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Is Fernando Verdasco the real deal?

its.like.that
01-26-2009, 10:31 AM
Vote now!

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 10:37 AM
After this win you bet he is, taking out the AO favorite and all :lol:

Diprosalic
01-26-2009, 10:42 AM
probably gonna lose the next round. would be a shame though

Ferrero Forever
01-26-2009, 10:45 AM
I don't think he'll lose to either Blake or Tsonga. I've seen 6 of his matches in the last 2 weeks, and he's been amazing compared to previous times I've watched him. Him beating Murray was no fluke, he did the same thing to Stepanek in the 3rd round.

orangehat
01-26-2009, 10:50 AM
The fact he lost to murray 4/5 times in a row before makes me doubt him.

Crazy Girl
01-26-2009, 10:53 AM
No.

JolánGagó
01-26-2009, 10:54 AM
Define real deal.

scoobs
01-26-2009, 10:56 AM
26th January

Just enough time for a bandwagon I guess.

its.like.that
01-26-2009, 10:56 AM
Define real deal.

Well, in terms of being a clown - you are the real deal.

Comprende?

;)

its.like.that
01-26-2009, 10:57 AM
26th January

Just enough time for a bandwagon I guess.

Are you a moderator now?

If so, LMAO :haha:.

its.like.that
01-26-2009, 11:00 AM
The fact he lost to murray 4/5 times in a row before makes me doubt him.

Nando has won their 1st ever meeting, and their most recent.

Neither were flukes.

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 11:11 AM
Im loving Verdasco's game, so talented. I never thought he had the mind though, but after this win you KNOW he has. Once again im amazed at Roger's predictions, never thought this would happen. :worship:

Chileno
01-26-2009, 11:14 AM
Nope...he's fun to watch though, reminds me of Gonzalez...in his day he can go far in a tournament, but with that type of game you can't achieve too much consistency...

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 11:17 AM
I dont get how people can say his not the ral deal after this win, it blows my mind completely.

FedFan_2007
01-26-2009, 11:18 AM
Verdasco is the REAL deal because Roger tipped him. That's good enough for me.

Kolya
01-26-2009, 11:30 AM
He's awesome! :p

Xristos
01-26-2009, 12:11 PM
Yes.

Sebby
01-26-2009, 12:14 PM
Ask Ivanovic.

Mistaflava
01-26-2009, 12:16 PM
obviously not...just depends how much sex he is getting any given week

safinafan
01-26-2009, 12:20 PM
Nando is the most yummy deal :hearts:

Iván
01-26-2009, 12:54 PM
Winning the davis cup did wonders for his confindence

Thats all he needed to become a top player, he has everything else.

Sebby
01-26-2009, 12:59 PM
Winning the davis cup did wonders for his confindence

Certainly true.

its.like.that
01-28-2009, 12:14 PM
I guess the answer is yes!

:D

Bilbo
01-28-2009, 01:25 PM
the answer you are searching for is NO

safinafan
01-28-2009, 01:30 PM
:bounce: yes yes yes yes yes yes yes :bounce:

LleytonMonfils
01-28-2009, 03:04 PM
No he is not the real deal. I see him as a Fernando Gonzalez. A guy who caught fire with his forehand at the perfect time and was able to make a run to a GS final. Verdasco couldn't walk over to the other side of the court and place his serve better this week. If anyone expects that guy to consistently serve OUT OF HIS mind like that after this tournament they are going to be disappointed. He's playing the tennis of his life right now, but we see this far too many times from players. Only a select few can bring their A game just about each and everytime they step out on the court. Nadal & Federer are those 2 right now. It's crazy to expect it from Verdasco. Great 2 weeks, but he'll just be another top 10/top 15 player for the rest of the year.

Dougie
01-28-2009, 03:20 PM
No he is not the real deal. I see him as a Fernando Gonzalez. A guy who caught fire with his forehand at the perfect time and was able to make a run to a GS final. Verdasco couldn't walk over to the other side of the court and place his serve better this week. If anyone expects that guy to consistently serve OUT OF HIS mind like that after this tournament they are going to be disappointed. He's playing the tennis of his life right now, but we see this far too many times from players. Only a select few can bring their A game just about each and everytime they step out on the court. Nadal & Federer are those 2 right now. It's crazy to expect it from Verdasco. Great 2 weeks, but he'll just be another top 10/top 15 player for the rest of the year.

Granted, he is playing at the top of his skills, and probably can´t play this well for the whole year, but he´s developed tremendously, be it because of Davis Cup or Ivanovic, I don´t know which... And he is definitely not all serve, his serve has been great, but comparing him to Gonzo is ridicilous, because Verdasco actually has strong groundsrokes off both wings, whereas Gonzos backhand is slice most of the time. And besides, what is a "real deal", if not a solid top 10 player?

