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How many games will Rafa lose in Rome?

Black Adam
04-25-2010, 05:03 AM
Rafa is on fire.

Try and predict the eventual outcome.

fsoica
04-25-2010, 05:05 AM
i'd say the exact number of your neurons, but he'll lose more...

sorry, but i'm tired of those crappy threads...

Black Adam
04-25-2010, 05:27 AM
Contrary to what the anti-Rafa-brigade would like to believe, the draw is quite easy, I recon the combined lot won't take more than 20 games of him.

chowdahead25
04-25-2010, 06:17 AM
I have Fed stunning him in semis. I don't know, just a feeling.

DrJules
04-25-2010, 07:40 AM
20 to 30.

LinkMage
04-25-2010, 07:42 AM
0, he won't even lose a single point in the tournament. :worship:

Rafito Angel is a god. :bowdown:

vn01
04-25-2010, 08:19 AM
He will drop sets

duong
04-25-2010, 08:54 AM
his draw is harder than in Monte-Carlo (and he should not meet a headcase like Verdasco in the final :lol: ), and the surface here is drier and quicker.

I also have more question mark about his knee now, since his withdrawal from Barcelona looks strange.

He may drop a set :lol:

But it's true that with Nadal on clay, the polls should rather be that than "who will win ?" :lol:

Fed=ATPTourkilla
04-25-2010, 10:01 AM
This thread is an example of wishful thinking. Nadal has never been as strong at Rome as at Monte Carlo or Paris. Apparently we have hot conditions this week so the courts will be even drier and faster than they normally are. Plus he may have to go Soderling - Federer - Djokovic, which in the absence of Del Potro and Davydenko is about as bad a draw as he can get on clay.

I give him a 40-50% chance of winning the tournament. Even if he does win, it won't be a procession like MC with all the little Spanish girls lining up to give him a blow-job.

ossie
04-25-2010, 10:13 AM
zero. he will beat soderling, federer and the djoker in the final and destroy the dreams of all the haters :haha:

Certinfy
04-25-2010, 10:24 AM
Soderling will beat him.

Filo V.
04-25-2010, 10:34 AM
40-50% chance of winning? Um............no. Fact is, Nadal has shown he's on a completely different level on clay compared to the other players.

Rafa is likely to win this tournament, and what is actually more likely is he won't play Federer or Soderling. If they do get to that point, I could see Roger troubling Rafa, but Nadal would destroy Robin, just like last year.

With that said, I see Kohli (if they play) winning around 9 games vs. Nadal. I also see Roger (if they play) possibly winning a set. So, it definitely won't be as easy as in Monte Carlo.

My prediction: He drops (at least) one set.

Black Adam
04-25-2010, 01:00 PM
his draw is harder than in Monte-Carlo (and he should not meet a headcase like Verdasco in the final :lol: ), and the surface here is drier and quicker.

I also have more question mark about his knee now, since his withdrawal from Barcelona looks strange.

He may drop a set :lol:

But it's true that with Nadal on clay, the polls should rather be that than "who will win ?" :lol:
Indeed. As long as the Knees are fine ;):p

Persimmon
04-25-2010, 01:14 PM
He drops sets.

dodo
04-25-2010, 01:30 PM
Cant wait for the Soda match

federernadalfan
04-25-2010, 01:45 PM
10-20

Tennisman82
04-25-2010, 01:48 PM
He’ll drop a set or two, but his victory is not in doubt IMO.

Tennisman82.

born_on_clay
04-25-2010, 08:13 PM
7 per match

Noleta
04-25-2010, 08:30 PM
Zero.

Corey Feldman
04-25-2010, 09:20 PM
12

11 if plays Federer

habibko
04-25-2010, 10:11 PM
if he played Federer he might drop a set, if not 10-20 sounds about right.

Jimnik
04-26-2010, 12:59 AM
The thread title and poll question don't match.

andy neyer
04-26-2010, 03:25 AM
Where's the "he'll lose a match" option?

waka
04-26-2010, 04:08 AM
Where's the "he'll lose a match" option?

30% of the people who voted think Rafa won't win this tornament (He dorops sets):confused:

Quakes
04-26-2010, 04:11 AM
Here's a no-brainer: he can drop a set and still lose only 6 games.

andy neyer
04-26-2010, 04:11 AM
30% of the people who voted think Rafa won't win this tornament (He dorops sets):confused:

Yeah but that doesn't necessarily means that he'll lose a match. Nadal could lose 5 sets in Rome and still win the tournament...

Anyhow, I think Nadal will win Rome anyway. I was just being picky :)

paseo
04-26-2010, 04:29 AM
-1. He's just that good.

Topspin Forehand
04-26-2010, 07:02 AM
This thread is an example of wishful thinking. Nadal has never been as strong at Rome as at Monte Carlo or Paris. Apparently we have hot conditions this week so the courts will be even drier and faster than they normally are. Plus he may have to go Soderling - Federer - Djokovic, which in the absence of Del Potro and Davydenko is about as bad a draw as he can get on clay.

I give him a 40-50% chance of winning the tournament. Even if he does win, it won't be a procession like MC with all the little Spanish girls lining up to give him a blow-job.
You know Nadal likes warmer conditions right? His topspin kicks up that much more. He didn't lose a set last year in Rome. He usually comes to Rome pretty tired as well. (blisters)

BlueSwan
04-26-2010, 08:08 AM
Probably a couple of Monte-Carlo esque routs coupled with a few closer matches. I'd say he loses an average of around 5-6 games per match, which puts him in the 20-30 games lost for the tournament bracket. I'd be somewhat surprised to see him lose a set and very surprised to see him not win this tournament, unless his knee injury breaks out.

madmax
04-26-2010, 09:53 AM
SoderKing can't wait to trash him, he'll lose in fear before quarterfinal, book it...

