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WWW RG R4: Nadal vs. Ljubicic

GSMnadal
05-28-2011, 05:30 PM
Ljubicic has no chance IMO, just look at Monte-Carlo this year.

Rafa shouldn't lose more than 7-8 games.

hipolymer
05-28-2011, 05:33 PM
Rafa 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2

abraxas21
05-28-2011, 05:33 PM
i want to say ljubo given that he's defeated nadal before but he's 0-7 in sets against nadull on clay :mad:

rocketassist
05-28-2011, 05:34 PM
The match is on Ljubo's racket. But he won't win.

sexybeast
05-28-2011, 05:38 PM
Why do all difficult draws turn out easy in the end for Rafa?

Verdasco atleast had the game to beat Nadal in a parallel world where he also had the head to finish it.

All that is left in Nadal's draw is really Soderling, other than that we have 33 year olds, 220th ranked and god knows who will take Murray's SF spot? Chela?

With his luck maybe Simon will beat Soderling in 5 sets?

Horrible stuff.

Deathless Mortal
05-28-2011, 05:39 PM
If he serves as good or if possible even better than today, then Ljubo has a chance. We saw even today, not to mention the first two rounds, how vulnerable Rafa is right now, and he gets broken easily. I expect, if nothing, at least a few really tough sets.

MaxPower
05-28-2011, 05:41 PM
Head says Nadal wins 99 times out of 100. Heart says it is that special 100th time. Go Legenda!

RIboy
05-28-2011, 05:41 PM
this is nothing like Monte Carlo, then was awful weather and courts were much slower + Nadull lost his mojo since then...Ljubo will make it competitive at least

luie
05-28-2011, 05:46 PM
Why do all difficult draws turn out easy in the end for Rafa?

Verdasco atleast had the game to beat Nadal in a parallel world where he also had the head to finish it. All that is left in Nadal's draw is really Soderling, other than that we have 33 year olds, 220th ranked and god knows who will take Murray's SF spot? Chela?

With his luck maybe Simon will beat Soderling in 5 sets?

Horrible stuff.
Fiasco is nadull favorite bitchboy,,,,Conditions here are better suited for the old mans game the MC,,off-course nadull will win but it will be more competitive than the bye fiasco would have given him.Verdasco as a consistent top ten player is a disgrace for the sport.

Eden
05-28-2011, 05:47 PM
Why do all difficult draws turn out easy in the end for Rafa?


I don't think Rafa's draw was difficult apart from a possible meeting with Söderling.

Davydenko is surely a bad match-up for Rafa but clay and best of 5 is another story and as we have seen you have to beat a few other players first before you get the chance to play against Rafa.

It's not Rafa's fault that other players lose but does it really make a difference if he plays against Verdasco or Ljubicic?

Credit to Ivan for making a good run in the later days of his career but Rafa has played a few matches in Paris meanwhile, got used to the court and even though his level at the moment might not be as strong as in the past years he should win this match without losing a set.

Rafa is the GOAT
05-28-2011, 06:15 PM
Rafa in 3 6-3 6-1 6-(1 or 2,3 or 4)

Certinfy
05-28-2011, 06:16 PM
If Ljubicic serves the way he did today and Rafa plays the way he has done so far Ljubicic could take a set or two :scratch:

NadalesDios
05-28-2011, 06:18 PM
Nadal in 3 easy sets

vn01
05-28-2011, 06:19 PM
nadal will win in 3

Start da Game
05-28-2011, 06:46 PM
baldicic will achieve nothing more than providing some service returning practice to the king.......

finishingmove
05-28-2011, 06:55 PM
ljubo will stop troicki from completing the all-serbian final...

Allez
05-28-2011, 06:57 PM
Nadal lubricates Ivan in three strokes :o

ballbasher101
05-28-2011, 07:03 PM
Nadal in 3. Things are getting easier for Nadal as the tournament has gone on. Very strange. Soderling will be his biggest test. Murray might be seriously injured so not sure whether or not he will turn up on Monday.

FedererXPress
05-28-2011, 07:21 PM
Nadal in 3

Orka_n
05-28-2011, 07:42 PM
Ivan to do the unthinkable and become an even bigger Legenda :rocker2:

Jomp1
05-28-2011, 09:31 PM
I see Ivan putting up a good fight and delivering some good tennis, but he will not get close to winning this match.

MIMIC
05-28-2011, 09:38 PM
Probably Nadal in 4. I get the feeling that Ljubicic might win a tiebreak or something.

Clay Death
05-28-2011, 10:04 PM
ljube job is toast.

and he knows it.

Hellraiser
05-28-2011, 11:10 PM
Ljubicić gonna make it tight or even gonna win it.

Mr. Oracle
05-28-2011, 11:34 PM
rafa's gonna make legend run his ass off side to side tomorrow. better bring the talcum powder for the head ljubo.

Elbarto
05-29-2011, 12:21 AM
Ljubicic in 4 sets

Topspindoctor
05-29-2011, 12:37 AM
Nadal will cruise.. 6-4 6-3 6-1

Topspin Forehand
05-29-2011, 12:41 AM
Tough matchup for Rafa. Hope he is ready.

Clay Death
05-29-2011, 12:54 AM
clay warrrior in 1 set.

ljubicic to beg for mercy after the first set.

shiaben
05-29-2011, 02:23 AM
Our friend would need strong footwork to stand a chance against Nadal on clay.

I think Nadal will get him in 3 with maybe one of them being close.

careergrandslam
05-29-2011, 03:08 AM
lubicic will beat nadal.
nadal is useless and pathetic this year.

Sophocles
05-29-2011, 04:22 AM
Nadull is done. He will cry with fake injuries while Djokovic rapes his arse in the final. I will laugh very hard thinking about braindead Rafatards.

Erm, I am drunk by the way.

Sri
05-29-2011, 04:45 AM
baldicic will achieve nothing more than providing some service returning practice to the king.......
Someone make sure to quote this in a couple of years when Rafa has no hair left. Baldal! :-(

Infinity
05-29-2011, 04:47 AM
Rafa in 3.

Chase Visa
05-29-2011, 05:02 AM
Remind me, when was the last time Ljubicic did something at slams?

Nadal in 3.

Foxy
05-29-2011, 07:04 AM
Clownicic's a$$ will get violated. Bamos!

Stefanos13
05-29-2011, 07:15 AM
I just hope that this is the match that Nadal clicks into gear. It's his last opportunity before start facing the big guns like Soderling, Murray...

Watch out for the forehand and above all his mental attitude.

:wavey:

ossie
05-29-2011, 07:36 AM
i am expecting rafa to up his level from this match on he will definitely try to win this in straights, max 12 games for the bald serve-bot

careergrandslam
05-29-2011, 09:52 AM
i am expecting nadal to collapse like usual.

no hope from my side going into this match.

Topspindoctor
05-29-2011, 09:53 AM
Head says Nadal wins 99 times out of 100. Hater in me says it is that special 100th time. Go Legenda!

Fixed.

BULLZ1LLA
05-29-2011, 10:16 AM
lubicic will beat nadal.
nadal is useless and pathetic this year.

(Look at Lubicic's record vs Rafa on clay, Rafa can play how ever bad he wants. Bring on the General Sod :-----)

Super Djoker
05-29-2011, 11:07 AM
Nadal will cruise.. 6-4 6-3 6-1

Nadal has had 1 easy match so far! u think Ljubas guna b easy?:rolls::rolls::rolls:

BULLZ1LLA
05-29-2011, 11:16 AM
Nadal has had 1 easy match so far! u think Ljubas guna b easy?:rolls::rolls::rolls:

2011 Monte Carlo
Nadal 6-1 6-3

2009 Monte Carlo (when Rafa was injured)
Nadal 6-3 6-3

2006 Roland Garros
6-4 6-2 7-6 (when Rafa wasn't as developed)

(SORRY... no sets for Ljubičić)

Satasonic
05-29-2011, 11:18 AM
I watched the 2011 Monte Carlo match. In the first set, the wind was affecting Ljubo very badly. He had something near 20% first serve there. In the second set he did put pressure on Nadal, just had nothing to show for it.

Nadal in 4 imo.

Nole fan
05-29-2011, 12:51 PM
Ljubicic: 'No question' Nadal's confidence shaken (http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=12278&zoneid=25)

Ivan Ljubicic, who will play Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of Roland Garros, says players have noticed the Spainard's lack of self-belief. Five-time French Open champion Nadal has lost to world No. 2 Novak Djokovic in four finals this year.

"There is no question that his confidence is shaken," Ljubicic told reporters. "You see him in the locker room. He's saying it. He's not hiding it. He's just not feeling as comfortable as he was feeling last year. And even the matches he's winning, he's not dominating as much as he used to be. But we all know that the more tournament progresses, he's playing better tennis. He's definitely still the man to beat on clay. Obviously Djokovic—if they play the final, I think Novak will be slight favorite. But still, to beat Rafa on clay best of five, only one guy [Robin Soderling] managed to do that in so many years, so there's no question that it's still very, very difficult to beat him."

Start da Game
05-29-2011, 05:30 PM
Ljubicic: 'No question' Nadal's confidence shaken (http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=12278&zoneid=25)

Ivan Ljubicic, who will play Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of Roland Garros, says players have noticed the Spainard's lack of self-belief. Five-time French Open champion Nadal has lost to world No. 2 Novak Djokovic in four finals this year.

"There is no question that his confidence is shaken," Ljubicic told reporters. "You see him in the locker room. He's saying it. He's not hiding it. He's just not feeling as comfortable as he was feeling last year. And even the matches he's winning, he's not dominating as much as he used to be. But we all know that the more tournament progresses, he's playing better tennis. He's definitely still the man to beat on clay. Obviously Djokovic—if they play the final, I think Novak will be slight favorite. But still, to beat Rafa on clay best of five, only one guy [Robin Soderling] managed to do that in so many years, so there's no question that it's still very, very difficult to beat him."

good thing is that he's admitting it openly and that takes the pressure off.......

TheRafaelNadal
05-29-2011, 05:38 PM
Easy win for Rafa. Training session. He will lube himself up for the Semi with Mugray.

Okram04
05-29-2011, 06:01 PM
I hope Agassicic makes the big upset, but I think Rafa takes it in 3 or 4.

@Sweet Cleopatra
05-30-2011, 12:06 AM
Vamos Rafa :hug:

Keep going champ, concentrate and be confident and you will win. Don't doubt yourself.

Roadmap
05-30-2011, 12:48 AM
I would like to think TENNIS wins. Sadly MOONBALLER wins.

Dyraise
05-30-2011, 01:35 AM
Ljubicic has nothing to do. Rafa in three :)

SheepleBuster
05-30-2011, 01:35 AM
Nadal in a brutal fashion, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4

shiaben
05-30-2011, 02:31 AM
I like Ljubicic's character. I think he can take a set off if he's playing at high level.

freeandlonely
05-30-2011, 02:55 AM
Ljubicic has no chance IMO, just look at Monte-Carlo this year.

Rafa shouldn't lose more than 7-8 games.

agree

delboy
05-30-2011, 03:03 AM
Zero chance for the human deodorant. Moonballer in 3 to set up a classic with Pusher.

FNT
05-30-2011, 07:42 AM
Rafa in 4 just out of respect for the old man.

MaxPower
05-30-2011, 07:51 AM
Ivan to chock the world. Like Isner he will take two sets in TB. Then in the final sets to the set of his life and clinch the win 6-4. But yeah most likely 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 Nadal or so. But that would be boring

born_on_clay
05-30-2011, 10:16 AM
Rafa in 3

BodyServe
05-30-2011, 10:49 AM
2011 Monte Carlo
Nadal 6-1 6-3

2009 Monte Carlo (when Rafa was injured)
Nadal 6-3 6-3

2006 Roland Garros
6-4 6-2 7-6 (when Rafa wasn't as developed)

(SORRY... no sets for Ljubičić)

hahahhahahaha :lol: :lol: :lol: