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WWW AO 3R: Nadal v. Haas

kobulingam
01-22-2009, 04:50 AM
Who's it going to be?

Fiberlight1
01-22-2009, 04:55 AM
Nadal in straights..

4,3 and 2

Johnny Groove
01-22-2009, 04:55 AM
Nadal shouldn't have much of a problem here

TMJordan
01-22-2009, 05:04 AM
Haas will obliterate him.

El Legenda
01-22-2009, 05:07 AM
Haas in 4 sets...some like 6-4 4-6 6-4 7-5

bokehlicious
01-22-2009, 07:21 AM
Nadal in 3.

green25814
01-22-2009, 07:24 AM
If Tommy plays well im pretty sure he can win.

Stensland
01-22-2009, 08:41 AM
haas will take rafa out in 4 sets. he'd take him out in 3 if it wasn't for rafa being rafa, hustling and bustling, grinding and fighting for every point.

marcRD
01-22-2009, 08:44 AM
I still havent seen a onehanded backhand push Nadal around, sure Federer and Blake can sometimes run around with their forehand but guys like Haas and Gasquet are more reliable on their backhand. So far I havent seen players with one handed backhands push Nadal around with their backhand like lets say Djokovic, Murray and Simon can do with their two handed backhands. I dont expect Haas to do it against Nadal, he will lose badly straigtht sets, I really hope I am wrong but as the prophet Deathclay said the one handed backhand is kind of a dying breed.

There are no players under 22 that I know who play with a one handed backhand, please inform me if I am wrong and there still is a future for the onehanded backhand.

Machiavelli
01-22-2009, 08:54 AM
Haas all the way....

FedFan_2007
01-22-2009, 08:54 AM
Tommy is due for a big win against the butt picker. 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3!

MatchFederer
01-22-2009, 09:03 AM
I still havent seen a onehanded backhand push Nadal around, sure Federer and Blake can sometimes run around with their forehand but guys like Haas and Gasquet are more reliable on their backhand. So far I havent seen players with one handed backhands push Nadal around with their backhand like lets say Djokovic, Murray and Simon can do with their two handed backhands. I dont expect Haas to do it against Nadal, he will lose badly straigtht sets, I really hope I am wrong but as the prophet Deathclay said the one handed backhand is kind of a dying breed.

There are no players under 22 that I know who play with a one handed backhand, please inform me if I am wrong and there still is a future for the onehanded backhand.

The promising and stylish youngster, Grigor Dimitrov, has a one handed backhand but the kid is only 17 so it will be a while before anybody really hears about him. He is a very good prospect though and you can watch him play Kontinen in the junior Wimbledon final 2008 on youtube.

Interestingly, Kontinen had a 100% statistic on S&Ving on the 1st AND 2nd serves by at least the end of the 1st set, AND has a one handed backhand. Ok I know both of these guys are super young but still, it shows that young promising tennis talents are not still just willing to try and beat the best with a one hander but also are willing to S&V more.

habibko
01-22-2009, 09:33 AM
heart says Haas, mind says Nadal

Rafa to be Hassassinated in 4 :devil:

Bernard Black
01-22-2009, 09:38 AM
I fancy Haas to go for broke here, he knows he doesn't have long left on the tour so he just has to take it to Nadal and hope he can keep the unforced error count down. All going well, Haas definitely has the tools to take Nadal down. He needs to get off to a flyer though, if Nadal gets that forehand going it will be curtains for Haas even with the strong backhand he has.

Murray has pretty much shown the way to destroy Nadal on hardcourts, which we knew all along really - just hit through him. It's consistency that's the problem. I have my fingers crossed for Tommy.

leng jai
01-22-2009, 09:39 AM
Haas needs to play like he did in the last 2 sets against Kolya in 2007. That was going for broke and making it consistently.

elessar
01-22-2009, 09:43 AM
I fancy Haas to go for broke here, he knows he doesn't have long left on the tour so he just has to take it to Nadal and hope he can keep the unforced error count down. All going well, Haas definitely has the tools to take Nadal down. He needs to get off to a flyer though, if Nadal gets that forehand going it will be curtains for Haas even with the strong backhand he has.

Murray has pretty much shown the way to destroy Nadal on hardcourts, which we knew all along really - just hit through him. It's consistency that's the problem. I have my fingers crossed for Tommy.

