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raiden031
06-04-2008, 10:38 AM
Is there anyone that actually thinks Nadal won't win? Please explain. I want to think he won't win (Go Fed!) but can't find any reason he wouldn't.

tennislover33
06-04-2008, 10:41 AM
He won't win unless he'll have a bloody battle with Joker in 5 sets and has blister on his feet going to the final with Fed. Otherwise, it's impossible to beat him. I am Fed's fan by the way.

Stinkdyr
06-04-2008, 10:42 AM
You can always dream......

I can too:
http://i31.tinypic.com/2e2m9l4.jpg

flyer
06-04-2008, 10:50 AM
I think Federer can beat Djokovic who I think has a small chance to beat Nadal, but I don't think Federer can beat Nadal, so I think Djokovic can beat Nadal on a bad day given the proper weather conditions.....still I think you guys saying its impossible are delusional, of course Djokovic and Federer will not be the favorites but they are both the third best and best players in the world and have the weapons required given the chips falling their way.

baek57
06-04-2008, 10:53 AM
he's obviously the favorite, but anything is possible.

Stinkdyr
06-04-2008, 10:55 AM
he's obviously the favorite, but anything is possible.


Yep, as Johnny Mac says, "hang around, you never know, the other guy might break an ankle!"

Rhino
06-04-2008, 10:59 AM
Anything can happen in sport.

To those who thought Coria would NOT beat Gaudio to win RG 2004.... you were in the overwhelming minority, but you were right.

edmondsm
06-04-2008, 11:00 AM
Djokovic has a slight chance to beat Nadal, Federer has even less. Nadal's only real opponent is a blister. The most likely outcome to this tournament is Nadal winning without dropping a set.

daddy
06-04-2008, 11:04 AM
Yep, as Johnny Mac says, "hang around, you never know, the other guy might break an ankle!"

I was about to say that. He may have a bad day or get up with a sore neck or back. Whatever, I'd not like the scenario a bit but it can happen.

daddy
06-04-2008, 11:05 AM
Anything can happen in sport.

To those who thought Coria would NOT beat Gaudio to win RG 2004.... you were in the overwhelming minority, but you were right.

And a good example. I still recall our commentato saying after the match 'maybe it's good that Gaston won it, Guillermo is bound to take this trophy and the only mistery is which years will be written beside his name' .. Goes to show something, does it.

Rhino
06-04-2008, 11:06 AM
^^^(re: edmondsm) Nadal lost sets against Federer (and Djokovic) recently and Fed could've beaten him 6-1, 7-6 in Hamburg had he converted the set point he had in the 1st set of the Hamburg final.
If Fed can create a lead and hold on to it (he had leads in nearly all the sets they've played this year on clay), who knows.
But yes, of course Nadal is the favorite.

flyer
06-04-2008, 11:10 AM
^^^you cant take anything from any Hamburg matches, they have never been an indication of french open results, prolly because of the differene in clay

Nadal_Freak
06-04-2008, 11:16 AM
^^^you cant take anything from any Hamburg matches, they have never been an indication of french open results, prolly because of the differene in clay
Yep quite a difference the way the courts play. I think the tennis balls are heavier to at the French Open which is more spin friendly to players like Nadal.

Defcon
06-04-2008, 11:16 AM
Fed has the fitness, and the game to fight keep it competitive, and win. Whether he will keep his mental focus is the only real question.

IMO there never really was much doubt we'd see a Fed-Nadal final, the only slight question is the Djoker and how much he can tire Nadal (if Nadal ever gets tired). They have both been winning without much fuss or drama, Nadal has been clinical and Fed is getting it done when it matters.

If anyone thinks Nadal is not a favorite, I suggest they don't skip their medication.

drgnpride
06-04-2008, 11:21 AM
the sports world, including tennis, is rife with 'sure things' that turn into upsets, otherwise why even play the match. crazy things happen, and even true nadal lovers have some element of doubt in their minds. but first fed has to get past monfils and nadal has to get past joker.

ACE of Hearts
06-04-2008, 11:21 AM
Nadal is the favorite just like Fed is at wimbledon but anything is possible.I never thought that Nadal would push Fed on grass but its not real grass.The matches have to be played.U cant default the matches.

sureshs
06-04-2008, 11:21 AM
Simply put, Nadal is the best player on clay and will win this tournament.

Defcon
06-04-2008, 11:23 AM
Simply put, Nadal is the best player on clay and may win this tournament.

Fixed that for you. You're welcome.

sureshs
06-04-2008, 11:37 AM
Simply put, Nadal is the best player on clay and will win this tournament.

Fixed that for you. You're welcome.

The proper correction should have been: Nadal may win Wimbledon this year.

joeri888
06-04-2008, 11:37 AM
Impossible is nothing.

But someone who declares anyone else the favourite to win this year is an idiot. I'll be hoping for Roger though.

danb
06-04-2008, 11:54 AM
Yep, as Johnny Mac says, "hang around, you never know, the other guy might break an ankle!"
LOL LOL 10 chars

NamRanger
06-04-2008, 11:56 AM
Anything can happen in sport.

To those who thought Coria would NOT beat Gaudio to win RG 2004.... you were in the overwhelming minority, but you were right.


Except Gaudio and Coria were pretty close in abilities. Nadal is far and above anyone on clay right now.

Defcon
06-04-2008, 12:10 PM
The proper correction should have been: Nadal may win Wimbledon this year.

Forget Nadal - I may win Wimby this year :)
(don't bet anything on that though)

cknobman
06-04-2008, 01:54 PM
Nadal will loose the FO this year to Fed in one of the closest most contested 5 set matches of all time.

And

Due to the loss at the FO Nadal will become a head case for the rest of the year barely reaching the 4th round at Wimby and just practically falling apart by hardcourt season. This of course will result in a drastic decline from his #2 ranking all the way down to somewhere around 9-10.

Wait and see........