Nadal vs. Hewitt (Hamburg Semi-Final)

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Dangus, May 18, 2007.

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Who wins this match?

  1. Nadal in 2

    36 vote(s)
    48.6%
  2. Nadal in 3

    20 vote(s)
    27.0%
  3. Hewitt in 2

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  4. Hewitt in 3

    13 vote(s)
    17.6%
  1. Dangus

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    Nadal is 1-4 versus Hewitt all-time.

    2006: Queen's Club - Hewitt def. Nadal, 3-6 6-3 RET

    2006: Roland Garros - Nadal def. Hewitt, 6-2 5-7 6-4 6-2

    2005: Australian Open - Hewitt def. Nadal 7-5 3-6 1-6 7-6(3) 6-2

    2004: Canada AMS - Hewitt def. Nadal 1-6 6-4 6-2

    2004: Australian Open - Hewitt def. Nadal 7-6(2) 7-6(5) 6-2
     
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  2. 8PAQ

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    Nadal 7-5 6-3 if Hewitt is not injured. Otherwise Nadal 6-2 6-3.
     
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  3. poplar

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    is it me or it looks like hewitt has been playing better since his ex coach resigned?
     
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  4. edmondsm

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    Nadal will dispatch Hewitt easily. It's hard to ignore Hewitt's uncanny ability to hang around the tour and pick up results like this here and there.
     
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  5. simi

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    If Lleyton keeps his head in the match, and plays as aggressive as he has this week, and keeps up the good net game, he will take Rafael to three sets. Nadal in three.
     
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  6. diegaa

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    Nadal 62 62
     
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  7. zpeed7

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    Nadal 6-4 7-5
     
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  8. drakulie

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    6-2, 6-0. Quick and painless.
     
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  9. GRANITECHIEF

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    I'll take the over and 25 push ups on that bet. A bagel? Don't think so.
     
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  10. Duzza

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    Hewitt will give him a harder run than you guys think. Nadal in 3.
     
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  11. aramis

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    Hewitt in 2 easy sets.
     
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  12. cata_b84

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    the winner: Nadal, nadal and nadal....
     
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  13. @wright

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    Nadal 6-7 6-4 6-3
     
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  14. Mikael

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    Hewitt will bring the fight to Nadal. Nadal in 3 or 2 very tight sets.
     
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  15. prosealster

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    this is a no brainer....nadal will crush hewitt...
     
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  16. Alexandros

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    Hewitt 7-5 6-4.
     
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  17. federerfanatic

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    You arent actually serious are you?
     
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  18. LarougeNY

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    Hewitt's getting a set at least. Maybe, if Nadal's as fatigued as any other human being would be, and if Hewitts really on his A-game, this could be an upset.
     
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  19. tennis_eel

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    Lets just rip everybody for having an opinion.

    Hewitt got the closest to beating Nadal at the French Open last year with pretty much zero preperation. Hewitt will stretch Nadal but will probably lose.
     
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  20. LarougeNY

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    isn't your user name FEDERER fanatic, shouldn't you be one of those people that just rip on nadal b/c he beat federer so many times?
     
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  21. Baghdatis72

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    There are some people who support players without hating their rivals.

    I have no idea about the match as I haven't watched Hewitt playing on clay courts this year but judging by the way he is generally playing as a counter puncher then I think that Nadal will have a hard time tomorrow.
     
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  22. Nadal_Freak

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    Perfect matchup for Nadal. Hewitt is on the small side and Nadal's topspin to Hewitt's backhand should create a lot of errors. The key for Nadal is not to get too agressive as Hewitt likes that.
     
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  23. BigServer1

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    Nadal shouldn't have a big problem with Hewitt tomorrow, but Hewitt could take Nadal to a tiebreak if the old Lleyton shows up.
     
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  24. LarougeNY

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    Hewitt's backhand is one of the best two handers out right now (if he's back to his old lleyton form) and I think he is back to his own form b/c of his convincing victories over clay courters, and close matches with top players, including Davydenko.
     
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  25. Nadal_Freak

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    Maybe so but on clay against Nadal, he will get balls much higher than what he is used to. He is only 5'11 so the balls will be jumping over his shoulder. Nadal made Federer's backhand a liability so why not Hewitt's? If the ball is in Hewitt's strike zone than yes he will probably punish players for playing there. Davydenko hits flat though and I don't know what style Almagro plays.
     
