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Fed's Draw vs Nadal's Draw : Compare and Contrast

Clay Death
04-19-2008, 09:52 PM
it has been a long and a protracted tradition on the past of resident Federeresians to cry, weep, and scream about Fed`s draw no matter what slam is in question or even what masters events he is in. somehow, he gets the raw deal but Nadal gets to skate to the finals.

i see the Nadal`s draw as significantly tougher than Fed`s draw. Davydenko is the hottest player on the tour now. unles he chokes on his power drink when he sees Fed, he is likely to derail Fed tomorrow in Estoril.

Fed`s draw is not tough. Nothing could be further from the truth. first and foremost, how can Fed and his devoted Federeresians bitch and moan about any draw that he faces since he is the one with 12 slams and #1 rank for more than 4 years in a row.

secondly, Fed has stated clearly and in no uncertian terms that he wants to be considered the greatest ever. that being the case, the burden of proof should always be on him and no draw should be considered too tough. it is he who is building the case for the greatest ever.

i think he has had it too bloody easy for too long. let him be tested and and lets let him make his case for the greatest ever.

its always tougher for Nadal. he is not as talented as Fed and it is he who has not won a title in 10 months. lets be fair here. Davydenko, Almagro, and Ferru are among the toughest now on dirt. this looks like a much rougher deal for Nadal.

thoughts?

Marek.
04-19-2008, 10:03 PM
How can you talk about the past when you've been here for like two and a half months? BOTH sides of fans have made pathetic complaints about draws. And I don't think Fed has had it easy during his time at top, he's only made it look that way.

Albop
04-19-2008, 10:04 PM
This thread sucks because:
[_] it is started by Clay Death
[_] it will never end as Clay Death posts in it and he never knows when to stop

NYCtennisfan
04-19-2008, 10:13 PM
How can you talk about the past when you've been here for like two and a half months? BOTH sides of fans have made pathetic complaints about draws. And I don't think Fed has had it easy during his time at top, he's only made it look that way.

Maybe because he hasn't only been here for 2.5 months? ;)

miura
04-19-2008, 10:14 PM
I admit that Nadal has gotten a tougher draw than Federer but it's unfair to call it easy for Roger. And what is it with saying that Federer hasn't been tested properly? Bullshit. He has showed himself worthy of being one of the greatest players through numerous epic matches which under no circumstances can be called easy. Why can't you just bite the sour apple and admit that Federer is the world number one despite how many easy or hard draws he has encountered within his time?

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the tournament. I'll be on the plane towards Nice in 2 days and I'll catch a train connection to Monte Carlo. Got tickets for the entire tournament and reservations for a 5 star hotel. It'll be a great start on my summer vacation!

Albop
04-19-2008, 10:14 PM
How can you talk about the past when you've been here for like two and a half months? BOTH sides of fans have made pathetic complaints about draws. And I don't think Fed has had it easy during his time at top, he's only made it look that way.

because he is an double acount :shrug:

cherry2008
04-19-2008, 10:17 PM
It does not matter if Federer has an easy draw, he will still not win Monte Carlo. His current form is dreadful.

FedFan_2007
04-19-2008, 10:21 PM
Stupid, pointless thread. But Clay Death created it, so no surprise. Last I checked, Fed never complains about his draws.

Clay Death
04-19-2008, 10:22 PM
I admit that Nadal has gotten a tougher draw than Federer but it's unfair to call it easy for Roger. And what is it with saying that Federer hasn't been tested properly? Bullshit. He has showed himself worthy of being one of the greatest players through numerous epic matches which under no circumstances can be called easy. Why can't you just bite the sour apple and admit that Federer is the world number one despite how many easy or hard draws he has encountered within his time?

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the tournament. I'll be on the plane towards Nice in 2 days and I'll catch a train connection to Monte Carlo. Got tickets for the entire tournament and reservations for a 5 star hotel. It'll be a great start on my summer vacation!


prior to failing to win at the Australian Open, he has been tested just once in his 12 slam wins and it was a clay courter with a limited game and a bad knee who pushed him. it was at Wimby final 2007.

think about it. easy draws and easily skating to the finals in his 12 Slams that he won and tested just once. never was he even taken to 5 sets other that 2007 Wimby final.

he has had the opportunity to make a complete mockery of the men`s game for a long time. thank god for Nadal and Djokovic or he would have had 2 calender slams and a total of 16 slams already.

so i welcome a little competition for a guy who has specifically said that he is building a case for the greatest ever.