Matt01
04-26-2010, 10:42 AM
SoderKing can't wait to trash him, he'll lose in fear before quarterfinal, book it...


Yeah, right, especially considering how Söderking played against Verdasco yesterday :lol:

latso
04-26-2010, 11:05 AM
I voted for 10-20

Kohlschreiber - Nadal 6-4 7-6, so i guess 13 :D

you never know, right?

Commander Data
04-26-2010, 11:41 AM
This thread is an example of wishful thinking. Nadal has never been as strong at Rome as at Monte Carlo or Paris. Apparently we have hot conditions this week so the courts will be even drier and faster than they normally are. Plus he may have to go Soderling - Federer - Djokovic, which in the absence of Del Potro and Davydenko is about as bad a draw as he can get on clay.

I give him a 40-50% chance of winning the tournament. Even if he does win, it won't be a procession like MC with all the little Spanish girls lining up to give him a blow-job.

That is quite accurate. Plus Nadal is not in the form he was 2008. I think he will drop sets of even lose to Fed in the SF.

Persimmon
04-26-2010, 02:42 PM
That is quite accurate. Plus Nadal is not in the form he was 2008. I think he will drop sets of even lose to Fed in the SF.

Agreed.

Topspin Forehand
04-26-2010, 05:43 PM
That is quite accurate. Plus Nadal is not in the form he was 2008. I think he will drop sets of even lose to Fed in the SF.
You know Nadal has won Rome 4 times right? And Monte-Carlo was possibly Nadal's best form ever.

r2473
04-26-2010, 05:53 PM
Koli = 3

Monaco = 5

Soderling = 4

Federer = 8

Djokovic = 7

TOTAL = 27

He will not lose a set

M4RC
04-26-2010, 06:23 PM
SoderKing can't wait to trash him, he'll lose in fear before quarterfinal, book it...

You are a tool, book it.

r2473
04-28-2010, 10:32 PM
Koli = 3

Monaco = 5

Soderling = 4

Federer = 8

Djokovic = 7

TOTAL = 27

He will not lose a set

Shit, Koli won 4 games.

duong
04-29-2010, 06:04 PM
now we know better : Nadal won't drop a set in that tournament ;)

Fedicilous
04-29-2010, 06:06 PM
Let's do the maths:

Kohli : 4
Hanescu: 1
Wawrinka: 4
Gulbis: 3
Djokovic: 7-8/Verdasco: 0

12 to 20 games.

andy neyer
04-29-2010, 06:40 PM
Let's do the maths:

Kohli : 4
Hanescu: 1
Wawrinka: 4
Gulbis: 3
Djokovic: 7-8/Verdasco: 0

12 to 20 games.

Strong draw.

ossie
04-29-2010, 06:48 PM
16

r2473
04-29-2010, 08:13 PM
Koli = 3

Monaco = 5

Soderling = 4

Federer = 8

Djokovic = 7

TOTAL = 27

He will not lose a set

Koli = 4

Hanescu = 5

Wonder if Stan will be good for more than 4?

duong
04-29-2010, 10:10 PM
Let's do the maths:

Kohli : 4
Hanescu: 1
Wawrinka: 4
Gulbis: 3
Djokovic: 7-8/Verdasco: 0

12 to 20 games.

before his match I thought you were underrating Hanescu, Wawrinka and Gulbis and overrating Djokovic.

Hanescu got 5,

I will say 6 for each of the remaining players

then it's between 20 and 30 :yeah:

Jimnik
04-29-2010, 10:25 PM
Looks like it will be more than 20 after-all.

Surprised he had so much trouble against Hanescu.

Filo V.
04-30-2010, 03:33 AM
I said previously he would drop a set, but now I don't see that happening until at least the final. Wawrinka nor Gulbis/Lopez will win a set on Nadal, and really I don't see him losing a set in this tournament anymore, unless Nole plays amazing in the final against him.

It will be in the 25-28 range in games lost.

Mateya
04-30-2010, 10:32 AM
He'll lose 24 games (if he plays a bad match). :cool:

I have Fed stunning him in semis. I don't know, just a feeling.
:rolls: :haha:

Jimnik
04-30-2010, 06:00 PM
14 so far.

Could still be under 20 if it's Lopez next round.

Priam
04-30-2010, 06:03 PM
2009 he lost 26 w/o dropping a set. I'm thinking he'll do slightly better this year.

r2473
04-30-2010, 06:10 PM
Koli = 3

Monaco = 5

Soderling = 4

Federer = 8

Djokovic = 7

TOTAL = 27

He will not lose a set

I'm 2 off at this point (though I haven't gotten any of his opponents correct beyond the first match), but no Fed in the next round. Probably lose no more than 4 games to either Gulbis or Lopez. We all know he will beat the shit out of either of his fellow Spanish bitches Verdasco or Ferrer in the finals. Probably won't lose more than 5.

I said 27 before it started. Might be a little lower than that.

Koli = 4

Hanescu = 5

Stan = 5

Filo V.
04-30-2010, 09:56 PM
It will still likely be in the 25 range.

Black Adam
05-01-2010, 04:09 PM
Unbelievable.

Orka_n
05-01-2010, 04:16 PM
So hilarious if he loses to Gulbis. :lol:

Edit: Oh well. Can't have everything.

Persimmon
05-01-2010, 06:46 PM
I knew he would lose sets. He always does in Rome. Except for 2009.