Playing your protege: Spoiler inside

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  1. vkartikv

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    Moya seems to be getting close to leveling the match against Nadal. I do not know if he is his protege per se but Nadal was brought to the scene by Moya, so I wonder how it would feel to lose to him!
     
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  2. sureshs

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    He has already lost to him before.
     
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  3. vkartikv

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    Yes, how do you think it would be to constantly be beaten by him? I'm glad he is now 1-1 and going into the third set
     
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  4. ACE of Hearts

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    Can someone tell me if this match is on tv?
     
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  5. Moose Malloy

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    it's not on tv.
     
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  6. vkartikv

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    2-0 Moya in the third, I would love to see Nadal lose in the 1st rd.
     
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  7. ACE of Hearts

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    This tournament looks like it could be full of upsets, i dont know if Moya is playing well or if Nadal is stinking up the joint.
     
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  8. rilokiley

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    Uhoh Moya is up 4-1.

    I'm not watching this match but I can figure out for the life of me just what the heck Moya is doing to break down Nadal's game. Moya doesn't seem to have any weapon other than his forehand...
     
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  9. ACE of Hearts

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    Well if anything, Moya should know Nadal's game since they probably practiced alot of times.
     
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  10. rilokiley

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    Same goes for Nadal. If anything Nadal should know Moya's game better than vice versa because Nadal's been watching Moya ever since he was a little kid. hmm.
     
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  11. ACE of Hearts

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    Hey rilo, Moya is probably just playing better, also maybe he wants payback after Montreal.
     
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  12. Moose Malloy

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    Nadal- 15 winners/26 unforced errors
     
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  13. rilokiley

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    Oh good for him. He hasn't had much success in the past couple of years and he's approaching 30 :eek: VamosMoya!
     
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  14. gts072

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    Good win for Moya. Maybe that ankle injury to Nadal is more serious than we think. This is Fed's tournament to lose for sure.
     
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  15. ACE of Hearts

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    Nothing is guarantee on this slow surface, Roger needs to take it match by match.He has a tough draw.
     
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  16. wildbill88AA

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    nadal plays a very high energy game. if he is not 100%, and doesn't run like a cheetah, and make minimal errors, theres a good chance he'll get upset, especially on hardcourts. i wonder if he ends up in early retirement like borg. nadal just doesn't have the weapons of a federer, to dictate, and win easy points.
     
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  17. federerforever

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    Now that Nadal is gone means that if Federer makes it past Haas they might as well immediately give him the trophy because everyone else remaining does not have any chance.
     
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  18. superman1

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    Federer will easily win. There is no one left to challenge him. Haas will give him a fight, Blake might take a set, and there's a decent chance he'll meet Roddick in the semis, and Roddick at that point would probably actually have some confidence and might bring back that power game. And probably Ljubicic or Nalbandian in the final. So as I said, an in-form Federer will have a fairly smooth ride.
     
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  19. monologuist

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    Nalbandian could give Fed trouble if he makes it far enough...then again the revenge factor is high, so Fed will come out guns blazing.

    Berdych probably won't get far enough on this slow a surface, but he'd give Fed trouble too
     
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  20. ATXtennisaddict

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    Nadal might have seen Moya play but does he have the weapons to take advantage of Moya's weaknesses?

    I don't think so...
     
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