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Australian open QF- Nadal vs. Nieminen- who will win?

supertommyhaas
01-20-2008, 12:12 PM
nadal in straight sets for me. 6-3 7-6 6-2;)

Exodus
01-20-2008, 12:14 PM
as much as i would like jarko to win nadal is gonna win in straight sets.

spriwi
01-20-2008, 12:26 PM
jarko has no weapon to hurt rafa. straight sets.

Myrre
01-20-2008, 12:41 PM
Nieminen is a "Nadal Light". They have very similar styles, only Nadal does everything better. Nadal in 3 or 4.

nanoman
01-20-2008, 12:43 PM
Lololol, Nadal in str8s even when blindfolded. Cannon fodders like Nieminen should be banned from Grand Slams.

Adler
01-20-2008, 12:44 PM
This will be a comedy quarterfinal, just like the one at Wimbledon 06

l_mac
01-20-2008, 12:44 PM
Can't call it.

Mansave_75
01-20-2008, 12:46 PM
The question is: Will be able Nieminen to win a set?
I think Nadal in straights 6-4,6-3,6-1

Horatio Caine
01-20-2008, 12:48 PM
Does this really need a poll? :silly:

leng jai
01-20-2008, 12:48 PM
The only way Rafa can lose is if he retires or hits 150 unforced errors.

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 12:50 PM
Can't call it.:lol: :retard:

Worst matches of the tournament so far have been Rafa's, and this one will not break that stinky tradition

BlueSwan
01-20-2008, 12:51 PM
jarko has no weapon to hurt rafa. straight sets.
Agreed. Rafa will make his first hard court GS semi. And probably his first final as well.

anon57
01-20-2008, 12:54 PM
Nadal really should have no trouble defeating Nieminen, probably in straights as well.

t0x
01-20-2008, 12:59 PM
Rafa in SS blatantly...

dijus
01-20-2008, 01:03 PM
Rafa izi

l_mac
01-20-2008, 01:05 PM
Worst matches of the tournament so far have been Rafa's, and this one will not break that stinky tradition

:sad: And to think I believed you when you said Rafa would win the AO!

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 01:06 PM
:sad: And to think I believed you when you said Rafa would win the AO!I still think he will if that makes you feel better.

adee-gee
01-20-2008, 01:49 PM
Worst matches of the tournament so far have been Rafa's, and this one will not break that stinky tradition
Federer-Hartfield was a real cracker, it will live long in the memory.

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 01:52 PM
Federer-Hartfield was a real cracker, it will live long in the memory.At least there was some shotmaking, a term that Nadal fans still relate to military terminology

l_mac
01-20-2008, 01:53 PM
At least there was some shotmaking, a term that Nadal fans still relate to military terminology


:haha: :haha: :haha:

I don't think you've watched any of Nadal's matches.

tennizen
01-20-2008, 03:48 PM
Wow, I woke up this morning and seems like MTF has suddenly become whinier. Then I realized the reason. Nadal has survived the first week of a slam. I am pretty sure lot of people were up last night hoping PHM would put in a Ferrer like display. Too bad. Well, wake up tomorrow night again for Niemenen might be the guy to do it.Never lose hope. The pig moonballer shall fall.

GuiroNl
01-20-2008, 03:58 PM
Wow, I woke up this morning and seems like MTF has suddenly become whinier. Then I realized the reason. Nadal has survived the first week of a slam. I am pretty sure lot of people were up last night hoping PHM would put in a Ferrer like display. Too bad. Well, wake up tomorrow night again for Niemenen might be the guy to do it.Never lose hope. The pig moonballer shall fall.

The wind will throw Nieminen off :cool:

acionescu
01-20-2008, 04:53 PM
Stop the jinxing, please!

tennizen
01-20-2008, 05:10 PM
Stop the jinxing, please!

I don't think there is anything to jinx here. Much as I would like otherwise, Niemenen will defeat Nadal in 4 sets. Despite the opponent, I can't see Nadal getting past the quarterfinal of any hard court slam. He has a preset quarterfinal jinx that works all the time. And that should definitely make MTF happy:sad:

acionescu
01-20-2008, 08:11 PM
I don't think there is anything to jinx here. Much as I would like otherwise, Niemenen will defeat Nadal in 4 sets. Despite the opponent, I can't see Nadal getting past the quarterfinal of any hard court slam. He has a preset quarterfinal jinx that works all the time. And that should definitely make MTF happy:sad:

I was not reffering at your post. The problem is that everybody on this thread speaks about Nadal winning and that's scary like hell!(this is MTF, after all!)

l_mac
01-20-2008, 08:14 PM
I was not reffering at your post. The problem is that everybody on this thread speaks about Nadal winning and that's scary like hell!(this is MTF, after all!)


Only Rogiman and he so does not believe it.

Bad Religion
01-20-2008, 08:18 PM
Who is Nieminen ?


