When will Novak and Rafa meet again in 2012?

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  1. Ledigs

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    After the AO 2012, when will the next important match of this rivalry take place? At the level both are playing, I have a feeling it will be soon. Rafa is remotivated and Djokovic is not showing any signs of slowing down.
     
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  2. Fate Archer

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    As soon as Miami or Monte Carlo I think. Indian Wells Nadal will have the disease of rustiness.
     
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    IW.....Nadal will get his revenge and his only win against Nole this year.
     
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  4. MichaelNadal

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    No one else is reaching finals, these guys could play 5 or 6 more times this year. I highly doubt Rafa will only win one.
     
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  5. Tammo

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    Nadal will defeat Djokovic in Miami
     
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  6. Ledigs

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    I am REALLY looking forward to these matches
     
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  7. Towser83

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    By the second clay masters at the latest. Can't see anyone else reaching the finals there. In 2009 they met in the finals of MC and Rome, and the draw made them meet in the semis of Madrid instead of the final. 2010 Djokovic was too poor to make it, but last year both clay masters they met in the final again.

    Could be IW or Miami but that will depends on different factors. Won't be surpised if the ranking gets very close before RG but then Novak has a chance to grab big points there.
     
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  8. clayman2000

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    Indian Wells is Nadal's best HC Masters.... he hasnt lost before the semis since he was 17, and hes won it twice, including a win over Djoker.

    He also played the best HC tennis of his life there in 09 when he beat Del Potro, Roddick and Murray in that order not losing a single set. I feel they will meet here
     
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  9. atac

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    Yes, as am I!
     
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  10. Mike Sams

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    No meetings until clay. Murray is going to crunch one and/or the other in both Indian Wells and Miami. Murray's not going into a slump this time. Del Potro also is going to take one of them out in Indian Wells or Miami.
     
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  11. PSNELKE

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    If Rafa is anything like smart, he should skip IW and Miami.
     
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  12. celoft

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    Nadal has not won a HC masters series in 3 years. :lol:

    And he needed lots of wind to beat Muray there in the final.(IW 2009).
     
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  13. MichaelNadal

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    Obvious hater is obvious. He needed wind to beat Murray? Have you seen their H2H? Clearly he doesn't need anything.
     
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  14. DjokovicForTheWin

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    Nadal won't get past Murray if he's in his half at IW or Miami.
     
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    Can Murray handle the moonball?
     
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  16. DjokovicForTheWin

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    Oops, I mean Nadal won't get past Lendl.
     
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  18. Edward DFW

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    Rivalry? Novak owns him as of late.
     
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  19. Ledigs

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    ugh i can't wait!!!
     
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  20. Sentinel

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    Does Noel have MC on his schedule ?


    btw, i think it is "will be the disease of rust/iness".

    ^ Can't wait, either.
     
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  21. Lsmkenpo

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    Your posting seems kind of desperate, like you are trying to pin Nadal onto the coattails of Djokovic's success. Nadal hasn't won a title over the past 9 months. Over this 9 month period what exactly has he done to warrant the assertions that he is assured to be in every final against Novak the rest of the season ? Was it Nadal's over the top celebration after Nole made a bunch of UFEs off of Nadal's short desperation block backs to gift him the 4th set at the AO. Or was it the bagel set Murray laid down on him a few months ago ?
     
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  22. tusharlovesrafa

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    Ok OK i accept that rafa has declined,slowed down and lost his passion for the game..Novak is superior then rafa NOW..but only time will tell that what will happen in future..
     
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    Quite right. Moreover, ****** and Uncle Phony will be smart to not break Rafa's knees on hard court this year and would save him for the clay season. They know that now it is down to their last bastion, their very backyard of Roland Garros. If ****** loses there, and that too to Novak, it would be a shattering blow to him.
     
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    Will have to wait and see if Federer has anything left or not, otherwise we will see Novak v. Nadal every single slam final.
     
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    Will have to wait and see if Nadal has anything left or not, otherwise we will see Novak v. Murray every single slam final.


    We'll see in May whether it's backyard or graveyard :twisted:
     
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