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Does Rafa have a chance to win the US Open?

DorianGray7
08-25-2010, 03:52 AM
Despite all the nay-sayers, its plain fact Rafa is a very very good hard-court player. He might not be the best with the right draw and hopefully Andy Murray getting put on the other half, Rafa has a very good chance to win esp. considering Del Petro has dropped out.

The only real threat to him on Hardcourt is Andy Murray, Bagethdis, Djokovic, and possibly Tomas Beryech and he has a decent shot against all of them. Roger Federer is a non-contender and against Rafa its not even fair.

What do you think about Rafa's chances at winning the US Open? Once, he does this he'll automatically be a contender for GOAT.

Magus13
08-25-2010, 03:54 AM
You are really annoying and your self serving questions that always have an agenda are pathetic. As are you.

swisht4u
08-25-2010, 04:00 AM
Of course. No one can beat a healthy and rested Nadal, everyone knows that. :wavey:

coonster14
08-25-2010, 04:01 AM
Nadal definitely has a chance, as do the other 127 players who are in the main draw.

Whether he wins the USO is a different matter, that being said, it all depends on the draw, I think the major obstacle in his way is Andy Murray, as Murray has beaten him before there and also beat him at the Aus Open QF and Toronto SF this year.

Federer just does not like to play against Nadal no matter what surface and it shows in his tentative play on break points which ended up costing him the Aus Open 2009 title.

Djokovic will not beat Nadal in a best of 5 set match, heck even if Djokovic manages to win the first 2 sets, I would not bet on him closing out the match with a win.

Soderling, Berdych, Nalbandian- I would bet on Rafa beating them in best of 5 sets.

At the moment, my favourites for winning the US Open are: Federer, Nadal and Murray, and the second group of favourites are Djokovic, Berdych and Soderling.

Just my $0.02

Pirata.
08-25-2010, 04:08 AM
What do you think about Rafa's chances at winning the US Open? Once, he does this he'll automatically be a contender for GOAT.

:haha: :spit:

careergrandslam
08-25-2010, 04:42 AM
as much as i love rafa, i have been disheartened by his losses in HC tournaments the last 18 months.
im expecting another horror loss by rafa in the USO.

i dont think he can handle the pressure on HC.

he will lose to the first decent HC player he faces that dont choke on big points.

i know its sad, but thats reality.

MalwareDie
08-25-2010, 04:44 AM
as much as i love rafa, i have been disheartened by his losses in HC tournaments the last 18 months.
im expecting another horror loss by rafa in the USO.

i dont think he can handle the pressure on HC.

he will lose to the first decent HC player he faces that dont choke on big points.

i know its sad, but thats reality.

Stop making more accounts.

christallh24
08-25-2010, 05:03 AM
:shrug: Is there a chance planet Earth has been visited by aliens?

2003
08-25-2010, 05:56 AM
as much as i love rafa, i dont think he can handle the pressure on HC.

i know its sad, but thats reality.

On the contrary, it would be a travesty if a retreiving clay courter were to win the United States Open.

He's had his two slams, let Federer have this one so they can share two slams in 2010.

sabina_RF_lee
08-25-2010, 06:23 AM
I think he has a chance of course. For most people he is favourite #1 for USO as he is #1seed. Also he has won 2last GS. Now he is in his best form, thats why now or never, cause this is his best chance. Also big favourite is Murray who has a huge chance to win.
But my favourite #1 to win USO is Roger, of course none of you think he can win, cause of bad season and someone even says "he is done". In my pov he has a big chance also to win.

jeremda01
08-25-2010, 06:27 AM
Nadal definitely has a chance, as do the other 127 players who are in the main draw.



^agree :)

romismak
08-25-2010, 08:08 AM
I don´t think so. Rafa is best clay player after Roger second best grass player but on HC he is not in top five. Yes he played last year SF in US open but it all depends on draw. If Nadal get someone in form like Fish in 3rd or 4th round he will have problems. In QF based on seedings he should faced Soderling, Davydenko, Berdych or Verdasco- Verdasco can´t beat him has horrible record against him but other 3 players can beat him- with Davydenko 50/50 with Soderling on HC 60/40 for Soderling and if Berdych has still his form from last 2 GS he has no chance beat him on HC - he can be like Del Potro- big guy with strong serve and big forehand with many winners from baseline. So i think Nadal will probably have problems with someone in 4nd but should to survive and go to QF where he end. How i said it is all about seeding- if he gets Verdasco in QF and Djokovic will someone survive to face Nadal in SF beacuase they will be in the same part of draw Nadal can even play final- where he will loose to Murray or Federer- yes Federer- everyone thinks Roger can beat him but I´m sure that if they play final here he will beat him- Roger play more aggresively in Cincy and will not have paranoia from Nadal because they have play just once for last year and a half- in Madrid - clay- now are away times when they pla 5 matches per yer and RAfa won 4- so i think Roger will beat him in final.

MariaV
08-25-2010, 08:31 AM
:shrug: Is there a chance planet Earth has been visited by aliens?

:spit:
You tell me. :shrug: But all those conspiracy theories and Hollywood movies... :scared: :unsure:

dodo
08-25-2010, 08:51 AM
Whats with all the serious replies? He is just trolling.

Manequin75
08-25-2010, 11:56 PM
Roger Federer is a non-contender and against Rafa its not even fair.

What do you think about Rafa's chances at winning the US Open? Once, he does this he'll automatically be a contender for GOAT.


your post started very promising but with that comment about Fed lost all credibility for me.

Manequin75
08-25-2010, 11:58 PM
as much as i love rafa, i have been disheartened by his losses in HC tournaments the last 18 months.
im expecting another horror loss by rafa in the USO.

i dont think he can handle the pressure on HC.

he will lose to the first decent HC player he faces that dont choke on big points.

i know its sad, but thats reality.

not this year buddy :). Keep the faith. Rafa will peak during the tournament and then you will be singing a different tune.

Clay Death
08-26-2010, 12:02 AM
there will be a 5 month long silence that will be observed by 70% of the federereeeeeeesians after the clay warrior conquers new york.

the remaining 30% will go into a state of everlasting depression.

Manequin75
08-26-2010, 01:15 AM
there will be a 5 month long silence that will be observed by 70% of the federereeeeeeesians after the clay warrior conquers new york.

the remaining 30% will go into a state of everlasting depression.

rafs's defeats at tonronto and cinci don't bother you about his chances at the USO cd?

viruzzz
08-26-2010, 01:34 AM
Very stupid what you say.
But I'll answer the question.
Yes, he have chances, but he still sucks in hardcourts, so there are very little chances.
Federer - Murray - Djokovic...
Those are the players.

fred perry
08-26-2010, 04:17 AM
his best chance is Djok or whoever beats him, in the semis, and rogi in the finals. if he gets Murray in the semis or finals, he is a likely runner up.

Clay Death
08-26-2010, 04:33 AM
rafs's defeats at tonronto and cinci don't bother you about his chances at the USO cd?



not really old sport.

there is no other way for him to get off the hard courts. he goes simply too deep in most events he plays. accordingly, he is the one who needs the most rest given his very demanding style of play.

those losses go a long way to keep his knee issues from being compounded. so i am glad that he lost early in both events. he should have never played toronto anyway.

i think he regroups and slowly plays himself into a reasonable form to have his chances.

it is a lot harder for them to derail players like fed and the clay warrior in best of 5 sets foremats.

HKz
08-26-2010, 04:42 AM
there will be a 5 month long silence that will be observed by 70% of the federereeeeeeesians after the clay warrior conquers new york.

the remaining 30% will go into a state of everlasting depression.

And if he doesn't win, 5 month long silence from you please.

careergrandslam
08-26-2010, 05:34 AM
And if he doesn't win, 5 month long silence from you please.

i dont think any rafa fan seriously expects rafa to win USO.
i know im keeping my expectations extremely low so that i wont get disappointed if he bombs out early.

alot of things have to go his way for him to have some success.

HKz
08-26-2010, 05:38 AM
i dont think any rafa fan seriously expects rafa to win USO.
i know im keeping my expectations extremely low so that i wont get disappointed if he bombs out early.

alot of things have to go his way for him to have some success.

Well I'm not talking about Nadal here, I'm talking about Clay Fail and his posse. He talks about "Federertards" or whatever he calls them and this guy sits there and calls Nadal "clay warrior" nearly 100% of the time. If that isn't a true blown Rafatard then I don't know what is.

djb84xi
08-26-2010, 06:42 AM
I think it's possible, despite the fact he had a disappointing couple of weeks in Toronto and Cincy. Rafa knows that he's got some very important improvements to make if he is to potentially walk out of the U.S. Open as the champion. As for whether or not his game shows up, it's anyone's guess. He may not be the overwhelming favorite to win it, but I won't underestimate him or his chances one bit.

christallh24
08-26-2010, 06:43 PM
:spit:
You tell me. :shrug: But all those conspiracy theories and Hollywood movies... :scared: :unsure:

They will arrive on Super Saturday and taken to our leader....:worship:Roger Federer:worship:. After he wins his 6th USO, they will take him aboard their craft for a little...experimentation.(wonders how rogie feels about anal probes) In the effort to save their decimated species, they will create hybrid them/Roger Federers. Therefore, ensuring the sport of tennis will always be populated with arrogant tennis ballerinas. ;)

Serenidad
08-26-2010, 07:01 PM
He is in Brands' half so a SF is the furthest he can go.

Rafahólico
08-26-2010, 07:24 PM
He always says "It will be very difficult, but I will try my best, and if I play my best, I will have a chance"

For me, he starts as 3rd favorite behind Federer and Murray but ahead of Djokovic