Oh. My. God. Nadal. Just. Lost.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Excuse me while I go die of shock.

Okay. Back.

Nadal just lost at the French Open. Nadal has never lost at the French open. Never ever. I'm not lying. He came in this tournament four years ago for the first time ever, won it, and has never looked back.


This would be like the Wings losing to the Blue Jackets or something... In five games at that. Imagine that. That's what just happened. And that is bad.

I missed most of the match, but I really think a lot of this was Nadal just playing terribly and then letting the whole thing go to his head and continuing being bad. While I think Soderling did do a good job of punishing Nadal on short returns, I'm not sure sure I'm ready to give the world 29 or whichever number he is ranked, all the credit. Nadal was definitely out of it.

There is really only one potential good thing coming out of this. And that is Federer now has a chance to win this tournament for the first time ever. Without Nadal and without the alledged world number two on clay (Djokovic who went out to another random guy), the Fed now has a real chance to win it. Right Roger? Don't let it go to your head though. You've got a lot of work ahead of you and you've got Murray to possibly contend with in the finals - although I really hope not.

Hmm anyway... Let's hope Flambe and Ozzy can continue more of the same tonight. Sorry Flambe but I wouldn't mind too much if you scored on yourself a couple of times again.....


Number31 said...

It's the pink shirt.

Eternal Pessimist said...

I think you're right...looking like ice cream isn't a good thing... =(

Justin said...


Seriously, I've never heard of the guy.

Eternal Pessimist said...

I have. But then again... I make a point of trying to remember every guy I've watched. He's a Swedish guy. I think he's pretty much only really good at indoor events when there's no wind or whatever.

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