Nadal v Del Potro, Djokovic v Nishikori; US Open SFs Picks And Pans
by Sean Randall | September 7th, 2018, 1:42 pm
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After a steamy, sticky 11 days or so of weather, temperatures are expected to cool down for today’s men’s semifinals at the US Open.

The four still alive in the draw are all very familiar to this round.

Rafael Nadal has shown once again why he is one of the great warriors tennis has ever seen, toughing out a trio of big bruisers in exhausting, grueling matches.

Juan Martin del Potro has proven he’s back to the top of his form. The 2009 champion has only lost one set en route to is second straight US Open semifinal, now can he finally get over again on his recent nemesis Nadal?

Novak Djokovic has been the hottest guy in tennis this summer, winning Wimbledon, winning Cincinnati and winning five matches this week to reach his 11th straight US Open semifinal.

And Kei Nishikori returns for a third time to the semifinals in NY. This time, he’s not the story of the tournament for Japan. That belongs to new star Naomi Osaka who’ll battle Serena Williams in a captivating women’s final Saturday.

So the semifinals are set, and other than Nishikori who didn’t show a lot over the summer, we shouldn’t be surprised.

On to my picks.

Rafael Nadal v Juan Martin Del Potro
For the third straight Slam and fourth in the five, poor Del Potro has to get through Rafael Nadal. Nadal’s won all four but coming into today, this is Delpo’s best shot.

Last year at the US Open, Delpo was still trying to find his game. On the clay in Paris is a mismatch and Wimbledon plays more into Rafa’s hands. But hardcourts is where Delpo plays his best tennis and it’s also the surface he registered his only win over Nadal in a Slam back in New York in 2009.

Plus, Rafa’s got to be feeling a little something in those legs after nearly 16 hours on court so far.

Here’s the problem. Nadal’s playing great and they’ve slowed the courts down. Both those factors work squarely against Delpo so even those Delpo’s fresh, playing extremely well himself, I don’t like him beating Nadal on a slow hard court. If this was a Cincinnati or a 2009 US Open-speed court, then yes.

Then you add in their recent head-to-head and their overall series, which Nadal leads 11-5 winning seven of the last nine, and it all spells trouble.

Delpo hits it as hard as anyone off the forehand so Rafa’s going to target that backhand all day. So Delpo will have to be rock solid off the backhand wing, mixing the slice with the topspin and go after the forehand when he gets a chance. And I think he will. Delpo’s a smart player, he knows what he has to do.

So if Nadal is sluggish and Delpo is on song with his serve and forehand, he should get through this because I don’t think he’ll let slip an opportunity like the one Dominic Thiem had.

Again, both guys should be relatively fit thanks to the two days off, so I expect another classic. But Nadal is too tough at this stage.
The Pick: Nadal in 5

Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori
The way Novak Djokovic’s been playing and with the weather cooling down, it’s going to take a great effort from someone to keep him from a third US Open title this weekend. That guy to stop him isn’t Kei Nishikori.

Nishikori is back for a third time in the US Open semifinals which is pretty good considering we just haven’t heard much from the Japanese No. 1. He made the Monte Carlo finals, quarterfinals at Wimbledon losing to Novak, but didn’t do much this summer.

And then we get to the head-to-head. Djokovic leads 14-2 and he’s won the last 13. Nishikori did win back in 2014 in the US Open semifinals, but that was a hot day. Today, it’s not. And really since that loss, Djokovic has dominated Nishikori only dropping five sets during that run. So I just don’t see Kei winning three today.

Djokovic is just better in every department except for dealing with the heat. So unless Novak has a bad day, which was happening a lot earlier this year, I don’t see much drama in this match.
The Pick: Djokovic in 3

If the results hold, then we’ll get a fourth Djokovic-Nadal US Open final. Or, maybe things turn upside down like they did in 2014, and we end up with Nishikori-Del Potro. It’s been a strange event and a strange summer, but all signs point to another Big 4 title. I guess we’ll know in 6-7 hours if that’s a sure thing tomorrow.

ESPN has live coverage in just a few hours at 4pm.


