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Verdasco: 2010 French open Champion?

raahaat7
04-27-2010, 09:17 AM
Not a bad bet :unsure:

jrm
04-27-2010, 09:21 AM
Hmmm, do you know anything about tennis :shrug:

raahaat7
04-27-2010, 09:38 AM
Hmmm, do you know anything about tennis :shrug:

Respect my freedom of speech.

Johnny_Bravo
04-27-2010, 09:47 AM
Hmmm, do you know anything about tennis :shrug:

do you? cuz if you've watched nando last couple of weeks,you'd know that he stands a chance at french open if he maintains his current form:rolleyes:

GasquetFan
04-27-2010, 10:02 AM
It all depends on the draw really.. hope he does well though.

raahaat7
04-27-2010, 10:16 AM
do you? cuz if you've watched nando last couple of weeks,you'd know that he stands a chance at french open if he maintains his current form:rolleyes:

Thanks. I really believe that if he keeps on performing like that then he is in with a chance.

LocoPorElTenis
04-27-2010, 10:17 AM
If both Federer and Nadal lose early, which is extremely unlikely, then Verdasco has maybe a 2% chance of winning the FO.

bokehlicious
04-27-2010, 10:22 AM
Pretty sure we'll have an all Spanish finals this year.

petar_pan
04-27-2010, 10:23 AM
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

henke007
04-27-2010, 10:27 AM
Depends on if he cruises through failures ( Berdych, Nole MC) or Chookers ( Melzer,Ferrer, (Soda) ) but i gotta give him that he has not chooked half as bad recently himself and not made so many DF.s!!

Fedicilous
04-27-2010, 10:30 AM
Heh, nice thread.

All top players need to be eliminated in early rounds.
Besides, Verdasco in GS is capable to choke with simply everybody.

Of course, he has skills to be a Grand Slam champion, but his mentality is really devastated so he will be slamless and forgotten, what is sad.

Bargearse
04-27-2010, 10:52 AM
I would love to see him go far in the tournament because I like his style, and well, he's hot. It would be so nice for him to win, but he'll need a good draw and a lot of confidence.

Apemant
04-27-2010, 11:19 AM
If both Federer and Nadal lose early, which is extremely unlikely, then Verdasco has maybe a 2% chance of winning the FO.

This, LOL.

No way on Earth Nando beats Nadal in RG (or clay anywhere LOL). Perhaps if someone else knocks the bigger Spaniard out.

n8
04-27-2010, 11:21 AM
:toothy:

A brief calculation puts Verdasco on top of the list as far as points won on clay this year goes (excluding Davis Cup).
Position Player 2010 Clay Points
1. Verdasco 1190
1.(t) Ferrer 1190
3. Ferrero 1025
4. Nadal 1000

Halba
04-27-2010, 11:35 AM
:toothy:

A brief calculation puts Verdasco on top of the list as far as points won on clay this year goes (excluding Davis Cup).
Position Player 2010 Clay Points
1. Verdasco 1190
1.(t) Ferrer 1190
3. Ferrero 1025
4. Nadal 1000

has a chance only if rafa knocked out and hes on other side of draw

Fed=ATPTourkilla
04-27-2010, 11:42 AM
I think this would be an excellent bet. In light of his recent form, Verdasco would be the clear favourite to win a match with Nadal. You will be able to get good odds on this so be sure to put all your savings on it - you'll make a killing.

Merton
04-27-2010, 11:46 AM
By the time you see this on a GM thread it is a good bet that it is too late to get a decent price betting on Nando.

yesyesok
04-27-2010, 11:47 AM
Bandwagon.

Persimmon
04-27-2010, 12:10 PM
Pretty sure we'll have an all Spanish finals this year.

All Spanish finals at RG always happened in even years:eek:

2010 is an even year.:scared:

gorgo1986
04-27-2010, 12:41 PM
Verdasco is playing really well on clay this season and with a good draw anything is possible. After Rafa and Roger, he is definitely next in line as my favorite for the slam. Murray sucks on clay and is in a huge slump, Nole is in a slump and Nando can definitely handle him on clay, Del Potro has been plagued by injuries and will probably miss out on the French, Davydenko is having a problem with an injury and will not be 100 percent at the French(anyways he is a mental midget when it comes to Slams), Soderling will most likely have an early exit as the pressure from last year's run might be way too much for his fragility. So logically when you think about it Verdasco actually has a pretty good chance, only one I see beating him is either Rafa or Roger(and we haven't seen Roger on clay yet).

DanaKz
04-27-2010, 12:43 PM
When pigs fly.

gorgo1986
04-27-2010, 12:45 PM
When pigs fly.