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  26. MirkoMecir

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    Alamagro's style is of the brain-dead variety. All flash, no point construction...pretty much the model of inconsistency and how the old Gonzo played.
     
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  27. Zaragoza

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    Close to beat Nadal at the FO? 6-2 5-7 6-4 6-2.

    Mathieu and Federer were much tougher even if they didn´t force Nadal to the 5th set.
     
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  28. federerfanatic

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    I agree. Hewitt was not even close to being Nadal's toughest match at the French Open. Clearly only 3rd toughest after both Federer and Mathieu. To be honest I have no idea how Hewitt even won a set since the stats were heavily in Nadal's favor even in the set Hewitt won.
     
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  29. prince

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    nadal should take this one easy as it is on clay.
    but hewitt is nadal's daddy so far head to head and this gives nadal a chance to catch up.
     
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  30. illkhiboy

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    He doesn't get troubled too much by Nadal's high-bouncing shots as he takes the ball early and moves Nadal around soaking up his power. That said, the outcome of the match depends on various factors. Hewitt has about a 2percent chance of pulling off an upset, considering he is afterall a former number 1 and 2-time Slam Champion. But I can easily picture him taking a set, the odds on that are much better. Last year's French match was very intense, lasting 4 hours.
     
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  31. Morrissey

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    All you guys trying to sell Hewitt today are just hoping too much. Hewitt is out of his element against the king of clay. Don´t disrespect him.
     
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  32. FedFan_2007

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    Hewitt will thump the "King of Clay" 6-4, 6-3. Mark it down.
     
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  33. Morrissey

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    OK; let´s please make a bet on that.
     
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  34. Baghdatis72

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    I would say Nadal will win 6-2 5-7 6-4 or something similar.
     
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  35. FedFan_2007

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    Nadal is not King of anything. He's a piggy about to be roasted!
     
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    The Umpire(Norm Chryst?) asked to see the bottom of the player's shoes before or after the coin toss. Is he just checking for shoes that won't change the clay too much or something?

    BTW, he didn't even really check; Nadal didn't even put his foot up.
     
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  37. Zaragoza

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    You give Fed fans a good name :D
     
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  38. Morrissey

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    Really? I wonder if you´d be willing to put money where your dirty mouth is.
     
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  39. Baghdatis72

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    Are you Bon Jovi? :lol:
     
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  40. Morrissey

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    I guess the Fedfans are hoping Hewitt beats Nadal since their boy can´t get the job done.
     
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  41. cucio

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    Now that was an objective and unquestionable statement if I ever saw any! Sure, sure, come on, why in the world would someone say something like "Nadal is king of clay"? No arguments whatsoever to support that statement, are they? :smile:
     
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  42. Morrissey

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    He´s just one of the many Fed trolls in here.
     
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  43. Morrissey

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    Yeah exactly. Winning the last two FO´s, beating Fed 5 out of 5 times and winning 80 straight matches on clay doesn´t make him king of anything. Some people in here need to have their heads checked. :roll:
     
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    I hope so.....
     
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  45. cucio

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    Plus Montecarlos, Barcelonas and Romes, three a piece. Nah, perhaps the problem is the word "king", a title you have to inherit via blood ties and hold until you are dead or voluntarily relinquish it. Let's try "President of clay", or "CEO of clay". :idea:
     
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  46. poplar

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    Live stream anywhere? bwin.com doesn't work anymore? star sports is playing soccer :-(
     
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  47. Ripper

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    4 games haves been played and still no "come on" or "vamos"... Not, even, when Hewitt broke Nadal's serve... How many of each do you predict are going to be shouted out, before the end of this match?
     
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  48. tennis_hand

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    Hewitt is going to rock the tennis world today.
     
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  49. TheMagicRacquet

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    Hewitt up a break 3-1. :)

    Still think Nadal's gonna win in straights though.
     
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  50. Morrissey

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    Nadal looks a bit nervous in the beginning, making a few loose errors. Needs to sweat a bit and tighten his game. He especially needs to attack Hewitt´s forehand.
     
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