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124 Comments for Nadal v Del Potro, Djokovic v Nishikori; US Open SFs Picks And Pans

lylenubbins Says:

Good article, agree. Key for Rafa is going to be good serving and aggression during the rallies. When Rafa is not aggressive, he puts the ball in the center of the court without much depth, where DelPo will clobber it like Thiem did in the first set Wed night.


Joshua Says:

You can say whatever u want but I believe US Open will be like Wimbledon in some ways. Sock and Mike just won doubles after Winny success. Here then come my predictions:

1. Nole will beat Nishi just like in London.

2. Rafa will again beat Juan.

3. Serena will lose again.

4. Nole will beat Rafa again.

As a plus, Roger and Rafa beat Gasquet in straights (with no tbs) on their way to winning Aussie and French respectively.

Also, the last time Kyrgious told his conqueror (Andy) to go win the tourney, Nole won it. All analysis (biased?) points to a Nole’s Conquest.

Go Nole!!!!


J-Kath Says:

Joshua: If I had to bet I’d go with your predictions…but?


Daniel Says:

Will miss Nadal x Delpo 1st set. have a flight kn 20 min. Hope is a long set so I can watch remaining of the match.

Go DelPo, about time to turn the tide! this Uso will mean much more to DelPo than for Nadal, apart from GOAThood😜


Joshua Says:

J-Kath: U are in doubt? We will see.


Van orten Says:

Let’s hope for fast courts in Melbourne. Shotmaking Tennis should be rewarded . Its ok to have diversity in court speeds but this is to slow


Tom Says:

Delpo breaks gets broken back. Returns as deep as Nadal which means even when going down the line, Nadal has much time to play safe down the line and keep the ball to Delpo backhand. This is already over.


Tom Says:

The day someone serves underhand vs Nadal when he stands 6 metters behind the line, i ‘ll think tennis has no tabbo left…apart from elementary antidoping control.


gonzalowski Says:

Hi everybody

it seems Rafa is serving and playing well, overall.

haha Tom you pathetic thing… some ex-minister with contacts and power to investigate was convicted for saying what you suggest


Mystic - Willow Says:

Hi Gonzo great to see you, as theres not many Rafa fans left here now ….


J-Kath Says:

Joshua – I’m 90% sure Rafa will win….but life being as it is, tennis sometimes follows.


Tom Says:

Nadal a bit injured. Ok so if Nadal cant grind it out it’s 50-50


gonzalowski Says:

Hi Willow, nice to see you too !! 👋


Daniel Says:

I ser that DelPo had 2 SP and could d’água convert and Nadal broke. Mental, i was afraid of that.

Maybe he can still Win in a brekaer.
But the amount of time Nadal escola players serving sets out os unbelievable this tourney


Van orten Says:

Never ending story .. what is it with nadal that he escapes again and again . Two set points delpo own serve and choking festival by delpo . Hard to watch for any non nadal fan .


kjb Says:

Its over. Nice try Juan Martin.


FedExpress Says:

Just go gome Delpo.

Missed the train as you had the chance to get it.

how many chokers did nadal play?


kjb Says:

Has to regroup and win this first set for any chance.


Mystic - Willow Says:

All the choke talk from Fedexpress and Van Orton is beyond irritating ….


Van Persie Says:

DelPo really leaving on the edge this set


Van orten Says:

Vamos delpo grande . Dale delpo dale !!!!!!


Van Persie Says:

Finally!
Match so so far from over. Rafa will now let the beast out.
Hope DelPo will not relax


gonzalowski Says:

why are the towels on court so big??
I could be injured handling so much weight…

1h09′ uff… the only ‘positive’ thing for these two would be if Nole-Nishi aren’t abe to play today…


Daniel Says:

Well, maybe is best to Win tiebreak, tire Nadal a bit more and serve first Second set.

He nerds this Second set, no player won Second set versus Nadal this tourney so far.


Mystic - Willow Says:

Well so much for Delpo choking , Fedexpress and Van Orton you can relax, as i dont think Nadal will win this, although i hope im wrong ….


