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Mr Topspin
06-08-2007, 02:09 PM
The wait is over! The final almost every tennis enthusiast wanted is on the horizon. Federer vs Nadal II at the 2007 French Open. Nadal has played great getting to the final for the 3rd straight year! He is yet to drop a set! His two tough mathes were handled with disdain. Hewitt conquered in the 4th round said, 'He (Rafa) has the best forehand on clay'. Whlst his other potential banana skin (Djokovic) lamented, '..he is more powerful than anyone else'. Nadal has beaten all before him and yet one last man stands in his way to becoming a young legend.

On the other side of the court stands the talented Mr Federer. A multi-talented shot maker with every shot in the game. A 10 time grand slam champion trying to etch hs name in annals of time. Like Nadal he has negotiated through the draw with typical eficiency only losing one set in the quarter final, whilst i might add experimenting with a few plays. He is ready and confdent after recently beating his young torementor in Hamburg a few weeks earlier.

So it boild down to a test of wills! Who will prevail? Will it be the young, relentless, tireless warrior with a heart of a Lion. Or will the dancing feet of the master tactictian, dancing, flying showcasing his enormous talent to legions of fans prevail.

I have the feeling that Federer pays the Piper and takes it 4 tight sets and realises his destiny!

@wright
06-08-2007, 02:33 PM
Nicely written. I have a feeling that Federer will conquer his Parisian demons...I think he has the gameplan set in his mind, and hopefully it won't be sunny on Sunday! This could be a magnificently historical weekend in tennis. I can't wait.

todd03blown
06-08-2007, 02:39 PM
should be a great match, cannot wait to watch it!! Hopefully Fed pulls it out!!

laurie
06-08-2007, 02:43 PM
I disagree on this occasion, having seen Rafa play a couple of days ago, Rafa is a very tactical player - but it's different tactics to the more conventional Federer.

Rafa will keep those high balls coming to Federer's backhand side, that really is the key to the whole match, last year Federer couldn't handle that tactic and fell to pieces in sets 2, 3 and 4. Federer has to counter that - easier said than done. The clay in Paris plays different to Hamburg, it's a harder, higher bouncing surface and it suits Nadal plus most likely the weather will be very hot - it was damned hot on Wednesday.

Most significantly, Nicolay played a Tennis match today that will probably give him some sleepless nights for the next few months. Nadal will not be so accommodating on Sunday, he's incredibly fresh as he hasn't dropped a set this time.

If Federer wants to win on Sunday he will have to play the best match of his whole career.

However, I predict a Nadal triumph once again.

drakulie
06-08-2007, 03:00 PM
Rafa will keep those high balls coming to Federer's backhand side, that really is the key to the whole match, last year Federer couldn't handle that tactic and fell to pieces in sets 2, 3 and 4.

Actually, fed has already solved this problem. In past matches he went backhand to backhand with Nadal. Ultimately, his backhand would break down.

In Hamburg he went backhand to nadal's forehand (Hewitt did the same thing). When Nadal would come back cross court, fed would step in and take the reply with his own forehand down the line.

Easier said than done, and I'm not saying he will be able to employ this again, but it did open up the court for him.

laurie
06-08-2007, 03:09 PM
You see Drakulie, that's what makes Sunday interesting. Federer has now Hamburg 4 times so he likes that surface.

I've never been to Hamburg but I've now been to Paris a few times and I have no doubt it's a harder surface than Hamburg which suits Nadal, the ball bounces higher in Paris.

Plus Nadal was mentally tired in Hamburg, here is absolutely fresh and wants to win.

All speculation now of course so we will see what happens on Sunday.

I hope the womens final is a good one too.

mentalcase
06-08-2007, 03:25 PM
Fed will lose again. Rafa is just too good on clay.

dh003i
06-08-2007, 03:38 PM
mentalcase,

See Hamburg.

Nadal_Freak
06-08-2007, 03:45 PM
mentalcase,

See Hamburg.
See Monte Carlo, Rome, and Roland Garros.

8PAQ
06-08-2007, 04:12 PM
I disagree on this occasion, having seen Rafa play a couple of days ago, Rafa is a very tactical player - but it's different tactics to the more conventional Federer.

