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Nadal Will Now Cruise Into The Finals

SixPack
07-04-2007, 05:47 PM
Last year after his hard fought 5 setter against Kendrick he just found his groove and cruised. I think that 5 setter last year made him prepared for the rest of the tournament. I think this 5 setter against Soderling will help him alot in the rest of the tournament because he had to face alot of adversity to get through. Sure the draw is harder this time around but I think he will just get better as the tournament goes on. One of the reasons last year he only pushed Federer to 4 sets was because he didn't face any hard competition to get him prepared for Federer but this time around this stiff competition will get him prepared.

Kuhne
07-04-2007, 05:49 PM
Nadal will have to beat Youzny... in grass.. wont happen

The_Nadal_effect
07-04-2007, 05:52 PM
Yippee! :bounce:

Sixpack returns with a new thread! I always knew you'd come back! You're one of my fav trolls! :hug:

SixPack
07-04-2007, 05:53 PM
Nadal will have to beat Youzny... in grass.. wont happen

Okay we will see but I got Nadal winning in 3 sets.

Marek.
07-04-2007, 05:54 PM
Except for the fact that last year he didn't play any bad match-ups in his run while this year he plays one in the next round and potenially another in the QF's (if he gets there.)

It's all about the match ups man. It doesn't always boil down to fighting your heart out like many here believe.

the answer
07-04-2007, 05:55 PM
Last year he faced labadze, grandpa agassi, bogdanovic........ well I think you get my point by now.

jcempire
07-04-2007, 05:56 PM
Okay we will see but I got Nadal winning in 3 sets.

It's too early to said who can win.

I Hope Nadal can get another Final, Hopefull beat Roger this year.

But all this is just a dream, We got to see what's happen tommorrow

Maybe Even Roger can't get the Final, Who knows what's happen tommorrow

mickymouse
07-04-2007, 05:59 PM
He may get to the finals but he won't cruise to the finals. How many times was Nadal broken in last year's Wimbledon before the finals? Just compare that number with his match against Soderling. Someone with a good return and forehand will be able to wreak havoc on his service games.

yana
07-04-2007, 06:00 PM
He surely doesn't need a jinx right now.

Warrior
07-04-2007, 06:02 PM
Lmao!!!!

Jimnik
07-04-2007, 06:03 PM
He'll also demolish Federer 6-4 6-0 7-5 when he gets there.

guga2120
07-04-2007, 06:05 PM
He almost got beat by Soderling, so how the hell is he going to cruise when he has to play actual good players now?

Mansave_75
07-04-2007, 06:09 PM
Let's see what's happen but it's very though to win him in a best of 5 sets match...and Youznhy will have to play his best.

Kalliopeia
07-04-2007, 06:19 PM
It is good though that he finished quickly, they only played 20 minutes or so, and he's bound to be relieved that this is over with and he can move on. But I don't think it can be compared to the Kendrick match because of the way it was fractured and because he's potentially facing two players who have gotten the better of him more than once in the past year on faster courts, unlike last year. Personally I wouldn't be too surprised if he loses tomorrow, or Friday. I sure will be pleased if he doesn't, though. :)

anon57
07-04-2007, 06:26 PM
The biggest obstacle in Nadal's path to the final will be Berdych if he has to face him. There are other players that could trouble him as well but if Nadal plays well he can defeat most of them. I don't think he will cruise to the final but he's a good shot if he plays well.

CyBorg
07-04-2007, 06:36 PM
Nadal will have to beat Youzny... in grass.. wont happen

I like Nadal over Youzhny, although it won't be easy. After that, however things will get very tough with likely matchups against Berdych and I would think Hewitt.

Lleyton I think would be the real test. Berdych is very good, but prone to lapses - that being said, Berdych can't wait to knock Rafa out and he has the ideal skillset to do just that.

Whatever happens, if Rafa makes it to the finals he'll get an A+ from just about any expert.

connectolove
07-04-2007, 06:47 PM
Let's see what's happen but it's very though to win him in a best of 5 sets match...and Youznhy will have to play his best.