Van Persie Says:

DelPo looked so tense in 1st set. I think I never saw him like that.


Daniel Says:

DelPo’s BH really changed from last year. Has to keep his serve going. So far he lead always breaking first.

Keep the advantage of serving to pressure Nadal at the end of the set.


Daniel Says:

Damm, FH lazer.


Van Persie Says:

Yes, but still his FH is my fave when it comes to DelPo’ shots.

What a point!


Tom Says:

I am not accusing anyone of doping, i am saying they would do better. They make millions and very few go to the players Hence why there is match fixing and they give very little to antidoping, hence the shadows around players.


J-Kath Says:

Everybody stay cool – if there are “chokes” they’re on both sides. Long way to go yet…..5 sets?


Van Persie Says:

One of the 2 will win in 4:)


Van Persie Says:

Long night for me. Thank God is Saturday


Tom Says:

Damm Rafa looks injured.. will he ever get a break this guy ):


Van Persie Says:

Maybe DelPo in 3?
Rafa looks injured, and he shows less than he feels.


Daniel Says:

Nadal playing fast. Think he is gonna retire.

Some people Said they hard him saying.

This game he changed his antics completly.


gonzalowski Says:

not very good looking for Rafa … I have to go to sleep, goodbye to all!


Mystic - Willow Says:

Gonzo i have work early in the morning, so i need to go to bed too ….


Daniel Says:

Think he will Just finish this set. No point of playing for him had many iniuries. Top bad but he got some intense matches and aggravate his condtion.


J-Kath Says:

Me too – good night.


Mystic - Willow Says:

Dont really care who wins the title if Nadal loses, may the best man win goodnight ….


Van Persie Says:

No, looks like he will play


Van Persie Says:

He retires though


Berghain Says:

Delpo is gonna win this title.


skeezer Says:

Another…..
no mas.

It’s a rare year where Rafa’s body holds up the entire year. But full credit to Delpo, his BH held up fine and he remained solid and focused. He know has an excellent chance to win another US Open.


Daniel Says:

So happy for DelPo to reach another final after everything he went through. Thought and fear it would never happen.

Glad he is fully back, making year more interesting.

2014 Fedal wer 17-14. 4 years later and they ate 20-17. Same 3 Slams.
For Fed time is catching up and also for Nadal.
Just 1 Slam final (and win) for each this year.

Seems in 2020 we’ll know for sure who ends wuth more.

Djojo now figting to catch them up as they each won 3 and he just 1 after they were 17-14-12. He needs 2 more to get back to that spot.

Hope he reaches final and I will be happy whoever wins and sabd by whoever loses


Van Persie Says:

Sorry for Rafa, that he lost thay way, but happy for DelPo to see him in snother final.
Should he play Nole on Sunday, will a bit hard for me to watch the match.


Ramon O. Says:

What an unbelievable match. The first set was about as thrilling as it gets and at the end of the day, I think Nadal was gassed from the Thiem match. Hope he’s ok. I’m personally a huge Fed fan, but have tremendous respect for Rafa. Del Potro can win this thing like he did in 2009… though we’ll see who makes it through from The Djoker and Special K.


chofer Says:

Rafa, the warrior. Hats off.

Delpo can play better. He was tentative to close the first set faster, surely the recent losses to Eafa in his head. Besides, It’s not easy to play against somebody who’s evidently hurt.

For everyone here saying he was only slicing his BH, there you go!

Djoko is the biggest obstacle for Delpo’sgame (yes, more than Rafa) BUT HE’S STILL MY PICK. Call it destiny, whatever.


jatin Says:

Sad to see Rafa go out this way. But I am sure he will recover and come back strongly.
Happy for Delpo, another final after 9 years.


Truth Says:

Nadal and Fed would rather surrender. As I predicted. Poor Fedal fans


chris ford1 Says:

It’s over!! Nadal said he couldn’t come out for a 3rd set. The class of Nadal is he could have quit in the middle of the 2nd set, but played it out fully – out of respect to Delpo and the fans.

Vamos, Rafa! Hope he is not seriously hurt and can try again to win the World Championships at the end of the year.

