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WWW Wimbledon round of 16: Del Potro vs Nadal

LocoPorElTenis
06-25-2011, 02:13 PM
Open match, will go the distance.

RagaZ
06-25-2011, 02:13 PM
Exciting matchup.

GSMnadal
06-25-2011, 02:13 PM
No it won't.

Rafa in 3.

EliSter
06-25-2011, 02:14 PM
Del poo to save tennis once again

Langers
06-25-2011, 02:18 PM
Rafa in 4.

FerrerAndNadal
06-25-2011, 02:18 PM
Del Potro doesn't have grass prowess. Nadal looks in great form, Delpo still hasn't reach his best form. I see this one be straightforward Rafa in 3 sets. 2 sets may be close but Rafa will close them out.

Manequin75
06-25-2011, 02:19 PM
if delp plays bad, rafa in 3 easy sets
if delp plays ok, rafa in 3 sets with one close one
if delp plays good, rafa in 3 sets with two close ones
if delp plays great, rafa in 4 sets
if delpo plays US open 2009 form, rafa in 5 sets
if delpo plays match of his life, delpo in 5.....

my bet: delpo plays good to great and rafa winning in 3-4 sets.

abraxas21
06-25-2011, 02:21 PM
if delp plays bad, rafa in 3 easy sets
if delp plays ok, rafa in 3 sets with one close one
if delp plays good, rafa in 3 sets with two close ones
if delp plays great, rafa in 4 sets
if delpo plays US open 2009 form, rafa in 5 sets
if delpo plays match of his life, delpo in 5.....

:rolleyes:

rubbERR
06-25-2011, 02:23 PM
If Delpo turns inspired Grass Lord then he might take this and also forgets that he cant play on Grass.

mark73
06-25-2011, 02:25 PM
This is grass, and potro is not back to 2009 form. Nadal in 3.

LocoPorElTenis
06-25-2011, 02:27 PM
Nadal has not been very convincing and Pony is finding some grass form. Surface favors Nadal but Del Potro has the inherent matchup advantage.

mark73
06-25-2011, 02:35 PM
Nalby trying to be federer

mark73
06-25-2011, 02:36 PM
oops wrong wrong thread

Corey Feldman
06-25-2011, 02:40 PM
very simple and easy answer

Nadal 3-0

Hian-GOAT
06-25-2011, 02:40 PM
Nadull in 3, unless DelPo eats some muller :cool:

tennizen
06-25-2011, 02:42 PM
Rafito in 4.

Roddickominator
06-25-2011, 02:43 PM
Del Potro has to serve huge and rip the forehand much more often if he's going to beat Nadal here. Rafa wins this in 4.

Elbarto
06-25-2011, 02:50 PM
Del Potro in 4 sets, he will serve like Karlovic 7-6 7-6 5-7 7-6

viruzzz
06-25-2011, 02:51 PM
Nadal will win, probably, but it won't be easy, I see DelPo taking one or two sets.
Nadal's gonna suffer so much this match, he's not playing that-well to beat DelPo easily.

SheepleBuster
06-25-2011, 02:57 PM
If Del Potro plays his best and Rafa plays his absolute best (153% or more) , Del Po wins in 3 6-2 sets. If Del Po plays at 10% like the last time he played Rafa, then who cares who wins.

Corey Feldman
06-25-2011, 02:59 PM
Delpo's movement on grass is like a cow on ice, you will see it getting exposed here

Macbrother
06-25-2011, 03:00 PM
If Del mugtro is gonna have any ghost of a chance, he has to stay 100% on the offensive and be hitting tremendously. The minute Nadal starts moving him laterally it's good game.

Ad Wim
06-25-2011, 03:00 PM
Can't see Potro win a set. Maybe one if he serves out of his mind and he plays all or nothing.
People are overrating Potro's grass capacities. And his overall capacities atm. Same as RG, where lots of people thought he was going to threaten Djoko.

