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. sportsfan92

    sportsfan92 Rookie

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    um....reference rome.
     
  2. Morrissey

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    Nadal gets tested once in a tournament. This was it. Hewitt may fare to be the tougher match for Nadal. Just like Davydenko was instead of Gonzo.
     
  3. Nadal_Freak

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    Federer>>>Gonzalez though.
     
  4. malakas

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    I don't take it personal.I just wonder,if that's a suitable post for someone who keeps boasting that nadal fans have class in contrast to fed fans.:rolleyes:



    BTW,I think that Nadal will win tomorrow.And easier than tonight.
     
  5. LarougeNY

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    Federer >>>>> Everyone in the world except Nadal and some really lucky people when fed has a bad day.
     
  6. sportsfan92

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    good point. it will be interesting!
     
  7. poplar

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    great fight. they were both so nervous towards the end. And they are both known for being tough! strange..

    hewitt played a great first set then his level drop so low. way too many UEs. maybe rafa is destined to be sth great with the help of a mysterious force? :)

    63 63 nadal tomorrow.
     
  8. Andres

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    Great fight by Hewitt. I'm somehow proud of the little bloke :)
    Nadal to win on straights tomorrow, one break per set, 6-3, 6-4, or 6-4, 6-4.
     
  9. zpeed7

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    Very entertaining match! Who said clay was boring.:D
     
  10. DueSouth

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    Started watching at 2-6 3-0.Great play by hewitt,he was unfortunate not to win,but the Clay King prevails once again.....looking foward to the final:D
     
  11. tennisjunkiela

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    an overwhelming majority predicted nadal in straight sets and said that hewitt had no chance - oh well, so much for the expert analysis from the posters on this board.

    likewise, none of us can predict, with any amount of certainty, what will happen in tomorrow's final.


    although the odds heavily favor nadal (given his flawless clay court record against fed and fed's shaky form as of late), so many things - fatigue, etc - can affect this outcome. and as you can see, many rabid rafa and fed fans are already making excuses for a loss by their man.

    finally, whether nadal or fed wins tomorrow, i don't think anyone can assume that tomorrow's winner will necessarily win the French Open. in fact, IMO, nadal made a very poor decision by playing hamburg - even if he wins, he looks to have unnecessarily fatigued himself before the two week grind of RG.
     
  12. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    damned... mister c'mon was close ! :(
    at least, good answer to the ppl who thought he would be trashed by the tsm... ;)
     
  13. Breaker

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    I just knew you'd see the light eventually Andres :). I'd love to see a rematch at Roland Garros, would be a classic.

    Also I expect Fed goes down in straights.
     
  14. Zaragoza

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    You were roasted :D
     
  15. helloworld

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    I think both players are somewhat nervous in many key points, especially Nadal. He also plays rather defensively in this match and not really take the game on to Hewitt. I think he has a lot of respect for Hewitt since Hewitt is his tennis idol believe it or not.
     
  16. Nadal_Freak

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    I guess the only answer to vamos is a come on. Nadal was clutch though when it mattered. I think it was smart of him to let that first set go. He saved his energy when it was needed.
     
  17. armand

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    I voted correctly! Damn, next time make it a public poll.

    So I guess everybody's dying to know my prediction for the final?
     
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  19. Morrissey

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    You know what? I fell for the bait. I try to ignore those posts and I do more often than in the past but it's hard to resist getting them back with a response. I think everyone in here has been through it at some point.
     
  20. Morrissey

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    You know this guy actually has a point. I heard in interviews that he always wanted to play Hewitt because he admires his passion and intensity. In a way he looked nervous and perhaps too reserved for his own good. I know he has an awful lot of respect for him. In the match they could've called their own lines instead of the line judges. They were very respectful of one another. It was almost like watching two friends play each other in the park without a chair umpire. Very surprising.
     
  21. Morrissey

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    He just wanted to be like Simon but on the Fed side.
     
  22. jhhachamp

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    Yeah, and what do you do all day, every day besides provoking Federer fans with your garbage posts??? LMAO.
     
  23. Morrissey

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    What have I said to you guys? Point it out to me. Guys like Simon and Roger Is Boring are the ones you should be screaming at, not me.
     
  24. jhhachamp

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    True, there are certainly much worse, but I do think that you do your share of instigating or "getting back" at Fed fans. Sorry if that previous post was a bit harsh.
     
  25. Morrissey

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    Getting back, but it's always in a response to them. I have that weakness, I can't just let them talk like that. But it's tough to resist putting them in their place when your preferred player wins to their dismay. But I only target that particular person and not all the fans, especially good ones like Shabazza or OrangeONe. Guys like Vive, federerfanatic, Fedfan2007 are ones I love to see their faces evrytime Nadal wins.
     
  26. LarougeNY

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  27. Man Hewitt looked pretty tough in that montage. I hope Nadal has enough energy for tomorrow but I won't be surprised if he loses. Just keeping expectations low. ;)
     
  28. Duzza

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    Man, am I good or what?
     
  29. simi

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    From post #5 in this thread.

    Yeah, you're good.
     
  30. tennis_hand

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    Thanks, Hewitt, for saving the best moment for Roger Federer.
    Hewitt, you know, you could have done it too and became known again, but you just blew it.
     
  31. syntex1

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    well your still talking about him so hes still Known
     

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