Rafa will keep those high balls coming to Federer's backhand side, that really is the key to the whole match, last year Federer couldn't handle that tactic and fell to pieces in sets 2, 3 and 4. Federer has to counter that - easier said than done. The clay in Paris plays different to Hamburg, it's a harder, higher bouncing surface and it suits Nadal plus most likely the weather will be very hot - it was damned hot on Wednesday.

Most significantly, Nicolay played a Tennis match today that will probably give him some sleepless nights for the next few months. Nadal will not be so accommodating on Sunday, he's incredibly fresh as he hasn't dropped a set this time.

If Federer wants to win on Sunday he will have to play the best match of his whole career.
However, I predict a Nadal triumph once again.

If Fed plays the best match of his career then he wins 6-0 6-2 6-1. Fed wins in straights even if he is near his best. Fed at his best ==> Nadal eating bagels. Problem is Fed doesn't play against Nadal at or even near his best that often.

nn
06-08-2007, 04:21 PM
no matter what we say on forum Roger is not in great form. Against Tommy is lost 2nd set 6-1 and in semis he was playing crap and only Danko-Monkey can give away such match. Even Roger said I would have lost in 3 sets in semi. Nadal won't give away any cheap points once we are in second set. First set he might be nervous but that won't be the case as he has nothing to loose compare to last year and Roger again facing history.

Nadal in 3

dh003i
06-08-2007, 04:25 PM
nn,

That's some pretty selective cherry-picking there...

Although Federer didn't play well vs. Davydenko, he fought through it and won when playing bad; that's a good preparation for a FO final which will likely require such fight. He may have lost a set to Robredo at 6-1, but turned around and clobbered him 6-1, then 6-3. He played excellent the last 2 sets vs. Robredo.

His form was also poor coming into the Hamburg finals, then he clobbered Nadal.

xanctus
06-08-2007, 04:29 PM
I wish Fed will win this FO. Just this once...For the sake of being "Complete".
But, I have a slight thought in my mind that Rafa will win again this FO, as he is also seeking a history. (as Bjorn Borg)

tricky
06-08-2007, 04:32 PM
Actually, fed has already solved this problem. In past matches he went backhand to backhand with Nadal. Ultimately, his backhand would break down

Yeah, Fed consistently uses DTL BHs with Nadal. He had probably started doing that in their previous matchup before Monte Carlo, but we glossed over it.

The key thing is that, for the first time against Nadal, Fed was able to control the center of the court. Which is what Nadal does to Fed like no other player.

I'm hoping Fed's serve holds up, so that the game can be purely decided on who wins the positioning on the court.

tennishead93
06-08-2007, 04:38 PM
The wait is over! The final almost every tennis enthusiast wanted is on the horizon. Federer vs Nadal II at the 2007 French Open. Nadal has played great getting to the final for the 3rd straight year! He is yet to drop a set! His two tough mathes were handled with disdain. Hewitt conquered in the 4th round said, 'He (Rafa) has the best forehand on clay'. Whlst his other potential banana skin (Djokovic) lamented, '..he is more powerful than anyone else'. Nadal has beaten all before him and yet one last man stands in his way to becoming a young legend.

On the other side of the court stands the talented Mr Federer. A multi-talented shot maker with every shot in the game. A 10 time grand slam champion trying to etch hs name in annals of time. Like Nadal he has negotiated through the draw with typical eficiency only losing one set in the quarter final, whilst i might add experimenting with a few plays. He is ready and confdent after recently beating his young torementor in Hamburg a few weeks earlier.

So it boild down to a test of wills! Who will prevail? Will it be the young, relentless, tireless warrior with a heart of a Lion. Or will the dancing feet of the master tactictian, dancing, flying showcasing his enormous talent to legions of fans prevail.

I have the feeling that Federer pays the Piper and takes it 4 tight sets and realises his destiny!

you need to be a tennis columnist. u gave me goosebumps.

WhiteSox05CA
06-08-2007, 04:42 PM
Nadal is on such a roll right now. He's got more confidence than Federer.

