Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by tennis_pro, May 9, 2013.
I made this post on 17/01/2011
So far he delivers.
potential Gulbis Vs. Rafa match in a couple of rounds.. should be fun.
also Gasquet Vs. Dimitrov will be cool... I think Richie will show what a real single handed backhand looks like.
And I thought I was the one diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.
Sir John Isner lost first round
Tough draw for Djokovic it looks like, with Klizan, Wawrinka, and Berdych before the semis, if everything goes as expected.
LOL at all the Federer votes. This forum never ceases to subside in its comedic worth.
I think Gasquet has Dimitrov's number but we shall see.
LOL at you starting every post with LOL.
Speaking of Sir John, where has arkie been lately?
At least it is a viable scenario with Djokovic drawn into Nadal side.
Gulbis has landed in Nadal's quarter. :lol: Seems like a lock to play Nadal in the 3rd round. He's playing Niemenen who he has a 4-0 H2H over him, and likely Tipsarevic next who is in poor form and Gulbis destroyed him in IW.
Like that makes any difference. Djokovic if playing well enough to beat Nadal would spank Federer. Anyway Federer in his current clay form would require a miracle to even reach the final. Federer in his prime wasnt even good enough to win Rome, let alone now.
He was good enough. He had several championship points.
What is up with Querry and Isner ??? both Down and OUT in 1st round.
mmmm and Rosol lost in the qualification round, Nadal can sleep well now. lol!
he said, that Rosol match was not real. because he was playing with injured knee and he wasn't moving well and was about 2 level below his usual self
What he said doesn't change what happened. When you're not in form, you don't enter the tournament to possibly worsen your injury. His problem, not Rosol's or Federer's or Murray's or whoever on the tour.
Say, nice match Tuesday. Dimitrov vs. Gasquet. I hope I'll see some smooth backhands out there.
This is a very exciting moment in the clay season. As it stands, the situation is very close to 2011, when Nadal won M-C and Djoko won Madrid (except the other way around ), so to me the 2013 clay season could become a revenge season of 2011. Will Rafa beat Djoko in Rome this time around (or simply win the event without Djoko in the picture) and vindicate the people who've been saying 2011 was a one off in the midst of Rafa's crushing domination? Will Djoko beat Rafa again and in this case, can he go one more at RG and topple Rafa's reign for good? Will there be a surprise Rome winner? In which case, there would be 3 different winners for the 3 clay masters, which hasn't happened since 2004 and would make RG more "open" than it's been in a long time.
Fun times ahead. Make your bet.
But Nadal must be feeling pressure.
He is coming back form 6-7 months hiatus and his record on clay is approaching
to where no human-being ever reached.
Extra suspense: Rafa's seeding for RG is at stake in Rome too. If only for that reason, I think he's gonna play it clutch
do people actually care about a djokovic vs. nadal rivalry? i know the media are trying to push it, but i don't see many tennis fans who are interested...
LOL @ the draw. Federer's 2nd round opponent is projected to be Stepanek.
Stepanek must be going: "Come on guys, I just lost to Federer a week ago, give me a break here."
So your argument is that he was good enough to win Rome. And your proof is the fact that he didn't win?
^^^^Relinquis, I have no interest in the Nadal/Djokovic rivalry.
i am kinda interested but i hope we see a muderer final here
I think Andy's focus is on Wimbledom this year. Finally win that one.
I wonder if Delpo got to meet the pope. He said he really wanted to during the Rome tournament.
Federer has an upset-like draw. Like Djokovic last week. And since he lacks competition, not sure he'll make it through.
I think it's weird not to care actually. It's been more consistent and all-encompassing than Fednad has ever been.
Agreed. Djokovic and Nadal are only one year apart in age, so it is a true rivalry. My forecast is Djokovic will broaden his edge over Nadal to clay matches. So I do care about what actually happens in this rivalry.
That can't happen since Fed and Murray are in the same half
Reasons why Djokodal is more interesting than Fedal:
1- as you said: no age difference (less than a year, so no "too old" or "too young" excuse)
2- more encounters in a shorter period of time (34 from 2006 vs 29 from 2004)
3- in more different events and in all 4 slams, in 8 masters out of the 9, Olympics, DC, and WTF
4- head to head is less one-sided
5- less buddy/buddy, more tension and drama
Personal preference can't be helped of course but other than that, no reason to deny ourselves the pleasure. Tennis thrives on such rivalries and sometimes they're missing, so we should enjoy them to the max when we have them.
Anyone else notice that it seems like most of the one-handed backhand players are all grouped in Federer's quarter of the draw?
Gasquet, Haas, Dimitrov, Youzhny, etc. And Haas plays Youzhny in the 1st round and Gasquet plays Dimitrov in the 2nd round. Should be some great 1HBH battles in the next couple of days.
Isner and Querry went out so early, didn't even have time to enjoy all that Rome has to offer.
No way rafa is going to win rome with the draw he got, nole will not go early this time and will be waiting for him and we all know what happened at MC ....he figured out rafas weakness and nadal is not playing his best tennis either
yeah, will put to rest a lot of the who has the better clay court single hander threads... i think almagro is in their half also...
only wawrinka is missing from that half. there is a possiblity that wawrinka and djokovic willl have a rematch later in the tournament, but on clay... interesting considering aussie open.
also, just noticed that Golubev has qualified for Rome! Will face Cilic.
Federer for the final. Never in doubt.
Dimitrov is in Federer's quarter?
Are you suggesting the draw is not only rigged for Nadal but for Federer too?
This is clay. Rafa can get through ANY draw. Where have you been for the last 8 years?
Yes he is.
Biggest reason probably is unpredictability of the outcome of their matches. In contrast with Fedal you know what your getting. From the get-go you have sense that the end result, the final outcome, is almost inevitable.
Very true. This was implied in reason #4. The outcome is not a foregone conclusion. There are only 3 events where they've met more than once and one has not beaten the other:
RG: 4-0 Nadal
Miami: 2-0 Djoko
Cincy: 2-0 Djoko
Overall, Djoko has beaten Nadal in 3 out of the 4 slams, 8 masters (they've never met in 1st fall master) and WTF.
Nadal has beaten Djoko in 3 out of the 4 slams, 4 masters (3 on clay + IW), WTF, Olympics and DC.
I would say RG is the event with the most predictable outcome between them.
Sexy gets broken, 3-5
Monaco lost already? What's wrong with him?
Nadal wins and now you've gone all NSK on us.
Just what we need.
And they lose 12-10 in a 3rd set breaker in the dubs
No idea what you mean by that. Mostly facts in this post and not particularly favoring Nadal either.
Watching the Jerzy Janowicz Vs. Giraldo match... i like that the normal viewing angle is lower than usual... almost court level. can judge spin and height of the ball.
beautiful court. good tennis.
Roger Federer has my allegiance, the eagle shall make the final!
these sd channels should be blocked on hdtvsss
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