ImmzB
06-25-2011, 03:01 PM
Nadal in 3.

straitup
06-25-2011, 03:02 PM
Nadal in 3, maybe 4 if Delpo plays very well

Rafa is the GOAT
06-25-2011, 03:02 PM
Nadal in 3
6-4 7-5 6-4

SheepleBuster
06-25-2011, 03:05 PM
Anytime there is a chance that Rafa can lose, there is a chance tennis can win. So let's hope for a clean 3 set win for tennis (del po)

Clay Death
06-25-2011, 03:17 PM
Delpo's movement on grass is like a cow on ice, you will see it getting exposed here


affirmative highlander.


it is also excatly the type of test clay warrior needs. he is not sharp enough off the ground.

d-pot serves a useful purpose here and gives clay warrior`s ground game a little lift.

watch for the clay warrior to suffocate and destroy d-pot`s will.

it may take some tome but it will be done.

Priam
06-25-2011, 03:20 PM
I think Rafa in 3 or 4, with one of the sets being tight. Could be like the Soderling match last year if Rafa starts slow.

Delpo's movement on grass will be severely tested here.

Sauletekis
06-25-2011, 03:26 PM
How I love this users, that say that Rafa is not playing good. He can make CYGS for 5 straight times, and you stil have excusses! "cake draw" "chockness from other players" "bend over by player X" "atp mafia" "surface that suits his game". I know it's MTF, but come on! Just stop this BS already, and give credit to who deserves it...

Sauletekis
06-25-2011, 03:27 PM
On topic: Rafito in 3, or in 4 (in case of Del Potro plays is best grass match ever)

abraxas21
06-25-2011, 03:27 PM
nadull in 3 or 4 max.

a fat kid walking under water moves more gracefully than del pony on grass.

careergrandslam
06-25-2011, 03:29 PM
watch nadal find a way to lose.

nadal is playing piss poor.

i mean getting barely by muller is bad enough.

del potro is a bad matchup for rafa.
and lets not forget that the courts will play like clay in the 2nd week.

Start da Game
06-25-2011, 03:32 PM
clay god in 3 sets......it will be easier than the muller match......

careergrandslam
06-25-2011, 03:36 PM
clay god in 3 sets......it will be easier than the muller match......

2009 USO:

nadal def gonzalez 7-6 7-6 6-0

very next match

del potro def nadal 6-2 6-2 6-2



2011 Wimbledon:

nadal def muller 7-6 7-6 6-0

next match

del potro def nadal ????????????

:scared:

Sauletekis
06-25-2011, 03:37 PM
watch nadal find a way to lose.

nadal is playing piss poor.

i mean getting barely by muller is bad enough.

del potro is a bad matchup for rafa.
and lets not forget that the courts will play like clay in the 2nd week.

Also I'm tired of this Rafa "fans" that saying that is going to lose every single match. He could play Lu on clay, that you stil say "oh, be careful, he's dangerous, I think he's going to lose this time". Just to, in the end, saying how great that victory was and how great Nadal is!

I know how great Nadal is, I don't need to put his opponents at the level of god! He's great and in my opinion (it's just an opinion) is going to be the GOAT! That's why he should win tomorrow, and I would be terrible embarrassd if he loses to D-Pot on grass. He's the huge favourite and it's a match he should win! Stop making excusses, before the match is even started! You are not deserve of being called a Rafa fan!

Speed of Light
06-25-2011, 04:14 PM
2009 USO:

nadal def gonzalez 7-6 7-6 6-0

very next match

del potro def nadal 6-2 6-2 6-2



2011 Wimbledon:

nadal def muller 7-6 7-6 6-0

next match

del potro def nadal ????????????

:scared:

Rafa is done

Saberq
06-25-2011, 04:20 PM
watch nadal find a way to lose.

nadal is playing piss poor.

i mean getting barely by muller is bad enough.

del potro is a bad matchup for rafa.
and lets not forget that the courts will play like clay in the 2nd week.

