Nadal Hrbaty: change?

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  1. Marius_Hancu

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  2. VamosRafa

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    The prior results were all on hardcourt, but I think this match is on clay .....
     
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    Now this should be an interesting match - Hrbaty's deep stroking flat-out genius versus Nadal's firey short-landing supremo topspin - a contrast of styles, a battle of polar opposites - different sides of the equator battling it out across the net.

    Ok ok enough of that.

    Damn good record, especially winning in a final like that. Any predictions?
     
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  4. 35ft6

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    ^ Yeah, in response to what above poster said, I'm not a big fan of watching Hrbaty, but this particular does present quite an interesting contrast.
     
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  5. gugafanatic

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    Hrbaty is an awkward customer, he has beaten Fed and Safin both on hard courts. However he may struggle against Nadal on clay.

    3-1 early break Nadal.

    Rafa will probably go on one of hes frenzy's now and finish the match in 10 mins. Hope not, but likely.
     
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  6. TwistServe

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    Man Nadal is steamrolling everyone he faces.
     
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  7. Andrew.

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    6-1 2-1 Rafa
     
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  8. aj_m2009

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    He did get steam rolled in the 3rd set against Coria in MC.
     
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    And killed Coria in the first two. Your point?
     
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    He said he has steam rolled everyone he has played, I was just reminding him. And he didn't really steam roll him in the 1st set, he was down a break.
     
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  11. jonas-the-ball-basher

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    ATPtennis.com claims Nadal to be 85 kilos!!!
    Can't be right, what you think!?
     
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  12. VamosRafa

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    That sounds a bit heavy, but they just updated his height to 6'1", so it must be updated info. A recent mag said he's 185 cm (which is what the ATP says now) and 81 kilos.
     
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  13. gugafanatic

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    repeated post
     
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  14. gugafanatic

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    Nadal is eating hes opponents for dinner. Ferrero might as well quit playing tennis if he suffers another heavy defeat by Nadal. (providing both players get to semis).

    He seems soo relentless, I really like the prodigy but its time some class act like Guga teaches the kid a lesson. Guga vs Nadal first rd RG that would be awesome. However there is a possibility that NADAL completely embarasses Guga and the three times FO champ might never return to RG again after such a hiding.
     
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  15. Marius_Hancu

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    (Q)S Wawrinka (SUI) vs (11)R Stepanek (CZE)
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    (7)N Davydenko (RUS) vs M Mirnyi (BLR)
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    The question mark is about Wawrinka.
    All the other matches seem to me very tough.
     
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