I don't think that Youzny has to play his best, I think that Nadal has to play his best! He is still a fish out of water when we talk any surface other than clay. I love the guy and I want him to win but i am not sure that he has the weapons.:shrug:

Rogiman
07-04-2007, 06:49 PM
:spit:

Cervantes
07-04-2007, 06:51 PM
So you have inside information Bjorkman will beat Berdych? How reliable is this info, cause I'd sure like to bet if you can guarantee that result.

connectolove
07-04-2007, 06:51 PM
I like Nadal over Youzhny, although it won't be easy. After that, however things will get very tough with likely matchups against Berdych and I would think Hewitt.

Lleyton I think would be the real test. Berdych is very good, but prone to lapses - that being said, Berdych can't wait to knock Rafa out and he has the ideal skillset to do just that.

Whatever happens, if Rafa makes it to the finals he'll get an A+ from just about any expert.

If Rafa wins to Youzny and gets to play against Berdych, well, then he is really in trouble. I am not particularly fond of Berdych but he has Nadal's number on fast surfaces and he ENJOYS it very much when he beats the Spaniard. I think that some players are just a little bit jealous of Nadal's "darling" popularity.

Deivid23
07-04-2007, 06:58 PM
It won´t happen

CyBorg
07-04-2007, 07:12 PM
Nadal could still get lucky.

I think he'll beat Youzhny and it's possible that Berdych will choke to Bjorkman (a winnable QF for Nadal). Thereafter if Hewitt somehow loses along the way (I would be surprised) and Rafa faces Djoko or Marcos in the semi I can definitely see a pathway to the final. Both of those guys are pretty green. Djoko has looked a bit loco for much of the tournament and doesn't appear ready to make the finals. And Marcos is Marcos.

Berdych/Hewitt seems like sure death, though.

guga2120
07-04-2007, 07:14 PM
Berdych/Hewitt seems like sure death, though. i wouldn't say sure death, but i can not see him beating either one on grass right now.

RagingLamb
07-04-2007, 07:18 PM
I like Nadal over Youzhny, although it won't be easy. After that, however things will get very tough with likely matchups against Berdych and I would think Hewitt.

Lleyton I think would be the real test. Berdych is very good, but prone to lapses - that being said, Berdych can't wait to knock Rafa out and he has the ideal skillset to do just that.

Whatever happens, if Rafa makes it to the finals he'll get an A+ from just about any expert.

that's for sure. except maybe the super experts on this forum, they will still write him off.

Blue Heart24
07-04-2007, 07:47 PM
Berdych will beat him.He has a big serve,like Soderling,but he is also much better then him in rallies.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
07-04-2007, 08:50 PM
I don't think Hewitt is a sure death. But if he plays Berdych, really it's Berdych's match to lose. If that match happens the bookies will overrate Nadal's chances and I will be down to put some money on Tomas.

Blue Heart24
07-04-2007, 08:54 PM
So you have inside information Bjorkman will beat Berdych? How reliable is this info, cause I'd sure like to bet if you can guarantee that result.

Dont waste your money mate.

That's just some crap.

Berdych will eat Bjorkman.And that's only a warm up for Nadal.

Fergie
07-04-2007, 08:55 PM
Funny thread :rolls:

Preston
07-04-2007, 08:59 PM
Though I'll be cheering for him, I will not assume by any stretch of the imagination that he will "Cruise" to the Final. If fact I kind of doubt he'll make it. When you look at the rest of his half, it really doesn't look promising. Meaning he doesn't have many favorable match ups. Lets look ahead, shall we:


He WILL have to face Youzhny who has beaten him on the last two non-Clay courts they've met on.

Then he'll MOST LIKELY have to face Berdych who has also beaten him on the last 2 non-Clay courts they've met on. And who has only been beaten by the 'King of Grass' (Federer) on grass in the last 2 seasons.

Then he'll LIKELY have to face Djokovic who has already beaten him once this year, and who's by far playing as the best player not named Fed & Nadal this season.

And even if he doesn't play Djokovic, he MAY face Hewitt who was the 2002 Wimbledon Champion, and a 2005 Semi-Finalist.

And lastly even if he fortunately ends up facing Davy or Bags in the Semi's, that will not be a walk in the park either.

kobulingam
07-04-2007, 09:02 PM
ESPN says Rafa/Youzhny will be on Court 2 (Chris Fowler mentioned it now). No official word from Wimbledon website yet.