:rolleyes: If Soderling can make the final anyone can.:p

Har-Tru
04-27-2010, 01:03 PM
Respect my freedom of speech.

How has he disrespected your right to freedom of speech? He's just expressed his views on the exercise you made of that right.

It gets on my nerves when people talk as if both things were the same.

vn01
04-27-2010, 01:06 PM
:cuckoo:

Har-Tru
04-27-2010, 01:13 PM
I think this would be an excellent bet. In light of his recent form, Verdasco would be the clear favourite to win a match with Nadal. You will be able to get good odds on this so be sure to put all your savings on it - you'll make a killing.

:haha:

Deivid23
04-27-2010, 01:14 PM
I would like to see this, but it won´t happen

zlaja777
04-27-2010, 01:19 PM
Maybe more like - FO SF for him, if he gets in Murrays quarter?

MacTheKnife
04-27-2010, 01:32 PM
When pigs fly.

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/6929/pigsfly.jpg

Next. ;)

federernadalfan
04-27-2010, 01:54 PM
I think this would be an excellent bet. In light of his recent form, Verdasco would be the clear favourite to win a match with Nadal. You will be able to get good odds on this so be sure to put all your savings on it - you'll make a killing.

a killing no doubt...suicide

Jaffas85
04-27-2010, 01:56 PM
If he has a good draw he could get as far as the semi finals but either Federer or Nadal would beat him.

I think Verdasco would stand a good chance at beating most other players (if Davydenko plays Estoril, Madrid and Nice then he should be match fit for the French so Davydenko may be the exception).

It would be interesting if Nadal is still #3 by the French Open and could be on Federer's side of the draw allowing for the opposite half to be wide open for a player like Verdasco to potentially make the final.

Tennisman82
04-27-2010, 02:10 PM
Verdasco is playing really well on clay this season and with a good draw anything is possible. After Rafa and Roger, he is definitely next in line as my favorite for the slam. Murray sucks on clay and is in a huge slump, Nole is in a slump and Nando can definitely handle him on clay, Del Potro has been plagued by injuries and will probably miss out on the French, Davydenko is having a problem with an injury and will not be 100 percent at the French(anyways he is a mental midget when it comes to Slams), Soderling will most likely have an early exit as the pressure from last year's run might be way too much for his fragility. So logically when you think about it Verdasco actually has a pretty good chance, only one I see beating him is either Rafa or Roger(and we haven't seen Roger on clay yet).

Agreed & well said, but don’t overlook Ferrer, he’s had a good run on clay this year, is just as comfortable on clay as Verdasco & can hit some great shots on the surface.

Tennisman82.

Ales_Alessandra
04-27-2010, 02:49 PM
:rolleyes: If Soderling can make the final anyone can.:p

Ouch! :aplot:
:yeah:

bad gambler
04-27-2010, 02:56 PM
Not a bad bet :unsure:

dylan is that you?

raahaat7
04-27-2010, 03:14 PM
How has he disrespected your right to freedom of speech? He's just expressed his views on the exercise you made of that right.

It gets on my nerves when people talk as if both things were the same.

:)Friends again:)

ossie
04-27-2010, 03:31 PM
two words: rafael nadal

UsD.AnDreS
04-27-2010, 04:36 PM
Don't think that his chances to win RG are way more positive than chances of other members of "bagel and breadstick from Nadal at MC'10" club.

Erica86
04-27-2010, 05:30 PM
Verdasco's words after winning Barcelona open:
'I hope Rafa does not come to Barcelona next year, so that I can win again in 2011'.
Even Verdasco himself knows that he cannot beat Rafa on this surface.

Ales_Alessandra
04-27-2010, 06:24 PM
He can still make the final tough! After today! :rolleyes:

raahaat7
04-28-2010, 06:26 AM
Verdasco's words after winning Barcelona open:
'I hope Rafa does not come to Barcelona next year, so that I can win again in 2011'.
Even Verdasco himself knows that he cannot beat Rafa on this surface.

in Barcelona. then playng 2 d gallery.

Jimnik
04-28-2010, 06:58 AM
Only if Giraldo is injured.

Erica86
04-28-2010, 09:55 AM
Only if Giraldo is injured.

:devil: lol

FlameOn
04-28-2010, 11:45 AM
Verdasco has the game, and a few things would have to go his way, but I think he deserves to be in the discussion for sure.

Guga_fan
04-28-2010, 11:51 AM
Unless Nadal is injured, Federer plays in RG the way he played yesterday (which is really unlikely), Djokovic plays that crap he played against him in MC and Davydenko and Del Potro are still injured, I don't think he has a chance.

