WTF 2010 Final: Rafael Nadal (1) vs Roger Federer (2)

Who wins?


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aldeayeah

Hall of Fame
Federer is playing great, but... Nadal in 3.

Unlike Djokovic today, I think Nadal will make the most of Fed's lapses.
 

Defcon

Hall of Fame
Fed at his best beats Nadal, no doubt about it. We have to see if Fed has another mental lapse against Rafa.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
I'm saying Nadal in 2 tough sets where *******s will be complaining afterwards about Federer messing up certain points.
 

Hood_Man

Legend
Nadal might be worn out after todays match with Murray, I think Roger will do it in two.


IF his serve turns up as well!
 
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TennisandMusic

Guest
Fed at his best beats Nadal, no doubt about it. We have to see if Fed has another mental lapse against Rafa.
I'm not sure the facts bear out this opinion. 14-7, and 6-2 in majors doesn't lie. Nadal at his best cannot be beaten by Federer. Ever.

That said I think Federer could win in straights tomorrow. Federer had an easy match, a day off before his semi, Nadal will be doing his 3rd day in a row, it's maybe his least favorite surface, and he's coming off a year with achievements no one in history has ever done (three majors in a row on different surfaces, etc.). I would expect a let down for sure. I'll say Federer in 2.
 
Federer is on FIRE. Nadal is playing average. Surface favors Fed a bit (not that fast, but indoors and somewhat low bouncing).

I say Fed 7-6 6-4.
 

raccoon1414

Semi-Pro
Good way to cap off a pretty mediocre year in terms of quality of matches.

FEDAL final- about time. I'll go with my man Rafa in 3!
 

P_Agony

Banned
Usually I would say Nadal in 3, but Roger has impressed me more at this event.

Matchup works in favor of Nadal, surface in favor of Federer, both reach the final without losing a match, Federer reaches the final without losing a set.

1st set is key, Fed has to gain an early lead or Nadal will stay and eventually prevail.

Fed in 2.

(Of course, Fed has been somewhat bad in the MS finals he played this year so if ******** comes Nadal will finish him off quickly).
 

Rippy

Hall of Fame
I'm not sure the facts bear out this opinion. 14-7, and 6-2 in majors doesn't lie. Nadal at his best cannot be beaten by Federer. Ever.
Federer at his best cannot be beaten by Nadal. Ever.

All the times he lost, he wasn't playing his best.

:oops:

Wow, saying stupid comments is really easy, isn't it...
 

abraxas21

Professional
So, 2010 has been rather dull but we finish with a Fedal WTF final. Ok then :p

Allez Roger.
fedal finals are very overrated anyway but gloryhunting fanboys and fangirls will always like them, i guess.

tomorrow we'll see another display of it, with nadal hitting his typical topspin moonballing shots to federer's backhand and then federer making the error or choking in the big points.

nevertheless, this forum is so full with biased *******s that i have no doubt that people will favour roger in the poll again and again they will be proven wrong tomorrow.
 
Federer is up 7 -4 head to head on surfaces other than clay versus Rafa.
i think he will win in 2 tight sets tomorrow . Roger is God.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
bwahahahahaha :)

he already has done it - wimby 2007, nearly did it rome 2006 too
2006 Rome final was Nadal at his best? LMAO :lol:

2006 Rome final was Federer playing possibly his best ever match on clay, and he still lost.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Great win for Federer against Djokovic. He looks to be in ominous form. Sending a CLEAR message to Nadal.

Let's see if Nadal can recover physically. He seemed to be huffing and puffing against Murray, looked physically drained. His physio will need to do some magic. Nadal will need to be at 100% or it might get embarrassing given that this in an indoor surface and Fed will really move him around.

Overall, I think Murray might have done his part in the 1-2 punch with exhausting Nadal and preparing him for the kill, so that Fed can deliver the coup de grace.

I would go with Fed in 2 tight sets with a 70% probability and Nadal in 3, if he's recovered well enough..
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
2006 Rome final was Nadal at his best? LMAO :lol:

2006 Rome final was Federer playing possibly his best ever match on clay, and he still lost.
oh hell yeah, considering how well fed was playing, nadal in 2006 couldn't have played better
 

fedtastic

Hall of Fame
Man, I have been waiting for this for so long now. Thank you Joker for not ruining this one for us Fedal fans.

I would say Federer in 3. Come on Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

niff

Legend
fedal finals are very overrated anyway but gloryhunting fanboys and fangirls will always like them, i guess.

tomorrow we'll see another display of it, with nadal hitting his typical topspin moonballing shots to federer's backhand and then federer making the error or choking in the big points.

nevertheless, this forum is so full with biased *******s that i have no doubt that people will favour roger in the poll again and again they will be proven wrong tomorrow.
Yaaaaaawn.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
hoping it's fed, but not sure. fed needs to win in straights imo to win it. If it goes to three, I have a feeling nadal will win.
 
I'm not sure the facts bear out this opinion. 14-7, and 6-2 in majors doesn't lie. Nadal at his best cannot be beaten by Federer. Ever.

That said I think Federer could win in straights tomorrow. Federer had an easy match, a day off before his semi, Nadal will be doing his 3rd day in a row, it's maybe his least favorite surface, and he's coming off a year with achievements no one in history has ever done (three majors in a row on different surfaces, etc.). I would expect a let down for sure. I'll say Federer in 2.


If you take a deeper look at the match stats head to head Fed-Nadal you see that Roger is in fact 7-4 up versus Rafa on surfaces other then the red dirt.
IMO he is the clear favorite in the WTF final tomorrow. Fed is king on fast courts IMO.
 

P_Agony

Banned
Man, I have been waiting for this for so long now. Thank you Joker for not ruining this one for us Fedal fans.

I would say Federer in 3. Come on Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually you should thank Fed, Joker had nothing to do with it because Fed was just too good for him today.
 

Bud

Bionic Poster
Trivia

What other two players in the Open Era have played one another 22 times or more?
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
If you take a deeper look at the match stats head to head Fed-Nadal you see that Roger is in fact 7-4 up versus Rafa on surfaces other then the red dirt.
IMO he is the clear favorite in the WTF final tomorrow. Fed is king on fast courts IMO.
he's 5-4 vs nadal off clay and this isn't a fast court
 
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nikdom

Guest
Federer is playing great, but... Nadal in 3.

Unlike Djokovic today, I think Nadal will make the most of Fed's lapses.
Exactly my sentiments. Roger played great today but if you looked at what was actually working in Roger's favor, all those factors are going to be against him tomorrow -

1. Djokovic wasn't really able to go hard to Roger's BH which won't be the case tomorrow. Look for Nadal (as usual) to go there first and repeatedly to unsettle Roger.

2. The number of weak second serves that Murray, Soderling and Djoko gave Roger won't be coming as easy tomorrow.

3. Roger's FH rhythm is very finicky. Unsettle him on the BH and he'll oblige with shanks on the FH side by starting to press more on that wing.

4. Nadal is the superior baseline player and can yank Roger side to side - Djoker did that today on some points with success but Nadal is way better.

The match score will stay close if Roger can keep up his first serve percentage (which it dipped today at the start of the second) and perhaps he can snag a set, but I predict Nadal lifts his first (?) WTF trophy.
 

fedtastic

Hall of Fame
Actually you should thank Fed, Joker had nothing to do with it because Fed was just too good for him today.
Fed was really really good today. But Djoker was not at his best tbh.

Anyways, I am just happy for a Fedal final. Can't wait.
 
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