It’s going to be tough for whoever he faces with respect to the crowd. Juan has to be a sentimental favorite with all the adversity he has faced and comebacks he has had to make after 2009.


chofer Says:

Commies to all Rafa fans here. He’ll be back. Like he always did.

FedExpress: get out of your whining cave!


chris ford1 Says:

Van Persie Says:

Sorry for Rafa, that he lost thay way, but happy for DelPo to see him in snother final.
Should he play Nole on Sunday, will a bit hard for me to watch the match.

=============
VP, it shouldn’t be hard. Like you, I’m a fan of both Novak and Delpo. While it was ‘hard’ to see them battling each other at Wimbledon in 2013, that match was a total thriller. I decided beforehand I would favor Djokovic, but as the match went on the play of both guys was so great I was cheering for both!
May the best guy win, and in the end, it was Djokovic. Both guys were wiped out after that battle.


Van Persie Says:

CF1,

Well, off course I want more Nole to win. The good part would be, a loss to DelPo would not hurt that much, as I like him.
And should Nole win, I would be sad for DelPo.

But Nole has to beat Nishi first


BBB Says:

Heartbroken for the Nadal fans here. It has to be extreme for him to retire.


chofer Says:

Press conference Nadal: I have nothing broken, it’s just tendonitis.


Jimmy G Says:

Rafa doesn’t have the game for hard courts. He has 4 hard court majors but should really have 3 is all.


Van Persie Says:

Djoko looking good so far. Glad I do not have to see him struggling agaim due to heat.


Daniel Says:

Infame Djoko smash. Why didn’t he wait the bounce.

Nadal had stem cellpre clay but playing 5 clay tourneys (winning 4), Wimbledon semis with 2 back to back grueling 5 sets in QF and finals, 5 matches in Canada (some were taxing) plus thisn5 maches with R3, R4 and QF all long were too much.

He should rest, recover and get back for Paris and WTF. Going to Asis swing should not be the best. Unless itnwas a minor thing and he recovers well in 3-4 weeks.


Daniel Says:

Djoko is sharp, FH working wonders.


Van Persie Says:

Beautiful rallies ;)

Daniel,

Djiko smasjes: if avoided at crucial moments, I am able to appreciate them.:D


Van Persie Says:

Will not apologize for typos: because night and tired


chofer Says:

Djoko playing lights out. Vintage Bh down the line. Missing easy smashes. In short: it’s HIM.


Madmax Says:

A retirement in a semi final? To take away a legitimate win from an opponent? Think that is not a good day to end a match…and many of you rafa fans saying goodnite? Going to bed? Poor showing here.


Madmax Says:

Should always fight to the end.


chofer Says:

He’s playing so deep. Distribuiting the ball left and right. Serving well.


chofer Says:

Madmax

I’m sure there er good Rafa fans here, The worst of all, of course, will be missing. It’s so hard to be humble.


BBB Says:

I see no reason for an injured player to aggravate an injury. That’s where pride crosses into foolishness.


chofer Says:

Djoko scary good thus far. One is faltering. other one showing up. That’s how “annoying” this era is for other players not being them. But I enjoy it too much to complain:))


chofer Says:

BBB

Agree. Plus, at certain age, having won all and still willing to compete. What’s the point?


Van Persie Says:

Madmax,

I do not blame Rafans. If Djoko played first match and retired due to injury, I would not have been in the mood to watch the next match without any emotional investment…

As for Rafa retiring, well, I prefered to see Nole earlier, so will not complain that he did not prolonge the agony on court :)


Van Persie Says:

Kei plays much better now and Nole’s level dropped a bit. But, good match


Daniel Says:

“I see no reason for an injured player to aggravate an injury. That’s where pride crosses into foolishness.“

Agree, specially with his history.

But indeed, both HC Slams this year he had to retire when losing. After his 2017 another season he is not fit all year. And he already had a mini break in Feb-March.

32+ age is gonna get him more than before. But his level is still good as ever and even more agreesive this Wimby and HC season, which is promissing for him.


