VIDEO: Rafael Nadal vs David Goffin in Madrid: Game of the year?

Amazing rally after amazing rally in the seventh game of the second set in Rafael Nadal’s quarter-final with David Goffin in Madrid.

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  1. Pure joy today for Rafans! Our hero still has to play tomorrow. I was so worried but I was encouraged by Rafa’s quote yesterday that he had done his homework! I don’t know if that was Moya’s influence or not, but this happy fan will take it!

  2. YES you did it dear Rafa ❤️ I knew you could do it 😍👏🏻
    Huge Congratulations to you champ 🤴🏻 – This is sooo AWESOME 😃👍🏻
    Now on to the finals – The best if luck to you 🍀🤞🏻🤗😘

    VAMOOS!! 🎾💪🏼😅

  3. Novak Djokovic over and OUT! Rafa I couldn’t​ be more happier for you, today you showed everyone where your tennis stands ,right on the top level no less😁. They certainly broke the mould when they made you. Good luck tomorrow ( as if you need it) . Another trophy is winging it way to you.

    • Hi maria. Novak and andy are losing a lot of ranking points as they have been unable to defend their points from last year. Did you see rafa’s interview on sky with Marcus when he was asked if he carried on like this i.e. being no1 in the race and if he won more titles etc. he could be world no1 again? Rafa was so sweet and bashful and evaded the questions politely. He so deserves all of it. Looking forward to tomorrow’s final. It’ll be good to watch.

  4. Amazing. Rafa is up a set and an early break for the 3rd match running. Fantastic play from him.

  5. Hold onto your hats everyone – it’s 6-2 1st set to rafa. Superb. Think novak will play a better 2nd set though. But Rafa will be ready. So happy so far!

  6. Your playing magnificently Rafa , and have sped through the first set with no problems, but please be wary , we have seen this a lot from Novak lately ,where he loses the first set and then comes back with full force. I am in no doubt you will take titles in Madrid and RG but once Novak gets his new team on board he will be dangerous again , but you have shown how amazing you are as you didn’t need to replace your whole team to get back to your winning ways , you just needed a helping hand from Moya and worked the rest out for yourself.

  7. Cmon Rafa! Don’t let him get into your head!!! Please don’t give him the chance to dictate.


    Maybe I’m imagining – hope so – but Rafa does seem more nervous here. Guess one can understand that!

    He must win to get more confident!!!!!!

  8. Good luck today Rafa, not long to go now . I can feel another final beckoning you . Go out and show Novak that he might be No. 2 but you are No. 1 on clay and in people’s​ 💓 hearts. 😁 Remember Rafa winners don’t wait for chances , they take them.

  9. OLA OLA OLA & VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Good afternoon sweetheart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Congratulations on your beautiful brilliant victory yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) THAT WAS SO SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) It was a fantastic match !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) AND…….YOU ARE SUCH A GIFTED FANTASTIC PLAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) It was very exciting to see you in your groove & magical focus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART for this wonderful amazing victory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) Loved your unbelievable reach and your solid effective serve, and your speedy net magic, and your powerful beautiful returns, and to keep it short…..loved your amazing everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) We love you dear Rafa and so thrilled for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) You are impressively strong , and FIT & it is such pleasure to watch you move on the court and watch your BEAUTIFUL TENNIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) It is a beautiful day and a great time for fun Tennis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) ci……ci……..& …ci…..and it will be a great match for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Very happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Enjoy everything sweetheart and have lots & lots of fun playing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) Lots of love & happiness & VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
    ps: I LOVE THIS TOUR and seeing all the beautiful Spanish crowd so classy and offering kind cheers…..loving and routing for you and also respecting Daveed and cheering his good shots…..just the atmosphere in general is electrifying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) I watched all your on court Spanish interviews….. beautiful!!!!!!!!! : ) I noticed the crowd remained standing cheering and clapping ….that was sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART & WE SING : GO RAFA GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) ENJOY & VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  10. i am hoping that moya will tell novak you cant beat novak by playing same old same old

    – serve well (novak has the best return in atp history together with murray and agassi)

    – mix with your return dont return the whole time cross court try down the line

    – stand on the baseline in attack mode not defense mode go for your shots and put depth also use forehand or backhand down the line

    – come to the net ( novak is the only player that can play a rally of 30 shots of more against nadal)

    – believe in yourself

    This match will determine where nadal stands compare with the last two years will this be his first win over djokovic in three years?

  11. So pleased for Rafa this week, these 3 matches 😀 praying for him to continue. Last year semi final in Madrid on Sat. 7th May saw Murray was leading so switched off and went shopping in Paris, coming home saw the result 😢loss. I typed a message to Rafa that he made a mistake inviting Andy to Majorca the week before to practice on the orange clay in Spain, I saw the photos on Internet and wondered what is doing there, that could give him an advantage. This year I said to Rafa in Spanish I am pleased that you did not invite him this year. All should win on their home ground as in the Madrid final in 2015.😕 I wished Rafa to lift the trophy. Fiona in Paris

  12. Fantastic play from Rafa.
    Rafa will defeat Novak in 3 sets: 3-6, 6-3, 7-6

    But, as always, we’d see…….hmmnn

  13. Very good match, both players were at their top, i am looking forward to watch Rafa facing Novak and beat him to gain more confidence before Roland Garros. Vamos Rafa !

  14. What a fabulous match between Rafa and David, where both put their heart and soul into it! It’s great that David put the line call incident in their last meeting behind him and we were previleged to see fantastic rallies and shot making by both men.

    As for the semi between Rafa and Novak, Rafa said he isn’t worried about it, so it shows he is brimming with confidence and that makes me confident that he’ll be victorious. Can’t wait! Bring it on!

  15. I think novak won one title at the beginning of the year and rafa has won two. However, there is no contest as to who has achieved more and who has gone further in the tournaments. Despite this, Rafa gets under novak’s skin and novak will be determined to beat him. I am looking forward to the match although I am quite nervous but I know rafa will do his very best and he will fight for the win. Novak has had a days rest yes but i think it would have benefited him if he had played. Rafa played and won and his confidence is high. Im hoping novak is unsure about rafa and a bit rusty. Wishing rafa a fantastic match today and let’s see him in tomorrow’s final.

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