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rematch: federer vs nalbandian.

dylan24
10-31-2007, 10:09 PM
who wins?
i say bandy in 3

dylan24
10-31-2007, 10:11 PM
i think roger comes out on fire
wins first set easily like madrid, and then bandy takes the next 2

Tabledott
10-31-2007, 10:11 PM
Roger in two ( worst case three )

LocoPorElTenis
10-31-2007, 10:12 PM
fit Dave in 3.

bokehlicious
10-31-2007, 10:13 PM
Roger shouldn't lose 2 in a row...

tcorinna
10-31-2007, 10:13 PM
ROGER in 2 easy sets :wavey:

oz_boz
10-31-2007, 10:14 PM
Nalby's form and BH advantage will be the deciding factors, David in 3

ReturnWinner
10-31-2007, 10:15 PM
Nalbandian leading the poll :eek:

fmolinari2005
10-31-2007, 10:15 PM
Federer in straights. Nalby is probably already bored of being a tennis player. If not, then Federer in 3 tough sets.

Blue Heart24
10-31-2007, 10:17 PM
Fit Dave in 3 ;)

marcRD
10-31-2007, 10:18 PM
Roger or Nalby in 3, these 2 are the greatest indoor players in the world. This should have been a final.

stebs
10-31-2007, 10:18 PM
I'd say Nalbandian in three, winning the first, losing the second and winning a very tight (7-5 or 7-6) third.

GonzoFed
10-31-2007, 10:19 PM
Federer is the underdog.

stebs
10-31-2007, 10:19 PM
Roger or Nalby in 3, these 2 are the greatest indoor players in the world. This should have been a final.

Nalbandians results are awesome and yes he can play great on the stuff but Berdych at his best would be better for one due to the serve.

Byrd
10-31-2007, 10:20 PM
Nalby does a canas, 2 in 2, even though I voted fed in 3.

Corey Feldman
10-31-2007, 10:20 PM
As J'torian said about Fed when he played Canas in Madrid, be a vengeful bitch :devil:

he'll want revenge... what worries me is if it goes to a third set, fed is just hopeless when matches get tight against Dave.

stebs
10-31-2007, 10:30 PM
In response to Escude:

ATP Masters Series Rome Italy Clay S Federer 6-3 3-6 7-6(5)

;)

didadida
10-31-2007, 10:30 PM
good luck roger
hope he can take his revenge
i think it is going to be a tight match,but i dont hink roger to repeat his mistakes again

canas
10-31-2007, 10:31 PM
nalbandian in 2

ExcaliburII
10-31-2007, 10:33 PM
Nalby 64 63

fmolinari2005
10-31-2007, 10:42 PM
In response to Escude:

ATP Masters Series Rome Italy Clay S Federer 6-3 3-6 7-6(5)

;)

That was an awesome match- I still remember Federer hitting a backhand return winner during the tie-break (specially because Nalbandian went to town serving to Fed's backhand).

Anyway. To me this is the rivalry. Rarelly a dull match, both players with diversity on their strokes.

Bilbo
10-31-2007, 10:46 PM
D. Nalbandian in 2

Tzar
10-31-2007, 10:48 PM
Im a nalby fan i know.. but for me is more exciting a Nalby/Roger than a Nadal/Roger

Alonsofz
10-31-2007, 10:50 PM
Federer 6-1 6-4

Corey Feldman
10-31-2007, 10:59 PM
In response to Escude:

ATP Masters Series Rome Italy Clay S Federer 6-3 3-6 7-6(5)
;):lol:
sure, he's won a few.... but he loses most.

i'm predicting Fed in 2.
and Nalb if it goes to 3 ;)

fmolinari2005
10-31-2007, 11:00 PM
Im a nalby fan i know.. but for me is more exciting a Nalby/Roger than a Nadal/Roger

I am a Federer fan and I agree with you. I really like how clean Nalbandian hits the ball. And whenever he plays Federer I am always uneasy- but the matches are generally marked for great shotmaking (and not by UE as it happens against Nadal).

Denaon
10-31-2007, 11:01 PM
Go Nalbo!!!

Adler
10-31-2007, 11:02 PM
Nalbi in 3, Federer's just got there from Basel, he's not having enough freshness to defeat in-form nemezis

Bad Religion
10-31-2007, 11:02 PM
King David will rip Ego King a new one for the eight time

RagingLamb
10-31-2007, 11:02 PM
Roger will get his revenge.

ufokart
10-31-2007, 11:03 PM
As J'torian said about Fed when he played Canas in Madrid, be a vengeful bitch :devil:

he'll want revenge...

Nalbo will beat Fed twice in a row like Cañas did and then maybe next year Roger will be a vengeful bitch :p :p


Ok, i still give the edge to Federer in 3 sets :lol:

calvinhobbes
10-31-2007, 11:06 PM
Nalgandian´s tactics are to give Rogi free rein in the first set and then to begin a bizarre nut-tightening that drives his rival crazy most of the time. I think Roger won´t fall in this trap more than once again. Maybe not tomorrow.:( :(

alfonsojose
10-31-2007, 11:07 PM
Go, Nalby :D

freeandlonely
10-31-2007, 11:54 PM
Nalby in 3, go go:rocker2:
to be honest I think Federer in 2..., something like 6-3 7-6
all I hope is Nalby don't choke if he has an advantage to choke...

Julio1974
10-31-2007, 11:54 PM
Nalbandians results are awesome and yes he can play great on the stuff but Berdych at his best would be better for one due to the serve.

You need a brain to beat Federer Berdych does not have one.

As for the poll, I say Federer in 3. I don't see Nalbandian beating Federer again but I will love to be proven wrong.

stebs
11-01-2007, 12:02 AM
You need a brain to beat Federer Berdych does not have one.

