2013 Golden Swing: Viña del Mar 250, São Paulo 250, Buenos Aires 250, Acapulco 500

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  1. aceX

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    The Golden Swing this year is interesting with Nadal playing at Vina del Mar and Acapulco. Vina del mar being his first tournament since Wimbledon. Although there are still questions around how match ready he is, I see him winning Vina del mar.

    Almagro is another one to watch - he played great against Ferrer at the Australian Open, but wasn't able to close it out. I see him winning Sao Paulo.

    Ferrer has been in good form, getting to another slam semi at the Aussie open (equalling his best performance in a slam). I see him winning Buenos Aires.

    All going to plan we'll have a nice showdown of Nadal vs Ferrer in the Acapulco final to finish off the Golden Swing this year.
     
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    Wow I did not expect Nadal to lose in the final, but at least he got in some good match play.
     
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    Oh and Nadal is playing in Sao Paulo, I hadn't counted on that when I made my Almagro-to-win prediction.
     
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  4. Towser83

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    Almagro could still win.
     
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    Almagro will win. Even if it's not him it will not be Nadal.
     
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    Rooting for Nadal, but wouldn't it be fun to see Zeballo get back-to-back wins? I wouldn't be surprised if he's mentally exhausted after his surprise win so he'll likely go out early, but it would be a fun story.
     
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    Yes of course Almagro would probably still be favoured to win based on Nadal's recent form. I simply hadn't factored in Nadal being there when I made my call 'Almagro should win'.
     
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  8. Clarky21

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    No you mean he will go back to his normal level. One and done guys never repeat these type of performances again, and this dude will be no different.

    I also think Nadal makes it really easy for these kind of players to get wins over him by hitting short and being lousy on the ros. Zebs does not get a win over Djesus, Fed, or Murray no matter how he plays because all of those guys are better players than Nadal is.
     
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    Yeah, you're most likely right on all accounts. I just always love the storybook idea of one of these days a guy like this not being one and done and somehow the surprise win pushing him to at least a slightly higher level.
     
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    Not true...Murray has had some strange WTF losses too.

    Donald Young anyone? And who did Djoker lose to in Bercy last year?
     
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    Sam Querrey.
     
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    if they were out of action for 8 months they would have a decent chance of losing to someone like Zeb. And Murray isn't better than Nadal.Currently he is because Nadal has been out of action but otherwise he isn't in the same class, and even Djokovic has a way to go to be on the same historic level as Nadal. But Nadal is definitely better than Murray- even on Murray's best surface, Nadal has more slams.
     
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    Almagro is a hopeless choker, even he can't beat a 5th gear Nadal.
     
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    Isn't 5th gear a good thing? As in, one of the highest gears? Not many people can beat a 5th gear Nadal.
     
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    Nadal takes the Brasil Open over David Nalbandian 6-2 6-3
     
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    8 matches (+extra doubles)..2 finals, 1 title,

    a good start on his comeback for rafa/****.
     
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    Stinks that Buenos aeries won't have nadal
     
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    Am I the only one here watching the Zeballos match?
     
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    Whatever happened to Bellucci clay courts are his pet event and he's losing to Schwartzman(who?)
     
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    I know but it's the schedule's fault. No way he could have played 4 events in a row.
     
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    No, it's all about the money, he wasnt beeing paid what he wanted, lost a lot of fans because of that here in argentina.
     
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    We don't have a separate thread for the Copa Claro tournament?

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    Kind of stingy …
     
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    If only there was a way of changing that...
     
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    Wawrinka >>> Nadal :p
     
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    Ah well Almagro, Ferrer, Wawrinka still some decent players
     
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    Ferrer playing an absolutely dreadful match against Nalbandian.
     
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    This is pathetic nalby needs to lose 6 games in a row again lol
     
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    Out of nowhere, the beast has awoken.
     
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    Just studying the very best at every sport, I came up with this conclusion years ago.

    The ones that are at the very top have one aspect that separates them from the rest. It's not a particular skill, or even work ethic in this case.

    It's the fact that no matter how **** poor they are playing, they just find that inner beast and pull it out. Most any player in any game or sport can have a bad day, lose, and chalk it up to a bad day and work on their weakness.

    Nadal and Ferrer, along with the other 3? It can be 5-0 40-0 they are down and they just gain another gear. Ferrer played like out and out trash in the first set and most of the second, and he comes alive out of nowhere.

    That, simply, is why they are all at the top.
     
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    was going to get on a stream when i saw it was a set apiece, got sidetracked a bit...and it was over!
     
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    That was his toughest test till the final. He'll wipe Fognini out, then dispatch Robredo or Bedene.
     
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    Effing Nalbandian.
     
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