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Players You Want To See In Nadal's Half Of The AO Draw?

Which players would you really be interested to see in Nadal's part of the upcoming Australian Open Draw?

In no particular order I hope he could potentially encounter the following players:

- Tomas Berdych *Because Berdych has the sort of game Nadal cannot handle and also because they despise each other*.

- James Blake *Same reason but I don't think theres any hate betwix them*

- Richard Gasquet

- Andy Murray

- Novak Djokovic *Nadal would prolly beat Both Murray and Djokovic but an encounter would be very interesting*.

- Xavier Malisse *basically just because of their recent Chennai encounter*

- Dmitry Tursunov *He played very well at the Hopman Cup and I'd like to see that hard hitting play against Nadal*

And of course Andy Roddick and Marat Safin *I don't think Nadal and Safin have ever played have they?*.


If only 2 of these players are in Nadal's part of the draw I very much doubt that we'll see another Federer-Nadal encounter.
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Re: Players You Want To See In Nadal's Half Of The AO Draw?

Berdych
Gasquet
Roddick
Safin

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Re: Players You Want To See In Nadal's Half Of The AO Draw?

Nalbandian
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Re: Players You Want To See In Nadal's Half Of The AO Draw?

Roddick
Safin
Davydenko
Blake
Berdych
Gasquet
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Re: Players You Want To See In Nadal's Half Of The AO Draw?

Gasquet - just to see if he can really challenge Nadal even on a faster court. I seriously doubt that, at least yet.

Nalbandian - same reason.

Davydenko - they had a nice match in TMS, and a match in AO could very well be a five setter. I'd give the slight edge to Nadal also in this one, but I'd be very happy if Kolya could laser himself all the way to the win.

PHM - with his head on it could be a very entertaining match.

Hewitt - Lleyton winning the first set and getting outgunned by Nadal in the next three.

Ljubo - Ivan to lose in five sets after taking the first two in a convincing manner.

Berdych - winning his 10th five setter of 10 against an inspired Rafa in the SF.

Karlovic - straightsetting Nadal 3 * 7-6 with 55 aces and 44 unreturnables Not that it would happen, but it would be too funny.

Safin, Roddick and Malisse - neither of them in self-destruction mode - I'd much rather see on Fed's half.


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Re: Players You Want To See In Nadal's Half Of The AO Draw?

All the players mentioned by the threadstarter- and also throw in Pim Pim and perhaps Youzhny just for the sake of it.
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Nalbandian
Yes him too although I don't think he has what it takes in between his ears to overcome Nadal. His serve is vulnerable so he won't be getting too many cheap points and will have to engage in many rallies- not an ideal position to be in with Rafa on the other side of the net.
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Oh yeah, I forgot about Youzhny.
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Re: Players You Want To See In Nadal's Half Of The AO Draw?

Gasquet
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Re: Players You Want To See In Nadal's Half Of The AO Draw?

The main draw is released 12pm Melbourne time Friday right?
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nadal's gonna get smoked
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Berdych. Please.

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Re: Players You Want To See In Nadal's Half Of The AO Draw?

Nalbandian
Safin
berdych

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Re: Players You Want To See In Nadal's Half Of The AO Draw?

What evil potential deathlists How could anyone be subjected to such a fate?

OTOH, I do like the look of Jaffas85's picks. Very interesting matches there, provided their heads are not sold separately...can't wait for the draw...

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