:haha:

Bernard Black
01-22-2009, 12:15 PM
Haas needs to play like he did in the last 2 sets against Kolya in 2007. That was going for broke and making it consistently.

Exactly.

It's a great match-up in theory if Haas can bring his top game. Just hope Nadal doesn't frustrate the shit out of him, but I think there is a strong chance that will happen.

Nadal in 4 :(

ORGASMATRON
01-22-2009, 12:18 PM
Well at least Rafa isnt playing another mug. Hopefully Haas can push him all the way.

finishingmove
01-22-2009, 12:18 PM
nadal like 7-6 6-2 6-2

shotgun
01-22-2009, 12:20 PM
Haas is too mentally weak to beat Nadal. Just re-watch their match in Cincy (or was it Canada?) last year.

He will do well to win a set IMO.

scarecrows
01-22-2009, 12:20 PM
Nadal in 3.

ditto

and no TB

smth like 6-4 6-3 6-1

Burrow
01-22-2009, 12:21 PM
I fancy Haas to go for broke here, he knows he doesn't have long left on the tour so he just has to take it to Nadal and hope he can keep the unforced error count down. All going well, Haas definitely has the tools to take Nadal down. He needs to get off to a flyer though, if Nadal gets that forehand going it will be curtains for Haas even with the strong backhand he has.

Murray has pretty much shown the way to destroy Nadal on hardcourts, which we knew all along really - just hit through him. It's consistency that's the problem. I have my fingers crossed for Tommy.

what an idiot you are

W!MBLEDON
01-22-2009, 12:22 PM
nadal in str8s

madmax
01-22-2009, 12:23 PM
Probably Nadal in 4 unfortunately...Haas shouldn't lose to moonballer on these courts EVER, he's just not mentally strong to overcome his UE's

philosophicalarf
01-22-2009, 12:26 PM
Haas is too mentally weak to beat Nadal. Just re-watch their match in Cincy (or was it Canada?) last year.



Twas Cinci.

More importantly, their match in 2006 Cinci. That's the fastest of the hard court masters, Haas was much better then then now, and Nadal has improved on the surface since.

meihaditalab
01-22-2009, 12:43 PM
Its funny how many people have voted for Haas. The odds he wins must be around 1-500.

green25814
01-22-2009, 01:00 PM
Its funny how many people have voted for Haas. The odds he wins must be around 1-500.

Why? Any talented harcourt player has a chance against the nadal on hc.

Andi-M
01-22-2009, 02:09 PM
Could be a long gruelling one but the winner is certain.

BlueSwan
01-22-2009, 02:11 PM
A poor mans Federer can't beat Nadal.

Byrd
01-22-2009, 02:16 PM
If anyone watched Haas against Cipolla, you could see he was practicing coming to the net and volleying alot, and exchanging alot of forehands cross court in preparation for this match. Probably won't make much difference due to his ability to choke.

TJ20
01-22-2009, 02:28 PM
A poor mans Federer can't beat Nadal.

Haas is no poor man's Federer. He's a poor man's Sampras.

Bazooka
01-22-2009, 02:34 PM
this will entirely depend on Nadal's performance. If it is just average, there is nothing Haas can do.

And there's no reason to think Nadal's performance will be sub-average, so Nadal in three short, boring, never in doubt sets.

marcRD
01-22-2009, 02:35 PM
Haas is no poor man's Federer. He's a poor man's Sampras.

That one is even more absurd. Haas doesnt deserve to even be compared to legends of the game. To me he never was anything special, calling him one of the great wasted talents is overhyping him, he never was a "great talent".

Bernard Black
01-22-2009, 02:42 PM
what an idiot you are

Do you ever post more than one sentence? Or make an intelligent comment at all in fact? You must be the lowest of scum to log into messageboards with the sole intention of insulting people you've never met.

Bazooka
01-22-2009, 03:13 PM
That one is even more absurd. Haas doesnt deserve to even be compared to legends of the game. To me he never was anything special, calling him one of the great wasted talents is overhyping him, he never was a "great talent".

He has an interesting game, and because he is somewhat "old school", one handed, etc. he tends to get sympathy from tennis fans, like Stepanek does. Also he's old, and old players tend to be loved when they don't retire, for some obscure reason...

