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Who will win ATP 1000 Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia

EnriqueIG8
04-24-2009, 11:52 PM
Does Rafa have what it takes to make possibly 3 titles in a row in 3 weeks?
Can Novak finally defend his title?

The main draw is tomorrow.
Discuss...

chowdahead25
04-24-2009, 11:59 PM
Federer is so due.
Im gonna keep going with him till he wins.

christallh24
04-25-2009, 12:05 AM
I hope Rafa can come back and reclaim his title. As he doesn't have the blisters issue, or not a debilatating one, I'd expect he'd go father than he did last year.

LocoPorElTenis
04-25-2009, 12:10 AM
R. Nadal

kingfederer
04-25-2009, 12:11 AM
rafa has won monte carlo, barcelona and rome from 2005 to 2007. it can be done.

Ackms421
04-25-2009, 12:14 AM
I wonder if Rafa will ever win all three Masters Series, Barcelona, and Roland Garros in the same year. I think he *could* do it, but will he; and will it be this year?

I think he will win Rome though.

ugotlobbed
04-25-2009, 12:14 AM
Fedal Finale!

LinkMage
04-25-2009, 12:21 AM
If there is one tournament on clay Nadull is going to lose, it's Rome.

The 2005 final between him and the Clay Rat could have gone either way, Fedmug choked spectacularly in the 2006 final, and Davydenko was very close in the 2007 semis.

But the safe money is on Nadull winning again. :zzz:

Clay Death
04-25-2009, 12:29 AM
I wonder if Rafa will ever win all three Masters Series, Barcelona, and Roland Garros in the same year. I think he *could* do it, but will he; and will it be this year?

I think he will win Rome though.

he can do it but he has to be efficient to pull it off.

for instance: it took him 3 hours and 38 minutes if not a little longer to get rid of Davydenko at the Rome Masters semi in 2007.

now he had more than enough left in the tank to deal with Gonzo the day after but he cannot make a practice of playing long matches and expect to be not affected in some way.

so he not only has to be efficient in Rome but he also has to get rid of Davydenko tomorrow and his opponent in the finals here in Barcelona in a fairly efficient fashion if possible.

fred perry
04-25-2009, 01:39 AM
mardy fish...

federernadalfan
04-25-2009, 11:05 AM
rafa is the heavy favorite no doubt

StanisKing
04-25-2009, 11:12 AM
Rafa is favourite, in any case, but let's first see the draw.

ORGASMATRON
04-25-2009, 11:13 AM
Greg Rusedski will take a WC and win it.

Sapeod
04-25-2009, 11:16 AM
I'm going for Murray, as I actually think he's really good on clay. I'm not going to put a lot of money on him though :o Not after the Wawrinka incident :o

zlaja777
04-25-2009, 11:54 AM
I'm going for Djoker...

lamnathalie
04-25-2009, 12:10 PM
Nadal has gotten just over half of the votes. :p

Masha91
04-25-2009, 12:12 PM
Nole hopefully!

MarcosBaghdatis
04-25-2009, 12:34 PM
Being played on clay, I think Nadal will.

waterlily_021989
04-25-2009, 12:39 PM
Rafa

petar_pan
04-25-2009, 12:42 PM
nadal

DhammaTiger
04-25-2009, 12:44 PM
Let us not get ahead of ourselves. Rafa has yet to win his semi final in Barcelona. Anything can happen in Tennis.

FlameOn
04-25-2009, 12:51 PM
I think Nadal will continue his sweep of the clay season.

born_on_clay
04-25-2009, 12:53 PM
Rafa of course

ORGASMATRON
04-25-2009, 01:01 PM
Rafa should be getting tired. I say he gest upset again this year. Maybe by Davy in the semi's or something. Then Fed can go ahead and take the title :cool:

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 01:40 PM
It's only sensible to vote for Rafa for any clay court tournaments he's in...I wish the clay season is more competitive too :shrug:
Rafa will want his Rome title back, so that's more incentive

nashty
04-25-2009, 01:48 PM
Rafa maybe. But definitely not Nole.

If not Rafa, here's hoping it'll be Fed.

Steelq
04-25-2009, 01:54 PM
Claydal.

oz_boz
04-25-2009, 03:09 PM
Rome F 2009: Nadal def Djokovic 6-4 6-2

ossie
04-25-2009, 03:10 PM
Rafa should be getting tired. I say he gest upset again this year. Maybe by Davy in the semi's or something. Then Fed can go ahead and take the title :cool:seems to be the only way he can lose these days...

