You have to bet everything you have on the men's final. Who do you bet on?

If you have to bet ALL your money, who do you bet on?

  • Federer

    Votes: 46 68.7%
  • Nadal

    Votes: 21 31.3%

  • Total voters
    67
  • Poll closed .
You may have your favorite, but who would you put all your money on?

For this poll, we'll say it's even money. You bet 10000 and win you get 20000 back.
 

rockbox

Semi-Pro
Roger hasn't lost on grass in five years. I think the odds are in his favor and nothing that has happened so far would make me think otherwise.

Nadal is playing like a beast though.
 

quest01

Hall of Fame
I'm going with Nadal on this one, not just because I think he can win but because I really want him to win. I would love to see Federer's reaction after losing Wimbledon and to see how he handles himself after 5 straight Wimbledon titles and an amazing streak come to an end on grass. Maybe Federer will start throwing some racquets around the court like he did occasionally in his younger days on tour. See him turn into Safin for a day, i doubt it though but I would like to see some negative emotions from him.
 

FedForGOAT

Professional
I'm going with Nadal on this one, not just because I think he can win but because I really want him to win. I would love to see Federer's reaction after losing Wimbledon and to see how he handles himself after 5 straight Wimbledon titles and an amazing streak come to an end on grass. Maybe Federer will start throwing some racquets around the court like he did occasionally in his younger days on tour. See him turn into Safin for a day, i doubt it though but I would like to see some negative emotions from him.
Jeez, what a positive, thoughtful post!! When the OP asks who you'd back with all your possessions on the line, he's asking you to bet with your head. I don't know about you, but with my stuff on the line, I'd back who I think will win, not who I cheer for. So the comment about you wanting Federer to lose is irrelevant.
 

matchmaker

Hall of Fame
I guess if I have to bet everything I have I would rationally put it on Federer. But somehow I irrationally think (wow, what a contradiction) Nadal will make it.
 

ninman

Hall of Fame
The bookies have picked Federer as the slight favourite. Nadal though is going to have to play the match of his life to have a chance against Federer.
 

Rhino

Legend
Compared to the other 5 wins, this is the most difficult to pick because of the year that Roger has had, and because of the demolition in the RG final.

This is Wimbledon though, and Roger seems to be playing very well. Federer is unbeaten in 10 career grass court finals while Nadal is 1-2 in grass finals.

Federer hasn't had any real competition on grass this year. When you look at who he's had to play, the rankings are not impressive:
Halle -
Berrer, 91
Vacek, 342
Baghdatis, 25
Kiefer, 32
Kohlschreiber, 36
Wimbledon -
Hrbaty - 273
Soderling - 41
Gicquel - 53
Hewitt - 27
Ancic - 43
Safin - 75

He is yet to face a top 20 player on grass this year, so a two-time Wimbledon finalist, Queens champion, and world number 2, will be a real step up.

I still pick Roger.
 

SportingNell

New User
I voted for Nadal. The way they are both playing right now, I can't see how Nadal losing to anyone. But I hope I'm wrong. I'd gladly pay up, plus interest! for the chance to see Roger back in top form, playing with his old elegance and precision and winning his 6th Wimbledon!
 
I voted for Nadal. The way they are both playing right now, I can't see how Nadal losing to anyone. But I hope I'm wrong. I'd gladly pay up, plus interest! for the chance to see Roger back in top form, playing with his old elegance and precision and winning his 6th Wimbledon!
well unless he figures out a S&V plan I don't think it's gonna happen. I don't think he's gonna be able to sit back on the baseline and bang with Rafa. He got away with that crap with Safin but I don't think Safin gave his 100%.. I guess we'll see, hopefully I'm wrong too
 

joeri888

G.O.A.T.
I have a bad feeling for Roger this year, yet like the bookies say as well, Roger's the favourite and has more of a chance. So with everything on the line I'd pick Roger. With my heart aswell of course.
 

rafan

Hall of Fame
Its so close I honestly could not bet on this one. Nadal has this ability to surprise us all - I mean who would have thought he would have won Stella - his camp must have worked on his weaknesses and in his interview he was fairly positive in his remarks.
 

babbette

Legend
Hard one! This is Roger's casa but at the same time, every champion has to pass the torch at one point and Rafa is playing his best at the moment. I would keep my possessions, run to the mountains and watch from afar.
 

my_forehand

Professional
I saw Nadal play Kiefer and he's gotten so much better. I want to say Federer but I'll go with Nadal.
 
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