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Can anyone stop a Federer/Coria final, or is it inevitable?

Leo
05-29-2004, 12:28 AM
Can Moya do it? Nope, he's owned by Coria, whose game matches up well against Moya on clay, so he won't be getting past the quarterfinals.

Nalbandian? Nah, he's not as good as clay and he's lost his last two meetings with Federer.

Safin? No, he can't beat Federer at all.

Costa? Maybe.

Any other possibilities, or do we already known what to expect next Sunday?

TheGrandstand
05-29-2004, 12:30 AM
If somebody is going to beat Federer it will happen tomorrow against Guga Kuerten. Will it happen? There is a good chance as Kuerten knows what it takes to win at Roland Garros.

As for Coria, he's set, in my opinion. It's his tournament to lose and he's playing like the champion to be.

WyveN
05-29-2004, 12:33 AM
Moya looked far sharper then Coria yesterday.

I have not seen Carlos in such good clay court form for a very long time.

If the two meet, I think I might give the edge to Moya, particularly if he wins the first set to give himself confidence.

Dirk
05-29-2004, 01:49 AM
If they both play great moya could win. It will be a tough match to guess it. Carlos has a big game and can blow Coria off the court.

Havok
05-29-2004, 02:40 AM
Sure there are players still left in the draw who could prevent a Rederer/Coria finals. Will they actually go out there and beat Federer or Coria (all depending on who they face) is a different story. The Fed/Coria finals is a pretty safe bet, but I hope that these two don't face eachother, I would like Coria to win:p

Action Jackson
05-29-2004, 03:29 AM
Every player that is left in the draw, should pack their bags and get ready for the next tournament.

There is only 2 players left in the draw that is Federer and Coria. The others are useless, a waste of space and have no business playing at Roland Garros and might as well go now as it's only Federer and Coria.

Lee
05-29-2004, 03:35 AM
:lol: GWH.

It hard to say. Would anyone believe that Agassi would lose to Haehnel? Coria has to win another 3 matches and Federer another 4 matches before there's a Coria/Federer final and from this year's result, anything can happen in these 7 matches.

trixy
05-29-2004, 03:35 AM
In all reality it should and everything else indicates that it will be a Coria/Federer final but anything can happen as this past week has shown us. I have a feeling Coria is going to win the whole thing but im not entirely sure that he is going to facing Federer on Sunday (i'll probably eat my words then :p )

Action Jackson
05-29-2004, 04:00 AM
:lol: GWH.

It hard to say. Would anyone believe that Agassi would lose to Haehnel? Coria has to win another 3 matches and Federer another 4 matches before there's a Coria/Federer final and from this year's result, anything can happen in these 7 matches.

I was actually being serious Lee, no one else is relevant in this tournament, they are just holding things up for the inevitable conclusion.

Lee
05-29-2004, 04:03 AM
I was actually being serious Lee, no one else is relevant in this tournament, they are just holding things up for the inevitable conclusion.

Yes, since you don't have a sense of humor. :)

Action Jackson
05-29-2004, 04:04 AM
Yes, since you don't have a sense of humor. :)

Good to see you have not forgot this.

FryslanBoppe
05-29-2004, 04:25 AM
Annoucement:

Due to the fact that Roger Federer and Guillermo Coria are so much better than everyone else at the moment on clay. The rest of the 3rd round, 4th round, quarter finals and semi finals have been cancelled in the mens singles at Roland Garros, and now these two players will go straight into the final.

This decision was made after hours of negotiation between the ITF and French Open organisers. The spokesman for the French Open organisation said "This decision is for the benefit of the players, so that can leave Roland Garros and continue their preparation for the other Grand Slams and challenge for the end of the season championship places along with Roger and Guillermo as soon as possible." Realisitically the other players left are only small parts to the overall drama and we need our true stars ( not in the USA) in the final and the other players are only getting in the way of that.

Lee
05-29-2004, 04:32 AM
:lol: Now there's someone with a sense of humor, FryslanBoppe.

Oops! :o You are serious too!

WyveN
05-29-2004, 05:12 AM
That is a good move by the ITF and French Open organisations FryslanBoppe. However I suggest this Coria & Federer match should decide the next 8 French Open titles as no one else except those 2 has a chance in those either.

