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Rome Final: Nadal vs. Djokovic WWW?

Johnny Groove
05-02-2009, 05:38 PM
Who ya got?

meihaditalab
05-02-2009, 05:39 PM
I think Rafa is going to have an easy time winning this one.

ImmzB
05-02-2009, 05:39 PM
Rafah In 2

prafull
05-02-2009, 05:40 PM
Rafa in 2

Bilbo
05-02-2009, 05:41 PM
R. Nadal in 2

Tabledott
05-02-2009, 05:42 PM
6:3, 6:2 if Rafa plays a bad match, no ?

HarryMan
05-02-2009, 05:42 PM
Rafael to rip apart Novak in two sets. Djokovic needs a spanking of his life to bring his arrogance down.

Sunset of Age
05-02-2009, 05:43 PM
6:3, 6:2 if Rafa plays a bad match, no ?

That sounds pretty accurate. :)

SaFed2005
05-02-2009, 05:44 PM
63 62 if Nadal plays bad

Certinfy
05-02-2009, 05:47 PM
Novak in 3 xD

finishingmove
05-02-2009, 05:48 PM
rafito in two, no?

kingfederer
05-02-2009, 05:58 PM
i hope nadal can shut that serb up. his arrogance is way too much to handle.

Elena.
05-02-2009, 05:59 PM
Djokovic in 3

dumdidum
05-02-2009, 06:01 PM
Is the final tomorrow or on Monday?

ImmzB
05-02-2009, 06:04 PM
Is the final tomorrow or on Monday?

Tommorow- Sunday

Sunset of Age
05-02-2009, 06:05 PM
i hope nadal can shut that serb up. his arrogance is way too much to handle.

I think we all got your point, you can shut up now, thanks. :rolleyes:

dumdidum
05-02-2009, 06:05 PM
Tommorow- Sunday

Thanks mate, guess I will have to wait for the time to show up on the site

vidanhv
05-02-2009, 06:06 PM
I voted for Rafa in 3, but I think it will be much easier for him. Cant see Djokovic wining in a million years.

scarecrows
05-02-2009, 06:06 PM
Is the final tomorrow or on Monday?

fair question

Commander Data
05-02-2009, 06:07 PM
7:5 6:4 after 3 hours and 20 minutes for nadal.

BIGMARAT
05-02-2009, 06:09 PM
looking at the post here, who is really arrogant? Nole? or his haters?

Auscon
05-02-2009, 06:22 PM
Rafa in 2

Hoping he comes out blazing from start to finish, strike some more fear in the rest of the field by brushing aside the current #2 claycourter

l_mac
05-02-2009, 06:34 PM
I fear evil will prevail :tears:

He seems very keen on keeping his #3 :(

morningglory
05-02-2009, 06:35 PM
nothing much to say. Nadal in 2.

Stefanos13
05-02-2009, 06:38 PM
Nadal in 2. He's playing better than he did at MC, but so is Novak. Still, 2 good looking sets.

Jimnik
05-02-2009, 06:38 PM
Best chance for Djokovic. Rafa coming to the end of three weeks non-stop play and conditions are as hot and fast as they get on clay. If he's ever going to beat claymonster on red dirt now's the time.

A_Skywalker
05-02-2009, 06:38 PM
I think we all got your point, you can shut up now, thanks. :rolleyes:

He's still going to shup up him ;)

alfonsojose
05-02-2009, 06:40 PM
I think Nole has a chance. Rafa didn't look particularly sharp against Feña.

Surcouf
05-02-2009, 06:48 PM
I think Nole has a chance. Rafa didn't look particularly sharp against Feña.

Djokovic looked like a can against Federer. He was lucky to win this match. But you need more than luck to beat Nadal on clay.

I pick Nadal in two sets.

sphiie
05-02-2009, 06:56 PM
Rafael in 3 sets. He is playing better here in Rome than in Monte Carlo. But I think Novak is a serious opponent, Nadal won't win easily, but should win :).

Vamos Rafa !

Vida
05-02-2009, 07:02 PM
rafa 75 per cent.

HeretiC
05-02-2009, 07:07 PM
If Djokovic doesn't find his serve he is doomed. If he does, he can make the match(or at least a set) competitive. However it turns out, these two very often brings the best when playing against each other, so hopefully they will do it again this time.

