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Rafa completes the Borgian double slam- Champion of Wimbledon and Roland Garros!!!!!

Rafa hope you are third time lucky

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Re: Third attempt for the Borgian Double- Nadal Wimbledon Thread

God, I hope he wins. So bad.
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Re: Third attempt for the Borgian Double- Nadal Wimbledon Thread

Hema. I think the Borg thing will do it.

BTW. Metis? Put me down for the big WWWWIIIINNNNN for wimby. What can I say? I'm feeling optimistic.
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Re: Third attempt for the Borgian Double- Nadal Wimbledon Thread



I say QF but I might change my mind after the draw is out...

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Re: Third attempt for the Borgian Double- Nadal Wimbledon Thread

Metis, you ALWAYS say quarter-finals. Such a pessimist.
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Metis, you ALWAYS say quarter-finals. Such a pessimist.
It's the hype and enthousiasm in GM that gets to me and makes me worry. Or maybe it's Linda's influence.

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I will quietly predict the WIN. Shhhhhhht.

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Re: Third attempt for the Borgian Double- Nadal Wimbledon Thread

I will say QF but will give my final prediction after the draw.

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Re: Third attempt for the Borgian Double- Nadal Wimbledon Thread

Rafa is completely draw dependent at Wimbledon. And also completely dependent on his opponents playing a poor tactical match.

I'll wait till the draw and see if he manages only to draw the likes of Cipolla, Hernandez etc or tactical masterminds like Blake before I give my prediction.
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Rafa is completely draw dependent at Wimbledon. And also completely dependent on his opponents playing a poor tactical match.


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Newly-crowned Queen's champion Rafael Nadal will play one final match on grass before competing at Wimbledon.

The world number two will play Marat Safin in an exhibition match at the Fortis Tennis Classic on Friday at the Hurlingham Club in south west London.

Nadal took the Artois title with a 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 win over Novak Djokovic seven days after winning the French Open.

"I'm a little bit tired but I think with a few days' rest I'm going to be ready for Wimbledon," said Nadal.

"And if not, it does not matter, because Wimbledon is very important and the motivation is 100%."

The 22-year-old Spaniard is aiming to become the first man to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year since Sweden's Bjorn Borg managed the feat in 1980.

"I've made it to two Wimbledon finals so sure, I can win, but it's a lot of work," said Nadal.

The other leading names at Hurlingham will be Tomas Berdych, Tommy Haas and James Blake.

• Spain's Carlos Moya, Argentines Juan Monaco and Juan Ignacio Chela, and Japan's Akiko Morigami have pulled out of Wimbledon with injuries.

They will be replaced by Argentines Martin Vassallo Arguello and Brian Dabul, Croatian Roko Karanusic, and Renato Voracova of the Czech Republic.

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Win. I wanted to say win for queen's, but my head got the better of me. WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN.

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Re: Third attempt for the Borgian Double- Nadal Wimbledon Thread

I say Final cos Feddy seem to start playing in the GOAT style again

Metis, shouldn't you give some points to the ones which were close in their prediction?

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I think I read in The Times today that rafa will be blogging again this year for them.
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I say Final cos Feddy seem to start playing in the GOAT style again

Metis, shouldn't you give some points to the ones which were close in their prediction?

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I think I read in The Times today that rafa will be blogging again this year for them.
The guy loves his blogs

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The guy loves his blogs
I don't know what's wrong with me, every time I read one of his blogs I think "wow, does Rafa have no personality at all or is his life just this boring," but I make sure to read all of his entries anyway.

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