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Who will win the Rome Masters?

andy neyer
04-23-2010, 02:31 AM
I am not sure if it might be a bit too early to make a thread like this but the second most prestigious claycourt tennis event starts on Sunday.

I'm going with Nadal.

Edit: Del Potro isn't playing this so, well, don't vote for him.

FlameOn
04-23-2010, 02:39 AM
Delpo isn't playing Rome. I voted Rogi.

andy neyer
04-23-2010, 02:44 AM
Delpo isn't playing Rome. I voted Rogi.

Ahh! How stupid of me. I knew he was injured and for some reason I still put him in. I also messed up the poll-closing date :S

Someone get this thread deleted and start a new one, if possible.

Arkulari
04-23-2010, 02:56 AM
Roger to win Rome and Rafa to win Madrid :)

Jills
04-23-2010, 02:57 AM
No way in hell is Fed winning this, I just can't wait to see which random he loses to. Will it be Julien, Marcos, Tomas, Stan (like in MC 2009)? You just never know anymore. So exciting!

I vote Rafa. Out of the people listed, the only ones I think can win are Rafa, Robin and Nole a distant third.

Priam
04-23-2010, 02:59 AM
When's the draw coming out? I think I'll wait til then.

FlameOn
04-23-2010, 03:02 AM
No way in hell is Fed winning this, I just can't wait to see which random he loses to. Will it be Julien, Marcos, Tomas, Stan (like in MC 2009)? You just never know anymore. So exciting!

I vote Rafa. Out of the people listed, the only ones I think can win are Rafa, Robin and Nole a distant third.
Fed usually gets it together for at least a few MS events during the year. I'm not fan, but I wouldn't count him out.

Jills
04-23-2010, 03:03 AM
When's the draw coming out? I think I'll wait til then.

Saturday at noon Rome time. I'm personally hoping Rafa and Fed are in the same half, that's if Fed can even make the semis. Doubtful considering recent Masters record.

Jills
04-23-2010, 03:04 AM
Fed usually gets it together for at least a few MS events during the year. I'm not fan, but I wouldn't count him out.

Trust me, I know. But I still think he's not winning this one.

Pirata.
04-23-2010, 03:25 AM
Rafa.

Doubt Muzz will make any sort of splash and Novak will probably lose to the first decent opponent he faces. Maybe Roger will do one better than last year and make the final.

Given his clay form in general though, the title is Rafa's to lose.

coonster14
04-23-2010, 03:29 AM
Saturday at noon Rome time. I'm personally hoping Rafa and Fed are in the same half, that's if Fed can even make the semis. Doubtful considering recent Masters record.

no way i do not think that will happen at all, it was not the case in IW/Miami, the organisers definitely want a nadal and federer final. i bet nole and rafa will be in the same half once more.

i will be really shocked if we get a rafa/fed SF!

Arkulari
04-23-2010, 03:57 AM
roger/rafa in the same half? not good for the tournament in $$$$$ terms

BTW: Roger is looking pretty fit, the best shape I've seen since the AO 07 :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4536607316_e8beed2d87_o.jpg

octatennis
04-23-2010, 04:00 AM
giraldo.

Pirata.
04-23-2010, 04:13 AM
giraldo.

Can I change my vote to King Oscar then? :worship:

FlameOn
04-23-2010, 04:25 AM
roger/rafa in the same half? not good for the tournament in $$$$$ terms

BTW: Roger is looking pretty fit, the best shape I've seen since the AO 07 :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4536607316_e8beed2d87_o.jpg
doesn't look much different than normal. :shrug: :p

MalwareDie
04-23-2010, 04:27 AM
Rafito will win this, no? He is the best ever, no? Vamos.

Arkulari
04-23-2010, 05:10 AM
doesn't look much different than normal. :shrug: :p

the thighs and lack of belly :p

(hey, not everyone can be Feli or Nando :rolls: )

-Valhalla-
04-23-2010, 05:19 AM
I don’t think Fed wants any part of Rafa in Rome. But if they do meet, he'll get abused, debased, and dick-slapped around like a two-bit whore.

