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sureshs
01-13-2011, 09:14 AM
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I would pick Nadal at the Australian because I think hes much tougher to beat in longer matches, McEnroe told the ATP Champions Tour website.

BrooklynNY
01-13-2011, 09:23 AM
I would agree, pending the draw.

sureshs
01-13-2011, 09:25 AM
I think it is a no-brainer.

joeri888
01-13-2011, 09:27 AM
I agree. Rafa is the favourite. But he's far from a lock.

Underhand
01-13-2011, 09:28 AM
Ask the man with the golden purse about this.

aceX
01-13-2011, 09:28 AM
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I would pick Nadal at the Australian because I think hes much tougher to beat in longer matches, McEnroe told the ATP Champions Tour website.

is jonh mcenroe playing :confused:

Bud
01-13-2011, 09:29 AM
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I would pick Nadal at the Australian because I think hes much tougher to beat in longer matches, McEnroe told the ATP Champions Tour website.

IMO, a good draw would definitely help. I would like to see Rafa smash Davydenko in an early round, though :)

sureshs
01-13-2011, 09:30 AM
Deep down, I want a Soderling-Del Potro final as I think these are the only real men in tennis right now.

jmverdugo
01-13-2011, 09:33 AM
well. I guess that if McEnroe predicted this is pretty much set in stone now, they shouldn't even bother playing the whole thing...

veroniquem
01-13-2011, 09:33 AM
Ask the man with the golden purse about this.
He's got it covered: 10 packages of golden threaded kleenexes to match the purse.

MichaelNadal
01-13-2011, 09:34 AM
IMO, a good draw would definitely help. I would like to see Rafa smash Davydenko in an early round, though :)

I really want to see a Rafadenko match at the AO.

Underhand
01-13-2011, 09:36 AM
Deep down, I want a Soderling-Del Potro final as I think these are the only real men in tennis right now.

Real men = most boring ball bashers?

TennisFan3
01-13-2011, 09:37 AM
A lot depends on the draw. If Nadal lands Murray in his quarter, it might be an uphill battle for him. In other scenarios, assuming he's fit, he's got a great shot.

aceX
01-13-2011, 09:37 AM
I really want to see a Rafadenko match at the AO.

sorry i don't know his ranking :oops:

BrooklynNY
01-13-2011, 09:43 AM
Real men = most boring ball bashers?

Delpo has game. He's just been out for so long, the only lastin impression hes made was that flat tire sounding bomb of a forehand from the USO final.

When hes back, you will be refreshed as to how he is more than a ball basher.

Soderling on the otherhand... I agree. Still fun to watch when hes on.

MichaelNadal
01-13-2011, 09:43 AM
sorry i don't know his ranking :oops:

:p Rafa and Denko.... Davydenko that is. lol

P_Agony
01-13-2011, 09:48 AM
Rafa is not a lock. Remember, Fed is looking great and has won 4 of the last 5 events he played, and nearly reached a final in the 5th. If Fed recovers his GS form, we could very well see him going strong. Murray's in there too, although not a big favorite this time, and Soderling can still be a tough opponent to just about everyone else. Add Djokovic, Davy, Berdych and DP (hopefully playing well) to the mix and hopefully some interesting matches are on the way.

Right now if I had to put money on it, it'd be Nadal, simply because he probably wants 4 in a row so badly. But Fed could very well ruin his party just like at the WTF.

P_Agony
01-13-2011, 09:49 AM
He's got it covered: 10 packages of golden threaded kleenexes to match the purse.

He brings it so he could help Rafa with his "injuries". :neutral:

bluescreen
01-13-2011, 09:52 AM
on espn.com, pmac is only one of nine commentators/writers asked to pick a favorite. of those nine, 3 picked nadal, 3 picked federer, and 3 picked djoker.

veroniquem
01-13-2011, 09:53 AM
What is sure is that Nadal is gonna play with the most pressure he's ever had on his shoulders. If he can handle it, he'll be immune to it forever, as pressure will never be higher.

aceX
01-13-2011, 09:54 AM
:p Rafa and Denko.... Davydenko that is. lol

Rafa, Denko, Davydenko, Rafadenko... i'm getting confused :confused:

veroniquem
01-13-2011, 09:54 AM
He brings it so he could help Rafa with his "injuries". :neutral:
Kleenexes for injuries? Oh I see what you mean: nose bleeding from excessive crying. But that wouldn't be Rafa, right?

Hood_Man
01-13-2011, 10:44 AM
Unless an octopus puts a ball into a box, it's not a prediction.

8PAQ
01-13-2011, 10:46 AM
IMO, a good draw would definitely help. I would like to see Rafa smash Davydenko in an early round, though :)

Yes I would also love to see early rounds exit for Nadal courtesy of Denko.

