Extended Highlight: Nikoloz Basilashvili vs. Rafael Nadal | 2018 US Open, R4

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  • Published on Jan 12, 2019
  • Against unseeded Nikoloz Basilashvili, a player whom he had beaten 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 in their only other meeting, at the 2017 French Open, Rafa Nadal had to summon his best tennis to turn back a late, blistering challenge from the Georgian. Nadal won, 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, in three hours and 20 minutes. ms.spr.ly/6183rCsth
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Comments • 40

  • connorism69
    connorism69 4 days ago

    7:11... This is the forehand that Nadal needs to use more. So often he has opportunities to close out points but instead decides to play it safe with heavy top-spin shots. He needs to have more faith in his ability to flatten out his forehand at key moments. If he played shots like this more often he would win more matches. Sounds dumb, but you will notice that on a lot of key points he fails to put the ball away in ways that other players do with relative ease.

  • Gocha Papidze
    Gocha Papidze 5 days ago

    seems nadal is the favorite one and only. too offensive, just highlighting what you wanted. 👎

  • anirudh krishnan
    anirudh krishnan 14 days ago

    U guys have NOT shown any of basilashvilli's points.
    Worst highlights ever. U guys didn't show basilashvilli's set point also

  • dzoni 940
    dzoni 940 4 months ago

    Where's set point from 3rd set????

  • Brandon Topalian
    Brandon Topalian 4 months ago

    watch this in 1.75 speed

  • Thomas brunkle
    Thomas brunkle 4 months ago +1

    Highlights probably made by Tom deverson

  • Wang On Yuen
    Wang On Yuen 4 months ago +2

    Utterly ridiculous video

  • Shoty loves Stanimal channel

    This match is underrated because of the matches against Thiem, and Khachanov, but it surely was a tough one for Rafa.

  • Salim Dhiab
    Salim Dhiab 4 months ago +9

    Wtf all points are rafa points it made it look like 6.0 6.0 6.0

  • Abdullah Ashfaq Solehria
    Abdullah Ashfaq Solehria 4 months ago +14

    there are no points, being won by Basilashvili, in this video
    correct your titles please

  • Scott Fischer
    Scott Fischer 4 months ago +23

    Not one basilashvilli point one in this video

  • YoshiSmashStar !
    YoshiSmashStar ! 4 months ago +21

    worst highlights ever

  • YoshiSmashStar !
    YoshiSmashStar ! 4 months ago +45

    No way! basilashvili did so well in this match and you guys only showed nadal's best shots......

  • Emily Olivares
    Emily Olivares 4 months ago +1

    Good luck with your game Rafa. .take care always. .I love you. So much💖💖💖

  • Rafael Mertin
    Rafael Mertin 4 months ago +31

    Lol, Basilashvili's set point isnt even here!!!! WTFFF

  • Rafael Mertin
    Rafael Mertin 4 months ago +8

    Is there a single Basilashvili point in here besides his SP?

    • Vele Korunoski
      Vele Korunoski 4 months ago +7

      Lol not even his set point is in there, everything is Nadal

  • Rafael Mertin
    Rafael Mertin 4 months ago +10

    Basilashvili worked himself into the match... in the 3rd set he was nearly unplayable, and still into the 4th a very tough cover to overcome.

    • Ertugrul Körpinar
      Ertugrul Körpinar 2 months ago

      Rafael Mertin yes I agree

    • Rafael Mertin
      Rafael Mertin 2 months ago

      +Ertugrul Körpinar You witnessed maybe Fucsovic's best ever match, right? I couldnt believe it..... I dont think Basil played bad but Fucso was unplayable.

    • Ertugrul Körpinar
      Ertugrul Körpinar 2 months ago

      Rafael Mertin basilashvilis Problem is that he doesn’t hold back from the corners when he’s stretched . The TOP guys exposed that by playing the percentages and force him to misfire . I was in the stadium in Rotterdam watching his match against Fucksovic and it was the reason he lost that match . I was sitting 30 metres behind his coach lol it was great to witness his huge groundstrokes from that close .

    • Rafael Mertin
      Rafael Mertin 4 months ago +1

      +Caleb Pereira Oh yeah, I knew what you meant regarding Basil... always good to hear you talk tennis.
      Basil's slice could be better for sure. Take KK for example. Not just does he move as good as possible for his size, defends well, he also has great intermediate slicing..
      That guy is the future, IMO. In fact I wouldnt be surprised if he won this AO. Doesnt lack anything, like the few things we can nit pick on Basil. Its crazy Basil has achieved so little so far, taking so long to improve shot selection, with how compact he is on both wings.

    • Caleb Pereira
      Caleb Pereira 4 months ago +2

      When I said "one dimensional with shot speed" in my first comment, I didn't mean Basil couldn't bash, but that he _only_ bashed.
      Master baseliners like the Big 5 would do much more - they can bash, but they prefer adding subtle spin variation (Nadal's range here is the biggest) and speed variation to upset the opponent's rhythm.
      I feel Basil lacks that, as of now ... but it can be learned quickly.
      Nadal was pretty hilarious when he tried slicing early on (2006), but since then has become pretty good at it.

  • Rafael Mertin
    Rafael Mertin 4 months ago +13

    The tournament in which Nadal was the best but was denied the title due to the draw :(

  • Michael Kim
    Michael Kim 4 months ago +4

    Basilashivili gets better day by day! He won two 500series last year, I remember.

  • Yu cheng Chen
    Yu cheng Chen 4 months ago +5

    Entire video is all about Nadal's winners.
    Even didn't include the Third set point by Basiliashvili.
    Really dislike this video.

  • Michael Kim
    Michael Kim 4 months ago +26

    Rafa had toughest draw in 2018 US.

  • Travis Bickle
    Travis Bickle 4 months ago +9

    US Open Tennis Championships
    why do you bring out the long higlights only after months .... and not on the same day ... the tennis fans, who do not have the opportunity to watch the game live on tv, are not satisfied with just 2-3 minutes of highlights on the same day ... THE Biggest LOSER IS ALWAYS THE TENNIS FAN ....

  • Radu Goran
    Radu Goran 4 months ago +3

    This tournament made Rafa and his team adjust the service motion, can't wait to see him 😜

  • Mono Braue
    Mono Braue 4 months ago +12

    Wow... Rafa won in 4 and you guys almost only showed Basilashvili's points. Next time a bit more of Nadal, alright😂
    Still thanks for the highlights though

    • Rafael Mertin
      Rafael Mertin 4 months ago +2

      +Ciprian Ghenghea cause he lost in qualifying

    • Ciprian Ghenghea
      Ciprian Ghenghea 4 months ago +1

      +Mono Braue LOL!!!
      I am surprised the GOAT doesn't have right now a spot at this Aussie
      How come mate ?

    • Mono Braue
      Mono Braue 4 months ago +5

      +Ciprian Ghenghea Hoping that someone pulls out of the AO so he can get a spot as a LL.
      And I was joking about the Nadal part in ny comment...

    • Ciprian Ghenghea
      Ciprian Ghenghea 4 months ago +1

      They showed a lot of Nadal points slso
      What is doing Dustin these days ?

  • PikaJu - 2DK
    PikaJu - 2DK 4 months ago +2

    First