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Could the weather be a deciding factor if we get a dream final?

I know this has been discussed in the past, and the differences in the speed of Rome vs. Hamburg vs. RG, etc. But, along the lines of the fastest claycourts ever thread, I was really thinking that after watching this first week of tennis that the weather for the final could dictate who wins (or at least sway it greatly one way or the other).

Today's matches in particular with Blake blasting Almagro off the court, and Tursunov nearly doing the same to Nalby makes me think even more that the condition of the court could be the deciding factor if we get Federer-Nadal.

Coming into the tournament, I liked Roger's chances to beat Nadal if Roger is able to make it to the final, and I still think that's a big if. There are still a number of players on Roger's side that could knock him out, starting with Berdych. But, if Roger gets there, I think he has a great chance, IF the conditions are reasonably dry. Remember, last year it was a wet, rain delayed men's semifinal day. If the conditions are heavy and slow, I'd give Roger very little chance. However, if they're dry I like his chances.

The point is that a lot of posters seem to be pro Fed no matter what, and a lot of posters seem to be pro Nadal no matter what. I just think this one may come down to the weather. Your thoughts?
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Funny I thought Nadal said the courts were too slow

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Re: Could the weather be a deciding factor if we get a dream final?

But what he said, and what may be best for him, could be two different things.
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Re: Could the weather be a deciding factor if we get a dream final?

Nadal still has a tough draw as well, lets not forget that.
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Re: Could the weather be a deciding factor if we get a dream final?

The ESPN guys were saying that last years semis between the two had relatively sunny conditions but that it began to get dark which annoyed Federer. I remember he was complaining about it being too dark and he wanted the match to be finished the next day so maybe as it got darker, the conditions got slower but it was still a sunny day. It was the final that had bad conditions.

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Mathieu Is a very good clay-courter..nadal should focus on one match at a time and not any outside distractions nor his bday
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The ESPN guys were saying that last years semis between the two had relatively sunny conditions but that it began to get dark which annoyed Federer. I remember he was complaining about it being too dark and he wanted the match to be finished the next day so maybe as it got darker, the conditions got slower but it was still a sunny day. It was the final that had bad conditions.
Maybe I'm totally mistaken, but I thought the start of the Nadal-Federer semi was delayed due in part to some rain delays during the first semi. Perhaps it was just that the Puerta-Davydenko match was that long. I can't remember. Regardless, I still think the weather and condition of the court this year could play a major role.

As far as Nadal still having a tough route to the final, at this point I only think Blake would have any realistic chance against him, and only if the courts were playing exceptionally fast.
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Re: Could the weather be a deciding factor if we get a dream final?

fast courts could keep final close but nadal is going to win regardless.
but maybe blake can prevent the inevitable.
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