2013 WTF Semifinal: Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by ductrung3993, Nov 9, 2013.

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Who win?

  1. RF in 2

    25.4%
  2. RF in 3

    21.3%
  3. RN in 2

    32.0%
  4. RN in 3

    21.3%
  1. NadalFan201

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    Cheers , no need for all the animosity towards players by some posters.
    Players come and go but tennis will stay
    We are all tennis fans before anything else
     
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  2. FedererDropShot

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    Uh no.

    FOREHAND is the SUSPECT.
     
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  3. JoshT

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    Nadal in 3.

    I can see Fed getting motivated and potentially taking a set from Nadal, but hanging with Nadal through 3 just isn't going to happen.
    I don't know if its loss of concentration, or just old age, but he can't hang with the likes of Nadal anymore.
    If the past 2 years are any inclination, Nadal in 3.
     
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  4. Steve0904

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    I really do think Nadal is going to win. I don't really think an explanation of my thinking is required. I'll just say Nadal in 2 tight sets.
     
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  5. Sid_Vicious

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    I'm probably delusional, but I think Roger can win. :l
     
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  6. Who Am I?

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    Nadal to give Federer double bakery tomorrow.
     
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  7. Sid_Vicious

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    C'mon, I think even in the worst case scenario Federer can get at least 2-3 games a set.
     
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  8. RF20Lennon

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    Nope! Fed is old and is in a pretty bad form squandering Bp's while Nadal is in peak form. Nadal in straights.
     
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  9. PSNELKE

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    I can't believe you guys are such pessimists. Fed's looking decent, while Ralph hasn't looked anything but mediocre so far.

    Or are you downplaying Federer's chances to a minimum, hoping for Fed to win and start threads like "Peak Nadal couldn't even beat fatigued Oldman Fed " to take a pi$$ at Ralph?
     
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  10. PSNELKE

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    Sensible not delusional.
     
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    Again arguing with the bot. If you don't stop it, I will need to keep you on ignore list so that I don't see her in quotes of your's. ;)
     
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  12. Who Am I?

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    He was 5-1 down in the 1st set against Delpo. How is he looking decent?
     
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  13. RF20Lennon

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    Clarky resonates in each and every one of us ;)
     
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  14. Backspin1183

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    As the poll shows, Federer is the favorite and Nadal, the underdog.

    I hope Nadal brings his best game and pray Federer has a bad day for the upset.
     
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  15. RF20Lennon

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    Ok first off Nadal is not at his peak. His form on the other hand is excellent. On the other hand Federer is old and his form has been pretty bad.
     
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  16. Sid_Vicious

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    I would say you are being rather pessimistic about Nadal. I wouldn't call his game this week mediocre. Federer has been starting poorly in his matches this week and we all know he can play Djokovic and Del Potro. Against Nadal, losing the first set is like game over.
     
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  17. Backspin1183

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    Look at the poll, mate. Fed in 2 has the most votes. It's clear, Fed is the favorite;)
     
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  18. sbengte

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    The only two rational poasts in this thread. Rest are all irrational haters.
     
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  19. sbengte

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    I am confused. Novak, JMDP, Haas, Gulbis , JJ on your ignore list too ?
     
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  20. Steve0904

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    He CAN win. He's more than capable, but he will have to play better than he has been, and I don't see that right now. Hence my Nadal pick. But no you are not delusional for believing that Federer can win.
     
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  21. tennisaddict

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    Exactly. Federer's FH was horrible today. No power on those shots. Drop shots were also bad .

    His BH was steady and awesome today.
     
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  22. PSNELKE

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    We've seen different matches then. "Excellent" :D

    I'm not pessimistic, but all you guys are acting like he's been cruising through his RR matches. Both sucked in the match against Ferrer, Wawa could've won the match easily too, he even won more points than Ralph.
    That's not excellent in my book, with all due respect the WTF is played under the worst possible circumstances for Ralph.
    Those two wins and the 3 setter should be a decent confidence booster for Fed who's obviously the best indoor player by far in this field. Only deficit is his lack of form this year and his age probably. Still people are writing him off too easily.

    Ralph will probably win this match but Fed definately has a decent chance to take this one. He sure as hell won't steamroll Fred.

    Well we all want to support the old man to at least win the poll, no? ;)
     
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  23. Murrayfan31

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    Usually Fed is the one with the day off before the Semis against Rafa. Now it's the opposite. I see Rafa getting his first win against Fed at WTF.
     
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  24. Emiliano55

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    Tight one. 50-50 match.

    Federer fitness will be the key to this one.
     
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  25. Murrayfan31

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    You see 32 year old Fed recovering after that brutal match? And Rafa playing his best tennis ever at WTF with 3 straight wins? I think it is more 75-25 in Rafa's favor.
     
