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Adler
10-20-2007, 04:43 PM
Ok guys, you know we need to come through this one :) :

Looks like we're about to witness an interesting final between two players, whose rivalry was always breathtaking. David Nalbandian, even when he's playing worse, could trouble Federer, cause it's always been a hard matchup for the Swiss maestro

Nalbandian
- Won 2 consecutive matches in 2 consecutive days against 2 consecutive ranked players : #2 and #3
- Didn't lose a serve in those matches
- Plays like in his best times, upgraded his serve
- Doesn't face any mental issue, as it used to happen in the past

Federer
- Didn't lose a set in this tournament
- Didn't lose a serve in this tournament (Lopez and Canas didn't even had a single BP)
- Leads the rivalry 8-6
- Won their last encounter here (last year in the semis and it was a destruction)

Nalbandian is on a killing spree, Federer looks a bit bored with all this tournament, but it doesn't prevent him from winning these matches
Can Roger lift the trophy again? Can Nalbandian pull "a Montreal" and win against 3 top seeds?
Discuss please

R.Federer
10-20-2007, 04:47 PM
Mirka would beat David in a wrestling match :armed: .... but tomorrow anything can happen. I wouldn't mind seeing David win this one, but hope that Federer will clinch No. 1 even without a win here tomorrow

Sunset of Age
10-20-2007, 04:47 PM
This will be one of those few matches where I honestly don't care who wins it (aside from the obvious ones involving RN and RF, of course :angel:), as long as it's a real GREAT match - which I hope, perhaps even expect it to be.

May the best one win tomorrow. :worship:

LocoPorElTenis
10-20-2007, 04:48 PM
As much as I hope for a Nalbi win, I just can't see it happening. As long as he keeps serving as consistently as in his last 3 matches here, he has a chance to take it to a tb, and then I like his chances. But it's a long shot.

FedFan_2007
10-20-2007, 04:49 PM
Rogelio - never in doubt

FedFan_2007
10-20-2007, 04:49 PM
BTW - where is Blaze-2004?

Dimonator133
10-20-2007, 04:50 PM
Roger in straight sets

Adler
10-20-2007, 04:51 PM
I went with Federer in 3, with Nalbandian winning the first one. Nalbandian is the first really serious contender for Roger and therefore he'll take the 1st set with a break, as Roger often needs time to get accustomed to more demanding opponent. But then he will move the gear and take the next two, but after a haaard fight

Just one wish : let it be a great match and I kope that any of them will enter the second one's head, cause then we'll see a festival of errors otherwise

Tabledott
10-20-2007, 04:51 PM
Roger in straights smth like 7:6 6:4

R.Federer
10-20-2007, 04:53 PM
This will be one of those few matches where I honestly don't care who wins it (aside from the obvious ones involving RN and RF, of course :angel:),

Yeah, yeah, yeah. When you change your name to grassbuster I'll start believing this stuff about Fedal fandom :angel:

stebs
10-20-2007, 04:54 PM
Federer in straights but both sets will be long.

Sunset of Age
10-20-2007, 04:55 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah. When you change your name to grassbuster I'll start believing this stuff about Fedal fandom :angel:

:ras: :lol:
:secret: "CB" are my Real Life initials. "GB" doesn't work for that reason. :cool:

MCL
10-20-2007, 04:56 PM
Prob Fed in 3 but it'd be nice if not-so-Fat Dave won

ufokart
10-20-2007, 05:00 PM
Federer in 2.

Bad Religion
10-20-2007, 05:03 PM
Swiss clown 63 62 :zzz:

Nalbi won´t face an injured player (Nadal) or a tired player (Djokovic) , so no chances for Fat Dave

spriwi
10-20-2007, 05:04 PM
i hope fat david plays his best tennis and we'll have a real fiesta tomorrow :devil:

rofe
10-20-2007, 05:05 PM
Fed's matches against Nalby on HC are nice to watch since both are quite aggressive. Fed in 2 sets with one tight set.

ChinoRios4Ever
10-20-2007, 05:07 PM
Fed in 3 sets

aeronatasha
10-20-2007, 05:09 PM
I would love to see David win this, but honestly I think Fed will resist.
If Nalby remains calm and focused, he could do serious damage on the other hand.

stebs
10-20-2007, 05:12 PM
:ras: :lol:
:secret: "CB" are my Real Life initials. "GB" doesn't work for that reason. :cool:

Mine are BC, so close.

