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J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

So who will come out on top? I think that Almagro is an extremely talented clay courter. But is he being hyped too much? All in all I expect Blake to win in 4 sets. Any opinions?
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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

I hope that Almagro wins, but, who knows???????????????????????????????????????????

Blake is good too.
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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

6-4 6-3 6-3 for Almagro

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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

3 straight sets for Almagro
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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

Almagro in four.
If he plays the way he's been playing on clay this year, I don't think Blake stands much chance of winning the match.
Nico will eventually prevail.
Not that I am not rooting for James.

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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

Blake is not in that bad clay court form. He lost a close match against Ancic who is doing fairly well on clay right now, so I doubt he'll lose in 3 sets.

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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

Almagro - in three or possibly four. I don't think Blake has the clay court game to do significant damage to Nicolas. James has only won three matches on clay this year - can't see number four this week.
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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

I think Almagro has to be considered the heavy favorite here. He's one of the best clay-court players right now, he's in great form, ready for his breakthrough. His backhand against James' will not be pretty for James.

However, James shouldn't be taken too lightly. He has been playing well on clay, even the matches he's lost, and I wonder if Almagro peaked a little too early in the clay season. James certainly has the capacity to win a lot of points, and I think the match will turn on who plays the big points better.
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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

Almagro in 4 sets
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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

Same opinion, Almagro in 4.
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I'm hoping that Blake will win. Please, James!!!! Fight Wednesday (that's when they play right?). But from what a lot of you say Almagro is great on clay. Could be a close match, could be a spanking.
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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

what a match it could be
looks like a thriller
I have watched Nicolas Almagro since a few years ago & he showed lots of potential
to see him advance & improve in a short time is great
I think he is a dangerous floater, the kind very much capable of an upset.
he played both Nadal & Federer, & more than handled his own
probably the one player who as managed to play toe to toe with the top 2 players
blake has a tough match

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if Almagro can outlast James in the first 2 sets, he can win this. that is when James is at his most dangerous.

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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

Almagro in 4. James will win the second set.
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Re: J. Blake Vs N. Almagro

James in 4.



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