You are right man clay courts are bad for Nadal's game.......

careergrandslam
06-25-2011, 04:26 PM
Rafa is done

this :sad:

Arkulari
06-25-2011, 04:27 PM
Rafa in 4, Juan is not that good in grass IMO

straitup
06-25-2011, 04:29 PM
2009 USO:

nadal def gonzalez 7-6 7-6 6-0

very next match

del potro def nadal 6-2 6-2 6-2



2011 Wimbledon:

nadal def muller 7-6 7-6 6-0

next match

del potro def nadal ????????????

:scared:

Wow that's weird :eek:

Sunset of Age
06-25-2011, 04:30 PM
Rafa is a fantastic grass courter, Del Potro is as clumsy a mover on the surface as is possible. Yes, he beat Simon today, but Simon isn't a miracle on grass either.

Rafa in three or four - perhaps including one TB which can go either way.

!VamosRafa!
06-25-2011, 04:33 PM
Rafa 7-6 6-4 6-2

jcempire
06-25-2011, 04:35 PM
I got Nadal in 5

helvet empire
06-25-2011, 04:39 PM
this :sad:

trying to pretend as if this "speed of light" is not your double account? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

jcempire
06-25-2011, 04:40 PM
should be a very exciting one

LawrenceOfTennis
06-25-2011, 04:50 PM
I want DelPo to win. But lets get back to earth, Nadal will take it in 3.

Sophocles
06-25-2011, 05:22 PM
This is grass & Del Po isn't back to 2009 form. But he does have the power to hit through Nadal & he won't choke or give it away, so I think he can take a set.

MalwareDie
06-25-2011, 05:33 PM
Del Potro on grass is truly a terrible sight. Nadal will win in 3 sets.

shiaben
06-25-2011, 06:04 PM
Nadal in 3. This will put an end to those BS comments about Del Potro, Davydenko, or any other player being Nadal's "kryptonite".

SheepleBuster
06-25-2011, 06:07 PM
Nadal in 3. This will put an end to those BS comments about Del Potro, Davydenko, or any other player being Nadal's "kryptonite".

Now that's crazy talk. Superman was all natural. You feeling me?

ballbasher101
06-25-2011, 06:16 PM
Nadal in 4 but would love the Pony to take out the trash as they say :devil:.

Raiden
06-25-2011, 06:27 PM
Del Potro will send Nadal packing (in a way ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY Delpo has done in the past).

MalwareDie
06-25-2011, 06:28 PM
Del Potro will send Nadal packing (in a way ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY Del Potro has done in the past).

Hahahaha. No.

tennishero
06-25-2011, 06:29 PM
nadal could well lose this, delpo is playing great. doesnt matter if delpo isnt the best on grass, with his serve and forehand he is a danger on any surface.

Filo V.
06-25-2011, 06:31 PM
Parera in straight sets.

Start da Game
06-25-2011, 06:33 PM
nadal could well lose this, delpo is playing great. doesnt matter if delpo isnt the best on grass, with his serve and forehand he is a danger on any surface.

del potro won't be allowed even a sniff in a single set......this will be done in straight sets......

del potro will have done extremely well if he manages to take one set to tie break and gets out of there without any bad falls.......

Tennis-Life
06-25-2011, 06:45 PM
Del Potro is able to win against Nadal on any surface basically. Hope it will be 3 straight sets for Juan like US Open 2009, however I think Rafa still can manage to take a set.

Greatness
06-25-2011, 06:49 PM
The grass will be slower so Delpo will have enough time to flatten some of Nadal's shots.
If he serves well and his forehand is on, Rafa could have a tough day.

I'm going with Delpo in 4 because the poll needs to be more amusing. :)

On another note what the frakk is up with all those grass mugs?
You play tennis for a living and you don't bother to get good training on all surfaces?
If you suck on grass, spend a lot of time practicing on it, it's not rocket science.

guga2120
06-25-2011, 07:03 PM
Rafa in 3.

Filo V.
06-25-2011, 07:04 PM
Delusional people littered in this thread.