It'll definately be a great match. I want to see how Federer approaches the game.

tennishead93
06-08-2007, 04:43 PM
If Fed plays the best match of his career then he wins 6-0 6-2 6-1. Fed wins in straights even if he is near his best. Fed at his best ==> Nadal eating bagels. Problem is Fed doesn't play against Nadal at or even near his best that often.

so ur saying if fed played his best 1 year ago he would be holding a career slam in his trophy case. i dont understand the reasoning behind ur statement.

Nadal_Freak
06-08-2007, 04:43 PM
Nadal owns Federer. It's time to admit it.

dh003i
06-08-2007, 04:56 PM
It's funny, you hear stupid statements like "Nadal owns Federer". Yet, Federer has won 3 of their last 4 matches. If it was the other way around, the same people saying such idiocies would be jumping all over that.

drakulie
06-08-2007, 05:12 PM
Nadal owns Federer. It's time to admit it.

On clay>>. Fed owns Nadal, or did you forget about that bagel??

AAAA
06-08-2007, 05:21 PM
Was it Goran's destiny to win Wimbledon when 3 rain breaks stretched his semi final win Henman over 2 days? Henman was outplaying him but each rain delay allowed Goran to regroup and made Henman lose momentum and ultimately the match.

While Federer's win over Davydenko is not of such epic proportions Federer said he should have lost so maybe it's a good omen for Federer. Frankly the way Nadal is playing my faith in Federer pulling through rests with some higher power.

Mick
06-08-2007, 05:21 PM
Federer has gotten pretty good results so far at Roland Garros for a guy without a coach.

pound cat
06-08-2007, 05:47 PM
Anyone who saw Federer play in the semi to-day couldn't in his wildest dreams think that Federer could win on Sunday. A huge amount of UE's, fh going out all the time, shanking balls, & his timing was off for the entire match. He might like the gritty clay of Hamburg, but the confitions of RG clay don't suit him. He's not a natural at sliding around on this slippery surface. And his first serve sucked and he had 17 bp's against him.

psamp14
06-08-2007, 05:53 PM
whats so incredible about this fairytale time in tennis is that after losing to nadal last year, federer has set himself up once again not only to complete the grand slam, but to hold all 4 slams at once....how good is that....federer is unbelievable damn good to give himself a second chance at history

i am so excited about this its unbelievable....one more win for federer and he's really going to soar in the ranks of tennis history

11 slams at the age of 25.....he's still very young and i see him winning his 5th wimbledon and 4th us open title to complete the calendar slam if he wins sunday....imagine that....all 4 slams in one year, and 6 straight slams

and 26 isnt really old either...he'll be a heavy favorite going into the 2008 AO....

i'm getting too far ahead but this is very believable when you speak of federer,...he's just that dominant and predictable

Swingin Richard
06-08-2007, 05:54 PM
You can throw Hamburg out the window. Throw last years FO out the door. It's time for them to get it on. Lace em up and bring your best *****!

Nadal_Freak
06-08-2007, 05:54 PM
Hopefully Nadal is the spoiler to Fed's history making. :D

tennishead93
06-08-2007, 06:04 PM
fed has made nadal eat a donut on clay and grass.

logansc
06-08-2007, 06:19 PM
Fed fans and their bagel talk is getting old. Fed won once out of how many times? I mean c'mon Nadal is on fire, Fed has to up his game from the match he played today or he's in trouble. Yeah he's the best player in the world but on clay he's still second in line. Yeah he has a chance but to talk about the Hamburg bagel so d@mn much is exhausting and stupid. My two cents on the match, Nadal wins in 4 just like last year.

Forehand Forever
06-08-2007, 06:25 PM
It's gonna be a tough match I'll leave it at that. Both players are playing strong. I can't wait to watch this.

Fries-N-Gravy
06-08-2007, 06:26 PM
Fed owns Nadal, Nadal owns Fed. That is really some ignorant *****e. Why can't people talk about this match with some common sense? It's a great accomplishment for both. Honestly Nadal has a winning record because Fed can meet him in clay finals, Federer would have a better record except for the fact that Nadal usually gets taken out earlier in other tournaments such as USO and AO and can't meet him in the final. whether you like it or not Federer is overall a better player (2nd best on clay so far unless he wins this weekend) with Nadal being the clay specialist catching up on other surfaces where he isn't even 2nd best. and with good day, bad day excuses, being a champion means being able to win all week, or all two weeks regardless of how tired you are, etc. someone always does.

