Roland Garros 3rd Round - (1) Novak Djokovic vs. (26) Grigor Dimitrov

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Grigor or Novak?

  1. Novak in 3

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  2. Novak in 4

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  3. Novak in 5

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  4. Grigor in 3

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  5. Grigor in 4

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  6. Grigor in 5

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  1. Russeljones

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    So what will it be? Is the future here or will it have to wait?
     
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  2. -RF-

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    Scoreline will be very similar to the Brands-Nadal match
     
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  3. Skarter

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    I'm thinking something like 6:4, 6:3, 3:6, 6:1 for Novak.
     
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  4. kishnabe

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    Novak in 4: 6-7(3),6-4,6-2,6-2
     
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  5. Russeljones

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    Interesting, I went for Novak in 3 myself. Probably a close(ish) first set and 2 routine ones. Dimitrov is not there physically yet to challenge in best of 5 imo.
     
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  6. Rozroz

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    damn!!! i wished Dimitrov would go deeper :(
    too bad.
     
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  7. TheF1Bob

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    The future can go to hell. Noval will not be stopped till he slaughters the devil and his demons.
     
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  8. underground

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    I want to root for Dimi. But the SOG is on a mission and the people of Paris needs him. Novak in 4.
     
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  9. Hitman

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    Novak IS the future.
     
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  10. TheF1Bob

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    It's nice to see commonsense prevail from time-to-time. :)
     
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  11. onyxrose81

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    I don't think Dimi has the fitness yet to hang with Novak in best of 5 so Nole in 4 sets.
     
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  12. kalyan4fedever

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    Dimi in 4 a upset coming 8)
     
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  13. TheF1Bob

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    So you basically telling me that you want Nadal to win RG?

    You call yourself a Federer fan...
     
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  14. Legend of Borg

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    Nole in 3.

    :cool:
     
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  15. kalyan4fedever

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    Why would nadal win RG ? dimi baby gonna take nadal down too :) come on dimmy !!
     
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  16. MichaelNadal

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    Djokovic in 4.
     
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    Baby fed comes out on fire and closes it in 3 close ones
     
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    The Son of God vs Grand Son of God. The devil has struck. Through secret sorcery he put the 2 saviours against each other, but The Grand Son knows what is right and he will surely do the right thing.
     
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  19. Nathaniel_Near

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    It's just not Simba's time to rule the pride.
     
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  20. malbaker86

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    Djoker in 4. I can see him actually winning this in 3 sets tho
     
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  21. veroniquem

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    Ca va chauffer! OK, I apologize in advance if I'm grossly underestimating Dimi but I can't imagine him outlasting Djoko in a best of 5, especially with no TB in the 5th. And I think that after Madrid, Novak is gonna arrive mega pumped...
     
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  22. winstonplum

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    Is it possible that some trainer somewhere somehow has talked to Dimitrov about salt tablets and proper hydration during a long match to avoid cramps. If one has, he as about a 10% chance of an upset; if not, less than zero.
     
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  23. Smasher08

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    If Baby Fed shows up with the goods, anything's possible. I'm hoping for a great match, with Djoker squeaking it out in 5.
     
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  24. Clarky21

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    No chance for Dimi. Cvac in straights easily.
     
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  25. underground

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    Why do you even post when there is only one default answer? :confused:
     
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  26. TheF1Bob

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    Because she needs to be heard. :lol:
     
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    Djokovic in 3. Similar to the Goffin match IMO.
     
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  28. Tony48

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    "The future" doesn't even have a title yet.
     
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    SOG's juggernaut is cruising and the demon's effigies and all his monuments would be crushed beneath the might of our holy angel. :)
     
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  31. Talker

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    Dimitrov might as well book a flight now, if he hasn't already.
     
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  32. Clarky21

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    Because I want to. Why do you post when your only default answer is to trash Nadal and his fans? You can always put me on ignore if you don't like what I have to say.
     
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  33. FederErizeD

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    The Son of "Federer the Great" will cause serious troubles to the Nole man.
    I voted Nole in 4 though
     
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  34. underground

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    Think you've mistake Nadal fans with the infamous N.S.K. :lol:

    If I can tolerate N.S.K. I can tolerate you. :)
     
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  35. maxrenn

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    Nole is too determined to lose to Dimitrov in best of five. I voted Nole in 4 but I think it could just as easily be 3. Good luck to Grigor though, I hope he makes a match of it.
     
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  36. PSNELKE

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    Djokovic in straight sets.
     
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  37. Russeljones

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    You think Sharapova is going out in Rd. 3 as well? ;)
     
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  38. jm1980

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    Novak will play with anger and win this in 3 or 4 sets. Might feature a breadstick.
     
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  39. bullfan

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    Grigor doesn't have the stamina at this point. He can't do 3 sets much less 4. He may win1 set, but he'll cramp up during the 3rd set and the 4th will be 6-0 or 6-2 at the best.
     
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  40. Netspirit

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    Baby Fed's time has not come yet. Let's wait 7-8 more years.
     
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  41. stringertom

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    Methinks the cramping episode in cool conditions @M-C vs ****** was more mentally induced. Hopefully, the win vs Djok @Madrid frees up his mind to not falter in crunch time Saturday. Djok probably prevails but not very easily. I want a five-setter but I'll say Djok in four.
     
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    All Federer fans are not opportunists. They still believe in their hero. They still stick with their hero irrespective of the circumstances. So they would rather prefer Roger lose to Nadal in the final than hope for someone else to do the job for them.
     
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  43. Feather

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    Grigor Dimitrov in four. Come on Dimi, please take out Djokovic
     
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  44. TheTruth

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    Thinking Novak in three, possibly four.
     
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  45. forzamilan90

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    I think Novak wins this in either 3 or 4. In a few years Dimitrov will contend on clay big time...not today though. If this was Wimbledon it'd be much closer I think.
     
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  46. Russeljones

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    Do you know if he is going to play at Queens?
     
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  47. Dragan

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    Novak in 3 sets.
     
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  48. mellowyellow

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    No, so he will do it in 3 ;)
     
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  49. beast of mallorca

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    Kudos to you. I hope all the rest of the fans can be as level headed like you.
     
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  50. sillymonkey

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    would be good, no?
     
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