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French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

I've been trying to think of ways that Rafa could not win the French Open.
I havent come up with any

I have however, tried to realistically think about some matchups in the early rounds that could make Rafa a little less comfortable.

If I had to pick five guys he wouldnt want to see, the list looks like this.

1. Ferrero
2. Gaudio
3. Monaco
4. Zverev
5. Seppi

Thats not in order, but most treacherous for him would be Monaco I'd think.
This list is also not listing anyone who will be/could be seeded, so pretty much 1st/2nd round.

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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

1. Chuck Norris
2. Rick James
3. Wolverine
4. Iron Man
5. Darth Vader

Next question?
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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

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1. Chuck Norris
2. Rick James
3. Wolverine
4. Iron Man
5. Darth Vader

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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

bud spencer
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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

also, observing mardy fish against, well pretty much anyone, could make him experience anxiety.
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Lisnard?
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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

lol

In all seriousness he would definitely not be afraid by either Gaudio, Zverev or Seppi. Monaco and Ferrero wouldn't make him scared but he might actually devise some form of a gameplan just to make sure.

Although he wouldn't lose any sleep I think he would prefer not to play these five guys not in order.
1. Djokovic
2. Federer
3. Fit Dave
4. Gulbis
5. Gasquet spurred on by a home crowd

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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

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Lisnard?
to great extent
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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

kei nishikori, if healthy (future roland garros champion, imo)

just tooooo many to name them all...
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lol

In all seriousness he would definitely not be afraid by either Gaudio, Zverev or Seppi. Monaco and Ferrero wouldn't make him scared but he might actually devise some form of a gameplan just to make sure.

Although he wouldn't lose any sleep I think he would prefer not to play these five guys not in order.
1. Djokovic
2. Federer
3. Fit Dave
4. Gulbis
5. Gasquet spurred on by a home crowd
Thanks for a real response.
Totally didnt think about Gulbis.
Only reason I say Gaudio is because he is on his little comeback now, and the crowd would probably be insanely behind him.
It would be an incredibly fun match.

Djokovic and Fed I thnk can beat him if they play a perfect match to be honest.

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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

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Thanks for a real response.
Totally didnt think about Gulbis.
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Only reason I say Gaudio is because he is on his little comeback now, and the crowd would probably be insanely behind him.
It would be an incredibly fun match.
give it some more thought

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Djokovic and Fed I thnk can beat him if they play a perfect match to be honest.
that makes sense.

if marko djokovic plays a perfect match, he can beat anybody as well, to be honest.
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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

Gaudio was given a breadstick in his recent challenger final. He wouldn't take 4 games off an in-form Nadal.

Nadal/Isner/Roddick/Karlovic/Querry/Verdasco

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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

The amount of stupid my brain experienced when I read Gaudio just because he made a run at a challenger tournament...

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Re: French Open match-ups that could make Rafa nervous.

Nole and Roger could beat him

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