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  26. Wim

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    Funny how Rafa fans think Federer will win, and Federer fans think Rafa wins.
    Are we afraid of the opponent? Lol

    But seriously, the way Federer has been playing in wtf has been way better than Rafa.
     
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  27. RF20Lennon

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    Fed is the one in the black shirt and Rafa is the one in the blue shirt :)
     
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  28. TheF1Bob

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    Capy in 2. He break the walls of Jericho all over the old farts ego.
     
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  29. Backspin1183

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    I'm just being humble like Rafa :-|
     
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  30. PSNELKE

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    Other than Clarky, no Ralph fans think Fed WILL win, they just think Fed's got a bigger chance then most people think.

    And Clarky is not a fan. He/she predicted Nadal to lose early at Miami, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Montreal, Cincinnati, US Open, Beijing, Shanghai, Paris. Guess how many he/she/it got right?! If he/she/it was a multi-millionaire with a dozen houses and alway bet one of thouse house on Ralph losing early he/she/it would be now worse of 8 houses.
     
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  31. Backspin1183

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    why is a Djokovic fan so anti-Federer?
     
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  32. veroniquem

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    Fed fans whine too much. Fed is 4-0 vs Nadal at this event. He will obviously be the favorite. But it's an interesting semi. It's gonna be all about which factor will tip the scale. Fed's aging/decline or Rafa's discomfort on the surface as evidenced by their past history there. The fact the answer is not all that obvious makes the match interesting. I'm betting on Rafa but I have no doubt Fed is gonna play like a man possessed. This is pretty much his last shot at the limelight as I don't see him pulling it off in a best of 5 anymore. Fed is not gonna struggle with motivation or focus in this one, you'd better believe it!
    Imo, it will make for a better semi than Delpo/Nadal. Delpo has been rather erratic and mentally brittle of late. There is a possibility that Fed will be physically overwhelmed from the get go, but he'll fight tooth and nail for this one, you'll see.
     
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  33. TheF1Bob

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    Why is a supposed Djokovic fan anti-eggs?

    I hate egos. I hate old people.

    Combine the two....
     
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  34. veroniquem

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    Why would a Djoko fan be automatically pro Federer :confused:
     
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  35. Murrayfan31

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    All Djokovic fans should hate Federer imo.
     
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  36. Warmaster

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    How can you call Federer the favourite? He's had an awful year and is in a weak spot mentally (Nadal will capitalise on this). I agree he has a decent chance at winning but the most likely scenario is him losing a close match. The lack of rest might have its consequences if it goes to 3 as well.
     
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  37. Who Am I?

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    and love Nadal.
     
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  38. Emiliano55

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    delete this post, wrong topic.
     
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  39. veroniquem

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    You're probably right. His days of being able to beat Nadal or Djoko on any surface are probably behind him. But if he has one chance left, it's definitely at WTF. Now or never methinks.
     
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  40. veroniquem

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    I don't understand that either. What does liking Djoko have to do with liking or disliking Fed? It seems like entirely separate issues.
     
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  41. romeo8880

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    Anybody saying Federer is the favorite in this match is delusional. It will be a huge upset for Federer to win at this stage of his career. I'm guessing Nadal will be around -500 to win the match.
     
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  42. Nathaniel_Near

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    Relax folks, ...
    Did I just see someone make some pitiful attempt to legitimately suggest that Roger Federer is the favourite and should be expected to win his match tomorrow vs Nadal?


    COMEDY GOLD, THANKS FOR ALL THE SHOES.

    Puhlease tell me I am SORELY mistaken.

    [​IMG]
     
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  43. 3fees

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    Nadal in 3, if Federer does not tank,,Federer in 3.
     
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  44. Wim

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    Have you seen Rafas matches? He is df to heaven and back.


    More people than me here got emotional when Roger won today?
    I wonder how the Rafa Federer match will become. Hope it will be a good one.

    Edit- think this thread will be a very long one ;)
     
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    Oxygen molecue......
     
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  46. veroniquem

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    So we should just ignore the fact that Fed is up 4-0 in that event? Talk about comedy gold... (That's like saying it's ridiculous to say Rafa is the favorite vs Fed at RG. Seriously.)
     
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  47. Steve0904

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    Yes because every match is different. You don't seriously believe Fed is the favourite do you? Don't try to blow up this win for Nadal any more than it should be. Federer can make a match out of it, but if Nadal doesn't win tomorrow it will be a pretty sizeable upset and a failure on Nadal's part unless Federer somehow plays fantastic.
     
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    Did the people taking Fed for the win see the match today? If he plays like that tomorrow, he will be bum rushed off the court by the humble one and his uncle. Delpo brought nada today and still should have won. I hope Roger can raise his level tomorrow and shake the nerves or it will be a slaughter.
     
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    Nadal in 3. Same pattern as Federer's recent matches against Nadal/Djokovic: 2 tight sets with Fed going away in the third.
     
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