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Will Nadal Defend MC, Rome and RG for the 2nd straight year?

kyleskywalker007
04-20-2007, 06:12 AM
U think he can win MC, Rome, and RG for the 3rd straight year? His chances look strong now........
Oh, and Barcelona too...

kobulingam
04-20-2007, 06:32 AM
What about Barcelona?


The only possible problem I see for Nadal is possible burnout before RG. He isn't coming into the clay season with several months of rest like last year.

Adler
04-20-2007, 06:42 AM
Hmm... because of emotional reasons it's not likely he'll skip Barca. That means a burnout is possible, as we've seen last year. He's won RG and he wasn't under a serious threat there, but he struggled sometimes and the competition is stronger this year IMO

kyleskywalker007
04-20-2007, 06:50 AM
Yeah, good point about the burnout issue. Anyway, i didnīt put Barcelona in that list because i wanted to stick with what really matters: AMS and Grand Slams.

kobulingam
04-20-2007, 07:17 AM
Yeah, good point about the burnout issue. Anyway, i didnīt put Barcelona in that list because i wanted to stick with what really matters: AMS and Grand Slams.

Nadal from Spain, no? I think Barcelona matters more to Nadal than several AMS tournaments on the tour.

Medina
04-20-2007, 07:20 AM
i say no... I think there will be a new champion :)

Allez
04-20-2007, 07:25 AM
He'll walk it. People were saying the same things last year about him burning out but he demolished all opposition on the dirt. His only competition last year was Rogi, but this year Roger's not been on top form since maybe the Australian Open and he's never beaten Nadal on clay. Who's going to challenge him ? Djokovic and Murray have yet to prove themselves on this surface. None of the Spanish and South American players can beat him. Safin and Hewitt are lost causes. Youzhny and Gonzo are struggling. In fact the entire top 10 (aside from Nole) has been struggling. The usual roasters as well. Can't see anyone interrupting this guy's clay record this year. Perhaps next year Coria will come back with an improved serve and Canas' hunger and muscles :shrug:

bokehlicious
04-20-2007, 07:31 AM
He'll run undefeated for the rest of his career :cool: BAMOS ! :rocker2:

Medina
04-20-2007, 07:32 AM
He'll walk it. People were saying the same things last year about him burning out but he demolished all opposition on the dirt. His only competition last year was Rogi, but this year Roger's not been on top form since maybe the Australian Open and he's never beaten Nadal on clay. Who's going to challenge him ? Djokovic and Murray have yet to prove themselves on this surface. Non of the Spanish and South American players can beat him. Safin and Hewitt are lost causes. Youzhny and Gonzo are struggling. In fact the entire top 10 (aside from Nole) has been struggling. The usual roasters as well. Can't see anyone interrupting this guy's clay record this year. Perhaps next year Coria will come back with an improved serve and Canas' hunger and muscles :shrug:

Ferrero... OR gasquet in my opinion

Allez
04-20-2007, 07:35 AM
Ferrero... OR gasquet in my opinion

Ferrero ? You kidding right ? Gasquet doesn't have the stamina to go toe to toe with Nadal especially over 5 sets which is what he would need to beat Nadal @ RG.

jazar
04-20-2007, 07:45 AM
nope, he will lose at least 1 match. when he comes up against igor andreev

Medina
04-20-2007, 08:14 AM
nope, he will lose at least 1 match. when he comes up against igor andreev

[16] J Ferrero (ESP) d I Andreev (RUS) 63 63

Adler
04-20-2007, 09:01 AM
this year Roger's not been on top form since maybe the Australian Open
yeah, and Nadal was on top form for sure :)

the competition is stronger. it's still very difficult to defeat Nadal, but don't say it's impossible

Loremaster
04-20-2007, 09:20 AM
The way he is playing right now is awesome, if he keeps it up he will do that.
Making TMS finals and Barcelona final best of 3 sets laso helps a lot. so far he isn't tired at all at Monte Carlo , also burnout is not a real possibility he can skip Hamburg if he wins Rome to recharge before French Open last year he made it playing more sets finals including that marathon in Rome and still look strong in Paris he had some hard matches (especially against Mathieu) but was never in postion to losing at RG , in fact he wasn't in danger of losing match at RG since his first victory.

