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View Poll Results: Choose the most competitive Fed Nad match
Miami 2005 1 1.41%
Rome 2006 30 42.25%
Shanghai 2006 3 4.23%
Wimbledon 2007 2 2.82%
Hamburg 2008 1 1.41%
Wimbledon 2008 31 43.66%
Australian open 2009 3 4.23%
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Which was the most competitive match of the Fed-Nad rivalry ?

Just out of curiosity...

When i say competitive, I mean also quality wise, not only being played on level terms...

Imho, it's Shanghai 06...

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Pls. don't turn this into a joke by writing smth like: why not RG 08 as an option ?

Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


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Re: Which was the most competitive match of the Fed-Nad rivalry ?

rome 2006

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Re: Which was the most competitive match of the Fed-Nad rivalry ?

Wimbledon 2008 or Rome 2006. I believe Rome 2006 wins by a small margin though because Nadal did have to save match point if I remember correctly

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Re: Which was the most competitive match of the Fed-Nad rivalry ?

Rome 2006
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Re: Which was the most competitive match of the Fed-Nad rivalry ?

Joke poll not public.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Joke poll not public.
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Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


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Re: Which was the most competitive match of the Fed-Nad rivalry ?

This thread has been done a million times, dont make me humiliate you with the search feature.

"I did not play my best tennis, no? And..that is what enable him to win..to win this match no? "

- Rafael Nadal, ever so "humble", - press conference after shock 4 set loss to Robeen Soderling @ 2009 French Open 4th round.


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This thread has been done a million times, dont make me humiliate you with the search feature.
holidays to blame, i think...

anyways, feel free to humiliate me when you need to practise your mtf-er skills...

i didn't find any related poll...

Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


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Re: Which was the most competitive match of the Fed-Nad rivalry ?

Wimbledon 2008. It changed the whole rivalry completely. If Federer had won that, he would have momentum, which would carry him over to AO 2009 win, while Nadal wouldn't have enough confidence to believe he could beat Federer on the big stage outside of Paris.
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Wimbledon 2008. It changed the whole rivalry completely. If Federer had won that, he would have momentum, which would carry him over to AO 2009 win, while Nadal wouldn't have enough confidence to believe he could beat Federer on the big stage outside of Paris.
Another match Federer shouldn't have lost Sampras would never lose to Nadal at Wimbledon.
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by the same token, Nadal allowed Federer back into the 4th set tiebreak with a double fault and UE when he was 2 minibreaks up at 5-2
Not to mention the 0-40 game in the 3rd set when he suddenly couldn't get the ball in the court. Shoulda been over hours earlier.

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on the other hand Nadal allowed Federer back into the 4th set tiebreak with a double fault and UE when he was 2 minibreaks up at 5-2
Yes there was a bit choking on his part too which was unusual for him but kind of expected when being so close to his first non clay slam title.
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Re: Which was the most competitive match of the Fed-Nad rivalry ?

Rome 2006 and it's not close, most of their matches stink the joint up, this one didn't.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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It was frustrating wasn't it? I remember he was choking against Melzer of all people at Roland Garros this year. But he lucked out with a net chord at 6-6 in the tiebreak
The choke when serving for the match at 5-4 in 3rd set was absolutely sickening. I seriously had doubts about his mental strength and ability to win the final when that happened. Fortunately in Wimbledon 2010 he managed to maintain focus throughout the final matches.
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Re: Which was the most competitive match of the Fed-Nad rivalry ?

Wimbledon 2008 was epic.

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