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RG QF WWW: Nadal (2) v. Almagro (12)

Quadruple Tree
06-04-2012, 07:12 PM
Can't believe no one has made this poll yet. Should be an exciting match!

JurajCrane
06-04-2012, 07:38 PM
Almagro to take out the trash .....


... in his hotel room and then sent home by Nadal.

ServeVolley
06-04-2012, 07:44 PM
Question is, how many games for Nadal? He could have done with a proper match to prepare him for this one, but alas Monaco rolled over.

7-6 7-5 7-6 to Almagro. :)

GSMnadal
06-04-2012, 07:49 PM
I have a bad feeling about this.

But Rafa in 3

yesh222
06-04-2012, 07:49 PM
Nadal in 3. Almagro has been very impressive this tournament though. Maybe he can get 4 or 5 games in one of the sets.

PiggyGotRoasted
06-04-2012, 07:50 PM
Almagro in 4

Sapeod
06-04-2012, 07:51 PM
I hope Nicolas can at least give Nadal a test or perhaps even get a set.

Rafa is the GOAT
06-04-2012, 07:52 PM
Rafa in 3:
6-4 6-3 6-1/0

Kiedis
06-04-2012, 07:57 PM
Finally the battle of clay gods. Final in advance.

Nr 1 Fan
06-04-2012, 07:59 PM
Gonna be great I think. If I Almagro can keep his cool I think we'll see some very good clay tennis.

GSMnadal
06-04-2012, 07:59 PM
Finally the battle of clay gods. Final in advance.

This. Winner goes all the way in this one.

Nr 1 Fan
06-04-2012, 08:00 PM
Can't believe no one has made this poll yet. Should be an exciting match!

That's because most of these tools are clowning around in the 'how many game will Almagro take thread' , which is very disrespectful in my opinion, even if it is a more relevant question (which it isn't I think).

Roger the Dodger
06-04-2012, 08:01 PM
Another big challenge for Humbalitos.

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW:

"Very very tough match, no? Almagro very good player no?"

POST MATCH INTERVIEW:

"I very very sorry for what happened to Mucho, no?"

Johnny Groove
06-04-2012, 08:02 PM
I really think Almagro will be Rafa's toughest test to the finals.

Mugro could get a set here.

Nr 1 Fan
06-04-2012, 08:02 PM
I actually rediscovered Almagro this tournament. I really forgot how exciting he can be to watch when his game is on. Always spectacluar matches with this guy (not even talking about his emotional outbursts here :p).

ballbasher101
06-04-2012, 08:03 PM
Nadal to win in 1 set. Almagro will throw in the towel and checkout after set one. The other sets don't matter.

Roger the Dodger
06-04-2012, 08:03 PM
They should put this ritual sacrifice on Lenglen so that PC is free for Murray-Ferrer.

rutinos harcos
06-04-2012, 08:04 PM
Nico to play match of his life for an upset.

Mark Lenders
06-04-2012, 08:08 PM
I love Almagro's game (although I don't like him as a player/person), but don't trust his mentality one bit. He'll get into winning positions but waste them in every set. He can only beat one of the top players, especially Nadal, if he somehow loses his small time mentality.

7-6, 7-5, 6-4 Nadal. Should be a great match, although the outcome is predictable.

EddieNero
06-04-2012, 08:09 PM
Nadal in 4 If Almagro plays a match of his life.
Otherwise Nadal will cruise in straights.

abraxas21
06-04-2012, 08:13 PM
Another big challenge for Humbalitos.

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW:

"Very very tough match, no? Almagro very good player no?"

POST MATCH INTERVIEW:

"I very very sorry for what happened to Mucho, no?"

:haha:

abraxas21
06-04-2012, 08:14 PM
I really think Almagro will be Rafa's toughest test to the finals.

Mugro could get a set here.
isn't that what you said yesterday about mónaco of all people?
I think Monaco could get a set if he recovers well enough from the Raonic 5 setter.

latso
06-04-2012, 09:42 PM
A Schwank-ish result i expect

TigerTim
06-04-2012, 09:44 PM
you think Nadal had a NID draw, check out Kvitova, she can make the SF without playing a top 50 player :o, so be happy with what the clay king is facing....it could be much worse for us non Nadulltards.

Looner
06-04-2012, 09:45 PM
isn't that what you said yesterday about mónaco of all people?

An apt quote, indeed. I am not even hating on Nadal. He'll steamroll his turkeys to the final and demolish his other top turkeys - Olderer and Djokovic in the final.

TigerTim
06-04-2012, 09:45 PM
They should put this ritual sacrifice on Lenglen so that PC is free for Murray-Ferrer.

don't worry, a hour long match won't take up much Muzza vs. Ferrer time

misty1
06-04-2012, 09:50 PM
nicolas can definately get a set. He's one of the very few spaniards who doesnt totally roll over for nadal

but i still pick nadal in 4

Federer_28
06-04-2012, 11:12 PM
Nadal will win but it wont be easy.

