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he will be Serra-ed, Nadal wins easily 28 34.15%
he will actually hold his own, win more than 4 games 46 56.10%
Lapentti will win 8 9.76%
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Cincy QF WWW: Nadal vs. Lapentti

can Lapentti break the impressive 31 matches streak? Lapentti has the edge in an impressive H2H record standing at 1-0, a match he won in 2003 on clay.

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Re: Cincy QF WWW: Nadal vs. Lapentti

he is too passive and wont be able to beat nadal at his own game
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he is too passive and wont be able to beat nadal at his own game

Lapenti is toast and he knows it. i hope he booked his seat tonight.

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Re: Cincy QF WWW: Nadal vs. Lapentti

I'm already focused on the Nadal-Djoker semi. This clown tomorrow will provide Nadal a nice practice round.

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he will be Serra-ed, Nadal wins easily

Come on Nadal, three more wins away Ranking No 1

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he will be Serra-ed, Nadal wins easily

Come on Nadal, three more wins away Ranking No 1
Actually, if he beats Lapenti he will be guaranteed the #1 ranking on August 18th. Of course, he can get it sooner than that by progressing further, but we've waited 3 long years, we can wait three more weeks

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Actually, if he beats Lapenti he will be guaranteed the #1 ranking on August 18th. Of course, he can get it sooner than that by progressing further, but we've waited 3 long years, we can wait three more weeks
I think he needs to reach the final at least to be #1, I'm not sure though.

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Actually, if he beats Lapenti he will be guaranteed the #1 ranking on August 18th. Of course, he can get it sooner than that by progressing further, but we've waited 3 long years, we can wait three more weeks
Yeeeeah, but...it would be great to have it on Monday. It would also be sort of symbolic if he won Cincy and took it that way-for Nadal and for Fed.

You see, as magnificent as Federer and his accomplishments are, it is only fitting that to finally be displaced would require 34 consecutive matches won, 6 straight tournament victories, the rare FO/Wimbledon combo, and Masters Series titles ranging from slow clay to ice-fast hardcourts.

This streak is already historic, whether he wins Cincy or not, but if he does it would be a storybook ending...This will be the toughest title for him too, so for all of these reasons a victory here and the resulting #1 ranking would be incredible... oh yeah, Nadal in two routine sets

If I lose the first set, the match will be complicate, no?


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I think he needs to reach the final at least to be #1, I'm not sure though.
No, check Judio's comments in the ranking thread. A win in Cinci would give Rafa the ranking on August 4th, a finals loss on August 11th and a semis loss on August 18th.

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Yeeeeah, but...it would be great to have it on Monday. It would also be sort of symbolic if he won Cincy and took it that way-for Nadal and for Fed.

You see, as magnificent as Federer and his accomplishments are, it is only fitting that to finally be displaced would require 34 consecutive matches won, 6 straight tournament victories, the rare FO/Wimbledon combo, and Masters Series titles ranging from slow clay to ice-fast hardcourts.

This streak is already historic, whether he wins Cincy or not, but if he does it would be a storybook ending...This will be the toughest title for him too, so for all of these reasons a victory here and the resulting #1 ranking would be incredible... oh yeah, Nadal in two routine sets
I agree, I'd love it to happen here. Cinci is in my opinion the hardest tournament of the year for Rafa, right after Canada, on super fast hard courts, and best of three so he can't wear opponents down like he can at the US Open. But he has already matched his best result ever here, and already score a major hardcourt title as part of this streak, so all I really care about now is that he wins his match tonight and secures #1, then he can get some well deserved rest. 32 is a nice number

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Lapentii will smoke Rafa 1 and 0.

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I can't even believe there is a poll for that match.

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Actually, if he beats Lapenti he will be guaranteed the #1 ranking on August 18th. Of course, he can get it sooner than that by progressing further, but we've waited 3 long years, we can wait three more weeks
Actually, He is No 1 right now, because Roger lose 425 points which He gains 120 points

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Re: Cincy QF WWW: Nadal vs. Lapentti

jcempire, no he's not, go check the rankings thread.

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Only Del Potro can take him out before the semis, and he won't. Nadal is winning the AO, bet your house on it.
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nadal gets another lucky break here,anyone from ferrer to verdasco to even cilic would have given him more trouble. oh well,i'm sure his semifinal opponent will probably beat him.
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