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Is Nadal your RG favorit now?

Not talking about personal preference or anything, just straight facts...

Nadal seems to have the edge for RG, in front of Coria then Fed. Maybe Nadal has peaked too early and Coria will come stronger as the open approaches...

I don't think Gaudio (needs a lot of luck), Ferrero (will be too short physically i think) or Gasquet (he is french and the stupid french media and crowd will put too much pressure on him, like they did for all french potential winners in the last 20 years) have a chance of winning it...

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Re: Is Nadal your RG favorit now?

I still think Coria has the edge for RG

I dont doubt Nadal's ability to beat anyone on the surface, but a GS, and especially RG, takes alot out of a player.....it'll take every ounce of strength he has, and at 18 he's surely not at his physical peak as an athlete

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yessssssss, nadal is favorite RG, no now, the last years nadal is the great players def layers how federer, roddick.
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Re: Is Nadal your RG favorit now?

Nadal was my fav. for RG before Montecarlo. Obviously, he is still my fav. However, Coria was the fav. last year and he lost. Tennis is a game full of surprises.


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Re: Is Nadal your RG favorit now?

He can be considered a favorite going in, and that would also depend on his other clay results from this point on.

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Re: Is Nadal your RG favorit now?

Of course Nadal is the favorite number one for RG
I really don't know who could beat him... Even Coria didn't success despite a good level during the two last sets.

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Re: Is Nadal your RG favorit now?

no not yet. mostly just because he hasn't played there yet, and i wonder how he'd handle the pressure now especially since so many people are talking about him being one of the favorites.

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i wonder how he'd handle the pressure now especially since so many people are talking about him being one of the favorites.
That's a good point.

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Of course Nadal is the favorite number one for RG
I really don't know who could beat him... .
Probably, Safin can beat him if he decides to wear his head on that day.
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Probably, Safin can beat him if he decides to wear his head on that day.
Yes. Safin can beat anyone on any surface if he's in a good mood.
Unfortunately it doesn't often happen...

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Re: Is Nadal your RG favorit now?

He isnt the favourite. He still needs to prove that he is physically capable of winning 7 best of 5 set matches in a row. Monte Carlo did not show that, he did not even have enough energy to give it his all in every set. He struggled with fitness in the best of 5 sets final in Miami too. If he is like that when he only had to play best of 3 sets, I cant see him lasting the distance at RG.
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Man I am going to have to buy extra carriages for all the people that want to hop on the Nadal bandwagon.

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Re: Is Nadal your RG favorit now?

Can someone explain to me why so many seem to think that Roger is a favorite going into RG? I know he's won some clay titles, beating "real" claycourters, but still....a "favorite"? Too many people here actually name Roger a favorite before Coria! I don't get it.

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Re: Is Nadal your RG favorit now?

Just because 5 years ago american commentators called Roger a "clay court specialist".
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Re: Is Nadal your RG favorit now?

he is one of the fav. that's for sure but I think Fed is still the man to beat
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