Garson007
05-02-2009, 07:14 PM
I fear evil will prevail :tears:

He seems very keen on keeping his #3 :(
You're so scared of jinxing. :p

I voted Novak in two because I'm a masochist.

scarecrows
05-02-2009, 07:21 PM
Djokovic was pretty bad today apart from 3-4 games in the 2nd set
He will need to improve 200% to have a chance

Pfloyd
05-02-2009, 07:23 PM
Well the clear thing at the moment is that Djokovic is number 2 on clay.

The other clear thing is that Nadal always beats him, so unless an unfortunate injury, the poll is for haters only.

:D

pica_pica
05-02-2009, 07:25 PM
I'm not voting here. I hope that tennis wins. :)

babuska6
05-02-2009, 07:28 PM
Sorry Nole,but Rafael in two. :)

superslam77
05-02-2009, 07:31 PM
fed set a trap to djoker lol..

RedFury
05-02-2009, 07:56 PM
I fear evil will prevail :tears:

He seems very keen on keeping his #3 :(

Fear not. Rafa's on a different Planet on this surface as his stratospheric record in it will attest. As close to a sure bet as you're going to find in a major sport.

Nadal in two.

sphiie
05-02-2009, 07:58 PM
Nadal for his 6th title of the year YES!
For his 36th title of his career YES!

I hope Rafael will play better than his final at MC and in 2 sets please :)

finishingmove
05-02-2009, 08:04 PM
I fear evil will prevail :tears:

He seems very keen on keeping his #3 :(

will you keep nole in your sig if he wins?

that's a fine picture of him, i must say...

asmazif
05-02-2009, 08:08 PM
Screw it, let's do this nole. Now's your time.

shotgun
05-02-2009, 08:10 PM
Now or never for Djokovic.

MIMIC
05-02-2009, 08:12 PM
Novak is riding on a confidence wave after beating Federer for the first time on clay. Despite the H2H, Novak isn't scared of Nadal so I think he's going to come out on fire.

However, he's going to come out on fire....against the Clay God. He's going to have to do everything right and hope for some inexplicable errors from Nadal if he's gonna have a shot at defending his title (is he defending his rank, too?) I want Nole to win but Nadal is like a train barreling down the tracks when it comes to clay; he's just too damned good. I'm going to go with my gut and say Nadal in 2.

Erica86
05-02-2009, 08:28 PM
rafito in two, no?

+1

Vaccine
05-02-2009, 08:39 PM
I feel quite sorry for Djoko - it's all-or-nothing match for him. if he loses, he will lose his no.3 ranking and occasion to defend a title for the first time to prove he's capable of doing it.
I see Nole being a threat on clay to everyone except Rafa. So, in the end I think it's gonna be Rafa in 2 - he's been playing very good lately

lamnathalie
05-02-2009, 08:42 PM
I'm not voting here. I hope that tennis wins. :)
Same here :cool:

l_mac
05-02-2009, 08:43 PM
will you keep nole in your sig if he wins?

that's a fine picture of him, i must say...

I have something ready for either outcome tomorrow. Nole features heavily in both.

finishingmove
05-02-2009, 08:46 PM
I have something ready for either outcome tomorrow. Nole features heavily in both.

:D

Aloimeh
05-02-2009, 08:55 PM
I have something ready for either outcome tomorrow. Nole features heavily in both.

If you wouldn't mind, we'd appreciate you posting both options tomorrow, just to see what could have been.

Aloimeh
05-02-2009, 08:57 PM
Funny feeling about this match. I don't think it will be in 3 sets.

Either Novak will suck badly and it will be an easy 2 for Rafa, or Rafa will be all out of sorts and Novak beats him in 2.

MC surface is supposed to be better for Rafa than Roma, no?

finishingmove
05-02-2009, 09:03 PM
people seem to be forgetting a more important factor than the variation of the surface. nadal has got more confidence going into this match than it was the case at monte carlo.

novak has to win the first set if he wants to be in this match.

Titi
05-02-2009, 09:15 PM
be very surprised if nole wins a set in this one

theblejach
05-02-2009, 09:25 PM
I'm not voting here. I hope that tennis wins. :)
me too:cool:

pica_pica
05-02-2009, 09:40 PM
Funny feeling about this match. I don't think it will be in 3 sets.