7-6 7-5 7-5

Fireballer
06-04-2012, 11:15 PM
GSM Nadal is my favorite Rafatard.....

and Rafa in 3

SerialKillerToBe
06-04-2012, 11:24 PM
Rafa 6-4, 6-1, 7-5

reery
06-04-2012, 11:46 PM
Nadal in 3.

alfonsojose
06-05-2012, 12:19 AM
Maybe one more game than Monaco :tape: :zzz:

Topspindoctor
06-05-2012, 01:11 AM
Nadal will annihilate Almugro. This 250 specialist is about to be taught a very brutal lesson: Nadal is unstoppable in Paris and none of Almugro's "efforts" will be enough to even take one set. Nadal wins 6-3 6-1 6-1.

Fireballer
06-05-2012, 01:18 AM
Nadal's draw just sucks.........I mean he would destroy anyone but at least make him work for a few sets.....

JediFed
06-05-2012, 01:57 AM
And the draw from hell continues.

Almagro will win the bending over contest.

Jimnik
06-05-2012, 01:59 AM
Mugro in 3.

Vamos!

fast_clay
06-05-2012, 04:09 AM
sooner or later almagro is gonna turn the screw on nadal in spectacular fashion... he'll have just had enough... almagro is not one of these other chorizo munching nadal nuthuggers... he has a bit of c**t in him... hates nadal... nadal has taken so much from almagro... and also unlike the other spaniards, he has the firepower to punch holes through nadal all day...

so, like i said, it's gonna happen sooner or later... but almagro is gonna turn the screw on nadal real good...

sooner or later pure hate overrides the emotions that control fear and choking...

Johnny Groove
06-05-2012, 04:17 AM
isn't that what you said yesterday about mónaco of all people?

Why yes, yes I did.

sooner or later almagro is gonna turn the screw on nadal in spectacular fashion... he'll have just had enough... almagro is not one of these other chorizo munching nadal nuthuggers... he has a bit of c**t in him... hates nadal... nadal has taken so much from almagro... and also unlike the other spaniards, he has the firepower to punch holes through nadal all day...

so, like i said, it's gonna happen sooner or later... but almagro is gonna turn the screw on nadal real good...

sooner or later pure hate overrides the emotions that control fear and choking...

That's what I'm sayin'.

Clay Death
06-05-2012, 04:22 AM
negative.

finishingmove
06-05-2012, 06:11 AM
6-1 6-1 6-1

Nadal used all of his weapons on Monaco. I don't give him more than 3 games.

MIMIC
06-05-2012, 06:22 AM
Another big challenge for Humbalitos.

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW:

"Very very tough match, no? Almagro very good player no?"

POST MATCH INTERVIEW:

"I very very sorry for what happened to Mucho, no?"

:lol:

Johnbert
06-05-2012, 06:25 AM
6-0 6-0 6-0

Fiberlight1
06-05-2012, 06:42 AM
2008 Roland Garros. 1, 1 and 1. Sounds good.

BroTree123
06-05-2012, 06:51 AM
Nadal 6-1, 6-0, 6-1.

Mechlan
06-05-2012, 07:01 AM
Easy.

Absolute Anthropoid
06-05-2012, 07:20 AM
Nadal 7-6(9) 6-1 7-5.

Almagro misses 3 set points then gifts the 2nd set. Almagro fights back in the 3rd but gets broken serving for the set. This will be a good one.

come2papa
06-05-2012, 07:22 AM
Almagro will win first 6-4 and then lose something like 6-1 6-0 6-1.

Dr.Slice
06-05-2012, 08:00 AM
Sadly, Almugro will get destroyed here.
2,3,2

paseo
06-05-2012, 08:18 AM
After seeing what happened to Monaco, I think it's a bit delusional to expect anything more than a 3 set beating for Almagro.

Tennis-Life
06-05-2012, 08:33 AM
sooner or later almagro is gonna turn the screw on nadal in spectacular fashion... he'll have just had enough... almagro is not one of these other chorizo munching nadal nuthuggers... he has a bit of c**t in him... hates nadal... nadal has taken so much from almagro... and also unlike the other spaniards, he has the firepower to punch holes through nadal all day...

so, like i said, it's gonna happen sooner or later... but almagro is gonna turn the screw on nadal real good...

sooner or later pure hate overrides the emotions that control fear and choking...

