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Predictions for Nadal's season....

Nadal will win the rest of his matches except for maybe in 2 tune-up type
events. He will win:

Dubai
Indian Wells
Miami
Monte Carlo
Barcelona
Rome
French Open
Queens Club
Wimbledon
Montreal
Cincy
US Open
Stockholm
Madrid
TMC

Maybe suffer 2 losses the rest of the year in minor events.
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i think so, yes.

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Re: Predictions for Nadal's season....

That would be one hell of a year.

I'm not so sure about the US Open, and Wimbledon isn't a sure thing either.

If he faces a huge server (in form) and gets broken a few times, Wimbledon could be all over.

As for the USO, he's going to have to play better than last year where he looked to be in trouble against Querrey and Fish (before grinding it out) and was outplayed by Murray.

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Re: Predictions for Nadal's season....

I'm just being objective. I can't imagine who can beat Nadal except on DecoTurf right now. Can anyone?
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Re: Predictions for Nadal's season....

Speaking seriously, I think Rafa may start entering a stage of his career akin to Federer 07 where he faces losses on a pretty regular basis in MMs and MSs, but performs spectacularly in the slams. He's going to burn out otherwise, so I imagine his non-mandatory schedule may get slimmer and slimmer. After all, Slams are all that matters, right?

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Speaking seriously, I think Rafa may start entering a stage of his career akin to Federer 07 where he faces losses on a pretty regular basis in MMs and MSs, but performs spectacularly in the slams. He's going to burn out otherwise, so I imagine his non-mandatory schedule may get slimmer and slimmer. After all, Slams are all that matters, right?
He's only 22 1/2. Federer was 25 1/2 when he entered that "stage" of losing in most of the MS events. Look for Nadal to absolutely clean up in 2009 and have a bigger year then Fed's 2006 because he will win the French Open.
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Re: Predictions for Nadal's season....

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Nadal will win the rest of his matches except for maybe in 2 tune-up type
events. He will win:

Dubai
Indian Wells
Miami
Monte Carlo
Barcelona
Rome
French Open
Queens Club
Wimbledon
Montreal
Cincy
US Open
Stockholm
Madrid
TMC

Maybe suffer 2 losses the rest of the year in minor events.
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Re: Predictions for Nadal's season....

Bullshit. I'm not a troll. I'm just stating the fact that Nadal has created his own "Monster" now and he is expected to win every match except the US Open.
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He's only 22 1/2. Federer was 25 1/2 when he entered that "stage" of losing in most of the MS events. Look for Nadal to absolutely clean up in 2009 and have a bigger year then Fed's 2006 because he will win the French Open.
Rafa matured a couple of years earlier than Fed in terms of his top level tennis game, he's been winning Slams now for 4 years, so it wouldn't surprise me if he also placed an emphasis on the Slam titles a few years earlier than Fed Problem is Rafa's mentality is such that he desperately fights to win each and every match, anywhere. We'll see if this softens with age...

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Bullshit. I'm not a troll. I'm just stating the fact that Nadal has created his own "Monster" now and he is expected to win every match except the US Open.
I don't think he is expected to win everything actually. In hard courts, he just has to find a good hard court player playing great and he will lose. As for clay, they should already give everything to him, there is no contest. Wimbledon is by no means his! He played the match of his life last year to win. Federer also played a great match, but still I think Fed has the edge. And the USO, I don't see it happening anytime soon. Though it wouldn't surprise me.

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I'm just being objective. I can't imagine who can beat Nadal except on DecoTurf right now. Can anyone?
I easily can. I don't think Nadal so much ahead of the field on HC. Dojovic, Murray, Tsonga and Federer could all match him gamewise plus some heavy hitters if they are in the zone, verdasco etc. If young guns like simon or Del Pony keep improving they will also have a shot. Nadal will dominate the clay season but I don't think he will collect that many HC titles. Wimbledon and US Open I don't think he will get those. The much competition.
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Don't see him win Cicny or USO..., it's very dreadful(I mean scary) if he won both...


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Re: Predictions for Nadal's season....

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Nadal will win the rest of his matches except for maybe in 2 tune-up type
events. He will win:

Dubai
Indian Wells
Miami
Monte Carlo
Barcelona
Rome
French Open
Queens Club
Wimbledon
Montreal
Cincy
US Open
Stockholm
Madrid
TMC

Maybe suffer 2 losses the rest of the year in minor events.
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