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Date: 30 Jan 2009 13:18:36
From: Aimless
Subject: Oh for a minute there...
I'd really thought Verzasco could trouble Nadal for good.




 
Date: 30 Jan 2009 04:33:53
From: xamigax@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Oh for a minute there...
On 30 jan, 13:18, "Aimless" <creepingcuriously9...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> I'd really thought Verzasco could trouble Nadal for good.

He is.
Nadal's experience is rewarding him big time.
The second set was near almost "stolen" from Verdasco.
It was the only game of the set where he tried too much, overplaying
the biggest points can't help you.
Nadal took advantage of this.
Same can be said about the third set tie-break...

At 1/1 Verdaco had an easy FH to hit, and send it wide, looking too
much for a winner.
Even Federer or Sampras don't want this much winners in a breaker....
During a breaker you're more supposed to cut down (Fed was so good at
that) UE, than to send missiles all around!

The good thing for Verdasco (loosing or not this match) is that he
still has room for improving:
volleys were sometime very wrong (not particularily the execution, but
the choice of where to put the ball), and few "common sense" for what
NBA is calling money time.


Share & Enjoy,
Manolo


  
Date: 30 Jan 2009 13:43:07
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: Re: Oh for a minute there...
xamigax@gmail.com wrote:
> On 30 jan, 13:18, "Aimless" <creepingcuriously9...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd really thought Verzasco could trouble Nadal for good.
>
> He is.
> Nadal's experience is rewarding him big time.
> The second set was near almost "stolen" from Verdasco.
> It was the only game of the set where he tried too much, overplaying
> the biggest points can't help you.
> Nadal took advantage of this.
> Same can be said about the third set tie-break...
>
> At 1/1 Verdaco had an easy FH to hit, and send it wide, looking too
> much for a winner.
> Even Federer or Sampras don't want this much winners in a breaker....
> During a breaker you're more supposed to cut down (Fed was so good at
> that) UE, than to send missiles all around!
>
> The good thing for Verdasco (loosing or not this match) is that he
> still has room for improving:
> volleys were sometime very wrong (not particularily the execution, but
> the choice of where to put the ball), and few "common sense" for what
> NBA is calling money time.

Good analysis. Verdasco has an interesting game, but it is obvious that
Nadal's journey into this match has been a lot easier. As you say the
second set was very unfortunate, but at the same time he was very lucky
in the first set tiebreak. Overall a very close match between two
players playing well. Verdasco has to improve at the net and improve his
slice. Normally his backhand is better than he shows today.

PS.


 
Date: 30 Jan 2009 13:19:35
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Oh for a minute there...

"Aimless" <creepingcuriously9983@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:4982f01f$0$1106$4fafbaef@reader3.news.tin.it...
> I'd really thought Verzasco could trouble Nadal for good.


Never had a chance sweaty.