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Rafa: Olympics on grass best of 3 - Ivo,John, Milos can make upsets

http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/...44_763830.html

Here is the link it is in spanish, somebody who is spanish speaking could you pls translate exactly just those words about best of 3 format and big servers?

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En hierba, jugando al mejor de tres sets, con el mínimo error estás fuera. Al mejor de cinco, vale. Al mejor de tres, jugando con la tensión al máximo todos los puntos, te vas fuera muy fácil. Más que cerrar opciones, las abre para la mayoría. Un Karlovic al mejor de tres no se cansa, un Isner, un Raonic…en otras condiciones diferentes tendrían menos opciones, aunque sean grandes jugadores. Es una gran oportunidad para ellos. Para los favoritos puede ser un problema.
I know that Rafa was speaking about best of 3 format on grass favours those guys, i think he is already scared-aware of fact that he can play his best and still he can loose in 2-3tie-breaks - we don´t know how will grass be at Olympics if it will be after Wimby good enough, maybe it will be even quicker than usually, but for sure best of 3 and new grass it should be at least as fast as Wimby 1st week - with best of 3 format besides final of course, Rafa know that besides Nole there are other guys who can take him down even if he play his best tennis there.
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Re: Rafa: Olympics on grass best of 3 - Ivo,John, Milos can make upsets

"it should be at least as fast as Wimby 1st week"

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Isner and Karlovic aren't actually that great on grass. They are actually too tall, and the lower bounce causes them problems. They prefer higher bouncing surfaces (particularly Isner, Ivo's slice does become more effective).

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Everyone can make upsets in 3 set matches.
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Everyone can make upsets in 3 set matches.
+1, and probably more on grass.

Besides, grass is Isner's worst surface imo, I mean when the bounce is really low.

It's different for Karlovic who doesn't have Isner's baseline game but has a better volley and a good slice.

Raonic I don't know, I think he's not fond of the low bounce either, and anyway can upset anyone in best-of-3-sets on hardcourts.

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Hopefully the grass will be fast.
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Nadal and his comments not again.
We all know these guys won't upset the top 4.
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Hopefully the grass will be fast.
Seems like you don't know ATP's court speed policy.
It will be slower than ever probably.
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last time I checked olympics isn't run by the ATP

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last time I checked olympics isn't run by the ATP
Don't fool yourself. It's a visible trend in tennis world, ATP has it's people over there I'm sure.
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2 of 3 prefer hard

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let's hope Novak takes out Nadal

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Isn't everybody else always a favorite and Rafa "Who Doesn't Dope" Nadal always the underdog?

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Isn't everybody else always a favorite and Rafa "Who Doesn't Dope" Nadal always the underdog?
This x1000 and don't forget that he doesn't break racquets either even when he loses to Gaston Gaudio: http://www.tennis.com/articles/templ...15429&zoneid=6

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