So he beats a qualifier ranked 138 in the world, and all of a sudden he is almost 50% in odds with Nadal??? strange poll. Maybe people don't realize that when you play very well, usually it's your opponent's fault. Let's see if he plays so comfortably against Rafa.

The same argument goes both ways. Nadal is destroying players that he would never face in tournaments with a smaller draw. This says nothing about what will happen when he faces Simon, Tsonga or Murray. Actually, the exho at Abu dhabi was more interesting and helpful than these two matches against training dummies.

Bilbo
01-22-2009, 03:15 PM
R. Nadal will clinch it

Crazy Girl
01-22-2009, 03:17 PM
Nadal.

Tennisman82
01-22-2009, 03:30 PM
Nadal in 3. Haas is past it & Nadal will do what he does to many 1-handed b/h players & break that stroke down with his crosscourt forehand.

It should be a good match, Haas has very good touch!

Tennisman82.

Yappa
01-22-2009, 03:54 PM
Nadal in 3. Haas is past it & Nadal will do what he does to many 1-handed b/h players & break that stroke down with his crosscourt forehand.

And then win the point thanks to an easy volley after a short angled cross fh. Yeah. :sad:

The_Nadal_effect
01-22-2009, 04:16 PM
What is interesting about this thread that Haas fans have totally excluded the argument that Nadal defeated Haas on fast Hard courts in all his three previous encounters with him - when Haas was much fitter than he is now.

moon language
01-22-2009, 04:54 PM
Roofles Nadal in 4.

Mansave_75
01-22-2009, 08:06 PM
Nadal in straights sets if he's average, if not Nadal in 4.
;)

Ciarán.
01-22-2009, 08:07 PM
Nadal in straights.

biological
01-22-2009, 08:15 PM
Rafa in 3, maaaybe 4 I reckon.

Dini
01-22-2009, 08:24 PM
Haas can dream I guess...

Nadal in 3 easy sets.

Arkulari
01-22-2009, 08:48 PM
Rafa! :rocker2:

PiggyGotRoasted
01-22-2009, 08:52 PM
Haas will roast the piggy

Enjoy Incubus
01-22-2009, 09:25 PM
Nadal in 5. It will be one of the best matches ever in AO, mark my words.

Julio
01-22-2009, 10:26 PM
Nadal, easily.

karadjordje
01-22-2009, 10:45 PM
Nadal in 4

Greatness
01-23-2009, 12:56 AM
If Haas plays well, Nadal in straights; if Haas plays amazing, Nadal in 4.

Fedex
01-23-2009, 12:59 AM
Should be a decent test for Nadal, but he'll win this in three or 4 sets.

Mechlan
01-23-2009, 01:15 AM
Nadal, easily. Haas better start strong to have a shot at this.

HKz
01-23-2009, 02:31 AM
I still havent seen a onehanded backhand push Nadal around, sure Federer and Blake can sometimes run around with their forehand but guys like Haas and Gasquet are more reliable on their backhand. So far I havent seen players with one handed backhands push Nadal around with their backhand like lets say Djokovic, Murray and Simon can do with their two handed backhands. I dont expect Haas to do it against Nadal, he will lose badly straigtht sets, I really hope I am wrong but as the prophet Deathclay said the one handed backhand is kind of a dying breed.

There are no players under 22 that I know who play with a one handed backhand, please inform me if I am wrong and there still is a future for the onehanded backhand.

Gonzalez? Destroyed Nadal in straight sets @ Australian Open 2007. I can't believe you missed that. His one-handed backhand destroyed Nadal's serve, his backhand slice owned Nadal's baseline game, and his backhand pass was superb. And if I'm not mistaken, Gasquet played pretty well against Nadal @ TMC 2007 however he couldn't finish out the match. And if you are mentioning Blake, then you obviously realize that Blake was like 3-0 against Nadal and still has a winning record (personally I believe that Blake should of had those 2 last matches). So obviously there is still hope for one-handers against leftys. The main problem is that damn lefty slice serve. It is really difficult to attack it because unlike two-handers, to get power you have to do the whole backswing, etc. But if you just do a quick swing, it's like blocking it back and here you are totally off the court for Nadal to easily hit it on the other side or to wrong foot you.

If Haas plays right, I think he has a great shot because he has a huge one-handed backhand, and he is one of the better returners. I'm going to say Haas in a set 5 thriller. I recommend he watch the Gonzo vs Nadal match of the Australian Open 2007, because Gonzalez played the perfect strategy against Nadal.

