Would Nadal trade places with Federer in RG 2009?

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Would Nadal switch draws with Federer for RG 2009?

Poll closed Jun 15, 2009.
  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  1. vtmike

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    Simple question to all those who say that Nadal has a tougher draw than Federer...

    Would Nadal trade his draw with Federer?

    If your answer is YES :-? Then please explain

    If your answer is NO, then just stop with all the "conspiracy against Nadal" crap!

    Don't want an answer which goes something like "Umm player X would want to trade places with Fed for the 1st round, trade places with Murray for second round, with Djokovic for third round, then Nadal again for QF etc...."

    Just a simple YES or NO...
     
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  2. zohnay

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    My guess would be a 'no'

    Because Nadal is confident and believes he can win it again, as he has done in the past. He doesn't need to switch to win, everyone knows that.
     
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  3. veroniquem

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    I've already answered that in the other thread. Anybody would want to trade places with Fed's quarter which is an absolute walk in the park but nobody would want to get Djoko in the semis for sure! If Djoko stumbles at any point, Fed's draw will officially become the easiest slam draw of the decade (until final) but all that's on paper anyway, on the court strange things can always happen...
     
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  4. BullDogTennis

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    i put 'yes' because everyone else so far has put 'no'
     
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  5. P_Agony

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    It's not everyone, it's just gj011 and some *******s, who will claim Federer got the easiest draw even if he gets Nalbandian in the 1st round, Tsonga in 2nd, you see where I'm going with this...

    I don't see us Fed fans crying over the fact Federer go Djokovic in his side of the draw for 5 of the last 6 slams.
     
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  6. vtmike

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    Dancing around the question will not help...Just answer yes or no...I noticed you haven't voted yet...
     
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  7. P_Agony

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    Nadal's AO draw until the semis, where he potentially meets Murray, was a walk in the park. And then comes Verdasco instead of Murray, a much easier opponent on paper, and gives Nadal one of the hardest matches in his life.
     
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  8. vtmike

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    Wow that's something...So weird I have never heard Fed fans crying over that fact...I wonder why :)
     
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  9. tennisplaya

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  10. vtmike

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    ^^^

    Congratulations! You can google images...I did not force you to enter this thread...anyways since you are in, why don't you just vote and stop being immature!

    You are one of what gj011 calls "Another fresh green troll from the Nadal fresh green troll army" :lol:
     
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  11. tennisplaya

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    what was the question again? :lol:
     
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  12. vtmike

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    If voting yes, please explain why...
     
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  13. veroniquem

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    Did you know that before the AO started, Fed played an exhibition tournament and one of his matches was against Verdasco and it was very hard fought and Fed subsequently stated that Verdasco was his dark horse for AO?
    Verdasco did NOT come out of the blue, given the way he'd played vs Murray and Tsonga, everyone knew he was a player on a hot streak (like Tsonga in 2008) and he would be tough to beat for Rafa.
     
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  14. veroniquem

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    And what do you think you're doing right now?
     
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  15. vtmike

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    delete post
     
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  16. gj011

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    As I said. Not sure about Nadal, but I am quite sure Djokovic would trade his draw for Federer's in a sec.
     
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  17. tennisplaya

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    Whats the point of that?
     
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  18. gj011

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    I voted both, since it makes no sense for this poll to be multiple choice poll and it was still made that way.

    PS Disgusting tasteless picture BTW. You should not post that.
     
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  19. danb

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    My guess - Nole can't beat Rafa in 5 sets.
    I'd say Rafa would trade his half for Fed's half any time.
     
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  20. Nadal_Freak

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    I'm pretty sure Djokovic will get to the Semis so I say no.
     
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  21. vtmike

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    Yeah sorry about the multiple choice part...I realized that after I created the poll :D

    but anyways I hope people only vote for one...
     
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  22. vtmike

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    Whats the question again? :lol:
     
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  23. tennisplaya

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    I vote that you swiftly get rid of that tasteless picture.
     
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  24. vtmike

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    Don't quote the picture if you don't like it so much...
     
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  25. veroniquem

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    Absolutely. You should do a poll. It would be much more relevant than this one.
     
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  26. vtmike

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    Djokovic & Fed are in the SAME half!!! You really think the opponents upto the QF are going to make that big of a difference?
     
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  27. veroniquem

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    YES. Of course. What an absurd question.
     
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  28. vtmike

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    Look at the big picture and the big players not the first round players....and all the big players that can cause damage to Rafa are in Fed's half...
     