Is comeptition stronger this year ?? I don't think so
1.Almagra hasn't imporved so much
2.Federer is in bad form he can peak but right now he is not Federer from year ago on clay courts
3. Nalbandian :help: :help:
4.Safin :help:
5. Davydenko totally off form
6. Robredo has no weapons to win a set with him
7. Canas plays the same game but Rafa is doing it many times better

OK Djokoivc can be hard but I still like Rafa chances on clay against Djoko espeically in best of 5 match
Berdych could be threat but maybe in Rome where courts play faster , no way on RG I don't see Berdych winning on clay with Nadal in best of 5 match

Horatio Caine
04-20-2007, 10:05 AM
Streaks invariably come to an end at some point...sometimes when, and to whom, you're least expecting... ;)

I think he is a due loss over the next 2 months...could even be Federer / Berdych / Soderling this week. After all, the matches are best-of-3 sets which gives them more of a shot at him imo.

Jimnik
04-20-2007, 10:44 AM
Easily. And he'll probably add Hamburg too.

BORO77
04-20-2007, 11:01 AM
Little Rafa will beat them all, his streak will go over 100 matches:worship:

The_Nadal_effect
04-20-2007, 03:05 PM
He'll run undefeated for the rest of his career :cool: BAMOS ! :rocker2:

JMP! Whats with the drifting loyalty;) ? You're blowing with the favorable wind, so now its clay. After RG, its grass....Slick and smart :lol:!

kyleskywalker007
04-20-2007, 04:34 PM
I sincerely hope he doesnīt win any of them..........

marcRD
04-20-2007, 04:54 PM
Is comeptition stronger this year ?? I don't think so
1.Almagra hasn't imporved so much
2.Federer is in bad form he can peak but right now he is not Federer from year ago on clay courts
3. Nalbandian :help: :help:
4.Safin :help:
5. Davydenko totally off form
6. Robredo has no weapons to win a set with him
7. Canas plays the same game but Rafa is doing it many times better

OK Djokoivc can be hard but I still like Rafa chances on clay against Djoko espeically in best of 5 match
Berdych could be threat but maybe in Rome where courts play faster , no way on RG I don't see Berdych winning on clay with Nadal in best of 5 match

I agree Nalby, Safin and Davydenko are totaly off form and Robredo and Canas have no weapons to beat him. On the other hand I dont think Federer is worse than last year, his backhand is definetly improved, but I think he hasnt improved enought to beat Nadal on clay, maybe in RG. Soon we'll see how Berdych matches up against Nadal and Djokovic does have the game to beat Nadal. So there are threats and Nadal will have to survive all of them, personaly I think he will lose one of the lesser tournaments but go on to win RG anyway.

kyleskywalker007
04-25-2007, 09:19 PM
He already won MC, three to go now......:mad:

guga2120
04-25-2007, 09:35 PM
MC,done, i think he will defend RG, but lose in Rome to Federer in the final.

Jimnik
04-25-2007, 10:27 PM
He might lose a few sets in Rome. I would love to see him play Blake at some stage.

Sunset of Age
04-26-2007, 01:01 AM
Why not? Being in form as he obviously is right now, I'd say - YES. :yeah:

TMJordan
04-26-2007, 01:02 AM
Why not? Being in form as he obviously is right now, I'd say - YES. :yeah:

I'll tell you why not, brick wall named Willy Canas.

adee-gee
04-26-2007, 01:07 AM
He might lose a few sets in Rome. I would love to see him play Blake at some stage.
Dude, are you seriously suggesting Blake would have a chance against Nadal on clay? :lol:

guga2120
04-26-2007, 02:08 AM
Dude, are you seriously suggesting Blake would have a chance against Nadal on clay? :lol:

Blake plays him better than anybody, i would be intrested to see what would happen if they play in Rome, i think Nadal would win, even though, Blake moves very well, and is not that bad of a clay courter.

Marek.
04-26-2007, 02:18 AM
Blake plays him better than anybody, i would be intrested to see what would happen if they play in Rome, i think Nadal would win, even though, Blake moves very well, and is not that bad of a clay courter.

If Blake moves and plays his absolute best and Nadal makes more UE's than normal then I could see Blake pulling the upset. That's if it's at Rome and Blake doesn't go out to some qualifier first.

kyleskywalker007
04-26-2007, 05:09 AM
Mmm, i just donīt see Blake defeating Nadal on clay. The only possible contenders here gotta be Federer (he will always be a threat for him,most of their matches on clay have been very close -i said most-), Caņas, or a super-charged Djokovic...
Thatīs it, the rest are pure mortals against an inspired Rafa, even against a plain Rafa........

kobulingam
04-26-2007, 05:58 AM
Mmm, i just donīt see Blake defeating Nadal on clay. The only possible contenders here gotta be Federer (he will always be a threat for him,most of their matches on clay have been very close -i said most-), Caņas, or a super-charged Djokovic...
Thatīs it, the rest are pure mortals against an inspired Rafa, even against a plain Rafa........


Blake could have troubled Rafa early in RG last year, because the clay was playing ultra fast. The organizers didn't lay enough clay on the court for the first couple matches, and Rafa was even troubled by Soldering (and complaing throughout the match about the lack of clay).

kyleskywalker007
04-26-2007, 06:12 AM
Blake could have troubled Rafa early in RG last year, because the clay was playing ultra fast. The organizers didn't lay enough clay on the court for the first couple matches, and Rafa was even troubled by Soldering (and complaing throughout the match about the lack of clay).

Blake COULD HAVE trouble Rafa.....
Could have
Could have

Please, speculating about the future is playing with luck most of the time, but speculating about the past, and what COULD HAVE happened is pointless.

Yet here we are, speculating about Nadal in this thread......:wavey:

azza
04-26-2007, 06:17 AM
No he has to fumble somehwere its just natural u cant beat everyone.

RonE
04-26-2007, 06:19 AM
Never in doubt.

jazar
04-26-2007, 07:41 AM
he most certainly will not. its all going to catch up to him at RG in the semis

Burrow
04-26-2007, 08:07 AM
nope, dont think so.

Byrd
04-26-2007, 08:17 AM
I have a feeling Rafa might burn out by RG with the amount of tournaments hes playing in such a small time, Mallorca exho,Monte carlo singles & doubles,barcelona singles & doubles,Rome singles and doubles (?),hamburg singles and doubles (?) and then 7 best of 5 set matches at RG. Even if he does pull through his second part of the year will be strenous and expect alot of withdrawals. That's why I expect him to pull out of Hamburg maybe.

scarecrows
04-26-2007, 08:21 AM
I have a feeling Rafa might burn out by RG with the amount of tournaments hes playing in such a small time, Mallorca exho,Monte carlo singles & doubles,barcelona singles & doubles,Rome singles and doubles (?),hamburg singles and doubles (?) and then 7 best of 5 set matches at RG. Even if he does pull through his second part of the year will be strenous and expect alot of withdrawals. That's why I expect him to pull out of Hamburg maybe.

if he keeps winning 6-1 6-2 or similar scores he wont get burned out

Byrd
04-26-2007, 08:26 AM
if he keeps winning 6-1 6-2 or similar scores he wont get burned out


You have a point, but adding doubles to his schedule and playing so many tournaments back to back is generally not smart even if he is winning so easily, as it wil catch up eventually.

lisaplenske
04-26-2007, 08:49 AM
I think he will.He play well even if it could be even better.About the burnout I dont think it willhappen.He like playing much and have a huge confidence.
Dont know if he will loose to someone but it seems that he has all the weapons to stay unbeaten.

Veronique
04-26-2007, 12:23 PM
You won't see him in Hamburg this year. After winning Rome, he's going to take a couple of weeks off and prepare for the big prize.

adee-gee
04-26-2007, 02:11 PM
Ferrer is the biggest threat at the moment.

rafagirlno1
04-26-2007, 02:19 PM
You won't see him in Hamburg this year. After winning Rome, he's going to take a couple of weeks off and prepare for the big prize.

thts my gut feeling too .after rome take two weeks off ,and get ready for french open and to retain the RG :cool:

Roger The Great
04-26-2007, 02:39 PM
I think he will. Who would beat him? :shrug: I just don't know if that player is out there right now. Of course, stranger things have happened.

ycpg
04-26-2007, 02:45 PM
I think he will. Who would beat him? :shrug: I just don't know if that player is out there right now. Of course, stranger things have happened.