PS: By the way, the next round is a potential rematch between Nadal and Gonzalez if they both win the 3rd round. That will be a match to watch for sure.

federernadalfan
01-23-2009, 03:02 AM
rafa easily

meihaditalab
01-23-2009, 03:09 AM
Nadal: 6-2 6-4 7-5

Xristos
01-23-2009, 03:22 AM
Nadal 4 2 and 4.

marcRD
01-23-2009, 09:41 AM
Gonzalez? Destroyed Nadal in straight sets @ Australian Open 2007. I can't believe you missed that. His one-handed backhand destroyed Nadal's serve, his backhand slice owned Nadal's baseline game, and his backhand pass was superb. And if I'm not mistaken, Gasquet played pretty well against Nadal @ TMC 2007 however he couldn't finish out the match. And if you are mentioning Blake, then you obviously realize that Blake was like 3-0 against Nadal and still has a winning record (personally I believe that Blake should of had those 2 last matches). So obviously there is still hope for one-handers against leftys. The main problem is that damn lefty slice serve. It is really difficult to attack it because unlike two-handers, to get power you have to do the whole backswing, etc. But if you just do a quick swing, it's like blocking it back and here you are totally off the court for Nadal to easily hit it on the other side or to wrong foot you.

If Haas plays right, I think he has a great shot because he has a huge one-handed backhand, and he is one of the better returners. I'm going to say Haas in a set 5 thriller. I recommend he watch the Gonzo vs Nadal match of the Australian Open 2007, because Gonzalez played the perfect strategy against Nadal.

PS: By the way, the next round is a potential rematch between Nadal and Gonzalez if they both win the 3rd round. That will be a match to watch for sure.

Neither of the players mentioned owned Nadal with their backhand, Gonzalez and Blake just used it to serve up their forehand. Now, Haas cant do that because his forehand is so much worse than both Gonzalez and Blakes forehands.

However, now when I think about it the best one handed backhand I have seen against Nadal is Youzhny. He has a similar backhand to Gasquet, yes and I remember Gasquet doing pretty well but not really pushing Nadal around. This is the deal, Haas will have to push Nadal around with his backhand because his forehand simply is not up to the task. I rank Gasquets and Youzhnys backhands higher than Haas backhand, which I think is kind of overrated like most of his game. So I dont think Haas can do a "Youzhny", his backhand doesnt have the power required to blow Nadal away.

oranges
01-23-2009, 10:30 AM
^^Haas has a poor FH now? :scratch: His HB can't compare with Misha's? :scratch: I guess stranger things have been said here. Perhaps his serves like Coria too and returns Bolelli style?

rhinooooo
01-23-2009, 10:35 AM
^^Haas has a poor FH now? :scratch: His HB can't compare with Misha's? :scratch: I guess stranger things have been said here. Perhaps his serves like Coria too and returns Bolelli style?

You forgot that he also moves like Isner.

oranges
01-23-2009, 11:06 AM
You forgot that he also moves like Isner.

... and can't hit a decent volley to save his life. Have we covered all reasons why he doesn't stand a chance in hell? :D

ORGASMATRON
01-23-2009, 11:16 AM
... and can't hit a decent volley to save his life. Have we covered all reasons why he doesn't stand a chance in hell? :D

No, you forget Haas is also German and therefor mentally fragile, characterized by emotional outbursts, throwing toys out of pram etc.

crude oil
01-23-2009, 12:57 PM
haas can challenge nadal if he serves well.

rhinooooo
01-23-2009, 01:06 PM
... and can't hit a decent volley to save his life. Have we covered all reasons why he doesn't stand a chance in hell? :D

He volleys like Andreev.

Rommella
01-23-2009, 01:14 PM
The promising and stylish youngster, Grigor Dimitrov, has a one handed backhand but the kid is only 17 so it will be a while before anybody really hears about him. He is a very good prospect though and you can watch him play Kontinen in the junior Wimbledon final 2008 on youtube.

Yep, he's a kid to look out for. He won the junior Wimbledon and US Open last year, and with that single-handed backhand, kinda me reminds a whole lot of someone who has done such a back-to-back four straight times.

EnriqueIG8
01-23-2009, 01:16 PM
C'mon guys you really think this German is going to win?

Rafa in straights without even a tie-break.

