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Lee
06-11-2006, 07:16 PM
No matter how fit this guy is, I still think all the tennis, travelling and media frenzy for the past two weeks have taken a toll on his body. I expect him to beat Mardy in 3 sets and get torn apart by Mathieu in the 3rd round.

Your thoughts?

federerhoogenbandfan
06-11-2006, 07:34 PM
He will play and go out early.

Babblelot
06-11-2006, 07:37 PM
He will play and go out early....and he will lose to Mardy, who's hot! right now.

tnig469
06-11-2006, 08:08 PM
well he doesnt have to play until....tuesday or wednesday?....i think he can get pass some ppl...i mean he did make it to the 4 round of wimbledon once! have a little faith :)

splink779
06-11-2006, 08:17 PM
He will play. He needs all the grass court matches he can get.

federerhoogenbandfan
06-11-2006, 08:21 PM
If he were to play Hewitt in the quarters he would be creamed. However I doubt he would beat both Fish and Mathieu anyway, he probably beats Fish but loses to Mathieu.

FedererUberAlles
06-11-2006, 08:25 PM
Not after that pathetic match

edberg505
06-11-2006, 09:26 PM
I don't get it. Federer had no problem moving from grass to clay. I don't see why it would be a big problem for Nadal. They played the same amount of sets.

federerhoogenbandfan
06-11-2006, 10:08 PM
I don't get it. Federer had no problem moving from grass to clay. I don't see why it would be a big problem for Nadal. They played the same amount of sets.

Federer is not as good on clay as grass.

If you are referring to the fatigure factor of playing right away, clay final, then grass event, Federer DOES NOT play Queens, he plays Halle anyway. Nadal plays Queens, the others playing Queens did not play Sunday obviously.

superman1
06-11-2006, 10:17 PM
Fish has been on the grass for a month now, and he has a big serve, so I'd be surprised if Nadal gets through that one.

edberg505
06-11-2006, 10:30 PM
Federer is not as good on clay as grass.

If you are referring to the fatigure factor of playing right away, clay final, then grass event, Federer DOES NOT play Queens, he plays Halle anyway. Nadal plays Queens, the others playing Queens did not play Sunday obviously.


Well, Neither of them have to play tomorrow. I think Federer gets one extra day off as he plays on Wed. I'm not sure about Nadal but he doesn't play on Mon.

janipyt05
06-12-2006, 01:59 AM
i don't think so because his still learning how to cope with grass and he wants to play badly on grass... i wish him luck

J-man
06-12-2006, 04:18 AM
The whole point of this tournment is just to get the practice. He doesn't mind having to go out early. He knows grass isn't his thing

The Pusher Terminator
06-12-2006, 04:32 AM
Federer is not as good on clay as grass.

If you are referring to the fatigure factor of playing right away, clay final, then grass event, Federer DOES NOT play Queens, he plays Halle anyway. Nadal plays Queens, the others playing Queens did not play Sunday obviously.

I would change my tag. Anything coming from a guy with your tag just seems biased.

127mph
06-12-2006, 09:43 AM
he doesnt deserve to play

Tchocky
06-12-2006, 09:48 AM
It doesn't matter whether or not he is tired...he has zero chance of winning. Rafa just want to get as many grass court matches under his belt and improve. He has no expectation of winning any grass court titles anytime soon.

norcal
06-12-2006, 10:09 AM
he doesnt deserve to play Who? Fish? Nadal? And why?

VamosRafa
06-12-2006, 10:11 AM
Rafa is playing doubles with Lopez, too. So you can tell he isn't exactly confident he's going deep in the draw. It's all to gain some experience to prepare for Wimbly.

GRANITECHIEF
06-12-2006, 10:18 AM
I also suspect that if Nadal meets Fish, that Fish will be the victor. Fish just won Surbiton Challenger on grass, so he'll be coming riding that wave and will be serving lights out. In fact, if Fish gets a good draw, he could do some good things at Wimby.

crazylevity
06-12-2006, 10:29 AM
Why are u guys talking about Nadal? The OP said Rafi...isn't Nadal RafA? :p

DanN
06-12-2006, 11:41 AM
I have to agree... Fish will beat Nadal in straight sets. Nadal just won't have had enough time to get used to the grass to make a dent in Fish who is already a very good grass-court player (took a set 6-4 from Fed at wimbledon '03), and who has been playing on grass for the last couple of weeks. Then again, anything could happen...

It is a pity though, I'd love to see Hewitt and Nadal play on grass (they're in the same quarter at queen's).

-Dan