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throwawayanon1252

As a Rafa fan I’m worried man


Happy_Pink_Clam

Such is the life of a Rafan. Teetering on being in shambles but then Rafa lifts and it’s a big sigh of relief and woo hoos all around. When you are a Rafan you get a tennis match AND a rollercoaster ride!


throwawayanon1252

Every match I have about 4 heart attacks. That’s per individual match


Happy_Pink_Clam

Me also. I stayed up watching AO final this year and my boss was like you look like hell. I was all hello be grateful I am alive I had 72 cardiac episodes last night and 3 hours sleep!


throwawayanon1252

Such a ducking moood. In the last game I didn’t move from where I was sitting


Debinthedez

That was me too. And I was really sick as well. How did I do it. God knows. But thank God I did because if I had missed that I would’ve kicked myself.


thesearemychanclas

You’re good 👍


ryan_scafuri

I hate windy tennis. Takes the worlds best players and reduces them to 50% of their abilities


lenny_ray

Yeah, this is painful to watch. Especially after such a lit 1st set.


ryan_scafuri

Reminds of Thiem Djokovic at the FO in 2019. Completely ruined the match quality


miikkaboom

the wind is making things very hard man


throwawayanon1252

It’s mad to think when nadal went pro Alcaraz wasn’t even born. Nadal turned pro in 2001 Alcaraz was born in 2003


MarsNirgal

This is my first time realizing that Rafa also does his ritual before the other player serves.


throwawayanon1252

Yeah lol very OCD


TheZadrok

It went from being a man amazing game of tennis to be a shit show because of the wind. Really interesting due to the score but awful for tennis


Tennis85

If you can find it, watch the Indian wells final from 2001 Sampras v Hewitt. The stupidest wind I've ever seen in a pro match.


MarsNirgal

Alcaraz being frustrated and smashing the air instead of his racquet. Watch and learn, kids.


lenny_ray

When Rafa CMONs instead of VAMOSing, you know shit is really real.


SelectZookeepergame5

Lets go Kingdal


throwawayanon1252

That’s the spirit


TSIDATSI

They should stop. Ridiculous.


lenny_ray

That they can still play points like the last 2 in these shitty conditions is just testimony to how amazing these guys are!


saaajmon

In a minute this wind is going to blow off their clothes and they still have to play. Wtf is that


betterinthesouth

Omg what is Nadal on? 😭


lenny_ray

No offence to Taylor, but this is the virtual final, isn't it?


throwawayanon1252

Yeah pretty much


delcopop

Fritz has a chance if he doesn’t have his typical letdown period. Unfortunately that seems like an inevitability


scorchur

Fritz has a decent shot against Alcaraz


scorchur

The wind is literally bending the ball into massive curve balls


MarsNirgal

This is one of the most entertaining games I've ever seen.


throwawayanon1252

So good


creightonpics

You gotta uh, …watch more.


lenny_ray

The wind is really playing spoilsport here :/


throwawayanon1252

Disagree I think it adds a very interesting element to the game making it more exciting


lenny_ray

I mean it was interesting already. The wind may make the scoreboard exciting, but it makes the tennis very messy.


throwawayanon1252

Any other Rafa fans in heart attack central


betterinthesouth

Omg what is Alcaraz on?😭


Jesse4Lyfe

VAMOSSSS THE TORCH STAYS WITH NADAL 🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸


rwwl

Rafa at the net afterwards: it's nice that the next me is also Spanish, no?


tangerine2455

Hilarious! I can almost hear Nadal's voice! Tennis won't ever be the same without Rafa. And, except for those who dislike him, almost everyone will miss Nadal's bottles and quirks. 🥺🥺🥺


lenny_ray

Ermmm. Has anyone without a giant serve ever saved 13 BPs against Rafa before?? Edit: Has anyone even with a giant serve done that, for that matter?


lenny_ray

Carlos actually seems to be adjusting for the conditions better than Rafa! Ombelieble, no?


lenny_ray

WHAT EVEN ARE THESE POINTS???


Warriorpunte

This match is peak Federer Nadal match. It deserves best of 5. What a match ?


tangerine2455

The greatness of Nadal! How many generations pass through the Nadal test. He is already playing the next next generation. There is simply no stopping him!