:worship: :worship:

voce this certainty, I find that it will go

Blue Heart24
04-26-2007, 04:13 PM
I'm affraid yes

MaryWalsh
04-26-2007, 09:15 PM
I think so. I hope so.

LeChuck
04-26-2007, 09:20 PM
Yes he will. Achieving the Monte-Carlo-Barcelona-Rome-French Open quadruple for 3 consecutive years really would be an amazing feat.

explicit
04-26-2007, 10:17 PM
I would like to see him defend all of them, but I am not too sure about Rome.

Could anyone tell me what is the speed of clay in Hamburg, compared to MC and Rome?

Jade Fox
04-26-2007, 10:22 PM
I would like to see him defend all of them, but I am not too sure about Rome.

Could anyone tell me what is the speed of clay in Hamburg, compared to MC and Rome?

Hamburg is said to be sloooooow. And cold. Rome is the fastest of all the MS clay tournies.

LeChuck
04-26-2007, 10:23 PM
I would like to see him defend all of them, but I am not too sure about Rome.

Could anyone tell me what is the speed of clay in Hamburg, compared to MC and Rome?

In order of speed from fastest to slowest, it is:
1 - Rome
2 - Monte-Carlo
3 - Hamburg

The cold, damp conditions at Hamburg help to make the courts there play very slow.
If Nadal wins the title at Rome, it's safe to say that he'll skip Hamburg again and get two weeks rest for the French Open.

neme6
04-26-2007, 10:27 PM
that's weird, Hamburg is the only clay tms that Roger has ever won, he did it 3 times and it is the slowest, I'm surprised.

Veronique
04-26-2007, 10:31 PM
that's weird, Hamburg is the only clay tms that Roger has ever won, he did it 3 times and it is the slowest, I'm surprised.

He did it and will do it again this year b/c Rafa won't show up. :)

kobulingam
04-26-2007, 10:34 PM
Will Rafa pull out of doubles? I mean, I know he wants to help his childhood friend earn a few bucks, but damn, why not sign a cheque over to him?

kobulingam
04-26-2007, 10:36 PM
that's weird, Hamburg is the only clay tms that Roger has ever won, he did it 3 times and it is the slowest, I'm surprised.

The thing is, Hamburg is slow but the surface is very hard and less slippery. So Federer finds that his movement is very good on that surface which more than makes up for the slowness of the clay.

A place like Monte Carlo or RG, is slow but still slippery = bad for Fed in both regards.

Jim Jones
04-26-2007, 11:18 PM
that's weird, Hamburg is the only clay tms that Roger has ever won, he did it 3 times and it is the slowest, I'm surprised.
That's because Roger can play on clay. :)

rafagirlno1
04-26-2007, 11:20 PM
Will Rafa pull out of doubles? I mean, I know he wants to help his childhood friend earn a few bucks, but damn, why not sign a cheque over to him?

i can see and understand ur concern :hug:
dont worry Rafa will be fine and besides his matches both singles and doubles are not tht long to be tht concerned. he and his camp would know how he feels and maybe he feels fine and wants to improve on his net skills a bit more .
plus i am confident he will take couple of weeks of for RG like the last 2 yrs :)

ycpg
04-26-2007, 11:27 PM
Nadal's game is tailor-made for clay. The mental aspect merely allows him to continually play his style with maximum efficiency.

The_Nadal_effect
04-27-2007, 12:19 PM
Nadal's game is tailor-made for clay. The mental aspect merely allows him to continually play his style with maximum efficiency.

:nerner:

Read the quote from my signature to know what the Master says about Rafa's game, you ignorant poop.

Sexysova
04-27-2007, 04:19 PM
I hope he won't defend all ;)

Black Adam
04-27-2007, 04:34 PM
He might add Hambourg if he plays it.

Stensland
04-27-2007, 04:48 PM
i don't see anyone having a chance to beat him. roger needs to have a superb day to come close and i doubt that he'll have one. apart from roger, there's nobody out there.

he'll drop 2 sets on his way to the rg crown though. ;)

thiaela
04-27-2007, 05:03 PM
I think that he is gonna win.
But I really hope no, he needs a time out, just one chance to others wins