Daniel Says:

0-40. Time to close the deal Djoko. A break here and hold could be lethal.


Joshua Says:

What a shame Nadal got injured. I am sorry for him and his fans. I was so so sure he would win.

Now my Wimbledon pattern is broken and anything can happen to my predictions.

J-Kath: U are right👍

Hope it brings Nole his #14.

Go Nol3!!!


Van Persie Says:

Nole missed so many break opportunities…or Kei deffended them…


Van orten Says:

ok Nole playing great but again kei playing not great at all when facing him .. so much grit v cilic and now just not delivering performancewise .. Australian will be super interesting how djoker will play the fast courts there with confidence. Last 2 years he was not in form.


Daniel Says:

Kei fighting as hard as he can but even so not finding a way. That’s how good Djoko os today. So fsr his best match, raising his level in later rounds.

Final should be great, DelPo fit and relatively rested. Djoko on form and no more intangibles (meaning heat and humidity) to decrease the level.


Daniel Says:

Djoko serving for a 2-0 lead


Van Persie Says:

Should Nole win UO and then AO next yeat, I might hope for A 1nd 4 in a row ;)

Just kidding, am tired


Van Persie Says:

2nd 4 in a row.
Will stp posting


chris ford1 Says:

Watched Rafa’s press conference. He is a guy of high character and shows up when he takes bitter losses and does his best to make it a good press conference. Actually 2, because he does separate questions in Spanish I wish would get airtime.
That said, the Nadal “twitch machine” was whirring away. Like the poor guy has 36 electrodes implanted in his face and about an equal sum in total in his neck, hands, shoulders, lower torso, and legs below the table. all those electrodes and someone like Nick Kyrgios firing them off with his linked in Gameboy in a nearby room.


Van orten Says:

Nole is the man to beat the rest of the year and he will be one of the big favorites in Australia but I just hope the press, fans and expert will give him a break when he starts losing again …that crisis talk the last two years was pretty lame because losing is part of this sport . You cannot have them all , those trophies… Federer can’t , Rafa can’t , why should nole ?????


Daniel Says:

Think Djoko is on a mission. He is like, Fedal each won 2 Slams last year afer injury breaks, he will say: “I can do it too”. Had surgery this year and in a good position to win 2 straight Slams. And enter AO where he had reign supreme for a few years to challenge Federer and break the tie between them of 6 each.

DelPo may have something to say, but if Djoko closes in 3, think he will be the favorite for Slam 14 and 3rd USO.

Also he will make 8th final one shy of Lendl.


Daniel Says:

Thought about it also VP.

AO he is always dangrous, never lost a final. And if Fed is somehow low on confidence ge will be the favorite. Than Cilic, maybe Delpo, but seems he doesn’t feel his best during AO time.


chris ford1 Says:

VP – “Should Nole win UO and then AO next yeat, I might hope for A 1nd 4 in a row ;)”
————————
I don’t. Last time he did 4 in a row he got ‘lost’ Serbian mountain mists next two years. Better three in a row, or miss the AO and take the French Open. Then followed by another 3.
Ha!
Novak still has to get to the final…THEN beat Delpo who has given Djokovic some incredible fights and knocked him out of the Olympics twice.


Daniel Says:

Break up and he is barelly in trouble in his service games.

Agree, ge winning a 2nd RG for a double career Slams would ve another feat he would stand alone:

- 4 in a row Djoko Slam
- Golden Masters
- Double Career Slam.

GOAT debate getting some steam should he do it.


Colin Says:

Whatever one’s feelings about favorite players, surely these retirements are, in a way something to be welcomed, because they prove that the human body can be pushed only so far.

This tournament will be won, not by the most accomplished player, but by the least injured, and the final will probably be won by the younger of the two contestants.

In the long run, there will be more top players taking time out during the year, Even Roger has to do this, despite his natural game being less stressful than most. Rafa, on the other hand was forced to sit out part of a season when he was a teenager.


Daniel Says:

Winnig this USO will also place him in a good postion to finish Year End #1 a fifth time surpassing Nadal and tying Federer. 1 beliw Smaprad.

