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View Poll Results: Nalbandian vs. Nieminen - who will win?
Nalbandian in 3 4 5.41%
Nalbandian in 4 31 41.89%
Nalbandian in 5 17 22.97%
Nieminen in 5 7 9.46%
Nieminen in 4 13 17.57%
Nieminen in 3 2 2.70%
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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-19-2006, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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The Mule swam with The Shark and survived!

This match has great potential to be the best in the Round of 32. Bandy still hasn't completely matched the expectations generated by his TMC title, and struggled to get past his first two opponents (although Wawrinka can be quite dangerous), while Nieminen is riding a wave of confidence since his title in Auckland and still hasn't lost a set in this tournament. Nalba leads the H2H 4-3, but Nieminen's 3 victories have come on hard courts.

David is the favourite here, but it wouldn't be extremely shocking if Jarkko makes through. Who do you think that will win this match?

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Re: Nalbandian vs. Nieminen - who will win?

Jarkko in straight sets.
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This is going to be a great match! I say Jarkko in 4 tough sets.
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I hope for Jarkko but I fear Nalbandian will be the winner.
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Re: Nalbandian vs. Nieminen - who will win?

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This match has great potential to be the best in the Round of 32. Bandy still hasn't completely matched the expectations generated by his TMC title, and struggled to get past his first two opponents (although Wawrinka can be quite dangerous), while Nieminen is riding a wave of confidence since his title in Auckland and still hasn't lost a set in this tournament. Nalba leads the H2H 4-3, but Nieminen's 3 victories have come on hard courts.

David is the favourite here, but it wouldn't be extremely shocking if Jarkko makes through. Who do you think that will win this match?
totally agree. as for who will finaly take this match, I hate to guess in exact sets, but based on their current form(during past 2 matches) and the head to head reacord, Jarkko has a better chance to win.However, David has gained a lot of confidence from the matches in Shanghai,if he could step up and play on a better form,he also has a good chance to win. Hope he has a good rest tonight and can concentrate on his play tomorrow.(I'll have some girls scream outside Jarkko's hotel room at night---kidding! maybe this's more effective on David,considering Jarkko's married )

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I hope for Jarkko but I fear Nalbandian will be the winner.
Oh, get over it.

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I had a real difficult time with this section of the draw (Robredo, Blake, Nieminen, Nalbandian). I've got Nieminen over Nalbandy in 4.
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Nieminen in five, very possibly. In any event, this is going to be very entertaining.
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Nalbandian likes to fly under the radar, and, stomach virus be damned, I think he'll win. Jarkk the Shark won't go down without a fight, though.

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I think Nalbandian in 5 sets!!
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Nieminen in 5


Nalbandian isn't playing great stuff as yet and i think he could be beaten!
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I think Nieminen in 4 sets. It's gonna be very tough match!

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most likely a dog fight, tapeable match

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i think nalby

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Re: Nalbandian vs. Nieminen - who will win?

tough choice, they both belong to my top favourite players... I think David will win but I suppose my heart will be this time more after Jarkko.

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