2 years in a row....

nSLICE

New User
is it just me or... nadal has been getting the best possible draw he can get at wimbledon while fed has been getting the toughest draws.
last year fed had to beat quality players starting from day 1, and nadal had the easiest draw possible, and the same thing hapenned this year.
 

Eviscerator

Banned
His draw last year was easier than this year, and he has a few challenges to come. As to Federer, you can hardly call Safin a tough draw on grass.
 

sondraj

Semi-Pro
Easy how is Youzney(sp), Soderling, Berdie a easy draw. everyone has it pretty easy in the first couple of rounds. They are top seeds they aren't suppose to meet other top seeds until later in the round

No not easy at all
 

edberg505

Legend
Nah, he has some pretty tough comp this year. Starting with Soderling. Then the Nadal killers Youhzny and Berdych. Like I said before, I will be impressed if he can get to the finals with this draw.
 
His draw last year was easier than this year, and he has a few challenges to come. As to Federer, you can hardly call Safin a tough draw on grass.
True, but Safin is still talented, and Federer's road to the title could very well be Safin, Haas, Fererro, Roddick and Nadal. 4 out of those 5 guys have won slams and made other slam finals. Haas, the odd man out of that group is incredibly talented and can beat just about anyone on any given day. If Federer wins this, facing that opposition, it will be incredible. Nadal's draw isn't easy, but he's damn good so he makes it look easier than many players would.
 

aramis

Semi-Pro
It's all relative; while Federer would absolutely cruise through Nadal's draw, Nadal should have trouble because he has his boogeymen Youhzny and Berdych, and maybe Hewitt. Even though nothing is tough for Roger here, I think Safin, Ferrero, and Haas are more troublesome for him than any player in Nadal's near future.
 

armand

Banned
I hope stupid Wimbledon's slowing down the grass backfires on them and Nadal wins. Serves 'em right for killing serve+volley
 

TheTruth

G.O.A.T.
Fed's tough draw?

Safin hasn't played up to his standards since the knee surgery.
Tommy just came back from injury.
We've all seen Juan Carlos struggling for the last two years.
And Fed is 13-1 to Roddick.

and Fed's draw is tougher? OK
 

Zets147

Banned
Fed's tough draw?

Safin hasn't played up to his standards since the knee surgery.
Tommy just came back from injury.
We've all seen Juan Carlos struggling for the last two years.
And Fed is 13-1 to Roddick.

and Fed's draw is tougher? OK
HAHAHA Now that's the Truth! :grin:

Although I haven't seen Nads' draw yet
 
Fed's tough draw?

Safin hasn't played up to his standards since the knee surgery.
Tommy just came back from injury.
We've all seen Juan Carlos struggling for the last two years.
And Fed is 13-1 to Roddick.

and Fed's draw is tougher? OK
Sorry, you're ridiculous.

Safin is a 2 time GS winner and is always a threat to anyone on any surface. Try as you might to disparage Safin, if Nadal beat Safin is a GS, you be all over Nadal’s amazing victory over a 2 time GS champ.

Haas is a great player who has underachieved. That doesn't take away from the great skills he possesses and his ability to make shots on any surface.

Juan Carlos is a GS winner who has had success on fast surfaces as well, and he has been climbing up the ranks over the last year.

Roddick has also won a GS, made 2 Wimbly finals and a USO final. He has the biggest serve in tennis and a desire to improve.

Nadal is facing young guys with very few deep slam runs (except Hewitt if he gets that far). Lack of experience alone makes some of those guys easier to beat. I am sure, absolutely confident that if Nadal had to face, in order: Del Potro, Safin, Haas, Ferrero, Roddick and then Federer, you would declare it the toughest draw ever and Nadal has proven that he is the best in the game far and away. But since it's Fed who is destroying these (read carefully) Grand Slam Champions, they're washed up, afraid, injured, no good, overrated, etc. Get a grip. Federer can, and just may win this tourney dropping only a couple of sets along the way. If he does that, against that opposition, it will be nothing short of amazing.

Note: I am not trying to say that Nadal has an easy draw. His draw is way tougher than last year, and I still expect him to make the finals. I just think it’s crazy that you, The Truth, cite Fed’s lack of competition as a reason why he isn’t great. Then, he gets 4 GS winners in his Wimbledon draw and suddenly they’re all washed up (except Nadal of course, who is apparently the second coming of Christ).
 

Rhino

Legend
I think this year Nadal has a 'proper' draw. last year was comparitively easy so now we'll get to see what he's actually capable of on grass,
With Federer on grass it doesn't really make any difference. I can't think of a single threat to Fed at Wimbledon.
 
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