Rafael Nadal Begins Quest For First Miami Title; Murray Goes The Distance In Opener
by Staff | March 22nd, 2014, 10:22 am
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Defending champion Andy Murray got off to a shaky start Friday night at the Sony Open in Miami. Murray, who is no longer with star coach Ivan Lendl, dropped the first set before rallying to beat Matthew Ebden 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 in the second round.

Murray’s fellow former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were also winning, both in straight sets.

Federer eased past the dangerous Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 7-6 dropping just one point on serve in the first set.

“It’s just uncomfortable at times when it comes to the crunch of the sets and you know this is probably your only chance in the set,” said Federer. “So it can be quite difficult or overwhelming. But if you’re in the right mindset mentally, it can also be enjoyable. That’s how I approach the match, anyway.”

Djokovic out-gunned Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-3. The Serb is coming off a big Indian Wells title win on Sunday.

“It’s obviously different conditions that I’m playing in here in Miami [compared to] from Indian Wells,” said Djokovic. “So that’s why the first matches are always tricky.”

David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet were other top winners.


In the women’s draw, former champion Venus Williams advanced into the third round. Indian Wells finalist Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens were also winners.

“I’ve been working hard on my game,” Venus said. “I had some tough losses where I just wasn’t able to kind of turn around. But they were always really close, and I kept putting myself in good positions to win matches. So I just started crossing over the line in Dubai – even the week before, I basically won the match but lost it somehow. I learned a lot from that one, too, and just kind of kept coming up.

“And I’ve been working hard since Dubai. I feel really confident in every situation on the court.”

American Varvara Lepchenko had the upset of the day shocking Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 2-6, 7-6. The Serb was up a set and 2-0 before Lepchenko roared back to take the set and lead 5-1 in the third.

Then it was Jankovic’s turn to mount the comeback, but her bid fell just short in the tiebreaker.

Also, Indian Wells semifinalist Simona Halep had to withdraw because of a toe injury.

Today, Rafael Nadal opens his bid for a first Miami title against former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt. Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka is also on court along with John Isner and Tomas Berdych.

“I would love to win here any year,” said Nadal. “When I am playing a tournament, I always try my best in every one. So when I go on court, I try my best in every tournament, in every match. I gonna do it the same here.

“Hopefully I will have a good few days,” he added. “Never is easy the first round, especially when you play an opponent like Lleyton, and especially when he already played a match, so it will be tough battle.
I need to be very competitive. I need to be ready. I hope I will be, you know, but we will see.”

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Samantha Stosur are the marquee for the women.

MIAMI SATURDAY SCHEDULE

STADIUM start 11:00 am
ATP – [3] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)

Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA – [1] S Williams (USA) vs C Garcia (FRA)
ATP – [10] J Isner (USA) vs D Young (USA)

Not Before 4:30 pm
WTA – [4] M Sharapova (RUS) vs [26] L Safarova (CZE)

Not Before 8:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Nadal (ESP) vs L Hewitt (AUS)

Not Before 9:30 pm
WTA – [Q] C Vandeweghe (USA) vs [16] S Stosur (AUS)


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80 Comments for Rafael Nadal Begins Quest For First Miami Title; Murray Goes The Distance In Opener

Giles Says:

Good luck Champ!
Vamos!


Slice Tennis Says:

Bautista Agut is taking Janowicz to the cleaners.
He could very well become the next big thing after the exit of the current top 4.


the DA Says:

Miami providing the weirdness in the draw as ever. Stan bageled Gimeno-Traver, fell apart in the 2nd set and then fought back in the 3rd to win. A lackluster Cilic is knocked out by Robert. Baptista-Augut continues to impress and leads Janowicz by a set and a break. JJ’s breakthrough is on hold until further notice.


Slice Tennis Says:

Janowicz is in danger of getting a bagel here.


the DA Says:

oops *correction* Cilic was knocked out by Roger-Vasselin.


Slice Tennis Says:

“Cilic was knocked out by Roger-Vasselin”

Impact of Sean’s curse.