Court 2 is faster than CC and C1, so this might come into play tomorrow.

scarecrows
07-04-2007, 09:06 PM
ESPN says Rafa/Youzhny will be on Court 2 (Chris Fowler mentioned it now). No official word from Wimbledon website yet.

Court 2 is faster than CC and C1, so this might come into play tomorrow.

conspiracy :armed:

Marek.
07-04-2007, 09:11 PM
The tournament directors are clearly Fedtards. They're doing everything in their power to make sure he doesn't get to the final.

megadeth
07-04-2007, 10:49 PM
didn't think sixpack was a rafatard before :p

um, that won't happen dude. losing to a mahut back in queens, struggling against soderling, and now a matchagainst another big server with another one potentially in the QF if he gets there, i doubt it!

you also have to consider that it could be djoko waiting in the SF

Johnny Groove
07-04-2007, 10:52 PM
six pack just needs to fucking retire from MTF after this retarded thread. Come back after some brain cells have appeared

BlakeorHenman
07-04-2007, 10:58 PM
didn't think sixpack was a rafatard before :p

um, that won't happen dude. losing to a mahut back in queens, struggling against soderling, and now a matchagainst another big server with another one potentially in the QF if he gets there, i doubt it!

you also have to consider that it could be djoko waiting in the SF

Even if it's Hewitt instead of Djoko, I think Lleyton even has the edge on grass.

Byrd
07-04-2007, 11:15 PM
Rafatard makes a jinx thread, LoL.

Sunset of Age
07-04-2007, 11:51 PM
six pack just needs to fucking retire from MTF after this retarded thread. Come back after some brain cells have appeared

Ah, Jonathan, give the guy a break? ;)

Raf DOES have a chance, no? :angel:

Johnny Groove
07-04-2007, 11:53 PM
Ah, Jonathan, give the guy a break? ;)

Raf DOES have a chance, no? :angel:

He has a chance, but i dont see how Misha/Berdych/Nole/Hewitt is "cruising" into the finals.

Marek.
07-04-2007, 11:54 PM
six pack just needs to fucking retire from MTF after this retarded thread. Come back after some brain cells have appeared

If SixPack left, another would arise to take his place. He has filled the void left by Just Cause. There surely must have been someone that started such :retard:ed threads before JC?

Merton
07-04-2007, 11:56 PM
Cruise? No way. He has a chance if he survives tomorrow and then faces Jonas and Marcos but it will not happen.

SixPack
07-05-2007, 12:25 AM
Nadal if your listening, use these people who are saying you will lose to Youzhny as motivation. Youzhny while tough is beatable. The key to beating Youzhny, Nadal is to go on the attack right away with your lethal forehand and try not get into baseline rallies with him because he is one of the top baseline players in the world on non-clay surfaces. On your service game, don't be shocked if Youzhny gets alot of returns in play, that's his style but it's not an attacking return like Hewitt, Federer, Agassi so try to end the points ASAP. Make every serve directed towards his backhand because while his backhand is better than his forehand, that's not the case in his return game. He leaves his slice backhand short so punish this right away. If you must get into rallies with him, then hit your inside to outside forehand to his forehand side because that is his weaker side. Also on our return game, attack his second serve because he likes to serve to his opponents backhand side but he doesn't put much kick on it, so you can run around and attack it with your forehand and hit it to his forehand. So remember these key points Nadal. Serve to his backhand side and end rallies quickly by going on the attack because he leaves balls short. If you must get into a rally, then hit everything to his weaker side his forehand side. Remember Youzhny is not a great server like Soderling, Sampras, Kendrick, Roddick, etc. he's a notch below so you can break him often, good luck!

ugotlobbed
07-05-2007, 12:28 AM
lol are u stupid or just havnt seen the draw, nadal prob cant or dont want to read english

Johnny Groove
07-05-2007, 12:29 AM
lol are u stupid or just havnt seen the draw, nadal prob cant or dont want to read english

:retard: With that comment alone, you have solidified your troll status as well as your "I have no fucking idea about tennis" status

RickDaStick
07-05-2007, 12:32 AM
:retard: With that comment alone, you have solidified your troll status as well as your "I have no fucking idea about tennis" status

Johnny boy, you seem very frustrated lately. Whats wrong? I would think Miami would be big enough of a place to find a guy of your liking.

