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Prediction: Rafael Nadal will not win RG in 2009- Discuss

I think Nadal will be defeated in the early rounds of RG next year

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Re: Prediction: Rafael Nadal will not win RG in 2009- Discuss

yep the rise of coria will occur
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Re: Prediction: Rafael Nadal will not win RG in 2009- Discuss

I agree.
He'll probably lose 2nd or 3rd to Djokovic. Maybe Roger.
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Re: Prediction: Rafael Nadal will not win RG in 2009- Discuss

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I agree.
He'll probably lose 2nd or 3rd to Djokovic. Maybe Roger.
He cannot lose to them He can only meet them in SF

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Re: Prediction: Rafael Nadal will not win RG in 2009- Discuss

this is the fear that haunts me day and night are there any tards who have suggestions that fans can do to prevent this from happening?

all forms of ritual sacrifice/prayers will be entertained as possibilities

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What penalty? Messi dived.
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Re: Prediction: Rafael Nadal will not win RG in 2009- Discuss

Roger and Nole may not be the nr 2 and 3 seeds by the time RG starts
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this is the fear that haunts me day and night are there any tards who have suggestions that fans can do to prevent this from happening?

all forms of ritual sacrifice/prayers will be entertained as possibilities
How can fans prevent it At best they can pray for no injury. I am thinking that someone better than him on clay will beat him.

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Roger and Nole may not be the nr 2 and 3 seeds by the time RG starts
I agree about Roger but I think Nole will be #2 or maybe #3.

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Gaudio is planning his comeback. If they meet early, expect Nadal to get rolled in straights.

Gaudio has a clay hattrick on Nadal already. I feel #4.
Finally a sensible response. I think this is possible too

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Re: Prediction: Rafael Nadal will not win RG in 2009- Discuss

I think this is unlikely unless he is injured. His level on clay is far above everyone else on tour.
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How can fans prevent it At best they can pray for no injury. I am thinking that someone better than him on clay will beat him.
i'm a believer for instance, we could perform a rain dance that will interrupt all his opponent's matches. or we could take up voodoo. but i don't want to give away all the secrets skeptics like you won't understand anyway

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Re: Prediction: Rafael Nadal will not win RG in 2009- Discuss

This prediction gets made every year. Your bound to right eventually
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This prediction gets made every year. Your bound to right eventually
I think this is the year he will lose. It will not be anyone we would normally expect. One of the qualifiers may be.

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Re: Prediction: Rafael Nadal will not win RG in 2009- Discuss

I know it's a joke, but Gaudio's playing style is very effective against Nadal. He might truly have a chance if Rafa has a off-day, which is very rare indeed.
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Re: Prediction: Rafael Nadal will not win RG in 2009- Discuss

Rafa was already too good for Gaudio in mid 2005. Let's stop and think for a minute about how Rafa's game has improved since then.



And now let's think about how Gaudio's game has gone since then.


Pause for laughter.



Gaudio will never be a tour level player again, so this discussion is pointless
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Re: Prediction: Rafael Nadal will not win RG in 2009- Discuss

I agree with l_mac, even though Gaudio's a bad match up for Rafa I don't see him beating him at RG, now at wimbledon... That'd be another story.
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