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Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO

James won in their first and only meeting earlier this month.
Who will win in the Slam?
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Re: Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO

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Re: Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO

Marat in four. He will drop the second set 6-4.

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Re: Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO

Blake's looking pretty impressive... I hope he can pull it out for a spot in his first GS QF!!!!

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Re: Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO

I am hoping Safin will take it as I want Roddick v Safin QF but think Blake will win in 4
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Re: Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO

Its interesting that theyve never played eachother before.
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Re: Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO

Marat in four, I think and hope.

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Its interesting that theyve never played eachother before.
Helloo! What was hopman cup? It was official ITF, so...

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Re: Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO

Marat to come through

Hopman Cup is one thing but a Slam totally diff.

Marat's had more matches under his belt.
Blake's had a VERY LUCKY draw, and escaped when Carlos withdrew.
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Re: Re: Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO

It's a tricky one because Blake can really annoy Marat. He's persistant and just fights fights fights, goes for his shots, isn't afraid to play his game. Anyway, it really depends on Marat's mentality on the day. They played before and I saw the match and it was like this: Marat just having the edge, had some match points in the tiebreaker in the second, but didn't pull through, James Blake fighting hard, Blake diving for this ball at the net and making it: oh guess what, Blake wins the second set..then Blake wins the third 6-4.

Marat should have won that match. But he let it slip away.

So, if he does that on Sunday, there will be no Safin vs. Roddick.
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SAfin will win !! GO SAFIN !

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Marat will prevail this time.
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Re: Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO

i hope it will be safin, but have a feeling it might be blake
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Marat in 4, he's bound to be more confident after yesterday's match......allez!!
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Re: Safin v. Blake: The Hopman Cup Rematch at AO

I kind of want a Safin-Roddick matchup. A former US Open champ vs. the reigning champ. Two new balls duking it out. This would be an interesting contest. Have they played one another before? If so, what's the H2H?
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