The great rivalry is renewed. It's Federer vs. Nadal on NBC right now, for those of you who are awake. Come on Roger!
Rfed is killing it right now. Part of me feels like something is going on with Rafa, or it's just that Roger is playing incredibly. Still plenty of time.
EDIT: Nevermind, back on serve and now Rafa is playing beast like
Gotta be heart breaking for Federer. He gave Nadal everything he had in this first set and still lost.
WTF is up with the lower case "ot"? We only accept upper case "OT" designations around here.
Get with the program.
But he is too freaking good..... Roger is such a class act, it must be tough.....
Federer had this set in the bag then lost his first serve. Federer got less aggressive too. Going to be pretty damn tough to come back, Nadal is in his groove now.
Just curious because I've only recently gotten into tennis, but what don't you like about Nadal?
I have a ton of respect for Nadal. I'm just a Federer fan, and also just want to see amazing tennis.
Nadal is just dominating right now. He is playing fantastic after starting slowly. Don't understand why everyone hates Nadal though. He is sick and plays a more exciting style than Federer. It's ridiculous watching Nadal on clay.
Nadal is by far my favorite player, but I will say this: it must suck to be Federer. If he was another few years older than Nadal, he would have had this era all to himself. I can't think of a more dominating individual athlete (with the stats to back it up) who had to watch parts of his legacy shrink at this early of an age. Love me some Nadal, but I really do feel for Federer.
He's just annoying to me. I mean he is ridiculously good, but he is like the overly joyous guy at the rec center who yells after ever point he scores in a pick up game. I can't put my finger on it, but I just don't like Nadal. Federer is just machine-like with his consistency and a class act.
I love Nadal. His game is so fun to watch. The only player I can't stand is Djokovic. He just seems like he never takes responsibility for a bad shot; its always the ball, or the surface, or his shoes...
Fed is on my short list of favorite athletes of all time, but Nadal is difficult to cast as the villain.
lets get back into this second set!
...... I don't think I have ever been able to forgive him for his capri wearing days. Plus I am such a big Federer fan and Nadal has owned him recently... Im only an average tennis fan but that 2008 Wimbledon final was one of the greatest sport matches I have ever seen..... Absolutely unbelievable.
Going to be so hard to break Rafa. Damn, needed that first set.
This stuff is just too good. Cmon 1 point!!
Clay is an emotional surface
grass a lot more subdued.
These guys are unbelievable. You can almost see it on their faces sometimes, like a "wow I can't believe he got to that"
Watching these two guys play tennis is special. They are amazing. I actually feel bad for Federer, despite all his successes, it's not like he plays poorly every time he plays Nadal, his best just isn't good enough.
The only thing that bugs me about Nadal is his bad habit of pinching and tugging on the underwear in his buttcrack between points.
Ok, my top ten reasons why Nadal picks his butt:
10. He kinda likes the way it makes his fingers smell.
9. His good luck charm, what he likes to touch before all the big points is his anus.
8. Too many hot and spicy wings last night.
7. The home in which he was raised was actually a barn.
5. He rubs the feces laden sweat mixture on the balls before serving for that extra action.
4. The men's locker room was out of toilet paper.
3. Those designer Calvin Kleins are always creeping up on ya.
2. He spent last night with Richard Gere.
1. His butt itches.
This isn't even remotely funny, sorry.
Sit yo butts back down boys, it ain't over yet. No matter what, great to see Fed play so well.
Don't you guys want to see Fed keep coming forward? Nadal doesn't seem to be getting his usual depth from the baseline, but it's so hard to win a baseline war with Rafa because of his crazy defense.
Great Match. Maybe They'll meet again on the grass.
Gotta feel for Federer. He won 18 games in the first three sets and still lost two of them. Great effort today.