DDrago2
10-20-2007, 05:15 PM
However wins I will be happy tomorrow.

These two know each other very well, and still every next match they play is different and unpredictable. And usualy atractive as well

I'll go with Roger ofcourse

didadida
10-20-2007, 05:16 PM
i guess first set will be tight

but i wish rogiii in 2

aurora2006
10-20-2007, 05:20 PM
Go for it Nalby!!!!:bounce:
You can do it!!!:music:

Allure
10-20-2007, 05:22 PM
Ego king for the victory

my0118
10-20-2007, 05:26 PM
Please have a meal from Subway instead of Burger King or McDonald at least for trying to beat Federer. And just take one, not three.

Johnny Groove
10-20-2007, 05:32 PM
BTW - where is Blaze-2004?

Right here. Living his life and not wasting his time and mind posting drivel on message boards like you.

As for the matchup, Fed should win, but Dave has had such a nice comeback, i'd love to see him take it

Action Jackson
10-20-2007, 05:33 PM
The Head Cheese.

Corey Feldman
10-20-2007, 05:37 PM
Dave's run is reminding me of Henmans at the 03 Paris Indoor.... coming from the wilderness to kick butt, beware Fedexho.

and best of 3 finals really suck, thx for that Blake.

canas
10-20-2007, 05:39 PM
Nalbandian in 2
Vamod nalby :devil:

Rogiman
10-20-2007, 06:09 PM
I voted Nalbandian in 3, what the hell...

AnitaOlea
10-20-2007, 06:13 PM
I don't really care who wins but due to the circumstances ... I think nalbandian has pretty good chances... It'll be a hard match

NYCtennisfan
10-20-2007, 06:31 PM
If Federer serves like he has throughout this tournament, then he will in two tight sets. But if the serve % drops, Nalby has a good chance.

guga2120
10-20-2007, 06:34 PM
Im thinking Roger in 2 close sets, hope Fat Dave pulls it off though.

Hola Mr. SK
10-20-2007, 06:43 PM
Bandy to beat the ego king! Crystal clear!
Hopp Nalbo :armed:

cmurray
10-20-2007, 06:44 PM
Its always hard to predict with these two. Some of it will depend on which David shows up.

I'm inclined to say Federer, but Nalby always has a chance.

Metis
10-20-2007, 06:50 PM
Federer in 2, but I hope I'm wrong :p.

BlueSwan
10-20-2007, 06:51 PM
The 8-6 H2H promises an even battle, but let's not forget that Federer leads 8-1 in their last 9 encounters. Had it not been for those early meetings where Dave took a 5-0 lead, these numbers equal ownage.

Federer in two.

yana
10-20-2007, 06:56 PM
Federer in 2, but I hope I'm wrong :p.

I hope you're wrong too

CmonAussie
10-20-2007, 07:00 PM
***
~~~
FED will consider this revenge for TMC 2005, where Dave got a lucky win thanks to Roger`s injury!
*nearly 2 years since these two have played a final against each other..
*once again on an indoor hard court with a similiar atmosphere & lots of points/$ at stake..

>> thus FED will be merciless & win 6-0 6-2

the answer
10-20-2007, 07:02 PM
***
~~~
FED will consider this revenge for TMC 2005, where Dave got a lucky win thanks to Roger`s injury!
*nearly 2 years since these two have played a final against each other..
*once again on an indoor hard court with a similiar atmosphere & lots of points/$ at stake..

>> thus FED will be merciless & win 6-0 6-2

He already got his revenge last year in Madrid, remember? 6-4 6-0

yana
10-20-2007, 07:05 PM
>> thus FED will be merciless & win 6-0 6-2

And let 2 games to poor David? Her Majesty is too kind.

Fedex
10-20-2007, 07:15 PM
I just hope its a good match. Federer will probably win in 2 tight sets, but with the way Nalbandian is playing, you never know.

Savo
10-20-2007, 07:29 PM
Fed in 2, no chance for Al Bundy...

Andi-M
10-20-2007, 07:42 PM
Nalbando will prevail

Tommy fan
10-20-2007, 08:25 PM
As much as I want Nalbandian, It's not gonna happen...
Fed-express in 2

RagingLamb
10-20-2007, 09:08 PM
dave should be able to take a set

musefanatic
10-20-2007, 09:30 PM
Fed in straights for me.

