Nadal is lucky Soderling isn't in his draw!

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  1. Buckethead

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    The way Sod is playing,He would thrash Nadal again :) .
    If Fed passes Wawrinka,He will have to deal with Soderling,but this time it will be a different match,and as He knocked out Nadal last year,he can take out Federer on quarters and if He does,I really doubt he will lose this championship to Nadal.
    Soderling is not a good match up to Nadal,and Soderling with confidence he can thrash Nadal one more time on his fav surface.
    Nadal fans,please start throwing the rocks,actually the bricks in this case :):).
     
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  2. Mustard

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    Nadal has beaten Soderling many times.
     
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    I think in your case, I'll pitch over a few greasy chicken legs..
     
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  4. Chris Rizutto

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    Somebody beat Nadal.
     
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  5. Buckethead

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    If it comes from hooters,send me more than just a few.LOL.
    Good one man.
     
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  6. Leonidas

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    Last year, Rome, normal conditions Nadal defeated Sod 6-1 6-0. No more coments
     
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  7. ViscaB

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    Nadal is unlucky all the good Spanish claycourters and also Djokovic are on his side.

    The positive note is that he can actually run this year.
     
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  8. Buckethead

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    The final score of that match wasn't fair at all.It was a close match,that Nadal broke him in all 5,6 chances luckily,but why don't you talk more about RG just after Madrid???Talk more about the WTF in London too,LOL.
    Nadal is lucky,and don't come up with the old excuses for the results of those matches when Soderling stepped on Nadals throat just like putting out cig butt.
     
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    Flamebait thread.
     
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    Federer is lucky Nadal regained his 2nd place ranking else he might have exited in the semi instead of losing in the final. You could also argue Federer is unlucky as it could have saved him a few tears.
     
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  11. Buckethead

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    Not about Fed, about Nadal and Soderling :)
     
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    I lol'd at this.
     
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  13. ViscaB

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    If they would be on the other side it would have been 3 Spanish players + Federer in the semi-final.
     
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    right.

    I guess one could state that any player not in Soderling's draw is lucky? If this post is merely about Nadal-bashing, you've succeeded.
     
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  15. Buckethead

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    hehehe,i have to laugh at this one too.
     
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    Nadal will trash soderling this time. If soderling is going to take a 4th set tie break to beat an out of form Nadal, then he isnt beating an inform Nadal. No way. Soderling is lucky he doesnt have to face Nadal.
     
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    And vice versa
     
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    If soderling does play Nadal on clay again, soderling will lose in straight sets, Soderling isnt the god that *******s make him out to be, he isnt beating an inform Nadal on clay at roland garros. *******s can contiue to dream.
     
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    Who cares about the WTF? We're talking about the French here.
     
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    Of course i'm right.We had the same discussion about Gulbis when he landed in Fed's side of the draw.We all know how his run ended.
    Sods is playing great so far but he isn't the god that Fed fans make him out to be.
     
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    Federer is lucky playing a clown who beat 12 times in a row.

    Nadal is unlucky not meeting him and trashing him now he's healthy.

    Soderling is lucky he will meet neither of both before 1/4 finals.
     
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    Nadal would destroy him now unless he could cut his UE count in half
     
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    thrash and trash are 2 different words.
    Soderling can knock Fed out too
     
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    LOL, that is amusing to hear! Yes sure he can ... if he isn't too busy admiring & worshipping his hero on the court!

     
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    Thanks for the clarification, Fed can do both. No one likes Soderling.

    Maybe in an EXO. Otherwise, no way.
     
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    I find it's amazing how people think that other players don't become better and beat Federer,Nadal,Djokovic...
    Soderling has enough to run over both,more Nadal because Nadals game is limited to CC forehands and out running players.
    But Federer has a game that can adjust to many types of players and beat a variety of different players.
     
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    Nadal's rackets have been strung tighter meaning he will be able to play more FH DTL shots
     
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    Yeah he outran the greatest of all time in the greatest game of all time on a grass court:-?. Get real, your fanboyism is clouding your vision.
     