Mountaindewslave
06-25-2011, 07:31 PM
Nadal is going to slice the shit out of Del Potro here unfortunately! BUt hoping for a good match

ossie
06-25-2011, 07:43 PM
delpos serve has been far too inconsistent for it to be a threat in this match i'm afraid. besides that even though the match up is in his favor he has been looking far too uncomfortable on grass to be a real threat to rafa who is in pretty good form. having said that i don't think it is going to be easy for rafa and he will probably win in 4 or 5 sets. it's a shame the true final of this tournament had to happen so soon though.

star
06-25-2011, 07:55 PM
DPo.

Three.

Jaz
06-25-2011, 07:58 PM
Nadal in 4.

Still think DelPo still not back from injury fully, and he's not an good grass-court player yet.

SERBINATOR
06-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Delpo to save TENNIS

but Luckdal's luck will get him through in the end

fast_clay
06-25-2011, 08:32 PM
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm182/patma2003/kim-jong-il-smiling4.jpg

Nole Rules
06-25-2011, 08:33 PM
^ :lol:

Topspin Forehand
06-25-2011, 08:37 PM
:scared:

TheRafaelNadal
06-25-2011, 08:41 PM
2009 potro is probably the most overrated player. Federer choked big time in the final, he beat Rafa fair and square but rafa's early US open campaigns were pretty terrible, he lost to andy murray the previous year too an could barely move on HC.

Nadal in 2 very easy sets and a close 3rd one. Unlike Muller, Del Potro will try to attack NAdal and that will be his downfall. If Potro serves well then maybe a tie breaker but nadal is the king of tie breakers.

tnosugar
06-25-2011, 08:42 PM
i hope its delpo thumping him in 4 with some boring all serve tennis

Saberq
06-25-2011, 08:44 PM
2009 potro is probably the most overrated player. Federer choked big time in the final, he beat Rafa fair and square but rafa's early US open campaigns were pretty terrible, he lost to andy murray the previous year too an could barely move on HC.

Nadal in 2 very easy sets and a close 3rd one. Unlike Muller, Del Potro will try to attack NAdal and that will be his downfall. If Potro serves well then maybe a tie breaker but nadal is the king of tie breakers.

This

Mungo
06-25-2011, 09:07 PM
2009 potro is probably the most overrated player. Federer choked big time in the final, he beat Rafa fair and square but rafa's early US open campaigns were pretty terrible, he lost to andy murray the previous year too an could barely move on HC.

Nadal in 2 very easy sets and a close 3rd one. Unlike Muller, Del Potro will try to attack NAdal and that will be his downfall. If Potro serves well then maybe a tie breaker but nadal is the king of tie breakers.

Nadal was serving and moving with an ab strain during the USO 2009. Don't be a Fedtard.

Of course, Nadal's draw to the semis is the toughest with Delpo and Berdych. Joker and Fakerer got the easiest draws as usual.

Commander Data
06-25-2011, 09:15 PM
Do we really need a thread?

Nadal.

Polikarpov
06-25-2011, 09:20 PM
Let's do this Del Pony. :bigclap:

luv_Nadals_balls
06-25-2011, 09:38 PM
Why?! Why?! Why?! Why does the cutest, most adorable, best players left in the draw have to meet so early? I wish Del Potro was in Soderlings quarter. He keeps getting screwed with these bad draws. Everyone knows if he was in Soderlings quarter, he would have destroyed Robin.

I cannot watch this match because I do not want either of them to lose. Del Potro needs to win matches so that his ranking can go higher, so that he can avoid these draws. On the other hand I would trust Nadal more to keep going and win the tournament. Plus Nadal has been wearing those white shorts, which really show off the shape and silhouette of his nice, big, cheesy Ass! I would like to see a few more rounds of that.

Super Djoker
06-25-2011, 10:05 PM
No it won't.

Rafa in 3.

Nadal battles threw against Muller , gettin threw 2 tiebreakes and u think a big hitter like Del Po will role over? Keep dreaming! All depends which Del Po Shows up! Not guna call it, as anything could happen with Del Po!

