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2012 RG Round of 16 (and on) predictions

Commentary is welcome.

Djokovic-Verdasco. Djokovic will be just getting going, Seppi I do not trust, though an upset Seppi over Nando would be welcome.
Wawrinka-Tsonga. Interesting section here, Troicki is the seed, Bellucci can score the upset, but Fognini is also in this section. Tsonga should get through. Wawrinka is there, but can be upset.

Federer-Kubot. Nalby in the 2nd is tough, but Fed will get through and Kubot usually does well in slams.
Delpo-Berdych. Big hitting paradise, if both are healthy, should get through.

Ferrer-Isner. Ferrer too solid, Isner can be upset.
Gasquet-Andreev. I see Murray losing early.

Tipsarevic-Almagro. Both guys clearly a cut above the rest of the section.
Monaco-Nadal. Raonic-Monaco in the 3rd will be a doozy, is Raonic ready to get a big scalp on clay?

QF:

Djokovic-Tsonga. Tsonga will ride the crowd over Wawrinka, Djokovic too much for Verdasco
Federer-Berdych. Fed will win easy, Berdych will win in 4 over Delpo.
Ferrer-Gasquet. Gasquet really has a good draw here for a QF run, Ferrer too solid on this clay.
Almagro-Nadal. The favorites, sure, and for good reason.

SF:

Djokovic-Federer. Both win QF matches, I have Fed in 5.
Ferrer-Nadal. We've seen this story before.

F:

Nadal def. Djokovic, 7th RG.

Of course, I see a lot of potential here. Haas can make a run, can Tsonga take out Nole? Berdych over Fed? Almagro or Ferrer finally beating Nadal?

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Re: 2012 RG Round of 16 (and on) predictions

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Djokovic def. Verdasco - in 3 sets, no much to say here, better player will win.

Tsonga def. Simon - in 4 sets, inspired by the French crowd, Jo will have his best RG ever.

Fed def. Lopez - no history here. I guess Fed could be taken out by Nalby if the latter somehow rolls back the years and plays his best. But chances are very slim, and Lopez ain't beating him for sure. Fed in 3.

Del Potro def. Berdych - Bad match-up for Tomas on slow surfaces, even if he is playing very well. Assuming Del Potro is fit and playing well, he should take this one in 4 max, especially considering Berdych's fatigue - has been playing non-stop for several weeks.

Isner def. Ferrer - The best serve tennis has ever seen will take Isner to the quarter-finals. He has an easy draw up to round 4, so should have enough in the tank to serve Ferrer off the court. In 4 sets.

Dolgopolov def. Murray - breakthrough tournament for Alex, who takes an exhausted and not fully fit Murray out. Bold bet here, I know, Alex could equally be gone by round 1.

Almagro def. Tipsarevic - in 3 sets. Tipsy has an easy draw but his journey ends here, Almagro is a very clay courter and should reach the quarters.

Nadal def. Raonic - in 3 sets. Raonic's serve could be enough to get to R4 but not to beat Nadal on clay, or even trouble him. A humbling experience for the youngster.

1/4

Djokovic def. Tsonga - in 4. Jo will use the energy from the crowd to play a good match, but his clay mugginess will end up prevailing.

Federer def. Del Potro - in 3 easy sets. Del Potro obviously can beat Federer at Slam level, but his efforts since coming back have been piss poor, seems content to go down without a fight. Until I see a different attitude, only reasonable prediction is Federer in 3.

Dolgopolov def. Isner - in 4 sets. Isner jaded after beating Ferrer, Dolgo always played great vs big servers, reaches his first Slam semi.

Nadal def. Almagro - in 3 sets. Almagro will play well but ultimately choke each and every set.

1/2

Djokovic def. Federer - 4 sets. This time, Federer can't summon the needed strength to outlast and beat Nole.

Nadal def. Dolgopolov - 3 routine sets. Dolgo's dream run comes to an end against his worst match-up on tour, none of the sets will be close.

Final

Djokovic def. Nadal - in epic 5 sets to become the first man since Rod Laver to hold all 4 Slams.
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Djoker-Verdasco.
Simon-Fognini. Fog made the QF's here last year, don't see why he can't do it again. Simon's been great this clay court swing, plus he'll have the Parisan crowd to cheer him on. Simon probably wins again.
Federer-Kubot. Kubot's got a dream draw and does very well at Slams (4th round at Wimbledon and AO in the past, as well as a 3rd round here last year).
Del Potro-Berdych. Match of the round, and could be one of the matches of the tournament. I narrowly favour Berdych.
Ferrer-Isner. Isner is dangerous - he can beat anyone, or can lose to anyone. Nevertheless, his draw is very easy. Ferrer is probably too solid for Jizzner, but who knows?
Doglopolov-Murray. Dolgo's a bit of a dangerous floater too, and Murray might be in questionable shape. Gasquet could get in here, but he'll probably choke.
Tipsaveric-Almagro
Nadal-Monaco. Contrary to popular belief, I don't see Raonic getting to the 4th round.