Federer will not likely win unless he plays his best, if he can do it, he can beat Nadal. As I keep saying, he never keeps his level of play up, it goes up and down during a match. its been good enough to beat just about anyone but against Nadal thats just not enough.

dh003i
06-08-2007, 06:43 PM
Anyone who saw Federer play in the semi to-day couldn't in his wildest dreams think that Federer could win on Sunday. A huge amount of UE's, fh going out all the time, shanking balls, & his timing was off for the entire match. He might like the gritty clay of Hamburg, but the confitions of RG clay don't suit him. He's not a natural at sliding around on this slippery surface. And his first serve sucked and he had 17 bp's against him.

Federer moves more fluently on clay than Nadal. It isn't movement that's why he lost the FO last year.

Fed was also playing "poorly" before the Hamburg final, then upped his level.

He's a 10-time GS champion. He can do that.

Nadal_Freak
06-08-2007, 06:52 PM
Federer moves more fluently on clay than Nadal. It isn't movement that's why he lost the FO last year.

Fed was also playing "poorly" before the Hamburg final, then upped his level.

He's a 10-time GS champion. He can do that.
Actually Fed doesn't. Nadal is as natural on clay as you get. He moves much better here than the other surfaces by far. Federer just is able to finish points easier but when put on defense, he will struggle.

Robbie_1988
06-08-2007, 06:55 PM
I want to see Fed win and i'm really rooting for him to get the ultimate grand slam. But I think if it goes to 5 sets, Rafa will win because he's had a shorter semi-final match than Fed who had to beat Davydenko in three sets, which all went right down to the wire with 7-5 and two tie breakers.

dh003i
06-08-2007, 06:59 PM
Actually Fed doesn't. Nadal is as natural on clay as you get. He moves much better here than the other surfaces by far. Federer just is able to finish points easier but when put on defense, he will struggle.

Actually, Fed's a good retriever, just not as good as Nadal.

Re movement, ask Wilander, who said that Fed moves better on clay.

Nadal_Freak
06-08-2007, 07:05 PM
I could care less what Wilander says. I just see what I see and Nadal is totally comfortable on clay. Federer moves well on clay but not as well as Nadal. No one does really.

Ztalin
06-08-2007, 08:17 PM
ok mr. tennis analyst nadal freak.

@wright
06-08-2007, 08:23 PM
You can throw Hamburg out the window. Throw last years FO out the door. It's time for them to get it on. Lace em up and bring your best *****!

Someone finally stated it with the economy of word to get the point across with no static. Well said.

helloworld
06-08-2007, 08:35 PM
If Fed plays the best match of his career then he wins 6-0 6-2 6-1. Fed wins in straights even if he is near his best. Fed at his best ==> Nadal eating bagels. Problem is Fed doesn't play against Nadal at or even near his best that often.

No way man. I've seen both players playing top form tennis throughout their entire career and mark my word that if both players play well, Federer is going to be the one in trouble. You see, Nadal has this type of game that doesn't suit Federer's game at all !! Federer will always have trouble playing against Nadal no matter what. If they both play well, I expect Nadal to win in 4 sets. If not, anything can happen.

boojay
06-08-2007, 08:38 PM
I wonder how many bagels Nadal can eat.

Nadal_Freak
06-08-2007, 08:41 PM
I wonder how many bagels Nadal can eat.
So far Nadal hasn't lost a set in this tournament. I find it hilarious that you cling onto Federer's only win on Nadal on clay.

Mick
06-08-2007, 08:44 PM
One thing is certain, comes sunday, either the hardcore Fed fans or the hardcore Nadal fans will be very disappointed in the match outcome.

boojay
06-08-2007, 08:45 PM
So far Nadal hasn't lost a set in this tournament. I find it hilarious that you cling onto Federer's only win on Nadal on clay.

I find it hilarious that you actually think anything you say carries any weight, but here you are.

Be like Nadal. Have a bagel.

boojay
06-08-2007, 08:47 PM
One thing is certain, comes sunday, either the hardcore Fed fans or the hardcore Nadal fans will be very disappointed in the match outcome.

actually, regardless of what happens, Fed's still the superior player. A win would only make him superior-er.

that's how good he is. I had to make up a new word.