FlameOn
04-28-2010, 11:52 AM
Unless Nadal is injured, Federer plays in RG the way he played yesterday (which is really unlikely), Djokovic plays that crap he played against him in MC and Davydenko and Del Potro are still injured, I don't think he has a chance.
lol yeah, that's why I said a few things would have to go his way. :lol:

superslam77
04-28-2010, 12:11 PM
When pigs fly.

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7201480-md.jpg

oh that is happening for years now :rolleyes:

raahaat7
04-30-2010, 03:56 PM
After his win over Nole needs a serious thought!!

Noleta
04-30-2010, 03:57 PM
After his win over Nole needs a serious thought!!

Lol..anyone can defeat Nole nowadays:shrug:

ossie
04-30-2010, 04:00 PM
i dont think he will but the only thing stopping him is nadal imo, if it wasnt for him verdasco would make a good chance to win rg

missvarsha
04-30-2010, 04:01 PM
Well its possible, but I feel he is peaking a little too early..
The last three weeks have been great but I wonder if he can keep it up for the next four as well.

problematique
04-30-2010, 04:02 PM
French Open Final
Nadal def. Verdasco 6-0, 6-0

Ales_Alessandra
04-30-2010, 04:04 PM
Is that Tiago on your av.? Nice!!! Well, Still hope Nando makes the final tough!:p

ReturnWinner
04-30-2010, 04:07 PM
He has improved mentally but I think He is having this great result due to lack of competition, Davydenko, Del Potro are out, Federer playing bad and Djokovic is not playing as solid as last year.

gorgo1986
04-30-2010, 04:08 PM
If Nando gets a good draw(meaning no Nadal), he will make the final!

paseo
04-30-2010, 04:08 PM
Verdasco's words after winning Barcelona open:
'I hope Rafa does not come to Barcelona next year, so that I can win again in 2011'.
Even Verdasco himself knows that he cannot beat Rafa on this surface.

Verdasco can't beat Nadal ANYWHERE.

FlameOn
04-30-2010, 04:10 PM
He has improved mentally but I think He is having this great result due to lack of competition, Davydenko, Del Potro are out, Federer playing bad and Djokovic is not playing as solid as last year.
Well he also beat Soderling and Roddick in finals this year, who are huge opponents. And another top 10 win over Cilic which is good to a lesser extent.

I think he could've beaten Del Potro, their only match they played at the tour finals last year was a third set TB for Del Potro. ;)

Fedicilous
04-30-2010, 04:11 PM
He has improved mentally but I think He is having this great result due to lack of competition, Davydenko, Del Potro are out, Federer playing bad and Djokovic is not playing as solid as last year.

This.

Verdasco can't touch Federer in slam. The Swiss owns him the same way that Nadal does.

gorgo1986
04-30-2010, 04:13 PM
He has improved mentally but I think He is having this great result due to lack of competition, Davydenko, Del Potro are out, Federer playing bad and Djokovic is not playing as solid as last year.


Davydenko is not that good on clay as people make him out to be, he has not made a semi of a masters on clay in more than two years, he has never reached a final in his entire career. If anything he use to be a much better player on clay but he is getting older and I do not ever see him being a threat on clay again.

As far as Del Potro, we have to wait and see, the results are not there yet consistently. I think personally that Del Potro is much much more dangerous player on hard. If anything he is underrated on Hard and overrated on clay.

Lalalovesong
04-30-2010, 04:16 PM
A final between him and nadal would be awesome.
But I still think djokovic will be up there too.

gorgo1986
04-30-2010, 04:18 PM
This.

Verdasco can't touch Federer in slam. The Swiss owns him the same way that Nadal does.

Only problem is Federer is not getting any younger and clay really takes its toll. I am really curious about Federer, we all know what a great champion he is but lately his results are abysmal and I don't know if he is physically or mentally prepared for Roland Garros. He has a family now, he is getting older and he has already won it. I am really curious to see which Roger shows up.

raahaat7
04-30-2010, 05:03 PM
French Open Final
Nadal def. Verdasco 6-0, 6-0

Problematic?????

andy neyer
04-30-2010, 05:04 PM
Spanishtards are getting outta control during the clay court season.

But yeah, Nando has a chance of making the semis maybe. I was glad he beat Nole today.

Michael Bluth
04-30-2010, 05:16 PM
Depending on the draw he could go deep. If by a stroke of misfortune he lands in Nadal's quarter he's screwed barring a repeat of something like last year happening.

If he's in Murray's quarter he's the clear favorite to get to the semis. If in Djokovic's he still has an excellent chance. If in Federer's it depends on Roger, if Roger finds his slam form then Roger will win.

Commander Data
04-30-2010, 05:20 PM
A simple "No" will do just fine.