Either Novak will suck badly and it will be an easy 2 for Rafa, or Rafa will be all out of sorts and Novak beats him in 2.

MC surface is supposed to be better for Rafa than Roma, no?
I have that feeling too. haha.

zlaja777
05-02-2009, 09:44 PM
looking at the post here, who is really arrogant? Nole? or his haters?

:worship::worship::worship:

zlaja777
05-02-2009, 09:58 PM
Djokovic in 2. I know it sounds stupid, but I just want to believe that "King Of Clay" must lose at least one match before RG. He is playing too good and he will crack tomorow.

Matt01
05-02-2009, 10:06 PM
Is the final tomorrow or on Monday?

fair question


Since when are finals played on Monday? :o :rolleyes:

scarecrows
05-02-2009, 10:12 PM
Since when are finals played on Monday? :o :rolleyes:

:eek::eek::eek:

Albop
05-02-2009, 10:17 PM
I'm sick of this 3 sets finals, makes MS events a glorified MM.

mayagaller
05-02-2009, 10:23 PM
Nole in 3. Or at least I hope so. :)

malisha
05-02-2009, 10:31 PM
Djoko will come out all guns blazzing
it colud hurt Nadal

malisha
05-02-2009, 10:33 PM
Since when are finals played on Monday? :o :rolleyes:

too good

ossie
05-02-2009, 10:33 PM
im predicting joker will pray for death by the end of the first set

FlameOn
05-02-2009, 11:12 PM
My head says Rafa in 2 but I really hope that Djokovic wins in 3. He'll be brimming with confidence after his Fed win, and we convincingly won a set off him in Monte Carlo. We'll see.

Rafa VS Nole is the clay rivalry this season. :D

Corey Feldman
05-02-2009, 11:13 PM
a walk in the park for Rafael Nadal

2 easy sets

ivankg
05-02-2009, 11:13 PM
IMO Djokovic do have the tools to beat Nadal. The "only" problem is that he needs to play his top tennis all the match to beat him, which didn`t happend so far.
In MC final Djokovic was attacking and Nadal defending almost all the time (except last few games). It's definitely on quality and consistency of Djokovic game (+fitness) tommorow to decide the outcome of the match.
Nadal will just play his game, running and returning some impossible shots, forcing Djoker to play one or two additional shots, and make an error.
The problem so far with Djokovic game agains Nadal was that at some moment of the match, afther great points he played and still losing them, he decides to give up. I always had a feeling if he could just keep playing and trying until the last point he could have a chance. But its not in his caracter I suppose.

danielmom
05-02-2009, 11:23 PM
Rafa in 2

cocrcici
05-02-2009, 11:37 PM
Nole 64 75 (serve 82%;39 winners,12 errors):)

TheWall
05-02-2009, 11:58 PM
Nole 64 75 (serve 82%;39 winners,12 errors):)

More like Nadal 6:2 6:2 with 5 winners. :worship:

FedFan_2007
05-03-2009, 12:05 AM
Nadal 6-3, 6-2 if he plays a horrible match.

Bazooka
05-03-2009, 12:09 AM
Rafa in 2.

But how much interesting the rest of the clay season would be if Nole won in a very close match.

JoshDragon
05-03-2009, 03:32 AM
Nadal in two sets.

Greatness
05-03-2009, 04:38 AM
Every time Novak wins a set from Nadal on clay, it is decisive.

So I hope this time, he will impose himself right from the beginning and won't let up till the end.

First set is key - if Novak wins it, then he takes it in straights or in 3.
If Rafa wins the first set then it's all over for Novak.

BaselineSmash
05-03-2009, 04:46 AM
Nadal has been keeping a lot in reserve all week. There's always the chance he'll dish out a beating so bad his opponent will be scrambling back to the womb.

But Djoko proved in MC he can shake off some dodgy wins en route and still bring it in the final. If he can do it on the sluggish dirt of Monaco, he can definitely push Nadal to three in Rome. Looking forward to this one.

Art&Soul
05-03-2009, 04:51 AM
Djokovic in 3 so clay tennis woud be less boring ;)

jmf07
05-03-2009, 05:03 AM
Djokovic in order to make the clay season less predictable but probably Nadal

Rafa = Fed Killa
05-03-2009, 05:09 AM
Spartan Final :worship:

Rafa vs Nole :worship:

May the best man win this match up of real mens tennis.