Baghdatis72
07-05-2007, 12:34 AM
Nadal will probably beat Youzhny in 5 sets and lose to Berdych in straight sets like 5-7 3-6 6-7(4) :p

Marek.
07-05-2007, 12:35 AM
Nadal if your listening, use these people who are saying you will lose to Youzhny as motivation. Youzhny while tough is beatable. The key to beating Youzhny, Nadal is to go on the attack right away with your lethal forehand and try not get into baseline rallies with him because he is one of the top baseline players in the world on non-clay surfaces. On your service game, don't be shocked if Youzhny gets alot of returns in play, that's his style but it's not an attacking return like Hewitt, Federer, Agassi so try to end the points ASAP. Make every serve directed towards his backhand because while his backhand is better than his forehand, that's not the case in his return game. He leaves his slice backhand short so punish this right away. If you must get into rallies with him, then hit your inside to outside forehand to his forehand side because that is his weaker side. Also on our return game, attack his second serve because he likes to serve to his opponents backhand side but he doesn't put much kick on it, so you can run around and attack it with your forehand and hit it to his forehand. So remember these key points Nadal. Serve to his backhand side and end rallies quickly by going on the attack because he leaves balls short. If you must get into a rally, then hit everything to his weaker side his forehand side. Remember Youzhny is not a great server like Soderling, Sampras, Kendrick, Roddick, etc. he's a notch below so you can break him often, good luck!

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Post of the year!:worship:

Sunset of Age
07-05-2007, 12:35 AM
He has a chance, but i dont see how Misha/Berdych/Nole/Hewitt is "cruising" into the finals.

I don't see that either. Still I believe Raf has a good chance.
In contrary to many I think he's a pretty good grass court player.
Besides that, Misha isn't at his 100% (he's been suffering some non-described back injury), Tomás often forgets to install his *brains* before playing a match, Nole isn't that much of a wonder on grass either, and Lleyton? :rolleyes: okay, let's just see how far he gets.

Raf has a GOOD chance no less. As for me, I can't wait for another Rogi-Rafa final. :angel:

Johnny Groove
07-05-2007, 12:41 AM
Johnny boy, you seem very frustrated lately. Whats wrong? I would think Miami would be big enough of a place to find a guy of your liking.

another implication from you of my sexuality, continually proving just how insecure you yourself are. Well done, mate

caleb_123
07-05-2007, 04:11 AM
easy now for Nadal?.... what are you an idiot, the russian will be confidence against nadal so it will be a tough match, if he gets through then he faces Berydch who in my opinion has no fear of Nadal game and is one of the few guys who look forward to playing him.
Berdych for alot of critics is a future number one, has a great serve and penatrating strokes on both wings only weakness is his mental game if he gets that right then watch out.

The_Nadal_effect
07-05-2007, 07:09 AM
When GWH get tire of objectivity, he become Sixpack, no? ;)
GWH:hug:



Just kidding! :lol:

Stensland
07-05-2007, 07:31 AM
whoa, how come rafa's gonna play on court 2?! last year's runner-up vs. a guy who's crushed him several times is no centre-court-material? those guys at wimby must be kidding. instead of rafa they put kuznetsova on centre court. weird stuff...

Turquoise
07-05-2007, 09:25 AM
Cruise? No. Really tough draw for him. Both Youzhny and Berdych(potentially) have his number, albeit on different surfaces. I suspect that making it through the draw is tougher than actually facing Federer in the final.

In fact, if he makes it to the final, he will win the championship. Out of sheer motivation, combativeness and the fact that he's not afraid of Federer.

Baghdatis72
07-05-2007, 09:34 AM
whoa, how come rafa's gonna play on court 2?! last year's runner-up vs. a guy who's crushed him several times is no centre-court-material? those guys at wimby must be kidding. instead of rafa they put kuznetsova on centre court. weird stuff...

Obviously some of the organizers have the same knowledge about tennis as De Villiers and since Nadal made some bad comments about the organizers yesterday I guess that he is no longer a loved tennis boy for the posh organizers of the royal and traditional Wimbledon. They rather show a boys match live or a mixed doubles match if it includes British players rather than top mens singles and they proved it in the last 2 days by actually doing it. Also the women's singles seem to be extremely important to the organizers too but I can't figure out why yet.