BULLZ1LLA
06-25-2011, 10:07 PM
(Rafa in 3, will break Del Potro's serve at will)

Super Djoker
06-25-2011, 10:14 PM
Let's not forget, last Slam meeting between the 2 Del Po Thrashed Nadal Big Time!

LawrenceOfTennis
06-25-2011, 10:18 PM
Juan Martin please serve extremely well! I'm tired of the same old shit at every damn slam: Federer,Nadal,Djokovic. Bloody fucking boring screenplay. And you haters be quiet.

Allez-Ollie
06-25-2011, 10:30 PM
Del Potro in 4 or 5 sets. Nadal hates to play the big Argy and will be on the defensive most of the match trying to get the big serves back. Should be a corker!

tests
06-25-2011, 10:30 PM
If this was australia or us open, id have potro in 4, no doubt in my mind.


However... this is wimbledon, where nadals loopy top-spin will shred potro to pieces. Potros movement will be exposed, and we will witness a butt-picking galore.

Nadal in 3, 6-4 7-5 7-6

Sonja1989
06-25-2011, 10:31 PM
Nadal wins in 4. :angel:

DrJules
06-25-2011, 11:07 PM
Nadal in 3 sets.

Del Potro does not move well enough on grass.

Jaz
06-25-2011, 11:34 PM
This match depends a lot on DelPos serving.

If he server like we all know he can Nadal could be in trouble.

Jamoz
06-25-2011, 11:36 PM
With good serving maybe, and we all know how hard delpo can hit that forehand :eek:

Elbarto
06-25-2011, 11:45 PM
Nadal in 3 sets.

Del Potro does not move well enough on grass.

no matter his move/footwork, the key will be his serve, aces and tie-break

Elbarto
06-25-2011, 11:46 PM
This match depends a lot on DelPos serving.

If he server like we all know he can Nadal could be in trouble.

this

LawrenceOfTennis
06-25-2011, 11:47 PM
Will depend on Juan Martin's serve and how fast he can finish off the points. The longer the rallies, the more chance nadal has.

Priam
06-25-2011, 11:49 PM
What a nightmare draw on HC this would be: delpo-berdy-murray-fed/nole.

But this is grass and Nadal should win a close one.

TennisAddicted
06-25-2011, 11:51 PM
This match has nothing to do with Del Potro! Nadal is in another level... my bet is on 3sets!

sylacauga
06-26-2011, 12:32 AM
Del Potro in 4 sets.

rubbERR
06-26-2011, 01:42 AM
Delpo cant even take set off on grass, he freaking lost Mannarino Queen's, who can trust his abilities on Grass after that? :lol:

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-26-2011, 02:19 AM
Rafa in 3 :vamos:

Manequin75
06-26-2011, 03:02 AM
Monday cant come soon enough ...damn :)

iriraz
06-26-2011, 05:10 AM
Del Potro is certainly not a good mover on this surface but neither was Muller.All Del Potro has to do is serve big,hold his serve and wait for a slight chance on return or take himself into tiebreaks where anything can happen.If he gets himself at 6 all it`s not like Nadal is that big of a favourite and certainly Del Potro can get 1 or 2 good returns in to win.The question is if he can serve consistent enough to do it over a long period of time,like 4 or 5 sets that`s the problem.

jenanun
06-26-2011, 05:31 AM
with the speed of grasscourt these days, nadal in 3 but not easy

Clay Death
06-26-2011, 05:32 AM
i will end this:

d-pot has ZERO chance.

deebyeah
06-26-2011, 07:22 AM
Exciting matchup!Exciting matchup!

OldSilentHill
06-26-2011, 11:01 AM
I see blind people here. Have you even watched Del Potro's matches in this Wimbly?

He is stroking and serving like a monster.

Jamoz
06-26-2011, 11:09 AM
No need for movement, when you hit like HULK! ;) But still i give Nadal slight upper hand and form of the day makes difference too.

