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Who will win: Nadal vs. Gulbis

Pfloyd
06-24-2008, 05:31 PM
Should be a tough match as Gulbis is playing good, plus is a hard hitter with a good serve.

However, I still think Rafa will win in 3 sets...

2 tought sets

1 easy set

Something like 7-5, 6-4, 6-2.

What do you think?

RagingLamb
06-24-2008, 05:32 PM
Hmmm. Well, if Gulbis can keep it together, I don't see why he couldn't take a set from Rafa.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2008, 05:47 PM
Gulbis might take one set, if Rafa plays right-handed.

Monteque
06-24-2008, 05:52 PM
Considering Rafa didnt play too well against Beck, today, i think Gulbis will take 2 sets from him. A little chance to win.

anon57
06-24-2008, 05:54 PM
If Gulbis plays extremely well he may take a set from Nadal but I think Nadal will win in three, one or two tougher sets and the other pretty easily

Mateya
06-24-2008, 05:55 PM
A very interesting and tough match for Rafzilla already in the 2nd round. :)

Rafzilla should clinch it, but I will have some Vcash on Ernest.

MissMelly2U
06-24-2008, 06:31 PM
I think that someone will win this in 4 sets. It will most likely be Nadal, but Gulbis has game.

RAFAfan25
06-24-2008, 06:39 PM
rafa in 3! come on rafa, send gulbis back to latvia although i have a funny feeling this is gonna be a rough one for king rafa....pls prove me wrong rafa and get thru this!

KitinovRules
06-24-2008, 06:43 PM
On this clay, I'd say Rafa in three.
Why they make the grass looks like clay these days?

Corey Feldman
06-24-2008, 11:35 PM
Emm

i'll stick my neck out on this one

Nadal in 3

rofe
06-24-2008, 11:46 PM
Gulbis is too inconsistent to cause any problems to Nadal. Maybe in a couple of years.

Jimnik
06-24-2008, 11:49 PM
Rafa in five.

Corey Feldman
06-24-2008, 11:53 PM
Gulbis is too inconsistent to cause any problems to Nadal. Maybe in a couple of years.
Good siggy!! ;)

FedFan_2007
06-24-2008, 11:59 PM
Gulbis in 3 easy sets.

EnriqueIG8
06-25-2008, 12:12 AM
Rafa in 4.

Clara Bow
06-25-2008, 12:13 AM
This could be a tough battle for Rafa. I am thinking he wins in four.

lina_seta
06-25-2008, 12:22 AM
sorry to ask this question but
who is gulbis and why is he hyped?

AsianSensation
06-25-2008, 03:39 AM
another "problem poser for rafa" = straight sets beatdown by Rafa

something like 6-3 6-1 6-2

MacTheKnife
06-25-2008, 03:52 AM
I think it's interesting that 12 people picked Gulbis so far in the survey, but only one posted a comment that he would win.
Interesting :confused:

I'm going to pick the upset here and go with Gulbis in 4. A lot of Rafa's returns today were very short, and his top spin FHs were landing inside the service line. If he doesn't clean that up, I think Gulbis as a pretty good shot. If he does, I'll be WRONG !!!

jcempire
06-25-2008, 04:54 AM
maybe the toughest match for Nadal

I guess

federernadalfan
06-25-2008, 04:55 AM
it's hard to believe how much credit people give to Gulbis against a four time RG winner and recently Queens winner...i 'd say nadal in three pretty easily. Nadal is just warming up, he's going to notch up to a higher level in this match. No doubt.

BlueSwan
06-25-2008, 04:56 AM
Nadal in three. He's on a roll right now.

Forehander
06-25-2008, 04:59 AM
To my point of view Nadal will get through this one through experience. Gulbis will be trying to smash winners whenever he has chance. Nadal eventually will break Gulbis down. I believe it'll be 2 tight sets with the third one not so tough. But we'll see how it goes, Gulbis does have quite a game.

Lopaka
06-25-2008, 05:00 AM
Rafa in three. Probably a tough first set requiring Rafa to dig deeper in his bag of shots. After that the Nadal stamina should do the job.

