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I'm gonna say Rafa, for the sole fact that Del Potro would have had (if this match is a night match) 2 1/2 days off, and he's a rhythm player. Rafa will come in intense and match tough, and I think that will make the difference.
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Nadal been unimpressive this tournament, Delpo still trying to find more gears his serve, who knows

Delpo needs find more than 60% 1st serves in to have chance to win,
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I'm so looking forward to this one! Nadal to revenge his last three matches versus del Potro.

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Whoever says Del Robotro will win makes me laugh. Guy has one dimensional game, poor movement and was generally regarded as a nobody before his fluke USO. Nadal is superior to him as living are to the dead. World #1 will save tennis once again tomorrow and send this dull clown packing. You can quote this post later.
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I didn't think Rafa would beat Ivo, now he has in such a fashion I think he'll be inspired to make the final. Isn't playing nearly well enough to trouble Nole when he gets there but probably enough for a still improving DelPo.

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Whoever says Del Robotro will win makes me laugh. Guy has one dimensional game, poor movement and was generally regarded as a nobody before his fluke USO. Nadal is superior to him as living are to the dead. World #1 will save tennis once again tomorrow and send this dull clown packing. You can quote this post later.
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Hospital ward draw continues, let's see who else we can wheel out on a gurney to play Nadull. Del Potro should win if he's even at 50% but that's not very likely.

Nadull in 2, hopefully Del Pony proves me wrong
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The two best, hottest, cutest players on the tour. Wish this was a final.
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Del Potro in 3.

Nadal is pretty one dimensional too no? Does he ever have a PLAN B? Oh there is one actually...strategically timed injury time outs.
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Delpo needs find more than 60% 1st serves in to have chance to win,
yes, this will be the key for Del Potro ---> he needs to increase his first serve percentage, with 47% first serve he will never beat Nadal, so he must secure his serve,

then other key can be the fighting spirit, like Miami@2009 he must believe in his chances despite the scoreboard ( Nadal had the double break in the third set ),

it can be a very good match if Delpo can secure his serve and raise his mental strength,

Nadal is clearly the favourite, no question about that, but I hope Del Potro will win in 3 sets
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Nadal hasn't impressed me up to this point, and although I think Del Potro may well dominate this match early I don't think he has the fitness reserves required to beat Nadal on a pretty slow court. He looked temporarily exhausted in his match vs Kohly in the first set, and has looked short on energy several times in the latter stages of tournaments since his comeback. Against Verdasco in San Jose, flat. Against Roddick in Memphis, flat and fatigued. Against Tipsarevic in the Delray final he looked out on his feet but Tipsarevic contrived to choke every opportunity. Getting a walkover vs Robredo will actually have done him a big favour, worth sacrificing a bit of sharpness for the extra energy the rest will give him, but I don't think this will be enough.

Also, it's not like Del Potro has shown a level capable of beating Nadal since his comeback unless he has a very bad day.

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Re: WWW IW SF: Nadal vs Del Potro

I don't mind who wins this one, as I like both these guys and Nole.

Having said that, Del Potro couldn't get past Roddick and Verdasco last month (top 10 players) and I do question his fitness.

Rafa will have Friday off to recover from that draining QF against Dr Ivo to prepare for the Saturday semi, so he should be alright. I'll go with Rafa in 3.

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