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USO like Doha for Rafa this year?

I see similarities. Rafa had very easy draws, dropped no sets before the final and then lost the final(to Davydenko) and to Nole will happen at the USO anyway.
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Re: USO like Doha for Rafa this year?

And both are on HC. Rafa's weakest surface. NID.
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thats exactly what i was thinking.

u and i think the same my friend.

rafa is screwed.
poor guy hasnt won a HC title for donkeys years.
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Re: USO like Doha for Rafa this year?

I know. USO is like Doha this year. The similarities are scary.

I think he won't win any HC titles this year...
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Re: USO like Doha for Rafa this year?

I'd like a massive choke, so sure

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I'd like a massive choke, so sure
no choke in that one
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I know. USO is like Doha this year. The similarities are scary.

I think he won't win any HC titles this year...
Super scary, positively terrifying...

Hmm lets see, since I have zilch info on the ongoing USO, I shall backtrack using the Doha results. So that means, Novak won all his matches till the final in straight sets (he didn't), beat Roger in straight sets in the semi (he didn't), and Roger dropped 1 set enroute to the semi (he didn't, all straight sets). Perfect...

Except the similarities ended way back when. But yeah, go ahead and gloat over the realignment of the stars.
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no choke in that one
Meh, I'm a big fan of Kolya, but I gotta say that was a bit of a gift

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Super scary, positively terrifying...

Hmm lets see, since I have zilch info on the ongoing USO, I shall backtrack using the Doha results. So that means, Novak won all his matches till the final in straight sets (he didn't), beat Roger in straight sets in the semi (he didn't), and Roger dropped 1 set enroute to the semi (he didn't, all straight sets). Perfect...

Except the similarities ended way back when. But yeah, go ahead and gloat over the realignment of the stars.
i dont understand ur post.
speak crear english.
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Re: USO like Doha for Rafa this year?

Rafa's last hard court title was at 2009 IW, let's see what hard court titles #s 2-4 have won since then:

Rogie: Cincinnati 2009, AO 2010, and Cincinnati 2010
Chokovic: Beijing 2009, Basel 2009, Paris 2009, Dubai 2010
Murray: Miami 2009, Canada 2009, Valencia 2009, Canada 2010

Looks like Rogie, Chokovic, and Murray have won their fair share while Rafa has done nothing on hard courts for the past 18 months.
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Meh, I'm a big fan of Kolya, but I gotta say that was a bit of a gift
check again

no choke

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lol, i just linked to it also.
read my edited post, go to 6:28

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Re: USO like Doha for Rafa this year?

Not sure you can go on that. Rafa is playing alot better on hard courts now. Serving in the 130s. Novak will have a better chance now with the rain delay, but Novak may choke I think. Tho, Novak can hit Rafa off the court if he plays at the top of his game. We'll see!
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Rafa's last hard court title was at 2009 IW, let's see what hard court titles #s 2-4 have won since then:

Rogie: Cincinnati 2009, AO 2010, and Cincinnati 2010
Chokovic: Beijing 2009, Basel 2009, Paris 2009, Dubai 2010
Murray: Miami 2009, Canada 2009, Valencia 2009, Canada 2010

Looks like Rogie, Chokovic, and Murray have won their fair share while Rafa has done nothing on hard courts for the past 18 months.
embarrassing stats for rafa.
win a HC title u mug.
ur the number 1 player in the world.

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Re: USO like Doha for Rafa this year?

Chokovic leads Rafa 7-3 on hard courts, won the last 3:

2007 IW F Rafa 6-2 7-5
2007 Miami QF Chokovic 6-3 6-4
2007 Canada SF Chokovic 7-5 6-3
2007 Tennis Masters Cup RR Rafa 6-4 6-4
2008 IW SF Chokovic 6-3 6-2
2008 Cincinnati SF Chokovic 6-1 7-5
2008 Olympics SF Rafa 6-4 1-6 6-4
2009 Cincinnati SF Chokovic 6-1 6-4
2009 Paris SF Chokovic 6-2 6-3
2009 Barclay's World Tour Finals RR Chokovic 7-6(5) 6-3
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