ImmzB
04-30-2010, 05:21 PM
He could go deep. Looking at Djokovic last year's performance on the Clay b4 the French Open, making the Finals in Monte Carlo & Rome, Winning Belgrade and a SF in Madrid and then he looses in the 3rd Round at the French Open.

Maybe he could go really deep, but I hope he doesnt go out early like what happened to Djokovic after doing great b4 the French!

Aphex
04-30-2010, 06:23 PM
Based on current form he's second fav behind Nadal. Can't see the controversy there.:scratch: . Much will change before RG though.

tyruk14
04-30-2010, 06:39 PM
I think it could be more likely than people think.

Still highly unlikely, though. The way Nadal's playing, and without Del Potro in the draw the draw's wide open for him.

Jimnik
04-30-2010, 06:42 PM
He'll burn out before RG the number of matches he's playing. I could see Kohlschreiber taking him out 3rd round.

marquez
04-30-2010, 06:44 PM
French Open Final
Nadal def. Verdasco 6-0, 6-0

thats problematic indeed
they play best of 5 in slams ffs

Elena.
05-01-2010, 11:00 AM
2010 Roland Garros is Del Potro to win.

gusavo
05-01-2010, 11:30 AM
Not a bad bet :unsure:
oh, what odds?

Hmmm, do you know anything about tennis :shrug:
why, did he mention odds?

Fedicilous
05-01-2010, 12:22 PM
I really don't know why people think that Nadal is the only barrier for Verdasco in Paris.
I guess most of you don't see the difference between Slams and Masters without couple of good players.

Grand Slam is a different kind of pressure, there are few who can handle with that.
Definitely Verdasco isn't one of them.

zlaja777
05-01-2010, 12:49 PM
I really don't know why people think that Nadal is the only barrier for Verdasco in Paris.
I guess most of you don't see the difference between Slams and Masters without couple of good players.

Grand Slam is a different kind of pressure, there are few who can handle with that.
Definitely Verdasco isn't one of them.

This.

Beat
05-01-2010, 12:57 PM
verdasco will do well, but anything but another FO title for nadal would be a HUGE surprise.

Orka_n
05-01-2010, 01:00 PM
Expected MTF overreaction.

No, Verdasco won't win FO. :o

Sunset of Age
05-01-2010, 01:04 PM
Stranger things have happened in the history of tennis, but unless some disaster happens to Rafa (and even Federer) - not a chance in hell.

What was that MC score again? 6-0, 6-1?

n8
05-01-2010, 01:10 PM
Stranger things have happened in the history of tennis, but unless some disaster happens to Rafa (and even Federer) - not a chance in hell.

What was that MC score again? 6-0, 6-1?

Soderling lost 6-1 6-0 to Rafa in Rome just weeks before beating him in Roland Garros. I heavily doubt the same thing will happen with Verdasco but I just like pointing out that match.

Verdasco has had an extremely good season thus far. If he wins his Rome semi (currently 5-1 up), he'll be only 5 points behind 2nd in the 2010 race.

Sunset of Age
05-01-2010, 01:12 PM
Soderling lost 6-1 6-0 to Rafa in Rome just weeks before beating him in Roland Garros. I heavily doubt the same thing will happen with Verdasco but I just like pointing out that match.

Yep, you're right on this. Difference is that Verdasco is meat-on-the-plate for Rafa, whereas Soderling, when in form of course, isn't...
Well, we'll find out soon. :)

Commander Data
05-01-2010, 01:25 PM
Verdasco's game is far too "clay-like" and predictable to have a chance against Nadal. Söderling has a very different game which can be dangerous even for Nadal on clay when in the zone.

Kolya
05-01-2010, 01:35 PM
Nope.

Can't win 7 matches in a row.

n8
05-01-2010, 01:40 PM
Soderling lost 6-1 6-0 to Rafa in Rome just weeks before beating him in Roland Garros. I heavily doubt the same thing will happen with Verdasco but I just like pointing out that match.

Verdasco has had an extremely good season thus far. If he wins his Rome semi (currently 5-1 up), he'll be only 5 points behind 2nd in the 2010 race.

He went on to lose the opening set 7-5; quality jinx:crazy:

Ales_Alessandra
05-01-2010, 02:01 PM
:mad: :lol:

Sunset of Age
05-01-2010, 02:13 PM
He went on to lose the opening set 7-5; quality jinx:crazy:

This whole thread is. :haha:

out_here_grindin
05-01-2010, 03:01 PM
Verdasco's game is far too "clay-like" and predictable to have a chance against Nadal. Söderling has a very different game which can be dangerous even for Nadal on clay when in the zone.

That's a good way to put it. Verdasco's game is sort of a lesser version of Nadal's. Can beat other players but against Nadal he has no shot on clay.