Gorecki
01-13-2011, 10:48 AM
people already talking about rafa in the ATP champions tour?

and *** says he is seing the future...

bolo
01-13-2011, 10:50 AM
I agree with the others in this thread it's time for a denko/nadal showdown at a HC slam. :)

Sentinel
01-13-2011, 07:42 PM
Rafa FTW !!!

Sid_Vicious
01-13-2011, 07:44 PM
people already talking about rafa in the ATP champions tour?

and *** says he is seing the future...
The forum is like an oracle today. :lol:

Sentinel
01-14-2011, 07:19 AM
Nadal predicted to win AO

That's really going out on a limb considering he's only won the last 3 slams consecutively breezing through most matches.

sennoc
01-14-2011, 07:31 AM
Nadal will win AO.

...or he will be sick.

obanaghan
01-14-2011, 08:08 AM
Rafa is definitely the favorite but surprises can happen. Every run must end and there is a reason no one has held all 4 at once since 1969. This is after all the first major of the year and the one with the highest number of surprise winners. I think Federer can win but he seems to struggle against Rafa in the majors.

bolo
01-14-2011, 08:49 AM
Yo Fed., I am really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but Nadal is going to win the AO. :)

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/10/08/alg_kayne_west_taylor_swift.jpg

cknobman
01-14-2011, 09:00 AM
Kleenexes for injuries? Oh I see what you mean: nose bleeding from excessive crying. But that wouldn't be Rafa, right?

No Ive heard he a puts in a "Random excuse" generator for Rafa so if he ever goes down by a set or two in a match he can use it for coming up with a reason to call a medical timeout :)

meg0529
01-14-2011, 09:09 AM
What is sure is that Nadal is gonna play with the most pressure he's ever had on his shoulders. If he can handle it, he'll be immune to it forever, as pressure will never be higher.

Well, unless he wins the AO, the goes on to win French and Wimbly. When he plays the USO, THAT will be pressure :shock:

P_Agony
01-14-2011, 09:10 AM
Kleenexes for injuries? Oh I see what you mean: nose bleeding from excessive crying. But that wouldn't be Rafa, right?

After what happened at Wimbledon, nothing about Rafa surprises me anymore.

meg0529
01-14-2011, 09:10 AM
Nadal predicted to win AO

That's really going out on a limb considering he's only won the last 3 slams consecutively breezing through most matches.

LOL 10char


Your Underhand Avi has me confuzed

JoelDali
01-14-2011, 09:18 AM
Joke draw for Rafa, what a setup.

Netspirit
01-14-2011, 09:25 AM
Davydenko is just miserable in slams. I never bother following him there. He does 3-setters, and that's about it.

Sentinel
01-14-2011, 06:40 PM
Joke draw for Rafa, what a setup.
Judging by what a weak player he is (he actually dropped one entire set in the USO did he not), he really needs help in winning the next 10 or 15.
:)
LOL 10char


Your Underhand Avi has me confuzed
I am totally confuzed meself ! I can't do this to myself much longer. he stole my sig, so i kicked back. that haggis freak !

samurai13
01-14-2011, 06:41 PM
sureshs = GOAT

kishnabe
01-14-2011, 06:59 PM
Judging by what a weak player he is (he actually dropped one entire set in the USO did he not), he really needs help in winning the next 10 or 15.
:)

I am totally confuzed meself ! I can't do this to myself much longer. he stole my sig, so i kicked back. that haggis freak !

That is very Underhanded of you!

aceX
01-15-2011, 02:32 PM
Name one big title that Rafa has ever won

Messarger
01-15-2011, 02:47 PM
Name one big title that Rafa has ever won

Stefan Edberg Sportmanship Award?

aceX
01-15-2011, 02:51 PM
who is edberg

Messarger
01-15-2011, 02:56 PM
who is edberg

a troll at the net.

aceX
01-15-2011, 02:57 PM
is there a butt picking title

Sid_Vicious
01-15-2011, 02:58 PM
a troll at the net.
He reminds me of that other troll Laver who is supposedly jealous of Nadal.

DMan
01-15-2011, 05:26 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news;_ylt=AiVtvYKEYCy7PVAZe2yzbu44v7YF?slug=reu-australianadal

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I would pick Nadal at the Australian because I think hes much tougher to beat in longer matches, McEnroe told the ATP Champions Tour website.

You forgot to add that McEnroe said this right after licking a life size glossy photo of a bare chested Nadal, and holding onto a life size bust of Nadal's butt.

Yes, McEnroe officially came out last year, claiming his man love for Nadal. So of course he would pick Nadal. Unless he meant to say, "I would pick Nadal's butt for him during matches, if he would let me!"