TheBoiledEgg
05-29-2004, 09:11 AM
Carlos vs Coria could go same way as Carlos vs Rios back a few yrs ago

Rios used to beat Carlos in all the non-slam matches
in Slams Carlos bt him 2 out of 2 ;)

Vass
05-29-2004, 09:25 AM
I wouldn't understimate Guga and Moya, not to mention Safin (if he get's there). Guga knows Roland Garros clay better than anybody else. Moya doesn't have a good record against Coria, but he just might improve it. Safin has a bad record agaisnt Federer, but maybe this time he might just pull it off (in their last meeting he played very well).
Plus, this is Roland Garros. In every year that i followed it for last 2-3 years) there's been a surprize finalist. How about Chela in the final?

Dirk
05-29-2004, 09:39 AM
Chela over Tim for sure. Moya could beat Coria, one never knows who will show up and play great and who won't. Its all up in the air at this point.

Horatio Caine
05-29-2004, 09:49 AM
Chela over Tim for sure. Moya could beat Coria, one never knows who will show up and play great and who won't. Its all up in the air at this point.

Tim would have to keep his excellent form up to beat Chela and i believe that could happen. He has beaten him before on clay and is superconfident right now. He is dangerous. I ouldn't rule Henman out of getting to the final - he could only do it if Coria loses before the semis though.

azza
05-29-2004, 09:58 AM
Lleyton Hewitt :bounce:

Dirk
05-29-2004, 10:21 AM
Hm, Maybe Tim does have a chance. Lorda won't be easy though. He is a very good net player like Tim. I would like to see Tim take out Coria. Actually I think he could do it. Coria won't be used to his style and Tim won't give him any groove to get in to.

CmonAussie
05-29-2004, 10:52 AM
* Coria is a bit of a choker in my opinion.. He blew a big chance at FO SF against Verkerk last year; he's played in 5-TMS Finals but only won 2/5 & those wins came against lesser competition (Calleri Hamburg 03, Shuettler Monte Carlo 04)!

Definitely I can envisage Coria making the final but I highly doubt he has the nerve nor the physical endurance to win 7-times best of 5-set matches. He may lose to Escude in Rd4, Moya in QF, Chela in SF or Federer/Nalbandian/Safin/Guga/Hewitt in the Final!

Bubble
05-29-2004, 12:02 PM
I think Marat has a chance here if he gets past today... If he is going to beat Federer( if Roger can get thru today, he is trailing Guga by a set now :o , there is no better place to beat Federer than on clay, Marat's favourite surface and with Lundgren here to help Marat with the tactics... It may happen ;)

sigmagirl91
05-29-2004, 12:28 PM
uh, roger is getting his balls handed to him for the mo, so a federer/coria matchup may get cancelled.

Vass
05-29-2004, 01:31 PM
THE THREAD HAS BEEN CLOSED

star
05-29-2004, 01:50 PM
:confused:

Fostin
05-29-2004, 02:31 PM
I`m a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge Coria fan and I won´t lie to myself... I think Guille is not as powerful as he used to be some months ago... He can be defeated by someone who is decided to beat him... :S

Leo
05-29-2004, 03:20 PM
Guga :bounce:

So, new question: Can anyone stop Coria from winning the title, or is it inevitable?

*hopes this jinxes Coria into losing the next round* :D

YoursTruly
05-29-2004, 03:34 PM
It's inevitable.

RogiFan88
05-29-2004, 03:46 PM
Guga :bounce:

So, new question: Can anyone stop Coria from winning the title, or is it inevitable?

*hopes this jinxes Coria into losing the next round* :D

:devil:

well, there's really nobody to stop Guille... but I really want Moya to do it

RogiFan88
05-29-2004, 03:47 PM
I predict a Henman/Hewitt final... why not? Weird things have already happened this slam... rather unusual.

argiesf
05-29-2004, 03:52 PM
THE THREAD HAS BEEN CLOSED BY GUGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SaFed2005
05-29-2004, 03:54 PM
THE THREAD HAS BEEN CLOSED BY GUGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes he has indeed...