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Date: 01 Feb 2009 10:07:47
From: Javier Gonzalez
Subject: Congratulations to Nadal, AO Champ 09!
The heart, the resolve on that kid, amazing.

Not a very high quality match, but makes up more than enough for it in drama.

Now, where was that Highland Park bottle I was eyeing yesterday...




 
Date: 01 Feb 2009 05:18:38
From: Adam Thirnis
Subject: Re: Congratulations to Nadal, AO Champ 09!
On Feb 1, 1:07 pm, Javier Gonzalez <ja.gon....@gmmmmail.com > wrote:
> The heart, the resolve on that kid, amazing.
>
> Not a very high quality match, but makes up more than enough for it in drama.
>
> Now, where was that Highland Park bottle I was eyeing yesterday...

good match i thought - some insane shots. fed served poorly which was
the difference.


  
Date: 01 Feb 2009 05:46:08
From:
Subject: Re: Congratulations to Nadal, AO Champ 09!
On Feb 1, 8:26=A0am, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr > wrote:
> "Adam Thirnis" <adam.thir...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:2c78d230-74ca-4aa5-9755-b8142a4e3944@p23g2000prp.googlegroups.com...
>
> > On Feb 1, 1:07 pm, Javier Gonzalez <ja.gon....@gmmmmail.com> wrote:
> >> The heart, the resolve on that kid, amazing.
>
> >> Not a very high quality match, but makes up more than enough for it in
> >> drama.
>
> >> Now, where was that Highland Park bottle I was eyeing yesterday...
>
> > good match i thought - some insane shots. fed served poorly which was
> > the difference.
>
> Both at peak, it would all come down to mental issues Federer has, I must
> say.
>
> But today both were subpar, compared to Wimbledon final. Rafa was slow at
> times and Federer served poorly.
>
> His defense was great though.

Yes, I thought Rafa looked a bit sluggish at times as well, though
obviously that didn't stop him from a few
wow points on defense.

After this event and considering where they are in their careers, I
think it will be hard for Fed to ever be the favorite over Nadal in a
Slam match.


  
Date: 01 Feb 2009 14:26:11
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Congratulations to Nadal, AO Champ 09!

"Adam Thirnis" <adam.thirnis@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:2c78d230-74ca-4aa5-9755-b8142a4e3944@p23g2000prp.googlegroups.com...
> On Feb 1, 1:07 pm, Javier Gonzalez <ja.gon....@gmmmmail.com> wrote:
>> The heart, the resolve on that kid, amazing.
>>
>> Not a very high quality match, but makes up more than enough for it in
>> drama.
>>
>> Now, where was that Highland Park bottle I was eyeing yesterday...
>
> good match i thought - some insane shots. fed served poorly which was
> the difference.

Both at peak, it would all come down to mental issues Federer has, I must
say.

But today both were subpar, compared to Wimbledon final. Rafa was slow at
times and Federer served poorly.

His defense was great though.




  
Date: 01 Feb 2009 05:24:29
From:
Subject: Re: Congratulations to Nadal, AO Champ 09!
On Feb 1, 8:18=A0am, Adam Thirnis <adam.thir...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Feb 1, 1:07 pm, Javier Gonzalez <ja.gon....@gmmmmail.com> wrote:
>
> > The heart, the resolve on that kid, amazing.
>
> > Not a very high quality match, but makes up more than enough for it in =
drama.
>
> > Now, where was that Highland Park bottle I was eyeing yesterday...
>
> good match i thought - some insane shots. fed served poorly which was
> the difference.

Yes, coming off the brutal semifinal, Rafa needed some help from Fed
and he got it.

Only one good set of serving from Fed. And I think when Fed failed to
convert all of those break points at the
end of the third I think that gave Rafa new life.

This kid is amazing. His physical stamina is unbelievable, but the
mental toughness to fight through whatever pain
or heaviness he's feeling is maybe even more impressive.


   
Date: 01 Feb 2009 14:48:05
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Congratulations to Nadal, AO Champ 09!
jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com wrote:
> On Feb 1, 8:18 am, Adam Thirnis <adam.thir...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 1, 1:07 pm, Javier Gonzalez <ja.gon....@gmmmmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> The heart, the resolve on that kid, amazing.
>>
>>> Not a very high quality match, but makes up more than enough for it
>>> in drama.
>>
>>> Now, where was that Highland Park bottle I was eyeing yesterday...
>>
>> good match i thought - some insane shots. fed served poorly which was
>> the difference.
>
> Yes, coming off the brutal semifinal, Rafa needed some help from Fed
> and he got it.
>
> Only one good set of serving from Fed. And I think when Fed failed to
> convert all of those break points at the
> end of the third I think that gave Rafa new life.
>
> This kid is amazing. His physical stamina is unbelievable, but the
> mental toughness to fight through whatever pain
> or heaviness he's feeling is maybe even more impressive.


I totaly agree...during the third set I though Fed is winning it..even when
he failed to convert those unbeliveable 6 break points in two games I
thought he'd win that third set tiebreak, serve some big and then win in 4.
He even won first point on nadal's serve in that tiebreak, but nothing.

from then on, fatigue was not such a big factor in this match...even though
rafa was slower at time because of it, from that point federer seemed like
he was also had a marazthon match before.

Rafa won this one with his mind, and I said it, his mind is the impressive
thing here, not his speed, that had so many other..chang, coria etc.

Mind..that's the thing.