Giles Says:

Wawa was telling the lines person where to stand. That’s not his job!
#GettingAheadOfHimself


Brando Says:

Janowicz and Tomic: what’s going on with them? Not much progress for a while now! Agut seems a real talent though.


the DA Says:

^ I think Agut will be the real breakthrough. A complete surprise. Now Monfils seems injured again. Down 2-6 to Garcia-Lopez. smh


Margot Says:

I really like RBA, lots of variety in his game, some of his shots were quite Andy-like, no higher praise, moves really quickly round the court and doesn’t over-celebrate every blooming point. What’s not to like?
Good to see JJ’s infuriating drop shots coming back with interest too.


Patson Says:

R. Bautista Agut ….. the guy has an awesome name as well. I prefer calling him ‘Batista’.


the DA Says:

Florian Mayer withdraws and gives Nole a w/o. This usually makes my Nole supporter friends very nervous. If I recall correctly, they don’t like walkovers.


Okiegal Says:

That won’t affect Nole one way or the other. He and Roger are in top form. If Novak does lose a set, it doesn’t seem to bother him much, he is battle tough!


Hippy Chic Says:

^Yeah completely agree.^


the DA Says:

@Okiegal – You’re right but they still get nervous because of the notable struggles/losses after past walkovers. It’s superstitious of course, but most of us tennis fans are like that ;)


courbon Says:

@ DA: And you are absolutely right.Every time Novak had extra day off , he did not do well after…


Okiegal Says:

@DA

My fav always admits to getting a little nervous during tense moments, I can certainly understand it. I played basketball and those moments are like making a free shot with the score tied and 1 sec left. Pressure is a human reaction and we win some and lose some!!


nits Says:

when will nadal match start


Daniel Says:

Poor Hewitt, he has nothing to trouble Nadal.


Okiegal Says:

The commentators made mention that Rusty beat Fed in Brisbane and won the tournament. I had forgotten all about that.


Okiegal Says:

Rafa’s forehand is poppin’ tonight! That is good news!!


skeezer Says:

This is why I will quit watching tennis if this kind of play continues. A bore and turned off the Tele after the 1rst. Hewitt is just basically a ball machine workout for Rafa. Rafa is content to just back and play error free tennis, while Hewitt has nothing in his arsenal to push Rafa. Excitng tennis? Pffft.
Zzzzzzzzzz


nadalista Says:

Poor @skeezer, his TV only has one channel…….


Okiegal Says:

@Skeezer

What do you like?


metan Says:

Okiegal, that’s good news that RAFA’s forehand is popping. I am not watching but following the score. Hehehe.
@skeezer, off TV and good night. LOL.


Nirmal Kumar Says:

Watched few games. Nadal’s FH is on song today. He had Hewitt on his string and make him run like a rabbit. Good sign for Rafa’s future matches.


Okiegal Says:

All I can say for tennis fans of this generation, if you don’t like baseline and grinding, you don’t watch much tennis. Federer is a master at it. Don’t tell me you don’t like to see that beautiful backhand of Roger’ s over and over. The passing shots, down the line forehand, a drop shot, lob. The serve and volley game……..boring!


Brando Says:

LMFAO: Fed fans tuning into Rafa matches, feeling sad because of the helpless opponent, moaning about the entertaining aspect of it:

What’s new.

Simple solution Einstein’s:

1. Rafa has played over 600 matches on tour: you know what to expect from him. Yet for some strange reason you still tune in into his matches. IF you don’t like it: then don’t tune in at all. Simple solution.

But more relevantly:

PLEASE do not bore the rest of folks here with your moans about how bored you are. You bore us with such nonsense!


Okiegal Says:

@Brando

That is exactly what I say……don’t watch. If something bores me I don’t take part in it. Not knowing who will win the point in the baseline rallies makes things more interesting and exciting for me. I loved 54 shot rally between Joker and Rafa at USO last year. Even though Rafa lost the point it was still exciting!!


skeezer Says:

Ms.Brando,
“LMFAO: Fed fans tuning into Rafa matches”
Yes, I enjoy a good tennis match. Even if its Rafa. So what is so funny about that? It’s just most of the time his game is predictable( mostly predicated on making less errors than his opponet, with little shotmaking skills other than dictating with a monster FH. And a simple strategy, though effective, really creates no watchable excitement for me. All this whilst trying to ignore his “embarrasment to the game” butt picks ). Ti each there own.
“Rafa has played over 600 matches on tour: you know what to expect from him.”
Yep. Exactly my point.
“IF you don’t like it: then don’t tune in at all. Simple solution.”
I did after the first set. Thank you very much.

