Rafael's dream match-ups on route to Rome success

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  1. Lonely GOATherd

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    The only other thing guaranteed than the returns on a Government Bond is Nadal winning Rome in 2013. He will beat Ferrer. Then he will beat Berdych who took out the only guy who could have brought down the Klay King. Then Nadal will beat Federer in the final.

    If I were Nadal I'd be jumping for joy at the above match-ups and outcomes - guaranteed!
     
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  2. malbaker86

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    Nothing is for sure.......
     
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  3. Lonely GOATherd

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    Yes it is. In fact it is set in stone. And that stone occupies pride of place somewhere in Mallorca. Nadal is going to play his favourite whipping boys one after the other. Oh, the joy! It's like Federer guaranteed a draw with retired Roddick, Ferrer and semi-retired Soderling on grass. All these are pros who have horrendous losing records against Roger
     
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  4. veroniquem

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    I sure hope he does it now. The road is paved for optimal conditions! The only question mark is his physical freshness after making all those finals: M-C, Barcelona and Madrid.
     
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  5. Hitman

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    He's not losing now. The only true obstacle has been eliminated.

    The King will slaughter the remaining three players I think in straights. He's got this, no doubt.
     
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  6. CDNguy87

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    Maybe t's a conspiracy amongst the top guys to ensure that Rafa gets #4 and therefore guarantee they won't have to play him before the Semis at RG.
     
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    JJ will beat him in the final...
     
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  9. Lonely GOATherd

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    I don't understand that reasoning. It's a state of mind. It makes more sense for them to back themselves and WANT to take on the biggest obstacle earlier than the semis? After playing 3-4 warm up tournaments they should be more than battle-ready. to Not wanting to meet him before Semis and Finals sends out the message that theya re not good enough to win. This in turn boosts Nadal's confidence. The only guy who publicly displays the hunger and confidence to take out Nadal is Gulbis. If only some of the other pros who have the ability to beat Nadal had the same attitude.
     
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    Are you channeling your inner Clarky, Hitman?
     
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    Another account by N.S.K.??
     
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    It's debatable whether Rafa is easier to beat in the Final or before it. In a way, if I was someone like Djoker or Fed, I might like my chances slightly better against him in the Final. At least that way they'd know they could go all-out against him and not need to worry about leaving anything in the tank for a subsequent match.

    However, what's not debatable is that losing in the Final of a Slam earns significantly more ranking points and $$$ than losing in the Quarters. It's probably not the best way of thinking for an elite player, but it's no doubt something that's at least in the back of their minds even if they would never admit it.
     
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  13. Lonely GOATherd

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    As expected, Nadal has beaten two of his bunnies and reached the final where a third awaits when Federer beats Paire. Nadal will rack up his 20th win against Roger. Unless at this point, Federer has had enough and straights him.
     
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  14. Bud

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    Federer looks to be in decent form for the final
     
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    it's the haircut, looks rejuvenated
     
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    Not at all. OP sounds like a decent poster. N'S'K has over 10 accounts with millions of posts between them and you still have trouble spotting his trademark posts ? ;-)
     
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  17. spinovic

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    Decent form isn't good enough to take a set from Nadal. Federer, assuming he finishes Paire off (which isn't a certainty itself), has about a 1% chance of beating Nadal in the Rome final. And, I think I'm being generous giving him a 1% chance to be honest.

    The only question is whether it will be a routine victory for Rafa, or a very close match where Rafa wins more/most of the big points.

    Regardless, Fed's Rome performance is exactly what I was hoping to see. He's worked off some of the rust, got in some good match play, and seems to have regained his focus. He looks to be in good form heading into Roland Garros.

    If the luck of the draw smiles upon him next week, he might have a shot at winning another Roland Garros. He needs Nadal and Djokovic to be in the opposite half.
     
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  18. Magnus

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    You people speak as if every time Nadal met Fed on clay its been a beatdown. The only beatdown Fed got is RG final in 2008, that's it. All their matches have always been close, with Federer often getting a big lead and ruining it, often due to Rafita's fake MTOs. This is a final, its Roger Federer, he's going to give it a big fight, win or lose.
     
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  19. Lonely GOATherd

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    Agree with what you say. Like I mentioned earlier, the only way Roger is winning this final is IF he decides, enough is enough.That remains to be seen. Until then, this is another Clay title for Nadal.
     
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    I'm just having fun. Fun is good. :)
     
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  21. sbengte

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    QFT. The only matter of interest in Rome after Novak lost is who gets the RU trophy. Congrats to Fed on that.
     
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  22. Lonely GOATherd

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    And he's done it. Expectedly. Roger looked like he was playing Nadal for the first ever time. Embarrasing.
     
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    Actually, Federer won 6 games the first time he and Nadal played. So, this was even worse. :)
     
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