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    I actually think Nadal in a way was hoping that he played Soderling on clay this year, and something tells me that Rafa would be willing to die before falling in defeat to Robin again.
     
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    I feel the same. But unless both Nadal and Soderling get through to the French Open final, we won't be finding out this year.
     
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    I agree. I doubt he even comes close to beating Federer in the quarters either. And despite the matchup factor if he cant come close to beating Federer (and I expect he wont) it isnt likely he was going to do anything vs a healthy Nadal here.
     
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  32. Hitman

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    Maybe Wimbledon?

    We know there's no love lost there either.
     
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    I may be jumping on the bandwagon here but it's totally worth it.

    I lol'd at this.
     
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    I would love to see Nadal meet Soderling too but Nadal is really lucky this year. The way Nadal is playing, I think he will get to the final if there were no Soderling or Gulbis to meet him along the way. BTW, your avatar freak me out. I am hoping Djoko can give Nadal a match but I highly doubt it.

    I wouldn't mind if it is Nadal v. Soderling in the final this year.
     
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    I do think they were both under a lot of stress during that match with all the constant rain delays. The match stretched over 5 days!
     
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    even if there were soderling and gulbis, Nadal would beat them to get to the final. Nadal isnt lucky, soderling is. and lol at gulbis beating Nadal at roland garros.
     
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    The only guys who have any shot to beat a healthy Nadal at the French are Federer and a very in form Djokovic. And both guys have about a 10% shot or less of doing that.
     
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    The only player to have taken a set off Rafa is Spanish (Almagro)...
     
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    You never know, though. From 2006-2009, I never thought Nadal would lose 3 sets in a match on clay for years to come and I used to go around saying with complete confidence to all the Federer fans who desperately wanted Fed to win the French Open title "There's no way Rafa will lose 3 sets in a match on clay". But then Soderling did the impossible.
     
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    It's impossible to do the impossible.
     
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    Never say never!

    It's like I will never say that Rafa won't one day break Roger's record. I mean who knows for sure, right?

    I still think Rafael is marching straight towards the title. A lot of Rafa's demons came alive here in RG, the place which was his and his alone gave rise to a year of torment. On and off the court, injuries, divorces etc.

    Winning here is like a closure on the year gone by for him. A means to an end.
     
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    Okay, Soderling i can understand, but even that's strectching it. But why Gulbis? The guy takes a set of a 85% or 90% Nadal and suddenly he stands a good chance of defeating him? Dont kid yourself. After watching (or hating) Nadal since he dominated the clay courts, you should realize that it takes more than a few random drop shots and big ground strokes to win him.
     
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    Gulbis anyone?
     
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    But not since Soderling beat Nadal at RG last year. Soderling no longer has any fear of Nadal, especially at RG.
     
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    Well, Nadal did beat Soderling 7-6, 7-5 in the 2010 Abu Dhabi final. I know it was an exhibition tournament and therefore doesn't count on the head-to-head, but it didn't look like they were holding anything back.
     
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    "Out of form Nadal"??? :confused:

    Nadal won 3 consecutive clay court tournaments (two Masters) and got to the final of the 4th (another Master), and then went on to obliterate his first 3 opponents at RG before playing Soderling. If that's "out of form", I'd bet everyone on ATP Tour would love to be "out of form" ALL the time.
     
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    I always find it hilarious that some people refer to Soderlings win over Federer as "it was only an exo", whilst his loss against Nadal is not. I watched both mathes and yes, if you can count one as "real", you have to count the other aswell.

    No exceptions.
     
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    soderling never had any "fear" of nadal.
     
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    yes out of form. Nadal was playing poorly at rg, we are not talking about what happened in monte carlo or in rome. Anyone who actually watched Nadals early matches knew that he wasn't playing well, he was playing much worse then Monte Carlo or rome or barcelona there.
     
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