[1] Novak Djokovic vs [3] Rafael Nadal MC FINAL

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Who will win?

  1. Djokovic in 2

    38 vote(s)
    32.5%
  2. Djokovic in 3

    20 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. Nadal in 2

    27 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. Nadal in 3

    32 vote(s)
    27.4%
  1. -RF-

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    Sorry Fabio :-|

    This will definitely go to 3 I think. Djokovic with a quick start, 6-3, and Nadal scrapes his way back in a v. tight second set, finds his form in the third and beats a slightly depleted Djokovic in the 3rd. Both call MTO's.

    Starts at 2PM Monte Carlo time. Meant to rain.
     
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  2. Ehh

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    Anklovic against the clay beast?

    This will be a beatdown, Nadal wins 6-2, 6-1
     
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  3. Clarky21

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    Doesn't warrant a match thread. Easy win for Cvac.
     
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  4. zagor

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    Premature thread, you never know, Novak might just play an uninspired, flat, subpeak match out of nowhere and before you know it it's Rafa-Fabio final.
     
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  5. -RF-

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    Foginni? Hahahaha
     
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  6. sbengte

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    I wouldn't underestimate Fog, so the match thread is premature.

    If Novak does win his SF, it will be a battle of PI vs CI. (Perennially Injured vs Currently Injured ). How exciting.
     
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  7. zagor

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    He (OP) is just trying to jinx Novak, he's a scared Nadal fanboy.
     
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    If it goes to form then you have to fancy Rafa in two as Djokovic has only won one of their last seven sets on clay and that was only when the weather turned. On a sunny day with no elements to affect it then you have to say straights. Maybe 7-5 6-4, something like that.
     
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  10. Clarky21

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    Nadal was playing better last year than he is this year. The mess he just made of the second set against Tsonga should tell you how a match vs Cvac will turn out.
     
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  11. zagor

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    Quit shaking in your boots, Novak is injured and has no chance against GOAT Rafa in peak form.
     
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    No seriously. This match thread is obviously premature even if Djokovic smokes Fognini. Their last match was a 3 setter on a HC, and this is clay which would favour Fognini more. Not to mention other factors like Djokovic's fitness, and the forms of Fognini and Djokovic respectively.
     
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    Sure? Almost had a colossal choke playing Tsonga
     
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  14. -RF-

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    I naturally like Djokovic, I want him to do well, he's Federers only chace of keeping Nadal to below 15
     
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    Rafa was just toying with him, he let Jo get back from 5-1 because he suddenly decided to practice his mental strength in a tiebreak.
     
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    Please, Nadal surpassing Fed's slam count is your wet dream.
     
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    I love these threads
     
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  18. veroniquem

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    That's exactly what happened. Well observed.
     
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  19. romeo8880

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    Nadal hasn't lost at this tournament in like 11 years. Djokovic stands no chance on clay.
     
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    Ginocchio in 3.
     
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  23. veroniquem

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    Fiji: Who is that? I don't understand that nickname.
     
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    Why is everyone writing Novak off? Nadal is in serious decline, Djokovic in his prime. Nadal will win, but only just.

    It will also be his final consecutive MC.
     
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  25. Fiji

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    *******.

    .......................
     
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  26. zagor

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    Of course, ever since 2011.
     
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  27. veroniquem

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    OK but what does ginocchio mean? It's Italian?
     
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  28. Fiji

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    Knee in Italian.
     
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  29. veroniquem

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    Ahhhh Thanks (what threw me off is that it looks like "pinocchio", so I was wondering where the pun was...)
     
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  30. Feather

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    You know that Nadal is ONLY one year older than Novak? And one player is in prime and the other is in serious decline?
     
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  31. veroniquem

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    This is their 8th clay final! History will be made tomorrow. Absolute record for Rafa in masters or only player to win 8 out of the 9 masters. Go for it guys! Love you both.
     
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  32. -RF-

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    Don't tell me your a Djokodal fan..?
     
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  33. veroniquem

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    Of course. You didn't know?
     
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    No1e in 2 or 3 sets.
     
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  35. romeo8880

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    Hilarious to see people actually picking Djokovic.
     
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    and a Roger Federer hater like you too.. :wink:
     
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    A rude awakening awaits Nole tomorrow.
     
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  38. Rocky89

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    Who will you be rooting for in the match though?
     
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  39. All-rounder

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    This.

    People think beating Fognini means he has a chance.

    Nadal 6-2 7-5
     
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  40. veroniquem

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    Nathaniel Near: Don't worry, he knows... The good news for him though is that: 1- he doesn't lose any points (it was important to stop the bleeding after Miami), 2- more finals on clay, very encouraging for RG.
     
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  41. zam88

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    nadal in giggles.
     
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  42. veroniquem

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    I'll be rooting for the 2 of them to play the best they can and give us one of those wonderful showdowns only they are capable of. (But on clay, Rafa has a big edge of course)
     
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  43. Cesc Fabregas

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    Nadal in 2 tight sets. Possibility could go to 3.
     
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  44. sbengte

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    This.
    PI over CI in two quick and easy sets, 6-3,6-2
     
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  45. tennis_pro

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    Didn't look like it in 2011.
     
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  46. veroniquem

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    I've liked both since long before 2011 but my first choice is always Rafa.
     
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    Nadal in 3 although ANY outcome wont be surprising
     
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  48. forzamilan90

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    Nadal in 2 easy sets....6-3, 6-3
     
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  49. Clarky21

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    He's a Djokot*rd.
     
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  50. monfed

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    Ralph in straights.
     
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