On this point, I'll have to respectfully disagree with you (will wonders never cease?)
I don't mind a straight-foward assessment of Rafa's chances (though I don't think Marcos is going to overly trouble him). Rafa has trouble with Berdych - we all know it and mentioning that fact isn't Rafa-hatred, it's the truth. What I don't understand is the glee with which folks on here anticipate his downfall. Am I accustomed to it? Yep. Happens every tournament Rafa plays in. But I still think its crappy and unnecessary.
Perhaps your definition of hatred and mine are different...but taking pleasure in the very idea that a player will lose certainly doesn't qualify as goodwill in my book.
No problem Cheryl... as I already mentioned in that post, I added "Perhaps I'm getting used to it?"
when I posted that sentence of not seeing too
much hatred around - as a rethorical question which might put my thoughts in a different perspective.
And I very much agree with your point about the glee - you're right about that, and I don't understand nor like that either. But an assesment of why he perhaps won't make it - I don't have any problem with that at all.
(Not to forget that that same nasty glee appears from the 'other side' when Roger doesn't do very well, BTW.)
Oh, and btw, perhaps you missed that part - I'm quite convinced that Baggy won't be of any trouble to Rafa.