Btw, didn’t you say you wre leaving this site? Curious maybe I read it wrong. You seemed quote adamant.

@Okiegal
Fed is not all about S&V. It’s about creativity when the moment is needed. Sometimes it is, or has been S&V, and BH flick of the wrist winner, a winner Tweener, a drop shot, a low slice, a short chip, etc.
Just checked the scores, as predicted, Rafa sailed through. Congrats.


Okiegal Says:

@Skeezer

Thanks. Last night I went on you tube and watched some Fed and Rafa matches. So how do you feel when those two hook up? Aren’t both of these men creative? I just love their matches. Roger is good as anyone from the baseline. How can you not like that type of tennis? Or is it because Rusty couldn’t compete with Rafa this particular night? Rusty beat Fed in Brisbane…..he must have been competing pretty good then.


skeezer Says:

Hewitt is a former #1, though his age and hip surgeries have left him a shadow of what he is currently. He is a quality player though, but in todays game a counter puncher is not as effective as it was. Rafa will eat up this style of play all day long. You have to attack Rafa.
Fed has had problems with counter punchers now and then(giles simon is another one) because Fed is more of an aggresive player and is more prone to making errors as a result.


metan Says:

61 63👍👍👍👍from RAFA today. VAMOS!!


Okiegal Says:

Yeah, thanks…..I’m not a tennis player, as I’ve said before. Don’t know the strategy aspect of the game at all. But, I’m sure as a player you know what should be done but executing it is another story. A lot of the close matches are won because a little luck fell your way. Tennis can be fickle. I love to watch the game.There’s nothing better than a tennis match with tiebreaks! I wish I did understand the mechanics and strategy of the game.


Colin Says:

“Hewitt is a former #1, though his age and hip surgeries have left him a shadow of what he is currently.”
That makes no sense.

Skeezer, you mean a shadow of what he WAS!


kjb Says:

@Okiegal at 11:50

Fed has never played baseline grinding tennis. He is looking for a winner or he is opening up the court to hit the winner at all times.


Michael Says:

Rafa was looking awesome against Hewitt. He was just crushing him on the court with his brutal top spins all over the place. It is conceivable that Rafa has once again returned to his top form and that should ring alarm bells to elsewhere on the circuit. At the other end, Roger and Novak victories were mere formalities and Andy yet again struggled. So the field of Miami is wide open but Rafa has good chances to lift his first title and the only spoiler can be Novak.


Colin Says:

@Kjb at 1.41 am

I don’t think it’s that simple. In his early career Fed played an all-court game, but later modified it and spent most of his time on the baseline, even if he wasn’t “grinding”. And I mean ON the baseline! He in fact stood too close, being reluctant to give ground, and made himself vulnerable to Rafa’s topspin. Now, in what we could call the Edberg phase, he’s going to the net more.


Okiegal Says:

@Colin

As I said in my other post that I know nothing about how to play, but I’ve got eyes…..when he plays Rsfa


kjb Says:

@Colin

Thats what I meant by grinding style tennis. He doesn’t take the ball 5 feet behind the baseline and wait for an error. He is always in attack mode.


Okiegal Says:

Oops Colin that went before I was ready LOL when he plays Rafa he does……but I guess he’s forced to?? Colin, would that be a correct assumption?

Thanks for your answer to Kjb, I just watch the game but it looks like to me that Roger can be a baseliner if he has too…..just saying!


Mr. Larvey Says:

When I watched the statistics I was really surprised that H2H between Rafa and Hewitt was 6-4 before yesterday. I must have missed the matches which Lleyton won. And I have trobles picturing what could have he done to actually beat Rafa. Roughly, Lleyton has the same strengths as Rafa, but Rafa does everything even 10 times better than Hewitt. So, in my opinion, Rafa should be the worst opponent for Lleyton.