Btw, the new stadium looks quite intimate and charming. A smallish court and the 2nd tier looks a bit steeply angled, but that’s a small price to pay for being so close to the action. The fans will practically be on top of the players :) .

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1758/ilnuovocentraledelforoi.jpg

andy neyer
04-23-2010, 06:10 AM
the thighs and lack of belly :p

(hey, not everyone can be Feli or Nando :rolls: )

I don't see any changes to be honest, and even if there were it would be impossible to judge on one picture alone (lighting and positioning of the player are big factors). As for Fed's beer gut, I think it disappeared a long time ago... But you never know.

n8
04-23-2010, 08:50 AM
The fans will practically be on top of the players :) .

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1758/ilnuovocentraledelforoi.jpg

Awesome stadium.

no way i do not think that will happen at all, it was not the case in IW/Miami, the organisers definitely want a nadal and federer final. i bet nole and rafa will be in the same half once more.

i will be really shocked if we get a rafa/fed SF!

It's just pure luck that Nadal and Federer keep landing on different sides of the draw. There should be a 50/50 chance.

Mario Sharapov
04-23-2010, 08:57 AM
Why the hell did Roddick withdraw?

A_Skywalker
04-23-2010, 08:59 AM
I hope Rafa and Roger are on the sam side of the draw :) :evil:

Team_Roddick
04-23-2010, 09:21 AM
Why the hell did Roddick withdraw?

He's stating, he's tired. ;)

Mario Sharapov
04-23-2010, 09:24 AM
He's stating, he's tired. ;)

Tired after making love with Brooklyn in Hawaii? :lol:

Baghdatis72
04-23-2010, 09:24 AM
Nadal in straight sets throughout the tournament.

paseo
04-23-2010, 09:33 AM
Murray!!!

decrepitude
04-23-2010, 10:05 AM
What a one-sided poll. Surely that will jinx Rafa!

Start da Game
04-23-2010, 10:16 AM
rafa......

born_on_clay
04-23-2010, 11:01 AM
I can't see anyone beating fresh Rafa there

ZaZoo)
04-23-2010, 11:21 AM
Rafa will win it, Soderling/Novak darkhorses!

scoobs
04-23-2010, 11:21 AM
He sensibly took a rest week post-MC, Nadal will be good to go and virtually impossible to beat.

samanosuke
04-23-2010, 11:29 AM
Cilic

RogerExpress
04-23-2010, 11:33 AM
I think the poll should be "How many games will Nadal lose?" :) , I dont' wanna Rafa win the tournament but with Djokovic and Murray playing like they're playing, Del Potro and Davydenko out, Federer making his debut in clay this season it will be difficult Rafa doesn't win this, maybe if Soderling plays like he did in RG last year has chances

kandygram
04-23-2010, 11:57 AM
Murray. I also believe a Pegasus will fly over the court during the final. :silly:

nalbyfan
04-23-2010, 12:51 PM
Delpo Davydenko, Roddick, Nalby, Simon, Gonzalez, Robredo, Karlovic, Stepanek are out....and how many more ?????

federernadalfan
04-23-2010, 01:14 PM
almugro without losing a set

Persimmon
04-23-2010, 01:55 PM
Federer.

Fedicilous
04-23-2010, 02:01 PM
De Bakker/Berrer/Cilic.

Someone from that three.

vn01
04-23-2010, 02:55 PM
Rafa or Soda

BlueSwan
04-23-2010, 03:14 PM
Anything can happen in tennis, but betting against Nadal here is like betting against....I can't even come up with a decent analogy.

Noleta
04-23-2010, 09:07 PM
Between Rafa and Fed i'd say:)

Certinfy
04-23-2010, 09:08 PM
R.SoderKing

henke007
04-23-2010, 09:10 PM
De Bakker

ImmzB
04-23-2010, 09:13 PM
Rafael Nadal

RIboy
04-23-2010, 09:27 PM
Delpo Davydenko, Roddick, Nalby, Simon, Gonzalez, Robredo, Karlovic, Stepanek are out....and how many more ?????

still Delpo and Davy have better chance to win this than Cilic :lol:

ApproachShot
04-23-2010, 09:30 PM
It would be nice to see Federer winning a maiden title in Rome. But insufficient match play seemed to cost him in Indian Wells / Miami, and he is again in a similar situation leading up to Rome.