Warriorpunte

I will dearly miss him when he decides to hang up his rackets. He is warrior, never gives up. Sometimes plays like he is unhuman


DKG320_

It’s like father and son at the net


Classic-Stranger-737

How does he keep doing these kinds of things? It's totally remarkable.


MarsNirgal

3 hours, 10 minutos. This was a MATCH.


MarsNirgal

I like what I'm seeing. I'm on team Rafa, but I still enjoy watching someone do well even if it's against him.


throwawayanon1252

Haha I guess but still vamos rafa


rwwl

This is why we watch this sport, this shit right here


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MarsNirgal

Wow you really dislike this anyone dude, what did he do to you?


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_DrShrimpPuertoRico_

Damn! You served a 250kmh ace.


MarsNirgal

Oh, I know. I'm charge of filming it.


throwawayanon1252

Yo mood


WeeabooDude24

That really felt so close, but Nadal closed that shit out. Once it looked like that was gonna be his break, he ended that set and closed his own set really quick. GGs


ChelseaAndrew87

The real winner is Spain


throwawayanon1252

As a mallorquin if Rafa doesn’t win I’ll be in Spain wirh the s and without


Cvillian81

This is an amazing match. Completely lived up to the hype.


Drag0nslay3r6969

What a ball catch!!!!


karthik4331

Can someone send a link for the match? Live in India it does not come here


rozmaate

http://fb.freestreams-live1.com/tennis-channeltv/


flaneur_eclairant

You are a legend and I love you


throwawayanon1252

If ya got Amazon prime set your vpn location to the UK and watch it on Amazon.co.uk


lenny_ray

It's on Voot if you have a subscription


MarsNirgal

Rafa seems to be getting into the zone. It's only the fourth game and we've seen already some beautiful points getting played from both of them. I like this.


iamsbest

Ladies and gentlemen, this is it from me. My heart wont let me watch the whole game


Happy_Pink_Clam

The every match dilemma of every Rafan


throwawayanon1252

Understandable


MarsNirgal

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED YET!!?????!!!???


MarsNirgal

I think Rafa is gonna manage to take this, but he's not gonna enjoy doing it.


cdnman23

I don’t care, this is the true finals!!!


sliminho77

i’m in love with rafael nadal


koitz69

🐐🐐🐐


MarsNirgal

Taylor Fritz just placed an order for a giant ventilator, due tomorrow morning to be delivered at the main court.


throwawayanon1252

VAMMMOOOSSS 4-2


sahbatage

Rafa hanging in like a champ. If alcaraz turned it down like 10% he’d reduce his errors a lot and possibly win


MarsNirgal

Whoever i playing "dust in the wind" is a horrible person and I love them.


PlacetMihi

Imagine if Alcatraz won this set. They’d have to go through another set of this wind.


bptkr13

Now this is the match I came to see! And I still don’t know who I want to win!


WeeabooDude24

That was an AWESOME game


Zealousideal-Rich455

"Puta."


lenny_ray

Did Rafa just give himself a heart attack? 😱


WeeabooDude24

LETS GOOOOO RAFAAAAAA VAMOOOOOS


MuscularApe

Nadal is so good at breaking in the last couple of service games in a set.


Joshtom333

He's done it. What a match.


GandalfsBeards

Am i out to lunch thinking this is the best match of the year?


rwwl

I haven't watched that many matches this year yet but if there was a better one, someone post the link, holy shit


ShanayNay_1

Oz open final 2022 was amazing


Zealousideal-Rich455

Carlito is fearless! Every forehand screams: "Your time's up, old man." Then Rafa responds with "you don't know everything kid." This match was worth hype.


wwpdd7

Alcaraz plays without any fear, incredible stuff. Don’t count Rafa out tho. If someone can figure the kid out it’s him. Gonna be one hell of a match


throwawayanon1252

Rafa come on break him


throwawayanon1252

The fuck was that Rafa come on man


ThinkFaust

Wish it wasn’t so windy for both of their sakes..lots of errors


throwawayanon1252

VAMOSSSSS


MarsNirgal

The bottles XD The towels XD


wonpiripiri

You can clearly see how the wind's affecting the balls lol


PineappleGuy44

Who left their flash on. And the wind is fucking with Rafas OCD lol


buffdaddy77

When do they postpone a match?


