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Federer or Nadal: Who do you support in the RG final?

Eden
06-07-2008, 10:15 AM
I'm sorry for another thread regarding this match, but I thought it would be interesting to have this kind of poll :angel:

Rogiman
06-07-2008, 10:18 AM
This is a poll Fed wins for sure

asma jaouadi
06-07-2008, 10:18 AM
VAMOS RAFA

Adler
06-07-2008, 10:19 AM
Federer

Win this one Roger, take another 1 or 2 GS titles and retire from tennis :)

Bibberz
06-07-2008, 10:30 AM
This is a poll Fed wins for sure

Hopefully that's all he wins....

HarryMan
06-07-2008, 10:38 AM
Although Nadal winning the RG is something really special for tennis history, it doesn't even compare to what it would mean in terms of legacy in case Federer does ever win the RG title.

And more so, I definitely prefer Federer's tennis as it is quite creative and not so one dimensional like Nadal's tennis.

DhammaTiger
06-07-2008, 11:16 AM
Rafa is the best! Vamos Rafa!

tennis2tennis
06-07-2008, 11:29 AM
I'm a federer fan but even if i wasn't i'd want roger to win purely for the historical significance...If roger win RG tomorrow in my opinion he'd be a GOAT! Even if he is 1 short of pete's record!

MacTheKnife
06-07-2008, 11:30 AM
Federer - Even Rafa's dad said it would be better for the game if Fed won. Was surprised to hear that kind of honesty from him, but he is right. Another career slam is far bigger than either of these players.
I'm a little surprised they keep comparing Rafa to Borg. While Borg was winning his 4 FOs in a row, he just happened to have this little 5 straight streak going at Wimbledon too. No comparison of these to guys IMO.. Rafa is great, but Borg was a completely different creature in terms of his game. I would really like to see Borg playing with today's technology. If Nadal and Borg played on the red stuff, both 21, with today technology, the match may last a week. If they played on grass, Borg is straights..

Eden
06-07-2008, 11:38 AM
Federer - Even Rafa's dad said it would be better for the game if Fed won. Was surprised to hear that kind of honesty from him, but he is right. Another career slam is far bigger than either of these players.


Where did you hear the comment from Senor Nadal? Do you have a source? :)

arm
06-07-2008, 11:59 AM
I prefer Nadal, but I am supporting Fed. I don't like predictableness.

Excellence
06-07-2008, 12:04 PM
federer all the way

habibko
06-07-2008, 12:11 PM
thats a good poll :yeah: Fedex all the way :worship:

Korala
06-07-2008, 12:19 PM
Fed of course ;)

Tommy fan
06-07-2008, 12:23 PM
Federer.
I really want him to win the French finally

~Jin~
06-07-2008, 12:24 PM
federer

The Pro
06-07-2008, 12:37 PM
Rafa.

I know from watching Hendry win the snooker all the time and Roger Federer winning Wimbledon all the time that a domination can be dull for the viewer but Rafa hasn't attained the unquestionable prowess of either of these idnividuals yet. Sure, he's God on clay at the moment, but still questionably The Best.
Once he reaches that stage then I can support a change. Plus at the moment Fakervic is on his heels, he musn't slip up.

Exodus
06-07-2008, 12:42 PM
i want fed destroy nadal so he won't win a slam ever again.

bokehlicious
06-07-2008, 12:45 PM
No surprise Rafatards and Noletards are the one rooting for Rafa, tennis fans root for the Fed here... :)

groundstroke
06-07-2008, 12:55 PM
Federer; but also I would love to see some great tennis.

martine2
06-07-2008, 12:57 PM
Rafitito of course :banana: :haha:

star
06-07-2008, 12:58 PM
Nadalito!

Vamos!

arm
06-07-2008, 01:07 PM
No surprise Rafatards and Noletards are the one rooting for Rafa, tennis fans root for the Fed here... :)

According to your concept of Noletards I am one of them, right?

And I am rooting for Fed.. :shrug:

bokehlicious
06-07-2008, 01:11 PM
According to your concept of Noletards I am one of them, right?