So it's no surprises but I'm picking Rafa to win. He has after all won this tournament on 4 occasions during the last 5 years, only losing once in the finals in 2008 (I think he's something like 22-1 in his career overall in Rome).

xargon
04-23-2010, 09:41 PM
Fed has never won this event, so, not him.

Alek
04-23-2010, 09:51 PM
Rafael Nadal, it's obvious.

M4RC
04-23-2010, 10:38 PM
Rafita to lose 15-20 games :umbrella:

Ales_Alessandra
04-23-2010, 11:59 PM
:cool: RAFI! :dance:

MrChopin
04-24-2010, 12:26 AM
I don’t think Fed wants any part of Rafa in Rome. But if they do meet, he'll get abused, debased, and dick-slapped around like a two-bit whore.

A two-bit whore with almost 3x the slam count and 100x legend status of country bumpkin Nadal, who, in about 2.5 months, will check out of the second half of now the sixth year in a row. I vote Nadal, but warm regards...

vyjgvdevASc

guga2120
04-24-2010, 02:28 AM
A two-bit whore with almost 3x the slam count and 100x legend status of country bumpkin Nadal, who, in about 2.5 months, will check out of the second half of now the sixth year in a row. I vote Nadal, but warm regards...

vyjgvdevASc


:lol:

Wow, he beat him after the match that almost ruined his career. Well done to Roger.

Persimmon
04-24-2010, 02:33 AM
:lol:

Wow, he beat him after the match that almost ruined his career. Well done to Roger.


:o

.-Federers_Mate-.
04-24-2010, 03:17 AM
Nadal, but he will lose a set somewhere

coonster14
04-24-2010, 06:08 AM
two words: Rafa Nadal
hoping for rafa/fed final or rafa/nole final. :)

Foxy
04-24-2010, 07:11 AM
I want Rafa - Fed SF all the way until RG and Wimby. Rafa has to improve his H2H.

stewart
04-24-2010, 08:33 AM
i really want to see a rafa/nole final!

samanosuke
04-24-2010, 08:47 AM
i really want to see a rafa/nole final!

nole :haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:

enigma
04-24-2010, 09:35 AM
Nadal

Frooty_Bazooty
04-24-2010, 09:43 AM
anyone know where to watch the draw live?

Roamed
04-24-2010, 09:45 AM
anyone know where to watch the draw live?

I don't know myself but I heard on Twitter (could be true) that Roger, Rafa and the Mayor are going to be the ones doing it, in case anyone is interested :)

Edit: 1pm local time is when it'll be, I think!

Mohammad
04-24-2010, 10:16 AM
Roger to win Rome and Rafa to win Madrid :)
No, Rafa to win both :worship:

asmazif
04-24-2010, 10:46 AM
haha what a poll

Frooty_Bazooty
04-24-2010, 10:59 AM
agh whats taking the draw so long to come out, it was an hour ago :scared:

A_Skywalker
04-24-2010, 11:08 AM
agh whats taking the draw so long to come out, it was an hour ago :scared:

Its right now I think.

Commander Data
04-24-2010, 11:39 AM
Fed has never won this event, so, not him.

Amazing logic.

Filo V.
04-24-2010, 04:48 PM
Nadal.

xargon
04-24-2010, 08:23 PM
Nadal Nole final

M4RC
04-24-2010, 08:57 PM
Best draw ever? :worship:

Soderling, then Federer, then Djokovic... then open MTF and let the haters hate and the cryers cry.

samanosuke
04-25-2010, 07:45 AM
Nadal fan boys are somehow loudly .After a year in despair and tears no need to so be arrogant

Roddickpova
04-25-2010, 07:46 AM
Rafa!!

vn01
04-25-2010, 08:21 AM
After the draw was made,I will say Soderling

Stelle
04-25-2010, 08:47 AM
Gulbis Ftw!!

andy neyer
04-29-2010, 09:58 PM
Federer, Soderling, Murray and Cilic out before the QF.