Marek.
10-21-2007, 12:48 AM
I think Fed in three, but I could easily see Nalbandian win this. Too bad it's not best of five. :rolleyes:

zethand
10-21-2007, 02:04 AM
6-2 6-2 Federer

Byrd
10-21-2007, 02:25 AM
I don't mind who wins, I like both players.

FedFan_2007
10-21-2007, 02:32 AM
I know I'm not - but aren't people getting tired of Federer in just about EVERY big final for years now?

azza
10-21-2007, 02:35 AM
Federer 6-2 6-1

Alex999
10-21-2007, 02:50 AM
As much as I would love to see Nalby taking Fed down I doubt it. I think Fed will take him in 2. Let's hope for a close match.

brent-o
10-21-2007, 02:53 AM
I really hope Nalbandian takes it. This will definately be a close match with some great rallies though. These two are some of the greatest shotmakers in the game.

ASP0315
10-21-2007, 02:58 AM
lets go nalby. it is time to end fed's streak. :devil:

Jimnik
10-21-2007, 02:59 AM
I know I'm not - but aren't people getting tired of Federer in just about EVERY big final for years now?
Yes, but I think we're tired of being tired. :p

sunsfuns
10-21-2007, 03:01 AM
Fed in straight with one tiebreak (7-6, 6-3 or similar)

azza
10-21-2007, 03:04 AM
I really hope Nalbandian takes it. This will definately be a close match with some great rallies though. These two are some of the greatest shotmakers in the game.

prolly not.

wenty
10-21-2007, 06:31 AM
Federer in 3. Vamos Nalby!! :bounce:

jcempire
10-21-2007, 06:39 AM
I hope Nalbandian beat Roger in the Final

Go Nalbandian, But i still believe Roger will win it 6-4 6-3

jcempire
10-21-2007, 06:40 AM
OR maybe it will take to third set, but I think Roger will take it.

Nalbandian done great job against Nadal and DJok, now he got nothing level against Roger. That's what I saw

Hola Mr. SK
10-21-2007, 06:55 AM
I won't be surprised if Bandy crushes Roger in 2 if he serves well.

yomike
10-21-2007, 07:39 AM
I hope Nalbandian crushes that prick for once. I do not want see Fed's nose sniffin another trophy.

dragons112
10-21-2007, 07:50 AM
Ok guys, you know we need to come through this one :) :

Looks like we're about to witness an interesting final between two players, whose rivalry was always breathtaking. David Nalbandian, even when he's playing worse, could trouble Federer, cause it's always been a hard matchup for the Swiss maestro

Nalbandian
- Won 2 consecutive matches in 2 consecutive days against 2 consecutive ranked players : #2 and #3
- Didn't lose a serve in those matches
- Plays like in his best times, upgraded his serve
- Doesn't face any mental issue, as it used to happen in the past

Federer
- Didn't lose a set in this tournament
- Didn't lose a serve in this tournament (Lopez and Canas didn't even had a single BP)
- Leads the rivalry 8-6
- Won their last encounter here (last year in the semis and it was a destruction)

Nalbandian is on a killing spree, Federer looks a bit bored with all this tournament, but it doesn't prevent him from winning these matches
Can Roger lift the trophy again? Can Nalbandian pull "a Montreal" and win against 3 top seeds?
Discuss please


Nalbandian will go down in straight sets even if they are two tiebreak sets. Is the final a best of 3 or 5 ?

kokket
10-21-2007, 07:56 AM
Roger is too hardcore in indoor

64 67 62 Federer

Allez
10-21-2007, 08:47 AM
This one's a close call folks. Nalby is currently playing out of his mind. If he can keep up that level of intensity then he's going to be a serious threat. I'd say right now, based on performances this week given the opposition it is 60 - 40 to Nalby. Rogi will have to step it up big time to win. Still I won't be too upset if Nalby wins...Don't like him much but you can't deny the guy is oozing with talent.

dylan24
10-21-2007, 08:56 AM
federer better convert his break points vs bandy
last 2 matches
roger has converted just 3/23 on break pts
vs lopez and kiefer.

the answer
10-21-2007, 08:56 AM
This one's a close call folks. Nalby is currently playing out of his mind. If he can keep up that level of intensity then he's going to be a serious threat. I'd say right now, based on performances this week given the opposition it is 60 - 40 to Nalby. Rogi will have to step it up big time to win. Still I won't be too upset if Nalby wins...Don't like him much but you can't deny the guy is oozing with talent :unsure: .

