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RG Hideout/Denial thread.

Title edited again after Henman's equally unexpected loss.

Title edited due to Marat's totally unexpected *cough* loss.

I got sick of the 'Roger vs. Rafa - the rivalry!' hype after TMS Rome, but I thought I would get over it once RG got underway.

Instead, I find myself more and more irritated by the threads, the articles and the fact that this RG seems to be all about these two (yes, yes, they're gifted blah blah, fawn, blah) players. Trying to avoid it and still keep up with tennis is futile.

Here's the breakdown:
Rafa will win RG because...

No Roger will win because...

But Roger has a greater chance of not making it to the final...

If they meet in the final Roger/Rafa will win because...

But Rafa's amazing streak means...

But Roger's non-calendar slam...

But tennis writer X says...

But my grandma can predict the future and she's only wrong 87.132423% of the time....

But, but, but, but goddamit won't this topic die already! Unfortunately the answer is no - not until the end of this tournament.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not denying the quality of tennis likely from their matchup. I'm just tired of the discussions about the outcome of said high-quality matchup.

WE DON'T KNOW. WE DON'T KNOW NOW. WE DIDN'T KNOW YESTERDAY, WE WON'T KNOW TOMORROW. WE WON'T KNOW UNTIL THEY PLAY. UNTIL THEN, EVERYONE'S TEDIOUS, REPETITIVE AND BLOODY IRRITATING SPECULATION IS USELESS, INEFFECTUAL, UNPROFITABLE, FRUITLESS, FUTILE AND ANY OTHER SYNONYM YOU CARE TO NAME!


Here I have my happy oblivion, a GM version of DENIAL if you will. My little rebellious thread, fighting amongst the morass and confusion that is GM, offering a beautiful, peaceful RG haven unpolluted by Roger/Rafa predictions and arguments.

Here's a useful prediction for you: Marat Safin will win this years RG. Why?
Well, why not? He's Marat Safin, the very definition of unpredictability (his picture will replace all current definitions in the next reprint of the Oxford dictionary). His results this year? Dismal. He has won one (it's one right?) match on clay this year.

Why do I think he will win RG? Actually I don't. I'd just rather talk about something other than a R(1) vs. R(2) final.

Do you want to vent? Do you want to talk about someone else (anyone else) winning RG? Lay it down for the masses and get it off your chest. I'm glad I got it off mine.

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Re: Safin will win this year's RG

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He has won one (it's one right?) match on clay this year.
One in Rome, one in Estoril, three in Valencia. He was going to win Valencia but then he turned his ankle.

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Re: Safin will win this year's RG

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One in Rome, one in Estoril, three in Valencia. He was going to win Valencia but then he turned his ankle.
Five?!!! Five whole matches?!! See... I'm better at this 'prediction' thing than I thought. With preparation like that, there's absolutely no way he can go wrong.

Gonzo may as well pack up, Marat's sending him home!


No one here is trying to hide from reality at all.

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Re: Safin will win this year's RG

Okay I'll jump on you're bandwagon of craziness... let's hope it doesn't crash into a teddy bear tomorrow
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Okay I'll jump on you're bandwagon of craziness... let's hope it doesn't crash into a teddy bear tomorrow

Today Marat begins his quest for world domination - first Roland Garros, then... the world!

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Re: Marat only 7 matches away from winning RG!!

No way i c marat winning RG 2006......But i have a feelin' that Gasquet will b the French open champ this yearr..
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Re: Marat only 7 matches away from winning RG!!

7 matches huh? How many sets is that?

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Re: Marat only 7 matches away from winning RG!!

M. Montcourt is just 6 matches from winning RG 2006 ...
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Re: Marat only 7 matches away from winning RG!!

Right now only five points away from losing the first match.
Stupid Marat!
I can't believe I put my faith in him time and time again and watch him lose playing horrible tennis.
I'll probably do it again next time, but for once, Marat, DO SOMETHING!!

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stunning prediction!
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Re: Marat only 7 matches away from winning RG!!

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I got sick of the 'Roger vs. Rafa - the rivalry!' hype after TMS Rome, but I thought I would get over it once RG got underway.
Oh well

The Roger and Rafael show is back on.
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Today Marat begins his quest for world domination - first Roland Garros, then... the world!

It seems that will be first the world and THEN Roland Garros
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Re: Marat only 7 matches away from winning RG!!

well he just lost...

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Re: Marat only 7 matches away from winning RG!!

Did you mean next years RG ?
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Re: Marat only 7 matches away from winning RG!!

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stunning prediction!
Now everyone can return to the real world; Roger vs. Rafael.

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Federer 19 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 26 Master Series.
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