He would be only 1000 pts below Nadal who may not play Asina swing now. Meaning Djoko can finish Asian Swing already leading the Race to London, possible #1 in ATP ranking also.


AndyMira Says:

Poor sportsmanship from u madmax!….U usually very understanding about this…FYI,Rafa played many times when he was injured…After semifinal against Verdasco 2009,he told U.Toni that he couldn’t play in the final coz his knees was bad & he’s in a lot of pain…But U.Toni encouraged him to go out there & play…..

Also AO12,just before the final,his knees also experienced a very weird & spontaneous pain when he get up from a chair..u could see the heavy tape he wore around his knees at that time….But of coz,all that happened when he’s still young…He’s 32 now,all that heroics must stop surely!Coz he planned to play for another couple of years…

As for Rafans not watching…I’m watching!….Willow is in England which is 2 am now i take it…U expect her to sacrificed her bedtime when Rafa not even playing?


Daniel Says:

Djoko comeback started in Rome. From there on his results are:

- Rome: semis
- RG: QF
- Queens: Finals
- Wimby: Title
- Canada: R16
- Cincy: Title
- USO: minimum final, possivle Title.

If he wins the title he would have won the most points this period, even more so than Nadal.


Daniel Says:

And Djoko can imorove his serving, just 3 aces.


Daniel Says:

Djoko into his 23 Slam final, just 1 shy of Nadal.

Now he will face his strugle as he lost 5 USO finals and 4 to different players. And now will play another he never faced in USO final before.

DelPo only loss 1 set to Isner in a tiebreak so he is definitle in firm.

Still give Djoko a 60-40% chance and will watch the final happy for both. Hope at least a 4 set.


BBB Says:

It’ll be a fascinating final. DelPo is formidable. And lovable.


Daniel Says:

Regardless of result, #1 for the year is verween Nadal, Djoko, DelPo and Fed.

Even Fed has a math chance if he wins Shangia, Basel and WTF. The slimest one.

All will depend on Nadal’s recovery knee and which tourneys he’ll play. Beijing is just in 3 weeks, Shangai 4. Can’t see him play both, maybe a big IF, Shangai.


Amit Says:

Fed Express

I have not seen a more pathetic loser than you.. i mean how shameless are you to call JMDP a loser while the first set was being played!! You seriously should stop making a mockery of yourself with your lame jibes at players for losing matches to or losing a point here or there while playing Rafa! You are such a joke! You dunno how stupid and lame you sound really!!


Willow Says:

Madmax it was gone midnight where i was, and i had a 6 am start at work, its not like the damn USO was even televised where i am, only seen live scores all fortnight, my apologies that my working life has to come before tennis sometimes, jesus woman give me a bloody break ….


Margot Says:

Looks as if only chofer has an actual working crystal ball ;)


Madmax Says:

BBB Says:
I see no reason for an injured player to aggravate an injury. That’s where pride crosses into foolishness.

September 7th, 2018 at 7:56 pm

BBB, I am so glad you have said this. You would not know, but you have missed the irony here. Thank you for stating this. I agree.


Madmax Says:

Willow,

chillax woman! Support your man when he needs you Willow. Positive energy. He needed you and you went to bed? Madness.

Oki, where are you girl?


Madmax Says:

Amit Says:
Fed Express

I have not seen a more pathetic loser than you.. i mean how shameless are you to call JMDP a loser while the first set was being played!! You seriously should stop making a mockery of yourself with your lame jibes at players for losing matches to or losing a point here or there while playing Rafa! You are such a joke! You dunno how stupid and lame you sound really!!

September 7th, 2018 at 11:44 pm

Amit,

Stay away from FedExpress, he is not a good poster here. Full of negative energy. He is not even a Federer fan. You are right.


Madmax Says:

Nadal will recover from his knee injury.

Stem cell therapy.


Madmax Says:

AndyMira Says:
Poor sportsmanship from u madmax!….U usually very understanding about this…FYI,Rafa played many times when he was injured…After semifinal against Verdasco 2009,he told U.Toni that he couldn’t play in the final coz his knees was bad & he’s in a lot of pain…But U.Toni encouraged him to go out there & play…..

