Will Nadal win the US Open

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Will Nadal win the US OPEN?

  1. YES Nadal WILL win the US OPEN

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  2. no Nadal will NOT win the US OPEN

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  1. The Pusher Terminator

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    Who cares about wimby. Its like watching paint dry. Lets move on to something far more exciting. Who do you think will win the US Open this year? I say Nadal will win it this year...any thoughts?
     
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  2. VamosRafa

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    You didn't say what year in your poll, so I answered "yes." I think he will win it in his career, at least once. Not sure about this year, but with that type of mentality, can't count the guy out.
     
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  3. The Pusher Terminator

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    oops ...I mean this year!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  4. FedererUberAlles

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    Yeah I know!!! Rafael Nadal is the best ever!!! He could kill Federer if he wanted too!! Yeah!! Yeah!! Yeah!!
     
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  5. federerhoogenbandfan

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    He means this year I think.
     
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  6. diegaa

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    oops, i voted YES, but i was in the same positiona as vamosrafa...
    I dont think he will this year.
     
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  7. VamosRafa

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    He does kill Federer when he wants to. Yeah!! Yeah!! Yeah!!

    Really, FUA, I don't know why you are so sarcastic to people who aren't being sarcastic at all. I understand your frustration that Federer's only 4 losses this year have been to Nadal, and that his grasscourt run is a bit amazing. I don't know if it was you or federerhoogenbandfan who said that Rafa's "seeding" at Wimbledon was appropriate as he'd lose in the second round, but that didn't happen.

    It wouldn't have surprised me if it did, but it didn't. And Rafa is into the second week at a major on grass. Go figure!!!
     
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  8. jhhachamp

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    All right, well I think it is safe to say that at least 2 votes need to swing the other way, since the voters were confused. That makes the real score at the moment 8-3 that he won't win it this year. I don't think he will win it this year, but I think he will at some point.
     
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  9. JayxTheKoolest

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    No, there are too many dominant hard court players.
     
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  10. emcee

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    I don't think he wins it this year, and I'm not sure if he ever will, but he definitely will have his chances. In fact, I'm fairly optimistic that he'll win it at some point.
     
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  11. FedererUberAlles

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    Hey, if you can't beat them, join them!!!!!
     
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  12. prostaff18

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    Personally I can’t stand Nadal but I love to watch him. His sheer intensity and shot making ability make him a threat on any surface. Will he win the US Open this year? Probably not. Will he win it in the future? Probably. If you would have asked this question last week I would have said no, but after his first couple of matches at Wimby I have started to think greater of him.
     
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  13. pound cat

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    I like Nadal, and I like to watch him. When his racquet makes contact with the ball i have confidence that 90% of the time he will win a point. Unlike Marat who i also follow ....who may get a point, or may not.

    I think he's turinng into a great grass player, and is determined to win Wimmbledon. And when this guy puts his mind to it, he does it. If not this year, soon, very soon. And I would like to see the look on Federer's face if he had to face him in the final this year. He must detest Rafa. Come on Rafa, wear a white jacket coming onto the court in your next match ROTFL. (But I know wouldn't ever do that)
     
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  14. malakas

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    Eww..Imagine how a jacket will look with piratas pants!!!:-|
    Fashion shock!
     
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  15. VamosRafa

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    He'll wear a black jacket I'm sure, to Roger's white jacket. ;-)
     
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  16. bdawg

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    are people saying he will win wimbledon because he beat Agassi today? and the only reason people are saying he will win the US open is because he has beaten Federer so often. THere are other dominant hard court players such as Blake, Ginepri, and Hewitt. They have the potential to beat Nadal.
     
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  17. VamosRafa

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    Well, Blake and Ginepri aren't in the mix here. Hewitt still is. But given that none of them can give Fed a battle, and Rafa can, that does bode well for Rafa's future prospects.
     
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  18. Zeph

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    Will pigs fall from the sky? no.
     
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  19. bdawg

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    Nadal certainly has the mental capacity to win the US open but I think personal injuries and tough competition will lead his US OPen trophy case to be small.
     
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  20. theace21

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    Way too many good hardcourt players.
     