Mick
06-08-2007, 08:51 PM
actually, regardless of what happens, Fed's still the superior player. A win would only make him superior-er.

that's how good he is. I had to make up a new word.

I have no doubt about that (that Federer is the superior player). Even Nadal himself has acknowledged this fact in many of the press interviews. I just hope that the match will be a competitive match. I don't really care who will win. I like both of these players.

Breakaz54z
06-08-2007, 08:59 PM
I have no doubt about that (that Federer is the superior player). Even Nadal himself has acknowledged this fact in many of the press interviews. I just hope that the match will be a competitive match. I don't really care who will win. I like both of these players.

I agree with Mick. Both players are amazing in their own respect, having this match extremely competitive will just make it all the more interesting. I just hope Nadal wins at least this year cause otherwise what other grand slam are there for him unless he becomes amazing on grass?

z-money
06-08-2007, 09:04 PM
mentalcase,

See Hamburg.

you have no idea what you are talking about! who cares if he lost in hamburg! he was out of it fed even noticed and said sorry after the match. nadal is playing real good, hasnt droped a set, and has loads more confidence going into this one. fed made the final but wow what a fight with davydenko 5,6,6 both tiebreaks being close, tells me 2-3 points go differentlly and we have a different finalist

Swingin Richard
06-08-2007, 09:35 PM
Someone finally stated it with the economy of word to get the point across with no static. Well said.

You know what I mean. So much talk, the hype. These two mother scratchers are gonna go at it and WE will be the winners. Sunday morning, maybe a bloody mary, maybe a whisky sour, an omelette, several Rafa fans, several Fed fans, some serious ***** talking and some serious drama. Lets get ready to RUUUUUUUMMMMMMBBBBLLLLLLE!

What's everyone doing for the match? Any huge parties planned?

drakulie
06-08-2007, 09:44 PM
So far Nadal hasn't lost a set in this tournament. I find it hilarious that you cling onto Federer's only win on Nadal on clay.

You are missing the point. Federer is currently the Kink of Clay, with the longest winning streak on clay......***AND*** he gave your boy a bagel.

helloworld
06-08-2007, 09:52 PM
You are missing the point. Federer is currently the Kink of Clay, with the longest winning streak on clay......***AND*** he gave your boy a bagel.
Yeah right, Kink that is. lol

ken1d
06-08-2007, 09:54 PM
Federer is gonna have to hit lot of this.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CNiWdu4kLw

Fedace
06-08-2007, 10:06 PM
The wait is over! The final almost every tennis enthusiast wanted is on the horizon. Federer vs Nadal II at the 2007 French Open. Nadal has played great getting to the final for the 3rd straight year! He is yet to drop a set! His two tough mathes were handled with disdain. Hewitt conquered in the 4th round said, 'He (Rafa) has the best forehand on clay'. Whlst his other potential banana skin (Djokovic) lamented, '..he is more powerful than anyone else'. Nadal has beaten all before him and yet one last man stands in his way to becoming a young legend.

On the other side of the court stands the talented Mr Federer. A multi-talented shot maker with every shot in the game. A 10 time grand slam champion trying to etch hs name in annals of time. Like Nadal he has negotiated through the draw with typical eficiency only losing one set in the quarter final, whilst i might add experimenting with a few plays. He is ready and confdent after recently beating his young torementor in Hamburg a few weeks earlier.

So it boild down to a test of wills! Who will prevail? Will it be the young, relentless, tireless warrior with a heart of a Lion. Or will the dancing feet of the master tactictian, dancing, flying showcasing his enormous talent to legions of fans prevail.

I have the feeling that Federer pays the Piper and takes it 4 tight sets and realises his destiny!

This is more HOPE than reality. Quick reality check. Rafa today basically destroyed his opponent in semi, and sure looked like he was playing the best clay court tennis anyone has EVER seen in history of tennis. Cahill's sideline quote, "Rafa's balls looked like superballs, jumping off the court, i have not seen such heavy powerful shots". On the other side, Federer looked terrible, and was lucky to win the match against davy. Terrible serving and unforced errors, and at times could not handle pace Davy was throwing at him. OK?;)

idiotboy
06-08-2007, 10:44 PM
i would love to see fed win.

but i am thinking there is a 70% chance nadal wins. 30% fed brings his best game and in that case he will win.

anirut
06-09-2007, 01:09 AM
Fed WILL win this year FO.