Also AO12,just before the final,his knees also experienced a very weird & spontaneous pain when he get up from a chair..u could see the heavy tape he wore around his knees at that time….But of coz,all that happened when he’s still young…He’s 32 now,all that heroics must stop surely!Coz he planned to play for another couple of years…

As for Rafans not watching…I’m watching!….Willow is in England which is 2 am now i take it…U expect her to sacrificed her bedtime when Rafa not even playing?

September 7th, 2018 at 9:13 pm

Haha!

AndyMira!

You have lost the plot! Stick with your man through thick and thin. Whether that is 3am or 4am. God! What lame ducks you are. Going to bed? Because he was losing?

No AM; right back atcha!


Wog Boy Says:

AM,
If I am you I would ignore the Vice President of the Cult, the old evaporated ratbag completely lost it, who would’ve thought that 37 years old lame exit from USO would hit her so hard.
You are great and sane Rafa fan, you don’t need me or anybody else to tell you that…for a difference of Cult members, sanity is not their quality.

Rafa is still #1 in the World, deservedly so.


J-Kath Says:

Ramon O: Yes, Rafa fighting injury was too much against Delpo

Joshua @ 8.17pm. Been good to have a chat with U – Thanks for your comments. And the next match? It will be a tough match but I have no doubt that Novak will prevail.

AM: I fully endorse WB’s comments: “You are great and sane Rafa fan, you don’t need me or anybody else to tell you that…
Rafa is still #1 in the World, deservedly so”.

Mystic-W: Absolutely you needed to go to bed – I did – and would have done the same if it had been Andy.


AndyMira Says:

WB & JK!….Oh God!…Thank u so much for your nice words!…Hahaha…Thank u!!….Also thank u for your words bout Rafa!….U guys r amazing!!

Madmax….I did watched Rafa…I woke up at 4am,watched him till finish…& continue with Nole’s match after that…I rarely missed Rafa’s match even if it’s happened at 2,3,4,5am….I also watched Roger & other Big 3 if i have the opportunity[opportunity here meant when i have TV to myself when my kids let me]…When Andy played at WTF in 2016,i didn’t sleep all nite watching him embraced his success that year & cried happily with him…What a memory!…I love him even more after that….


Mystic - Willow Says:

Madmax ill repeat what i already said, i had to go to bed to get up to go to work at 6 am, to wash and dress 27 old people, if i hadnt have been working then i wouldve stayed up, im perfectly chilled, but please dont tell me what to do as a i dont appreciate it, and by the way Okies away taking an extended break, as i still talk to her on FB, not all of us leave and breath tennis some of us have lives, jobs and are possibly on holiday im guessing, and they dont all live their lives through their idols, KAPEESH !


Mystic - Willow Says:

To add as i already stated here the USO wasnt even televised where i am so the only thing i saw was live scores ….


AndyMira Says:

BBB,Chofer,Jatin,M,JK,Ramon O & others who gave commiserations…Thank u so much guys!Really appreciate it!


Madmax Says:

J-Kath

Good on you for sticking up for your friend. I hope you will both be very happy together. Don’t though dictate to me what I should or should not say.

Wog Boy Says:
AM,
If I am you I would ignore the Vice President of the Cult, the old evaporated ratbag completely lost it, who would’ve thought that 37 years old lame exit from USO would hit her so hard.
You are great and sane Rafa fan, you don’t need me or anybody else to tell you that…for a difference of Cult members, sanity is not their quality.

Rafa is still #1 in the World, deservedly so.

September 8th, 2018 at 3:54 am

Wogboy, Remember:

You are only on here to cause hatred and to spread a vitriolic tongue, something that you are very good at – being a trump supporter. It suits you well. Federer fans get a lot of flack, but I love it. It keeps Fed in the mix of conversation and you are the favourite author here when it comes to that. Remember Wilde now won’t you?