Johnny Groove
04-25-2009, 03:14 PM
Nadal to score his first clean sweep of the clay season this year.

heartbroken
04-25-2009, 03:18 PM
I voted Nadal. I know that's not exactly going out on a limb, but if it's clay, I'm always going to pick Nadal. :D

Commander Data
04-25-2009, 03:25 PM
Who wins Rom? Now thats a puzzler!...:rolleyes:

Caio_Brasil
04-25-2009, 03:46 PM
I think Marat has a shot.

asmazif
04-25-2009, 04:22 PM
gaudio

Horatio Caine
04-25-2009, 04:27 PM
Well, very hard to go against Rafa really.

But I think Nadal, Murray, Gonzalez and Davydenko are the key players to watch in the top half; Del Potro, Djokovic, Verdasco and Federer in the bottom half.

Honestly wouldn't surprise me if we have a 1-2-3-4 in the SF. :shrug: Although Muzza could have it tough with Gonzo/Davydenko, and I think Del Potro might find the conditions to his liking, and perhaps has a shot at upsetting Nole in the QF.

Aenea
04-25-2009, 04:30 PM
Well, very hard to go against Rafa really.

But I think Nadal, Murray, Gonzalez and Davydenko are the key players to watch in the top half; Del Potro, Djokovic, Verdasco and Federer in the bottom half.

Honestly wouldn't surprise me if we have a 1-2-3-4 in the SF. :shrug: Although Muzza could have it tough with Gonzo/Davydenko, and I think Del Potro might find the conditions to his liking, and perhaps has a shot at upsetting Nole in the QF.

Verdasco in top half :wavey: Possible Rafa's QF

desigundah
04-25-2009, 04:41 PM
Ivo Karlovic. He will knock off Federer again, ruin Sexy's life, destroy both Ferrer and Nole and then beat Rafa while serving for a AMS record breaking 61 aces on the way. He will serve a tounrmanet record 277 aces.

Rafa = Fed Killa
04-25-2009, 04:46 PM
Rafa vs Nole final.

Another SPARTAN final :worship:

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 05:14 PM
Rafa vs Nole final.

Another SPARTAN final :worship:
Yes, I'd :hearts: that....they produce real sparkles on clay :worship:

BaselineSmash
04-25-2009, 06:25 PM
The way Fed's been playing, he had better buy a ticket already if he wants to make the final.

Jimnik
04-25-2009, 06:34 PM
If Nadal wins Barca in straight sets he should be fresh enough to win Roma.

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 06:45 PM
If Nadal wins Barca in straight sets he should be fresh enough to win Roma.
It doesn't matter how many sets Rafa goes on court. As evident by his AO win after a gruelling 5-setter over Nando, it's impossible he'll be tired for Roma.

Matt01
04-25-2009, 08:03 PM
Rafa vs Nole final.

Another SPARTAN final :worship:


I think so, too.

rofe
04-25-2009, 08:31 PM
Nadal to score his first clean sweep of the clay season this year.

The way he is playing, I think that is a distinct possibility.

Aenea
04-25-2009, 08:54 PM
The way he is playing, I think that is a distinct possibility.

I'm in best form ever, warns Nadal

:wavey:

http://www.eurosport.yahoo.com/25042009/3/m-best-form-warns-nadal.html

christallh24
04-25-2009, 08:55 PM
Fedal Finale!

Haven't we had enough of those?

he can do it but he has to be efficient to pull it off.

This is what I'm afraid he won't be, CD. There are so many good players in his half. Rotterdam on clay? Not the caliber of players, but in the duration of the matches.

I think Nadal will continue his sweep of the clay season.

People, please start picking someone other than Rafa. I heavily believe in jinxes. That said, I would LOVE another Rafa/Nole final.

Bazooka
04-25-2009, 08:58 PM
Let's stop pretending. We all know Blake will win the title.

christallh24
04-25-2009, 09:12 PM
Oh, no! Blake is going to take out Rafa! :sobbing::rolls:

Bilbo
04-25-2009, 09:53 PM
R. Nadal

Sean
04-26-2009, 12:01 PM
The way Fed's been playing, he had better buy a ticket already if he wants to make the final.

:lol:

Murray and Djokovic will get closer again, but Rafa takes it.

Ciarán.
04-26-2009, 12:38 PM
Wawrinka.

Ivanatis
04-26-2009, 12:43 PM
Ciaran :hatoff:

Murray will win it.

nadal il mito
04-26-2009, 01:13 PM
win rafa . final nadal-federer 7-5 6-3.

desigundah
04-27-2009, 06:44 AM
you guys are really underrating Dr. Ivo

Erica86
04-27-2009, 11:00 AM
Rafa is not tired or injured this week. That is to say, he will win quite easily.