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Rafael Nadal will take on Brazilian world number 96 Marcos Daniel in the first round of the Australian Open but faces a rocky path in his bid to become the first man to hold all four Grand Slam crowns simultaneously since Rod Laver in 1969.
The Spanish world number one faces a potentially tricky third-round hurdle against 31st-seeded countryman Feliciano Lopez or big-serving 20th seed American John Isner.

Nadal could then line up a possible fourth round encounter with 15th seed Marin Cilic of Croatia, a semi-finalist last year...
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/140120...ough-draw.html



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Re: "Nadal handed tough draw"

Now what's so strange about the headline that forced you to make a thread??

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Of course they would have to say that, they can't say "Nadal handed cakewalk draw", can they?
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a mug era for journalism

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Re: "Nadal handed tough draw"

I've seen various journos saying alternately that Djokovic, Murray, Soderling, Federer and Nadal all have tough draws... I guess it depends whether they judge potential opponents because of their skills on paper or on the likelihood of each of the big four/five beating them. And of course whatever agenda each journo is pushing comes into play when judging if someone's draw is tough or easy peasy.

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And guess what? When you say Nadull is 150% media hype, people get mad at you.
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Cilic is a terrifying prospect, no?
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Nadal must be sh*tting his pants from all those Spaniards. rofl..


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Roddick's draw was also a killer. I mean, he faces Federer-killer Benneteau, the Slam semifinalist Monfils, Gabashvilli, who beat him last year, USO quarterfinalist Wawrinka...

Of course, they say this so if he wins it's more impressive

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Somewhere on this green earth there is an elite university tasked with the mass production of these fabulous journalists. They are everywhere and they never fail to inspire

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Well, the serve is about the only intimidating aspect of any of them. And certainly Cilic struggles to get much more than half of his 1sts in at the best of times.
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Re: "Nadal handed tough draw"

This is nothing.

Half a year ago, someone called Nieminen a big-server.

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This is nothing.

Half a year ago, someone called Nieminen a big-server.

He is with a 70mph freak gust of wind behind him.
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Re: "Nadal handed tough draw"

I guess it's a luxury to have the people that write about tennis actually watch and know something about the sport.

You're all pretentious.
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