Rafa in 3 sets

Byrd
01-20-2008, 08:19 PM
Too much of a joke draw for this nadal, is Nadal australian?, looks like tiley's been licking his balls on the down low.

Greenday
01-20-2008, 08:21 PM
Wat a draw this man rafa has!...Unbelievable luck, as if that is not enough opponents are retiring....Neimeinen will not win more than 6 games

Greenday
01-20-2008, 08:28 PM
This draw pretty much reminds me of the draw ljubicic had at RG 2006,

tennizen
01-20-2008, 08:28 PM
I was not reffering at your post. The problem is that everybody on this thread speaks about Nadal winning and that's scary like hell!(this is MTF, after all!)

Oh ok. Got that. I am scared of all the jinxing and talk of easy draw too so I understand but I am convinced he won't get past quarters so I am prepared:sad:

BodyServe
01-20-2008, 08:32 PM
Watch Nadal fan saying he has improved on hard court with his first GS semi on hard court.

l_mac
01-20-2008, 08:38 PM
Watch Nadal fan saying he has improved on hard court with his first GS semi on hard court.

Watch the haters undermine his every achievement in any way they can :)

Andi-M
01-20-2008, 08:45 PM
Nadal in 5.

canbera
01-20-2008, 08:53 PM
Nadal in straight sets.

marcRD
01-20-2008, 08:54 PM
Federer fans must stop beeing such crybabies, Nadal wont win Australian open, Federer will beat him in the final. Have some belief in your guy, on what criteria do you think Nadal will win the tournament? Nadal is much inferior to Federer on hardcourt and Federer has pretty much figured him out anyway. You are just afraid of the small possibility that Federer will play a really bad match and Nadal really great, even then I would bet on Federer.

NYCtennisfan
01-20-2008, 09:06 PM
Unless Nadal makes a ton of UE's, the Shark will find it hard to win more than 10 games and will do well to win that many.

scoobs
01-20-2008, 09:09 PM
Nadal will make his first hardcourt slam semi. I don't rate Nieminen's chances of stopping that highly at all.

cardio
01-20-2008, 11:26 PM
Probably Nadal, but it is not 100% sure. Nieminen is able to surprise sometimes.He beat Canas, Gonzales and Baghdatis in Basel and lost only to Federer. He won set from Rafa (ON CLAY!) in Barcelona 2006 and was leading in second set 4-1 before Nadal took his victory.Perhaps he is not as easy prey for Nadal as it seems

Linque
01-20-2008, 11:42 PM
Probably Nadal, but it is not 100% sure. Nieminen is able to surprise sometimes.He beat Canas, Gonzales and Baghdatis in Basel and lost only to Federer. He won set from Rafa (ON CLAY!) in Barcelona 2006 and was leading in second set 4-1 before Nadal took his victory.Perhaps he is not as easy prey for Nadal as it seems

Yeah that was a crazy time. One can only hope that after spending most of saturday giving free points to Kohlschreiber, Nieminen will come in somehow enlightened.


Nadal in straights tho, but then again I was absolutely sure Kohlschreiber would finish off Jarkko as well.

Marksman
01-21-2008, 01:55 AM
Whats with the Nieminen bashing? :shrug:

Obviously most people havent watched his matches throughout the week :rolleyes:

Kolya
01-21-2008, 01:57 AM
Nadal will only lose if he plays like Kohlschreiber.

Marek.
01-21-2008, 01:59 AM
Nadal in three.

Corey Feldman
01-21-2008, 02:03 AM
Buttzilla 6-4 6-3 6-2.

helgagonzalez
01-21-2008, 04:57 AM
nadal! it's gonna be all nadal :)

Richie_Rich
01-21-2008, 09:32 AM
Nadal to win 6-4 6-4 6-3

Bilbo
01-21-2008, 09:49 AM
Quickie for Rafa

Nadal in 3

Rogiman
01-21-2008, 09:51 AM
Quickie for Rafa

Nadal in 3Bilbo, I still haven't seen your reaction to the Blake-Cilic schooling :devil:

scarecrows
01-21-2008, 09:56 AM
Rafa 6-4 6-2 6-1

Andre♥
01-21-2008, 10:00 AM
As weird as this may sound, Nieminen's best chance to beat Nadal is on clay.

Nadal 6:3 6:4 6:3

ZakMcCrack
01-21-2008, 10:08 AM
Hmm...actually, I think it's quite a tricky match-up for Rafa...although I don't think Nieminen is eventually gonna win that one, he should give Nadal some trouble. His best shot is the forehand down the line which he plays very effective. Too bad Jarkko doesn't serve particularly well to back it up....

Linque
01-21-2008, 04:51 PM
Actually it's the backhand down the line. That shot was a bit rusty in the Kohl match tho.

FitDave
01-21-2008, 05:02 PM
Allez Jo, this will be Raf's only chance to make the final

RagingLamb
01-21-2008, 05:05 PM
bamos?