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The Major Question- How Much Left in the Tank?

Just how much energy would’ve Nadal lost in today's epic? It lasted almost 5 hours, now Nadal might not feel the affects in the match or two, but later on his legs may feel a little heavy and we all know how much he relies on his speed and fitness.

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After a day off, he'll be fine. He isn't Murray.
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After a day off, he'll be fine. He isn't Murray.
My god Murray would have literally died 10 times in the course of that match.

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After a day off, he'll be fine.
For his next few matches he will be fine, but it's towards the end of this tournament where he may struggle. One thing's for certain though; Federer would have watched the match with a large grin.
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Re: The Major Question- How Much Left in the Tank?

He has enough left to fuel a fleet of 747's well into the next milenium.
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Re: The Major Question- How Much Left in the Tank?

I feel like running low on energy won't be happening to Nadal unless he plays three more five hour marathon matches until the final.

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My god Murray would have literally died 10 times in the course of that match.

Hapyy B'day by the way AD.
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For his next few matches he will be fine, but it's towards the end of this tournament where he may struggle. One thing's for certain though; Federer would have watched the match with a large grin.

I really doubt Federer was watching with a grin. Nadal has had his number on clay, Federer won't be grinning until he beats Nadal. By the way, I think that there's no way that Nadal will be more tired than Federer in the Finals, or at least it's premature to assume that. Look at the draws. I mean, Nadal's draw doesn't really look too tough until the Finals. Maybe Lleyton can scratch him a bit, maybe Monfils or Blake will too... but they won't beat him and they won't really have a shot. Federer, on the other hand, will probably breeze through Berdych, but than have a tough bout with Robredo, and then possibly be eliminated before he even gets to the Finals by either Gaudio, Davydenko, or Nalbandian... I mean, Nalbandian will likely be the guy to meet Fed in the semis, and Nalbandian/Nadal/Fed are the favorites, so... Fed, if he gets to the Finals, will have plenty of time spent on court.
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Re: The Major Question- How Much Left in the Tank?

If last year's French Open is any indication, Rafa has more than enough left in the tank, even with his wonky ankle. Last year he also struggled with more difficult early-round opponents compared to his opponents this year. And he only dropped a set for this match with PHM. So barring any recurring injuries, he should be good throughout the tournament.

Hewitt is up next. It's exciting to see how they match up now.
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Re: The Major Question- How Much Left in the Tank?

Nadal will be a little tired and perhaps jaded for a few days but his draw is starting to look very straightfoward (Hewitt, Novak/Monfils/Blake, Ivan/second rate clay courter) in comparison to Fed's (Berdych, Robredo/Ancic, Nalby/Gaston/Kolya). Rafa will be back to normal way before the final - in fact today's match may be helpful as opposed to damaging.
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Re: The Major Question- How Much Left in the Tank?

I cannot for the life of me see this match giving Nadal any physical trouble. He is obviously in tremendous physical form and his previous matches in this tournament have been little more than a light workout.

If anything, I think this match improves his chances. It's always good to be tested and yet come out the winner.
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Hopefully Hewitt finishes what Mathieu started.
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Not so fast, Nadal has alot of tough matches ahead, what are u smoking?!
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Not so fast, Nadal has alot of tough matches ahead, what are u smoking?!

It's difficult to say. Yesterday and the days before, everyone was saying Hewitt would get straight-setted if he met Nadal. Now, some are saying it will go to 5 or that Hewitt even has a chance to win...

Mathieu is not Hewitt, Hewitt is not Mathieu, and just because Nadal converted only like 25% of his breaks today doesn't mean he'll be that bad on Monday. Or maybe it does. I just think that if Nadal is on his game 100%, he'll have no trouble getting to the Finals... but who's to say how well he'll play?
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Re: The Major Question- How Much Left in the Tank?

Hewitt has beaten Nadal 3 times and never lost to him.

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 9 GS, 4 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.


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