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Nadal in straights..

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Nadal shouldn't have much of a problem here

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Haas will obliterate him.

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Haas in 4 sets...some like 6-4 4-6 6-4 7-5

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Nadal in 3.
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If Tommy plays well im pretty sure he can win.

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haas will take rafa out in 4 sets. he'd take him out in 3 if it wasn't for rafa being rafa, hustling and bustling, grinding and fighting for every point.
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I still havent seen a onehanded backhand push Nadal around, sure Federer and Blake can sometimes run around with their forehand but guys like Haas and Gasquet are more reliable on their backhand. So far I havent seen players with one handed backhands push Nadal around with their backhand like lets say Djokovic, Murray and Simon can do with their two handed backhands. I dont expect Haas to do it against Nadal, he will lose badly straigtht sets, I really hope I am wrong but as the prophet Deathclay said the one handed backhand is kind of a dying breed.

There are no players under 22 that I know who play with a one handed backhand, please inform me if I am wrong and there still is a future for the onehanded backhand.

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Haas all the way....

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Tommy is due for a big win against the butt picker. 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3!
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I still havent seen a onehanded backhand push Nadal around, sure Federer and Blake can sometimes run around with their forehand but guys like Haas and Gasquet are more reliable on their backhand. So far I havent seen players with one handed backhands push Nadal around with their backhand like lets say Djokovic, Murray and Simon can do with their two handed backhands. I dont expect Haas to do it against Nadal, he will lose badly straigtht sets, I really hope I am wrong but as the prophet Deathclay said the one handed backhand is kind of a dying breed.

There are no players under 22 that I know who play with a one handed backhand, please inform me if I am wrong and there still is a future for the onehanded backhand.
The promising and stylish youngster, Grigor Dimitrov, has a one handed backhand but the kid is only 17 so it will be a while before anybody really hears about him. He is a very good prospect though and you can watch him play Kontinen in the junior Wimbledon final 2008 on youtube.

Interestingly, Kontinen had a 100% statistic on S&Ving on the 1st AND 2nd serves by at least the end of the 1st set, AND has a one handed backhand. Ok I know both of these guys are super young but still, it shows that young promising tennis talents are not still just willing to try and beat the best with a one hander but also are willing to S&V more.

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I fancy Haas to go for broke here, he knows he doesn't have long left on the tour so he just has to take it to Nadal and hope he can keep the unforced error count down. All going well, Haas definitely has the tools to take Nadal down. He needs to get off to a flyer though, if Nadal gets that forehand going it will be curtains for Haas even with the strong backhand he has.

Murray has pretty much shown the way to destroy Nadal on hardcourts, which we knew all along really - just hit through him. It's consistency that's the problem. I have my fingers crossed for Tommy.
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Haas needs to play like he did in the last 2 sets against Kolya in 2007. That was going for broke and making it consistently.

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