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Rafael Nadal in 3 64 47.06%
Rafael Nadal in 4 35 25.74%
Rafael Nadal in 5 7 5.15%
Paul-Henri Mathieu in 3 8 5.88%
Paul-Henri Mathieu in 4 13 9.56%
Paul-Henri Mathieu in 5 9 6.62%
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WWW: Rafael Nadal vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu - 4RD

Will certainly be an intriguing match-up. Would of been a straight forward win for Nadal vs. PHM's mental game, but after seeing Nadal's last two matches, it will be certainly a match to look forward to.

H2H: 9-0 (for Nadal)
Sets: 19/22 sets won by Nadal

If Petzschner had a consistent two-handed topspin backhand, instead of using that stupid slice at the wrong time, the match could have been different. So seeing that PHM hits pretty well off both wings, it will be very interesting.

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Re: WWW: Rafael Nadal vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu - 4RD

I actually think PHM stands a realistic chance.

PHM in 5.
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Re: WWW: Rafael Nadal vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu - 4RD

Nadal in 4 sets. Mathieu has past his best, and surely Cheater will have no injury and run like a newborn.
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Re: WWW: Rafael Nadal vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu - 4RD

PHM is on a great streak since he did beat his "soulwitch man" in the terms of a very well known poster on these boards. I still think Rafa has the edge though.

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Nadal in 4. Their matches are usually tight so it should be interesting.
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Re: WWW: Rafael Nadal vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu - 4RD

I hope PHM plays a great match and takes Rafa out. Not healthy to keep playing with all these injuries.



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Re: WWW: Rafael Nadal vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu - 4RD

I said Rafa in three, but it might be four

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Probably Rafa with 4, with PHM choking away a set or two...
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PHM makes Petz look like John Isner in terms of mental toughness. What's most likely to happen is PHM will be up 6-3 6-4 1-1 and Nadal will take another "injury" timeout and that'll be the end. Another easy 5 sets win for Nadal afterwards.
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Rafa in 3, not without some shaky moments.

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everytime ppl try to put nadal down, thats when he usually plays well.
he is used to playing under pressure and overcoming adversity
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nadal. mathieu doesnt have the mental fortitude to bother the clay GOAT.
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Rafa in 4, maybe 3.
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R. Nadal in 3
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Re: WWW: Rafael Nadal vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu - 4RD

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Will certainly be an intriguing match-up. Would of been a straight forward win for Nadal vs. PHM's mental game, but after seeing Nadal's last two matches, it will be certainly a match to look forward to.

H2H: 9-0 (for Nadal)
Sets: 19/22 sets won by Nadal

If Petzschner had a consistent two-handed topspin backhand, instead of using that stupid slice at the wrong time, the match could have been different. So seeing that PHM hits pretty well off both wings, it will be very interesting.

PHM serve aint as big as Phillips..is it? I think Rafa's issue today was just the opponent's serve.

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