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Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

Can Moya do it? Nope, he's owned by Coria, whose game matches up well against Moya on clay, so he won't be getting past the quarterfinals.

Nalbandian? Nah, he's not as good as clay and he's lost his last two meetings with Federer.

Safin? No, he can't beat Federer at all.

Costa? Maybe.

Any other possibilities, or do we already known what to expect next Sunday?

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Re: Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

If somebody is going to beat Federer it will happen tomorrow against Guga Kuerten. Will it happen? There is a good chance as Kuerten knows what it takes to win at Roland Garros.

As for Coria, he's set, in my opinion. It's his tournament to lose and he's playing like the champion to be.
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Re: Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

Moya looked far sharper then Coria yesterday.

I have not seen Carlos in such good clay court form for a very long time.

If the two meet, I think I might give the edge to Moya, particularly if he wins the first set to give himself confidence.
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Re: Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

If they both play great moya could win. It will be a tough match to guess it. Carlos has a big game and can blow Coria off the court.
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Re: Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

Sure there are players still left in the draw who could prevent a Rederer/Coria finals. Will they actually go out there and beat Federer or Coria (all depending on who they face) is a different story. The Fed/Coria finals is a pretty safe bet, but I hope that these two don't face eachother, I would like Coria to win

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Re: Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

Every player that is left in the draw, should pack their bags and get ready for the next tournament.

There is only 2 players left in the draw that is Federer and Coria. The others are useless, a waste of space and have no business playing at Roland Garros and might as well go now as it's only Federer and Coria.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

GWH.

It hard to say. Would anyone believe that Agassi would lose to Haehnel? Coria has to win another 3 matches and Federer another 4 matches before there's a Coria/Federer final and from this year's result, anything can happen in these 7 matches.
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Re: Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

In all reality it should and everything else indicates that it will be a Coria/Federer final but anything can happen as this past week has shown us. I have a feeling Coria is going to win the whole thing but im not entirely sure that he is going to facing Federer on Sunday (i'll probably eat my words then )
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GWH.

It hard to say. Would anyone believe that Agassi would lose to Haehnel? Coria has to win another 3 matches and Federer another 4 matches before there's a Coria/Federer final and from this year's result, anything can happen in these 7 matches.
I was actually being serious Lee, no one else is relevant in this tournament, they are just holding things up for the inevitable conclusion.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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I was actually being serious Lee, no one else is relevant in this tournament, they are just holding things up for the inevitable conclusion.
Yes, since you don't have a sense of humor.
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Yes, since you don't have a sense of humor.
Good to see you have not forgot this.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

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Due to the fact that Roger Federer and Guillermo Coria are so much better than everyone else at the moment on clay. The rest of the 3rd round, 4th round, quarter finals and semi finals have been cancelled in the mens singles at Roland Garros, and now these two players will go straight into the final.

This decision was made after hours of negotiation between the ITF and French Open organisers. The spokesman for the French Open organisation said "This decision is for the benefit of the players, so that can leave Roland Garros and continue their preparation for the other Grand Slams and challenge for the end of the season championship places along with Roger and Guillermo as soon as possible." Realisitically the other players left are only small parts to the overall drama and we need our true stars ( not in the USA) in the final and the other players are only getting in the way of that.
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Re: Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

Now there's someone with a sense of humor, FryslanBoppe.

Oops! You are serious too!
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Re: Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

That is a good move by the ITF and French Open organisations FryslanBoppe. However I suggest this Coria & Federer match should decide the next 8 French Open titles as no one else except those 2 has a chance in those either.
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Re: Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

Carlos vs Coria could go same way as Carlos vs Rios back a few yrs ago

Rios used to beat Carlos in all the non-slam matches
in Slams Carlos bt him 2 out of 2
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