Kinda agree with this, this happens when Nadal may not expect :zzz:

iriraz
06-05-2012, 08:38 AM
sooner or later almagro is gonna turn the screw on nadal in spectacular fashion... he'll have just had enough... almagro is not one of these other chorizo munching nadal nuthuggers... he has a bit of c**t in him... hates nadal... nadal has taken so much from almagro... and also unlike the other spaniards, he has the firepower to punch holes through nadal all day...

so, like i said, it's gonna happen sooner or later... but almagro is gonna turn the screw on nadal real good...

sooner or later pure hate overrides the emotions that control fear and choking...

The way u put it,he has to go for Nadal and try to hit him with a ball or something similar to what happened in the match against Berdych at the AO.That would be something,trying to hit your opponent on purpose.Lendl was famous for that,trying to make his opponent feel insecure.
I wouldn`t be surprised if sooner or later someone,who is frustrated by Nadal,will try to hit him with a ball or use the underhand serve or other dirty trick to make Nadal feel uncomfortable

Allez
06-05-2012, 09:04 AM
Before that pico demolition job I had Muggo taking a set off Rafa. Now I think he will only manage to win 5 games at the most.

Rafa pummels him 6-1, 6-3, 6-1.

NID
06-05-2012, 09:35 AM
mmm, tough one to pick. let's try:

- spaniard
- clean losing record against nadal
- one-handed BH
- clay
- RG


i'd say chances are 50-50.

TigerTim
06-05-2012, 11:13 AM
6-3, 6-4, 6-1.

oneandonlyhsn
06-05-2012, 11:21 AM
Hopefully a good match, but Rafa should take this

out_grinder
06-05-2012, 11:23 AM
I have a bad feeling about this for Rafa...

... Almagro may be able to win between 1-5 points today.

Clay warrior needs to step it up.

Hian-GOAT
06-05-2012, 11:41 AM
About this match...

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg633/FORZAPENNETTA/tumblr_lzq2diTAon1r066zfo1_500.gif

Allez
06-05-2012, 11:42 AM
Not happy with the clay warrior.

henke007
06-05-2012, 11:46 AM
:lol::o

Jamoz
06-05-2012, 12:00 PM
Also not happy with the clay warrior! I demand a triple bagel (and small fries)

Nr 1 Fan
06-05-2012, 01:48 PM
Nadal 7-6(9) 6-1 7-5.

Almagro misses 3 set points then gifts the 2nd set. Almagro fights back in the 3rd but gets broken serving for the set. This will be a good one.

That is very probable.

EliSter
06-05-2012, 02:38 PM
Nadal in 3 :zzz:

Manequin75
06-05-2012, 02:46 PM
On paper this should be a tough one for Rafa. ALmagro seems very confident and is playing well. Cannot imagine Rafa losing to ALmagro (but hey stranger things have happened). Could Almagro take a set or two? He could but giving the benefit of doubt to the six time champion I have to go with the popular poll option here - rafa in straights.

Not a foregone conclusion though - tough to read too much from the pico match considering he was spent from his battle with Raonic. And almagro has much more firepower than pico (albeit a bit less consistency). To make matters worse tomorrow would be cloudy/slight rain so rafa will not be able to bounce the ball high to almagro's one handed backhand. This last point will prove critical as it will also give Almagro time to launch into his shots. Sure Rafa's defense could soak it all up and then some but it could get interesting.

PoorMan'sDavy
06-05-2012, 03:35 PM
Rafalito in 4. Nico plays well at times hitting spectacular groundstrokes, but the Clay God runs them down and gets them all back when it counts.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
06-05-2012, 08:04 PM
almagro to let himself go and fire on all cylinders

......then lose in 3

RNW
06-05-2012, 09:25 PM
Nadal 7-6(9) 6-1 7-5.

Almagro misses 3 set points then gifts the 2nd set. Almagro fights back in the 3rd but gets broken serving for the set. This will be a good one.

This sounds actually very true.


2008 QF: Nadal won in 3 sets (60 61 61)

2010 QF: Nadal won in 3 sets (76 75 76)

fast_clay
06-05-2012, 09:41 PM
hmmm...nadal is in trouble here

Andi-M
06-05-2012, 09:50 PM
Diffficult to see any other result here, besides Spanish players (besides Ferrer) no their place when it comes to Rafa. I think Nico will get 4-5x as many games as Monaco - which is obviously not enough. A set would be a great achievement.

LaFuria
06-05-2012, 09:52 PM
The question is - bagel or breadstick?

bornnl
06-05-2012, 09:59 PM
So many retards here talking nonesense about draw, like you are 8 y.o kids.
Who should have Nadal played with to make you happy....Almagro is bigest danger that Nadal could get.
Last year he had Isner.
So stf already.

And now about match.
Nadal should win as always he does here but Nico is dangerues and will not be so easy......Nico hugely underrated here.
Just look at H2H and how close matches they had.
If Nico makes suprise here i wouldnt be so shocked....at single day everything can happen.

