Originally Posted by tangerine_dream
To quote the gamblers: this Cañas is good.
Except that he really isn't. Just you watch, Cañas will lose in the very next round just like before.
He's no Rafa.
I agree generally, Cañas is a lesser version of Rafa, he probably wins more points with his first serve, he may be as good as rafa in a few things (fitness, movement), but rafa has much better groundies, the backhand of Canas is bad, the backhand of Rafa is very good, and altough Cañas has a quite good forehand, the Forehand of Nadal is much better (altough the Forehand of Nadal sometimes lands too short, he hits it with an exagerated ammount of spin)
Federer lost twice to Cañas, and he would have lost those 2 matches to Rafa for sure.
But I think he can beat Robredo, I dont see why Cañas should lose to Robredo if Cañas is well rested....?!?!...