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  29. rubberduckies

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    LMAO. All you do in your posts is snip images.


    Why are Nadalfans so much smarter than *******s?
     
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  30. vtmike

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    Sure...you are a prime example of smartness... :lol:

    btw you really need medical attention... :neutral:
     
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  31. veroniquem

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    "All the big players"? There is only 1 player (in Fed's part of the draw) that can do a little damage to Rafa and it's Djoko. I agree Djoko is in Fed's half and I'm content with that :)
     
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  32. vtmike

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    Who apart from DelPo & Djokovic can cause any damage to Nadal whatsoever?
     
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  33. Nadal_Freak

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    Ferrer, Wawrinka, and Verdasco. Haven't you been paying attention? lol
     
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  34. NamRanger

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    Nadal's Wimbledon 06 draw is still probably the easiest draw I have ever seen.
     
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    You seriously think Ferrer, Wawrinka, or Verdasco are actually going to give Nadal a challenge? Do you even remember what Nadal did to Verdasco at the last FO?
     
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  36. veroniquem

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    I don't think Delpo could cause damage to Rafa on clay. I guess we'll know only if he makes the final...
     
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    LMAO!!! Why are Ferrer, Wawrinka & Verdasco bigger threats than DelPo & Djokovic?
     
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    Everyone who has been following tennis knows how much better Verdasco is in 2009. Anything before that doesn't count imo. Gil Reyes has helped his fitness a ton.
     
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  39. vtmike

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    What has Verdasco done after that AO match as compared to DelPo & Djokovic?
     
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  40. P_Agony

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    except that their H2H was like 7-0.

    I can say the same for Roddick against Fed. Roddick was on a hot streak, beating Djokovic, showing his best form in years, yet people call Roddick a joke draw for Federer, and that's only because of their H2H.
     
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    Lmao. I didn't say they were bigger. But I do think they are better than Del Potro on clay. More spin on their shots. Roland Garros takes spin very well. Probably better than anywhere else. The flat shots just won't do it here for Del Potro imo. But Djokovic is by far the toughest of the 5 names mentioned. I'm glad he is on Fed's side. :)
     
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  42. veroniquem

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    Verdasco is playing much better than last year. You haven't noticed?
     
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  43. veroniquem

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    No that's because it's CLAY. That's because RG is Roddick's worst tournament by far.
     
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  44. P_Agony

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    So you clearly didn't watch Madrid. Roddick was playing some of his best tennis against Federer. He was also the only one to take a set off him.
     
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    Verdasco beats everyone not named Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic. That is something. His forehand should be really effective at RG. I expect him in the QF's here.
     
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    Everyone who has been following tennis knows how much better Federer was from 2004-2007. Any matches against Nadal outside of that period don't count.



    See, I just applied your logic there!



    Despite the fact that Nadal was playing terrible tennis, and the conditions were against him, he still beat Verdasco in straight sets at Madrid. He's not going to lose to Verdasco, nor have any trouble against him on a slow and high bouncing clay.



    Do realize that Nadal has beaten Verdasco 9 times, with no losses. Despite the fact that Verdasco was playing the tennis of his life on a HC, he STILL lost to Nadal. And the last time they played at RG, Nadal beat him 6-1, 6-0, 6-2, in under 2 hours for a slam match. No; Verdasco will not trouble Nadal at all.





    Ferrer and Wawrinka? Have they done anything notable as of late? Wawrinka got a win over Federer after his wedding at MC. Woopty doo! Ferrer? What has he done? Beat Djokovic on clay in Davis Cup? They don't have the game to beat Nadal or even give him any trouble at RG anyways.
     
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  47. vtmike

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    Well all that matters is that DelPo and Djokovic are the only guys who have had success against Nadal this year along with Fed...So its safe to say Nadal would not switch draws with Federer...don't you agree?
     
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  48. NamRanger

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    You said Del Potro was Nadal's biggest threat at RG. Plain and simple, you are a hypocrite.
     
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  49. P_Agony

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    If he can't beat them, you can't really consider him a top contender for the title.

    He had his chances against Nadal, yet Nadal is leading the H2H something like 9-0. Verdasco's performence at RG last year was rather pathetic too. Don't get me wrong, I'd love for Verdasco to do well on every tourny he plays in. But the fact remains - his AO 2009 hot streak is over. He's more consistent than he was before, yes, but he's not showing the fire he did at the AO.
     
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