Why?

Because I won't be watching the match. It's always a bad omen when I watch a match in which my fav plays, and that fav player will almost always lose. Like the FO last year. I didn't get to watch the first set which Fed played beautifully. After that Fed went downhill fast. Also like last year Thailand open when I watched Henman, he was doing fine and then suddenly went off.

So this year I won't watch the match so that Fed'll win. Simple, eh ...

** running for cover, quick. **

kimizz
06-09-2007, 02:14 AM
I know many in TW boards are adults but reading the replies it sure doesnt look that way. Why talk about Bagels all the time? "Because the Nadal fans started it" CMON! Talk tennis or dont talk at all! Same goes for the stupid biased Nadal fans. Your just making all Federer and Nadal fans look stupid.

On a serious note. Federers serve is looking huge. But its also failing him from time to time. Best of 5 might prove to be a mission impossible. On the other hand the 3rd set at Hamburg was pretty scary for Nadal. The question is how tired Nadal was at Hamburg. "Good luck at French", what did that mean? It looked like he was saying "See you at RG, Ill destroy you" :D

Towards the final Ive seen Nadal improving a lot. Federer has struggled a bit. My money is on Nadal...if it was best of 3 Id say Federer. Unless there is still something extra in Federes pocket. Whatever happens Sunday is going to be great...

Mr Topspin
06-09-2007, 08:00 AM
[QUOTE=Fedace;1503916]This is more HOPE than reality. Quick reality check. Rafa today basically destroyed his opponent in semi, and sure looked like he was playing the best clay court tennis anyone has EVER seen in history of tennis. Cahill's sideline quote, "Rafa's balls looked like superballs, jumping off the court, i have not seen such heavy powerful shots". On the other side, Federer looked terrible, and was lucky to win the match against davy. Terrible serving and unforced errors, and at times could not handle pace Davy was throwing at him. OK?;)[/QUOTE

On Sunday, you can rip up the form book and the bookies favourite and all other varaibles on why, 'this player is better than that player'.

On Sunday it will be about who has the bigger heart, who wants it more and who is prepared to die on the court for that trophy. I believe that Roger Federer is prepared to step to that plate. Federer's detractors will look at his relative struggles past Robredo and Davydenko and some might go back to prior events in which he was not playing at his usual high level. But I think that for one day only Federer is going to take nadal to school on the red clay of Paris. It wont IMHO be a rout i expext a hard fought match maybe 3 or 4 hard sets but i do forsee a Federer victory and that is not taking anything from Nadal or his very impressive clay court game; Federer just seems to want it more and i think he will take it!

And to fellow posters lets keep things civil and cordial. There is far too much trolling on these boards. As others have said; 'it's just a game and we needn't live our lives vicariously through those that we expect to win or support'.

tennis_hand
06-09-2007, 09:09 AM
You Nadal fans should thank Fed for being so good to meet Nadal on clay finals.

Your Nadal is not even close enough to meet Fed on other surfaces, except last year's Wimbledon final for Nadal.

Nadal_Freak
06-09-2007, 09:24 AM
You Nadal fans should thank Fed for being so good to meet Nadal on clay finals.

Your Nadal is not even close enough to meet Fed on other surfaces, except last year's Wimbledon final for Nadal.
Nadal caught a red hot Youzhny and a red hot Gonzalez. I expect Nadal to reach a final soon on hard courts. If he does, than Fed has a lot to worry about. I have a strong feeling Nadal wins in straight sets against Federer tomorrow. :D

boojay
06-09-2007, 09:50 AM
Nadal caught a red hot Youzhny and a red hot Gonzalez. I expect Nadal to reach a final soon on hard courts. If he does, than Fed has a lot to worry about. I have a strong feeling Nadal wins in straight sets against Federer tomorrow. :D

key words there. There's never a guarantee that Nadal will make a final on any surface other than clay, whereas it's essentially automatic for Fed to make the final on EVERY surface. Not Fed's fault ol' Nads isn't good enough to make the finals in every tournament he enters.

Nadal_Freak
06-09-2007, 09:58 AM
key words there. There's never a guarantee that Nadal will make a final on any surface other than clay, whereas it's essentially automatic for Fed to make the final on EVERY surface. Not Fed's fault ol' Nads isn't good enough to make the finals in every tournament he enters.
I guarantee Nadal will reach a final on hard court. Most players in the world are most comfortable on hard courts so it will be hard but after watching Nadal at Indian Wells, I feel his time is coming soon.

boojay
06-09-2007, 10:08 AM
I guarantee Nadal will reach a final on hard court. Most players in the world are most comfortable on hard courts so it will be hard but after watching Nadal at Indian Wells, I feel his time is coming soon.

I'm sure he'll reach a final on hardcourt too, but not every time and with the consistency of Fed. I never said Nads was incapable of reaching a final on another surface, he just doesn't do it regularly.

Nadal_Freak
06-09-2007, 10:12 AM
I'm sure he'll reach a final on hardcourt too, but not every time and with the consistency of Fed. I never said Nads was incapable of reaching a final on another surface, he just doesn't do it regularly.
I agree. We'll leave it that.

ht4444____
06-09-2007, 10:16 AM
On clay>>. Fed owns Nadal, or did you forget about that bagel??

c'mon drak....
bagels are overrated....
it doesn' matter if it was 6-0,6-1,6-2,6-3,6-4,7-5 or 7-6....
a set is a set.... doesn't matter what the scoreboard say....
anyway.... i hope this final to be a great match, no matter who wins....

@wright
06-09-2007, 10:37 AM
Actually, it does matter. The numbers you just posted reflect the difficulty or extent to which the set was contested. 7-6 reflects a relatively tightly played set, while 6-0 indicates that a can of whoop *** was opened upon the bagelee. The bageler in the last case just happened to be Federer, the new king of clay, who has the longest active win streak on clay. That is all.

NamRanger
06-09-2007, 11:40 AM
I guarantee Nadal will reach a final on hard court. Most players in the world are most comfortable on hard courts so it will be hard but after watching Nadal at Indian Wells, I feel his time is coming soon.


He has alot of bad match-ups against flat hitters like Youzhny, Berdych, Blake, and the likes on fast surfaces.


Indian Wells his draw was pretty favourable, and caught a very flat Djokovic. I mean, his semi-final was against Roddick, not exactly the best player on the tour. We all know what happened when Nadal played Djokovic again in Miami.



He only made it to the final of Wimbledon due to some really dumb changes and a extremely easy draw. He had 0 tough matches, and he nearly lost one of them.

@wright
06-09-2007, 11:47 AM
The thing that amazes me about Nadal is that his draws always seem so easy in these big tournaments. Other than playing Djokovic (who was nervous and playing in his first semi), and a poorly playing Hewitt, Nadal had no tests in this French Open. After seeing pieces of the Djokovic match, I realized that Nadal is a worse matchup for Djokovic than I thought (on clay). Djokovic doesn't have the power or angles to hurt Nadal here. I think Federer would have destroyed Djokovic in the semis too. Federer had to play people like Davy and Robredo, competent clay courters who have had results before in big tournaments. I think that Davy would have been a much tougher match for Nadal, especially the way Davy played against Federer. I think that it could be a big positive that Federer had a lackluster semi, because he will be motivated to have his "bounce back" match that we have seen so many times. He should be very focused.

Rulo
06-09-2007, 11:53 AM
Actually, it does matter. The numbers you just posted reflect the difficulty or extent to which the set was contested. 7-6 reflects a relatively tightly played set, while 6-0 indicates that a can of whoop *** was opened upon the bagelee. The bageler in the last case just happened to be Federer, the new king of clay, who has the longest active win streak on clay. That is all.

