2020 Grand Slam winners predictions

You deserve us using Feder everywhere if he wins RG20. I seriously thought he had a chance in the SF against Nadl (and I'd favor him over Thiem in the finals), but then that friggin sandstorm happened. :mad:
It's so weird that federer was actually closer to winning RG than he was at USO.

But maybe it's because he used all of his variety & natural surfaces reward that much better.

And strom or no storm, fed was not taking down rafa on clay BO5 at this advanced age. He had his best chances at Rome 2006, RG 2006/2007/2011 & blew them.
If not for strom, nadal would've won in 4/5 sets anyways with fed snatching one tiebreaker or 6-4 set with servebotting.
 

oldmanfan

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It's so weird that federer was actually closer to winning RG than he was at USO.

But maybe it's because he used all of his variety & natural surfaces reward that much better.

And strom or no storm, fed was not taking down rafa on clay BO5 at this advanced age. He had his best chances at Rome 2006, RG 2006/2007/2011 & blew them.
If not for strom, nadal would've won in 4/5 sets anyways with fed snatching one tiebreaker or 6-4 set with servebotting.
I get what you're saying, but I think you're overestimating Nadl's form for RG19. Feder was in better form (beat a really good Stan in the QF) than Nadl before the match. The sandstorm forced Feder into just putting the ball in play, yet he still had chances in all 3 sets (I think?). Nadl's game is naturally higher margin, so it was punished less in those conditions, and by extension, Feder's game would be rewarded more than Nadl's in normal conditions. At WB19, I actually thought Nadl's form was better than Feder's before their match, but Feder took him out convincingly in 4. So, I think Nadl dodged one there with the help of the sandstorm conditions at RG19.
 
I get what you're saying, but I think you're overestimating Nadl's form for RG19. Feder was in better form (beat a really good Stan in the QF) than Nadl before the match. The sandstorm forced Feder into just putting the ball in play, yet he still had chances in all 3 sets (I think?). Nadl's game is naturally higher margin, so it was punished less in those conditions, and by extension, Feder's game would be rewarded more than Nadl's in normal conditions. At WB19, I actually thought Nadl's form was better than Feder's before their match, but Feder took him out convincingly in 4. So, I think Nadl dodged one there with the help of the sandstorm conditions at RG19.
Fed had chances only in set 1&2, set no.3 was a completely wipeout because he gave up.
And there's no doubt that strom helped rafa, but in no case he needed it to take down roger at RG. Even if not for strom, I think rafa would've played low margin game as well, and due to him being better mover on clay & getting more time to set up shots, he'd have blasted roger off the court in 4 or max. 5 set match.
The sandstorm made the difference on the scoreboard & not on the outcome imo.
2nd set was roger's to grab, but it's rafa and RG
 

Tommy Haas

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AO: Nadal (If Fed/Djoko are KO'd)
FO: Nadal (King of Clay will reign)
WC: Nadal (If Fed/Djoko are KO'd)
USO: Nadal (If Fed/Djoko are KO'd)
 
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