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Bigger shocker: Nadal defending Wimbledon or Federer earning his 6th title

So who has a better shot at winning? Nadal is still presumably injured. Both skipped warm-up tournaments so it's difficult to say. I think it would be a surprise if Nadal wins again this year.
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Re: Bigger shocker: Nadal defending Wimbledon or Federer earning his 6th title

no surprise either way IMO
the surprise will be if either one is kicked out before the final

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So who has a better shot at winning? Nadal is still presumably injured. Both skipped warm-up tournaments so it's difficult to say. I think it would be a surprise if Nadal wins again this year.
Agreed.
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Re: Bigger shocker: Nadal defending Wimbledon or Federer earning his 6th title

No one expected Nadal to reach the final in 2006.

No one expected Nadal to reach the final in 2007, let alone take it to 5 sets.

No one expected Nadal to reach the final in 2008, let alone win.

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Re: Bigger shocker: Nadal defending Wimbledon or Federer earning his 6th title

DJOKOVIC?!
hopefully
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Nadal should have won in straight sets last year, he'll do it this year and send a message that Wimbledon is his for a long long time, RG is no longer a priority its all about preserving Wimbledon for the next few years
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Re: Bigger shocker: Nadal defending Wimbledon or Federer earning his 6th title

I give Federer like 3 times more chances to win this than Nadal considering all factors.
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Re: Bigger shocker: Nadal defending Wimbledon or Federer earning his 6th title

How is it a shocker if Fed wins it?
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Re: Bigger shocker: Nadal defending Wimbledon or Federer earning his 6th title

No shock because you can never trust Nadal.

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How is it a shocker if Fed wins it?
Because Nadal is a better grasscourt player and will be at 100% (as he said he will be if he plays)
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Re: Bigger shocker: Nadal defending Wimbledon or Federer earning his 6th title

Federer should have won last year's final in straight sets, actually. He had more points in the first set than Nadal, and I think (though not quite sure) in the second one as well. As usual, he didn't manage to take his break points against Nadal and that cost him...

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theRAFA you never learn

You single-handedly jinxed Rafa to death.. please go ahead and continue doing whatever you're doing.

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Federer should have won last year's final in straight sets, actually. He had more points in the first set than Nadal, and I think (though not quite sure) in the second one as well. As usual, he didn't manage to take his break points against Nadal and that cost him...
So what, Federer had more points in the Aust Open Final too, but tennis is mostly mental, and Federer is a mental midget compared to Nadal, hence the one-sided head2head
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So what, Federer had more points in the Aust Open Final too, but tennis is mostly mental, and Federer is a mental midget compared to Nadal, hence the one-sided head2head
Tennis is ONLY SO MENTAL for people @ the forums that are hoping for players and not actually out there playing. Because we get more nervous than them for sure with no control over the situation.

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Re: Bigger shocker: Nadal defending Wimbledon or Federer earning his 6th title

Ok....tennis is physical, mental, take your pick, but Federer lost every bit of strength in that 2-6 fifth set down under. Nadal just kept the ball in play, easy win
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