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Will Federer beat Nadal in a slam before calling it a career?

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I voted yes and I hope it will happen during US Open '12 or '13...


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I chose to close the poll 1000 days from now since I don't think Roger will quit before 2016, barring injury...

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Re: Will Federer beat Nadal in a slam before calling it a career?

I think so. He was actually close in Australia - up a set - close second set - the match never seemed inevitable, and I say this as a Nadal fan. I think Federer has had better tactics recently against Nadal.

Best of 5 is always tougher for Federer as executing his game plan vs Nadal over that long can get tiring but I think it'll happen. Potentially US Open. Hope not but gut feeling...
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Re: Will Federer beat Nadal in a slam before calling it a career?

No

But it's ok, he can cherish those two Wimbledons over a grass court novice, baby Rafa at Wimbledon and tell his grandkids about it. I just don't see Federer grabbing 3 out of 5 sets against Nadal, sorry.

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Re: Will Federer beat Nadal in a slam before calling it a career?

Yep. He probably keeps playing only to do that one day, Verdasco-like

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Re: Will Federer beat Nadal in a slam before calling it a career?

Nadal will eat him alive every time they meet.
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Re: Will Federer beat Nadal in a slam before calling it a career?

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I think so. He was actually close in Australia - up a set - close second set - the match never seemed inevitable, and I say this as a Nadal fan. I think Federer has had better tactics recently against Nadal.

Best of 5 is always tougher for Federer as executing his game plan vs Nadal over that long can get tiring but I think it'll happen. Potentially US Open. Hope not but gut feeling...
In fact, he was up a set and a break which has NEVER happened to him in a match against Nadal EVER. So he was close. If they meet at the USO and Fed's not annihilated from a long semi, he has a chance.

The thing is though, much like Australia, when they meet RN is always playing really well and seeing as how he's such a bad matchup, even on less favourable for RN surfaces, it's always a tough proposition for the Old man to beat Nadal.


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But it's ok, he can cherish those two Wimbledons over a grass court novice, baby Rafa at Wimbledon and tell his grandkids about it. I just don't see Federer grabbing 3 out of 5 sets against Nadal, sorry.
Aren't you the same guy who said that Nadal is going to win Wimby after he won FO?
If I recall correctly, your exact words were : "Who will stop him? "
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Re: Will Federer beat Nadal in a slam before calling it a career?

would love to see roger beat rafa on grass

of course certain nadal fans will use the roof as an excuse

so i hope roger can beat rafa outdoors on grass
of course certain rafa fans will bring up precepitation of the 2 weeks as an example of slippery grass saving roger >.>

so i hope roger beats rafa outdoors, on dry baked grass that plays medium slow
of course certain rafa fans will bring up rafas knee injury

so i hope roger beats rafa- (deep breath) on outdoor, dry baked medium slow grass- when nadal has been medically cleared by 2 doctors and feels physically 100%
of course nadal fans will bring up nadals family life- possible divorces, break ups, or general nadal psychological stress making nadal less than 100% mentally therefore not a win* (for them)

so i hope roger beats nadal on outdoor dry baked medium.......... oh fuck it- i hope roger beats nadal at roland garros

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Aren't you the same guy who said that Nadal is going to win Wimby after he won FO?
If I recall correctly, your exact words were : "Who will stop him? "
Poor effort.
Stupid of me I didn't see Rosol coming, should've known it. Would've definitely favoured him big time against Roger had they met.

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Aren't you the same guy who said that Nadal is going to win Wimby after he won FO?
If I recall correctly, your exact words were : "Who will stop him? "
Poor effort.
He's also the same guy who sported a Fed winning WTF over Nadal avatar because he was cocky as hell before the IW SF .


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Rafa and Roger only can meet in the finals. Draws are rigged to protect Swiss.

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He's also the same guy who sported a Fed winning WTF over Nadal avatar because he was cocky as hell before the IW SF .
My poor prediction skills

Should've lost a bet on RG as well, said Rafa wouldn't lose a set on his way to the title

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Stupid of me I didn't see Rosol coming, should've known it. Would've definitely favoured him big time against Roger had they met.
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Well, it's normal to be wrong . After all, you're a Nadal fan. But I myself will not vote in this poll, as I think it'll be hard for Rogi but still possible. I was a lot more certain of him reclaiming #1.


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Yes he can. To put anything beyond him is insanity.
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