winner on BP was one of the shots of the year surely. And I'm not even a fanboy.

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:17 PM

Roger pumped up, and serving unreturnables left and right. Unreturnable by Nadal, who I think we all agreed sometime last week was the GOAT?

Posted by Sherlock 11/28/2010 at 01:18 PM

Piffle. Rog gave Rafa two looks at the pass and got away with it.

Posted by ladyjulia 11/28/2010 at 01:18 PM

Roger...HOLD...please

Posted by TripleF(FedFanForever): Bleed the Vermillion! Girding up! Fedal it is. Yum! Yikes! 11/28/2010 at 01:18 PM

And that Lord-forsaken High BH is the one that nailed it. Nailed. It.
That devil is on its way out.

Good heavens!
First set in the pocket.
Just LIKE THAT

Posted by Master Ace 11/28/2010 at 01:18 PM

15-0 Roger service winner wide
30-0 Rafael return wide
40-0 Rafael CC BH passing shot wide as Roger come forward and hit volley
Roger takes the set 6-3 as he hit FH winner

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:18 PM

The mighty Fed, ladies and gentlemen.

Posted by Cupcake Lurker 11/28/2010 at 01:18 PM

He holds and takes the 1st set, now if he could find a way not to do a 2nd set walkabout.

Posted by beautiful tennis 11/28/2010 at 01:18 PM

The #1 is getting beaten to a pulp and i love it!!

Posted by Old man Fed/Puny server Rafa fan 11/28/2010 at 01:19 PM

what a beatdown. 3-6. 1st set was a stinker. I want some competition! After all, I worked hard for this Fedal final!

Posted by GB 11/28/2010 at 01:19 PM

Just can't believe Fed broke on his first bp:(((((( Things really, really not looking good for Rafa!!!

Posted by TripleF(FedFanForever): Bleed the Vermillion! Girding up! Fedal it is. Yum! Yikes! 11/28/2010 at 01:19 PM

The Might Fed.

Standing Ovation.

Posted by Crazy-for-Rog 11/28/2010 at 01:19 PM

YES ! YES ! YEESSS !!! OMG ROGER !

Posted by AB 11/28/2010 at 01:19 PM

Roger's BH looking very good, but very flat mediocre effort from Rafa today. The lack of energy is making this match not so engaging so far.

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:19 PM

"Just can't believe Fed broke on his first bp:(((((( "

ME EITHER!!!

Posted by NP 11/28/2010 at 01:19 PM

Lock, it's karma.

Fed makes Rafa pay for his tentative FHs and duly breaks. Rafa's unusually tentative. Even his PS's are lame.

And Fed consolidates and takes the 1st set. I don't see Rafa turning this around. Dude's off today.

But, then again, he does have a habit of proving us naysayers wrong. We'll see.

Posted by crazyone 11/28/2010 at 01:20 PM

wow, Fed won 100% of the points on which he got his first serve in.

Posted by ladyjulia 11/28/2010 at 01:20 PM

The #1 is not getting beaten to a pulp..its 3-6...and Roddick had won the first 6-3 too...only for Rafa to come back and win.

So, Roger has to watch out now...

Posted by for the love of sport 11/28/2010 at 01:20 PM

Rafa looks happy, unconcerned and quite disinterested...never seen him let so many balls go by...what is going on??? And with all respect to Roger, that was a very indifferent set of tennis from both players...sub par...

Posted by Fangorina 11/28/2010 at 01:20 PM

Not surprised that Roger is winning because Rafa's normal strategy of working over Roger's b/h is not working on the carpet surface. Rafa has to try to change it up. VAMOS anyway!

Posted by thebigapple 11/28/2010 at 01:20 PM

We are no where close yet people. Just hang tight. Lots of work still to do.

Posted by Northernboy 11/28/2010 at 01:20 PM

Rog played a perfect set of tennis.
65% 1st serves, 100% 1st serve conversion
W:UFE 14-9 Fed, 2-4 Nadal
6/7 net points for Fed, 1/1 BP converted
0/0 on both counts for Rafa.

