US Open 2R: Nalbandian vs. Safin, who will win? - MensTennisForums.com

View Poll Results: who will win?
Nalbandian in 3 5 3.65%
Nalbandian in 4 23 16.79%
Nalbandian in 5 13 9.49%
Safin in 5 29 21.17%
Safin in 4 58 42.34%
Safin in 3 9 6.57%
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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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US Open 2R: Nalbandian vs. Safin, who will win?

Who will win? Both players going through rough times, though one is the #4 in the world, while the other is #104.

Safin owns Nalbandian in the H2H by 5-1.

2004 Madrid AMS
Spain Hard F Safin 6-2 6-4 6-3

2004 Roland Garros
France Clay R16 Nalbandian 7-5 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3

2002 Paris TMS
France Carpet R32 Safin 6-3 6-2

2002 RUS v. ARG WG SF
Moscow, Russia Carpet RR Safin 7-6(3) 6-7(5) 6-0 6-3

2002 Roland Garros
France Clay R32 Safin 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-4

2002 Monte Carlo TMS
Monaco Clay R16 Safin 6-1 6-7(5) 6-2

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Nalbandian, so he gets to the semis and gets Ljubo out of #3

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There is no way this match will go shorter than 5 sets.

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nalby in 4, i hope

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Let's go Marat - GET YOUR SWAGGER BACK!!!
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Only god knows the answer to this one.

And I'm hoping it's Marat!
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Marat in 4

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This has the potential to be a blockbuster if both bring their brains to the match. I think Nalby has the edge so Nalby in 5.

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nalby in 4
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ONe of the most interesting 2nd round matchups that I can recall.
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Nalby in 4

Nalbandian is made for big matches. He will play at 100% against Marat!
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Marat is going to eat an unfit Nalbandian for dinner.
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Nalbandian, so he gets to the semis and gets Ljubo out of #3


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