And I am rooting for Fed.. :shrug:

:hug: no, you're a sane Djokovic fan, just like Rosie :angel: :o :D

arm
06-07-2008, 01:13 PM
:hug: no, you're a sane Djokovic fan, just like Rosie :angel: :o :D

I never know which smiley I should use when I am answering your posts.. :devil: or :angel:... :shrug:

:hug:

Anyway, I really wish Fed wins this one... but I am so not confident. :scared:

BigJohn
06-07-2008, 02:02 PM
Of course, I want Federer to win it. A big huge spectacular historic win, after a high quality match.

Is that too much to ask?

rafa_maniac
06-07-2008, 02:06 PM
As a Rafa fan, obviously him. Fed getting the career slam would be historically significant, but so would Rafa winning 4 FOs in a row, so...

Heavenseventeen
06-07-2008, 02:11 PM
My husband Nadal.

rocketassist
06-07-2008, 02:19 PM
Federer.

Time to claim that RG crown, Roger.

Ceri
06-07-2008, 02:21 PM
Fed all the way! hey,a girl can dream ;)

TheSwissMaster
06-07-2008, 02:49 PM
Vamos roger:)
by the way what does vamos means? hehe

cardio
06-07-2008, 03:54 PM
Federer, and if he really is able to make miracle tomorrow, Rafa can win another 9 RG titles if he wants, it is fine with me. And I almost always support the underdog, huge upsets are very exciting to watch.

dsingh7
06-07-2008, 04:01 PM
My support is for Fed...Nadal can win next 3-4 Rg but this is virtually last chance for fed in RG..

Kitty de Sade
06-07-2008, 04:02 PM
If this question had been posed to me prior to MC, I would have put money down on Federer. Now, not a chance.

Nadal can run the table on Sunday.

Sunset of Age
06-07-2008, 04:04 PM
I would usually say, as a big fan of both players, "doesn't matter as long as it's a good and entertaining match", but this year it's a bit different.

I'm hoping for Roger to do the Impossible. Why? Because I want him to be recognized as one of those great players who indeed managed to win ALL GSs once in their careers. And the older he gets, the harder that will be. He's had the luck of the draw here, and this might well be his last realistic chance...
(how awesome it is that he's in his third consequtive RG final again! Sampras never got that far...)

On the other side, of course Raf winning four-in-a-row and thus equalling Borg's record, would be awesome as well. The difference is - he's five years younger than Roger, and it might be just me, but I think that IF he manages to stay healthy and fit, he'll have plenty of time to pile up a number of RG-titles which might come close to double digits...

Whatever happens (and 99% sure it will be Raf to come out of this match as the winner), make it a good match dear gentlemen, and please keep the Brainfarts, Shanks and Moonballs to a minimum! :D

Acer
06-07-2008, 04:11 PM
Career grand slam for Federer please.

All_Slam_Andre
06-07-2008, 04:24 PM
I would love to see Federer winning the French Open title and Nadal winning the Wimbledon title.
Of course Federer has next to no chance of winning 2 sets tomorrow, let the alone the 3 he would need to claim that elusive title.

Fedex
06-07-2008, 04:33 PM
Federer. Who doesn't love an underdog? ;)

Also, the historical significance of a Grand Slam makes this one an easy choice.

star
06-07-2008, 04:36 PM
On the other side, of course Raf winning four-in-a-row and thus equalling Borg's record, would be awesome as well. The difference is - he's five years younger than Roger, and it might be just me, but I think that IF he manages to stay healthy and fit, he'll have plenty of time to pile up a number of RG-titles which might come close to double digits...


Federer can win Roland Garros another year and accomplish what you wish for him, but this is most likely the only time Nadal can win four RG in a row.

saniapower
06-07-2008, 04:37 PM
Federer and he will destroy Nadal tomorrow.

Fedex
06-07-2008, 04:40 PM
Federer can win Roland Garros another year and accomplish what you wish for him, but this is most likely the only time Nadal can win four RG in a row.

In that case, will you be rooting for Federer to pass Borg's mark of 5 consecutive Wimbledons this year? Surely Federer won't get another opportunity to win 6 in a row, plus it pulls him closer to Sampras' record.(whom I know you despise)

This is easily Federer's best chance to pull off the feat. Plus no one thinks he can win; a huge underdog. He will have the crowd's support, that is for sure.

Sunset of Age
06-07-2008, 04:48 PM
Federer can win Roland Garros another year and accomplish what you wish for him, but this is most likely the only time Nadal can win four RG in a row.