QF:

Djoker-Simon. Despite the Parsian crowd, Djoker will win in straights.
Federer-Berdych. Match of the round, a lot depends on Fed's energy levels.
Ferrer-Murray. Murray's out of shape and isn't that great on clay. The clay pusher will beat the hard pusher.
Almagro-Nadal. Nadal wins easily.

SF:

Djoker-Federer. Lean Djokovic, but Fed can get the upset in good circumstances.
Ferrer-Nadal. Can you guess?

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Djokovic-Nadal. So much on the line, will be a great match. Nadal narrowly.

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djoker def. verdasco
wawrinka tsonga
federer def. lopez
delpo def. birdbrain
ferrer def. isner
dolgo def. murray
almagro def. fixarevic
nadal def. raonic

djoker def. wawrinka
delpo def. federer
dolgo def. ferrer
nadal def. almagro

delpo def. djoker
nadal def. dolgo

delpo def. nadal
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Who cares about the other matches.

nadal, with his cupcake/fairytale draw, in the final is a lock barring injury.

As for the other finalist I say either federer or djokovic.

If it is federer he will get some set points blow some of them, win a set, maybe lead in another set but be broken right back, he's BP coversion ratio will be something like 2/15 and nadal will win.

If t is djokovic maybe the match will go to 5 but nadal will probably win also.

So let's get this over with and finish the crappiest part of the season, aka clay, and move on to the beautiful grass.
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Who cares about the other matches.

nadal, with his cupcake/fairytale draw, in the final is a lock barring injury.

As for the other finalist I say either federer or djokovic.

If it is federer he will get some set points blow some of them, win a set, maybe lead in another set but be broken right back, he's BP coversion ratio will be something like 2/15 and nadal will win.

If t is djokovic maybe the match will go to 5 but nadal will probably win also.

So let's get this over with and finish the crappiest part of the season, aka clay, and move on to the beautiful grass.
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Djokovic def. Gulbis
Wawrinka def. Belluci
Federer def. Lopez
Del Potro def. Berdych
Ferrer def. Isner
Murray def. Gasquet
Chela def. Tipsarevic
Nadal def. Berlocq

Djokovic def. Wawrinka
Federer def. Del Potro
Ferrer def. Murray
Nadal def. Chela

Djokovic def. Federer in straights
Nadal def. Ferrer in straights

Nadal def. Djokovic in straights

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Who cares about the other matches.

nadal, with his cupcake/fairytale draw, in the final is a lock barring injury.

As for the other finalist I say either federer or djokovic.

If it is federer he will get some set points blow some of them, win a set, maybe lead in another set but be broken right back, he's BP coversion ratio will be something like 2/15 and nadal will win.

If t is djokovic maybe the match will go to 5 but nadal will probably win also.

So let's get this over with and finish the crappiest part of the season, aka clay, and move on to the beautiful grass.
This. It's a depressing draw. Tennis got robbed.

Seeing Nadal go up against Almagro and Ferrer again is depressing. Almagro is 0-7 vs Nadal. Lost in 3 straight both times he played Nadal in RG before. Highlight was 2008 and the sacred 6-1 x 3

Ferrer? After vulturing on kneedal in 2011 AO he hasn't taken a set vs Nadal in 4 tries. Often had something going just to choke horribly and that Rome fail is fresh in his memory.

Yawn.


I'm just gonna follow Berdych and Delpo and hope they at least crash the party for one top3 seed
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Who cares about the other matches.
Yeah, why do we even play the tournament, let's just wait two weeks and have the final played.

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Djokovic def Seppi
Simon def Bellucci
Federer def Lopez
Berdych def Potro
Isner def Ferrer
Murray def Dolgopolov
Almagro def Benneteau
Nadal def Monaco

Djokovic def simon
Berdych def Federer
Murray def Isner
Nadal def Almagro

Djokovic def Berdych
Nadal def Murray

Nadal def Djokovic

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Djokovic d Verdasco (could be Davy or Seppi just as easily, but Dasco slight favorite imo) in 4
Simon d Fognini in 5
Federer d Lopez in 3
Berdych d del Potro in 4
Ferrer d Isner in 4
Murray d Dolgopolov (so so unsure here, I actually think Dolgo is 50-50 to win this, but is also much more likely to lose before) in 5
Almagro d Tipsarevic in 3
Nadal d Monaco in 3

Djokovic d Simon in 3
Federer d Berdych in 4
Ferrer d Murray in 4
Nadal d Almagro (but I see it as a chance for upset) in 5

Federer d Djokovic in 4
Nadal d Ferrer in 4

Nadal d Federer in 5
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Nadal to win.


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Djokovic-Federer. Both win QF matches, I have Fed in 5.
Ferrer-Nadal. We've seen this story before.

F:

Nadal def. Djokovic, 7th RG.
Federer defeats Djokovic in the semis and then Nadal defeats Djokovic in the final?
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djoker def. verdasco
wawrinka tsonga
federer def. lopez
delpo def. birdbrain
ferrer def. isner
dolgo def. murray
almagro def. fixarevic
nadal def. raonic

djoker def. wawrinka
delpo def. federer
dolgo def. ferrer
nadal def. almagro

delpo def. djoker
nadal def. dolgo

delpo def. nadal

Delpo wont reach the QF even

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