Laba
05-03-2009, 05:14 AM
I'll say Rafa in 2 this time. Somethin' like 6-3 7-5.

wenty
05-03-2009, 05:37 AM
Nadal in straight sets.

azza
05-03-2009, 05:46 AM
6-1 6-0 if Nadal plays bad

prima donna
05-03-2009, 05:58 AM
Sir Nadal in straights.

pica_pica
05-03-2009, 08:20 AM
Rafa+Nole=ClayFireworks

May tennis win :)

bad gambler
05-03-2009, 09:17 AM
Djokovic under 5 games

aeronatasha
05-03-2009, 10:20 AM
I'm so looking forward to this, Nole and Rafa always produce great matches.
Hope Novak didn't celebrate too much yesterday. And hope he finds his serve.
Other that that.. let's enjoy.:)

rafa_maniac
05-03-2009, 10:48 AM
I think Novak has a really strong chance here. If Rafa is below par at all, and considering this is the tail end of three straight weeks of play it wouldn't be surprising if he's feeling depleted, I think Nole could stun him. Fingers crossed for Rafito though :rocker2:

SwedSerbia
05-03-2009, 11:00 AM
Take him down once for all, AJDE NOLE! :rocker2:

lamnathalie
05-03-2009, 11:01 AM
Even though I don't know the result yet, I'm sure I won't be surprised by it. Tennis is not predictable in any way. :)

Stefanos13
05-03-2009, 11:06 AM
I think Novak has a really strong chance here. If Rafa is below par at all, and considering this is the tail end of three straight weeks of play it wouldn't be surprising if he's feeling depleted, I think Nole could stun him. Fingers crossed for Rafito though :rocker2:

The only match that drained him was the one with Soderling – and that was only at emotional level, because he wanted to make a point. He looked absolutely fine yesterday and was well in the zone for the kill. I think he'll really go for it today

Halba
05-03-2009, 12:53 PM
difficult to see djoker get through against the GOAT. djokovic only playing well in patches. not good enough against KING of clay. Nadal has never been beaten by novak (on clay) and only conceded 2 sets total in all matches played.

if this was a hard court or a fast indoor/grass court, novak has a good chance.

HeretiC
05-03-2009, 01:20 PM
Spartan Final :worship:


Thats it, here they are: Meet the Spartans.

ibiG3w1WKP8

Bascule
05-03-2009, 01:22 PM
:lol: What's hilarious about this poll are the votes of Muzzatards.

cocrcici
05-03-2009, 01:24 PM
:lol:

Merton
05-03-2009, 01:30 PM
This is the best chance Nole will get on clay, apart from playing indoors. Yes, I saw their previous match in Rome, still I hope we will get the traditional interesting Nadal match here.

Corey Feldman
05-03-2009, 01:30 PM
not long now till Rafa gives Murray the #3 :banana:

Bascule
05-03-2009, 01:37 PM
not long now till Rafa gives Murray the #3 :banana:

But just for a short time, baby.:kiss: Anyway, I'm glad you're happy at least for something.:)

lazybear
05-03-2009, 01:53 PM
Well, if Djoker could play a whole match like he did after being down 0-2 and 2-5 (?) in their Garros semi, he could win this. Yeah i know, that's the mother of all "ifs" and he probably can't play like that again. Wait, that's probably not a good example, he still lost that set. :D

miura
05-03-2009, 02:05 PM
Nadal obviously

Florida
05-03-2009, 02:16 PM
Nole needs more than to fix the serve for today. Rafa was untouchable in Rome In fact he is untouchable everywhere on clay, plus he is going to make a statement to let the entire world know that he is the only King on clay and there is no chance of anybody dethroning him. I say Rafa convincigly in two sets. Even though I would not mind Nole stepping it up and keeping it up, but that will not happen. Rafito is not Rogelio!!!!!

rada
05-03-2009, 02:36 PM
when does it start?

thx

NikolaBGD
05-03-2009, 02:37 PM
for 20 minutes

theblejach
05-03-2009, 02:41 PM
16:00 Cet

cocrcici
05-03-2009, 02:56 PM
Rain:rolleyes:

MacTheKnife
05-03-2009, 03:11 PM
I'm not sure Djok AND Fed together could take Nadal on clay right now. So, Nadal in straights. Maybe a couple of tense moments, but an easy win.