Originally Posted by Def
Would Nadal rather:
Have to meet Fed in the semis and Djok or Murray in the Final
Have to meet Djokovic in the quarters, Murray in the semis and Fed in the Final?
Originally Posted by RAFA2005RG
Well, Nadal needs to be physically fresh to beat Djokovic on a hardcourt more than any other opponent. The only hardcourt slam final Nadal ever won over Djokovic was 2010 US Open when Nadal cruised through the first 6 rounds like never before.
So he'd rather face Djokovic in the QF than any other round. So I'd say scenario 2 would be ADVANTAGE NADAL.
Woosh. That was the actual point going right over your head.
Def didn't help matters with that example though either.
As #4 seed, he could play #5 to #8 in the QF, before playing #1 or #2 in the SF, and then playing #1 or #2 in the F.
As #5 seed, he could play #1 to #4 in the QF, before playing #1 to #2 in the SF, and then playing #1 or #2 in the F.
So say Nadal is #4 seed. He can get any of Ferrer, and then Djokovic and Federer in either order in the SF and F.
But if Nadal is #5 seed, he can get Murray, Djokovic and Federer in any order in the QF, SF, and F.
So would Nadal rather play Ferrer, Federer, and then Djokovic?
Or would he rather play Murray, Federer, and then Djokovic?