J-kath, good that you support your friends, I applaud that. What I do not applaud however is the duplicity of the situation when you – yes you – can easily say one thing about a player, and then support – seemingly – that player, yet cannot see the irony when Fed (who you can’t stand – and why?), who doesn’t complain about injuries. Now that Rafa has disclosed yet another knee injury and has openly said, he has stem cell therapy (nothing wrong with saying that), you jump on the wogboy wagon of hate and hallelujah’s for rafa. Your call.

Willow, get off your high horse for a change. I am not interested in your shift patterns in the slightest. My angle was that your man was playing a match, and you went to bed – so what is wrong with me saying that hey, you should have supported your man? Stop getting your knickers in a twist and stoking up an argument which shouldn’t be one.

I get it that you want to join the ‘Let’s Plant a Tree’ brigade. Go right ahead. It’s ugly conversation.


Madmax Says:

IT has always been said, if you are fit enough to play a match, don’t go on about the injuries afterwards. It doesn’t look good.

You are one of them, that you play the opponent opposite, and if you lose, you lose, it just ain’t your day. No one is saying he isn’t number one. No one. So, let’s be fair here. If his knee injury was so bad, then don’t play, but then don’t go on about it.


Mystic - Willow Says:

Madmax im not asking you to be interested in my shift patterns, all i said and ill repeat for the third time i couldnt stay up as i had work this morning, i havent seen any bloody tennis this fortnight, as it wasnt even televised where i am, i only saw live scores, and please stop telling me what to do, talk about high horses then get off yours, if im on a high horse then i aint the only one, my underwear is only as twisted as yours, Rafa is not i repeat not my guy, hes a tennis player, if i wanna watch ill watch, if i wanna go to bed then ill go to bed, so back off please !


Mystic - Willow Says:

^ And for the love of god stop repeating everything everybodies saying, its beyond irritating ^


Giles Says:

This Madmax woman seems to be trying to control this site and all the posters. Give it up woman, everybody is entitled to their opinion, be it good or bad. Stop the preaching. Nobody is going to take a blind bit of notice. Now jog on and stick that cigar in your mouth. You told me you smoke cigars, right?


Amit Says:

Lmfao!!! 😂😂😂


Amit Says:

AM

Sis,you mighta missed my post where i thanked you for your kindest words on Fed exit. And anyway, the losses of Rafa these days give me more pain than usual as i these days think, first of all, that you may be saddened at Rafa loss! That actually isnt cool for me, thinking of you becoming sad on Rafa’s loss.. but hopefully Rafa and Fed will continue their magic for longer time than we can expect from them! Much love my sis..
And btw i am rooting for delpo.


Danica Says:

Willow,
Absolute support for ya! ;)

Btw, where does it say one has to stay up at all costs to root for one’s favorite player?


AndyMira Says:

Hey hey hey Amit my buddy!!…Oh!…u wrote a post for me??Oh so sorry Amit!…I guessed i missed it!….But no worries!…I’ll go & find it now!…Hehehe….

Oh yeeaaahhhhh!!….I found it Amit!!…In the midst of a hurtful comments everywhere,to read your nice words about Rafa & your continuous support for him & for me…just….like a balm to a wounded soul!….Thank u so much Amit!….U have no idea how grateful i am to found a great person like u..and yesterday WB,JK & M also showed the same courtesy which make me really want to teared up!Hahaha…..

Hey,bout Fed…u just don’t give up on him yet okay?I still believe that he very much capable of winning 1 or 2 slam…For me,he still has the tools to do it…His shots still very much dangerous…And if he got a good draw & manage to win in straight sets in all his matches,he still has a chance Amit…All he needs to do now is to get himself into perspective again…to be a hunter instead of the hunted…The rise of Novak also lift the pressure from him a little bit…He maybe can’t do it at AO coz he’s the defending Champ,so the pressure is still there…But at Wimby when he lost in QF,he certainly has a chance Amit….Let’s hope he will be graced with a good health next year & forward….And let’s hope for my Rafa too!!…Hehe….


Mystic - Willow Says:

Thanks Danica good to see you ;-)


Mystic - Willow Says:

Amit glad it made you laugh ….


Danica Says:

Willow,
It felt good to be away a bit ;)


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