Skyward
04-19-2008, 10:25 PM
:scratch: Fed has Nalby, one of toughest match ups for him on any surface, and the real No1, the real goat in Djoker. Easy? Not.


its always tougher for Nadal. he is not as talented as Fed and it is he who has not won a title in 10 months. lets be fair here.

It's Nadal's problem. By this logic, someone ranked 504 always has the toughest draw. Stop :crying2: for Nadal then, pathetic Rafagirl.

Action Jackson
04-19-2008, 10:25 PM
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/GWH2/BullShit.jpg

Clay Death
04-19-2008, 10:25 PM
Maybe because he hasn't only been here for 2.5 months? ;)


i had checked out the board long before i joined it. for the most part, average Federeresian is over-protective of Fed and any draw he faces is a tough draw. i just cant buy it.

Kitty de Sade
04-19-2008, 10:29 PM
I'm slightly late to this party, but what exactly is a "Federeresian?" :scratch:

miura
04-19-2008, 10:30 PM
prior to failing to win at the Australian Open, he has been tested just once in his 12 slam wins and it was a clay courter with a limited game and a bad knee who pushed him. it was at Wimby final 2007.

think about it. easy draws and easily skating to the finals in his 12 Slams that he won and tested just once. never was he even taken to 5 sets other that 2007 Wimby final.
Thats the most bold view to look at a thing I've ever seen. If you were to say that he has easily gotten his 12 slams, which is totally wrong bu the way, the most obvious and best way to explain it is to complain on the lack of quality in the field. Roger is just so much ahead of the others when his game is at it's best that he makes it look so terribly easy. I don't know where you have all this hatred for him from but you are obviously blinded by it to such degree you are becoming lunaticly delusional.

Bernard Black
04-19-2008, 10:31 PM
i had checked out the board long before i joined it. for the most part, average Federeresian is over-protective of Fed and any draw he faces is a tough draw. i just cant buy it.

You need to get a job. You obsess far too much over Federer and Nadal, and more recently Djokovic. I just watched the Cable Guy on TV, you remind me of Jim Carey's character in that.

l_mac
04-19-2008, 10:31 PM
How can you talk about the past when you've been here for like two and a half months?
Amazing, isn't it :cool:
Stupid, pointless thread. But Clay Death created it, so no surprise. Last I checked, Fed never complains about his draws.

Fedtards do though :rolls: They think the ATP fixes draws for Rafa :lol:

Clay Death
04-19-2008, 10:43 PM
I'm slightly late to this party, but what exactly is a "Federeresian?" :scratch:

a Federeresian is a blind follower of a religion called Federerism.

he/she is a fan of Fed but one who is overprofusive/superabundant in praising him around the clock. call it mindless irrational exhuberance without little objectivity.

for contrast, i am a Clay Monster fan but i try to be objective. i know the buffoon is useless on hard courts and just gets by on guts, grit, hustle, and heart. and i am not afraid to say so. his game is limited and he does not the have the kind of gifts Fed is blessed with.

just giving you an example here.

NYCtennisfan
04-19-2008, 10:45 PM
prior to failing to win at the Australian Open, he has been tested just once in his 12 slam wins and it was a clay courter with a limited game and a bad knee who pushed him. it was at Wimby final 2007.

think about it. easy draws and easily skating to the finals in his 12 Slams that he won and tested just once. never was he even taken to 5 sets other that 2007 Wimby final.

he has had the opportunity to make a complete mockery of the men`s game for a long time. thank god for Nadal and Djokovic or he would have had 2 calender slams and a total of 16 slams already.

so i welcome a little competition for a guy who has specifically said that he is building a case for the greatest ever.

:haha:

Merton
04-19-2008, 10:55 PM
They are both lucky that Clay Death is not in the draw. Nobody can deal with groundstrokes more than 150km/h and spins in excess of 5000rpm in every single exchange from the backcourt. Not to mention the deadly double-handed backhand.