So far Nadal isn't looking tired by any means, but his time honoured strategy of picking on Fed's BH backfired.

Posted by Shine On Me 11/28/2010 at 01:20 PM

Federer takes the first set!!

Posted by GB 11/28/2010 at 01:20 PM

Pls at least hold here, Rafa!!!!

Posted by Sherlock 11/28/2010 at 01:20 PM

"The #1 is getting beaten to a pulp"

Oh, brother. :)

Posted by beautiful tennis 11/28/2010 at 01:21 PM

"Roger's BH looking very good, but very flat mediocre effort from Rafa today. The lack of energy is making this match not so engaging so far."

LOL. Tmf does that to a match

Posted by AB 11/28/2010 at 01:21 PM

I'm with NP, I don't see Rafa making a match of this final. He's not moving very well and, more importantly, he doesn't look like he's wanting it. Weird.

Posted by Old man Fed/Puny server Rafa fan 11/28/2010 at 01:21 PM

Now the only way Rafa can win this 2nd set would be pulling out a trainer card. C'mon. I don't want a bloody beat down!

Posted by Fangorina 11/28/2010 at 01:21 PM

Hi NP

Posted by temes 11/28/2010 at 01:21 PM

Outstanding first set from Fed!

Posted by NP 11/28/2010 at 01:22 PM

"Piffle. Rog gave Rafa two looks at the pass and got away with it."

Lock, you need to hand your boy another gear or two. Otherwise Fed's got this in the bag.

Posted by crazyone 11/28/2010 at 01:22 PM

Rafa's the "great adjuster", so this match isn't over by any means. Nevertheless, it's better to have won a set than to have lost it.

Posted by TripleF(FedFanForever): Bleed the Vermillion! Girding up! Fedal it is. Yum! Yikes! 11/28/2010 at 01:22 PM

Rafa is thinking now looking constipated. This kid is not going to give it to him. Not for all the tea in china

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:22 PM

Rafa's getting angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

(No he doesn't actually look angry, but getting more focused for sure.)

Posted by Fangorina 11/28/2010 at 01:22 PM

Liking this aggressive Rafa. Good love hold

Posted by beautiful tennis 11/28/2010 at 01:22 PM

Oh Boy. Now the Nadalites' are in the excuse-making stage of the match. ;)

Posted by AB 11/28/2010 at 01:23 PM

temes: don't agree. While Roger is striking the BH well, Rafa had many chances but played very passively.

Posted by Old man Fed/Puny server Rafa fan 11/28/2010 at 01:23 PM

Fed will find a way to choke a little. He did against Djoker, too.

Posted by NP 11/28/2010 at 01:23 PM

Sup, Fangorina. How's life treatin' ya?

Posted by ladyjulia 11/28/2010 at 01:24 PM

AB,

Rafa has himself to blame for lack of energy..he's the #1 player, if he can't put effort for the matchup that most of tennis and media has been waiting for for such a long time..its his fault.

PMac said its nonsense that a three set match would tire the #1 player out so much..and I agree with him..

Its upto him whether he wants to make it a match or not...he wants to be tired and show that he is tired playing a guy who is 5 yrs older than him..its his choice.

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:24 PM

Kevin Spacey? Wth? Some people have all the luck.

More comfortable hold to love. No one really wants to argue at the beginning of the set, apparently.

Posted by Fangorina 11/28/2010 at 01:24 PM

Been missing my tennis, NP. Tuning in for the last gasp Fedal. :)

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:25 PM

Fed serves about 6 light-years wide. It was all a trick! Rafa then whiffs the return on the second serve.

Posted by thebigapple 11/28/2010 at 01:25 PM

Has anyone seen Maradona?

Posted by x-fan 11/28/2010 at 01:25 PM

Got stuck in traffic!!!
But managed to see fantastic Fed take the first set :)

Not over yet but Roger is looking very confident and Rafa not so much.
Not surprising to me on this surface.

Posted by Old man Fed/Puny server Rafa fan 11/28/2010 at 01:25 PM

This Rafa kid is playing pretty lousy. What did you slip in Rafa's drink, old man? This Fedal final needs to get way way better!

Posted by AB 11/28/2010 at 01:25 PM

Hi lj: well, yah, it's "his fault." Don't know what point you're needing to make.

I'm just making an observation.

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:25 PM

Maradona flanked by two women. They look like they're both taller than him.

Posted by Fangorina 11/28/2010 at 01:25 PM

Rafa: please adjust for the wide serve

Posted by GB 11/28/2010 at 01:26 PM

Gah - please hold again Rafa!!! Please????

Posted by Mike 11/28/2010 at 01:26 PM

Geez ... this is from a Fed KAD, PLEASE don't put the horns on Fed by razzing Rafa .. especially this early in the match. There is no one more dangerous when he's down a set than Rafa, IMHO. Keep it up, Poppa Fed ... and don't come down! LOL

Posted by thebigapple 11/28/2010 at 01:26 PM

Maybe he tossed his tickets when the Serbian celeb was crushed.

Posted by GB 11/28/2010 at 01:26 PM

Start vamosing or something, Rafa!!!!

Posted by NP 11/28/2010 at 01:27 PM

"Liking this aggressive Rafa."

Fangorina, Rafa has to be aggressive. Did you see how slow he was at the net on the 1st pt of the last game? For some reason he has lost a step or two.

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:27 PM

Fed nearly returns a rather blah smash, but it goes into the net. It does seem like Nadal isn't able to chase down the shots like his trademark, huh? I bet it's the knees.

Nadal chases down a moonball, looks like he's briefly considering the tweener, then decides against it. Should've tried it Rafa! Maybe Fed would then show us how to DEAL with tweeners too!

Posted by Fangorina 11/28/2010 at 01:27 PM

"Start vamosing or something, Rafa!!!!" plus 1,000

Posted by thebigapple 11/28/2010 at 01:27 PM

Lol, most women are taller than Maradona. But few has his moves.

Posted by x-fan 11/28/2010 at 01:28 PM

Ladyjulia,
Hehe, you've been after the number 1 lately :)
I thought you were a fan of both.

Xisca quite vocal there for a while until she realized the camera was on her.

Posted by NP 11/28/2010 at 01:28 PM

Fangorina, are you not gonna watch the DC finals?

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:29 PM

Fed painting the lines beautifully! Nadal too, though that last hit did not.

Posted by AB 11/28/2010 at 01:29 PM

I would like to see more effort from Rafa. I'm not into this match yet.

Though agree that Roger is doing enough to keep Rafa at bay.

Posted by jewell - Make tea, not war. 11/28/2010 at 01:29 PM

I've seen Rafa play better, even this week; but equally I think Roger's been absolutely brilliant - great serving, streams of winners, BH working - lovely winner for the break, attacking relentlessly, great defence.

Rafa looks like he wants to win enough to me. If he gets outplayed he gets outplayed - I don't think it's about him not putting in the effort.

Posted by Fangorina 11/28/2010 at 01:29 PM

NP: Rafa does still look tight, and not gunning and running as he should. The match-up on this surface requires hyper-aggression from Rafa, yet he *feels* flat and tight.

Posted by Old man Fed/Puny server Rafa fan 11/28/2010 at 01:29 PM

C'mon Fed. Pity Rafa and give him one of your service game. It appears that you can break Rafa at will, so why not make it more interesting? Like Dare-devil Muzz yesterday on 3rd set?

Posted by GB 11/28/2010 at 01:29 PM

WTF: Rafa is soooo subdued!!! Pls win this pt!!!! Deuce would not be a good new!!! And not so much as a Vamos for that hold:(((

Posted by Blue moon 11/28/2010 at 01:30 PM

Fed saves the return but decides to offer a cowpie for some reason. By which I mean that the cow jumped over the moon, and this ball jumped over a moonpie.

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