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aceX 02-07-2013 04:22 PM

2013 Golden Swing: Via del Mar 250, So Paulo 250, Buenos Aires 250, Acapulco 500
 


The Golden Swing this year is interesting with Nadal playing at Vina del Mar and Acapulco. Vina del mar being his first tournament since Wimbledon. Although there are still questions around how match ready he is, I see him winning Vina del mar.

Almagro is another one to watch - he played great against Ferrer at the Australian Open, but wasn't able to close it out. I see him winning Sao Paulo.

Ferrer has been in good form, getting to another slam semi at the Aussie open (equalling his best performance in a slam). I see him winning Buenos Aires.

All going to plan we'll have a nice showdown of Nadal vs Ferrer in the Acapulco final to finish off the Golden Swing this year.

aceX 02-11-2013 02:22 PM

Wow I did not expect Nadal to lose in the final, but at least he got in some good match play.

aceX 02-11-2013 02:53 PM

Oh and Nadal is playing in Sao Paulo, I hadn't counted on that when I made my Almagro-to-win prediction.

Towser83 02-11-2013 04:53 PM

Almagro could still win.

Clarky21 02-11-2013 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Towser83 (Post 7207756)
Almagro could still win.

Almagro will win. Even if it's not him it will not be Nadal.

librarysteg 02-11-2013 05:20 PM

Rooting for Nadal, but wouldn't it be fun to see Zeballo get back-to-back wins? I wouldn't be surprised if he's mentally exhausted after his surprise win so he'll likely go out early, but it would be a fun story.

aceX 02-11-2013 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Towser83 (Post 7207756)
Almagro could still win.

Yes of course Almagro would probably still be favoured to win based on Nadal's recent form. I simply hadn't factored in Nadal being there when I made my call 'Almagro should win'.

Clarky21 02-11-2013 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by librarysteg (Post 7207834)
Rooting for Nadal, but wouldn't it be fun to see Zeballo get back-to-back wins? I wouldn't be surprised if he's mentally exhausted after his surprise win so he'll likely go out early, but it would be a fun story.

No you mean he will go back to his normal level. One and done guys never repeat these type of performances again, and this dude will be no different.

I also think Nadal makes it really easy for these kind of players to get wins over him by hitting short and being lousy on the ros. Zebs does not get a win over Djesus, Fed, or Murray no matter how he plays because all of those guys are better players than Nadal is.

librarysteg 02-11-2013 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Clarky21 (Post 7207866)
No you mean he will go back to his normal level. One and done guys never repeat these type of performances again, and this dude will be no different.

I also think Nadal makes it really easy for these kind of players to get wins over him by hitting short and being lousy on the ros. Zebs does not get a win over Djesus, Fed, or Murray no matter how he plays because all of those guys are better players than Nadal is.

Yeah, you're most likely right on all accounts. I just always love the storybook idea of one of these days a guy like this not being one and done and somehow the surprise win pushing him to at least a slightly higher level.

SLD76 02-11-2013 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Clarky21 (Post 7207866)
No you mean he will go back to his normal level. One and done guys never repeat these type of performances again, and this dude will be no different.

I also think Nadal makes it really easy for these kind of players to get wins over him by hitting short and being lousy on the ros. Zebs does not get a win over Djesus, Fed, or Murray no matter how he plays because all of those guys are better players than Nadal is.

Not true...Murray has had some strange WTF losses too.

Donald Young anyone? And who did Djoker lose to in Bercy last year?

Sid_Vicious 02-11-2013 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by SLD76 (Post 7208025)
Not true...Murray has had some strange WTF losses too.

Donald Young anyone? And who did Djoker lose to in Bercy last year?

Sam Querrey.

Towser83 02-11-2013 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clarky21 (Post 7207866)
No you mean he will go back to his normal level. One and done guys never repeat these type of performances again, and this dude will be no different.

I also think Nadal makes it really easy for these kind of players to get wins over him by hitting short and being lousy on the ros. Zebs does not get a win over Djesus, Fed, or Murray no matter how he plays because all of those guys are better players than Nadal is.

if they were out of action for 8 months they would have a decent chance of losing to someone like Zeb. And Murray isn't better than Nadal.Currently he is because Nadal has been out of action but otherwise he isn't in the same class, and even Djokovic has a way to go to be on the same historic level as Nadal. But Nadal is definitely better than Murray- even on Murray's best surface, Nadal has more slams.

smoledman 02-11-2013 08:05 PM

Almagro is a hopeless choker, even he can't beat a 5th gear Nadal.

Duncan Bell 02-12-2013 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by smoledman (Post 7208174)
Almagro is a hopeless choker, even he can't beat a 5th gear Nadal.

Isn't 5th gear a good thing? As in, one of the highest gears? Not many people can beat a 5th gear Nadal.

aceX 02-17-2013 05:04 PM

Nadal takes the Brasil Open over David Nalbandian 6-2 6-3

Goosehead 02-17-2013 06:18 PM

vamosvamos0o0o0oo.
 
8 matches (+extra doubles)..2 finals, 1 title,

a good start on his comeback for rafa/wafa.

tennisbuck 02-17-2013 06:18 PM

Stinks that Buenos aeries won't have nadal

underground 02-18-2013 01:50 PM

Am I the only one here watching the Zeballos match?

bezs 02-18-2013 03:01 PM

Whatever happened to Bellucci clay courts are his pet event and he's losing to Schwartzman(who?)

veroniquem 02-18-2013 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by tennisbuck (Post 7221455)
Stinks that Buenos aeries won't have nadal


I know but it's the schedule's fault. No way he could have played 4 events in a row.


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