Nadal vs Some Left-Handed Bub

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Who will win?

  1. Nadal in straights

    16 vote(s)
    22.5%
  2. Ralph in three

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. Zeballos in three

    13 vote(s)
    18.3%
  4. Zebby in two

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. Roger Federer

    36 vote(s)
    50.7%
  1. firepanda

    firepanda Professional

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    Let the meme continue!

    Ralph seems to be getting better and better every match, and is the favourite in the VTR finals.

    (Seriously, Left-Handed is the best I could come up with. There is absolutely nothing notable about Zeballos at all; no-one cares he is Argentine.)
     
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  2. KineticChain

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    where's Connors in 5 option?
     
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  3. beast of mallorca

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    Argentinian bub would have been better.
     
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  4. Clarky21

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    I don't know what to expect from Nadal in this final. I disagree that he has shown inprovement in every match. His match against Chardy was garbage, and he should be thankful Chardy was an error machine.
     
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  5. firepanda

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    Can I ask: whom are you a fan of? I thought you were a Nadal fan, but if you are, you are an extremely pessimistic one. I thought he played well, especially considering he's still shaking off the rust. In the end, the scoreline is what matters. The fact it was Chardy making the errors (not Nadal, who outlasted him) should be good, not bad. :/
     
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  6. Nickzor

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    I'll take Christopher Nolan in 6 and 3/4 sets
     
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  7. stringertom

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    What? I thought he already beat this bub in R2 (lefty Argentine)??? Zeballos will channel with Willy Vilas and show the cripple how a real Bull of the Pampas plays epic tennis!
     
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  8. BevelDevil

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    Never seen Ralph play a left-hander with a 1hbh. It'll be interesting to see his strategy.
     
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  9. stringertom

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    Pretty much the same way he plays F Lopez, I would guess. Ralph is up 9-2 head to head vs FeLo.
     
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  10. Warmaster

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    It sure was a strong field!

    It makes you wonder why no 'top' player attented this tournament, it would've been a relatively easy tournament victory. (before they knew Nadal took a wildcard ofcourse)
     
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  11. The-Champ

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    Puerta.......
     
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  12. stringertom

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    Ah, yes! The classic "all-dopers" final.
     
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  13. pound cat

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    For those who are curious...

    Bub was the equivalent of "guy" back in the 1940's in the USA..as in the song Hey bub, a ree bub" popular way back then.

    This is obsolete and quaint language never in use to-day except by people who are either very old, fans of the 1940's, or students of out of use language. Or maybe have grandparents who use this term.
     
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  14. Towser83

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    Never even heard of this dude but i will say Nadal in 2 (6-3 6-2)
     
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  15. Clarky21

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    I am.

    Again, I am a Nadal fan. Lol. He gives me plenty of reasons to be pessimistic.

    You really think he played well? That match was awful, and was won by who made the least errors and nothing more. He didn't do anything well and moved like his feet were stuck in cement. Played well he did not.
     
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  16. Murrayfan31

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    If only more Nadal fans were like you. Nadal sucks. The only reason he won was the other guy was a mug.
     
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  17. MichaelNadal

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    What time is the final?
     
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  18. Clarky21

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  19. The-Champ

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    in 35 minutes...
     
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    Bub Conqueror for the easy win in straights.
     
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  22. Hood_Man

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    Who's going to win? In my household?


    The BAFTA's* 8) Nadal's on in the background though :)



    *Gosh, Stephen Fry's lost weight :shock:
     
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  23. MichaelNadal

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    Bamos Rafa.
     
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  24. rafafan20

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    Chardy would dismantle Zeballos, so I doubt this will go much longer than an hour and a half.
     
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  25. veroniquem

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    Rafa for the win!
     
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  26. rafafan20

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    gonna be seeing a lot of heavy DTL forehands to that ohbh
     
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  27. underground

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    There you go Nadal has found the excuse to lose to this bub.
     
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  28. Hood_Man

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    Man, that's gotta be an annoying point to lose.
     
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  29. veroniquem

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    Love how unbreakable Rafa is on clay. Gives hope to his opponents and then whack!!
     
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  30. underground

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    Wow this bub is serving quite decently.

    2 aces in a row now.

    Make that 3. o_o He holds for 2-1.
     
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  31. veroniquem

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    Strong start from Zeballos
     
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    I love Rafa's bag check. So awkward.
     
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  33. kalyan4fedever

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    zeb playing gud ...aces on clay against raf and this is how u defeat king of clay ace it out zeb
     
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  34. MichaelNadal

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    Zeb is using hella topspin to keep Rafa well behind the baseline. Smart.
     
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  35. veroniquem

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    Rafa ups the ante. 2-2
     
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  36. rafafan20

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    Cedric Zeballos is holding his own so far, dictating the pace of play.
     
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  37. MichaelNadal

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    Rafa needs to hit harder and stop letting this guy dictate.
     
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  38. veroniquem

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    3-3 Can Zeb keep up the serve fest?
     
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  39. underground

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    Nadal caught talking to his camp! Quick someone arrest him!!
     
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  40. CMM

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    Rafa's return of serve sucks.
     
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  41. NadalDramaQueen

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    That was pretty fun. :)
     
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  42. rafafan20

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    Cedric's kick serve is giving rafa's bh all kind of issues
     
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  43. Lovely_Bone

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    Good thing this is Rafa playing Zeballos! If it was somebody like Federer, Zeballos would have already claimed the set a while ago. The guy is hitting well right now.
     
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  44. underground

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    His name's Horacio.
     
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  45. veroniquem

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    Excellent hold 4-4. Now would be a good time for the break!
     
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  46. rafafan20

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    I call him Cedric Zeballos, after Cedric Ceballos
     
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  47. underground

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    I hope this will go to a TB, that's where things go interesting.
     
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  48. Sorana fan

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    Zeballos playing really good
     
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  49. veroniquem

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    Zeb is full of aces today. Damn.
     
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  50. MichaelNadal

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    Since Rafa is content to push, I don't see him winning this.
     
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