2019 Roland Garros Semifinal: Nadal (2) vs Federer (3)

Winner?


  • Total voters
    260

StrongRule

Hall of Fame
Nadal needs to improve his game a lot. Nishikori is the biggest joke of an opponent you can get, he was barely walking today and yet Nadal had some problems. Against Federer who plays his best clay tennis since RG 2011 he will have to play much better. I think Federer might win it.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
this is one of those times that i'm list ****, do I want fed to lose here or get yet another runner up trophy to djokovic, on the other hand, the idea of nadal possibly getting a plate here is enticing.

oh shoot rooting for fed either way
 

Sartorius

Hall of Fame
I wonder if Fed is amused at all that he actually made it to the SFs. I assume this is further evidence for him to largely ignore the idea of retiring unless he absolutely has to.

And now, time for Fed to face his worst opponent on the worst court.

.
..and get his ass kicked probably.
 

2011

New User
I just hope it wouldn't turn into a anti climactic stuff.
Though Rafa is favourite to finish it in straight sets but wish maestro will not let a bagel or bread stick
Rafa in 3,4,4
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
Nadal will win easily. However Federer at this age making another FO Quarterfinal had exceeded his expectation.
 
D

Deleted member 763024

Guest
I think it'll be a great day at the office if Rog wins more than 8 games total.
 
Something tells me Nadal won't be pulling out this time. ;)

Hmm, not sure how this one will pan out. Part of me thinks it'll be a fairly routine win for Nadal, similar to the 2014 AO semifinal but another part of me thinks it'll be a lot tougher than many people imagine and that Federer will at least win a set. The only thing I'm really certain of is that Nadal will be the one going through to the final.
It’s an intriguing match for sure. I think Nadal will win but I think it’s gonna be a good fight!

Also bro, how do you rate Novak’s chances now?
 

AndyM

Legend
best scenario for Joco he finish this match before the rain gets really heavy team and catching off don't finish tomorrow they have to come back and finish a long 5 setter on Thursday then Federer beats Nadal on Friday and Joco takes care of catching off on Friday
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
It's funny to watch the commentators for TC trying to spin this towards 'Federer has a chance', and twisting themselves into a pretzel while so doing.
I didn't hear that at all, Robinson said it would be "extremely difficult" for Roger to beat Nadal on PC and Courier was even more pessimistic, saying, "let's be honest, this will be a very, very difficult challenge for Fed. Not impossible, but extremely difficult."
 

Fed881981

Hall of Fame
Federer in 4. He will be rested come Friday, Nadal will be shaky to start as it has been 5.5 years since he beat Fed in any match. Fed will take advantage and jump to an early lead. Nadal will respond strongly by taking the second set, but won't sustain the level. Fed will win the next two sets, one tough (7-5 or 7-6) and one straightforward.

And Djokovic will be watching and laughing!
 

wangs78

Hall of Fame
The good news is Fed should have zero pressure on Thursday. No one expects him to win. Maybe there is a tiny ounce of pressure from wanting to win #21. But hopefully it means he will play freely. He'll need greater than 50% BP conversion to win, for sure. He won't have 18 BP opportunities to work with, that's for sure.
 

RNadal

Professional
Despite seeing Federer playing decently well on clay this year, it might be just too much for him to win this one. Clear Nadal fan here, but this is one of the times that, should Federer win it, I would not be sad. What a hell of a story it would be!

That said, RAFA takes it in 4.
 
D

Deleted member 763024

Guest
@NKDM Seriously? Goffin took a set off Nadal, you don't think Roger can? He will win WAY more than 8 games total unless he turns up injured or has food poisoning or the flu.
It's always good to set expectations low. ;)
 
My true prediction for this match:

RAFA wins with a scoreline that makes it look deceptively straightforward (maybe 4 sets but probably straights).

Fed fans rue a myriad of missed opportunities for Federer.

Not too dissimilar of the 2011 final.
 

Sport

Legend
Nadal needs to improve his game a lot. Nishikori is the biggest joke of an opponent you can get, he was barely walking today and yet Nadal had some problems. Against Federer who plays his best clay tennis since RG 2011 he will have to play much better. I think Federer might win it.
You are a pessimistic Nadal fan, Nishikori would have lost in straight sets whether he had been tired or not. Nadal will defeat Federer in 3.
 
Top