In 1 word: Pathetic :help:

jasmin
07-05-2007, 01:00 PM
Nadal is the luckiest man in tennis imo.

bokehlicious
07-05-2007, 01:11 PM
I can't see anyone taking him down... Congrats on your 1st Wimbly title, you fuckin animal :yeah: :worship:

Forehander
07-05-2007, 01:16 PM
nono. berdych will win out.

bokehlicious
07-05-2007, 01:17 PM
nono. berdych will win out.

Dream on...

No chances obviously :sad:

CyBorg
07-05-2007, 01:28 PM
Ooooh, la-la - Nadal trolls see to live another day! ;)

Rafa = Fed Killa
07-05-2007, 02:36 PM
Obviously some of the organizers have the same knowledge about tennis as De Villiers and since Nadal made some bad comments about the organizers yesterday I guess that he is no longer a loved tennis boy for the posh organizers of the royal and traditional Wimbledon. They rather show a boys match live or a mixed doubles match if it includes British players rather than top mens singles and they proved it in the last 2 days by actually doing it. Also the women's singles seem to be extremely important to the organizers too but I can't figure out why yet.

In 1 word: Pathetic :help:

Great Post.

Wimbledon organizers are the stupidest people on Earth.

Auscon
07-05-2007, 02:38 PM
Well Lleytons out, so heres hoping he does cruize to the finals now :)

bokehlicious
07-05-2007, 02:43 PM
Wimbledon organizers are the stupidest people on Earth.

No. Fedtards are worse.

Rafa = Fed Killa
07-05-2007, 02:43 PM
No. Fedtards are worse.

Sadly they aren't.

Mansave_75
07-05-2007, 03:08 PM
Another step on, only 2 steps more and he will be in the final!

bokehlicious
07-05-2007, 03:11 PM
3 more to go Rafito ! VAMOS ! :rocker2:

SixPack
07-05-2007, 05:01 PM
Not exactly how I planned it but Nadal did cruise in the last 3 sets. I thought that Nadal still might be tired from his match with Soderling that's why he was rusty the first 2 sets. After Nadal got in a groove, ligts out, Youzhny had no chance. Nadal is special because he gains more energy as the match goes on, he is truly something special.

The_Nadal_effect
07-05-2007, 05:05 PM
Nadal is special because he gains more energy as the match goes on, he is truly something special.

I agree! :yeah:


What's gone wrong with you? Where is vintage Sixpack?

knightsky
07-05-2007, 05:07 PM
Nadal managed to CRUISE through in 5 sets!

safin-rules-no.1
07-05-2007, 05:08 PM
Another step on, only 2 steps more and he will be in the final!

Berdych will end this madness :)

Marek.
07-05-2007, 05:09 PM
Not exactly how I planned it but Nadal did cruise in the last 3 sets. I thought that Nadal still might be tired from his match with Soderling that's why he was rusty the first 2 sets. After Nadal got in a groove, ligts out, Youzhny had no chance. Nadal is special because he gains more energy as the match goes on, he is truly something special.

Youzhny had no chance because his injury came into play. Surely you don't believe Nadal would have destroyed him like that if he was 100%, do you?

SixPack
07-05-2007, 05:12 PM
Youzhny had no chance because his injury came into play. Surely you don't believe Nadal would have destroyed him like that if he was 100%, do you?

No but the reason he got injured was because he had to much so muhc effort in the first 2 sets to win those sets. Like it or not, stamina and staying injury free is part of ths game. Some players get injured because they have to work harder to beat somebody than other players. It's a part of this game like it or not, grand slam tennis is 5 sets instead of 3 sets for a reason.

Marek.
07-05-2007, 05:19 PM
No but the reason he got injured was because he had to much so muhc effort in the first 2 sets to win those sets. Like it or not, stamina and staying injury free is part of ths game. Some players get injured because they have to work harder to beat somebody than other players. It's a part of this game like it or not, grand slam tennis is 5 sets instead of 3 sets for a reason.

He got injured because he has a chronic back injury. Most people were surprised he was able to win the first two sets. He was actually lucky to have made it out of the third round but the rain helped him there. No such luck today.

Nadal deserved this win fair and square but it all didn't come down to him changing his tactics that won him the match. Youzhny was hitting with less pace off the ground and on his serve and that cost him. Nadal didn't magically become a better returner in the last three sets. That just doesn't happen.