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Lucky Nadal wins, but Gulbis is the winner. He played fantastic, and Nadal just defended and hope Gulbis would miss. It is actually boring to watch Nadal, uses long time to serve and stay 5 meters behind the baseline. H
So in the end, on this day Gulbis may play inspired, but Nadal proves to be the greater fighter.
Wow, nadal dodged a missile here. he played well in the third set but gulbis was simply on fire and his level was amazing overall. no one would want to face him in the early rounds as we know now (including the 2010 rome semi) just how well he can play on clay and on any surface for that matter. good win rafa. really tough draw ahead for him.
.... well, superb tennis thus far... I wish Rafa could eventually wean off that odd habit of his #$%$-pinching...
I do wish Miles Mac. would shut up and let us watch the tennis players!!!
It seems Rafa is "back in the office" ...
It is so ridiculous to watch Raphael Nadal with all the tics he has just before serving, Jesus..... So disgusting, does'nt he see himself on video ????? What a horrible thing to watch ......anyway I stopped watching his matches and I know so many people who do not watch him anymore, it is so unpleasant......
I only hope Rafa's knee is not acting again. Final against Fed would be absolutely boring ...
Just turned on this match, can't believe the scoreline,.
I'm not watching the match, only keeping an eye on the score. I think Nadal will still win it.
i cannot bear to watch,absolute torcher
Stunningly super clay-court tennis by Gulbis. For a moment it looked like he could Bagel NADAL!!! I wonder if he can keep this up.
Audrey: Your comment makes no sense whatsoever. If Scotland get independence, who cares? Many british people support players from other countries, so what in the name of sanity, is the difference??
What a heck is going on???????
Match Nadal vs. Gulbis is about to start. And of course, Rafa is a great favorite, of course, but, Ernst has actually started playing this year. Now, considering the fact that this guy is probably the greatest tallent of the world tennis and that he has finally grew up (as it appears), I wouldn't be 100% sure about Rafa's win. 98% yes, but not 100%. And if Ernst could prevail today... Well, that could be the beginning of a rising for another great tennis star in waiting.
Live comments you say? Well it seems pretty dead to me...
Hello Eurosport, anybody home? Time to update
Those of Eurosports are still sleeping or lost interest because Murray is no longer playing.
May 16 - Results from the Rome Masters Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Thursday 6-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 7-5 6-2 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 6-1 6-4
Typical eurosport "professionalism", they probably thought "oh it's going to rain for a couple of hours, let's go to the pub for a few pints"..
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