Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by 5555, Apr 28, 2013.
What do you think?
Djokovic in straights. Ok I'll give Ralph one set, no more.(just to keep Clarky in the game :lol: )
But Rome is Ralph's.
Madrid.....is where Rafa is very vulnerable. Even an aged Federer has his chance there.
Madrid 2013? Let's see. That's where Djoko was the closest to beating Rafa in 2009, that's where he beat him in 2011, and I'd have to give the confidence to Novak as well after his M-C win. I'd give a tiny edge to Djoko maybe for once. Even though, on red clay in general, it's almost foolish to go against Rafa, ever.
Djokovic: 91.67% (I voted for Djoko).
Probably Djokovic at the moment. Who knows what their form will be like though.
Madrid is where Nadal is the most vulnerable, but that doesn't mean he is not the favorite. It's the best place for Djokovic to strike, but the percentage still edges in Nadal's favor imo.
Djokovic would probably beat Nadal in Madrid. Rome is Rafa's best chance before RG.
Nadal in 3, in an absolute War.
Connors in 5 :-D
Nadal will lose.
Nadal is far less comfortable at Madrid than he is at the other major clay events. He's only won it once since it moved to clay in 2009. The ball moves quicker through the court, usually, due to the altitude. I'd say the conditions, along with the confidence Djokovic should have after Monte-Carlo, would give him the edge he needs to beat Nadal there. But of course it all depends on how they each perform on the day. I expect this match to happen, hopefully in the final, so we'll just have to wait and see, but I'd bet on Novak if I had to.
Obviously Nadal will lose Clarky? Ive already declared that Connors will win in 5..... No need to restate a statement of the obvious :-S
I think Djokovic. IIRC Madrid is a bit fast for a clay surface and Nadal doesn't do as well there as in other clay tournaments. He even lost to Fed there once.
I don't know. Djokovic is 10-2 in Madrid since it's moved to clay, and 1-1 with Nadal. Nadal is 12-3 there, and they both have one title. I don't think Nadal is much more of a favorite than Djokovic is.
Djokovic probably...Nadal will have a better chance in Rome
Hate the new avatar. He needs to stop eating trophies and lose weight in his belly.
You don't say?
How can you say those mean things about that nice trophy biting guy in your avatar?
Because no matter how nice the picture is, he isn't beating Djesus any time soon.
Is your new avatar in celebration of Nadal winning his last trophy ever or something?
Could be. Lol.
Clarky has got herself an avatar, what in the world... :shock: :lol:
You go girl. :-D
Djokovic would win in straight sets.
What's up with your avatar, Bob? :lol:
Really? Rafito in 3 of course...with likely elimination of Barcelona and Real Madrid from the Champions League, he will be raging with fire to avenge them!
Wow nice, Clarky finally puts on an avatar
I don't see how it's obvious Nadal will win. It's not like he's ever been consistently great at the tournament given the conditions and Ion Trolliac; plus Nadal's still recovering from his sabbatical.
Edit: I now see that you were joking
Quite possible neither Djokovic or Nadal will win. Federer has a good record here and will be fresh.
Raffy gets to much stick in this place so I'm giving him some much needed support.
Djokovic to finish what he started in 2009 - To destroy's Nadal's clay aura
Nadal has only won Madrid once since it moved to clay in 2009 (and once when it was on HC), which are quite poor results for the "king of clay". So he definitely isn't a shoe-in to win it. I think Djoko would win if they meet in Madrid but that might be in the QF or SF. Federer (a 3 time champion in Madrid) could still beat Djoko for the title. :wink:
If the final were between Djokovic and Nadal I'd say it is 50-50.
However, I think there is only a maybe 50% chance of either one of those guys making the final. Madrid is a really weird place -- unique surface. It offers sliding, plays very fast, offers a more consistent bounce, and keeps the ball low.
Madrid is a lot like grass without the weaknesses and wear-and-tear.
It's only three sets, so I could easily see Murray, Federer, Isner, or Del Potro making a very strong run and taking out Djokovic and/or Nadal on this surface.
Even though Rafa just won in Barcelona its clear to everyone (even the commentators of the match) he is not playing his best.
On current form Djoko in straights in Madrid especially since that court is known for being faster and lower bouncing.
Of course but the point of the thread is: IF they were to meet... (it's only about who would win the match, not about who will win the tournament).
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