Well... it's of course my personal opinion on things, and it might be worth a rat's ass... :p

I see no reason - barring injury, of course - why Rafa would not be able to win RG from 2009 to 2013, for instance, as he'll be just 28 at that time...
And he's such a talented player on clay, so much more than all other competitors out there, that I don't think it's too far off to think that may indeed be possible for him.

On the other side, Fed losing one semi and three finals in a row (:eek:) to the same guy - it might start nagging at his self-belief, not to mention that he's not getting any younger, so it might affect rather badly in the mental department.
He still believes he can do it (or is he just being delusional? I don't know...), will that be the same if he recieves yet another beating by Raf?

Saturn66
06-07-2008, 04:53 PM
Federer.

enqvistfan
06-07-2008, 04:54 PM
Federer, I hope he'll win but I don't think so.

theprodigy
06-07-2008, 04:55 PM
Federer, surely. Just imagining him winning it already blows my mind. Unfortunately, it's not going to happen. :(

As many here have said, all I want is 1 RG. Nadal can win all the clay titles for the next 5 years for all I care.

Fedex
06-07-2008, 04:55 PM
Well... it's of course my personal opinion on things, and it might be worth a rat's ass... :p

I see no reason - barring injury, of course - why Rafa would not be able to win RG from 2009 to 2013, for instance, as he'll be just 28 at that time...
And he's such a talented player on clay, so much more than all other competitors out there, that I don't think it's too far off to think that may indeed be possible for him.

On the other side, Fed losing one semi and three finals in a row (:eek:) to the same guy - it might start nagging at his self-belief, not to mention that he's not getting any younger, so it might affect rather badly in the mental department.
He still believes he can do it (or is he just being delusional? I don't know...), will that be the same if he recieves yet another beating by Raf?

I'm not convinced that Federer really believes he can win. He still chokes on the big points against Nadal on clay. I guess will find out tomorrow.

Zaba
06-07-2008, 05:01 PM
It doesn't matter who wants Federer to win, what a special player he is, or how well the RG trophy would set off the rest of his collection. The best player on the day will win and no amount of whingeing about GOAT status will change that.

nadal4ever
06-07-2008, 05:07 PM
Federer - Even Rafa's dad said it would be better for the game if Fed won. Was surprised to hear that kind of honesty from him, but he is right. Another career slam is far bigger than either of these players.
I'm a little surprised they keep comparing Rafa to Borg. While Borg was winning his 4 FOs in a row, he just happened to have this little 5 straight streak going at Wimbledon too. No comparison of these to guys IMO.. Rafa is great, but Borg was a completely different creature in terms of his game. I would really like to see Borg playing with today's technology. If Nadal and Borg played on the red stuff, both 21, with today technology, the match may last a week. If they played on grass, Borg is straights..

:wavey:You can't be serious! It was uncle Toni that made that statement, and I am sure we all understand the history making event it would be for Roger Federer and the sport of tennis. Nevertheless, you have to win the matches. Nobody is going to give them to you. Besides, Rafa wants to make history also and he is not giving Roland Garros 2008 to Roger Federer no matter how much he respects him.

Sunset of Age
06-07-2008, 05:11 PM
I'm not convinced that Federer really believes he can win. He still chokes on the big points against Nadal on clay. I guess will find out tomorrow.

Well... that's why I put in the retorical 'delusional' question.
Still I believe he indeed believes he CAN. He's a fantastic sportsman, and as any a sportsman can tell you, the mental part is very important. Without believe/hope, ALL is lost.

The choking matter - he seems to have problems closing out matches against a lot of players nowadays, not just Nadal... :help:

Sunset of Age
06-07-2008, 05:15 PM
It doesn't matter who wants Federer to win, what a special player he is, or how well the RG trophy would set off the rest of his collection. The best player on the day will win and no amount of whingeing about GOAT status will change that.

Might as well close this thread then.

Did ANYBODY over here say that it's not the best player going to win tomorrow? :rolleyes:

Eden
06-07-2008, 05:16 PM
On the other side, Fed losing one semi and three finals in a row (:eek:) to the same guy - it might start nagging at his self-belief, not to mention that he's not getting any younger, so it might affect rather badly in the mental department.
He still believes he can do it (or is he just being delusional? I don't know...), will that be the same if he recieves yet another beating by Raf?