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  21. 127mph

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    i take this topic question as an insult. to even think this is a possiblity at this stage is unaccepable. as a tennis fan it insults me to hear people suggest things without thinking with basic logic. i request that this topic be stripped from this fourm. i take this as an offense.
     
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  22. emcee

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    ??? Even to suggest the possibility is an offense? You might say Nadal is a clay court specialist. Well, JC Ferrero got to the US Open finals, Kuerten won Lisbon (?) on hard court to finish the year at #1. Heck even Coria got decently far in the US Open and Nadal has a better forehand, backhand, and serve.

    Is there anyone in the board that is not a Federer/Nadal fanboy/hater???
     
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  23. Andres

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    Me. I dislike them both!
    Long live to Ljubicic, Ancic, Nalbandian, Acasuso, Bracciali, Karlovic, Coria and Cañas!!! :mrgreen:
     
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  24. jhhachamp

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    Me, I like them both, but Federer more.
     
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  25. vive le beau jeu !

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    great example of sarcasm.



    ;)
     
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  26. Simon Cowell

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    The U.S./Aus Open are the best slams because of the electric night time atmosphere.
     
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  27. malakas

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    Yes!And they have both answered your question!:mrgreen:
     
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  28. The Pusher Terminator

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    well at least its safe to say that Wimby is pretty boring this year.
     
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  29. federerhoogenbandfan

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    This poll should have been more specific. If it was this year I voted no, but in his career it would be yes. So it is hard to know which way you want to vote, since the question is not specific.
     
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  30. Count Grishnackh

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    Why oh why do you even bother polling something that involves Nadal winning anything, even clay? The majority are Fed fans who will obviously say no. C'mon, they even said he'd lose on clay. 43 of the braindead fans picked Agassi to win 3 sets to 1 yesterday. I take those polls with a serious grain of salt. It's almost as if they all say no, it will affect the outcome of the match. Objectivity out the window.
     
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  31. federerhoogenbandfan

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    I think Nadal has about a 40% chance to win the U.S Open this year, Fed about 30%, the rest of the field 30% probably. In his career it is more like 95%. So if it this years U.S Open I would vote no just because there isnt one player I have quite over 50% for this year, but career-wise it seems a very likely yes.
     
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  32. The Pusher Terminator

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    True, But Wimby is so damn boring that I have nothing else to do.
     
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  33. malakas

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    What?Do you only watch tennis,in your life??:confused:
    If you find Wimby boring,and making polls about US open-Nadal pointless..then why don't you go out and play some tennis?Read a book?Watch a movie?Going out with your friends??:confused:

    You DO know that there are other things in life,don't you???
     
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  34. Tennis_Goodness

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    I think Federer is going to win it!
     
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  35. TXKiteboarder

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    i am telling you people: one and only time. Nadal's game will be figured out just like mr. roddick and become part of another 15min wonder.
     
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  36. VamosRafa

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    Another person who is interested in purchasing some swampland in Florida . . . .
     
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  37. Tennis_Goodness

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    I watch Nadal's game and I don't see anything super special about it apart from he's very fast and phsycial. I think people will start to get a good read on him, like they did with Roddick, although I think Nadal is a little better then Roddick was.

    He's already got two slams but I don't see him overtaking Federer! I actually see Gasquet and maybe even Berdech excelling on more surfaces then Nadal! They just have not matured like Nadal has!
     
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  38. VamosRafa

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    ^^^^

    Nothing special? A little better than Roddick? No one told us this was the TW comedy hour. *lol*

    Rafa is making history practically every day, breaking records that have stood for decades. And he just turned 20. He's the only guy on Tour who can beat Federer, and he's done that a lot lately.

    He has one of the best forehands on Tour, perhaps second to only Federer's, and also a terrific backhand. He has a serve that is steadily improving.

    You already mentioned his movement, which is considered the best on Tour.

    He's left-handed, so players don't get many opportunities to get used to the lefty playing style. And that advantage isn't going anywhere.