:)

Allez
10-21-2007, 09:00 AM
:)

Oops I forgot my favourite smiley in the whole wide world :o

joyk
10-21-2007, 09:18 AM
Nalby in 2.

bluesky_rachel
10-21-2007, 09:38 AM
Dave,Good luck!!!Just do ur best!:)

Mateya
10-21-2007, 09:59 AM
Roger has converted just 3/23 on break pts
vs Lopez and Kiefer.

Great stat.

Break point choker :tape: I cant believe he wasted 10 bp in the first set alone against Lopez.

Cant wait for this one, it can be a match of the tournament. I hope Nalby doesnt have a letdown and gives it to Fed to early...

LocoPorElTenis
10-21-2007, 10:11 AM
Nalbandian will go down in straight sets even if they are two tiebreak sets. Is the final a best of 3 or 5 ?

Final is best of 3.

Feketepuss
10-21-2007, 10:31 AM
Perhaps the most relevant statistic is that Nalbandian, for all this obvious gifts and talent, has only won 5 tournaments in his life. And frankly, only one of those (WTC) could be described as prestigious. I also felt watching their latest encounters that Nalbandian has lost any belief he can beat Federer. So in terms of ability, this ought to be a very close match, it's not too likely we'll see one.

Xristos
10-21-2007, 10:32 AM
Roger 4 and 3.

Norrage
10-21-2007, 10:33 AM
I know I'm not - but aren't people getting tired of Federer in just about EVERY big final for years now?

:confused: RG final? Montreal final? Rome final? TMC final 2005???It gets a little bit boring, but enough examples where Fed does not win.

martine2
10-21-2007, 11:20 AM
Won't be able to watch the match but I have "a candle burning" for Nalby :)

Bilbo
10-21-2007, 11:21 AM
Nalby at his best is probably too good for Roger

bokehlicious
10-21-2007, 11:22 AM
Roger in 2... In 3 if he's rusty...

Confident
10-21-2007, 11:23 AM
Roger in 3 sets! ;)

oneandonlyhsn
10-21-2007, 11:49 AM
Swiss clown 63 62 :zzz:

Nalbi wonīt face an injured player (Nadal) or a tired player (Djokovic) , so no chances for Fat Dave

:zzz: Still using the injury card are we

Doesn't matter who wins, love Roger but I really want Dave to salvage the season so would be happy if he clinches victory. Hopp and Vamos

Jogy
10-21-2007, 12:46 PM
I hope that Nalbandian beats Federer down very hard :devil:
best would be like in former times where he showed all 1-dimensionness of Federer :haha:

Dougie
10-21-2007, 01:41 PM
Itīs going to be Fat-Dave all the way. After Dave has kicked Fedīs ass all the way to Morocco, he will have a quiet celebration dinner, single-handedly causing an unexpected spike in Madridīs paella-consumption statistics!
Come on Dave, win this one, then you can go racing for the rest of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monteque
10-21-2007, 01:51 PM
Chubby Dave i think has about 25% to win.
The thing will help him is concentrate to his own serves. It's very hard to break Fed due to his recent performances with very good first serves %.

dragons112
10-21-2007, 01:59 PM
This one's a close call folks. Nalby is currently playing out of his mind. If he can keep up that level of intensity then he's going to be a serious threat. I'd say right now, based on performances this week given the opposition it is 60 - 40 to Nalby. Rogi will have to step it up big time to win. Still I won't be too upset if Nalby wins...Don't like him much but you can't deny the guy is oozing with talent.

Have all of you gone nuts. Did anyone see Roger play Canas. You guys will be shamed out after Roger Kills him

dragons112
10-21-2007, 02:02 PM
Nalby at his best is probably too good for Roger



You are a fool

LocoPorElTenis
10-21-2007, 02:38 PM
Have all of you gone nuts. Did anyone see Roger play Canas. You guys will be shamed out after Roger Kills him

:retard:

Did anyone see David play Rafa?
Did anyone see David play Nole?

Rafa and Nole >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Willy atm.

dragons112
10-21-2007, 02:51 PM
any live streams?

ChrisDoesDallas
10-21-2007, 04:19 PM
It'll be so nice to see Nalbandian lose a break lead in the third set. :)

Not. :o

Bilbo
10-21-2007, 04:41 PM
Nalby at his best is probably too good for Roger

told ya

LocoPorElTenis
10-21-2007, 04:47 PM
You are a fool

I want you to apologize to Bilbo. Nalbi was too good. You are the fool.

LocoPorElTenis
10-21-2007, 04:48 PM
told ya

:hatoff: