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WWW: Rome SF: Nadal vs. Gulbis

tyruk14
04-30-2010, 08:36 PM
I say Gulbis in three.

Voo de Mar
04-30-2010, 08:37 PM
IMO Gulbis should be a first player this year on clay who'll win 5 games in a set against Nadal.

Rafa 7-5 6-3.

ossie
04-30-2010, 08:38 PM
this will be rafas easiest match in rome

Persimmon
04-30-2010, 08:39 PM
Gulbis.

alter ego
04-30-2010, 08:39 PM
Gulbis can win some games with that serve of his. But does 20000 UEs per set he makes won't give him any chance against Nadal.

enigma
04-30-2010, 08:39 PM
Nadal in two:dog:

centralviva
04-30-2010, 08:40 PM
Rafa 62 62 easy

MrChopin
04-30-2010, 08:42 PM
It's too much to hope for.

gorgo1986
04-30-2010, 08:42 PM
Rafa 6-2 6-1, Gulbis is far too inconsistent and fatigued. Wawrinka played much better and still only won 5 games. Ernests as talented as he is, won't win more than three games.

JV1965
04-30-2010, 08:42 PM
Woted: Nadal in three
Hope: Gulbis in three

Johnny_Bravo
04-30-2010, 08:44 PM
its gulbis,not gulis,mistyped

and the answer is easy: gulbi in 2,Davai

-Evita-
04-30-2010, 08:44 PM
Being a fan of both Rafa and Ernests I have to say Rafa will take this one easily because Gulbis will make too many UEs. I'll be glad if he wins at least a couple of games in each set.

Voo de Mar
04-30-2010, 08:45 PM
Rafa 6-2 6-1, Gulbis is far too inconsistent and fatigued.

I think you don't appreciate Gulbis' physical potential which is IMO absolutely amazing.

born_on_clay
04-30-2010, 08:48 PM
easy one:
if both players will play good - Rafa 63 63
if Rafa will play good and Gulbis as a crap - Rafa 61 61
if Gulbis will play good and Rafa as a crap - Rafa 75 63
if both players will play as a craps - Rafa 63 62

misty1
04-30-2010, 08:48 PM
earnests being tired here may play a part in the match along with the fact that he'll have the chance to beat the 2 best players in the world today ( i want to vomit typing that ), i think it'll be to much mentally for him and his game will break down.

so as much ad i'd love to see ernests continue his run here i have to gor for nadal in 2, something like 6-2, 6-2

FlameOn
04-30-2010, 08:53 PM
I'd hope Gulbis for the upset but it's not going to happen. :lol:

River
04-30-2010, 09:03 PM
You should edit the title, OP~

Gulbis in 3 really tight sets.

Selby
04-30-2010, 09:07 PM
Nadal, but in three sets.

Topspin Forehand
04-30-2010, 09:13 PM
Nadal in 2 sets. Wawrinka is about as tough as it gets on clay and Nadal did him in 2 sets. 2 sets for Gulbis as well Vamos!

MIMIC
04-30-2010, 09:18 PM
Beating Federer and Nadal in the same clay tournament? Has that ever happened?

Luinir
04-30-2010, 09:20 PM
Nadal something like 6-2 6-3

r2473
04-30-2010, 09:20 PM
IMO Gulbis should be a first player this year on clay who'll win 5 games in a set against Nadal.

Rafa 7-5 6-3.

Big time prediction.

I would put the over / under at 5.5 games again.

Tricky to know how many games he will win as it will almost completely depend on how well he serves.

Guess I will say 6-4; 6-1, same as today.

malisha
04-30-2010, 09:23 PM
do not forget that Gulbis is a big match player

he rarely won those matches in the past...but often put a good fight(against Nadal,Federer or Djokovic)

RagingLamb
04-30-2010, 09:35 PM
If gulbis keeps his errors down (way down), then he has a chance.

I don't see that happening, so Rafa in 2.

Sunset of Age
04-30-2010, 09:37 PM
Rafa in straights. Gulbis is still too erratic to have a serious chance beating Rafa on clay.

djb84xi
04-30-2010, 09:39 PM
I definitely see Rafa winning this one in straight sets. Gulbis is talented, no doubt, but he's entering dark territory come tomorrow. He's about to get SCHOOLED!!! Vamos, Rafa!!

A_Skywalker
04-30-2010, 09:42 PM
Beating Federer and Nadal in the same clay tournament? Has that ever happened?

Not on clay, but Nalbandian did it on hard.

Persimmon
04-30-2010, 09:47 PM
Not on clay, but Nalbandian did it on hard.

So did Nole.

duong
04-30-2010, 09:47 PM
the poll should be "how many games ?" :lol:

6-2 6-4 for me

duong
04-30-2010, 09:48 PM
So did Nole.

So did Davydenko

and Del Potro is the only one who did it in a slam ;)

Persimmon
04-30-2010, 09:52 PM
So did Davydenko

and Del Potro is the only one who did it in a slam ;)

Forgot about those 2. Maybe because they have been injured for so long.

Filo V.
04-30-2010, 09:58 PM
Gulbis will win somewhere around 5 games, +/- 1 on the over/under.

Dyraise
04-30-2010, 10:01 PM
6-1 6-2 for Rafito. 40 UE for Ernesto.

DrJules
04-30-2010, 10:05 PM
Nadal 6-2, 6-3.

-Valhalla-
04-30-2010, 10:06 PM
Gulbis can win some games with that serve of his.

I agree. It all depends on how Gulbis serves. I think he'll best Hanescu with at least 6 games, but who knows, if Rafa's blisters are truly bothering him, perhaps a set? We'll find out tomorrow! ;)

the poll should be "how many games ?" :lol:

:lol: It's comical that the only real question is how many games Rafa will lose :lol:

Bilbo
04-30-2010, 11:06 PM
Nadal will destroy this clown

oranges
04-30-2010, 11:18 PM
Ernests will win it just for Bilbo :hearts:

Bilbo
04-30-2010, 11:21 PM
Ernests will win it just for Bilbo :hearts:

i've always known you worship players because of their looks only

rocketassist
04-30-2010, 11:27 PM
i've always known you worship players because of their looks only

Yah, that's why Davydenko, Youzhny, Tsonga and Berdych are all among the sexiest players in the top 30. :haha:

rocketassist
04-30-2010, 11:27 PM
Nadal will destroy this clown

Hope Erno wins by a fluke retirement or something really unjust just so the Bilbo CD can finally be pulled out of the player.

oranges
04-30-2010, 11:37 PM
i've always known you worship players because of their looks only

Marvelous reasoning. My respect for you has increased further, it's hit - ∞:worship:

prima donna
05-01-2010, 12:11 AM
Nadal 7-5, 2-6, 6-1

LinkMage
05-01-2010, 12:49 AM
Useless thread. Nadull 6-3 6-1

:zzz: x ∞

Black Adam
05-01-2010, 12:54 AM
Why bother making a Who-Will-Win thread when you don't know the players playing.

This billionaire playboy (Gulbis is the spelling by the way) has no business getting this far in a Master Series 1000. The king will school him with 4-7 bad games played.

guga2120
05-01-2010, 01:12 AM
Rafa in 2, easily.

Har-Tru
05-01-2010, 01:43 AM
Nadal will be Gulbis's bitch *nudge nudge*.

andy neyer
05-01-2010, 02:38 AM
Over 24% pf MTFers think Gulbis will win? He'll be lucky to take 7 games from Rafa.

Topspin Forehand
05-01-2010, 03:16 AM
Over 24% pf MTFers think Gulbis will win? He'll be lucky to take 7 games from Rafa.
lol Gulbis is so overrated here. On hard court, he is good but just like Wawrinka, he has no chance against Nadal on clay.

Art&Soul
05-01-2010, 03:18 AM
Come on Gulbis, Gulbis in 3

paseo
05-01-2010, 04:45 AM
Gulbis in 2. Vamos!!!

Audacity
05-01-2010, 05:36 AM
R.Nadal in 2.

thegreendestiny
05-01-2010, 05:39 AM
GOAT Gulbis in three sets after coming back from 06 05 0-40. :bounce:

Tennisman82
05-01-2010, 05:50 AM
Nadal in two competitive sets.

Gulbis’ power is potent on clay and he’ll definitely blast the ball past Nadal on many occasions, but Nadal is just too good for everyone at the moment, no exceptions.

Anyone remember their second round encounter in Wimbledon 2008? It was quality tennis & I expect this one to be the same.

Tennisman82.

Elbarto
05-01-2010, 05:57 AM
Gulbis in three sets

the key will be his huge serve ( capacity to have free points ) and some dropshots in order to avoid rallys

vn01
05-01-2010, 06:26 AM
Rafa in 2

tribalfusion
05-01-2010, 06:41 AM
Over 24% pf MTFers think Gulbis will win? He'll be lucky to take 7 games from Rafa.

Probably that % includes quite a few who would want that outcome but most likely if they had to wager a significant sum on it the % would drop close to zero...

BlueSwan
05-01-2010, 06:50 AM
I like Gulbis, but against Nadal on clay he has no real chance. Rafa wins 6-3, 6-2.

Johnny_Bravo
05-01-2010, 07:32 AM
Probably that % includes quite a few who would want that outcome but most likely if they had to wager a significant sum on it the % would drop close to zero...

i'll put my money on gulbi,any prob with that:cool:

Johnny_Bravo
05-01-2010, 07:35 AM
Ernests will win it just for Bilbo :hearts:

lol,bilbo is basicly gulbi's biggest fan deep down:rolleyes::rolleyes:

samanosuke
05-01-2010, 07:37 AM
What is the point of this thread ???

NADALbULLS
05-01-2010, 08:17 AM
It will probably be like Wawrinka's performance, there will be portions where Nadal has to play defense, and then Gulbis will breakdown when he can't win a set after playing great, and it'll be straight sets Nadal win. It is a good matchup though, closer than when Verdasco plays Nadal on clay. Speaking of Verdasco, he is the 2nd best claycourter in the world, but he just doesn't matchup with Nadal.

Aenea
05-01-2010, 08:24 AM
i'll put my money on gulbi,any prob with that:cool:

Not at all. We all know you are a poor gambler :wavey:

I am hoping for a Rafa straight set win.

Rumour
05-01-2010, 09:51 AM
It's too much to hope for.
Perhaps, but I feel Gulbis can win at least a set off Nadal, even on clay.

Adri89
05-01-2010, 11:23 AM
Nadal 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

spanish_army
05-01-2010, 11:26 AM
Nadal 61 63 being generous with the rich boy

Fedicilous
05-01-2010, 11:47 AM
Gulbis has huge potential and strikes the ball flat so it's a great weapon against Nadal to neutralize his spins.
Moreover, he has a big serve which is a source of free points.
Unfortunately, Ernests is able to play errorless only sometimes, most of time he makes stupid faults.

Commander Data
05-01-2010, 12:19 PM
Gulbis to pray for death.

Swiss Mountain
05-01-2010, 03:58 PM
Lol if Gulbis wasn't tired because of his match, he would have ripped off Nadal

Orka_n
05-01-2010, 04:18 PM
if Gulbis will play good and Rafa as a crap - Rafa 75 63:spit: