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post #1 of 71 (permalink) Old 09-01-2008, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

This is gonna be a interesting match up. Fish is in the form of his Indian Wells tourney when he kicked both of Nalbandian and Federer's ass. And just for the record Nadal never loses to a big favourite on a HC slam ,just look at the previous losses.

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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

Rafa has never done well in the US Open so to be seeing him around still is a treat for me. He may go down against Fish ... I hope he does not.
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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

If Mardy keeps up his level, and Rafa doesn't improve, this can indeed become an interesting match where it's surely not a given who will be the winner.

However, I expect Rafa to raise his level of play after today's performance - so my bet is Rafa - in three or four.

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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

big fish makes pig squeal in 3
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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

Rafa even close to 100% wins this in 3, easy. Right now, Id say Rafa in 5.
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Nadal will pick up his game. I hope.

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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

R. Nadal in 4
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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

I'm sure Fish is really angry with Querrey because he's provided the match that Nadal was waiting for: tough, long match, being pushed and dropping a set. Then he recovers from that and wins quite comfortably in the 4th set. Just the necessary to make him fry the fish in 3.

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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

fish in 4...

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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

Nadal in 4 but Fish will have the crowd behind him especially at night.
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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

I'm gonna go with Fish in 4, judging on their performances of late. Could well go in any direction though I think.

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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

If Fish plays as well as the rounds before and even adds some fuel to rise to the occasion, Nadal is in trouble there if he doesn't bring 90% of his best hardcourt stuff. (Exception would be if Nadal happens to like the Fish match-up just too much)

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Fish in 3
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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

Fish in 3, maybe in 4

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Re: QF: Rafito Nadal vs Mardy Fish WWW

The match could go either way. Fish has the game an firepower to blow nadal off-the-court ,together with the fact nadal played some long matches an may not have the necessary speed to "run everything down" for 3 sets. However nadal is mentally superior,.
Bottom line if Fish starts great and has the momentum ,he should see this one home.
Fish in 4. If it doesn't work ,,plan B keep the pig "out there" for as long as possible ,so then some-one else could come-in and finish the job in the next round.
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