Machiavelli
01-23-2009, 01:20 PM
C'mon guys you really think this German is going to win?

Rafa in straights without even a tie-break.

after seeing what Monfils did him, and Nadals past performances in Melbourne, getting trashed by TSonga and Gonzo, Haas is a 3 times semifinalist here, he loves the courts in Melbourne, will be a close one, if he is fit enough he can do it, he has all the shots, wonderful onehander, good serve, good return, solid forhand, moves well, loves big matches, just hope he is fully fit...

rafa_maniac
01-23-2009, 01:31 PM
after seeing what Monfils did him, and Nadals past performances in Melbourne, getting trashed by TSonga and Gonzo, Haas is a 3 times semifinalist here, he loves the courts in Melbourne, will be a close one, if he is fit enough he can do it, he has all the shots, wonderful onehander, good serve, good return, solid forhand, moves well, loves big matches, just hope he is fully fit...

So wait... because Monfils took him out in a tough best of three set match in a MM tournament, that helps Haas? :confused: Didn't Haas get destroyed even worse by Gonzo in that same 07 Oz Open as Nadal when Haas was playing much better tennis than now, and Rafa several levels below? :confused: Rafa is a better player, if he plays on the same level as he has so far in this tournament, he won't have trouble. Something like 6-4 6-3 6-4.

HattonWBA
01-23-2009, 01:33 PM
Nadal in 3 something like 6-4 6-4 7-6

oranges
01-23-2009, 01:41 PM
C'mon guys you really think this German is going to win?

Rafa in straights without even a tie-break.

You really think this is a matchup as if he's playing C. Rochus again? Because that's what it sounds like to me when people feel the need to be outraged at anyone seeing that as a possibility. Prediction is not an exact science, he has the tools, some people might think he has a chance. We'll see how well he uses them.
He rebroke the last time they met to play the TB, only to have a meltdown and a series of UEs in it. It was a tight match overall. IMO, he's playing better right now than in Cincy and he'll love the prime match. Hope he goes for it all guns blazing, feeling no pressure, and at the very least we should have a very good and competitive match.

Byrd
01-23-2009, 01:47 PM
The best 1 handed backhand against Nadal was Gaudio's, go watch their monte carlo match. Haas has a chance.

EnriqueIG8
01-23-2009, 01:50 PM
You really think this is a matchup as if he's playing C. Rochus again? Because that's what it sounds like to me when people feel the need to be outraged at anyone seeing that as a possibility. Prediction is not an exact science, he has the tools, some people might think he has a chance. We'll see how well he uses them.
He rebroke the last time they met to play the TB, only to have a meltdown and a series of UEs in it. It was a tight match overall. IMO, he's playing better right now than in Cincy and he'll love the prime match. Hope he goes for it all guns blazing, feeling no pressure, and at the very least we should have a very good and competitive match.

Of course it's not going to be like the C.Rochus match but Haas is past his prime and Nadal only improved the last couple of years on hardcourts. Haas hasn't got any match rhythm but I must admit his first 2 rounds we're impressive.

It's not going to be a bashing from the side of Nadal but in my opinion there is no way Haas is standing a chance, or even take a set. But of course I'd like to see him prove me wrong :).

marcRD
01-23-2009, 03:03 PM
The best 1 handed backhand against Nadal was Gaudio's, go watch their monte carlo match. Haas has a chance.

That one is slightly overrated. There was one magic set where everything worked for Gaudio and then 2 total beatdowns where Nadal destroyed Gaudio 6-1 6-1. Just such an overrated match. Youzhny in USOPEN 2006 was much better, his backhand pushed Nadal around for the whole match and not just for one set.

Anyway, Haas backhand is slightly overrated and I dont think it will be able to handle Nadals topspin and power, it hasnt before when I watched him play Nadal destroy him on hardcourt. It was like Federer playing Nadal without a world class forehand, volley and serve.

iriraz
01-23-2009, 03:08 PM
The score could be similar to the Federer-Safin match today.Both Safin and Haas are towards the end of their careers and both can play good matches but also mediocre ones.

Byrd
01-23-2009, 03:13 PM
That one is slightly overrated. There was one magic set where everything worked for Gaudio and then 2 total beatdowns where Nadal destroyed Gaudio 6-1 6-1. Just such an overrated match. Youzhny in USOPEN 2006 was much better, his backhand pushed Nadal around for the whole match and not just for one set.