ORGASMATRON
01-28-2009, 03:22 PM
If this thread was started after he beat Murray im very surprised by it.

GlennMirnyi
01-28-2009, 03:39 PM
I guess the answer is yes!

:D

No. The answer is no.

Well, I give him respect for sleeping with Ana Ivanovic at least.

Why is this supposed to be a reason to respect someone.

I think the other way around, completely.

Forehander
01-28-2009, 03:45 PM
Well, I give him respect for sleeping with Ana Ivanovic at least.

Why? She's dumb.

GlennMirnyi
01-28-2009, 03:46 PM
Why? She's dumb.

And looks like a Neanderthal.

LleytonMonfils
01-28-2009, 03:48 PM
Granted, he is playing at the top of his skills, and probably can´t play this well for the whole year, but he´s developed tremendously, be it because of Davis Cup or Ivanovic, I don´t know which... And he is definitely not all serve, his serve has been great, but comparing him to Gonzo is ridicilous, because Verdasco actually has strong groundsrokes off both wings, whereas Gonzos backhand is slice most of the time. And besides, what is a "real deal", if not a solid top 10 player?

I wasn't comparing their games. I was saying Gonzo caught fire in his Australian Open run and hasn't done too much since. I'm saying Verdasco has caught that same fire at the perfect time, but I don't think it is something he can keep up for a whole year.

tangerine_dream
01-28-2009, 03:50 PM
I'm looking forward to the dream Verdasco-Roddick final.

Bilbo
01-28-2009, 04:46 PM
I'm looking forward to the dream Verdasco-Roddick final.

I'm looking forward to the Nadal-Federer final which is a certain.

LleytonMonfils
01-28-2009, 04:48 PM
I'm looking forward to the Nadal-Federer final which is a certain.

I would rather see Nadal Roddick. Something new for a change, but you're probably right. Federer raises the trophy in 4 sets.

seulCONTREtous
01-28-2009, 04:48 PM
Verdasco-Roddick would be awesome but won't happen unfortunately

JolánGagó
01-28-2009, 05:19 PM
Granted, he is playing at the top of his skills, and probably can´t play this well for the whole year, but he´s developed tremendously, be it because of Davis Cup or Ivanovic, I don´t know which... And he is definitely not all serve, his serve has been great, but comparing him to Gonzo is ridicilous, because Verdasco actually has strong groundsrokes off both wings, whereas Gonzos backhand is slice most of the time. And besides, what is a "real deal", if not a solid top 10 player?

Exactly. WTF are people expecting here? a new GOAT every month? gimme a break.

In other words: stupid question, retarded thread.

Byrd
01-28-2009, 05:32 PM
Fuck No..

Manila ESQ
01-28-2009, 05:38 PM
I think Verdasco is the real deal such that he will be in a position to challenge for the top 5. He will not like be a Clement or a Baghdatis who will just fade in the 20s or 30s.

It's not as if Verdasco just sprung out of nowhere. He has been in the top 20 since last year. He clinched the DC title for Spain. He is playing better now, not because it's a fluke, but because of the hard work he put in last December with Gil Reyes. So, there was a reason for his good performance... not a fluke!

groundstroke
01-28-2009, 05:41 PM
No he is not the real deal. I see him as a Fernando Gonzalez. A guy who caught fire with his forehand at the perfect time and was able to make a run to a GS final. Verdasco couldn't walk over to the other side of the court and place his serve better this week. If anyone expects that guy to consistently serve OUT OF HIS mind like that after this tournament they are going to be disappointed. He's playing the tennis of his life right now, but we see this far too many times from players. Only a select few can bring their A game just about each and everytime they step out on the court. Nadal & Federer are those 2 right now. It's crazy to expect it from Verdasco. Great 2 weeks, but he'll just be another top 10/top 15 player for the rest of the year.

Verdasco has a much better topspin backhand than Gonzalez, who slices 99% of the time. And didn't this Gonzalez, who's forehand was on fire in 2007, give Nadal a trashing in Aussie Open 2007?

born_on_clay
01-28-2009, 05:48 PM
No, he's just in great form

LleytonMonfils
01-28-2009, 05:51 PM
Verdasco has a much better topspin backhand than Gonzalez, who slices 99% of the time. And didn't this Gonzalez, who's forehand was on fire in 2007, give Nadal a trashing in Aussie Open 2007?

You suck at reading. I'm not comparing their games at all. I'm comparing the similarities to their DARK HORSE runs in the open. Gonzalez was playing the best tennis of his life in that tournament. Verdasco is doing the same thing. Fucking learn how to read people. The guy is in great form just like Gonzo was in 07. Like I said let's see him keep this form up for a longer period of time before we call this guy "the real deal" whatever the fuck that means.

I mean history hasn't been kind to Aussie Open DARKHORSES. Gonzo hasn't touched that form since. Tsonga has injury issues. Baghdatis injury issues.