Fed is Bandy's pigeon, but ...

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  1. bcaz

    bcaz Professional

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    If he can find a way to outlast his portly master, he will win the French Open. He went to school on Mathieu's game plan. His dilemma ... he knows how to beat the young fellow if he gets there, but Bandy's wide shadow looms ...
     
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  2. nadalgirl26

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    Roger will beat Nbaldian but then lose to my Rafa in teh final. How dumb of you to say if he beat Nalbandian he would then beat Nadal, when Nadal is so much betater then Nalbadnian, what a dumb thing to do, you are some $%%#$#!
     
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  3. HyperHorse

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    he isnt YOUR Rafa... dream on... do you have anything else better to contribute to this forum? the General Pro discussion section is the only place where ive seen you make a post...
    get a life you stupid groupie.
     
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  4. Viper

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    1. Roger
    2. Rafa
    3. Nalby
     
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  5. DoubleHanded&LovinIt

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    nadalgirl--All of your posts are over the top. But that's not to say that Federer fans are not prone to the same thing--they can also be over the top. Just take it easy ok?

    Full disclosure: I'm going for Roger. He's my favorite player. Although Nadal is a very close second. I have more of an affinity for Roger because he can play the all-court and serve-and-volley style that I love. However, Nadal is an incredible competitor and seems to be a great guy--just like Roger.

    I think Federer will really have his game on a high against Nalbandian. He wants to get through the match as quick as possible because in Rome, after playing a long semifinal against Nalbandian, he had to play a long final against Rafa. He can't afford to do that again.

    Nadal's path to the final seems easier to me. Djokovic doesn't have the experience, physical fitness, mental fortitude, consistency, or savy around the net that it takes to beat Nadal. Nadal will then likely play Ljubicic in the semis and that will be a no-brainer in Rafa's favor. Ivan has really surprised me with far he's gone at Roland Garros. He'll make the semis but he'll lose easily to Rafa, I think.

    I'm just hoping we have a Roger-Rafa final with them at the peak of their games, fitness, and composure (hopefully things won't get heated or anxious because of the occasion).
     
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  6. OrangeOne

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    Mmmm - I think that's what a lot of the tennis world wants to see too. Imagine the tension at 20-all in the fifth :)
     
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  7. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

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    Pshhh. Correction :cool: :

    1. Andres G.
    2. Roger.
    3. Rafa
    4. Nalby.

    Theeeeere you goooo :mrgreen:
     
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  8. ohplease

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    I like Nalbandian's game a lot, but he's got a one match advantage in a head-to-head record that used to be quite lopsided in his favor. Hardly a pigeon.

    Should still be a great match.
     
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  9. The Pusher Terminator

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    I think you are my soulmate!
     
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  10. Shabazza

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    Sincere condolences!
     
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  11. Chopin

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    Federer has beaten Nalbandian 5 out of their last 6 meetings...after tomorrow I expect it to be 6 out of 7.
     
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  12. Gazz

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    i know this is pretty sad, but i found it rather funny - i checked other posts by nadalgirl26 and found 3 which said "my rafa", 1 with "my sweet nadal" and another with "my cute nadal"...lmao

    also - it seems she reckons he's going to get awarded a grand slam, before he even wins them all...

    however, this is the best comment i found...

    "People are jealous and bitter such a sexy and adorable 20-year old with his birthday coming soon, who is sweet as apple pie is crushing everybody and ruling tennis so much."

    apologies if i've offended anyone, i just found all of this rather funny :mrgreen:
     
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  13. arosen

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    Nadalgirl26 rules the groupie world. Quite amusing actually.
     
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  14. LeftyServe

    LeftyServe Semi-Pro

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    My suspicion would be that nadalgirl26 is a complete put-on, don't you think?
     
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  15. Virtuous

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    And yet the pigeon myth persists :rolleyes:
     
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  16. Rickson

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    How much will you cry when Rafa loses in this year's French?
     
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  17. FEDEXP

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    The pigeon myth does not persist it's simply history at this point from the time when the Nalby owned Ferderer. Nalby has a large shadow but it's not looming! Here's how they actually look head to head:
    Here is what they look like head to head:
    2006
    ATP Masters Series Rome, Clay, S
    Italy
    Clay
    S
    Federer
    6 3 3 6 7 6
    2005
    Tennis Masters Cup, Carpet, F
    Shanghai, China
    Carpet
    F
    Nalbandian
    7 6 7 6 2 6 1 6 6 7
    2005
    Tennis Masters Cup, Carpet, RR
    Shanghai, China
    Carpet
    RR
    Federer
    6 3 2 6 6 4
    2005
    US Open, Hard, Q
    NY, U.S.A.
    Hard
    Q
    Federer
    6 2 6 4 6 1
    2004
    Australian Open, Hard, Q
    Australia
    Hard
    Q
    Federer
    7 5 6 4 5 7 6 3
    2003
    Tennis Masters Cup, Hard, RR
    Houston, TX, USA
    Hard
    RR
    Federer
    6 3 6 0
    2003
    US Open, Hard, R16
    NY, U.S.A.
    Hard
    R16
    Nalbandian
    6 3 6 7 4 6 3 6
    2003
    Cincinnati TMS, Hard, R32
    Ohio, USA
    Hard
    R32
    Nalbandian
    6 7 6 7
    2003
    Australian Open, Hard, R16
    Australia
    Hard
    R16
    Nalbandian
    4 6 6 3 1 6 6 1 3 6
    2002
    Basel, Carpet, S
    Switzerland
    Carpet
    S
    Nalbandian
    7 6 5 7 3 6
    2002
    Monte Carlo TMS, Clay, R32
    Monaco
    Clay
    R32
    Nalbandian
    2 6 1 6
     
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  18. bcaz

    bcaz Professional

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    Bandy owned Roger in the juniors, too, and impressions from one's delicate formative years can have a lingering effect. BTW, I like Fed & root for him, don't like Bandy but respect his game, and hope that Roger gets the pigeon, er, monkey off his back so he can move on to escape Nadal's roost, too. Unless Luby (Roddick is his pigeon) lights a grease fire and sends the others skidding off the terre battu ...
     
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  19. ballplayer

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    He did? I only know of 2 of their meetings back in 1998: one at the US Open Junior Championships which was won by Nalbandian and the other at the Orange Bowl Championships, won by Federer. I have heard people say before that Nalbandian dominated Federer in their days as juniors but which were their other matchups in that period?
     
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