Karin, do you mean that another loss would have an influence to Roger's self-confidence for the rest of his career or just for believing having a chance at Roland Garros?

He has proven in the last 3 years that those losses to Nadal in Paris didn't meant something for the next tournaments. One can only admire Roger for his mental attitude in the Wimbledon finals against Nadal. If he would be a mental midget he wouldn't have won those matches against Rafa, just a few weeks after the depressing losses to him at Paris.

Roger has the ability to put disappointing losses behind him and work hard for the next challenge. It's true, he isn't getting any younger, but I doubt that he will ever lose the faith in winning in Paris one day.

nadal4ever
06-07-2008, 05:18 PM
Federer, surely. Just imagining him winning it already blows my mind. Unfortunately, it's not going to happen. :(

As many here have said, all I want is 1 RG. Nadal can win all the clay titles for the next 5 years for all I care.

If the shoe was on the other foot, Roger Federer wouldn't give Rafa a Wimbledon title so he could complete a slam double. Come on, people! He considers Rafa a friend, but he is not that generous!

didadida
06-07-2008, 05:25 PM
Federer for sure

Mansave_75
06-07-2008, 06:24 PM
Nadal, but I have a lot of respect for Roger's figure.
They both have just become an all time classic ATP match.

Greenday
06-07-2008, 07:21 PM
Federer - Even Rafa's dad said it would be better for the game if Fed won. Was surprised to hear that kind of honesty from him, but he is right. Another career slam is far bigger than either of these players.
I'm a little surprised they keep comparing Rafa to Borg. While Borg was winning his 4 FOs in a row, he just happened to have this little 5 straight streak going at Wimbledon too. No comparison of these to guys IMO.. Rafa is great, but Borg was a completely different creature in terms of his game. I would really like to see Borg playing with today's technology. If Nadal and Borg played on the red stuff, both 21, with today technology, the match may last a week. If they played on grass, Borg is straights..

I guess its Tony Nadal who said he will be equally happy if fed wins it.....Fed's getting too much sympathy nowadays........:lol::lol::lol:

It's not going to happen though.....but one thing is for sure once fed crosses the 15 mark then he is no more competing with pete for GOAT status......comparing wat pete and roger acheived at roland garros......if there has to be a comparision for the GOAT status then it has to be between roger and laver or borg...

Sunset of Age
06-07-2008, 08:25 PM
Karin, do you mean that another loss would have an influence to Roger's self-confidence for the rest of his career or just for believing having a chance at Roland Garros?

Hi Doris! I meant for ever having a chance at winning RG some time. I don't think it would have much influence on his confidence at other tournaments, no.

Roger has the ability to put disappointing losses behind him and work hard for the next challenge. It's true, he isn't getting any younger, but I doubt that he will ever lose the faith in winning in Paris one day.

Well... we just don't know. Indeed he has a great mental fortitude, but somehow I just can't believe it won't affect his faith for RG someway, at least a very tiny bit... but well, he's a very stubborn bloke, so you may well be right! :D

If the shoe was on the other foot, Roger Federer wouldn't give Rafa a Wimbledon title so he could complete a slam double. Come on, people! He considers Rafa a friend, but he is not that generous!

Hey... I don't think ANYONE takes those pipedreams of them exchanging titles seriously - the both of them are tough sportsmen first and foremost, and of course they take their pride in winning as much as possible, even from 'friends'.
But it is a nice scenario to dream about, no less. ;)

FedererSlam
06-07-2008, 08:55 PM
AS small a possibility as it is I agree with alot of people on here who think Fed should win to make history and all that so he can officially become GOAT with 14+ slams. I still don't think its his last chance like some though.

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-07-2008, 10:42 PM
:cool: RAFA :cool:

scoobs
06-07-2008, 10:53 PM
I'd love it to be Federer - and sometimes the dream does come true - look at Goran at Wimbledon - but it's so rare that it does, that's what makes it special.

I can't see Roger winning it, however much I want him to.

I don't think I'll be able to watch the match this time, I don't think I can bring myself to put myself through the disappointment of watching him get so close but unable to beat that clay court legend on that court.

partygirl
06-07-2008, 11:37 PM
Fed.:rocker2:

CyBorg
06-07-2008, 11:48 PM
Federer, because it's more interesting that way.

If they meet at Wimbledon I'll support Nadal.

