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Re: RG: Attempt to attain BORGian status on clay- The first obstacle- "Difficult Draw

Metis, can I ask you something? If I state Rafa will win RG without droping a single set and he really does that, do I get bonus points for the MIT tournament? Because I want to catch up with the others in the provisional rankings

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Metis, put me down for the "W".
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Metis, can I ask you something? If I state Rafa will win RG without droping a single set and he really does that, do I get bonus points for the MIT tournament? Because I want to catch up with the others in the provisional rankings
You are not a fair player. No way Metis accept this.
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Metis, can I ask you something? If I state Rafa will win RG without droping a single set and he really does that, do I get bonus points for the MIT tournament? Because I want to catch up with the others in the provisional rankings
Don't worry, once hardcourt season starts, putting down W each time won't get you a ton of points. Solid guessing for the rest of the season can easily get you to the top.

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Don't worry, once hardcourt season starts, putting down W each time won't get you a ton of points. Solid guessing for the rest of the season can easily get you to the top.
Are you sure that Foxy is the only Rafa fan who can guess consistently solidly?

By the way, is Foxy a 'he' or a 'she'?
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Re: RG: Attempt to attain BORGian status on clay- The first obstacle- "Difficult Draw

W for me please, Metis
despite the difficult draw, I believe Rafito will snag the 4-peat this year...
good luck Rafa! go achieve that BORGian status kiddo!

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F for me, metis i'm sticking with the system!

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Metis, can I ask you something? If I state Rafa will win RG without droping a single set and he really does that, do I get bonus points for the MIT tournament? Because I want to catch up with the others in the provisional rankings
...and what if you are wrong? Should I deduct points then?


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Are you sure that Foxy is the only Rafa fan who can guess consistently solidly?

By the way, is Foxy a 'he' or a 'she'?
Don't know about his/her sex, but I suspect everyone won't be putting down the same vote from FO onwards. And I suspect no one will consistently be right every time.

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Re: RG: Attempt to attain BORGian status on clay- The first obstacle- "Difficult Draw

I am a 'he' and of course I was joking about the bonus points but this doesn't mean Rafa can't win the whole thing without droping a set.
Anyway, it is true from RG onwards the real MIT tournament starts. We should do much analysing before picking a round.

BTW, they are going crazy at RF's forum. Wishing Rafa to play 5-hour epic with Nalby and 7- hour epic with Djoko...

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Re: RG: Attempt to attain BORGian status on clay- The first obstacle- "Difficult Draw

Foxy, If I could I would have goodrep you again for your optimistic posts. I didn't get extra pts in MIT for predicting both singles and doubles titles in MC either though I tried to negotiate it with Metis.
So Fedfans are wishing long matches for Rafa eh. They should be more careful, fate is a funny thing, what they wish for Rafa may get to their favorite.
Rafa isn't in the OOP for tomorrow so he'll start Monday I guess. Good luck, Rafa!

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It would be of great importance finally the bottom half of the draw to start first at RG as it seems to be the case this year. And Rafa to play the first semifinal on friday. Good luck, pal.

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BTW, they are going crazy at RF's forum. Wishing Rafa to play 5-hour epic with Nalby and 7- hour epic with Djoko...
Oh well it's expected. If I were a Fedtard I would feel the same way. It is a bit funny though; it shows that they don't believe Federer is good enough to win this title unless Nadal is beaten by someone else or plays below par because of exhaustion. But at least their daily prayers for a cakewalk draw have been answered.


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I didn't get extra pts in MIT for predicting both singles and doubles titles in MC either though I tried to negotiate it with Metis.
You people don't know how this works. Show me the money!


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Rafa isn't in the OOP for tomorrow so he'll start Monday I guess. Good luck, Rafa!
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On the practice courts.
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Rafa has been practicing his net game

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/ten...ory?id=3410790

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In the past, Nadal has been content to play far behind the baseline on the world's largest clay courts and rely on his superior speed and endurance to wear opponents down. With the improvement shown by Djokovic and Federer, that might not be good enough this year. Nadal may have to be more aggressive.

Perhaps toward that end, Nadal spent a considerable amount of time at net on Saturday, knifing a series of pretty solid volleys from both sides. You may see more of the same as the tournament progresses.
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