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Fed was asked after the match whether he would prefer Nadal or Murray in the finals. Fed replied he would prefer the trophy. It was a great reply. Then he laughed and then said that he would prefer Rafa as they had a great match last time they played and would like to do it again...


Do you guys believe thats what he really wants?? I was not sure, but I think Fed usually doesnt lie and he is very forthright in his answers.

As a fan, I think finals against Murray could be a little less tough for the one reason that its his first finals ever and he could be nervous like his first wimby QFs against Nadal. On the flipside, I would like Fed to beat Nadal as that would do him a world of good for his confidence. I think US Hard courts is clearly Nadals least favorite surface as he seems to have masteres the other surfaces.
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Re: Do you guys believe Fed when he said he wants to face Nadal in the finals??

No.
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Re: Do you guys believe Fed when he said he wants to face Nadal in the finals??

Well, considering how Rafa's semifinal is going, Rog wouldn't mind, I think. Even if Rafa wins, he'll probably be dead-tired tomorrow.
He would never say "I don't wanna play Rafa", he won't give Rafa that kind of mental edge.

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Re: Do you guys believe Fed when he said he wants to face Nadal in the finals??

No. But what do you expect him to say? That he'd rather avoid his nemesis? I'm sure he'd love to destroy Rafa in the final but the chances of that actually happening aren't that high.
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Re: Do you guys believe Fed when he said he wants to face Nadal in the finals??

Well, I think he wants to beat Nadal badly, as he hasn't done so since the Masters last year.
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Re: Do you guys believe Fed when he said he wants to face Nadal in the finals??

I believe it, it's not like Roger to lie in interviews. Plus I agree that his confidence would be skyhigh if he beat Rafa tomorrow.

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Re: Do you guys believe Fed when he said he wants to face Nadal in the finals??

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Well, considering how Rafa's semifinal is going, Rog wouldn't mind, I think. Even if Rafa wins, he'll probably be dead-tired tomorrow.
He would never say "I don't wanna play Rafa", he won't give Rafa that kind of mental edge.
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And yes, he wants revenge if he has a chance.
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Re: Do you guys believe Fed when he said he wants to face Nadal in the finals??

What else was he going to say? Seriously, he was probably thinking a little too much about that question, probably thought there is a possibility he's being asked because Rafa is losing the match.

And Murray has beaten Roger before on HC this year. Roger knows he has a great chance to take down Nadal on HC, of course he'd rather play him.
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Re: Do you guys believe Fed when he said he wants to face Nadal in the finals??

Murray has done even better on returning Federer's serve than Nadal on hard courts, so...



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Re: Do you guys believe Fed when he said he wants to face Nadal in the finals??

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Murray has done even better on returning Federer's serve than Nadal on hard courts, so...
yeah. im actually worry if its murray in the final... hes got a lot of momentum, whereas i dont see nadal with momentum even if he wins.

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Re: Do you guys believe Fed when he said he wants to face Nadal in the finals??

if he really means that he really has big balls

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YES. That's a great sportsmanship. He wants a revenge and a test to beat the one who had bested him.
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murray is a tough matchup on this court. nadal not as much.
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Re: Do you guys believe Fed when he said he wants to face Nadal in the finals??

He probably remembers Shanghai last year and is rubbing his hands in glee. But it doesn't mean much now. He'll play Murray in the final.

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