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Nadal vs. Djokovic who will win???

Any opinions?

Djokovic is a great player, but I still think Nadal can out-rally him and play better overall.

What do you guys think?

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Re: In a hypothetical final, how would Nadal fare vs. Djokovic?

he would(will) grind him into dust.

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Re: In a hypothetical final, how would Nadal fare vs. Djokovic?

I think Nadal wins this matchup in 2.

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i just want Nadal to lose, i dont care to who.

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Re: In a hypothetical final, how would Nadal fare vs. Djokovic?

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Any opinions?

Djokovic is a great player, but I still think Nadal can out-rally him and play better overall.

What do you guys think?
Lol, jumping the gun a little bit here don't ya think!

Murray may be injured, but at least wait a few hours until the match ends before hypothesising because if Dorkovic wins, then it won't be a hypothetical final any longer, it will be a reality.
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Re: In a hypothetical final, how would Nadal fare vs. Djokovic?

its kinda obvious... unless Murray actually WAS faking his injury last night

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its kinda obvious... unless Murray actually WAS faking his injury last night
Well if you watch the incident again, you'll see how far the ankle bends. The only thing that saved his ankle from breaking was the fact that his momentum took in the proper direction. So because of it, it's probably a sprain more than anything. Also when he comes up, he has a pretty big cut below the knee. So in all honesty I don't see how there was any faking being done. The fact that the cut was there, shows he had a pretty good fall, while you see the ankle bend severely under him.

Therefore no faking being done on Muzza's part. However the bigger problem was how it was when he woke up this morning, was it stiff, swollen, or did he have a lucky escape & manage to run it off over the course of the rest of the match.

I'd personally say that it's probably stiff & sore, so that must surely make Dorko the favourite. Although if Muzza's mobility is slightly restricted, then it may force him to be more aggressive. Guess it's only a matter of wait & see!
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Re: In a hypothetical final, how would Nadal fare vs. Djokovic?

We could shift gears a little and ask, "Which of the two babies might give Nadal more trouble?"

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Well if you watch the incident again, you'll see how far the ankle bends. The only thing that saved his ankle from breaking was the fact that his momentum took in the proper direction. So because of it, it's probably a sprain more than anything. Also when he comes up, he has a pretty big cut below the knee. So in all honesty I don't see how there was any faking being done. The fact that the cut was there, shows he had a pretty good fall, while you see the ankle bend severely under him.

Therefore no faking being done on Muzza's part. However the bigger problem was how it was when he woke up this morning, was it stiff, swollen, or did he have a lucky escape & manage to run it off over the course of the rest of the match.

I'd personally say that it's probably stiff & sore, so that must surely make Dorko the favourite. Although if Muzza's mobility is slightly restricted, then it may force him to be more aggressive. Guess it's only a matter of wait & see!
I was watching and I've rolled my ankle just like that a bunch of times, and I can tell you from firsthand experience that i didnt think it was a big deal at all until the next day. When the joint is still active and warm it doesnt hurt as much but once it has had time to cool, like after a night's rest, it becomes 100% more problematic. So although I have recently become a huge fan of Murray, I somewhat doubt his ability to come through against Djokovic tonight.

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We could shift gears a little and ask, "Which of the two babies might give Nadal more trouble?"
In truth, probably none here at IW. Murray could have done it at the AO but self-destructed. Don't think Dorko has played him before.

Murray was injured in the match vs Haas, played for nearly 3 hours. Then again tonight. So if he did make it to the final, there is no way I can see him being able to take out Nadal. Not only with the injury, but fitness wise as well. In that last match he looked too fresh. While Murray will probably be leg weary & dragging his heels tonight.

If Nadal was off form, then Dorko may have had a chance, but in truth, I don't even see him taking a set off Nadal given the way he played tonight should he get to the final.

Most likely, Haas would have probably had a bigger chance for me than Murray or Djokovic would. So can't honestly see either causing him too many probs in the final!
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Re: In a hypothetical final, how would Nadal fare vs. Djokovic?

If Nadal plays anything like he did today, Djokovic wouldn't give him much trouble. And even if Nadal doesn't play that well I just don't see Djokovic winning. It could get really close though.

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Re: In a hypothetical final, how would Nadal fare vs. Djokovic?

I don't see Djoko causing Rafa any problems if he gets to the final. I doubt Andy would be too difficult either if he wins tonight. Rafa is just playing too well at the moment.

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Well if you watch the incident again, you'll see how far the ankle bends. The only thing that saved his ankle from breaking was the fact that his momentum took in the proper direction. So because of it, it's probably a sprain more than anything. Also when he comes up, he has a pretty big cut below the knee. So in all honesty I don't see how there was any faking being done. The fact that the cut was there, shows he had a pretty good fall, while you see the ankle bend severely under him.

Therefore no faking being done on Muzza's part. However the bigger problem was how it was when he woke up this morning, was it stiff, swollen, or did he have a lucky escape & manage to run it off over the course of the rest of the match.

I'd personally say that it's probably stiff & sore, so that must surely make Dorko the favourite. Although if Muzza's mobility is slightly restricted, then it may force him to be more aggressive. Guess it's only a matter of wait & see!
Sure, it looked like it hurt at first. And I'm not saying it didn't bother him. But he was CLEARLY playing up the injured player drama. During points, he was moving fine and afterwards would quickly remember he was supposed to be injured. At one point, he hit a hard forehand (I think off a return, it definately wasn't after a strenuous rally), waited to see if it went in (it did), and quickly slumped down and started limping with a painful face (as if he forgot he cue for a second).

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Sure, it looked like it hurt at first. And I'm not saying it didn't bother him. But he was CLEARLY playing up the injured player drama. During points, he was moving fine and afterwards would quickly remember he was supposed to be injured. At one point, he hit a hard forehand (I think off a return, it definately wasn't after a strenuous rally), waited to see if it went in (it did), and quickly slumped down and started limping with a painful face (as if he forgot he cue for a second).
like i said before... the joint was still warm. if the injury was serious we will definitely be able to tell tonite.

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I think Nadal wins this matchup in 2.

Since the final will be a best-of-five affair, you could say "Rafa in 3."

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