Commander Data
06-05-2012, 10:00 PM
Slaveboy AllMUGro will eat bakery. Give Nadal the title :zzz:

LaFuria
06-05-2012, 10:01 PM
So many retards here talking nonesense about draw, like you are 8 y.o kids.
Who should have Nadal played with to make you happy....Almagro is bigest danger that Nadal could get.
Last year he had Isner.
So stf already.

And now about match.
Nadal should win as always he does here but Nico is dangerues and will not be so easy......Nico hugely underetad here.
Just look at H2H and how close matches they had.
If Nico makes suprise here i wouldnt be so shocked....at single day everything can happen.

Isner on clay a tough draw? :rolls:

Looner
06-05-2012, 10:02 PM
So many retards here talking nonesense about draw, like you are 8 y.o kids.
Who should have Nadal played with to make you happy....Almagro is bigest danger that Nadal could get.
Last year he had Isner.
So stf already.



You are alright as a poster but I think this might be in the class of the "give Monaco some respect" post. Let us wait and see :p.

Jamoz
06-05-2012, 10:03 PM
Nadal in 4

NID
06-05-2012, 10:12 PM
who was the last player with one-handed BH to beat nadal on clay?

bornnl
06-05-2012, 10:13 PM
Isner on clay a tough draw? :rolls:

Considering it was 1. round match and last year fast courts it was hardest player he could get.
And later he had Soderling and Murray so cut the crap already.
One year you get better draw one year worst but no need to have so many talk about something rediculus.
On long run all have same chances in draw.

fast_clay
06-05-2012, 10:26 PM
who was the last player with one-handed BH to beat nadal on clay?

fed in madrid pre nadal vs soderling RG mauling '09...

the cumulative damage djokovic helped to heap on nadal in madrid '09 also changed the structure of the clay season for the years to follow...

Super Djoker
06-05-2012, 11:31 PM
Almagro will do well to hold Nadal to winning each set by one break this is the best he can hope for !

Mystique
06-06-2012, 04:31 AM
Finally the battle of clay gods. Final in advance.

:lol:
Almagro and "god" dont go in the same sentence:o

Mugro to choke like no tomorrow. Thats all there is to know about this match

tripwires
06-06-2012, 05:37 AM
I'd consider it a great result if Almagro kept Nadal on court for, say, 2 hours.

Logical
06-06-2012, 09:25 AM
Vamos El Matador.He in this tournament.:worship:

RNW
06-06-2012, 09:52 AM
There is actually one only one scenario where Almagro can win.

I think we all think that when Almagro can win a set it will be probably the first set.
The longer the match goes the more Nadal's physique and running will be too much for Almagro.

So, after a long 3-setter between Kaia and Sharapova (Kaia wins 8-6 in the 3rd) they will start at 1730.

Almagro plays near his best an wins 75.

At 3-3 in the 2nd set rain is coming and they suspended it to tomorrow.

Tomorrow the conditions will be faster and Almagro plays great for first 20 minutes to win it 64.

Then he has a 2-0 lead and Nadal begans to hit some unforced errors as well. Both won't be able to break and Almagro wins 76 (5)

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 09:58 AM
There is actually one only one scenario where Almagro can win.

I think we all think that when Almagro can win a set it will be probably the first set.
The longer the match goes the more Nadal's physique and running will be too much for Almagro.

So, after a long 3-setter between Kaia and Sharapova (Kaia wins 8-6 in the 3rd) they will start at 1730.

Almagro plays near his best an wins 75.

At 3-3 in the 2nd set rain is coming and they suspended it to tomorrow.

Tomorrow the conditions will be faster and Almagro plays great for first 20 minutes to win it 64.

Then he has a 2-0 lead and Nadal begans to hit some unforced errors as well. Both won't be able to break and Almagro wins 76 (5)

yes yes, and John Isner will be crowned king of England. I am afraid even if that did happen Almugro would choke overnight, probably on Rafa's cock and so the rain/light delay would matter little.

fast_clay
06-06-2012, 11:14 AM
almagro and reed vs nadal... this combination is just too big... reed has done it again

buzz
06-06-2012, 11:22 AM
hope Almagro comes out firing and makes the start somewhat interesting.

Absolute Anthropoid
06-06-2012, 11:24 AM
Yes Almagro, just get to a tiebreak at least.

Mjau!
06-06-2012, 01:07 PM
Please, for once in your life, do something positive, Nico!

Blue Heart24
06-06-2012, 01:14 PM
Go Almagro :)

ossie
06-06-2012, 02:29 PM
9 games and almagro should be a happy man. i predict a lot of tears and rage for the tards here.

AliceMariaRenka
06-06-2012, 02:33 PM
Nadal in 3 easy sets.

:eek: at those who say Almagro will win!