Watch Highlights From Rafael Nadal’s Win Over Dominic Thiem in Monte Carlo

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal faced a tough third round challenger in rising Austrian Dominic Thiem at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Please note the video starts at 1:25!

Video: ATP World Tour

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17 thoughts on “Watch Highlights From Rafael Nadal’s Win Over Dominic Thiem in Monte Carlo

  1. Souix

    Our Rafa is back !! I have prayed to the tennis Gods that you would find your way back and you have!! Love Andy as well however whoever you play I want to see you win because you are my favorite and have given me something to look forward to ……Vamos Rafa I will be up watching you here at 4am in CA!!! Love love love you!! I will be thrilled when I see you lifting the trophy on Sunday!!!

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  2. YEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ): ): ); ): ) : ) VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ): ) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL STRONG VICTORY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) SWIFT & AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Sending a huge massive hug & lots & lots & lots of love !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ; ) : ) You are playing brilliantly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART & KUDOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Your movement & speed and powerful FH & BH and SERVE are all strong & incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) ; ) : ) : ) Your passion & unbelievable commanding presence is simply magnificent!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) Watching your groove on the court & your fantastic Tennis is always such pleasure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) KUDOS to you & your fantastic loyal team for all your good work & brilliant efforts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Very happy for you!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) Enjoy everything !!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Have a beautiful rest of the day & celebrate big time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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  3. Maria

    Hi Gen haven’t watched the match yet but what a brilliant start to the weekend , I expect that surprised a few of the doubters . Congratulations to Murray a great result against Raoinic , I am British and against any anyone else I would be supporting Andy but sorry my heart lies with Rafa on this one

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  4. Gen

    Congrats RAFA, u kicked Stan to the curb.

    Thanks to all RAFAs’ many fans here, I love this site and it helps to know that you are not alone in believing in RAFA and wanting the best for him.

    RAFA fan forever.

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  5. Maria

    Updated score yes Rafa you can take this tournament , it’s the boost he needed to get his confidence back and start believing in himself again

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  6. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) ; ) : ) : ) Beautiful match!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) Rafa just took beautifully the 1st SET with powerful RETURNS & aggressive play!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE PLAYING FANTASTICALLT SWEETHEART w A swift 6:1 🙂 : ): ): ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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  7. Alaine Crowder

    Well done Rafa,
    You are amazingly determined and resilient.
    Keep trying and getting in there with your game and techniques.
    None of us really know all the mitigating circumstances,love,AlaineXX

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  8. Gen

    I watched the match and RAFA really had 2 bad games where most of the break points were generated. RAFAs’ shots had depth, Dominic was definitely more aggressive and going for it. If you could not see the stats it looked like he had many more winners than RAFA which wasn’t the case at all. It was 5 more winners than RAFAs’.

    RAFA played with conviction and fought until the end. The tone of the articles I read was that Dominic was better in the first set, to me NOT true.
    I have seen matches where RAFA was just outplayed and this wasn’t the case today. His errors were a lot more than RAFA, 30 to 17.
    The articles also pointed out Dominics’ poor break point conversion, it was RAFAs’ resilience to NOT be broken.

    Dominic Theim, like Borna Coric I thought always had that fight that the other ‘young guns’ don’t have. They remind me of RAFA in those terms unlike Kyrios who has a big serve and if that’s lost he is too.

    RAFA is still the King of clay, the crown may be tilted but its still on his head.He will hand it over when he is done, it won’t be taken from him.

    RAFA fan forever.

    Unto Stan or whatever.

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    1. Elizabeth Howard

      Teresa, If you played that length in the mid day sun , with total concentration, you might be drained too. As for unhappy, remember English is not his first language and he concentrates on the questions and answers. I thought he was quite pleased. Once he won , he moved on to the next match. Vamos Rafaaaaa

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      1. Teresa Gil

        I mean generally even before the match. He doesn’t smile the way he use to. I guess too much strain on him over the last couple of years. I hope the drugs claim hasn’t gotten into his psyche. I also wonder how much pain he is really in. He has a habit of dismissing injuries as trivial but needs anti-inflammatory injections. I hope he wins a couple of biggies perhaps this year or next but if he is destroying his body to do it, then retires elegantly after.

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      2. connie

        Teresa , I know what you mean but Rafa is more serious these days and less ‘smiley’ because this is a serious time in his career as he has no injuries except in his ‘mind’ and he is overcoming this aspect and can and will achieve this with wins, we and he know he can do by concentration and committment to the task in hand so embrace his ‘his new game face’ Vamos

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