Will Nadal win FO without losing more than 4 games in any set he plays?

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Will Nadal lose more than 4 games in any sets this FO?

Poll closed Jun 10, 2012.
  1. No, he will win the rest of his matches in easy straight sets.

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    21.1%
  2. Yes, he will lose 5 games in one of the sets in the final but the rest of the sets will be easy.

    5 vote(s)
    26.3%
  3. Special option for Clarky21: Nadal will lose every single game from now.

    10 vote(s)
    52.6%
  1. dudeski

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    Sure looks like it. So far the demon lost less than 4 games in all but one set in his first 4 matches.
     
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  2. augustobt

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    Maybe in the first set against Ferrer. Maybe.
     
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  3. TheF1Bob

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    The Son of God is gonna f****** murder him, if the demon even get's that far that is, we have to wait and see..

    Don't take this match seriously. Monaco is a joke, just gave up after 4 games.
     
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  4. malbaker86

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    oh gosh not this man....
     
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  5. vive le beau jeu !

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    i afforded to vote for the clarkist option... hope you don't mind.
     
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  6. zam88

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    i realize he hasn't really played anyone yet, and likely won't until the semis... and even that will be a lapdog.. but is this the most dominant he's ever been on clay?

    and if so why?
     
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  7. malbaker86

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    well he really hasn't faced anybody who has any weapons to trouble him at all so that has A LOT to do w/it. At least in the past, he'd run into a Grosjean, Hewitt, type of vet who'd make em work SOMEWHAT *shrugs*
     
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  8. dudeski

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    It's all good. Some people like to vote with their heart.
     
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  9. octogon

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    Confidence. Nadal is and always has been a confidence player. He's managed to turn around the rivalry with Djokovic, which was the most dangerous challenge he's ever faced in his career. Now that he knows he can defeat his most difficult rival in big matches again, he's playing in CLAY-GOD mode again.

    Let's face it, when Nadal is this ridiculously confident, he's the easy favorite for Wimbledon this year as well.

    My personal belief is that a fully confident Nadal (particularly on Clay) is the hardest player to beat in the history of the game (ie, he plays the game at a higher level than anyone else).
     
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  10. zam88

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    Also I notice Feds rarely bagels anyone on any surface. Is that a function of simply not trying that hard on his opponents service games one he has a break, or especially 2?

    Is Nadal working "too hard" to get these bagels when it would be better to conserve energy and settle for a 6-4 or 6-2 set win?
     
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  11. Sentinel

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    Nadal is the best player ever, and the only complete player

    (said with a straight face)
     
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  12. Nadalgaenger

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    Remember how Federer beat DelPo down under in 09 by a similar score (double-bagled him in last two sets). But when Fed came up against Rafa, the Shiznet hit the fan.
     
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  13. zam88

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    On clay, on the other surfaces he's just very very good
     
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  14. Nadalgaenger

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    Are you referring to Djoker or Fed? (or Murray)
     
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  15. zam88

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    true.

    but when Fed bagels someone it's because they are truly sucking on their service game... spraying shots all over the place. He works hard to break once, maybe twice, but the 3rd time is on the other player, he's never pushing it.
     
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  16. iriraz

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    Federer is usually confident in his service games and he usually needs one break to win the set.Certainly he is using less energy then Nadal and most of the time Federer winning a set 6-4 is faster then a 6-1 set by Nadal.
    If Federer wins a match 6-4 6-4 7-5 he could be the same amount of time on court as Nadal winning 6-1 6-2 6-1.
    Sampras was having similar mentality.One break and then if he gets one more is bonus.
     
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  17. MichaelNadal

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    I hope Djokovic does show up in the final for another straight sets beatdown from the king of clay :)
     
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  18. FlashFlare11

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    The reason Federer doesn't hand out bagel sets that often is because he is more willing to give away points trying to go for aggressive shots. Nadal rarely makes a UE and he has more margin on his shots, therefore not allowing the opponent to win points and making them more likely to commit a UE.
     
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  19. kishnabe

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    Almagro can take one set to a tiebreak or a 6-4,7-5 set.

    Don't see Almagro taking a set, but can push Nadal. The evidence of 2010 FO!
     
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  20. Headshotterer

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    Nadal will win the French Open.
     
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  21. tusharlovesrafa

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    I cocnur..fed is very boring to watch..:twisted:
     
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  22. sillymonkey

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    I'm a bit superstitious...these types of threads raise my hackles.
     
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  23. augustobt

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    First and probably the last match/set.
     
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