Clay Death
06-07-2008, 11:48 PM
I guess its Tony Nadal who said he will be equally happy if fed wins it.....Fed's getting too much sympathy nowadays........:lol::lol::lol:

It's not going to happen though.....but one thing is for sure once fed crosses the 15 mark then he is no more competing with pete for GOAT status......comparing wat pete and roger acheived at roland garros......if there has to be a comparision for the GOAT status then it has to be between roger and laver or borg...


if Tony Nadal really said that then he is by far the biggest idiot that ever lived. Fed has no trouble winning as many U.S. Opens in a row as he can and same with his Wimby haul. he has 5 in a row there and will gladly take another 5 in a row if possible.

why dont they next advise Nadal to just quit playing tennis. i mean why take a chance on winning any bloody titles. just watch Fed win everything in sight. morons.

Sunset of Age
06-07-2008, 11:57 PM
if Tony Nadal really said that then he is by far the biggest idiot that ever lived.

Perhaps he's just a very civil and classy fellow?

Tio Toni - :worship:

Ales_Alessandra
06-07-2008, 11:57 PM
RAFAFAFAFAFA!!! :worship:
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Fedex
06-08-2008, 12:13 AM
Federer, because it's more interesting that way.

If they meet at Wimbledon I'll support Nadal.

And this has nothing to do with Borg's records being intact? :aplot: Obviously, if Federer beats Nadal tomorrow, Borg keeps his record of 4 straight French Opens intact. If Federer were to lose to Nadal at Wimbledon, he'd only tie Borg's Wimbledon record.

Fedex
06-08-2008, 12:16 AM
if Tony Nadal really said that then he is by far the biggest idiot that ever lived. Fed has no trouble winning as many U.S. Opens in a row as he can and same with his Wimby haul. he has 5 in a row there and will gladly take another 5 in a row if possible.

why dont they next advise Nadal to just quit playing tennis. i mean why take a chance on winning any bloody titles. just watch Fed win everything in sight. morons.

Are you okay?

Sunset of Age
06-08-2008, 12:18 AM
Are you okay?

Methinks CD is in fact a bit nervous about tomorrow... :haha:

scoobs
06-08-2008, 12:24 AM
So, Karin - off the fence.

Who are you supporting?

leng jai
06-08-2008, 12:31 AM
I'll be cheering for Carlos Ramos. Hope he goes on a huge power trip and gives Rafa time violation warnings.

Corey Feldman
06-08-2008, 12:32 AM
Rafa will go up in my estimation if ... he for once, doesnt fall on his back when he wins

because it is starting to wind me up big time, its time he did something else

Sunset of Age
06-08-2008, 12:32 AM
So, Karin - off the fence.

Who are you supporting?

Roger, as I already posted:

I would usually say, as a big fan of both players, "doesn't matter as long as it's a good and entertaining match", but this year it's a bit different.

I'm hoping for Roger to do the Impossible. Why? Because I want him to be recognized as one of those great players who indeed managed to win ALL GSs once in their careers. And the older he gets, the harder that will be. He's had the luck of the draw here, and this might well be his last realistic chance...
(how awesome it is that he's in his third consequtive RG final again! Sampras never got that far...)

On the other side, of course Raf winning four-in-a-row and thus equalling Borg's record, would be awesome as well. The difference is - he's five years younger than Roger, and it might be just me, but I think that IF he manages to stay healthy and fit, he'll have plenty of time to pile up a number of RG-titles which might come close to double digits...

Whatever happens (and 99% sure it will be Raf to come out of this match as the winner), make it a good match dear gentlemen, and please keep the Brainfarts, Shanks and Moonballs to a minimum!


;)

scoobs
06-08-2008, 12:33 AM
I'll be cheering for Carlos Ramos. Hope he goes on a huge power trip and gives Rafa time violation warnings.
We all know that he'll just give out one and that will be it.

Hey we should run a sweepstake. Person who guesses closest (set and game that the warning is handed out) wins a prize.

leng jai
06-08-2008, 12:36 AM
Rafa will go up in my estimation if ... he for once, doesnt fall on his back when he wins

because it is starting to wind me up big time, its time he did something else

He will draw a heart on the court and write "I'm better than Guga, no?"

Knightmace
06-08-2008, 01:11 AM
Federer.

Dream goal.