Clay Death
04-19-2008, 11:00 PM
They are both lucky that Clay Death is not in the draw. Nobody can deal with groundstrokes more than 150km/h and spins in excess of 5000rpm in every single exchange from the backcourt. Not to mention the deadly double-handed backhand.


hey Merton speaking of a 2 handed backhand, tomorrow`s match is interesting. one handed backhand against a 2 handed backhand.

if Davydenko doesnt choke, he can take the fight to Fed and pressure his backhand wing. the Russian has been riding a wave confidence. i see him coming through in 3 tomorrow.

l_mac
04-19-2008, 11:01 PM
it has been a long and a protracted tradition on the past of resident Federeresians to cry, weep, and scream about Fed`s draw no matter what slam is in question or even what masters events he is in. somehow, he gets the raw deal but Nadal gets to skate to the finals.

i see the Nadal`s draw as significantly tougher than Fed`s draw. Davydenko is the hottest player on the tour now. unles he chokes on his power drink when he sees Fed, he is likely to derail Fed tomorrow in Estoril.

Davydenko is also tired. I'm not sure he will have such success at MC. I'd make Almagro the favourite from that section.
Fed`s draw is not tough. Nothing could be further from the truth. first and foremost, how can Fed and his devoted Federeresians bitch and moan about any draw that he faces since he is the one with 12 slams and #1 rank for more than 4 years in a row.

secondly, Fed has stated clearly and in no uncertian terms that he wants to be considered the greatest ever. that being the case, the burden of proof should always be on him and no draw should be considered too tough. it is he who is building the case for the greatest ever.

i think he has had it too bloody easy for too long. let him be tested and and lets let him make his case for the greatest ever.

What a lot of crap. On paper Nadal is in the tougher half, but he is also the vastly superior clay player.
its always tougher for Nadal.
On clay? :spit: :haha:he is not as talented as Fed and it is he who has not won a title in 10 months. lets be fair here. Davydenko, Almagro, and Ferru are among the toughest now on dirt. this looks like a much rougher deal for Nadal.

thoughts?
You're a true fan. Your respect for Rafa's talent and abilities never fail to astound and humble me.
prior to failing to win at the Australian Open, he has been tested just once in his 12 slam wins and it was a clay courter with a limited game and a bad knee who pushed him. it was at Wimby final 2007.

think about it. easy draws and easily skating to the finals in his 12 Slams that he won and tested just once. never was he even taken to 5 sets other that 2007 Wimby final.

he has had the opportunity to make a complete mockery of the men`s game for a long time. thank god for Nadal and Djokovic or he would have had 2 calender slams and a total of 16 slams already.

so i welcome a little competition for a guy who has specifically said that he is building a case for the greatest ever.
:retard:
a Federeresian is a blind follower of a religion called Federerism.

he/she is a fan of Fed but one who is overprofusive/superabundant in praising him around the clock. call it mindless irrational exhuberance without little objectivity.
Give it up. No-one is going to adopt this name. It's shit :shrug:

for contrast, i am a Clay Monster fan but i try to be objective. i know the buffoon is useless on hard courts and just gets by on guts, grit, hustle, and heart. and i am not afraid to say so. his game is limited and he does not the have the kind of gifts Fed is blessed with.p
:lol:

Corey Feldman
04-19-2008, 11:02 PM
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/GWH2/BullShit.jpg:haha::haha::lol:

FedFan_2007
04-19-2008, 11:07 PM
I'm a proud Fedalesian.

l_mac
04-19-2008, 11:08 PM
Look who is to blame for the draw :sad:

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/662/mc08re3.jpg

He must be feeling sad for Rogi :hug:

FedFan_2007
04-19-2008, 11:09 PM
They are both lucky that Clay Death is not in the draw. Nobody can deal with groundstrokes more than 150km/h and spins in excess of 5000rpm in every single exchange from the backcourt. Not to mention the deadly double-handed backhand.

You forget to mention CD's new historical "finishing power off both wings". :devil:

Corey Feldman
04-19-2008, 11:11 PM
Marat looking as happy as ever i see!

Marek.
04-19-2008, 11:15 PM
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/GWH2/BullShit.jpg

:haha: Never in doubt. ;)

morningglory
04-19-2008, 11:16 PM
FEd will lose to Simon... again...

FedFan_2007
04-19-2008, 11:27 PM
morningglory - Fed hasn't ever played Simon.

MrChopin
04-19-2008, 11:30 PM
Originally posted by Clay Death (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=6867552#post6867552)

let alone clay while Davydenko just shits all over himself when ever he sees Fed across the net.

...one week later

Davydenko is the hottest player on the tour now. unles he chokes on his power drink when he sees Fed, he is likely to derail Fed tomorrow in Estoril.

One more note of interest...

Originally posted by Clay Death (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=6896582#post6896582)

so who, in your best estimation, will prove to be the 5 best clay courters on the planet in 2008? its a bit of a guessing game if you will.

here is the way i see it unfolding this year:

1. Clay Monster (Nadal)
2. Djokovic
3. Davydenko
4. Nalby
5. Fed


By your own words, Fed draws Djokovic, the hardest clay court opponent possible (in semis), and Nalbandian, the hardest clay court opponent possible (in quarters).

JimmyV
04-19-2008, 11:32 PM
prior to failing to win at the Australian Open, he has been tested just once in his 12 slam wins and it was a clay courter with a limited game and a bad knee who pushed him. it was at Wimby final 2007.

think about it. easy draws and easily skating to the finals in his 12 Slams that he won and tested just once. never was he even taken to 5 sets other that 2007 Wimby final.

he has had the opportunity to make a complete mockery of the men`s game for a long time. thank god for Nadal and Djokovic or he would have had 2 calender slams and a total of 16 slams already.

so i welcome a little competition for a guy who has specifically said that he is building a case for the greatest ever.

:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::wors hip::worship::worship:

Finally someone tells it like it is. Out of the 84 matches Fed has played in his 12 slam victories only one of them was against a decent opponent who didn't choke. Fed is simply the luckiest man ever to play the game, only once in his career has he won a meaningful match where his opponent didn't just hand it to him and let him win.

JimmyV
04-19-2008, 11:33 PM
By your own words, Fed draws Djokovic, the hardest clay court opponent possible (in semis), and Nalbandian, the hardest clay court opponent possible (in quarters).

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. This is MTF, your logic has no power here.

Clay Death
04-19-2008, 11:34 PM
FEd will lose to Simon... again...


i dont think so. Simon is next to useless on dirt.

Fed`s chances actually go up at Monte Carlo if he beats Davydenko tomorrow.

l_mac
04-19-2008, 11:37 PM
...one week later



One more note of interest...



By your own words, Fed draws Djokovic, the hardest clay court opponent possible (in semis), and Nalbandian, the hardest clay court opponent possible (in quarters).

:worship:

:lol: :lol:

Kitty de Sade
04-19-2008, 11:48 PM
a Federeresian is a blind follower of a religion called Federerism.

Okay, I'm extra slow on the uptake. YOU did the coinage on this phrase. Got it now. :hatoff:

for contrast, i am a Clay Monster fan but i try to be objective. i know the buffoon is useless on hard courts and just gets by on guts, grit, hustle, and heart. and i am not afraid to say so. his game is limited and he does not the have the kind of gifts Fed is blessed with.

just giving you an example here.

:hatoff:

Nadal is useless on hard courts? That seems a little bit harsh, no? Seems to me someone collected his HC stats, and as it stands he'd be the #8 or #9 players in the world based on points...:scratch:

For the pure glory hunters, I suppose they want to throw him under the bus for not winning a GS title on HC's. Useless though? Bit of a stretch, IMO.

NYCtennisfan
04-20-2008, 12:00 AM
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::wors hip::worship::worship:

Finally someone tells it like it is. Out of the 84 matches Fed has played in his 12 slam victories only one of them was against a decent opponent who didn't choke. Fed is simply the luckiest man ever to play the game, only once in his career has he won a meaningful match where his opponent didn't just hand it to him and let him win.

There's a possibility that Federer's titles were all staged like the moon landing; it's hard not to lean that way.

Skyward
04-20-2008, 12:11 AM
...one week later



One more note of interest...



By your own words, Fed draws Djokovic, the hardest clay court opponent possible (in semis), and Nalbandian, the hardest clay court opponent possible (in quarters).

:haha: Owned.

Clay Death
04-20-2008, 12:11 AM
Okay, I'm extra slow on the uptake. YOU did the coinage on this phrase. Got it now. :hatoff:



:hatoff:

Nadal is useless on hard courts? That seems a little bit harsh, no? Seems to me someone collected his HC stats, and as it stands he'd be the #8 or #9 players in the world based on points...:scratch:

For the pure glory hunters, I suppose they want to throw him under the bus for not winning a GS title on HC's. Useless though? Bit of a stretch, IMO.

it seems that he was better in 2004 and 2005. i have seen very little improvement in his hard court game. just look at some of the lopsided losses he has suffered in the last few months alone:

2 losses to Nalby in Madrid and Paris were just horrible. he was clueless.

Fed demolished him in Shanghai. the same match the year previous had been more competitive.

Youzhny butchers him 0 and 1 in Chennai.

Tsonga demolished him at the Australian Open.

its not that lost but in a manner that he lost. and now 2 recent losees to Djokovic (Indian Wells) and to Davydenko (Miami) were just a joke. it is as if he was lost.

so i have to be harsh. he has failed to improve. he should not be getting killed by these guys like this.

groundstroke
04-20-2008, 12:19 AM
I've always thought Federer has had the easier draw, Nadal had a tournament a few months ago (or last year I think) where it was really, really easy for him, but apart from that, Federer usually gets the more easier draws.

The Freak
04-20-2008, 12:41 AM
Clay Death, do you have a life?

Clay Death
04-20-2008, 12:53 AM
Clay Death, do you have a life?

no. i died last year.

Clay Death
04-20-2008, 01:41 AM
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::wors hip::worship::worship:

Finally someone tells it like it is. Out of the 84 matches Fed has played in his 12 slam victories only one of them was against a decent opponent who didn't choke. Fed is simply the luckiest man ever to play the game, only once in his career has he won a meaningful match where his opponent didn't just hand it to him and let him win.


it has been pretty easy for him. can you imgine if Nadal and Djokovic ahd bee clowns woth no spines?

i think Davydenko is the hottest commodity out there right now. he is going to take down Fed tomorrow and give Nadal fits in Monte Carlo.

i have sort of weighed and measured the dynamics. Ferrer took out Nalby at the U.S. Open last year and is now surging again. this time, on clay. he can be very very tough on dirt. Almagro and Davydenko have the hot hand right now as well.

Nalby is up there on clay but you never know which Nalby is going to turn up. all things considered, Fed has a little easier draw.

that is just my opinion. Nadal`s path is paved with danger. if either, Davydenko or Ferrer keep him on the court for 3-4 hours, he will be cooked in the next round. its is very early in the season and Nadal is vulnerable here.

Sunset of Age
04-20-2008, 01:51 AM
This thread sucks because:
[_] it is started by Clay Death
[_] it will never end as Clay Death posts in it and he never knows when to stop

Give proper credit for that one, no? ;)
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6884573&postcount=94 :angel: :yeah:

NYCtennisfan
04-20-2008, 03:05 AM
it has been pretty easy for him. can you imgine if Nadal and Djokovic ahd bee clowns woth no spines?

i think Davydenko is the hottest commodity out there right now. he is going to take down Fed tomorrow and give Nadal fits in Monte Carlo.

i have sort of weighed and measured the dynamics. Ferrer took out Nalby at the U.S. Open last year and is now surging again. this time, on clay. he can be very very tough on dirt. Almagro and Davydenko have the hot hand right now as well.

Nalby is up there on clay but you never know which Nalby is going to turn up. all things considered, Fed has a little easier draw.

that is just my opinion. Nadal`s path is paved with danger. if either, Davydenko or Ferrer keep him on the court for 3-4 hours, he will be cooked in the next round. its is very early in the season and Nadal is vulnerable here.

:lol:

Marek.
04-20-2008, 03:48 AM
Clay death creates brain death :yeah:

tennis2tennis
04-20-2008, 08:12 AM
I actually think its early to make predictions based purely on the first draw, there are so many elements that can turn, and to many if scenario's to really predict who will actually be facing who,

1. upsets, they usually happen, what can be deemed as a difficult draw can suddenly turn easy when a couple of the seeded players fall to wildcards and lower ranked players ...etc

2. form, sometimes you can face a seeded player who's having a stinker of a season and suddenly there not as tough as they looked

3. injuries and pull outs i've lost count of the number of draws that changed shape when players pull out...

ps Federer is the world No 2 in clay so whatever draw he gets this spring will on a technicality be more diffocult than rafa's

Apemant
04-20-2008, 08:13 AM
:haha: Owned.

Ownage is irrelevant to this type of posters:

Ferrous Cranus (http://users.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/ferouscranus.htm)

Case in point: left handed bachkand issue. :devil:

stebs
04-20-2008, 10:34 AM
Nice to see another thread in which Clay Death gets embarrased by half f MTF although they are plentiful to the point where they become boring these days.

Commander Data
04-20-2008, 10:39 AM
it has been a long and a protracted tradition on the past of resident Federeresians to cry, weep, and scream about Fed`s draw no matter what slam is in question or even what masters events he is in. somehow, he gets the raw deal but Nadal gets to skate to the finals.

i see the Nadal`s draw as significantly tougher than Fed`s draw. Davydenko is the hottest player on the tour now. unles he chokes on his power drink when he sees Fed, he is likely to derail Fed tomorrow in Estoril.

Fed`s draw is not tough. Nothing could be further from the truth. first and foremost, how can Fed and his devoted Federeresians bitch and moan about any draw that he faces since he is the one with 12 slams and #1 rank for more than 4 years in a row.

secondly, Fed has stated clearly and in no uncertian terms that he wants to be considered the greatest ever. that being the case, the burden of proof should always be on him and no draw should be considered too tough. it is he who is building the case for the greatest ever.

i think he has had it too bloody easy for too long. let him be tested and and lets let him make his case for the greatest ever.

its always tougher for Nadal. he is not as talented as Fed and it is he who has not won a title in 10 months. lets be fair here. Davydenko, Almagro, and Ferru are among the toughest now on dirt. this looks like a much rougher deal for Nadal.

thoughts?


For Nadal the draw on clay doesn't matter. For Fed the same. Either they are in top form and kill the rest to meet in the final or one of the two is off and losses to some Mug.

these days it is likely Federer.

arm
04-20-2008, 10:40 AM
I love the title. Sounds like my CAE exam. The oral had a part called "compare and contrast".

Fed has an easier draw. However, it's more like that he loses first.

Commander Data
04-20-2008, 10:47 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Clay Death (http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...52#post6867552)

let alone clay while Davydenko just shits all over himself when ever he sees Fed across the net.
...one week later

Quote:
Davydenko is the hottest player on the tour now. unles he chokes on his power drink when he sees Fed, he is likely to derail Fed tomorrow in Estoril.
One more note of interest...

Quote:
Originally posted by Clay Death (http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...82#post6896582)

so who, in your best estimation, will prove to be the 5 best clay courters on the planet in 2008? its a bit of a guessing game if you will.

here is the way i see it unfolding this year:

1. Clay Monster (Nadal)
2. Djokovic
3. Davydenko
4. Nalby
5. Fed
By your own words, Fed draws Djokovic, the hardest clay court opponent possible (in semis), and Nalbandian, the hardest clay court opponent possible (in quarters).


:worship::worship::worship:


I'm too lazy to search for such things just to show that somebody talks shit. You did a nice job.


CD not responding speakes volumes.....

Clay Death
04-20-2008, 01:55 PM
:worship::worship::worship:


I'm too lazy to search for such things just to show that somebody talks shit. You did a nice job.


CD not responding speakes volumes.....


look folks it doesnt take a rocket scientist to see that Nadal has a tougher draw.

A. Davydenko is the hottest player on the tour right now and he is doing great on clay as well. today he is likely to shut down Fed in Estoril.

B. Almagro has made 2 finals on clay this year and won one.

C. Ferru is as tough as they come and is likely to best Almagro today on clay.

D. Nadal has not won a title in 10 months and it needs to be taken into account. he is out of confidence.

E. If Ferru keeps him on the court for 3-4 hours, Davydenko is likely to pick off Nadal.

5. Nalby is top 5 in the world on clay as far as i am concerned but he can be inconsistent from time to time.

in all likelyhood, Fed is going to lose to Nalby or Djokovic in Monte Carlo but that does not mean that Nadal does not have a tough draw.