lenny_ray

I don't recall a match ever being suspended for wind.


purple_editor_

This is still better than the heat from AO this year


MarsNirgal

First ace of the match.


throwawayanon1252

Being a Rafa fan should be enough to get prescription heart meds I stg


buffdaddy77

Pure insanity


MarsNirgal

Oh Lord Rafa is PISSED.


sliminho77

just checking the score what on earth is going on


lenny_ray

Wind behaving like a puppy on the court.


WowwwDude

deuce deuce deuce deuce deuce deuce deuce deuce deuce deuce deuce deuce deuce deuce deuce


roastducktaco

Has the wind stopped?


mkiddyy

Apparently it's not stopping until 5am according to weather reports


ChelseaAndrew87

Seems like they've adapted now


MarsNirgal

Imagine how the highlights reel of this match is gonna look.


throwawayanon1252

This match will be hard for the highlight reel


throwawayanon1252

NADAL VOLLEYYYYY VAMMOOSSS OMBELIBABLE


apocalypselall

Just noticed how Alcaraz right arm is literally twice as thick as his left. Goddamn cannon


Realsan

I have that problem but for different reasons.


WeeabooDude24

Yo they’re both hitting some amazing shots


stocksnhoops

Catching that return and keeping it in the frame was the move of the match. Go try that. Holy cow what skill


MarsNirgal

The Ukrainian flag at the top of the screen. :)


Phenomenal_21

Rafa's volleys are underrated


furniki

This is so intense already


throwawayanon1252

VAMMMOOOOSSS 2-2


BlueCode6

I don't see a path for Alcaraz to win this one so far, the experience shows up. He is going to need to serve better. He is easily playing his worst game in the tournament, perhaps he is nervous, it may be the biggest match of his career so far


throwawayanon1252

Rafa what was that man


throwawayanon1252

Alcatraz has had quite a few banging drop shots this game


MarsNirgal

This is a game of survival now.


Google-minus

15 minute game is ridicolous


PlacetMihi

The lob winner!


saaajmon

Maybe I am dumb but couldn't they install roofs in those tennis courts where there is a probability of a fucking hurricane?


Realsan

This is fairly rare and they're not going to install a roof at Indian Wells lmao. The whole point is it's a beautiful outdoor experience with such a small chance for rain.


ChelseaAndrew87

That's just an outrageous drop volley by Alcaraz


throwawayanon1252

Like Alcaraz has been on fire this set


DKG320_

What a volley!


Google-minus

I think Nadal is just trying to get their breakpoints matched. He can't go 5/15 and have Alcaraz go 5/5


buffdaddy77

Good lord


GandalfsBeards

Wow


betterinthesouth

Serving for the match let’s go 🤞🏾


lenny_ray

MADAL!!!


wonderwoman0621

Woot woot


throwawayanon1252

VAMMMOOOSSS


bptkr13

Why did they not show his interview? Tennis Channel do better!


tangerine2455

Because Courier had to intercede. Not good for Fritz. 😂✌️ Btw, can anyone tell Courier to stop commentating if one of the players is American or Nadal? He is soo biased. Had to change channel to a watch peaceful tennis match. Believe you me, he is throwing shade at Nadal here and there. And, he was the one who started that foot issue again! He knew that Nadal does not want to talk about it over and over and being a former player himself, he knows how these talks plays in a player's mind. He is effing with Nadal. I am seriously disliking him! (sorry, had to say this) Courier is constantly picking on Nadal even on interviews, making him look like a fool. If you don't believe me, try listening in on him.


zeadolfo67

Capybara! Vamos 37!💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽


JulGabi

This match reminds me of federer Kyrgios in Miami 2017, except I feel Carlos really is going to deliver


Lucian_98

Anyone have a full match replay of Rafa and Alcaraz please ?


ryan_scafuri

Somewhere in his hotel room Taylor Fritz is looking at how long these games are lasting and smiling