    Oh, and he's the mentally toughest guy on Tour. Which means that even when you are cruising against him, it doesn't matter. He doesn't get discouraged. He's able to put aside the bad stuff that happens in a match and move ahead -- something very few players can do. He's out there until the last point is played, which means you can't relax. You have to keep up on him the whole match, or you are in danger of losing. And it's this trait more than anything that is getting to Federer, IMO.

    But other than that, and the fact that he has two slams, and a bunch of other prestigious titles, it's nothing to get excited about. Other players out there are showing the same aptitude and promise. Just, please, remind me of who they are, and of what they have done lately?
     
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  39. BabolatFan

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    Yeah I agree. Boy Nadal's trying so hard at the wimby to advance. Even though I'm not a nadal fanatic, I like his burning desire and tenacity on the grass which is not his spahetti with no sauce.
     
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  40. Ztalin

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    It isn't a matter of figuring his game out. That's what makes it so hard. His game is so straightforward and simple that you can't merely figure it out. His game is centered around his extreme athleticism, and his ability to run down every ball, combined with his mental toughness. You can't just "figure out" how to make him stop running everything down and using your angles against you.

    IMO, the downfall of Nadal will be either injuries, or the inevitable decline in athleticism. I don't see him carrying on what he's doing for too many more years. However, I see him winning multiple slams before that happens.
     
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  41. Tennis_Goodness

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    What he has done is impressive but his game can be attacked unlike some players which when are playing good, there's really nothing there oppenents can do.

    I think players will start to figure out Nadal like alot of people have said!
     
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  42. shawn1122

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    I think Blake is the closest anyone has gotten to "figuring out" Nadal. He seems to be able to beat him quite handily. I remember before the Nadal-Blake match at the US Open, Thomas Blake said something along these lines: "I'd only be interested in the match if it were played on a clay court."
     
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  43. skip1969

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    you're bored? ok. but why should the rest of us have to suffer? listen to malakas, dude. get out a little. smack some tennis balls around. chill with friends. catch a movie. enjoy the summer.

    if you're gonna hang around here, though, can you at least do us the favor of posting ridiculous threads about wimbledon? it's WAY too early for you to be posting ridiculous threads about the us open. really. it's july. a bit too early for you to be using up all your good material. come end of august, what will you do then, eh?

    i'm only thinking of you, man. well . . . not really.
     
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  44. Dan007

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    Maybe not this year, but Nadal has a good chance of winning the US Open during his career.
     
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  45. The Pusher Terminator

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    Hey dude, no one forced you to not only go through the trouble of reading this thread but then to also go through the trouble of responding. You must be pretty darn bored. Thanks for proving my point.
     
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  46. HollerOne5

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    I think if anyone is smart enough to figure out Nadal's game, it would be Roger Federer, and Federer has now had 7 meetings to figure Nadal's game out, and still has continued to fail.

    People noting there is nothing special to Rafa's game need to look at his one two punch for instance. Even Agassi stated after his loss that you cant just return or hit a ball in the middle of the court to Nadal, because if you do, he takes immediate control of the point and won't let up.....
     
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  47. zAllianceBmx

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    15 minute wonders do not break the greatest claycourt winning streak.
    15 minute wonders do not have winning head to head records against the #1 player in the world.
     
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  48. Punisha

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    Yet roddick was #1 in the world, so technically he has done better than nadal.
     
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  49. The Pusher Terminator

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    fifteen minute wonders do not DOMINATE fed 6 games to BARELY one. Do you realize how badly Nadal has compltely destroyed Federer?
     
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  50. VamosRafa

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    Technically, yes, but you are assuming that neither Andy nor Rafa will get to No. 1 again.

    I think you are right about Andy, but wrong about Rafa.

    His numbers last year were better than what Roddick and Hewitt did when they were No. 1. But Rafa has to deal with a dominant Fed, and is doing his best, and is beating him, but unlike when Roddick and Hewitt were No. 1, no one else is beating Fed.

    So it is what it is. Rafa can try to beat Fed when he gets a chance, but if no one else can, it makes it tough on ole Rafa. He has to try to do it to improve his ranking.

    It's not easy for the World No. 2. But he's not out to making it easy on other players either. ;-)
     
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