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Old 11-17-2012, 02:33 AM   #32
RAFA2005RG
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Originally Posted by InvisibleSoul View Post
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?
Both Ferrer and Murray have beaten Nadal at the AO and USO, but Ferrer takes more energy out of Nadal than Murray does. So I'd rather Nadal play Murray in the QF. QF is the most physically impactive round of a slam. Can't produce your best tennis in the SF/F if your legs are shot in the QF.
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