Certinfy
06-26-2011, 11:25 AM
If Del Potro serves huge and just keeps going for a winner every shot and somehow finds his groove, who knows. :shrug: Just going to be a deluded fan and say Juan in 4 :rocker2: A Del Potro vs Berdych QF would make me have orgasms :inlove:

GOAT = Fed
06-26-2011, 11:29 AM
Nadal in 3 or 4 (I voted 4) because JMDP just isn't good enough on grass imo. He might take a set if Rafa loses his conecntration, but if this was at the US open or in Australia then I'd definately say Juan in straight sets.

delpiero7
06-26-2011, 12:18 PM
Can't wait for this match. Hope Delpo puts in a good performance, though I doubt he'll win.

Nadal haters can't lose with this one. If Nadal wins, it's only becuase of green clay, and if Delpo wins then we'll have endless 'piggy got roasted' comments.

Nadal in 4 tight sets.

Certinfy
06-26-2011, 01:55 PM
What I find interesting is when they played in 2007 on grass (back when Del Potro pretty much sucked and Nadal was a good grass court player) the score (6-4 6-4) wasn't as one sided as you would have expected looking back at that match.

makesmewonder
06-26-2011, 02:04 PM
Great match! I think it will be 5 sets even so I dream Rafa could make it in 3 :D

Vida
06-26-2011, 02:21 PM
tough cookie.

Clay Death
06-26-2011, 02:43 PM
gotta like some of these posts:

they sound like desperate prayers.

for the last time, d-pot has ZERO chance.

and yes clay warrior is coming after your hero.

and his official business: death on the battlefield. pray for death.

EliSter
06-26-2011, 02:43 PM
If Del Potro serves huge and just keeps going for a winner every shot and somehow finds his groove, who knows. :shrug: Just going to be a deluded fan and say Juan in 4 :rocker2: A Del Potro vs Berdych QF would make me have orgasms :inlove:

Disturbing :o

Sham Kay
06-26-2011, 02:56 PM
I don't see how DelPo will even go about snatching a set. Grass makes this the toughest challenge for him methinks.

Topspin Forehand
06-26-2011, 03:07 PM
I don't see how DelPo will even go about snatching a set. Grass makes this the toughest challenge for him methinks.
I disagree. Grass really suits his power game. And he has had enough time to adjust to the movement here. Thus why he was able to take out Simon in straight sets.

Fujee
06-26-2011, 03:09 PM
gotta like some of these posts:

they sound like desperate prayers.

for the last time, d-pot has ZERO chance.

and yes clay warrior is coming after your hero.

and his official business: death on the battlefield. pray for death.

Do you have to sound like you're an army Major when simply saying you think so and so is going to win comfortably. This is a forum not the battlefield.

dombrfc
06-26-2011, 03:35 PM
Rafa in 3, routine sets

FormerRafaFan
06-26-2011, 04:05 PM
Rafa is the better mover of the two. I think that if Rafa returns well, makes Delpo run a lot, and has a good serve, then he should win. Maybe it'll be 4 sets, but hopefully Rafa will win.

I'll go with Rafa in 4.

TheRafaelNadal
06-26-2011, 04:40 PM
The only 2 results possible are Nadal def Potro in 3 sets or Potro def Nadal retired.

Ultravox
06-26-2011, 05:01 PM
I don't see how DelPo will even go about snatching a set. Grass makes this the toughest challenge for him methinks.

This grass is not grass. This grass is "grass".

_Chaz
06-26-2011, 05:04 PM
I can't believe 30 percent voted for Del Potro here :o
His only chance is to serve lights out like Muller and win TBs but even if it goes to the breakers he won't win 3 of them.
Nadal in 3 most probably, maybe he drops a set but nothing more.

Doc14
06-26-2011, 05:22 PM
Nadal in 5 i think but i hope for del potro

disagol
06-26-2011, 05:55 PM
I say Nadal in 4 but I am impressed with Juan performance so far, he is improving really quickly in this surface but not enough to win against Nadal. Unlucky player this delpo always facing the big guys in early rounds.He could've gone further :(

shadows
06-26-2011, 08:25 PM
I don't know why anyone would think it won't be easy, Pony is great and all but grass (even this "grass") is 100% not his surface. Hell, it's a feat he made it this far tbh.

oz_boz
06-26-2011, 09:38 PM
Nadal in 3 or 4, matchup or not DelPo cannot move well on grass and is not back to late 2009 form.

