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Verdasco going to make it to his first GS final?

meihaditalab
01-28-2009, 07:09 AM
Verdasco has had a great tournament. He's playing some exceptional tennis and the best part is that he's in great shape. Do you guys think that he's got the capacity and strength to get past Nadal or Simon in the semis and even maybe pull a huge upset and win the AO ?

vincayou
01-28-2009, 07:12 AM
I can see him beating Nadal, but I don't see him beating Fed. Not enough experience.

rafa_maniac
01-28-2009, 07:17 AM
Bad matchup for him against Rafa, their H2H reflects that, but if Simon pulls off a shocker tonight and wears himself out in the process, Nando will be my pick to make it through to the final. He's not beating Fed though, only Rafa has a shot at that anymore.

Voo de Mar
01-28-2009, 07:19 AM
I see Verdasco on the winning position against Simon, Roddick and Federer, not against Nadal.

ORGASMATRON
01-28-2009, 07:21 AM
Definitely got the capacity to make the final but Fed WILL own him.

oz_boz
01-28-2009, 07:21 AM
I see Verdasco on the winning position against Simon, Roddick and Federer, not against Nadal.

Agreed :yeah:

martine2
01-28-2009, 07:21 AM
Nadal owns Nando

If Simon doesn't pull off the upset then Rafa is in the final

FedFan_2007
01-28-2009, 07:22 AM
Bad matchup for him against Rafa, their H2H reflects that, but if Simon pulls off a shocker tonight and wears himself out in the process, Nando will be my pick to make it through to the final. He's not beating Fed though, only Rafa has a shot at that anymore.

The last time they played on hard courts was almost 2 years ago. Nando is a much improved, and he will defeat the butt picker in 4 sets! :devil::devil:

Clydey
01-28-2009, 07:22 AM
I think a lot depends on his mentality during the match. He has the game. It just depends on whether or not he believes he can win.

We're making the assumption that Nadal will get through. I wouldn't take it for granted. Simon, if nothing else, makes you beat him.

Polikarpov
01-28-2009, 07:24 AM
We've had three surprise finalists these past three years so...

rafa_maniac
01-28-2009, 07:27 AM
The last time they played on hard courts was almost 2 years ago. Nando is a much improved, and he will defeat the butt picker in 4 sets! :devil::devil:

Rafa's also playing a tad better on HC at the moment than he was 2 years ago :p And Nando's improved play doesn't remove match up and possible mental issues he has when playing Nadal :shrug:

sunsfuns
01-28-2009, 07:28 AM
Nadal owns Nando

If Simon doesn't pull off the upset then Rafa is in the final

Until few months ago every serious GS contender owned Nando (including Murray) so that alone doesn't mean anything...

FedFan_2007
01-28-2009, 07:29 AM
Rafa's also playing a tad better on HC at the moment than he was 2 years ago :p And Nando's improved play doesn't remove match up and possible mental issues he has when playing Nadal :shrug:

Because Nando is a lefty, Nadal can't bother him with that lefty topspin. In fact I think Nando would be more bothered by flatter hitter like Tsonga/Fed/Djokovic.

orangehat
01-28-2009, 07:33 AM
I somehow think he'll beat the other semifinalist, no matter it being Simon or Nadal

rafa_maniac
01-28-2009, 07:35 AM
Because Nando is a lefty, Nadal can't bother him with that lefty topspin. In fact I think Nando would be more bothered by flatter hitter like Tsonga/Fed/Djokovic.

Same thing is true for Rafa :shrug: And I think he does what Nando does... better.

TheBoiledEgg
01-28-2009, 08:24 AM
he's got 0% chance to make final esp if he plays Nadal

miura
01-28-2009, 08:30 AM
4 or 5 setter against Nadal which Rafa will come out on top of but visibly tired and ready for a smack-up by the Velvet Sledgehammer.

Aliciasace
01-28-2009, 08:34 AM
Hm, i think he has a chance, He is playing incredible.

ORGASMATRON
01-28-2009, 08:43 AM
Well theres gotta be a surprise finalist and it sure aint gona be Roddick.

trixtah
01-28-2009, 09:26 AM
Too bad he's got to play Rafa before the final--I think he has a great chance against the others that are left and I'd be willing to put my money on him if not for Rafa.

Diprosalic
01-28-2009, 10:10 AM
if he would face any other than nadal i guess he would make the finals. but him winning against nadal? cant see it

Aliciasace
01-28-2009, 10:17 AM
I think Nando has a lot of potential. And he's hot.

JediFed
01-28-2009, 10:35 AM
We'll have to see. If Rafa plays as poorly as he did tonight, Verdasco can take him. It all depends on which players show up.

Art&Soul
01-28-2009, 10:42 AM
Yeap he can :angel:

Ferrero Forever
01-28-2009, 10:46 AM
I've said since Kooyong that if there is going to be a surprise finalist this year, it will be Verdasco. But I don't think he'll get through Nadal. He'll probably give Rafa a run for his money, but I don't think he'll win.

RicRoc
01-28-2009, 11:43 AM
Maybe next year.Nadal will be in the final.;)

Stefanos13
01-28-2009, 11:47 AM
I think he'll lose to Nadal in the semis. Not because of the bad track record against Nadal (0–6) but simply because Nadal will really turn it on for his (possible) final two matches.

marcRD
01-28-2009, 03:09 PM
No.

Sebby
01-28-2009, 03:13 PM
No way.

meihaditalab
01-28-2009, 10:37 PM
If he keeps up the intensity he has throughout the tournament, he might have a slight chance in beating Rafa... But i dont really see it happening