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Verdasco going to make it to his first GS final?

Verdasco has had a great tournament. He's playing some exceptional tennis and the best part is that he's in great shape. Do you guys think that he's got the capacity and strength to get past Nadal or Simon in the semis and even maybe pull a huge upset and win the AO ?

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Re: Verdasco going to make it to his first GS final?

I can see him beating Nadal, but I don't see him beating Fed. Not enough experience.
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Bad matchup for him against Rafa, their H2H reflects that, but if Simon pulls off a shocker tonight and wears himself out in the process, Nando will be my pick to make it through to the final. He's not beating Fed though, only Rafa has a shot at that anymore.

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Re: Verdasco going to make it to his first GS final?

I see Verdasco on the winning position against Simon, Roddick and Federer, not against Nadal.

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Re: Verdasco going to make it to his first GS final?

Definitely got the capacity to make the final but Fed WILL own him.
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I see Verdasco on the winning position against Simon, Roddick and Federer, not against Nadal.
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Re: Verdasco going to make it to his first GS final?

Nadal owns Nando

If Simon doesn't pull off the upset then Rafa is in the final
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Bad matchup for him against Rafa, their H2H reflects that, but if Simon pulls off a shocker tonight and wears himself out in the process, Nando will be my pick to make it through to the final. He's not beating Fed though, only Rafa has a shot at that anymore.
The last time they played on hard courts was almost 2 years ago. Nando is a much improved, and he will defeat the butt picker in 4 sets!
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Re: Verdasco going to make it to his first GS final?

I think a lot depends on his mentality during the match. He has the game. It just depends on whether or not he believes he can win.

We're making the assumption that Nadal will get through. I wouldn't take it for granted. Simon, if nothing else, makes you beat him.

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We've had three surprise finalists these past three years so...
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The last time they played on hard courts was almost 2 years ago. Nando is a much improved, and he will defeat the butt picker in 4 sets!
Rafa's also playing a tad better on HC at the moment than he was 2 years ago And Nando's improved play doesn't remove match up and possible mental issues he has when playing Nadal

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Nadal owns Nando

If Simon doesn't pull off the upset then Rafa is in the final
Until few months ago every serious GS contender owned Nando (including Murray) so that alone doesn't mean anything...

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Rafa's also playing a tad better on HC at the moment than he was 2 years ago And Nando's improved play doesn't remove match up and possible mental issues he has when playing Nadal
Because Nando is a lefty, Nadal can't bother him with that lefty topspin. In fact I think Nando would be more bothered by flatter hitter like Tsonga/Fed/Djokovic.
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I somehow think he'll beat the other semifinalist, no matter it being Simon or Nadal

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Because Nando is a lefty, Nadal can't bother him with that lefty topspin. In fact I think Nando would be more bothered by flatter hitter like Tsonga/Fed/Djokovic.
Same thing is true for Rafa And I think he does what Nando does... better.

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