Satasonic
06-26-2011, 10:11 PM
The match depends on Nadal's form, and is entirely on his racquet. Delpo is still not back to his 100%, and still sucks on grass, its a fact.
If the match goes to 4-4, Delpo can outclutch Nadal and take a set. I dont see Nadal losing this though.

7-6 6-4 6-3 is my call.

rafa_maniac
06-26-2011, 11:29 PM
What I find interesting is when they played in 2007 on grass (back when Del Potro pretty much sucked and Nadal was a good grass court player) the score (6-4 6-4) wasn't as one sided as you would have expected looking back at that match.

Didn't he lose to Mahut in straights after that? Queens Rafa is quite different to Wimbledon Rafa. Anyway, I think DelPo has enough weapons and confidence against Nadal to snatch a set or more. Rafa in 4.

OldSilentHill
06-26-2011, 11:45 PM
I know it could sound like a joke. But in fact is based in pure tennis knowlegde: can´t see Nadal winning this.

Del Potro, in 4 or 5 exiting sets.

Fedexpress#11
06-26-2011, 11:50 PM
if delp plays bad, rafa in 3 easy sets
if delp plays ok, rafa in 3 sets with one close one
if delp plays good, rafa in 3 sets with two close ones
if delp plays great, rafa in 4 sets
if delpo plays US open 2009 form, rafa in 5 sets
if delpo plays match of his life, delpo in 5.....

my bet: delpo plays good to great and rafa winning in 3-4 sets.

If Delpo plays US open 2009 he will beat Rafa

sscoobeedoo
06-27-2011, 01:03 AM
This match will not be as easy as it is made out to be on this thread, for Nadal.
Matchups matter a lot(yes even on grass, the way it is playing these days).
delpotro will have his chances tomorrow, the long sets he played against a decent opposition in simon will help him.

bad gambler
06-27-2011, 05:30 AM
Think Rafa will drop at least a set in this one

gjr
06-27-2011, 06:23 AM
I've gone for Rafa in 5. No idea though to be honest.

Got to give Delpo a fighting chance of at least grabbing a set.

OldSilentHill
06-27-2011, 08:36 AM
I've gone for Rafa in 5. No idea though to be honest.

Got to give Delpo a fighting chance of at least grabbing a set.

You are giving him 2 :worship:

gjr
06-27-2011, 09:06 AM
You are giving him 2 :worship:

Well I figured if he can win one then why not 2.

Hold on... If he can get 2, maybe he can get a third.

Nurse! NURSE!!! I need to change my prediction!

:)

bandabou
06-27-2011, 11:23 AM
DelPo not completely back yet to really beat Nadal, specially not on grass. He could/should make things interesting, but rafa should pull it off.

GSMnadal
06-27-2011, 11:41 AM
If Delpo plays US open 2009 he will beat Rafa

Rubbish, it depends on Rafa. If they both play at US open 09 level, then JMDP will win, but if Rafa plays anywhere near his best, he'll beat Del Potro, no matter how good he's playing. Stop making Juan Martin more than he is. Rafa is the better player, he'll decide whether he wins or not.

careergrandslam
06-27-2011, 11:46 AM
ive got del potro beating nadal.

im not bullshitting this time.

Getta
06-27-2011, 11:55 AM
do you see this shepherd boy who cried wolf?

Ibracadabra
06-27-2011, 01:40 PM
Rubbish, it depends on Rafa. If they both play at US open 09 level, then JMDP will win, but if Rafa plays anywhere near his best, he'll beat Del Potro, no matter how good he's playing. Stop making Juan Martin more than he is. Rafa is the better player, he'll decide whether he wins or not.

6-2,6-2,6-2.

oneandonlyhsn
06-27-2011, 01:46 PM
Rafa in 3 I think, Delpo is good but I dont think he can mount a challenge on grass