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tennis_pro 11-12-2012 03:38 AM

For Fed fans - would you rather have Nadal or Murray in Fed's 2013 AO half?
We know what Murray can bring to the table, although he has never beaten Federer in a major, he surely is a threat these days. Nadal, on the other hand, if in form can handle Federer, as shown in 09 and 12. I think everyone agrees that if "casual" Nadal was taking into consideration, most would pick him to be a bigger threat for Fed (therefore Fed would rather have Murray in his half), however, that's not the case as Nadal has been out for a long time and there's no way to tell in what form he shows up at the AO.

Who's your pick?

joeri888 11-12-2012 03:40 AM

Murray. Because against him, I feel that if Fed plays well he's got a good chance. Against Nadal I feel that if Fed plays well, he'll certainly win, but he won't play well.

Seventeen 11-12-2012 03:46 AM

I'd go with Nadal on the assumption he'll be struggling with match form.

tennis_pro 11-12-2012 03:47 AM


Originally Posted by Seventeen (Post 7010326)
I'd go with Nadal on the assumption he'll be struggling with match form.

I'm sure he'll be in full flight by the time he gets to Federer:rolleyes:

Tennis_Hands 11-12-2012 04:10 AM


Always have, always will.

I enjoy Fed being challenged. Especially by things, that are beyond his control.

NatF 11-12-2012 04:19 AM

I want to see Nadal in Fed's half. Would be nice for Federer to get a grand slam victory over Nadal, might be his best chance to with Nadal's long layoff.

Sabratha 11-12-2012 04:35 AM

I'd rather have Murray in Federer's half. At least he has a chance then.

Totai 11-12-2012 05:02 AM

I'd like them both to be in Djoker's half :D

kalyan4fedever 11-12-2012 06:01 AM

we want murra we want murraa but i dont think fed goes that far quarters may be max

Clarky21 11-12-2012 06:04 AM

Nadal probably will not play the AO.

joeri888 11-12-2012 06:08 AM


Originally Posted by Clarky21 (Post 7010513)
Nadal probably will not play the AO.

Why? And how do you know?

Goosehead 11-12-2012 06:15 AM

saying this as a fan of all the top 4, i think in terms of who is easier to beat would be nadal..

only because of rafas 6 month lay off..its gonna be amazing if nadal even reaches the semi sure a qf for nadal is probably much more acheivable..

if fed n rafa meet in the semi..rafa will be v tired after his long absense (tired in having 4 potential 3/4 /5 set matches), his level not high enough (match tough ?) fed to win a potental semi at the 101st australian open.

Clarky21 11-12-2012 06:19 AM


Originally Posted by joeri888 (Post 7010518)
Why? And how do you know?

Because we are in mid November and he has still not even started practicing yet,and hasn't been on court for months now. There is also no time table for any kind of return whatsoever from his bumbling team. Until something concrete comes out that he is actually going to show up at the AO,I will choose to believe he won't be there. It's probably for ther best he doesn't show up there anyway.

Steve0904 11-12-2012 06:25 AM

I'd still take Murray. He's never beaten Fed in a slam, Nadal on the other hand obviously has. I don't care how long Nadal's been out, he'll always be a nightmare at any slam for Federer.

tennisaddict 11-12-2012 06:42 AM

It does not matter who is the opponent. It just matters on which Fed mode shows up that day.

tacou 11-12-2012 07:32 AM

Nadal QF Murray SF

Prisoner of Birth 11-12-2012 07:36 AM

I'm fine either way.

kishnabe 11-12-2012 07:58 AM

Nadal since he would have poor match toughness and poor itensity being away from the sport for 6 months.

Most likely he won't reach the SF to face Federer.....if he does it would be a beatdown.

Pouet156 11-12-2012 08:08 AM

Ferrer is the obvious choice !

beast of mallorca 11-12-2012 08:35 AM

It really doesn't matter anyway. **** is gonna win his 3rd straigh AO :twisted:
(Clarky mode)

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