Knightmace
06-25-2008, 05:14 AM
Nadal in 4.

yvonne_lingerie
06-25-2008, 06:52 AM
nadal win in 3 sets 6-2 6-0 6-1 n signs my underwear and sends back to me!

jazar
06-25-2008, 07:44 AM
what what i saw of gulbis against isner, i was hugely impressed by him. i think he'll get at least a set

groundstroke
06-25-2008, 07:46 AM
I just hope Gulbis takes 1 set.

fedexdelivers
06-25-2008, 09:01 AM
it's hard to believe how much credit people give to Gulbis against a four time RG winner and recently Queens winner...i 'd say nadal in three pretty easily. Nadal is just warming up, he's going to notch up to a higher level in this match. No doubt.

People have short memories and eager to hop on the bandwagon. See how much credit some are giving to a 12-time Grand Slam winner, 5-time consecutive Wimbledon champion and reigning World No. 1 for 230 weeks and counting.

Greatness
06-25-2008, 09:26 AM
Nadal in 4. However, I wouldn't be surprised if Gulbis wins it.

bokehlicious
06-25-2008, 11:14 AM
Nadal 6/2 6/3 6/2 if he plays awful...

jonny84
06-25-2008, 11:22 AM
Nadal will win. but I think Gulbis will take a set off of him.

MacTheKnife
06-25-2008, 11:54 AM
People have short memories and eager to hop on the bandwagon. See how much credit some are giving to a 12-time Grand Slam winner, 5-time consecutive Wimbledon champion and reigning World No. 1 for 230 weeks and counting.

Careful now fedx, don't hit the people on this forum with to much logic and intelligence, you will overwhelm them considerably..

mikkemus23
06-25-2008, 12:47 PM
Nadal in four

DDrago2
06-25-2008, 01:07 PM
I voted Nadal in 4 but I actualy think it will be in straight sets against "the terrible" Gulbis

Exodus
06-25-2008, 03:27 PM
gulbis in three

Forehander
06-25-2008, 03:37 PM
LOL now that Djokovic is defeated by God-Safin. I dunno I have a weird feeling about this match :P

gomeny
06-25-2008, 03:56 PM
I hope Gulbis wins. He certainly has atleast punchers chance in the match.

t0x
06-25-2008, 04:07 PM
Nadal in 3 unless he plays a shocker.

Gulbis has the potential to beat Rafa, I just don't think he's ready yet :P

steffis
06-25-2008, 04:19 PM
I think experience will decide it - Nadal in 4

Venle
06-25-2008, 08:35 PM
Gulbis in 4.

Bad Religion
06-25-2008, 10:58 PM
Who is that nobody Gulbis ?


Rafa in 3 easy sets

Rumour
06-25-2008, 11:35 PM
Hmm... Didn't think Safin had a realistic shot against Djokovic today and he blew the Serb out of the water. Yet I seriously believe Gulbis has a decent chance tomorrow, especially if Nadal plays like he did in the first round, so the Latvian will probably be dismantled in straights :confused:

PiggyGotRoasted
06-25-2008, 11:37 PM
Gulbis in 4

MaryWalsh
06-26-2008, 12:12 AM
Nadal in 3 exciting sets.

freeandlonely
06-26-2008, 02:04 AM
Nadal has mental edge toward everyone.
If Gulbis gonna breakthrough someday, it's not likely against Nadal.
I guess Nadal in 3 or 4.
Hope proven wrong.

Corey Feldman
06-26-2008, 03:50 AM
Gulbis will get no more than 10 games here

RedFury
06-26-2008, 05:02 AM
it's hard to believe how much credit people give to Gulbis against a four time RG winner and recently Queens winner...i 'd say nadal in three pretty easily. Nadal is just warming up, he's going to notch up to a higher level in this match. No doubt.

That'd be my guess too as he asked to play early in order to make sure he can watch the Spain/Russia semi-final Euro match -- thus the reason he's playing in court 1 as opposed to CC.

He'll be in a hurry to get to get it over with and perhaps inspire the NT even more when they hear about it -- he's friends with a number of the footie players.

LinkMage
06-26-2008, 05:20 AM
Straight set beatdown by Rafito. :zzz:

r2473
06-26-2008, 07:40 AM
Should be a great match.

Luckily, us in The States will get to see Venus (playing first on Centre), followed by Lindsey (who plays second on Court 3).

God Bless America :(

Vamos Rafa 01
06-26-2008, 09:08 AM
Gulbis is very dangerous on fast courts, it should be an interesting match and a great test for Rafa.

I hope Rafa will win it in 3 :)