In general, watching a baseliner without any huge weapons, such as Hewitt, play Rafa isn’t the most interesting match up, because typically no one is more consistent than Rafa, and Rafa can also be aggressive. So, the result will be something like today.

It’s a bit similar thing, when Fed plays against someone like Anderson or Raonic. It’s difficult to see Fed losing against those kinds of players if he doesn’t paly badly.


Margot Says:

Surely what is “boring” tennis is a highly individual thing? Except for that Isner v Mahut match at Wimbledon. Could anyone on this earth have found that “interesting?”
@Michael
I think a score of 0-6, 7-6, 7-6 would have been a better indication of Andy “struggling.” From what I can gather he made his nowadays customary slow start, then played pretty well.


Maestro Fed Says:

Ironically the longest and the most boring match ever played featured two serve and volley players.


Margot Says:

@MF
Yes, it is ironic and indicates if you haven’t got a decent ROS, it don’t mean a thing.


nadalista Says:

Oh please, as if we are blind to the real reason behind the moaning about Rafa’s “boring” game…

From those who WATCH and then opine:

RT @SI_BTBaseline: “If you want to be reminded of what it looks like when Rafael Nadal is on fire against a defenseless opponent, turn on Tennis Channel now.”

He looked fresh out there, focused and in the mood. As Koening likes to say, if you see Rafa unleashing his FHDTL at will, you know he is confident. And the CC BH was also clicking….

Did I mention he only lost 7 points in the 8 service games he played?

And then, for the Nadalistas in the house, he took his time changing shirts at the end of the match.

Looked 100% FINE………….!


Slice Tennis Says:

STRICTLY not for fed fans…please stay away and stay healthy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrtoDFqPYwA


nadalista Says:

Well, how about letting the Chief Federista, Bodo, articulate the phenomenon that is Rafael Nadal Parera?:

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/03/aussie-oi-vey/50974/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#.Uy7GNU3NvIU

“Nadal’s consistency is obvious and needs no comment, but there’s a more dynamic way to look at that bloodless analysis: The guy never lets you down. He almost never makes a hash of a rally with a really stupid, feckless, or puzzling shot that makes it seem like the whole point was a waste of time. Nadal makes tennis logical, which in the hands of lesser men and women it most certainly is not.”

i.e. tennis makes sense when Rafa’s playing. If you understand tennis, you will understand this singular truism.


Hippy Chic Says:

Michael i dont believe that either Rafa or Novak are a shoo for this title,nor do i believe that either are invincible or unbeatable,remember Andy winning the title last year?


Hippy Chic Says:

I dont believe Rafa was ever not in top form,its not as if hes lost match after match in the 1st round,hes still won two titles this year,and only lost at the AO to Stan who was playing lights out tennis,and Dolgo last week,Andy looked very good in his match after a 1st blip,but then again he usually starts of slow anyway,also Stan,Roger,Novak and a host of other players are all looking good this week,its anybodys tourney IMO.


A Tango Lad Says:

It is a bit disrespectful to say that Hewitt has no weapons to bother Nadal when he just beat a renewed Roger in January.

That said, as a former No. 1, I’ve always considered him a tad overrated. Hewitt is now an incredulous 0-18 against No. 1 players.

I look forward to Roger’s match today.

Hopp Maestro!


Slice Tennis Says:

“He is a quality player though, but in todays game a counter puncher is not as effective as it was.”
For a change you got it perfectly right.
His game good enough to keep him at no.1 for 80 weeks and 2 yr ends in that era.


Slice Tennis Says:

In general Hewitt is loved by fed fans.

Even though he is just a counter puncher nobody calls his game boring.

There is absolutely no single aspect of his game which is better than Rafa.

The only “positive” aspect of Hewitt’s game which attracts fed fans is that he doesn’t have anything to harm Federer.


Okiegal Says:

@Margot

I watched every bit of the Isner/Mahut match. That’s something you probably will never see again! I don’t know how I managed but I was so glued to the TV for 3 days. I kept saying John hit another ace….and they both did. A tennis stat that I don’t imagine will ever be broken.

@Maestro

Thanks, glad to know someone else thinks s/v is boring. The type of tennis we like to watch is an individual choice. I personally think the tennis of today is more exciting.


Margot Says:

@Slice Tennis
Hewitt reminds me of the knight in a Monty Python film, don’t know if you are familiar with it. Anyway this knight, I seem to remember, had both legs, or arms or both, chopped off but was still shouting, “Come on you cowards I’m not finished yet.”


Margot Says:

@ Ok
Ah, we just sailed past each other on the net waves…
U watched ALL that match. Lol can only assume both legs were broken at the time and u were unable to move from the sofa….;)


skeezer Says:

Margot,
Lol @. 9:54.
Colin,
Thanks for the correction.
Nadalista,
Re; Refa shirt watching. I’d bet you’d rather see him play the whole match without one ;)
—-
“In general Hewitt is loved by fed fans”.
Not true. Interesting how you repeatedly speak for Fed fans.


Hippy Chic Says:

Margot/Okiegal i worked 3 seperate shits in the time it took for that match to finish,it was more about been a rather long match of equally bad returning as opposed to been a classic match,when Serena beat Zvonereva in the Ladies final(miss her BTW),it was said on Today At Wimbledon that in all of Serenas 7 matches put together,she still spent less time on court than Isner and Mahut,urgh hopefully never again.


Hippy Chic Says:

Margot loved that film i think it was Monty Python and The Holy Grail if im not mistaken?come and finish me off you wimp ha ha?


Tennis Fan Says:

Some people above don’t know what a “grinding” style game is … It is typified by the style of Nadal. It is a stand at the baseline or further back style where you keep hitting the ball back until the opponent flubs a shot or buckles. It is a wear down the opponent style that I find boring most of the time … But can be highly effective if you are as consistent and determined as Nadal and his stats prove it to be true.
Federer style is a more graceful, fluid game that involves attack, defend, serve and volley, drop shots and lobs that can only be played by an all court player that has excellent movement and balance …my kind of game. Nadal can at times however adapt his style to play a more strategic game and this is what makes him a particularly formidable opponent and in my opinion probably the second best player of all time.


Hippy Chic Says:

Tennis Fan nice post.


Hippy Chic Says:

^Shoulve added and also i think theres a compliment about Rafa in there somewhere lol.^


skeezer Says:

Tennis Fan,
I have seen on occasion Rafa play a very aggressive offensive tennis match. He is incredible to watch when he is playing like that. He doesn’t do that very often, His confidence has to be running high. On the other hand, when he decides to stand 20 ft behind the baseline to play that is when the yawning starts for me, which is more often than not. Of course the nadalistas of the world don’t mind, they hang out until the match is done so they can watch the traditional skin moment.


nadalista Says:

“Of course the nadalistas of the world don’t mind, they hang out until the match is done so they can watch the traditional skin moment.”

And of course our guy does not disappoint……..on and off the court!

Seriously though, anyone who says Rafa is just a grinder has not been watching him play, especially Rafa 2013. Even Djokovic said as much about Rafa’s game in 2013,

This is what distinguishes Rafa from so many of his contemporaries, his willingness to evolve and adapt.


nadalista Says:

Rafa’s game is rooted in its foundation: clay. Anyone who knows anything about the game knows this: clay teaches you point construction, to think, to be patient and know when to pull the trigger. If your opponent does not have these attributes of course he will lose patience, rush himself, shank and/or make mistakes. You flub or buckle under pressure, you lose the point. This is what the game is about. That is why the error stat counts.

ALL the current greats have clay, i.e. baseline grinding, as their foundation: Rafa, Fed, Novak and yes, even Muzza. Coincidence? Gimme a break…..

Fedfans like to throw this grinder line as some sort of anti-Rafa epithet. Ho hum…….


Slice Tennis Says:

“Of course the nadalistas of the world don’t mind, they hang out until the match is done so they can watch the traditional skin moment.”

LOL…and then talk about speaking for others


nadalista Says:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/03/12/Indian-Wells-Brain-Game-Federer-Djokovic.aspx

“Novak Djokovic’s thrilling victory over Roger Federer in the final of the BNP Paribas Open Sunday afternoon focused on the key strategy of keeping the Swiss star back behind the baseline as much as possible as the match unfolded.

Djokovic won 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) and nothing contributed more to his narrow victory than his ability to turn the match into a grinding backcourt battle after Federer had attacked at will in the opening set.”

I am sure all the Tennis-x blog “purists” switched off the Novak Djokovic grindfest display in the IW final….

I wonder, did Novak stop and say to himself, “wait, I should not turn this into a grindfest otherwise Fed will make mistakes and that will turn off his fans…..”


Daniel Says:

Will all due reapect, Nadal’s core game is defense and error less. He only goes for the FH open court when the point is a given. He doesn’t like to risk because he doesn’t feel confortable with UE, same as Murray, you sense they get out of their confort sone playing loke that.

And btw, he may have had a patch of attacking teenis on hard courts and he has to beacuse he can’t grind and defend as he used to, but the guy was moonballing in Rome 2011 in a final out of despere against Djoko. I prefer to lose missing everything out of the court than moonballing and waiting a miracle to happen. That was one of the most embarrassing things I saw on a tennis final, even more than RG 2008 bevause there at least Fed played so bad that he took full resposnability of the way he lost.
To me, as so eone who played tennis, and competitive at a young age, it has more dignity than moonballing. Talk about that for evolving one’s game!


nadalista Says:

@Daniel, as I said, you are one with those who prefer to be frozen in time i.e. 2011. Do try and watch Rafa’s matches in 2013, HC and clay, please. Then come back and tell us about evolution….

Whether moonballing is dignified or not is a subjective, personal opinion and you sir, are entitled to yours.


nadalista Says:

“That was one of the most embarrassing things I saw on a tennis final, even more than RG 2008 bevause there at least Fed played so bad that he took full resposnability of the way he lost.”

Huh?

What in heaven’s name does this have to do with your statements about Rafa moonballing his way into embarrassment in 2011???


nadalista Says:

Rafa’s forehand in 2011 USO final was 69 mph ..In USO 2013 final, it was 75 mph, an increment of 6 mph.(Robbie Koenig, commentating during Rafa/Hewitt match Miami 2014)

How’s that for evolution?


Slice Tennis Says:

http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2011-09-12/7966.php

Rafael Nadal: Six Straight Losses To Djokovic That’s Painful, But I’m Going To Work Every Day Until That Changes


Hippy Chic Says:

Slice Tennis i wont deny or lie about how much all those defeats hurt,but the most satisfying thing was seeing Rafa bounce back,and im not saying he wil always beat Nole as that would be silly,but he has improved and got that monkey off his back,and they seem more evenly matched now,hes beaten Nole 3 times on clay in 2012,however i always get more satisfaction as a Rafa fan with his HC titles and GS especially when he beats Nole in doing so,which he did twice last year in Japan and at the USO,he did at the FO too,but when he does it on HCs its all the more brilliant.


Daniel Says:

nadalista,

Because I knew somebody will mention eventually the RG 08′ final, so I did it as a preventive measure;-)

As you said opinion.

My point is, you all bring this Nadal evolution argument but he has patches. Sometimes he resumes to his old play. It’s not like he shapes himself with a new game. For example, 2010 serve vanished.


skeezer Says:

The evolution started with Fed. No debate about that. He changed the game and made everyone in this era have to play at a higher level than ever before.


metan Says:

Skeezer, soooo Rafa is the great coz he beats Roger often. No one else!. 😄😄😄😄😄


skeezer Says:

metan,
Not going to deny that Rafa is a great tennis player, no doubt, :-)


Okiegal Says:

Rafa started the de-evolution of Fed…..tee hee!


metan Says:

Bodo said Rafa, Rafa, Rafa, oi, oi, oi. = Love is in the air .

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