Clay Death
06-08-2008, 01:13 AM
Are you okay?


of course i am ok. that kind of talk infuriates me. have they not gotten sick and tired of owning the planet for the last 5 years.
did they forget how Fed demolished Nadal in Shanghai last year? or how about the bagel in Hamburg? i wont even say anything about the 2 Wimby finals losses.

what the hell was he thinking when he said that? idiot tony nadal.

Andi-M
06-08-2008, 01:14 AM
Nadal always has my support against Fed anytime anywhere :)

Bibberz
06-08-2008, 01:20 AM
We all know that he'll just give out one and that will be it.

Hey we should run a sweepstake. Person who guesses closest (set and game that the warning is handed out) wins a prize.

We could each agree to give X amount of vCash to the winner. This could work well because the winner could verify which entrants have made good on their promise to pay.

Corey Feldman
06-08-2008, 01:26 AM
what the hell was he thinking when he said that? idiot tony nadal.its reverse physcology

like he means it, pfft

Fed will get an honarable death

Nole was dying is shame until the 0-3 in the third set, but he made it honorable just about ... can Fedgod?

Clay Death
06-08-2008, 01:34 AM
its reverse physcology

like he means it, pfft

Fed will get an honarable death

Nole was dying is shame until the 0-3 in the third set, but he made it honorable just about ... can Fedgod?


fast death is preferable. less painful. i am quite certain he is praying for death at this very moment.

the amount of risk he has to take to win this match cannot be sustained for 5 long sets against Nadal.

Djokovic hit for over 21 winners alone in the 3rd set and still lost the set. Fed cant hit enough winners over the course of the whole match to hurt the Clay Monster.

memo to Fed: pray for a decent burial at Roland Garros.

trixtah
06-08-2008, 02:02 AM
I hope that Roger can win it to complete his slam, but I also think that Rafa deserves it more seeing how he has played this entire tournament. I'll enjoy the match, whatever the outcome.

idolwatcher1
06-08-2008, 02:03 AM
I want to see a good tennis match first and foremost... I don't want any Nadal vs. Verdasco crap going on :help: I guess there's a part of me that wants Federer to win it finally because he's come so close, but the other part of me doubts he'll ever get it... I guess I've always felt that the Roland Garros title will be the one that eludes him in his career, and his opponent is 27-0 here... so it will take some pretty amazing stuff for him to take Nadal down here...

LLeytonRules
06-08-2008, 02:54 AM
I wanna see Roger take it.He is probably the greatest of all time.In my mind he is.The problem is that Roger doesnt concentrate enough from set to set and taking 3 sets from Nadal on clay is very bleak.I know Fed can win this match if he serves well and doesnt make as many mental mistakes.

Art&Soul
06-08-2008, 03:55 AM
Federer all the way :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

cardio
06-08-2008, 04:16 AM
And this has nothing to do with Borg's records being intact? :aplot: Obviously, if Federer beats Nadal tomorrow, Borg keeps his record of 4 straight French Opens intact. If Federer were to lose to Nadal at Wimbledon, he'd only tie Borg's Wimbledon record.

Actually , then he even will not tie with all Borg`s Wimby records. Yes, then it will be 5 titles for each of them, but Borg also has amazing 41 wins in a row in Wimbledon. If Fed will lose in final, it will be 40 wins in a row for him, because last year he got walkover against Haas.

Dirk
06-08-2008, 04:22 AM
This is a poll Fed wins for sure

I'd trade the poll win for a match win in a heartbeat. :tape:

Fedforever
06-08-2008, 04:27 AM
Federer. Take the title this time and you can retire Roland Garros forever if you want.

But I cant see it happens.

FedFan_2007
06-08-2008, 04:55 AM
Heart - Federer
Head - Nadal

All I really know right now is that come match time I'll be waiting to see a few things at the start:

If Nadal is immediately pounding those huge forehands to the corners then Fed is absolute toast.

mediter
06-08-2008, 05:05 AM
Hitlerfan is a poor tennis analyst. Going against his side is usually a good idea.

TheSwissMaster
06-08-2008, 05:44 AM
Federer - Even Rafa's dad said it would be better for the game if Fed won. Was surprised to hear that kind of honesty from him, but he is right. Another career slam is far bigger than either of these players.


did he?? if true i hope he listens to his father and fulfill his wish.

damn, rafa wouldnt u even listen to ur father. bad boy, so disrespectful. boo

Ferrero Forever
06-08-2008, 05:50 AM
I honestly don't mind either way. I'd love for Roger to get the career grand slam, but I'd also love for Nadal to get 4 in a row.