I wasn't talking about beating Federer I was talking about Berdych at his best being better than Nalbandian indoors.

Anyway, Berdych has beaten Federer. :confused:

leng jai
11-01-2007, 12:05 AM
Federer will take this, his ego can't sustain another beating.

ASP0315
11-01-2007, 12:11 AM
without a doubt nalbandian in three.

Julio1974
11-01-2007, 12:13 AM
I wasn't talking about beating Federer I was talking about Berdych at his best being better than Nalbandian indoors.

Anyway, Berdych has beaten Federer. :confused:

I still don't agree. Nalbandian is far more talented and smarter than Berdych. But this is not the thread to discuss this.

As for Berdych beating Federer, we all know the court conditions in Athens.
.

ASP0315
11-01-2007, 12:24 AM
I wasn't talking about beating Federer I was talking about Berdych at his best being better than Nalbandian indoors.

Anyway, Berdych has beaten Federer. :confused:

berdych at his "best" is not better than nalbandian at indoors. Berdych is a good indoor player but definetly not better than nalbandian.

Olympics is played at a different venue.
Although i wouldn't dismiss berdych's chances of beating federer at indoors.

Hola Mr. SK
11-01-2007, 01:07 AM
Bandy in SS? :spit: we will see

Ruski
11-01-2007, 01:15 AM
Federer in 3

elessar
11-01-2007, 01:18 AM
without a doubt nalbandian in three.

:lol: you voted for Nalbandian in two

Viken01
11-01-2007, 01:50 AM
nalby in whatever you want :)

Veronique
11-01-2007, 01:53 AM
Come on Dave!

Magus13
11-01-2007, 02:02 AM
Fed was supposed to tank against Ivo and was just their to pick up a check. Same people predicting Nalbandian predicted Ivo. Fed wins tomorrow and then takes the shield. Fed is no Joke.

cmurray
11-01-2007, 02:04 AM
I voted for Dahveed in 3.

krystlel
11-01-2007, 02:14 AM
Federer in 3 sets.

Rogiman
11-01-2007, 03:48 AM
2 or 3 sets, the winner will be Nalbandian.

guga2120
11-01-2007, 03:57 AM
It would be nice to see thick Dave pull it off, but this time Roger in 2.

nytrainer
11-01-2007, 03:59 AM
I dont see fed losing 2 in a row. Fed is extra motivated and will surely fight more than he did in madrid.
If he plays his best he should win. Should be a great match though if nalbandian fights back.

Corey Feldman
11-01-2007, 04:20 AM
Time for Alpha Fed to puff out his hairy chest and show Nalby his pride.

brent-o
11-01-2007, 04:49 AM
Nalbandian rarely wows us twice in a row against Fed, except for early on in their rivalry. So I'm gonna say as always he'll give Fed a tough match but will lose this one.

selyoink
11-01-2007, 05:18 AM
Federer is out for revenge. I expect him to give Nalbandian a beatdown.

Tennis-Engineer
11-01-2007, 07:18 AM
Surely it will be a difficult match for Federer. I think Nalby will win.He is in his best form these days.

Xristos
11-01-2007, 07:20 AM
Fed 2 and 3.

Saturn66
11-01-2007, 07:39 AM
Federer in 2 sets

FedFan_2007
11-01-2007, 08:36 AM
The Ego King to fall in 2 easy sets 0 and 1!!!!

tripb19
11-01-2007, 09:03 AM
The Ego King to fall in 2 easy sets 0 and 1!!!!

Fed 2 and 3.

You both said this last time :rolls:

scarecrows
11-01-2007, 09:08 AM
Federer in 2 sets

FedererSlam
11-01-2007, 09:21 AM
Roger Federer in 2 sets.

LeChuck
11-01-2007, 10:34 AM
I would love to see David recording his second victory over Federer within the space of 12 days, but I think that Federer will win in 3 sets.

foul_dwimmerlaik
11-01-2007, 10:44 AM
This is, theoretically, the best place for Nalbandian to get Fed again. An early round. Fed's playing third straight week. Just had a hard match vs Karlovic. Nalbandian is fresh and hungry, he's been playing super-solid. The chips are staked in Nalbandian's favour, he's got a very good shot at another upset. He'll need to improve his 1st serve percentage though, 44% won't cut it.

canbera
11-01-2007, 11:28 AM
Nalbandian in 3.

Rafa = Fed Killa
11-01-2007, 11:41 AM
King David will rip Ego King a new one for the eight time

:worship:

Sunset of Age
11-01-2007, 11:45 AM
Difficult one, I hope it'll be a good match.

Won't be able to watch it, alas... have to play myself tonight.

RonE
11-01-2007, 11:53 AM
Considering the fact that David has recently beaten Roger and so has the confidence and motivation and has had a week to rest up while Roger has been playing all the way through- odds are in Nalb's favour.

Having said that, Roger does tend to sometimes deliver when everyone least expects it and the court conditions are not the same as in Madrid.

Conclusion: I have no idea who wins, its a toss up even though I voted Nalb in 3.

ChinoRios4Ever
11-01-2007, 05:48 PM
if Fed wins it will be an upset :haha:

bokehlicious
11-01-2007, 05:53 PM
odds are in Nalb's favour.

Not according to bookies... :o

BEBE91
11-01-2007, 07:24 PM
I think Federer in 2 sets,but I hope Nalbandian wins.

Alonsofz
11-01-2007, 08:58 PM
Federer 6-1 6-4
:haha: at my own comment.

Bilbo
11-02-2007, 07:26 AM
D. Nalbandian in 2

told ya

the_natural
11-04-2007, 05:23 AM
I guess that 44% first serves didnt cut it, but 48% was enough :P Wats with the low service percentages and still cruising on serve (till the bussiness end of the set)