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Gonzo in 2 sets 9 29.03%
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Who will win: Gonzo or Verdasco in the battle of the Missile Forehands?

This match, well fortunately they don't have let cord judges for this one, as the potential for pain in this match of huge forehands is higher than average.

They are 1-1 in H2H and have played this year.

2005 New Haven, Hard, R16 Verdasco 6-7 7-5 7-6
2005 Monte Carlo, Clay, R64 Gonzalez 6-4 7-5

I wonder what sort of match it will be, but I do hope there are a lot of winners and enjoyable tennis, though Verdasco and Gonzo on bad days couldn't hit an elephant's arse with banjos from less than 10cm away.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Who will win: Gonzo or Verdasco in the battle of the Missile Forehands?

Verdasco because he's sexier.

Actually I think that he really will win... the home crowd will lift him. Gonzo is the only person that can be more erratic than Nando.


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Hm, I don't know but I will be looking forward to getting home in time to see this on tv. I hope N&o can pull it off

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Re: Who will win: Gonzo or Verdasco in the battle of the Missile Forehands?

I don't care either way who wins, as long as it's a good match, and they win their next round after that. Their 2 matches have been close and I don't see why this one will be any different.

It will be interesting if Nando will try and hit more forehands up the line than usual against Gonzo?

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Hm, I don't know but I will be looking forward to getting home in time to see this on tv. I hope N&o can pull it off
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If Verdasco serves the way he did in the first and third sets of his 1st round match, he has a great shot.
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If Verdasco serves the way he did in the first and third sets of his 1st round match, he has a great shot.
Both have underrated serves, the fact the unpredictiability factor makes this match more interesting than some.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Re: Who will win: Gonzo or Verdasco in the battle of the Missile Forehands?

Fena in 3!!! It will be a tough match but Fena will perservere. (And I am envious of anyone who has TTC.)

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I hope Feña will destroy Verdasco
But... in three sets will be OK

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You think they have underrated serves, GWH? I always thought of them both as being among the better servers on tour, especially N&o b/c of the lefty factor
Well LaLo's serve seems to rated at a higher level than Verdasco's, though while LaLo does have a good one, Verdasco when on song is at a higher level.
Gonzalez is just known as a forehand, not that I think this is true, but that's the perception.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Both have underrated serves, the fact the unpredictiability factor makes this match more interesting than some.
I still think Verdasco has the edge though, with his lefty spin. PHM was having lots of trouble with that.
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I wonder what sort of match it will be, but I do hope there are a lot of winners and enjoyable tennis, though Verdasco and Gonzo on bad days couldn't hit an elephant's arse with banjos from less than 10cm away.
That's a musically provocative image, and it may be time to write a piece on that theme.

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Well LaLo's serve seems to rated at a higher level than Verdasco's, though while LaLo does have a good one, Verdasco when on song is at a higher level.
Gonzalez is just known as a forehand, not that I think this is true, but that's the perception.
Verdasco has the best serve in Spain and for those who laugh at this comment just had to see LaLo´s one and Verdasco´s one in the same court yesterday (though he was a bit stubborn hitting it mostly up/down the T). He has a great variety and can serve above 200 km/h for the whole match.

About the match itself, I don´t have a clue about who will win, let´s hope Verdasco can pull it through
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