Whatever....
Anyway....
What really matter is who won....
Example:
IF Sundays match result is 0-6;0-6;7-6;7-6;7-6 (Federer Winning), will anybody make fun of Roger for being double bagel????
No.... Everyone (almost) will be happy for him for being an All-Slam winner....
Is like Federer-Davydenko match....
Davydenko COULD have won that match, but he didn't, so there no excuse.... he lost in a 3-setter....
I hope you understand....

bandit25
06-09-2007, 11:54 AM
Federer hasn't been 100% the whole tournament or had to play the type of opponents Nadal has had to. He'll have to all of the sudden bring his complete effort tomorrow. Djokovic played as outstanding as you could against Nadal, but he got overwhelmed. Of course Federer is more prepared, but I like Johnny Mac's prediction Nadal in 5 sets.

ht4444____
06-10-2007, 09:31 AM
You are missing the point. Federer is currently the Kink of Clay, with the longest winning streak on clay......***AND*** he gave your boy a bagel.

kinK of clay????

Rulo
06-10-2007, 09:34 AM
You are missing the point. Federer is currently the Kink of Clay, with the longest winning streak on clay......***AND*** he gave your boy a bagel.

Sorry Drak....
What were you saying about the "King of Clay"????

Rulo
06-10-2007, 09:35 AM
I think both Federer and Nadal Fan's need to learn how to be a little bit humble....

drakulie
06-10-2007, 09:54 AM
Ok, so nadal is now the new King of Clay. :)

Simon Cowell
06-10-2007, 10:02 AM
I have a strong feeling Federer fans are crying and sulking in the corner's of their bedrooms right now!

6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Rulo
06-10-2007, 10:04 AM
I have a strong feeling Federer fans are crying and sulking in the corner's of their bedrooms right now!

6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Humble....

Fedace
06-10-2007, 10:05 AM
I have a strong feeling Federer fans are crying and sulking in the corner's of their bedrooms right now!

6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

No actually Roger is crying in the lockerroom right now, insider info just called me. oh well too bad. Hasta Manana,, hugs to everybody..;)

nn
06-10-2007, 11:00 AM
No actually Roger is crying in the lockerroom right now, insider info just called me. oh well too bad. Hasta Manana,, hugs to everybody..;)

heheheheheh

omniexist
06-10-2007, 11:09 AM
The thing that amazes me about Nadal is that his draws always seem so easy in these big tournaments. Other than playing Djokovic (who was nervous and playing in his first semi), and a poorly playing Hewitt, Nadal had no tests in this French Open. After seeing pieces of the Djokovic match, I realized that Nadal is a worse matchup for Djokovic than I thought (on clay). Djokovic doesn't have the power or angles to hurt Nadal here. I think Federer would have destroyed Djokovic in the semis too. Federer had to play people like Davy and Robredo, competent clay courters who have had results before in big tournaments. I think that Davy would have been a much tougher match for Nadal, especially the way Davy played against Federer. I think that it could be a big positive that Federer had a lackluster semi, because he will be motivated to have his "bounce back" match that we have seen so many times. He should be very focused.

Well being the No. 1 seed and defending champion does have its privileges.

Tennis_Monk
06-10-2007, 11:18 AM
Nadal has his draw easy because of high seeding. Otherwise what good is a #1 or #2 ranking. That rankings protects seeded players from facing tough opposition early in the tournament (unless one faces Marat safin and which Safin shows up...)

tlm
06-10-2007, 01:43 PM
Hey @wright why dont you change your name to @wrong, every stupid thing you say is wrong.

TheNatural
06-10-2007, 04:17 PM
hahahahhaa

It was a magnificent historic weekend in tennis, but not for the reason the trollboy hoped.


(Place X where Trollboy @Wright was wrong)

[X]The match will not have been decided yet on Sunday
[X]No one makes history in sleeveless shirts
[ ]hopefully it won't be sunny on Sunday! This could be a magnificently historical weekend in tennis. I can't wait.
[X]Federer Express delivers every day of the week! If Nadal wins, I'll drink a beer. and another. and another. and another. and another
[X]Everyone remember what happens every time Fed has a shakey match in a slam? Yep, that's what's going to happen on Sunday. If you don't know the answer to my question, just ask Andy Roddick.
[X]I'm still going to predict Federer winning in 4.
[X]Don't worry, soon the Nadal/ Fed matches will resemble Hewitt/Fed matches.
[X]Why does everyone keep referring to Nadal as the best in the world on clay? Let's refer to the best in the world, who just happens to have the longest win streak on clay, as the best clay courter in the world.
...@Wright was last spotted digging a hole in the ground




Hey @wright why dont you change your name to @wrong, every stupid thing you say is wrong.