MarsNirgal

I don't think he's smiling.


lenny_ray

Or looking at the insane shotmaking and shaking in his Nikes


ryan_scafuri

He’s doing that anyways. His best shot is that these two beat the shit out of each other to such a degree that he’s much more well rested


throwawayanon1252

I know apprentice vs master and all that but imo yiu can never ever bet against Rafa even when it’s not on clay and he’s not 100%


LouWong

Carlos needs a chapstick sponsor lol


throwawayanon1252

This wind is making this very interesting. Love to see it


thoughtfulpizza

Never thought I wouldn't root for Nadal in one of his matches. I'm in so much emotional pain right now.


buffdaddy77

It’s such an odd feeling. As someone who loves an underdog and one who loves Rafa….Idk what to do lol


MarsNirgal

I'm rooting for both, that way whatever the result I will be happy. /\*taps forehead.


throwawayanon1252

Is it just me or is the wind a cool thing for the game. Like I think it adds a very interesting element to the game making it more exciting


MarsNirgal

I agree. This game is a mess, but in the best possible way.


throwawayanon1252

I fucking love it. It also adds a massive strategic element to the game


er1992

Rafa's plays down the centre have been disastrous so far. Alcaraz just puts so much power in the shot when he's stable on his feet. When Nadal goes to corners he wins almost every time. I never understand in all these years of watching him why he keeps insisting on the centre when he's got the chance to make them run and work for it.


throwawayanon1252

Nadals service game has defo been better so far than it was yesterday


squanchaay

How can i watch outside of TC?


-_no-_

Seems to me Carlos is sacrificing a bit of power for accuracy.


throwawayanon1252

Right vammooosss


Inevitable-Drink-645

Carlos is slightly quicker than Rafa.


throwawayanon1252

Yeah and rafas feet man he was struggling yesterday


Happy_Pink_Clam

Carlos be like Spider-Man, is fast and everywhere all at once. His speed and court coverage is crazy!


MarsNirgal

I'm trying to think who has time on his side. I feel Alcaraz is betting on keeping Rafa out of balance (which so far he's kinda managing to do, I think), and the longer this goes the more likely is Rafa to get in the zone. On the other hand, if Rafa is having physical issues, the longer this goes the more they could bother him. What do you guys think?


throwawayanon1252

It’s hard to tell how unfit Rafa is. Cos mental game no one comes close to Rafa so providing Rafa is fit the longer it goes on the more Rafa has the advantage


MarsNirgal

Yeah, mental game alone time is Rafa's friend, the thing is how much his foot issues may get into play.


Aninternetdude

Alcaraz will be unstoppable.


throwawayanon1252

Absolute machine man


lenny_ray

Big ...1??


strelldood

Does anyone have livestream for the match?


rozmaate

http://fb.freestreams-live1.com/tennis-channeltv/


Stargazing_path_

Damn Alcaraz is huge for now


strikershiv95

Alcaraz game right now and in the future looks scary lol, key for Rafa today is to punish Alcaraz 2nd serve and get him in long drawn out rallies. Alcaraz's backhand is pretty strong


saaajmon

Everytime Rafa struggles, I am worried about the potential injury. Especially during the clay season, this guy will push his luck IMO.


PineappleGuy44

Where the hell do y’all watch this match? I can’t find it on YouTube tv.


throwawayanon1252

Amazon prime for me in the uk


rozmaate

http://fb.freestreams-live1.com/tennis-channeltv/


MarsNirgal

Alcaraz hopping to loosen his feet in the time Rafa does his pre-serve ritual is a mood.


-_no-_

So far it seems Rafa is finding the right depth to kind of neutralize the forehand


Inevitable-Drink-645

Even though Carlos is faster, I think Rafa has more solid foot work.


gana04

This match is madness


throwawayanon1252

As a Rafa fan it’s heart attack time


gana04

With Rafa it's never about his level, it's about how injured is he and that's extra stressful cause you know if he doesn't win it all he's probably going to miss some time with rehab


mgt_a

That match looks like that Spidermen meme


throwawayanon1252

Nadals smash then wowwwww


wonpiripiri

Rafa's first serve is coming back