Saying that, 51% of me wants Roger to win, Nadal has the other 49%

TheSwissMaster
06-08-2008, 05:58 AM
He has proven in the last 3 years that those losses to Nadal in Paris didn't meant something for the next tournaments. One can only admire Roger for his mental attitude in the Wimbledon finals against Nadal. If he would be a mental midget he wouldn't have won those matches against Rafa, just a few weeks after the depressing losses to him at Paris.



we dont have to go that back. it wasnt too long ago when he again suffered defeats at the hands of rafa, but still kept on saying that he has it what it takes to beat nadal, and was pretty much confident about his chances. so it shows even if he had a 50-0 H2H against rafa, he still wouldnt diminish his chances against rafa in their next meeting. damn he is stubborn. i like it.:) but he'll still lose.:sad:

RogerFan82
06-08-2008, 06:10 AM
Ohhhh Fed, I was resigning myself to accept a loss, but I made a mistake of reading your friday and saturday interviews. I saw these words, 'I strongly feel this is my year!!!'.

Now hope springs eternal again. :unsure::bigclap: Ohhhhh Rog, please lay it all out on the court tomorrow and somehow a miracle happens and you win. :bounce::bounce:

Stefanos13
06-08-2008, 07:22 AM
Nadal.

Love to watch him on clay. And on any other surface for that matter

Monteque
06-08-2008, 09:17 AM
Federer.
will complete the career grandslam/:worship:

The Pro
06-08-2008, 09:41 AM
of course i am ok. that kind of talk infuriates me. have they not gotten sick and tired of owning the planet for the last 5 years.
did they forget how Fed demolished Nadal in Shanghai last year? or how about the bagel in Hamburg? i wont even say anything about the 2 Wimby finals losses.

what the hell was he thinking when he said that? idiot tony nadal.

I think Uncle Toni is trying to increase his nephew's karmic flow by speaking with nobility. If you speak with humility and deference but store private thoughts of victory, it does wonders. When he is sitting tapping his chin with one finger today he's probably thinking about re-arranging the patio furniture at the Nadal-Perrera residence for maximum feng-shui.

luxsword
06-08-2008, 09:49 AM
Fed disppointed me in many clay matchs against Rafa so I just hope we'll get a proper match, which would have to be great if both play their very best. :)

Herdwick
06-08-2008, 09:50 AM
Really hope Fed isn't squashed in 3 - I would love him to get this one. But logic says if Rafa plays like he did Friday - which was murderously awesome and stunning to watch - I can't see Fed staying with him.

Indiana-4
06-08-2008, 09:58 AM
Vamos Rafaaaaaaaa

Gnomey
06-08-2008, 10:48 AM
Roger has my support.

4 consecutive RG wins is awesome, but a career grand slam is a whole other thing. Roger practically dominates every other surface and is 'only' 2nd best on clay...For such an overall player, he deserves an RG title to do himself justice.

Chocobo
06-08-2008, 10:57 AM
Federer of course...although I think it won't happen this time again...

Goget
06-08-2008, 10:58 AM
From start to end - vamos Rafa !

IAMlegend
06-08-2008, 11:02 AM
I'd rather Fred win; the most important thing is it's a long match. I want to kill time until the Canadia GP at 1 pm. I'm alone, all alone, and that scares the crap out of me. So, here's to a long match...:drink:

Tennis-Engineer
06-08-2008, 11:08 AM
Go Rafa :)

OrinUK
06-08-2008, 11:27 AM
Maybe Nadal will give Fed the FO in exchange for Wimby:devil:

sports freak
06-08-2008, 11:28 AM
Fed X for the love of Tennis but Rafa too good this yr!!1 or 2 more yrs till Fed's time!

sports freak
06-08-2008, 11:31 AM
Maybe Nadal will give Fed the FO in exchange for Wimby:devil:

Or maybe 2 Wimby's or a treble Wimby/Aus/Usa :aplot:

Kolya
06-08-2008, 11:35 AM
Neither.

I'll support Borg :p

ShimSham
06-08-2008, 11:46 AM
I will be supporting Nadal.