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5555
04-11-2011, 10:10 AM
What do you think?

PED
04-11-2011, 10:14 AM
Rafa in four.

Legend of Borg
04-11-2011, 10:15 AM
No, Nole isn't strong enough.


Now if Djordje were to reach the final....

MixieP
04-11-2011, 10:17 AM
I think Raphla should see it as a great accomplishment if he takes a set from Novak.

Ajde Nole!

kishnabe
04-11-2011, 10:23 AM
Nole in 4!

YodaKnowsBest
04-11-2011, 10:26 AM
No, Nadal isn't good enough.

Cup8489
04-11-2011, 11:28 AM
The trolling on these boards is awesome.

Djokovic might win one of the first two sets, but by the conclusion of the 3rd set djokovic will be all out of steam.

Nadal in 3 or 4. No hope for Djokovic. Despite what the *********s want.

Rock Strongo
04-11-2011, 11:30 AM
No, Nole isn't strong enough.


Now if Djordje were to reach the final....

Then Connors would win in 5.

Hood_Man
04-11-2011, 11:36 AM
If it's 5 sets Rafa wins. If Rafa loses, it won't go to a decider.

Either way, nah.

SystemicAnomaly
04-11-2011, 11:39 AM
The Djoker in the FO final? I suppose it could happen. Isn't there a chance that he may drop down to the #3 slot by the time that the FO rolls around?

niff
04-11-2011, 11:40 AM
Probably not, but I'd like to see it for a change!

nikdom
04-11-2011, 11:45 AM
Nadal takes it in 4. Nadal won't be blown off the court on clay and in a best of 5 situation, I'll pick Nadal anyday over the Djoke.

cocolate
04-11-2011, 11:47 AM
He got blown off the court in 3 set..2009

nikdom
04-11-2011, 11:53 AM
He got blown off the court in 3 set..2009

You want to point to the one exception in a clay career that has dominance written all over it, that's your choice. He had a bad day at the office; unless you're working on someone close to him getting a divorce or something, don't count on it. ;)

Totai
04-11-2011, 11:53 AM
rafa 6-0 6-2 6-1

CDestroyer
04-11-2011, 11:58 AM
Nole in 4 FO 2011.

tennis_pro
04-11-2011, 12:26 PM
I'd actually pick Djokovic this one time looking at how Nadal was gasping for air at the end of their recent Miami encounter.

Djokovic in 5 if it's the same Djokovic who beat Nadal twice in a row. Anything less and Nadal takes it in 3, max 4 sets.

li0scc0
04-11-2011, 12:28 PM
Nadal in 3, but it won't be 0's and 1's. Something like 7-5 6-3 6-3

tenis1
04-11-2011, 12:43 PM
Djokovic in 4.

36 63 76 76

The-Champ
04-11-2011, 01:14 PM
Federer was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than djokovic on clay in his prime, even with that bh. Nole has to beat Ferrer first...then we can start talking.

YodaKnowsBest
04-11-2011, 01:33 PM
Federer was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than djokovic on clay in his prime, even with that bh. Nole has to beat Ferrer first...then we can start talking.

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kishnabe
04-11-2011, 01:38 PM
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http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af292/Zlaja1991/getdooown.jpg

Dude....Federer is better than Djokovic on clay when comparing both of their primes. However now, Djokovic will be a bigger factor on clay than Federer and that is a good thing against Nadal!

Plus....Ferrer won't get far enough to meet Djoker at the FO!

YodaKnowsBest
04-11-2011, 01:40 PM
Dude....Federer is better than Djokovic on clay when comparing both of their primes. However now, Djokovic will be a bigger factor on clay than Federer and that is a good thing against Nadal!

Plus....Ferrer won't get far enough to meet Djoker at the FO!

What are you talking about? We have never seen prime Djokovic on clay so we can't compare them just yet.

Sentinel
04-11-2011, 09:00 PM
The King being taken to five????? You guys are way out of line here.
Nole will will in 3.

Or 4 if Roger tired him out the previous day. Or 3, if Murray tired Rafa in the semi. Or 4 is Nole is injured. Or 3 if Rafa is injured.

SystemicAnomaly
04-11-2011, 09:38 PM
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af292/Zlaja1991/trolllll.png


Are you sure that you know what a troll is? The guy was expressing a legit opinion/viewpoint. This hardly constitutes troll behavior. Your response OTOH...

staxor
04-11-2011, 09:41 PM
Djok would have to win in 4 sets or less to beat Nadal on clay.
Nadal has supreme match fitness in 5th setters, and supreme fitness on clay (it's more about efficient movement, but you get my point).

MichaelNadal
04-12-2011, 12:43 AM
Nadal takes it in 4. Nadal won't be blown off the court on clay and in a best of 5 situation, I'll pick Nadal anyday over the Djoke.

I agree with this exactly.

He got blown off the court in 3 set..2009

Actually that was FOUR sets speedy. And the 4th was in a tiebreak, WHILE injured.

cknobman
04-12-2011, 11:29 AM
Yes and Rafa will make history retiring from his first FO final with a right knee injury.

MixieP
04-12-2011, 12:33 PM
Yes and Rafa will make history retiring from his first FO final with a right knee injury.
Actually, Raphla won't make the final this year. He'll be knocked out by Berdych.

MARTINBALDRIDGE
04-12-2011, 12:40 PM
I think Rafa would probably win in 4 sets - however, I also thought Rafa would beat him in IW and Miami so lets hope we get tp find out.

The other day Novak told us that he thought he played well on clay and had done really well in 2009 on clay.

Not sure what went wrong for him in 2010 - Todd Martin perhaps?

If anyone could best him Novak could - he has tremendous self-belief and after his start this season who can blame him!

MagneticCurls
04-12-2011, 12:45 PM
Federer was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than djokovic on clay in his prime, even with that bh. Nole has to beat Ferrer first...then we can start talking.

So what? Nadal easily beating Fed in his prime on clay does not equate to Nadal beating Djoker now on clay. Nadal was a very bad matchup for prime Fed. The same is not true versus Djoker.

MagneticCurls
04-12-2011, 12:45 PM
Djoker in 4 sets.