Anyway, Haas backhand is slightly overrated and I dont think it will be able to handle Nadals topspin and power, it hasnt before when I watched him play Nadal destroy him on hardcourt. It was like Federer playing Nadal without a world class forehand, volley and serve.

Gaudio dominated on Clay, no one handed has every done that against Nadal.

t0x
01-23-2009, 04:12 PM
Haas has never taken a set off Rafa - I can't see this being any different.

TMJordan
01-24-2009, 12:02 AM
If Hassi comes to play there is nothing Rafito can do.

ORGASMATRON
01-24-2009, 12:04 AM
Id love to see Rafa and the Gas both win :drool:

Primus
01-24-2009, 12:21 AM
Rafa in 3...can't see Hass beating him. Realy don't. Ca

philosophicalarf
01-24-2009, 12:47 AM
Gaudio dominated on Clay, no one handed has every done that against Nadal.

Well, Nadal was about 12 when Gaudio was beating him.....

Better match was Monte Carlo 2005. Nadal was 18, and won 6-3 6-0.


Strangest match was earlier that year in Argentina. Nadal bagelled Gaudio, then Gaudio bagelled Nadal. Don't see that too often.

RedFury
01-24-2009, 12:51 AM
Gaudio dominated on Clay, no one handed has every done that against Nadal.

Not sure what you're on about, but you might want to refresh your memory by looking at the stats (http://www.atpworldtour.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/popMatchStats.asp?sd=singles&trnnum=410&trnyear=2006&rnd=6&plyr=N409) for that particular match.

Now, I admit to not having watched it, but if you think taking a set from Nadal 7-5 and then being crushed 6-1 6-1 its something "no one-hander's ever done (to Nadal)" you might want to check the stats of a certain Fed dude over their now protracted rivalry. But even above and beyond that, on clay, I don't care if you have a three-handed stroke, odds are overwhelming that you'll get crushed anyway.

Which tells us what, exactly, about tonight's match? Zip, zilch, zero, nada.

Want to set some sort of relevant precedent for tonight's match-up? Why not look-up -- or simply read it upthread -- their H2H on this type of surface?

Too logical I suppose and where's the fun in that. Best bicker back and forth with all sorts of irrelevant pseudo-stats. Hell, I wonder how many matches Rafa's lost throughout his career on Jan 23rds while wearing something orange. Surely you can't get better evidence than that.

Yep, that's it.

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Rafa in straights.

Mimi
01-24-2009, 02:19 AM
hello Redfury, long time no see :D:wavey:

RedFury
01-24-2009, 02:40 AM
hello Redfury, long time no see :D:wavey:

Hi sweetie, trust all is well w/you and all of your loved ones. And yes, indeed it has been a while -- still watching as much tennis as I can, just short on time to come and play with you young ones.

Too bad really, as overall it's a lot of fun.

Take care and keep sending Rafa those positive vibes of yours!

Mimi
01-24-2009, 03:01 AM
I wish you all the best :hug:

just come when you have time :wavey::angel:

by the way, I am not that young too ;) :p

Haas :scared::help:

Hi sweetie, trust all is well w/you and all of your loved ones. And yes, indeed it has been a while -- still watching as much tennis as I can, just short on time to come and play with you young ones.

Too bad really, as overall it's a lot of fun.

Take care and keep sending Rafa those positive vibes of yours!

FedFan_2007
01-24-2009, 03:30 AM
Nadal will be Haasinated :banana:

meihaditalab
01-24-2009, 05:37 AM
Couple more hours until Nadal triple bagel's Tommy :haha: :haha: :haha:

TMJordan
01-24-2009, 05:38 AM
If Haas shows up he will simply hit Nadal off the court. But If he does is the big question.

RedFury
01-24-2009, 01:39 PM
If Hassi comes to play there is nothing Rafito can do.

Next time I want your opinion I'll give it to you.

Now scoot!

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Gonzo in straights as well.

jcadam2003
01-24-2009, 02:39 PM
If Hassi comes to play there is nothing Rafito can do.

What a joke!! I am shaking my head as to how 1/3 of the people on this poll said that Haas was going to win!! Haas has never taken a set off of Nadal and Rafa form has been fantastic since the first ball he hit this tournament...what were these 45 people thinking???....:confused: