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Mario Ancic vs Rafael Nadal

Clay Death
04-22-2008, 12:58 AM
here is some additional insight:

http://www.tennisinsight.com/matchid20080421-3-Monte%20Carlo-402016.htm

once again, Nadal faces a much tougher draw than his Swiss buddy. Ancic is not going to hand Nadal this match.

it could go 3 sets. most are probably thinking that this is just a chance for Nadal to have another picnic on dirt.

anybody for Ancic in this one?

G4.
04-22-2008, 01:00 AM
are you fucking serious ? Nadal in something like 6-2 6-3

Clay Death
04-22-2008, 01:03 AM
are you fucking serious ? Nadal in something like 6-2 6-3


so you think its going to be a picnic. are you personally playing this match or what?

LinkMage
04-22-2008, 01:04 AM
Useless thread.

Nadal in a demolition.

G4.
04-22-2008, 01:05 AM
i don't bet on shit odds like this , i don't know why suddenly everyone thinks Ancic has a chance on clay against Nadal

Sunset of Age
04-22-2008, 01:09 AM
i don't bet on shit odds like this , i don't know why suddenly everyone thinks Ancic has a chance on clay against Nadal

Mind-boggling, indeed.
Raf will win this match, easily. If not I'd be very, very surprised.

bad gambler
04-22-2008, 01:09 AM
Nadal should play right handed just to make it more interesting

yuiwer
04-22-2008, 01:09 AM
Super Mario will win 7-6(5) / 6-4.

Clay Death
04-22-2008, 01:13 AM
Mind-boggling, indeed.
Raf will win this match, easily. If not I'd be very, very surprised.


need i remind you that the poor fellow has not won a title in 10 months. they call that being a little out of confidence.

this Monte Carlo will be his toughest. mark this post now. he is not some damn machine but we are expecting him to be one.

he does have a formidable task here. i will take it one match at a time.

Sunset of Age
04-22-2008, 01:18 AM
need i remind you that the poor fellow has not won a title in 10 months. they call that being a little out of confidence.

Exactly the same as last year, so I don't think it will have any influence for his confidence on clay.

this Monte Carlo will be his toughest. mark this post now. he is not some damn machine but we are expecting him to be one.

he does have a formidable task here. i will take it one match at a time.

I'm the last one to expect any a player to be a 'machine', but I do think it's quite fair to expect him to do well on the clay. That said, I agree with you that it will be a harsh task for him to defend all his points during the clay season (let alone add some points :eek:), but I'm quite confident we'll be seeing him hold the trophy coming Sunday. :angel:

Albop
04-22-2008, 01:23 AM
pointless

2003 Wimbledon England Grass R128 Nadal 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-4


end of discussion

Lucinda
04-22-2008, 01:24 AM
I don't think Ancic is a good enough mover on clay, plus he depends too much on his power to win matches and power doesn't mean a whole lot against Nadal on clay.

JimmyV
04-22-2008, 01:25 AM
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2509/rafaelnadalgo7.jpg

Albop
04-22-2008, 01:27 AM
yeah, something like that

Pigsarestupid
04-22-2008, 01:30 AM
1.33 times the money for Nadal in straight sets, amazing odds. I have 100 dollars on Nadal in straight sets. I think I will bet 100 dollars on Nadal in straight sets for almost every match during the clay season, Nadal seems to be very underrated by gamblers.

Last year Nadal won Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Stuttgart in straight sets and lost only sets to Hewitt (tired), Davydenko and Federer.

Johnny Groove
04-22-2008, 01:37 AM
here is some additional insight:

http://www.tennisinsight.com/matchid20080421-3-Monte%20Carlo-402016.htm

once again, Nadal faces a much tougher draw than his Swiss buddy. Ancic is not going to hand Nadal this match.

it could go 3 sets. most are probably thinking that this is just a chance for Nadal to have another picnic on dirt.

anybody for Ancic in this one?

Why do you keep plugging that website? it sucks dude

JimmyV
04-22-2008, 01:43 AM
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9557/ancicbd2.jpg

RagingLamb
04-22-2008, 01:54 AM
I agree with CD that Rafa's first match may not turn out as great as people expect right after the 10 month drought.


But it's Rafa afterall. The guy's eats clay. So I pick Nadal.

Clay Death
04-22-2008, 03:14 AM
Why do you keep plugging that website? it sucks dude

if you scroll down, it gives H 2 H match count as well as the scores of those matches. in looking at this match, most immediately want to know how many times have they played before and on what surfaces and the like.

that is where i go when i am guaging the pulse of a match.

Clay Death
04-22-2008, 03:16 AM
I agree with CD that Rafa's first match may not turn out as great as people expect right after the 10 month drought.


But it's Rafa afterall. The guy's eats clay. So I pick Nadal.


not only that but Ancic has a match under his belt already. it is not going to be a picnic. trust me on this.

i see Nadal struggling a little in this one before he can get his teeth into the match. Ancic is not a clown.

davis
04-22-2008, 03:19 AM
Futile thread. As much as I like Mario and would wish otherwise, Rafa is going to win this.

Kitty de Sade
04-22-2008, 03:22 AM
I agree with Karin's sentiment. If Nadal doesn't come away with a W as the defending champ, and a shot at setting a record, I'd be really shocked.

And :drink: afterwards.

Clay Death
04-22-2008, 03:22 AM
Futile thread. As much as I like Mario and would wish otherwise, Rafa is going to win this.


everything in nature is characterized by the repetitious mechanisms of the universe.

translation: all threads are futile but that does not keep us from discussing stuff.

2nd translation: make up a translation.

FedFan_2007
04-22-2008, 03:36 AM
On clay Rafa IS a machine. I predict the first set will go to 4-4, Nadal will break Ancic in game #9, 1st set 6-4. Then he breaks Ancic right away in the 2nds set, and wins the 2nd set 6-3.

Nadal def Ancic 6-4, 6-3

Merton
04-22-2008, 03:41 AM
This is Nadal's prediction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1TxiVhrkZA

Clay Death
04-22-2008, 03:44 AM
This is Nadal's prediction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1TxiVhrkZA


good one. he needs to start giving these people some "pain".

W!MBLEDON
04-22-2008, 03:50 AM
nadal in 2

FiBeR
04-22-2008, 04:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iagR2-1D7fU

~*BGT*~
04-22-2008, 04:06 AM
The kind of match-up I hate to see. I don't want a loser here. :sad: :sobbing:

JimmyV
04-22-2008, 04:30 AM
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9576/rafaelnadaluj1.jpg

Action Jackson
04-22-2008, 04:53 AM
If Nadal plays right handed and has 1 serve maybe 6-4 6-4.

http://i11.tinypic.com/4pk3uv5.jpg

JimmyV
04-22-2008, 04:59 AM
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/2058/trainzu3.jpg

BlueSwan
04-22-2008, 05:53 AM
The only way that Ancic stands a chance is if he goes for broke and just plays ruthlessly attacking tennis from the word go and manages to catch Nadal on his wrong feet (first match on clay and everything). Also, Ancic would have to have an amazing day where he succeeds with everything he tries. Then, and only then, he might win.

Nadal in straights.

Tommy fan
04-22-2008, 07:14 AM
Well, it's clay, and I don't think Ancic is a good enough mover on it.. Nadal easily..

Acer
04-22-2008, 07:42 AM
As much as I'd like to see Ancic do well, I'll have to vote for a Nadal win. I reckon in straight sets too.

Apemant
04-22-2008, 08:08 AM
everything in nature is characterized by the repetitious mechanisms of the universe.

translation: all threads are futile but that does not keep us from discussing stuff.

Amazingly enough, I fully agree with you on this. It's pointless to call any thread pointless, no matter how pointless it really is. When you put things into perspective, of course. :devil:

giveittoyou
04-22-2008, 08:20 AM
the odds give lisnard less of a chance at beating almagro than nadal losing